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U. S. D E PA R TM E N T OF LA BO R

BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS
G. W. W. HANGER, Acting Commissioner

BULLETIN OF THE UNITED STATES\
(WHOLE 1 1 ^
BUREAU OF LABOR S T A T IS T IC S / * ‘ * ( NUMBER 1 L J
RETAIL

PRICES

AND

COST

OF

LIVING

SERIES:

No.

RETAIL PRICES




1890 TO APRIL, 1913

JUNE 28, 1913

W ASHINGTON
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
1913

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CONTENTS.

Betail Prices, 1890 to April, 1913:
Page.
Food..................................................................................................................... 5-16
16
Bread weights............... ......................................................................................
Coal...................................................................................................................... 16,17
Gas........................................................................................................................ 17-19
Explanation of scope and method.................................................................... 19-23
Food.............................................................................................................. 20,21
Bread weights.............................................................................................. 21,22
Coal...............................................................................................................
22
Gas................................................................................................................
23
Explanation of tables......................................................................................... 23-25
T a b l e I.—Retail prices of the principal articles of food on the 15th of each
month, March and April, 1912, and March and April, 1913, by cities and by
firms....................................................................................................................... 26-113
T a b l e II.—Bread weights: Scaling weight (weight of dough before baking),
in ounces, of the principal brands of wheat bread on the 15th of each month,
March and April, 1912, and March and April, 1913, by cities and by firms
and brands........................................................................................................... 113-123
T a b l e III.—Relative retail prices of the principal articles of food January,
1911, to April, 1913, by geographical divisions.............................................. 124-138
T a b l e IV.—Retail prices of coal, for household use, on April 15, 1912, and
April 15, 1913, by cities and by firms.............................................................. 139-152




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BULLETIN OF THE

U. S. BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.
WHOLE NO. 125.

W A S H IN G T O N .

JUNE 28, 1913.

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913/
PREPARED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF FRED 0 . CROXTON.

FOOD.

The price at retail for several of the principal articles of food
was slightly lower on April 15, 1913, than on the 15th of the preceding
month, but the increase for meats was so marked that prices of food
as a whole advanced. Fifteen articles of food enter into the relative
prices in this report, representing approximately two-thirds of the
expenditure for food by the average workingman’s family, and reports
of prices are included from 39 industrial cities in which live onefifth of the total number of people in continental United States.
The changes during the one month period from March 15 to April 15
in each of the three years, 1911,1912, and 1913, are shown as follows:
PE R CENT OF INCREASE OR DECREASE IN R E TA IL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL
ARTICLES OF FOOD: PRICE ON A P R IL 15 COMPARED W ITH PRICE ON MARCH 15,
EACH Y E A R 1911, 1912, AND 1913.
Price Apr. 15,1911. Price Apr. 15,1912. Price Apr. 15,1913.
Article.

Higher
than
Mar. 15,
1911.

Lower
than
Mar. 15,
1911.

Higher
than
Mar. 15.
1912.

Lower
than
Mar. 15,
1912.

Higher
than
Mar. 15,
1913.

Lower
than
Mar. 15,
1913.

Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
Sirloin steak..................................................
4.9
3.9
(2)
(2)
5.8
4.1
0.3
Round steak.................................................
3.2
4.7
Rib roast.......................................................
.8
11.6
Pork chops....................................................
0.1
7.1
3.8
2.6
Bacon, smoked....................... .....................
1.1
2.9
2.4
Ham, smoked...............................................
.3
4.1
1.4
Lard, pure....................................................
3.1
Hens..............................................................
1.1
2.3
4.0
Flour, wheat.................................................
1.0
1.3
0)
0)
Corn meal.....................................................
2.5
.6
0.1
3.4
3.7
Eggs, strictly fresh.......................................
8.7
2.4
Butter, creamery..........................................
8.0
2.0
11.2
1.1
4.4
Potatoes, Irish..............................................
.4
3.6
1.3
Sugar, granulated.........................................
Milk, fresh....................................................
1.4
.4
.1
1 This report summarizes data published in previous retail price reports of the Bureau (Eighteenth
Annual Report and Bulletins Nos. 59, 65, 71, 77, 105, 106, 108,110, 113, and 115), and thus furnishes a com­
parison of retail prices of food from 1890 to April, 1913. Actual retail prices of the principal articles of food
and actual bread weights are shown in this report for March 15 and April 15, 1913, and for purposes of
comparison for corresponding dates in 1912. For explanation of the scope of this report and of the method
of collecting data see page 19, et seq.
2 No change.




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During the period from March 15 to April 15, 1913, 8 of the 15
articles for which relative prices are computed in this report advanced,
I made no change, and 6 declined in price. The articles which ad­
vanced were sirloin steak, round steak, rib roast, pork chops, bacon,
ham, lard, and hens. The price of flour was unchanged. The articles
which declined were corn meal, eggs, butter, potatoes, sugar, and milk.
Comparing prices on April 15, 1913, with prices on April 15, 1912,
II articles advanced and 4 declined in price. Potatoes, sugar, flour,
and corn meal declined in price, and the change was 47, 16.8, 4.1, and
1.6 per cent, respectively. The per cent of advance for the 11 articles
which increased in price varied from 0.4 per cent for eggs to 19 per
cent for round steak. Seven of the 15 articles advanced more than
10 per cent.
The table which follows compares for each of the 15 articles the
price on March 15 and April 15, 1913, with the price on the corre­
sponding date in 1912.
P E R CENT OF INCREASE OR DECREASE IN R E T A IL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL A R T I­
CLES OF FOOD: PRICE ON MARCH 15 AND A P R IL 15,1913, COMPARED W IT H PRICE ON
TH E CORRESPONDING DATE IN 1912, B Y ARTICLES.

Price Mar. 15,1913Article.

Sirloin steak..........................
Round steak..........................
Rib roast...............................
Pork chops............. . ............
Bacon, smoked......................
Ham, smoked........................
Lard, pure.............................
Hens.......................................
Flour, wheat.........................
Com meal
.............................
Eggs, strictly fresh................
Butter, creamery..................
Potatoes, Irish......................
.................
Sugar, granulated
Milk, fresh.............................

Price Apr. 15,1913-

Higher
Lower
Higher
Lower
than Mar. than Mar. than Apr. than Apr.
15,1912.
15,1912.
15,1912.
15,1912.
Per cent.
18.6
20.9
17.1
22.4
18.5
15.3
16.5
8.1

Per cent.

Per cent.
17.6
19.0
15.3
17.5
17.2
14.7
14.6
9.8

2.9
1.0
.8
13.5

4.1
1.6
.4
8.7

40.4
18.8
3.6

Per cent.

47.0
16.8
4.0

The next table compares for each of the 15 articles the price on
March 15 and April 15, 1913, with the average price for the 10-year
period, 1890 to 1899. Comparing the price on April 15, 1913, with
the average price for the 10-year period, 1890 to 1899, sugar shows a
decline of 7.3 per cent, and all other articles show an advance, the
per cent of advance varying from 19.2 per cent for potatoes to 122.9




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

per cent for bacon.
than 50 per cent.

Ten of the 15 articles advanced in price more

PE R CENT OF INCREASE OR DECREASE IN R E T A IL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL A R TI­
CLES OF FOOD: PRICE ON MARCH 15 AND A P R IL 15, 1913, COMPARED W IT H THE
AVE R AG E PRICE FOR THE 10-YEAR PERIO D, 1890 TO 1899, B Y ARTICLES.

Price Mar. 15,1913-

Article.

Sirloin steak..........................
Round steak......................
Rib roast...............................
Pork chops............................
Bacon, smoked......................
Ham, smoked........................
Lard, p u re............................
Hens......................................
Flour, wheat.........................
Com meal..............................
Eggs, strictly fresh....... *.___
Butter, creamery..................
Potatoes, Irish......................
Sugar, granulated.................
Milk, fre3h.............................

Price Apr. 15,1913-

Higher
Lower
Higher
Lower
than
than
than
than
10-year
10-year
10-year
10-year
period,
period,
period,
period,
1890-1899. 1890-1899. 1890-1899. 1890-1899.
Per cent.
66.2
91.2
68.1
103.6
117.2
74.0
64.5
72.8
27.2
55.2
31.3
65.2
20.5

Per cent.

Percent.
72.7
99.1
73.4
118.0
122.9
78.1
66.8
79.7
27.2
55.1
26.4
61.3
19.2

6.1
39.4

Per cent.

7.3
39.2

The next table compares for each of the principal articles of food
the retail price on March 15 and April 15, 1913, with the price on
March 15 and April 15, 1912, within each of the 5 geographical
divisions.
The table shows, for example, that prices for sirloin steak on
April 15, 1913, compared with prices on April 15, 1912, advanced
20.9 per cent in the North Atlantic division, 16.5 per cent in the
South Atlantic division, 19.1 per cent in the North Central division,
14.5 per cent in the South Central division, and 12.1 per cent in the
Western division.




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PER CENT OF INCREASE OR DECREASE IN R E TA IL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL
ARTICLES OF FOOD: PRICE ON MARCH 15, AND A P R IL 15, 1913, COMPARED W ITH
PRICE ON THE CORRESPONDING DATE IN 1912, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS.
Price Mar. 15,
1913—
Article and.
geographical
division.

Sirloin steak.
North Atlantic..
South Atlantic..
North Central...
South Central...
Western.............
United States.

Price Apr. 15,
1913-

Higher Lower IIigher Lower
than
than
than
than
Apr.
Mar. J Mar.
Apr.
15,1912. ;i5 ,1912. 15, 1912.15,1912.
!
Per ct. Per ct.
21.3
13.8
21.9
14.6
16.4

Per ct. Per ct.
20.9
16.5
19.1
14.5
12.1

Price Mar. 15,
1913Article and
geographical
division.

Higher Lower Higher Lower
than
than
than
than
Mar.
Mar.
Apr.
Apr.
15,1912. 15,1912. 15,1912. 15,1912.

Flour, wheat.
Per ct.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic...
North Central—
South Central---4.7
Western..............
1.9

17.6

18.6

United States.

Per ct.
9.2

23.5
18.0
18.6
16.4
14.5

United States.

20.9

19.0

United States.

Rib roast.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic...
North Central---South Central---Western..............

17.8
15.6
22.0
10.4
13.8

17.6
15.5
16.5
10.4
12.1

Eggs, strictly fresh.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic...
North Central---South Central---Western..............

United States.

17.1

15.3

2.3
2.9

United States.

27.0
29.3 !
23.1 |
15.4 !
11.3

22.9
20.7
17.1
11.3
9.2

22.4 |

17.5

20.5
20.9
19.9
13.2
14.3

!
•
,
I
;

17.2

United States.
Ham, smoked.
North Atlantic..
South Atlantic..
North Central...
South Central...
Western.............
United States.

17.9
19.0
19.9
11.0
14.9

16.5
14.6
19.8
9.4
13.2

|
|
I
|
I

15.3 !

16.5 ,
15.4 |
18.3
9.3
10.6

14.7

Lard, pure.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic.. r
North Central—
South Central—
Western..............

17.9
12.6
16.4
17.5
16.6

13.9

United States.

16.5

14.6

Hens.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic...
North Central___
South Central—
W
restem..............

9.1
5.3
13.9
5.8
.8

5.9
16.2
12.5
.7

United States.

8.1

9.8




12.0

14.4
15.0
17.6

United States.

4.1

1.3
1.2
1.2
1.0

.1
2.3
1.0
7.7
1.6

United States.
Butter, creamery.
North Atlantic..
South Atlantic..
North Atlantic..
South Central...
W
restern............

Per ct.
9.4

1.1

1.0

24.0
15.1
23.8
17.2
19.4

Corn meal.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic...
North Central---South Central___
Western..............

Bacon, smoked.
North Atlantic..
South Atlantic. North Central...
South Central...
Western.............

Per ct.

6.7

2.7

Round steak.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic...
North Central—
South Central---Western..............

Pori chops.
North Atlantic..
South Atlantic..
North Central...
South Central...
Western.............

Price Apr. 15,
1913—

3.4
2.7
4.1
1.1
4.6

.3

1.7
4.9

8.0
.4

10.6

13.0
16.0
15.9
8.6

9.2
7.2
9.3
5.3

13.5

8.7

11.6

Potatoes, Irish.
North Atlantic..
South Atlantic..
North Central...
South Central...
Western.............

37.1
32.6
44.1
35.5
56.1

45.2
40.0
50.6
41.0
60.4

United States.

40.4

47.0

Sugar, granulated.
North Atlantic...
South Atlantic...
North Central—
South Central___
Western..............

18.2
19.0
18.4
21.3
17.1

15.5
17.3
16.9
19.0
15.8

United States.

18.8

16.8

Milk, fresh.
North Atlantic..
South Atlantic..
North Central...
South Central...
Western.............
United States.

6.8
3.3
3.8
2.5

6.8
3.9
4.4
2.9
.7

3.6

.7
4.0

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EETAIL PKICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

In order that the course of prices of each of the various articles
through a series of years may be studied, relative prices have been
computed for each of 15 articles included in this investigation.
These relative prices have also been combined so that the course of
prices as a whole may be seen. No relative prices were computed
for three articles for which actual prices are quoted in General Table I
of this report. These articles are chuck roast, leg of lamb (yearling),
and “ fresh” eggs, and the reasons for their omission from the table
of relative prices are shown in Bulletin No. 115, page 28.
A relative price, or index number, as it is technically called, of any
article is the per cent which the price of that article at any certain
date is of the price of the same article at a date or period w^hich has
been selected as the base or standard. The value of the relative,
price is that it enables the reader to follow more readily the course
of prices of a single article, and, when these relative prices or index
numbers are combined, also to follow the course of prices of groups
of articles. The base selected for the compilation of retail prices of
food in this report is the average price for the 10-year period 1890
to 1899. This base period is the same as was used by the Bureau in
previous reports on retail prices.1
The next table shows for each of the five geographical divisions and
for the United States as a whole the relative retail prices of food for
each year from 1890 to 1912 and also for each month from January,
1911, to April, 1913. In the first section of the table is shown for
each of the five geographical divisions and for the United States as
a whole the simple average of the relative prices of the 15 articles.
In computing the relative prices shown in the second section of the
table for each of the five geographical divisions and for the United
States the relative price for each of the 15 articles was weighted
according to average consumption in workingmen’s families in the
particular division or in the United States as a whole. The 15
articles represent approximately two-thirds of the average expen­
diture for food in workingmen’s families, according to the Eighteenth
Annual Report of the Commissioner of Labor. The percentage of
total expenditures represented by the 15 articles in each geographical
division and in the United States as a whole, as shown by the Eight­
eenth Annual Report, was as follows:
Per cent.

North Atlantic division....................................................................... 64.11
South Atlantic division....................................................................... 66.43
North Central division......................................................................... 63.10
South Central division......................................................................... 67. 95
Western division.................................................................................. 57. 79
United States............................................................................. 63. 97

The table of simple and weighted relative prices follows.
i Eighteenth Annual Report and Bulletins Nos. 59,65,71,77,105,106,108, 110,113, and 115; in reports on
wholesale prices (Bulletins Nos. 39, 45, 51, 57, 63, 69, 75, 81, 87, 93, 99, and 114); and in reports on wages
and hours of labor (Nineteenth Annual Report and Bulletins Nos. 59,65, 71, and 77).




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R E LA T IV E R E TA IL PRICES OF FOOD: SIMPLE AND W EIGH TED AVERAGES, 1890 TO
A P R IL , 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS.
[Average price for 1890-1869=100.0. The relative prices shown in this report for 1890 to 1907 do not
exactly agree with those shown in Bulletin 77 for the reason that a smaller number of cities and a smaller
number of articles are included.]

Simple average of the relative prices of 15
principal articles of food.
Year or
month.

Relative prices weighted according to the
average consumption of the various arti­
cles of food in workingmen’s families in
each geographical division.

North South iNorth South
North South North South West­
Cen­ Cen­
At­
At­
Cen­ Cen­ West­
At­
At­
ern United
ern United
lantic lantic tral
tral
tral
tral
divi­ States. lantic lantic divi­ divi­ divi­ States.
divi­ divi­
divi­ divi­ divi­ divi­ sion.
sion.
sion. sion. sion. sion.
sion. sion. sion. sion.
101.7
102.7
101.7
104.8
99,4

100.4
101.8
101.2
102.5
99.5

102.0
104.5
101.8
106.4
100.0

100.6
103.2
99.9
104.2
100.3

106.0
107.6
104.0
103.0
98.1

102.0
103.6
101.7
104.6
99.5

101.9
102.1
101.8
104.4
99.2

100.6
101.6
101.2
102.7
99.6

101.7
104.4
101.9
106.2
99.6

100.9
102.8
100.1
104.2
100.4

105.2
106.9
103.4
102.1
98.0

101.9
103.4
101.6
104.1
99.2

1895.............. 97.2
1S96............. 95.7
1897............ 97.3
1898.............. 100.3
1899.............. 99.7

98.2
97.1
97.3
99.7
102.3

97.0
93.9
95.8
99.3
99.4

97.8
95.4
96.6
100.4
101.8

96.0
94.1
94.6
96.7
100.3

97.2
94.9
96.4
99.4
100.6

97.2
95.9
97.4
100.2
100.0

97.8
97.3
97.4
99.7
102.0

97.1
94.0
96.1
99.5
99.6

97.9
95.7
96.9
99.9
101.3

95.6
94.2
94.9
98.0
101.8

97.1
95.2
96.7
99.7
100.8

1900..............
1901..............
1902...............
1903.............
1904..............

103.0
108.9
116.2
116.3
117.6

104.7
110.3
116,7
115.6
115.8

102.5
110.6
117.4
117.3
118.1

102.2
110.5
119.3
121.4
122.2

100.7
104.6
111.9
112.4
114.8

102.9
109.5
116.8
116.9
118.3

103.0
108.0
114.0
113.7
115.5

104.4
109.7
115.6
114.6
114.9

102.5
109.5
115.4
115.5
116.2

103.1
109.7
118.7
120.3
121.1

102.2
104.9
110.1
109.9
111.1

103.0
108.5
114.6
114.7
116.2

1905..............
1906..........
1907..............
1908..............
1909..............

116.8
121.4
126.4
129.2
134.7

116.3
120.8
126.4
131.0
139.2

118.1
122.3
127.3
133.1
141.4

122.4
125.8
131.7
138.8
148.3

115.4
118.9
125.5
128.4
137.4

118.3
122.4
128.0
132.5
140.3

115.0
119.1
123.9
126.5
131.2

115.7
120.0
125.9
129.8
137.8

116.3
120.6
126.0
131.5
139.1

121.3
125.0
130.9
137.5
147.1

111.8
115.0
121.8
123.9
131.3

116.4
120.3
125.9
130.1
1107.2

1910..............
1911..............
1912..............

140.3
139.3
151.4

149.8
145.2
155.4

149.7
146.9
159.8

157.8
158.6
166.9

146.3
145.9
151.0

148.5
146.9
157.9

135.2
134.9
148.7

148.4
142.9
153.3

147.0
144.4
157.6

156.7
157.0
165.3

138.8
139.1
145.9

1
143.0
154.2

1911.
January....... 139.8
February___ 136.2
March....... . 134.1

148.2
143.4
140.9

148.7
144.3
141.9

160.7
157.1
153.8

148.1
144.4
143.6

148.2
144.5
142.1

135.8
131.3
128.8

147.7
142.0
139.1

147.0
141.4
138.8

159.5
155.6
152.3

142.6
139.3
137.1

145.0
140.4
137.6

April............ 131.8
May............ . 132.3
June.............. 136.4

138.8
138.8
141.8

140.7
141.0
145.9

153.5
152.8
156.7

142.3
143.4
145.4

140.6
140.9
144.8

125.8
126.1
130.3

136.2
135.9
138.0

136.5
136.7
141.5

151.5
150.6
154.1

134.0
134.8
136.3

135.3
135.4
139.2

July.............. 141.7
August......... 142.7
September... 143.4

148.0
148.9
150.2

150.4
149.6
150.2

160.5
161.4
160.9

147.5
145.4
145.1

149.4
149.4
149.8

135.7
137.3
138.7

142.9
145.0
147.2

146.2
146.5
148.0

157.8
159.1
159.3

138.5
138.1
138.7

143.7
144.5
145.7

October........ 143.7
November... 144.3
December... 144.6

148.7
148.1
148.4

148.0
149.4
151.4

159.6
160.4
163.1

147.0
149.2
147.5

149.1
149.8
150.6

140.2
142.8
144.2

147.1
147.6
148.5

147.1
149.4
152.2

158.5
159.7
162.9

141.6
144.8
144.0

146.2
148.3
150.0

1912.
January....... 147.9
February___ 147.4
March.......... 143.5

152.9
151.3
147.4

155.3
153.9
152.7

166.7
162.5
160.8

147.0
144.6
147.0

153.7
152.1
150.4

147.6
146.9
140.7

153.1
150.5
145.1

156.5
153.5
151.0

166.2
161.4
158.9

144.1
141.8
142.7

153.5
150.9
147.6

April............ 148.8
May.............. 151.9
June............. 150.7

153.1
158.0
157.6

159.3
161.3
161.9

166.7
168.6
168.1

150.4
151.0
150.6

156.0
158.6
158.1

145.5
148.2
148.0

149.9
154.3
153.4

158.0
159.2
158.7

164.7
166.3
165.2

144.3
143.6
143.7

152.7
154.6
154.1

July.............. 151.1
August......... 153.3
September... 153.8

153.8
155.5
158.5

157.8
160.1
161.9

164.0
165.9
169.3

150.8
150.2
153.3

156.2
157.8
159.9

147.3
149.9
150.1

150.4
152.4
156.1

154.6
157.4
160.0

161.6
163.6
167.3

144.3
144.5
148.0

151.8
153.8
156.2

October........ 155.8
November... 156.7
Decem ber... 154.7

159.9
159.3
157.6

163.8
162.1
158.9

171.2
170.7
169.3

155.3
156.4
155.3

161.8
161.7
159.6

152.3
154.5
153.3

157.9
158.5
157.7

162.6
161.1
158.4

169.6
170.0
169.2

150.0
151.7
151.7

158.4
159.3
158.1

1913.
January....... 153.6
February___ 152.2
March.......... 153.3

157.3
155.0
156.3

160.4
160.2
163.3

169.1
166.7
168.0

154.3
151.6
151.0

159.5
157.9
159.4

151.9
150.0
150.4

156.9
154.4
155.2

159.9
159.4
162.2

168.8
166.2
167.5

151.1
148.0
147.8

157.9
155.8
156.7

April............ 156.1

160.3

165.9

171.8

151.6

162.1

152.8 | 159.0

164.2

170.8

146.2

158.9

1890..............
1891..............
1892...............
1893..............
1894........... ..




KETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

11

The last column of the above table shows that the relative price
computed by giving to each of the articles its weight according to
average consumption in workingmen’s families was in 1890, 101.9
per cent of the average price for the 10-year period 1890 to 1899.
In 1891 prices advanced to 103.4; in 1892 there was a slight decline
to 101.6, in 1893 an advance to 104.1. After this there was a gradual
decline until the lowest price (95.2) in the 23 years and 4 months
covered by this report was reached in 1896. From that time each
year showed an advance until 144.1 was reached in 1910. The
price (143.0) in 1911 showed a slight decline from 1910, but the price
(154.2) in 1912 was far above that of any other year during the
23-year period. The monthly relative price in January, 1911, was
145.0. There was a decline until 135.3 was reached in April; then
an advance each month until January, 1912, when the relative price
was 153.5; a decline during each of the next two months; then an
advance until 154.6 was reached in May; then a slight decline to
154.1 in June, a further decline to 151.8 in July, then an advance
each month to 159.3 in November, then a decline each month to
155.8 in February, and then an advance to 156.7 in March and to
158.9 in April, 1913.
The column or the above table which gives for the United States
the relative price computed as a simple average of the 15 principal
articles of food shows that the course of the simple average yearly
prices is the same as the course of the weighted, but the simple
relative goes lower during the period of low prices and higher during
the period of high prices.
The lowest price during the 23 years and 4 months was reached
in each of the geographical divisions and in the United States as a
whole in 1896, both for the simple averages and for the weighted
averages. The highest price during the 23 years and 4 months was




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reached in each of the geographical divisions and in the United States
as a whole either in November, 1912, or in April, 1913, both for the
simple averages and for the weighted averages.
During the one-month period from March 15 to April 15, 1913,
prices in the United States advanced 1.7 per cent according to the
simple average and 1.4 per cent according to the weighted average.
The changes during the one-month period in each of the three years
1911, 1912, and 1913 were as follows:
Apr. 15 compared with Mar. 15.

Simple average.

Weighted average.

1011...................................................... 1.1 per cent decline...................... 1.7 per cent decline.
1912............................................... .
3.7 per cent advance............. .
3.5 per cent advance.
1913...................................................... 1.7 per cent advance.................... 1.4 per cent advance.

Considering prices in the United States as a whole, the simple aver­
age of the relative prices for 15 principal articles of food shows the
following:
Jan. 15, 1913, compared with Jan. 15, 1912..............
3.8 per cent advance.
Feb. 15, 1913, compared with Feb. 15, 1912................ 3.8 per cent advance.
Mar. 15, 1913, compared with Mar. 15, 1912................. 6.0 per cent advance.
Apr. 15, 1913, compared with Apr. 15, 1912................. 3.9 per cent advance.

When the relative prices are weighted according to the average
consumption of the various articles of food in workingmen's families
the changes in prices within a year were as follows:
Jan. 15, 1913, compared with Jan. 15, 1912.................. 2.9 per cent advance.
Feb. 15, 1913, compared with Feb. 15, 1912.................3.2 per cent advance.
Mar. 15, 1913, compared with Mar. 15, 1912................. .6.2 per cent advance.
Apr. 15, 1913, compared with Apr. 15, 1912................. 4.1 per cent advance.




13

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

The next table compares prices in each geographical division and
in the United States as a whole on March 15, 1913, and on April 15,
1913, with prices on the corresponding date in 1912.
PER CENT OF INCREASE OR DECREASE IN R E TA IL PRICES OF A LL ARTICLES OF
FOOD FOR WHICH DATA ARE SHOWN IN THIS R E PO RT: PRICE ON MARCH 15 AND
A PRIL 15, 1913, COMPARED W ITH PRICE ON THE CORRESPONDING DATE IN 1912,
SIMPLE AND W EIGH TED AVERAGES, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS.
Price Mar. 15,1913- Price Apr. 15,1913Geographical division.

Higher
than
Mar. 15,
1912.

Lower
than
Mar. 15,
1912.

Higher
than
Apr. 15,
1912.

Lower
than
Apr. 15,
1912.

Simple averages of the relative prices of 15 principal articles
Per cent. Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
of food:
6.8
4.9
North Atlantic..........................................................................
6.0
South Atlantic..........................................................................
4.7
6.9
North Central............................................................................
4.1
4.5
South Central ....................................- .................................
3.1
2.7
Western...... •
..............................................................................
.8
United States........................................................................

6.0

3.9

Relative prices weighted according to the average consumption
of the various articles of food in workingmen’s families, in
each geographical division:
North Atlantic........................................................................ South Atlantic..........................................................................
North Central.......... . . . . . . ___ . ..............................................
South Central............................................................................
Western....................................................................................

6.9
7.0
7.4
5.4
3.6

5.0
6.1
3.9
3.7
1.3

United States........................................................................

6.2

4.1

The relative retail prices in the United States, considered as a
whole, of each of the 15 principal articles of food for the 23 years
and 4 months, 1890 to April, 1913, are presented in the table which
follows. General Table III of this report shows similar data for
each of the five geographical divisions for the period from January,
1911, to April, 1913, and General Table IV, in Bulletin 113, shows
similar data for each of the five geographical divisions for the 23
years, 1890 to 1912. This table shows yearly prices for 1890 to
1912, and prices each month from January, 1911, to April, 1913.




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R E LA TIV E R E TA IL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD
[ Average price for 1890-1899=100.0. The relative prices shown in. this report for 1890 to 1907 do not ex-

Year or month.

Sirloin
steak.

Round
steak.

Rib roast. Pork chops.

Bacon,
smoked.

Ham,
smoked.

99.3
99.7
99.6
99.4
98.1

97.6
98. C
98.0
98.5
97.4

98.7
99.6
99.6
98.4
97.9

96.5
98.8
101.1
105.0
100.9

96.5
97.2
99.9
108.9
102.5

98.3
99.5
101.5
107.1
101.7

98.7
98.8
99.6
102.1
104.4

98.2
100.5
101.8
102.8
107.0

97.9
99.4
100.1
102.2
106.1

99.7
97.8
97.5
99.7
103.2

98.7
96.3
97.0
100.2
102.9

98.9
96.5
98.5
97.2
100.5

107.1
109.4
114.6
110.6
111.0

109.8
114.0
122.3
116.8
120.8

109.3
112.7
118.6
117.0
117.0

108.9
119.0
127.8
126.1
123.1

110.3
121.3
135.9
140.4
138.5

106.9
111.1
120.6
122.1
119.4

110.6
114.2
116.7
119.9
126.1

120.0
124.4
128.4
135.5
140.6

116.2
120.5
123.0
126.7
132.2

125.0
135.9
140.9
144.6
158.7

139.3
150.5
157.7
163.2
176.4

119.4
127.8
131.0
133.8
142.1

m o ...........................................
1911...................................... .
1912.................................... .

134.0
134.9
153.0

149.9
152.6
174.3

137.7
138.6
155.5

178.3
170.3
187.8

204.4
197.2
199.0

159.4
155.9
160.4

1911
January...................................
February................................
March.......................................

134.0
133.7
134.3

150.9
151.1
152.5

137.8
138.0
138.7

170.5
168.4
167.6

203.5
201.1
198.6

155.4
154.8
153.8

April.................................. ......
May..........................................
June..........................................

134.3
185.8
136.2

153.0
154.2
155.1

139.8
140.0
139.4

167.4
166.8
167.3

196.5
196.9
196.8

153.4
154.3
157.0

July...........................................
August....... .............................

136.8
137.3
135.8

154,6
154.7
153.2

138.4
138.9
138.8

171.0
180.7
183.4

199.3
200.1
199.4

160.5
162.3
159.8

October....................................
November....... ........................
December.............................

133.9
133.0
132.8

151.7
149.8
149.6

137.9
137.2
137.4

179.1
160.8
155.4

193.2
190.7
187.8

157.4
153.1
150.9

19 13
January...................................
February..................................
March.......................................

137.1
137.7
140.1

154.1
155.3
15& 1

140.7
141.7
143.6

164.0
157.6
166.3

186.1
183.5
183.3

151.1
150.5
isa 9

June..........................................

146.9
157.3
159.5

167.3
179.9
184.0

150.4
160.5
163.8

185.6
188.2
186.0

190.2
195.5
198.7

155.3
159.7
161.3

July..........................................
August......................................
September................................

160.4
162.7
162.0

184.2
186.9
184.5

162.2
163.6
161.7

188.5
205.4
217.4

197.6
200.3
208.8

162.1
163.4
166.3

Octobcr....................................
November................................
December.................................

159.9
156.5
155.8

182.2
177.5
178.0

160.6
158.9
157.8

218.6
196.4
179.9

215.6
216.0
214.3

168.8
168.6
167.0

1913
January....................................
February....... ..........................
March.......................................

160.3
160.8
166.2

183.1
184.5
191.2

161.6
162.7
168.1

189.0
189.4
203.6

210.8
211.6
217.2

167.4
169.1
174.0

April.........................................

172.7

199.1

173.4

218.0

222.9

178.1

1890...........................................

1896...........................................

1901...........................................
1902...........................................
1903....................................
1904...........................................
1905...........................................
1906....................................
1908...........................................

April.........................................




15

BETAIL PEICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.
IN THE UNITED STATES, 1800 TO A P E IL , 1913, B Y ARTICLES.

actly agree with those shown in Bulletin 77 for the reason that a smaller number of cities are included.]

Lard, pure.

Hens.

Flour,
wheat.

Com
meal.

Eggs,
strictly
fresh.

Butter,
Potatoes,
creamery.
Irish.

Sugar,
granu­
lated.

Milk:,
fresh.

98.5
100.0
104.4
119.2
106.4

102.8
104.8
104.2
104.3
98.2

110.2
112.4
104.0
95.1
88.3

101.3
111.5
107.7
104.0
104.4

100.3
105.6
105.3
105.5
97.4

99.2
105.7
106.8
108.6
102.0

109.0
117.1
95.4
111.8
101.8

120.8
103.1
96.9
102.6
95.2

100.4
100.5
ioa 5
100.5
100.3

99.8
92.1
89.0
93.5
97.1

97.3
96.1
92.3
96.8
103.4

89.6
94.2
104.7
106.9
94.8

101.0
92.8
91.2
92.9
92.9

98.8
90.3
94.0
97.9
101.6

97.4
93.1
93.7
95.8
97.6

90.6
78.8
92.5
103.9
98.8

91.8
96.2
94.3
99.7
99.6

99.4
100.1
100.0
99.8
98,8

104.9
119.6
135.6
126.0
116.3

99.6
105.0
113.6
119.3
120.6

94.6
94.9
95.6
102.1
118.3

95.6
107.6
123.9
122.1
122.9

99.1
107.7
119.4
125.1
131.1

101.2
103.0
169.8
110.2
108.1

92.8
114.0
116.7
114.7
119.0

163.9
102.1.
92.8
93.7
100.4

100.0
101.4
104.1
107.4
107.4

115.8
127.3
133.5
134.3
150.5

123.6
128.0
131.3
134.9
145.7

118.6
108.3
118.2
127.1
138.1

123.5
124.5
133.5
142.6
145.7

131.3
134.2
138.2
142.8
154.7

111.4
118.3
127.3
127.9
134.3

109.3
114.6
122.2
129.8
133.4

101.8
97.2
98.7
101.3
100.0

108.1
110.0
118.9
123.2
126.2

172.9
145.3
154.3

155.0
151.6
158.3

135.9
127.9
132.9

147.9
147.2
160.3

158.2
150.2
162.5

139.9
131.3
147.4

119.5
157.0
168.2

102.5
111.1
108. 8 ;

131.6
132.7
135.6

161.1
158.5
151.4

154.7
155.5
156.9

130.3
129.2
127.5

144.6
144.6
143.7

185.1
145.9
123.6

140.7
133.1
128.1

119.2 ,
119.0
121.2

99.9
98.9
99.5

135.1
135.2
134.2

145.2
140.9
139.5

158.7
156.1
152.3

126.2
125.9
125.8

144.5
145.1
145.2

112.9
116.4
112.8

117.8
114.8
115.6

126.5
142.5
196.9

99.9
160.9
102.4

132.3
129.6
129.8

>
138.6
139.8
142.6

151.9
150.1
149.4

125.8
126.7
127.6

146.9
148.7
149.5

122.1
133.0
146.7

119.4
126.2
131.0

240.1
197.6
167.8

105.3
115.0
130.2

129.9
130.5
131.5

142.5
142.6
141.3

147.3
143.2
142.9

129.5
130.2
129.5

151.2
152.3
151.9

163.4
196.2
207.3

138.9
149.7
159.5

144.1
149.0
159.0

132.2
124.9
118.2

133.8
134.9
135.0

141.2
141.1
141.2

151.4
153.4
159.9

130.1
130.7
131.0

152.9
153.3
153.7

202.9
185.1
130.3

166.9
156.0
145.5

177.8
185.4
202.1

115.1
114.5
115.6

134.8
135. G
134.6

145.6
152.6
155.3

163.6
162.2
158.1

132.7
138.4
139.3

157.6
163.0
163.7

125.9
123.8
126.1

148.4
143.6
133.5

224.7
211.6
211.9

111.4
109.1
108.5

134.0
133.2
132.9

155.3
157.1
161.5

157.8
159.3
161.6

138.4
135.4
132.3

163.7
164.4
164.3

135.5
147.8
167.1

132.9
134.2
141.2

164.3
146.6
128.0

106.6
106.1
106.5

133.2
135.2
135.6

167.0
167.2
165.9

160.1
157.1
155.2

130.3
128.8
126.8

165.2
162.8
158.5

186.0
214.4
.205.2

147.9
155.2
163.6

122.1
121.8
122.9

105.2
103.7
102.9

138.2
140.0
140*3

161.7
162.3
164.5

162.4
166.6
172.8

126.9
127.4
127.2

156.0
156.1
155.2

184.8
156.0
131.3

162.7
163.5
165.2

124.8
123.6
120.5

100.7
95.1
93.9

140.5
140.2
139.5

165.8

179.7

127.2

155.1

126.4

161.3

119.2

92.7

139.3




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BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

In the above table, as in the preceding table of relative prices, the
average price for the 10-year period, 1890 to 1899, is the base, or 100.
The figures in the column for round steak, for example, indicate that
if the average price of round steak for the 10-year period 1890 to 1899 be
considered 100, the price in 1890 was 97.8, or 2.4 per cent below the
average for 1890 to 1899; the price in 1900 was 109.8, or 9.8 per cent
above the average for 1890 to 1899; the price on April 15, 1913, was
199.1 or 99.1 per cent above the average price for 1890 to 1899, etc.
BREAD WEIGHTS.

This report shows, together with prices, the scaling weight (weight of
dough before baking), in ounces, on March 15,1913, and on April 15,
1913, of the principal brands of baker’s wheat bread as reported by rep­
resentative bakeries in each of the cities. Reports were secured from a
number of bakeries showing bread weights on corresponding dates in
1912. Comparisons of weights on April 15, 1913, and on April 15,
1912, are available for 270 brands, and of that number the weight of
76 brands was heavier on April 15, 1913, than on the corresponding
date in 1912, the weight of 136 brands was unchanged, and the weight
of 58 brands was lighter.
The weights of wheat bread shown in General Table II of this report
were reported from representative bakeries in each city. In order to
avoid identification, names of firms and brands are not disclosed, but
each firm has been given a number and each brand reported by a firm
has been designated by a letter.
COAL.

The table which follows compares, for each of the given geograph­
ical divisions, prices on April 15, each year, 1908 to 1913, inclusive,
with the price on April 15, 1907. Three descriptions of coal are
included— Pennsylvania anthracite, white ash, stove size; Pennsyl­
vania anthracite white ash, chestnut size; and bituminous. Bitumin­
ous coal is reported only for cities in which there is considerable de­
mand for bituminous coal for household use. The comparisons are
of coal for household use as sold in ton lots. General Table IV of
this report shows actual prices of the three descriptions of coal above
named, in ton lots and in half-ton lots.




17

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.
RELATIVE

R E TA IL PRICES OF COAL IN TON LOTS, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON
A P R IL 15, 1007 TO 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVISIONS.
[ Price on Apr. 15, 1907=ICO.]
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH, STOVE.
Apr. 15, Apr. 15. Apr. 15, Apr. 15, Apr. 15, Apr. 15,
1908.
1909. ' 1910.
1911.
1912.
1913.

Geographical division.
North Atlantic..................................................................
South Atlantic...................................................................
North Central....................................................................
Scftith Central...................................................................
Western.............................................................................

100.7
102.4
99.6
101.3
95.0

101.0
102.6
100.2
101.7
95.0

98.3
101.4
100.5
101.7
95.0

99.8
103.3
101.2
102.0
95.0

110.8
110.2
105. 6
103.9
95.0

104.9
113.1
106.5
112.2
90.0

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH, CHESTNUT.
North Atlantic..................................................................
South Atlantic..................................................................
North Central....................................................................
South Central....................................................................

100.7
102.5
99.7
101.0

101.0
102.8
100.0
99.0

98.3
101.9
100.3
IC . 3
O

101.6
105. 7
102.6
101.5

113.5
112.6
107.5
103.9

107.4
115.4
109.0
113.0

100.0
96.7
98.9
94.3
105.1

100.0
96.7
104.8
98.6
105.1

100.0
110.0
104.4
100.7
107.2

101.5
110. 0
107.0
100.9
104.7

102.9
110.0
107.1
110.6
104.6

BITUMINOUS.
North Atlantic..................................................................
South Atlantic.................................................... ............
North Central....................................................................
South Central....................................................................
Western.............................................................................

100.0
103.3
100.9
99.8
107.2

In the above table the relatives for each geographical division
were computed by dividing the sum of the relatives for the several
cities for which coal prices were quoted by the number of cities
included.
GAS.

The price of gas is secured by the Bureau semiannaually, on April
15 and October 15. The last quotations are for April 15, 1913.
Net prices for gas for household use are shown in this report for
April 15, 1913, and for purposes of comparison prices on October 15,
1912, are also given. Prices for April 15 are reported for manu­
factured gas from 55 companies in 35 cities; for natural gas from 12
companies in 7 cities; and for mixed manufactured and natural gas
from 1 company.
Three companies reported a change in price since October 15, 1912.
Two companies supplying manufactured gas reduced prices and 1
company increased prices, as follows:
New Haven, Conn.:
Price reduced from $0.95 to $0.90.
New York, N. Y .:
Company C, reduced price from $0.85 to $0.80.
Washington, D. C.:
Company A, increased price from $0.85 to $1.00.
421°—Bull. 125—13------2




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The net price per 1,000 cubic feet charged on October 15, 1912, and
on April 15, 1913, by each of the companies reporting is shown in the
table which follows:
NET PRICE, PE R 1,000 CUBIC F E E T , OF GAS, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON OCTOBER 15,1912,
AND ON A P R IL 15,1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y COMPANIES.
MANUFACTURED GAS.
Price per 1,000
eubic feet.
City and company.

City and company.
Oct. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

SO S
. O
.80
.85
1.00
.80
1.10
1.00
.95
.80
2.85

LO
O

$0.80

(*)

.85
1.00
.80

1.10
1.00
.90

.80
.80
.80

1.00

Apr. 15,
1913.

Chicago, 111................
Cleveland, Ohio........
Detroit Mich.:
Company A ........
Company B ........
Indianapolis, Ind.:
Company A ........
Company B ........
Milwaukee, W is.......
Minneapolis, Minn.:
Company A ........
Company B ........
Omaha, Nebr............
St. Louis, Mo............

$0.80
.80

$0.80

.75
8.75

.75
3.75

.60
.60
.75

.60
.60
.75

.85
1.19
1.15

.85
1.19
1.15

1.00

1.00

1.00

.1 0
.0

SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION.

.80
.80
.80
.80
1.00
1.00
1.00

1.00
.85

.95

1 ft
.2

.80

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00
.85

.95
1.20

SOUTH ATLANTIC DIVISION.

Atlanta, Ga..............
Baltimore, M d.........
Charleston, S. C ____
Jacksonville, Fla___
Richmond, Y a.........
Washington, D. C.:
Company A ____
Company B ___

Oct. 15,
1912.
NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION.

NORTH ATLANTIC DIVISION.

Boston, Mass.:
Company A . . . .
Company B ___
Company C __ Buffalo, N. Y . .......
Fall River, Mass. . .
Manchester, N. H ..
Newark, N. J .........
New Haven. Conn..
New York, N. Y„:
Company A ___
Company B . . . .
Company C ___
Company D ___
Company E ___
Company F . . . ,
Company G ___
Company H . . .
Company I . . . .
Company J___
Philadelphia, Pa.:
Company A ___
Company B . . .
Pittsburgh, Pa. :
Company A ___
Company B . . .
Providence, R. I .. .
Scranton, Pa.:
Company A . . .
Company B . . .

Price per 1,000
cubic feet.

1.00
.90

1.00
1.20

1.00
.90

C
1
)

.90

1.20
.90

.85
.85

1.00
.85

Birmingham, Ala____
Louisville, Ky.:
For illuminating purposes............................. .
For cooking and heating
purposes....................... .
Memphis, Tenn..................... .
New Orleans, L a ................... .

.75

.75

1.10

1.00

1.00
1.10

.85

.85

.75
.75
.75
.95

.75
.75
.75
.95

5 1.30

61.30

6.90
.75

6.90
.75

$0.30
.30
.27

$0.30
.30
.27

. 45
.40

.45
.40

WESTERN DIVISION.

