St. Louis Directory.
Ries, Leading Business Firms, Etc.
[It is now over ten years since the publication of Edwards' City Directory was commenced in
this City. Since that time the public have had ample opportunity to examine its pages from year
to year, and pass upon its merits generally. The Publisher, satisfied that the verdict of the people
is unanimous in its favor, has in connection with the following Sketch of St. Louis, added a new
feature to the work, viz:— Editorial Notices of the prominent Business firms of the City. Trusting
that his efforts to please will receive all due consideration, he promises still further exertions to
make the Directory as meritorious and useful, as the City is enterprising and prosperous.]
To every inhabitant of the United States, the rapid growth of her
cities, and their onward march to greatness, is a theme for congratula-
tion, and to the denizens of and the emigrant from the Old World, a
matter for surprise and wonder. The growth of the eastern cities,
though held in check at times by causes beyond the control of those
whose interests were closely identified with their progression, have been
far in advance of any in the governments of Europe. But when we
contemplate the mighty strides in wealth and population of the cities of
America, lying west of the Alleghenies, the mind seems almost bewil-
dered, at the spectacle. Take for instance, the three great commercial
marts, St. Louis, Cincinnati and Chicago. Compare the present with
the past—the home of the red man, and the abodes of civilization; the un-
cultivated prairies, the wilderness, and the hills and valleys now teeming
with richness and verdure. Then compare also the busy life of these
three cities with the silence which once reigned supreme, broken only
by the wild whoop of the Indian and the rushing of waters, and he
must be a cynic indeed, who cannot trace in all these things the work-
ings of a wise Providence, for the benefit of a people imbued with the
principles of freedom and independence.
The laudable ambition which stimulates the citizens of our western
cities for superiority, is one of the motive powers by which they achieve
greatness; and this, added to their natural resources, is perhaps the
grand key to their success. Take away ambition, and man descends to
Dbscurity and nothingness; take away both resources and ambition, and
he sinks to the level of the brute.
The almost spontaneous growth of our western cities, has employed
the talent of many a writer and admirer of the indomitable will and
perseverance which actuate their people. St. Louis, located upon one
of the largest rivers in the world, comes in for her share of the honors,
well-deserved and richly earned.
St. Louia is ordained by physical nature to become the great inland
metropolis of this continent. It cannot escape the magnificence of its
destiny. Greatness is the necessity of its position. New York may be
the head, but St. Louis will be the heart of America. The stream of
traffic which must flow through this mart will enrich it with alluvial
deposits of gold. Its central location and facilities of communication,
unmistakably indicate the leading part which this city will take in the
exchange and distribution of the products of the Mississippi valley.
St. Louis is situated upon the west bank of the Mississippi, at an altitude
of four hundred feet above the level of the sea. It is far above the
highest floods that ever swell the Father of Waters. It is twenty miles
below the mouth of the Missouri, and two hundred above the confluence
of the Ohio.
|Distance by river from St. Louis to Keokuk is||200 miles.|
|" " " Burlington||260 "|
|" " " Rock Island||350 "|
|" " " Dubuque||470 "|
|" " " St. Paul||800 "|
|" " " Cairo||200 "|
|" " " Memphis||440 "|
|" " " Vicksburgh||830 "|
|" " " New Orleans||1,240 "|
|" " " Louisville||580 "|
|" " " Cincinnati||720 "|
|" " " Pittsburgh||1,200 "|
|" " " Leavenworth||500 "|
|" " " Omaha||800 "|
|" " " Sioux City||1,000 "|
|" " " Fort Benton||3,100 "|
|Distance by rail from St. Louis to Indianapolis is||200 miles.|
|" " " Chicago||280 "|
|" " " Cincinnati||340 "|
|" " " Cleveland||470 "|
|" " " Pittsburgh||650 "|
|" " " Buffalo||650 "|
|" " " New York||1,000 "|
|" " " Lawrence||320 "|
|" " " Denver||880 "|
|" " " Salt Lake||1,300 "|
|" " " Virginia City||1,900 "|
|" " " San Francisco||2,300 "|
St. Louis very nearly bisects the direct distance of fourteen hundred
miles between Superior City and the Balize. It is the geographical
centre of a valley which embraces one million two hundred thousand
square miles. In its course of three thousand two hundred miles, the
Mississippi borders upon Missouri, four hundred and seventy miles.
Of the three thousand miles of the Missouri, five hundred lie within
the limits of our own state. St. Louis is mistress of more than six-
teen thousand five hundred miles of river navigation.
The metropolis, though in the infancy of its greatness, is already a
large city. Its length is about eight miles, and its width three.
Suburban residences, the outposts of the grand advance, are now sta-
tioned six or seven miles from the river.
St. Louis is a well-built city. The wide, well-paved streets, the spa-
cious levee, and commodious warehouses; the mills, machine shops
and manufactories; the fine hotels, churches and public buildings; the
universities, charitable institutions, public schools and libraries, consti-
tute an array of excellence and attractions of which any city may justly
The appearance of St. Louis from the eastern bank of the Mississippi
is impressive. At East St. Louis, the eye sometimes commands a view
of one hundred steamers lying at our levee. A mile and a half of
steamboats is a spectacle which naturally inspires large views of com-
mercial greatness. The sight of our levee thronged with busy mer-
chants, and covered with the commodities of every clime, from the pel-
tries of the Rocky Mountains to the teas of China, does not tend to
lessen the magnitude of the impression.
