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A FAITHFUL INDIAN SCOUT.
The Fort Hall Indian Reservation, Idaho,
possesses a picturesque character in the per
son of "Captain" Jack Hurley, a full-blood
member of the Shoshone tribe of Indians,
who, tradition says, has lived more than his
threescore years and ten. Hurley himself
does not know his exact age and, to quote
him, "White man don't know either."
In the old days when the Indians of the
Northwest were not at all friendly toward
the invasion of the white man, Jack Hurley
and a few other Indians proved, both by
word and deed, to be the white man's friends.
Hurley served as a scout under General O.
O. Howard, and during the Nez Perce In
dian war in the year 1877 did valiant service,
receiving for his efforts a bullet through the
hand. The wound did not prove a serious
one and General Howard was so much
pleased with the conduct of Hurley that lat
er he gave him a letter testifying to his
worth and good character. "Captain" Jack
also acted in the capacity of scout for the
late General Cook.
Since Idaho was admitted to the Union as
a state (July 3, 1890) Hurley has visited
Boise, the capital, biennially and has met
in person each succeeding governor, with
the exception of the present chief executive,
the Honorable Moses Alexander. Each
governor, in turn, has given him a letter of
commendation similar in wording to the
letter first presented by General Howard,
with the great seal of the state affixed. The
old scout has a large leather case, divided
into numerous compartments, made appar
ently for the purpose of holding these let
ters. He usually produces all of them when
yisiting Boise, and gladly exhibits them at
#ny time to anyone desiring to dee thetti.
Hurley also has a signed phot6g*ttf of Gen
Howard. He prizes the letters and
picture highly and although he is a poor
man, money probably could not buy tfyem.
Milton M. Thorne in the Southern Work-
WORL1VS TINIEST PICTURE.
At Camden, N. J., is now being exhibited
the smallest oil painting in the world.
Samuel T. Schultz, world's champion mini
ature painter, executed the painting upon
a grain of corn gathered nearly fifty years
ago while attending the funeral of Presi
dent Buchanan, at Wheatland, Pa.
The painting was recently restored to its
originator after an absence of forty years,
during which time it had a most remarkable
career. In its long journeys to the various
European capitals, the unique painting, per
fect in every detail, was lost. An adver
tisement in a Berlin paper resulted in its
being located and restored to its owner.
The tiny miniature depicts a winter
scene, done with marvelous care and skill.
His first intention was to paint a portrait
of Mr. Buchanan, but after many unsucess
ful attempts, he decided to substitute a
landscape. The final result was a well
balanced snow scene with a windmill on
one hand, a chalet on the other, mountains
in the distance and a single figure to accen
tuate the effect of space an4 perspectiveness.
Since its return from Europe, Mr. Schultz
has received numerous offers for his famous
painting, but these have fcen rejected. As
the artist is over seventy years old and will
never again paint a picture so minute, aud
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effort as was undertaken by Mr. Schultz will
be recognized by all. 'His renown is merit
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