Maximus, the Great Auto-Defier

Maximus the Great, makes the point of his exhibition that the machine passes over the stomach. Marino, the first exponent of this exhilarating sport over here, had the gasoline car run over his back.
With plenty of noise, bustle and preparation, the auditors are worked into a "thrilling" frame of mind.
With the act fixed considerably, and pains taken to disabuse any impressio of "fake" that the grated cell window and chains leave, the act ought to pass through, if sufficient excitement is worked up over te main event, and Maximus gives less attention to his brunette locks.
Variety 3:5 (03/30/1907)