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TO THE EDITOR. Sir,— Seeing from your columns that a a meeting to consider the advisability of forming a Fanners' Co-operative Society is called for Tuesday next, I will ask you to permit me to make a few remarks through your valuable medium. As one interested in the Christchurch Farmers' Co-operative Association, I should like to point out to intending investors that the above Association largely owes its financial success to the fact that its premises are at a comparatively small annual charge in proportion to the business done. Situated away from the commercial centre of the city they are at a far lower rental than shops in the heart of the business thoroughfares. Also, business is chiefly done in heavy bulk lines, fancy lines being carefully avoided. So many of the large farmers around Ashburton belonging either to the North or South Canterbury Association it is questionable whether it would be a success to establish a small branch here. There is risk as well as profitable business to be done ; but that, of course, is for those likely to be interested financially to determine. The question of converting a business already established, and with commanding premises into a Farmers Co-operative store, would seem to require but slight consideration. —I am, etc., Interested Observer,

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FARMER'S CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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FARMER'S CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2486, 8 August 1890

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