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The Living Here And In England

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Parent Issue
Day
16
Month
May
Year
1888
Copyright
Public Domain
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Very mucli of the frtc tratle cry is based on tlie argument tliuteveu if wages are lifjlier in the United State tlian in Kngland the cost of food and clottii'8 is inaileso bili here by protection tlmt our workmen cannot eave any more out of a weoks wages. H i3 claimed that more eau 1)0 saved in London out of $7 ;"0 per week wliicli a OUD may enrn Ihan in Xew York. In order to Ree whether this isso "Tlie Press," of N. Y. city detailed :í innn to investígate the subject of the cost of living and malie tbc comparison; nu nutter how it miglit come out. He did so and makes an affiliwlt of the correetness of liia figure?, whlcl) are given as follows: rendon pricos. N. Y. Artlcles. s. d. prlces. Meat O $1 00 $1 00 )'.n-ii iten loaves) 2 '¦'}; 57 50 Klonr(7lbs.) 1 0 23 20 Vegetables, poüitoes, (18 lúe.) T. 1 0 25 22.S Other vegetables i x mi liultor l -"' 25 Krult 1 '; :;7 Miik 0 lO'A 21 35 Tea(&lb.) 1 0 23 W CocoaH lb.) 0 6 12 .... gSS?nS:::.::::::.: 2 Soap (1J--Í lbs.) 0 12 4% Sodn, starch, blue 0 IK 8 lft CandJe 0 1 2 2 Kerosene !,' gal. fonnight) 0 3 6 3 CoalU cwt.) 1 3 44 lieer ( pluU) 104 -'1 21 ïl i iS i'iothea forman 1 0 M 26 Do. wlfeaud eliildren... 2 0 60 42 School fees 0 4 8 .... l'rovldent club 1 M W ¦ Modlcal attendance 0 3 6 6 Totals L19 87 36 6 72 Left from $7 60 H '8 Differeuee in favor of New York, 64c. It 3 also true that a man can clothe liimself in Xew York as cheaply as h can In London, and figures are given to prove it, of goods that can be bought il stock at any time. These figures care fully prepiired and sworu to, knock tli arsfiiment out of the free traders entirely We quote the table of prices compared: New York London price prlce. L 8. d. One overcoat 6.00 1 15 0 $ 8.7 one urnbrella 1.Í5 7 6 1.K7 Twohats 1.60 5 0 1.2. cltn-silk hul 2.60 7 (i 187 One sult weck day dollies.. 6.00 3 0 0 10.00 OuesuitSuoday clothes... 8.00 8 10 (i 1L' r Kour palrsocks 60 3 4 .s (imc pairshoes 2.50 10 6 2.6 Kopalrln(ishoe8 1.30 ti 0 15 Two uodershlrts 100 5 0 IJ HarceofJsult-sundercIoth's 2.50 Two flanuel shirts 2.00 6 0 1.5 Kour callara 40 18 .8. Twopatrcufls ) 1 4 .4 Necktlo 25 'ottou, buttons, etc 25 10 .25 Total Í36.35 8 10 10 Í44.9 There may be some great and urgent cal for the students of the unlversity to burlescju Ui CliVcaRo uepubïlcun couventlon. It Is h plece wlth the 'Rlrnw vote" so far os it li:i any value, and it provokes the eumily of tb bitter partiamis of the different candidate and of the Demócrata who wlll be apt to con sider tlie UDiverslty att a Republicaii hotbec nud It may lnfluence thf ir votes on the ap propriattons. It wíll make no frlends for to unlversitv and is likely to make enemles. - Detroit Eveoing Journal. The Journal is usually broadertlian th nliove indicates, and it is Mtonistaing t tind sucb an opinión expressed in its col urnas. Wlmt posible hnrm can come froi the action of these students in holdin a mock conveotion and casting ballots fo their choice as prusidential candidatos On the contrary not one of the youn men present but gained in the experienct It was not intendeil as a straw, or tohaT imy "influence" with tlie party. Th object was for experience and the objec was attained.

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Ann Arbor Courier
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