Tag: William S. Jones

Trio Accused of Murder, Coursey Firing the Shots

Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

Collapsing when arraigned in Police Court this morning before Recorder Stackhouse on the charge of killing Karl Kellman, aged 18 years, of 2919 High Street, at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets, shortly before midnight Saturday, Fred Coursey, alias “Mexican Pete,” alias “Cowboy Pete,” aged 20 years of 121 North Twenty-first street, who admits firing the fatal shots while committing robbery, and Harry Duffield, aged 21 years, of 407 North Forty-first street, who acknowledged masking his face with a handkerchief and being with Coursey, sobbed piteously, resting their heads on the railing of the dock, while John Painter, the veteran detective, was briefly reciting the story.

Drunks were scarce in this city Saturday and yesterday and as a result the police had little to do. Richard Fowler, a respectable looking old gentleman who claimed Philadelphia as his home, was one of the unfortunate. He was picked up by Officer Hovis on Saturday, being to drunk to care for himself. He was unable to account for his presence in this city and as he appeared sorry for his actions, the Recorder allowed him to go this morning.

Drunks Were Scarce

Drunks were scarce in this city Saturday and yesterday and as a result the police had little to do. Richard Fowler, a respectable looking old gentleman who claimed Philadelphia as his home, was one of the unfortunate. He was picked up by Officer Hovis on Saturday, being to drunk to care for himself. He was unable to account for his presence in this city and as he appeared sorry for his actions, the Recorder allowed him to go this morning.