Extraordinary pistol shots.
--Capt. John Travis
, so well and so favorably known in this city, (says the Vicksburg Sun
.) has had a class of ladies learning to shoot with the pistol.
In these times it has become an essential and popular part of female education.--A few days ago, the Captain
resorted with a few members of his class, to the residence of A. H. Arthur
, for the purpose of practicing, with the following result.
The target was placed ten paces distant.
Mrs. W. H. Stevens
rang the bell four times out of five shots, with a rest, and eight times out of fifteen off-hand.
four times with a rest out of five, and four times out of fifteen off-hand.
Mrs. Gen. T. C. McMackin
twice out of five times with a rest, and six times out of fifteen off-hand.
Mrs. A. H. Arthur
twice out of five times with a rest, and seven times off-hand out of fifteen shots.
says that it equals any shooting he ever saw by any class.
We are in no danger when every one of our noble ladies is a hero, and can use the weapons of Mars
upon their enemies as effectually as they play the battery of their charge upon their friends.--Who would not battle for them?
is a head taller than any place in the South