EL PASO HER-AXD
Week-End Edition, February 13-14, 1915
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FBK UP liEB IN CAVA!
"Tried to Work Me Up Into a Frenzy Until I Met Billy
Amonett, Match Fight With Him and He Would
Either Kill Me or I Kill Hini," Mayor De
clares at Highland Park Meeting.
AS JACKSON and Tom Lea
tried to have murder com
mitted in the city of El Paso
i i'.W to farther their political ends
- i ' they tried to make me one of the
r ' ini ipals of It. They tried to work me
Li f'.. a frenry with their mud slinging
..I'll Then I(met Billy Amonett on the
t I would match a I1MU witn mm
would either kill me or I would
1 i im This same Dan Jackson and
i n l,ta would sacrifice him or me or
a. v mi her cltixen of El Paso in order
r u,e misht elect their ticket"
i:M statement was made by mayor
C 3 Kelly at the "ring" meeting at
' nt in rear of the Highland Park
f station Friday night.
at i or Kelly started his speech by
i' u "You all saw In the Kl Paso
nla few days ago a question asked
' In opposition as to what lied be-
r. me of the hundred and some odd
' i arKl of dollars in the special fund
at i i tune. Their statement that there
. -u eh a sum at the time they state
- iusu!utely false. Robinson and
' .im lette. a firm of auditors whose
. iiit has never been questioned,
in iitiii the city books at my expense.
found that, at that time, there
$i.5 nno In the fund. Billy McSain
'me- having looked over the city
took'- That statement is as false as
the report he made. He spent three
hours looking over them right in the
city hall and then he went out and
made his false report.
The Spcelnl Fund.
"The opposition wants to know what
has been done with the money which
was in the fund. A large portion of
it was spent for the three triple-combination
fire engines which you have,
1912 was spent to take care of the
Mormon refugees froln Mexico. The
care of these people was the business
of the federal government, but the
federal government failed to do it's
duty and it was up to the city of El
Paso to care for these poor starving,
homeless Mormons, every one of them
as human as you or I. And I will tell
you before I leave the office of mayor
of the city of El Paso the federal
government will reimburse the city for
every cent spent on these poor people.
S750 went for the rescue home. The
saving of one woman Is worth more
than all the money in El Paso.
Trlpn for Officials.
"There were other disbursements for
trips by city officials td the state
capital. These trips were made for
the purpose of taking care of school
taxes and for other city business. And
if they had not been made, the attorney
general could have closed every one
of your schools. There is one item
over which the opposition has put up a
great howl. This is an amount of J21!S
for special otficers. This expendituie I
could have been eliminated if people, I
like the present foreman of the grand
jury had not lived in El Paso. This i
money went to keep Billy Amonett
from" running a gambling hall in El
I'aso.y .Billy Amonett may be foreman
tjr the grand jury while I am mayor
of El Paso but he will never run a
gambling house as long as I am mayor
igf the city.
Tom Lea Going: io Mexk-o.
"When I made the statement that Tom
Lea could not go to Mexico he could
not go there. A man can't do one
thing today, he can't do it tomorrow,
but he may be able to do it the next
day. I see by tonight's Herald that
Tom Lea has a telegram from Gen.
Villa's biother which says that he can
go to Juarez whenever he wants to. I
am mighty glad that he can go.
"I kno'w and every one of ou knows
that the present foreman of the grand ,
jury is a professional gambler. He is j (.1
uguiing me, uui uecausu lie iwHiumi io
fight me. He is an Ignorant man and
Tom Lea and Dan Jackson beguiled
him into it. They have been trjing tot
make me mad. Every man who is a
man has a temper. But a good man
can control his temper. And I can con
trol mine. But I am not going to the
cemetery. 1 am going to be nominated
the next mayor of El Paso in the elec
tion next Tuesday.
"Billy Amonett claims that he has
never been arrested. I have here an
affidavit from officer V. N. Woods, one
of the men Vho arrested him. It states
that Billy Amonett was arrested for
gambling and that he was taken to the
police station and docketed under the
name of George Blair. And the very
next day he was fined S"20 by the man
he Is now supporting Tom Lea. There
were seven men arrested the same
night in the same place for poker play
ing and at the same table You know
one man cannot play poker alone. I
will not mention any of the other
names but I will say this, that only one
of them is now on the grand Jury.
