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 - IOVBJG OUT. Boomers Are Rapidly Leaving the...
IOVBJG OUT. Boomers Are Rapidly Leaving the Cherokee Strip. . Troop* Sent to tho Section to Oust Any Who May Undertake to Kcmain— Many Acres of Grazing Lands Burned. THE BOOMERS MUST GO. WASHINGTON, March IS.—Adjutant- General Kelton has telegraphed General Merritt at Fort Leaven wo i-th, Kan., to use troops if necessary, and with prudence as heretofore, to enforce the proclamation issued by the President relative to intruders upon the Cherokee strip lands. This order is sent by direction of the Secretary of War. GUTUWK, Ind.T., March 18.—The President's proclamation ordering all settlers on the Cherokee strip to vacate is already having the desired effect This, together with the orders received by General Merritt at Fort Leavenworth to use troops if necessary to eject the boomers, has already caused considerable of an exodus from the forbidden territory. All day long the trains •were loaded down with boomers leaving the strip. A large number of them went to Arkansay City, and about 100 came to this point. Many poor people who flocked to the Cherokee strip under the impression that it was open to settlement have not the means to return and remain there until the troops escort them out. General Merritt has ordered six troops of cavalry to proceed to the Cherokee strip and oust the boomers there. It is learned that General Merritt has given instructions for the troops to give the settlers ample time to vacate before resorting to forcible measures- Under no circumstances will such measures be taken unless the boomers, after being given full opportunity to vacate, refuse to leave. In any case the movement on the boomers will not be hasty. A day or two will probably elapse after. the arrival of the troops at Guthrie before the march to the strip is taken up. Speaking of tho situation Lieutenant Dodge said: "I am convinced that a large number of the boomers now located upon the strip will vacate voluntarily when they learn the conditions. A few, however, will remain until ordered out by the military. It can be authoritatively stated that, should troops be called out. they will be located in the southern part of tin; strip, where they can make effective patrol." ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., March IS.— day his York to A of two value the that than from rapidly who

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  1. The Piqua Daily Call,
  2. 18 Mar 1890, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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