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The British Workman. Monthly. S. W. Partridge, Paternoster Row. The February number, which we have received, devotes its front page to a magnificent engraving of a medallion portrait of the late Prince Albert. We are glad to see the high style of art which is diffused by this paper, but we should be better pleased to see the text more manly, and fit to make a man of the British workman.

The Children's Friend is another publication from the same publishers. It is very nicely got up, and does them credit.

King Labour's Song-look. By J. B. Leng. Farrah, Holywell-strcet. Here we have a working man setting himself the task of writing one hundred songs dedicated to the cause of labour; and the effort, judging from the six parts before us, is one which reflects credit upon the author. As of men, so of books, their merits are not indicated by the titles they may bear, and we regret our limited space will not allow us to make quotations from some of these truly ennobling compositions. Their manly sentiment, healthy recognition of labour, and original fulness, recommend them for becoming household chaunts. Mr. Leno's style is generally good, and many of his songs speak very forcibly

Of manners primitive, and that good old time,

Which I have seen, when discipline prevail'd.

The Working Man: What is he f By William Ward, Editor of the " Cardiff

Ma this is a well written pamphlet of sixteen pages, and the working man spoken of " is he who labours at a trade, and thereby contributes much to commercial wealth and greatness." Although this definition may appear to have a limited speciality, the writer's views are taken from an elevated stand-point, and his pleadings to and for the class to whom he addresses himself bespeak a thorough acquaintance with their habits, wants, tastes, and aspirations. The pamphlet deserves a wide circulation, and we hope at some future time to transfer (by permission) a portion of its contents to our columns.

Books received, to which we shall refer in our next.—" Andi Alter Partem; or, Letters to his Constituents." By Lieut.-General Perronet Thompson. "Pictures of Controversy." By J. C. Farn. Two Lectures on Trades' Unions, delivered in the University of Oxford, 1861. By Charles Neate, M.A. "Aborigines'Friend." "Colonial Intelligencer," No. 13.

IMPORTANT NOTICES.

l,_We are obliged to postpone to our next number, the publication of a very important work by J. R. Taylor, entitled " Usury versus Co-operation."

2. At the request of many of our friends, we are going to re-publish the articles

on the Labour Question, which appeared in the early numbers of the working MAN.

3.—We have secured the co-operation of a Medical Friend and of a Legal Adviser, so that we shall be able to give advice to our readers upon any question they may put to us, and we shall from time to time publish articles from these two talented gentlemen under the headings of "Our Medical Friend " and " Our Legal Adviser."

4.—We have secured the Co-operation of some first-rate correspondents on the other side of the Atlantic, be that we shall be able to report the progress of the Free Labour v. Slavery movement which is going on in the States.

CO-OPERATIVE AND LABOUR tracts.

We propose to print on a separate fly-leaf as our tract No. 1 our page on the Annals of Labour. Co-operative Societies can be supplied with these tracts, and have their name, address, etc, printed at the back, for distribution as hand-bills, at a charge of 63, per 1,000. Apply to the Editor of the Working Man.

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N.B.—Patients may have a week's medicine forwarded by post on receipt of 2s. 2d. in postage stamps. A blank form to fill up, describing case, will be sent on receipt of a stamped addressed envelope and two stamps.

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STRAND PRINTING OFFICE,

335, STRAND,

OPPOSITE SOMEBSET HOUSE.

Trade Rules, Prospectuses, Pamphlets, Circulars, Hand-bills, Ac, at the lowest cash prices. Every description of work for Friendly, Cooperative, Loan, and other Societies. Rules prepared for Registration. Account and Contribution Books, Cards, Scrips, Debentures, &c Checkbooks for Co-operative Purchasers (consecutively numbered), in lieu of Metallio Checks. Tables and Payments arranged for Sick, Burial, and other Societies, &c. &c Estimates free by return of post.

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"The * Mechanics' Magazine * has, from its establishment, had an extensive circulation, and it communicates, for fourpence per week, far more valuable information, both, scientific and practical, than was ever before placed within the reach of even those who could afford to pay six times as much for it."—Lord Brougham.

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A (New Series, Demy 4to.) A Monthly
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TO CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES.

DIES and METALLIC TICKETS for CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETIES, manufactured in Tin, Brass, and Copper;' also Seals and Presses for Documents, Koteheadings, Ao., &c—HENRY SMITH, 17,1 HAMPTON-STREET, BIRMINGHAM. N.B.—Samples and Prices post free.

