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TIIE OMAIIA SUNDAY
SHEEP HERDING IN MONTANA
Heavy Lowes Sustained hj Floe Owners
Durinc Fresont Winter.
WHAT A BL'ZZAUD MEANS TO SHEEP MEN
Personal Experience with W ild Storm
a Bait and Heme Incident
. of Heroism on Part
NEW YORK, March 9-Custr county, 1
Montana, has been hard hit this winter. It
Is declared that not since 1888 have the
sses In stock been bo severe. For
'eeks the thermometer has Hood below
sero. The snow, a foot deep on the level,
has been so thickly crusted over that the
cattle could not break through It, but
starved wih their noses only a few Inches
from fodder. As for the sheepmen, they
have been , hauling- hay for their flocks
since the riilddle of December.'
"You easterners seem to think It Is ths
ranchmen's fault- when their stock Is
swept away by ! the thousands." s&ld a
Custor county sheepman In this city. "The
Montana ranchman, you- must remember.
Is not dealing with half a doxen head of
cattle In- a ten-acre pasture. He probably
has SCO, too, 1,000 head. The big- outfits
run up mto the tens and hundreds of thou
aands. . '
"The ranches are miles In area miles.
And outside- the barbed wire fences you've
got the whole prairie for your stock to
range over eight miles to the neares
ranch to the east, maybe twenty miles on
the south and north and west, nothing but
sky and grass, sky and grass, with here
a butte and there an old buffalo trail and
yonder a water hole.
"There's not a winter that the ranchman
doesn't link his life to save his stock,
not a winter that some poor shepherd don't
freexa his feet and lose 'em caring for
his flock In the pursuit of duty.
"I nearly died yqung myself back In '82
trying to savo my band of sheep. I had
2,000 sheep out with a shepherd, and I was
hoping to harvest my little 50 per cent on
my money come shearing.
"We'd been having a fine spell !of
weather, when one day, the last of Feb
ruary, a little, soft, moist dab of some
thing fell on my cheek and began to trickle
Into my beard. I didn't wait for a second.
I knew It were a snow-flake and that it
meant death to my sheep and my hopes
If t couldn't get to Frisco Frank and help
him turn the band Into my big pasture
where the Bad Lands be.
"Now, If a blizzard strikes a band of
aheep they drive before It straight to de
struction. Horses will cut and run for
corner. Cattle will sometimes. But a band
of sheep haven't a quart of brains among
'em. They drift before a storm wherever
It drives 'em. !
"I put a flask of whisky and some bread
and cheese In my pocket and was loping
across the prairie In half an hour. Already
the blizzard was upon me.
"The sky was thick with flakes. The
wind was blowing a baby gale and the mer
cury was dropping down cellar at a fast
clip. It was going to be a hummer.
"It was four, miles to the place where I
thought 'Frisco Frank was camped out.
He wasn't there. I could see where his
tent had been, but. the weather being so
fine he must have decided to throw the
sheep a couple of miles nearer Fallon
"I rode looking for 'em till the-twlllght
began to full. Even when It were dark,
r a nA hnnwi a fnntnnM. nlirht can be the
itchiest black thing that ever happened.
l wouiun i give u up.
"I rode,, shouting Into the night, then
listening and holding my breath to hear a
bleat or a voice. And I rode and I rode
till I was plumb lost.
"Well, I managed to find a shallow cone
half under a pinnacle of sandstone and I
backed the bronc' Into It. A horseless
man In that country Is a dead man. I
found another under a ledge and crept Into
It more dead than alive ; with anxiety and
"I lay In the cave all night and all night
the storm raged and howled. I was some
where In my own S),0UO-acre pasture, but I
couldn't tell where. Nor the next day
"Bo all that day and-the second night I
lay In the cave, desperate. On the third
day the sun rose clear. Saddling the
bronc I floundered to the top of the tallest
butte and studied the landscape. There,
not two miles away, was my shack and
the stables and the corral.
"I had not been at home an hour when
In stumbled 'Frisco Frank, both
snd nose frosen.
" "W here's the sheep, Frankr I asked
him as soon as I had thawed him out
"'At the foot" of a cut bank mostly,'
says Frank, choking.
