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A Leap of Jiinely Feet.
A consumptive-looking man, with nothing to indicate that he belonged to the race of inspired idiots, elbowed his way through the crowd on Bridge Square about 4 p. m. yesterday, and, walking to the center of the iron span on the Wabash street bridge—wbepe from the rail to the water is a distance of folly uinety feet — proceeded coolly to divest himself of ooat, hat, pantaloons, vest and shoes, which he turned over to a confederate, He stood for al few moments re ve»led in n suit of tights, then quickly mounted the outside rail, gave a slight cheer, and leaped straight outward. A cry of horror went up from those ot the crowd who, attracted by the unusual proceedings, bad watch ed the man's actions, and all held their breath as faster and faster be sped through the air, liia arms held closely to his sides, and his feet as firmly held together as if bound with iron. He struck the water a human wedge .and clove its depths in instant disappearance, but to the surprise of *the onlookers, soon çama to the surface, and the strong current witb bim, struck out slowly down stream, and in a comparatively short spaoe landed at the lower levee! Here he was met by a police man, who saw nothing heroic in 'the affair, and incontinently marohed bim to the station, where be is now oonSned to an swe^f^^charge of disorderly for >W, lifts ice have leite the baa often made mor® ngerous leaps—notably from one of the Thames bridges in London, and from the big bridge Louis, and makes a plum k bis ability and like daring. Ü6 that a few days ed from the tower bridge at Minneapolis, and then and there laid a wager that he would do the same from the, St. Paul structure. By the work ings of an inscrutable providence he wasn't even bruised,—[St, Paul Pioneer-Press. I nnocence of Y outh .—The Yicksburg boy oan stand up witb any other boy in the world against an accusation. The other day when a Yicksburg mother discovered sugar on the pantry-shelf,.she called her boy and said: "Some one has been stealing this sugar!" "Is it possible ?" he exclaimed, rolling np his eyes in astonish ment. "Yes, it is possible and ^ the thief is not far away, either." "Aia't he? Do you suspect father?" don't." r j't be the oat, could inquired, glancing under in search of the feline, don't eat sngar young man 1" "They don't?" "No Sir; the thief is ft boy about yonr age." "He is, eh? I'd just > like to catch him in here once?!' "If the sugar is disturbed again," she said, as she covered the box, ' I know of a boy who'll get his jacket dusted." "That's bully! I wish you'd let me stay out of school so's to see you oatch and maul him." And he went out to devour the other lamps. 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