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In the following table the December, 1910, relative price is compared with the average for 1890 to 1899. The average price for 1890 to 1899 is in every case the base, or 100 per cent. Only those commodities are included for which the quotations throughout the 21-year period have been for practically the same description of article. In using this table it must be borne in mind that the comparison is between the relative prices for December, 1910, and the average price for the base period. RELATIVE PRICES, DECEMBER, 1910, COMPARED WITH AVERAGE FOR 1893–1899.

Farm products, 14 articles. (For a more detailed description of the articles see Table 1, page 362 et seq. Average for 1890-1399-100.0.)

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Coffee: Rio No. 7....
Sugar: 89° fair refining.
Sugar: 96° centrifugal.
Flour: wheat, winter straights.
Salt: American, medium.
Spices: pepper, Singapore.
Starch: pure corn.
Bread: loal (Washington market)
Meal: corn, fine white.
Fruit: prunes, California Gos to 70s
Meal: corn, fine yellow.
Flour: buckwheat.
Bread: loaf, Vienna (New York market).
Molasses: New Orleans, open kettle
Flour: wheat, spring patents..
Fruit: apples, evaporated, choice.
Meat: beel, fresh, native sides (New York.

market)..
Flour: rye.
Bread: Joal, homemade (New York

market).
Fish: mackerel, salt, large No. 38.
Fish: salmon, canned.
Butter: creamery, extra (New York

market).
Beans: medium, choice.
Butter: creamery (Elgin market)..

100.5 102.0 102.5 109. 1 109.3 109. 3 109.5 109. 6 112. 1 111.5 115. 5 115,8 117.3 119.0 122. 2 122. 6

Meat: hams, smoked, loose....
Meat: beer, salt, hams, western.
Butter: dairy, New York State.
Vinegar: cider, Monarch.
Fish: cod, dry, bank, large..
Cheese: New York State, full cream.
Meat: bacon, short rib sides.
Meat: bacon, short clear sides..
Lard: prime, contract..
Milk: fresh...
Meat: beef, salt extra, mess.
Tallow.
Meat: pork, salt, mess.
Fruit: currants, in barrels..
Eggs: New-laid, fair to fancy near-by

PRICE DECREASED.
Sugar: granulated..
Bread: crackers, soda,
Meat: mutton, dressed.
Rice: domestic, choice, head.
Vegetables, fresh: onions..
Fruit: raisins, California, London layer.
Tea: Formosa, fine...
Vegetables, fresh: potatoes, white..
Soda: bicarbonate of, American.

137.5 138 2 143.6 148.8 152. 2 157.0 161.0 162.8 163.6 166.7 169.0 172.4 177.6 198. 4 233. I

123. 2
124. 4

126. 2
127.4
132. 4

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97.5
96.9
93.6
88.2
85 0
84.5
77.7
47.8

133.0
134.7
137.1

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RELATIVE PRICES, DECEMBER, 1910, COMPARED WITH AVERAGE FOR 1890–1899--Con.

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Underwear: shirts and drawers, white,

all wool, 1&-gauge Broadcloths: first quality, black. Blankets: all wool, 5 pounds to the pair. Wool: Ohio fine fleece, scoured Carpets: Brussels, 5-frame, Bigelow Worsted yarns: 2-40s, Australian fine.. Shirtings: bleached, Lonsdale. Carpets: Wilton, 5-frame, Bigelow. Leather: sole, hemlock. Boots and shoes: women's solid grain

shoes... Shirtings: bleached, Fruit of the Loom..

0 Shirtings: bleached, Wamsutta

XX Cotton thread: 6-cord, J. & P. Coats Tickings: Amoskeag A.C. A.. Cotton flannels: 27 yards to the pound.. Cotton flannels: 33 yards to the pound..