Denver, Colo..........................
Los Angeles, CaL:
Company A .....................
Company B .....................
Company C .....................
Portland, Orcg.......................
Salt Lake City, Utah: *
For illuminating purFor cooking and heating
San Francisco, CaL,
Seattle, Wash.........

1.00

1.00

NATURAL GAS.
NORTH ATLANTIC DIVISION.

Buffalo, N. Y.7........................
Pittsburgh, Pa.:
Company C........................
Company D ......................
Company E .......................
Company F ......................
Company G .......................
Company H ......................

NORTH CENTRAL DIVISION.

7 $0.30
.27*
.30
.27^
.27*
. 27*
.27*

7 $0.30
.27*
.30
.27$
.27*
.27*
.27*

Cincinnati, Ohio...................
Cleveland, Ohio...................
Kansas City, Mo...................
SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION.

Dallas, Tex...........................
Little Rock, A rk..................

1 No quotation.
2 Rate reduced by order of Public Service Commission, Nov. 1,1911, from $1 to 85 cents. Appeal to court
pending on date of quotation.
3 Rate for one section of Detroit served by this company, 80 cents.
* Combination light and fuel rate, April, 1913,94* cents.
6 Rate entered is for first 2,000 cu. ft. All over 2,*000 cu. ft., SI.20.
6 Rate entered is for first 2,000 cu. ft.; next 20,000 cu. ft., 80 cents; all over 22,000 cu. ft. 70 cents.
7 For cooking and heating purposes only.




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

NET PRICE, P E R 1,000 CUBIC FE ET, OF GAS, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON OCTOBER 15,
1912, AND ON A P R IL 15,1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y COMPANIES—Concluded.
MANUFACTURED AND NATURAL GAS, M IXED.
Price per 1,000
cubic feet.
City and company.
Oct. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

SOUTH CENTRAL DIVISION.

Louisville, Ky.1..........

i SO 65
.

ISO. 65

i For cooking and heating purposes only.

Data showing the price of gas prior to 1907 have not been collected
by the Bureau. A comparison of the prices of manufactured gas as
reported by 49 companies on April 15, 1907, and on April 15, 1913,
shows that during that period 22 companies reduced prices, 26 com­
panies made no change, and 1 advanced prices. Of the 8 companies
reporting the price of natural gas on April 15, 1907, and on April
15, 1913, 1 reduced prices, 2 made no change, and 5 advanced prices.
EXPLANATION OF SCOPE AND METHOD.

This report, as already stated, presents for each of 39 of the most
important industrial cities in the various sections of the United States
the retail prices of the principal articles of food, the weight and price of
the principal brands of wheat bread, the retail prices of anthracite and
bituminous coal, and the net price of gas for household use.
Data are furnished to the Bureau by approximately 670 retail
stores, 140 bakeries, 205 retail coal dealers, and 65 gas companies.
The 39 cities included in this report are important industrial cities
representing 32 States. In a general way the city selected in each
section of the country was the city having the largest population in
that section; but, in addition, two smaller cities were included— ■
Fall River, which is a textile center in Massachusetts, and Scranton,
which is situated in the anthracite coal region of Pennsylvania.
Within the 39 cities live one-fifth of the total number of people, twofifths of the urban population, and approximately one-third of the
total number engaged in gainful occupations (not including those in
agricultural pursuits) in continental United States.




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The 39 cities for which prices were secured have been grouped into
five geographical divisions, as follows:
North Atlantic division:
Boston, Mass.
Buffalo, N. Y.
Fall River, Mass.
Manchester, N. H.
Newark, N. J.
New Haven, Conn.
New York, N. Y.
Philadelphia, Pa.
Pittsburgh, Pa.
Providence, R. I.
Scranton, Pa.
South Atlantic division:
Atlanta, Ga.
Baltimore, Md.
Charleston, S. C.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Richmond, Ya.
Washington, D. C.
North Central division:
Chicago, 111.
Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cleveland, Ohio.

North Central division—C
<
Detroit, Mich.
Indianapolis, Ind.
Kansas City, Mo.
Milwaukee, Wis.
Minneapolis, Minn.
Omaha, Nebr.
St. Louis, Mo.
South Central division:
Birmingham, Ala.
Dallas, Tex.
Little Rock, Ark.
Louisville, Ky.
Memphis, Tenn.
New Orleans, La.
Western division:
Denver, Colo.
Los Angeles, Cal.
Portland, Oreg.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
San Francisco, Cal.
Seattle, Wash.
FOOD.

The present report gives retail prices of the principal articles of
food in 39 industrial cities in the United States for March 15 and
April 15, 1913, and for comparative purposes the prices oil the cor­
responding dates of 1912. Summaries are also presented covering
the 23 years and 4 months from 1890 to April, 1913, inclusive.1
The retail dealers who kindly furnished information for this report
were selected through personal visits of agents of the Bureau and
are those selling largely to the families of American, English, Irish,
German, and Scandinavian wage earners. Practically all of the
stores included are neighborhood stores, as such stores more nearly
represent the trade of workingmen’s families. A comparative^ few
*‘down-town” stores are included. “ Chain stores” (a number of
stores in one city owned or controlled by one firm) are not included,
except in a very few cities where such stores are so numerous that
they form a very important factor in the city’s trade. So-called
“ cut-rate” stores are not included. The stores selected, with a very
few exceptions, deliver all purchases when requested.
1 Previous investigations of retail prices have been made and published by the Bureau of Labor Sta­
tistics, as follows: Eighteenth Amiual Report, covering 1890 to 1903; Bulletin No. 59 (July, 1905), cover­
ing 1904; Bulletin No. 65 (July, 1906), covering 1905; Bulletin No. 71 (July, 1907), covering 1906; Bulletin
No. 77 (July, 1908), covering 1907; Bulletin No. 105 (August, 1912), covering 1907 to 1911; Bulletin No. 106
(August, 1912), covering January to June, 1912; Bulletin No. 108 (October, 1912), covering July and
August, 1912; Bulletin No. 110 (December, 1912), covering September and October, 1912; Bulletin No. 113
(March, 1913), covering November and December, 1912; Bulletin No. 115 (April, 1913), covering January
and February, 1913.




RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

21

After the agent of the Bureau had selected a store, arrangements
were made for the retail merchant to send to the Bureau a statement
of prices of the various commodities on or about the 15th of each
succeeding month. Return visits to the various firms are made by
agents of the Bureau whenever it is necessary to make personal
inquiries concerning the monthly price quotations.
The grade of articles quoted is that sold in each city in stores
patronized largely by the families of American, English, Irish,
German, and Scandinavian wage earners. The Bureau has not at­
tempted to quote prices for an article of identical grade throughout
the 39 cities. For almost every article this would be absolutely
impossible, as the grade varies not only from city to city but also from
firm to firm within the same city, and the grade even varies to some
extent from month to month within the same store. Stores which
vary in a marked degree from day to day or month to month the
grade of articles handled have not been included, but in every store
there is necessarily some variation in grade. This variation is*usually
more marked in fresh meat and eggs than in other articles.
Brief descriptions of each of the articles and necessary explanations
concerning each are presented in Bulletin No. 113, pages 37 to 44.
The only additional explanation necessary is in connection with eggs.
Beginning with January, 1913, price quotations are requested for an
additional description of eggs termed “ fresh” eggs. This description
of eggs is intended to include “ eggs which are between the grades
usually known as *strictly fresh’ and ‘ storage.’ This class should
include eggs shipped a considerable distance, either without ice or
iced in transit, and local eggs not ‘ strictly fresh/ but should not
include any eggs which have been in cold storage.”
BREAD W EIGHTS.

The weights of wheat bread, tabulated separately by cities, firms,
and brands, are the weights at which the respective breads were
scaled on March 15 and on April 15, 1913, and, where available,
corresponding information for the same months of 1912 is shown
for comparison.1 This scaling weight is the weight of the loaf
before baking. While it would be highly desirable to present the
weight of the loaf as actually purchased by the consumer, the
complications involved in the relation of the scaled weight to the
weight of the bread when it passes over the retailer’s counter were
found to be such that it was impossible to do so. The loss of weight
in baking varies with the formula, with the style of loaf, and with the
temperature of the oven. Further elements of uncertainty affecting
weight enter before the consumer actually gets the loaf. The
weight, of course, varies with the time intervening between the
i Previous reports published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, containing data relative to bread weights,
are Bulletins Nos. 105, 106, 108, 110, 113, and 115.




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removal of the loaf from the oven and its final distribution to the
consumer, the loss by evaporation also being partly determined by
the conditions under which the bread is kept and by the state of the
atmosphere.
The customary loss in baking is variously estimated by bakers,
but it may be said that a loaf scaled at 18 ounces will, when sold, if
handled under ordinary conditions, weigh not far from 16 ounces, and
a loaf scaled at 16 ounces will, when baked and cooled, weigh about
14£ ounces. As noted above, however, the range of loss varies
widely.
From General Table II of this report for each city all fancy, special,
graham, rye, and restaurant breads are excluded. All wrapped and
so-called “ French” breads are so designated.
In the use of these data it must be borne clearly in mind that
weight is only one factor entering into the bread question as an
element in the study of prices. The quality of materials used varies
widely and is likely to be reflected in the weight at which the loaf is
scaled.
It is hoped that at some future time it may be possible to present
baked weights as well as scaled weights; but, as already explained,
this was impracticable in the present report.
The most representative bakeries in every city included in this
report have promptly furnished to the Bureau information concerning
bread weights on the 15th of each month.
COAL.

This report gives prices of coal on April 15, 1913, and for com­
parative purposes prices are also entered for the corresponding date in
1912. The prices shown are those quoted for retail trade for house­
hold use. The table of prices shows Pennsylvania anthracite white
ash coal both in stove size and in chestnut size; bituminous coal of
several kinds; and in a few cities other varieties, such as Colorado
anthracite and soft China anthracite. Prices are quoted for sales
“ in ton lots,” and “ in half-ton lots.” The prices were quoted by
coal dealers, who supplied the information at the request of the
Bureau. In some cities practically all sales for household use were
of anthracite coal, and in other cities of bituminous coal. Bitu­
minous coal is reported only for cities in which there is considerable
demand for bituminous for household use. The coal dealers in each
city were asked to quote prices on the kind of bituminous coal usually
sold for household use. The prices quoted are for coal delivered to
consumers, but do not include charges for storing the coal in cellar or
coal bin where an extra handling was necessary, except as noted in
connection with the price quotation.1
i Previous reports, published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, containing data relative to retail prices
of coal for household use, are Bulletins Nos. 105, 106, 108, 110, 113, and 115.




RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

23

GAS.

This report gives prices of gas for household use on April 15,
1913, and for purposes of comparison the prices on October 15, 1912,
the date of the last previous report, have been entered. The prices
quoted are the net rates charged for gas for household Use as distin­
guished from use by manufacturing plants and industrial establish­
ments. Where a sliding scale of prices, based on amount consumed,
was reported, the price for the smallest quantity has been quoted,
except in Salt Lake City, where the quotation has been noted, as the
smallest quantity is less than the amount usually consumed for
domestic purposes. The prices are the same for gas for illuminating,
cooking, and heating purposes, except as noted in the table. Prices
are in most cases for manufactured gas, but natural gas has also been
quoted where that is in general use. The data were furnished by
the gas companies, who kindly responded to the Bureau’s request for
this information.1
EXPLANATION OF TABLES.

This report includes four general tables, as follows:
Table I.— Retail prices of the principal articles of food on the 15th
of each month, March and April, 1912, and March and April, 1913,
by cities and by firms.
Table II.— Bread weights: Scaling weight (weight of dough before
baking), in ounces, of the principal brands of wheat bread on the 15th
of each month, March and April, 1912, and March and April, 1913,
by cities and by firms and brands.
Table III.— Relative retail prices of the principal articles of food,
January, 1911, to April, 1913, by geographical divisions.
Table IV .— Retail prices of coal, for household use, on April 15,
1912, and April 15, 1913, by cities and by firms.
Table I — Retail prices of the principal articles of food on the 15th of
each month, March and April, 1912, and March and April, 1918, by
cities and by firms (pp. 26 to 118).— This table includes 39 of the most
important industrial cities in the various sections of the United
States. For each city prices are quoted for 18 principal articles of
food. Prices are quoted for March 15 and April 15, 1913, and for
comparative purposes prices on the corresponding date in 1912 have
been entered. When the 15th fell on Sunday or on a holiday the
prices quoted were for either the 14th or the 16th of the month.
The 39 cities are arranged in alphabetical order, and under the
various cities the articles follow a uniform order, beginning with
fresh meats. The particular grade or description of each article is
shown in connection with the price quotations. Great care was
taken to secure prices throughout the period covered for an article
1 Previous reports, published by tho Bureau of Labor Statistics, containing data relative to prices
gas for household use, are Bulletins Nos. 105, 106,108, 110,113, and 115.




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BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

of as nearly uniform grade or quality as possible within each store,
as changes in quality are, of course, reflected in prices.
Price quotations were secured from several firms in each city. In
order to avoid identification, names of firms are not shown, but
each firm has been given a number, which enables one to follow the
prices quoted throughout the period for which a firm has been
furnishing price quotations, either for the present report or for the
preceding reports covering the period from 1907 to February, 1913.
Three articles are included in this table which are not carried into
the tables showing relative prices of food; these articles are chuck
roast, leg of lamb (yearling), and “ fresh” eggs.
Table II.— Bread weights: Scaling weight {weight of dough before
baking), in ounces, of the 'principal brands of wheat bread on the 15th
of each month, March and April, 1912, and March and April, 1913,
by cities and by firms and brands (ppa 113 to 123).— This table shows
the scaling weight in ouiices of the principal brands of wheat bread
in the cities covered by this report. The weights are quoted for
March 15 and April 15, 1913, and for comparative purposes weights
on the corresponding dates in 1912 have been entered where avail­
able. When the 15th fell on Sunday or on a holiday, the weights
quoted were for either the 14th or the 16th of the month.
Weight quotations were secured from several representative bak­
eries in each city. In order to avoid identification, names of firms
and brands are not shown, but each firm has been given a number and
each brand reported by a firm has been designated by a letter.
Table I II.— Relative retail prices of the principal articles of food,
January, 1911, to April, 1913, by geographical divisions {pp. 12
to 138).— This table shows for each of 15 principal articles of food the
relative price for each month from January, 1911, to April, 1913.
Relative prices are not shown for chuck roast, leg of lamb, “ fresh”
eggs, and storage eggs, for reasons stated in Bulletin No. 115, page 28.
Data corresponding to that shown in this table are presented for
each year from 1890 to 1912 in General Table IV, in Bulletin No. 113.
• explained on a previous page, a relative price, or an index num­
As
ber, as it is technically called, of any article is the per cent which
the price of that article at any certain date is of the price of the
same article at a date or period which has been selected as the base
or standard.
The base selected for this compilation of retail prices is the average
price for the 10-year period, 1890 to 1899. This base period is the
same as was used in the preceding bulletins on retail prices and
wages and hours of labor and in the several presentations of whole­
sale prices in the bulletins of this Bureau. The average for the 10year period is used as the base for the reason that an average price for
a number of years more nearly represents average or normal condi­
tions than does the price for a single year, because of unusual con­
ditions that may prevail in any one year.



4

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25

The value of the relative price is that it enables the reader to
measure more readily the course of prices of a single article and, when
these relative prices are combined, to follow the course of prices of
groups of articles. The relative price also permits the continuation
of a price series when for any reason quotations from one firm are
discontinued and. quotations from another firm for a different quality
or brand of article are secured instead, which article, though differing
somewhat from the one formerly quoted, equally well represents the
trend of the general market.
The many changes in firms furnishing prices and also the changes
in grades and brands of articles make several steps necessary in
order to arrive at the relative price of an article for a geographical
division or for the United States. The methods followed during the
years 1890 to 1911 are explained in the Report on Retail Prices, 1890
to 1911 (Bulletin 105), and the reader is referred to that report. The
method followed for March and April, 1913, is exactly the same as
that for the years 1904 to 1911 (see Bulletin No. 105), excepting that
monthly quotations instead of averages for the year are compared,
firm by firm.
Table IV .— Retail prices of coal, for household use, on April 15,1912,
and April 15, 1913, by cities and by firms (pp. 189 to 152).— This
table shows prices of Pennsylvania anthracite coal, stove sizej
Pennsylvania anthracite coal, chestnut size; and bituminous coal in
the cities for which retail prices of food are shown. Prices are quoted
for April 15, 1913, and for comparative purposes prices on the corre­
sponding date in 1912 have been entered. In some cities practically
no bituminous coal is used for household purposes and in others prac­
tically no Pennsylvania anthracite coal is used. Bituminous coal is
reported only for cities in which there is considerable demand for
bituminous for household use. In a few cities Colorado anthracite
and in one or two cities lignite and other varieties of coal are quoted.
Prices are quoted for coal in “ ton lots” and in “ half-ton lots.” In
connection with prices the number of pounds per ton and per half ton
is also shown.
The quotations were furnished by coal dealers in each city, who
responded to a request from the Bureau for this information. To
avoid identification, firm names are not shown, but each firm has
been given a number which enables one to follow the prices quoted
throughout the period for which a firm has been furnishing price
quotations, either for the present report or for the preceding reports
published in Bulletins Nos. 105, 106, 108, 110, 113, and 115. The
prices quoted are for coal delivered to consumers, but do not include
charges for storing the coal in cellar or coal bin where an extra
handling is necessary, except as noted in connection with the price
quotation.
The general tables follow.



GENERAL TABLES.
T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS.
ATLANTA, GA.
1912

Firm
num­
ber

Mar. 15.

123
124
125
126

Sirloin steak, per pound.
D o.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o............................. .
D o.............................

105
114
122
123
124
125
126
105
114

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o........................... ...........
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

Apr. 15

Mar. 15.

$0.20

$0.20

$0.25
.23
.20
.25
.20
.25
.25

Round steak, per pound.
D o ...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

105
114
122

1913

Commodity.

.20

.2 J
2

Apr. 15.
$0.27*
.25
.25
.25
.20
.25

.17*

.20
.20
.20
.25
.17*
.20
.20

.20
.22*
.20
.25
.17*
.20

.18

.20

.20
.22
.15
.20
.15
.17*
.20

.25
.25
.18
.20
.15
.20

.12*
.15'

.15
.15

123
124
125
126

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o ............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

.12*
.12*
.12*
.15
.12*
.15
.15

.15
.15
.15
.15
.12*
.15

105
114
122
123
124
125
126

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
Do....................................

.18
.17*

.22*
.20

.22*
.20
.20
.20
.25
.25
.20

.22*
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

113
114
117

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................

.30
.25

.30
.30

.35
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.35
.40

.37
.35
.30
.30
.30
.30
.35

.20

.25
.19
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30

.22*
.21
.30
.30
.35
.30
.30
.30

122

123
124
125
126
105
114
122

122

123
124
125
126
105
113
114
117
122

123
124
125
126

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................
Whole, 12 to 14 pounds.,
Sliced..............................
D o.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

26



.20

.20

.20

.16*
.25

.26

.16*
.25

27

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OP FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND A PR IL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
ATLANTA, GA.—Continued.

1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Mar. 15.

123
124
125
126

Lard, pure, tub, per pound .
D o...................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

105
114
122
123
124
125
126

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
Do..............................................
D O ..:.........................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o.................... .........................

105
113
117
122

Hens, year or more old, per pound:
f
Dressed, drawn..........................
105 [
Dressed, not drawn...................
D o.........................................
114
L ive............................................
122
Dressed, not drawn...................
123
D o.........................................
125
126
D o.........................................
105
113
117
122

123
124
125
126

1913

Commodity

Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
Special brand.....................
D o................................
Capitola.............................. .
Gold Medal........................ .
Capitola.............................. .
Special brand.....................
Capitola..............................
Gold Medal........................ .

$0.15

Apr. 15.

Mar 15

10.15
.13*

$0.15
.13*
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.17*

.12*

.15

.20

.22*

.20
.22*

.22*

.19
.22*
.90
.78
.85

123
124
125
126
105
113
114
117
122
123
124
125
126

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.224
.23*
.25
.23

105
113

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................
Do.
Do.
Do.

105
113
114
117
122

123
124
125
126

Butter, creamery, print, per pound.
D o.................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.0250
.0250

.22*
.22
.22*
.23

$0.16§
.13*
15
17
15
15
22*
20
20
22*’

.22*
25
18
22*
18

1.00

.90
.78
.85

1.00

122

125
126

.21

.22

.0250
.0233
.0250

122

.20
.25
.20
.20
.22*
.20

.20
.16

Corn meal, in 12-pound lots, per pound.
D o......................................................
Do......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
Do......................................................
D o......................................................

105
113
117

.20

Apr. 15.

.80
.90
95
90
85
90

.0208
.0275
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0208
.0250
.0208

0208
0275
0250
0250
0250
0208
0250

.21

30
21
20
21
25
25
22
22*

.20
.20
.20
.25
.20
.20
.25

.20
.20

22*
19

.22*

.35
.40
.40

.40
.38
.40
.40

.40
.42
.40
.40
.45
.45
.45
.45
.45

i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no relative” prices are computed for this article
in this report.




28

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

ATLANTA, GA.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Mar. 15.

105
113
117
122
123
124
125
126
105

Sugar, granulated, in 2o-cent or $1 lots, per
pound.................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o......................... ..........................................
D o...................................................................
123
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o...................................................................

124
125
126
101
107
no
120
121

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
raw, per quart...................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o .................................................................

Apr. 15.

$0.40
.40
.40

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

113
117
122

1 9 13

Commodity.

$0.50
.50
.45

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.30
.25$
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30

$0.30
.27
.30
.30
‘.30
.30
.30

.0714
.0667
.0714

.0667
.0556
.0714

.0556
.0476
.0625
.0556
.0526
.0588
.0556
.0476

.0556
.0476
.0500
.0556
.0526
.0556
.0556

.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.12$
.10

.10
.10
.10
.12$

1

BALTIMORE, MD.
203
204
206
213
224

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.20
.20
.20
.18
.22

$0.20
.20
.22
.18
.22

$0.22
.22
.22
.20
.22

$0.24
.24
.24
.20
.24

203
204
206
213
224

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18
.18
.18
.17
.20

.18
.18
.18
.17
.20

.20
.20
.20
.20
.22

.22
.22
.22
.20
.24

203
204
206
213
224

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18
.15
.16
.18
.22

.18
.15
.16
.18
.20

.22
.16
.18
.20
.20

.22
.16
.20
.20
.20

203
204
206
213
224

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.14
.12
.14
.12$
.14

.14
.12
.14
.12$
.14

.15
.14
.16
.14
.16

.15
.14
.17
.14
.18

203
204
206
213
224

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.16
.15
.15
.16
.18

.18
.17
.16
.18
.18

.22
.20
.18
.22
.20

.20
.21
.20
.24
.22

203
204
206
213
224

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o . . . . .............................................................

.22
.18
.16
.22
.20

.22
.18
.18
.22
.20

.28
.22
.22
.25
.22

.28
.22
.22
.25
.24

203
204
206
213
224

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole, 7 to 8 pounds.....................................

.25
.28
.22
.28
.16

.25
.28
.24
.28
.16

.30
.32
.28
.30
.20

.30
.34
.28
.30
.20




29

KETAIL PRICES, 1880 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
BALTIMORE, M D.—Continued.
1912

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
D o....................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
D o..............................................
D o . . . , .......................................
D o..............................................
D o .............................................
D o . . . . .......................................
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound............................................................... .
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
Fancy...................................
Gold Medal..........................
Special brand......................
Patapsco Superlative..........
Pillsbury’s Best..................
Gold Medal..........................
Corn meal, per pound.
D o..... . ..................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do..
Do.
Do.
Do..
Do..
Do.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.14
.14

S . 14
O
.15

$0.15
.15

.13
.14

.14
.14

.14
.14
.16
.15

.18
.18
.14
.15
.15

.18
.18
.14
.15
.16

.12
.12
.12

.20
.20
.20
.20
.18
.20

.12
.13
.12

.12

.22
.20
.17
.15

.20

.2
0

.16

.20

.22

.20

.21
.22
.22
.20

.20
.20
.20
.85

.88

79
85
95
85

.0200

0200

.0250
.0250
.0300
.0250

0250
0250
0300
0250

.25
.23

25
23

.79
.83
.95

Apr. 15.

.23

.22

.75
.81
.75
.78
.85
.80
.0250
.0300
.0250
.0250
.0300
.0200

.22
.22

.30
.22

.20
.22
.22
.22

.22

.24
.25
.24
.25
.23
.24

.25
.22

.22
.21
.20

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................
Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print...................................
Tub.....................................
Tub or print.......................
Print...................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
Tub.....................................

.38
.40
.40
.35
.40
.36
.38

.40
.40
.40
.36
.42
.35
.38

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

.48
.40
.40
.40
.38

.50
.40
.40
.45

.45
.40
.44
.40
.42
.42
.24

.22

.20
.25
.24

i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the slieep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months.' -Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no ''‘ relative” prices are computed for this article
in this report.




30

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS-Continued.

T a b le

BALTIMORE, MD.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

203
204
206
208
211

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Sugar, granulated, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
209
D o...................................................................

Apr 15

SO 0600
.

$0.0600

.0600
.0600
.0600
.0600

.0550
.0550
.0600
. 0550

.09
.09

.09
.09

.08
.09
.08

.08
.09
.08

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
per quart:
Pasteurized.....................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Raw...............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

210
217
/
221 \
222
223

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.0500
.0500
.0500
.0550
.0500
.0500

$0.0500
.0500
.0450
.0500
.0450

.09
.09
.09

.09
.09
.09

.09
.08

.09
.08

$0.22*
.30
.25
.20
.22*
.27

$0.22*
.35
. 25
.20
.22*
.27

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
304
308
313
319
320
326

Sirlr>rn
pftr pnntld. _ . .. ______________
D o...................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

304
308
313
319
320
326

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o......................... .........................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

304
308
313
319
320
326

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

304
308
313
319
320
326
304
308
313
319
320
326

$0.25
.25
.25

$0.25
.25
.30

.17J
.18
.20

.20
.20
.25

.20
.25
.20
.18
.20
.22

.20
.25
.20
.18
.20
.25

.25
.20

.20
.25
.22*

.17*
.25
.17*
.15
.20
.17

.17*
.25
.17*
.15
.20
.17

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.15
.15
.15

.15
.16
•17*

. 15
.20
.15
•12*
.15
.17

.15
.22*
.15
.12*
.15
.17

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

. 15
.20
.20

.20
•25
.25

.20
.20
.20
.20
.20
.20

.22*
.25
.25
.22*
.22*
.20

Bacon, smoked, slieed, per pound......................
D o............................ ......................................
Do
...................................
313
D o....................................................................
319
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
320
D o...................................................................
326

.25
.30
.30
.35

. 25
.30
.35
.40

.30
.30
.35
.35
.30
.30
.30

.30
.30
.35
.35
.30
.30
.35

304
307
308
313
319
320
326

.25
.25
.30
.30

. 25
.25
.30
.30

.30
.25
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30

.30
.25
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30

304
307
308

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound........................
D o...................................................................
D o................................................. .................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................




31

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I ___ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
1913

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Lard, pure:
Tub, per pound.........................
D o.........................................
D o................... .....................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
Per 5-pound pail, gross weight..
Tub, per pound.........................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o....................................... ......
D o..............................................
Hens, year or more old, per pound:
Dressed, not drawn...................
Live.............................................
Dressed, not drawn...................
Live............................................
Dressed, not drawn...................
D o .......................................
Live............................................

Apr. 15.

$0 2
.1 *
.12*

.17*

.17*
.25
.20
.20
.20
.20

.20

.20

.20
.20

.75

.90
.90

.90
.75
.90
.90

Com meal, in 12-pound lots, per pound.
D o.....................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.0250
.0208
.0250
.0250
.0208

.0208
.0233
.0250
.0292
.0250

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.25

.30

.25
.25
.35

.25
.25
.25

.20
.18
.20
.18
.20
.17*
.20

10
.0
.85
.95
.95
.85
.95
.95
.95

.0208

.0167
.0250
.0250
.0167
.0208
.0208
.0208
.30
.25
.30
.25

.22

.25
.25
.20
.30

.20

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
Butter, creamerv, print, per pound.
D o..............*..................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

Apr. 15.

$0.15
.15
.18
.17*
.17*
.65
.15
.15
.14

.15
.15
.15
.65

.19
.20

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel 1
Roller Champion.........
Special brand..............
Roller Champion.........
D o..........................
Obelisk........................
Roller Champion.........
D o..........................
D o..........................

Mar. 15.

.23

.20
.20
.17*
.40
.35
.40
.40

.40
.38
.40

.45
.40
.45
. 45
. 45
.45
.45
.45

1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The ago of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article
in this report.




32

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I ___ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE I5TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
BIRM INGHAM , ALA.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Mar. 15.
Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o..............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

304
307
311
313
315
319
320
226

Sugar, granulated, in $1 lots, per pound.
D o........................................................
D o........................................................
D o........................................................
D o . . . . . ...............................................
D o........................................................
D o........................................................
Do........................................................

314

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, raw,
per quart............................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

Apr. 15,

Mar. 15.

$0.45
.40
.50
.45
.40

304
307
311
313
315
319
320
326

317
322
323
325

1913

Commodity.

$0.50
.40
.50
.50
.40

$0.25

.0714
.0625
.0714
.0714
.0714

.11
.10

.0714
.0571
.0714
.0714
.0667

.35
.30
.25
.25
.25
.30
.0556
.0476
.0588
.0556
.0500
.0500
.0526
.0500

.11

.12
.10
.10
.10
.11

$0.38
.30
.30
.35
.38
.40

.0 9 *

Apr. 15,
$0.25
.25
.35
.25
.25
.25
.30
.0500
.0455
.0588
.0556
.0500
.0500
.0500

.10
.10
.10
.11

BOSTON, MASS.

408
410
414
416
419

Sirloin steak (Boston cut),1 per pound...............
406 D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.32
.30
.25
.30
.33
.35

$0.32
.30
.25
.30
.33
.35

404
406
408
410
414
416
419

Round steak, top, bone out, per pound..............
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.30
.25
.30
.25
.30
.30

.30
.25
.30
.28
.30
.30

404
406
408
410
414
416
419

Rib roast, per pound:
Bone in ...........................................................
D o.............................................................
Bone out............... .........................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o............................................................
D o.............................................................

.20
.18
.19

.23
.20
.20

.25
.25

.25
.25

404
410
416
417

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.15
.15
.15
.10

.15
.15
.15
.14

404
406
408
410
414
416
419

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.18
.17
.20
.18
.18
.16

.20
.20
.20
.22
.20
.20

404
406
408
410
414
416
419

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.20
.20
.23

.22
.20
.23

.18
.18

.18

404

........:2 J
?

SO 38
.
.35
.38
.40

.32

.35
.35
.35
.30
.30
.35
.32

.25
.22
.20
.25
.28
.25
.25

.25
.25
.28
.25
.25

.20
.15
.18
.14

.18
.18
.18
.14

.22

.20
.25

.22
.22
.22
.20

.30
.22
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25

.22

.24

.22

.25
.25

.22
.22

.23

.28
.22
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

1 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as'porterhouse” in most of the cities included
‘
In this report, but in this city it is called “ sirloin” steak.




33

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

BOSTON, M ASS.—Continued.
1913

Firm
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.25
.25
.30
.25
.30
.16

$0.25
.25
.30
.28
.30
.20

$0.30
.25
.30
.30
.30
.20
.30

$0.32
.30
.30
.30
.30
.21
.32

Apr. 15.

404
408
408
410
414
416
419

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Half.................................................................
Sliced..............................................................

404
405
406
408
410
416
419

Lard, pure, tub, per pound..................................
D o_______ '.t .. ..........................................
D o...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.14
.15
.14
.13
.12
.13

.15
.15
.14
.14
.14
.14

.16
.16
.15
.16
.15
.16
.17

.17
.16
.16
.16
.15
.16
.17

404
406
410
414
415
416
419

Leg of lamb, yearling! per pound.......................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o.................................................... *.............
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18
.18

.22
.20

.18
.18

.20
.20
.20

.23
.22
.22
.22
.22
.20
.23

.25
.22
.25
.23
.25
.22
.23

404
406
408
410
414
416
419

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o................. .................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.22
.22
.20
.22
.22
.20

.22
.22
.20
.22
.22
.22

.25
.25
.23
.25
.23
.23
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.23
.23
.25

404
405
406
410
416
418
419

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag:
King Arthur................................................
D o............................................................
D o.............................................................
Hecker’s Cardinal..........................................
Special brand.................................................
Do.............................................................
King Arthur...................................................

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00

1.00
1.00
1.00
1.00

.90
.90
.90
1.00
.85
.85
.90

.90
.90
.90
1.00
.85
.85
.90

404
405
406
408
410
418
419

Corn meal, per pound..........................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................

404
405
406
2407
408
410
416
418
419

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen..............
D o..........................- .......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

404
405
2407
408
410
416
418

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.0400
.0333
.0300

.0400

.32

.32

.33
.31

.32
.31

.30

.30

.0300

.0350
.0400
.0400
.0333
.0300
.0300
.0400

.0350
.0400
.0400
.0333
.0300
.0300
.0400

.35
.30
.35
.33
.35
.35
.30
.29
.32

.35
.30
.30
.30
.31
.35
.30
.27
.30

.25
.25

.30
.25
.27
.24
.30
.28
.25

.25
.30
.26
.25

1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that in some firms the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.
2 Delivers no purchases.

421°— Bull. 125—13------3



34

BULLETIN OP THE BUEEAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
TH E 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIR*MS—Continued.

T a b le

BOSTON, MASS.—Concluded.
1913

F inn
num­
ber.

404
406
1407
408
410
416
418
419

Mar. 15

Apr 15

Mar. 15

Apr. 15.

Butte*-, creamery, per pound:
Tub..................................................................
$0.42
405
D o............................................................. .42 §0.40
$0.40
D o.............................................................
.42
.35
.37
.38
D o.............................................................
.39
Print................................................................
.39
.43
T ub.................... ............................................
.44
D o.............................................................
.40
.40
.42
D o............................................................
.38
D o.............................................................
.42

404
405
406
408
410
414
416
418
419

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
D o...................... ............................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................: ..............................
D o.......................................... .........................
D o....................................................................
D o.......................................... ........................

404
405
406
408
410
416
418
419

Sugar, granulated, per pound..............................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
P o ....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

401

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
pasteurized,.per quart.......................................
D o............................................ ......................
D o..... ..............................................................
D o....................................................................

403
407
413

1913

Commodity.

.45
.40
.48

.45
.50
.50

.40
.40

.50
.50

.0650
.0650
.0650

.0650
.0600

.0660

.0660

.08
.09
.09
.09

.08
.09
.09
.09

$0.40
.42
.42
.40
.45
.44
.45
.39
.45

.25
.20
.25
.23
.25
.25
.25
.23
.25

.25
.20
.25
„18
.25
.25
.25
.23
.25

•0550
.0550
.0500
.0550
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0550

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0550
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0550

.08$
.09
.09
.09

.084
.09
.09
.09

BUFFALO , N. Y.
1505
506
516
521
522
523

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do.......................................... ........................

$0.17
.18
.18

1505
506
516
521
522
523

Round steak, per pound......................................
Do................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.15
.15
.16

i 505
506
516
521
522
523

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................... - ...........................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do...................................................................

.14
.16
.15

1505
506
516
521
522
523

Chuck roast, per pound........................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.12
.12
.12$

1505
506
516
521
522
523

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.14
.16
.18




1 Deliverssio purchases.

$0.19
.18
.18

.17
.16
.16

.14
.15
.16

.11
.12
.12$

.17
.18
.20

$0.20
.24
.22
.24
.22
.22

$0.21
.24
.22

.18
.20
.20
.20
.18
.20

.19
.20
.20

.17
.18
.18
.18
.16
.17

.17
.18
.18

.14
.16
.16
.15
.15
.15
.18
.20
.22
.22
.17
.19

.22
.24

.18
.22

.17
.18
.15
.16
.15
.16
.15
.20
.21
.22
.20
.20

35

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MAjRCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES ANP BY FIRM S-Continued.
BUFFALO, N. Y.—Continued.
1912

19 13

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
Do ..................................................................
Do ................................................................
Do ................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Ham, smoked per pound:
Sliced .............................................................
Do
........................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole, 14 to 17 pounds..................................
Sliced..............................................................
Lard pur?-, tub, per p o u n d __T__ rD o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
Leg of lamb, yearling,2 per p ou n d ,....................
Do ...............................................................
Do ................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................

Apr. 15.

$0.16
.16
.18

$0.16
.20
.20

.20
.22
.22

.13
.10|
.13
.13
.11
.12
.12
.12
.12

.121
.13
.14

.20
.22
.22

.13
.12
.13
.14
.13
.13
.13
.12

.15
.16
.16

Mar. 15

Apr 15.

$0.21
.22
.22
.24
.19
.25

$0.21
.22
.22

.25
.25
.25
.22
.18
.25

.25
.27
.25

.14
.13

.14
.14
.15
.15
.14
.14
.14
.15
.14

.15
.14
.14
.14
. 15
.14
.15
.14
.14

.21
.25

.19
.25

.14
.14

.16
.17
.18
.22
.17
.18

.16
.18
.20

.24

.24
.24

.18
.20

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn,
oer nound............................. ............................
D
o
. .........: . : .......................
D o....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.20
.17

Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
Thornton and Chester...................................
D o.............................................................
Special brand.................................................
Thornton and Chester......................... .........
Ceresota..........................................................
Gold Medal ......................................... .
Special brand.................................
Pillsbury’s B e s t ........................
D o................................................. - .........

.80
.83
.80
.79
.80
.78
.77

.80
.83
.83
.81
.82
.81
.77

.72
.75
.75
.70
.69
.70
.70
.74
.75

.72
.75
.75
.73
.72
.73
.73

.0250
.0360
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250

.0250
.0360
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0333

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0^ 0
.0250

Corn meal, per pound..........................................
D o .................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
Do ................................................................
Do....................................................................

.20

.20
.22
.20
.18

.23
.19
.22
.22
.24

.21
.22
.24

.80

.25
.23
.24
.24
Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen........
.24
.21
.24
.28
Do ..................................................................
.26
.25
.23
.24
D o ..................................................................
.25
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
.25
.25
Do....................................................................
.25
.22
D o....................................................................
i Delivers no purchases.
* The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article
in this report.




36

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I .—RETAIL PRICES OP THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T a b le

BUFFALO, N. Y.—Concluded.

j

1912

Firm

1913

Commodity

ber.

Mar. 15.

502
1505
508
512
513
514
518
522

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................
D o..... .............................................................
D o......................................................... .........
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

501
502
1505
508
510
511
512
513
514
518
521
523

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print...............................................................
Tub.................................................................
Print...............................................................
Tub.................................................................
Print...............................................................
Tub.................................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Tub or print...................................................
Tub....................................................... *........
D o.............................................................

502
508
511
512
513
514
518
521
523

Apr. 15.

| Mar. 15
!

Apr. 15

$0.22
.22
.23
.21
.22
.22

$0.22
.22
.23
.22
.21
.22
.22
.20

$0.37
.35
.33
.36
.36
.35
.35
.35
.35
.34

$0.39
.37
.34
.38
.40
.37
.34
.37
.37
.37

.40
.42
.40
.42
.41
.39
.40
.41
.41
.40
.42
.42

.41
.41
.40
.40
.41
.37
.39
.41
.41
.41

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do....................................................................

.38
.40
.40
.40
.35
.43
.37

.45
.45
.45
.43
.43
.45
.45

.23
.23
.22
.20
.22
.21
.20
.24
.25

.22
.20
.20
.20
.20
.19
.20

502
508
511
512
513
514
518
521
523

Sugar, granulated, per pound..............................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
................
Do................................................. .•
Do....................................................................

. 0650
.0650
.0650
.0650
.0650
.0650
. 0650

.0550
.0600
.0600
.0600
.0600
.0600
.0650

.0550
.0550
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0550
.0550
.0600

.0550
.0550
.0550
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0550

501
507
509
510
515

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
per quart:
R aw................................................................
Pasteurized or raw.........................................
Pasteurized.....................................................
Do.............................................................
R aw................................................................

.07
.07
.07
.07
.07

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

$0.20

$0.20
.24

$0.20
.22
.22
.20
.20

$0.22
.25
.22
.22
.20

.15

.18

.18
.20
.20
.20
.20

.20
.22
.20
.22
.20

.18
.24

.20
.22
.20
.20
.15

.20
.25
.20
.22
.18

.07
.07
.07
.07
.07

.42

.22

.0600

1 Delivers no purchases.

CHARLESTON, S. C.
614
617
623
624
625

Sirloin steak, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
Do.............................

614
617
623
624
625

Round steak, per pound.
D o..............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

614
617
623
624

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................




.22

.20

.20

BETAIL FKICES, 1890 1 0 APRIL, 1913.

37

I . —RETAIL PRICES OP THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

CHARLESTON, S. C.—Continued.
1912

Firm

1913

Commodity.

ber.

Mar. 15.

614
617
623
624
625

roast, p^r pouTid ., . - ............... .
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

614
617
623
624
625

Pork chops, loin, per pound.................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced...............................................................
605
/
Piece, 2* to 4 pounds.....................................
607 \
Sliced..".___...................................................
Piece, 3 to 6 pounds.......................................
610
Sliced .............................................................
617
D o.............................................................
619
D o.............................................................
626

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.15
.15

$0.15
. 15
.15
. 15
. 15

$0.15
.15
.15
.20
.15

.20
.20

.25
.25

.22
.22
.25
.25
.20

.25
.25
.25
.25
.22

.20
.16

.20
.18

.20

.20

. 15
.25
.18

. 15
.30
.20

.32
.18
.28
.22
.22

.33
.20
.30
.22
.25

.25
. 16
. 16
. 15
.30
.20

.25
. 17
. 17
. 15
.35
.25

,25
.18
.22
.19
.30
.25
.20

.25
.18
.22
.20
.30
.25
.21

$0.12*
.15

Apr. 15.

606
607
610
617
619
626

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced .............................................................
605
Whole, 12 to 16 pounds..................................
Whole, 8 to 10 pounds...................................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds...................................
Sliced .............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds...................................

605
606
607
610
618
619
626

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................

.12*
.12
.13
.12*
.13

.12*
.12
.13
.12*
.13

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

. 15
. 15
.15
.15
.15
.15
. 15

614
617
623
624
625

Leg of lamb, yearling,1per pound......................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................

.20
.25

.20
.25

.20
.25
.20
.20
.20

.20
.25
.20
.22
.20

602

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound............................................................... .
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................

.20
.20
.20
.22
.22

.20
.20
.20
.22
.22 '

.20
.20
.22
.22
.22

.20
.22
.22
.22
.22
.25

.80
.80
.90
.80
.85

.80
.85
.95
.80
.85

.90
.90
1.00
.95

.90
.90
1.00
.95

. 85

.85

.50
.85
.90

.50
.85
.90

603
613
616
620
624

Flour, wheat:
Obelisk, per J-barrel bag...............................
605
Quaker City, per J-barrel ba g......................
606
Obelisk, per §-barrel bag...............................
607
White Eagle or Roxana, per J-barrel b a g...
610
/
Obelisk per ^-barrel bag
..
. .
618 \
Obelisk, per -^barrel bag.............................
Harter’s No. 1, per ^-barrel bag....................
619
Gold Medal, per * barrel bag........................
626

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
605 Corn meal, in 10 or 12 pound lots, per pound...
.0200
.0250
.0250
.0200
606
Do ................................................. - ...............
.0233
.0233
.0233
.0233
607
D o....................................................................
.0250
.0233
.0250
.0250
610
D o ...................................................................
.0220
.0280
.0220
.0250
619
D o....................................................................
.0233
.0233
626
D o....................................................................
i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




38

BULLETIN OP THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
CHARLESTON, S. C.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity
Mar 15.