The extent of our social and commercial intercourse with the rest
of the world, may be inferred from the postal statistics of this depart-
ment. In 1865, the number of letters which passed through the St.
Louis post office for distribution, mail or delivery, was about eleven mil-
lion. In postal importance, St. Louis is the fifth city of the Union.
During the rebellion, the commercial transactions of Cincinnati and
Chicago doubtless exceeded those of St. Louis. The very events which
prostrated our trade stimulated theirs into an unnatural activity. Their
sales were enlarged by the traffic which was wont to seek this market.
Our loss was their gain.
The southern trade of St. Louis was utterly destroyed by the block-
ade of the Mississippi. The disruption by civil commotions of our
commercial intercourse with the interior of Missouri was nearly com-
plete. The trade of the northern states bordering upon the Mississippi
was still unobstructed. But the merchants of St. Louis could not afford
to buy commodities which they were unable to sell, and country dealers
would not purchase their goods where they could not dispose of their
produce. Thus St. Louis, with every market wholly closed or greatly
restricted, was smitten with a commercial paralysis. The prostration of
business was general and disastrous. No comparison of claims can be
just which ignores the circumstances, that during the rebellion retarded
the commercial growth of St. Louis, yet fostered that of rival cities.
Nothing more clearly demonstrates the geographical superiority of
St Louis, than the action of the government during the war. Notwith-
standing the strenuous competition of other cities, our facilities for distri
bution, and a due regard for its own interests, compelled the govern-
ment to make St. Louis the western base of supplies and transportation.
During the rebellion, the transactions of the government at this point
were very large. General Parsons, chief of transportation in the Mis-
sissippi valley, thinks that fully one-half of all the transportation em-
ployed by the government on the Mississippi and its tributaries, was fur-
nished by St. Louis. The national exigences forced the government to
select the best point of distribution. The choice of the federal author
ities is a conclusive proof of the commercial prosperity of St. Louis.
The conquest of treason has restored to this mart the use of its nat-
ural facilities. Trade is rapidly regaining its old channels. On its
errands of exchange, it visits the islands of the sea, traverses the ocean,
and explores foreign lands. It penetrates every state and territory in
the Mississippi valley from Alabama and New Mexico to Minnesota and
Montana. It navigates every stream that pours its tributary waters into
But St. Louis can never realize its splendid possibilities without
effort. The trade of the vast domain lying east of the Rocky Moun-
tains and south of the Missouri river, is naturally tributary to this mart.
St. Louis, by the exercise of forecast and vigor, can easily control the
commerce of one million square miles. But there is earnest need of
exertion. Chicago is an energetic rival. Its lines of railroad pierce
every portion of the northwest; it draws an immense commerce by its
network of railways.
The meshes which so closely interlace all the adjacent country gather
rich treasures from the tides of commerce. Chicago is vigorously ex-
tending its lines of road across the Missouri river. The competition of
these roads will inevitably divert a portion of the Montana trade from.
St. Louis to Chicago. The energy of an unlineal competitor may usurp
the legitimate honors of the imperial heir. This city cannot afford to
continue the masterly inactivity of the old regime. A traditional and
passive trust in the efficacy of natural advantages, will no longer be a
safe policy. St. Louis must make exertions equal to its strength and
worthy of its opportunities. It must not only form great plans of com-
mercial empire, but must execute them with an energy defiant of failure.
It must complete its projected railways to the mountains, and push on
to rapid completion the work already commenced—the spanning the
Mississippi at St. Louis with a bridge—whose solidity of masonry shall
equal the massiveness of Roman architecture, and whose grandeur shall
be commensurate with the future greatness of the Mississippi valley.
The structure whose arches will bear the transit of a continental com-
merce, should vie with the great works of all time, and be a monument
to distant ages of the triumph of civil engineering and the material
glory of the Great Republic.
The initial steps for the erection of a bridge across the Missouri at
St. Charles have already been taken. The work should be pushed for-
ward with untiring energy to its consummation.
