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(RTTHRIE, OKLAHOMA, SATURDAY MORMNO, SEPTEMBER UJ, 1803.
istcrcd by Vint time
the ruu nnyhow.
they u ill make
IttM'U mi-NI) Tlt.UNM.
Thousands of People Waiting forTweln
And All That Remains Is for the Seeth
ing Rush for Homes.
THE GREAT AMERICAN HANDICAP.
All Former Races Thrown In the Shade by
AVIe.it .luilse Lime "nyn Aliout Tlimi-A
Ton n lit IVmil Crri'k,
.hill go Lowe o( tlio Hook Island road
was in tlic city last night en-route to
Calihvcll, when ho will remain till
this evening. In reference to ,a ques
tion put to him ns to trnin survlee to
tiny, Mr. Lowe stated that the Hock
Island would nbldi- br tho directions
of the .secretary of the interior and
provldo ample ap coiumodutlons for tlio
transportation of passengers into the
st.ip. When it was suggested to him
that a town might be started at I'ontl
Creek on the north side of tho river lie
remained silent and neither assented
or demurred to theNopinion. That a
town will be started nenr the old
ranch at Pond Creek there is no doubt,
and it is strongly hinted that the
Uock Island road is not disapproving
of the plan by any means.
felt by allolhctfl that as tho Oklaho
ma people have had one chnnco to se
cure desirable claims thoy ought to
keep out of thu run for the strip.
Will lluf.ircn tlir l'roclniimllmi.
Sheriff l'aii. tor and a Inr-e force of
deputies is nt tho lino, and snys tlio
governor's pr jslamntlon In regard to
tho carrying of deadly weapons, will
bo strictly carried out in Li gun county.
i ALARMING REPORTS.
WBRttTHB DOOTHS AT OPLAN
IMTTIMIS !' T1IK HTHtr,
j-Null i rii-kril I'll l flitlliliini -i:
O, for rain.
Horses arb dying all nttf tlio Hue.
PLOT AGAItiT THE
HooiiiorH Ylltli l"n I HoruM Tliriatiii In
Hunt ltiillrn.nl Ilililci'x iiiiiIMoi
All Iniliis In!" tin-strip.
THE LAST NIGHT ON THE LINE.
lli.w IK'onlcl'n Spent tlio IJisl 1 fw Hours.
Mtiiutlnn lit Orlimilo mill Arkmi'iis
fit lloonicr Cliiniorlm; for
Wutcr .mil CVrtlllcnti'S,
I'roiu All AImir
111) I'llKIH Ills Lilts
Chief liushyhead placed his town of
Kildare on the market last night and
sold his ilrstlotat JIM). The Chero
kecs will commence to advertise
largely and expect to have a large per
manent population established in their
eighth town by Saturday night. This
system of building towns in a new
country is entitely now, and will do
away with tho rushing, fighting and
contesting which characterized tho es
tablishment of thu new towns in Oklahoma.
They wil,l bo on" in a few hours.
At twelve o'clock, noon, to-day tlio
great American handicap race will be
It will bo a race for blood and
Ono hundred and seventy thousand
people will enter.
The sight will nt once be sublime,
exciting, amusing and appalling. Th
crush wii:,be intense. Kverybodv
wants a claim and there tiro eight
men to every I HO lures, iut to met -tion
tho town lots.
Tho Inst day at the booths along th
one-hundred-foot reservation around
tho strip was one of Intense excite
ment. Thousands of new comers from
the oast poured in ut the boothn and
the clerics were uepi nusuing.
It is not stretching the f.iets to say
that Orlando, Hennessey, Stillwater
and thu whole southern border of tlu
Cherokee strip presents n scene ab
solutely indescribable. Tho rush and
crush at Chicago in the palmiest days
of the great Columbian exposition
gives but a faint a very faint idea
oi tlio excitement and bustle to lie
been on every aero on tho southern
100-foot neutral strip. In fact, tho
comparing of tho world's fair crowd
to the strip at present it like com
paring Liliiput to Gtwliver.
