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famous Plainsman Passes
Awaj at Home of Sister
, at Denver.
.(Caanaeta' rraaa Fe 0.l
ment followed. Then the colonel
thought if he could get out more nd
take the baths and drink the water
at Glenwood Springs, Colo., he would
make further improvement. He went
to the reort on January 3. On Jan
uary 5 he suffered a nervous collapse
and his physicians, hurried him back
lo Denver.
' Sketch of an Active Life.
Mule driver, pony express driver,
stage driver, scout, soldier, hunter,
ahowman are a few of the occupa
tion embraced in the picturesque
career of Colonel William Frederick
Codv, better known throughout the
world as "Buffalo Bill." From the day
that his father was killed in a fight
that gave "bloody Kansas" its name,
William F. Cody was never idle.
Colonel Cody was born in Scott
county. Iowa, February 26, 1846. At
the age of IS years, already a man in
size and strength, he had been
herder, messenger and stage driver
and had won a name as a dead shot
and a horseman with few equals. Un
der General Albert Sidney Johnston
he saw his first Indian 6ghting. The
civil war found htm a private in the
Seventh Kansai cavalry, an active
"Jayhawker" regiment, and for more
than ten years after the close of the
war he saw service, first as scout and
later as chief of scouts, in the Indian
wars. His commander included Gen
erals Sheridan, Sherman, Miles, Cus
ter, Carr, Cook, Ord and Fry all the
famous Indian fighters of the period.
It was when he was chief of scouts
under General Crook that he won
fame by killing in single combat the
Indian chief, Yellow Hand, knife
against tomahawk. .
Wins Hit Thle.
In 1867 he won hi title of Buffalo
Bill." It was then that a gang of 1,200
men were laying the tracki of the
Kansas Pacific across the plains and
were famishing for fresh meat. Cody
volunteered to furnish the meat and
in eighteen months, with his horse,
Brigham, and his favorite breach
loader, "Lucretis Borgia," he killed
4,280 Bison.
Between times he was a deputy
sheriff, justice of the peace in a tur
bulent Nebraska town and served in
the Nebraska legislature. After the
expiration of his term as a law-maker
he accepted the job of guiding the
Russian Grand Duke Alexis and his
party on a hunt in the far west. Cody
was richly rewarded, for he brought
the party through the roughest and
most dangerous country, and they
shot all kinds of game. ,
Late in the 70s Cody had tried act
ing in a melodrama of the, west and
it was the success of this which led
to the formation of the "Wild West"
show, with which his name was linked
for more than three decades. He col
lected s motely company of Indians,
cowboys, scouts, trapper and animals
and produced his show first in
Omaha on May 17, 1883. More than
5,000 people turned out to- see the
novelty. After that he travelled
the country. He was wildly greeted,
for his fame had preceded him, and
"Buffalo Bill" made a fortune. In
1887 he took his show to Europe
and won great success in London and
the big cities on the continent. He
later made another successful tour of
Europe with his troupe. .
Brings Army Men. '
But "Buffalo Bill1 realized that
without changes and improvements
hia show could not live foreever. So
he imported from Europe whole
companies of English lancers, French
and German , light cavalry and South
American vaqueroa. For s season or
two these helped to hold up receipts
and every time "Buffalo Bill bestrode
his horse and took off his sombrero
with that wonderful sweep of his he
stood for the king of the picturesque.
In 1910, st the age of 64, he made
what he called his "farewell tour."
He had secured for himself a big
ranch in Wyoming, near the town
named in his honor, where he
could resume as much of his early
life as he wanted to. But the fire of
adventure was still burning within
him. Now and then he would invite
a company of friends for a long hunt
ing trip in the Rockies, and on these
trips he would try to soothe his
"fighting nerve." But these did not
avail, and "Buffalo Bill' at the age of
70 years again joined his old show,
the ownership of which had come into
the hands of the circus firm of Ring
ling Brothers. In 1916 he changed his
allegiance and toured the country as
the leading feature of the "101 Ranch"
show. He was still as straight as an
arrow, vigorous and commanding.
Colonel Cody was married in 1866
m St Louis to Miss Louise Fred
eric!, daughter of a prominent French
merchant In March, 1916. the couple
celebrated their golden wedding at
the tody ranch in Wyoming.
Buffalo Bill Will Likely
. Be Buried Beside Children
Rochester. N. Y.. Jan. 10. Colonel
. William F, Cody, probably will be
buried in Mount Hope cemetery, this
city, beside the bodies of his three
children. Colonel Cody lived in this
city for two years in the early eighties.
