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CINCINNATI, Jan. 23. The McKInley
Carnation League has Issued a call for
all to observe McKInley's birthday next
Thursday, January 29, by wearing a car
nation in the lapel of coats. As there Is
opposition to more legal holidays, this
simple observance of the day without any
interference with business duties is all
that the league contemplates, and efforts
are being made to have the first observ
ance a success.
Ei IN SIGHT?
Fulton's Fight Reach
ing -a Crisis.
RED-HOT DAYS AT HAND
If He Wins, It Will Probably
Be This Week.
MAY BE ALL-SESSION CONTEST
Stronp; Effort to Break Into Mnlt
jiomnli DcIcRntlou Ex-Governor
Gcer Has Nu Purpose of
SALEM, Or., Jan. 25. (Staff correspond
ence.) If Mr. Fulton la not elected
United States Senator during' the cur
rent week, It will in all probability be an
all-session fight, and his prospects will
diminish aa the days' go by without re
sult It is not likely that Mr. Fulton will
agree with this view of his chances; but
it seems to be the consensus of opinion
among Informed observers of the progress
of the campaign, that he must make It
soon or not at all. "Withal he Is now
within sight of success. This is not to
say that all he has to do Is to reach"
out and grasp It; but It is undeniable
that he has made a careful and a gaining
fight from the beginning last Tuesday,
and nothing has so far occurred to stay
his onward progress. It is not thought
by anybody that he has reached the sum
mit of his strength, and it Is the general
expectation that he will tomorrow add
one or more recruits to his ranks. If
Mr. Hume returns from San Francisco,
where he has been for several weeks,
confined to a sick bed, he will have an
other supporter, just at a time that la
critical for the Astoria candidate, and
It Is commonly believed that he can with
out great difficulty pick off one or two
more from the Greer column. The Fulton
opposition says his maximum'Is 36 votes.
or 37 at the outside. The Fulton people
say it is 46, and that when they get them
it will of course, be easy to win the re
mainder of Republicans. Of course it will
be. No doubt about it. Fulton will not
then need them, .and the opposition will
not trtke the trouble to keep them away
from him. The Fulton managers think.
too, that when they get 37 or 3S many Re
publicans will fancy they see the band
wagon go gliding down the corridors of
the capitol, and there will be a" grand
rush for seats thereon. In other words,
they believe that when about 3S enroll
themselves on the Fulton lists the rest
will be easy. Maybe so. i Never prophesy
unless you know, says a sage who had
doubtless acquired a great reputation for
wisdom by prophesying not at all. "We
shall soon know, and then we shall all
be beyond the need and temptation of
telling what is going to happen.
It has not been the history of Sena
torial fights In Oregon that any candl
date was elected until he was elected. It
is within the memory of all that in the
historic contest of 1SS2, Senator Mitchell
for days had 42 votes, and all the abund'
ant resources of that skillful and sue
cessful poliUcal manager were fruitlessly
exhausted in his 40-day effort to secure
the remainder. In 1S95 Senator Dolph on
the opening day had a majority in the
Senate and lacked one vote of a majority
In the House. He had a total of enough
to elect. If they had been cast In joint
corivenUon, for under the Federal law a
candidate must have, a majority in each
of the 'separate houses, and, failing that,
there must be further ballots in conven
tion. On the following day, Senator Dolph
had 45 votes, and he was finally beaten.
Two years ago Mr. Corbett had a maxl
mum of SC. but he could not procure
enough. The reply of the Fulton people
to these citations is that the conditions
in all these cases were entirely different
In 1SS2 a fierce personal war Vas waged on
Mitchell. In 1S95 the silver -issue divided
men and parties, and these irreconcilable
elements could not be brought together.
In 1901 there "was a determined purpose
to defeat Mr. Corbett on the part of an
opposing political faction. Now Mr. Ful
ton's friends say that there is no personal
hostility to Mr. Fulton from any source
and that no principle whatever is at
stake, in so far as it may be declared
that he does not represent the united
sentiment and purposes of his party. The
chief question that has arisen between
him and the opposition is a mere quibble
about geographical location, they say
He lives at Astoria; therefore, he docs
not live at Portland. They think that the
reasons for a minority holding out to
the last which have been present in past
campaigns, will be absent In this, and
,that Mr. Fulton will on that account
have little trouble In making up the small
deficit after he attains 38 or 40 votes.
