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Feats of Horsemanship.

--On Monday evening, as the engine of the Fredericksburg train was backing out of the depot to hitch on to the cars, and proceeding up the road to switch off, Mr. Robert Crouch, who was riding a spirited nag, urged the frightened animal towards the blazing lamp, which it approached, tills a premonitory squeak of the engine so alarmed it that it shied off the street when opposite Phillips' drinking-house, corner of 7th and Broad streets, and getting possession of the pavement, ran over a young lady who was walking in company with a female companion, luckily, however, doing her no serious hurt, though inducing great alarm and mental prostration from fright. The horse after throwing down the young lady, continued his ‘"mad career"’ to the middle of the street, overturning young Mr. Crouch, his rider, and producing sundry bruises about the head and face. People who ride plucky chargers up to railroad engines must look out for squalls.

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