“Rained during the night and several showers until about eight o’clock this morning. I went up town this morning. After dinner, I took out the binder and commenced cutting a piece of barley for Will Holmes but a heavy shower about two o’clock stopped us and it rained nearly two hours.”
|SCANDINAVIAN LABORER |
Of father $240
Of daughter, aged seventeen $340
Of son, aged fifteen $200
CONDITION: Family numbers 5 - parents and three children, two boys, aged fifteen and seven, and a girl, aged seventeen. Live in a 4-room house, and pay $10 per month rent for the same. House is comfortable, but poorly furnished, and is in unhealthy location. Family attends church. Their expenditures exceed their income .
Breakfast—Meat, potatoes, bread, and coffee.
Supper—Soup, bread, and meat.
COST OF LIVING:
Meat and groceries $300
Clothing, boots and shoes, dry goods $120
Books, papers, etc. $5