State of Maine, Public Utilities Commission
Formulated by the Public Utilities Commission, as provided by Section 3 of Chapter 272 of the Public Laws of 1917, and as approved by the Governor and Council. Published under the direction of the Secretary of State, Augusta, Maine, August 1, 1917.
[The House had under consideration a bill proposing to draft men for service in the War of 1812]:
In my opinion, Sir, the sentiments of the free population of this country are greatly mistaken here. The nation is not yet in a temper to submit to conscription. The people have too fresh and strong a feeling of the blessings of civil liberty to be willing thus to surrender it. You may talk to them as much as you please of the victory and glory to be obtained in the enemy's provinces, they will hold those objects in light estimation, if the means be a forced military service. You may sing to them the song of Canada conquests in all its variety, but they will not be charmed out of the remembrance of their substantial interests and true happiness. Similar pretenses, they know, are the grave in which the liberties of other nations have been buried and they will take warning.
Laws, Sir, of this nature can create nothing but opposition. If you scatter them abroad like the fabled serpents teeth, they will spring up into armed men.
Bangor City Council
Regulations cover 1) Vehicles in Motion ; 2) Right of Way ; 3) Speed of Vehicles ; 4) Stopping, Standing, and Turning ; 5) Control of Horses ; 6) Stealing Rides ; 7) Obedience to Police ; and more.
B.F. Goodrich Company
This Route Book is presented to the Tourist with the compliments of the National Touring Bureau of The B.F. Goodrich Company. It is published and distributed with the object of stimulating touring and road improvement -- of providing exact and convenient directions for the tourist, and of adding still more to the meaning of "Goodrich Service."
It charts the maine lines of automobile travel in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont with connecting routes to Montreal and Quebec, the Lake George and Lake Champlain district and into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
Goodrich Guide Post signs are erected on a number of these routes. This Guide Post work will be continued so as to cover all of the main lines of automobile travel, same being erected only at confusing xroads, forks and left and right-hand turns. A Goodrich Guide Post sign will be furnished gratis to any responsible party for erection at a confusing turn or xroad.
Alex. F. Blackman
A treatise agruing for greater U.S. government control of railroads, who the author contends were acting more in Wall Street interests than in the interests and safety of the American public.
George McPherson Hunter
Cal C. Lyon
War Department: The Adjutant General's Office, Washington DC, May 5, 1916:
With the view of presenting to all concerned the actual experiences of a young man who enlists in tho United States Army, the following extracts from the Columbus Citizen, of Columbus, Ohio, are republished. This tale of human interest was published in the newspaper mentioned from March 31 to April 4, 1916, and, as stated in the editor's note, depicts the actual experiences of a newspaper reporter detailed to find out and tell the Citizen readers how the United States prepares its soldiers for duty. These articles are republished without comment, as it is obvious that comment is unnecessary.
H.P. McCain, The Adjutant General
Rodolfo Menendez Mena
Perhaps the principal argument employed by the reactionary party of Mexico before the government and in the press of the United States to attack and lower the prestige of the Constitutionalist Revolution, is the one which relates to the religious question.
Constitutionalism, especially since the rupture between the Convention party and Mr. Carranza -- has been presented by its enemies before the American people, as an implacable, and systematic persecutor of religion in all its forms and manifestations; as the vandalic destroyer of temples and images; as the insatiable and cruel executioner of timid and innocent priests; in one word, as an atheist and implanter and propagator of atheism in Mexico. They have even tried to demonstrate that this and several other dissolvent theories constitute the fundamental basis and the reason for existence of the constitutionalist policy, at least in that part which refers to the internal government of the Republic.
"Ask the man who knows," and he will tell you that Bangor, Maine, is one of the liveliest, most energetic, most attractive cities in all New England. It is a good city to visit -- easy to reach, by a pleasant run over good roads, --a nd there are many and varied attractions around about the town to keep the visitor well entertained, even though his stay is of considerable duration. A lot of automobile parties have declared they have had "the outing time of their lives at Bangor, Maine"; it is logical, therefore. to believe that you and your party will find this widely popular recreation city well worth visiting.
