Farm and Mill in Maine Suffer in the Democratic Tariff: Discrimination Against New England -- Speech of Hon. Frank E. Guernsey of Maine in the House of Representatives, April 24, 1913
Frank Edward Guernsey
Speech presented in opposition to H.R. 3321, a tariff duty and revenue bill, which Guernsey felt would unjustly affect Maine agricultural industries.
O. F. Lewis
If our courts, by their defective or unjust procedure, send anti-social, sullen men and women to prison, so much the worse for the State. If our prisons make their inmates inveigh justly against the iniquity of the State in housing or guarding or feeding them, so much the worse for the State. The great problem facing the administration of criminal law and of correctional institutions today is exactly the question of meeting out justice to all; not the justice that is necessarily found in the penal code, for that may prove most unjust at times, but the great justice based on the best conceptions of human brotherhood, which in prison develops often to a surprising extent, and which perhaps may be largely the key to the solution of the problem of the reduction of crime.
The Industrial Journal
An issue of the Industrial Journal focusing on the construction of new buildings in Bangor following the fire of April 1911. Most of the buildings are still standing today (late 2017) including the Bangor Public Library, the old Bangor High School, Bangor Savings Bank (on State Street), many churches, and many business buildings.
Bangor Maine School Department
The Teacher's Purpose
We, as teachers, owe Bangor our best efforts to train physically, mentally and morally every child who come under our care. We cannot do it without the cooperation of the parents. It is our purpose First: to help parents to realize the importance of training at home and Second: to help parents realize the importance of their own intellectual life.
Board of Trade Journal
It is with combined pleasure and pride that we present to the Journal readers this month the story of Bangor, the Queen City of the East; a city coming out of her ashes more queenly than ever before. We say with pleasure and pride because it is a real pleasure to be able to speak well of friends, and Bangor and Portland are becoming closer friends as they become better acquainted, and too, the whole state viewed with pride the sp'endid "Maine spirit" evinced by the citizens of Bangor when they met the calamity of 1911, when some $4,000,000 worth of her best business and residential property melted away in a mighty conflagration.
The writer was on the scene within twentyfour hours of the inciclent and was much impressed by the buoyant spirit evident on all sides. As one man put it: "It is a severe loss but in the end is going to prove a mighty good thing for Bangor. lt is going to afford her a much-desired opportunity to develop a city-planning scheme which otherwise would have been impossible, and you are going to see a bigger, better and more beautiful Bangor come of these ashes than would have seemed possible two days ago.'' How well the city has lived up to this statement of one of her citizens, you members of the State Board, in session here today , hear personal witness.
C.H. Glass & Co.
Bangor is recognized as one of the busiest and most progressive cities in New England. In no other eastern city does the so-called "western spirit" prevail to such an extent as in Bangor. The conflagration of 1911 which did damage to the amount of $4,000,000 has served to cement the common interests and Bangor is building and booming in a manner which has evoked wide commendation. The new Bangor will be even better and busier city than the old.
Mary Freeman Crabbe
Who shall tell the tale of the manifold attractions of Trinidad, after Kingsley's wonderful pen-pictures of the Island in "At Last"? No man had a keener eye for the picturesque and the beautiful than Charles Kingsley, poet, parson, author and naturalist. Perhaps no scenery in the world has been accorded more unstinted, and yet just, praise than that Trinidad received from the magic pen of the author of " Westward, Ho! " lf, therefore, you would read of the charms of Trinidad -- and they are legion -- read ''At Last.''
Charles P. Illsley
Opening Paragraphs of Chapter 1:
On an evening in the latter part of April, 1775, a number of persons were collected in a small tavern in the town of Machias. A day or two previous the inhabitants had received the proclamation of the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts, authorizing and requiring preparations and efforts to be made incident to a state of hostility. The people of Machias had, from the first, been strenuously opposed to the usurpation of the British government; and the sole topic of conversation, whenever a few met together, was this exciting subject. On the evening in question a much larger number than usual had assembled to talk over the stirring news recently received from Boston.
Conspicuous among the rest were two young men, brothers, by the name of O'Brien, sons of Morris O'Brien, who came to this country from Cork, in Ireland. Seated around the ample fireplace, enjoying their pipes and cans, the all-engrossing topic of the hour was canvassed by one and all.
At last the elder of the brothers, Jeremiah O'Brien, spoke out: "Well, neighbors, what do you think of this rumor that is flying about?"
"What rumor do you allude to?" asked a man by the name of Foster, who sat near by, and who held the dignified office of colonel in the militia.
