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A cartoon illustrating the advantages of co-operative marketing of farm produce was lately published in an American journal, accompanied with the following : There were a score of farmers, so they say— No matter where they lived—and day by day They toiled to grow the produce of the farm, And happy in the uneventful calm Of country life they rested and they toiled. Unmindful how their interests were spoiled, Because they worked as twenty, not as one. They had the work while others had the fun. One of these fanners had a dream one night: Within the town he saw a gruesome sight! A big fat figure of monopoly, Built up of good farm products, such as he Had dug from out the soil; with startled face He saw it standing in the market-place, A monument which he had helped to build To help along the middleman’s fat guild. The twenty men had each thrown in a share To build this monster in the public square. He woke, and from that day began To work upon the “work together. plan.

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CO-OPERATION., Issue 10435, 2 October 1897, Supplement

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CO-OPERATION. Issue 10435, 2 October 1897, Supplement

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