"When we had pulled ourselves together
we went out to see, and there,' heaped up
one on top of another, a solid wall of dead
sheep five feet high, was my band. Eighteen
hundred out of the 2.000, that Is. ,
"The others Frank had managed by
superhuman efforts to swing on to the left
between two hills. Of these thirty died
later from exposure and starvation.
"Well, that little experience did two
things: It cleaned me out financially and
Prince Ilernadotte. the president of the
Forbundet mollan Sveriges Krlstliga Kore
nlngar of Unite Man (The Young Men's
Christian Association of Sweden), in a per
sonal letter, sent fraternal greetings. He
wrote: "It Is of great Importance for us
to know that we are one with so many of
the servsnts of Ood In different countries
In the work among young men."
.Tongellngsvereenlglng ter reordering
ran Christellgk Iven. the association of
Amsterdam, Holland, through Its officers
and members, thanked the association of
North America for sending him who had
strengthened bonds of Christian unity.
From the association leaders at Jerusa
lem, Damascus, Athens, Naples and
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It broke my nerve for sheep, that Is. !By
the middle of the following week I had
borrowed S0u and was, on my feet again,
but I was soured on sheep. , My nerve wae
"When I read In the papers that It serves
the ranchman right If his stock die I think
of Cayuse Charlie and the time he was
herding sheep back of the old Hank Nave
ranch, between Teny and Yellowstone.
"Charlio and the sheep had both suf
fered considerable that winter, what with
the cold and its being a big year for coy
otesthey seem to go in cycles of three
years like and Charlie resolved to have a
crack at a couple of big fellows that had . to the pony, caught him up and slowly
been pestering the band for a week. So hoisted himself Into the saddle. It took
when the sheep had quieted down one , nim three hours.
succeeded in freeing himself his left leg
wouldn't work. The leg was broke.
"Well, Charlie sat and lay onlhe prairie
all the rest of that night sometimes curs
ing . and sometimes sobbing under his
breath. But he never lost his hold on the
aheep. From where he lay on the frozen
around he shouted his orders to his dog
.and the dog obeyed.
"He was eight miles from the 'nearest
Inhabited ranch. When It grew light he
saw his horse, still saddled, grazing near
"He never knew how he did It, but drag
ging his broken leg after him he crawled
night he rode round on the outer edge of
the band and waited for the ornery brutes
"About midnight a big gray male sud
denly sprang out of the blackness on to the
" 'Boy,' he Bays to his collie, 'hold 'em,
boy, till I come back.'
"And with that he heads the bronc" for
the O Bar B ranch eight miles off.
"Four hours later Jim Boyd of ube O
WEIDENSALL AND HIS TRIP
fomethins: About the T. M. 0. A.
Wbi Hu Girdled the Glcbi.
BEST BELOVED OF ALL THE SECRETARIES
back of a sheep, .burying its fangs In the Bar B outflt Bee8 a norso wltn something
flesh and fairly ripping down the hind
quarters. Charlie's broncho shied furi
ously, reared, lost Its balance and fell
over backward the most dangerous game a
horse can put up on a man.
"Charlie went over with him. When he
New York, March 1. 1907.
Life insurance has passed through another year of agitation. The
Tolume of business in 1906 was diminished. Notwithstanding this,
much has been accomplished that is exceedingly gratifying.
The total assets of the Society on January 1, 1906, Were 1420,
176,214.84, and on January 1, 1907, aggregated $434,682,375.13.
The payments to policyholders during 1906 were $44,691,942.58.
Of this sum $7,289,734.91 was paid in dividends to policyholders.
In 1904 the policyholders received 70.4 out of every dollar dis
bursed by the Society to 29.6 used for expense and taxes; in 1905
they received 74.65 to 25.35 paid out for all other purposes, and
in 1906 out of every dollar of disbursements 80 went to tho policy
holders, while only 20 was expended for the conduct of the busi
ness. This was a reduction of about one-third in the expense of ad
ministration to total disbursements. Still further improvement along
this line will be the endeavor.
The ratio of expense to premium income was 24.43 in 1904 and
22.60 in 1905; this was reduced to 19.34 in 1906, a decrease in
ratio of 20.8 from 1904 and 14 from 1905.
