Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Volume 13, Nos. 65-67

Bulletin of the Bureau of Labor Volume 13, Nos. 65-67

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Another American carpenter, who had moved to Hawaii from the Middle VVest more recently, said: "I own a lot and have built my own house.-I raise my own chickens and have plenty of eggs; and also have my own fruit, including several varieties of bananas, papayas, guavas, and mangoes; and raise such vegetables as turnips, beets, carrots, and lettuce. If I kept a cow I should hardly have to work to supply my table. Wood costs $14 a cord, but we don't use much of it. Electric light costs $1 a light a month.' My expenses for fuel, clothing, and eatables for my family are no greater than they were four years ago in America." Some workingmen's cottages in less desirable localities rent for as low as $10 and $15 a month. Very pretty cottages with all modern improvements and pleasant grounds are to be had for from $20 to $35 a month. Rents are now much lower in Honolulu than they were three or four years ago. Such quotations as the following are taken from the monthly accounts of workingmen's families in Honolulu: Fifty loaves of bread, $2.10; 26 quarts of milk, $2.60; 2 pounds butter, $0.60; 16 pounds potatoes, $0.-L0; 6 eggs, $0.20; 1 pound "Comet" tea, $0.65; 5 pounds roast cofiee, $1; 8 pounds rice, $0.45; 20 pounds "Peerless" sugar, $0.80; 6% pounds ham, $1.20; 2 cans peas, $0.40; 1 can tongue, $0.30; 1 can tomatoes, $0.15; 2 pounds salt pork, $0.40; 1 bag "Golden Gate" flour, $1.50; 2 pounds soda crackers, $0.25; 2 packages "Force," $0.40; 1 sack corn meal (5 pounds), $0.25; 1 gallon vinegar, $0.25; 2 packages macaroni, $0.25. These prices are from several establishments, including some of the largest stores, carrying high-grade stocks, and suburban groceries...show more

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  • Paperback | 438 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924851
  • 9781236924858