Tho crush is simply tremendous.
Men and women nro huddled
together in lines like swine
with the burning rays of a
southern sun beating down on their
heads. Add to this the parched earth
and the scarcity of wnter, and u small
glance of the situation can bo gleaned.
Yesterday at Orlando. Hennessey
and Stillwater more than three scores
of women and men were carried from
tho grounds insensible from the eii cuts
of tliu extrcmo heat At theso plueps
fourteen fatalities are reported. The
forces at thu different border booths
ycrq increased yesterday, not by tens
but hundreds, und the work of registra
tion was carried on rapidly. . I
At Orlando yesterday 10,000 ccrtitl-
o.ites were issued; at Arkansas City,
11,000; at Hennessey, S.OOO, and at
Stillwater looo. -At
Caldwell a plentiful supply of
water near tlio registration booths
relieved tho sulfcilng of tho men In
lino before the booths. A brisk north
west wind came up late in tho after
noon and somewhat tempered the heat.
Out in line, with in shelter flom tUe
sun's rays, the heat was dreadful, and
the suffering was intense. Fully
10,000 people are still waiting for their
opportunity to secure the precious cer
tificates, and Hundreds of people who
lire coining in on evpry Hock Island
train are being added to tho number.
The number of certlllcates being issued
every ten hours reaches about 3,000
iov, and it is believed thut all will bo
Registration ut Kiowa was com
pleted last night. A special from
j'oud Creek sayf.:
This statlop is but two miles, north
p,f Round I'olnt, thp county scat of
pou,n.ty L, which promises to bo one of
thp yery bcs,t strip tpwns, since it Is
thd proposed Junction of tlio Ilptchim
bun and Southern railroad with tho
Hock Island, now being built. Tho
water supply nt this polut U Hno and
of tho best quality and of easy sucioss
Tho Uock Island has two wplls and a
watering tank hero, und tho govcri
ntent wells at Hound I'olnt tontat is
a supply of water also, notuUlistubJ-
ing the reports to tho contrary I r
ders for supplies to bo received he "o
indicate n rush oi bottlers und a big
. . .. r
Over lfi.000 tieopur passort tlirfliijfb
(luthrtuyestcrduy fur Orlando.
Outhrlo will nltniMt be deserted to
The crush of people is simply liot
rible. Many strip- schemes are bolng
(amblers aro Increasing, also
City banks aro closed to-day and
time locks nro on.
Canteens nro more useful than orna
mental now a days.
Ned Cheadlo will conduct u pro
digious business nt Perry.
The Chprokeo strip is ull but opened.
A few inoro hours tell tho tale.
Santa Fe railroad men "uinplain.
Thuy aro being worked to ile.it 'i.
Three men will make tho run from
Orlando today on a railway tricycle.
To-day's event will be tho most ex
citing in the history of throe decades.
Sonic nlurmlng rumors wero nllont
on tho street yesterday regarding the
registration nt Orlando.
It was said that two booths at
Orlando hud been roblicd mid thnt
hundreds of certlllcates togethors with
n land ollleo stamp had been Ftolen.
Whether or not this is truo is mi-
thu i known, but it inn fart tli it eertilicates
nil regularly signed und stamped were
sold like hot cakes here and at Or
lando to prospective strip settlers for
$r apiece, l'rom what, source they
come from is unknown, but that they
were sold isau unvarnished fact.
l'l.OT AOAIS9T liAII.llO.MW.
The boomers who own fast horses
have been bitterly opposed to the run
ning of trains into the strip to-day.
Ollleers have just discovered evidence
that a number of owners of fast horses
hero and at Orlundo have hired a gang
of hoonurs tu go upon the strip and
burn bridges bofoto the opening, thus
shutting oil' train trut'portation.
okpwtils ro nir sruir
Oni-llnnilri-l l.mw the t'ltj to l'i-rrrr
Ono hundred deputy t'nltoil Stales
marshals loft the elty yestenlny und
last night for the strip bonier.
