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SJJBLEY'S CLOSE CALL Big- Bat Tells an Amusing- Story of Ex-Congressman Finerty. ITun In the House Restaurant—Gen. Crook's Old Scout Charms u Circle of Cou- IKre.ssineu—How Finerty Found Some Items for Ills 1'upoi*. ICOPVKICnT. 189J.1 There was a quaint party m the House restaurant the other afternoon. It included ^laj. J. M, liurke, better known as Arizona John; Congressman Geary, of California; Congressman McAdoo, of New Jersey, and Uaptiste Purier, better known to army officers as Big- Bat, an old scout of Gens, Crook, Miles and Terry. He is here with the Sioux Indian delegation. Stories of ex- Congressman John Finerty, of Chicag-o, •were in order. \Vhile Finerty was a member of the house of representatives •he paid great attention to Irish matters. jHe never missed an opportunity of twisting the tail of the British lion or of expectorating- tobacco juice into his teyes. He had an ardent sympathizer in IRichelieu Robinson, who then repre- teented a Brooklyn district. McAdoo juays Robinson ivas coming- into the house one day when he met Finerty iwho was going- out. "What's being done in the house?" Robinson inquired. "Oh, nothing but some damned American legislation," was Finerty's response. ! Of course there was a roar of laug-hter. >To the astonishment of everybody, Big DBat began to tell a story about Finerty. lit was told in the dialect peculiar to the Canadian French, trappers and excited preat merriment. The story is known In the north-west as "Lieut. Sibley's close call." It was about the time of the Custer massacre. The command rwas near Tongue river. Lieut. Sibley •was detailed to go to the Crow nation •and bring back some Crows as scouts. 'Sibley's party numbered thirty picked men. Among them were Big Bat, Frank Gruard, chief of scouts, and Mr. Finer- 1y. Finerty was accompanying the column as a newspaper correspondent. FUp to that time he nad been looking for items for his paper. As Big Bat expresses it: "He would come to me and say. '"What you know for my papair. I •want to put something in my papair!' "Dis occurred a half a dozen times a •day. I tell him: 'You see on de expe- "Pop", pop, pop. come heavier and heavier. Jte shouting louder.' 1 know the vUlE.TPii^nr ;ind some more Indians. iKnvtoi-'" li-'-'t.-Ti.'int 1 'Sibiey. by gar, we have to get out of dis. Leave Jese horses.' "Sibley he say: 'No I can't leave de horses. Dey government property.' "I say: 'What you talk? By gar, I have got de best horse in de whole outfit, lie my horse, my own horse. I let him go. 1 want to save. my life. If I wounded, you have got to leave inc. If you wounded, we have to leave you. You know what dat means. Any man wounded he left, and dat means worse dan dead.'" Bat was right. A wounded man in savage warfare imperils the living, and there is no hope for him if he is left. Those who blame Gen. Forsythc to-day should remember that he had thirty- eight wounded people to carry from 'Wounded Knee, In the battle at Wounded Knee a sergeant received a fatal shot. '-I am clone tp'"rescue the stragglers. "When we git our coffee in camp," said Bat, "Finerty he sat on the quartermaster's box, I say to Finerty: 'Von have had one grand time. Put it in your papair.' "Finerty he say: 'You bet. - Dat's what I'm here for, to write for dat dnmn papair.' " AMOS J. CUMMIXGS. AN OLD-TIME OFFICIAL. He Has Filled Jinny PosItionH to Everybody's Satisfaction. James E. Young, executive clerk of the United States senate, was for many years one of the most popular men in Washington. He is a quiet, dignified, self-contained, honorable gentleman, a thoroughbred newspaper man, and absolutely reliable. He is, however, now a bank president in Philadelphia, and seldom finds time to return to the scenes with which he was so long familiar, and of which he was such a prominent part. For awhile during the administration of President Arthur Mr. Young was chief clerk of the department of justice. He accepted that position solely to accommodate Ills friend, Attorney-General Brewster. During his incumbency of that position he made many friends for the attorney-general and for the administration. As executive clerk of the senate, Mr. Yonnghas been for many years the custodian of the secrets of the executive sessions of the American house of lords. He has been present at every secret session, and has recorded the proceedings. It will be half a century or more before these proceedings will be published. The senate is exceedingly jealous of those occurrences and sayings which are kept from the world, in those executive sessions. Very frequently the senators say things, and say them in a manner which would be considered undignified, in open senate. None but a most