A Manual of Distributive Co-operation

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Halaman 20 - Inn, was able to interest many young and ardent lawyers, members of his congregation, in the progress of the working classes, and to impart to them his own firm conviction that cooperation was to be an important element in that progress. In 1850 a society for promoting workingmen's associations was formed, Mr. Maurice being at its head. Cooperation it declared to be " the practical application of Christianity to the purposes of trade and industry.
Halaman 67 - The conference districts of the sections are variously organized ; some have a chairman, secretary, and committee ; others have in addition a statistical secretary ; others have a secretary only, while a few have no officers. At the Congresses reports are presented upon the condition of the societies in the various sections, papers are read upon co-operative subjects, and the usual discussions ensue.
Halaman 45 - ... share capital, whether credit is allowed, and, if so, to what extent, and the amount of business done or probable amount which will be done by them. If not registered at time of application but in process of being so, cash is required with each order. After registration cash must be forwarded with the first order, and on subsequent orders payment must, be made within seven days from date of invoice. An application for shares from any society or company must be made by resolution of some general...
Halaman 42 - Stores will be enabled, through the agency, to purchase more economically than heretofore, by reaching the best markets. Small stores and new stores are at once put in...
Halaman 51 - Cambrian," on the Goole-Calais and Goole-Hamburg lines, which was sailed thirty-three voyages on charter at a total loss of over £533, and was then purchased by the society, her subsequent one hundred and four voyages returning a profit of more than £1,455. The extension of the shipping business is contemplated, and it would not be surprising if further productive enterprises were undertaken. For capital still continues to accumulate faster than trade increases. It is plain that if the cooperative...
Halaman 41 - ... (5) amicable and earnest working together ; (6) promptitude and punctuality in business; (7) impartiality, civility, and pleasant manners in the members and in the staff; (8) generous treatment of the employes ; (9) judicious purchasing and careful regulation of the stocks; (10) ready money purchases and ready money sales; (11) carefully regulated expenses; (12) judicious investment of all surplus capital ; (13) ample depreciation of property ; (14) ample reserve- funds ; (15) good bookkeeping...
Halaman 65 - It proposes to effect this purpose: (1) By the abolition of false dealing, either (a) direct, by representing any article produced or sold to be other than what it is known to the producer or vendor to be: or, (b) indirect, by concealing from the purchaser any fact known to the vendor material to be known by the purchaser, to enable him to judge of the value of the article purchased. (2) By conciliating the conflicting interests of the capitalist, the worker, and the purchaser...
Halaman 108 - G.24 per cent for full dividend and 3.12 per cent for half dividend ; the sinking fund represents more than 14 per cent of net profits besides initiation fees ; the interest is 5 per cent on capital, and the total return on capital is 73.68 per cent. At the close of the first year's business the share capital represented 664 shares ; merchandise in stock, including dry goods and fuel, • amounted to $2,554.27; fixtures...
Halaman 73 - In a conference just held, a resolution was passed asking ' the committee of the Labor Association to point out in a fraternal spirit to the Wholesale Co-operative Society the grave injury they are doing to the cause of co-operation by their failure to carry out co-operative principles in their productive works, and to offer their services in placing the wholesale workshops upon a true co-operative basis.
Halaman 31 - They ought to have a full knowledge of accounts, which is not always found. Payment. — In most societies committeemen are paid for their attendance at the weekly committee ; but it is most desirable, in fixing the scale of payment, to avoid the likelihood of men trying to get on to the committee simply for the sake of the fees. This is a danger to be carefully watched in the co-operative movement. The work of its managing men (not its paid officials, to whom it is a profession) should be that of...

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