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A formidable Pike.

--The Memphis Avalanche describes a new weapon, called the ‘ "Graves lance and pike,"’ named after its inventor, the Rev. J. R. Graves, of Nashville. Its striking peculiarities are: 1. Its wound at once paralyzes the enemy, and it is of the most fatal character. 2. It is portable and can be used with a shot gun. Its length is nine or ten feet when extended, and when folded only the length of the musket. 3. A body of soldiers can be drilled with the manual used for the musket and bayonet.

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