The ratio of the Society's total expenses to its total income was
19.42 in 1904 and 17.38 in 1905; this was reduced to 14 48 in
1906, a saving of 27.4 from 1904 and 20.6 better than 1905.
The Society has loaned during 1906 to its policyholders on their
policies $17,969,165.76. The loans made on Real Estate Mortgages
amounted to M 4,5 12.4 12.50. On Bonds in which the Society may
legally invest it loaned $13,350,000, the market value of the collateral
being at all times 20 in excess of the loans.
The income of the Society from its Interest and rents was $1,909,
373.39 greater in 1906 than in 1905.. The average rate of interest
yielded by the Society's investments, which amounted to 3.90 in
1904. was 4.03 In 1905 and 4.26 in 1906. The increase in income
from investments has been accomplished without the sacrifice of a
single point of safety.
The i:iiuitliU Society has never, stivce its existence, Ix-n In better
financial condition than at tho present time. Its assets were never
more securely invested. With a surplus, including amounts held await
ing apportionment upon deferred dividend policies, of $68,720,333.74,
policyholders and prospective patrons of the Society can be absolutely
assured of its impregnable financial strength to make every contract
Messrs. Masking & Sells, Certified Public. Accountants, have veri
fied the Society's statement of receipts and disbursements for the year
1906 and have certified the financial condition of the Society as of
December 31, 1906. A copy of their report wili be mailed upon request
to anyone interested. -
The Society is complying squarely with the spirit and the letter of
the new Insurance laws of the State of New York, and offers to the in
suring public the nejK Standard policies prescribed by these laws, safe
guarded by unquestioned security and backed by a determination on th
part of its directors and Officers to so manage the Equitable Life As
surance Society that it will continue to commend Itself to present poli
cyholders and command the patronage of Insurance buyers.
on nis back, that might have been a man
and then again it mightn't. Jim ran out
and the thing was Cayuse Charlie.
" 'The sheep's with the dog,' says Ca
yuse Charlie, as white as a snowdrift. Get
Hnppy Hawkins to take 'em.' Then he
"Rattlesnake Frank had even a- worse
time than that the day he nearly bled to
death In the . pine hills between Teedee
and Knowlton. It was his own sheep he
"One day he went out to chop firewood,
and one ray or another In tackling a
thirty foot pine his axe slipped end cut
htm a nasty gash almost cut off his foot
" 'I was all alone except for the dog,'
he said In telling the story, and n-hlle he
were a most engaging cuss and a corker
with the sheep, he couldn't rig up a tour
niquet to stop Jhe bleeding. Well. I
propped my leg against a tree snd tore
my neckerchief up Into strips. Then I
laid violent hands on my shirt and ripped
it up as well as I could.
" 'Somehow I made out t hitch on the
bandages and screw 'em up and by and by
the bleeding slowed down. . Then I began
to crawl back to camp.
" 'At camp I made out to get some food
and feed the dog. Then I lay down to
think things out.
" 'I thought 'em out all right And when
daylight came I started.'
" 'Started?' says I, when he told me the
tale, 'where to?"
" 'Why. for Billy Madison's.' says Frank.
" 'Tea, sir. Rattlesnake Frank crawled
them seven mile on his hands and 'knees,
trailing his broken ankle along after him.
Every few minutes he'd sit down In the
snow to rest and take a drink. Then he'd
clamp his Plymouth Rock Jaws and hitch
himself along another rod or two.
"So he worked his way the seven mile,
crawling like a baby on his hands and
knees. It took him all day Ood! what a
"About ( he strikes Billy Madison's shark.
" 'Billy.' he says, talking like a turtle
from between his shoulders, two feet from
the ground, but as steady as If he'd Just
loped over friendly from Teedee, 'Billy, I
wish you'd send that or'nary red-ceaded
boy of yours to herd my sheep for a day
or two, I Jarred myself like with an axe
yesterday and I think it may blow up a
nor'wester by tomorrow noon,' ha says."
The Montanan began to slide Into his
great coat, preparatory to breasting the
dangers of Broadway.