115.8
116.6
119.0
119.4
119.9
120.3
120.4
121.1
121. 2

Ginghams: Amoskeag..
Cotton yarns: northern, cones, 22/1...
Print cloths: 64 by 64.
Horse blankets: all wool, 6 pounds each..
Sheetings: brown, Pepperell R.
Denims: Amoskeag..
Sheetings: brown, Indian Head.
Sheetings: bleached, Pepperell..
Drillings: brown, Pepperell...
Cotton yarns: northern, cones, 10/1.
Bags: 2-bushel, Amoskeag.
Women's dress goods: cashmere, cotton

warp, Atlantic Mills F.. Drillings: Stark A..

PRICE DECREASED.
Silk: raw, Japan.
Silk: raw, Italian
Wool: Ohio, mediuin fleece, scoured.

131.3 132.0 132.1 135.3 136. 1 138.9 139.8 143. 3 144. 2 146. 1 146. 5

148. 3 168.3

122.3
123. 6
125. 3
126.4
127.2
127.5
130.4

99. 4 99. 3 97.4

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Hammers: Maydole No. 1}..
Spelter: western...
Zinc: sheet.
Axes: M. C. O., Yankee.
Chisels: extra, socket firmer, l-inch.
Tin: pig..
Locks: common mortise
Door knobs: steel, bronze-plated..

130.1 132.7 134.2 119.2 200.6 206.7 208. 1 294.6

PRICE DECREASED.

Copper: sheet, hot rolled.
Saws: hand, Disston No. 7.
Lead pipe..
Quicksilver.
Stoel billets.
Bar iron: best refined, from store.
Steel rails.
Pig iron: foundry No. 1.
Files: &inch mill bastard.
Pig iron: foundry No. 2.
Pig iron: Bessemer.
Lead: pig.
Pig iron: gray forge, southern.
Planes: Bailey No. 5, jack plane.

Wood screws: 1-inch.
Copper wire: bare..
Shovels: Ames No. 2..
Nails: cut, & penny, fence and common..
Nails: wire, &-penny, fence and common
Barb wire: galvanized.
Silver: bar, fine.

100.4 101.3 101.7 102.8 106.8 107.3 107.4 108. 1 109. 1 112.2 115.4 118.1 124.0 128.6

99.3 97.3 94.7 93.0 83.3 79. 2 73.8 96.4 85.9 73.6

RELATIVE PRICES, DECEMBER, 1910, COMPARED WITH AVERAGE FOR 1890–1899-Con.

Lumber and building materials, 20 articles.

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Rope: manila..
Paper: wrapping, manila
Paper: news, wood..

Starch: laundry
Tobacco: smoking, granulated.
Proof spirits..
Tobacco: plug..
Cottonseed meal.
Malt: western made.
Soap: castile, mottled, pure.
Rubber: Para Island, new
Cottonseed oil: summer yellow, prime...

100.6 113.9 115.7 118.6 135.9 146.5 149.4 154.2 109.4

The facts presented in the foregoing table are summarized in the following table, which shows the changes in prices of articles in each group, classified by per cent of change:

CHANGES IN PRICES OF ARTICLES IN EACH GROUP, CLASSIFIED BY PER CENT OF

CHANGE, DECEMBER, 1910, COMPARED WITH AVERAGE FOR 1890-1899.

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The number and per cent of the above articles which showed each specified increase or decrease are given in the following table:

NUMBER AND PER CENT OF ARTIJLES, BY CLASSIFIED PER CENT OF INCREASE OR

DECREASE, DECEMBER, 1910, COMPARED WITH AVERAGE FOR 1890-1899.

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In Table III, page 465 et seq., relative prices for articles of like character in a general group have been brought together for easy compari

A table is here given in which the relative prices of certain raw commodities and of articles manufactured therefrom, or of articles otherwise closely related, classified in the general tables in different groups, have been assembled for ready comparison.

RELATIVE PRICES OF CERTAIN GROUPS OF RELATED ARTICLES, 1890 TO DECEMBER

1910.
(Average for 1890–1899-100.0.)
Cattle and cattle products.