Mr. Fulton will no doubt some time dur
ing this week make a determined effort
to mass his strength and scatter the op
position. His problem Is to break into
Multnomah County, which has- so far
presented a soId front against him. This
unity, however, la unity only in so far
as It has formed a policy of keeping away
from Fulton. Various distinguished citi
zens of Portland have been presented with
a harmless, though pleasing, testimonial
of the high esteem 3n which they are re
garded by the delegation at Salem. If any
prominent resident of suitable sex, age
And vocation thinks he has been over
looked in the grand free-gift distribution
of bouquets, let him speak -now or for-
ever after hold, his peace. But, joking
aside, this policy, while a trifle mysterious,
has eo far been none the less eff ec'tlvo as
against the Clatsop Senator. It appeared
to the delegation to be the safest way to j
foster the sentiment for a Multnomah
County man, and it seems now to be the
fact that the members of the delegation
are much nearer together than they were
at first It would doubtless have been
Impossible last Monday to swing the
Multnomah men to any one person. It
may be Impossible now. No man hath
appeared as yet for whom the Multnomah
Republicans are ready to raise., their 19
individual voices, and declare that he shall
bo United States Senator If they can make
him so. Perhaps they will never reach
that largely desired perfection of har
monythat is highly desirable from the
standpoint of Multnorirah County, or a
majority of its people.
Just here Is where there is a collision
between Mr. Fulton and the dominant
sentiment of Multnomah County or
rather the sentiment that the opponents
of the Astoria Senator say is dominant.
His friends deny, first, that it exists, and
second, that there to. good reason, or any
reason, for It if it does exist. They can
not see. they declare, why'a Senator that
is good enough for Astoria and the rest of
Oregon Is not good enough for Portland.
The reply Is that Mr. Fulton In the very
nature of things because of his Astoria
environment, Astoria influences. Astoria
prejudices, Astoria ambitions and pur
poses could not, if he would, effectively
and heartily represent In Congress the In
terests of Portland, which are the Inter
ests of the state so far as the Columbia
River is concerned and river Improvement
covers pretty much the whole question of
Astoria's rivalry of Portland and 'hostility
to Its commercial welfare. It Is admitted
In this connection that Mr. Fulton has
frequently gone on record for an open
river. Then, aside from this, it is asked
why any complaint can be made. If a
member from Multnomah prefers some
other to Mr. Fulton. It Is urged that the op
position to him Is by no means confined
to Portland. It extends to members from
all parts of the state, and no question of
claims for commercial precedence by As
toria or Portland enter Into their reasons
for taking that position. For example,
the 17 votes for Geer and the three scat
tering are not from Multnomah County,
and are not likely to be all of them at
this stage of the game. ' It is clear that
the Geer votes except possibly two or
three have no present tendency toward
Mr. Fulton, even as second choice. If
Mr. Geer were to stop out of the race, no
doubt a few of his supporters would be
released to Mr. Fulton, but the bulk of
them would Just as certainly seek a now
candidate. But If Mr. Geer were now to
abandon the contest, Mr. Fulton might
perhaps not need more than, a few. Ex
Governor Geer says he is in the fight to
stay. With him the vote last June was
no Idle and meaningless declaration of the
popular will, and he considers that, while
the Legislature may wabble around for
awhile before it settles down to a serious
purpose to abide by the decision of the
people, It will do ao in tho end. The mat
ter is not In his hnnd3 vnyway Is his
argument It is in the Legislature's, He
could not withdraw If he would.
Multnomah County will occupy this
week a front seat in the center of the
stage. Mr. Fulton's friends say he can
be elected without Multnomah County, but
he does not want to be nor expect to be.
He has votes there, they think and say,
hat will come to him when they are
needed. His figures of his prospective
Portland vote range variously from six to
ten. The Fulton opposition disputes this
claim, and says that he will probably get
none, though it Is conceded that several
Portland members have a great personal
regard vfor Mr. Fulton and one or twb of
them might in the end be Induced to vote
for him. But they rely on the pressure
of local sentiment to keep these few In
line, and as for the rest there seems to be
no question. As between these two opin
ions no reliable conclusion can now be
drawn. It is up to the delegation to de
cide. It is not probable, however, that
Mr; Fulton can be successful unless ho
secures votes from Multnomah.
If In the foregoing canvass of the sltua
tion the inference is drawn by any reader
that It Is my opinion that Mr. Fulton will
win, or that he will not win, It should be
corrected. I havo endeavored merely to
point out that the fight, as I view It is
extremely critical from the respective
standpoints of Mr. Fulton and the oppo
sitlon to Mr. Fulton. E. B. P.
