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Letter Establishes Indentlty of Stranger
Who Died Here.
A letter received Friday morning
by Chief Adolph Klause establishes
the identity of the man who was found
dead near the Northwestern tracks on
the morning of May 21st. The com
munication w7as from Mrs. Emma Ack
ling of Clarissa, Minn., thought to be
a sister of the dead man, and she says
his name was Charley Frederick Ny
Two weeks ago the Review told of
Mrs. Ackling sending a photograph to
Chief Klause, of its being identified
and of the chief writing a reply to the
woman. In that reply he drew up a
series of questions and all of these
have been answered by Mrs. Ackling.
She says that her brother was 28
years of age, having been born inMal
mo, Sweden, Dec. 15, 1875. He was a
single man and his parents both live
near Clarissa. He also leaves two sis-
"Liberty exists in proportion to whole
some restraint."—Webster.
4 warned is 4 armed. Are you
ready for the 4?
Here's everything to make you
look ready. American clothing made
by American workmen, from Ameri
can wool, manufactured by American
mills to which American sheep con
tributed the foundation.
Suits $10 to $80.
Cool Underwear 50c to $2.
bummer Shirts $1 to $3.
Hummel Brothers
Clothes of quality-
Open evenings until p. m.
^a'urdays until 10:30 p. m.
14 N. Minn. St. New Ulm, Minn.
ters and a brother. Deceased was a
common laborer and left home two
years ago. He was, she says, inclined
to have weak spells and is was proba
bly during one of these that he fell in
to the shallow pool of water and ex
A Tale of Men's Clothing.
4- The story ol Men's Clothing never loses interest —it is always a live
topic. The story of our clothing is doubly interesting, because the clothes
themselves embody everything that is the best in wearing apparel—hand
8 une effects, new outs anil fashions and durable fabrics. We have Men's
She gives the furthur description
that he had several scars on the back
of his head and that one of his front
teeth was missing. Otherwise the de
scription corresponds exactly to that
sent by the chief and she seems confi
dent that the dead man is her brother.
In her letter she makes no reference to
the disposition to be made of the re
mains and they will notbe exhumed ex
cept upon instructions from the rela
Suits which range in price from $3.00 to |18.00 and everyone of them is
of superior quality.
Shake into your shoes
Allen's Foot-ease, a powder. It cures pain-'
ful, smarting, nervous feet and ingrowing
nails, and instantly takes the sting out of
corns and bunions. It's the greatest com
fort discovery of the a^e. Allen's Foot
Ease makes tight or new shoes teel easy.
It is a certain cure for sweating, callous
and hot, tired, aching feet. Try it to-day.
Sold bv all druggists and shoe stores. By
mail for25c. in stamps. Trial package free.
Address. Allen S. Olmsted. Le Roy, N.Y.
I rousers.
Coats will outwear pants and.you may need a
pair of pants to wear cut your coat. We can
supply your needs, for we havp all sorts of good
trousers and the prices range from 75 cents to $5
per pair.
Harvesting Outfits.
Harvesting will soon commence and we are
prepared to fit out harvesters from head to foot.
Our overalls and jackets are the kind that ludt
and we c*n supply wide hats, working shirts and
heavy shoes.
Suits made to order and fit
Carlson Brothers,
The One Price Clothiers.
Kiesling Block, Minnesota St
C. W. McCowann, a Stranger, Thought
Himself a Crook.',
Informed Authorities He Was Wanted
at Marshalltown, la.
Surrendered to Sheriff Wm. J. Julius
Early Monday Morning.
Just after court opened that morn
ing Deputy Sheriff Chas. Brust re
ceived a visit from a tall, well-dressed
gentleman who volunteered the infor
mation that he was guilty of a crime
and who desired that he be placed
under arrest. Sheriff Julius was sun
moned from the court room and to him
the self-confessed crook unburdened
himself of an harrowing tale of woe.
He stated that he was an advertising
'promoter,'' working the time-honored
hotel register and kindred schemes,
and explained that seven weeks ago
he made contracts with a number of
merchants at Marshalltown, la. When
he had the advertising matter all
ready for the printer and had made
his collections from the business men,
he received a telegram from New York
City that his wife had died. Over
come with grief, he took a drink of
whiskey to steady his nerves and that
was about all he remembered until he
woke up in New Ulm, with the single
exception that he faintly recollected
having been in New York. While he
deplored his fall from grace, he did
not desire to excite compassion by its
recital, and wanted to be sent back to
Marshalltown to be tried for obtain
ing money under false pretenses.
