There is novelty in his work, and the idea of telling his stories, they while executing those characteristic Nye gyrations makes an amusing number. Nye has a crowd of jokes, old and new, for the specialty which at the Monday night performance scored a high percentage of bull's eyes.
Laughter at the second story practically held up the act.
The story used in the encore is an old one and was probably dug up upon the spur of the moment. Such roughness as the talk displays will be smoothed out after a few performances and new material will “fatten” it up.
Variety 4:1 (04/06/1907)