"Why, that the first blow has been struck, colonel, and American blood spilt at Lexington and Concord."
Noyes & Nutter Manufacturing Company
"In presenting to the trade our catalogue of furnaces, ranges, stoves, sinks, hollow ware, etc., etc., we desire to give you something which will be a help in ordering goods. We wish you to bear in mind the fact that a personal examination of the goods themselves will give you a better idea of the quality and workmanship of all goods of our manufacture, no matter how nearly perfect the illustrator's art is."
Pamphlet contains black and white illustrations of products, including stoves, furnaces, ranges, pots, pans, and more manufactured by the Noyes & Nutter Manufacturing Company of Bangor, Maine, at its foundry on Dutton Street in Bangor.
A long reach of dusty road shut in by "the forest primeval," rising abruptly over the steep crest of some great hill, and anon sinking into the depths of a shadowy valley or skirting the base of a wooded mountain.
On this hot, dusty July day, with not enough of a breeze to stir the branches of the solemn pines, Jake Brown, the driver of the Fort Kent stage, finding his load of freight unusually heavy, felt obliged to give his two sorry looking horses a "breather" now and then. At last as he paused at the foot of a long steep hill, one of his passengers, a young man of about twenty-four years, sprang to the ground expressing his determination to walk up the hill and thus ease the horses.
Slowly the tired horses ascended the hill, the two men walking alongside, while a garrulous old Frenchwoman, the only passenger remaining inside, kept scolding about the heat in unintelligible Madawaska patois.
Burt L. Standish and Gilbert Patten
Three short novels with Bangor as the setting by Burt L. Standish from Top Notch Magazine from 1912. Burt L. Standish was the pen name of Corinna, Maine, native Gilbert Patten. The novels are: Bainbridge of Bangor, The Portals of Chance, and Crucial Fire.
United States Congress, 62nd Congress
Report No. 947 by the 62nd Congress, 2nd Session, of the United States Senate, and Report No. 1046 by the 62nd Congress, 2nd Session, of the United States House of Representatives from July 1912 discussing the need for construction by the federal government of a bridge over the Penobscot River between Bangor and Brewer.
Bangor Post Office Greetings to the 5th United National Association of Post Office Craftsmen in Bangor, April 19, 1911
Bangor Maine Post Office
Lists Postmasters of Bangor dating from 1803 to 1911 and a timeline of mail milestones in Bangor and surrounding communities.
Michael J. Callinan
"April Thirtieth, Nineteen Hundred and Eleven, dawned clear and bright on the historic old city of Bangor. It was the first Sunday of the year to show signs of the joyousness of Spring and throughout the day hundreds of pleasure seekers thronged the streets. No sign of the coming catastrophe marred the happiness of the young or the contentment of the old. It was a day of beauty and the horror of its aftermath was beyond conjecture.
Shortly after four o'clock in the afternoon an alarm of fire was nmg from Box 24, the origin of which will remain unaccountable, calling the fire department to the burning hay shed of ]. Frank Green on Broad street. Hundreds thronged to view the spectacle of the blazing building, little dreaming that from this small beginning a conflagration, covering an area of over sixty acres, would result. Chief Mason soon realized the danger of the situation on account of the high wind and sent in a call for the remainder of the fire apparatus. Several small fires in the immediate vicinity of the hay shed were quickly extinguished and it appeared to the casual observer that the fire was under control. Some of the people were leaving the scene of the Broad street blaze, when the sight of fire on Exchange street, in the building occupied by the Telephone Exchange, arrested their movements for a time."
John C. Friend
A twelve stanza poem about the fire of April 30, 1911, in Bangor, Maine. Publication date is not noted; presumed to be 1911 or 1912.
C. Vey Holman
Maine's invitation to both capital and labor is hearty, and should be attractive. Nowhere on Earth can be found a more intelligent, more enterprising or more thrifty people than constitute her citizenry, and their hospitality to both the transient sojourner and the permanent settler is unfeigned and unstinted.
Extols the virtuous courtesy demonstrated to passengers by the railway employees on the Buffalo, Rochester, and Pittsburgh Railway. Serves primarily, however, as a general treatise on manners for society as a whole, advising, among many other suggestions, "do not join the Knockers' Klub; and avoid all fellowship with the folks who are trying to wear the face off a clock," "never conceal unfinished work under blotters, in pigeonholes or drawers, depending on memory to find it," and "to gibe visitors, or to give fresh and flippant answers, even to stupid or impudent people, is a great mistake."
