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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, Esq, 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. Mrs. Garvin 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.

Capt. Travis 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? Vicksburg is a head taller than any place in the South.

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