Glass Ball Shooting Match to be Held in Scotland Neck, NC, June 7, 1883

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June 7, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page)

We are requested to publish the following:
Tillery, N.C.,
May 21st, 1883.

Dear Sir:–A grand Glass Ball Shooting Match will be held in Scotland Neck, N.C., 7th June, 1883. Shooting will commence at 10 o’clock, a.m.

Prizes as Follows:

1st $100, 2nd $50, 3rd $30.

Entrance fee $5. Number of chances, 40. Trap, (Cord’s rotary.) Rise 18 yards. Bogardus’ rules, except guns larger than 12 bore, will not be admitted. Ties of 10 shoot for first prize, 9 for 2nd, 8 for 3rd. More than three chances will not be allowed one shooter. Dinner furnished participants.

If desirous of taking chances, please inform

  1. A Lewter, or
  2. M. Shields.

Managers, Tillerys, N.C.


This competition may have actually taken place July 10, 1883. The results are posted in this article.


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