Two of his children, Kit Carson Cody
and Ora Cody, died when still of
tender years, and Mrs. Arts Cody
Thorp, who died early in 1904 in
Spokane, Wash., was brought here by
her father for burial. On frequent
visits to Rochester, Colonel Cody ex
pressed hi determination to be buried
beside bis children here.
Omaha Lodge Names Representatives
to Attend Funeral.
"Buffalo Bill" was a member of
Omaha-lodge, No. 39 of the Elks. He
joined the Elks in. San Francisco in
1877 and transferred his membership
to the Omaha lodge in 1897. He had
been a member here ever since.
- "He ha been m these rooms many
times," said Secretary Miner. "I re
member a beautiful speech he made
in our old room over in the Ware
block," ..... ; , ;, ..
The local lodge lias appointed seven
former Omaha Elks, now living in
Denver, to attend the funeral. They
Colonel Cody Made Name Early
For Daring Rides Across Plains
Colonel Cody distinguished himself
in the early days as pony express
rider. He was one of the youngest
and most daring of that intrepid class
of riders who carried valuable pack
ages through the west, never knowing
but that each trip might be tl.e last.
These were davs when there was more
tnith than poetry in the admonition,
"Look out ior your scalp."
On "Cody Day." during the summer
of 1898, at the time of the Transmis
sissippi exposition in this city, a group
of prominent business men gave a
banquet in honor of the great scout
and plainsman. At this function Colo
nel Alexander Majors relatea now
Will Cody, a youth in his teens, se
cured his first job as express rider for
Russell, Majors & Waddell. who
transported trains of freight wagons
across the plains.
Cody was at the time a fatherless
western boy. his father having been
killed by the Indians. Cody's first
pony express route was between Red
Buttes and three Crossings, a dis
tance of seventy-six miles. The trail
extended through a canon through
which the Sweetwater ran from wall
to wall. It was desolate and lonely
and freauented by hostile Indians.
George Chrisman, leading wagon mas
ter for Russell. Maiors & Waddell,
met Cody at Julesburg, where he en
gaged the youth tul westerner in a
career which led to his world-wide
It has been said that Cody made
the longest pony exprea trip on rec
ord. He had made hi regular route
from Red Buttes to Three Crossings,
seventy-six miles, and there was no
bodv else to make the next trip of
eighty-five miles on to Rocky Ridge.
Cody made the entire trip ana oacK
again, a total of ill miles, without a
A week later he was atracicea oy
a band ot Sioux nine miles west
of Horse Creek, in a sand ravine.
Mounted on the fastest horse in the
service of the express company, he
spurred his mount to the limit of
endurance, extended himself on the
animal's back and dashed into Sweet
water to hear that the town had been
raided by Indians that morning.
During his frequent visits to Omaha
are these: J. E. Preston, general agent
of Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad, Denver; C. S. Potter, r. fc.
R., 1544 Penn street, Denver: J. J.
Koche, Kocky Mountain ruel com
pany, Denver; t. u. Sell, 1M uncoin
street Denver; Sherman R. Cox, Den
ver Stock yards, Denver; M. F. Gross
man, manager Denver nrancn Mid
land Glass and Paint company, Den
ver; H. J. McKenna, International
Harvester company, Denver.
D. B. Hines of Omaha, an old friend
of Colonel Cody, also expects to go
from here for the funeral.
"One of Bill s last kind acts was
a good deed to the Elks," said Secre
tary Miner. "Last fail nis show was
playing at Roanoke, Va. He went up
to the Elks' national home at Bedford,
Vs., and brought all his brother blks
down snd had them as guest at the
show and later gave them s camp
" Mr. Miner recalled, alo, that Colo
nel Cody' romantic life on the plains
waa first told to the world by Ned
Buntline and published in New York,
the stories of adventures selling in
enormous quantities. They were trans
lated and sold also in foreign coun
For Nesrly Half Century He Was s
Member of the Maaonic Order.
. Colonel Cody was s Mason of forty
six years' standing. March 5, 1870, he
waa initiated into Platte Valley lodge
No. 31, Ancient Craft Masonry, at
North Platte, Neb. April 2 that year
he was passed and January 10 the
subsequent year he was raised. He
became a mark master and a past
master in Euphrates chapter No. IS,
Royal Arch Masonry, at North Platte
on November 14, 1888. He was also
made most excellent master on that
day and on the following day became
a Royal Arch Mason.
