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TABLE III-RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD, 1890 TO 1906—Cont'd.

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TABLE III.-RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD, 1890 TO

1906-Cont'd.

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PORK, SALT, HAM.

1890. 1891. 1892. 1893. 1894. 1895. 1896. 1897. 1898. 1893. 1900. 1901 1902. 1903. 1904, 1905. 1906.

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98. 7 98.6 101.6 110.1 102.4 98. 3 97.8 98.5 94. 4 99. 4 105. 6 110.8 119.1 121.6 118.7 118. O 128. 3

98.0 99.3 100.5 105. 3 100.4 99.7 99.4 99. 2 98.8 99. 4 102.7 107.6 114. 4 118. 1 114.0 114. 7 123. 5

99.0 99.7 102.3 110.8 101. 3 99.3 97.4 97.4 94.0 98.9 106. 3 111.6 122.8 122.0 118.8 119.9 128. 2

96.2 98.6 102.6 103.6 102. 1 100.2 96.6 99.1 100.2 100.9 108. 4 112. 1 123. 6 128. 3 127.3 126. 4 136.0

102. 5 104. O 104.8 112.8 103. 4 96.6 94.4 94.9 90.6 95.9 102.7 103.9 114.9 116.2 114. 5 114.8 119.6

98.7 99.3 101.9 109. 3 101.9 98. 8 97.6 98 2 95. 1 99. 2 105. 3 110.2 119. 4 121.3 118. 4 118 5 127.2

POTATOES, IRISH,

1890. 1891 1892. 1893. 1894. 1895. 1896 1897 1898. 1899. 1900. 1901. 1902. 1903. 1904. 1905. 1906.

109.4
114. 2

96.7
110.5
100.5
90.7
79. 3
95.8
106.6
96.1
94.0
113.8
114.3
113.4
121.0
107.8
111.8

105. O
112.6

94. 3
112. 1
101.3
94.8
79.0
93.9
107.7
99. 3
98. 1
114. 6
115.2
109.8
114. 4
104. 2
109.7

109.2
123. 1

95.7
116.9
109.0
93.8
70.0
87.2
104. 3
90.6
89.6
123. 7
124. 5
121.4
123. 7
113.9
117.0

106.5
118. 5

89.5
111. 2
101.9
92.8
79. 6
97.6
104.0
98. 2
93.9
116.0
106.8
111.0
115.0
110.1
111.2

123.9
110.9

95.7
106.3
89.8
85.0
86.2
87.0
92. 5
122.7

99.8 116.2 120.2 106.6 125.7 110.0 119.4

109. 3 116.6 95.7 112.3 102.6 91.8 77.0 93.0 105.4 96.1 93.5 116.8 117.0 114.8 121.3 110. 2 114.4

TABLE IIL-RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES OF FOOD, 1890 TO 1906–Cont'd.

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TABLE III.-RELATIVE RETAIL PRICES

OF FOOD,
Concluded.

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RECENT REPORTS OF STATE BUREAUS OF LABOR STATISTICS.

INDIANA.

964 pp:

Tenth Biennial Report of the Department of Statistics, for 1903 and

1904. Benjamin F. Johnson, Chief of Bureau.

This report is made up of five parts, as follows: Social statistics, 203 pages; economic statistics, 287 pages; industrial statistics, 304 pages; agricultural statistics, 52 pages; railroad statistics, 51 pages. Also the report reproduces an address by S. N. D. North, on “Cooperation and unification in Federal and State statistical work,” and one by William J. Tucker, on “The wage-earner."

INDUSTRIAL STATISTICS.—The subjects considered in this part of the report relate to coal mining and coal-mine labor and to manufacturing

For the year 1902 reports were received from 153 mines, employing a total of 14,893 persons, to whom was paid in wages and salaries an aggregate of $7,329,918. Of this amount $6,340,075 was paid to inside workmen, $740,782 to outside workmen, and $249,061 to salaried employees. The total output of coal for the year was 8,793,423 tons, valued at $9,550,455. For the year 1903 reports were received from 180 mines, employing a total of 16,412 persons, to whom was paid in wages and salaries an aggregate of $10,104,067. Of this amount $8,948,954 was paid to inside workmen, $946,688 to outside workmen, and $208,425 to salaried employees. The total output for the year was 11,866,023 tons, valued at $13,787,481.

In 1902 individual reports were secured from 4,238 mine workers (representing 108 mines), and in 1903 from 8,468 mine workers (representing 125 mines). The following table shows, for 1902 and 1903, the average wages paid per day to the various classes of mine workers, and the average hours worked per week and the days per year.

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