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THE NASHVILLE GLOBE, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1909. SPORT. BUYS GUARANTEED GARMENTS If you really want the best, this store with its guaranteed clothing is the place for you to come. Our original Low Plain Price plan tells you at a glance just what you are getting. We Make a Specialty of Complete Clothing Outfits for Men and Women at all Prices up to $30. We can also save you a third on Boys' and Children's Clothing. THE WORLD'S CREATEST CREDIT CLOTHIERS, ASKING MARINE CO. 411 UNION STREET. MENEL1K NEAR TO DEATH. Addis Abeba, Abyssinia, Oct. 30 Emperor Menelik was stricken with apoplexy on Thursday night. His con dition is considered precarious. Berlin, Oct. 30. A dispatch to th.i Tagoblatt from Addis Abeba says that King Menelik's condition has sud denly become worse. Apparently h? is suffering from an apopletic stroke, and his death is considered near. The patriarch has anointed Prince Lidj Jeasu, grandson of, the king and lieir apparent to the throne, in tho presence 'of the ministers, in order to Le prepared for any eventuality. Ras Tessama, the viceroy, has been appointed and confirmed as guardian of the prince and regent. Menelik II., Emperor of Abyssinia, one of the most remarkable men of modern times, ascended the throne In j the midst of the greatest trouble, and In the face of the blackest of ob-j f-tacles; but his determination and en-1 jLcjpri.se. brought conditions to his rnnntrv cncVi ca Viic eiihiofta lmd tiPVPr enjoyed before. Bom August 17, 1844, he was called to the throne when but 22 years old. AN ANCIENT KINGDOM. Abyssinia, the Ethiopia of the Old Testament, which with China enjoys the distinction of being one of the oldest states in the world, is composed of a series of kingdoms, and the entire country is ruled by the strong est of these kings. Menelik, when he first assumed the throne, found his principality in a weak condition, but it was only a few years until he was declared king of the entire country. The Italian government, by 18S9, had gradually annexed, bit by bit, the entire country, and Italian soldiers were sent in that year to take pos session of the entire territory. Petty jealousies and squabbles existed be tween the various rulers, and -it had, up to that time, been impossible to In duce them to band together against a common enemy. DKOVE OUT ITALIAN ARMY. It was a this juncture that Mene lik made his appearance. lie called ii!on his fcllow-monarclfs, and the country, to a man, arose. An army of 1 15,000 was raised. In 1S96 the Ital j ui army, a modern one, met the Aoyssinian forces and was forced to retreat, leaving 30,000 invaders dead on the field. From a despised "Ne trro. chief" Me-nelik in a day became the equal of European sovereigns. Menelik has since proved as suc cessfiil a ruler as he was a general. His army has been improved, the country has been opened to trade, railroads, and improvements, and the old-time wars between the subordi nate kings has been done away with. He married Taitou, a member of one of the oldest families in Abyssinia in 1SS3, and has one child. - MURFREESBORO NOTES. Mr. and Mrs. McBroom entertained a host of young friends Friday eve ning in honor of Miss Mattie Mc Broom, of Readyville. Games and mu sic were the features of the evening, after which a tempting three-course menu was served. The dining-room was beautifully decorated with ferns. Those partaking were Misses Mary L. Avent, Bessie L. Works, Julia M. A vent, Amanda McClain, Barbra Scott, Eddie Scott, Mr. and Mrs. Jarrett, Mr. and Mrs. George' Lillard, Mrs. Cutis Scales, Mr. John Bonds, Mr. "Willie Hart, Mr. Jerome. Ross Mr. Jimmio Jett. , , " Mr. and Mrs. Dan Currcn spent Sunday In the country the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Wright. 9 I 11 Miss Hattie Howlaud left Thursday for Knoxville to enter Knoxville Col lege. Miss Ella C. Darden spent Saturday and Sunday in Nashville visiting parents. Miss Edna Howland spent Sunday at Mt. Pleasant. Mrs. I. B. Sublett and Miss John E. Bass spent Sunday in the country. Mrs. Caldonia Youngblood and Miss Lovie Youngblood spent last week in Chattanooga. "The Old Folks Concert" given at First Baptist Church last Wednesday under auspices of Miss Johnnie O'Neal was quite a financial success. HARMONY IN RANKS OF TEN NESSEE PYTHIANS. During the closing hours of the last session of the Grand Lodge of the Knights of Pythias of Tennessee a sensation wasj sprung that caused quite a flurry in the raxiks-of the Or der and among their friends as well. It will be remembered that the whie Pythians of the state filed an injunc tion against the officers of the Grand Lodge to prohibit them from holding the meeting. That matter was soon adjusted in a way to allow the Grand Lodge to proceed with their business. It was thought by the peo ple that the Grand Lodge would then work without further disturbance. But another storm was soon immi nent, and threatened to be more dam aging. A dissatisfied faction attempt ed to stampede the meeting and went so far as to call in the county sheriff. No one was arrested, however, and the session wound up its business in regular form. . The warring elements did not sur render their claim, but appealed their case to the Supreme Court. On Thursday of this week the Su preme Chancellor, Hon. S. W. Green, of New Orleans, La., and Supreme Attorney, S. A. T. Atkins, of Chicago, 111., were called to Nashville to set tle the case. The session lasted all day Thursday and late Thursday night, but finally resulted in an ad justment of the differences in a way satisfactory to all parties concerned. This will be good news to the people of this state, and particularly to the members of the Order. The Order of Knights of Pythias is a strong organization made up of sub stantial people, and under the leader ship of Dr. J.