The facilities which our city elevator affords for the movement of
cereals, have given rise to a new system of transportation. The Missis-
sippi Valley Transportation Company has been organised for the con-
veyance of grain to New Orleans in barges. Steam tugs of immense
strength have been built for the use of the company. They carry no
freight. They are simply the motive power. They save delay by
taking fuel for the round trip. Landing only at the large cities, they stop
barely long enough to attach a loaded barge. By this economy of time
and steady movement, they equal the speed of steamboats. The Mo-
hawk made its first trip from St. Louis to New Orleans in six days with
ten barges, in tow. The management of barges is precisely like that
of freight cars. The barges are loaded in the absence of the tug. The
tug arrives, leaves a train of barges, takes another and proceeds. The
tug itself is always at work. It does not lie at the levee while the
barges are loading. Its longest stoppage is made for fuel. The service
of the steam tug requires but few men and the cost of running is rela-
In addition to the ordinary precautions against fire, the barges have
this unmistakable advantage over steamboats—they can be cut adrift
from each other, and the fire restricted to the narrowest limits. The
barges are very strongly built, and have water-tight compartments for
the movement of grain in bulk. The transportation of grain from Min-
nesota to New Orleans, by water, costs no more than the freightage from
the same point to Chicago. After the erection of a floating elevator
at New Orleans, a boat load of grain from St. Paul will not be handled
again until it reaches the Crescent city. At that point it will be trans-
ferred by steam to the vessel which will convey it to New York or
This new scheme of conveying freight by barges bids fair to revolu-
tionize the whole carrying trade of our western waters. It will mate-
ally lessen the expense of heavy transit, and augment the commerce of
the Mississippi river in proportion to the reduction it effects in the cost
of transportation. The improvement which facilitates the carriage of
our cereals to market, and makes it more profitable to the farmer to sell
his grain than burn it, is a national benefit. This enterprise, which
may yet change the channel of cereal transportation, shows what great
results a spirit of progressive energy may accomplish.
The mercantile interests of the West imperatively demand the im-
provement of the Mississippi and its main tributaries. This is a work
of such prime and transcendent importance to the commerce of the
country, that it challenges the co-operation of the government. A com-
mercial marine which annually transfers tens of millions of passengers
and cargoes, whose value is hundreds of millions, ought not to encounter
the obstructions which human efforts can remove. The yearly loss of
property, from the interruption of communication and wreck of boats,
reaches a startling aggregate.
For the accomplishment of an undertaking so vital to its municipal
interests, St. Louis should exert its mightiest energies. The prize for
which competition strives is too splendid to be lost by default. The
Queen City of the West should not voluntarily abdicate its commercial
St. Louis, as a manufacturing city, is outstripping all her western
competitors. Although comparatively young in this branch of industry,
she already ranks as the seventh city in the Union in her manufacturing
facilities, and will, in a very short period of time stand in the foremost
column. Her commercial, railway, and other advantages, added to the
health and remarkable fertility of the surrounding country, and the lib-
erality and public spirit of her inhabitants, is rapidly drawing the atten-
tion of capitalists, manufacturers and others, from all quarters of the
globe, who seek it as a profitable place for investment, or as a perma-
nent home. None who make St. Louis, a residence, for the employ-
ment of capital or otherwise, regret the step, but rejoice that their lines
have fallen in pleasant places.
If the emigrant merchants of America and Europe, who recognize
in the geographical position of St. Louis the guarantee of mercantile
supremacy, will become citizens of this metropolis, they will aid in
bringing to a speedier fulfillment the prophecies of its greatness.
The current of western trade must flow through the heart of this valley.
The march of St. Louis will keep equal step with the west. Located
at the intersection of the river which traverses zones, and the railway
which belts the continent, with different roads from this centre to the
circumference of the country, St. Louis enjoys commercial advantages
which must inevitably make it the greatest inland emporium of America.
The movement of our vast harvests, and the distribution of the domes-
tic and foreign merchandise required by the myriad thousands who will,
in the near future, throng this valley, will develop St. Louis to a size
proportioned to the vastness of the commerce it will transact. This
metropolis will not only be the centre of western exchanges, but also, if
ever the seat of government is transferred from its present locality, the
capital of the nation.
St. Louis, strong with the energies of youthful freedom, and active
in the larger and more genial labors of peace, will greet the merchants
of other states and lands with a friendly welcome, afford them the op-
portunites of fortune, and honor their services in the achievement of
On the portion of the site whereon stood the finest theatre in St. Louis
is located the Custom House. It is but recently completed, having been
several years in erection. It has been under the direction of the most
distinguished architects in the West—first under the charge of Messrs.
Barnett & Peck, and then Thomas Walsh.
The building has all that stamina and massiveness peculiar to Egyp-
tian architecture, but, with all its strength manifest in its immense
blocks of stone, it still preserves a graceful and beautiful appearance,
the heaviness being relieved by tasteful columns and pillars, which,
without diminishing its strength, lend to it the attraction of Gothic archi-
tecture. It is a model of strength and beauty. The foundation is of
piles—huge pieces of wood sharpened and driven by the power of
machinery twenty-two feet in the earth. There is a vault running the
whole length of the building, and the immense structure is supported
upon arches. It is a model of architectural beauty and strength, and
probably is the cheapest building ever erected, for which the general
government had to pay the whole cost, being but $356,000.
The amount of duties, payable in gold, collected at this port in 1865,
was $586,407 ; and in 1866, $780,700. This sum is about one-fifth of
the customs levied on goods imported into St. Louis. This is only a
port of delivery. The imposts upon our foreign merchandise are chiefly
paid at the port of entry.
From the records of the United States Assessor, it appears that in
1865, the sales of six hundred and twelve St. Louis firms amounted to
$140,688,856. For the same year the imports of the city reached an
aggregate of $235,873,875.
The effect of improvements upon the business of the city, may be
illustrated by the following table, showing the operations of our city ele-
vator from October 24, 1865, to January 1, 1867. The elevator cost
$451,000, and has a capacity of one million two hundred and fifty thou-
sand bushels. It is able to handle one hundred thousand bushels a day.
