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on terms of union, and after a time there came a return of prosperity.

Several circumstances have since combined to improve conditions in Newfoundland. After long delays a rail-way was completed opening tip the interior of the island, which is rich in copper and other valuable ores. In 1904, Great Britain made a treaty Nyith France, by which the latter country, in return for certain concessions in Nest

INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY CAR FERRY THAT CROSSES THE STRAIT
OF CANSO.

Africa, gave up the special privileges of her fishermen on the " French shore." Six years later, a long-standing dispute concerning the rights of American fishermen was settled by arbitration at the Ilague, in such a way as to free Newfoundland from some ancient hindrances to her development.

Manitoba   For some years the question of separate

Separate   schools for the Roman Catholic children

schools.   in ylanitoba was a source of trouble to the Dominion government. When the province was founded,

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