They wore appointed by Mnrslidl
Niv. and nil arc good, nblo-bodttrt
Theso ollleers will preserve owicr
and give the signal for starting tolny
MURDBH AT OKLAHOMA.
(li-itrgit ( lilini fill n 111 sliont tislin
Oeorgo C'hlitu nnd John Lkllin, two
'bus drivers, hml nn allcreallon ytHter
day, which resulted hi Chltin sbootlnff
I.itttiu. 1 .tit tin died litttautly.
All O K ill M.tilUfi-)-.
A telegrams received from lletmes-
!U!V this niornlM? says tho booth clerks
are up with their work, and no lines
FOUR SOONERS KILLED,
SOLDIERS SHOOT DOWN.
TIid Stripper Itcfimoil to Mop While Loiilt.
liiK Tor f Inoil (MiiIiiim and ere
The whole world i after our hne. nnd pretty much everylKidy in tn u i li 1
shoes, too. You eiiuliln't (Tel Into nn llihiB better, eltlu'l", III Hie lliicof fon- .1
lierue tln went well. Icmk well and Ml well. Nolxidy wnnts a ior nrilele nli. .
It conn's to notwi'Hi-. A bad shoe lonehes a tender sHit, nnd lender hi' u.iim
toiiehed litlill. it oiiMiut to tnueh wmr porkoi book lightly, and Hun'-.il.t '
1h n leiidi'i nnil now -a-ilnys. emne to u- fur shoes. We luixe ewi'tlilntr snlliil le .
nilluiini wear or home or mil iloorn. Imlne m plon-mi1.
hssenscSimiclt & Hetsch,
1IB WKBT OKLAHOMA AYR.
ThlityThinisiiiiil IVrtlllrutut Irihi1
C'ti'i'Uv ltelli-M'il 1'ioni Duly,
.ludgo Woma-.-k, special agent o( the
interior depavtmont, who has per
formed well his strip ditties, returned
lust. ni"lit, from Orlando. He lonorteil
that registration 'vns uomplcted at Or
lando, only now tu d then a "boomer
registering. About .I.VKIO certlllcates
were issued nnd 17.000 strippers regis
tered. A number of Orlando booth clerks
came down last night, their scrvicos
being required no longer. They were
paid oif here and dismissed. Ueglstrn- ( matUu- iuUiolod for Enid, hae been
tion irat almost cmnpUu.l -- , rwwWtrd liUo vrl l ' rtl
sey and Kiowa nt 0 o clock last ntgnt. Hrnnwsejr.
Marshal Xix lui! supplied a lot of
Nearly every man in lino lias a town jej,ty marshals to guard the bridges,
lot or homestead locnted on Iuh facu. 1 A11 iijj,es wjj 1,0 watched from now
Dusty, sweltering thoasnnds at Or- until after the run.
laudo, Arknusus City, and all along
The Silver lu''.ir Miloon was elosod
yesteidny and the "bar .dorks" went
.John (! ilnWe In a Bslvbrand slicker
und a smile joined the crowds to Or
"I will not give tho road next Sat
unlay .'n iry .natuniy," said a woman
town lot boomer yesterday.
Ten sacks anil two boxes of mail.
A Mini Niiioeil Smith ltrrel
At Orlando yesterday n man named
Smith, hailing from Oklahoma. City,
was accidentally shot and perhups
fatul y hurt. Ho rolled oil'ofaeot
while asleep. Tins jar disturbed bis
gun, which was discharged, bending a
bullet into the groin. Tlio injured
man wns taken to his homo Inst even
in. THE DALTON"GnWfte '
Reports wero received in the city
Inst night that foil soonors, names
unknown, were shot and fatally
wounded by soldiers nenr Stillwater
The strippers had received their cei
tificalos and ventured Into tho strip
in livntK imnil claims. Several sol
diers came upon this "Booners nnd or
dered them to halt, which they re
fused to do, whereupon the soldiers
fired upon them. Much excitement
prevails at Stillwater in consequence.