After listening to his story Sheriff
Julius instructed Deputy Brust to
wire the sheriff at Marshalltown and
this was done, after^pch McCowan
was confined in a cell at the county
Coming to his senses after a pro
tracted spree and finding- himself in
New Ulm, he remembered having de
frauded the merchants of an Iowa city
and determined to surrender himself
to the authorities and. return to take
his punishment. That, in brief, was
the strange story told to Sheriff Wm.
J. Julius Monday morning by a man
giving his name as C. W. McCowan
and claiming to be a resident of New
York City.
When visited there by a Review rep
resentative he repeated the tale to the
reporter and added that for sometime
he had acted as the advance agent for
a theatrical troupe. He could give no
definite statement as to how he reached
New Ulm but presumed he came here
from St. Paul. One thing he remem
bered, he said, was that not a particle
of food had passed his lips since last
Thursday. Dilating uponhis "crime,"
the man asserted that he had lived an
upright life for 62 years and that the
shame occasioned by his act was un
bearable. He had been partially pun
ished,Jiowever, by losing his trunk,
grip, clothing and a diamond ring
worth $240, which he believed was
stolen from his finger. Then, leaving
his troubles for a moment, he improved
the opportunity to lecture the scribe
upon intemperance pointing to him
self as the horrible example.
McGowan's appearance was not
that of an adventurer. He was over
six feet tall and was very well dressed
in a black suit of clothes of expensive
material. His linen was clean, his
shoes neatly blacked and he carried
an umbrella carefully rolled. His
hair was iron-gray in color_ and he
had a brown moustache the only
traces of his carouse being in his
blood-shot eyes and haggard features.
He possessed less than a dollar in
money but carried a good watch. In
conversation he talked rationally, and
it does not seem probable that he was
mentally unbalanced.
All day Monday he was kept in con
finement but in the evening, when no
reply had been received from the Iowa
officials, he was given his freedom
leaving the city on the south-bound
Minneapolis & St. Louis passenger.
His case is, a strange one. If his
story is a myth it is hard to assign a
reason for bis advancing it, but if the
crime was' really committed it was
probably ojf so trivial a character as
not to warrant the Marshalltown of
ficers going to the expense of securing
his return. «r
Later developements have shown
that there was truth in McCowan's
story. At noon yesterday Sheriff
Julius received a telegram from Sheriff
T. J. Shoemaker of Marshaltown, which
read as follows: "Yes, arrest and wire
me if he will come without requisition
papers. Name, C. W. McCowan alias
Mack. Tall, slender* had sandy
moustache." The message from the
Iowa people arrived too late, however,
for the man had already been released
from custody and had left the city.
Their carelessness in not answering
sooner will doubtless cause them
trouble in again locating their man.
''if*..*'*. *.!*'"j**" fv*s«si •KJSKRtswM
Reciprocity Question Forced Upon
Republican Party.
Present Tariff Very Detrimental
to Milling Interests.
American Exports in Danger Un
less Revision is Made.
No. 734 Fifteenth St., N. W.,
Washington, D. Sunday
In spite of itself—in spite of the Presi
dent, of the most esteemed orators of
his administration, of Senator Hanna,
Senator Aldrich and Senator Piatt, of
Connecticut— the republican party is
having thequestions of reciprocity and
revision of the tariff forced upon it in
such a way that the issue must be, wil
lingly or unwillingly, metby Congress.
Joseph Camberlain's policy in Eng
land may be responsible for forcing the
issue earlier than anybody wants to
have it come.
While manoeuvering for time, the.
policy of the leaders seems to be:
To hold out for the comfort of lower
tariff republicans of the West, an inde
finite promise of revision which may
mean tremendous reductions.
To hold out for the benefit of the
high tariff interests of the East, an
indefinite promise which may mean no
reductions at all. •'.
To wait until the last minute, and
then, if the plunge must be taken, to
steal the -democratic thunder in the
Presidential campaign next summer by
adopting as a tariff platform the last
speech of William McKinley, in Buf
falo, N. Y.
Signs of the times, to which all the
leaders with influence in Washington
have been blind, are becoming too
plain to be much longer ignored.
Mr. McKinley saw them with great
clearness. In the opinion of many ob
servers the conditions which McKin
ley discerned are coming with a steady
"How can the present prosperity be
continued—by 'standing pat' or by
drawing more cards?" is a question
some of the most prominent students of
the*8 protective policy here are now
Consideration of this question has
been hastened by the campaign of edu
cation which has been conducted in the
Middle West, particularly in Iowa. It
has also been forced by the apparent
intention of the democratic party to
make tariff revision the main point of
attack in the campaign of 1904.
