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CO-OPERATIVE 'SOCIETY'MAKE -EVERYTHING ' '
BOOTS, JAM,- SOAP, CRACKERS, EVEN CORSETS '
All Factories. Are Models of Their Kind With' the Eight-Hour "
"Day 'All Around Goods Handled by Wholesale Go-
Operative Branch. . . "
By Harry G. Farmer
London, Jan. 18. When you
talk of the co-opera'tiye move
ment 'in Great Britain as a. whole,
you have to talk in terms of' mil
lions, even billions of- dollars.
Lord Rosebury called "the co-
societies, the wholesale societies
and the retail societies. If you are
a partner in one, you are a paYt-
ner in all. ,. ? .
Consider the' productive diyi?
sion first. There are 117'factorr
ies, with capital (unwatered) o
Cb-Operative BisciHt Factory, Manchester. Admittedly, the
Model Biscuit Factory .of the World.
operative societies-"a -state with
in a state." It is a pure democ
racy within' a monarchy.
There are three - divisions in
this democracy:' the productive-
,1,562,561, ($7-500,000) .ajhong
them being the Wheasheaf boot
and shoe works in Leicester, the
largest boot factory in Great
Britain, and-a-lpiscuit factory at