W.vntiih A good ollleo givl. who
can keep accounts. Inquire at li ih:ii
Hook satchels, school crayons, black
board crayons and all tho leading inks
at tho Capital City bookstore. KM
Tho largest nnd inosteomplete stock
of school books and school supplies
over brought to Onthrle has jut lienu
received at tlio Capital City book store
109 HARRISON AVENUE,
Everything in the DKUG LINE.
Prescriptions Filied Day or Night-
A, G, IIIXON, Prop'r.
The CoiiiltiS llri-. si, .
li SnnW Kent's gr
Second Hand S
.ludg'3 Woinnck says ho knows noi
whether registration at Arkausas City
will be complcto.l, tho booths not
being in His province, but at all other
places the boomers will receive their
l'coplo aro lining up along t'.u rail
road at Orlando waiting fo- the llrst
train into the strip.
Ik the fjlrlp 1'IIIei! Willi booiiiTH.
Turties who came up from the strip
last niglit say that the country is fill
ing up with sooners to an alarming
extent The stor gjos that every
niglit familiar f.ues disappear from
thu various camps and are not seen any
more. The supposition is that they go
into ilio strip under tho cover of dark
ness an.t trnvel until daylight, whon
they hido in some timber, within a
reasonable distance of some townsite
or choice claim from which they ll
emerge in duo tunc Saturday afternoon
and make enough of a run for the town
site or olnim thry propose to orcupy
to put thoir horses through 11 good
sweat. It is probable that somo of
them will not omergo from their hid
ing places till others have passed
them und they will coino out and with
their frosh horses beat those who run
fmm the lino and ut tlio same time
havo their victims as witnesses that
they passed them ou the road if ever
they should bo arrested. I'tiited
States court otllccrs who arc hero now.
nnd who have had considerable op
portunities to know something tibout
soonerism, estimate that fully 1,000
people will go to the penitentiary as
I'oooner.s" from Hid Choiokpe strip
within the next two years
SANTA li: OI'l'ICIALS 1IHHK.
to Ali Strip
V nui down tho lines during tho
dny i7iirtreporl all kindsof stories con
cerning the booth regulations. These
liars should be arrested.
Chief Clerk Colo onion. d tho lino
clerks away because thoy do not make
out tho papers corroctly nd it takes
extra time at tlio booth to torrent
'1 ho Santa Ko will bogm recolvlng
freight this morning for points in the
strip and train after train will unload
goods of cvoiy description at Whar
ton, tlio station name for l'crry.
It looked for a time Hint tho prairie
Ore would sweep down upon tlio thous
ands of sulVoring, sunburned people In
line at tho registration booths yester
day, Hut luckily the strong gale blow
Imr from the siuth. swopt it in a
Water is very scarce on the grounds
at Orlando today. Tbo-wntor pcdlers
aro doing a laud ollleo business selling
water without Le for live cents a
drink. Most of the water is the color
of brick dust, and as thick as tho ham
in the iu-cutit sandwitches.
There nro 1.V7 car
I'urcell waiting to ba rushed Into the I
strip on opuning day, and something
like ISO at Arkansas City and Winfleli'. 1
Onco opon, and the strip country will
exhibit tlio predominant American
characteristic of got there in rapid im
provement; that is. if thpso who go in
havo enough life left to move.
A greut number of tho western
hortes on the grounds will not be in
older to make tl:o rm for the prom
ised land. They aro not eating ar
drinking. They will not drink the
watur in this part of tlio oountry.
There aro u number of men at Orlando
on horsback from Wyoming, thut have
bought native ponies 011 account of
their horses not being able to travel.
Last tught tho Willow Springs town
WILL THE BANDITS RAID THE
All Shouhl lie I'ri'p.ircil for the W01
(Illy II ink Helm; Clmeil, urn (Jon
Will the D.il ton's come to "(With io
to-morrow'.' was a question which wis
anxiously asked by many people in
(Withrie yesterday and last night.
