Horace Goldin

“Speed was the secret of the second series in which Goldin presented an entirely bewildering array of illusions and legerdemain. Clever impersonation and duplication of familiar feats constituted the first, while the third was a drama in pantomime, dressed and staged like a comic opera spectacle.”
"Goldin and his coconspirators are thrown into the den of the tiger god, only to reappear a moment later in an empty cage, while the girl is discovered in the person of an attendant." "An imposing illusion is also the levitation of a piano and a comely soloist, both of which disappear at a pistol shot, the empty drapery falling to the stage."
Washington Spokesman Review, December 8 1913