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

Date: April 12, 1896

Author: Cody, William Frederick, 1846-1917

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Form No. 44.
Night Message.
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 Night Messages, sent at reduced rates, beyond a sum equal to ten times the amount paid for transmission; nor in any case when the claim is not presented in writing within thirty days after the message is filed with the Company for transmission.
This is an Unrepeated Night Message, and is delivered by request of the sender, under the conditions named above.
Thos. T. Eckert, General Manager.
Norvin Green, President.

Number 138 Ch [1]

Sent By Ga /

Rec'd By Sa /

30 pdnite
2 V 3

Received at 212 South 13th Street, Omaha, Neb. M. Standard Time. 1034p
Apl 12 1896

Dated Philadelphia Pa 12 [2]

To George T. Beck

McTagues Hotel [3] .

Why have you not signed contract with State Company wants report of meeting also about construction Hayden cannot do everything. When do you return. We can hear nothing from you.

W. F. Cody

Note 1: Telegram is handwritten by clerk or William F. Cody assignee. [back]

Note 2: 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 3: McTague Hotel: James Hugh McTague (1858-1926), 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]

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_0118

Date: April 12, 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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