Maine

MAINE.Mān.
"Pine Tree State."

Settled by the English at Bristol, 1624; admitted 1820.

Area, 33,040 square miles; extreme length, 300 miles; extreme breadth, 210 miles; shore line over 2,400 miles, including islands; the Penobscot, Androscoggin, Saco, St. Croix, Aroostook and St. John are the most important streams. Number counties, 16.

Temperature of Portland: winter, 23° to 38°; summer, 63° to 69°. Rainfall at Brunswick, 45 inches.

Portland, the metropolis and principal seaport; pop., 31,413. Augusta, the capital; pop., 8,665. Bangor, a port of entry and lumber centre; pop., 16,856. Biddeford, an important manufacturing town; pop, 12,651. Lewiston, principal seat cotton manufactures; pop., 19,083.

Number farms, 64,309; average value per acre, cleared land, $12.87; woodland, $12.66. Hay the most valuable crop, yielding l,214,033 tons in 1883; corn crop, 1884, 1,062,000 bu.: wheat, 629,400 bu.; oats, 2,428,000 bu.; latest reported dairy products, 3,720,783 gallons milk, 14,109,966 lbs. butter and 1,945,095 lbs. cheese.

Lumbering one of chief industries, forests covering over 10,000,000 acres; number saw-mills, 848; total products, $7,933,868.

Fisheries give employment to 11,071 persons, and produce an income of $3,614,178, including oyster fisheries, valued at $37,500.

Salaries of State Officers.
Governor $2,000
Sec'y of State 1,200
Treasurer 1,600
Attorney Gen.1,000
Adjutant Gen.900
Sup. Com. Schls 1,000
Sec. Bd. of Agr.600
State Librarian 600
Chief Justice 3,000
7 Asso. Justices 3,000
Senators,
Representatives
brace
$150;
mileage,
20 cents.
District Judge 3,500
Col. Int. Rev.2,500
Col. Customs 6,000
Surveyor Cus.4,500
Pension Agt.4,000
Chart of Capital Invested in Granite Quarries by State - headed by Maine
Presidential P. O.
Auburn $2,200
Augusta 3,100
Bangor 2,700
Bath 2,200
Belfast 1,800
Biddeford 2,200
Brunswick 1,700
Calais 1,600
Eastport 1,500
Ellsworth 1,500
Gardiner 1,800
Hallowell 1,600
Lewiston 2,500
Portland 3,300
Rockland 2,100
Saco 1,700
Skowhegan 1,700
Waterville 2,000
19 P.O.1,500 to 1,000

Valuable slate quarries from the Kennebec to the Penobscot; granite is obtained in blocks of immense size; latest reported product, 2,203,670 cubic feet; value, $1,175,286. Ranks fifth in buckwheat and copper; eighth in hops and potatoes.

The State has 379 shipbuilding establishments; number new vessels built, 88; boats, 970; total value, $2,909,846.

Pop., 648,936: male, 324,058; female, 324,878; native, 590,053; foreign, 58,883; white, 646,852; colored, 1,451; Chinese, 8; Indians, 625.

State elections, second Monday in September; congressional and presidential, Tuesday after first Monday in November; number Senators, 31; Representatives, 151; sessions biennial, in odd-numbered years, meeting first Wednesday in January; limit of session, none; terms of Senators and Representatives, 2 years each.

Number electoral votes, 6; number voters, 187,323; paupers and Indians not taxed excluded from voting.

Number colleges, 3; system of common, high and normal schools excellent; of 519,669 persons 10 years old and upward, 3.5 per cent. are unable to read; school age, 4-21.

Legal interest rate, 6; by contract, any rate.

Map of Maine