Senator Foelker Accepts His Fate., Daily Racing Form, 1908-06-24


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SENATOR FOELKER ACCEPTS HIS FATE c cStaatsburg Staatsburg N Y June 23 Senator Otto G Foelker denies In emphatic language that he had ever told Dr James Cool of Utlca or anybody else that he had been offered an Independent fortune as a bribe by the race track Interests to remain In bed and not go to Albany to vote for the antigambling bill billDr Dr Cool made the statement in an address at Utlca last Saturday evening He was quoted as saying he had been told by Senator Foelker himself that a bribe amounting to a large fortune had been offered him as the price of his silence on the anti racing bill billI I never made the statement to this Dr Cool nor anyone else that I had been offered a large for ¬ tune not to vote on the antiracing bill I da not know Dr Cool and never met him to myknowledge You can say for me though that any statement that I have said that a bribe or a large bribe or any bribe was offered to me is a He I never even had a conversation with anyone concerning such an offer as this Dr Cool tells about aboutDo Do you expect to be renominated was asked askedNo No hardly My district has always shown such a strong racing sentiment and In face of my vote against track gambling I could not expect a reBOEjlnatlon But I do f ot wteb a renomination

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