Thank you to Richard Hatch for finding this article online and bringing it to my attention.
I particularly enjoy the reporter’s description of the tricks Malini performed for the Police Chief, detectives, and judge. The article gives a glimpse as to how Malini marketed himself. He would roll into town, perform for dignitaries and other important people, and invite a newspaper reporter along.
This article from the May 18, 1912 issue of the San Francisco Call (p. 13) was at the top of the page, sandwiched between articles concerning the Board of Education, and a bribery case against a Los Angeles attorney.
I have other Malini articles in my files that I plan to upload soon. Stay tuned.