602
605
606
610
616
619
626

$0.23
.25
.30
.24

$0.24
.25
.23
.23

$0.25
.25
.30
.28

.25

.22

.25
.30

$0.25
.25
.30
.25
.22
.25
.30
.23
.25
.23
.21
.22
.23
.23

.40
.40
.40
.37
.45

.40
.40
.42
.40
.45
.42

.40
.40

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o...............................................

Mar. 15.

.24
.25
.23
.24
.22
.24
.25

602
603
606
607
610
616
626

Apr. 15.

.42

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print.................................
605
Do...............................
606
T ub...................................
607
D o...............................
610
Print.................................
618
do......................
619 r T ub...................................
(
.
D o...............................

.38
.40
.36
.35
.38

.38
.36
.38
.36
.41
.38

605
606
607
610
618
619

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o..............................
Do...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
Do...............................
D o...............................

.40

.50

.45
.40
.40
.40

.40
.45
.45
.40

605
606
607
610
618
619

Sugar, granulated, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

.0600
.0600
.0650
.0600
.0600
.0650

601

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
raw, per quart...................................................
D o..................................................................
D o.................................................................. .
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.1
1
.10
.10
.10

604
611
615
627

Apr. 15

.30
.30
.29

.30
.28
.30
.29
.30
.30
.29

.0600
.0600
.0650
.0600
.0580
.0600

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0o00
.0480
.0500
.0500

.0500
.O O
oO
.Qo00
.0o00
.0480
.0500
.0500

.11
.10
.10
.10

.12
.12
.11
.12
.12

.12
.12
.11
.12
.12

.30
.28
.30

CHICAGO, ILL.
704
705
707
708
711
712
715
718
1723
724
727
728
704
705
707
708
711
712
715
718

Sirloin steak, per pound.
i
Do
Do
Do,
Do
Do
Do
Do
Do
Do
Do
Do

$0.18
.22

.22

Round
Do
Do
Do
Do
Do.
Do
Do




S .2
O 0
.25
22

$0.22
.32
.24
.22
.25
.24
.24
.18*
.20
.22
.22
.22
.20
.22
.20
.18
.23
.20
.20
.15i

1 Does not deliver small purchases.

SO 22
.
.35
.24
.22
.25
.24
.22
.20
.22
.22
.23
.23
.20
.22
.20
.18
.23
.20
.20
.16|

39

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
CHICAQO, ILL.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

1723
724
727
728

Round steak, per pound.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

704
705
707
708
711
712
715
718
1723
724
727
728

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................

704
705
707
708
711
712
715
718
1723
724
727
728

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

704
705
707
708
711
712
715
718
1723
724
727
728

Pork chops, loin, per pound..
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o...................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................

Apr. 15.

704
705
707
708
711
712
715
718
1723
724
727
728

SO 18
.
.20
.18
.18
1.16
.16
.22

SO 18
.

.14
.13

.15
.18
.15
.14
.15
.16

.25

.22
.29

.20

D o......................
Piece, 3 to 5 pounds.
Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o ...........................
Do.............................
Whole, 10 to 14 pounds..
Whole, 12 to 18 pounds.
Sliced..............................
Whole, 12 to 16 pounds.
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds.




.28

.22
.25

.25
.30
.18

i Does not deliver small purchases.

.18

.15
.16
.16
.16
.16
.16
.16
.14*
.15
.16
.15
.15
.18
.20
.18
.20
.18
.20
.20
.20
.17*
.20
.20
.18*
.30
.30
.32
.32
.28
.28
.32
.32

.22
.33
.25
.22

.22
.35
.28
.25

.30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.28
.30
.30

.12*

.18
.22
.20
.22
.20
.24
.20
.20
.20
.22
.18
.18

.30
.35
.32
.29
.28
.25
.32
.28

.12

.18
.20
.20
.22
.20
.24
.20
•19*
.18
.22
.18
.18

.18
.18
.18
.16
.17
.17
.18
.16*
.17
.18
.19
.18

.22

.20
.20

.22
.30
.20*

SO 18
.
.20
.18
.19

.15
.16
.15
.16
.16
.16
.16
.13*
.14
.16
.15
.15

.20

.12*
.13

Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced...............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
Piece, 4 to 6 pounds.......
Piece, 6 to 8 pounds.......

Apr 15.

.28
.30
.35
.30
.28
.30
.30

.17
.35
.17
.16

.18
.35
.17
.18

oO
C

704
705
707
708
711
712
715
718
1723
724
727
728

Mar. 15

40

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
C H IC A G O , IL L .— Continued.
1913

1913

Commodity.
Mar, 15.
Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
D o...................................
Do..
Do..
Do..
D o.
Do.
Do.
Do..
Do.
Do.
Leg of lamb, yearling,2 per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound............................................................... .
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o................................ .................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
Pillsbury’s Best...................
D o..................................
D o..................................
D o..................................
Ceresota................................
Pillsbury's Best..................
Ceresota...............................
Pillsbury’s Best..................
Ceresota................................
Pillsbury’s Best..................
Ceresota................................
D o..................................
Corn meal, per pound.
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................

Apr. 15.

$0.13
-12*
. 15

S . 12*
O
.14
.15

‘ .13
.16
.14
.12*

.13
.17
.14
.12*

Mar. 15.
$0.15
.16
.15
.15
.15
.16
.14
.15
.15
.14
.14

.17
.18
.18

.18

.18
.18
.14

.20
.20
.14

.13*

.18

.18

.20
.22
.22
.18*
.20
.20

.20
.20

.20
.18
.18

.20

.20

.20
.21
.20
.20
.18

.18

.18

.85

.80
.85

. 85

.85

.77
.82
.80

.75
.87
.80

.85

.85

.0300
.0250
.0250

.0300
.0250
.0250

.0300
.0300
.0333
.0250

.0300
.0300
.0333
.0250

.20

.20
.22
.20
.20
.20
.20

.20
.18
.20

.18
.20
.20
.19
.20
.70
.70
.61
.75
.75
.65
.85
.65
.65
.75
.63
. 65
.0300
.0333
.0250
.0333
.0300
.0300
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250

.25
o, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
.26
.26
.23
.25
.23
D o.....................................................
.32
.25
.25
Do.
.22
.22
.23
Do.
.25
.24
.26
Do.
.24
Do.
1 Does not deliver small purchases.
2
The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling’ ') varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




41

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF'EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
CHICAGO, ILL.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

716
718
720
i 723
724
727
728
703
704
707
708
711
715
716
720
724

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
;gs, strictly fresh, near-by, per
D o..........................................
D o..........................................
D o..........................................
D o.......................................... .
D o.......................................... .
D o............................................

$0.26
.25
.24
.27

Apr. 15.

$0.22i
.22
.22
.25

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

Apr. 15.
$0.22
•20J
.22
.22
.25
.23
.22

.24

704
707
708
711
715
716
718
720
* 723
724
727

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.25
.23
.22
.18
.21
.24
.18
.20
.20

.41
.41

.40
.40

704
707
708
711
715
716
718
720
1723
724
727
728

Sugar, granulated, per pound.
D o.......................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.0650
.0600

.36
.35
.37
.36

37

.36
.35
.36
.34
.40

.39
.41

.38
.38
.40
.42
.40
.37
.40
.42

.36
.37
.40
.39
.37
.38
.41
.39

.42
.39
.40

.17

.35
.40
.35
.35
.45

.0650
.0600
.0650
.0700
.0600
.0650

0600
0600
0600
0600
0600

.08

08

* Does not deliver small purchases.

.23
.17
.15
.17
.20
.17
.20
.15
.18
.20
.17

.0500
.0480
.0450
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500

.0550
.0480
.0450
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500

.20

0600
0600
0600
0650

.08
.08
.08

.42
.37
.39

.21
.19
.15
.18
.20
.17
.22
.18
.18

.35

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, pas­
teurized, per quart..........................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.




. 22J
.22
.22
.26
.25
. 22J

.20

703
704
707
708
711
715
716
718
720
721
J
723
724
727
728

702

$0.22

.21
.30
.17
.21

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print...................................
T ub.....................................
f
Print...................................
i
T ub.....................................
D o................................
Print...................................
D o................................
T u b.....................................
D o................................
Print...................................
D o................................
T ub.....................................
D o................................
L Print...................................
T u b....................................
D o................................

703
706
709
710
714
721
722
725
726

Mar 15.

42

BULLETIN OF TH E BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

CINCINNATI, OHIO.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr 15.

802
803
805
808
817
821
822
823

Sirloin steak, per pound......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.20
.16
.17
.18
.18
.18

$0.22
.17
.16
.18
.20
..20

$0.25
.22
.20
.22
.23
.22
.23
.22

$0.28
.25
.20
.23

802
803
805
808
817
821
822
823

Round steak, per pound......................................
Do...................................................... ..........
D o...................................................................
D o............................................ -.....................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.18
.14
.15*
.15
.18
.18

.18
.15
.15
.17
.20
.20

.22
.18
.17
.22
.20
.20
.20
.20

.25
.20
.18
.23

802
803
805
808
817
821
822
823

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.16
.15
.15
.15
.18
.15

.18
.16
.15
.17
.20
.15

.20
.18
.18
.18
.20
.20
.18
.20

.20
.19
.20
.20

802
803
805
808
817
821
822
823

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.12
.12|
.12
.10
.15
.12|

.12|
.12|
.12
.11
.15
.12*

.14
.14
.14
.15
.15
.15
.17
.15

.14
.17
.14
.15

802
803
805
808
817
821
822
823

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
Do...................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o........................................................... ........
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18
.18
.18
.15
.15
.18

.18
.20
.20
.19
.18
.20

.19
.20
.22
.20
.22
.22
.20
.20

.22
.23
.23
.22

802
803
805
817
821
822
823

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o................. ..................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.21
.20
.18
.20
.20

.22
.20
.20
.20
.20

.27
.23
.24
.30
.25
.23
.23

.30
.23
.24

802
803
817
821
822
823

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound........................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o........................................................... .
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.20
.20
.25
.22

.22
.22
.25
.22

.26
.25
.30
.25
.27
.28

.30
.25

802
803
804
808
815
817
819
821
822
823

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................... ............................................
D o...................................................................
D o........................................................... .
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.15
.11
.12
.11
.12|
.12
.12
.11

.15
.12*
.13
.12*
.13
.13
.12
.11

.15
.13
.14
.13
.15
•15
.12*
.14
.13
.15

.16
.13
.14
.14
.15




.25
.25
.22

.22
.23
.22

.20
.18
.20

.18
.17
.18

.22
.23
.22

.25
.25
.25

.28
.28
.28

.13
.14
.13
.15

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

43

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
CINCINNATI, OHIO—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

805
822
801
802
803
815
817
821
823

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Hens, year or more old, dressed, drawn, per
pound...............................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................

815
817
819
821
823

Corn meal, per pound.
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................

804
806
808
815
817
819
821
823

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
D o . . . .................................................
D o......................................................
D o..................................... ................
Do......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

804

.20
.20
.20
.23
.20
.25

Flour, wheat:
Pillsbury’s Best, per J-barrel bag.
Special brand, per ^-barrel bag___
Special brand, per ^-barrel bag.. .
Gold Medal, per ^-barrel bag.........
Aristos, per ^-barrel bag...............
Special brand, per J-barrel bag—
Gold Medal, per -^-barrel bag.......
D o.............................. ..............

804
808
815
817
819
821
823

$0.15
. 15
. 15

Apr. 15.
'. 15
.15
.15

.20
.20
.22
.23
.23
.25

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..............

804

804
811
817
821

804
808
815
817
819
821
823

.90

r
L

Mar. 15.
$0.16
.18
17
18
18

$3.18
.18
.17

.22
.22

.25
.25
.24
.28

.23
.25
.25
.25

0200

0333
0250
0167
0250

0250
0200

0333
0250
0167
0250

23

.20
.20

.21

.25
.25

.72

.75
.72

1.00
.40
.75
.40
.45

0250

Apr. 15.

.0250
.0250
.0333
.0250

.0 0
20
.0250
.0250

.22
.22
.20
.21
.20
.20
.20
.19

1.00
.75
.40
.45
.0250
.0250
.0333
.0200

.0250
.0250
.19

.20
.20
.20
.18

.20
.19

.20

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Tub..
Print.............
Print or tub..
Print.............
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........

.37
.35
.37
.35
.40
.32

.40
.38
.39
.35
.38
.38

.43
.42
.41
.42
.45
.42
.45

.42
.40
.42
.40

Potatoes, Irish:
Per peck—
D o.........
D o.........
D o .........
Per pound..
Per peck___

.38
.35
.40
.40
.03
.40

.45
.40
.45
.40
.03
.40

.23
.17
.25
.20

.25
.18
.25

•oii
.20
.18

.42
.45

.01*
.25
.20

.0500
.0660
.0500
.0600
Sugar, granulated, per pound.
.0650
.0600
.0500
.0500
D o.......................................
.0650
.0500
.0500
.0650
D o.......................................
.0500
.0645
.0645
D o.......................................
.0600
.0600
.0500
.0500
D o.......................................
.0500
.0500
.0600
.0600
D o.......................................
.0556
.0500
D o.......................................
i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the faet that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different Seasons of the year, no 1 relative ” prices are computed for this article m
1
this report.
804
808
815
817
819
821
823




44

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T a b le

CINCINNATI, OHIO—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

806
809
811
813
S14

1913

Commodity.
Mar 15.
Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, pas­
teurized, per quart.................................. .........
DO..................................... ......
D o......................................................... L
........
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar 15.

$0.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

$0.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

$0.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

$0.08

$0.22
.22
.19
.25
.20

$0.24
.26
.23
.26
.24
.25
.19

$0.25
.26
.24
.28
.25
.26
.22

.22
.22
.20
.22
.22
.22
.18

.22
.22
.22
.23
.22
.22
.20

.20
.20
.18
.20
.20
.24
.17

.20
.20
.20
.22
.20
.24
.18

Apr 15.

.08
.08
.08

CLEVELAND, OHIO.
S . 22
O
.20
.18
.23
20

906
911
915
919
920
922
923

Sirloin, steak, per pound.
D o...............................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

906
911
915
919
920
922
923

Round steak, per pound.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o..............................
D o...............................
D o..............................
D o..............................

.18
.18
.17
.20
.18

906
911
915
919
920
922

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.18
.16
.15
.18
.18

906
911
915
919
920
922
923

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

911
915
919
920
922
923

.21

.18

4

.16

4
4

.15
.14
.14
.16
.14

.16
.16
.15
.18
.18
.18
.14

.17
.16
.16
.20
.18
.18
.16

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
D o....................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.20

.22
.20
.19
.19
.20
.20
.19

.22
.22
.20
.22
.20
.22
.22

911
914
915
919
920
922
923

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..................................... ........
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.22
.17
.22
.24
.25
.22

.24
.24
.22
.30
.28
.25
.24
.26

.24
.26
.26
.32
.30
.25
.24
.26

906
911
914
915
919
920
922
923

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 12 to 16 pounds..
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds...
Whole, 10 to 14 pounds..
Sliced............................. .
D o.............................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds...
Sliced..............................
Whole, 9 to 16pounds...

.20
.19
.18
.32
.35
.19
.35
.19

.21
.20
.19
.32
.40
.20
.35
.19




2i
6

.18
.19
.19
.20
.18

.20
.16
.16
.15
.25
.28
.15

.17
.17
.16
.25
.28
.15

.14

.16

45

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I , — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AN D,APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.
$0.16
.17
.17
.17
.15
.17
.16
.16
.16
.15

901
906
908
911
914
915
919
920
922
923

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do. . . ..........................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.14
.14
.15
.14
.13
.14
.13
.13

$0.14
.15
.15
.14
.13
.14
.14
.14

.12

.12

906
911
915
919
920
922
923

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound......................
D o...................................................................
D o...................... : ...........................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
.
.....................................
D o...................................................................

.16
.16
.14
.18
.18

.20
.16
.15
.22
.18

.16

.16

904

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
.20
.22
.20
.20
.22
.20

.22
.22
.22
.21
.22
.22

Apr. 15,

.22
.25
.22
.22

.20
.22
.18
.22
.22
.20
.18

906
911
915
919
920
922
923

D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................

.19

.20

.20

901
908
914
916
918
919
922

Flour, wheat, per 4-barrel bag:
Gold Medal...................................................
D o.............................................................
Special brand.................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Pillsbury’s Best..............................................
Gold Medal.....................................................

.95
.95
.63
.69
.90
.95
.85

.93
.95
.63
.69
.90
.95
.90

.75
.83
.70
.85
. 75

901
908
914
916
918
919
922

Corn meal, per pound..........................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................

.0250
.0350
.0250
.0300
.0333
.0300
.0300

.0250
.0350
.0300
.0300
.0333
.0300
.0300

.0250
.0400
.0250
.0300
.0333
.0250
.0300

901
908
914
915
916
918
919
922

Eggs, strictlv fresh, near-bv, per dozen..............
Do....... ! ..................... .*
...................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.24
.28
.28
.27
.28
.30
.27
.28

.24
.26
.28
.24
.27
.26
.25
.28

.24
.28
.28
.35
.29
.25
.24
.25

908
916

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.......................................
Do....................................................................

901
902
908
913
915
916
918
919
922

Butter, creamery, per pound:
T ub.................................................................
Print...............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................

.24
.24
.24

.23
.24
.36
.37
.38
.33
.38
.38
.38
.38
.38

.38
.40
.41
.33
.39
.40
.41
.39
.38

.42
.45
.43
.40
.42
.43
.44
.44
.42

1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




46

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OP LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
CLEVELAND, OHIO—Concluded.
1813

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

901
808
914
916
918
919
922

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o..............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

901
90S
914
916
918
919
922

Sugar, granulated, per pound.
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

902
910
912
913
924

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized.....................................................
D o.............................................................
R aw ................................................................
Pasteurized.....................................................
Do.............................................................

$9.35
.40
.38
.40
.40
.40
.40
.0700
.0700
.0650
.0700
.0650
.0700
.0660

Apr. 15.
1.45
.50
.48
.45
.50
.45
.40
.0650
.0650
.0650
.0(560
.0650
.0660
.0660

Mar. 15.

$0.20

.25
.20

.22
.25
.20
.20

.0550
.0550
. 0550
.0500
.0550
.0560
.0600

.08
.08

DALLAS, TEX.
1002
1004
1013
1016
1020
1023
1024

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
$0.20
.22
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o............................................... : ..................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

1002

Round steak, per pound......................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.20
.20

.20
.20

.221
.171
.20
.22
.20
.20
.17

1004
1013
1016
1020
1023
1024

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o............................................ ......................
D o...................................................................

.20
.20
.171

.221
.20
.171

.25
.20
.20
.18
.15
.15
.15

1002
1004
1013
1016
1020
1023
1024

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o ...................................................... ...........
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o .................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.15
.15

.15
.15

.171
.15
. 15
.16
.15
.15
.121

1002
1004
1013
1016
1020
1023
1024

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.20
.20

.25
.22

.20
.20
.25
.22
.20
.20
.22

1002
1004
1005
1013

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o................... . ...............................................
D o....................................................................

.40
.35

.40
.35

.40
.35
.35
.40
.35
.35
.40

1004
1013
1016
1020
1023
1024

1002

1020

1022
1024




$0,221
.22

$0.25
.20
.23
.23
.20
.20
.171

47

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
DALLAS, T E X .—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1002
1004
1005
1013
1020
1022

1024

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................
D o........................... .
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Sliced............................. .
D o.............................
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Sliced..............................

Lard, pure:
r
Tub, per pound..................................
1002 L Leaf, per 5-pound pail, gross weight.
Tub, per pound..................................
1005
Leaf, per 5-pound pail, gross weight.
1013
Tub, per p ou n d ................................
1021
1022
D o.................................................
1024
Do.................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.30
.30

$0.30
.30

$0.35
.30
.21
.35
.25
.20
.30

$0.35
.30
.22
.30
.30
.20
.30

.20
.85

.85

.20

.16
.85
.15
.16
.15

.16
.90
..............
.15
.15

Apr. 15.

.75

.75

.20

.22
.20

.20
.20
.20

.25
.20
.25
.20
.20

.25
.20
.25
.22*
.20

.20
.20
.20

.20
.20
.18

.22*
.18
.20
.20
.17*
.17

.20
.20
.20
.20
.17*
.17

.85
.80
.85

.80
.85

.85
.80
.85
.75
.75
.70

.85
.80
.85

1005
1013
1021
1022
1024

Com meal, in 3 or 17* pound lots, per pound.
D o................................................................
D o................................................................
D o................................................................
D o................................................................
D o................................................................

.0333

.0333

.0333
.0286
.0229
.0229
.0229
.0229

.0383
.0286
.0229
.0200
.0229

1002
1003
1005
1013
1021
1022
1024

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o..................................... . ...............
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

.25

.25
.20
.20
.20
.35
.20
.30

.20
.20
.20
.20
.25
.20
.20

1021

Eggs, fresh, per dozen............ ...........

1002
1004
1013
1016
1020

1002
1004
1013
1016

1020

1024
1002
1005
1013
1021
1022

1024
1002

1002
1005
1013
1021

1022

1024

1002
1005
1013

1021
1022

1024

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound................................................................
D o....................................... ..........................
D o............ .................. : .................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
Flour, wheat, per $ barrel,
American Beauty.......
D o..........................
D o..........................
Blue Bonnet................
American Beauty.......
Empress.............. ........

Butter, creamery, print, per pound..
D o.................................................
D o ................................................
D o..................................... . .........
D o.................................................
D o.................................................
Potatoes, Irish:
Per 12 pounds..
Per geek..........
D o !” ” . .'.’ !
’
D o.............
D o.............

.0229

.70

.25
.20

.25
.22
.25
.25

.25

.20

.40
.35
.40

.40
.35
.40

.45
.40
.40
.35
.35
.45

.45
.35
.35
.35
.35
.45

.50
.45
.40

.50
.50
.50

.25
.25
.30
.25
.25
.30

.25
.25
.30
.25
.25
.25

1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
("yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




48

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able I . —

DALLAS, TEX.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
ber.
1002
1013
1021
1022
1024
1001
1017
1018
1019

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Sugar, granulated, in SI lots, per pound............
D o....................................................................
1005
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
raw, per quart...................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr 15.

$0.0769
.0714
.0714

$0.0769
.0667
.0667

$0.0556
.0556
.0588
.0625
.0500
.0588

$0.0588
.0556
. 0588
.0588
.0500
.0588

.10
.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.10

$0.20
.17*
.20
.20
.22
.17*
.25

$0.22*
.20
.20
.20
.22
.20
.25

$0.22*
.22
.20
,22\
.30
.25

•17*
.15
.18
.17*
.20
.17*
.18

.20
.17*
.18
.17*
.20
.20
.22

$0.22*
.22
.20
.22*
.30
.25
.25
.20
.22
.20
.20
.18
.20
.22
.22*
.20
.17*
.20
.15
.15
.15
.17*
.17
.22*
.20
.17*
.20
.15
.15
.12*
.15
.15
.171
.15
.17*
.15
.20
.17*
.18
.17*
.15
.20
.18
.15
.20
.30
.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.30
.23
.30

.35
.30
.25
.25
.25
.30

DENVER, COLO.
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1118
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119

Sirloin steak, per pound......................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Round steak, per pound......................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do...................................................................
R ib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced...............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Whole, 8 to 9 pounds.....................................
Sliced............ .................................................




.15
.12*
.15
.15
.15
.18
.20

.15
.15
.15
.17*
.15
.20
.20

.15
.12|
.12*
.12*
.12*
.15
.15

.15
.15
.12*
.12*
.12*
.15
.15

.17*
.15
.20
.15
.15
.15
.15

.20
.20

.30
.22*
.20
.20
.25
.25 '
.25

$
.17

.30
.25
.20
.25
.25
.30
.25

.20
.25
.20
.20
.20
.20
.22
.22
.18
.22
.17*
.17*
.15
.17*
.17
.22
.17*
.20
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.17*
.17*
.17
.20
.20
.20
.17*
.20
.20
.20
.22

.22
.30

49

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I ___ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

I

DENVER, COLO.—Continued.
19 13

1912
Commodity.
Mar. 15.
*
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
Do............................................................
Do............................................................
D o............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.30
.25
.20
.25
.25
.25
.25

$0.30
.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.25

$0.30
.25
.25
.30
.25
.30
.30
.19
.35

1101
1103
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o .:................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o...................................................................

.15
.15
.12*
. 12*
.15
.15

1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.....................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
..............................
Do
.
Do
...............
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
Flour, wheat:
Pride of the Rockies, per ^-barrel bag..........
Do............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................
Hungarian, per J-barrel bag.........................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................
Special brand, per ^-barrel bag....................
Hungarian, per ^-barrel bag.........................
Corn meal, per pound..........................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen...............
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o.............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

'HI
.12*
.12*
.12*
.15
.17
.25

1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119
1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117
1119

.20
.18
.20
.20
.20
.18
.20

1.40
1.40
1.40
1.40
1.40
1.40
1.40

.15
.15
.12*
.12*
.16
.15

.17*
.15
.15
.17
.16
.22

.20
.18
.18
.20
.20
.20
.20

1.40
1.40
1.40
1.40
1.45
1.45
1.45

Apr. 15.

$0.30
.25
.25
.30
.25
.30
.20
.40

.17*
.15
.17*
.15
.17*
.18
.15
.17*

.17*
.15
.17*
.15
.18

.17*
.15
.18
.17*
.15
.20
.20
.17*
.18"

.17*
.17
.18
.17*
.17
.20

.20
.20
.20
.20
.20
.19
.20
.23
.22

.23
.20
.20
•22*
.20
.23

.15
.17*

17i
.22

.23
.24

1.25
1.25
1.30
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.25
1.30
1.25
1.30
1.30
1.30
1.20
1.20
.65
.65
.0250
.0278
.0250
.0278
.0278
.0222
.0278
.0222
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0278
.0278
.0278
.0278
.0229
.0188
.0229
.0188
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0188
.0188
.0250
.0250
.30
.25
.25
.25
.30
.30
.30
.25
.35
.35
.35
.30
.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.20
.25
.20
.30
.25
.30
.30
.30
.25
.30
.22*
.22%
.25“
.25
i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling,,” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.

421°—Bull. 125—13------ 4



50

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE I5TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

DENVER, COLO.—Concluded.
1913

1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.

1103
1104
1109
1115
1116
1117
1119

”
Rgg8.
p r dft7.eril r____
, __________ D o ................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................

1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115
1116
1117

Butter; creamery, print-, per pound . _____ T__
SO 35
.
SO 35
.
D o...................................................................
.35
.35
Do...................................................................
.35
.35
.35
.35
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
.35
.35
D o...................................................................
.35
.35
D o...................................................................
.35
.35
D o...................................................................
1119
Do...................................................................

1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1116
1117
1119

Potatoes, Irish, per 100 pounds...........................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1101
1103
1104
1109
1111
1115

Sugar, granulated, per pound............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................
D
1116 o....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.0667
.0714
.0650
.0667
.0667
.0714
.0714

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Raw.................................................................
Pasteurized.....................................................
R aw ................................................................
1108
Do.............................................................
Pasteurized or raw.........................................
Pasteurized....................................................

.084
.09
.08$
.08$
.08$

1119

1102
1107
1110
1112
1118

Mar 15.

Mar. 15

Apr. 15.

SO 25
.
.25
.20
.25
.25

SO 25
.
.20
.25

.20

2.75
2.60
3.00
2.50
2.75
2.65

Apr 15.

.20
.20

.0625
.0714
.0650
.0625
.0625
.0714
.0714

.08$
.09

*ol
3

.40
.40
.40
.38
.40
.40

1.25
1.25
.75
1.00
1.15
.65
.60
1.25

3.00
3.00
3.00
2.78
3.00
2.75

.40
.40
.40
.38
.40
.40
.40
.35

1.25
1.25
.75
.75
1.25

.35
.40

.75

.0556
. 0556
.0600
.0500
.0526
.0588
.0500
.0556

.0526
.0556
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0588

.08$
.09
.08$
.08$
.08$
.08

.08$
.09
.08$

.0556

*08$
.08

DETROIT, MICH.
1206
1208
1210
1216
1218

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................

SO 17
.
.16
.25
.18
.20

SO 18
.
.16
.25
.19
.20

SO 20
.
.19
.28
.28
.25

$0.20
.20
.28
.26
.25

1206
1208
1210
1216
1218

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................

.15
.15
.18
.16
.14

.16
.15
.20
.17
.16

.18
.17
.22
.22
.18

.18
.18
.22
.21
.18

1206
1208
1210
1216
1218

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................

.14
.15
.20
.14
.18

.15
.15
.20
.15
.20

.17
.16
.24
.20
.22

.17
.16
.24
.17
.22

1206
1208
1210
1216
1218

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do......................................... .........................

.12
.12
.14
.12$
.12$

.13
.12
.14
.13
.14

.15
.15
.16
.16
.15

.15
.15
.16
.15
.15




.4

51

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
DETROIT, M ICH.—Continued.

Firm
num­
ber.

1206
1208
1210

1216
1218

1 201

1206
1208
1216
1218
1206
1208
1210

1216
1218
1 201

1203
1206
1207
1208
1209
1 21 0

1216
1218
1206
1208
1 21 0

1216
1218
1206
1208
1210

1216
1218
1 20 1

1203
1207
1209
1217
1201

1203
1207
1209
1217
1201

1203
1207
1210

1217
1203
1209
1 21 0

1912

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Pork chops, loin, per pound..
Do....................................
D o....................................
Do....................................
D o....................................
Bacon, smoked, per pound:
f
Piece. 4 to 5 pounds___
l
Sliced.............................
D o......................
Sliced........................
Piece, 4 to 5 pounds.
Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced.
Whole, 8 to 1 2 pounds...
f
Whole, 10 to 14 pounds..
{
Sliced..............................
D o.............................
Whole, 1 0 to 1 2 pounds..

Apr. 15,

Mar. 15.

$0.15
.14
.16
.15
.14

$0.17
.17

$0.17
.17

.17

.19

.18
.18

.18
.18

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.23

.2 0

.2 0

.15

.16

.26

.24

.2 0

.2 0

.16
.16

$0 . 2 0
.18

.2 2
.2 0

.2 2

.17

.2 0

.18

.2 2
.2 2

.2 0

.2 0

.2 2

.151
.16

.16
.16

.18

.24
.19

.25
.14

.25
.16

.25
.29
.18

.25
.26
.18

.14
.15
.13
.14
.14
.14
.15
.13
.15

.15
.16
.15
.15
.16
.17
.18
.18
.16

.15
.16
.15
.15
.16
.17
.18
.17
.15

.14
.15

.15
.17

.16
.18

.2 0

.2 2

.2 2

.15
.18

.16
.16

.15
.16

.2 0
.2 2

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
Do....................................
D o...................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
D o....................................

.13
.15
.13
.14
.14
.14
.14

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................

.14
.15
.16
.15

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.2 1

Apr. 15.

.1 2 1
.1 2 1

.1 2 1

.18
.18

.19
.18

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.16

.18

.2 2

.24

.23
.24

.2 2
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

Flour, wheat, per 1-barrel bag:
Gold Medal........................ .
Do..................................
Columbus.............................
Stott’s Fancy......................
Commercial.........................

.8 8

.8 8

.85
.75
.65
.65

.85
.75
.65
.65

.75
.80
.72
.70
.70

.75
.80
.72
.70
.70

Corn meal, in 2,3, or 5 pound lots, per pound.
D o..................................................................
Do..................................................................
D o..................................................................
Do..................................................................

.0300
.0250
.0333
.0250
.0250

.0300
.0250
.0333
.0250
.0250

.0250
.0250
.0333
.0250
.0250

.0250
.0300
.0333
.0250
.0250

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do.......................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.

.24
.25
.24
.25
.28

.23
.24
.23
.25
.23

.23
.27
.25
.28
.23

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
Do..........................
Do.

.24
.23
.25

.28
.2 2

.2 2

.25

The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no urelative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.
1




52

BULLETIN 01? THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I __ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OP FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
DETRO IT, M ICH.—Concluded.

T able

1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Tub............‘ ...................................................
Do.................................: ..........................
Print................................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Tub..................................................................

$0.36
.36
.35
.36
.35
.35
.38

$0.38
.37
.35
.36
.35
.36
.35

$0.41
.42
.40
.40
.42
.39
.40

$0.39
.42
.37
.40
.40

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o..................................................................

.38
.43
.34
.40
.40

.40
.40
.40
.40
.40

.18

.18

.2 0

.2 0

.18
.16

.18
.18
.17

1203
1207
1209
1217

Sugar, granulated, per pound..............................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.0650
.0519
.0650
.0650
.0625

.0600
.0606
.0600
.0650
.0625

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500

1202

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
per quart:
R aw ................................................................

.08
.08
.08
.08
.07^

.08
.08
.08
.08
.07^

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

1201

1203
1204
1207
1209
1 21 0

1217
1 201

1203
1207
1209
1217
1 201

1204
1211
1212

1213

Do
. . . .
Ra w................................................................
D o.............................................................

.38

.2 0

.08
.08

FALL RIVER, MASS.
1309
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Sirloin steak (rump ) , 1 per pound........................
$0.26
$0.28
$0.36
.30
.30
1310
Do................................................................... .34
.32
D o...................................................................
.24
.24
.30
D o...................................................................
.28
.28
.30
D o...................................................................
.24
.32
.26
D o...................................................................
.30
D o...................................................................

$0.36
.34
.36
.32
.34
.34

1323

Round steak, per pound:
Top, bone out.................................................
Whole, bone out............................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Top, bone out.................................................
Whole, bone out............................................
D o ............................................................

1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o....................................... i ..........................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
........................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2

.2 0

.2 0

.16
.16
.16

.24
.24

.16
.16
.18

.24
.25

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 2

1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.14
.16

.14
.16

.14

.1 2
.1 2

.1 2
.1 2

.13

.14

.14
.18
.18
.16
.14
.16
.16

1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.16
.16

.18

1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1 ?2 1

.2 0
.2 2

.24

.18
.24

.18
.24

.2 0

.2 0

.28
.26
.26

.2 2

.28
.26
.28

.2 2

.26
.26

.26
.28
.26

.2 2

.18
.14
.16

.16

.18
.19

.2 0

'

.18

.2 0

.18
.14
.18
.18
.2 2
.2 0

.2 1
.2 0

.17
1

.19

.2 0

.18
.17
.17

.24
.2 2
.2 0

.18

1 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “ sirloin” in most of the cities included in this
report, but in this city it is called “ rump” steak.




53

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

FALL RIVER, M ASS.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1306
1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1306
1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, average 12 pounds.............................
Sliced..............................................................
Whole, 12 to 14 pounds..................................
Sliced..............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................

1306
1309
1310
1313
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
.........................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o .................................................................

1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound......................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1309
1310
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn,
per pound....................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1306
1309
1310
1313
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag:
Special brand.................................................
Gold Medal.....................................................
Supreme.........................................................
Gold Medal....................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

1306 Com meal, per pound..........................................
Do...................................................................
1309
D o...................................................................
1310
1313
Do...................................................................
1315
D o...................................................................
1319
D o...................................................................
Do............................................ ......................
1320
1321
D o...................................................................
1323
D o...................................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar 15.

$0.16

$0 . 2 0

$0 .2 1

.2 0
.2 2

.2 0
.2 2

.2 2

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.17

.17

.2 2

.2 2

.17

.18

.24
.24
.28

.24
.24
.28

.1 2
.1 2
.1 2

.13
.13
.13
.13

.13
.1 2

.13

.1 2

.13

.14
.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.2 0

.16
.18
.18

.16
.18
.2 0

Apr. 15.
$0 . 2 1
.2 2

.24
.32
.24

.26
.32

.2 2

.2 2

.24
.24
.18
.24
.2 2

.24
.26
.19
.26
.2 2

.35
.26
.26
.26
.28

.35

.15
.14
.15
.15
. 15
.14
. 14
.15
.15

.15
.14
.15
.15
.15

.18

.18

.2 0

.2 2
.2 0

.18
.18
.16
.17

.26
.28
.28

.14
.15
.15

.16

.2 2

.2 0
.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.24

.26

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.24

.24
.25
.24

.2 2
.2 2

.2 2

.75
.80
.80
J80
.80
.J78
.80
.80

.8 8

.8 8

.90
.90
.95

.95
.90
.95

.95

.90

.8 8

.0240

.0240

.0400
.0300
. 0333
.0400

.0400
.0300
.0333
.0400

.24
.25

.26
.25
.23
.24
.25
.75
.80
.80
.80
.80
.80
.80
*80

.0240
.0240
.0444
.0444
.0448
.0448
.0300
.0300
.0333
.0333
.0400
.0400
.0400
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0240
.0240
1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article
in this report.




54

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
FALL RIVER, M ASS.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

1306
1309
1310
1313
1315
1317
1319
1320
1321
1323

strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o................. .....................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

1306
1315
1320
1321

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.32
.28
.30

$0.28
.30
.28
.28

.30
.32

.28
.28

$0.30
.30
.30
.32
.34
.32
.32
.32
.36
.36

fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................
Do.
Do.

.27

.26
.28
.26
.30

1306
1309
1310
1313
1315
1317
1319
1320
1321
1323

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Tub.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Print. ..
T u b ---Do.
Do.
Do.
P rin t...

1306
1309
1310
1313
1315
1319
J.320
■
1321
1323

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................

1306
1309
1310
1313
1315
1319
1320
1321
1323

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent, 50-cent, or $1 lots,
per pound..........................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
Do..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

1308
1311
1312
1322

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered bottled, per
quart:
R aw ................................................................
Pasteurized................................................... .
R aw ................................................................
D o...........................................................

.34
.36

$0.28
.24
.26
.24
.30

.28
.30
.25
.2 2

.26

.39
.36
.38
.40
.40
.42
.38
.36
.39
.42

.40
.36
.36

Apr. 15.

37

.25
.25

.45
.45
.44

.2 0

.30
.30
.25

.45

.2 0

.25
.25

.‘ 42*

0606
0714
0625
0667
0714
0625

0588
0667
0588
0625
0667
0588

0625

0606

.0476
.0500
.0488
.0526
.0500
.0476
.0526
.0500
.0625

.09
.09
.09

.08
.08
.08

.0476
.0556
.0476
. 0526
. 0500

.09

*0526
.0500
.0625

.09

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Sirloin steak, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Round steak, per pound
D o.......... T .-.t.........
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
Do.............................




$0 .
.2 0
.*22
.2 0
.2 0

.17
.2 0

$0.25

$0.25
.18
.23
.25

.2 0

.27
.28
.25
.24

.2 0
.2 0

.25
.18

.2 0

.18

.18

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.2 0

.17

.2 2

,
!
j

.25
.25
.24

$0.25
.25
.28
.28
.25
.2 2

.25
.2 0

.23
.25
.25
.2 2

55

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

$0.15
. 12*
.13
.m
.15
.14

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Apr. 15,

.15

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15,

$0.18
.15
.16
.2 0

.17
.17

.15
. 12|
.13

.17
.15
.15
.16
.15
.15

Pork chops, loin, per pound.,
D o....................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.2 0

.2 0

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

.25
.28
.23
.25
.30
.25

.25
.30
.25
.25
.33
.30

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................

.25
.25
.28
.25
.30
.25

.25
.30
.30
.30
.35
.27

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Lard, pure, tub, per pound..
D o...................................
Do..
Do.
Do..
Do..

. 12 *

.15
.15
.16
.15
.15
.15

1403
1407
1408

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
D o.............................................
D o..............................................

.15
.17

.15
.15
.17

1401
1402
1403
1407
1408
1415

Hens, year or more old, per pound:
Dressed, drawn..........................
D o........................................
f
Live............................................
I
Dressed, drawn..........................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................

.2 0

.2 0

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Flour, wheat:
Diadem, per J-barrel bag...............
Pillsbury’s Best, per ^-barrel bag..
Tip Top, per 20 pounds.................
Diadem, per J-barrel bag...............
D o.............................................
D o................. ...........................

.1 2
.1 2

.18
.2 0

.17*
.2 0
.2 0

.1 2 1

.15
.14

;}II

.23

.18
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.18

.18
.2 0

.18
.2 2

.23
.17

.19
.23

.2 2

.24

.25

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2

.2 2
.2 2

.75
.85
.60
.80
.80
.75

.75
.85
.60
.80
.80
.75

.18

85
65
85
75
80

.0250
0250
.0 2 0 0
1402 Com meal, in 5-cent lots, per pound.
.0250
.0250
0250
D o.................................................
1403
.0250
.0250
0250
D o.................................................
1405
0250
.0250
.0250
1407
D o.................................................
.0250
.0250
0250
D o.................................................
1408
.0250
0286
.0250
D o.................................................
1409
The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
*
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




56

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

1405
1407
1408

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen..............
D o...................................................................
$0.26
D o................................................................... .2 2
.23
D o...................................................................
.23
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
.23

1409

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................

.2 0

.2 0

1401
1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Butter creamery, print, per pound....................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o...................................................................

.38
.35
.35
.37
.32
.35

.38
.38
.38
.39
.35
.36

.42
.42
.44
.43
.43
.40
.42

.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.38
.38

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................

.40
.35
.40
.38
.35
.40

.40
.40
.45
.45
.45
.45

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.15
.18

1402
1403
1405
1407
1408
1409

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent or $1 lots, per
pound.................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o................................ ...................................
D o ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................

.0600
.0714
.0667
.0714
.0667
.0714

.0600
.0714
.0645
.0769
. 0650
.0667

.0625
.0625
.0588
.0526
.0556
.0556

.0625
.0625
.0588
.0526
. 0556
. 0556

1406
1411
1412
1413

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized.....................................................
R aw ................................................................
Pasteurized....................................................
D o.............................................................

.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08

$0.25
.23

$0.25
.28

$0.25
.28

1401
1402

1403

$0 .2 2
.23
.24
.2 2

.23

$0 .2 0

$0 .2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.15

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
1506
1512
11521
1524
1525
1526

Sirloin steak, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

1506
1512
11521
1524
1525
1526

Round steak, per pound.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o..............................
D o...............................
D o..............................

.2 0

.2 0

.18

.19

1506
1512
U521
1524
1525
1526

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o ......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

.25

.25

.2 0

.2 1

1506
1512
U521
1524
1525
1526

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

.1 2

.1 2

.07

.07




$0.25
.2 2

.2 0

.25
.25
.25

.25
.30
.30

.2 0
.2 1

.25
.2 1

.16
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

.25
.25
.15
.15
.25
.25

.25
.25

.25
.25

.15
.25
.25
.15

.1 2

.1 2

•12 $
.15
.18
.18

i Sells native beef.

.15

.15
.18
.18

57

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b le I ___ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.—Continued.
1913

1912

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15,

Mar. 15.

$0 .2 0
.15

$0 .2 0
.16

$0 .2 0

1506
1512
1521
1524
1525
1526

Pork chops, loin, per pound..
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
B o ....................................
D o....................................

1506
1509
1512
1514
1521
1523
1524
1526

Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................
Do.
Piece, average, 4 pounds.
Sliced................................
Piece..
Sliced........................
Piece, 2 to 4 pounds.
Sliced........................
D o......................

1505
1506
1509
1512
1514
1519
1521
1523
1524
1526

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Sliced..............................
Whole, 8 to 10 pounds...
Sliced..............................
Whole, 8 to 10 pounds...
Whole, 6 to 8 pounds_
_
Sliced..............................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds...
Sliced..............................
D o............................

1505
1509
1514
1519
1521
1523

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
Do...................................
Do...................................
Do...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................

.13
.14
.15

.13
.14
.15

.15
.16
.15
.15
.15
.15

1506
1512
1524
1525
1526

Leg of lamb, yearling,* per pound.
D o.............................................
D o.............................................
Do.............................................
Do.............................................

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.18

.18
.25
.25

1506
1512
1519
1524
1525
1526

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn,
per pound..........................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................