Few Legislators in. Salem.
SALEM, Ore., Jan. 25. (Special.) Only
a few members of the Oregon Legislature
are in Salem tonlsrht none nf tho mo.v,
of Southern Oregon are here, and It is
presumed that they are blockaded on ac
count of high water, though some of them
may do in -Portland.
BRAZIL WILL SEND TROOPS
Will Fool No Longer With Bolivia In
PARIS. Jan. 25. The Brazilian T.o-finn
here has Issued an official sLitomont
the Brazilian government explaining the
miters position 1 lowaros tne Acre dls
nute and the Droleeted p-rrwvHMnn
the Acre territory of President Pando, of
The statement declares that the Brazil
lan government lias given Bolivia to un
derstand that the contract with th" tj
livlan syndicate is a monstrosltv in ion.
since it entails the partial alienation of
sovereignty .to a foreign company, and
that the concession is void, inasmuch as
it disposes of territory which is nt tv,
present time the subject of dispute with
Peru. The statement proceeds to say that
lirazii nas aiwavs civ on n hnm it
Loretatlon to the treatv of 1S67
iuvoc nuiivm oy procuring ner facilities
of communication on the Amazon and tho
Parajruav. But Bolivia, havlnir niino
to a foreign syndicate the rights conceded
to ner in tne Acre territory, Brazil w
now maintain a strict interpretation
After recounting the various proposals
wnicn nave Deen maoeo adjust the dis
pute, the statement concludes:
"Rnllvln Vinvfnr rofnoorl nil thn..
. . 0 meat; pro
posals and President Pando having de
cided to march against the Brazilian sub
jects in Acre, the President pf Brazil
has decided to concentrate troops In the
adjoining states of Matto Grasso and
Miner Killed by Snowslfdc.
SALT LAKE, Jan. 25. News reached
this city today that James Cunningham,
a miner emploVed ln the Rob Roy mine,
ln Bingham Canyon, met death Thursday
In an avalanche of snow that crashed
down the Oqulrrh Mountains. Cunning
ham's body was only recovered last night
The slide, which was an Immense one.
has caused considerable uneasiness among
the miners of the vicinity, it being feared
that others more destructive will follow.
Solution for Venezuelan
AGREEMENT THIS WEEK
Report Tjjat Blockade Will
Be Raised Today.
UNiTED STATES TO TAKE HOLD
"Sunday Activity Anion?? Diplomats nt
Washington Who Is Responsible
for Bombnrdmcnt of Kort San
Carlos by Gcrnians'f
BRUSSELS Jan. 25. A dispatch to the
Petit Bleu from Berlin states that an
agreement ln the Venezuelan trouble will
be reached next week, anu mat a com
mission appointed by the United States
will be charged with the administration of
all the maritime customs in Venezuela.
Blockndc to Be Raised Today.
ROME, Jan. 25. The Patrla asserts that
the Venezuelan blockade will be raised
ACTIVITY IX WASHINGTON.
Appearances Tend to Confirm Story
of Early Settlement.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 25. A long con
ference between Minister Bowen and Sir
Michael Herbert, the British Ambassador,
beginning at noon, followed by further
conferences between Sir Michael. Slgnor
Mayor des Planches, the Italian Ambas
sador, and Count Quadt, the German
Charge d' Affaires, Indicated diplomatic
activity ln Washington today over the
Venezuelan matter. All the negotiators
decline to discuss the results or today's
meeting, but general statements by them
that the situation tonight warrants hope
of early relief Is significant of what has
been accomplished in the last 24 hours.
By this time the London, Berlin and
Rome Foreign Offices are In possession of
Mr. Bowen's third proposition, stating the
nature of the guarantee he is prepared
to offer for Venezuela If his Initial request
Is complied with and the blockade raised at
once. Strict reticence is maintained by
all the negotiators as to the nature of this
guaranty, and until the joint reply of the
powers is received this' will not be dis
Count Quadt has been advised by the
German Foreign Office of the . responsi
blllty for the bombardment of the San
Carlos fort The explanation agrees with
that cabled by tho Associated Press from
Mr. Bowen. and also the State Depart
ment, are greatly impressed with the atti
tude of the representatives in Washington
of the allies throughout the present nego
tiations. While acting at all times under
instructions from their Foreign Offices,
they have expedited matters greatly by
their straightforward manner of dealing
with Venezuela's representative. This
fact has especially appealed to the Wash
ington officials, who, while not participat
ing in the preliminaries, necessarily are
vitally Interested ln their results. Al
though Germany is sending a special en
voy here to conduct the negotiations for
her. Minister Bowen has taken occasion
to express his absolute satisfaction with,
the manner ln which Count Quadt has rep
resented his government The German
Charge, of course, has been acting under
Instructions from Berlin, but fhe point
was made today by Mr. Bowen and by
officials of the Washington Government
that the activity of Germany's represent
ative from the day of Mr. Bo'wen's arrival,
and the Judgment he has shown, has done
much to aid ln bringing about the ulti
mate solution of the trouble.
