The tricks themselves are futile, being made possible by the use of mechanical apparatus that any dealer in that line of goods could furnish at a minute's notice. His talk, however, is interesting. It is full of good points, and the Union Square audience took kindly to it.
Bowman handles his talking material in a rather colorless fashion that does not help him. However good the material might be, delivered in the present monotone it loses some of its value. Not that one would suggest that he mouth or appear to work harder. That would be worst still. But a little bit of animation would not be amiss.
Variety 5:4 (05/25/1907)