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SERGEANT AND OFFICER DISCUSS POLICE CHIEFS s
JOINING BLACKFOOT INDIAN TRIBE
. "Begins to look like We Were
(really going to be reorganized'
eaid Officer Sullivan, leaning in
the windpw of Desk Sergeant
"So? I discovered in spite of,
Tuesday morning's paper that the
council postponed action for two
weeks' answeredtthe sergeant.
".Sure, that's right, hut the'
Chief is getting everything ready.
Didn't you see where he Was
adopted into an Indian tribe Mbn
day. Weil, that's the beginning
of the secret branch of the new
department These Indians are
so clever that you never f know
what they are doing until It is all
over. Even the chief didn't know
what:it was Ml about,MQflda.y Un
til the Tammany gents had left.
,And talk about secret! When it
comes to getting whisky onto the
reservation, these Indians is the
jmost secretive guys oiitsfde the
"Did you see the ceremony?"
asked Conway. x
"No, there was a reporter told
pie about it replied Sullivan.
"According to,himrthi&Js about
what happened: The Chief was
sitting in his officewheri in comes
abouTa aozen IndlansrJed by "the
press agent of the land shoy. All
fof 'em wete painted, arid theirgay
clothes made The Bathhouse look
like the chief mottrher at a fu
neral. The red chiefs stood around
in a circle, while our boss just sits
,there and gasps.
"Finally the press agent breaks
it to McWeeny what the trouble
is. The Chief gasps with relief. ?
He is so glad to find out that
somebody really wants him to
join something, that he nearly
faints with delight Usually
when he meets a delegation they
ate hunting a good place to de
liver a kidk. Then the ceremony
"All the Indians started sing-j
ing a song, and the chief feels
right at home. It reminds him of
the time when he walked beat out
of Harrison street in the Chinese
district When the song comes
to an end a big buck who acts as
chief registration clerk, Meps up '
to the Chief, makes a few funny
remarksand robs his hand en the
bo-'s forehead. When he. pulled
his mitt away there was a big red
streak across the Chief 3 dome.
Some of the white guys present
thought the Chief was scalped.
But that was just the Indian way ,
of handing a guy a dollar and
telling htm to gd out and vote '
"right and often' The Chief
was a worker hi the tribe.
"After this the Indian who was
running the circus lets out a few .
more grunts and lodks at the
'"What's that mean?' asks the
" He says ,yotlr name is to be
Chief Many Stars replied the in
teroreter. "The Chief looked admiringly
at the gold decorations on his
coat lapel, and thanked the In
dians in good Irish.