1505
1509
1514
1519
1521
1523

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag:
Canopy...............................
Town Talk..........................
De Soto................................
Gold Medal..........................
Town Talk..........................
De Soto................................

1505
1509
1514
1519
1521
1523

Com meal, per pound.
Do.........................
Do.........................
Do.........................
Do.........................
Do.........................

Apr. 15

.2 2

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.35

.25

.23

.25
.35

.2 2

.30
.25
.30
.23
.35
.30

.19
.25

.19
.25

.25

.2 0
.2 1
.2 2

.2 0
.2 2
.2 1

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.2 2

.23
.30
.23
.30
.30

.18

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.25
.25
.23
.85
.95
.90

1 .0 0
1 .0 0

.90
1 .0 0

.85
.0250
.0300
.0300

0300
0333
0300

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0300
.0300

i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling. *’ The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




58

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.— Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1505
1509
1514
1519
1521
1523
1524

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen..............
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................

1509
1514

Eggs, fresh, per dozen...........................................
Do...................................................................

1505
1509
1512
1514
1519
1521
1523
1524

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Tub..................................................................
Print................................................................
Do............................................................
Tub.................................................................
Print...............................................................
Do............................................................
Do............................................................
Do............................................................

1505
1509
1514
1519
1521
1523
1524

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.45
.45
.40

1505
1509
1514
1519
1521
1523

Sugar, granulated, per pound.............................
Do...................................................................
D o .................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.0625
.0769
.0800

1502

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered bottled,
raw, per quart...................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................

1913

Commodity.

1504
1517
1518
1522

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.25
.30
.25

$0.25
.30
.30

Mar. 15.
$0.25
.30
.35
.25
.25 .
.30
.25

Apr. 15.
$0.24
.30
.30
.25
.25
.25

.25
.30
.40
.42
.39
.40

. 12*
. 12*
. 12*

.40
.42
.40
.40

.70
.45
.50

.0625
.0769
.0700

.124
. 12*
. 12*

.25

.45
.45
.40
.44
.45
.45
.45
.45

.45
.45
.40
.44
.45

.30
.35
.35
.30
.35
.30
.0625
.0625
.0556
.0600
.0526

.*45
.45
.30
.30
.35
.30
. 35*'
’
.0556
.0625
.0625
.0556
.*0526

. 12|
.13
. 12*

KANSAS CITY, MO.
1601
1603
1605
1606
1607
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Sirloin steak, per pound..
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do............................

1601
1603
1605
1606
1607
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Bound steak, per pound.
Do..............................
Do..............................
Do..............................
Do..............................
Do..............................
Do..............................
Do..............................
Do..............................
D o..............................




$0 .2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.17
.17*
.18
.2 0
.2 0

$0 . 2 0
.2 0
22*
22

17*
20
22
20

$0 . 2 0
.23

$0.25
.25

.2 0

.2 0

.25

.25

.2 0
. 22*

.2 0

.30
.2 0

.25
.25
.18

18

.2 0

20
20
20

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

17*

.17*

20

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
. 22*

.17*
.16
.15
.15
.15
.17*

17*
20

.25
.30
.25
.25
.25
.2 0

.23
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2
. 22*
. 22*

59

BETAIL PEICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
KANSAS CITY, MO.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

1601
1603
1605
1606
1607
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Rib roast, bone in, per pound .
B o.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................

1601
1603
1605
1606
1607
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

1601
1603
1605
1606
1607
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Pork chops, loin, per pound..
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................

.2 0
.2 0

1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

.30
.30
.35
.25
. 22*
.30
.25

1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................

1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622
1601
1605
1607
1615
1618
1622

$0

17
17*
15
15
15
15
15
15

Apr. 15.
$0.17
.17*
.17*
.17*
.15
.15
.15
.18

Mar. 15.
$0.18

Apr. 15,
$0.18

.2 0

.2 0

.17
.17*
.17*
.16
.17*
.18
.17*
.17*

.17
.17
.17*
.17
.17*
.2 0

.17*
.17*

.15
.17*
. 12 *
.15
. 12 *
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
.18
. 12 *
.15
. 12 *
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.17*
.17*

.17*
.18

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.17*

-18

.30
.30
.35
.25
. 22*
.30
.30
.30
.25

.30
.30
.35
.25
. 22 *
.30
.30
.30
.25

.25
.25
.30
.25
.25
.30
.25

.25
.28
.35
.25
.25
.25
.30
.30
.30

.30
.30
.25
.25
.30
.30
.35

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................

.15
.17*
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
.17*
.15
.15
.16*
.15
.18
.17
.17*

.15
.17*
.15
.15
.16*
.15
.18
.17
.17*

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
Do..........................
D o.........................
D o..........................
D o....................
D o..........................

.2 0

.2 0

.15
. 12 *
.15
.17

.17
.15
.16
.18
.17*

.25
.17

. 12*
.15
.1 0
.1 2
. 12*

.15

.17*

.25
.2 2

.35
.25
.2 0

.25
.25

.25

.16
. 22*
.2 0

i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year,, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




60

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — R E T A IL PRICES OF TH E PR IN C IP A L AR TIC LE S OF FOOD ON

TH E 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND MARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.
K A N S A S C IT Y , M O .— Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Mar. 15.

Hens, year or more old, per pound:
L ive.............................................
1601
Dressed, not drawn...................
1605
D o.........................................
1606
D o.........................................
1607
1614
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
1615
L ive............................................
1617
f
D o.........................................
1618 L Dressed, not drawn...................
1622
D o.........................................
1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

1913

Commodity.
Apr. 15,

$0.15
.17*
.15
.17
.17
.15
.16
.16

$0.16
.17*
.16
.17
.17
.15
.16
.18

80

1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
1617
161.8
1619
1622

Cora meal, per pound.
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o.........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................

.0286
.0250
.0167
.0250
.0286
.0286

.0286
.0250
.0308 ;
.0 2 0 0 ;
.0250 i
.0286 i
.0286 '

1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
161.7
1618
1619
1622

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.25
.25
.28
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
. 22*
.25
.23

1617
1619
1622

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................
D o..........................

1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Prm t.................................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
Tub...................................
Print.................................
D o...............................

1601
1603
1605
1606
1615
1617
1618
1619
1622

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o.......... ...................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

1601

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent or $ 1 lots, per
pound.................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1603
1605
1606
1615




.0 2 0 0

$0.16
.2 0

.17*
.18
.16
.18

Apr. 15,

$0.17
.2 0

.16
.19
.2 0

.16
.2 0

.16
•17*

.18
.18

.70
.90
.75
.70
.70
.75
.70
.80
.75

Flour, wheat, per p a r r e l bag:
Aristos..................................
Queen of the Pantry...........
Aristos..................................
Kelly's Best.........................
Aristos..................................
Kelly’s Best.........................
Aristos..................................
D o..................................

Mar. 15.

.70
.85
. 75
.70
.65
.75
.70
.80
.75

.0250
.0250
.0267
.0167
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0286

.0250
.0250
.0267
.0167
.0250
.0250
.0250
. 0 2 S6
.0250

.25
.23

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.25
. 22*
.25
.23
.25

.23

.25
.23
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.23
.35
.38
.35
.35
.38
.35
.35

.40
.38
.40
.40
.38
.38
.40

.40
.40
.40
.45
.40
.40
.40
.42
.40

.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.38
.40
.42
.40

.40
.35
.40
.40
.40
.45
.45

.45
.45
.50
.40
.45
.50
.50

.2 0

.2 0

.0714
.0625
.0667
.0500
.0714

.25

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25

.2 0

.0714
.0625
.0667
.0625
.0714

.25

.2 0

.0556
.0526
.0556
.0556
.0625

.0526
.0556
.0556
.0500
.0625

61

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
KANSAS CITY, MO.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber

Mar. 15.

1618
1619
1622

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent or $1 lots, per
p ound................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1611
1612
1616
1620
1621

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
R aw ................................................................
D o................................................................
Pasteurized....................................................
R aw ................................................................

1617

1913

Commodity.

$0.0714
.0667

Apr. 15.

$0.0714
.0625

Mar. 15.

$0.0500
.0526
.0667
.0556

Apr. 15

$0.0556
.0556
.0625
.0500

10

10

08ft

08ft
08ft
10

10

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1720

Sirloin steak, per pound..
D o..............................
D o . . . . . ......................
Do..............................
Do..............................
D o..............................

$0.25
. 2 2 ft

1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1720

Round steak, per pound.
D o...............................
D o..............................
Do...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

17%
17ft
17ft
18

1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1720

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................

17ft
17ft
15
18

1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1720

Chuck roast, per pound.
Do.............................
D o.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................

1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1720

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
Do.................... ...............
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do...................................

1702
1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1719
1720

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
D o.............................................
D o..............................................

1702
1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1719
1720

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Sliced..............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................
Whole, 1 0 to 14 pounds..
Sliced..............................




20
2 2 ft

$0.25
.25ft
20

25

17ft
20

17|
18

$0.25
.25
.25
.25
. 2 2 ft
.25
.2 0
.2 0

•17ft
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.2 0

$0.25
.30
.25
.30
.25
.25
.2 0
. 22 ft
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
. 22 ft
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

1 2 ft

.15
.15
.15
.16
.15
. 12 ft

.15
.17ft
.15
.17ft
.17ft
•12 ft

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
. 2 2 ft
. 2 2 ft
. 2$

.30
.35
.35
.35
.35
.35
.40
.30

.35
.35
.35
.35
.40
.40
.40
.30

15

1 2 ft

15

•17ft

.2 1

.2 2

.30
.25
.30
.30
.30
.23

.30
.30
.30
.35
.30
.23
.30

to
O
O

18
m
17ft
18

.17ft
.18
.18
.2 0

ill
If

15
18ft

62

BULLETIN OF TH E BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
LITTLE ROCK, ARK.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

1702
1707
1708
1709
1715
1719
1720
1721

Lard, pure:
Per 5-pound pail, gross weight.
Tub, per pound..........................
D o.........................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

1704
1706
1711
1712
1720

Leg of lamb, yearling,* per pound.
D o....... ......................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

1704
1706
1711
1712
1715
1719
1720

Hens, year or more old, per pound:
Dressed, not drawn.....................
Do..........................................
D o..........................................
Do..........................................
D o..........................................
Live..............................................
Dressed, not drawn.....................

1702
1707
1708
1709
1711
1715
1719
1720
1721

Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
Orris.......................................
Success...................................
Angel Food...........................
Orris.......................................
Golden Cresent..................
Excellence.......................
Pride of Denver....................
Orris.......................................
Special brand........................

1702
1707
1708
1709
1711
1715
1719
1720
1721

Com meal, in 10 or 12 pound lots, per pound...
Do
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250

1702
1707
1708
1709
1711
1719
1720
1721

Riggs, strictly fresh, near-bv, per dozen.
'D o ......................................................
Do......................................................
Do......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

.25

.25

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

1708
1709
1711
1715

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o......................... .
D o.........................
Do.........................

1702
1707
1708
1709
1711
1715
1719
1720
1721

Butter, creamery, print, per pound.
D o.................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

$0.70
.13
. 12|
. 12 *

$0.70
.13

.18
.15
.17*
.18

.18

.18

.17*
.17*
.17*
.17*

.18

.2 0

.17*
.2 0

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.80
.15
.15
.15
.14
.16
.17*
.15

$0.80
.15
;15

.2 0
.2 0
. 22 *
.2 0
.2 0

7*

.15
.16
.18
.16
.2 0

. 22*
.25
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
20

.85
.85
.90
.85

.25
.2 0

.2 0

.85
.85
.90
.85

.90
.90
.90
.90
.85
.90
.85
.90
.90

.90
.90
.90

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0300

.0250

.0250
.0208
.0208

.0208
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.17*

.*85*'
.90
.85
.90
.90

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.17*

.2 0

.17*
.17*
.40
.40
.40
.40

.45
.40
.40

.45

.17*
.45
.45
.40

.45
.45
. 45
.40
.40
.45
.45
. 45
.45
.45
.40
i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the* fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices a±e computed for this article in
this report.




63

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

LITTLE ROCK, A R K .—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1702
1707
1708
1709
1711
1719
1720
1721

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
Do ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................

1702
1707
1708
1709
1711
1715
1719
1720
1721

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent or $1 lots, per
pound.................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................

1710
1714
1717
1718
1722

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered,bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized or raw................................
Pasteurized.....................................................
Raw ...............................................................
D o ...........................................................
D o.............................................................

19 13

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mai*. 15.

$0.45
.45
.45
.40

$0.50
.50
.50
.50

$0.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.0714
.0700
.0700
.0714

.0714
.0650
.0625
.0714

.0714

.0667

.0556
.0600
.0500
.0588
.0556
.0556
.0588

.1 0

.1 0

Apr. 15.
$0.25
.25
.25
. 25
.25
.25

.0550
.0500
.0588
.0556
.0588
.0588
.0500

.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

$0 . 2 2
.25
.25
.25

$0 . 2 2
.25
.25
.27

.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

.2 0
.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.0 9 *

.2 0
. 22 $
.2 0
.2 0

LOS ANGELES, CAL.
1806
1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

Sirloin steak, per pound..
D o............................. .
D o............................. .
D o............................. .
D o............................. .
D o............................. .
D o..............................

1806
1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

Round steak, per pound.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

1806
1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

R ib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

1806
1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

1806
1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................




$0 . 2 2
.2 2
22
22
20

$0 . 2 2
.2 2
.2 2
22
22$

18
18
20

18
17$

.23

.24
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.15
15
15
12$
17
15

.18
.15

.2 0

.2 0

.17$
.16
.15
.18
.15
.15
.16

.15
.16
.15
.18
.15
. 12 $
.16

.25
.25

.25
.25

.2 0

.2 0

.25
.25

.25
.25

.2 2

.2 2

.25

.25

64

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
LOS ANGELES, CAL.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.30

$0.30

$0.30
.30
.30
.40
.25
.30
.35
.40
.30
.35

$0.30
.30
.30
.40
.25
.30
.35
.40
.30
.35

.30
.35
.25
.35
.40
.40
.30
.35

.30
.35
.35

.15
.18
.15

.15

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.171

.171
.15

.2 0

.2 0

.18

.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.18

.18
.17

.2 0

.2 0

.2 2

.2 2

.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

1801
1806
1808
1811
1812
1816
1817
1818
1819
1820

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
Do..............................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

1801
1806
1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................

.30
.35
.30
.30
.35
.35

1801
1806
1808
1811
1816
1817
1819
1820

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
Do...................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.15
.17|
.15
.18
.15
.17*

1806
1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

.2 0
.2 0

1806

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound...............................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

1811
1812
1817
1818
1819
1820

Flour, wheat:
1801
1804
1808
1811
1816

^-barrel bag.
A l, I
’ Bor:
D o......................
A l, per ^-barrel bag.

.25
.35
.2 2

.25
.35
.35

15
m
15
18
15
m

.15
.18
.18

.25
.25
.25
.27
.30

Apr. 15.

.40
.40
.30
.35

.171

.28
1.70
.90
.85
.90
1.70

1.75
.90
.90
.90
1.75

1.65
.90
.90
.90
1.70

1.65
.90
1.70

1801
1804
1080
1811
1816

Corn meal, in 5 or 10 pound lots, per pound.
D o...............................................................
D o...............................................................
D o...............................................................
D o...............................................................

.0300
.0300
.0300
.0350
.0400

.0300
.0300
.0350
.0350
.0400

.0250
.0300
.0300
.0300
.0400

.0250
.0300
.0300
.0350
.0400

1801
1804
1808
1811
1816

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o...............................................
D o................................................
D o................................................
D o................................................

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.30
.25
.25

.25
.25
.30
.25
.25

1808
1812

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................

.25
.25

.25
.25

1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article
in this report.




65

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

LOS ANGELES, CAL.—Concluded.
1912

1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.

1801
1804
1808
1811
1812
1816

Butter, creamery, print, per pound................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.37*
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40

1801
1804
1808
1811
1816

Potatoes, Irish, per 100 pounds...........................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2.50
2.50
2.50
3.35
3.00

1801
1804
1808
1811
1816

Sugar, granulated, per pound:
In $1 lots.........................................................
In 100 -pound lots...........................................
T i $1 lots___ __________________________
t
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

.0625
.0640
.0625
.0667
.0714

.0588
.0640
.0625
.0667
.0625

.0526
.0500
.0500
.0556
.0500

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0556
.0588

1805
1807
1809
1813

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized.....................................................
R aw................................................................
Pasteurized.....................................................
D o.............................................................

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.30
.35
.35
.35
.35
.35

$0.42*
.40
. 45
.45
.45
.45

$0.35
.35
.35
.35

2.35
3.00
3.00
3.00
3.25

1 .0 0
1 .0 0

1 .0 0
1 .0 0

.35

.85

.85

1 .0 0

1 .1 0
1 .2 0

1.25

LOUISVILLE, KY.

1910
1911
1912
1916
1917
1918

$0 . 2 2 *
Sirloin steak, per pound.....................................
$0.18
$0 .2 0
1908
D o................................................................... .25
.17*
.2 0
.m
D o...................................................................
.2 0
. 20“
.2 0
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
.2 0
.2 0
.25
. 22*
D o...................................................................
.2 0
D o...................................................................
. 22*
D o...................................................................

1901
1908
1910
1911
1912
1916
1917
1918

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o...................... .............................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1901
1908
1910
1911
1912
1916
1917
1918

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o............................................... ....................

1901
1908
1910
1911
1912
1916
1917
1918

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1901
1908
1910
1911

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1901

421°—Bull. 125-13-




.17

.17*

.2 0
.2 0

.15
.15
.17*

. 15
.15
.17*

.17*
.15“

.17

.17

.15
.17*
.17*

.17*
.17*
.17*

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.m
.18'
.17*
.17*

$0 . 22 *
.25
.25
.25
.25
. 22 *
. 22 *
. 22 *
.2 0
.2 0

.17*
.2 0

. 22 *
. 20“
.2 0
.2 0

.17*

.18
.17*
.17*
. 12*

.15

. 12 *
.m

.m
.1 0

.1 2 1

. 12*

.17

.2 0

.15
.15

.174
.17*

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.17*
.17*

.17
.15
.15
. 12*
.15
.17*
.15
.15

.17
.15
.15
.15
.15
.17*
.15
.15

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.17*

66

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
LOUISVILLE, K Y .—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.
1912
1916
1917
1918

Pork chops, loin, per p ou n d ...............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1901
1905
1908
1910
1911
1912
1916
1917
1918

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o.................................................... ..............
D o...................................................................

1901
1905
1908
1910
1911
1912
1916
1917
1918

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole, 10 to 1 2 pounds.................................
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................

1901
1904
1905
1908
1911
1912
1916
1917
1918

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1901
1908
1910
1911
1912

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound......................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1901
1906
1908
1909
1912
1917
1918

Hens, year or more old, per pound:
Dressed, drawn..............................................
D o............................................................
f
D o.............................................................
\
Dressed, not drawn.......................................
Dressed, drawn..............................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

1901
1904
1905
1908
1912
1916
1917
1918

Flour, wheat, per 4-barrel bag:
Monarch.........................................................
Acme...............................................................
Gold Medal.....................................................
White Plume.................................................
Obelisk...........................................................
Eureka............................................................
White Plume.................................................
Acme...............................................................

1901
1904
1905
1908
1912
1916
1917
1918

Com meal, in 12 or 124 pound lots, per pound..
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
$0.15

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

.25

.25

.2 1

.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

.25
.25

.25
.25

.30

.30
.25
.25

.2 0
. 22|

.1 2 1

.2 2

.25

.15

$0 .2 0

$0 .2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

$0,174

.2 0
.2 0
•20

.30
.30
.27
.30
.274
.274
.25
.25
.274

.30
.27
.27
.30
.274
.274
.25
.25
.30

.30
.25
.25
.30
.25
.274
. 22*
.30"
.274

.30
.25
.25
.30
.25
.274

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.174
.15
.15
.15

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.174
.15
.15
.15

.2 2 4

.25
.30

• §
12
.13
. 12|
. 12*
. 12|

.1 2 4

.17J

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.15

.17

.1 2 4

.174
.174
.15

.174

.1 2 4
.2 0

.174
.174
.15
.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.'2 0

.2 2
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.13

.1 2 4

.15
.15

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
. 22*

.25

.25

.25“
.25

.25
.27*
.25“
.25

.80
.85
.90
.95
.90
.95

.80
.85
.90
.95
.90
.95

1 .0 0

1 .0 0

.2 2

.75
.85
.85
.85
.85

.80
.90
.90
.85
.90

.90
.0250
.0208
.0292
.0240
.0240

.0250
.0250
.0292
.0240
.0280

.90

.0188
.0208
.0250

.0188
.0208
.0250

.0 2 0 0
.0 2 0 0
.0 2 0 0
.0 2 0 0

.0 2 0 0

.0240
.0 2 0 0
.0 2 0 0

.0240
.0240
1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article
in this report.




67

EETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I ___ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

LOUISVILLE, K Y __ Concluded.

Firm
num­
ber.

1901
1904
1908
1909
1912
1916
1917
1918

1912

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0 . 2 2 *
. 22|
. 22*
. 22*
.25

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0 . 2 0

$0 . 2 0

.2 0

. 22*
.2 0
. 22*

1905

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
. 22*
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

Apr. 15.
$0.17*
.2 0
.2 0

.17*
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

1901
1904
1905
1908
1912
1916
1917
1918

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print...............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Tub.................................................................
Print...............................................................
D o.............................................................

1901
1904
1905
1908
1912
1916
1917
1918

.2 0

.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.45
.40

.35
.35
.37*
.35
.35

.35
.40
.38
.40
.40

.40
.45
.45
.45
.40
.45
.45
.45

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.....................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.50
.45
.45
.45
.45

.50
.50
.50
.45
.50

.2 0
.2 0
. 22*
.2 0

1901
1904
1905
1908
191'2
1916
1917
1918

Sugar, granulated, in $1 lots, per pound............
Do ................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.0667
.0667
.0714
.0667
.0667

.0625
.0667
.0667
.0606

1902
1907
1909
1914

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized.....................................................
D o.............................................................
R aw................................................................
Pasteurized.....................................................

.09
.09
.08*
.09

.09
.09
.08*
.09

.17*
.2 0

. 22*
.2 0

.25

.25

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

.0476
.0500
.0500
.0556
.0526
.0526
.0500
.0500

.0476
.0500
.0500
.0556
.0526
.0526
.0526
.0500

.09
.09
.08*
.09

.09
.09
.08*
.09

.2 0

.25

MANCHESTER, N. H.
Sirloin steak (Manchester cut)1 per pound........
,
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Round steak, per pound:
Whole, bone out............................................
Top, bone out.................................................
Do ...........................................................
Whole, bone out............................................
Top, bone out.................................................
D o............................................................

$0.28
.30
.30
.25
.32

$0.30
.30
.30
.25
.32

$0.35
.38
.36
.32
.35

.18

.2 0

.24
.18
.28

.27
.18
.28

.25
.28
.32
.28
.30

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
.18
D o...................................................................
. 15
D o...................................................................
.18
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
i The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “ porterhouse”
in this report, but in this city it is called “ sirloin” steak.




.2 0

.18
.16
.18

.18
.2 2
.2 0

.18

steak in most of the cities included

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BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL

PRICES OP THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
MANCHESTER, N. H.—Continued.
1912

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
Pork chops, loin, per pound.
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o...................................
Do....................................
D o...................................
Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound.
Do............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................
Do............................................
D o............................................
Lard, pure:
Leaf, per 5-pound pail, gross weight.
Tub, per pound..................................
Do.................................................
D o.................................................
D o.................................................
Do.................................................
Leg of lamb, yearling, 1 per pound.
D o..............................................
Do.............................................
D o.............................................
D o.............................................
D o..............................................

Apr. 15,

$0 . 1 2

$0 . 1 2

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15

$0

.14
.1 0

.16

.15
.15
.16
.2 0

.18
.2 0

.25

.2 0
.2 2

.28

.70
.1 2

.13
.14
.14
.15
.18
.14
. 12*
.18

.90
.16
.15
.16
.16
.18
.2 0

.18
.17
.2 0

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
.23
.24
Do.
.25
.2 2
.2 2
Do.
.2 2
.2 2
Do.
.2 2
.24
Do.
Do.
Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag
Pillsbury’s Best...............
.90
.85
.85
.90
D o..............................
Ivory................................
.90
.85
Edgeworth........................
.85
.85
Atlas.................................
Pillsbury’s Best...............
.0350
Com meal, per pound............
.0350
0350
.0360
.0360
0360
D o.....................................
0400
. 0400
D o.....................................
.0400
.0400
0400
Do.....................................
Do.....................................
.0300
D o.....................................
strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen:
.28
.28
I)o......................................................
.30
.30
Do......................................................
.35
.30
Do......................................................
.28
.30
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
iThe prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




69

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

MANCHESTER, N. H.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
ber.

2006
2010
20 1 1

2015
20 0 1

2006
2010
2011

2014
2015
2 001

2006
2010
2011

2014
2015
2001

2006
2010
2011

2014
2015

2003
2005
2009
2012

2016

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Butter, creamery, per pound:
Tub.................................................................
Print...............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do............................................................
D o.............................................................
T ub.................................................................

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.30
.27
.28

$0.28
.25
.25
.25

.42
.42
.45
.42
.40

.45
.42
.46
.42
.42
.40

.2 2

.2 0
.2 0

.40

$0.40
.40
.40
.40

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................

.36
.35
.35
.35

.38
.40
.38
.42

Sugar, granulated, per pound..............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................

.0630
.0667
.0588

.0600
.0667
.0700
.0588

.0550
.0556
.0500
.0556
.0556

.0500
.0556
.0475
.0556
.0556
.0500

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
R aw................................................................
Pasteurized....................................................
R aw................................................................
D o.............................................................

.07
.07
.07
.07

.07
.07
.07
.07

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

$0 . 2 2 *
.17*
25

$0 . 2 2 *

$0.40
.38

.23
.2 0
.2 0

.23

.19
.2 0
.2 0

.19

MEMPHIS, TENN.
2108
2109
2111
2112

2116
12119
2120
2121

Sirloin steak, per pound..
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................

$0 . 2 0
.17*
20
20
20

Round steak, per pound.
Do...............................
Do...............................
D o...............................
2116
Do...............................
12119
Do...............................
Do...............................
2120
Do..............................
2121

18
15
17*

2111
211 2

2111
2112

2116
12119
2120
2121

2108
2109
2111
21 1 2

2116

21

18

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Chuck roast, per pound.
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................




25

.2 0

.22*
.25
.25
.22*
.22*
.25

.2 0
.2 2

2108
2109

2108
2109

22

20
20
20
21
22*

$0.25

.2 0

. 22*
.22*
.25
. 22*

.17*
.15
.2 0
.2 1
.2 0
.2 2

h
.17*
.16
.17*
.2 0
.22*
.2 0
.22*

.2 0

.15
.18
.24
.2 0

.22*
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.22*
.2 0

.25
.17*

.17*
.15
.16
.1 2 1

.15
. 12 *
.15
. 12*

i Delivers no purchases.

.2 0
.2 0

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

70

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
MEMPHIS, TENN.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.
12119
2120
2 12 1

2108
2109
2 11 1
2112

2116
12119
2120
2 12 1

22101

2108
2109
2 11 1
2112

2116
12119
2120
2 12 1
2122

22101

2108
2109
21 11
2112

2116
12119
2120
2 12 1

22101

2109
2 11 1
2112

2113
2116
12119
2120
2 12 1
2122

2108
2109
2111
2112

2116
12119
2 12 1

2108
2109
2 11 1
2112

2116
12119
2120
2121

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

S . 16
O
. 12*

Chuck roast, per pound.
Do.............................
Do.............................
Pork chops, loin, per pound.,
Do....................................
Do....................................
D o . . . . , ...........................
Do....................................
D o...................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Piece, 5 to 7 pounds-----

Mar. 15.

.1 2

so. m

.15'
.18
.2 0

.15

$0 .2 0
.15
.2 0
.2 1
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

Apr. 15.
S . 16
O
.15
.15
.25
.2 0

.22*
. 22*
.22*
. 22*
. 22*
.2 0

.30
.30
.30
.30
.35
.30
.30
.25
.30
.35

.30
.30
.30
.30
.35
.35
.30
.25
.35

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 10 to 14 pounds..
Sliced..............................
Do........................... .
Do........................... .
Do...................... .
Do........................... .
Do........................... .
Do............................
D o............................

. 20|
.25
.30
.30
.30
.25
. 25
.25
.25

.m
.25
.30
.30
.30
.25
.25
.30
.25

Lard, pure:
Tub, per pound..................................
Do.................................................
Do.................................................
Leaf, per 5-pound pail, gross weight.
Per 5-pound pail, gross weight..........
Tub, per pound..................................
Do.................................................
D o.................................................
Do.................................................
Do.................................................

.13|
.17
.18
.75
.75
.15
.15
. 12*
.15
. 15

.17
.18
.80
.75
.15
.15
.15
.15

Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

g of lamb, yearling, 3 per pound.
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
poimd................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do..................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do..................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.2 0
.2 0

. 22*
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.17*
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0
. 22*
.2 2
.22*
.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
. 22 *
. 22 *

Ik

. 22*
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

1 Delivers no purchases.
2 Delivers no purchases under $5.
3 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The ago of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no ‘ ’ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




71

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
MEMPHIS, TENN.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

12101

2109
2112

2113
2116
22119
2120
21 2 1
2122

12101

2109
2112

2113
2116
22119
2120
2 12 1
2122

2109
2112

2113
2116
2117
22119
2120
21 21
2122

12101

2109
2114
2117

12101
2102

2109
2112

2113
2116
2117
22119
2120
2 12 1
2122

12101

2109

2112

2113
2116
22119
2120
2121
2122

12101

2109

2112

2113
2116
22119
2120
2 12 1
2122

2102

2103
2106
2118

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag:
Special Brand........................................
Gold Medal............................................
Omega....................................................
Gold Dust............................................ .
Idahome, Swansdown, or White Silk..
Snow Wreath........................................
Obelisk...................................................
Purity....................................................
Omega....................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.81
.85
.95
.75

$0.81

$0.87
.90

$0.87
.90

1 .0 0

1 .0 0

.85
.90
.90
.90
.85

.85
.90
.90
.90
. 85

.95
.75

1 .0 0

Com meal, per pound.
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................

.0200
.0200

.0250
.0208

.0250
.0250
.0250

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.30
.25
.25
.25

.25
.25

.2 0

.2 0

.0224
.0200

.2 0

.25

.38
.35
.40
.40
.35
.40
.35

.34
.35
.40
.40
.40
.40
.39

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.41
.40
.40
.45
.45

.45
.50
.50
.45
.50

Sugar, granulated, in $1 lots, per pound.
D o........................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.0650
.0625
.0714
.0667
.0714

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0




.0183
.0208
.0250
.0208
.0167
.0208
.0208
.0208

.30

.30
. 22*
.20“
.25
.25

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

Butter, creamery, print, per pound.
D o.................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

1 Delivers no purchases under $5.

.0158
.0208
.0250
.0208
.0208
.0208
.0167
.0208
.0300

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
R aw ................................................................
D o............................................................
D o........................................................... .

Apr. 15

.2 0

.42
.40
.40
.45
.45
.45
.45
.40
.40
.40
.45

.39
.40
. 45
.45
.45
.45
.45
.40
.40
.40

.19

.2 0

.25
.2 0
.2 0

.25

.25
.25

.2 0

.2 0

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25

.0625
.0625
.0714
.0625
.0625

.0500
.0606
.0556
.0500
.0588
.0556
.0500
.0556
.0526

.0500
.0500
.0556
.0500
.0526
.0556
.0500
.0556

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.2 0

2 Delivers no purchases.

72

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
MILWAUKEE, W IS.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

2 20 1

2205
2210

2216
2219
2 20 1

2205
2210

2216
2219
2201

2205
2210

2216
2219
2 20 1

2205
2210

2216
2219
2 20 1

2205
2210

2216
2219
2201

2205
2210

2216
2219
2201

2205
2210

2216
2219
2 20 1
2202

2207
2208
2209
2210
2 21 2
22 0 1

2205
2210

2216
2219
2 20 1

2205
2210

2216
2219

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Sirloin steak, per pound..
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o............................. .

$0 . 2 0
.18
.16

$0 . 2 0

$0.24

$0.24

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.18

.18

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

Round steak, per pound.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

.18
.16
.16
.17
.16

.18
.18
.16
.17
.16

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.19
.18

.19
.18

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

.18
.14
.16
.16
.13

.18
.15
.16
.16
.13

.2 0

.2 0

.18
.18
.18
.15

.19
.18
.18
.15

Chuck roast, per pound.
Do.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
Do.............................

.15
.14
.13
.14

.15
.14
.14
.14

.1 2

.1 2

.17
.16
.16
.15
.13

.17
.17
.16
.16
.13

Pork chops, loin, per pound..
D o....................................
Do....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................

.15
.16
.15
.15
.16

.15
.18
.17
.17
.16

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

.24
.24
.24
.24

.24
.24
.24
.24

.2 0

.2 0

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o............................................
Do............................................
D o............................................
D o............................................

.24
.24
.24

.24
.24
.24

.2 2
.2 0

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
Do...................................
D o...................................
D o....................................
D o ..................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
Leg of lamb, yearling, 1 per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18

.18
.18
.17

.19
. 18

.28
.28
.28
.26
.25

.28
.26
.28
.26
.25

.2 2
.2 0

.28
.26
.28
.24
.25

.28
.26
.28
.24
.25

.14
.14
.15
.14
.14
.14
.14

.14
.14
.15
.14
.14
.14
.14

.is
.15
.15
.16
.16
.15

.15
.15
.16
.16
.15

.18
.18
.16
.18
.16

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.16

.16
.18

.16
.18

.2 0

.2 0

.23

.16

.18
.23

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.2 0

.18
.16

.18
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.16

.23
.2 0

.24
.2 2
.2 2

Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
.80
.85
.85
Gold medal..........................
. 75
.75
.85
.85
Success.................................
. 75
.75
.85
.85
D o..................................
.75
.7b
.80
.80
D o..................................
. 75
.75
.85
.85
2212
Pillsbury’s Best...................
1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some frms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.
2202

2207
2208
2209




73

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

MILWAUKEE, WI S.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
ber.

2202

2209
22 1 2

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

C-om meal, per pound. . ......................................
$0.0250
$0.0250
$0.0250
.0350
.0350
2207
.0300
.0400
.0400
2208
D o...................................................................
.0400
.0300
.0300
D o...................................................................
.0300
.0300
.0300
D o...................................................................
.0300

2217

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen..............
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o......................................................... .........
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2207

.24
.25
.25
.23
.25
.23
.28

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................

2202

2207
2208
2209
2210
2 21 2

Butter, c4
reamery, per pound:

2212

2218
2 202

2207
2208
2209
2210
22 1 2
22 0 2

2207
2208
2209
2212

2204
2206
2217
2218
2 22 1

.23
.25
.24
.23
.24
.24
.23

.25
.25
.23
.2 2

.24
.23
.2 2

Apr. 15.

$0.0300
.0400
.0300
.0300
.2 2
.2 2
.2 1
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.23
.36
.33
.34
.33
.34
.34
.34

.38
.35
.36
.35
.36
.36
.36

.41
.39
.42
.39
.38
.40

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.....................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.40
.40
.35
.38

.45
.45
.45
.42

.18
.18
.18
.15

.18
.18
.15

.2 0

.2 0

.38

.45

.17

.17

Sugar, granulated, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.0650
.0650
.0650
.0650
.0650

.0650
.0650
.0650
.0650
.0650

.0500
.0550
.0550
.0550
.0500

.0500
.0550
.0550
.0500

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, pas­
teurized, per quart............................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.06
.06
.06
.06

.06
.06
.06
.06

.07
.07
.07
.07

.07
.07
.07
.07
.07

$0 .2 0

$0 . 2 0

$0 .2 2

$0 .2 2

.2 0
20
22
20

.2 0
20
22
20

.2 2
.2 0

.2 2

.25

.25
.23

2202

2204
2207
2208
2209

Mar. 15.

D o............................................................
D o............................................................
Tub.................................................................
D o............................................................
Print ...........................................................
D o............................................................

.37
.40
.39
.38
.37
.38

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
2302
2307
2314
2315
2316
2320

Sirloin steak, per pound..
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................

2302
2307
2314
2315
2310
2320

Round steak, per pound.
D o..............................
Do..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
Do..............................

.2 0
.2 0

.18
.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

2302
2307
2314
2315
2316
2320

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
Do.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 2




.2 0
.2 0

.18
.2 0

.25
.18

.25
.18

.2 0

.2 0

74

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I*—RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

2302
2307
2314
2315
2316
2320

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

2302
2307
2314
2315
2316
2320

Pork chops, loin, per pound..
D o...................................
Do...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................

Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced.............................
2302
Do...........................
2307
Piece, 5 to 7 pounds---2308
Piece, 8 to 12 pounds...
2314
Piece..............................
2315 F Sliced.............................
i
D o...........................
2316
Piece, 6 to 8 pounds---2320

Apr. 15,

80.12*
.15
. 12*
. 12 *
. 12 *

$0 . 12 *
.15
. 12*
.14
.14

.15
.18
.15
.18
.15

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

$0.15
.15
.16
.15
.16
.16

.17
.18
.16
.18
.17

.18
.18
.17
.18
.18
.18

.18
.18
.18
.18

.25
.35

.23
.35

.25
.35

.25
.35

.2 0

.2 2

.2 2

.17

.18

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.25

.25

.2 0

.2 0

.25
.18

.25

.25
.25
.35

.25
.25
.35

.2 0
.2 0

.24
.2 2

.2 2

2302
2307
2314
2315
2316
2320

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................
D o............................
D o............................
Whole, 1 2 to 16 pounds..
Sliced..............................
Whole, 12 to 14 pounds..

.25
.25
.35
.15

. 15

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.25
.18

.25
.18

2301
2302
2304
2307
2308
2314
2315
2316
2320

Lard, pure, tub, per pound..
Do..................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.13
.15
.15
.15
.14
.15
.13
. 12 *

.13
.15
.15
.15
.17
.15

.15
.15
.16
.15
.17
.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
.15
.17
.18
.17
.15
.15
.15
.15

2302
2307
2314
2315
2316
2320

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................

. 12*
.18
.14
. 12*
.15

.15
.18
.15
.15
.15

.18
.18
.15
.15
.16
.15

.18

2302
2307
2314
2315
2316
2320

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound................................................................
Do..................................................................
Do..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
Do..................................................................

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

2301
2304
2307
2308
2315
2317
2319

Flour, wheat, per i-barrel bag:
Gold Medal........................
Do................................
Do................................
Ceresota..............................
Special brand....................
Ceresota..............................
Pillsbury's Best................. .

.75
.75
.75
.70
.60
.70
.70

.75
.75
.75
.70
.60
.70
.70

.1 2

- 12*

.2 0

.18
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18

.18

.85
.85
.85
.85
.65

.85
.85
.85
.70

.18
.2 0

.19

.2 0

.16
.18
.18
.18

2301 Corn meal, in 10 -pound lots, per pound..
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
2304
Do...................................................... .
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
Do......................................................
2307
.0250
.0300
.0300
.0300
1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative ” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




75

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913,

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINN-—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

2308
2315
2317
2319

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Corn meal, in 10-pound lots, per pound.
Do........................................................
Do........................................................
Do........................................................

2301
2304
2307
2308
2310
2313
2315
2317
2319

$0.0300
.0230

$0.0250
.0230

Apr. 15.
$0.0250
.0230
.0 2 0 0

.0250

,e, fresh, per dozen.
Do..........................
Do.
Do.

.0250

.2 0

.2 2

.25
.25
.23

.25
.25
.23

.2 2

.2 0
.2 0

.23
.25

.25

.2 1
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.38
.38
.42
.40
- .42
.37
.38

.38
.35
.40
.40
.40
.38
.38

.40
.37
.38

.38
.37
.38

.15
.15
.18
.17
.15
. 15
. 15

.15
.18
.15
.15
. 15
. 15

.0556
.0556
.0556
.0556
.0526
.0556
.0556

. 0556
.0556
.0556
. 0556
.0526
.0556
.0556

.07
.07
.07
.07

.07
.07
.07
.07

.07
.07
.07
.07

$0.26
.28
.26
.28
.26
.25

$0.26
.28
.26
.28
.28
.25

.26
.28
.26
.28
.24
.24

.28
.28
.26
.28
.25
.25

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print.................................
2301
Do...............................
2303
2304
Do...............................
Do...............................
2307
Do...............................
2308
2310
D o...............................
Do...............................
2313
f
D o .............................
2315 L Tub................................... .
Print.................................
2317
Tub...................................
2319
2301
2304
2307
2308
2315
2317
2319

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
Do...............................
Do...............................
Do...............................
Do...............................
Do...............................
Do...............................

2301
2304
2307
2308
2315
2317
2319

Sugar, granulated, in $1 lots, per pound.
Do........................................................
Do........................................................
Do........................................................
Do........................................................
Do........................................................
Do........................................................

2303

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
pasteurized, per quart..................................... .
Do..................................................................
Do..................................................................
Do..................................................................

2310
2311
2313

Mar. 15.

.0 2 0 0

o, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

2304
2307
2308
2315

$0.0250
.0230

Apr. 15

0714
0667
0714
0667
0667

.07
.07
.07
.07

0625
0667
0667
0667
0625

NEWARK, N. J.
2409
2412
2415
2416
2417
2418

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0 . 2 0

$0 . 2 2

.24
.2 2

.24
.24

2409
2412
2415
2416
2417
2418

Round steak, top, bone out, per pound.............
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.2 0

.2 2

.24

.24

.2 2

.2 2




76

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — R E T A IL PRICES OF TH E P R IN C IPA L AR TICLES OF FOOD ON

TH E 15TII OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND M ARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.
NE W ARK , N. J .— Continued.

1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commoditjr.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$ .1
08

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................
Do.......................................

2409
2412
2415
2416
2417
2418

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

.1
4

2409
2412
2415
2416
2417
2418

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
Do...................................
Do...................................
Do...................................
Do...................................
Do...................................

.16

2409
2412
2415
2416
2417
2418

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o.............................................
Do.............................................
Do.............................................
D o.............................................
Do.............................................

.2 0

2409
2412
2415
2415
2416
2417
2418

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Sliced..............................
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Sliced..............................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds...
D o............................
Whole.............................

2403
2404
2406
2409
2412
2415
2417
24IS

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
Do...................................
Do...................................
Do...................................
Do...................................
Do...................................
D o...................................
Do...................................

.15
.14
.13

2409
2415
2416
2417
2418

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................

.16
.17
.18

2409
2412
2415
2416
2417
2418

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn,
per pound..........................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................

2403
2404
2406
2407
2412
2417

Flour, wheat:
Hecker's Cardinal, per |-barrel bag..............
Hecker’s Superlative, per ^-barrel bag.........
Gold Medal, per ^-barrel bag......................
Hecker’s Superlative, per |-barrel bag.........
Gold Medal, per ^-barrel bag........................
Gold Medal, per ^ barrel bag......................

2403
2404
2406
2407

Com meal, per pound.
Do..........................
D o.........................
D o.........................