In 1889 Colonel Cody became s
Knight Templar, a member of Pales
tine commandery No. 13 at North
Platte. April 1 that year he was given
the degree of red cross and the next
day was given the Knight Templar
Robbers of Brush Bank
Arrested at Kansas City
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 10. Police
announced today that two men, ar
rested here last night, had confessed
to having robbed the Stockmen's Na
tional bank of Brush, Colo., Decem
ber 18, of $5,000. The men's names
were given a Marion Cooley and Elie
Mace. The police said nearly $2,000
had been found in their possession.
Been "Going It"
Too Hard?
Lots of folks
who ars tired,
cross, nervous,
rheumatic snd
achy, are allow
ing all the signs
of early kidney
trouble without
realising it It's
often the re
sult of our great
American fault
making one con
tinual rush of
work or pleasure
without t a k i ng
enough rest.
fresh air, exercise or sleep. Such sn
attack isn't hard to get rid of just
give body and nerve a rest and help
the kidneys get stronger. Try Doan'a
Kidney Pill. They have helped thou
sands of kidney sufferers. Don't wait.
Chronic kidney disease is serious.
Omaha Proof:
P. A. Andarson. ahocmakar. S7SS North
Sixteenth street, sara: "I don't know what
2u7iM-JLr"L '
BomtitmM hn I would st up, th 1Mt
novc I made felt aa if aomons was putting
a knife Into my back. One box of Doao's
Kidney Pills cured me and I haven't been
bothered atnee."
50 at all Drug" Stores
roater-Mllburn Co BufTalftNY
the colonel has told many of his
thrilling experiences of the early days
when he was considerably more than
a mere story book romancer. When
he raced to safety on that eventful
day into Sweetwater, stories were go
ing the rounds of Indians making
raids on horses. Forty stage drivers,
expren rider and ranchmen, includ
ing Cody, elected "Wild Bill" James
B. Hickok, captain of a party to go
out to recover the stolen horses. Ac
cording to western lore. Will Bill was
the last word of courage. On one
occasion he killed ten desperadoes
single-handed. He never wasted am
munition nor word. With Wild Bill
at the lead, this party started on a
trail for the .Powder River country
and after a hard and long ride they
surprised the Indian raiders in the
cover of darkness. They recovered
their horses and brought 100 Indian
ponies as prizes of war.
One of the stories told by the
colonel to his Omaha friends, was of
a bear hunt, in which he got no
bear. On oner of the best pony ex
press horses he rode up. the valley
of the Horseshoe and observed bear
tracks in the snow. He shot a sage
hen, tied hi horse to a tree, built a
fire and broiled hia game for supper
and then started out again. After
pressing on some distance he heard
voices of white men snd heard
horses. He came up to a dugout
where ten outlaws had established
themselves. The men thought that
Cody was spying. He tried to con
vince them he was on a peaceful er
rand of hunting bear. They insisted
on sending two of their number back
with Cody to get his horse. Reaching
his horse, he worked a ruse which
enabled him to kill one of his would
be captors. He started away on his
horse, but member of the gang shot
the animal and then he escaped on
foot in the darkness. He walked all
night and trudged into Horseshoe sta
tion the next day.
Don't worry about blotches or other
Ida troubles. You can have a clear,
clean complexion by using a little laemo,
obtained at any drug store for zSc, or
extra large bottle at $1.00.
Zemo easily removes all traces of
pimples, black heads, blotches, eczema,
and ringworm and makes the skin clear
and healthy. Zemo is a clean, penetrat
ing, antiseptic liquid, neither sticky nor
greasy and stains nothing. It is easily
applied and costs a mere trifle for each
application, it is ajwayi ucpcnuui.
TU at. " ' " v "-
at W. Bom Co, Ctowlood. a
Reliable Remedy for
Coughs and Colds
Hake It Yourself
Add Vi oz. Balm of Gilead buds to
1 pint of Duffy' Pure Malt Whiskey;
let it stand 48 hour and strain. To
this add 1 lb. bruised Rock Candy,
which will slowly dissolve.
This remedy is invaluable as an as
suager for all troubles along the
course of the air passages including
throat affections, bronchitis, astfima
and all deep seated coughs and colds.
Increase the dose gradually from a
teaspoonful every hour to a table
spoonful every hour, or if the condi
tion is acute, take every halt hour
until decided relief is felt.
Sold by most druggists, gTocers and
dealers, $1.00. If they can't supply
you, write us. Send for useful house
hold booklet containing many valu
able recipes like above. The Duffy
Malt Whiskey Co., Rochester, Jf. Y.
Persistent Advertising Is the
Road to Succes.
