Title: Telegram from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Date: April 11, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Form No. 168.
The Western Union Telegraph Company.
21,000 Offices In America.
Cable Service to All The World.
This Company Transmits and Delivers messages only on conditions limiting its liability, which have been assented to by the sender of the following message.
Errors can be guarded against only by repeating a message back to the sending station for comparison, and the Company will not hold itself liable for errors or delays in transmission or delivery of Unrepeated Messages, beyond the amount of tolls paid thereon, nor in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within sixty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an Unrepeated Message, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
Thos. T. Eckert, President and General Manager.

Received at 212 South 13th Street, Omaha, Neb. 219

586.Ch.Up.On. 13 Paid. 124o Pm.

Ch., Philadelphia Pa.Apl.11-1896 [1] .

Geo.T. Beck,
McTagues Hotel [2] ,

Omaha Neb.

Think Paxton and Postmaster of Omaha [3] will come in. See them, wire decision.


Note 1: Buffalo Bill's Wild West occupied its winter quarters in Bridgeport, Connecticut, from November 3, 1895, through mid-April 1896, before opening in Philadelphia on April 18, 1896. [back]

Note 2: McTague Hotel: James Hugh McTague (1858-1926), the owner of a catering service in Omaha, Nebraska, who opened a basement saloon with partner Charles Little under the name of Little & McTague. McTague later opened a European-style hotel in Omaha, Nebraska, before relocating to Missouri. [back]

Note 3: "Postmaster of Omaha" in 1896 was Euclid Martin. [back]

Title: Telegram from William F. Cody to George T. Beck

Source: University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center, Beck Family Papers, 1858-1992 (bulk 1884-1919); Acc. #10386, ah10386_0115

Date: April 11, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

Topic: Buffalo Bill's Wyoming

People: Beck, George Washington Thornton, 1856-1943

Sponsor: Supported in part by a grant from the Wyoming Cultural Trust Fund, a program of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources.

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