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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 81

Industries and Occupations

Industries and Occupations.

Among the industries will be found farming, which is the most prominent, and which gives employment to the largest number of "citizens". The work is under the direction of a capable man, and besides raising large and varied crops, a large herd of cattle and many pigs are kept. A number of "citizens" have taken op farming as a life work on leaving the Republic.

There are two departments in the bakery. One in which is produced the famous "George Junior Republic Wafer". Many thousands of pounds of these wafers are made by the "citizens" every year, and shipped to all parts of the country. They may be bought of Park and Tilford of New York, and Cobb, Bates and Yerxa of Boston, and at least one dealer in almost any large city. In the other department the boys bake bread and cookies which are sent to the surrounding towns. About fifteen hundred loaves of bread are baked every week.

In the carpenter shop, besides building when there is such going on in the Republic, and page 8 general repairing, the boys make fine mission furniture. This is both artistic and durable and has attracted much attention. Orders for both regular and special pieces are solicited and will receive prompt atttention.

All kinds of plumbing, steam fitting, and metal work are carried on in the plumbing shop.

The printing office publishes the Republic paper, "The Citizen", and all reports, pamphlets, etc. It also does job work.

Other occupations may be found in the laundry and cottages for girls, and in the government positions for both boys and girls. Each department is in charge of a competent person who, although in a large sense is an instructor, stands as an employer of labor in his or her relations to the "citizens".