Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 4, 1897 · Page 24
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 24

Logansport, Indiana
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Thursday, November 4, 1897
Page 24
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AWFUL TRAGEDY The Devil in Horse Trader John Mclntosh PROMPTED HIM TO ATTEMPT THE MURDER OF FOUR PEOPLE Shot Frank Pottmeyer Dead in the Arcade Saloon, on Front St, Then Turned His Shotgun on the Two Brothers and Sister of the Saloon Keeper. An awful tragedy occurred on Front street at 1 o'clock this afternoon . The locality of the shooting lies between the Westslde engine house and the Market street bridge. While crazed with drink and smarting under a fancied insult, John Mslntosh, the well-known horsetrader, shot Frank Pottmeyer dead, then turned the weapon on the two brothers saloon keeper verely. and a siister of the wounding them se- ll v*/ • , A Pharos representative reached the scene of the tragedy at 1:30, about the discussing Market street. As Mc.Intosh was crossing Market street, Will Pottmeyer another brother, stole up, revolver In hand, and fired at him. The bullet struck Mclntosh in the leftside and he dropped his gun Young Pottmeyer retreated and as he was rounding the corner of Schaefer & Glmmell's cigar store, Mclntosh, who had recovered his gun, fired again. His aim was not so good this time, for a greater part o£ the load of the building. i)AILY PHAROS TSURSDAY. OITY Turnips 25c bushel at Foley's. Solid cabbage 30c doz.— Traut. Fresh oysters Friday.— Rothermel. Family flour 11 50 hundred, Traut. Mr. Otto Briggs Is visiting relatives in White county. Natural gas bills are due and payable on or betore the 10th inst. The Eastern Star lodge will Initiate eight new members tonight. Wils Berry has gone to Fort Smith, Arkansas, to become laud agent for a new railroad company. While unpaid county taxes are really delinquent, the penalty will not) be applied for a few days yet. Buck Stanley will begin a week's meeting in the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Martinsville, Nov. 9. Attend the anniversary dale of granite ware at the Trade Palace.— Hqt. dish pan, 35c; 3 qt. granite coffee pot, 35c. The work of boring the first well for the Logansport Oil and Gas company will be started the middle of next week, four miles north of the city. Every day of our anniversary sale A Few Words About Our Cloaks. Tailor-made Cloak grace comes from the fit, the tailoring. No matter how fine the Cloak.if the cutting orshapingare even a little way "off," the whole effect is bad.There is no Garment a woman wears that shows slight or slackmess as does a Tailor-made Cloak. Every man that puts shears on thread in Tailor-made Jackets, made for the "Golden Rule Store" is an artist in his line. The manufacturers have a reputation,there are no experimenters among them They are trained to the work. The high grade of workmanship is the principal point to consider when buying. Ladies'Kusiau Blouse Jacket. The swellest and the newest one out. We have them at all prices.—Fine Imported Capes from Paris and Berlin, in Velvet, Cloth or Fur trom $9.98 to $5000 Ladies' Kersey Jackets at prices that stand the keenest competion in different styles form .98 to $20.00. cloak and found a large crowd locality of the shooting', the details. From Will Pottmeyer, younger brother of the dead man, the particulars were learned. It appears that Mclntosh had appeared at Pott- mey er'9 place at 10 o'clock this morning, played two games of pool and got two drinks of whlsfcy. Later he became abusive and Will i-ottmeyer put him out of the saloon. He then threatened the lives of every member of the Pottmeyer family. "I'll go home," said he, .. ft nd get something that will finish you all." With this he walked west through the alley in the direction of hisLbome In the Westend addition. Frank Pottmeyer's family the Smith residence the alley from the occupy across saloon, and he stood in the alley door of the saloon conversing with his lister when he saw Mclntosh approaching through the alley from the west, carrying a shotgun. Arriving within speaking distance, Mclntosh raised his gun and pointed It at Pottmeyer, who dodged back out of sight. Mclntosh followed, and, seeing Pottmeyer standing behind a partially drawn curtain, raised his gun and quickly pulled the trigger. The distance was not over twenty feet. The full charge ot shot struck him In the left breast and with the exclamation: "MyGod," Frank