Calgary, a charmingly situated town, overlooked by the white peaks of the Rocky Mountains, on the Bow and Elbow Rivers, and on the main line of the Canadian Pacific Railway, is the wholesale distributing point and financial centre for southern Alberta. It is connected with Edmonton by a branch line running through an important section of country which is becoming rapidly settled, and will undoubtedly develop into a town of much greater importance than it now is. Although comparatively new, Calgary has some very fine buildings and well planned avenues in its residential parts. As the centre of the ranching district and with an abundance of natural resources in the neighbourhood, such as coal, lumber and building materials, the city has many advantages, and is possessed of a most enterprising body of citizens who have shown their determination to make Calgary one of the most desirable places of residence in Western Canada. It claims a population of 50,000.