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.VICTIM OF A RAILWAY COLLISION. | Seven post office clerks and train-hands-were killed or burnt to death in a collision, which took place on Monday, February •>■> on the Pennsylvania Railroad, at Deimar' Delaware, between an express train and two locomotives. "

Princess Trixie, the educated horse which King Edward presented with a headpiece was also burnt to death. *

It was claimed for the mare that she was much more than the ordinary performing animal, and could really think.

Among her accomplishments were the followiug:—She knew the alphabet, she could read figures, she could spell words, she could match colours, she obeyed simple requests, she could add and multiply, and she knew the names of simple objects.

Mr. Harrison Barnes, her exhibitor, placed a basket of cubes painted with all the letters of the alphabet on the stage and Trixie picked any letters at command. He pointed to a cat and asked the mare what she had seen. She chose the C, tha A, and the T cubes.

"What is four times Bix?" asked Mr. Barnes. Trixie picked out the numbered, leather clips two and four, for twentyfour.

She would choose her numbers at the bidding of strangers if she were not in an obstinate mood.

"Trixie." said someone, "we want thei number 2."

Trixie put her nose into the Agaves and brought ont the 2. Then she did some multiplication sums.

•She was asked how many people were on the stage. Without a wora from her trainer she walked round and produced number 11, which was correct.

She picked the colour wanted from red, white, green, and black handkerchiefs, and when asked by Mr. Barnes the colours of her visitors' ties, gloves, and overcoats chose the nearest shades from handkerchiefs.

She found coins among cushions, and dragged a muffler from beneath the carpet in a game of hide and seek.

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EDUCATED HORSE BURNT TO DEATH. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

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