It began to receive grain in October, 1865, and before the 1st of January
its receipts amounted to six hundred thousand bushels, two hundred
thousand of which were brought directly from Chicago. Grain can
now be shipped by way of St. Louis and New Orleans, to New York
and Europe ten cents a bushel cheaper than it can be carried to the
Atlantic by rail.
The growth has been rapid. The following table shows the popula-
tion of St. Louis at different periods:—
And at the present writing the population may be safely estimated at
two hundred and forty-five thousand. At the lowest rate of decimal in-
crease, St. Louis in 1900 would contain more than one million inhabit-
ants. This number certainly seems to exceed the present probability of
realization, but the future growth of St. Louis, vitalized by the mightiest
forces of a free civilization, and quickened by the exchanges of a conti-
nental commerce, ought to surpass the rapidity of its past development.
The total tonnage of St. Louis, comprising steamers plying between
that and other ports, embracing the Lower Mississippi, Arkansas, White,
Cumberland, Tennessee, Upper Mississippi, Illinois, Ohio and Missouri
rivers, as compiled July 1, 1866, amounted to $10,376,000; arrivals at
the port for 1866, 4,096; departures from the port for 1866, 3,066 ;
wharfage collected for same period of time, $80,666.00; the number of
boats that left St. Louis for the mountains during the year 1866, 51;
total tons freight, 10,385; number of steamboats built or completed at
St. Louis, during the year 1866, 24; amount of tonnage, 8,993.62.
The assessment of real and personal property for 1865-6, was as fol-
lows: 1865, $100,000,000; 1866, $126,877,000.
The railroad system of St. Louis is exhibited in the following tabu-
|Cairo and Fulton||37|
|S. w.west Branch Pacific||88|
|Hannibal and St. Joseph||233|
|Total length in operation in the State||950|
The earnings of our railroads indirectly exhibit the magnitude of our
trade. For the years 1865-'6, and a portion of 1867, their total receipts
were as follows:
|1865||Iron Mountain||$ 424,700|
|"||Pacific and South West Branch||1,939,000|
|"||Hannibal and St. Joseph||2,000,000|
|1867||Union Pacific, estimated monthly receipts||100,000|
The trade of St. Louis with the mountains is large and rapidly in-
creasing. In 1865, twenty boats set out from this port for Fort Benton,
more than three thousand miles from St. Louis, with a total freight of six
In 1866, fifty boats sailed for Fort Benton, with an aggregate ton-
nage of ten thousand two hundred and eighty-four pounds. In these
instances the costs of assorted goods was as follows:
|13 tons of merchandise||$12,000|
|35 " " "||40,000|
|40 tons of merchandise||$65,000|
|Mean cost per ton||1,300|
The following table is an approximate estimate, based upon the pre-
ceding data, of our commerce with Montana for the year 1866 :
|Number of boats||50|
|" " passengers||2,500|
|Pounds of freight||13,000,000|
|Value of merchandise||$6,500,000|
The trade across the plains is of still greater magnitude. The over-
land freight from Atchison alone has increased from 3,000,000 in 1861,
to 21,500,000 in 1865.
The Overland Dispatch Company have courteously furnished esti-
mates, founded upon their own transactions, of our total commerce
with the territories in 1865. These figures do not include the Fort Ben-
|No. passengers east and west by overland coaches||4,800|
|" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " trains and private conveyance||50,000|
|" of wagons||8,000|
|" cattle and mules||100,000|
|Pounds of freight to Plattsmouth||3,000,000|
|" " " " Leavenworth City||6,000,000|
|" " " " Santa Fe||6,000,000|
|" " " " St. Joseph||10,000,000|
|" " " " Nebraska City||15,000,000|
|" " " " Atchison||25,000,000|
|Total number of pounds||117,000,000|
|Amount of treasure carried by express||$ 3,000,000|
|" " " " " private cobveyance||30,000,000|
The Overland Express charge 3 per cent for the transportation of
bullion. This high commission and the hostility of the Indian tribes,
induced many miners to send their gold East by the way of San Fran-
cisco to Panama.
The estimated product of our Rocky Mountain mines for 1866, is
The Western trade of Nebraska City was—in
The freightage from this point across the Plains required, in 1865,
11,739 men, 10,311 wagons, 10,123 mules, and 76,596 oxen.
So great is the length of the overland routes, that the trains are able
to make but two through trips a year.
The Union Pacific Railroad already extends 20 miles beyond Fort
Riley. This materially shortens the extent of overland freightage.
|Distance from St Lonis to Fort Riley||420 miles.|
|" " Fort Riley to Denver||460 "|
|" " Fort Riley to Salt Lake City||890 "|
|" " Fort Riley to Virginia City||1520 "|
The commerce of St. Louis is aided by ample banking facilities.
There are in the city, in addition to fifteen or twenty private banks,
thirteen savings institutions, with an actual capital of $3,375,000, and an
authorized capital of $5,830,000. There are eleven banks with an
actual capital of $9,179,000, and an authorized capital of $14,149,000.
The character of our banks stands deservedly high in the financial world.