Since tho report of a week ago was
noised abjut it seems strange that the
bandits should visit the elty when
they well know they will bj given 11
warm reception. Hut still, outlaws,
as a rule, are on the mule order and
their general cussedness may cause
them to swoop down upan the city If
for no other reason than to terrifv her
The banks of tho city will a. le
closed to-day, the time locks having
been set and cannot be opened until
Monday. About fortv men have been
, , , . detailed to guard tho city, and should
rlonds of lumber nt I , ' .,,,..! ,,. .
inu uauuiis comu my nut mm 101;
city is not entirely deserted.
A report caiuo. from Orlando last
night that tho Dalton gang was at
that place last night, but cre
ated no mischief. However tho boom
ers were on pins until the ilcsporadoes
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
A h-n Sanger Lents gn.it slices
visit I'lltsburg noKl their canvas-es
must bo enlarged, if such Ih possilile,
as thousands were turned away at
every exhibition while here for want
of space. It is the best show over
known in I'lltsburg.
The big shows will be iu (Withrie
Wednesday, September -0.
A splendid residence property on
Nolilo avenue, (apltul hill. Will give
time 0:1 half of price to right puny.
Call on Spencer & Robertson, lloom !,
Oray'H brick block. 231 If
New Goods at 2M HaiierT,r!&
Coming On Its Own Special Train!
om Gasoline Stoves they canl be
beat. Sold right DOWN L9W. Re
pairing of Gasoline Stoves a specialty.
A. H. RICHMOND.
Oklahoma Ave, bet. First and um-i -.
SANGER & LENT'S
International Allied Shows
C'lreiH, Mi'iMKiTlf, lUpiioilroiiieiiml
WILL ILMHIMT AT
Guthrie, Veffiesday, Sept, 20.
. m &
lar Saddlery Hon&e,
I M&1 A m
n D s
SADDLES FROM $2.50 UP.
See our Mammoth Stoct. Don't buy until you get our v-ires. Ko
ember the number, in, Ham-on aeiuic. Mn nig uuiu..
' A. P- S.
GAEHii-aK? B60S .STOrE.
T. II. Klkins
was horo yesterday
camo down from Or-
! ( harlle Ueattv
1 lando yesterday.
I W. !'. Hawkins, representing tlio
I Uallas News, is In towu.
I W. T. Walker of Heaver was hero
I last night enrouto to Orlando.
I Sin -o tlie banks tiro locked the ban-
.11 ...111 r.,l ,t f.f.1.1 flnnl M.itiiv
a I 4.BV.1...V.. ..--'. .-' -v IIIL3 till. UVV II Vl.lt. .IVII. w......
(icncral -Managor TNlckorson anil a ,, ..lotion for ollleers . . . , ...... ....... ,...
iii nt t-i e ii, Rnin 1 vu,"i" . . 11. v-iariison is ncru iroui i.ariii-
numbor of liigli olllclals of the hanta ... . ,, iirnt town In Ilio .... ... .i. ti... ...... ir,..i,.v
. m ttC 1W. "..- " o. 'l- ... l.."v ......... j.
strip to orgunl.o In this manner, ami , T))os McXcb1 of Kansas was In town
on Saturday when tlie people get more , vcsKrday. Ilu will locate nt Terry.
Fe road arrived in a special car yes
Ml-, ftiekerson says regular train
Will be run to the strip today in ad
dition to tlio many extra trains. The
regular trains will run in foir sections,
Vlie llrst leaving Orlando at 12 o'clock,
ami tli? othprs at interval!) of twenty
'his morning the road otllclals will
be at the depiA to render all aid pass
ible to tlio enormous crowd of pass
llorbcn It) lug on the M'i".
Over 2Q3 horses huvo dropped deal
botwoon horo and Orlando this week.
