PRICES OF FOODSTUFFS.
HOW NECESSITIES HAVE JUMPED,
Curious to ascertain how pre-sent-day prices of food commodities compare with those of other .days, recently impelled Mr J. W. M'Etoan, Mayor of Petone, to look over some of his invoices oi the year 1900 says the "Dominion." So remarkable was the difference that he confesses that even he, who was well aware of the gradual rise m prides, was surprised at the gap. The following are the wholesale prices of the goods then and now, as supplied to him by the same Wellington firm of Merchants :— Cheese, 5-case lot, per lb/:191U, 5d * 1916, 9d. . I Onions, per cwt. : 1900, 3s. bcl. ; 19 per bushel: 1900, 2s 7kl 1916, 5s 6d to 6s-6d. Butter, per lb.: 1900, 9k1.; 1916, Is 4kl. (Note.— In June, 1900, midwinter, the price was 10d. Barley, pearl: 1900, 12s 6d ; 1916, 25s 6d. io _ Pollard, per ton : 1900, .to 155.; 1916 V 8 Oatmeal, per cwt.: 1900, 9s 6d and 10s 6d.; 1916, £1.
For Bronchail Coußhs, tnlro Woods' Great Pepperinim Curo.
Maize : 1900, 3s Id.; 1916, 6s. Flour, 50's : 1900, £7 10s.; 1916, £14 10s.
Sugar, ex Auckland, per ton : 1900, £16 ; 1916, £21. Potatoes, new, in January: 1900, 3s 6d to 4s 6d; 1916, 9s to 10s.
Potatoes in June, 1900, per ton, £2 7s 6cl.
Imported goods such as tobacco cocoa, patent foods, tinned fish, etc., have advanced anything between 10 and 80 per cent.; meat is 100 per cent, dearer, and bread which was in 1900, is now 4-£ d per loaf.
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PRICES OF FOODSTUFFS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3533, 4 April 1916