Tomorrow there will be conferences be
tween all the negotiators, but no definite
action is expected regarding the blockade
before Tuesday or Wednesday. Through
out his negotiations here, Mr. Bowen has
dealt separately with the foreign envoys,
while they have kept in constant touch
with one another. There has been no
joint action on their part.
The important fact was developed today
that the triple alliance against Venezuela
was far more comprehensive than was
supposed at first. The agreement between
Great Britain, Germany and Italy Involved
only a joint Initiative action for the col
lection of their claims, but each of the
three powers pledged itself to lift the
blockade simultaneously. This fact was
learned tonight from a European diplo
mat who Is acquainted with the details of
the alliance, and explains the fruitless
efforts made by Ambassador Meyer, at
Rome, and Henry White, the American
Charge at London, as well as by Mr.
Bowen, acting for Venezuela, to secure
the consent of at least one of the allies
to lift the blockade. The ironclad nature
of the alliance already has been communi
cated to the State Department by Charge
White, and It Ms this fact which was re
sponsible for the grave apprehensions
heretofore felt regarding the outcome of
the disp'ute. The reply of the powers,
therefore, necessarily will be Joint.
A favorable answer to Minister Bowen's
last proposition, and it Is the belief of all
the negotiators tqnlght, as well a3 of the
Administration, that the answer will be
favorable, will mean the immediate with
drawal of ail the blockading ships, while
a declination to accept the guaranty of
fered by Mr. Bowen must result in the
continuance of the blockade by all three
allies, Great Britain. Germany and Italy.
Mr. Bowen feels very optimistic tonight
of the future of the Venezuelan matter.
He adheres to the belief expressed by him
in the statement he gave out at midnight
h&t night that the case would be settled
soon and satisfactorily. H!s latest prop
osition, the Important feature of which is
tho matter of guaranty as a preliminary
to the raising of the blockade, will be ln
the hands of all the allies by tomorrow af
ternoon and Mr. Bowen thinks an answer
might be received ln Washington within
a very few days, or possibly Tuesday. -
Mr. Bowen declined tonight to discuss
the announcement "made by a Brussels
newspaper to the effect that a commission
appointed by the United States will be
charged with the administration of the
maritime customs in Venezuela The In
ference drawn from his remarks was, that
while the statement as a whole was incor-
j cl nicie was an element ol piuo
ablllty to some features of It
PANTHER BEGAN THE ATTACK.
So Say Venezuelans, Who Allege
They Have Proof.
CARACAS, Jan. 25. The Associated
Press correspondent has been making in
quiries with a view to ascertaining wheth
er the German gunboat Panther or Fort
Carlos fired the first shot The Foreign
"The Panther on January 17 attacked the
fort first without provocation. The gun
boat approached tho jfort and fired on it
We can guarantee that the attack was
premeditated and planned ln Berlin. The
proof of this assertion is a letter we re
ceived on the morning of January 16 from
Curacao, and which President Castro re
tains ln his possession, notifying us that
San Carlos would be attacked between
January 16 and January IS that Is to say.
before the arrival of United States Min
ister "Bowen at Washington. Another
proof that the attack was premeditated is
the circumstance that General Bello, who
is commanding the fort received notifica
tion as to the object of the Panther in ap
proaching the fortress similar to the writ
ten ultimatum that the Germans transmit
ted through the United States Consul to,
the Venezuelan representative at Puerto
Cabello when Fort Llbertador was
The letter referred to above has been
communicated to certain legations.
The correspondent also saw Dn Carde
nas, President Castro's secretary. Dp,
Cardenas was nt first unwilling to discuss
the matter, but afterward said:
"The Panther attacked first We have
proof of It. Germany may try to explain
her conduct by asserting that the fort
fired on the vessel first, but we deny it
It was not the fortress, which is immov
able, that called on the Germans. No; it
was the Panther, which was enforcing the
blockade outside the bar six miles from
the fortress, which one morning came and
attacked the fortress. Why should we at
tack? Have we tried since December 9
to trouble the Germans, English or Ital
ians, notwithstanding their aggressive pol
icy? Our role was finished a fortnight ago,
Mr. Bowen, the United States Minister,.
represents our interests, and we were pa
tlently and silently awaiting the result of
his mission when this sad event occurred.