.2 2

.1
8
22

16

.15
.16

18

$0 . 2 0
.18

$0 . 2 2
.18

.2 2
.2 2

.2 2

.18

$0.18
.18

2409
2415
2416
2417
2418

.2 0

.18
.18
.16
.18
.16
.16

.24
.18
.2 0

.16
.18
.18
.18

20

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.28
.24

.16
.18

.28
.24
.24
.25
.24

.2 2

.25
.24
.15

.19
.35

.*io“
.*i7 '
*

.2 0

.26
.24
.2 2

.24
.24

.2 0

.35
.30

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.16
.16
.15
.16
.18
.16
.15
.15

.16
.16

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0

.24

.15
.15

.2 0
.2 1
.2 0

.24
.24

.2 2
.2 0

.24

.16
.18
.16
.16
.15

.2 0

.95
.95
.48
.90

.95
.95
.48
.90

1 .0 0

1 .0 0

.0343
.0400
.0300
.0300

.0343
. 0*00
.0300
.0300

.26
.24
.2 2

.2 0
.2 0

.23
.24
.24
.26
.24
.2 2

.90
.90
.40
.85
.90
.45

.90
.90

.0343
.0400
.0300
.0333

.0343
.0400

.2 2

.24
.2 2

.80
.90
.45

.0333

The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.
1




77

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OP THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
NEWARK, N. J.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15,

Mar. 15.

$0.35
.30
.32
.30
.35
.30

$0.31
.30
.25
.30
.32
.30

$0.35
.35
.30
.33
.36
.40
.32

$0.30
.35

.28

Apr. 15.

2403
2404
2406
2407
2412
2413
2417

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

2403
2404
2406
2407
2412
2413
2417

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o..........................
D o.........................
D o..........................

.30
.28
.25
.25
.25
.35
.28

2403
2404
2406
2407
2412
2413
2417

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Tub.
Do.
Do.
Do.
P rin t..,
Do.
T u b ....

.44
.43
.42
.43
.46
.45
.44

.42
.42

2403
2104
2406
2412
2115
2417
2418

Potatoes, Irish, per J peck.
D o..................................
D o..................................
D o..................................
D o..................................
D o..................................
D o..................................

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

2403
2404
2406
2407
2412
2417

Sugar, granulated, in 34-pound lots, per pound.
D o......................... : .......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2401
2402
2413

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
R aw ................................................................
Pasteurized....................................................

.30
.36
.38
.32

.25
.30
.25

.42
.44
.42
.43

.18
.2 0

0629
0686
0629
0629
0657

0600
0629
0571
0600
0057

.09

.2 0

.18
.16
.18

.18
.18
.18

.0514
.0543
.0514
.0514
.0514
.0514

.0514
.0543
.0486
.0514
.0514

.09
.09
.09

NEW HAVEN, CONN.
$0.24
.24
.25
.26
.26

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515

Round steak, per pound:
Top, bone in...................................................
Do ...........................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Top, bone out.................................................
D o.............................................................

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
.18
D o....................................................................
.18
D o.................................................................... I
.2 0
D o....................................................................
.2 0
D o....................................................................
.2 0
D o_____________________________________ 1
D o.........................................................................................




.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

$0.24
.24
.26
.26
.26

.2 0
.2 2

.24

.24
.24

.2 2

.2 2

.18
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

$0.28
.30
.30
.32
.28
.32
.34

$0.30
.32
.32
.32

.24
.28
.25
.28
.25
.28
.28

.26
.28
.28
.28

.2 2
.2 2

.24

.32
.34

.30
.28
.2 2

.23
.24

.2 2
.2 0

.2 2

.25
.24

.28
.26

78

BULLETIN OF TH E BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TI1 OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515

Chuck roast, bone in, per pound.........................
D o....... 1..........................................................
D o....................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.14
.16
.16
.15
.18

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do .
....................................................
Do .
......................................................
Do .
....................................................

.16
.16
.18

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
.2 0
.2 2
D o ...................................................................
.24
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
.2 0
.2 0
D o...................................................................
Do_____________________________________
Do_____________________________________ I................
Do
....................................................

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do ...........................................................
Do ...........................................................
Whole, 1 2 to 14 pounds..................................

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Lard, pure, per pound:
Tub.................................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Leaf, tub.........................................................
T u b.................................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Leg of lamb, yearling, 1 per pound......................
D o.........*.........................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................

2501

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

1913

Commodity.

2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.
$0.14
.16
.18
.15
.18

Mar. 15.
$0.16
.18
.18
.18
.18

Apr. 15.
$0.18
.18
.2 0

.18

.2 0

.2 0

.25
.25
.28
.28
.25

.18
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2

.24
.2 2
.2 0

.25
.28
.28
.30
.25

.2 0

.18

.18

.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.2 2

.23
.24
.2 2

.24
.24

.28
.25
.28
.26
.25
.28
.28
.25

.28
.25
.28
.26

.28
.30
.30
.30
.30
.32
.32

.28
.32
.30
.32

.2 2

.30
.28
.25

.35
.32
.24

.14
.14
.15
.14

.13
.14
.15
.15
.15

.14
.16
.15
.16
.16
.16
.16
.15

.14
.16
.15
.18

.16
.16
.16
.16
.18

.16
.18
.16
.18
.18

.18
.18
.18
.18
.16

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.1 2

.16
.16
.15

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.25
.2 2
.2 0

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.23

.24

.25

.26

.23
.24
.26

.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.2 2

.25
.24

.25
.24

.2 0

.2 2

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag:
Pillsbury’s Best.............................................
.85
.70
.70
•85
.75
.75
.85
.85
D o.............................................................
.80
.85
.85
.80
Bridal Veil......................................................
1
The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.
2501
2504
2511




79

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL,. 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

NEW HAVEN, CONN.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
ber.

2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag—Concluded.
Pillshnry's Rp,sh
_____________________
Do ...........................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.85

$0.85

$0.75
.70
.85
-.80
.75

Gold Medal.....................................................

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Com meal, per pound..........................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................

.0333
.0333
.0333
.0300

2501
2504
2509
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen..............

.30
.30
.40
.35
.35
.35

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2516

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................
D o...................................................................
Do ................................................................
Do ................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................

2501
2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Butter, creamery, per pound:
T u b.................................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do ...........................................................
D o.............................................................
Print...............................................................
T ub.................................................................

D o...................................................................
Do
........................................................
D o...................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................

Potatoes, Irish:
Per peck............................................ ............
2501
D o.............................................................
2504
D o.............................................................
2511
D o.............................................................
2512
/
Per \ peck.......................................................
2513 \
Per peck..........................................................
2514
D o.............................................................
2515
D o.............................................................
2516
D o.............................................................

2504
2511
2512
2513
2514
2515
2516

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent or $1 lots, per
pound.................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

2502
2506
2508
2509
2510

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Raw ....................................... .........................
Pasteurized.....................................................
D o.............................................................
Raw................................................................
D o.............................................................

2501




.0333
.0333
.0333
.0300

.30
.30
.35
.30
.30
.32

Apr. 15

$0 . 1O
.85
.80
.75

.0333
.0333
.0333
.0300
.0333
.0350
.0350
.0250

.0250
.0250
.0333
.0300

.35
.30
.30
.35
.34
.30
.35
.32
.25

.28
.30
.28
.30
.28

.0350
.0400
.0250

.30
.28
.28

.25
.26
.30
.28
.25
.30
.2 2

.37
.36
.38
.36
.38

.40
.40
.40
.44
.28

.37
.38
.38
.38
.36

.45
.50
.50
.48
.25

.24
.25
.25
.23
.2 2

.40
.38
.36
.38
.37
.42
.40
.40

.40
.40
.40
.42
.45
.45
. 35

.25
.25
.25
.24

.25
.25
.24

.25
.25
.28

.25

.2 2

.25
.25
.2 2

.0625
.0625
.0714
.0667

.0588
.0625
.0667
.0667

.0476
.0476
.0526
.0526
.0526
.0526
.0556
.0556
.0526
.0500 ............0526
.0500
.0500
.0476
.0476

.08
.09
.08
.09
.09

.08
.09
.08
.09
.09

.09
.09
.08
.09
.09

.09
.09
.08
.09
.09

80

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — R E T A IL PRICES OF TH E PR IN C IP A L A R TICLES OF FOOD ON

TH E 15TH OF EACH MONTH, M ARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND M ARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.

NEW ORLEANS, LA.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Mar. 15.

12005
2607
22627
22632
2633
2635
2636

Sirloin steak, per pound.
D o.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................

12605
2607
22627
22632
2633
2635
2636

Round steak, per pound.
Do.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

. 12*
.15

12605
2607
22627
22632
2633
2635
2636

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................

.15
.18

$0.16
.2 0

.15
.15

.15
.18

.17*
.18
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.171
.18

.17*

.38
. 18

.2 0
.2 0

.1 0
. 12 *

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.18
.18

.1 0

.15
.17*
. 12*
. 12 *

. 12*
. 15
.17*
.15
. 15

.1 1
. 12 *

.08
. 12 *

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

. 25
.17
.15

. 12*

.2 0

.25
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.1 2

. 22*
.25
. 22*
.25
.2 0

.25
.25

.29
.30
.28

.31
.30
.26

.35
.32
.30
.25
.25
.30
.30
.27

.35
.32
.30
.25
.25
.30
.30
.26

.19
.17*
.19

.191
.19
.18

.2 2
.2 2

.2 2
.2 0
. 22

.25
.25
.30
.25

! 80
.25
.80
.28

.2 0

.2 1

.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
. 15
.15
.15

.15
.15
. 12 *

Lard, pure, tub, per pound..
Do..................................
Do..................................
Do..................................
Do..................................
D o..................................
Do..................................
Do..................................




SO 20
.
.25
. 22*
. 22*
.25'
.2 0
.2 0

.15
.15
.15

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Whole, 12 to 14 pounds..
Whole, 6 to 10 pounds...
Sliced.............................
D o...........................
Do............................
Do........................... .
Whole, 12 to 14 pounds..

i Sells native beef.

$0.17*
.25
.22*

.2 0
.2 0

D o.....................
Piece, 5 to 7 pounds..
Sliced......................
D o.....................
Do.....................
D o.....................
D o.....................

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630
2634
2639

.2 0

Apr. 15.

.2 0

Bacon, smoked, per pound:

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630
2634

$0.17J

Mar. 15.

.18

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
D o..................................
D o..................................
D o..................................
D o..................................
Do..................................
D o..................................

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630
2634
2639

Apr. 15.

.2 0
.2 0

12605 Chuck roast, per pound.
2607
D o...........................
22627
Do...........................
22632
Do...........................
2633
D o...........................
2635
D o...........................
2636
D o...........................
2605
2607
2627
2632
2633
2635

1913

Commodity.

'.To
.15
.13

.13
. 12*
.13'

2 Sells

western, or packers7 beef.

.19

81

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
TOE 15TII OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able I . —

NEW ORLEANS, LA.—Continued.
1913

Firm
bor.

Mar. 15.

2607
2018
26 7
2632
2633
2635
2636

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound........................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................

2607

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
Do................................................................
D o................................................................
Do................................................................
Do................................................................

2610
2028
2635
2636

1913

Commodity.

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630

Flour, wheat:
Gallisten’s Best, or Omega, per J-barrel bag.
Obelisk per J-barrel bag.................................
Angel Food, per |jbarrel bag........................
Obelisk, per tV-barrel bag.............................
Obelisk, per |-barrel bag...............................
Obelisk, per ^-barrel bag.............................
Obelisk, per barrel bag...............................
2639

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630
2634
2639

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.14

$0.18
.17

$0.18
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.23
.2 0
.2 0

Apr. 15.
$0.18
.2 1
.2 0

.25
.25
.25
.2 1

.2 2

.25

.2 0

.2 2

.25

.25
.23

.2 2
.2 0

.2 0

.22\

.25

1 .0 0

1 .0 0

1 .0 0

1 .0 0

.87
.90

.90
.90

.90
.95
.45
.90
.50
.85

.90
.95
.45
.90
.50
.85

Corn meal, per pound..........................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.0333
.0250
.0300

.0333
.0333
.0300

.0300
. 0250
.0300
.0250

.0300
.0250
. 0300
. 0250
. 0 200
. 0250
.0250
. 0250

2601
2611
2618
2624
2625
2629
2630
2634
2639

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen..............
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.26

2630
2634
2639

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630
2634
2639

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print...............................................................
Tub.................................................................
Print...............................................................
Tub.................................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630
2634
2639

Potatoes, Irish:
Per 15 pounds.................................................
Per 10 pounds.................................................
Per 15 pounds.................................................
Per 10 pounds.................................................
Per peck.........................................................
Per 15 pounds.................................................
Per peck.........................................................
Per pound......................................................

.0 2 0 0

.0250
. 0250
.0 2 0 0

.25

.26

.24

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.25

.25

.26

.23
.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.23
.27

.25
.23

.23

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
.2 2

.19
.44
.39
.43
.38
.40
.38
.40
.40

.39
.37
.39

.41
.39
.41

.44
.41
.45
.38
.45
.40
.42
.40

.50
.30
.50

.60
.35
.60

.35
. 15
.40
.15
.25
.30
.25
. 01§

.35
.2 0

.40
.15
.25
.30
.25
.01f
JThe prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.

421°—Bull. 125—13------6




82

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

NEW ORLEANS, LA.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

2601
2611
2618
2624
2629
2630
2634
2639

Sugar, granulated, per pound..............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2604
2609
2621
2623
2638

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
per quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
R aw ................................................................
Pasteurized.....................................................

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.0667
.0714
.0700

$0.0625
.0625
.0625

$0.0556
.0500
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0556
.0500

$0.0556
.0500
.0550
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0556
.0476

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0

.id
.1 0
.1 0

NEW YORK, N. Y.
Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0 .2 2

$0 .2 2

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.2 2

2703 Round steak, top, bone out, per pound.............
D o...................................................................
2708
2712
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
2719
D o...................................................................
2723
D o...................................................................
2725
D o...................................................................
2731
D o...................................................................
2734
D o...................................................................
2735
D o...................................................................
2736
D o...................................................................
2737
D o...................................................................
2738
D o...................................................................
2739
Do •
..............................
2740
Do
.
.............................................
2741
D o...................................................................
2743
Do
.
...............................................
2744
Do
..............................................................
2746
D o...................................................................
2747
D o...................................................................
2748

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

2703
2708
2712
2719
2723
2725
2731
2734
2735
2736
2737
2738
2739
2740
2741
2743
2744
2746
2747
2748

2703
2708
2712
2719
2723
2725
2731
2734
2735

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
Do
............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
......................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
...............................................
D o................................ - .................................




.24
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.24
.2 2

.25
.24
.23
.2 2
.2 2

.24

.24

.2 2
.2 2

.2 2

.24

.24
.24

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.25
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

$0.24
.24
.25
.24
.30
.28
.25
.24
.25
.28
.25
.25
.28
.26
.24
.28
.26
.24
.26
.24
.2 2
.2 2

.24
.2 2

.25
.25
.24
.24
.24
.25
.24
.24
.26
.24

$0

.28
.28
.27
.25
.30
.26
.24
.'26*
.26
.26
.25
.25
.24
.24
.24
.25

.2 1

.25
.24
.24
.24
.24
.2 0

.2 0

.18

.18

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.18

.18

. 16
.2 2

.18

.*24'
.24
.25
.25
.24
.28
.24
.26
.26
.25
.25

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2

.24
.24
.23
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.24
.2 2

22
20

83

BETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
1 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
•APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
NEW YORK, N. Y.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

2736
2737
2738
2739
2740
2741
2743
2744
2746
2747
2748

R ib roast, bone in, per pound.........................
D o...................................................................
D o....... 1..........................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2703
2708
2712
2719
2723
2725
2731
2734
2735
2736
2737

Chuck romtf, pftr pornid_____________________
Do
...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o............................................... ...................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2738
2739
2740
2741
2743
2744
2746
2747
2748

19 13

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0 . 2 2
.18
.18

$0 .2 2
.18
.18

$0.24

$0.24
.2 2
.2 2

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.26

.24
.26

.2 2

.2 2

.25
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

,16
,16
,1 2
.1 2

. 12*
. 12*
.14
. 12 *
.18
.16
.14
.1 2

,14
,16

.14
.16

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................

. 12*
.14

.14
.14

2703
2708
2712
2719
2723
2725
2731
2734
2735
2736
2737
2738
2739
2740
2741
2743
2744
2746
2747
2748

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................

,2 0

2703
2708
2712
2719
2723
2725
2731
2734
2735
2736
2737
2738
2739
2740
2741
2743
2744
274Q
2747
2748

Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do ...........................................................
Do ...........................................................
Do.............................................................
D o ...........................................................
Do.............................................................
Do ...........................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do ...........................................................
Do ...........................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
Piece, 9 to 1 2 pounds......................................
S lic e d ....,......................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................




Apr. 15.

.16
,18
.16

.16
.16
.16*
.14
.18
.16
.18
.18
.14

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 1

.18
.18

.2 2

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 2

,16

.18

,2 0

.2 2

.16
.18
,18
..16

.18

..20

. 12 *
.14
.14
.14
.18
.16
.14
.16
.16
.18
.14

.2 0

.18
.2 0
.2 0

.24
.24
.23

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.24
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.14
.14
.16
.18
.18
.16
.16
.18
.16
.15
.18
.16*
.14
.18
.2 0

.18
.16
.2 2

.24
.24
.2 2

.25
.25
.2 2
.2 2

.24
.2 0

.24
.2 0
.2 2

.24
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.23

.23
.24
.25
.18

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

. 18
.24

.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.24

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.24

.2 2

.24
.25
.24
.25
.28
.26
.28

.24
.25
.24
.25
.30

.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2

.25

.28
.28

.2 2

.2 2

.25

.28
.24

.2 2
.2 1

.2 2

.28
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.25

.2 2

.24
.24
.26

84

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I.— R E T A IL PRICES OF TH E PR IN C IP A L A R TICLES OF FOOD ON
TH E 15TJ1 OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND M ARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.

T able -

NEW Y O R K , N. Y .— Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

2703
2708
2712
2719
2723
2725
2731
2734
2735
2736
2737
2735
2739
2740
2741
2743
2744
2746
27-17
2748

Mar. 15.
Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
Do.............................................................
Whole, average, 10 pounds............................
Sliced.............................................................
Do.............................................................

(
\

(
\

Whole, 12 to 14 pounds..................................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds....................................
Sliced..............................................................
Whole, 8 to 15 rounds....................................
Whole, 8 to 14 pounds....................................
Whole.............................................................
Whole, 7 to 11 pounds...................................
Sliced..............................................................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds....................................
Whole, 8 to 14 pounds....................................
Sliced..............................................................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds....................................
Do.............................................................
Whole, 7 to 10 pounds....................................
Whole, 8 to 12 pounds...................................
Do.............................................................

2702 Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
Do....................................................................
2705
Do....................................................................
2709
Do....................................................................
2710
Do....................................................................
2711
Do....................................................................
2717
Do....................................................................
2720
Do....................................................................
2723
Do....................................................................
2726
Do ..................................................................
2728
Do....................................................................
2729
Do....................................................................
2730
Do........................ : ..........................................
2732
Do....................................................................
2736
Do....................................................................
2738
2741
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
2743
2744
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
2746
Do ..................................................................
2747
2703
2708
2712
2719
2723
2725
2731
2734
2735
2736
2737
2738
2739
2740
2741
2743
2744
2746
2747
2748

1913

Commodity.
Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.26

$0.26

S . 28
O
.28

.14
.28
.28
s20
.2 0

.16
.28
.15
.16
.16
. 141
.28

. 1 .1
5t
.28“
.28
.18
.18
.17
.28
.15
.18
. 16
.15*
.28“

.30
.30

Apr. 15.

t0. 28
.30
.30
.2 2

.23

.23

.2 0

.28
. 18

.28
.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 1
.2 0

.19

.19

.2 0

.2 0

.28

.28

.2 1

.19

.19*

.2 0

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.19
.2 0

.14
.15
.13
.13
.15
.13
.15
.16
.14
. 15
.13
.15
.14
. 16
.15

.14
.15
.15
.13
.15
.13
.15
.14
.14
. 15
.13
.16
.14
.16
.15

I,eg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.......................
.16
.18
Do....................................................................
.16
.18
Do....................................................................
.14
.16
Do....................................................................
.16
.18
Do....................................................................
.16
.16
.2 2
Do ..................................................................
.2 0
Do....................................................................
.18
.18
Do....................................................................
.18
.2 0
Do....................................................................
.14
.14
Do....................................................................
.2 0
.18
Do....................................................................
.18
.18
. 15?,
Do....................................................................
.18
Do....................................................................
.18“
.2 0
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ____________________________________
Do................. .......................................................................
...................
Do....................................................................!................... 1

.15
.17
.16
.16
.15
.17
.16
.16
. 17
. 15
.17
.17
.16
.16
.14
.14
.15
.16
.16
.14
.14
.18
.16
.18
.2 2

. 15
.16
.17
.15
.16
.16
.15
.16
.16
,17
.17
.17
.16
.16
.14
.15
.16
.15
.13
18
.18
.18
.2 2

.16
.2 2

.2 2

.16
.16
.16

.18

.2 0

.2 2
.2 0

.16
.16*
.18
.18
.16
.16
.16
.18

.2 0

.16
. 16*
. 21“
.18
.17
.18

i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




85

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . — R E T A IL PRICES OF TH E PR IN C IP A L A R TIC LE S OF FOOD ON
TH E 15TII OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AN D MARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.

T a b le

NEW Y O R K , N. Y .— Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

270S
2712
2719
272:?
2725
2781
2734
2735
2736
2737
2738
2739
2741
2743
2744
2746
2747
2748

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound............................................................... .
Do...................................................................
Do.................................................................. .
Do...................................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

2701
2702
2705
2709
2711
2717
2720
2726
2728
2729
2730
2732
2744
2745
2746.

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag:
Pillsbury's Best..................................
Heeler's Superlative..........................
Pillsbury’s Best..................................
Gold Medal.........................................
Pilisbury's Best..................................
Gold Medal.........................................
D o.................................................
Ilccker’s Superlative or Gold Medal.
Gold Medal.........................................
Pillsbury’s Best.................................
Gold Medal.........................................
Hecker’s Superlative.........................
Gold Medal.........................................
D o.................................................
Hecker’s Superlative.........................

2701
2702
2705
2709
2711
2717
2720
2729
2730
2744
2701
2702
2705
2707
2709
2710
2711
12714
2715
2717
2718
2720
2726
2728
2729
2730
2732
2742
2744
274
5
2746

2703

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$ 0 22

18

$0 . 2 2
.18

$0 . 2 0

20
20
20
22
20
20

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 1
.2 2

.2 0
.2 1
.2 2

.23

.23
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

16

.16

20

.2 0

18
18

.18
.18

20

.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

.93
.90
. 85
.83
.95
.85
.90
.90
.90
.85
.85
.90

.79
.80
.78
.75
.85
.75
.80
. 85
.75
.75
.75

Corn meal, per pound.............................. .
D o.......................................................
D o.......................................................
Do.......................................................
Do.......................................................
D o.......................................................
Do.......................................................
D o.......................................................
D o.......................................................
D o.......................................................

.0400
.0343
.0343
.0286
.0400
.0286
.0300
.0333
.0371

Eggs, strictly fresh, ]
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do..
Do..
Do..

.25
.30
.34
.37
.25
.25
.33
.33
.35
.30
.39
.26
.30
.35
.35
.30




$0 .2 1

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.94
.90
.85
.85
.95
.85
.90
.90
.85
.85
.85
.90

ir-by, per

Apr. 15.

i Delivers no purchases.

.79
.80
.78
.75
.85
.75
.80
.85
.75
.75

.8 8

.8 8

.69
.72
.75

.69
.75
.75

.0400
.0343
.0343
.0286
.0400
.0286
.0300
.0333
.0371

.0457
.0343
.0343
.0286
.0400
.0286
.0300
.0333
.0286
.0333

.0457
.0343
.0343
.0286
. 04:)0
. 0286
.0300

.26
.30
.35
.33
.25
.25
.33
.30
.33
.25
.31
.25
.30
.30
.30
.30

.30
.30
.35
.36
.35
.27
.31
.30
.34
.25
.37
.30
.30
.35
.35
.30
.28
.40
.27
.30
.29

.31
.30
.35
.34
.30
.25
.30
.30
.32
.26
.31
.25
.30
.35

. 0286
. 0333

.30
.28
.32
.29
.30
.25

8 6

T

abi

TE
Af

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
NEW YORK, N. Y.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

2701
2702
2705
2707
2709
2711
2717
2720
2726
272?
2729
2730
2732
2744
2745

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Tub.....................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
Print...................................
Tub....................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................
D o................................

2701
2705
2709
2710
2717
2720
2726
2728
2729
2730
2732
2742
2744
2745
2746
2701
2702
2705
2709
2710
2711
2717
2720
2726
2728
2729
2730
2732
2742
2744
2745
2746

Mar. 15.
$0.26
.25
.30
.26
.25
.27

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

2701
2702
2707
2709
2710
2711
2714
2715
2717
2718
2720
2726
2728
2729
2730
2732
2742
2744
2745
2746

Apr. 15,

.2 2

.25
.2 1

.25
.25
.24

Apr. 15.
$0.26
.25
.30
.27
.25
.27
.23
.23
.2 2

.30
' ” .*25'

.2 1

$0.35
.35
.37
.35
.35
.37
.38
.35
.35
.37
.35
.35
.35
.35
.37
.37

$0.38
.37
.40
.39
.37
.39
.38
.36
.35
.41
• (
3r
.38
.41
.35
.39
.37

Potatoes, Irish:
Per peck................................
Per pound, in 10-pound lots.
Per pound, in 5-pound lots..
Per pound, in 4-pound lots..
Per pound, in 3-pound lots..
Per pound, in 3^-pound lots.
Per geek................................

.2 1

.25
.25

.25
.25

.43
.37
.43
.41
.41
.42

.41
.39
.42
.41
.40
.42
.38
.41
.39
.43
.41
.40
.43

.42
.39
.43
.41
.42
.43
.41
.42
.42
.41
.41
.41
.41
.2900
.0180
.0200

.0 0
20

.43’
.41
.40
.39
.41
.41

.0200
.0200

.0163
.0250
.0200

.0200

.0514
.0486
.0457
.0486
.0486
.0543
.0457
.0486
.0486
.0514
.0486
.0486
.0486
.0486
.0429
.0457
.0457

.0514
.0486
.0457
.0486
.0486
.0543
.0457
.0486
.0486
.0514

.0233
.0229
.2800
.5000
.0250
.4000
.0267

Per pound, in 8 -pound lots..
Per peck................................
Per pound, in 3-pound lots..
Per pound, in 9-pound lots..
Per pound, in 8 -pound lots..
Per pound, in 4-pound lo ts..

.0222

Sugar, granulated, in 3A-pound lots, per pound..
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................




.0200
.0233
.0229
.2800
.5000
.0250
.4500
.0267
.0222
.0163
.0250

.0657
.0571
.0571
.0600
.0571
.0629
.0543
.0571
.0571
.0600
.0571
.0600
.0600

1 Delivers no purchases.

.0600
.0543
.0543
.0571
.0571
.0571
.0543
.0571
.0571
.0571
.0571
.0571
.0571

.0486
.0486
.0486
.0457
.0457
.0457

87

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

NEW Y O R K , N. Y.— Concluded.

2706
2707
2713
2714
2715
2716
2718
2727
2733

1913

1912

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Raw or pasteurized.......................................
D o.............................................................
R aw ................................................................
D o.............................................................
Pasteurized.....................................................
D o..................................: .........................
D o.............................................................
D o............................................................
D o.............................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.08
.09
.09
.09

$0.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.08
.09
.09
.09

$0.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09

$0.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09
.09

$0 . 2 0

$0.25

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0

$0.30
.25
.22*

$0.30
.23
. 22*
.23
2K
'.25
. 22*

.18
.17*

Apr. 15.

OMAHA, NEBR.
2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Sirloin steak, per pound.
D o..............................
D o..............................
Do..............................
D o..............................
Do..............................
D o..............................

2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Round steak, per pound.
Do...............................
Do...............................
Do...............................
Do...............................
D o...............................
Do...............................

.16
.15
.17*
.18
.17*

2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................

.15
.15
.18
. 12 *
.1 2 *

2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Chuck roast, per pound.
Do.............................
Do.............................
D o.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................
Do.............................

. 12 *

2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
Do....................................
D o....................................
Do....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
Do....................................

2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound.
Do............................................
D o............................................
Do............................................
Do............................................
Do............................................
Do............................................




.23
.23
.2 0

.2 0

.25
.25
.2 0

.18
.2 0

.18
.15
.2 0

.17*
.15

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.22*

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.18

.2 0

.2 0

.18
.19

.18
.18

.2 0

.23

.2 0

.15
•17*

.15
.17*

.2 0

.2 0

.15

.1 0

.14
. 12 *
. 12 *
. 12 *
.15

.15
.15
.16
.17*
. 12*

.18
.17*
.16
.17*
.17*

.1 2

. 12*
.08

.2 2
.2 2

.28

.25

.25
.25

.2 0

.2 0

.2 0

.25
.25
.25
.25
.2 0

.28
.25
.25
.25
.25

.18

.15
.17*
.15
.15
.15
.15
. 12*

.15
.17
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

.17

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 2

.17*
.2 0

.15
.18
.17*

.17*

.30
.30
.25
.25
.25
.30
. 22*

.30
.30
.30
.25
.25
.30
. 22*

.30
.35
.30
.25
.25
.30
.30

.30
.35
.30
.25
.25
.30
.30

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

88

'RETAIL PRICES OF TH E P R IN C IPA L A R TICLES OF FOOD ON
TH E 15TH OF EACH MONTH, M ARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND MARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIR M S—Continued.

T a b le I * —

OMAHA, NEBR.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

Mar. 1-5.

2805
2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
Do...................................
Do....................................
Do...................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do...................................

2806
2807
2810
2814
2816
2817
2818

Leg of lamb, yearling, 1 per pound.
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do.......... ; .................................
Do..............................................

2806
2807
2810
2816
2817
2818

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound............................................................... .
Do..................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do..................................................................
Do..................................................................

2805
2806
2807
2814
2816
2817
2818

Flour, wheat:
Updyke, per ^-barrel bag..............
Pride of Omaha, per ^-barrel bag.
Sunshine, per |-barrel bag............
Special brand, per ^-barrel b a g ...
Blue Bell, per |-barrel bag...........
Lexington Cream, per ^-barrel bag
Puritan, per ^-barrel bag..............

2805
2806
2807
2814
2816
2817
2818

Corn meal, in 8 or 10 pound lots, per pound.
Do...........................................................
Do...........................................................
D o...........................................................
Do...........................................................
D o...........................................................
D o...........................................................

2805
2806
2807
2816
281.7
2818

, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o................................ .....................
Do......................................................
Do......................................................
Do......................................................
Do......................................................

2814
2805
2806
2807
2814
2816
2817
2818

1913

Commodity.
Apr. 1
.

. 15
. 15
. 15
. 12 |
. 12*

$0.15
.15
.15
.15
. 15

. 12.1
.15
. 12J
.15
. 12*

. 12 ?,
•I? I
.15
. 15
.15

Mar. 15.
$0.16
.18
.18
.15
.18
.15
.15
.15

SO 16
.
.38
.18
. 15
.18
.15
.18
.15

.18

.18
.2 0

115

.15

.2 0

.2 0

. 15

.15

.2 0

.2 0

. 12*
.16
.15
.17
.15

.17
.17*
.17
. 17*

.15

.0250
.0225
.0250
.0180
.0250

1.50
.75
.75
1.55
.75

.2 0
.2 0

.18
.16
.19
.15

.19

1.35
!70
1.45
.05
.65

1.35
.75
.70
1.45
.65
.65

1 .2 0

1.50
.75
.75
1.55
.75

.2 0
.2 0

1 .2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.18

.22%
.25-

.2 2
. 22
i2 2 *

.25

.0250
.0225
.0250
.0180
. 02 “0
.0 2 0 0

.0180
.24

. 0250
. 0225
.0250
.0180
. 0250
.0 2 0 0

.0250
. 0225
.0250
.0180
.0250

.0180

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.23
.2 0

i, fresh, per dozen.
Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print..................................
D o................................
Tub or print......................
Print...................................
D o................................
Do................................
Do................................

Apr. 15,

.2 0

.35
.35
.35
.35
.35

.38
.37
.35
.38
.40

.38
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.38

.38
.38
.38
.40
.40
.38
.38

Potatoes, Irish:
2 .0 0
f
Per bushel..
2805 [
.2 0
.2 0
.45
_ Per peck----.2 0
.2 0
.45
.40
2806
.2 0
.2 0
.45
.40
D o " !" !
2807
.2 0
.2 0
.40
.40
Do.........
2814
.2 0
.2 0
. 45
.45
Do.........
2816
.2 0
.2 0
Do.........
2817
.2 0
.2 0
Do.........
2818
1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




89

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OP THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TII OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

OMAHA, NEBR.—Concluded.

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

2806
2807
2814
2816
2817
2818

Sugar, granulated in 25-eent, 50-cent, or $1 lots,
per pound..........................................................
Do
.........................................................
Do...................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
...............................................
Do...................................................................

2801
2802
2803
2804
2819

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
per quart:
Pasteurised.....................................................
Raw................................................................
Do. 1 .........................................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................

2805

1913

1912

Firm
num­
ber.

$0.0714
.0714
.0750
.0^14
.0714

.08
.07*
.08
.08^
.08

Apr. 15.

$0.0625
.0667
.O O
^O
.0690
.0714

.08
.07*
.08
.08J
.08

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.0556
.0556
.0556
.0556
.0625
.0556
.0500

$0.0556

.08

.08
.08*
.08
.08*
.08

.08
.08£
.08

.0556
.0556
.0625
.0500

PHILADELPHIA, PA.
$0.25
.25
.25
.25
.28
.25
.25

$0.25
.25
.30
.28
.28
.25
.25
.28

$0.25
.28
.30
.30
.30
.30
.25
.32

$0.30
.28
.32
.30
.32
.30
.28
.32
.30

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0

.24

.24

.25
.23
.25
.24
.24
.28

.2 2

.2 2

.26
.24
.25
.24
.28
.24
.25
.28
.26
.25

.16

.16

.2 0

.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.23

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.18

.18

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

.2 0

.2 0

.25

.25
.25

.14

.14

.1 2

.1 2

.14
.16
.16
.14
.14
.16
.14

.16
.16
.16
.16
.14
.16
.14

.16
.16
.16
.16
.16
.16
.16

.18
.16
.18
.16
.16
.18
.16

.2 0

.2 0

.16

.16
.18

2905
2911
2912
2914
2916
2917
2925
2930

Sirloin steak (Philadelphia cut)1 per pound.
,
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................
D o..............................................................

2903
2905
2911
2912
2914
2916
2917
2925
2927
2930

Round steak, top, bone out, per pound..
D o.......................................................
D o.......................................................
D o.......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o ......................................................
D o......................................................

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.23

.24

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

.2 0
.2 2

2903
2905
2911
2912
2914
2916
2917
2925
2930

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o...................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

2903
2905
2911
291.2
2914
2916
2917
2925
2927
2930

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

.18
.18

.2 2

.23

.16
.24
.19
.2 0
2903 Pork chops, loin, per pound..
.16
D o....................................
.18
.2 0
2905
.18
.18
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2
2911
D o....................................
.2 2
.23
.18
.25
2912
D o....................................
.2 2
.2 2
.24
.18
D o....................................
2914
.24
.14
.2 0
D o....................................
.2 0
2916
1 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “ porterhouse ” in most gf the cities included in
this report, but in this city it is called “ sirloin” steak.




90

BULLETIN" OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

2917
2925
2927
2930

Pork chops, loin, per pound.,
D o.....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

2905 Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
2911
2912
Do..
Do.
2914
2915
Do.
Do.
2916
Do.
2917
2925
Do.
Do.
2926
Do.
2927
Do.
2930
2905
2911
2912
2913
2914
2915
2916
2917
2925
2926
2927
2930

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced............................
D o...........................
D o...........................
Whole, 9 to 12 pounds..
Sliced............................
D o...........................
D o...........................
D o ...........................
D o...........................
Do...........................
D o...........................
D o......................... .

2903
2904
2905
2906
2911
2912
2913
2914
2915
2916
2917
2920
2925
2926
2927
2930

Lard, pure:
Tub, per pound.........................
D o........................................
D o........................................
Per 3-pound pail, gross weight..
Tub, per pound.........................
D o........................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
D o.
Do.
Do.
Do.

2903
2905
2911
2912
2914
2916
2917
2925
2930

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

2903

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound...............................................................
Do
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

2904
2907
2911
2912
2914
2916
2917

$0.16
.18
.17

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.18

$0.18

$0 .2 0

.2 2

.2 0
.2 1

.2 0
.2 2

.19

.23

.23

.25
.25
.25
.23
.23

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 2

.25
.24
.16

.25
.24
.23

.25
.30
.30
.18
.25
.23
.25
.25
.30
.32

.28
.30
.35

.28
.32
.38

.2 0

.2 1

.28
.25
.30
.25
.32
.32
.30

.30
.25
.30
.28
.32
.32
.32
.30

.15
.16
.15
.45
.15
.16
.16
.15
.15
.15
.13
.15
.15
.14
.15

.16
.18
.15
.48
.15
.16
.16
.15
.15
.15
.13
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

.18

.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 0

.24
.2 2

.2 2

.13
.13
.13
.1 2
. 10*

.13
.13
.13
.13

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18
.18
.16
.18

.25
.25
.28
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.23
.28

.24
.18
.25
.2 2

.18
.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.23
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.24
.25
.23
.2 0
.2 1

1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




RETAIL PRICES, 1880 TO APRIL, 1913.

91

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

2925
2927
2930

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0 . 2 0
.24

$0 . 2 0
.24

$0 . 2 0
.25

$0 . 2 2
.25

.2 0

.2 2
.2 2

.80
.75
.40
.80
.80
.75
.76
.75
.75

.80
.75
.40
.75
.80
.75
.76
.75
.75

.2 0

.2 0

Flour, wheat:
Millboume, per £-barrel bag..........
2903
2906
Gold Medal, per J-barrel bag.........
2912
Ceresota, per ^-barrel bag.............
2913
Gold Medal, per ^-barrel bag.........
2914
D o.............................................
2915
Bridal Veil, per §-barrel bag..........
Pillsbury’s Best, per ^-barrel bag..
2917
2920
Gold Medal, per J-barrel bag.........
2926
D o.............................................
D o.............................................
2927 r
t
Gold Medal, per ^-barrel bag.......
2930
Special brand, per -^-barrel ba g...
2906
2912
2913
2914
2917
2927
2930
2903
2904
2907
2908
2911
2912
2913
2914
2915
2916
2917
2920
2925
2926
2927
2930

Corn meal, per pound.
D o.........................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
i, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
Do......................................................
D o............................................- ........
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

2904
2911
2912
2917
2920
2930

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print.................................
Do................................
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........
Do..........
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........
D o..........
Roll or print.
Print.............
Tub...............

.38
.40
0300
0250

0300
0250

.0300
.0250
.0400

0250
0250
0250
0250
0250

0250
0250
0250
0250
0250

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250

26

.25
.25
.25
.28
.28
.25
.28
.23




.0300
.0250
.0400
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
.24
.25
.25
.27
.28
.24
.25
.24
.25
.2 2

.24
.25
.23
.24

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

2903
2904
2907
2908
2911
2912
2913
2914
2915
2916
2917
2919
2920
2925
2926
2927
2930

Apr. 15.

.25
.25
.23
.24
.26
.25
.2 2

.25

.23
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2

.45
.40
.45
.42
.42

.47
.42
.45
.45
.45

.40
.38
.48
.40
.42
.40
.40
.39
.40
.42

.44
.38
.50
.40
.44
.40
.44
.41
.44
.44

.2 2
.2 2

92

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS,

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

PHILADELPHIA, PA.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

2903
2911
2912
2913
2914
2915
2916
2917
2920
2926
2927
2930

Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

2903

Sugar, granulated, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
2906
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.50

$0.48

$0.30

.60

.60

.35

.50
.40
.48
.40
.40
.60
.44

.60
.50
.48
.40
.60
.60
.48

.30
.35
.30
.28
.30
.30
.30

.0650
.0600
.0650

.0650
.0550
.0600

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500

. 0650
.0600
.0600
.0600
.0650
.0600

.0600
.0600
. 0550
.0550
.0600
.0600

.0500
. 0500
.0450
.0450
.0500
.0500

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

30i6
3017
3018
3023
3024

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
$0.25
$0.25
SO 23
.
.25
.25
3013
D o................................................................... .30
.23
.25
.27
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
.2 0
.2 0
.24
.25
D o...................................................................
.25
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
.25

$0.28
.30
.28
.26
.25
.25

3003
30i3
30i6
3017
3018
3023
3024

Round steak, per pound......................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18

.18

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

3003
3013
3016
3017
3018
3023
3024

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.18
.18

3003
3013
3016
3017
3018
3023
3024

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o............................................... '...................
D o............ .......................................................
.......................................................
Do.
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o............................ .......................................

.15
.15
. 12*
. 12J

2911
2912
2913
2911
2915
2917
2920
2926
2927
2930
2901
2908
2919
2923
2928
2929

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
pasteurized, per quart.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o............... ............... ....................... ..........

Apr. 15.
$0.30
.30
.35
.30
.30
.30
.32
.30
.30
.30
.30
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0450
.0450
.0500
.0500
.0500

i

PITTSBURGH, PA.
3003




.18
.18

.2 2
.2 0

.18

.18
.18
.23
.2 0

.23
.25
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2

.2 0
.2 2

.25

.25

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.24
.18
.15
.15
.14
.15

.23
.25
.23
.24

.18
.18
.14
.16
.16
.15
.17

.18
.19
.15
.16
.17
.15

93

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T ab l e I . — R E T A IL PRICES OF TH E P R IN C IPA L AR TIC LE S OF FOOD ON

TH E 15TII OF EACH MONTH, M ARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AN D MARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.

PITTSBURGH , PA.— Continued.
1913

1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

3003
30*3
3016
3017
3018
3023
3024

D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o....................................................................

3003
3007
3013
3014
3016
3017
3018
3022
3023
3024

D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................

3003
3007
3013
3016
3017
3018
3022
3023
3024

D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.18
.18
.17
.18
.18

$0.23

§0.23
. 25

.2 0

.18
.2 0

.18

Apr. 15,

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.30
.25
.30
.28
.32
.25
.25
.30
.25
.25

.23
.23

.23
.23

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0

.28

.28

.25
.23
.25
.32

.25
.23
.28
.32

.30
.25
.32
.35
.25
.28
.27
.28
.25

.15
.13
. 12*

3014
3015
3016
3017
3018
3019
3022
3024

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
3013D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
DO...................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................

.14
.13
. 15

.15
.13
. 12 *
.14
.14
.13
.16

.15

.16

.16
.15
. 12*
.15
. 15
.15
.17
.15
.15
.16
.15
.15

3003
3013
3016
3017
3018
3023
3024

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound......................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18
.18
.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.18

.2 0

3006

Hens, year or more old, dressed, drawn, per
pound.................................................................

3015
3016
3017
3023
3024

D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Dor..................................................................
D o...................................................................

3007
3008
3010
3014
3015
3017
3019
3021
3022

Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
N ew Centurv.................................................
Pillsbury’s Best.............................................
Minnehaha......................................................
Vienna............................................................
Pillsbury’s Best.............................................
Minnehaha......................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

3007
3008
3010

.1 2

.23
.2 0

.23
.2 2
.2 2

.25
.2 0

.26

.25

.2 2

.2 2

.25

.25

.85
.85
.83
.83
.85
.90

.85
.85
.83
.83
.85
.90

.28
.25
.28
.24
.27
.25
.70
.75
.73
.73
.75
.78
.80
.73
.90

1 The prices aro for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




94

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
PITTSBURGH, PA.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

3007
3003
3010
3014
3015
3017
3019
3022
13004
3007
3008
3010
3014
3015
3017
S018
3019
3021
3022
3008
3010
13004
3007
3008
3010
3014
3015
3017
3018
3019
3021
3022

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Com meal, per pound.
D o..........................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

Apr. 15.

$0.0300
.0250
0250
0300
0333
0300

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

$0.0300
.0250
0250
0300
0300

Mar. 15.
$0.0300
.0220

$0.0300
.0220

.25
.23
.28

.2 2

25

.0250
.0250
.0333
.0333
.0250
.0250

.27
.25
.25

25

.0230
.0250
.0333
.0333
.0250
.0250

.2 2

.25
.25
.25
.27
.26
.25
.27

.25
.25

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................

