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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 7, 1912, Lethbridge, Alberta THE t A Drink ft Be Grateful Far Not' a thirHt quencher, or stlm- uliint. hut jiiflt the and raoit lif-alth-infiisinB spirit ibflt has over been produced. WOLFE'S Aromatic Schiedam SCHNAPPS GIN) the hevftraje Tor all 'times and all weathers, for men or women, the .healthy.or the tilling, imparts luit- fng ''evljiUraUou and gives tone and vletir to the system. ..A real health tonic owing to Us cleansing action on tho liver, kidnevJs, and other orfiann. Vastly superior to'ordinary gin. OBTAINABLE fV'r 'HOTELS AND IltiTAHi STORKS. Hudson Bay Company Distributors CHIN'S" FINAL Objections Raised to Direc Legislation and the Proposed Change in Methods Pace t FOR A REFRESHING BEVERAGE, A MLD STIMULANT, A STRENGTHENING TONIC; DRINK "ALBERTA'S PRIDE" BEER. IT IS A BEER OF DELICATE QUALITY-RICH NOT HEAVY. ;W WITH .EVERYONE BECAUSE if IS PURE, MILD, PROPERLY AGED. GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE "ALBERTA'S PRIDE" FLAVOR, AND LEARN HOW DELICIOUS IT IS. BOTTLED AT THE BREWERY FOR HOME CONSUMPTION. THE LETHBRIDGE BREWING AND MALTING COMPANY LIMITED PHONE 554 Telephones are being inslailed in motorists to enable members to small houses the main highways !mon aid or repairmen when their In Knglanil by ait organization oljcars meet with mishaps. EASTERN DEC THREE EXPRESS TRAINS DAILY Igc (o Toronto Ketuni, Lethbridge to Montreal an petition.' "With a due amonnt'Of ;e ergj' and the payment 'of canv these signatures can be secured, everybody knows, and the propose law then goes to the people for ennc ment: and the sreat mass of us, the farm, on the hillside, and in tl city, proceed to take the last step i making a law which nine out of ten us have never read. And this is ca! ed securing popular rights and giyin (he, people a larger share in their go eminent. The people at the election gon, held in 1910, passed upon propo erf laws which filled a volume of hv hundred pages. Is it conceivable tha all the voters knew what they doing? The slightest, knowledge 'o human nature warrants one in sayiii that the average voter did not .real rhe proposed much less giv them any critical study. An examina tion of'some of the results establish es the contention. For example: 'ther are two methods of 'thi salmon fisheries in the Columbia" riv the lower waters fishing is done >y the net; in the upper waters by the vheel. The net fishermen desired to y statutes in It-.-.may, be used upon ppiicrcto. positions, or to jiiatUrw of broad, general principle, but .iiot uynn-; elaborate, complicated proposals. Think, tor ox- ample gf .siibniitting our School Ordin. ance, one hundred and eighty; sections, to, tlie people iinun a refcreii Aiiil'ye( mitier direct legis latton, w'sriiaH'minority could, by pe Utlpn, simnend the operation of sue! a statute, sjnd demand a referendum It is obvious, are not in thi mass adapted' to'pa'ss upon questions of just us, for instance, UIP thb'ustthdfj pf. stockholders of a greul corporation'.are; not iu'a position dl rectly to manage its business iiffnirs fjinctjon can best exorcise is thu'i of selecting agents for that pur- holding them responsi- ble. average .voter is a better judge of .men-than of measures. The >eoplo have, excellent opportunities of determining; th'c character of their re. pre'seiifalives, wh6 are flesh and blood Ike themselves, and known persona't- y to th'ero; but. if-'they so often make, their judgments of the' men -they select, as WL, must infer TOW from, the arguments of those who legislation, bow muc'ti norc wpqld they -.he. apt to err In deal- ng" with the difficult and .complicated tie'stiong laV'makfng? The Ordgon experience is .that, u'n- ei; direct legislation, tho people do pi confine themselves to dealing with s, but.more ant] lore 'undertake with cotnpli cated, technical matters, hi ijiQl, two jropo'siUo'ns wcre''lipfcre the'voters; i IPOS, nitieieen, and thirty-two..... Anil what is tho effect upon the leg- Competent observers in Or- gon report'; decided deterioration, lie vice of legislatures'- is not venality ut political cowardice. auA direct leg. laUonr memb'ers composing and' eclared that the atpsmanlike tlie "bodies, ihe id nulhoritaiivc the laws they i. thiK solemn, "vital ere would he substituted the sm of, thinks he'h'aV vised a hunijinlty, and who seconds Ih a pMllion. The1 Ueftremhim is sjimiQwhat ..v..w... the iniU'itirSfi -iii.otlio'd; in mayoralty aod aldermanie contests I in this city. On ifffy toil, seven bylaws; '''involving'_ afl expenditure 'of electors', and vol'e cast.'was .vctea. In December'oC {'he same were polled for the candl- mayor. Estimating the total1 at estimaTioK that about SO per cent, of the avail able., voters were (jualified to vote on money bylaws, we find that SS per 'cent, of the voters voted for mayor, -and only 2.'i per cent, for the bylaws. Eliminate the personal element, and as per cent, of the'voters take the trouble to (vote. Does not such a con ditlqfi leave ihe