Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on November 8, 1897 · Page 8
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 8

Logansport, Indiana
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Monday, November 8, 1897
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PREMEDITATED Was the Murder of Frank Pottmeyer SUCH IS THE AERDICT REPORTED TODAY BY CORONER BDSJAHN. Grief of an Italian Whom the Dead Man Had Befriended. Evidence of Patrolman Houghton, Daniel Patrick and Walter Shewman Before the Coroner. about 12 o'clock and Frank bad j a st jone to dinner. He came back from ilnner about 12:15 p. m. Mclotosh was there when I went to the barn and also when I came back. I noticed two or three people In the room when I came back, i got my broom and went to sweeping and about 15 minutes after one Mclntosh went out. I was In the back, room and I do not know whether Mclntosh.gwas there all the time Irom 12 until^l:15 p m. The next I saw was Prank Pottmeyer going to the fcback gdoor and the moment he opened the door he was shot and he staggered back exclaiming, "Oh my God I" and I caught him and laid him down and he died almost instantly. He had no weapon in his hand. The first I knew of any trouble was when that shot was fired. I heard no shot previous to tbls. If he had a weapon I would have seen it. I saw part of a man's arm at the rear door ol the saloon. He was holding a Win Chester shot gun, trying to introduce another shell. CORONER'S VERDICT. Coroner Buejahn reported a verdict In the Pottmeyer murder case, this afternoon, as follows: "I do find that the deceased, Frank Pottmeyer, oama to his death at the hands of one John Mclntosh, who, on the 4th day of November, 189T, purposely and maliciously and premedl- tatedly took the life of said Frank " Pottmeyer by shooting him with a shotgun at the place of business of said Pottmeyer, In Transport, Cass county, Indiana, and, so far as I nave learned, without legal excuse." Coronor Busjahn stated further to a representative of the Pharos, that all of the witnesses who were at the the saloon testled that Mclntosh fired the first shot. rOTTMEYEK'S TONEKAL. The funeral of the late Frank Pottmeyer, who was murdered by John Mclntosh, was held at 9 o'clock this morning from St. Joseph's church, Kev. Father Koehpe offlcla- ting. Interment was made in Mt. St. Vincent cemetery. The attendance at the funeral was very large. Contrary to previous statements, the deceased was a member of Wabash lodge No. 1831, Knights of Honor, and carried Insurance in the amount of * 1,000 in that order, made payable to his children. LOST A GOOD FRIEKD. In the dean of Frank Pottmeyer, Thos. 0. Fatsie, an Italian fruit vender, lost a good friend. Faosie was among the first at the saloon after Pottmeyer was shot by Mc- lntosh, and kneeling by the side of the body he cried like a child. He kissed the coffin before it was taken from the residence this morning. He was also at the church and assisted In handling the coffin, and followed it to the cemetery. When Fatsie came to Logansport he was without means and Pottmeyer advanced him a sum sufflciant to buy a cart and small stock of fruits. PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN. The Interior of the Pottmeyer saloon was photographed today by order or Prosecutor KIstler, and the pictures will be used at the trial. MRS. FOTTMEYER. Mrs. Theresa Pottmeyer, the aged mother of the murdered man, attended the funeral this morning. She is at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Minneman, No. 407 Helm street. She seems greatly improved in health. Official facsimile of Medal Awarded DR. PRICE'S CREAM BAKING POWDER WORLD'S FAiR, CHICAGO, IS93 EVIDENCE Of Patrolman Honghton, Walter Shen man and Daniel Patrick Before the Coroner. TT ALTER SHEWMAN. I was painting on the corner of Wilkinson and Melbourne avenue and about 1 o'clock p. m. I saw Me Intoah going down the street, In a short time he came back with a gun and ask me "how do you load the g — o— a — b — of a thing." Before I got down oft the ladder, I asked him if he was going hunting. I then showed htm how to load the gun and explained It to him. He them threw the shell in the barrel, and I told him not to carry It loaded, and I put the shell In the carrier. He then started down the street, and said that he was going to try It on a man first to see how It would shoot. He said he was going to shoot Frank Pottmeyer. 