The development of the territories is bringing large deposits to our
banks, creating new demands for capital, and extending the channels of
The Report of the Special Commissioner of Internal Revenue,
among other interesting details, presents an exhibit of the aggregate
amount of business transacted in the leading commercial cities of the
country, by wholesale and retail dealers in merchandize and liquors, and
by auctioneers and merchandize brokers. The exhibit embraces the
fiscal year ending June 30th, 1867, and the figures are supplied by the
returns of taxes on " sales" and " licenses." The table presented by the
Commissioner, gives the statistics of nine different cities. From this
table, St. Louis ranks sixth in the amount of its business, Cincinnati
seventh, and Chicago eighth. Here are the figures, which must be grat-
ifying to every resident of this city, as they will prove convincing that
in the great west she stands without a rival:
In the article of flour, that manufactured by the mills of St. Louis,
cannot be excelled in any part of the Union. There are in the city
some twenty-five flouring mills—conspicuous among them for the high
character of their brands, being the Atlantic, the Camp Spring, the
Empire, the Franklin, the Jefferson, the Laclede, and the North Ninth
Street mills, and the mills of Eickermann & Wulze, Engelke & Feiner,
Mattack, Edwin & Co., and the Union Steam Mill Company. The flour
manufactured by these mills is known far and wide for its superior ex-
cellence, its fame reaching even to the Atlantic cities and Europe.
The manufactures of St. Louis constitute an important element in
our commercial transactions. In 1860, the capital invested in manu-
factures was $9,205,205, and the value of the product was $21,772,323.
St. Louis, though the eighth city in point of population in the United
States, ranked as seventh in the importance of its manufactures. Now
she is a rival of many of the older cities of the Union, and the excel-
lency of her wares is not surpassed by any city on the continent.
In this connection, we take pleasure in referring to the following
business firms in St. Louis, engaged in manufacturing:
The Washington Foundry, of which Dowdall, Page & Co.company ,
are the proprietors , is at the southeast corner of Second and Morgan
Streets. This is one of the large manufactories of St. Louis, turning
out steam engines and boilers, saw and grist mill machinery, all descrip-
tions of saws, machinery for tobacco presses, etc., etc. The machinery
manufactured at this foundry, is unsurpassed for beauty, strength and
durability, and the business transacted yearly is very large.
The St. Louis Saw Works of Branch, Crookes & Co.company , are
situated at 116 and 118 Vine Street, between Main and Second. Here
are manufactured every kind of cast steel saw used in the United States.
Making a speciality of this branch of business added to the extensive
facilities possessed by the firm, enables them to manufacture an article,
the superior of which cannot be found in the Union. Hence the im-
mense sales, and the popularity of the St. Louis Saw Works.
Messrs. J.e.east Oxley and J.H. Bettis & Co.company , comprise the firm of
J. e.east Oxley & Co.company , manufacturers of steam boilers, tanks, chimneys,
and all kinds of heavy sheet iron work, corner of Main and Cherry
streets. The business of this firm has increased during the last two
years, fully fifty per cent. Their building occupies a front of two hun-
dred feet on Main street, has three departments, a thirty horse power
engine, and a large steam riveting machine. The firm employ a capital
of $25,000, give employment to three foremen and seventy-five men,
and do a yearly business of $117,000. The works are known to be as
extensive as any in the country. They have a valuable improvement
in steamboat breeching, for which a patent has been applied for by Mr.
C. w.west Hopper, , of this city. Messrs. Oxley & Co.company are fully up with the
times in the conduct of their business which is becoming so extensive in
the west, that there is no longer a necessity for purchasers to order from
the eastern cities.
The copper, tin and sheet iron works of Mr. JamesSweney, ,
are located at No. 613 North Main street, between Washington and
Green. The business was started in 1853 by Mr. Sweney, and in 1854,
Mr. Wm.Schneider, became associated with the former, but left in 1865.
Every description of copper, tin and sheet iron work, for steamboats,
mills and distilleries, is manufactured here; also, steamboat and hotel
cooking stoves and ranges, as also a tube bending machine, patented by
Mr. s.south in May 1866. The business was started under favorable circum-
stances, and the gradual progress has been very fair, the establishment
ranking high in the business community. The amount of business
transacted reaches yearly seventy-five thousand dollars, creating employ-
ment for fifteen or more men, occupying three departments, and the ex-
cellence of the wares manufactured reflects credit upon our city.
Messrs. G. & w.west Todd & Co.company , importers and manufacturers
of leather belting, French burr mill stones, bolting cloths, portable grain
mills, &c. are located at Nos. 917 and 919, North Second street. This
establishment dates as far back as 1835, when St. Louis was but a child
in comparison with her present gigantic proportions. It is needless to
say that this firm has kept pace with the growth of the city, expanding
in like proportion. Many of their wares are imported directly from
Europe, and all of them are of the finest quality, equal to any found in
the largest cities of the Union. It is to firms like the above, that St.