"No, slree," he said, as ha clapped hla
soft Stetson on his head. "If they was any
way a ranchman could save hla stock ha
wouldn't lose 'em no air!"
To Assert Her Independence.
Miss Rthel Foraker, daughter of At tor
ner James K. Foraker of Cincinnati, and
niece of Senator Joseph Benson Foraker,
nas aereptea a position as cashier In one
of the hotels there. Miss Foraker is a so
cial favorite and well-known as an expert
at tennis. Wishing to aseert her Independ
ence, she applied to the management of the
hotel for the position, after consulting her
mother, and was at one given th place
on the hotel stall, y
He Will Speak In Omaha Sunday
Afternoon to the Local Men
About Ills Experiences
Robert Weldensall, the oldest association
secretary In the world in point of service
and the best loved man of the brotherhood,
now past 70 years of age and hale and
vigorous, has Just returned from a world
tour. In which he has vl.ilted leading asso
ciations In twenty-seven countries. Mr.
Weldensall will speak at the Young Men's
Christian association meeting this after
Eighteen months ago he started out to
fulfill this long cherished desire of his life.
He bore letters of Introduction and the
greetings of Sir George Williams. Lord
Kinnalrd, Cephas Bralnerd, Esq., for
twenty-five years chairman of the Inter
national committee; Hon. John Want
maker and others. Ho had the Idea of
friendly visits and a sight-seeing tour, but
at the first point he touched Honolulu
characteristically abandoned the thought
of pleasure and projected himself with fire
and force into the association work which
StfGAsKlHG A. COUT
has so fully absorbed his ' life. His en
thusiasm and warm personality gave hope
and . purpose. He did not seek to hold
great public meetings, but rather to meet
In council officers, directors and commit
teemen. In Japan with the students, In
Manchuria with the soldiers, In China with
the commercial and college young men, he
Immediately won sympathetic attention.
Mr. Weldensall found that wherever the
association has had a fair chance, In what
ever nation and under whatever conditions.
It has proved a success, . and missionaries
as well as the people of the countries call
for Its enlargement. At Manila ' he was
received by the officers of the army and
entertained at the Army and Navy club.
After he had spoken to 500 soldiers at
Camp McKihley every man conBldeied It a
personal privilege to shake hands with
him. Among the most notable services he
held were several on the old Oregon.
Lord Kinnalrd speaks in his letter of In
troduction of his "vigor of initiative and
soundness of Judgment, which have en
abled him to do most valuable and useful
The Norges Krtstellge Ungdomsforbund at
ChrlBtlanla, Norway, saw In him "a living
evidence of how love for the young men and
Christian work among them may grow and
would be after one advances In years."
From Malmo come expressions of Joy In
meeting this man "whose whole life was
given up to one thing alone young men'a
conducting to and guarding by the Lord
Jesus Christ." The farthest north asso
ciation at Tromso, Norway, expresses Its
thankfulness for his talks and good 'advice.
. -4::v"'' v x .-'.-,.v.'
Ephesus come hearty expressions of an en
larged sense of brotherhwod received from
his addresses. He spent some rare days
about Nazareth and Bethlehem, and on the
mounts of the Beatitudes and Transfigura
tion. Carter of the National Council of India,
wrote: "It is altogether fitting that you
who have pioneered the association work
in North America should now. In the even
ing time of your life come to stimulate us
In the older countries of the world. Wo
believe that your visit will prove of unique
and permanent value to our many associa
Chairman Honda of the National Com
mute of Japan:
Your presence among us has been a
blessing. Our leaders and principal direc
tors have learned much from you uliout the
nrancy ana growth or tne association
of which you yourself were a
foster father. Best of all we saw
In you an Inspiring incarnation of
single hearted generous devotion to
its service as a secretary. We are
grateful to you and to the friends in
America whom you represent, and pray
that your visit among young men of other
lands may be even more helpful. We beg
you to bear our greetings to all the move
ments you touch along the way.
There is a rare appreciation in this letter
of thanks to Mr. Weldensall from Kioto
We have felt greatly honored In seeing
your kind face today. We thank you for
the beautiful and helpful instructions which
you have given us. We shall earnestly try
rrom this time on to establish the Kingdom
of Heaven upon the earth. We pray that
the bussing of God may be upon you for
(Signed) The Young Men'a Christian As
snclations of the Student Association of
Kioto: Imperial fnlverslty fhlenkal.
loshlsha. Modlral College, Commercial
School and the Government College.
