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Meredith Stanley, of Cincinnati, a wellknown athlete and bridge-jumper, who has challenged Brodie, of New York, on the 11th inst, made the most remarkable leap on record from the famous high bridge on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad over the Kentucky River. The height is 2Ssft. He selected a place where the river was 12ft, and, attired in silk tights and slippers, leaped into the air, and doubling up bis body like a ball, fell to the water, and a moment later bounded to the surface, where he was quickly seized by assistants in a boat. Stanley coughed blood a little while, but soon recovered and took train for Cincinnati. He escaped without breaking the skin, and said next day that he felt as well as ever.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Evening Star, Issue 7942, 25 June 1889

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