"Oudini," the mysterious second Houdini, will give exhibitions at the Park Square Rink during next week, each afternoon and evening. On Monday night he will be handcuffed, chained and shackled, and will free himself. On Tuesday afternoon and evening he will be placed in a mail bag and handcuffed and locked with a Corbin lock. On Wednesday afternoon he will be locked within a galvanized iron boiler, made by the Riverside Boiler Works. He is open to all challenges and invites inspection of all his properties.—Boston Globe, Feb. 2, 1908.
"Oudini," the mysterious wonder, a second Houdini, in magnetic gifts, will appear and give exhibitions at the Park Square Rink this week. By his mysterious power he has mastered all locks, bolts, bars and straps. On Monday night he will be handcuffed, chained and shackled, and in the presence of all will free himself.
On Tuesday afternoon and evening he will be placed in a mail bag and handcuffed and locked within the bag, the lock used being of the Corbin variety. On Wednesday afternoon he will be locked within a galvanized iron boiler.
He is free to all challenges, and invites inspection of all his properties in his acts. He will give exhibitions each afternoon and evening.—Boston Post, Feb. 2, 1908.
"Oudini," who claims to be a worthy rival of Houdini, will give exhibitions of his mysterious power every afternoon and evening this week in the Park Square Rink. He will free himself from handcuffs, chains, and all manner of shackles in full view of the audience. Tuesday he will escape from a mail pouch in which he has been securely locked.
Wednesday afternoon he will submit to being locked in a galvanized iron boiler, with the cover set down tightly and fastened with nuts and bolts.—Boston American, Feb. 2, 1908.
"Oudini," the handcuff expert, will appear at Park Square Rink 'afternoons and evenings during the week. Claiming to be possessed of magnetic gifts that enable him to free himself from all bolts, locks and bars, he challenges any person witnessing his act to lock handcuffs upon him. He has a series of acts arranged for the coming week that cannot but startle the most sceptical.
Each afternoon and evening will witness a different performance, with more difficult acts added to the weekly program.— Boston Post, Feb. 3, 1908.
"Oudini's" act yesterday at the Park Square Rink was a thriller, and continues to be as mystifying as all of his performances have been the past week. "Oudini" was locked securely in a coffin and escaped from it without even disturbing the seals which had been placed upon the screws in the lid. Marvelous is the power of this young fellow. He has released himself from locks, handcuffs, bolts, bars, chains, and every contrivance that has been brought to him. His escape from a large boiler riveted with three-inch bolts and sealed as an extra precaution, has been his most mystifying act of the week. His challenges have brought out many home-made contrivances, as well as the best kind of locks, bars, and chains, but nothing holding the young man.
Representatives from different machine shops and boiler works have witnessed the act, and all go away amazed at the performance. "Oudini" appears afternoons and evenings the rest of the week.—Boston Traveler, Feb. 7, 1908.
"Oudini the Great" is the popular phrase on the streets since this man struck this town, and if ever words were true, these certainly are. He is by far the most wonderful man of his kind ever seen in this city, for the acts which he performs are certainly equal> if not superior, to any one of his class. Last evening he again had the crowd guessing, and one and all went away with serious thoughts as to the way he got out of the mail pouch after he had been shackled, chained and locked in the mail bag. Yesterday afternoon, after he had been put in the bag, a young man went upon the stage and asked them to put on a Yale lock which he had in place of the Corbin variety. At first "Oudini" thought it was unfair for this to be done to him after he had been put ih the bag, but when the young man said that he was "squealing" he consented to use the Yale lock, was again locked up, put in the bag, and after a delay of five minutes he apepared much fatigued, but at the same time, one of the happiest men in the city. There are all kinds of challenges being received at the theatre box office these days. To-night he performs one of the most difficult acts, when he will be put in the huge iron tank, which will be riveted, and will prove to all when he steps on the stage that he is certainly one of the wonders of the century. There is nothing but the best heard about the New Orpheum these days, and the theatre is gaining a reputation.—Haverhill Gazette, Feb. 12, 1908.
There is no phrase which exactly tells how "Oudini" does his amazing tricks in such a short space of time. Escaping from jail, from handcuffs, from packing cases, from trunks, from all kinds of seemingly impossible barriers, he has mystified hundreds at the New Orpheum this week, and of all who have had the pleasure of beholding him at work, none have been able to fathom the alacrity with which he breaks away from all ties.
Last night the main act was escaping from a boiler, which had been securely bolted, riveted, and declared utterly impossible by the hundreds in the audience. The young man entered the boiler with a smiling face, but those who saw him considered it impossible for him to get out alive. No such unhappy end was in waiting for the wizard, however, for it was not long before he stepped to the footlights, tired, looking somewhat fatigued, but with the proud knowledge that he had conquered.