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The Magazine of
Through Somerset, Devon
By John Graham Brooks
cation in England
COVER DESIGN The Lizard Light....
Frontispiece Highways and Byways
257 Constitutional Convention at Guthrie; The Railroad Unrest and the Government; Endowing Social Study; Russia's Second Parliament; Self-Government in the Transvaal; The Municipal "Revolution' in London; Notes from Abroad; From Punch; Cartoons and Por.
traits. A Reading Journey in English Counties
Katharine Lee Bates 271 The Sea Group: Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall. English Men of Fame.
John Graham Brooks 329 William Ewart Gladstone. Progress in Elementary Education in England... John Howard Whitehouse 336 Arnold Toynbee ......
...Carl H. Grabo 342 Representative English Paintings.
.W. Bertrand Stevens 349 “Love and Death." The Vesper Hour.
.Chancellor John H. Vincent 352 The Bower........
... Emily Niles Huyck 356 A Poem. Library Shelf....
357 C. L. S. C. Round Table..
.Conducted by Kate F. Kimball 366 News Summary
THE CHAUTAUQUA PRESS,
PUBLISHING DEPARTMENT CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTION,
FRANK CHAPIN BRAY,
New York Office: Managing Editor
23 Union Square
CHAUTAUQUA, New YORK.
5711 Kimbark Ave.
Entered according to Act of Congress, Sept. 26, 1906, by. The CHAUTAUQUA PŘess in the office of the Librarian of Congress, Washington, D. C.
Yearly Subscription, $2.00. Single Copies, 25c. Entered September 9, 1904, at the postoffice at Chautauqua, New York, as
second class matter, under Act of Congress, March 2, 1879.
į LLEGA MAY, 1907
Twould be highly interesting and suggestive to com
pare the constitution which the conventions of delegates from Oklahoma and Indian territories adopted with the constitution of the states that came into the Union a quarter of a century ago, or even later. Each new constitution is a landmark, a sign-post of progress. Each period has its ideas, features, tendencies, and a constitution (or even a local charter) reflects these more or less faithfully.
The Guthrie convention adjourned in March after a session of 115 days. The convention was democratic (in a party sense), and remarkably enough, delegates of Indian extraction were more influential in it than white delegates. Its spirit was radical, except on the issue of race or color, and a number of things it proposed to do attracted national attention and led to sensational reports. It was said that President Roosevelt had threatened to reject the constitution and prevent statehood in the event of the adoption of a "jim crow” article—an article for separate railroad coaches for whites and blacks and another provision prohibiting railroad corporations from protecting their property against violence and assault during strikes and industrial trouble. The President has no power to carry out such threats and the reports must have been exaggerated and misleading
Among the provisions of the constitution that are considered significant and "advanced" are these:
Prohibition of stock watering, and publicity, with official inspection, for all corporations.