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investments personally, and the transactions of this class we can- not approximate, but the aggregate would materially swell the foregoing figures.

While we are unable to sum up exactly the financial resources of the Gate City, the few figures we have arranged are sufficient proof that they are by no means stinted, and the ease with which cash can be had for legitimate investment is of itself conclusive proof of a healthy state of finance.

The real estate branch we shall not attempt to reduce to figures. as the attempt on many points would be futile. There are eleven; firms or individuals regularly engaged in the business, and more

- than one of them roll up a volume of business each month repre- senting an aggregate value of $50,000. In this number we include only those who have offices and make real estate their regular business, and not the numerous curbstone brokers, who do some- times quite an extensive business. The healthy state of this branch of business is best attested by the fact that you cannot find a man who has ever lost a dollar in Emerson real estate transac- tions, but all have made money.

With insurance, professional and other branches depending upon clerical labor, added to real estate and finance. we find that this class of cancerns give employment to 68 hands, and if we add the outdoor workers in survey business, the number comes pretty 4 close to 100.

Next in turn we shall 'sum up the city’s manufacturing in- terests. -

The twenty-four manufacturing concerns of Emerson give em- ployment to 194 hands, male and female, While their products for the year ending February 28th, 1882, reached an agregate value of $607,200. In these figures we do not include building operations and other contract work, and by adding these it would increase the number of hands employed to over 250, and the cash figures to about $850,000. Three difi'erent manufacturing concerns employ over twenty hands and three others over ten. Only one concern, did a business of $100,000 ; another $75,000; two others over 850,000, and two over 820,000. The building trade alone reached somewhere in the neighborhood of $200,000. These figures are likely to be more than doubled for 1882, as some large indusiries