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18 Jul 2002

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The volume of trade last year, however, would foot up at least to half a million of dollars.... a great country to settle up and the sooner it is peopled with the right class the sooner must prosperity follow.

Our mercantile readers will doubtless like to know something definite with regard to the business done in Calgary last year. It is difficult for us to give accurate figures as there has been no system by which accurate data can be reached. The volume of trade last year, however, would foot up at least to half a million of dollars Some mercantile firms went as high as $75,000. When it is considered that there was last year little or no immigration some idea of Calgary as a distributing center already may be formed. Trade has continued healthy, if not brisk, and now that immigration must come with this season, there cannot be any falling off in trade, though competition will probably be keener, still there is a great country to settle up and the sooner it is peopled with the right class the sooner must prosperity follow.