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don. The farmer gets 3 1-2 cents
for it The Srhudges get the dif
ference. They get a rake-off, too,
on eggs and meat and other
Bill never connected Mr.
Smudge with his domestic prob
lem. He never thought about Mr.
Smudge at all.
One of Bill's "mates" belonged
food sold by the co-operative so
ciety was quite as cheap, and
sometimes cheaper, quite as good
and often a little better, than
could be bought at other stores.
The weight was decidedly better.
And every quarter Bill got a re
bate. A good substantial rebate.
It solved for the Wattses thejr
'domestic problem.' That rebate
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A Few "Co-Operators" the Employes of a Great , Co-Operativer
Factory in Manchester.
to the Co-operative society, He
persuaded Bill to join. Bill paid
a guinea far membership; or,
more strictly, he-made an initial
payment of three pence. After
that Mrs. Watts traded exclusive
ly at the nearest co-operative
Every purchase made by the
JWatts family wasrecorded. The
represented the sum Bill would
have paid, without knowing it, ttf
Mr. Algernon Cecil Montgomery
Smudge, if he had not joined tHe
Having got the habit, Bill went
the limit. He banked his savings
there never were any savings
before Bill got the habit in the
society's bank. He insured him-
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