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(Limited).—Established by the Building
Operatives. Capital, £10,000, in shares of
£1 each. Shares payable at once, or by in-
stalments of not less than 3d. per share per
week. Entrance fee, Is. 3d. per share de-
posit on allotment. Not less than two
shares, or more than thirty, will be allotted
to any individual shareholder. Liability of
shareholders limited to the amount of their
shares.

Office, for the time being, 36, Windmillstreet, opposite the Theatre Royal.

Communications to be addressed to the Secretary, William Campbell, 12, Mackworth-street, Hulme.

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AND ALL BOOKSELLERS AND NEWS AGENTS.

The WORKING MAN is Bold in London byMr. Ferguson, Goldsmith Row, Hackney Road. W. Stacey, 34, Olipstone Street, Fitzroy Square. R. Chapman, 29, Foley Street, Portland Road. J. Shaw, 256, Oxford Street. B. Gardener, 45, Paddington Street, Marylebone. G. Harris, 60, Bell Street, Edgeware Road. J. Akroyde, 36, Upper Seymour Street, Portman

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Pendlebury.—Mr. Barker,
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Yorkshire.—Mr. Tipping, South Eston.
Brighton.—Mr. Smart.
Manchester.—Abel Heywood, Oldham Street.

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THE ELECTOR. A Paper for Advanced Political Reformers. The Advocate of Co-operation as the solution of the problem, How best to elevate the industrial classes. Correspondence to be addressed to the Editor, 46, Aldermanbury, London, E.C.

Published by W. Tweedie, 337, Strand, W.C.; Heywood, Manchester; Smart, Paternoster-row; and at the Office, 46, Aldermanbury, E.C.

T C. FAKN, Oxford-street, Eecles, Man"' Chester, is open to Engagements for Lectures on Co-operation.

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J- 10 pp., royal Bvo.Edited by Henry PITMAN.

Published by F. Pitman, 20, Paternoster-row,

London, E.C. |_

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BARKER'S REVIEW.— The object of this paper is to promote the spread of enlightened and liberal views on religion and government; to urge all needful reforms in our laws and institutions; and Sq to better the condition, and aid the intellectual and moral improvement of the people. It is published weekly, byBarker and Co., 4, Thanet-place, Temple-bar, Strand, London, W.C, and maybe had through all newsagents, price 2d., or in monthly parts, price 8d,, post free. Those who may find it difficult to obtain the " Review " through the booksellers, can have it direct through the post from the publishers:—For One Number, Quarterly, 3s. 3d.; Two Numbers, ditto, 4s. Cd.; Three Numbers, ditto, 6s. 6d. Among the contents of the "Review" are American Reminiscences, Articles on Revolutionary Politics, Gradual Reform, "Reviews of New Books, Tempera; ce, Co-'.-peration, Emigration, Items of News, Poetry, &c, &c. . , ; * L

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THE WORKING MAN.

CONTENTS.

PAGE

Co-operation in London..................... 85,

Social Science. No. 3. The Rental Sys-
tem 80 i

Radical Reform—What is it? By
Henry H. Wiltshire 87

Review 90!

The doctrines against usury, and in

favour of Co-operation. By John I
Robert Taylor 91 |

Rochdale Co-operators in seeming Re-
treat 94

Notice to Co-operative Societies 95

PAQB The Lever of Life: a Tale of Modern

Times. By Edmund Fry 96

Facta to reflect upon 98

"Rule Britannia" 98

To the Honourable the Commons of the
United Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, in Parliament Assem-
bled M 9?

Co-operative News 100

Correspondence 107

Opinions of the Press,,, , , 117

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CO-OPERATION IN LONDON.

HE Delegates representing the various branches of the Co-operative Movement in and about London, acting in conjunction with the Committee of the Working Man, have held their regular weekly sittings at our office during the past month; during which they have received Messrs. Hooson and Greenwood, the Delegates from Eochdale, and discussed the modus operandi best calculated to promote the passing of Mr. Stanley's Bill, and various other matters, which, if adopted, and we sincerely trust they will be, will most materially affect the wellbeing of Co-operation in the metropolis. A permanent committee has been formed, with Mr. B. Blitten, of the "West-end Pioneers," as its Secretary, pro term; and already "a new life unto righteousness " seems to be infused amongst London Co-operators. Our efforts, we feel confident, will not have been made in vain, nor our aims misapprehended, when we next report progress, we shall have to announce that the Co-operative mind of London has been welded together and become a solidarity. A month ago, and Co-operation for good, was fragmentary —isolated—straggling—unknown to itself. Croydon, Bow, Camden Town, Ealing, Hanwell, Twickenham, Richmond' s, St. James's, Notting-hill, The British, The West-end Pioneers, The West London Trading Company, the Great Northern, Spitalfields, and various other societies, have been drawn together into one focus, and by

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