Chung Ling Soo’s Fate

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Chung Ling Soo’s Fate

Death Came From Overlook Man of Mystery’s Greatest Mystery Chung Ling Soo’s Fate Told by Vox, the Magicians Trick Master. So the Governor is dead! No more will Chung Ling Soo mystify with his magic. As he lived so he died – a man of mystery, and the greatest mystery of all was the manner of his death. Chung Ling Soo was no more a Chinaman than I am, and I hail from Bonnie Dundee. Indeed he had nearly as good a claim to rank as a Scott, for his mother was from Inverness. Fate decreed there should be born in New...

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How Houdini Died

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How Houdini Died

HOW HOUDINI DIED. Manager Declares Illness Was Caused by Blow Though, according to the doctors who operated upon him, the death of Harry Houdini, the famous magician, was due to peritonitis supervening upon appendicitis, his manager, Mr. Stuckel, blames a student for this fatal illness. While lecturing at McGill University, Toronto, ten days ago, Houdini invited the students to come to his dressing-room for further information, whereupon two came and commented upon Houdini’s unusual strength. When a student...

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The “Handcuff King” Interesting Stories

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The “Handcuff King” Interesting Stories

THE “HANDCUFF KING” INTERESTING STORIES HOUDINI’S BIG LIFT IN BRADFORD. News of the death in America of Harry Houdini, the famous “Handcuff King” and one of the greatest of modern magicians, will be received with regret by many Bradfordians, for it was at Bradford that Houdini laid the foundations of his eminently successful career, and during his appearance in the city he had made a host of friends. Chief among them, perhaps, was Mr Jim Moffitt, of 123 Dudley Hill Road. When Houdini first appeared at the...

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Blazing Stage Becomes A Death Trap

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Blazing Stage Becomes A Death Trap

TEN PERSONS PERISH IN THE FLAMES OF A BURNING MUSIC-HALL IN EDINBURGH TRAGIC FATE OF A GREAT ILLUSIONIST By a terrible fire that broke out in the Edinburgh Empire Palace Theatre the other night the stage in the course of a few minutes was converted into a veritable furnace, shutting off the escape of ten persons who perished in the flames. Among the victims was Lafayette, the “Great Illusionist and Man of Mystery,” whose performance constituted the “star turn.” At the time of the outbreak, which was nearing the...

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“HANDCUFF KING” DEAD

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“HANDCUFF KING” DEAD

“HANDCUFF KING” DEAD MANACLE MAGICIAN WHO APPEARED IN BRADFORD HARRY HOUDINI. Harry Houdini, the world famous magician, who made his first professional appearance in this country at the Palace Theatre, Bradford, died at Detroit, yesterday, says a Reuter message, following two operations. He was a victim of peritonitis. Known as the “Handcuff King” Houdini was born in the United States in 1874 and was the son of the Rev. Dr. Meyer Samuel, but changed his name under deed poll. He began his versatile career as a...

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Houdini’s Will. “Handcuff King’s” Secrets to be Destroyed.

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Houdini’s Will. “Handcuff King’s” Secrets to be Destroyed.

Houdini’s Will. “Handcuff King’s” Secrets to be Destroyed. NEW YORK FRIDAY – By the will of Houdini, the late handcuff king, his library, valued at 500,000 dollars goes to the congressional Library. His illusions become the property of this brother, T.F. Weiss  but the secrets of his famous escapes are to be destroyed, Central News. [Note- Houdini, the “Handcuff King”, whose death took place recently, was one of the most famous illusionists of modern times. His first appearance on the stage took place...

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