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380   CANADIAN HISTORY FOR BOYS AND GIRLS.

Unfortunately their use has sometimes been abused by persons keeping much-needed food (in the hope that prices would rise) till it was unfit for human consumption.

Fug-Farming. A curious new kind of farming has devel-
oped during this period. Some years ago
two Prince Edward Island farmers, noticing that silver-
black fox furs commanded very high prices, began to

A LUMBAR CAMP IN NEW BRUNSWICK.

breed black foxes in wire runs or cages. These two pioneers made fortunes. Other Prince Edward Islanders went into the business, and as much as $35,000 has been paid for a pair of foxes.

After agriculture, limbering is one of the Lumbering. most important industries of the Dominion. In 1917, in "logging" and in the mills, 55,000 men were employed, and a multitude of other trades depend upon it. Joiners, carpenters, carriage-makers and the builders of railways all use immense quantities of wood. In

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