Louis is indebted for her enterprise and prosperity. They give charac-
ter to our city, "growing with its growth and strengthening with its
Jas. G. Cozzens & Co.company are engaged in the business of a general
manufacturers' agency. The firm is composed of Jas. G.Cozzens, , John
M.Wherry, and Robert s.south Hall, . Mr. Cozzens, , as successor to Collins &
McGill, commenced business in 1865 as dry goods commission mer-
chant. There are six persons engaged in the present occupation, hav
ing ten agencies, with a capital of $50,000, and doing a very large busi-
ness. This firm do exclusively the business of manufacturers' agents,
holding stocks as supply depots for the jobbing trade, a comparatively
new idea with western merchants, becoming to be appreciated, and des-
tined soon to form a prominent feature in the business of the west. As
cities west as well as south of St. Louis, must naturally come to this
point for stocks, it will soon become the New York of the west, by
inducing manufacturers to keep their goods on hand here for the con-
venience of jobbers. The firm of Cozzens & Co. are the pioneers in
this new branch of business, which requires only a healthy state of action
in the commercial world, to develop it to an immense extent.
The Office of the Industrial Plow Manufacturing Company, of St.
Louis, and Barnum & Brother'S Agricultural Warehouse and
Seed Store, is at No. 25 South Main street. The factory, where plows of
the largest size and various patterns are made, is at the corner of Utah
and Lemp avenues. These works are complete in all their departments,
the buildings, engine and boiler, and all the machinery being of the
most approved capacity. The business is divided into six departments,
requiring three foremen and from eight to ten salesmen, and a large
number of workmen in the various departments. This is a new enter-
prise, having been established by the present proprietors in July,1867. There are many interesting and novel appliances and machinery
in this manufactory, the sight of which will well recompense the visitor.
St. Louis can well boast of this establishment. It is on a par with
those of a similar character in the east, which tend so much to build
up and add to capital. The Barnum Brothers are sons of Theron
Barnum Esq., the late gentlemanly and popular proprietor of Barnum's
Hotel. Being raised in Missouri, they are closely identified with her
interests and prosperity, and are gentlemen in all their relations. Col.
Markham, the president of the company, is an old Missourian, and has
all the experience and ability requisite for the business in which the firm
Mr. SamuelCowell, , whose place of business is at No. 802
Levee, second door north of Morgan street, is a copper, sheet iron and
tin worker, having commenced business in 1857, under rather unfavora-
ble circumstances. In 1865, Mr. Charles Kelley became interested in
the business, but went out in 1866. Mr. Cowell is a native of the Isle
of Man, and by industry and perseverance has brought his business up
to a standing comparing favorably with establishments of a similar char-
acter in St. Louis. He is now engaged, in addition to his other business,
in the manufacture of stoves and stills, and has made a valuable im-
provement on hotel and steamboat cooking stoves, being awarded a pre-
mium therefor, at the seventh annual State Fair in St. Louis. He has a
capital stock of $10,000, employs several salesmen and six hands, and
his sales are very extensive throughout the west.
The furniture warehouse of A. D. Seaman & Co.company , is located on
Pine street, adjoining the Planter's Hotel, being a branch of the large
manufactory, at Milwaukee, Wis. This branch house was established in
1866, and occupies a building three hundred and fifty by forty feet, em-
ploying thirty hands, and based upon a capital of $400,000. This is one
of the largest and most successful furniture manufacturing establish-
ments extant, and the wares manufactured are noted far and wide for
their superior excellence. It is not many years since that in order to
obtain a good article of furniture, it became necessary to seek the eastern
markets. The case is different now. The furniture from this house
will compare with any manufactured in eastern cities, and suffer not in
reputation. And not only this, the assortment is as extensive, and the
prices just as favorable, with advantages, if any, in favor of the home
Another manufacturer and dealer in furniture, is Mr. John H.
Koppelman, , at Nos. 1141 Broadway, and 1134 Fifth street The
business was established by the present proprietor in 1842, and every
article in his line is manufactured and kept for sale.
Messrs. Joel F.Allison, , JohnEohan, and MichaelRohan, , compose
the firm of Allison & Rohan , proprietors of the extensive boiler
making and sheet iron works, Nos. 1008, 1010, 1012 and 1014, North
Second street The works were started by Wm. H. Card, in 1865. The
firm is now doing upon a capital of $20,000, business to the amount of
$160,000 yearly. The building occupies a space of ninety by one
hundred and forty-four feet, and the firm give employment to over sixty
men. They manufacture* steam boilers of all kinds and the necessary
sheet iron work for fitting up steamboats. From this establishment the
boilers, and other appurtenances for four large monitors were made,
also for the Essex, Benton, and other wooden gun boats. They have
also furnished the machinery for an acqueduct in Montana, seventeen
hundred and fifty feet long, to carry water from an elevation of two
hundred and ten feet into a valley, and over a hill one hundred and
seventy feet high, to the mines. The works of Allison & Rohan are
among the most extensive in the west.