- P. Crawford, of this city,-has in twelve years grown to a rank of first magnitude.- HALLOWE'EN PARTY. The hallowe'en party given at the home of Mrs. Anna Hough, of Fourth avenue, South, last Wednesday night by a number of East Nashville young neoole proved a delightful occasion. Each one was attired in' hallowe'en costumes. Games were enjoyed and at a late hour dainty refreshments were served. Those composing the party were Misses Anna Robertson, Viola Hough, Sadie King, Laura Fish er. Jimmie Elinston. Frances Robert son, Tola Perkins, Messrs. Pitts, Frank Sylvesters, S. Allen, J. Moores, James Pennington, R. Welters, James Williams, J. R. Scott, II. Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Oden. ' Mrs. A. M. Kelly,, of Columbia, is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. J. II. Kelly, Jr., of Bass street Mrs. J. II. Kelly, Jr.,of Bass street, is Improving quite rapidly after Bev eral weeks' illness. PEARL SMOTHERS SUMNER. Pearl's football was gilt-edged Sat urday from start to finish and the Sumner High School team, of St. Louis, was smcthorcd by a score of 21 tot). Never during the same time was Pearl's goal threatened and with per fect teamwork and steady playing she carried the ball through Sumner's line and ran her ends at wi'l. It would be hard to name any one who could be called a star of the game. There were eleven stars, all making the crown of their coach il'uminate the more on their playing executed. They shewed that they had been well coached, their play being executed with maehinelik? decision. Pearl was especially brilliant on end runs and on her interferences. They were fast and accurate in executing their plays . There has never been a team carried; on the gridiron in this city that put up a better and cleaner exhibition of football. They were outweighed by the boys from the metropolis o Missouri, but this counted for nothing when the Cam eron machine got to going. They were simply too' fast for the visitors and before Sumner could get her lino in tack the Carneron-Tigers would be around her ends or plunging through her lines for gains of 10, 15 or 25 yards. The result was never in doubt, it was only a question of what the score would be.f Fully one thousand people witnesedj the game and they cheered and cheered again until they were all hoarsef and drunk witn ju bilation. Sumner came to Nashville with a great reputation, having de feated the high school of Louisville two years .in succession, and u ) to November 6, 19.06, were the undis puted champions of the preparatory schools south of St. Iouis. Pearl re membered the decisiye defeat admin istered to them in St. Louis a few years ago and they determined to reap vengeance, on their opponents, but no one dreaed that they would smother thni so lunmercifuiiq. It was a great game from the Nashville point of view and all critics present were compelled to admit that it waa Pearl High's superior playing. The one weak point developed in the Pearl team was their kicking. Every touchdown made was directly !n front of the goal, but one attempt was suc cessful and that would not have been had the St. Louis players used good judgment 'and, Vcpt . thsir hands, off the 'foalrr-tmttljall-wist hav some luck -''as other yports, and In this in stance luck was with Pearl as a Sum ner mna-touched the ball just suffi ciently to make it bound over the goal pole. This game is growing in pop ularity from year and promises to eclipse any football contest that U played in Nashville. It must be said, however, for both teams that they were true sportsmen, no wrangling being indulged in by either side. The boys from St. Louis lest, but they took their defeat manfully. The line up was as follows: Pearl High. Position. Sumner. Duncan Left end Brown Allison Left tackle Voorbies Williams Left guard Staten Anderson Center Moten Caldwell ..Right guard ...Freeman Whittaker ..Right tackle .McClellan Duncan and Waddy ...Right end ...Bradshaw Johnson ...Quarterback ..Fearnce and McDowell Floyd R. II . Back Green and Bradley Hurt L. II. Back Walton Davis Fullback .Wiggins Touchdowns Hurt, Allison, Davis (2). Goa.l from touchdown, Hurt, 1 Time of halves, 25 minutes and 20 minutes. Official' referee, King, of Fisk; Umpire, Ransom, of Meharry; Field Judge 5iles, of Fisk; Head linesman Jackson, of Roger Wil liams. Timekeepers Davis, Meharry; Wilson, Fisk. Purple and White Spring a Surprise. The greatest event of the present football season was the drubing given Walden University on Braden Field, Walden Campus, Friday, November 5, by Roger Williams. Score Roger Williams, G; Walden, 0. There was not the slightest anticipation in the 'mind of the football expert, nor the' most ardent fan that the tide would have turned In favor of Roger Wil liams. But since the results of foot ball games are based upon the knowl edge that each team has of the game, it was clearly demonstrated that Rog er Williams outclassed the fast Wal den squad in point of team work. Otherwise the two teams were more or less evenly matched, with Roger William ssltghtly the favorite on the defense. It must be remembered, however, that the fight spirit exhibit ed by Walden throughout was some thing wonderful; and .yet that spirit was only repulsed by thetenacity and aggression of the boys from the for' est.. That lullback Baker and. Hair backa Jeffries (captain) and McCon- nnnrniQnn j i'jf. 