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bucks apiece. We-was just goin' to cut it up that way when I says :
" Why not give a divvy to poor old Elliott ?"
About fifteen of 'em at once told me that I was crazy. You see, when he got canned he owed everybody in the club. I guess he'd stuck me for the most-about seventy bucks-but I didn't care nothin' about that. I knowed he hadn't never reported to Atlanta, and I thought he was prob'ly busted and a bunch o' money might make things all right for him and the other songbird.
I made quite a speech to the fellers, tellin' 'em how he'd cried when he left us and how his heart'd been set on gettin' married on the series dough. I made it so strong that they finally fell for it. Our shares was cut to five hundred eighty apiece, and John sent him a check for a full share.
For a while I was kind o' worried about what I'd did. I didn't know if I was doin' right by the girl to give him the chance to marry her.
He'd told me she was stuck on him, and that's the only excuse I had for tryin' to fix it up between 'em; but, b'lieve me, if she was my sister or a friend o' mine I'd just as soon of had her manage the Cincinnati Club as marry that bird. I thought to myself :
" If she's all right she'll take acid in a month-and it'll be my fault; but if she's really stuck on him they must be somethin' wrong with her too, so what's the diff'rence ?"
Then along comes this letter that I told you about. It's from some friend of hisn up there-and they's a note from him. I'll read 'em to you and then I got to beat it for the station :

Dear Sir: They have got poor Elliott locked up and they are goin' to take him to the asylum at Kalamazoo. IIe thanks you for the check, and we will use the money to see that he is made comf'table.
When the poor boy come back here he found that his girl was married to Joe Bishop, who runs a soda fountain. She had wrote to him about it, but he did not read her letters. The news drove him crazy-poor boy-and he went to the place where they was livin' with a baseball bat and very near killed 'em both. Then he marched down the street singin' ` Silver Threads Among the Gold 'at the top of his voice. They was goin' to send him to prisor for assault with intent to kill, but the jury decided he was crazy:
He wants to thank you again for the money.
Yours truly,
Jim---

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I can't make out his last name-but it don't make no diff'rence. Now I'll read you his note :
Old Roomy: I was at bat twice and made two hits; but I guess I did not meet 'em square. They tell me they are both alive yet,
which I did not mean 'em to be. I hope they got good curve-ball pitchers where I am goin'. I sure can bust them curves-can't I, sport?
Yours,
B. Elliott.

P. S.-The B stands for Buster.
That's all of it, fellers; and you can see I had some excuse for not hittin'. You can also see why I ain't never goin' to room with no bug again-not for John or nobody else !

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