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Doping: An Elephant
One of the most remarkable opera tions ever performed on an animal has been done in the Hanover Zoological Gardens of Hanover, Germany, on the big female elephant Marly. The "huge earth-shaking beast" had a foot disease that made it necessary to amputate large parts of both her hind feet to save her life. As it was manifestly impossible to operate by force, the great animal was anaesthe tized. It is believed to be the first successful anaesthetization of an ele phant on record. Marly was presented to the Zoolog ical Gardens of Hanover by the broth ers Jannecke. She is said to be one of the wisest elephants in the world. And equal to her wisdom is her con stancy. She loved a man once and she never has forgotten him. The man whom Marly loved was the elephant keeper of the garden. He knew her thoroughly and understood all her moods. In return she gave him her unquestioning obedience and affection. There was nothing that ho could do to her that Marly would not suffer in silence. Twice lie operated on her foot, and each time she bore it $ dr A 3*5 tv* ,v' /!/ X -, m 'I1S2EÄ m A. r£T A-tt m r;/# 7 Wk. A4 STRETCHED FOR THE OPERATION without even wincing. At times, dur ing the progress of the operations, the pain would make her mighty body tremble from her wide ears to her lit tle tail, but she did not move her suf fering foot an inch. And when the keeper spoke to her sympathetically and coaxingly, as he cut deep into her tender soles, she would stroke him gently with her trunk even while she was groaning with agony. Men say that whenever she saw her beloved keeper approach Marly's eyes —those piglike elephant eyes—would become almost humanly beautiful. The visitors to the Zoological Garden who did not see this know that the man never could arrive in sight without eliciting mighty trumpetings and stampings and other elephantine signs of deep joy. Under these circumstances the fact that Marly was a great sufferer from sore feet did not bother any one much, for the keeper could enter her house day or night and cut and saw and file and sandpaper her toes till they were in proper shape, says New York Press. But, after almost fifteen years of un interrupted companionship, the old man died. For several weeks after that Marly permitted others to min ister to her and was docile enough, but without cessation she kept watching and calling for her friend. Every ap proaching pedestrian who looked at all like him was greeted with trumpet blasts until he came near enough for the elephant to discover that he was not the one for whom she was waiting. At last she seemed to realize that her beloved keeper would not return. And from that moment Marly was a changed beast. She attacked none of those who served her. But her be havior spoke clearly of her frame of mind. Had she been able to speak she could not have expressed more clearly her dislike for all in the gardens. Still, with the great sense which she had displayed during the twenty-five years of her sojourn in the Zoo, she objected actively to nothing except one thing. She permitted the new keep ers to scrub her big sides and to play the hose on her. She submitted to be ing chained and rubbed with oil. She moved from place to place with ready obedience. But she would allow no man to touch her feet. And her feet had been and were the source of con-, stant trouble to her. Regularly at first the keepers tried to work at them, but regularly Marly resented it in a manner that showed them unmistakably that she would go to the length of dealing death to the man who insisted on working around her. So gradually the keepers, who were not paid to act as victims of ele phantine idiosyncrasies, abandoned all attempt to attend to her feet. This state of affairs lasted for sev eral years, until the horny growths on the hind feet of the huge beast had become so great that operative inter ference was peremptory. The ex perts who were called in were helpless for a long while. Every effort to look at the elephant's feet was frustrated by savage attacks. At last Dr. Ernest Schaeff, director of the Hanover Zoo logical Gardens, hit on the idea of building a great pen of live oak in Marly's inclosure. When the pen was finished Marly was coaxed in by means of ten pounds of candy, which lured her the more readily because she had been subjected to starva tion for several hours perviously. The pen was so narrow that., once the ele phant was in it, she could not turn around, and it was planned to chain her on all sides and then perform the necessary paring of her feet. A huge anchor chain used by a great steam ship had been borrowed, and this was and mighty as it was. Marly burst it with her first effort the moment one of the surgeons touched her feet, and she would have stamped him into nothingness had his colleagues not Pulled him out just in time. It was then decided to drug her with morphine, which was done with 40 grains. Fortunately the beast did not re cover her senses at any time during the progress of the work. Inch after inch the horny masses disappeared un der the blows of the little ax until the feet had something like their normal size. Then a keen spolceshave was used to pare them down thoroughly. When this tool got down to the tender flesh fastened around Marly's middle and bolted to the sides of the pen. Heavy rÄ?; 1% m I - A • 'h/ ilMLf /s' m CSS« s» "DOPED." Marly began to kick spasmodically, and all Hands got out in a hurry. But it was a false alarm, and the work was taken up again Immediately. After the feet had been entirely re lieved of the horn, the cutting away of the diseased portions of the feet be gan. This, the most important and necessary, also was the most danger ous and exciting part of the operation. No one could tell how much longer the narcosis of the elephant would last, as this was the first one ever anaesthe tized. At any moment the vast brute might awaken, and to awaken while the Instruments were cutting away at the nerves of her foot meant that she would go mad with the pain. So swift ness of work was essential and the surgeons soon had tools going like lightning. Despite the great sensibil ity of an elephant's foot, it was found that there was so much gristle that knives could not cut it as fast as de sired. So recourse was had at once to common carpenters' chisels and mal lets, and they were plied busily. As quickly as a portion of the diseased flesh had been loosened sufficiently by the chisels, a common hand-saw was used to sever it. Still the elephant, beyond twitching his legs spasmodically once or twice, had not given any indications of pain during the two hours consumed by the cutting and chiseling and sawing. But when the irrigation of the wound be gan Marly flung her legs around in so lively a manner that the inclosure was vacated in a hurry. The same demon stration occurred during the cauteri zation, which had to he done most thoroughly. But if the animal felt pain during this time it gave no indi cation of it other than by those mo tions. It did not bellow and its regu lar deep breathing continued without interruption. Fortunately, the wounds in her pooi feet and the amputated portions were not where they interfered with stand ing, and they healed rapidly. Marly is feeling fine now, and has recovered her old good temper entirely. Cowardice of Sharks. Many tales have been told of how human beings have been devoured by the fish that Is known as the man eater. Although many of these have been greatly exaggerated, they are to a certain extent true. It is also true that sharks have been known to fol low a ship for days, picking up and eating that which had been thrown overboard as waste. Notwithstanding all of this, the cowardliness of sharks is well known among men who have been much to sea in southern waters. The fiercest shark will get out of the way of a swimmer if the latter sets up a noisy splashing. A shark fears anything that splash es in the water. Among the South Sea Islands the natives never go bathing alone, but always in parties of half a dozen or so, in order that they may make a great hubbub in the water and thus frighten away the sharks. Once in a while a too venturesome swimmer among these natives fool ishly detaches himself from his party and forgets to keep up his splashing Then there is a swish and the man eater comes up from under him like a flash and he is gone.—Pensacola Re porter. Modish Chlrography. 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