Bangor High School
This undated document, most likely published between 1910-1915, lists the course requirements and electives for various courses of study at Bangor High School. These courses are: classical, scientific, technical, industrial, household arts, commercial, and general.
Chamber of Commerce Journal of Maine
Showcases thhe attractions, the business enterprises and the schools of Bangor, which is fittingly called the metropolis of Eastern Maine. Long ago Bangor took a front place among the progressive cities of New England, and the disastrous fire of April 30, 1911, which burned over an area of fifty-five acres, destroying about three million dollars' worth of property, proved only a temporary setback. Bangor, to-day, shows many improvements over the city of four years ago. Larger and handsomer buildings, in the majority of cases, have replaced those that were burned, and the spirit, enterprise and indomitable energy of her citizens have continued unabated.
From the v.28, no.5, September 1915 issue of the Chamber of Commerce Journal of Maine.
Dole & Fogg
This undated pamphlet (believed to have been published between 1910-1920) shows the styles of wood mantels, stair rails, and stair balusters manufactured by the Dole & Fogg Company. Dole & Fogg, established in 1855, was located on Front Street in Bangor. Included is a price guide for each item displayed in the catalougue. There are known missing pages (pages 5-6 and pages 51-54).
Newspapermen's Dinner: In Observance of the One Hundredth Anniversary of the Publication of the Initial Issue of Bangor's First Newspaper, The Bangor Weekly Register
The first number of the Bangor Weekly Register is dated Saturday, November 25, 1815. The size of the printed page was 16 1/2 by 10 inches, four columns to the page. The announcement by the editor was:
"The Register gives no predilection to either political party; its columns equally invite the well written productions and creditable statements of both. The object of this paper is to be a faithful chronicle of the passing events and current news and not a receptacle of party obloquy and personal abuse. No pains will be spared to select the most important official publication; the ablest essays or national economy, agricultural enterprise and mechanical ingenuity and the most judicious remarks on political events. Its columns also will be interspersed with specimens of eloquence and of taste, with biographical sketches, occasional memoirs, and such other compositions, moral and literary as may subserve the cause of liberty, virtue and religion."
"In this busy United States of ours there is a vast amount of work to be done. That work must be done by millions of individuals, and it must be directed by thousands of other individuals. In order to achieve the results all good citizens desire, namely, better living conditions for the people, and to leave the world a better place than when they came into it, it is necessary for those who work to understand that they cannot obtain the right to command until they have fully realized their duty to obey; and always to give consideration to others."
Maine Legislature, House of Representatives
Richard Henry Pratt
I am asked to talk to you for thirty minutes about Indian Schools.
I speak from wide, long, and varied experience with the Indians.
R.H. Pratt, Brigadier General, U.S.A.
Richard Henry Pratt
Address delivered by Brigadier General R.H. Pratt. Date and location of address are not known. Date is presumed to be between 1904 and 1915.
Charles P. Roberts
A collection of short articles originally published in the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier May 2, 1885, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the incorporation of Bangor as a city. These articles covering an assortment of social, political, and cultural highlights in Bangor's first half-century.
Charles P. Roberts served as editor of the Bangor Evening Times during the Civil War and as superintendent of Bangor schools in the late 1860s to 1877.
Bangor Public Library Director Mary H. Curran transcribed these articles from the newspaper articles in July 1915 and added them to collection of the Bangor Public Library.
Several obituaries for Mr. Roberts from Bangor and Boston (where he resided upon death) are included. Mr. Roberts died in December 1914.
W. E. Sargent
The country is the ideal location for a Christian academy. More especially is this true in the present day, when the unhealthy tendency is so irrestibly toward the pilin up of the population in the great cities. Hebron Academy, three miles from the railway station in West Minot, on one of the high hill summits of Oxford County, Maine, with the White Mountain range and Mt. Washington in full view forty-five miles away, could not be more beautifully situated.