"Mr. Amonett has denied that he was
ever arrested for gambling. Will Mr.
(Continued on pnge ov second section.)
OM LEfl GHftrlGES KELLV "
Asserts that, From Kelly to Jim Conklin, Whole Ad-
minstration Is Inefficient ; Ban Jackson Asks Kelly
if He Has Played Poker Since He Was Mayor,
and Reads Joe Nealon's Opinion of Kelly.
The present grand jury, whose activity in the matter of bringing to light
many violations of the Terrell Election law with the evident intent of bringing
about the casting of thousands of illegal otes at the primaries to be held Tues
day, February 16, which hag caused mayor Kelly and those of his adherents who
are with him on the stump to denounce that body in terms of violence, is made
up of the following well known business men of El Paso city and county:
W. L. AMONETT, foreman, secretary and treasurer of the Love Land and
Cattle company, with offices 312 Caples building, El Paso, Texas.
R. M. DUDLEY, capitalist and an officer and director of the Texas Bank and
L E. ELDER, one of the proprietors of the Laurie Hardware company, a
heavy taxpayer and one of the best known citizens of EI Paso.
CRAWFORD HARVIE, a capitalist, president of the Alta Vista Imp. Club,
owner of the El Paso Laundry and for years one of the foremost movers in every
enterprise calculated to advance the material interests of the city.
R. A. WHITLOCK, one of the owners of the El Pago Lumber company and
a payer of heavy taxes into the city treasury.
SOL I. BERG, owner and manager of the big Sol I. Berg store, for many
3 cars prominent in business circles in El Paso and director in several banking I
ROBERT H. RIKEHART, one of the leading real estate men of the city,
president of the Automobile club, and a resident of long standing.
W. M. BANNER, cattleman and capitalist, one of the owners of the Roberts
Banner building, a director in a number of banks and heavily interested otherwise
in El Paso property.
T. W. ARDOIN, cattleman, member of the firm of Ardoin Bros., dealers
in meats, a long resident in El Paso and a heavy taxpayer. Member of one of
the oldest families in the city.
VINCENT B. ANDREAS, cattleman, one o fthe heaviest importers of" Mexican
cattle in the city, a member of the Chihuahua Exchange, for years assistant
cashier of the City National bank.
D. BAKER SMITH, capitalist, mining man, and for years active in the
public affairs of the city.
W. H. GLENN, real estate man, extensive owner of El Paso property and
heavy investments in EI Paso enterprises, formerly of Canutillo.
These are the men whom Mayor Kelly and his advocates Have the temerity
to denounce because of their efforts to give El Paso a clean election by prevent
ing tie casting of ballots by men whose poll tax receipts have been illegally
issued. The voters of the city are invited to inspect the list published above in
order to determine whether or not they are men who would do anything but
vhat they believed the right thing to do or who would imperil needlessly the
reputation of the city upon the prosperity of which their personal prosperity and
"MORE BUSINESS AND LESS POLITICS."
CITY AND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB
dETTER THAN SPANKING
Spanking does not enre children of bed
iretdns. There I. a constitutional came for
this trouble. Mrs. M. Summers, Box wf
Notre Dame, Ind., will send free to any mother
her raccesefol home treatment, wlui fall
Insiractione Stnd no money, bat write her
today If your children trooble you in this
way. Don't blame the child, the chances are
it can't help It. This treatment also cares
adults and aeed people troubles wit urine
difficulties by diy or nljnt.
! fts POULTRY
hustle in tout hens TTfV8$3r (f 1
hustle in your hens
and makes them
lav because thev nre
Strong and vigorous. Noiiller
-justsooa tonics, beta tin ox
puts Roup to rout. Give m
dnnkinE water; 25c: 50c and SI.
tre sold bvSeecL Feed. Hard.
ware end Poultry Supply Stares So
CI Paio Tcxcn, nnd everywhere.
