Philadelphia Inquirer – September 29, 1914
Accused of being the assailants of William Laute, aged 37 years, of 741 Fairview street, who was unable to appear against them, Thomas O’Connell and his son, James, of 2309 South Seventh street, were yesterday held by Recorder Stackhouse in Camden pending a further hearing. It is alleged Laute has several broken ribs, a cut head and other injuries administered by father and son because Laute is alleged to have been too familiar with O’Connell’s daughter.
The evidence given the police was to the effect that while one of the O’Connells held a revolver at Laute’s head the other gave the thrashing. That it was to the queen’s taste was indicated by the fact that the victim was taken to Cooper Hospital.