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And, again, although 140 men are employed on the cultivation of the land, there are twenty-five paid farm labourers as well—nearly the number necessary to work the farm as a farm.

There are now eleven sleeping huts, to accommodate 340 men, a large galvanised iron building has been built (and once was blown down), in which the men take their meals,several smaller huts and two houses for the accommodation of families and officers ; a library, a barracks, laundry, hospital, stores, dairy, poultry-farm, piggeries; and a granary, two large cowhouses, and a mill are nearly finished. Of course it would not be fair to put down all this work to the colonists, for skilled labour is employed and paid for.

For instance, though this is an extreme case, out of sixteen men engaged in carpentry four are skilled workmen.

For to work a farm with hand labour (and the unskilled labour of men of debilitated constitutions at that) is to fling money away without even the prospect of getting experience of much value in return.

Lastly, the cost of maintenance has been reduced, and now comes — library, laundry, hospital, and feeding—to seven shillings a week a man. The song refers to the Weavers "popping' (London expression for pawning this implement with the pawnbroker to raise money).

The maximum wage he can earn is five shillings, so that the maximum cost of any labourer is twelve shillings a week. The Eagle refers to 'The Eagle Tavern' a pub which was located on the corner of City Road and Shepherdess Walk in Hackney, North London. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) was known to frequent the Music Hall.

There are only two things more to be said, that the products of the farm —vegetables, dairy produce—sell in other places than the Army ; while if the place be regarded as a convalescent home for workmen of debilitated characters and impaired constitutions, and the expense of it be disregarded altogether, then without doubt the Farm Colony at Leigh is a success in its way. It was purchased by General Booth for the Salvation Army in 1883; they were totally opposed to drinking and Music Halls.

At that time the colony consisted mainly of uncultivated land, one good house, and one not quite so good, three or four sleeping huts of a neat ugliness, and the first detachment of some sixty London roughs—the American word "toughs" would perhaps better describe some of them; but they had sense enough to see that they were pretty well off, and did nothing more offensive than grumble in an orderly sort of way. Heads of departments were told off to superintend such things as cows, sheep, horses, building, and agriculture.