My Secret Power – By Houdini

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My Secret Power – By Houdini

My Secret Power – By Houdini I have read Mr. Gow’s article about myself, and am naturally interested in his point of view, having made a study both of conjuring and what is known as spiritualism. He tells me he knows very little about conjuring in itself, and he is consequently unwilling to attribute any wonders he sees to spiritualistic powers merely because he cannot understand them in any other way, in which he is quite wise. Now I think I may claim, without boasting, to know pretty well all the...

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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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Me by Houdini

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Me by Houdini

Do I know FRAGMENTS? Course I do.  Sure I’m a reg’lar fellah. But I’m not “English” No, nor Scandinavian either. I’m just an honest-to-goodness American, born way up in Appleton, Wisconsin of rich but honest parents. “Perhaps it is because I’ve worked here for such a long time that lots of folks take me for English. Anyhow, I don’t mind, for I feel just as much at home here as over home. “I was always the queer sheep of our family. Always dreaming. Always thinking. My mother never understood me. Neither did...

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Houdini, The Mystery Man

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Houdini, The Mystery Man

Houdini- The Mystery-Man By David Gow Editor of “Light” “Some people say, Mr Houdini,” I remarked, “that some of your feats are so impossible of explanation along ordinary lines that you are really a medium and are assisted by spirits.” The great magician, with whom I was spending an hour by his invitation, smiled at my remark, particularly when I added that even in his escape from the tank of water, which I have witnessed before I came, I could see no evidence of anything but a remarkably clever feat of...

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