Mrs. Samuel Knott and Mrs. James Hoffmaster, of the vicinity of Moler’s Cross Roads, had a very narrow escape from death or serious injury last Saturday afternoon. They were driving to town in a stick wagon, and just as they were about to cross the rail road track on High street, a locomotive running backward, with Engineer Buck Clingan at the throttle, came along. The horse’s head was over the track when the tender of the engine struck him and threw him into the ditch alongside the track. The wagon was tilted, but was not upset, nor were the ladies hurt, although they were frightened pretty badly. Engineer Clingan stopped his locomotive almost immediately, and was a good deal relieved to find the damage so slight. The horse had gotten to his feet and found to be little the worse for his upset. The shafts were broken from the wagon and a basket of eggs had formed a large-sized omelette, but every one was thankful that such a lucky escape had been made.
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