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Our $2 Shoes for Men and Ladies are extra good value, I I made of good wearing leather, throughout, are shapely and attractive, and when on / OU the foot could not be told from much finer shoes. The style of toe and heel is the UEST. STYLES same as fine goods,. and parties not feeling able to buy higher priced goods can be suited with our $2 shoes. Resolve to buy the next pair at thee are the peo Shoes madtQ order and mend- NEW ENGLAND SHO E STO RE.ple you oughttodealwith. ed. All reasonable repairs made' N . free of charge. TO1 SHOOT A RAEVOLER Veteran Teacher Records the Achieve ments of Some of His Favor ite Pupils. Careless Man With a Gun More Dangerous Than a Live Rattlesnake. Best Make of Revolver to Purchase-Don't Point a Pistol at Any One Position. (Written for Tar H ELENA INDEPENDrNT.1 UDGE GILDER sleeve never said a truer thing than he did one day on the bench in senteno Sc ing a man for shooting some one: "I am more afraid of a revolver in the S- I hands of a careless man than I am of L 1i alive rattlesnake." And so is every an who has had experience with firearms. People at large have no idea of the carelessness with which ignorant men handle all kinds of firearms, particularly revolvers. Since I opened my shooting-rallery in Barnum's old museum, on Broadway and Ann street, in 1865, I have taught thousands. Some of my pupils are now the best pistol - shots in the world. But during this entire time I have seldom seen a day that I did not have to tell some man how to hold his pistol so that an accident might not oscar. There is the nervous man, who fidgets with his pistols, and points it first at one man and then at another without meaning to do so. The nervous man is bad enough, bhat the absent-minded man, who points his revol ver at you and forgets all about it until a second or so after he has blown your head off, is much worse. The worst of all ipupils, though, is the man-who-knows-it-all. Perhaps his grand father may have owned an old musket, and he thinks he knows as mnue about firearms as if he had been born and bred in an arse nal. I always look out for that man. and I would advise you to do the same. The more a man become, acquainted with revolvers the more careful he becomes. Therefore, in explaining here the proper way to shoot the pistol, 1 rut at the head of my advice the best method of handling the weapon before it is aimed at the talg,!t. It is wonderful why more accidents dio not occur than are recorded, when you stop to think that i manan can buya pistol in any hardware shop, from a clerk whose knowl edge of weapons is confined to the cost mark on the boxes, and that he carries this firearm away with him, totally ignorant of its use. In the first place the best revolver in tar get shooting is of American tmaker fortyr four caliber, army pattern. The regulation indoor range is twelve, twenty-five, fifty or reventy-five yards: and outdoor, 100 yards. The target is a standard decimal with a bullseye one a.l one-eighth inches in diameter. Round bullets should be used and light charges bf powder when but be ginning practice and up to twenty yards. When a man walks up to the counter on which the weapons rest and picks up a re volver, let him be careful to catch hold of the barrel with one hand and the handle with the other and, before he does anything else, open the pistol and see whether or not its is loaded. Never take another man's word that your pistol is not loaded. Bear this in mind. After you have satisfied yourself that your revolver is empty, fit it to your hand. But don't point it at any one during this experiment. I have seen more than one I0 SAFE WAY TO HANDLE A PISTOL. man knocked down, and quite rightly, too, for pointing a really empty pistol at an other man while he was fitting it to his hand. Always go upon the supposition that your revolver is loaded. I give you, too, another rule that the ex pert revolver-shot always practices. He never touches the trigger until he shoots. Do not get in the habit of putting your finger inside the guard and fooling around the trigger while you are testing your weapon. When shooting stand on both legs, squarely, with the heels a little distance apart and on a straight line with each other. This pose is natural and easy. Nature gave a man two legs to stand on. Rest your weight equally on both legs, your muscles firm but not rigid. If you tighten the tension of your muscles you may be able to hold one or two or possibly three shots, but you will soon overtax yourself, and at the end of half a dozen shots your hand will tremlble. 'I he e is no muscular exertion about shooting a revolver except that of holding it in the hand. A revolver is not a twenty-pound dumbbell. You don't have to strain your self when you aim it at a target, and the easier and more natural your ipose, the less strength you dxert, the better will be your aim, and the longer your endurance. There are several standard w .ysof stand ing, differing one from the other as to the pose of the body above the waist. The old way came to no from France, where it originated during the days of the duel. The marksman turned his body sidewise toward the target, crooking the right arm so that the elbow covered the lungs and lie ducked the head sq that the handle of the weapon hid the face before the eyes. He shielded as far as possible his vital parts. This was a great posh in its day and was used by many noted,shote. Ilut the newer systems of this counitry have been proved to be made better for accurate marklrman ship. 