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The Hobo Bagpiper
The Bagpiper Doused - Coffeyville Journal July 23, 1897
Tuesdav evening several gentlemen made up a purse for the bagpiper and thereby induced him to play in front of a Walnut street drug store, from which he had previously been thrown into the street.
He had blown off a few agnozing rounds of “After the Ball”, when a glass full of water was thrown through the screen door striking him full in the face.
He merely “houched” a few inches to one side and after a long, discordant blast which was vivid reminder of Sells Bros’. menagerie, he bellowed forth the well known strains of “Boom De Aye”
Third Antiquated Tune
Just as the merriment was at its height a bucket full of water made sloppy by washing soda glasses was thrown out of the doorway, entirely deluging the bagpiper and two Salvation Army women who happened to be coming up the street behind him.
Pay the Piper
In the hobo bagpiper we hardly recognized the spruce advance agent for the Kitson-Commons Theater Co.
Got So Crumbly