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The Daily Dispatch: October 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], A man killed by the elephant Hannibal (search)
A man killed by the elephant Hannibal --The Monster Disarmed.--The notorious elephant Hannibal, belonging to Van-Amburgh & Co.'s menagerie, whose numerous exploits, when enraged, have furnished so many newspaper paragraphs, has, we learn, been shorn, as effectually as was Sampson, of his power for further mischief. A few weHannibal, belonging to Van-Amburgh & Co.'s menagerie, whose numerous exploits, when enraged, have furnished so many newspaper paragraphs, has, we learn, been shorn, as effectually as was Sampson, of his power for further mischief. A few weeks since, at Caldwell, in this State, he killed an unfortunate man who was partially deranged, and who, in the momentary absence of Hannibal's keeper, was foolish enough to irritate the huge beast, as he was standing upon the show lot previous to his departure for the next town. No blame was attached to the keeper, as the act ofHannibal's keeper, was foolish enough to irritate the huge beast, as he was standing upon the show lot previous to his departure for the next town. No blame was attached to the keeper, as the act of the victim was as suicidal as if he had thrown himself under the wheels of a locomotive; but, in order to prevent the mischief of any other accidents from the dangerous temper of the elephant, Mr. Van-Amburgh had his enormous tusks sawn off a few inches from his jaw, thus reducing him to the position of a non-combatant in the fut