'There are three recognized ways of stand ing used in America by the beat shots. One way is to turn the body from the waist, sideways, exteaditlg the ; plol arm alpgqul straight. - The second method is to turn the bod3 partially as though the marksman was pon ing for a three-quarters view at a photog rapher's. The third way is to face the target di rectly and extend the arm in front of the eyes. Aumng those who use the first plositioc are William M. Chase, the artist, George Byrd, Major William R. Pryor, and Pierre Lorillard. The threa quarter pose is taken by Ira Paine, the great rifle shot, and J. T. B. Collins. There is only one way to hold a revolver correctly. The barrel should he on a straight line with the forearm. Cover as much as possible of the handle with the palm of the hand. Don't.grasp tne handle as a parrot clings to its perch. Let the palm and fingers spread over the handle generously. The thumb should be on a straight line with the barrel, extended along the metal by the side of the lock. If you ever go into a shooting gallery where any expert revolver shots are prac ticing you will find that each man carefully fits his pistol to his hand. When it has once found its proper place he is ready, and not before. One of the secrets of good revolver shooting lies in the method of holding the firearm. An expert shot always holds it in precisely the same way every time he shoots. Pulling the trigger is the bone. marrow and sinew of the art of shooting. No mat ter how the pistol may be held, no matter how the marksman may stand, he must pull the trigger in the right way and at the right moment to hit the mark. The proper pull is steady, cautious-an equal pressure from beginning to end. Fol low this course and with practice you will be able to discharge the weapon at the ex act instant when the aim is correct. 1 once knew a fanious pistol shot who was the wondet of my gallery, and, as a matter of course the younger marksmen were ex tremely anxious to get from him his rules for firing. "I can tell you how to shoot and never miss," he said one night. "How?" asked the others, as they gath around him. "This way. Stand on two legs, hold your pistol in the proper 'style, take aim, and pull the trigger at the supreme moment." Then he vanished. Th reare some nervous men who are good marksmen, but as a rule they seldomt become experts. One of their most con mon faults is called "linching." 'They stand correctly, hold their pistols the right 1 `o 0 * r'ORUnr.CT PO(SITION IN lMINi;. I way, take a good ainm, but whln th. coerne to press the trigger they shliut their eves and dodge. 1 have brrtr iin t good nirrny llen or this failing, but I have klrowln c:es tIhat were incurable, as sighting a revolver draw the two sights r and lull's eye on I liII. .omeir eni dio this as they raise the firealrm.. i;,rrque - ytd and Will l~ra M. (hasen follow tlhis rule, and it has hrue adopted by thle fiia jority of expertH. e Iirt there is still a very revHllhrirrle a nue her who trake aIan illw lrrW'rrl, tIT, r-volver. it Pierre Iorillarrd and 1"rrent II. l,'rd belonrg to this class. y Before telling yourr rout fanny shloting let me say a few words laout t he men who follow the general dirctions Il hvr, rlid down above. '1o any mind, iri I think thire i- records will bear me out, tie Arnerican ite e volver shots are the best irn the world. ruch marksmen as Plorre Lorrillard. Williara M. n Chase, Iria l'aine, Major I'rytrr, 11. W. Wickham, Mr. Winans, and others, make shots that are absolutely paralyzing. 'Ihey drive tacks with pistol balls, light parlor matches without breaking the match,knock the ashes from a cigar, wheel and fire at the wod, scoring the bull's eye five fimes out of ten, split playing cards turned edge wise toward the pistol, cut holes through three-cent pieces, and hit suspended mus ket balls. Frank Lord is one of the most re markable shots 1 have ever seen, in that he can shoot better when he is exhibiting his skill before his friends than when he is practiocmg alone. I have seen him shoot through the ring of a watch-an old-fash ioned watch with a large ring. He used a 22-caliber pistol, but still the feat was wonderful. You often hear of cowboys doing temark able shooting, and some of them are un doubtedly great shots. And you often see them in shows going through their fancy exhibitions. They stand and rest the pistol on the left elbow joint. They sit down and rest their elbows on their knees. They lie down on their backs and, stooping over, shoot between their legs. Let me tell you that none of these position is worth a cent for practical work. Men who do not know much about shoot ing the revolver think that some of the poses, especially the lying and sitting ones, are great. But they are wrong. The best and easiest pose is standing up as I have de scribed it In the beginning of this article. The advantage of resting the weapon on the arm is to steady the aim when one fires .from a horse's back. It is the old cavalry style and has just about gone out of use. I hold that the best marksmanship is the ability to shoot the greatest number of bull's eyes in the shortest possible time. It is better to make a good average score for ten or twenty shots thin to make a hap hazard scratch the first shot. Here are the names of some gentlemen who have fired five shots into a target in one second: George Byro, A. A. Cohen, Wm. Kent, Allen P. Kelley, Capt. F. H. Swift, Dr. J. N. Henry. They used self-cocking revolvers. But expert marksmen do not use the self-cook inn revolver for ordinary work. They are too dangerous for them even to handle. Let me mass my advice: Begin by taking the proper stand and by holding the revolver in the proper way. Practice this way no matter whether you hit the target or not. Better shoot badly at fi st and acquire the proper form than make good scores at first by use of incorrect methods. Accuracy of aim comes last of all. Prao tice correctly and aim will come to you in time. You never heard of a man learning to play the violin by accident. It is the same rule with revolver shooting. Thousands of rounds of shots were fired before the fa mous scores were made. JAMES E. CONLEN. Copyright. Bucklen's Arnlea Salve. 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