HE (Kelly) has my permission" to publish anything he wants to any
time, as I believe the people will take it as they take his candidacy
"If anyone believes that Henry Kelly used the diction in those articles signed
by him, I will step down off of this platform,"
"Bill Burges has forgotten the time when-he bolted the Democratic conven
tion and supported White against Morehead. He was read out of the 'ring' at
that time and Park (Pitman) said it was a bitter day when the Burgeses were
taken back in the organization."
"They talk about Charlie Kinne being a Republican. J. I. Hewitt has been
a Kelly councilman for four years, yet he is a dyed-in-the-wool Republican.
Walter Clayton, the alderman, is a Republican nationally, and Zack White ran
on the 'Bull Mooser' ticket (for congress), yet he helped to select the 'ring'
"When the Young Men's Democratic club met with Domingo Montoya and
Fred Delgado, the man at the head of the city told them that every man in this
movement was a crook and had tried to put something over on the city. Then
he stopped. He exposed only two men, A. P. Coles and myself."
WHERE DID $40,000 COME FROM?
"If they are such friends of the poor people, where did the $40,000 come
from that elected 'Ardoin Pool? Louie Behr did not put it up."
"We believe that if the interests of the city are properly watched, needless
salaries cut off and if we pay more attention to this side of the river, we will
be able to lower taxes."
"There is no efficiency in any department of the city except the fire depart
ment. Talk about efficiency!"
"If this ticket is elected, the water department will be different and the man
who uses 90 cents worth of water will not have to pay a $3.S0 water bill" '
"If I was mayor and permitted the laying of paving like a roller coaster in
the city I would be ashamed of myself."
"They give you figures to show that more people had smallpox north of the
tracks than south. Maybe they bought more chickens that were dressed at the
pest house and sold in the city. There is efficiency and 'safety first fdr the
man running the pest house."
NO KICK CLERK IF ELECTED.
"If T am elected and find anvone nuttine off-a kick onto a kick clerk I will
! have a talk with him."
"Bill Burges is for Bill Burges and 'safety first.'"
"The county election was a clean election, although a clean young man like
Gene Harris, who would not listen to the voice of the master, was defeated by a
tool of Henry Kelly's."
"They say that I am a drunkard. I don't drink because I have two little
brown-eyed boys at home who climb on my knee and press their ruby lips to mine.
That is why I don't drink. I have taken drinks and would do it again if I wanted
"The people of El Paso have been fooled and they are looking for a change.
If I am elected I will be the servant of the people and not of the boss."
f I tHESE were some of the pointed .
that I smuggled ammunition. Yet
Kelly in 1911 bought 50 rifles and am
munition and shipped them across the
river. 1 have asked him to come out
and tell what he has in those letters,
but he declines.
May Accuic John Flber.
"I would not be surprised to hear
that they accused John W. Fisher and
the other good men of this ticket of
being thieves and prove it by affidavits.
"Here in the paper is Kelly's ad.,
which says 'Dear Tom.' The same
'Dear Tom' that he said he would
come across the river and get quicker
than would Dan Jackson. Dan Jack
son would go to the bates of hell and
inside of them for me. He is the kind
of a friend to tie to." "Reading.
" 'Which letter do you want me to pub
lish? Yours truly, Henry Kelly."
"I am neither 'dear Tom' nor is lie
'yours truly '
"He has my permission to pu,Mlsh
anything he wants to. at any time, as
I. believe the people, will take it as
they take his candidacy as a Joke.
Sllmey Vttaclc on Amonett.
"He has been making a slimey at
tack On my friend, William Amonett
Xo man is perfect but one and he lltd
a long time ago. William Amonett is
one of the best citizens of Kl IVso
Amonett is fearlessly doing his dun
on the grand Jury No wonder the
are yelling. When ou throw a boot
jack out of the window there is al
ways a squawk.
