Horace Goldin

"To describe Goldin's feats of legerdemain or illusion or whatever they are would be a gigantic task. The whole thing is a sort of spectacular mystification, starting with an impersonation of some of the world's greatest conjurers and concluding the performance with a pantomime of three scenes tellings the story of an attempt on the part of the Sultan of Morocco to kidnap a beautiful American girl who has been made to appear by the illusionist's art. Goldin [...] rescues her and causes a magnificent Bengal tiger to disappear entirely from sight as it strides relentlessly up and down its steel cage. Incidentally the tiger is restored to your view and the curtain falls in a storm of applause."
San Francisco Call, January 5 1914