Dairy products.
Year
Cattle.
Beef, Beef, Beer,
hams.

Tallow. Hides. Milk. Butter.
fresh.

Cheese.

or month.

mess.

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1890.. 1891. 1892. 1893. 1894. 1895. 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902. 1903. 1904. 1905. 1906 1907 1908 1909. 1910.

1910. Jan. Feb Mar. Apr. May. June. July Aug Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec.

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78.9 76.3 81.8 104.1 111.5 119.1 144.6 117.2 105.5 103. 2 119. 3 142.8 126.7 136, 6 167.6

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Hogs and hog products.

Sheep and sheep products.

Year

or month.

Hogs.

Hams, smoked.

Mess pork.

Lard.

Sheep.

Mutton.

Wool.

Bacon.

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1890. 1891. 1892. 1893. 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905. 1906. 1907 1908. 1909. 1910..

1910. Jan.. Feb. Mar. Apr. May.. June. July. Aug.. Sept.. Oct. Nov. Dec

89 2 99. 2 115.7 148.6 112. 2

96.6 78.3 82. 8 85. 6 91.8 115.5 134. 5 155. 2 137.2 116.7 120.2 142. 2 139.2 129. 5 169. 1 203. 3

89.3 103.7 116.6 154.7 111.8 96.3 73.1 79.9 89.4 85. 8 111.5 132. 3 159.3 142.6 115.1 119.0 139.9 140.7 133.1 173.4 197.2

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99.8 109.3 126.9 103.6 96. 2 95. 8 90.9 82.0 93. 8 104. 2 109. 2 123. 1 129.2 108.9 106.3 125.5 132. 4 114.3 133. 1 167.1

104.4 97.2 99. 1 157.6 121.4 101.7 76.8 76.6 84.8 80. 3 107.5 134. 2 154.2 143.1 120.6 123.9 150.5 151.0 137.3 183. 5 204.1

96.8 100.9 117.9 157.5 118. 2 99.8 71.7 67.4 84. 4 85.0 105. 5 135. 3 161.9 134.1 111.8 113.9 135.6 140.7 138.8 178.7 191.6

119. 3 117.8 125.2 103.8 73.6 78.4 78.7 94. 2 104.9 104.3 112.0

92.0 103.2

98. 4 109. 1 131.5 132.6 126. 9 111.0 121.7 124. 4

123.7 114.9 121.2 106.5 80.2 82. 2 82.9 96.6 98.0 94.3 96. 4 89, 5 97.9 98.7 103. 2 113.9 120.7 116.0 114.5 119. 2 133.3

132 1 125.8 113.2 101.6 79.1 70.1 70.6 88.7 108.3 110.8 117.7

96. 6 100.8 110.3 115.5 127.3 121.1 121.5 118.3 126. 5 115.8

192.2 206. 8 238.0 223.2 214.8 213. 2 200.5 194.9 212.5 195. 8 169.9 174. 3

197.4 199.9 219.8 218. 1 211.1 214.5 205. 8 195.4 194. 3 179.2 167.3 162.0

150.0
155.7
176.8
181.1
180.4
182.0
183.6
173.6
168.7
162.6
150. 4
137.5

205.0
207 1
232.3
220.5
208.0
209.5
221.3
214.0
203.1
180.5
168.1
177.6

194. 3
196.2
219.3
203.4
200.8
192.0
183.6
183. 3
194.6
194.5
171.4
163. 6

134.7
161.4
189.4
182.5
143.3
119.4
96.0
97.7
101.5
94.4
85. 2
87.3

131.8
144.3
175.7
186.5
161.8
140.1
122.7
116.0
117.8
110. 2
92.8
96.9

126.8
124.9
123.3
120.1
118.5
116.8
113.4
111.8
108.3
108. 3
108. 3
108.3

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