The St Louis Agricultural Warehouse and Seed Store, is conducted
by Plant Brothers, Pratt & Co.company , successors to Plant & Bro.,
St Louis, and Tobey & Anderson, Peoria. They manufacture Peoria
Steel Plows, and are dealers in every variety of farm machinery, gar-
den and field seeds. The Warehouse in this city, is at Nos. 116 and 118
South Main street, and the plow manufactory is at Peoria, 111., on the
comer of Walnut and Water streets. This house was established by
William M.Plant, in 1845, and has constantly increased in magnitude
and usefulness to the present time. The consolidation of the new firm,
by which the celebrated steel plow works of Peoria were added, has
given an impetus to business and largely increased its importance. The
works at Peoria have been enlarged, and are now the most complete in
the west, capable of turning out thirty thousand plows per annum. The
buildings are three stories high, aud cover a lot one hundred and sev-
enty feet long by one hundred and twenty feet wide, with a railroad
track running the entire length. A complete outfit of the latest and
most improved machinery has been put in, combining all the modern
facilities for doing the best work at the least possible cost. This house
is one of the, oldest in the west, and the names of Plant & Bro., so long
connected with it, have always been held in high favor in business
circles—none moret so. The immense capital employed, and the busi-
ness standing of the members of the firm, individually and collectively,
give a reputation of which any house might well feel proud.
In the manufacture of billiard tables, the firm of J. M. Bruns-
Wick & Bbo. , No. 17 South Fourth street, between Market and Wal-
nut, stands conspicuous. The business was established by the present
proprietors in 1861. They have invested a capital of $250,000, and
their sales are $90,000 yearly.
Mr. John e.east Oxley, , at No. 503 North Levee, between Wash-
ington avenue and Vine street, is an extensive manufacturer of tin, cop-
per and sheet iron ware, having commenced business in 1857, upon a
small capital, which is now increased to $20,000. There are three de-
partments in his business, giving employment to a large number of men.
His works compare favorably with those of a similar character in the
west, and in addition to all kinds of copper and sheet iron work, he
manufactures steamboat and hotel work and steam hot water tables, also
a steamboat deck stove, and an improved carving table and plate warmer.
The Lafayette Foundry, is an incorporated eompany, represented by
Anthony w.west Smith, and JohnstonBeggs, , under the firm-name of
Smith & Beggs , manufacturers of portable and stationary steam
engines, boilers, circular saw and grist mills, sugar mills, tobacco ma-
chinery, and moit everything connected with iron and brass castings.
Their place of business is on the northeast corner of Main and Morgan
streets, and was commenced by Messrs. s.south & B. on the 1st of September,1864, under rather unfavorable circumstances, yet by perseverance and
industry, they have built up a trade of $175,000 per annum upon a cap-
ital of $25,000. To carry on their business requires three buildings, di-
vided into five departments, an engine of twenty-five horse power, with
a boiler twenty-two by forty feet, four fourmen, one salesman and sixty
men. .The quality of'the wares manufactured by these works' cannot
be excelled in the valley of the Mississippi.
Mr. JamesLittle, is an extensive dealer in hardware, stove
castings and stoves, and also a manufacturer of copper, tin and sheet
iron ware. Jjis place of business is at the corner of Main and Market
streets. Mr. L. is emphatically" a St. Louis man—born and reared to his
business in our city. " In 1862, he purchased the establishment, of which
he is now sole proprietor, from Mr. John Mulligan. His business is
now divided into two departments, giving employment to a large num-
ber of hands whose average wages amount to several hundred dollars
per week, and his yearly sales reach one hundred thousand dollars. The
wares he manufactures are principally stoves and stove eastings; among
the former, is his celebrated camp stove, patented in 1857, a valuable
improvement among the endless variety of stoves extant. This estab-
lishment ranks as number one among those of like character in any por-
tion of the west.
The firm of McKim & 'Noel , composed of Mrs. e.east J.McKim, and
Mr. C. B.Noel, , are the proprietors of the " Paris Fashion Emporium."
designers and importers of trimmed paper patterns, at 419J Fourth street.
The business was started by the senior partner in 186S, under rather un-
favorable circumstances, with only a capital of $100. In 1867 Mr. Noel
became connected with the business, and now the establishment ranks
among the first in the west. They manufacture designs for ladies' and
children's dresses, and have made two valuable improvements in rules
for cutting dress goods, for which they were awarded the blue ribbon at
the State Fair of 1S67, as also the first premium for patterns. A large
share of their business is done through agents in different parts of the
country. This firm give employment to four salesmen and twenty
hands, and transact a business averaging $2,500 per month.
W. Stein & Co.company , at No. 711 South Main street, are manufactur-
ers of and wholesale dealers in brushes. This is a large establishment,
requiring two foremen, four salesmen and forty hands. The building
occupied in this business is seventy- by one hundred and forty feet.
Sales about $50,000 yearly.
Messrs. Clask & McClintock , at the southwest corner'of
Washington avenue and Fifth street, are dealers in Foreign and American
marble, furnishing mantels, monuments, statuary, tombs, .headstones, &c.
This firm was established in 1849, and up to the present time have been
doing a successful business, giving employment to fifteen hands. Their
yearly sales are heavy, and the wares manufactured,-,exhibit artistic
skill and beauty of finish.
The wholesale cldtbtng house of" tBietfkwwalt) & Co.company is located
at No. 413 Maid street, between Locust arf8 Tine. This house was es-
tablished by the ahove firm in 1852, and the present capital is $500,000,
the yearly sales amounting to the same sum. The average number of
hands employed is fourteen.
This gentleman, at No. 204 Market street, is a larg wholesale and
retail dealer in furniture and beJdlng. This botines3 was established by
Searritt k Mason , in 1840, numerous changes in the firm having taken
place since that period, resulting in the present proprietorship. Mr. s.south
employs, on the average, fifteen hands.
