Alois Merklin 
Last updated: 22.06.17
All that can presently (May 2013) be gleaned about by internet searching is that Alois Merklin is the one-off composer of Those Chicken Stealing Coons (1905) published by The Merklin Company Music Publishers, New York, USA.
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Further sheet music at DBE: ON HOLD