Bought meat 888 lbs at average 12 cents, Including expressage, $106 56.

Bought fish 232 lbs at average 10 cents, including expressage, $23 20

Bought poultry 93 lbs @ 12, $11 16.

Total, $140 92.

A fraction over 31/2 cents each person each meal for meat, fish and poultry, and discarding fractions, about 41/2 ounces each or 1 lb gross for 4 persons. Meat loses on an average one-fourth the raw weight in bone, and parts with one-fourth more to the soup or gravy pan and in fat and evaporation in cooking; consequently only about 21/2 ounces is consumed by each person on an average.