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--Persons who use fire-arms should remember that percussion guns or pistols are sometimes discharged without the caps. An exchange paper says:

‘ A young man was badly wounded in this city by the accidental discharge of a pistol in the hand of his friend. It is worthy of remark that this pistol had no cap on it, but it seems that a small portion of the percussion powder was on the tube, and this was sufficient to fire the powder.

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