1 became alarmed and thought I had better warn Pottmeyer, I ran up the alley to the saloon. I went in the back door and told Frank Pottmeyer that Mclatosh was going to shoot him. He asked me when he was, and I told him he was near John Heitzman's grocery on Market street. Frank telephoned to police headquarters for them to send a policeman to the west end of Market street bridge that drunken Mclntosh was going to shoot him. He then looked out the front door, down the street. He then walked to the first side door in the bar room and looked down the alley. He then started back to the back door, I following about 30 feet behind him, I saw him open the rear door and Immediately he was shot, He exclaimed, oh my God and staggered back and turned around and fell at the curtain of the wine room. There was only one shot fired at that time, and that was the nne that killed him. I went out the front door of the saloon, and as I got to the alley, I saw Mclntosh coming up the alley. I went back through the front door of the saloon, and just as I got opposite the side door he was in the alley at the same door, and he pulled the gun up at rue and I run out the back door. OFFICER 1 left home at 410 Brown street and went north headed toward Market street. I saw Will Pottmeyer come of John Horstman's grocery and run east to his mother's place. I went east on Market and la front of Will Boerger's I heard one shot. Didn't see any excitement and paid little attention. I tben saw John Mclntosh come out at corner of Front and Market, going east. After two or three paces he turned toward me. When I came up he turned towards me and I asked him what was the matter. "I have killed Frank Pottmeyer . Here is his blood and brains 011 my leg." I said: "John if you have killed Pottmeyer you must come over to town with me." He said: "Yes sir, am your prisoner, but G — d — - you keep your hands off of me or I'll kill you. I am going to kill this family before I go with you." I went towards Kienley's saloon to telephone for help, but saw Dean and Skelton coming. I warned Dean to watch out. We all walked up together to arrest him. When I started to Klenley's saloon to telephone heard a revolver and I suppose that I was when Willie shot Mclntosh. After that Mclntosh shot back; tha is I heard the shot. After Dean and Skelton took Mclntosh I went to saloon and helped to clear saloon. DAXlkL PATRICK. I was janitor of Frank Pottmeyer's saloon, and on November 4, 1S97, about 10 a. m. Mclntosh came In and drank some and talked a good deal about his ability as a fighter. At 11 a. m . I went to the barn, and up to tnat time he had had no trouble with an/ one In there. I cam 13 back ADDITIONAL ITEMS. Large bunches of celery oc—Tiaut, New French peas lOc can—Foley Cabbage, we have plenty of It.— Traut. Try our old i'aihioned buckwheat flour—Foley. Wheat brought 87 cents in ,the local market today. Wm. Baker, of Frankfort, ipent Sunday in the city. Potatoes, choice keepers, full bushel, 55c—Traut. Nace Eckert is down from Chicago visiting relatives and friends. $15,000 worth of shoes are nowgbe- ing sold at Walden's bankrupt sale, Ezra Kohl has succeeded David Staley as postmaster at Young America. Mrs. George Vail, of Delphi, is a guest of her aunt, Mrs. Jackson, on Second street. Chestnuts, shell-bark hickory nuts, new figs, new dates, ne# currants; in fact all new fruits at Foley's. John Taylor, proprietor of the Johnston house bar room, was slated yesterday for violating the Nicholson law. It is rumored that a slick stranger succeeded In cashing a forged bank check for over 120 in this city Saturday night. Mrs. Charles Earl, of Lafayette, who has been visiting relatives and friends in the city for a week, returned home today. Mrs. Frank Williamson, who returned Saturday from Cleveland, .0,, Is quite sick at the home of her parents, north of the city. Work on the foundation of the Baldwin hotel, corner Third and Cacal streets, Is under way. Jobn E. Barnes & Sons have the contract. The happiest man in town today Is James Gorman, the popular lunch counter clerk at the Inland View hotel. It is a boy and it weighs 10 pounds. " John Obenchaln, who was burned Saturday by a gas explosion at his Dome, was able to be out today. His hands are done up and his eyebrows and whiskers are badly scorched. The funeral of the late Miss Elizabeth W. Eckert was held at 2:30 this afternoon from the German Lutheran church, Eev. Tirmenstein officiating. Interment was made in Mt. Hope cemetery. E. W. Murphy, arrested Thursday at Mexico, under Instructions of Deputy