N&W in 1909--Shooting

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Bluefield Daily Telegraph
June 11, 1909

Conductor Albers Killed by Man He Ejected From Train

Dan Albers formerly of Bluefield, a freight conductor on the Sciota division of the Norfolk and Western, was shot and instantly killed by a hobo yesterday afternoon. Albers ejected the hobo from a box car on his train when the latter drew a gun and fired one shot. The bullet entered the right eye and passed entirely through his head.
[Not all hobos fit the romantic notion of harmless ramblers. Some were highly dangerous.]

Gordon Hamilton
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