way, open, under di for the operation of small, well-organized minorities, an-d expose us to the danger of selfish class legislation? The- tendency of the time is in the direcMoirof too'much legislation, and making it easy to'-secure the pass- nig' of laws direct legislation would rreatly increase this'tendency. Could better calculated to pro- luce for law than .to fill our statute-books wiih a medley of ill- considered reforms and.emotional en- actments, passed by. mere majorities.! ;not based solidly on the' convic- ons'of the mass of tlie And then, in order to complete this chenie of popular government, we are ffered the Recall. Not only are the aws to he directly enacted by the peo. le, but the execution.of "the laws is to e conducted in the same majmer. fhere will be temporary executive ag- nis, .but the people will have "ropes bout their necks, rind at any moment j .hey may he subjected to political ex- nption. The defeated candidate usually has large personal following, and there -i nothing to prevent. him or his ricnds instituting recall proceedings soon, as the election is over. Thfe "lace hunters and cranks one sort or another are sure to try use the- recall a-ainst an officia ho -has difipleascrl them. The Recall is calculated to devcloj1 olitieians, not statesmen. With this ireat .them, public offi- als will bo timid and will hesitate to do anythinp that cottljl be criticised, They 'will be careful to do only tnuse things can be justified, not by close inspeftion, but upon most super- fiqal view, will their pol- itiaal uystinois. and do tho plausible .advprtisnd thiims. This will br Ihp tendency, at least, with wtfnJf men. History shows us that it is MOCPK- nary' sometimes to be patient wiih who are apparently tailing, i-or Iv, take Lincoln iu earlier of liifi administration. IK font at'. dt-rpst bad bwi'nileii the Union arms; and "Lincoln liaii scarcely u 1. tile members of his own Cabinet turned .against h'ini. It is difficult to'imagi'np that if u proceed- ing for recall could have beeii had ag- ainst in bis'-hour of unpopularity the ih'e greatest' of 'Ameri- be'cn brought to a1 dlsl gpiccfnl ending, 1.0 oiviiiK- alion which ij is hard to estimate. And, then, the Recall is "likely io, be' 'taken upon a particular issue. "R'b'en opinion .is inflamed, and ret'er'ence to'the general TC- cord of the public official. K js not in- conceivable- that ;i man might be wrong ou one question, and yet his general policy be better, on the whole, than of-any man who might dis- place him. Perhaps, ,the Chief Gilles-, pio incident Is a case in point. At that time the wave of public sympathy .'for the1 deposed chief might have swept our chief magistrate out of office, It is claimed that "the recall" is in operation In all private business, and that efficiency is impossible without it. Js this so? Are not many of the more responsible and higher salaried positions held by men on contract, not subject to recall? The public press re- ports .Mr. Hardie as having taken legal action against "recall" proceedings, instituted by the Diamond City Coal Co. Have the1 advocates of direct legis- lation taken the trouble to enquire whether a similar experiment has ever been tried before, and, if tried, with what results? If they look back tar enough, they will find that islation was tried out over two thous- and years ago-in the city..state of Ath ens, and upon a people whose Intelli- gence at least equalled our< Tim citizens of Athens assembled en masse listened to the speeches of statesmen or demagogues, and voted'by ballot. Tlie unfettered citizen stood forth and showed what lie could really do. The results were miserably disappointing In poetry, sculpture and philosophy, the achievements of the Athenians still excite the admiration of the world, but in politics the judgment of, historians is that they failed utterly, Influenced by demagogues, they' put (Continued on page fes'vl The Toughest Work Gloves in the World BRAND "VjJTHEN you go into a store to buy a pair of gloves or mitts, don't ask for just gloves. If you want to get the full worth of your money and a guar- antee of satisfactory wear, tell the dealer you want Guaranteed Gloves Warranted to givo satis- faction or a new pair frco EVERY pair of H.B.K. guaranteed gloves is made from the finest grade of tough horse-hide, specially tanned by.the H.B.K process to give EXTRA WEAR. This process thickens and plumps the leather, and-makes it soft, pliable and elastic. You can WASH a pair of H.B.K, guaranteed, gloves and they will dry out soft and pliable. They are specially made to stand 'hard knocks and give extra service. No other glove can compare with them for toughness and wbrth-of-the-money. Every pair.'is tested and inspected before it leaves the factory, and is built for honest service to the.wearer. That is why we authorize make good for every pair of H.B.K. horsehide gloves .that fails to give perfect satisfaction. Be sure to ask for H.B.K. is "your only safety in.glove buying. The Hudson Bay Knitting Company Canada's Expert Glove Makers MONTREAL ;