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AVERAGE COST OF FOREGOING ARTICLES OF PROVISION THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE STATE OF MISSOURI, EXCEPT

THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS.

District.

Wages.

Beef.

Bacon.

Mutton. Potatoes.

Lard.

Butter.

Fggs.

Flour.

Meal.

Turnips. Cabbage.

1st..
2d.
3d
4th.
5th.
61h.
7th
10th.
11th.
12th
13th..
14th,

16 9-16
17 1-2
17 17-21
18 2-3
18
15 6-27
15 9-19
14 7-9
14 5-38
16 10-17
15
16 3-10

11 11-16
97-12
9 19-21
9 9-11
10 1-3

7 22-27
19 1-19
7 17-18
7 6-27
8 16-17
8 1-2
6 4-29

13 5-8
12 3-1
12 4-21
12
12
12 6-27
12 3-19
12 1-3
11 1-7
12 13-17
12 3-22
12 5-14

95-16
8 7-8
7 11-21
8 1-11
9 5-12
7 13-27
96-14
7 7-16
6 13-25
7 2-17
7 21-22
6 1-2

26 9-16
38 3-4
28 4-21
29 6-11
49
34 20-27
35 14-19
42 1-9
31 7-13
44 12-17
32 10-11
42 lö-29

11 13-16 14 5-16
11 1-2 15 3-8
11 16-21 14 6-7
11 2-11 14 6-11
12 1-4 14 1-6
11 2-27 18 8-27
11 1-9 17
11 1-3 18 11-18
10 5-14 13 5-7
13 2-17 16 7-17
14 19-22 15 4-5
11 10-29 15 23-26

11 5-16 270
11 1-16 264 7-12
10 1-21 270 E-6
10

264 1-11
11

242 1-12
9 25-27 251 9-16
10 14-19 264 9-19
11 15-18 272 7-9
10 1-2 358 1-28
10 7-17 237 6-17

95-11 255 5-11
10 6-29 291 21-29

66 7-8
70 5-24
64 14-19
54
57 1-2
66 8.27
64 5-9
73 7-16
57 1-27
55 1-2
52 6-7
56 1-29

23 3-4
33 5-9
22 3-14
22 6-7
25
25 1-14
26 11-12
29 1.13
24 16-19
26 7-13
25 1-9
28 11-23

5 3-8
6 19-24
5 2-3
6 6-7
6 1-2
5
4 5-9
6 2-13
5 1-10
6 5-13
5 12-19
4 3-23

Average cost..

15 11-12

8 5-12

12

7 1-2

35 5-6

11 5-7

15 1-4

10 1-6

257 11-12 61 7-12

25 2-3

:5 1-6

The following list of retail prices of the foregoing articles of provisions in the city of St. Louis for September, 1884, was kindly furnished by the Lindell grocerystore, Ira Boutell, proprietor:

Butter, 127 to 15 cents per pound.
Bacon, 10 cents pound.
Mutton, 10 cents per pound.
Lard, 10 cents per pound.
Butter, 15, 25 and 35 cents per pound.
Eggs, 25 cents per dozen.
Flour, $2 to $2.50 per 100 pounds.
Meal, $1.35 per 100 pounds.
Turnips, 35 per bushel.
Cabbage, 5 to 10 cents per head.
Potatoes, (Irish), 40 cents per bushel.

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It will be seen from the above comparison that the laboring classes of the city, generally speaking, get the main articles of provision as cheaply as they are obtained by the laboring classes throughout the State in the country.

The fact that vegetables can be procured at so low a price arises from the fact that the cities are surrounded by vegetable gardens, and vegetables are raised at comparatively little expense. Bacon is the only article that is cheaper in St. Louis than in the rest of the State. Deduct the cost of transportation and beef and mutton will cost no more in the city of St. Louis than in any village in the State.

STREET RAILWAYS.

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