October 22, 1904
Will never again show in England.
Colonel William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill) and all the members of his Wild West Company sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner Campania for New York on Saturday.
Since April the famous scout and hunter, together with his congress of rough riders, has been touring in Scotland and those towns in England which were left unvisited last year.
His departure on Saturday created much interest at Liverpool. Upon arrival at New York the members of the company will separate.
Interviewed in London and North Western Hotel prior to embarking on the Campania, Colonel Cody expressed great regret that he was saying a professional good-bye to this country.
He said: “I cannot tell you how sorry I am that I shall never again show in your country. The people are all kindness itself to me. But I am coming back again as a private citizen to visit some of the many friends I have made here.”
Questioned as to his plans for the future, the Colonel made answer: “Quite a number of English gentlemen are coming out with me on a shooting expedition in the Rockies. The President of the United States is going to join the party, and we expect to have a swell hunt out there. We are going after big game.”
Next summer it is the intention of Buffalo Bill to make a tour in France.
(Source: London Daily News: October 24, 1904)