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MEET IN ST. LOUIS MAY 1.
Christian Party Will Name Candidate for President. Chattanooga, Tenn., Dec. 22.The Christian party has issued a call foi its national mass convention to be held in St. Louis on May 1 and 2 to nominate a candidate for president. The call is signed by William Rudolph Benkert, chairman of the national ex ecutive committee of the United Chris tian party. The party was organized July 4, 189^, at Dcs Moines, la. Ben tert is president of the organization and the Rev. C. H. Thomas of Chicago is vice president. The call is as fol lows: "To ail the people who believe that war and unnecessary burdensome tax ation should cease and the people should be united and henceforth de mand a direct vote of the people on all questions of vital importance and that Christ's golden rule should be ap plied to all government by and for the people, you are hereby called to gather in His name in national and interna tional mass convention in Convention hall at the world's fair, St. Louis. May 1 and 2, 1904, for the purpose of eco nomic discussion and peace on earth in the name and spirit of Jesus Christ and to further accomplish this great purpose by recommending or nominat ing candidates for presdent and vice president of the United States on a worldwide platform." GIVEN A WARM WELCOME. American Mission Reaches the Abys sinian Capital. Adis Abeba, Abyssinia, Friday, Dec. 18, by courier to Jibutil, French So maliland, Dec. 22.Escorted by sev eral thousand Ethiopian soldiers the American mission to Emperor Menelik, headed by Consul General Skinner, entered the Abyssinian capital today. The reception of the Americans was most brilliant and picturesque. Em peror Menelik personally received Mr. Skinner. The emperor, surrounded by the principal functionaries of the cap ital, delivered a cordial discourse of welcome, to which Mr. Skinner re sponded, presenting an Invitation to the emperor to visit the exposition at St. Louis. The Americans were then conducted to the palace of Ras Georges, where they are lodged. Mr. Skinner and his party are re ceiving every attention. A formal au dience and conference with the em peror to discuss the purposes of the mission will XoUow. One. Two. Those necessary business monitors are especially appropriate style cases in plain gold and silver, and richly chased. -theworksareparticularv-accurate-- IN CHAINS we SEALS and CHARMS we have a great variety of the SCARF PINS, FOUNTAIN PENS and similar men's Jewels. We also have a fine astortment of DIAMONDS.. SILVERWARE. Whether you buy or not don'i miss Watches shown outside the Twin Cities. No trouble DECEMBER TWFNTY-FOURTH by making a small Advertise in the 6 $ 9 QJb O 9 I i F. Folkers Jewelry Company Three. 'our. deposit on them Pioneer. gilts. You can choose one here from a great number oj engraved and set with diamonds. The unseen v'italjparls show all the vciy it'st Mvl^s in LINKS. in FOBS and newest designs. MATC BOXES, CUFFBUTTONS, gifts are here in G61(I and Silver Plate and studded with CUT GLASS, FANCY CHINA, WEDGE WOOD and coming in and looking over tile Largest Stock of to show goods. Purchases will he laid awa\ until INSINUATION REPUDIATED. St. Paul German Veterans Wroth at General MacArthur. St. Paul. Deo. 22.German-American veterans of St. Paul are up in ~arm against General Arthur MacArttiur of the United States army. They believe that their patriotism has been insulted by statements at tributed to General MacArthur at the military conference at. Honolulu, when he referred to possible war with Ger many. Ii is said he intimated that German-Americans would lack loyalty to the United States. At a meeting of the Central bund the- veterans adopted a resolution to petition President Roosevelt to have General MacArthur make a public apology for the statement. FREDERICK R. COUDERT DEAD. Noted New York Lawyer Passes Away in Washington. Washington, \i' 22.Frederick R. Goudert. the well known lawyer of New York city, died hero during the day front an ufvtion of the heart with which he bad suffered for several years. He was seventy-one years old. Mr. Condon, with his wife and an un- the ho the married daughter, was spending winter in Washington where hoped to escape the severity o! climate of a more northern city. In addition to the members or* immediate household there were with him when the end came "Mrs. Fred Benedict of New York, a widowed daughter, and Mrs. S. J. Bellinger, a married daughter. his DAVIS AT ALEXANDRETTA. Navy Department Informed of the Consul's Arrival. Washington, Dec. 22.The navy de partment is informed of the arrival at Alexaudretta of the cruiser San Fran cisco, carrying as a passenger Consul Davis, who recently left Alexandretta lor Beirut because of trouble with the police at the first named city. Thousand Men Let Out. Joliet, 111., Pee. L'2.The suspension of work at the Illinois Steel company's plant here will be practically com pleted by the end of the week. The converter nnd billet mills, employing 1,000 men, closed down during the day. Officials here assign no cause for the shutdown here, neither can they esti mate the duration of the suspension.