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A Second Dr. Carver.

According to the “Pacific Life,” of San Francisco, Oakland, of that State (California) possesses, in the person of one of its residents, an equal to the now worldcelebrated Doctor, in many of the the latter’s well known ritle feats. The name of this gentleman is John Ruth, and he is destined to become as well known as either Dr. Carver or Pogarclus. The “Pacific Life” writes of Mr. Ruth as follows: “ Mr. John Ruth, of Oakland is destined to be one of the most noted marksmen in the world. Of late this distinguished gentleman has made some scores which will open the eyes of other crack shots. Recently at Piedmont Springs, Mr. Ruth, in shooting at glass balls, broke 48 and 49 out of 50, and 98 and 99 out of 100. He also broke 42 out of 50 by raising and firing the rifle with one hand. Preparations are being made for a match between Ruth and a noted shot of Utah, for a purse of 200dols. The gentlemen are to shoot at 500 glass balls, Mr. Ruth using a Brllard rifle and his opponent a shot-gun. Mr. Ruth opens a challenge to the world, not even excepting the great Dr. Carver. He proposes to beat the best record ever made by Carver, 885 out of 1,000 glass balls. Mr. Ruth’s fancy shots deserve especial mention. Recently he gave an exhibition of shooting at stationary glass balls, with his rifle held in different positions. 1. Holding rifle sideways. 2. Upside down, over his head, firing at the balls with the rifle thus held. 8. Shooting from hip without aim. 4. Holding head over back of chair. In firing in these fashions, Ruth did not fail in a single instance to hit his mark.

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A Second Dr. Carver. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 28, 29 November 1879

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