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Clean Blotchy Skin
Highest Tribunal Asks Many
Questions During Adamson
Case Argument.
Washington. Jan. 10. Final argu
ments over constitutionality of the
Adamson law were heard today in the
supreme court with Special Assistant
Attorney General Hagerman closing
the case for the government.
Maintaining power of congress to
pass the law, Mr. Hagerman said it
can be operated temporarily like the
Interstate Commerce commission
temporarily regulates rates.
"Is there any law of that kindr
asked Justice McKenna.
"It's done by the Interstate Com
merce commission in daily practice,
said Mr. Hagerman.
'There's no claim that this law is
confiscatory," the attorney continued.
"Congress acted in its discretion, a
discretion with which the judiciary has
no power to interfere."
"Oh, no one claims that the court
can substitute its discretion for that
of congress," interrupted Chief Jus
tice White.
When Mr. Hagerman said the legal
resumption all presumptions are
in f-vor of validity of an act of con
gress, the chief justice interjected:
"I don't believe it mea.,s to go that
far not all presumptions, but every
reasonable presumption."
Goes Further Thsn Other Laws.
The federal employers' liability,
hours of service, pilotage and other
laws were cited by Mr. Hagerman
as precedents of the attention of con
gress to contracts of employment.
When Justice Pitney asked if these
laws were analogous to rate regula
tion, Mr. Hagerman said:
"I'll admit the question m this case
goes a little farther than any you
have heretofore decided."
"The court called attention to jhe
1 Omaha' t Beit I
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H Sharp Reductions f
Popular Priced
Cowhide, Mountain Goat snd
Walrus leathers; 16 and 18-inch
sizes. Some with sewed frames,
aewed corners and leather lined
Sal Price Reduced to
$5, $5.50, $6, $7, $7.50
1803 Farnam Street
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you ever watched a
a man, by years ot enort
and denial, build up a
substantial estate and then see
that estate, after his death
melt quickly away?
CPrudent management would
have saved them such an estate.
CAssure prudent manage
ment for your estate by naming
this Company your Executor
or Trustee.
Every Niqhf
For Constipation)
Sd&and Sure
Hair Often Ruined
By Washing With Soap
Soap should be used very carefully,
if you want to keep your hair looking
its best. Most soaps and prepared
shampoos contain too much alkali
This dries the scalp, makes the hair
brittle, and ruins it
The best thing for steady use
just ordinary mulsined cocoanut oil
(which is pure and greaseless), and is
better than the most expensive soap
or anything else you can use.
One or teaspoonfuls will cleanse
the hair and scalp thoroughly. Simply
moisten the hair with water and rub
it in. It makes an abundance of
rich, creamy lather, which rinses out
easily, removing every particle of
dust, dirt, dandruff and excessive oil,
The hair dries quickly and evenly,
and it leaves the scalp soft, and the
hair tine and silky, bright, lustrous,
fluffy and easy to manage.
You can get mulsified cocoanut oil
at any pharmacy, it's very cheap, and
a few ounces will supply every mem
ber of the family for months Adv.
fact that pilotage stands on peculiar
grounds because of the character of
employment," the chief justice inter
You ve said in otner cases toy in
ference) that the power of congress
exists to fix the wage," Mr. Hagerman
ff'ontinaed from Paca One.)
commission may have bearing on the
question and this report, requested on
the car famine situation by the Murtey
resolution in the house, will be ready
Thursday morning.
Bills by the Bushel.
Members of the lower house of the
legislature may turn loose any num
ber of bills they wish into the legis
lative hopper and they will receive
the same consideration as of vore.
unless something is brought out later
to restrict the inflow. Liggett ot
Seward attempted this morning to get
across a motion restricting each mem
ber to 6ve bills, but it met with very
I Kid Glove Sale
I Black, white and col
li ors, broken lots. Per
il feet gloves of fine kid.
I $1.50 and $2 Qualities
I Thursday
$1.19 a Pair
Curtain Special
Marquisette Curtains with in
sertions, lace edges and effec
tive drawn work. A good qual
ity, 2 yards long.
$1.49, $1.65, $1.75
a Pair
New Values
In Linens
Brought forward Thursday.
Linen Huck Towels.
$1.00 quality for 75c
$1.25 quality for 85c
$1.50 quality for $1.25
$1.75! quality for $1.50
' Lhaen Gtrest Towels.
45c quality for 39c
65c quality for... 50c
$1.00 quality for 85c-
Fine Table Cloths. .