Compare the conduct of England and Italv
with Germany's system of enforcing the
blockade. You will see that the latter
alone has interest In creating trouble."
The Venezuelan War Minister said:
"The report that we fired first on the
Panther, is stupid. Venezuela, being
aware that the guns of the fortress were
Inferior and of shorter range than the
German guns, had learneel by the experi
ence of the shelling of Puerto Cabello that
If any one suffered it would be the fort
PROBABLY SAN CAnLOS BEGAN IT.
Circumstances as Narrated by a Re
MARACAIBO. Jan. 25. The United
States Legation has been conducting ah
Investigation here for the past six days.
but the point as to whether thePahther
or Fort San Carlos fired the first shot
has not yet been elucidated. A reliable
"The foreign element who are ln close
touch with the civil authorities, know
that Fort San Carlos had received orders
from Caracas, - that in case the Panther
attempted to cross the bar and pass be
fore the fortress the latter was to fire
on the German vessel, first with' pow
der, to call attention. When on January
15 the Panther entered the narrow channel
Inside the bar, four miles from the fort
ress, heading for the Interior of the lake,
the fortress fired a round of blank shot
Then, seeing after the third blank shot,
that the intention of the Panther was to
pass up tho channel and force a passage
past the fortress to gain Lake Maracaibo
and capture the Venezuelan gunboat Mi
randa, the fortress fired with shell and
instantly the Panther, at 1300 yards range,
answered with 12 guns, following by
hundreds of shots. It Is reported also
that the Panther carried a red flag as a
signal, .but as -the fortress possessed no
signal code and could not Interpret the
red flag as a peace symbol, white being
the color of a parley flag. It -regarded the
action of the Panther as a premeditated
All Q,ulct In Maracaibo.
MARACAIBO, Jan. 25. All is quiet here
today. The Panther" Is stlli blockading
the outside' harbor.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
It Is sold that an arrangement for peaceable
settlement of Venezuelan difficulty has been
effected. Page 1. a
Brazil announces that' she will send troops to
the Acre country. Page 1.
A decisive battle Is Imminent ln Morocco.
Secretary Chamberlain makes good impression
among the Boers. Page 3.
London approves Alaskan boundary treaty; Ot
tawa Is uncertain. Page 3.
Wolcott withdraws from Colorado contest, con
ceding Teller's election. Pago 1.
Pressure for the statehood bill has assumed a
serious phase in the Senate. Page 2.
United States is not bound to build on route
of old Panama canal. Page 2.
Flood ln "Western Orecon Is the severest In
years; same ln Humboldt County, California.
Train ran into washout east of Pendleton, and
engineer and fireman were killed. Page 2. .
Department of the Interior Is seeking a means
for getting more water on lands of Central
and Kostern Washington. Page 4.
Joseph B. Clark, of Portland, brother of Sen
ator Clark, of Montana, dies suddenly ln
Los Angeles. Page 2.
Prospect that Oregon Legislature may select a
Senator this week. Page 1.
Kins County may change its mind on "Wash
ington's -Senator apUn, but Ankeny doesn't
really need that county. Page 2.
Commercial and Marine
Foreign stock exchanges hesitate on account of
Venezuelan difficulty. Page 3.
Steamship Indrasamha arrives with largest
Oriental carro ever brought to Portland.
Page 14. -Overdue
Dawson City arrives at Port Town
send. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
There Is greater 'profit In animals properly
fatted for market. Page 5. '
AdJutant:General announces list of many Ore
gon volunteers who .have not claimed their
money. Page 4.
Bepresentatlves of labor unions and Socialist
party decide to oppose movement to call ref
erendum on Fair project Page 14.
Civil Service Commissioners. arc unofficially an
nounced. Page &
WOLCOTT S BUT
Gives Up the Battle in
SAYS TELLER IS ALL RIGHT
Opinioh That Manner of Elec-
lion was Legal.
MIGHT HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT
Candidate Wolcott Charges Treach
ery on the Part of Certain Legis
lators and Stnte Oulclals as tho
Cause of 111m Defeat.
DENVER, Jan. 25. The climax In the
Senatorial flsht ln Colorado came tonight
when ex-Senator E. O. Wolcott, the can
didate of the so-called "stalwart" wing ot
tne Republican party, announced his prac
tical withdrawal from any further contest
and ursed the people of Colorado to ac
cept the situation as -it stands by tho
election yesterday of Senator Henry M.