Fish Commissioner Hllde- brandt, of this city, for Illegal fishing, plead guilty at Peru Saturday and was fined and CDsted »29.50." The Wabash Valley Gas company has purchased the plant of the new company, formed a year ago, to sup ply the ctty of Wabash with natural gas. Rates will now be restored to the figures prevailing before the old company had a competitor. Think twice before you apeak, especially when ordering crackers. When you've thought of Fox's XXXX square wafer butter crackers, it's time to speak and speak distinctly. Give the grocer to understand that you want Fox's and only Fox's. The ladles of St.. Vincent de Paul church will give a bazaar at St. Vincent's hall beginning Monday evening next, Hov, 15th, to continue on the evenings of Kov. 16th, 17th and ISth. A splendid programme is prepared. All will be welcome. in the Circuit court today, by agreement, Mary Kobinson was awarded judgment for f 1,500 against the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, the amount of insurance [carried by tine late William Winegardner, to whom she was to have been married. The T. M. C. A. state meeting at Evansvllle was attended by 150 delegates. It being shown that 15,800 was needed to carry on the state work, the amount was nearly all raised. Goo. W. Wishard, of Indianapolis, was elected president; J. A. Strubler, of Lafayette, secretary; John W, Walllck, of Indianapolis, treasure. 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 is no Garment a woman wears that shows slight or slackiness 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. JAGKRTS. Ladies' Kusiau Blouse Jacket. The swellest and the newest one out. We have them at all prices.—Fine Imported Caper, from Paris and Berlin, in Velvet, Cloth or Fur from $9.98 to $50 00 Ladies' Kersey Jackets at prices that stand the keenest competion in different styles form $3.98 to $20.00. "We have them from 75c and up.—Ladies' Fir Collarettes, special styles, with new effects. JT« misrepresentation in the quality of the Fur t» low as $148 up to $48.00 Childrens' Cloaks.—Come in for a full share of attention. Every taste. Every price. Every Agt has been accomodated. Our Grand Autumn Bargain Sale is still in full force all this week. THE GOLEENRULE. The SUte Printing. . . The contract for the state printing /or the next two years was awarded Saturday to William B. Burford, of Indlantpolis, who for the fifth successive time came forward with the lowest bid. Levey Bros. & Co., also of Indianapolis,received the contract for the printing of the supreme and appellate court reoorts for the second time. Wilson, Humphreys & Co., of this city, were bidders. —THE— Very Newest 3£ Shoes... 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. Ball 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. flfcevensim & [(lliujilclc, 403 Broadway. White AS Snow Is your linen -when, it comes home from Marshall's Laundry. No. 608 Broadway. Both 'Phones 110. Wagon -will call for your work. Give us a trial. // You Want To be in the Swim You had better le 1 HOOLEY i —Make Your— 1 I Fall Suit Or Overcoat He will Fit Tom When all otbieia fluL THE BIGGEST MAN and the smallest m town, will ft* equal satisfaction in th* fit of hta clothe* if our tape line has twea around him. We have a sort of pride tn fitting men that other tailor* can't please. It's the know-how that tells the taste, and our experience and observation hai given w that. Come in and look over our stock of Fall Goods, and try not to b* amazed at the prices we quote. J. HRRZ:, Tailor, 409 Market Street. FALL AND WINTER Goods No^v 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, Radiators, etc. Cooks and Ranges In endless varieties. CALL AND EXAMINE AND LEARN PRICES. L, H J. ORISMObJD 312 Market Street. FALL AND Winter Woolens. The most complete assortment of Up-to-date Fabrics in Plaids, Checks, Stripes, Serges and in fact anything you want for a first class Business DRESS SUIT. Prices the Lowest in the City. Jotin K- Carroll, 1222 BROADWAY, The "Domestic" Office. Now is the time to provide yourself with a good Sewing Machine at a very low price. My stock includes all the leading makes. My terms are easy, and there is no excuse lor being out of a good sewing msdrist n the house. The old stand 529 Broadway, near 6th R B WmTSRTT Fall And- winter Woolens. A Complete Assortment of the Latest Novelties from Domestic and Foreign Markets. Pierce, the Tailor, 318 Market Street-

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