thoroughly trustworthy man can fill such a place. "BT GAB, DEI' ABE SIOTIS." dishon. You get someting den for your papair!' "We go for several hours. No Sioux In sight. De lieutenant was little heedful. He say: 'Bat, I must rest and •wvter my horses, an' my men must have some coffee.' VI say: 'Sibley, I' like coffee, but damn de coffee now. Let's keep on. I take my coffee day after to-morrow.' ' "De lieutenant say: 'Bat, we must tave coffee.' |. "We loosen de saddle-girths. We make de coffee. I tell de lieutenant: fSibley, you goin' to see some Indian for dat coffee.' f "We drink de coffee. We tighten de *addle girths and start on. Pretty soon I see things dat don't grow on the prairie. One, two head pop up here on fle left; one, two head pop tip dere on lie right. I say to de lieutenant: 'Sibley, you see dat? you see dat? No Indians here, oh, no!" "He say: 'Bat, what you going to do?' "I say: 'Sibley, we light out for de ^timber.' "We do light out, quick. Now come pop! pop! pop! (clapping his hands three Hlmes.) ^Before we get to de timber, a "ballet strike Finerty's horse in de tail. .1 say: 'Ha! ha! Finerty, something to jrat in de papair!' . "Finerty he say: 'Damn de papairs.' 1 "We quick get into de timber. Every man is tol-d to tie his horse to a tree, aad lie down. I was de last in de timber. I ties my horse near de edge of de timber. I forget my overcoat on de saddle. It was hot like de devil in de daytime and cold like de blizzard at -night. Every man he get behind a tree. I get me behind a tree. I hear de pop, pop, pop, (clapping his hands •tog-ether). I see one sorrel horse. He ,get hit. I say: 'Hello, Finerty! One •orrel horse, he gone. Put dat in your papair.' "Finerty, he say: 'Damn de papair,' -"I am behind a tree. I make myself ,as small as I can; squeeze myself t"S- geder like a sandwich. Every now and iden comes pop, pop, pop. I see my leg•not behind de tree. I pull it back. I >say'MyGod.' Just den a twig right idere by th? bullet clipped right troo. It fall to de ground. Dat -was a close-call for Bat. Den pop, pop, pop. White ihorse gets fall of lead. .He falls. Den I say: 'Finerty, de" white horse get •full of lead. He falls. Put dat in your japair.' "Finerty he say: 'Damn the papair.' "De pop, pop, pop kept up, and so -did de tinking of everybody. After .awhile a black horse falls shot. I say: 'Hello, Finerty! Black horse gone. Another item for de papair.' " 'Oh,' say Finerty, 'damn de pa- paifc' "I MAKE MYSELF AS for," he said, as he fell. "Make a breastwork of my body and save yourselves, boys." And they did it. Big Bat continued his story thus: "Sibley, he say, 'I must account for de gover'ment for de horses if we leave dem.' '.'I say, 'If you stay here you .'count for noting. Di= gover'ment have to 'count for you.' "I crawl over to Frank, and we join Sibley. Den, pop, pop, pop. A roan horse falls. I say to Finerty: 'Ha, Finerty, someting more to put in your pa- pair!' '"Oh! Damn my papair,'saysFinerty. "We consult with Gruard. We decide to skin out an' leave de horses as a blind, an' get up de mountain. It was sundown. We expect, a charge. If we got up in de hill we would have some chance. Dere in de timber we had none. Sibley den give de orders fpr every man to crawl on his belly. I stay behind to bhoot any man dat stand up and don't crawl. About three hundred yard we strike de foot of de hill. Den we climb carefully, so nobody could see us. We listen to de pop, pop, pop, I say: 'Finerty, dere must be some more horse gone. I don't know de color. I can't tell you for your papair.' "Finerty he say: 'Oh! damn de color and damn de papair.' "By gar, we scramble up de hills. When he was going about twenty min- oot it come what I expect— une grand fusillade, and pop, pop, pop, pop, pop. Dey charge. Get de saddles. Indian damphools, kill all de horses, an' get no scalp. Indians astonished. Dey know •we got good position on de mountain. Can't follow with horses. It come about dark. We get to de top of de mountain. Den I miss my overcoat. Mon Dieu, how cold! We loott from top of de mountain on de oder side. Whew! We see de village. Den we know how many Sioux. De whole village of de Sioux The Secret of Happiness. The most common error among men and women is that of looking for happiness somewhere outside of useful work. It has never yet been found in that way, and never will be while the world stands; and the sooner this truth is learned the better for every one. If you dou,btthe proposition, glance around among your friends and acquaintances, and select those who appear to have the most enjoyment in life. Are they the idlers and pleasure-seekers, or the earnest workers'? We know what your answer will be. 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