Pott myer fell dead upon the floor. Ed Pottmeyer, Frank's elde brother, was in the saloon. He lour ried back toward the door and upon arriving In sight of Mclntosh th latter fired again. Ed threw up hi left arm as if to protect his head The shot struck his arm above th «lbow, tearing the flesh Into shreds. Some of the shot also struck him on the forehead and in the side of the face, but, the latter wounds are not serious. After firing another shot Into the saloon Mclntosh walked onto Front street, thence south to Official facsimile of Medal Awarded DR. PRICE'S CREAM BAKING POWDER struck the corner One of the shot struck Pottmeyer on the left elbow and another penetrated the end of the middle finger of his left hand. The rest of the charge which passed the corner of the building struck Miss Lizzie Pottmeyer, a sister of the boys. She had followed Will out into the street ta entreat him to keep out of range of Mclotosh's gun. As the lattsr raised his gun to shoot at Will she tamed her head, and be- ng in direct line, was wounded In he back of the head and neck. Her ondition is not considered danger- us. After Mclntosh had fired the last hot at Will Pottmeyer, Patrolman Houghton approached. 'Stand back," said Mclntosh to he officer, again ralsicg his gun. "I ,m going over and give myself up." Boughton did stand back, and Mc- !ntosh's arrest was made a few minutes later by Patrolmen Dean and Ikelton. The prisoner was promptly disarmed, and upon being searched at the jail was found possessed of a oodly supply of loaded shells. Mclntosh is a dangerous man when brings new customers to our department; fall in line tomorrow acd save 25 per cent on your winter garment at the Trade Palace. The Bimetallic league had a splendid meeting last ntght, at which a lively discussion was had on the desirability of direct legislation. The affimative was taken by Boop, Davis and Guthrie; the negative by George Burkhart and others. The case of George B. Forgy against Sarah, Hiram and Willard Harvey went to the jury at noon today, after consuming two and a half days' time in the Circuit court. It is a suit for ejectment, Involving nearly 600 acres of land. We have them from 7oc and np.—Ladies' Fmr Collarettes, special styles, with new effects. N» misrepresentation in the quality of the Fur M low as $148 up to $48.00 Children*' Cloaks.—Come in for a full shar* of attention. Every taste. Every price. Ev has been accomodated. OuTCrand"Autumn Bargain Sale is still in full force all this week. THE GOLEEN RULE. —THE Very Newest £ Shoes... SOT AN OIL POOL. The the Pern Field Claimed to be Best in the State. Peru Journal: It has been the aim of some people having interests in other fields than ours, to do all the knocking possible In order to prevent the continuance of our boom. They resort to untruths, stating that we have nothing but a pool and that it will peter out in a few months. The knockers, of course, are working for themselves, but their falsehoods will not win them much. People who come to the field aie astonished and claim that we have the beat field ,in Indiana. Tbey see new wells running over the top with oil, and notice that the field is widening much to the gratification ot every Peruvian, operators, drillers, tank men and pumpers included. The activity of the oil business in Indiana this winter will be In Peru, and don't you forget it Montpelier, Alexandria and your other shoestring towns of the state. You have had your day now we will have ours, and it will be a big long day too. And every pair Leather Lined, making them comfortable and water proof, so you can keep from wearing Rubber Overshoes. In BOX CALF ENAMEL TAN and Vici Kid, made on the latest style lasts- Bull Dog Coin, Dollar and Half Dollar Toes. Ladies and Children's ROYAL PURPLE the newest colors in very fancy Silk Vesting Tops, making them very attractive. See them. gtevenson fa K^ 403 Broadivay. THE BIQQEST MAN and the smallest in town, will get equal satisfaction ID the fit of »H clothes if our tape line has beei around him We have a sort of pride In fitting men that other tailor* can't please. It's the know-how that tells the taste, and our experience and observation has given »• that. Come in and look over our stock of Fall Goods, and try not to be amazed at the prices we quote. J. HE.R2I. Tailor, Market Street. 