Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 19; V. 34

Appletons' Annual Cyclopaedia and Register of Important Events of the Year Volume 19; V. 34

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...with 29 from the medical school. Bowdoin celebrated its one hundredth anniversary at this year's commencement. More than 1,000 alumni were resent; the oldest one a member of the class of 820. The aggregate number of volumes of the 17 law libraries in the State is about 58,971. Of the 4 colle e libraries, the number of volumes will reach 101, 00. There are 34 free public libraries, and 41 where a fee is charged. Rallways.--From the report of commissioners, it is learned that the mileage of railways has increased this year 11685, amounting now to 1,5l5'99 miles. The gross trans rtation earnings of railroad corporations for LE2 year ending June 30 was $6,974,351.22, a inst $7,532,510.35 in 1893. a decrease of $558,1 9.20. The numberof em loyees decreased from 4.772 in 1893 to 4,360 in 1 94, and the average pay per diem decreased from $1.54 to $1.52. The niileage of street railways was 8039, an increase of 4'25. The number of passengers carried was 8,141,878, an increase of 541,316. The ross earnings were $440,026.58, an increase of 23.904.18. A greater number of men were emplolyed, the wages remaining the same. he Bangor and Aroostook road has been carried as far as Caribou. This road is of the reatest importance to the development of nort eastern Maine. The extension of the Portland and Rumford Falls road was completed in February, connecting Rumford Falls with Aubum and Lewiston. Insurance.---The following items were given by the Insurance Coinmisioner in December: Since Jan. 1, 1898, 14 fire insurance companies of other States and countries, representing over $5,000,000 of paid-up capital stock and having $829,114,148 of insurance in force at the date of their last reports, have discontinued business in this State, and only one more

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