.2 0

.25
.24
.25
.23
.23
.2 0

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print.................................
D o...............................
Do...............................
D o..............................
D o...............................
T ub...................................
Print.................................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o..............................

3007
3008
3010
3014
3015
3017
3019
3021
3022

Sugar, granulated, per pound.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

3001
3004
3011
3012
3020

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, per quart:
Bottled, or from can, raw............................
Bottled, raw.................................................
Bottled, pasteurized....................................
D o...........................................................
Bottled, or from can, raw............................

.44
.40
.45
.40
.42
.42
.44
.45
.44
.43
.40

.25
.25
.18
.25

.25
.25
.18
.25
.2 0
.2 2

.25

50

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.43
.40
.47
.43
.44
.42
.44
.43
.45
.43

.2 0
.2 0

35

3007
3008
3010
3014
3015
3017
3019
3021
3022




Apr. 15.

.25

.2 2
.2 0

0700
0660
0650
0750

0700
0600
0650
0750

0700
0714

0650
0714

i Delivers no purchases.

.2 0

.0600
.0480
.0550
.0650
.0480
.0500
.0606
.0500
.0625

.0500
.0500
.0550
.0650
.0480
.0500
.0588
.0500
.0600

.08

.08
.08

.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0

.08

95

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
■ APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
PORTLAND, OREG.
1913

19 13

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.

3105
3107
3108
3113
3117
3118
3121

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

3105
3107
3108
3113
3117
3118
3121

■Round steak, per pound......... .................. r____
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

3105
3107
3? 08
3113
3117
3118
3121

R ib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
.18
.18
D o...................................................................
.18
.18
D o...................................................................
.15
.15
D o...................................................................
.15
.15
D o ..................................................................
.16
.15
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
.17
.18

3105
3107
3108
3113
3117
3118
3121

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o...................................................................

. 12*
.15
. 12*
. 12*
. 12*
. 12 *
.15

. 12*
.15
. 12*
.14
.14

3105
3107
3108
3113
3117
3118
3121

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o............................................... ...................
D o...................................................................
Do ..................................................................

.18
.18
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.17*

3101
3105
3107
3108
3111
3113
3117
3118
3119
3120
3121

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o .................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o .................................................................
D o .................................................................

3105
3107
3108
3113
3117
3118
3119
3120
3121

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o............................................................
D o ...........................................................
D o.............................................................
D o............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole.............................................................
Sliced..............................................................

3105
3106
3107
3108
3111
3113
3119
3120
3121

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o...................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

Mar. 15.




Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.18
.18
.18
.18
.18
.15

$0.18
.18
.18
.18
.18

$0.25

$0.25

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2

.2 0

.2 0

.23

.23

.15
.17
.15
.15
.17*
.15
.16

.15
.17
.15
.17*
.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.25
.25
.25
.25
.2 0
.2 0

.30
.25

.18

.18
.2 0

.18
.17*
.18

.2 0

.2 0

.15
.17
.15
.15
.15

.15
.18

.18

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.16

.2 2

.23

.23

.25
.25

.30
.30
.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.35
.30
.30
.35

.30
.30
.30
.25
.30
.30
.30

.28
.30
.30
.30
.30
.35
.30
.23
.30

.28
.30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.23
.30

.18

.18

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.25
.30
.25
.30

.25
.28
.25

.25
.30
.25
.25
.30

.2 2

.2 0

.18
.17*
.17*
.18
.18

.2 0

.15
.17
.15
.16
.15
.17*
.16

.25
.30

.25
.25

.18

.2 0

.25

.25

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.17*
.16
.15

.15
.15
.15
.15
.16
.16
.17*
.16
.16

.30
.30
.35

.2 0

.15
.17*
.17*
.17*
.17*

.17*

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.17*
.17*
.2 0

96
T abl

BULLETIN OP THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.
I . — R E T A IL PRICES OF TH E P R IN C IP A L AR TIC LE S OF FOOD ON

TB ! 15TH OF EACH MONTH, M ARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND MARCH
AN

* A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.

PORTLAND, OREG.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

3105
<A07
3108
3113
3117
3118
3121

Mar. 15.
g of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
D o..............................................

I)o..........................

D o..............................................
Do..............................................
Do.............................................
D o..............................................

3106
3107
3108
3111
3113
3117
3118

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn,
per pound.........................................................
Do.
Do.
Do..
Do..
Do.
Do.
Do.

3101
3106
3111
3115
3119
3120

Flour, wheat:
Brilliant, per f-barrel bag.........
Olympic, per J-barrel bag.........
Special brand, per *-barrel bag.
Vim, per i-barrel bag................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................

3101
3106
3111
3115
3119
3120

Corn meal, in 1 or
D o............
D o............
D o............
D o............
D o............

3101
3105
3106
3115
3119
3120

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Select.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

3105

3101
3111
3118

1913

Commodity.

10

pound lots, per pound___

SO 15
.
.18
.15
.16
. 15
.15
.18
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2
• 2*
2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

Apr. 15.
SO 18
.
.15
15
17|
16
.18
.2 2

.23
.25
. 22*
.2 1

.2 0

.22
.20
.2 2
!2 0
.2 0

.25

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

1.45
1.45
3.50
1.45
1.55
1.35

1.40
1.40
3.20
1.40
1.40
1.40

.0300
.0350
.0350
.0300
.03S9
.0333

.0300
.0350
.0350
.0300
•
03S9
.0333

.0300
.0350
.0300
.0350

.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.2 2*
.2o

.0389

.0333

.22*
.22*
.25

;, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................
D o.........................

Butter, creamery:
Print, per 2 pounds.
3101
Do......................
3106
D o......................
3111
D o......................
3115
Per 1 pound 2 ...........
3118
Print, per 2 pounds.
3119
f
D o......................
3120 L Print, per 1 pound..

Apr. 15.

$0.15
.18
.18
.17
.16
.18

.25

.18
1.35
1.35
3.50
1.35
1.35
1.35

Mar. 15.

.90
.80
.80

.85

.70
.40

.90
.90
.85
.90
.45
.90
.90

*35*

.65
2.25
2 .0 0
3101 Potatoes, Irish, per 100 pounds.
.75
1.90
2 .0 0
D o........................................
3106
.60
2.30
1.75
D o........................................
3111
.60
2.25
1.75
D o........................................
3.1.15
.75
2 .0 0
2 .0 0
D o........................................
3119
.65
2.40
2.25
D o........................................
3120
The age of the sheep
1 T1 e prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
(“ yea ling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article m
this r( port.
2Dl scription “ tub” or “ print” not reported.




97

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I ___ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T able

PORTLAND, OREG.—Concluded.
1913

1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Commodity.

3101
3106
3111
3115
3119
3120

Sugar, granulated, in $1 lots, per p ound............
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.0714
.0769
.0714
.0714
.0714
.0714

3102
3103
3110

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
per quart:
Raw................................................................
Pasteurized....................................................
D o.............................................................

.09

.09

.09

.09

.1 0
.1 0

.1 0
.1 0

.1 0

.1 0

.09

.09

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.
$0.0714
.0714
.0625
.0667
.0667
.0714

Mar. 15.
$0.0625
.0714
.0556
.0556
.0667
.0550

Apr. 15.
$0.0588
.0625
.0556
.0588
.0667
.0550

PROVIDENCE, R. I.
3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Sirloin steak (Providence cut) , 1 per pound........
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................

$0.37
.34
.30
.38
.38
.30

$0.37
.34
.30
.38
.38
.40

$0.40
.40
.40
.38
.40
.40
.38

$0.40
.40
.40
.42
.40
.40
.38

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Bound steak, bone out, per pound:
T od..................................................................
Whole..............................................................
T op..................................................................
D o.............................................................
Do ...........................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

.25
.18
.25
.30
.25

.25
.18
.25
.30
.25
.30

.27
.25
.30
.35
.32
.30
.32

.28
.28
.30
.38
.32
.30
.32

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................

.25

.25
.25
.25
.25

.25
•25
.25
.28

.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2

.25

.25

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Chuck roast, per pound:
Bone out.........................................................
Bone in...........................................................
Do ...........................................................
Bone out.........................................................
Bone in...........................................................
Do.............................................................
Do .........................................................

.18
.16
.18

.19
.18

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do ................................................................

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.2 2

.25
.2 2

.2 2

.25

.25

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.18

.16
.13
.14
.18
.14
.14

.16
.13
.14
.18
.14
.16

.17
.14
.18
.18

.2 0

.2 2

.16
.18
.18

.2 0

.24
.18
.18
.18
.23

.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 2

.16

.16

.18

.2 2
.2 2

.2 0

.23

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.23
.25

.23
.25
.25

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.18
.2 0
.2 0

.16

.2 2

.2 0

.23
.25

1 The steak for which prices are here quoted is known as “ porterhouse” steak in most of the cities
included in this report, but in this city it is called “ sirloin” steak.

421°—Bull. 125—13------7




98

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
PROVIDENCE, R. I.—Continued.
1913

Finn
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 1 0 to 16 pounds..
Whole, 1 2 to 15 pounds..
Sliced..............................
D o............................
Whole, 9 to 14pounds...
Sliced..............................
D o............................

3201
3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................
D o...................................

.15
.13

3203
3209
3211
3213
3214

Leg of lamb, yearling, 1 per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

.18
.16
.18
.18
.16

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................

3201
3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Flour, wheat, per J-barrel bag:
King Arthur........................
Gold Medal..........................
Special brand......................
King Arthur........................
Pillsburv’s Best...................
Gold Meclal..........................
King Arthur........................
D o..................................

3201
3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Com meal, per pound.
Do............ ............
Do..........................
Do..........................
Do..........................
Do..........................
Do..........................
D o..........................

3201
3209
3211
3212
3215

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do......................................................
Do......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

3209
3211
3212
3215

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o.........................

3201
3203
3209
3211

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print..................... ...........
T ub...................................
Do...............................
D o...............................

Apr. 15.

$0.16
.14
.30
.25
.16
.25

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15,

$0 . 2 0
.18
.35
.32
.18
.25
.25

.1 2

.15
.14
.1 2

.13

$0 . 2 0
.19
.35
.32
.19
.25
.28

.16
.15
.14
.16
.15
. 15
.15
.16

$0

.16
.15
.14
.16
.15
.15
.15
.16

.18

.23

.2 0

.2 2

.15

.16

.2 0
.2 0

.2 2
.2 0

.24
.2 0

.2 2

.23

.25
.23
.23

.24
.23
.25
.25
.24

.2 2

.2 2

.24

.24

00

.90
.78
.75
.90
.80
.90
.90
.90

.90
.75
.75
.90
.75
.90
.90
.90

.0300

0309

.0240
. 0350
.0240
.0250
.0300

02*0
0 2 -0

.0280
.0300
. 0240
.0300
.9288
. 0*00
.0300
.0300

.0280
.0300
. 02*0
.0300
.0288
.0400
.0300
.0300

.33

33

.30
.27
.33
.35
.35

.30
.25
.28
.28
.35

.23
.28
.28
.30

.2 2

.25
.25
.30

.44
.39
.40
.43

.44
.43
.40
.45

.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

1 .0 0

.83
1 .0 0

.90
.85
1 .0 0

0350
0300

.30
.33

.40
.38
.35
.40

.42
.37
.42

1 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




99

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b le I.— E T A IL PRICES OF TH E P R IN C IP A L AR TIC LE S OF FOOD ON
R
TH E 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND M ARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.

PROVIDENCE, R . I.— Concluded.

lo?in
num­
ber.

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

3212
3213
3215

Butter, creamery, per pound—Concluded.
Print;........................................................
Tub..........................................................
D o......................................................

3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Potatoes, Irish,, per peck.
D o..............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
Do...............................
D o...............................

3201
3203
3209
3211
3212
3213
3214
3215

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent, 50-cent, or $1 lots,
per pound..........................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o.................................................................. .
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................

3202
3205
3208
3208

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
D o........................................................... .
R aw ................................................................
Pasteurized.................................. .................

Apr. 15,

Mar. 15.

$0.38
.40

$0.38
.40

$0.45
.42
.43

.40
.35
.45
.40
.45
.40

45

.23
.2 2
.2 2

.25
.SO
.25
.25

.0625

.0625

0625
0769
0645
0714
0714

0556

.03

Apr. 15.

0“00

0588
0667
0625

.0556
.0476
.0476
.0556
.0500
.0625
.0500
.0500

0500
a:co
05S6
O O
oO

0556
0500
0500

.08
.08
.08
.08

.09
.09
.09

.09

$0.18
.23

$0.23
.25

$0.23
.23

.2 0

.2 0
. 20

.2 0
.2 0

RICHMOND, VA.
3303
3304
3316
3319
3320

Sirloin steak, per pound..
D o............................. .
D o............................. .
D o............................. .
D o..............................

3303
3304
3316
3319
3320

Round steak, per pound.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

3303
3304
3316
3319
3320

R ib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

3303
3304
3316
3319
3320

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

12£

3303
3304
3316
3319
3320

Pork chops, loin, per pound.
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................

15
15
16f

3303
3304
3311
3313
8319
3320

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o.............................................
D o..............................................




$0.18
.2 2
.2 0

.23
16f

16|

20

161

.23

20

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

16|

.18

.18

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0

18
16|
16§

•16§

. 16§

.2 0

12£
124

12J
12*
15

.2 0

.18

.18

.15
. 15
.15
.16|
. 15

.15
. 15
.15
.16!
. 15

.19

.18

.2 0
.2 2
.2 2
.2 0
.2 2

.23
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.2 0

.2 2

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

100

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I ___ RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD O N ;

THE 15TII OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH j
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
RICHM OND, VA.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

Mar. 15.

3303
3304
3311
3313
3319
3320

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced...........................
D o..........................
Whole, 6 to 8 pounds..
Sliced...........................
W hole..........................
D o.........................

3303
3304
3311
3313
3320

Lard, pure:
Per 3-pound pail, gross weight..
Tub, per pound.........................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
D o........................................

3303
3304
3316
3319
3320

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

3302
3303
3304
3305
3318
3319
3320

Hens, year or more old, per pound:
Dressed, not drawn...................
D o.........................................
r
Dressed, drawn..........................
L Dressed, not drawn...................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
D o........................................
D o.........................................

3303
3304
3311
3313
3320

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel 1
Pillsbury’s Best..........
Gold Medal.................
Patapsco......................
Obelisk........................
D o.........................

3303
3304
3311
3313
3319
3320

Corn meal, per pound.
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o.........................

3303
3304
3305
3311
3313
3320

1913

Commodity.

, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

$0 20

Apr. 15,

SO 20
.
.25

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15,

.16|
.18
.15

.2 2

.27

.27
.2 2

.45
.15
.15
.15
.15

.20
8

16§

$0.25
.25

.2 0

.45
.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
. 12*
.15

i. 20
.25
.2 0
.2 1

.2 0
.2 0

.20

.2 2

.2 2

.16|

.16§

.20

.23

.2 0

.18

.20
.2 1

.19

.18*
.20

.2 2
.2 2

.20

.2 0
.2 0

.25

.15

.23
.23

.20

.20

.2 2

.20

.25

.23

.2 2
.2 1

.85
.90
.75
. 85

.85
.95
.75
.85

.72
.90
.85

.72
.80
.80
.90
.85

.0200

.0200

.0200

.0250
.0250

.0240
.0208

.0200

.0200

.0200

.0200

.0240
.0208
.0200

.0160

.0160
.23

.0250
.0250

.0200

.25
.25

.25
.25

.2 2
.2 2

.2 0

.20

.20

.25
.25

.25
.23

.30
.25

.0200

.2 2

.20

.22
.22

.2 2

.20

.2 2

.20
.20
.23

3303
3311
3319

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
Do.
Do.

3303
3304
3311
3313
3319
3320

Butter, creamery, print, per pound..
D o........................... .....................
D o.................................................
D o.................................................
D o.................................................
D o.................................................

.36
.40
.40
.40

.38
.40
.40
.40

.43
.43
.45
.45
.45

3303
3304
3311
3313
3319
3320

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

.40
.50
.45
.45

.45
.50
.50
.50

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.25

.43
.43
.45
.45
.45
.45

.25
.25
.25
.25
.30
.25
i The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

101

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
RICHMOND, VA.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

3303
3304
3311
3313
3319

Sugar, granulated, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

3310

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
raw, per quart...................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1913

Commodity.

3314
3315
3322

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.0600
.0600
.0650
.0650

$0.0600
.0600
.0600
.0650

$0.0500
.0500
.0500
.0550
.0500
.0500

.10
.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.10

Apr. 15.

.10
.10
.10
.10

ST. LOUIS, MO.

.21
.20
.15
.15

$0,221
.22
.22
.15
.171

$0.25
.25
.25
.20
.22
.22
.25
.22

$0.25
.27
.23
.20

.20
.20
.17
.15
.15

.20
.20
.171
.15
.15

.20
.20
.20
.20
.20
.20
.22
.21

.20
.25
.20
.20

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................
D o.......................................

.15
.16
.18
.14
.14

.171
.17
.20
.14
.15

.20
.18
.22
.171
.18
.18
.20
.20

3401
3402
3405
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

Chuck roast, per pound.
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................

.121
.121
.15
.11
.10

.15
.13
.15
.10
.12

.171
.15
.17
.14
.15
.121
.15
.18

3401
3402
3405
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

Pork chops, loin, per pound..
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................
D o.....................................

.15
.17
.18

.18
.20

3402
3405
3406
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
D o.................... .........................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o ..............................................
D o.............................................
D o..............................................

3401
3402
3405
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

Sirloin steak, per pound.,
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o.............................
D o..............................
D o..............................
D o ..............................
D o ..............................

3401
3402
3405
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

Round
Do
Do
Do
Do
Do.
Do.
Do.

3401
3402
~3405
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

, per pound.




$0,221

.121

.15

.25
.25
.18
.20

.25

.121

.171

.25
.30
.181
.20

.20
.20
.21
.15
.20
.17
.20
.18
.30
.30
.21
.22
.28
.22
.25
.28

.22
.25
.23

.20
.23
.22
.20
.19
.22
.171
.20
.20
.18
.15
.16
.16
.14
.131
.15
.15
.20
.20
.20
.15
.19
.23
.20
.30
.30
.22
.22
.23
.25
.28

102

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b le

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

TH E 15TH OF EACH MONTH, M ARCH AND A P R IL , 1912, AND MARCH
AND A P R IL , 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRM S— Continued.

ST. LOUIS, MO.—Continued.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

3402
3-i05
3406
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Siieed.
D o.............................
Whole.............................
Sliced..............................
Whole, 10 to 12 pounds..
Sliced..............................
D o.............................
Whole, 12 to 14 pounds..

3401
3402
3405
3408
34.11
3416
3417
3418

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o............... - ............................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

3402
3405
3406
3408
3411
3414
3416
3417
3418

Lard, pure, tub, per pound..
D o...................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

3401
3405
3408
3411
3416
3417
3418

Hens, year or more old, per pound:
Dressed, not drawn.....................
Live............................................
Dressed, not drawn................... .
D o........................................
D o.........................................
D o........................................
D o........................................

3402
3405
3406
3411
3434
3416
3417
3418

Flour, wheat, per ^-barrel bag:
Gold Medal..........................
Royal Patent.......................
Standard Tilton...................
Royal Patent.......................
Gold Medal..........................
Royal Patent.......................
D o..................................
Gold Medal..........................

3402
3405
3406
3411
3414
3418
3418

Com meal, per pound.
D o....... .................
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o.........................

.0300
.0333
.0240
.0333

3402
3405
3406
3411
3414
3416
3417
3418

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do..
Do..
Do..

.25
.25
.23
.22*

3405
3414

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o..........................

this report.




$0.25
.28
.16
.20
.15

.15
.17
.18
.12*
.14

Apr. 15,

$0.25
.30
16
20
16

17|
17
18
14
14

12*
12*
12*
•12*

12*

$0.30
.30
.19
.25
.18
. 25
.30
.18
.20
.20
.20
.12*
.18
.15
.20
.18
.15
.15
.15
.12*
.13
.12*
.14
.15
.12*
.20
.18
.m
.18“
.18
.21
.19

.17*
.16
.17
.18

.75
.70
.70

Mar. 15.

.85
.75
.70
.75

.0333
. 0333
.0240
.0333

.75
.70
.70
.70
.67
.70
.75
.0333
.0333

.0160

Apr. 15.

$0.27
.30
. 19*
.25
‘ ” . 25*’
‘
.30
.18
.20
.20
.20

.12*
'.10 *
.22
.18
.15
.15
.15
.12*
.14
.15
.12*
.20
.22
.17*

’. io”
’
.2 n
.20
.75
.75
.70

” 76”
.67
.70
.75

.0333
.0333
.0160

‘.’6266

.0200

.23
.25
.22*
.21

.0250
.0200
.0183

.0200

.25

.20

.0176

.23

.22
.20
.20
.21
.20
.23

•17**

’.’ 26”
.20
.20
.22

.20

.17*

103

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS —Continued.
ST. LOUIS, M O.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15. I Mar. 15.

3402
3405
3408
3411
3414
3416
3417
3418

Butter, creamery, per pound:
$0.40
Tub.................................................................
.35
D o.............................................................
.35
D o.............................................................
.38
Print...............................................................
Tub__________________ _________________ !
D o.............................................................1
....................
D o.................................................................................
...................
D o___________________ _____________ 1

3402
3405
3406
3411
3414
3416
3417
3418

. 45
. 45
Potatoes, Irish, per peck......................................!
.40
. 50
D o................................................................... i
.40
.40
D o....................................................................
.35
.40
D o....................................................................
D o_____________________ _______________ i
D o................................................................... i..........................
D o................................................................... ]................... ...................1
T
>
............................................... .....................

.20
.25
.18
.20
.25
.18
.20
.15

3402

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent or SI lots, per !
. 0625
pound.................................................................•
.0588
D o...................................................................
. 0625
D o...................................................................
. 0714
D o................................................................... |
D o_______________________ ____ _________ !
D o................................................................... !...................
D o................................................................... ;...................
D o...................... .................................................................

.0556
. 0526
.0476
.0556
.0526
. 0476
.0500
.0476

3405
3406
3411
3414
3416
3417
3418

3404
3407
3410
3412
3413
3415

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per ;
quart:
i
Pasteurized.....................................................;
D o.............................................................!
D o.............................................................;
Raw or pasteurized........................................|
Pastp.nrizfwl________________

$0.38
.40
.38
.35

.0625
.0588
.0588
.0714

$0.45
.43
.40
.42
.40
.41
.40
.40

Apr. 15.

$0.40
.40
.40
.38
.38
.40
.38
.20
.20
.17*
.20
.18
.20
.15
.0556
.0526
.0476
..........0455
. 0476
. 0500
. 0476

1
.08
.08
.08
.08

.07
.07
.07
.07

.08
.08
.08
.08
.08
.08

.08
.OS
.08
.08
.08
.08

$0.22b
.25“
.22

__________ _________ '

D o.............................................................!...................
!

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
3501
3502
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o....................................................................

$0.20
.20
.20
.20
•17*
.17*
.20

$0.22*
.25
.20
.22*
.22*
.20
.20

$0.22*
.25
.22
.22^
.22*
.20
.20
.25
.20

3501
3502
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....... ............................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
.........................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.17*
.17*
.17*
.17*
.17*
.17*
.20

.20
.20
. 17i
.20“
.20
.17*
.20

.17*
.20
.20
.17*
.20
.20
.18
.20
.20

.20
.20
.20
.20
.20
.20

3502
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
.............................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.18
.17*'
.20
.17*
. 15
.16

.18
. 17h
.20“
.18
.20
.17*
.20
.15

.18
.17
.20
.18
.20




.18
.17*
.20
.20
.15
.16

.20
. 25
.20

.20
.20

.20
.15

104

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OP FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
SALT LAKE C ITY , UTAH—Continued.

T a b le

1912

Firm
num­
ber.

3501
3502
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o....... ............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$0.15
.15
.12*
.12*
.15
.12*
. 15“

3501
3o02
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o . . . . .............................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.20
.25
.20
.20
.20
.17*
.20

3501
3502
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
Do...................................................................

.30
.30
.30
.35
.30
.25
.25

3501
3502
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound........................
D o...................................................................
Do...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

3o04
3o06
3507
35l2
3513
3515
3516
3519
3520

Lard, pure:
Tub, per pound..............................................
3o02
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Per 5-pound pail, gross weight.......................
Tub, per pound..............................................
Do.............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................

3501
3502
3504
3506
3507
3512
3515
3519
3520

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound......................
D o......................................................... .........
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................

3501

Apr. 15.
$0.15
.15
.12*
.12*
.15
. 15
.15

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

$0.15
.15
. 15
.15
.15
.15

.20
.25
.20
.20
.20
.22
.20
.25
.20

.20
.25
.20
.20
.20
.22

.30
.30
.30
.40
.30
.25
.25

.30
.30
.30
.40
.30
.30
.25
.35
.30

.30
.30
.30
.40
.30
.30

.30
.30
.30
. 30
.30
. 25
.25

.30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.25
.25

. 30
.30
.30
.30
.30
.25
.25
.30
.30

.25
.30
.30
.30
.30
.25

.17*
.15
.15
•17*
. 17*
. 15. 75
.15
. 15

.17*
.15
.15
.17*
.17*
.15
.80
.15
. 15

.17*
.17*
.20
.20
.15
.17*
.17*
.17*
.20
.17*
.20
.20
.90
.90
.17*
.17* ............ *17*
.20
.20
.20
.20

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
. 15
.17*

.17*
.17*
.15
.15
.17
.15
.17*

.17*
.15
.20
.20
.15
.15
.15
.18
.20
.20
.17*
.16
.15
.22* ............ *22’
.20
.20

.20
.25
.20
.20
.22*
.20
.20

. 15
.15

.25
.25

.35
.30

.30
.30

Hens, year or more old:
,22i
.25
.20
.20
Dressed, not drawn, per pound....................
3501
.25^
.22*
.25
.25
D o.............................................................
3502
.22
.22
.22
.22
3504
D o.............................................................
.22,
.22*
.20
.20
3506
D o.............................................................
.252
.23
.22
.25
D o..................................... ......................
3507
.25
. 22
D o.............................................................
3519
.23
’.23
3520
D o.............................................................
i
The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this repor t.




105

KETAIL PKICES, 1800 TO APBIL, 1913.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T a b le

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Flour, wheat:
Layton’s High Patent, per i-barrel bag.......
3501
Husler’s High Patent, per i-barrel bag.......
3502
D o.............................................................
3506
j
Do .....................................
3507 \
Husler’s High Patent, per ^-barrel bag........
(
Smith’s High Patent, per i-barrel bag.........
3512 \
Smith’s High Patent, per f-barrel bag.........
/
Husier’s Straight Grade, per J-barrel bag—

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$1.25
1.20
1.35
1.05

$1.35
1.30
1.45
1.40

$1.25
1.30
1.35

$1.25
1.40
1.40

.65
2.20

.70
2.35

2.35
1.20

2.45
1.25

1.10

1.20

1.20
1.20
1.30

Apr. 15.

2.45

3516
3520

D o............................................................
Husler’s High Patent, per i-barrel bag.......

3501
3502
3506
3507
3512
3513
3516
3520

Corn meal, in 9 or 10 pound lots, per pound----D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do ................................................................

.0300
.0300
.0350
.0300
.0300
.0389
.0300

.0300
.0300
.0350
.0350
.0300
.0389
.0350

.0300
.0350
.0400
. 0350
.0300
.0389
.0300
.0300

.0300
.0350
.0400
.0350
.0300
.0389
.0300
.0300

3501
3502
3506
3507
3512
3513
3516
3520

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen..............
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do
..................................................

.22|
.25
.25
.25
.22*
.25
.20

.22*
.25
.25
.25
.22*
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.20
.20
.20
.25
.25

.22*
.25
.25
.25
.22*
.25
.20
.25

3501
3506

Eggs, fresh, per dozen..........................................
Do
.........................................................

.20
.20

.20

3501
3502
3506
3507
3512
3513
3515
3516
3520

Butter, creamery, print, per pound....................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do ................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do ................................................................

.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40

.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40

.40
.45
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40

.45
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40

3501
3502
3506
3507
3512
3516
3520

Potatoes, Irish:
Per peck.........................................................
D o.............................................................
Per 100 pounds...............................................
D o.............................................................
Per peck.........................................................
D o............................................................
D o.............................................................

.45
.45
2.50
2.75
.40
.45

.45
.45
2.75
2.60
.45
.45

.15
.15
.85
.60
.15
. 15
.15

.15
.15
.85
.65
.15
.15
.15

3501
3502
3506
3507
3512
3513
3516
3520

Sugar, granulated, per pound:
In $1 lots........................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
In 100-pound lots...........................................
In $1 lots.........................................................
In 100-pound lots...........................................
In$l lots.........................................................
D o............................................................

.0741
.0769
.0833
.0700
.0714
.0680
.0769

.0741
.0769
.0833
.0665
.0714
.0635
.0769

.0588
.0667
.0714
.0550
.0625
.0540
.0667
.0667

.0556
.0625
.0714
.0510
.0588
.0520
.0625
.0625

3503
3505
3509
3510
3517
3518

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
R aw................................................................
Pasteurized or raw.........................................
R aw................................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................

.08|
.10
.08*
.08*

.08*
.10
.08*
.08*

.08*
.10
.08*
.08*
.10
.08*

.08*




1.15
1.30

.40
.40

*08*’
.08*
.10

106

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I.—
RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.

T a ble

1912

Firm

1913

Commodity.

ber.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.
$0.18
.18
.17

3607
3612
36J3
3615
3617
3624

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

$0.15
.13
.15
.2 0

.2 0

.18
.17

3607
3612
3613
3C15
3617
3624

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................

3607
3612
3013
3015
3017
3624

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
D o.........................................: .........................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

3607
3612
3(313
3615
3617
3624

Mar. 15.

$0.20

Apr. 15

.18
.18 '

.20
.20
.22
122
.18

$0.20
.20
.20
.22
.22
.18

.15
.15
.15
.18
.15
.15

.15
.15
.16
.18
.15
.18

.20
.16
.20
.20
.20
.18

.20
.16
.20
.20
.20
.18

.20
.18
.22
.22
.22
.20

.20
.18
.22
.22
.22
.22
.15
.15
.15
.15
. 15
.15

.2 0

.2 0

.18
.18

.18
.18

.2 0

.2 2

.18
.18

.18
.18

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.1 2 4
.1 2 4
.1 2 4
.1 2 4
.1 2 4
.1 0

.15
.124
.m
.15
.1 2
.1 2 4

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.124

3607
3612
3613
3615
3617
3624

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o ..!..............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0
.2 0

.2 0
.2 0
.2 2
.2 0
.2 0
.2 2

.25
.22
.25
.25
.25
.22

.25
.22
.25
.25
.25
.22

3603
3604
3603
3610
3612
3613
3615
3617
3618
3624

Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced....... ......................................................
D o.............................................................
Piece...............................................................
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................

.35
.30

.35
.30

.2 2

.2 2

.25
.25
.30
.30
.30
.35
.30

.25
.25
.30
.30
.30
.35
.30

.35
.26
.35
.25
.35
.30
.35
.40
.30

.35
.35
.26
.35
.25
.35
.30
.35
.40
.35

3603
3008
3610
3612
3613
3615
3617
3618
3624

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole.............................................................
Whoie, 12 to 14 pounds..................................
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole.............................................................
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole.............................................................

.18
.18
.25
.25
.25
.18
.25
.30
.18

.17
.18
. 22*
.25
.25

.21
.22
.30
. 25
.35
.23
.30
.30

.21
.22
.30
.25
.35
.24
.30
.30
.22

.15
. 15
.45
. 15

.15
.15
.45
. 15
.124
.15
.15
.15
.15
. 15

.17J
.20
.55
.15
.15
.174
.15
.20
.174

.174
.174
.55
.20
.17
.174
.15
.20
.174
.16

3603
3604
3008
3610
3612
3615
3617
3618
3624

Lard, pure:
Tub, per pound..............................................
D o.............................................................
Per 3-pound pail, gross weight.....................
Tub, per pound.............................................
D o.............................................................
3613
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Do.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o ............................................................

3607
3612

.1 2 4

.15
. 12i
.15
. 15
.15

.2 0

.25
.30
.19

.18
.18
.18
Leg of lamb, yearling, 1 per pound......................
.18
D o....................................................................
. 15
.15
.16
.16
1
The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
(“ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




107

BETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APBIL, 1913.

T abj.e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
TH E 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH

AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber.

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.15
.18
.18
.18

SO 15
.
.18
.18
.16

m 16
.18
.18
.18

10.15
.20
.18
.18

.23
.26
.25
.27
.22

.23
.25
.25
.25
.23

.20
.24
.25
.25
.25

.20
. 27
.25
.27
.25

1.60
1.70
1.60
1.60
1.50
1.(30
1.60

1.60
1.70
1.70
1.70
1.50
1.70
1.65

1.65
1.65
1.65
1.65
1.55
1.65
1.65

1.65

Apr. 15.

3613
3615
3617
3624

Leg of lamb, yearling,1 per pound.
D o..............................................
D o................................. ...........
D o..............................................

3619
$620
3621
3622
3623

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn,
per pound.........................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

3G03
3604
3608
3610
3616
3618
3626

Flour, wheat, per |-barrel bag:
Sperry’s ...............................
Golden Gate........................
Sperry’s ...............................
D o................................ .
Sperry’s or White Satin_
_
Sperry’s ...............................
a i . . ; ..................................

3603
3604
3608
3610
3616
3618
3626

Com meal, in 10-pound lots, per pound..
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

.0350
.0300
.0350
.0350
.0300
.0350
.0350

.0350
.0300
.0350
.0359
.0300
.0350
.0350

.0300
.0400
.0350
.0303
.0303
.0350
.0400

. 0300
.0350
.0350
. 0300
.0300
. 0330
. 0400

3603
3604
36C8
3610
3616
3618
3626

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.25
•22£
.25
. 22|
•22£
.25
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

.224
.25

.25

3603
3604
3608
3616

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.
D o.........................
D o.........................
D o..........................

3603
3604
3608
3610
3616
3618
3626

Butter, creamery, print, per 2 pounds.
Do....................................................
D o....................................................
D o....................................................
D o....................................................
D o....................................................
D o....................................................

3610
3616
3618
3626

Potatoes, Irish, per 100 pounds.
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................
D o.........................................

3603
3004
3608
3610
3616
3618
3626

Sugar, granulated, per pound:
In 100-pound lots...............
In $1 lots............................
D o................................
D o................................
Do................................
Do................................
Do................................

3602
3606
3609
3611




1.65
1.65
1.55
1.65
1.65

.22^
.25

.25
.22*
.22|

.22*
.22$
. 22|
.221

.20
•22-g
. 22£
.20
.85
. 75
.80
.75
.75
.80
.70

.70
.70
.70
.65
.65
. 75
.65

3.10
2.75
2.50

3.25
3.00
2.75

2.75

3.00

.90
.90
.85

1.75
1.25
1.00
.75

.65
.70
.65
. 65
. 65
.70
. 65
1.75
1.00
1.00
2.82
.80

.0550
.0667
.0667
.0625
.0625
.0667
.0667

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, per quart: |
Bottled or from can, pasteurized..................j
Bottled or from can, raw.............................. j
Bottled, pasteurized......................................I
Bottled or from can, raw...............................j
1 See footnote on p. 106.

1.65

.0550
.0625
.0667
.0588
.0588
.0667
.0588

.0495
.0556
.0556
.0500
.0500
.0526

.0475
.0556
.0556
.0500
.0500
. 0556
.0500

.10
.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.10

.10
.10
.10
.10

2 Computed from 122-pound sacks.

108

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I.—
RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T able

SCRANTON, PA.
1313

Firm
num­
ber.

3700
3707
12710
3715
3717
3720

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................

3700
3707
23710
3715
3717
3720

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................

3706
3707
23710
3715
3717
3720

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.20
.22
.16
.20
.16

$0.18
.22
.20
.22
.18

SO 20
.
.25
.20
.24
.20

$0.22
.26
.25
.24
.22
.24

.16
.18
•12J
.18
.14

.16
.18
.18
.18
.16

.20
.20
.16
.20
.18

.20
.22
.20
.20
.20
.22

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o .................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.16
.18
.12$
.18
.14

.16
.18
.14
.18
.16

.20
.25
. 14
.20
.16

.20
.25
.18
.22
.16
.22

3700
3707
23710
3715
3717
3720

Chuck roast, por pound.......................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o...................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................

•12*
. 14
.10
.14
.10

.14
.14
.11
.14
.12*

.16
.16
.12*
.16
.15

.16
.18
.14
.18
.15
.18

3706
3707
23710
3715
3717
3720

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

.16
.18
.14
.15
.15

.18
.20
.15
.18
.18

.18
.22
.18
.20
.18

.20
.24
.18
.22
.18
.22

3706
3707
23710
3712
3714
3715
3717

Bacon, smoked, per pound:
Sliced....... 1.....................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
D o.............................................................
Piece, 3 to 5 pounds.......................................
Sliced..............................................................
D o.............................................................

.25
.20
.20
.24
.24
.22
.20

.25
.20
.22
.24
.24
.25
.20

.25
.24
.22
.30
.24
.25
.20

.30
.24
.22
.30
.24
.25
.20

3706
3707
23710
3712
3713
3714
3715
3717

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Sliced...............................................................
D o.............................................................
Whole.............................................................
Sliced...............................................................
Whoie, 12 to 18 pounds..................................
Whol% 12i to 16 pounds................................
Sliced___" .......................................................
D o.............................................................

.25
.24
.12*
.28
.16
.18
.22
.20

.25
.26
.13*
.28
.15
.18
.22
.24

.25
.28
.16
.30

.30
.28
.16
.30
.20
.20
.28
.25

3703
3706
23710
3712
3713
3715
3717
3720

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.15
.14
.12*
.12|
.14
.14
.12*

. 15
.15
.12*
.14
.14
.14
.13

.16
.18
.14
.16

3706
3707
3715
3717
3720

Leg of lamb, yearling,2 per pound......................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.16

.18

.20
.14

.20
.16

.20
.22
.22
.18

.19
.25
.25

.is
.15

Apr. 15.

.16
.20
.14
.16
.16
.18
.15
.15
.20
.25
.22
.18
.18

1 Delivers no purchases.
2 The prices are for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.”
The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no ‘ ‘ relative” prices are computed for this article m
this report.




109

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.
T a b l e I . — RETAIL

PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Concluded.
SCRANTON, PA.—Concluded.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

3706
3707
13710
3711
3712
3715
3717
3720

Mar. 15.
Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn,
per pound.........................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

Flour, wheat:
King^Midas, per J-barrel b a g..
3703
3711
3712
Snow White, per ^-barrel bag.
Lucky Loaf, per ^-barrel ba g..
3713
King Midas, per f-barrel bag..
3714
r
Snow White, per ^-barrel bag.
3717 i
Snow White, per j-barrel bag.
Lucky Loaf, per ^-barrel bag.
3718
Special Brand, per |-barrel bag..
3720
P
3717
3720
3702
3703
3704
3708
3709
13710
3711
3712
3713
3717
3718
3720

$0.22
.22
16
22

Apr. 15.

$0.20

.24
16
22

Mar. 15.

$0.20
.20
18
25
25
25
22

$0.22

.22
.18
.25
.28
.25
.22
.22

.90
95

85
0250

1.50
.85
1.65
.0250
.0250
.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.22
.25
.25
.25
.23
.25

i», strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
38

36

.38
.50
.38
.42
.44
.36
.45
.47
.40
.40
.37
.38
.20
.25
.20
.25
.20
.25
.22

3712
3713
3714
3717
3718
3720

Sugar, granulated, in 25-cent, 50-cent, or $1 lots,
per pound.........................................................
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

3701
3702
3704
3708
3709
3719

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, per quart:
Bottled, pasteurized or raw........................
D o...........................................................
Bottled, raw.................................................
D o...........................................................
Bottled or from can, raw.............................
Bottled, raw.................................................




Apr. 15.

.90
.90

Com meal, per pound.
D o..........................

Butter, creamery, per pound:
Print..........I.......................
3702
r
D o................................
3703 [
Tub.....................................
Print...................................
3704
Do................................
3708
Do................................
3709
Tub.....................................
13710
Print..................................
3711
Do................................
3712
Tub.....................................
3713
D o................................
3717
D o................................
3718
D o................................
3720
3711 Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
3712
D o...............................
3713
D o...............................
3714
D o...............................
3717
D o...............................
3718
D o...............................
3720
3703

1913

Commodity.

0700
0760
0625
0714
0625
0714

07

i Delivers no purchases.

0700
0700
0625
0714
0625
0667

07

0588
0600
0645
0500
0625

.0588
.0526
.0556
.0500
.0571
.0556
.09
.09
.09
.08
.08

110

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MAJEtCH
AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T a b le

SEATTLE, WASH.
1913

1912

Firm

Commodity.

ber.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

3802
3807
3811
3819

Sirloin steak, per pound......................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

$0.18
.20
.18
.20

$0.18
.20
.18
.20

$0.22
.22
.20
.22

$0.22
.22
.22
.22

3802
3807
3811
3819

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o...................................................................

.18
.18
.15
.16

.18
.18
.17
.17

.20
.20
.20
.20

.20
.20
.20
.20

3S02
3807
3811
3S19

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o...................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.15
.17
.18
.15

.15
.17
.17
.17

.18
.17
.18
.20

.18
.17
.18
.20

3802
3807
3811
3819

Chuck roast, per pound.......................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.12*
.15
.12*
.12*

.12*
.15“
.12*
.13

.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
.15
.15
.15

3802
3807
3811
3819

Pork chops, loin, per pound................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.25
.22
.20
.22

.25
.22
.20
.23

.25
.25
.22
.22

.25
.25
.22
.25

3802
3807
3811
3816
3819

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound......................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.30
.25
.25
.30
.25

.30
.25
.25
.30
.30

.30
.30
.25
.35
.30

.30
.30
.28
.35
.35

3802
3807
3811
3816
3S19

Ham, smoked, sliced, per pound........................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.30
.30
.25
.30
.25

.30
.30
.25
.25
.25

.30
.30
.30
.30
.30

.30
.30
.30
.30
.30

3802
3807
3811
3816
3817
3819

Lard, pure, tub i per pound.................................
D o...............................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................

.15
.15
.15
.15
.15
.15

.15
.15
.15
. 15
.15
.15

.18
.18
.17
.15
.17*
.18

.18
.18
.17
.17

3802
3807
3811
3819

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound.......................
Do..........................: ........................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.18
.18
.15
.17

.15
.18
.15
.18

.20
.18
.15
.20

.22
’.20
.20
.20

3802

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound.................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.23
.25
.23
.25

.23
.25
.23
.25

.24
.25
.22
.25

.24
.25
.22
.25

Flour, wheat, per |-barrel bag:
Centennial Best........................ ......................
Do.............................................................
Fisher’s Blend................................................
Krone..............................................................
/
Centennial Best..............................................
\
Fisher’s Blend ........................ - ....................
f
Centennial Best........................... ..................
3820 \
Fisher’s Blend...............................................

1.35
1.35
1.55
1.35
1.35
1.55
1.35

1.35
1.35
1.55
1.35
1.35
1.55
1.40

1.40
1.35
1.55
1.35
1.40
1.60
1.35
1.55

1.40
1.35
1.55
1.35

3807
3811
3819
3802
3803
3816
3817

3802
3803
3816
3817
3820

/
\

Com meal, in 10-pound lots, per pound..............
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................

