The Battle of Too Soon

There is lots of good fun, the apex being reached when Mr. Barrett, as the Irish private, returns to inquire of his superior officer, who has thrillingly described to the audience his soldier's perilous ride into the camp of the enemy, how to place the saddle on the horse. The sketch might be worked up to a finale at this point, which is the legitimate place for it.
Hogan may return to vaueville again some time; you can't be too sure these days, and it's better to be known in the varieties as “good act” than as a good actor.
Variety 6:1 (06/01/1907)