$ 3.75 Table Cloths $ 2.89
$ 6.00 Table Cloths $ 4.89
$ 7.50 Table Cloths $ 5.89
$12.00 Table Cloths $ 8.89
$20.00 Table Cloths $15.89
Napkins to Match.
$ 4.75 Napkins.... $ 3.75 a doz.
$ 6.00 Napkins .... $ 4.75 a doz.
$10.00 Napkins. ... $ 6.89 a doz.
$17.50 Napkins $13.89 a doz.
severe opposition and after some dis
cussion was relegated to the has-been
Representative Greenwalt of Custer
favored the motion, tit saia mac me
I fewer bills presented the better work
could be done by the members. He
did not believe in incumbering legis
lation by a lot ot Dins wnicn wouia
never get anywhere, and voted for the
motion. Bills were introduced for the
first time in the house today.
Both resolution covering the car
shortage proposition introduced yes
terday by Dorsey and Jacobson went
over until Wednesday for consider
ation. Representative Reisner got
across a motion for supplying to the
members who did not have them
copies of the journal of the last ses
sion. Packing House Probe.
McAllister introduced a lengthy
resolution dealing with the alleged
monopolistic control of farm products.
It provides for a special committee
of five democrats and two republicans
to inquire into the operation of pack
ing houses, etc.
Jerry Howard attempted to knock
out the arrangement made which
provides for a substation pestoffice
in connection with the house, but it
was defeated. Howard wanted some
January Silk Offerings
Contain Much of Interest
Crepe Voile, one of the new
sheer fabrics, is here. It's very
firm and durable and comes in
all the newest spring colors.
Georgette Crepes, an exten
sive selection in the most
wanted colors, have just ar
rived. Haskell's Famous Black Silks,
sold here exclusively, are now
being offered at a decided sav
ing in price.
Silk Section
Dependable New Furs
Selling at Lowest Prices
Black Wolf Muffs, $6.50 and $10.00
Genuine Mink Muffs, $20 to $44.50
Genuine Mink Scarfs, $24 to $41.50
Marten Muffs $25 to $44.50
Marten Scarfs $1 0.00 to $60.00
Sable Fox Sets, $39.50, $59.50, $100
Also Mole, Hudson
other desirable furs
expect to pay.
The Fur Shop
Cold Cream
75C One Pound Jars 59c
For Thursday only.
Leave today and the second morn
ing you can be basking in Florida.
Less than two days ride separates you from that sum
merland. Florida reaches out into the warm south
seas and brings the beauties and balminess of the tropics
within easy reach of America's people. No wonder it's
the national winter mccca. You'll be there?
leaves Kansas City 6:15 p. m. and reaches Jacksonville 8:25 a. m.
second morning only a day and a half's ride via Frisco Lines and
Southern Railway; the direct route. All steel train of coaches, sleep
ing cars and Fred Harvey dining cars.
L a:...r...ff f-..J,-.:
poor man to have the job of post
master instead of the government
butting in and doing the job for
State to Make Plates.
Christ Andersen (Boyd) got
through a resolution to have a com
mittee of three appointed to confer
with the Board of Control on the es
tablishment of a factory at the peni
tentiary to manufacture automobile
number plates. Andersen, LaBounty
and Hutton were named on the committee.
Th Quinine Tbat Does Not Afreet the Head.
Bec&une of Ita tonic and laxative effect.
Laxative Bromo Quinine can be taken by
anyone without eaunlng- nervoauneea or rins
ing In the head. There ! only one "Bromo
Quinine." K. W. DROVE'S signature on box.
16c. Advertisement.
New Bill Proposes to
Make Alaska Bone-Dry
Washington, Jan. 10. At a hearing
on a drastic prohibition bill for Alaska
before the house territories committee
it was developed that there are 325
dealers and six brewers in the terri
tory. Chairman Houston indicated
the committee would report the bill
favorably and that its effect would be
to make the territory "bone dry."
Faille Matinee, one of the
most charming fabrics for the
coming season, in new sport
colors for evening, also street
shades. See this fabric early.
A whole table of choice sea
sonable silks is being closed
out. These sold regularly up
to $1.75 a yard; Thursday,
$1.18 a yard.
-Main Floor.
Seal, Cross Fox and
at much less than you
Second Floor.
Children's Wool Hose
Special at 19c
An odd line, and only a small
quantity, not all sizes, 25c,
35c and 50c qualities, 19c a
The undertigmd hu tome new Florida
literature that will interest yuu write for
it, and aak about rarei and reservations.
TO WalM SUM, Kawaaa City. Me.