They were ownnd by boomers and
conld not stand tie prosstiro
the town will bo regularly organized,
and wlU be ready tq do business ns
such. AU buslnoss men who aro go.
mg to open storos and banks, and all
purchasuis of resiuont lottt wero pros
nt The executive otlicer will bo
Much talk Is prevalent and many In-
nulrles are being made regarding the
trains that will enter tho strip on tho
opening liny. 'From the conduct of
the nianugoniont of tlie Santa Fo in
tho prcvlom oponlng the public may
assured tuat an iw k"- i"v
150 World's Distinguished Arenlc Meteors!
Muny Siieelinoiiiof Species Neier Ilofore
" Seen In America.
A Host of WondtoiiH .Surprl-i'S- l'n
parulh'lcd. ALL NEW FEATUnESl
ARTISTIC PEERLESS. PURE.
Ova 3,0(.0 people are nt tlio Santa
Fo tUpot, mauy buying tickets to
Over 100 women left this city yester
day for Orlando, to register, l'oor
SupL S. N. Mallory suys tho public
schools will open Sept. a.lth and not
the I Bib.
Hon. .1. II. llonlty of Oklahoma City
was in tlio city yesterday. He will
locate at l'crry.
Hundreds of curious people congre
gated at tho depot yesteul ly to seo
tlio enormous crowds.
Tlie certif -atos given out at Out -le
re ogui l.
For paitlcnlai-s sisi various advortWIm?
medluins. Two grand evhlliltlons dully.
Uuorsopenat 1 and 7 , in.
A full line of Books. Stationary, News, Office and
Supplies always on hand.
H. A. BOYLE, Proprietor.
LOOK HERE I
I Am Here to' Stay
Till Com itry I 1'ree.
A strong fooling lias dovolopod in
bu-iness at this place on Saturday. ( the crowds at Orlando mid Stillwater
It is now inougui vuai an oooiiic-i, ; ugaiusi vuu uoomers who uuu m
will bo ublo to register before the Oklahoma. Tho utter havo nppcared
noon hour to-day. If all are not reg-1 in largo numbers nnd H is btrongly
...a !.,.. ,v uiid no ft vo ites. Twintv
orthlrtvco cheswllt r -ably bo ro-looth Thin .day, will be
ipalrod to ac -oiniiiouui . v..u ,., w
this point. Since it ussurod that
trains will be run many who huvo
.good hordes will abandon the plan of
going in on horseback nnd take the
train" Look for M) WX puoplo on tho
l'erry townsite thiS evening,
LYNBS - LOCALS.
Watch this space if you want
anything in our line.
Inwantof tlio Celebrated t Ineinnatl Safe. Firo or Uurglar I'm.
or Firo und Uurglar l'roof; st,. Uoval .mm
tot tho Celebrated Aincncuu nun-"- o -
If yoli are
If von tiro in wan
Home hewing aiaciuno, , .,
If you tiro in want of Hicyeles and Tricyolc. . t"
King of Scorchers, tho Fowler, the Oriel, tho -'' '
., " . , ,i .....I i.-L.-i il.. Vilecrrain. the lelMljOIi.-. thif
""rwc Z, n, tod Uuoon lit at
iraveier, mo -u -" --- - ,, h
retail, come and g""y irlec5. at ion B. o ahoio are.
i i n'ltl
(ieorgc I. Parsons, sccrelar; of
Coylo it Sm .lis ivliolosalo jrrocoi.- is"
interviewin. Orlando tnorcbants.
Volney lorgiitt of this cltv -nd
Jmliro li I MunU of 1Oiilwiiu .ro
ndldtttes for mayor at Porry, i
o chances in favor of YottW-
A horse or horse anil
trade for town property.
A running mare anil saddle to
trade for town property.
Deeded farm in Logan county to
trade for town prpperty.
Lodging house, furniture and
fixtures for sale.
Farms ioi $a)e and rent.
I CALL AND SEE US.
R. H. K
The English Kitchen,
THE OLDEST HOUSE AHD ONE OF THE BEST in the CITY,
1.25 Per Bav. Board Reasonable
' i,in v vaw-
. V vu
li. r s ,
I ( .1.111 1
ie ( U.
. 's-'iiiuproTed fat-rm,, , r,
off passengers but,. ,'.." F tenm 'in
Willi a brov
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