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Co-operative Housekeeping

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A party of six women dweil in cooperative domestic harmony in East Seventeenth street. There are three inusicians - viz, a pianist, a violinist and a singer; then there are a stenographer, a journalist and a house decorator. They live handsomely in an apartment that rents for $Gó per month. With all living expenses mchided in the sim total, iucluding gas, fuel and servant's hire, the last costing 20 per month, it costs each woman exactly $8 per week. The same comfort and general accommodation. could not be secured in a boarding house for less than $20 a week for each one. A musioian is not considerad a desirable boarder, moreover, at any price. Eight dollars a week in this case pays for the best food the market allows in its season. It substitutes fruit for meat at breakfast and supplies cream for coffee and oatmeal and hot rolls from the baker. Noou luncheon consists of scram3led eggs, tea, sauce, cold meat or salad for variation. Six o'clöck dinner consists of soup, a roast, a vegetable, in addition to potatoes, a salad and coffee, cheese and crackers. When salad is not in the menu, dessert is snpplied. Meals are always delicately and daintily served, a feature which is not cbserved sufficiently in the boarding house o suit the artistic feminine epicure. -


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