Excerpt from The Operation of the Initiative, Referendum, and Recall in Oregon I J. N. Teal, Practical Workings of the Initiative and Referendum in Oregon, Cin cinnati Conference for Good City Government, 1909, pp. 309, 310. Cf. Oregonian, Nov. 28, 1902, p. 6, col. I H. W. Scott, ibid., Oct. 16, 1907, p. II, col. 3. Although it was adopted by a majority of eleven to one, a great many people did t kw what they were voting for. The friends of the measure had been working judiciously for it for years, had secured the endorsement of the newspapers, many of the leading men of the state, and had by shrewd management got possession of the political parties, to the extent, at least, that all candidates printed 'vote for Initiative and Referendum' on all their election cards and bill posters and were all lined up to advocate the measure during election: Many did t kw what they were voting for, simply following the rest. H. Denlinger, Arena, vol. 38, pp. 83-4 Such statements are repeated by Oregonians again and again, both in regard to the members of the legislature and the people, and are widely believed to be true. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.