Boomers gather to prepare to enter Oklahoma
NOTHING BUT OKLAHOMA ARKANSAS ClTV, April 19. This peaceful peaceful tovn is simply crazy over the Oklahoma Oklahoma boom. Nearly all business, except that directly concerning the boomers, is practically neglected. The hotels are so full of strangers that many men are com- com- fielled to walk the streets at night through ack of sleeping accommodations. Axes could not be bought in the town today. The boomers were on the move all day today, passing through town and going down to the Cherokee outlet. Some of the wagons carried fiat boats to help the boomers get across the streams, which are much swollen by recent rains. A boomer came back from the Outlet this afternoon saying that he had been unable to make the fords. His friends, w ith some trouble, had pushed on ahead, rontoon bridges are being built on some of the routes. No estimate of the number of boomers who passed through here yesterday and today cau be made. People counted the teams until they had to give it up as a hopeless task. The arrangements for the running of trains to Oklahoma on Monday have been completed. Superintendent Turner will take charge of the matter in person. The trains will be run in sections. The newspaper newspaper correspondents will have the first car iu the first section. A meeting of persons interested in forming forming a town site company for Guthrie was held here today. It drew an immense crowd. Arrangements were made to lay cut the town of Guthrie, if some other town site company does not lay them out. Every man bouud for Oklahoma is armed armed to the teeth. Two young fellows from Oregon came in this morning and loaded themselves down with repeating rifles, and revolvers. They are going to be let alone, iu Oklahoma if they have to fight for it. John W. Lyon, western passenger agent of the Missouri Pacific, was watching the boom this afternoon. A complete livery stable outfit, and a bus3 line outfit went south this afternoon. .