MISS ANNIE OAKLEY.
THE LITTLE SURE SHOT.
Some time back I wrote that there was a possibility of another champion wing shot coming amongst us from the land of the Stars and Stripes in the person of Miss Annie Oakley "little sure shot," and undis-puted champion lady wing and fancy shot of the world. By last mail I received a letter from her manager, Mr. Frank E. Butler, with a greeting in the shape of a neatly-designed Xmas card bearing on the inside a true likeness of "little Annie," which she sends with her compliments. Needles t osay we reciprocate. Mr. Buttler says that Miss Oakley does ot come to this country to defeat all our pigeon shooters, but simply to meet the Australian sportsmen, of whom she has heard such flattering reports, and give some exhibition, and if possible, arrange a few matches, and just do enough to defray expenses. Anxious as I am to see the "little sure shot" perform with the shot gun for her own benefit, I cannot refrain from saying that I fear her trip will be a failure, and I cannot see how she could draw at either exhibition or match shooting a sufficient number of people to repay her. Captain Brewer was amongst us when shoot-ing was all the rage, and his visit was a dead loss. Dr. Carver is now here, and his opinion is that "Little Annie" would just about re-main here long enough to take the next boat back again. One thing Miss Oakley may de-pend on is that she will get the support of every Australian sportman, and nothing will be left undone to make her visit a pleasant and if possible a profitable one. Miss Annie you may rely on having the support of the REFEREE.
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