.0300
.0250
.0300
.0300
.0300

.0300
.0250
.0300
.0300
.0300

.18

1.35
1.55

.0300
.0300
.0300
.0300
.0300
.0300
.0350 ...................
.0250
.0300

1 The prices arc for the article generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




BETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

Ill

T akle I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON
THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
SEATTLE, WASH.—Concluded.
1912

Firm
num­
ber

3802
3803

3810
3817
382a

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.
Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by, per dozen.
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

3817

3803
3816
3817
3820

Butter, creamery, print, in 1 or 2 pound lots,
per pound.........................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

3802
3803
381ft
3817
3820

Potatoes, Irish, per 100 pounds.
D o.........................................
Do.........................................
Do.........................................
Do.........................................

3802
3803
381ft
3.817
3820

Sugar, granulated, per pound:
In $1 lots............................
In 100-pound lots...............
In $1 lots............................
D o................................
D o................................

50.25
.25
.25
.25
.25

Eggs, fresh, per dozen.........................................

3802

$0.30
.25
.27*
.25
.25

Apr. 15.

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled,
per quart:
Pasteurized...................................................
Pasteurized or raw.......................................
D o...........................................................
Pasteurized...................................................
Raw...............................................................
Pasteurized...................................................
D o...........................................................

$0.25
.20
.25
.25
.22*
.22*

.40
.45
.40
.40
.38
1.80
2.25
1.90
2.25
2.25

.35
.40
.37*
. 35
2.50
2.00
2.35
2.50
2.35

.0714
.0714
. 0667
.0714
.0769

3805
3808
3812
f
3813 (.
3814
3818

Mar. 15.

.0714
.0667
.0667
.0714
.0667

.08*
.08*
.10

.40
.45
.45
.45
L00
. 75
1.00
.90
.60

10

.08
.08*

.0588
.0588
.0625
.0625

.08*

08**
08*
08*

08*

WASHINGTON, D. C.
3002
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3914
3915

Sirloin steak, per pound.......................................
D o................. .................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................

$0.18
.25
.22
.22
.20
.22
.25

$0.20
.25
.22
.23
.20
.25
.25

$0.25
.28
.25
.28
.22
.30
.28
.25

3902
3903
3305
3908
3909
3913
3914
3915

Round steak, per pound......................................
D o........................ ..........................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do ..................................................................

. 15
.20
.20
.18
.17
.18
.20

.18
.22
.20
.20
.17
.22
.20

.22
.25
.23
.23
.20
.25
.25
.22

3902
3903
3905
3908
3913
3914
3915

Rib roast, bone in, per pound.............................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.15
.18
.16
.18
.18
.20

.18
.18
.16
.18
.20
.20

.20
.20
.20
.20
.23
.22
.22

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3914
3915

Chuck roast, per pound......................................
D o.............................................. .....................
D o................. .................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
D o....................................................................
Do....................................................................
Do....................................................................

.12*
.12*
.15
.15
.14
.15
.15

. 12:1
. 15*
. 15
. 15
. 14
.18
.15

.18
. 15
.18
.15
.16
.18
.18
.15




112

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

T a b l e I . — RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TII' OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND* APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Continued.
1913

Firm
num­
ber.

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3914
3915

Fork chops, loin, per pound.
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do....................................
Do....................................

3902
3903
3905

1913

Commodity
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15,

Mar. 15.

$0.15
.16
.16
.18
.16
.20
.18

$0.18
.19
.20
.20
.19
.22
.20

$0.20
.21
.24
.20
.22
.25
.23
.20

$0.22
.22
.24
.22
.23
.22
.25
.22

3913
3914
3915

Bacon, smoked, sliced, per pound.
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................

.25
.22
.18
.20
.20
.22
.25

.25
.24
.20
.25
.20
.22
.25

.25
.25
.25
.25
.25
.28
.25
.25

.25
.28
.25
.25
.28
.28
.25
.28

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3914
3915

Ham, smoked, per pound:
Whole, 8 to 10 pounds..
Sliced.............................
Whole, 8 to 10 pounds..
Sliced.............................
Do...........................
Whole, 8 to 10 pounds..
Sliced.............................
D o...........................

.14
.30
.15
.25
.23
.18
.30

.15
.30
.16
.25
.25
.18
.30

.19
.30
.20
.25
.28
.22
.30
.30

.20
.30
.22
.25
.30
.22
.30
.30

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3914
3915

Lard, pure, tub, per pound.
D o.................................. .
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

.12|
.14
.12*

.121
.13
.13
.13
.121
.15
.14

.14
.15
.14
.15
.15
.15
.15
.14

.14
.15
.14
.15
.15
.15

3903
3905
3908
3913
3914
3915

Leg of lamb, yearling,i per pound ..
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
Do..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................
D o..............................................

.15
.18
.16
.15
.18
.18

.15
.18
.20
.18
.22
.20

.20
.22
.20
.20
.23
.23
.22

.22
.22
.22
.22
.25
.25
.25

.20
.20
.20
.20
.22
.20

.20
.22
.20
.20
.22
.23

.22
.20
.22
.20
.23
.25
.23

.22
.22
.22
.20
.23
.23
.25

.95
.90

.95
.95

.80
.85
.95

.80
.85
.95

.95
.90
1.00
1.00

1.00
1.00

.85
1.00
.90
.90

.90
1.00
.90
.90

3903
3907
3908
3913
3914
3915

Hens, year or more old, dressed, not drawn, per
pound............................................................... .
Do..................................................................
Do..................................................................
Do..................................................................
D o..................................................................
Do..................................................................
Do..................................................................

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3915

Flour, wheatj^per J-barrel bag:
Gold Med
Hecker’s Superlative.
D o.........
Gold Medal.
Do.........
D o.........
Do.........
Do.........

3902

:1
.12
.121

Apr. 15,

.15

.95

.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
3902 Corn meal, per pound.
.0267
.0267
.0267
.0267
3903
D o.........................
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
3905
D o..........................
.0250
.0250
.0250
.0250
3909
D o..........................
.0208
.0250
.0250
3913
D o..........................
.0250
.0250
3915
D o.........................
i The prices are for the articles generally known to the trade as “ yearling.” The age of the sheep
( “ yearling” ) varies from approximately 9 to 18 months. Owing to the fact that, in some firms, the age
varies considerably with different seasons of the year, no “ relative” prices are computed for this article in
this report.




113

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I . —RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES OF FOOD ON

THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND MARCH
AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Concluded.
WASHINGTON, D. C.—Concluded.
1912

Film
num­
ber.

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3915

1913

Commodity.
Mar. 15.

Mar. 15.

$0.25
.22
.23
.25
.25
.24

$0.23
.23
.22
.23
.25
.25

$0.22
.22
.22
.20
.22
.28
.22
.24

Eggs, strictly fresh, near-by Aper dozen.
D o......................................................
Do......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................
D o......................................................

Apr. 15.

.22
.42
.45
.44
.45
.42
.40
.45

Apr. 15.
$0.22
.20
.22
.25
.22
.25
.22

3913

Eggs, fresh, per dozen........................

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3915

Butter, creamery, print, per pound.
Do.................................................
Do.................................................
Do.................................................
D o.................................................
D o.................................................
Do.................................................

.38
.38
.38
.35
.36
.44

.42
.38
.38
.40
.38

.40
.45
.44
.45
.45
.45
.45

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3914
3915

Potatoes, Irish, per peck.
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................
Do...............................
D o...............................
D o...............................

.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40
.40

.45
.40
.45
.40
.45
.50
.45

.20
.20
.25
.20
.25
.25
.25
.25

.20
.20
.25
.18
.25
.25

3902
3903
3905
3908
3909
3913
3915

Sugar, granulated, per pound.
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................
Do.......................................
D o.......................................

.0650
.0650
.0650
.0600
.0650
.0660

.0650
.0600
.0600
.0600
.0600
.0660

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500
.0500

.0500
.0500
.0500
.0450
.0500
.0500
.0500

3904
3910
3911
3916
3917

Milk, fresh, unskimmed, delivered, bottled, per
quart:
Pasteurized....................................................
Do............................................................
R aw................................................................
Raw or pasteurized........................................
Pasteurized....................................................

.09
.09
.09
.09
.09

.09
.09
.09

09

.25

.09

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS AND BRANDS.

T a b le

ATLANTA, QA.

Firm
num­
ber.

Brand.

B101

A ......................................................

Retail
price per

1913

1913

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.05

Ounces.
13J

Ounces.
13*

Ounces.
14

Ounces.

B102 (A (wrapped)..................................

.05
.10

13§

131

15
23

15
23

B103 /A ......................................................
iC (wrapped)...................................

.05
.05

15

15

15
15

15
15

421°—Bull. 125—13------8



14

114

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OP LABOR STATISTICS.

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING^ IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T a b le

BALTIMORE, MD.
1912

Retail
price per

Firm
num­
ber.

Brand.

B201

A ......................................................

$0.05

(A ......................................................
B202 \B......................................................

.05
.05

16*
16*

(A......................................................
B203 \B......................................................

.05
.05

17*

1913

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Ozinces.
17

Ounces.
17

Ounces.
16*

Ounces.
16|

16*
16*

16-J
IGf

I ff
in

17*

17*
17*

17*
17*

17

17
17

17
17

18

17

BIRMINGHAM, ALA*
B3G1

$0.05
.05

........

B20-1 A ......................................................

17

.05

BOSTON, MASS.
B401

$0.05
.05
.05

15*
15*
15*

15*
15*
15*

15*
15*
15*

15*
15*
15*

B402

.05
.05
.05

15
15
15

15
15
15

m
15*
15*

16*
15*
15

B403

.05

15*

15*

15

15

B404

.10
.05
. 05
.10
.10

24*
15*
15*
30*
30*

15*
30*
30*

n

BUFFALO, N. Y.
16
16

16
16

16
16

.05
.10
.10

16

16
32

16
32
32

16
32
32

.05
.05

fA (wrapped).
B502
fc :.::::::::::
B503
B504

16*
16

16
16

16
16

16
16

16
16

16*

16*

$0.05
.05

B501

A (wrapped).

.05

CHARLESTON, S. C.
[A (wrapped).
B (wrapped).
[C (wrapped)..

$0.05
.05
.05

15
15
15

15
15
15

14
14
14

14
14
14

[A (wrapped).
(wrapped).
B602 IB (wrapped)..
iC
[D (wrapped).

.05
.05
.05
.08

15
16
14

15
16
14

14
14
16
23

15
10
16
24

A (wrapped).
B (wrapped).
C (wrapped)..
D (wrapped).

.05
. 05
.05
.05

15
15
15
15

15
15
15
15

B601

B603




115

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T a b le

CHICAGO, ILL.
Firm
num­
ber.

B701

Brand.

Ifc E E
{fE = :

Retail
price per
loaf.

$0.05
. 05
.05

1913
Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Ounccs.
15
15
15

Ounces.
15
15
15

Ounces.
15
15
15

Ounces.
15
15
15

.05
.05
.05

11
1
15

14!
14|
15

15
15
15

15
15
15

B703 /A ..................
IB..................

.10
.05

30
15s}

30
15*

28
14*

28
14*

B704

A ..................

.05

15

15

B705

A (wrapped)

.10

33

33

B706 { A ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;

.05
.05

15
15

15
15

10

B702

CINCINNATI, OHIO.
(A..
B801 \D.

$0.05
.05

16

16

16
16

A..
B..
D.'

.05
.05
.05
.05

17
16
16
18

17
16
16
18

17
18
18
18

| (wrapped).,
C

.03
.03
.04

16
16
17

16
16
17

16
16
17

B804 rA...
IB...

. 05
.05

18
18

18
18

18
18

B805

.05
.05
.05
.05

16*
16
16
16

16*
16
16
16

17
1G*
16*
16*

B806

.05

B802

B803

18*

CLEVELAND, OHIO.
B901

A ..................
B ..................
C (wrapped).

$0.05
.05
.05

B902

A ..................
B ..................
C...................
D ..................

16*
15
15

16
15
15*

16
15
16

.05
.05
.05
.05

16
16
16
16

16
16
16
16

16
16
16
16

16
16
16
16

.05
.05

B903

m
14|
131

17
17

17
17

17
17

17
17

B904

A ..................

.05

17

17

16*

16*

B905

A ..................
C...................
D ..................

.05
.05
.05

17
17

17
17

16*
16*
17

16*
16*
17

B906

A ..................
B ..................
C...................
D ..................

.10
.10
.08
.05

32
32
26
16

32
32
26
16

32
32
27
16*

32
32
27
16*

B907

A ..................

.05

17

17




116

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T a b le

DALLAS, TEX.

Firm
num­
ber.

Brand.

B1001
B1002

1913

1913

Retail
price per
loaf.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

A .....................................................

$0.05

Ounces.
15

Ounces.
15

Ounces.
15

Ounces.
15

A .....................................................

.05

14

14

14

14

fA (wrapped)..................................
B1003 \B (wrapped)..................................

.05
.05

18
18

18
18

18
18

18
18

A ......................................................

.05

18

18

18J

181

B1004

DENVER, COLO.

B1101

$0.05
.05
.05

19
19
19

B1102

.05

19

181

161

16£

B1103

.05
.05
.05

18
17|

18
171

171
17*

17*

18|
181
181

16|
m

3

DETROIT, MICH.

B1201

$0.06
.05
.05

15
15
15

15
15
15

16
16
16

16
16
16

B1202

.05
.05
.05

15
15
15

15
15
15

15
15
15

15
15
15

B1203

.09
.09

29

29

311
32|

311
32|

.05
.09
.05

15

B1204

141

151
30
151

151
30
151

B1205

.05
.05
.05

15

141

15
15

15
15

16
16
16

16
16
16

FALL RIVER, MASS.

B1301

A..
B..
C..
D..

B1302




$0.05
.10
.10
.10

15
30
30
251

15
30
30
251

15
30
30
251

15
30
30
251

.05
.05
.10

151
151

151
151

141
141
29

141
141
29

117

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913,

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T able

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.

Firm
num­
ber.

Retail
price per
loaf.

Brand.

1912

1913

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15. •

Apr. 15.

(A......................................................
B1401 \b ......................................................
l c ......................................................

$0.05
.05
.05

Ounces.
17*
17*
17*

Ounces.
17*
17*
17*

Ounces.
17*
17*
17*

Ounces.
17*
17*
17*

B1402 /A ......................................................
\B.....................................................

.05
.05

m
17*

17*
17*

17f
17|

171
171

[A......................................................
B1403 { b ......................................................

lc.......................................

.05
.05
.05

18*
l 7i
17*

18*
17i
17i

18|
l 7i
171

18f
17f
17|

B1404

A ......................................................

.05

17*

17*

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
A ......................................................

$0.05

14

14

13

13

(A......................................................
B1502 ] b ......................................................
|c......................................................

.05
.05
.10

14

14

14
14
28

14
14
28

/A ......................................................
B1503 \B......................................................

.05
.05

14

14

14
16

14
17

A ......................................................

.05

14

14

14

14

fA
B1505 lC (wrapped)___: ..........................
..................................

i .05
2 .10

14

14

14
28

14
28

B1501

B1504

KANSAS C ITY, MO.
fA......................................................
B1601 \B......................................................

$0.05
.05

fA.....................................................
B1602 \A (wrapped)..................................

16

16

.05
.05

15*

15*

16

A ......................................................

.05

15

15

15

15

fA......................................................
B1604 \B......................................................

.05
.05

15*

15*

15*
15*

15*
15*

16
16
16

16
16
16

15
16
15
16

15
16
15
16

B1603

15
15

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.

B1701

$0.05
1.05
1.05
.05

B1703

.05
.05
.05

15*
15*
15*

15*
15*
15*

14*
14*
14*

14*
14*
14*

.05

15

15

15

15

B1704

A (wrapped) i Six loaves for 25 cents.




2 Three loaves for 25 cents.

118

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T a b le

LOS ANGELES, CAL.

Firm
num­
ber.

Brand.

B1803
B1304

A ......................................................
A ......................................................

1912

1913

Retail
price per
loaf.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15

SO 10
.
.10

Ounces.
30
28

Ounces.
30
28

Ounces.
30
29

Ounces.
30
29

16
16
16

16
16
16

16
16
16

15
16

15
16

14
15
15
14

14
15
15
14

LOUISVILLE, KY.

B1901
B1902

B1903

A..
B..
C..

i m. 05
i .05
i .05

16
16
16

.05
.05

15

{ b ::

.05
.05
.05
.05

15
16
16
15

t

15
16
16
15

(a
B1904 i B
)c (wrapped).

.05
.05
.05

16
16
16

16
16
16

B1905

.05
.05
.05

15
16
16

15
16
16

30
28

30
28

MANCHESTER, N. H.
/A ...............
B2001 \B (French)
B2002
B2003

A ...............

Be

e:

$0.10
.061

30
28

30
28

.10

28

28

26

26

2.10
2.10
3.05

30
30
16

30
30
16

30
30
16

30
30
16

28
16

2S
16

.10
.05

B2006

MEMPHIS, TENN.
151
151
29

151
151
29

151
151
29

m
lo|
29

.05
.10
.05

15
30
15

15
30
15

15
30
35

15
30
15

.10
.05

29

29

29
15

29
35

1C (wrapped).

$0.05
.05
.10

A ..................
B (wrapped).
;C...................

/A (wrapped)
B2103 \D (wrapped)

B2101

B2102

l t =

:

1 Six loaves for 25 cents, over the counter; 5 cents per loaf straight, delivered.
Three loaves for 25 cents.

2




3 Six loaves for 25 cents.

119

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I . — BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T a b le

MILWAUKEE, WIS.

B2201

B2202

B2203
B2204
B2205

1913

1913

Firm
num­
ber.

Brand.
Mar. 15.

I

$0.05
.05
.05

Apr. 15

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Ounces.
15i
154

Ounces.
15*
15*

Ounces.
16*

Ounces.
m
16*
161

It::

.05
.05
.05

15
15
15

15
15
15

16*
10*
16

A..
B..
C..

.05
.05
.05

15
15
15

15
15
15

15*
15*
15*

f t (wrapped).

.05
.05

14*

14*
15

15
14*

ft:

.05
.05

15
15

15
15

16
16

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.

B2301

Jb
Ib

$0.05
.05
.10

B2302

A
ft

15
15
30

15
15
30

15f

16

16

15
15

16
16

B2304

15*
15*
16

15*
15|
16

16
16
16

16
16
16

16
16

16
16

17
17
18

17*
17*
18

15*
16
16f

15*
16
16|

15*
16
16*

15*
16
16*

15
15

.05

15|

.05
.05

15
15

lc.

.05
.05
.05

It:

B2303

15
15

.05
.05
.05

(A.
B.

B2305

NEWARK, N. J.
fA ..
B2402 \b ..

lc...

$0.05
.05
.05

B2403

A

.05

16

15

B2404

A

.05

16*

16*




NEW HAVEN, CONN.

120
T

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I . — BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

able

NEW ORLEANS, LA.

Firm
num­
ber.

1912

Retail

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Ounces.
18
16
20*

Ounces.
17
15*
18*

Ounces.
17
15*
18*

[A ..................
B2G02 -IB (wrapped)
|C (French)..

$0.05
.05
.05

Ounces.
18
16
20

B2603 /A (French)..
\B..................

.05
.05

19
18

A ..................
B..................
C...................
P ..................

B2606
B2607

B2604

1913

Brand.

19
18

19
18

19
18

.05
.05
.05
.05

20
20
20
17

20
20
20
17

{g E :"E

.05
.05
.05

20
20
22

20
20
22

A (French)..

.05

20

20*

NEW YORK, N. Y.
fA.....................................................
B2701 ] b .....................................................
l c ......................................................

$0.05
.05
.05

15*
15
14

15*
15
14

15*
15
14

15*
15
14

/A .....................................................
\B.....................................................

.05
.05

15*
15*

15*
15*

15*
15*

15*
15*

\B.....................................................

* .05
.05

14
14*

14
15*

13*
15*

13|
15*

\B.....................................................

.05
.05

15
15i

15*
15*

14f
15

15
15

.05
.05

15*
15*

11

15*
15

15
15

IB.....................................................

.05
.05

15*
15*

15*
15*

15
15

14|
15

{ b : : : : : : : : .........: : ............................

.05
.05

15*
15*

15*
15*

15*
15*

15*
15*

\B.....................................................

.05
.05

15*
15*

15
15*

14f
15

14|
15

A .....................................................

.05

16

16

15*

15*

B2703
B2704
B2705
B2706
B2707
B2/08
B2709

OMAHA, NEBR.
During the period covered by this report the loaf of bread commonly sold in this
city for 5 cents weighed 16 ounces after baking, as determined by the city ordinance
quoted below:
The weight of bread exposed or offered for sale in the city of Omaha is hereby prescribed, as follows:

A single loaf of bread shall weigh when baked sixteen (16) ounces; a full, or double, loaf of bread shall weigh
when baked thirty-two (32) ounces. Any person or persons exposing or offering for sale or making sale
of any single loaf of bread weighing when baked less than sixteen (16) ounces, or exposing or offering for
sale any full, or double, loaf of bread weighing less than thirty-two (32) ounces shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding ten dollars ($10) for
each and every offense.




121

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING WEIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T a b le

PHILADELPHIA, PA.
1912

Retail
price per

Firm
num­
ber.

Brand.

132901

/A ......................................................
\B............................................
fA ......................................................
B......................................................

1913

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

$0.05
.05

Ounces.
18
22

Ounces.
18
22

Ounces.
18
21*

Ounces.
18
21*

D .....................................................

.05
.05
.05
.05

20
17
17
17

20
17
17
17

(A (wrapped)..................................
B2903 \B......................................................

.10
.05

"D A O
OA

20
18
18
18

20
18
18
18

32
18

32
18

PITTSBURGH, PA.
i
17
17
17

17
17
17

17
17
17

17
17
17

lc............................................

.05
.05
.05

16
16
16*

16
16*
16

16
16
16

16
16
16

A ......................................................

.05

16*

10*

16

16

A ......................................................

.08

30

30

fA......................................................
B3001 {B ......................................................
lc......................................................

$0.05
.05
.05

fA......................................................
B3002 |b .....................................................
B3003
B3004

PORTLAND, OREG.
16
15

16
15

.05
.10
.05

15*
28

15
28

fA .....................................................
B3101 \B.....................................................

$0.05
.05

fA .....................................................
B3102 <B (wrapped)...................................

(c............................................

17*
17*
16
29
17

16
29
17

B3103

A .....................................................

.05

15*

15*

16

16

B3104

A .....................................................

.05

17*

17*

17*

17*

16
16
17

16
17
16

15*
16
15i

15i
16
15*

PROVIDENCE, R. I.
fA .....................................................
B3201 \b .....................................................

lc............................................

$0.05
.05
.05

B3202 / A .....................................................
IB .....................................................

.05
.10

14*
28

14
26

14*
28

15
29

A ............. ........................................

.05

15*

15*

15

15

B3203

RICHMOND, VA.
B3301

A .....................................................

$0.05

16

16

18

18

J U / A .....................................................
juo a
IB .....................................................

.05
.05

17
15

17
15

17
16

17
16

[A .....................................................
B3303 \c......................................................
\d .....................................................

.05
.05
.05

16

16
16

17
17
17

17
17
17

B3304 /A .....................................................
\B.....................................................

.05
.05

16

16

16
16

16
16




i

122

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING W EIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS AND BRANDS—Con.

T a b le

ST. LOUIS, MO.

Firm
num­
ber.

Retail
price per
loaf.

Brand.

rA .
B.
C..
B3401 D .
E.
F.
IG.
B3402
B3403

$0.05
.05
.05
.05
.05
.05
.05

19 12

1913

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15,

16
16
16
16
16
16
16

Ounces.
16
16
16
16
16
16
16

Ounces.

Ounces.

.05
.05
.05

&

15
141

14*
15*
15

.05
.05

Id .

15*
15

15*
15

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH.
B3501

$0.05
.10

ft ::::::::::

15

15
30

15
30

15
30

B3502

A ..................

.05

14*

15

15

15

B3503

A ..................
B ..................
C...................
D (wrapped)

.05
.05
.05
.10

16
16
16

16
16
16

16
16
16
28

16
16
16
28

B3504

A ..................

.05

15

15

15

15

16
15*
16

16
15*
16

16
15*
16

16
15*
16

16
30

15
28

15*
30

15*
30

16
16

16
16
16
16

16
16
16
16

33
17
32

30
17
32

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
(A .....................................................
B3602 \b .....................................................
l c ......................................................

1 $0.05
i.05
1.05

X U / A .....................................................
>oO o \B (wrapped)..................................

.05
.10

SCRANTON, PA.
$0.05
.05
.05
.05

B3701

16
16

B3702

[A (wrapped).
B ....................
C.....................

.10
.05
.10

B3703

A (wrapped).
B (wrapped).
C (wrapped)..
D ....................
E ....................

.10
.10
.05
.05
.10

32
30
16
15
36

32
30
16
15
36

31
30
15*
15
33

31
30
15*
15
33

B3704

.05

16

16

15

15

B3705

.05
.05

18
18

18
18

18
18

18
18




i Six loaves for 25 cents.

123

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I . —BREAD WEIGHTS: SCALING W EIGHT (WEIGHT OF DOUGH
BEFORE BAKING), IN OUNCES, OF THE PRINCIPAL BRANDS OF WHEAT
BREAD ON THE 15TH OF EACH MONTH, MARCH AND APRIL, 1912, AND
MARCH AND APRIL, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS AND BRA NDS—
-Con.

T a b le

SEATTLE, WASH.

Firm
num­
ber.

Retail
price per

Brand.

Mar. 15.

l c ......................................................

$0.05
.05
.10

fA .....................................................
.....................................................
B3804 B......................................................
[d .....................................................

.05
.05
.10
.10

B3803

1912

1913
Apr. 15.

Mar. 15.

Apr. 15.

Ounces.
16
16

Ounces.
15
15

Ounces.
m
16*
36

Ounces.
16*
16*
36

15

15

15
18
34*
30

15
18
34*
30

16
16
16

17
15*
17

16
15*
16

WASHINGTON, D. C.
[A .....................................................
B3901 \b .....................................................
l c ......................................................

$0.05
.05
.05

16
16
16

A .....................................................

.05

16

16

17f

171

fA .....................................................

B3902

.05
.05
.05
.05

16
15*
16
16

16
15*
16
16

15*
16
16
16

15*
13
16
36

B3903
w .....................................................




124

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SIONS.

T a b le

[Average price 1890-1899=100.0.]
SIRLOIN STEAK.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

117.4
116.8
118.3

143.3
142.4
142.2

142.7
142.7
142.5

142.5
142.5
143.8

132.4
132.4
132.6

134.0
133.7
134.3

April..........................................
May...........................................
Jnnp.____ _ T_____ ____________

118.4
120.4
122.1

141.9
144.5
144.3

142.7
144.7
144.8

143.7
142.1
140.9

132.3
134.2
134.3

134.3
135.8
136.2

Juiy...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

124.0
125.5
123.9

144.3
144.2
143.3

144.6
146.2
143.9

141.1
141.1
140.2

134.1
132.2
130.6

136.8
137.3
135.8

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

120.3
119.5
119.1

141.2
137.8
138.2

142.9
142.9
142.3

139.7
138.5
137.9

130.1
130.1
130.9

133.9
133.0
132.8

1912.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

124.6
124.1
125.4

146.7
146.8
147.5

144.1
145.0
149.3

142.9
143.4
145.9

131.8
134.4
137.7

137.1
137.7
140.1

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

130.7
142.5
147.5

151.7
167.3
168.1

158.2
168.9
171.2

155.0
160.4
159.4

144.5
150.9
152.0

146.9
157.3
159.5

July...........................................
August......................................
September................................

150.2
154.8 ‘
152.4

166.2
167.5
167.2

173.9
175.7
175.7

157.3
159.6
157.1

152.1
151.4
153.9

160.4
162.7
162.0

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

148.8
145.9
145.6

162.2
158.3
158.0

174.0
168.8
166.5

158.7
155.5
153.0

153.0
151.5
153.8

159.9
156.5
155.8

1913.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

147.5
147.4
152.1

165.3
165.6
167.9

173.7
174.1
182.0

157.8
158.4
167.2

156.1
158.3
160.3

160.3
160.8
166.2

April..........................................

158.0

176.7

188.4

177.4

162.0

172.7




125

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL D IVI­
SION S—Continued.

T able I I I . —

ROUND STEAK.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

133.6
133.8
135.8

148.3
147.5
148.1

153.2
154.2
155.0

160.1
158.9
158.9

146.9
147.8
150.5

150.9
151.1
152.5

April..........................................
May............................................
June...........................................

135.7
13*7.4
138.8

150.0
149.3
150.4

154.5
156.2
157.9

161.9
163.1
162.0

150.5
151.5
151.3

153.0
154.2
155.1

July...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

140.9
142.6
140.8

147.6
148.6
148.4

158.0
156.6
153.9

160.8
161.6
160.4

147.7
145.6
145.6

154.6
154.7
153.2

October.....................................
November.................................
December.............., ..................

138.8
135.8
136.1

146.4
143.6
141.8

152.4
151.2
151.7

160.1
159.2
158.7

144.3
143.8
143.4

151.7
149.8
149.6

1912.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

140.4
140.4
143.3

149.4
150.4
150.5

155.5
156.7
159.4

163.3
164.8
167.9

145.3
148.5
153.2

154.1
155.3
158.1

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

150.3
165.3
173.4

155.6
169.3
172.6

172.3
184.6
189.9

178.6
188.9
185.6

161.7
168.6
170.1

167.3
179.9
184.0

July...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

175.1
182.3
175.8

169.9
171.7
169.2

191.4
192.0
190.7

183.8
182.6
184.8

170.1
172.3
171.7

184.2
186.9
184.5

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

172.7
166.1
167.7

165.7
161.1
162.1

187.2
182.1
179.1

183.4
180.3
178.7

173.1
172.0
177.2

182.2
177.5
178.0

1913.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

171.5
172.3
177.7

169.1
169.6
173.3

184.4
187.1
197.4

187.8
187.7
196.7

177.5
179.9
182.9

183.1
184.5
191.2

April..........................................

185.6

183.6

204.3

207.9

185.2

199.1




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BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I I * — RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

RIB ROAST.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.

January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

119.4
119.7
120.3

141.0
141.0
142.2

138.0
138.4
138.1

159.6
159.6
159.0

145.0
145.0
147.8

137.8
138.0
138.7

April..........................................
June...........................................

120.9
121.9
121.8

141.6
141.3
141.2

139.9
139.4
138.6

162.6
163.2
160.5

148.3
148.6
148.6

139.8
140.0
139.4

August.......................................
September................................

122.9
124 5
125.1

138.8
139.4
^139.0

137.8
137.2
137.1

157.9
158.0
157.3

145.7
145.7
145.3

138.4
13S.9
13S.8

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

123.7
122.5
122.1

136.8
134.5
134.2

136.5
137.2
137.8

156.8
156.9
158.2

145.4
145.0
144.6

137.9
137.2
137.4

January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

124.8
125.7
128.3

142.3
143.4
142.7

140.0
140.2
140.8

161.0
162.2
165.5

146.0
148.4
152.5

140.7
141.7
143.6

April..........................................
June..........................................

133.3
145.3
151.2

149.4
159.6
161.1

150.1
160. 6
163.7

174.4
182.9
180.6

156.2
161.9
166.6

150.4
160.5
163.8

July...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

151.7
154.7
150.6

156.2
157.3
155.6

163.1
163.4
162.6

176.2
175.7
173.4

165.2
167.2
167.7

162.2
163.6
161.7

October.....................................
November.................................

147.9
146.4
145.7

157.2
154.2
152.9

161.2
158.2
156.0

173.0
173.2
170.8

166.0
165.9
167.0

160.6
158.9
157.8

January.....................................
February..................................
March.. ...................................

147.2
147.6
151.2

158.9
158.3
164.9

162.1
163.5
171.8

173.7
175.7
182.7

169.5
172.4
173.5

161.6
162.7
168.1

April..........................................

156.7

172.6

174.8

192.5

175.1

173.4

1912.

December.........................................
1913.




127

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

Table I I I . —

PORK CHOPS.

Year and month.

orth
lantic
dsion.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
.division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911
January.................
February..............
March....................

155.6
153.8
153.3

181.7
174.9
173.2

177.9
176.2
173.7

159.7
159.2
159.9

185.9
184.9
185.9

170.5
168.4
167.6

April......................
May.......................
June......................

152.3
155.5
155.1

171.5
169.3
169.9

174.4
171.1
169.8

161.4
160.2
162.4

184.9
183.0
186.4

167.4
166.8
167.3

July.......................
August..................
September............

161.4
175.1
177.5

172.2
186.1
190.2

174.2
187.8
195.2

165.6
166.5
162.3

185.3
185.7
188.3

171.0
180.7
183.4

October.................
November.............
December..............

173.6
144.1
139.8

185.8
168.5
162.0

186.1
169.0
162.4

161.2
148.8
143.3

187.3
183.6
179.1

179.1
160.8
155.4

1912
January.................
February..............
March....................

156.7
146.1
154.2

169.4
162.8
167.7

164.9
160.2
175.7

153.3
147.3
152.2

178.5
177.3
183.3

164.0
157.6
166.3

April......................
May.......................
June.......................

173.4
177.0
176.3

192.5
198.4
195.0

197.9
197.1
194.6

169.0
170.3
166.2

193.6
197.6
196.3

185.6
188.2
186.0

July.......................
August...................
September............

177.6
196.1
210.5

196.2
210.6
222.4

200.5
224.8
240.0

168.4
180.8
188.4

197.4
206.1
213.1

188.5
205.4
217.4

October.................
November.............
December..............

214.4
189.5
166.8

216.1
199.5
192.8

240.0
204.3
180.8

194.8
177.7
163.6

212.2
204.8
200.2

218.6
196.4
179.9

1913.
January.................
February..............
March....................

180.2
181.9
195.9

205.7
200.7
216.9

192.6
195.7
216.3

165.3
165.2
175.6

199.5
198.4
204.1

189.0
189.4
203.6

April......................

213.1

232.4

231.8

188.1

211.4

218.0




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BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO A PR IL, 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

BACON: Smoked.

Year and month.

1911.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

190.1
186.0
183.0

201.2
196.7
194.6

191.8
190.6
188.1

245.5
244.1
244.2

205.0
205.0
201.0

203.5
201.1
198.6

June..........................................

179.1
179.7
181.0

189.5
189.1
188.0

187.7
188.2
186.9

243.9
243.4
243.8

201.0
202.5
201.9

196.5
196.9
196.8

July...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

183.7
186.0
184.9

193.4
193.3
194.9

188.9
188.8
188.7

245.0
245.3
242.7

203.4
203.8
202.7

199.3
200.1
199.4

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

180.1
174.7
170.3

191.0
185.6
182.2

174.9
178.5
176.6

241.5
236.9
238.6

200.2
198.2
193.0

193.2
190.7
187.8

1912.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

169.6
166.6
165.6

180.2
178.9
178.2

176.4
174.8
174.5

232.1
227.5
227.3

191.1
188.0
190.4

186.1
183.5
183.3

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

173.0
180.0
180.6

187.0
190.6
190.5

179.6
185.8
188.2

236.0
237.9
238.9

195.0
199.4
201.0

190.2
195.5
196.7

July...........................................
August......................................
September................................

180.6
182.4
192.0

190.0
194.8
206.8

189.7
194.3
200.3

240.2
242.3
251.4

203.9
203.1
208.9

197.6
200.3
208.8

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

199.0
199.4
198.0

217.0
220.0
215.9

206.3
206.3
200.9

254.7
255.4
254.6

215.6
213.3
218.8

215.6
216.0
214.3

1913.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

194.5
194.6
199.5

209.8
208.2
215.5

198.2
202.0
209.2

250.2
251.6
257.2

217.2
216.0
217.6

210.8
211.6
217.2

April........................................ *

204.0

222.5

215.4

262.0

224.0

222.9

April..........................................




129

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T able

H A M : Smoked.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

19X1.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

147.7
146.6
147.1

158.2
156.5
154.2

147.8
147.8
145.3

179.7
179.6
179.4

155.4
155.4
155.0

155.4
154.8
153.8

April................. : .......................
May............................................
June...........................................

147.0
147.9
151.5

150.2
151.6
153.1

145.3
146.2
150.4

180.0
180.1
181.9

155.5
156.6
157.1

153.4
154.3
157.0

July............................................
August.......................................
September.................................

157.0
161.7
157.8

159.9
160.8
159.6

152.3
153.4
150.4

183.3
183.5
180.8

158.0
158.0
157.7

160.5
162.3
159.8

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

154.2
148.2
146.1

155.7
155.2
145.5

148.3
142.9
143.6

179.8
174.8
174.9

157.9
155.6
153.1

157.4
153.1
150.9

1912.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

147.4
145.5
146.2

146.1
146.3
145.5

142.9
143.4
144.5

174.5
173.4
174.7

152.9
152.3
151.7

151.1
150.5
150.9

April..........................................
May............................................
June...........................................

150.9
155.4
158.2

149.4
156.7
157.4

149.2
153.4
155.0

179.0
182.9
180.9

155.6
157.2
160.6

155.3
159.7
161.3

July............................................
August.......................................
September.................................

158.2
159.1
162.4

156.6
158.6
163.0

156.1
158.2
162.2

180.8
182.2
184.5

164.5
164.3
164.4

162.1
163.4
166.3

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

163.8
163.5
162.2

165.8
165.0
163.8

165.2
164.9
163.0

188.6
190.7
185.1

166.4
165.3
167.1

168.8
168.6
167.0

1913.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

162.8
164.7
170.3

162.5
163.4
166.7

164.2
167.7
173.1

185.0
185.1
191.1

167.9
168.2
171.8

167.4
169.1
174.0

April..........................................

175.8

172.4

176.5

195.7

172.1

178.1

421°—Bull. 125—13------9




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I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SIONS—Continued.

T a b le

LARD: Pure.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

161.6
158.7
151.2

167.0
165.7
153.1

160.2
158.3
149.1

154.3
151.6
149.8

159.7
155.6
152.5

161.1
158.5
151.4

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

140.7
137.7
134.4

144.3
140.0
140.6

145.6
140.4
140.5

146.7
141.5
139.0

149.1
145.2
144.0

145.2
140.9
139.5

July............. ..............................
August.......................................
September................................

133.6
133.9
138.7

140.9
144.4
148.3

139.1
140.4
143.0

138.1
139.5
140.6

142.7
142.7
143.1

138.6
139.8
142.6

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

138.4
138.6
136.9

148.0
146.8
145.4

143.6
143.2
141.6

139.3
139.9
139.3

143.5
144.9
144.1

142.5
142.6
141.3

1912.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

135.5
135.7
134.7

145.7
145.4
144.9

143.2
143.0
144.1

138.8
138.1
138.7

143.6
1*3.7
144.4

141.2
141.1
141.2

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

140.7
147.4
149.4

147.9
157.6
158.1

148.3
153.5
155.7

143.6
151.0
156.5

146.7
153.8
157.8

145.6
152.6
155.3

Julv...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

149.9
150.6
155.0

157.2
159.1
165.8

156.2
160.3
165.6

156.3
157.1
160.0

157.4
158.2
160.4

155.3
157.1
161.5

October.....................................
November.................................
Decomber..................................

161.7
163.4
161.9

169.3
167.3
164.6

172.6
171.8
169.7

164.0
163.4
162.8

164.2
165.8
167.2

167.0
167.2
165.9

1913.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

156.6
156.1
158.8

159.9
161.3
163.2

164.0
165.2
167.7

158.9
160.3
163.0

167.9
168.0
168.3

161.7
162.3
164.5

April..........................................

160.3

165.7

169.6

165.1

172.5

166.8




131

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

HENS.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February...................................
March.........................................

138.9
140.6
142.1

155.5
154.7
158.1

156.6
158.1
161.4

187.8
186.1
182.2

137.5
138.9
139.4

154.7
155.5
156.9

April..........................................
May............................................
June.............. ...........................

144.2
145.3
143.2

158.7
151.7
152.4

165.5
162.5
153.0

184.1
176.4
174.8

137.7
137.7
133.7

158.7
156.1
152.3

July............................................
August.......................................
September.................................

146.3
144.6
145.5

148.2
147.3
145.9

152.0
149.1
147.2

174.1
172.6
171.4

131.1
130.0
127.9

151.9
150.1
149.4

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

143.9
139.1
137.7

145.1
138.2
138.8

142.1
139.2
143.2

171.7
166.7
166.5

127.6
126.1
121.2

147.3
143.2
142.9

1912.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

142.9
146.1
151.2

147.8
148.5
150.4

158.4
163.0
174.0

173.7
170.9
178.3

125.3
126.5
132.1

151.4
153.4
159.9

April..........................................
May...........................................
Juno..........................................

154.5
154.1
153.4

153.6
151.7
153.0

181.0
178.1
167.3

177.2
177.2
173.6

135.7
134.3
128.4

163.6
162.2
158.1

July...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

153.9
154.4
157.1

153.1
153.0
154.3

169.1
169.2
170.9

169.8
177.2
183.0

126.3
127.8
128.2

157.8
159.3
161.6

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

157.3
155.2
153.5

154.1
150.0
145.4

165.5
161.9
162.3

183.9
175.7
172.8

126.5
127.7
125.8

160.1
157.1
155.2

1913.
January......................................
February...................................
March........................................

156.6
160.4
165.0

152.0
152.2
158.4

175.2
184.1
198.2

178.6
182.7
188.7

132.7
134.4
133.1

162.4
166.6
172.8

169.4

162.7

210.3

199.3

136.6

179.7




132

BULLETIN OF THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS.

I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

FLOUR: Wheat.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911
January.................
February..............
March....................

129.8
128.3
126.3

129.9
128.6
128.0

127.9
127.0
125.4

125.4
125.2
124.3

140.7
139.3
135.8

130.3
129.2
127.5

April......................
May.......................
June......................

123.7
124.1
124 0

127.5
126.9
126.1

124.5
123.7
123.3

123.0
121.4
121.3

135.8
136.5
138.0

126.2
125.9
125.8

July.......................
August..................
September............

123.8
125.7
127.8

124.7
124.9
125.6

124.2
125.3
126.0

121.4
121.8
122.6

137.8
137.3
136.7

125.8
126.7
127.6

October.................
November............
December..............

129.6
130.1
129.6

127.5
128.5
128.5

128.3
129.5
128.7

125.3
126.0
125.2

137.2
136.9
135.3

129.5
130.2
129.5

1912
January.................
February..............
March....................

129.5
130.2
130.0

129.5
129.4
130.0

130.0
130.6
131.0

125.7
126.0
126.3

135.5
136.7
137.7

130.1
130.7
131.0

April......................
May.......................
June......................

130.4
134.1
134.9

130.7
136.2
137.4

132.1
137.8
138.5

127.7
134.2
136.0

143.9
150.5
150.4

132.7
138.4
139.3

July.......................
August..................
September............

133.9
132.3
128.0

137.0
135.2
133.2

137.8
134.9
132.1

134.8
130.6
130.2

149.0
143.2
138.2

138.4
135.4
132.3

October.................
November.............
December.............

125.6
122.9
119.9

131.6
130.9
129.6

129.2
127.0
124.5

130.5
130.6
129.9

135.6
134.9
133.9

130.3
128.8
126.8

1913
January.................
February..............
March.. T...............

119.4
118.8
118.0

129.1
129.1
128.8

124.1
124.0
124.0

131.4
131.7
132.2

135.6
140.3
140.3

126.9
127.4
127.2

April.................... .

118.2

129.2

123.3

132.3

140.6

127.2




133

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I I . — RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

CORN MEAL.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

142.7
143.4
142.9

143.4
143.0
141.0

152.7
152.3
153.1

139.1
139.9
138.4

133.6
133.0
130.1

144.6
144.6
143.7

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

144.0
144.0
143.0

141.0
141.9
141.9

154.0
154.3
155.3

139.6
141.5
142.5

130.8
130.9
131.0

144.5
145.1
145.2

July...........................................
August......................................
September.................................

144.5
145.1
144.3

145.6
148.3
150.5

155.2
158.0
159.0

147.8
149.4
150.8

130.3
131.8
133.8.

