Every theatrical newspaper man knows the anecdote of the German cornetist en tour with a minstrel company.
"Gi' me a call there on the bugle," said Haight rapidly to the cornetist.
Standing at the extreme inner edge of the walk was the cornetist.
There was a cornetist, two or three violins followed, then a banjo and guitar.
Pep was particularly attentive to the cornetist, who entered the playhouse after giving a second tune on his instrument.
As the flag was raised, the Star Spangled Banner was sung, a cornetist leading.
The cornetist sounded a couple of notes, and the cotillon paused in the very act of the break.
The hero is a youth who becomes a cornetist in an orchestra, and works his way up to the leadership of a brass band.