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ISBELL BLAKE, Physician ico plunged Walden's line at will there is no-doubt in them inds of those who were present. Halfback McConico broke through Walden's 'eft tackle and ran forty-five yards for the first and ofiiy touchdown of; the contest. The game was clean and largely attended by the lovers of this i college pastime. The feature of the ' game was the fierse tackling of the j backs of Roger Williams especially; Quarterback Davis who never missed a man. GREAT INTEREST. (Continued from Pago 1.) or trip to investigate the condition of the school after it had been estab lished, thus keeping the expense of the institution at a minimun; and last, but. not least, these leading men throughout, the state, men who have no selfish motives, men who are will ing to sacrifice any personal desire to fester the interest of the race, say that if the school is located in the middle of the state it can have a supe rior advantage because of the educa tional facilities enjoyed by Middle Tennessee. This committee, so it is being re ported, will carry these claims and propositions to the proper officials of the state, showing just how the peo ple of -the state are watching and waiting for the correct and advanta geous location of the institution with as inviting surroundings as the times demand. But few Negroes in the va rious cities are making any claim. . Hardly more than two or three have broken away from this general rule and attempted to make any request for the location of the school, as it has always been understood that the East, like the 'West, and the West, like the East, will surrender its claim and bow to the fortunate section of the middle of the state wholly In the interest of the needy people that this school will serve. RICE CULTIVATIONS LIBERIA. The cultivation of rice . Is done principally among the aboriginal tribes of the country, by whom it is regarded as the most important oc cupation of their lives. One crop is usually raised during each year; but the more interlorward tribes,' say, those at the Interior of Cape Palmas, manage to get off three crops during two years. The time for planting is generally in April and May, and the harvest gathered usually in August. The choice of any . particular kind of soil occupies but little, If any of , J 0 il IU rO)n A!iD CHURCH STREET "" 7:--- ? -'-1 "--" ' "" " " 1 ' anitarium SANITARIUM, D. E. BLAKE, Mgr. the native farmer's thoughts. " Argil laceous formations are perhaps the only soil shunned; but humid loam and spots bordering along marshes and even the marshes themselves yield abundant returns. The Corkwood and some other trees are sometimes regarded as indications of the highly productive quality of the spot upon which found. As soon as a spot la chosen the tufty undergrowth is cleared, and this part of the work continues until the average size of the farm, which is usually from 25 to 100 acres, is encompassed: Here the communistic life of the natives comes into full play, besides a man's own children, he usually has at his disposal youths they may be mar ried or unmarried who work at his farm without price and without money. Some who are married, yet have not had their own houses built but reside with the head of, or some oth er elderly person in, the family, throw in their quota of work, as also do their wives, with the person In whose houses they reside, their only reward being that they also partake of the proceeds of the farm. The Felling Season. The attention is next turned to the felling of trees which erstwhile had been passed by and now resemble a splendid vista with the busihes" cleared around them. This Is re garded as an independent season in rice-farming, and occupies ordinarily a month or a little over. The imple ments used for farm cutting are a bill-hook, a prong, from the branch of a tree, which Is thrown around a small clump of bush so as to hold it in a position favorable for cutting with the bill-hook; and the hatchet or an ax used for felling trees. The farm Is then allowed to dry in s the March sun till its latter part, when fire is set to the dry bush, thus sending up volumes of smoke and flame. It was the sight of this im- v posing scene that attracted the Car thaginian travelers of antiquity, who regarded it a part of the marvellous, as they glided by In their little crafts. The Planting Season. After the fire the men who until' now have carried out the greater part of the work single-handed, are joined -by the women in preparing the ground; and then the farm Is turned over to the women for planting. This is done by means of a short, spear headed Implement, which Is thrust down into the soil so as to make a hole not more than an inch deep to receive the seed. ES V.