409 FALL AND WINTER Qoods Now On Exhibition. I have a complete line of HEATING STOVES at prices that will astonish you. Such High Gride Oaks ae RadUnt Home, Estate, Peninsular, Jewells and Jewetts. Satural Gas, Odorless Heaters, RadiitorB, etc. Cooks and RaDgesJn endless varieties. CALL AND EXAMINE AND LEARN PRICES. H J. ORISMOND under the influence will be remembered him into trouble a when he shot of liquor. It that a gun got few years ago, at Ross 312 Market Street. >++••«•»««•*•«•«*•»»*+••»•••*** 3ates, another horse trader. The shooting occurred near the Wabash depot and Mclntosh was held In jail for several weeks and only escaped prosecution through the efforts of the man whom he attempted to kill. i Frank Pottmeyer's wife died about two years ago. He leaves three children, a son and two daughters, the eldest about twelve years of age. He provided for his his family well am* had many friends. His aged mother is critically ill, and It Is feared that if she hears of her son's death it will kill her. After viewing the remains Coroner Busjabn called Kroeger & Strain, who took charge of the body. Dr. Jordan Is treating Miss Pottmeyer and her brothers. None of their wounds are considered dangerous. The shooting caused great excitement in the city. Mclntosh appears sullen and Indifferent. He gives no excuse for the shooting further than that he had been grossly abused and Insulted by both Frank and Will Pottmeyer. It is said that he had harbered a grudge against Frank Pottmeyer for several years and had threatened him DThejwound in Mclntosh's side ii not considered serious, and will no cause him much trouble. WHEAT PROJECTS GOOD. So Thinks Chief Wappenhans of the Indiana Weather Bureau. Chief Signal Officer Wappenhans takes a very hopeful view of the Indiana wheat crop of 1898, since the long hoped for rain has come. A dry autumn IB not nearly so hard upon the winter wheat crop as an excessively wet one, which is likely o rot the seed in the ground. In ry earth the wheat berry Is likely to le dormant until the ground becomes moiit enough to sprout it. A ank early growth and an open win- er usually produces a poor quality of winter wheat. AS Is your linen -when it comes home from Marshall's Laundry. No. 608 Broadway. Both 'Pnones 110. Wagon will call for your work. Give us a trial'. WORLD'S FAiiR,CHICAGO, 1893 AtUation, St. George Omnandery. All members St. George Com mandery Knights of St. John ar hereby ordered to be present to morrow evening at the armory a 8:00 o'clock. CHAS. Eum.,Capt. A PABBOTT SOU Mt. I I I If Yow Want \ t lo be in the Swim | Ordered for the 0. A, B. Lot In Hope. On the recommendation of the finance committee the common council last night Instructed the clerk to arrange for the shipment of „ one hundred pound Parrott cannon, donated by the government, from Bock Island Ills., to Logansport for use in decorating the G. A. R. lot in Mt. Hope cemetery. The shipping expense will not exceed $60. Annnal Gas Rites. Artificial and natural gas bills are now due and payable, at the company's offi.ce. Natural gas consumers desiring to avail themselves of the annual rate, commencing November 1st, can do so by calling at the office and arranging for same. , All btlls must be paid on or before th* 10th of each month: LooAireroKT & W ABASH VAIXKT GAS Co. ^ Pit •* I«« "Spwta" When you order Fox's XXXX square butter crackers make sure that you gat them. Put on your specks and look for the imprint "Jox." If It isn't there, beware. Tou had better le HOOLEY | A —Make Tour— 1 FaU Suit I Or = Overcoat I ^^ ? He will Fit You I When all cithers fail. Sarrow Escape. While repairing arable's oil wagon yesterday afternoon, Jacob Helm met with an accident which will lay him up for a few days. He was under the wagon making wme repairs when a brace broke, letting the tank fall on him. A trestle cauglil the heavy tank, which otherwise might have resulted disastrously to Mr. Helms. Fortonately he escaped with a few bruise*. FALL AND Winter Woolens. The most complete assortment of Up-to-date Fabrics in Plaids, Checks, Stripes, Serges and m fact anything you want for a first. class Business DFESS SUIT. Prices the Lowest in the City. John F>- Carroll, 1222 BROADWAY, The^Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide yourself with a good Sewinj Machine at a very low price. My stock include all the leading makes. My term* are easy, and there is no excuse for being out of a good sewing machine o the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R. B WHITSRTT dll winter Woolens. A Complete Assortment of the Latest Novelties from Domestic and Foreign Markets. Pierce, the Tailor, 318 Market Street

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