The Nanking students In this letter show)
the Impression he made upon them:
It was a great blessing to us that Mr.
Robert Weldensall addressix! our meeting
on December 14. At thst tlm he brought
us greetings from all other meetings whloh
he had held. We are very much obliged
to him and very greatly touched by his
speech. We cannot thank Ood enough that
he has sent to us this most honorable old
man. We were specially touched by tha
greetings of the late Sir George Williams,
the lamented founder of our association.
Herewith we ask Mr. Weldensall to greet
you all In the name of our Common Master.
Wishing Uiat God may be with you always
and help you all ceaselessly In whatever
line you work, we remain, etc.
Mr. Weldensall treasures a letter front
the members of the Toung Women's Chris
tian Association Bible class In Toklo signed
by fourteen of their members In Japanes
characters, acknowledging the great ln
spiration of his enthusiasm.
On his return to New Tork he was ten
dered a dinner at the I'nlon Leo rue club
by Mr. A. E. Marling, where many of his
friends and colleagues were present tat
listen to the story of his remarkable
Mr. Weldensall Is Immensely appreciative
of the kindness of his friends and asso
ciates who provided him .the opportunity
for this lourney.
Administrator Yokura of New Chwane;
writes to Robert Weldensall appreciatively,
of the association's service to Japan:
The late war has given us many object
lessons. None the least of them Is that
neither numerical strength nor superiority
in flKhtlng implements decides the Issue,
but that the morale of the men la the
deciding factor. The Japan-Russia war
was forced on Japan. It has never suffered
a reverse on land or sea.
It Is mainly to be attributed to the Im
perlal virtues and graces that have ani
mated the brave, loyal subjects. How
ever, the Influence of the Christian en
thusiasts, who have come from abroad to
minister to the needs of the soul, has also
grently contributed to this end.
The gentlemen specially detailed for th
field work by thr International Young)
Men's Christian association are not In any
manner connected with the army or navy.
But they have shared with the soldiers
the privations and hardships of camp life.
They have borne oil these to feed the
hungry soul and comfort the aching heart.
Their noble labor has been richly fruitful.
The men at the front and along the linos
of communication, far away from the Jovs
of their sweet homes, have not felt lone
some. Cheerfully they have done their
duties. The horrors of carnage or the
stench of the dead have only produced an
edifying effect on such as have been spared.
So they have fulfilled their duty.
The Japanese people, especially the offi
cers and men. acknowledge with gratitude
whnt noble work the representatives of the
association have performed.
H. I. J. M., the emperor, has graciously
made a gift of lo.ono yen toward the asso
ciation funds. Marshal Oyama. Admiral
Togo and the officers and men under them,
have also expressed their hearty thanks,
myself among the rest. Their grand
achievement will be cherished long In
grnteful memory of our countrymen.
Buch Is our sentiment and I try to
This Is only a faint echo, an humble
offering from one of the thankful people.
As a result of the revival at Fldorafl
Kan., one-seventh of the population of the
town has been enrolled as members of the
Christian church, where the meetings were
One of the most conspicuous characters
among the negro churchmen of the United
Plates is Heiyy MoNell Turner, bishop ot
the African Methodist Eplscopnl church.
The bishop claims direct descent from an
Prelates are what lnauranco men call
"good risks," no matter what the form of
their faith. Still active are the Methodist
Bishop Bowman at 90, the Episcopal Blshon
Huntington at 88, the Catholic Archbishop
Williams at 85. the Catholic Bishop Mo
Quald at M and the Methodist Bishop An
drews at 82.
A Methodist authority has Just estimated
the total number of adherents and mem.
bers of the churches of Methodism through
out the world at 43.63S.258. the total being"
based upon the following figures quoted
for all Methodist churches of the world:
Ministers, 60,03; lay preachers, 98.4SJ
church members, 8,278.043: Sunday school of
ficers and teaohers. 817,723; pupils, 7,0u0,0u0.
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