Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 6, 1897 · Page 24
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 24

Logansport, Indiana
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Saturday, November 6, 1897
Page 24
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POST MORTEM Examination of the Remains of Frank Pottmeyer DISCLOSES THE TERRIBLE WORK OF JOHN McINTOSH'S SHOT fiDN, Evidence of Patrolmen Houghton, Miller, Dean and Skelton Before the Coroner. A Second Interview With the Younger Brother of the Dead Man- -Other Features of the Case. THE FATAL SHOT. A. post mortem examination of the remains of the dead saloonkeeper, conducted by Drs. Cady, Nye and Downey, under the supervision of Coroner Busjahn, showed a large penetrating wound one and one-half inches In diameter one inch to the right of the medium line of tne sternum,one-quarterof an Inch below a line drawn from either nipple. Upon incision and removal of the superficial tissues it was found that the charge of shot had produced a large ugly hole, completely shattering the sterGum, as well as the ends of the fourth and fifth ribs, also tearing the sixth rib loose from Its attachment to the sternum. Upon removal of the sternum the cha.rge of shot was found to have ranged to the left and slightly downward, completely tearing the right auricle and ventrlcal of the heart into shreds, the remaining portion of the heart, which was not so torn, was seen to have lodged in its substance numerous shot, some of which were extracted and retained by the coroner. The pulmonary artery was found to have been ruptured, and one side of it ieing entirely torn open. A portion of the charge, in its passnge through the sternum, was deflected from its course and ranged downward, completely riddling the superior surface of the left lobe of the liver, tearing it into a pulpy mass. This deflected portion of the charge, ID its onward course, also perforated the stomach, produc- ar,s»ifflc{f^ily large to permit the entrance of one^Bmiiamj into tnatorgan. Examination of the- lungs showed numerous stray shot imbedded in the substance. The lower and middle lobes of the right lung were much torn. ' WILL rOTTMEYER'S STORY. Meeting Will Pottmeyer at the sheriff's office a representative of the Pharos obtained a second interview concerning the shooting, as follows: "Wednesday night Mclntosh came into the saloon and called for-a drink of whisky. Frank refused him and he commenced to swear. He pulled a roll of money out of his pocket and said: 'Give me a drink, I've got the money to pay for it.' Frank said: •I will not give It to you, you've got enough. 1 Mclntosb then went oat on the sidewalk and seeing Policeman Nading got into bis buggy and drove away. Thursday morning Mclntosh came around to the saloon and 3hoolc Frank two games of dice and Frank beat him, Official facsimile of Medal Awarded DR. PRICE'S CREAM BAKING POWDER WORLD'S FAiR,CHlCAGO,!895 Mclntosh took one drink of whisky ai»d then began to abuse everybody in the saloOD, and said he could lick anybody In the house. He was look ing for trouble. He left then and came around about 11 o'clock. After a while he went over town and showed up at the saloon again abou' noon while Frank was at dinner After Frank got back from dinner he and Mclntosh played two game of pool, and they both took a drink. Then Mclntosh got noisy nnd wanted to fight and Frank give me a sign to put him out. 5, slappec him a couple of times a,nd pushec him out the side door. I then followed him down the alley and slapped him awo more times. Mclntosh said 'I'll go home and get my gun and shoot the daylights ouc of you.' I followed him to Brown street, then went to my home corner of Brown and West Market streets. I went Into the house and got my revolver, and half an hour after saw Mclntosh coming up Brown street Carrying a gun. I was at the window when ] first saw him and hecuuld have killec me. He went up the alle towards the saloon. I heard one shot fired and run down to th alley gate. As I looked up th alley I saw Mclntosh pointing hi gun at everybody. As I run up th alley I saw Mclntosh shoot m; sister and brother Ei. Then 1 went back to the side door of the saloon and saw Fraok dead on the floor. Going out again I followed Mclntosh and while he had the gun pointed at Policeman Houghton I shot at him. He had his back to me when I shot. I stood at the corner of Schaefer & G-lmmeB?s cigar store when he shot at me. Sister *as in the front yard when Mclntosh shot Frank. Ed came out of the side poor and met sister in the alley. Sister said to Mclntosh: 'Don't shoot any more.' As sister and Ed were going back to, the side door of the saloon Mclntosn shot at them. I was in the saloon Thursday each time that Mclntosh was there, and he didn't say that he had left 150 with Frank." CALLED THE POLICE. After Mclntosh had threatened his life, Pottmeyer telephoned police headquarters and Patrolmen Dean and Skelton arrived