has an electrical outfit upon the stage
A "committee" from the audience is on the stage
lights cigarettes with electricity while the paper of tobacco is held in his mouth; brns handkerchiefs from the soles of his shoes; welds two pieces of iron together in a jar of water, holding the other ends in his hands, and in reality seemingly "eats" the fluit.
at no time does the audience slacken up in its attention.
Volta has a first-class act for vaudeville; it is mystifying and it is interesting
Variety 1:1 (05/01/1907)