"The Herald remarks, at the bottoi'i
of the first page this evening. 'This
grand jury report seems to neeve onl
one side.' (Cheers These men ov
the grand jury are doinf? their dut in
spite of Henry Kelly or anyone ele 1
make no apologies for anyone? I ne
Heve that, when a man straightens hi
shoulders and is trying to be a go.i
titiien, vou should stretch out ou
hand and help him. This is the snirit
of civilisation and Christianity todav
rather than to dratr him down ari.i
leave a scar on his heart that uir
never be erased.
"Kelly Fool lluestiont.'
"Kelly has asked me some fool qi'f
tions. Just because Kelly "lade a j'.
of himself trying to answer the iiu -
tions we put to him is no reason wr-' I
should try to answer these fool que
tions he has asked me. Kelly nei"
(Continued on Page 2, Next Section.)
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bad a sore throat from continued speak
in during the campaign and was un'
able to speak.
About Cro4ilnir n River.
"Don't cross a river until you come
to it," Lea said as he opened his elo
quent address. "They tell you that
&-nd for oar t raa Hand Boole an Patent and TndV-
:. !-;-:;:' j :,j u.t --i-
I OI foot inTBlUM Ir ir UQ nmiwiiu.1 agnr,
Patanta arcorad by ca ara nnticad In tha SClLTNTlFlo
AMERICAN 'Awnpt. Skilllal Samca."
SICN'X A CO., Paler.1 Attomej-a
023 F Street. WasUnxton. O. O.
I parapraxia which Tom Lea made
in Ins big speech at the -Mills
street auditorium Friday ni;ht before
a crowd that parked the big auditorium
to the doors and was estimated at be
tween 2500 and 3000 people.
Many were turned away before 8:30. they will bring out the reason I cant
One section wis occupied by friends ol i go to Juarez, the day before election,
-Mr. lx'a, who witn norns started a
demonstration every time ho made a
point. The mayoralty candidate's
speech ended with an ovation which
lasted more than five minutes. It was
one of the most enthusiastic political
viectings eer held in El Taso, political
observers declare. The crowd remained,
nntil after 11:30 and called for more.
Mpny women attended the meeting.
Judge J. M. (Joggin, president of the
County and City Democratic club, pre
''ded, and speeches Mere made by judge
Dan 51. Jackson and C. L. Vowell. Eu
X.'ne Harris, who -was to hae spoken,
as if it was something wrong. What
difference does it make whether or not
I can cross the river. If duty calls me
across the river I would not ask the
permission or the present maj or or
anyone else to cross. (Applause.)
"It was my privilege, as a practicing
attorney, to rer.re-.ent, in the federal
court, men accused of being ammuni
tion smugglers. Many did not have
the money to pay ma and they gave me
orders on the ammunition which had
been seized and I turned it over to
Shelton'ayne as I was authorized to
do. Mr. Shelton, who is a friend of
mine, stored it and sold It and turned
the money over to me. vet the 'ring'
would have the people of El Taso, with
whom I have lived for 15 years, believe
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PEOPLE holding poll tax receipts
outside of the cit are having
them transferred within the last
week to districts inside or tljf city by
the tax collector's office and a very
large number of citizenship papers
have been taken out since Aug. 16,
1!14, or less than six months before tho
primary, the grand Jury declared Sat
urday morning in a special supple
mentary leport which was sent to
judge Dan M Jackson, of the 31th dis
The special report, signed by William
1 Amonett as foreman, reads:
"The attention of the honorable
court is called to the fact that a very
large number of citizenship papers
have been taken out since Aug. 16, 1914
or less than st months before the
primary, Feb 16, 191o. It is necessary
tor six months to have expired from
the time the citizenship papers are
Issued before such party is entitled to
Many Poll Tnxes Transferred.
"We also wish to call especial atten
tion to the fact that many people hold
ihg poll taxes outside of El Paso have
had their poll taxes transferred to dis
trlcts'ln the city by the tax collector's
office, within the last week. The
holders of these transferred receipts
may attempt to vote at the coming
primal y election, though the law re
quires a stx monthR' residence in the
city before a man can vote.