146.9
148.7
149.5

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

148.3
148.3
147.3

151.5
151.9
154.2

160.4
161.7
161.0

149.0
152.9
150.9

135.2
136.2
136.2

151.2
152.3
151.9

1912.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

150.1
150.6
150.7

154.2
155.0
155.0

160.9
161.8
161.3

152.3
151.2
154.0

136.1
136.7
136.8

152.9
153.3
153.7

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

152.2
154.7
153.8

160.1
169.4
169.8

165.1
167.5
170.5

164.5
171.9
173.6

137.9
146.7
146.4

157.6
163.0
163.7

July...........................................
August......................................
September................................

153.4
154.1
153.8

169.8
170.8
170.6

171.6
172.2
171.7

173.1
173.5
173.5

146.0
146.7
147.3

163.7
164.4
164.3

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

155.2
155.9
154.5

174.1
170.2
163.4

172.6
169.2
164.6

171.9
165.4
154.2

147.3
145.7
145.4

165.2
162.8
158.5

1913.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

153.3
152.8
152.7

157.7
157.5
156.9

164.3
163.8
163.2

152.6
150.9
150.0

139.5
143.3
140.5

156.0
156.1
155.2

April.........................................

152.1

156.4

163.4

151.9

139.3

155.1




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H I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

EGGS: Strictly fresh.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

185.2
146.9
129.0

192.3
145.6
130.2

184.5
134.9
115.9

231.5
190.1
148.4

165.1
143.0
115.0

185.1
145.9
123.6

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

114.7
112.0
115.7

120.0
115.2
115.0

104.2
103.6
104.4

140.8
135.1
140.9

107.5
106.9
109.5

112.9
110.4
112.8

July...........................................
August......................................
September................................

127.2
138.3
150.7

121.3
135.5
149.7

112.2
118.8
133.9

156.4
163.7
182.1

116.0
134.0
145.5

122.1
133.0
146.7

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

168.6
206.8
214.7

162.9
188.9
202.2

152.6
189.0
204.2

188.8
219.3
253.3

170.1
200.0
192.5

163.4
198.2
207.3

1912.
January...................................
February..................................
March........................................

199.8
204.0
131.1

210.7
198.8
134.8

204.3
188.5
128.5

262.9
221.3
163.2

174.7
128.7
108.6

202.9
185.1
130.3

A pril.........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

126.2
126.1
128.6

132.6
131.2
132.5

122.2
116.6
117.9

157.2
152.5
157.2

106.9
108.2
111.0

125.9
123.8
126.1

July...........................................
August......................................
September................................

140.3
153.1
169.3

135.8
148.4
171.4

124.1
133.7
148.5

159.9
177.5
204.5

132.1
144.3
167.9

135.5
147.8
167.1

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

190.9
227.2
214.2

181.5
209.6
204.6

169.4
193.7
184.2

219.0
243.8
253.1

190.8
216.8
193.5

186.0
214.4
205.2

1913.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

186.1
160.4
135.6

179.4
155.8
131.1

173.5
149.1
123.2

233.3
196.2
165.0

172.8
131.9
113.6

184.8
156.0
131.3

April.........................................

127.1

130.4

116.2

157.7

115.4

126.4




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

BUTTER: Creamery.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division,

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

132.8
128.0
121.6

131.4
124.6
119.5

146.3
135.8
134.3

145.4
140.2
134.9

148.8
137.2
130.2

140.7
133.1
128.1

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

111.9
109.5
111.9

111.0
109.3
110.3

122.2
120.7
121.4

128.8
122.2
120.9

115.1
111.3
110.7

117.8
114.8
115.6

July...........................................
August......................................
September.................................

116.4
122.4
126.9

112.4
118.3
122.5

125.5
133.4
137.4

124.7
129.0
134.1

114.7
124.7
131.1

119.4
126.2
131.0

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

134.6
145.4
154.8

130.5
138.4
148.5

145.9
159.0
171.1

141.1
152.3
166.3

139.4
149.2
150.8

138.9
149.7
159.5

1912.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

163.5
157.1
144.0

158.3
145.0
136.9

179.0
162.1
150.5

172.4
158.3
148.7

153.7
149.0
141.5

166.9
156.0
145.5

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

148.6
146.4
134.7

140.2
138.1
128.0

157.6
150.6
136.3

153.7
149.0
135.9

132.0
123.9
125.1

148.4
143.6
133.5

July...........................................
August......................................
September.................................

134.2
133.9
139.2

126.6
127.0
131.6

134.9
135.4
144.3

134.4
135.7
143.6

128.7
133.8
141.9

132.9
134.2
141.2

October......................................
November.................................
December..................................

145.1
151.5
160.0

137.8
142.9
151.6

154.6
164.5
173.4

149.2
160.6
171.0

145.4
148.7
153.4

147.9
155.2
163.6

1913.
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

158.8
160.9
162.7

150.9
150.9
152.8

170.6
174.3
174.6

171.4
171.9
172.3

154.2
149.4
153.7

162.7
163.5
165.2

April..........................................

164.4

153.1

168.9

168.0

159.0

161.3




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I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SION S—Continued.

T a b le

POTATOES: Irish.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

109.6
107.6
107.5

108.6
108.2
107.6

114.1
113.7
114.9

120.2
120.4
124.9

146.0
149.7
158.0

119.2
119.0
121.2

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

112.5
122.8
175.2

113.3
132.3
175.1

119.4
135.3
211.0

127.2
144.3
199.2

167.1
187. 8
213.7

126.5
142.5
196.9

July...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

212.1
174.4
145.7

249.9
210.9
183.1

256.4
202.1
174.6

227.1
215.9
179.5

241.8
178.7
148.5

240.1
197.6
167.8

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

135.2
151.9
162.6

150.0
151.2
159.3

140.9
138.9
154.9

150.0
147.6
154.3

141.1
150.0
152.7

144.1
149.0
159.0

1912.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

186.7
194.9
200.8

171.7
179.4
187.8

181.6
190.1
207.3

172.2
177.7
192.7

154.2
160.8
197.6

177.8
185.4
202.1

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

226.1
213.2
206.7

211.6
212.9
210.2

231.0
221.7
238.4

213.4
201.6
210.5

212.7
179.2
160.9

224.7
211.6
211.9

Julv...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

171.7
154.8
120.7

163.0
146.2
134.9

158.6
146.5
122.6

162.7
152.3
139.1

141.2
106.8
107.5

164.3
146.0
128.0

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

115.6
119.7
126.1

133.0
128.3
126.4

114.2
114.0
115.0

131.2
125.3
127.6

103.5
103.9
97.8

122.1
121.8
122.9

1913.
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

128.4
130.1
126.4

130.0
128.2
126.5

117.4
117.0
115.9

129.3
126.9
124.2

96.9
92.4
86.7

124.8
123.6
120.5

April..........................................

123.8

127.0

114.2

126.0

84.3

119.2




137

BETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, BY GEOGRAPHICAL D IV ISION S—Continued.

T able

SUGAR: Granulated.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911 .
January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

101.8
101.5
101.4

98.1
97.9
98.0

99.5
97.3
98.8

103.8
102.6
103.0

90.5
89.7
90.2

99.9
98.9
99.5

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

101.5
101.5
103.1

97.8
98.5
98.3

100.3
102.1
104.2

103.7
105.7
107.6

90.2
90.4
92.2

99.9
100.9
102.4

July...........................................
August.......................................
September.................................

104.7
114.8
132.4

100.8
111.5
131.5

107.4
117.7
131.6

111.8
120.8
135.4

96.1
103.4
111.6

105.3
115.0
130.2

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

137.4
128.1
120.3

134.2
128.3
120.5

132.1
123.7
116.9

135.1
130.4
124.7

113.8
106.8
102.6

132.2
124.9
118.2

January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

115.7
113.7
115.8

116.7
114.7
115.2

114.0
114.4
114.6

121.5
120.3
121.9

102.3
104.4
105.2

115.1
114.5
115.6

April..........................................
May...........................................
June...........................................

110.9
108,1
107.5

110.7
108.6
107.9

111.7
110.1
109.8

117.1
114.0
112.4

101.3
99.2
98.9

111.4
109.1
108.5

July...........................................
August.......................................
September.................................

107.1
106.5
106.4

106.9
105.6
106.4

107.2
106.5
106.7

108.0
107.9
109.2

97.0
97.4
97.7

106.6
10G.1
106.5

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

105.4
104.3
104.0

105.9
104.6
103.9

104.1
101.9
100.6

108.3
106.2
105.2

97.1
96.7
96.0

105.2
103.7
102.9

January.....................................
February...................................
March........................................

101.7
95.9
94.7

100.8
95.5
93.3

98.7
94.3
93.5

103.9
96.8
95.9

93.9
88.2
87.2

100.7
95.1
93.9

April..........................................

93.7‘

91.6

92.8

94.9

85.3

92.7

1912 .

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I I I . —RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF THE PRINCIPAL ARTICLES
OF FOOD, JANUARY, 1911, TO APRIL, 1913, B Y GEOGRAPHICAL DIVI­
SIONS—Concluded.

T a b le

M IL K : Fresh.

Year and month.

North
Atlantic
division.

South
Atlantic
division.

North
Central
division.

South
Central
division.

Western
division.

United
States.

1911 .
January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

131.4
131.4
131.4

123.8
123.8
123.8

136.8
136.8
132.8

156.4
156.4
156.4

129.4
129.9
130.2

135.1
135.2
134.2

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

129.0
125.5
125.5

123.8
121.5
120.6

130.0
126.6
127.7

154.9
152.1
152.1

128.1
128.1
128.1

132.3
129.6
129.8

July...........................................
August.......................................
September................................

126.5
126.5
127.5

119.7
120.6
120.6

127.9
129.2
131.3

152.1
153.0
153.9

128.1
128.1
128.5

129.9
130.5
131.5

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

129.3
131.1
131.1

124.1
124.6
124.6

133.4
135.0
135.0

154.6
155.5
155.1

131.5
131.5
132.8

133.8
134.9
135.0

January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

130.7
130.7
130.7

124.4
124.6
124.4

135.0
135.0
135.0

153.5
154.6
154.1

134.0
134.0
131.8

134.8
135.0
134.6

April..........................................
May...........................................
June..........................................

130.7
129.2
128.9

123.7
121.7
121.9

133.3
133.3
132.6

153.6
153.6
153.6

131.8
131.4
131.4

134.0
133.2
132.9

July...........................................
August......................................
September................................

129.9
132.6
133.1

121.9
126.1
125.7

132.6
134.8
134.8

153.6
153.6
156.2

131.4
130.9
130.9

133.2
135.2
135.6

October.....................................
November.................................
December..................................

134.3
139.1
139.6

127.7
128.1
129.0

141.2
142.3
142.3

156.2
156.9
156.9

132.7
132.8
132.8

138.2
140.0
140.3

January.....................................
February..................................
March........................................

139.6
139.6
139.6

129.0
128.5
128.5

142.6
141.2
140.1

157.8
158.9
158.0

133.1
133.1
130.9

140.5
140.2
139.5

April..........................................

139.6

128.5

139.2

158.0

130.9

139.3

1912 .

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139

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.
T a b le

I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL
15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS.

[The prices quoted are for coal delivered to consumers, but do not include charges for storing in cellar or
coal bin where an extra handling is necessary, except in a few cases.J

ATLANTA, GA.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

BITUMINOUS.

$4.75
5.00
$4.75-5.00
5.50

/Jellico n u t ...........................................................
C101 1Jellico block............................................ ............
/Jellico lum p..........................................................
C102 \Blue Gem lum p...................................................

$2.50
2.75
$2.40-2.50
2.75

i

BALTIMORE, MD.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,240 pounds.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,120 pounds.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C201
C202
C203
C204
C205
C201

$7.25
7.25

Stove...
D o.
D o.
D o.
D o.
Chestnut.
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...

C202
C203
C204
C205

7.00
7.50
7.50
7.25

$7.00
7.00
$7.00-7.25
7.00
7.00

$3.75
3.90

7.25
7.25
7.50
7.25
7.25

3.90
4.00

3.65

$3.75
3.75
$3.75-3.90
3.75
3.65
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.75

3.75

BIRMINGHAM, ALA.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

BITUMINOUS.

fCahaba
C301 \Cahaba lump
N o .2........................................................
i Galloway
C302 \Galloway fancy lump..........................................
egg........................................................
fCahaba lump........................................................
JCahaba nut...........................................................
C303 ] Carbon Hill lum p................................................
(Carbon Hill nut...................................................
C304 jCahabalump........................................................
\
Carbon Hill lu m p ................................................
fCahaba lum p........................................................
C305 <Galloway lump.....................................................
(Galloway nut........................................................
fCahaba or Brilliant lump....................................
or Brilliant nut.......................................
C306 JCahaba Hill lump................................................
1 Carbon
(Carbon Hill nut...................................................




$4.50
3.75
4.50

4.00
4.00

$2.35
$4.75
4.50
4.00
2.00
3.75
4.75 ...........2.35*
4.25
4.00
3.75
4.75
2.10
4.00
2.10
4.25
3.75
3.25
4.50
4.00
4.00
3.50

.

$2.50
2.35
2.10
2.00
2.50
2.20
2.10
1.95
2.50
2.10
2.25
2.00
1.75
2.35
2.15

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T a b l e I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL

15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
BOSTON, MASS.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

]?irm

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.

ber.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C401
C402
C403
C404
C405
C406
C407
C408

Stove.....................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................

$8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00
8.00

$7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25

C401
C402
C403
C404
C405
C406
C407
C408

Chestnut...............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

8.25
8.25
8.25
8.25
8.25
8.25
8.25
8.25

7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50

$4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.13
4.15
4.13
4.13
4.15
4.13
4.13 i
4.13 |

$3.65
3.65
3.63
3.63
3.65
3.65
3.63
3.65
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75

BUFFALO, N. Y.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C501
C502
C503
C504
C595
C506

Stove.....................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$6.50
6.25

$6.30
6.00
6.30
6.00
6.30
6.30

$3.40
3.40

$3.30
3.25
3.30
3.15
3.30
3.30

C501
C502
C503
C504
C505
C506

Chestnut...............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

6.75
6.50

6.55
6.25
6.56
6.25
6.55
6.55

3.50
3.40

3.40
3.30
3.40
3.25
3.40
3.40

CHARLESTON, S. C.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,240 pounds.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,120 pounds.

$8.50

$4.50

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C601
C601




Chestnut...............................................................
8.75

4.53

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I V .—RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL
15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T a b le

CHICAGO, ILL.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

Kind and size of coal.

C701
C702
C703
C704

Stove.....................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................

$7.25
7.75
7.75

$7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50

$3.63
3.90
3.88

$3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75

C701
C702
C703
C704

Chestnut...............................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................

7.50
8.00
8.00

7.75
7.75
7.75
7.75

3.75
4.00
4.00

3.90
3.90
3.88
3.90

4.75
4.75
4.75

4.50
4.50
4.50
5.25
4.50

2.38
2.40
2.38

2.25
2.25
2.25
2.65
2.25

$8.00 $4.00-$5.00
7.50
4.00
7.50

$4.25

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

BITUMINOUS.

C701 Illinois or Indiana lum p......................................
C702 Indiana lum p.......................................................
C703 Illinois lump.........................................................
C704 /Hocking lump......................................................
\Illinois lump........................................................

CINCINNATI, OHIO.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C802
C804
C806

Stove..............................................................
D o............................................................
D o............................................................

$7.50-$8.00

C802
C804
C806

Chestnut........................................................
D o............................................................
D o ............................................................

7.50- 8.00

C802
C803
C804
C805
C806

Campbells Creek lump..................................
Lum p.............................................................
Kanawha splint lump..................................
Logan lump...................................................
Y oughiogheny lump.....................................

8.00

7.50

8.50
7.75
7.75

4.00- 5.00

7.50

i. 25-$3.50
3.00
3.25
3.25
3.50

$3.50-3.75
3.50
3.50
3.25
3.50

1.90- 2.35

2.00

2.00

2.00

$7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.25

$3.85

$3.95
3.95
4.00
4.00
4.00
3.85

7.75
7.75
7.75
7.75
7.75
7.50

3.95

8.00

4.50

.........4.'66'

BITUMINOUS.

CLEVELAND, OHIO.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

$7.25

C901
C902
C903
C904
C905
C906

D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................

C901
C902
C903
C904
C905
C906

Chestnut...............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................

7.25
7.25
7.25
7.50 ’
7.50
7.50
7.50

3.90
3.90
3.85

4.00
4.00
3.95

4.10
4.10
4.15
4.15
4.15
3.05

BITUMINOUS.

C901 Goshen lump........................................................
C902 Pittsburgh lump..................................................
/Pittsburgh No. 8 vein.........................................
C903 \Goshen No. 6 vein...............................................
(Massillon lump .................................................
C904 \01d Hickory lump...............................................
/Massillon lum p....................................................
C905 \
Pennsylvania or Ohio lum p...............................
/Massillon lump.....................................................
C906 \Pittsbuirh or Goshen lu m p ..............................




3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
4.50
4.50
3.75
4.50

3.75
4.00
4.00
3.75
4.75
4.00
4.75
4.00
4.75
4.00

2.10
2.10
2.15
2.15
2.50
2.45
2.10
2.45

2.10

2.20

2.25
2.15
2.65
2.25
2.65
2.25
2.60
2.20

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T a b l e I V . — RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON A PR IL

15, 1912, AND A PR IL 15, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
DALLAS, TEX.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

$14.00
14.00

C1003 Chestnut.
C1004
D o ...

$7.00
7.00

BITUMINOUS.

C1003
C1004
C1005
C100G

Colorado lump or
{McAlester orlump or egg............€
Briar Creek

$6.75

8.50

$3.40

8.00

7.50
8.50
7.50
8.50

8.50

McAlesternut.............................
/McAlester lump..........................
\McAlester nut.............................
McAlester lum p..........................
/McAlester lump..........................
\Briar Creek lump........................

*8.50

4.25
4.25

8.00

7.50

4.25
4.00
3.75
4.25
3.75
4.25
4.25
4.00

DENVER, COLO.
COLORADO ANTHRACITE.

C1001
C1102
C1103
C1105
1C1106
C1107

Stove, Nos. 3 and 5 mixed..................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................... .............................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

CllOl
C1102
C1103
Cl 105
1C1106
C1107

$8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50
9.00
8.50

Furnace, Nos. 1 and 2 mixed..............................
D o................................................... ..............
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................

$8.50

$4.50

$4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.50
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75

9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.50
9.00

BITUMINOJJS.

CllOl
C1102
C1103
C1105
2C1106
C1107

/Canon City lump.................................................
\Canon City nut.....................................................
/Canon City, Maitland, or Routt County lum p..
\Canon City, Maitland, or Routt County nut
/Canon City or Maitland lump.............................
\Canon City or Maitland nut...............................
Canon City lum p.................................................
/Canon City or Maitland lump.............................
\Canon City or Maitland nut...............................

5.00
4.25
5.25
4.50
5.25
4.50
5.00
5.25
4.50
5.00

6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00

(2)...............................................................................................

3.25

3.25
3.25

2.75
2.40
2.90
2.50
2.90
2.50
2.75
2.75
2.25
2.75

LIGNITE.

CllOl
C1102
C1103
C1105
JC1106
C1107

/Best grade lump...................................................
\Second grade lum p..............................................
/Louisville or Lafayette lump..............................
\Erie lum p.............................................................
/Best grade lump...................................................
\Seeond grade lump..............................................
/Louisville or Marshall lump...............................
\Lafayette or Erie lump.......................................
/Louisville lum p...................................................
\Lafayette lump....................................................
/Best grade lump...................................................
\Second grade lum p..............................................
i This firm is successor to Firm C1104.




4.50
4.00
4.50
4.00
4.50
4.00
4.50
4.00
4.50
4.00
4.50
4.00
2

Kind not reported.

2.50
2.25
2.50
2.25
2.50
2.25
2.50
2.25
2.50
2.25

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T able I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL
15, 1912, AND A PRIL 15, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
DETROIT, MICH.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C1201
C1202
C1203
C1204
Cl 205
C1201
C1202
Cl 203
Cl 204
C1205

$7.50
7.00
7.50
7.50
7.50

Chestnut.
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...

$8.00
7.50
8.00
7.25
8.00

$3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75

$4.00
4.00
4.00
3.75
4.00

7.75
7.00
7.75
7.50
7.75

Stove...
D o.
Do.
Do.
D o.

8.25
7.75
8.25
7.50
8.25

3.90
3.80
4.00
3.75

4.25
4.00
4.15
3.75
4.15

3.00
3.00
2.25
2.25
2.50
2.25

BITUMINOUS.

C1201
C1202
C1203
C1204

Jackson Hill lump........................
/
D o...........................................
\Hocking or West Virginia lump.
Pomeroy soft nut.........................
/Hocking lump..............................
\Hocking nut.................................

5.50
5.50
4.50
4.00
4.50

6.00

2.75

5.50
4.50
4.50
5.00
4.50

2.25
2.25

FALL RIVER, MASS.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C1301
C1302
C1303
C1304

Stove.....................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................

$7.75
7.25
7.75

$7.25
7.25
7.25
7.00

$4.00
3.75
4.00

$3.75
3.75
3.75
3.60

C1301
C1302
C1303
01304

Chestnut...............................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

8.00
7.50
8.00

7.50
7.50
7.50
7.25

4.10
3.85
4.10

3.85
3.85
3.85
3.75

INDIANAPOLIS, IND.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C1401
C1402
C1403
C1405

Stove.....................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

$8.25
8.25
8.25

$8.00
9.00
9.00
8.50

$4.25
4.25
4.25

$4.15
4.65
4.65
4.40

C1401
C1402
C1403
C1404
C1405

Chestnut...............................................................
D o..................................................................
'D o ..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

8.50
8.50
8.50
8.50

8.25
9.00
9.25
8.50
8.75

4.40
4.40
4.40
4.40

4.25
4.65
4.80
4.40
4.50

C1401
C1402
C1403
C1404
C1405

Indiana, lump.......................................................
D o..................................................................
Pocahontas lump.................................................
Indiana lump.......................................................
D o..................................................................

3.75
5.75
3.75
3.75

3.50
3.75
6.00
3.75
3.75

2.00
3.00
2.03
2.00

1.90
2.00
3.15
1.90
2.00

BITUMINOUS.




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T a b l e I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON A PR IL

15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C1501
C1502
C1503

Stove...
Do.
Do.

C1501
C1502
C1503

Chestnut.
D o ...
D o ...

C1501
C1503

Virginia lum p.
Jellico lum p. . .

S8.00
8.00

$9.00
9.00
9.00

$4.00
4.00

$4.75
4.75
4.75

8.00
8.00

9.00
9.00
9.00

4.00
4.00

4.75
4.75
4.75

7.00

7.00
7.00

3.75

3.75
3.75

$11.00

$11.50
11.00

$5.75

$6.00

11.00

11.50
11.00

5.75

6.00

BITUMINOUS.

KANSAS C ITY, MO.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C1601
C1602

Stove...
Do.

C1691
C1602

Chestnut.
D o ...

6.00
6.00

BITUMINOUS.

fCamden
C1601 \Cherokeelump..........................
lump........................
D o......................................
C1602 /\Cherokee nut...........................
/ Lexington lump......................
C1603 \Cherokee lum p........................
or Farmers’ lum p...
Cl 604 j Cherokee nut...........................
\Cherokee
C1605 Lexington or Cherokee lump..
(Lexington lump......................
C1606 Cherokee or Iowa lump..........

4.75
4.75
4.25
4.75

4. C
O
4.75
4.25
4.00
4.25
4.50
4.50
4.25
4.00
3.75
4.00
4. 25

2.65
2.50
2.38
2.50

2.25
2.65
2.25
2.25
2.50
2.50
2.25
2.25
2.15
2.00

2.15

Parlor block.............................

LITTLE ROCK, ARK.
BITUMINOUS.

C1701
C1702
C1703
C1704

Deming or Jenny Lind lum p.............................
/Arkansas lump .................................................
\Illinois egg............................................................
Arkansas or Illinois.............................................
/Kentucky or Illinois lump..................................
\Arkansas lump....................................................

$6.00

$6.50
5.75
5.75
6.00
6.00
6.50

$3.25

$3.25
3.00
3.00
3.25
3.00
3.25

LOS ANGELES, CAL.
BITUMINOUS.

Cl 801

American block or diamond lum p....................

$13.00

$14.00

9.00

9.00

$0.75

$7.25

LIGNITE.

Cl 802

California lu m p ...................................................




4. 75

4.75

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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I V .—RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL

15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
LOUISVILLE, KY.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

$9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00

C1902
Cl 905
1C1906
8C1907

Chestnut.
D o ....
D o ...
D o ...

$4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75

9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00

C1902 Stove................................................................
C1905
D o .............................................................
D o .............................................................
1C1906
D o..............................................................
2C1907

4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75

4.25
4.25
4.15
4.25
4.25
4.25
4.15
4.10

2.40
2.40
2.35
2.40
2.40
2.40
2.35
2.30

BITUMINOUS.

C1902

{Pittsburgh lump or nut.......
Straight Creek lump or nut.

$3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75

C1904 Jellico lu m p ..........................
Cl 905
Pittsburgh lum p...................
1C1906
D o ....................................
Pittsburgh lump or nut........
2C1907 fJellico lum p............................
\Jellico nut...............................

$2.13
2.15

MANCHESTER, N. H.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, 'WHITE ASH.

$8.50
8.50

$8.25
8.25
8.25
8.25

$4.25
4.25

$4.13
4.13
4.13
4.13

8.75
C2001 Chestnut...............................................................
D o..................................................................
8.75
C2002
Do .................................................................
C2003
C2004
D o..................................................................

8.25
8.25
8.25
8.25

4.38
4.38

4.13
4.13
4.13
4.13

C2001
C2002
C2003
C2004

Stove.....................................................................
D o ..................................................................
Do
...........................................................
D o..................................................................

MEMPHIS, TENN.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

D o ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o..................................................................

$9.75
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00

$11.00
11.00
10.00
11.00
11.00

$5.15
5.00
5.25
5.25
5.25

$5.75
5.50
5.25
5.50
5.75

C2101 Chestnut...............................................................
D o..................................................................
C2102
D o . . . : ...........................................................
C2103
D o..................................................................
C2104
D o..................................................................
C2105

9.75
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00

11.00
11.00
10.00
11.00
11.00

5.15
5.00
5.25
5.25
5.25

5.75
5.50
5.25
5.50
5.75

4.70
2.20
2.75
5.55
5.00
4.25 ...........2.45
4.65
5.50
2.45
4.65

2.60
3.03
2.75
2.25
2.50
3.00
2.60

C2101
C2102
C2103
C2104
C2105

BITUMINOUS.

C2101
C2102
C2103
C2104
C2105

3.90
5.00

Kentucky No. 9 lum p.........................................
/Pittsburgh lum p..................................................
\Alabama lum p.....................................................
Kentucky or Illinois............................................
/Kentucky lum p...................................................
\Jellico block..........................................................
Kentucky lump....................................................
i This firm is successor to Firm Cl 901.

421°—Bull. 125—13------10



4.40
4.40
2

This firm is successor to Firm C1903.

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I T . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL
15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.

T a b le

MILWAUKEE, WIS.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
Apr. 15,
1912.
1913.
;

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2201
C2202
C2203
C2204
C2206

D o ..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o ..................................................................

$7.75
7.7-5
7.50
8.00
7. 75

$7.25
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50

$4.15
4.13
3.75
4.25
4.15

$3.90
4.00
4.00
4.00
4.00

C2201
C2202
C2203
C2204
C2206

Chestnut...............................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o ..................................................................

8.00
8.00
8.00
8.25
8.00

7.50
7.75
7.75
7.75
7.75

4.25
4.25
4.00
4.38
4.25

4.00
4.13
4.13
4.13
4.13

5.75
5.75
6.00
5.00
5.75

6.00
6. C
O
6. 50
5.25
6.00
4. 25

3.13
3.15
3.25
2. 75
3.10

3.25
3.25
3.50
2.88
3.25
2.38

i

BITUMINOUS.

C2202 Pocahontas egg or nut.........................................
D o...................................................................
C2203
C2204 /Pocahontas...........................................................
\Hockmaj............... ................................................
(Pocahontas
C2406 \Pocahontas lump or es;g...................................... :
run of mine......................................

MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2301
C2302
C2303
C2304
C2305
C2308

D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o...................................................................

$9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00

$8.75
8.75
8.75
8.75
8.75
8.75

$4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75

$4.65
4.65
4.65
4.65
4.65
4.65

C2301
C2302
C2303
C2304
C2305
C2306

Chestnut...............................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ...................................................................

9.25
9.25
9.25
9.25
9.25
9.25

9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00
9.00

4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90
4.90

4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75
4.75

5.75
5.50
5.50
5.75
5.75

3. io
5.50
3.00
5.50
3.00
5. S
O
3.15
5.80
3.15
5.50
5.80 I
3. is
I
5.25 i...................
i

3.10
3.00
3.00
3.15
3.15
3.00
3.15
2.90

BITUMINOUS.

Hocking lump......................................................
Illinois washed stove or nut................................
Illinois...................................................................
Hocking lump......................................................
/
D o ..................................................................
\Illinois washed nut..............................................
fHocking lump......................................................
v/t5uD \lllinois washed nut No. 2....................................

C2301
C2302
C2303
C2304
P QK
OA

5.75

NEWARK, N. J.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2403
C2401
C2405
C2406

D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ...................................................................

$6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25

$6.00
6.00
6.00
6.00

$3.15
3.20
3.20
3.20

$3.10
3.10
3.00
3.00

C2403
C2404
C2405
C2406

Chestnut...............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50

6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25

3.25
3.35
3.35
3.35

3.20
3.25
3.15
3.15




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RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

T a b l e I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL

15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, BY CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.
NEW HAVEN, CONN.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num-

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2501
C2502
C2503
C2504
C2505
C2506
C2507

Stove................................................................
D o .............................................. ..............
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................

$7.75
7.75
7.75
7.75
6.25
7.75
7.75

$6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25

$4.10
4.10
4.10
4.10
3.30
4.10
4.10

$3.35
3.35
3.40
3.35
3.35
3.50
3.35

C2501
C2502
C2503
C2504
C2505
C2506
C2507

Chestnut..........................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ..............................................................
D o ........................................................

7.75
7.75
7.75
7.75
6.25
7.75
7.75

6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25
6.25

4.10
4.10
4.10
4.10
3.30
4.10
4.10

3.35
3.35
3.40
3.35
3.35
3.50
3.35

$10.00

$4.75
5.25
5.00
5.00

$5.25
5.25
5.25
5.00
5.25

10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50
10.50

4.75
5.25
5.00
5.00

5.50
5.50
5.50
5.25
5.50

16.00
16. C
O
16.00
16.00
17.00
16.00
15.50

2 2.75

23.25
23.25
23.25
23.00
23.75
23.25
23.00

NEW ORLEANS, LA.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2601
C2602
C2603
C2604
C2605

Stove...
D o.
D o.
D o.
Do.

C2601
C2602
C2603
C2604
C2605

Chestnut.
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...

$9.00
10.00
10.00
10.00

10.00

10.00
10.00

10.00
9.00
10.00
10.00

10.00
BITUMINOUS.

1 5.00
iS. 00
IS. C
O

C2601 Alabama or Pittsburgh lum p..............
C2602
D o ....................................................
C2603 Cahaba fancy lump...............................
C2604 Pittsburgh lum p...................................
(Montevallo lum p..................................
C2605 Cahaba Brilliant or Pittsburgh lump.
Corona lum p.........................................

1 6.00

NEW YORK, N. Y.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2703
C2704
C2705
C2706
C2707
C2708
C2709

D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................

$6.50
6.50
7.00
6.75
7.50
7.00
6.75

$6.75
6.25
6.50
6.25
6.50
6.50
6.25

$3.50
3.25
3.75
3.62
4.00
4.00
3.38

$3.63
3.13
3.50
3.25
3.50
3.50
3.38

C2703
C2704
C2705
C2706
C2707
C2708
C2709

Chestnut...............................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

6.50
6.75
7.25
6.75
7.50
7.00
6.75

7.00
6.50
6.75
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.25

3.50
3.38
3.88
3.62
4.00
4.00
3.38

3.75
3.25
3.63
3.38
3.50
3.50
3.38

i Price per 10-barrel lots (1,800 pounds).




2

Price per 5-barrel lots (900 pounds).

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T a b l e I V . — RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, pN APRIL

15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
OMAHA, NEBR.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2801
C2802
C2803
C2804
C2805

D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................

$11.00
10.50
11.00
11.00
11.00

$12.00
11.00
12.00
12.00
12.00

$5.75
5.50
5.75
5.75
5.75

$6.25
5.50
6.25
6.25
6.25

C2801
C2802
C2803
C2804
C2805

Chestnut...............................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................
D o ...................................................................

11.00
10.50
11.00
11.00
11.00

12.00
11.00
12.00
12.00
12.00

5.75
5.50
5.75
5.75
5.75

6.25
5.50
6.25
6.25
6.25

7.00
6.50
7.00
7.00
5.50

7.00
$6.00-7.00
7.00
7.00
4.75

3.75
3.50
3.75
3.75
3.00

3.75
$3.25-3.75
3.75
3.75
2.60

BITUMINOUS.

C2801 Illinois lump, egg, or nut....................................
C2802
D o ...................................................................
C2803 Illinois lump or nut.............................................
C2804 Illinois lump, egg, or nut.....................................
C2805 Iowa lum p............................................................

PHILADELPHIA, PA.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,240 pounds.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,120 pounds.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C2901
C2902
C2903
C2904
C2905
C2906
C2907
C2908
C2909
C2910

D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
Do..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

$6.25
6.75
7.00
7.00
6.75
6.75
6.75
6.75
6.75
7.00

$6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.50
6.75
6.50
6.50
6.75

$3.38
3.50
3.75
3.65
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.50
3.65

$3.50
3.40
3.50
3.50
3.40
3.50
3.50
3.40
3.40
3.50

C2901
C2902
C2903
C2904
C2905
C2906
C2907
C2908
C2909
C2910

Chestnut...............................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
..................................................................
D o..................................................................

7.25
6.50
7.50
7.20
7.00
7.00
6.75
7.00
7.00
7.25

6.75
6.75
6.75
6.75
6.75
6.75
7.00
6.75
6.75
7.00

3.50
3.65
3.90
3.75
3.65
3.65
3.50
3.65
3.50
3.65

3.63
3.50
3.65
3.65
3.50
3.63
3.65
3.50
3.53
3.65




149

RETAIL PRICES, 1890 TO APRIL, 1913.

I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON APRIL
15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, BY CITIES AND BY FIRM S-Continued.

T a b le

PITTSBURGH, PA.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,240 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,120 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C3001
C3003
C3004
C3005

D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

$7.00
7.00
7.00

$7.25
8.25
7.50
7.75

$3.75
3.75
3.75

$3.75
4.38
4.00
4.13

C3001
C3003
C3004
C3005

D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

7.00
7.00
7.00

7.25
8.25
7.50
7.75

3.75
3.75
3.75

3.75
4.38
4.00
4.13

C3001
C3002
C3003
C3004
C3005

Pittsburgh............................................................
One and one-fourth inch lump...........................
Pittsburgh............................................................
Pittsburgh gas coal..............................................
One and one-fourth inch lump...........................

13.25
13.00
13.00
13.00
1 3 .16

1 3 .13
13.00
13.25
13.00
13.25

3 2.00
3 1.56
3 1.56
3 1.84

2 2.00
* 1.50
6 2.00
22.00
22.00

BITUMINOUS.

PORTLAND,, OREG.
BITUMINOUS.

$10.00
9.50
10.50
10.00
9.50
9.50
10.00
9.00

$5.25
5.00
5.50
5.25
5.00
5.00
5.00
5.00

6.50
5.00

3.50
2.50

In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

fW yoming lum p...................................................
1
Wyoming nut......................................................
C3101 •
[British Columbia lump.......................................
C3102 /W yoming lum p...................................................
\Wyoming nut......................................................
(Wyoming lump...................................................
C3103 •(British Columbia lump.......................................
(Hiawatha (Utah) egg..........................................
LIGNITE.

/L um
C3103 \Run p....................................................................
of mine.........................................................

PROVIDENCE, R. I.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C3201
C3202
C3203
C3204
C3205

Stove...
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.

C3201
C-3202
C3203
C3204
C3205

Chestnut.
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...
1 Price per 25-bushel lots (1,900 pounds).
Price per 14-bushel lots (1,064 pounds).
s Price per 13-bushel lots (988 pounds).

2




$8.25
8.25
8.25

$7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25

$4.30
4.30
4.30

$3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80
3.80

8.50
8.50
8.50

7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50

4.40
4.40
4.40

3.90
3.90
3.90
3.90
3.90

4 Price per 10-bushel lots (760 pounds).
&Price per 15-bushel lots (1,140 pounds),

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I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON A PR IL
15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Continued.

T a b le

RICHMOND, VA.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots,per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C3301
C3302
C3303
C3304

D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

$7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25

$7.25
8.00
8.00
7.25

C3301
C3302
C3303
C3304

Chestnut...............................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................
D o..................................................................

7.25
7.25
7.25

7.25
8.00
8.00
7.25

3.75

5.50

5.50

3.00

2.75

5.50
5.50

4.25
6.00
5.50

3.00
2.75

2.25
3.00
2.75

$3.75
3.75
3.63
3.75

$3.75
4.00
4.00
3.63
3.75
4.00
4.00
3.63

BITUMINOUS.

(Splint or New River or Pocahontas lump or egg.
C3301 {New River or Pocahontas run of mine, or Poca( hontas washed pea...........................................
C3303 Kanawha splint lump.........................................
C3304 Splint....................................................................

ST. LOUIS, MO.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C3401
C3402
C3403
C3404
C3405
C3101
C3402
C3403
C3404
C3405

$8.25
8.25
8.00
8.00

Chestnut.
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...
D o ...

$7.50
7.75
7.25
7.25
7.25

$4.50
4.40
4.13

$4.13
4.00
3. 75

8.50
8.25
8.25
8.25

Stove...
Do.
DO.
Do.
Do.

7.75
8.00

4.63
4.40
4.25

4.25
4.25
3.88

7.50
7.50
7.50

BITUMINOUS.

C3401 “ Domestic” lump......................
C3402 Big Muddy lu m p ......................
/Mount Olive................................
C3403 \Standard.....................................
C3404 Carterville...................................
[St. Clair County (III.) lump----C3405 {Cantine lump..............................
[Williamson County (111.) lump.




3.63
4.00
3.50
3.50
3.75

3.38
3.75
2.88

2.50
3.25
2.75
3.00
3.25

1.50
1.33

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T a b l e I V . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON A PR IL

15, 1912, AND APRIL 15, 1913, B Y CITIES AND BY FIRMS—Continued.
SALT LAKE C ITY, UTAH.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Kind and size of coal.
Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

Apr. 15,
1912.

Apr. 15,
1913.

COLORADO ANTHRACITE.

C3501
C3503
C3504
C3501
Cdt>03
C3504

$11.00

$11.00

11.00

Stove, Nos. 3 and 5 mixed.
D o .................................
D o.................................

11.00
11.00
11.00

Furnace, Nos. 1 and 2 mixed.
D o ......................................
D o......................................

11.00
11.00

$5.75

$5.75
5. 75
5. 75

5.75

5.75
5.75
5.75

BITUMINOUS.

C3501
C3503
C3504
C3505

(Castle Gate or Clear Creek nut...........................
\Castle Gate or Clear Creek lum p........................
(Utah or Wyoming lump.....................................
\Utah or Wyoming nut........................................
(Utah or Wyoming lump.....................................
\Utah or Wyoming nut........................................
(Aberdeen, Hiawatha, Castle Gate, or Clear
Creek lump.......................................................

5.50
5.75
5.75
5.50
5.75
5.50

5.75
5.75
5.75

3.00
3.00
3.00

2.90
3.00
3.00
2.90
3.00
2.90

5.75

Hiawatha Hiawatha, Castle Gate, or Clear
C3506 j Aberdeen, lump.
\Hiawatha nut. . .
Creek nut,

3.00

5.50
5.75
5.50

2.90
3.00
2. S
O

SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C3604

Stove................................................................

$19.00

$18.00

$9.50

$9.00

15.00

16.00

7.50

8.00

18.00

16.50-17.00
16.00

SOFT CHINA ANTHRACITE.

C3605

Stove................................................................
COLORADO OR NEW MEXICO ANTHRACITE.

C3604
C3605

Egg

Do.

$8.25-8.50
8.00

BITUMINOUS.

C3601
C'3603
C3604
C3605

Wellington lump.
D o..................
D o..................
D o..................

11.00
11.00
11.00
11.00

12.00
12.00
12.00

11.00

5.50
5.50
5.50
5.50

6.00
6.00
6.00

5.50

SCRANTON, PA.
PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C3701
C3702
03703
C3704
C3705

Stove...
D o.
Do.
D o.
Do.

C3701
C3702
C3703
C3704
C3705

Chestnut.
D o ...
_
D o_
D o ...
D o ...,




$4.25
$4.25-4.50
4.25
4.25
4.00
4.50
4.50-4.75
4.50
4.‘ 50
4.25
i Includes storing.

$2.25
2.60
2.25

2.50
2.75
2.50

2.25

2.50

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I Y . —RETAIL PRICES OF COAL, FOR HOUSEHOLD USE, ON A PRIL
15, 1912, AND A PR IL 15, 1913, B Y CITIES AND B Y FIRMS—Concluded.

T a b le

SEATTLE, WASH.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,000 pounds.

Firm
num­
ber.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,000 pounds.

Apr. 15,

Apr. 15,

Apr. 15,

Apr. 15,

1912.

1913.

1912.

1913.

BITUMINOUS.
j Black

Diamond or South Prairie lum p.............

1 $7.00
C3801 •iNew Castle lum n..................................................... ..
New Castle nu t...............................................................!_____________
C3802 Black Diamond lump.........................................
8.25
Carbonado lnmi)_____________ ______ ___________ _
C3803

03.804

C3805

Renton lump........................................................!....................
American nut.......................................................1
...................
Issaquah lum p..................................................... .....................
Issaquah nut........................................................ .....................
W ellmgton lump................................................. ’ ...................
Carbonado lum p.................................................. .....................
Black Diamond lump......................................... .....................
N ew Castle lump................................................. 1
...................
Renton lump........................................................'...................
Black Diamond lum p......................................... i...................
Carbonado lump.................................................. 1
...................

1 $7.00
1 5.00
1 3.00
8.25
9.00
6.50
5.50
5.50
4.50

2 $3.50
4.50

8 .0 0

7.00
7.00
5.00
1 4 75
1 7.00
1 6.50

2 $3.50
2 2.50
2 1.50
4.50
4.75
3.50
3.00
3.00
2.50
4.00
3.50
3.50
2.50

WASHINGTON, D. C.
In ton lots, per ton of
2,240 pounds.

In half-ton lots, per half
ton of 1,120 pounds.

PENNSYLVANIA ANTHRACITE, WHITE ASH.

C3901
C3902
C3903
C3904
C3906
C3907
C3908
C3909

D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................

$7. 2o
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25
7.25

$7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00
7.00

$3.75
3.70
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75
3.75

$3.75
3.65
3.65
3.65
3.60
3.65
3.60
3.70

C3901
C3902
C3903
C3904
C3906
C3907
C3908
C3909

Chestnut...............................................................
D o...................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................
D o ..................................................................
D o...................................................................

7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50
7.50

7.15
7.15
7.15
7.15
7.15
7.15
7.15
7.15

3.90
3.80
3.85
3.85
3.85
3.90
3.85
3.85

3.90
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70
3.70

1 Prices quoted are at yard; delivery charges 50 cents to $2 per ton, according to distance.
2 Prices quoted are at yard; delivery charges 75 cents to $1.75 per half ton, according to distance.