Article focuses on the damage and planned recovery from the April 30, 1911, fire in Downtown Bangor. Article written by Fletcher Steele, one of the architects tasked with the post-fire recovery.
Among the interesting reports that have been prepared on the subject of Civic Improvements during the last few years, the recommendations that were made for Bangor, Maine, are unique. On April 30, 1911, fifty-five acres, extending from the heart of the business district nearly to the outskirts of the city through a good residence district, was devastated by fire. One hundred business blocks, two hundred and eighty-five dwellings, the Library, High School, seven churches, and many magnificent trees, were swept away.
Maine Board of State Assessors
To the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House:
We respectfully submit the following report in compliance with an order of the Legislature dated March 15th, 1909, "That the State Assessors be instructed to ascertain the actual value of all the railroad property in the State of Maine of all kinds, including franchises, real estate, bonds and stock and report to the next Legislature for the purpose of taxation."
We have endeavored to place a reasonable construction upon the direction contained in this order, and from the discussion which preceded its passage in both branches of the Legislature, and the fact that the avowed object of the order was for the purpose of taxation, we are led to believe that the Legislature did not intend to instruct the State Assessors to undertake the impossible task of ascertaining the actual value of this railroad property, but rather that we should, in the light of all the information and facts that we could obtain report what we believed to be a just and reasonable value of the property of each railroad corporation employed in the operation of its business; such a valuation as is defined by the Constitution and laws of the State as the proper basis of taxation.
Maine Prison Association
A proposed act for the laws to establish and enforce the imprisonment of women over the age of sixteen in Maine from 1911. Document does not indicate whether laws were enacted as proposed.
Warren H. Manning
Your Committee on Civic Improvement, appointed by the Mayor in accordance with a vote of the citizens of Bangor at a mass meeting held May 2, 1911, begs to submit the following report: This report combines the study which your Committee has made, and that made by Mr. Watren H. Manning, Landscape Designer, of Boston, who was retained by your Committee to advise them in the work.
Realizing the need of haste on account of our short building season, your Committee has confined its study entirely to the burned district, but hopes to be able to make reports on the outlying territory from time to time in the near future.
We have tried in this report to recommend only what we considered absolutely necessary to be done at the present time by the City, looking to the future. While we have suggested plans to beautify the City, we have, at the same time tried to make no recommendations that would not in the near future repay the City many fold for the immediate outlay recommended.
P.H. Coombs / J.P. Frawley / F.C. Bragg (Committee of Civic Improvement)
The sheriff: a modern Maine story in which pride and politics, romance and rum are curiously intermingled
For over half a century the State of Maine has drawn the attention of the world because of its prohibitory law. Both advocates and opponents of license, local option, prohibition and every phase of the temperance question cease not to write and lecture about the " situation in Maine." One would suppose from the volume of public address and printed page on both sides of the question that has appealed to the patient public, that, at least, those who are interested, would by this date have understood the "prohibition situation in Maine." Yet, how could they, when from one source it is proclaimed that liquor is as easily obtained in Bangor as in Boston, from another it is as loudly announced that Maine is absolutely dry?
There is no man better qualified to present the real facts than the writer of this volume. In observation and experience, in business and politics, in consecration to a cause and participation in local and State contests, and in personal knowledge of the manipulations of wily politicians, he is conceded to be, by those who know him, an authority on this political prohibition puzzle that has baffled so many. He is capable of drawing a true picture of the facts and presenting the real political situation.
Rumford Mechanics Institute, incorporated 1911, Rumford, Maine : building completed October, 1911 : building dedicated November 9, 1911
Rumford Mechanics Institute
The object for which the Rumford Mechanics Institute has been created is to furnish to the wage earners of Rumford the best quality of physical and mental, social and moral improvement, at the lowest cost, the cultivation of a more intimate acquaintanceship between the employed and the employer.
State of Maine
Provides a listing of automobiles registrations in the State of Maine. Each listing includes the owner's name and address, the registration number, the automobile manufacturer name, and the horsepower of the vehicle. Also listed are automobile dealers of the time in Maine in these towns: Waterville, Bath, Portland, Saco, South Paris, Ellsworth, Lewiston, Augusta, Farmington, Rumford, Old Orchard, Houlton, Fryeburg, Skowhegan, Bangor, Hartland, Hallowell, West Sullivan, Easton, Machias, Dexter, Rockland, Madison, and Livermore Falls.
State of Maine
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