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Dangerous Car Conductor

Nashville Globe
1 Mar 1907

A week or so ago the attention of the public was called to an impatient conductor on the West Nashville line by a Globe reporter who witnessed the proceedings. That this car line is becoming notorious was plainly apparent last Sunday afternoon when a conductor by the name of Mann shot Mr. George Marshall through the arm on on Church street near Fifteenth avenue. Fortunately his injuries were slight. The ball entered his left arm, passing through the shoulder and lodging in his back. Dr. Coles, whose office is near the scene of the affray, attended to the wounded man, who, with his brother, was subsequently arrested, the charge being disorderly conduct. Both made bond. Mann was arrested at the transfer station on a charge of carrying a pistol with intent to commit murder.

Mr. Marshall states that he and his brother had some words with the conductor, who drew his pistol and ordered them from the car. After they got off the conductor shot at them. Mann says the brothers threatened him and he shot in self-defense. The trial was set for last Monday, but owing to Mr. Marshall’s condition it was continued until Wednesday, whom Mann was bound over to the criminal court.

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