shortly after Mclntosh fired the last shot. The murderer gave his gun Into the hands of Patrolman Dean. When asked what he had been shooting, he replied: "I've killed Frank Pottmeyer." FOTTMETER'S FUNERAL. The funeral of the murdered man will be held at 9 o'clock Mon day morning from St. Joseph's church. Kev. Father Koehne officiating. Interment will be made in Mt. St. Vincent cemetery. He leases three children, Edith, Harry and Bessie, aged respectively 13, 11 and 8 yeais. His wife, who was Miss Jestie Davidson, died a year ago last spring. He was a sou of Mrs. Theresa Pottmeyer, residing at the northeast corner of Brown and West Market streets, and a brother of Mrs. John Minneman, Miss Lou and Messrs, Edward and William Pottmeyer. He was 17 years of age and had been engaged in the retail liquor business for fifteen years or more. The Arcade sample room was established by him about six years ago. He was a member of St. Joseph's church, but was not a member of &ny of! the church societies, neither did he be- ong to any of the civic societies of ihe city. A MOTHER'S GRIEF. Mrs. Teresa Pottmeyer, mother of Frank Pottmeyer, was taken in a hack this morning .about 10 o'clock to look at the remains of her son. She was overcome with grief when she beheld the lifeless body of her son. It was reported on the streets yesterday that Mrs. Pottmeyer was dead. The aged lady is very feeble. She learned of her son's death soon after the shooting. She is 70 years of age and it is believed she will not recover from her recent lllneis. It is learned that she is resting easily this afternoon. ANOTHER TRAGEDY BECALLED. It was in the alley, near the rear door of the Arcade saloon, that Councilman Halgh shot Will Brooks, the colored boy, about twelve years ago. Mr. Halgh was at the time conducting a grocery store at the corner of Sycamore and Front streets, when Brooks, with whom he had had trouble, stepped to the door of the store and fired a revolver at him. Mr. Saigh then secured a double-bar- relled shotgun and went In pursuit of Brooks, whom he shot and killed at the above mentioned point. 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 or shaping are even a little way "off," the whole effect is bad.There ism! Garment a woman wears that shows slight or slackines* as does a Tailor-made Cloak. Every man that puts shears on thread in Tailor-made Jackets, made for the "Golder Rule Store" is an artist in his line. The manufacturers have a reputation, there are no experimenters among then They are trained to the work. The high grade of work) manship is the principal point to consider when buying, i \ JAGKELTS. Ladies' Kusiaii 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 from $9.98 to $5000 Ladies' Kersey Jackets at prices that stand the keenest couipetion in different styles form $3.98 to $20.00. OAPRS. "We have them from 75c and up.—Ladies' Em Collarettes, special styles, \vith new effects. f\ misrepresentation in the quality of the Fur t low as $148 up to $48.00 Childrens' Cloaks.—Come in for a full SQMJ of attention. Every taste. Every price. Every A^ has beeii accomodated. Our Grand Autumn Bargain Sale is still in full force all this week' THE QOLEEN RULE. 9B9MBHJ* 1 j EVIDENCE Of Patrolmen Henfthton, Miller, Dean and Skelten. Coroner Busjahn began an Inquest in the Pottmeyer murder case this morning. Following is the evidence of Patrolmen Houghton, Miller,Dean and Skeltou: PATROLMAN MILLER. "Was sitting In Carter's barber shop about 1 p. m., getting shaved when I heard a shot fired. Jumped up and ran out, and at that John, Mclntosh came up street. He stopped near the street car track and held up bis knee and said: "I killed Fratfk Pottmeyer and these are his brains hanging on my pants leg." There was blood on his pants leg. At that someone attracted hts attention and he said: "There comes the a— of a b—," and fired at Will Pottmeyer. I then slipped out to arrest him, but he lev- elled his gun at me and said: "I'll blow your head oft if you touch me. I'll give myself up; but first, I'll finish the family," and then he shot again, but I do not know at whom. At that officer Boughton came up Market street toward me and I told him- that Mc- lntosh had killed Frank Pottmeyer. Houghton tried to arrest' him and he again leveled the gun at Houghton and told him that he would blow him to pieces. He then went to the ..rner of the brick building and leveled hls-gun and fired again. Patrolmen Skelton and Dean then came across the bridge and Dean walked up to him and he gave up his gun to him. Previous to the shooting Mc- lntosh raised his clothing and- said: "The s .of a b hit me," and he showed'jfae where he was hit. I could notice who it was that shot him, and then he raised his gun and fired at some one again. I went to tbe saloon and took a gun away from Ed/Pottmeyer. Ed's gun had six cartridges'loaded, none had beets :fired. Will pottmeyer laid his gun down behind the bar and Officer Houghton took