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In these days of the high price?
of meat it is frequently pointed
out that fish is much cheaper and
that the finny tribes afford good
foodstuffs for the table.
, The main trouble in this coun
try is to get fresh fish. All of us
.know the kind of "fresh fish" the
"various trusts furnish us fish
caught and frozen in the winter
and peddled through the spring
In this, as in many other mat
ters, we could well take a leaf out
of Germany's book. In many Ger
man cities it is absolutely manda
tory that the fish must be alive
when sold. The housewife goes
to market and sees the fish swim
ming in the tank. She takes her
choice. Fresh fish? The German
certainly gets them.
A start has been made in this
country. It is announced from
Boston that an immense water
tank has been constructed for one
of the fishing schooners, so that
fish may be taken to port alive
and thus delivered absolutely
Sorqe day when we become
really civilized all of our big
cities, and little ones, too, will
have fish markets a la Boston.
"Came into a fortune, didn't
"Yes, a big one."
' "What's he doin' these days?"
"He has become interested in
"Well, that ought to keep him
qccupied for a while; he owed
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