More than anything else is the awak
ening of republican politicians to
commercial signs of the times at home
and abroad. What Mr. McKinley
characterized as "the period of exclu
siveness'' has run its course for nearly
two years, after he saw the necessity
of changing it and extending our mar
kets by lowering duties on those things
which we do not produce in return for
lower foreign duties on those things
which we do produce.
Falling prices of iron and steel indi
cate that the home market is not suffi
cient' to keep all the mills running at
the enormous profits which the United
States Steel Corporation's balance
sheet has been showing. Statistics
collected here show there is a contract
ion in business. Members of the Cabi
net are convinced the contraction is
going to become more marked. They
look for a trifling pineh of hard times
before fall, because of the great short
age threatened in the corn crop of the
West and the cotton crop of the South,
They think all this may have contri
buted to the great shrinkage in values
in Wall street, and point to this con
dition as indicating that the boom of
the "period of exclusiveness" is pass
Another thing which gives the party
leaders food for thought is the agita
tion now going on in Great Britian,
which may result in a complete rever
sion of the policy of that free trade
country. Members of Congress were"
disposed at first to treat the declara
tions of Messrs. Chamberlain and Bal
four as trivial and as in nowise affect
ing the economic system of the United
States. They said "Oh, if Chamber
lain is going to try that and put a duty
on American wheat and American beef
and pork, he will merely starve the
English people, and do us no harm."
Second thought, however, shows
them that Mr. Chamberlain's campaign
has been the most powerfully brought
home argument in favor of getting and
holding foreign markets by the meas
ure of reciprocity that has been made
in a long time. Mr. Chamberlain
would put a duty on all food products
imported into the United Kingdom
from any country that discriminates
A sale of fine clothing that
strongly rivals the attrac
tion of Fireworks. .** J* jfi
We would 'advise you not to put
a new suit for "the Fourth"

The best Summer Goods,
for half price
Come in and
busy. see
2 For one wet-k, beginning Monday, June 29th, we will sell all
Held Bros. Book Store.
Bargains in Kodaks and Cameras!
$20 00 Kodak with leather case (used) 114.00
10.00 4x5 Camera with case 6.00
8.00 8ix4£ Camera 4.00
14.00 4x5 Camera with case 10.00
10.00 Panoram Kodnk (used 3 times) 7.00
6 00 Developing Machine (used 2 times) 4 00
Monday and Tuesday,.
July 6th and 7th.
A lot of Lawn and ChaHie,
only.. •:•...., '...... 4
A lot of LaWE, worth 10,
on sale at. .'
A fine lot of Lawn and Ginghams,
for only
A.lot of dress GiBgbam, in fast colors,
Abetter lot of Lawns, fast colore, cs 5
at half piice
A large line of small pieces of Lawn, |5
**.. IIC|
A lot of short ends in Silk, tQ close out, ++.mmei
A better lot of small pieces in Silk, rm*\n
at half price ., *.'. .• 5
Our Shirt Waist line will be on sale at cost and less than cost to
clean up the btock. .%
Here is your chance for hot weather goods. The weather has been oack- 5?
ward—but there are three months of warm weather ahead, and you will want
to dress cool. So don't fail to take advantage of this sale and call and buy 3
some of these bargains. «»-«.( &
if you are going to engineer a cele
bration, and stand for an hour or two
under a shower of sparks but if price
is any inducement we would strongly 4.
advise you to lose no time in taking
advantage of this Fourth of July sale. j£
There are sparks in the store, but ft
they won't burn. They come from ft
the axe of the price-cutter striking fr
the hard surface of early-season 4»
piices. Nothing can resist the keen
edge of our price-cutter when it gets
right now is the time
to buy White Shirt
The season is on, the assortment is at Jf*
its beit, aud the prices are rock bottom Jj*
—all favorable conditions—aud further,
every waist in our extensive line is a
thing of beauty. The great variety of
styles and designs gives us a fair chance ft
of suiting almost anyone. Why take ft
the trouble of making a waist when you
can buy one that is well and neatly made
of good material in the latest style, at a 4
reasonable price? It always affords us
pleasure to show our waists whether we
make a sale or not. Come in. ft
at a discount of 25 per cent. White waists are not included in this sale.
what we
have to offer in the way of low prices.

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