it. I don't know how many empty cartridges were in his gun. K PATROLHAN SKELTON. At 1:15 I was waiting' at police headquarters with Officer Dean when telephone message came from Frank Pottmeyer, saying that John Mcln- tosh was out with his gun and would kill some one If some one did not come over. Dean and I started over at once and arrived twenty feet in the east end of the bridge when I saw Mclotosh raise his gun at the west end of the bridge and fire. He reloaded, standing in the middle oi tbe street, and stepped forward and back again. The crowd warned us to keep back or to pull our guns and shoot. We paid no attention but went over. When Dean was within ten feet and myself fifteen he turned on us and said: "Stand back or I'll kill you." Dean said: "Hold on, you've done enough," and when Dean came close he held out his gun and gave It to him We arrested him and started to town. He showed blood on his pants and said: "There is Pottmeyer's brains on my pants." At tbe west end of the Market street bridge, ha shouted back to some one: "I told you I would kill him." On the way Co jail he said If he didn't want to he aldn't have to go with u§. On Eel BlTer aTenne be said if we would let him go he would go back and kill the rert of the family. "I'd rather have the bullet hole in me than i nothing at all," said he, "to show for' the fight." At police headquarters we called up the saloon and asked. Officer Houghton If Pottmeyer was dead and he said yes. Mclntosh said: "I told you I killed him, 1 ' PATROLMAN DEAN. Saw Mclntosh at end of bridge putting cartridge in gun. I said: 'John, doo'tdo that." He raised his gun but I went forward and took ;he gun. He had not said he would till me. He said If any one else but me had come he would not surrender. I did not see him do any shootlog, although I heard shots. He said he iad shot Pottmeyer. He said he could prove be had done it in self defense, as they had shot at him three times. I said: "John, what did you do that for, I hope you didn't do it." He said he hoped not either, but that be lad done it. He said that thsy had shot at him three times before he shot, and he shot in self defense. 'What was the cause?" I asked. He said: "I went fa there last nigbt and done some treating and wae short of small change to pay for the treat. I gave $5 and they gave me $4 95 in change. Pottmeyer told me to sit down in the saloon for I was drunk. He came back and took my money, $49.95, lacking 5 cents of 850, when I got there In the morning he would'nt give me the money. I told him I would make it hot for him. THE BIQQEST MAN and the smallest m town, will equal satisfaction in the fit of k' clothes If our (ape line his bee around him We have a sort of prld in fitting; men that other talloi can't please. It's tbe know-ho that tells tbe taste, and our expei ence and observation has given that. Come in and look over o< stock of Fall Goods, and try not to I amazed at the prices we quota. JT. HRR2L TailoJ 409 Market Street. »»»»»»+»»»••»»»»**»» »»»»••«»••»•••••»»»»++»••»»»•«+« FALL AND WINTER Goods Now On Exhibition. I have a complete line of HEATING STOVES at prices that will astonish you. Such High Grade Oaks as Radiant Home, Estate, Peninsular, Jewells and Jewetts. Natural Gas, Odorless Heaters, Radidt.orc, etc. Cooks and Range* In endless varieties. CALL AND EXAMINE AND LEARN PRICES. \ H,J. ORISMOMD 1 312 Market Street. ++»»»•«•«••»+••••••»»***•*••••••••••••**•**•******* He said be took my money and I 5xed him." Ha showed me where they had shot him. PATROLMAN HOUGHTON. Patrolman Houghtoo corroborated the testimony of.-Patrolman Miller. ALFRED RICHHART. gun worked, and I saw it was loaded. He said he was goir.e to clean out the Pottmeyer family. At Brown street he went north and I went over to Klenlev's saloon. FALL AND Winter Woolens. The most complete assortment of Up-to-dat DRESS SUIT. Prices the Lowest in the'City. John F>. Carroll, 1222 BROADWAY, Philosophers take things as they come. Good housekeepers tske the best that's to be had when the price is no Darrier. When you see Fox'« XXXX square wafer butter crackers on a woman's grocery list, make up your mind she sets a good table. —THE— Very Newest II Shoes... -And every pair Leather Lined, making them comfortable and water proof, so you can keep trom wearing Bubber 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 PUKPLE the newest colors in very fancy Silk Vesting Tops, making them very attractive. See them. 403 Broadwcuy. The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide self with a good Sewing Machine a very low price. My stock ii all the leading makes. My are easy, and there is no excuse f being out of a good sewing machi a the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6tt R. B WHITSETT 11 dll winter Woolem A Complete Assortment of the Latest Novelties from Domestic and Foreign Markets. Pierce, the Tailor| 318 MarUe t Street

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