This item I could not get with perfect exactness but can approximate closely. Our John has it as part of his yearly con- tract that he shall in Winter provide twenty cords of wood for the Summer business. He claims that he had this Spring twenty-two cords, and having but seven cords left we must have used fifteen cords in six weeks. That includes the laundry and dining-room fires, and allowance has to be made for the wood being at least half of it dry and decaying bass-wood that burns away like paper. Of such wood in six weeks we may have burned enough in the kitchen to be equivalent to eight cords of sound wood worth in the country three dollars a cord or twenty-four dollars.
The house has consumed twenty-five gallons of coal oil of which the dining-room and kitchen cannot have used more than 10, or $2 worth.