Arthur G. Staples
Our sun is as bright as theirs; our skies as blue, our snow as clean and pure, our hills as steep, our air as rich in ozone and in life. Yes, our winter in Maine is as wondrous in beauty as that of the Alps or of Norway. We have the winter; we have always had it; we always will have it. The day will never come to Maine when, from Christmas almost to Easter, there will not be the crisp frosty dawns, so familiar to all of us, when the sled runners cry aloud as they pass down the road. There is nothing else in all the world so beautiful as a mid-winter day in Maine, with its dawn full of protest, its noon blazing in the sunlight, its sunset golden on the gleaming western hills, and its nights, with the snows glistening to the moon, and the pathway of the old country road stretching from your feet away into glory. This is the land of all the best of the white gods of winter. It is for us to appreciate it; to foster it; to spread about the truth concerning its health-giving properties; to convert its ancient liability and loss not only into a present asset but an increasing gain; to help it build up and invigorate new races of men and women, who shall stir and energize mankind. We must learn to love winter, talk of its beauties when we are at home or abroad, to describe truthfully its poetry and its loveliness. Then, with big and beautiful hotels, with civic sports and other increasing devotion to outdoor life, we shall see winter do its proper share towards enriching us commercially, as well as physically and spiritually .
Resolutions adopted by the Ancient and accepted Scottish Rite of freemasonry at Denver, Colorado, Monday, May 18th, 1914
Scottish Rite (Masonic order)
WHEREAS: During the past several months, there has existed in the coal mining districts of our State, a condition of insurrection against the lawful authority of our State Government, wherein several thousand misguided, and largely unnaturalized men, speaking more than twenty different languages, unacquainted with the true principles of constitutional government, consisting in part of veteran soldiers of the recent foreign wars, armed with high-power rifles; incited, led-on and financially sustained by agitators and professional trouble makers, mostly nonresidents of our State, possessing no property or other interests in our Commonwealth; have bid opendefiance to authority of our State, murdered many men and created a reign of terror in the said mining districts and have destroyed hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of property.
Bangor Automobile Club
This bulletin is the compilation of notes, reports on bad stretches of roads, and general news for autoists submitted from 1913 to 1918 from drivers around Bangor and the Bangor area. These bulletins would inform drivers about potential road problems, alternate routes, and recommendations for good places to drive for views and leisure. W. A. Hennessy served as editor for the bulletin.
City of Bangor, Maine
Section 1: That the inhabitants of the Town of Bangor shall continue to be a body politic and corporate by the name of the City of Bangor, and, as such, shall have, exercise and enjoy all the rights, immunities, powers, privileges and franchises, and shall be subject to all the duties and obligations now appertaining to, or incumbent on said town, as a municipal corporation, or appertaining to or incumbent upon the inhabitants or officers thereof.
City of Bangor, Maine
The important features of the revision of the present charter of the City of Bangor are, in the main, as follows: The elimination of the comrnon council. Full appointive powers to the mayor. Provision for an auditor and purchasing agent. Initiative and Referendum. Recall. Provision for municipal ownership and control of public utilities. The Police Department. Tlie Water Board. The Public Library and Hersey Fund.
John W. Elarton
"Recently touring the southern states, 1912-1913 having visited viz: Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana. After studying the sentiment of an organization, the "United Daughters of the Confederacy," numbering about 40,000 women who have organized an aggressive country-wide society, one object has been to erect a monument at Andersonville to the memory of Captain Henri Wirz to eulogize and vindicate his conduct at that notorious prison, with its false inscriptions, terming him a martyr, has prompted us to publish this album of views, taken by the author, a professional photographer, having made a special trip for the purpose of publishing this notorious stockade prison."
J.W. Elarton, 1913
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