Teller to succeed himself by the joint
session of the Democratic Senators and
Representatives. The announcement was
made ln a signed statement ln which Mr.
Wolcott charges certain Republican lead
ers associated with the anti-Wolcott
forces in tne Republican ranks with
treachery, deliberate and continuous, al
though he disposes of others of the antl
Wolcott crowd1 by characterizing them as
"dupeo" of the main conspirators. He
refers to the refusal of .the antl-Wolcott
members of the House to unseat the Dem
ocratic members from Arapahoe County
and calls it "a crime against the Repub
lican party and justice."
Mr. Wolcott declares that Lieutenant
Governor Haggott, when he withdrew
from the Senate Chamber and with less
than a dozen Senators, whose seats were
undisputed, organized another Senate, was
assured of support by his associates in the
state government, which support "fell
away from him," however.
Continuing Mr. Wolcott says:
"There were three joint sessions of the
General Assembly. At the last one 51
Democrats voted for Teller. No other
joint session bad been held and no Re
publicans had voted ln a joint session.
The election of Mr. Teller was tinctured
with fraud; first, in the trickery of ad
journment by the Democrats of tho
House; second, in the arbitrary and fraud
ulent expulsion of two legally elected Sen
ators. There Is, however, now no other
legally constituted Senate, as might havo
been but for this conspiracy (referring to
the alleged combination between Demo
crats and anti-Wolcott Republicans), and
it is now too late to urtdo the wrong, and
by unseating the fraudulently elected
members from Arapahoe County insure
the valid election of a Republican Senator.
"Wicked and unforgivable as Is the
wrong done the Republican party, yet
from the point of view of the highest cit
izenship there is but one thing to be done
and that is for the people to accept tho
deplorable situation and the Governor of
the state to Issue a certificate of election
to Mr. Teller."
Mr. Wolcott says that Important matters
requiring legislative action will be com
ing up and will demand all the time and
attention of the Legislature, therefore the
Senatorial contest should not be further
Speaking of Mr. Teller, the ex-Senator
says that In no sense was he a party to
the frauds above referred to, although ho
was the beneficiary: He pays the follow
ing tribute to the Senator-elect:
"He has served Colorado nearly a gene
ration at Washington and whatever may
be our regret that he no longer marches
In the ranks of the party which has so
highly honored him. every citizen of tho
state wishes him health and strength and
believes that he is single-minded in hL?
devotion to the material Interests of the
Mr. Wolcott 6oncludes his statement by
saying that for himself he has not tho
slightest sense of perspnal disappointment
nor does he cherish rancor towards any
body. He declares that he will always
be found in the ranks of the Republican
party o'f Colorado.
Henry M. Teller, who was elected for
his sixth term in the United States Senate
last evening at a joint executive session
ln which only Democrats participated,
left the city last night for his country
place at Grand Junction. Governor Pea
body, who went to Canyon City to spend
Sunday at home, was a passenger on the
same train. The two distinguished citi
zens met on the train and Governor Pea
body extended congratulations to the
"My election, I feel sure, was perfectly
legal and regular." said Senator Teller in
conversation with friends, "for I succeed
ed In getting the majority of the .votes of
both houses. I am entitled to a certifi
cate from the Governor and- shall expect
it. but If I fall to secure the Gubernatorial
credentials, I shall be ablo to take my
case before the Senate, nevertheless."
When aske.d If he would sign a certifi
cate of election for Senator Teller, Gover
nor Peabody replied:
"I will cross that bridge when I-coma
to it" ,
It is understood, however, that the Gov
ernor will not be ln haste to act In tho
matter, but will allow the fullest time for
tho determination of all the issues before
he signs a certificate for any person.
The Colorado Senator's term does not
begin until March 4, and he Is not likely
to need any certificate until Congress as
sembles next November, unless an extra
session should be called.
D. B. Falrley, chairman of the Republi
can state committee, whose resignation
has been demanded by a majority vote of
tho committee on account of his opposi
tion to the candidacy of E. O. Wolcott for
the Senatorshlp, has given out a state
ment declaring that the Republicans will
not recojrnize Teller's election.
"In my opinion," he said, "the election
was illegal and no. attention will be paid
to It by the state central committee or
either faction of the Republicans in the
House or Senate. The election Is Invalid
for the reason that the proper officers did
not preside over the joint session."