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"Buffalo Bill" Cody to join the chase for Hole-In-The-Wall outlaws...



Item # 676002

November 02, 1904

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Nov. 2, 1904  On the day prior to this issue, two bandits presumed to be from the Hole-In-The-Wall country of Wyoming attempted to rob the First National Bank of Cody, Wyoming. Hearing of the news, the famed frontiersman and showman "Buffalo Bill" Cody reportedly got in into the chase. 
The report appears at the top of page 2 with heads: "BUFFALO BILL GOES ON THE WAR PATH" "Famous Scout Will Try to Capture Bandits Who Killed the Cashier of the Bank of Cody".
Portions of the text include: "...The Hole-in-the-Wall gang are noted as the most desperate outlaws in the west, and the Cody posses is determined to wipe them out of existence. Buffalo Bill himself is enroute from Omaha...will take the trail immediately upon his arrival...Cashier Middaugh...grabbed a revolver & made a game fight...But Middaugh was excited & his bullets went wild, while the single shoot sent from the outlaw's gun passed through the banker's brain & he died instantly. The robbers got little money...Col. Cody...offer a large reward for the capture of the outlaws...to double the reward in case an outlaw is killed. We want to kill them, not captured them..." with much more.
Quite rare to find reports of Buffalo Bill outside of his Wild West tour and showmanship exploits.
Six pages, two small, lightly inked library stamps within the masthead, a little irregular along the spine, generally very nice.

Category: The Old West