"We strongly recommend that the
necessary steps be taken by the honor
able court at once to prevent what We
believe will be a flagrant attempt at
illegal voting "
On the eve of the battle of ballots, Avliich Avill be waged Tuesday, the
voters of El Paso, who believe that the administration of the citv's affairs
should be taken out of the hands of the political "ring" which has so long
had control and winch has been so wasteful of the people's mone.y and neg
lectful of the people's interests, Avill get together for a final summing up of
GOOD SPEAKERS WILL BE
TOM LEA, D
C. L. VO
ESENT. Among Tfiem:
A.ud all the candidates of the anti-ring ticket.
"More Business and Less Politics."
City and County Democratic Club.
( ih ltispimnt.l
B I H HEW B OT ! i Q
!S ' iH BBWBMBaEaSi&B SB
W ' .ssH IH
III At Auditorium Skating Rink, I
y .1:1 Corner Kansas and Mills Street I
FARE, 1 Saturday, Feb. 13th 1
III AT EBGHT O'CLOCK
II JUDGE BUCKLER, JUDGE L A. DALE, 1
C. W. CROOM AND OTHERS I
111 COME OUT You Will Be interested 1
BHBMB?fVK!Bn(S...tBBBwi Hi IH m tH
For Information of Voters
The choice of place upon the ballot to be voted at next Tuesday's primary
election fell to the campaign manager of the ring and he. chose second place,
therefore the names of the candidates upon the anti-ring ticket will occupy the
first place under the names of the offices for which they are candidates, respect
ively, as follows:
Democratic Primary City of El Paso, Texas, February 16, 1915.
I am a Democrat and pledge myself to support the nominees of this Primary.
For Mayor of the City of El Paso, Texas,
TOM LEA. v
C. E. Kelly.
For Alderman of the City of EI Paso, Texas, Place 1r '
J. P. O'CONNOR. .
Frank 15. Simmons.
For Alderman of the City of EI Paso, Texas, Place 2.
RICHARD B. STEVENS.
W. S. Clayton.
For Alderman of the City of El Paso, Texas, Place 3. '
W. G. JOLLY.
W. C. White.
Fr Alderman of the City of EI Paso, Texas, Place 4,
JOHN W. FISHER.
For Tax Assessor aad Collector of the City of El Paso, .Taxas,
W. P. B. McSAIN.
David F. Sullivan, j
For Treasurer of the City of EI Paso, Texas,
C. A. KINNE.
Fcr Jttdge of the Corporation Coart of the City of Bl Pas, Tew,
, PAUL D. THOMAS.
For Chairman City Democratic Executive Committee, "'
JOHN M. WYATT. N
Tom B. N?wntan.
For Member City Democratic Executive CosimHtee, Pkee 1,
WADE W. SCHREFFLER.
A. M. James.
For Member City Democratic Executive Committee, Place 2,
J. S. LANIER.
M. R. Sweeiiev.
For Member City Democratic Executive Committee, Place 3,
For Member City Democratic Executive Committee, Place 4,
S. J. FREUDENTHAL.
Jos. A. Wright.
Mark official ballot with black pencil only.
Under the Terrell election law voters must scratch out by drawing a BLACK
pencil (no other kind of pencil can be used) through the names of the per
sons or candidates they DO NOT wish to vote for. "First voters' or older voters
who may be for the first time voting in Texas should bear this in mind and exer
cise the greatest care in the marking of their ballot in order net to invalidate it
and thus disfranchise themselves. In the sample ballot printed above, the names
of the anti-ring candidates for the several offices are printed in heavy type In
the regular ballots to be voted on Tuesday next, the names of all candidates, re
gardless of party label, will be printed in the same type. Voters therefore are
urged to familiarise themselves with the names of the anti-ring candidates from
top to bottom of the ticket in order that they may make no mistake when mark
ing their ballots on primary day.
Voters are alto reminded that if through any mischance they may make a
mistake in marking their ballot and discover it before handing their marked ballot
to the custodian of the ballot boxes, they may return the spoiled ballot and de
mand and be given a new one and they may also appeal to the election board for
help in the way of information to be of assistance to them in the markine of
"MORE BUSINESS AND LESS POLITICS."
CITY AND COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CLUB.
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