The well known Lillie Safe And Iron Company , manu-
facturers of Lillie's burglar and fire proof safes, bank vaults, vault doors
and bank locks, is represented in St. Louis by Mk U. M.Woodward, ,
general Western Agent , No. 117 North Main street. This company has
a capital of $850,000, ar/d employs on an average three hundred and fifty
hands, doing business yearly to the amount of $500,000, a large share
of which is transacted by the St. Louis agency.
In the line of school books, paper, stationery and blank books,
Messrs. WiLiam J.Cantwell, and James e.east Shorb, , of the firm of
Cant Well & Shorb , are wholesale dealers , No. 504 North Mam
street. This house was established in 1885, and has been under the di-
rection of the present firm for the last five years. They have invested
in the business a capital of $75,000; their last year's sales amounting to
$200,000. Number of salesmen and porters from eight to ten.
In the wholesale grocery business, the house of H. Gildehaus &
Co. is familiar to all our citizens. The firm is composed of H,Gilde-, , Chas. B.Dieekriedc, and Chas.Wulifcig, , and was organized in the
spring of 1858. They occupy a paciou* warehouse of their own, Nos.
7 and % on Second street, and the progress of their Impute** has been
Mr, D. L.Hawkins and G. D.Jones, , of the firm of Hawkins &
Jones , are wholesale grocers and general commission merchants , Nos.
10 and 12 North Second street. The business was started in May, 1866,
by Hawkins, Albert k Co.company , and in May, 1867 assumed its present firm
name. The gradual progress of the, business of,this house,has been
favorable, the sales amounting to $50O,O00 per annum upon, a capital of
$40,000. The store is four stories, thirty-four feet front by one hundred,
and forty deep. They give employment to six salesmen.
Messrs. J.H. Wear & Co.company , importers and jobbers of fancy dry
goods, hosiery, notions, etc.; are doing business at No. 319 Maim street.
This house was started in 1863, by Jas. H.Wear, and John w.west Hick-, , and by them continued- until the present time. : They have in their
employ fifteen persons, and their sales are up to the standard of bouses
of like character.
Another extensive wholesale dealer in staple and fancy dry-goods, is
Mr. J. J.Aderton, , successor to House, Aderton & Co.company His
place of business is at No. 811, (old No. 84) North Main street, between
Olive and Locust. Mr. Aderton keeps eight clerks in his employ. His
yearly sales are large, and an evidence of his fair and honorable dealing
is the fact that his customers always leave his store satisfied with their
The marble works of R. L. Rosebrough & Son , are at 1421
west side Broadway, "between O'Fallon and Cass avenue. Every article
in this line of business may be found at their manufactory.
The firm of A. Frankenthal & Bro. , are manufacturers of,
and wholesale dealers in,! gents' furnishing goods, tailors' trimmings,
hosiery, notions, etc., No, 6 South Main street, between Main and Ches-
mit. This house was started by Alexander and Albert Frankenthal.
Five salesmen, seven hands and two porters are required in their busi-
J. Green & Co.company are manufacturers and wholesale dealers m boots
and shoes, No. 500 North Main street. Their manufactory is at Spencer,
Mass., having been established their in 1812. The St. Louis boose was
organized in 1850.
Messrs. Warren, Waterman & Co.company , No. 810 North Main,
are extensive dealers in iron and steel, wagon and carriage wood work.
Their business was commenced in 1856, and the names of persons inter-
ested from time to time, are AndrewWarrern, , U. D."Waterman, and e.east
s.south Barrows, . Their works occupy a building twenty-seven by one
hundred and thirty feet, containing five floors and, a basement.
Another wholesale and retail furniture and bedding warehouse is that
of Messrs. Scarritt, Curtis & Mason , Nos. 214 and 216
Washington avenue. The members of the firm are r.residenceScarritt, , U. H.
Curtis, and P. H.Mason, . This house is doing an excellent business.
Simon Sale & Co.company are manufacturers of, and wholesale dealer
in, boots and shoes, No. 17 North Main street. The business was con-
menced by the same firm some three years si nee. They give employment
to six men.
Messrs. .Charles DeGreek, , of St. Louis, and D. A.Sahlein, ,. of New
York, compose the firm of Charles De Greck & Co.company , wholesale
dealers in ready-made clothing, No. 213 North Main street. This well
known house was started by w.west F.Enders, , in 1853. The last change
in the firm was made in 1865. Most of their clothing is from the estab-
lishment of D. A. Sahlein & Co.company , No. 29 Barclay street, New York city.
Five salesmen and an average number of ten hands are employed.
Messrs. Kramer & Loth are importers and wholesale dealers
in notions, hosiery and furnishing goods. This house was started in
1857, by the present proprietors, and gives employment to eight clerks.
Place of business No. 207 North Main street, between Olive and Pie.
Messrs. T. & C. Slevin & Co.company are. wholesale dry goods deal-
ers , located at No. 22 North Main street., This house was started in
1843, is well established, doing a fine business, and giving employment
to seven clerks.
Messrs. JosephWeil, , Max.Weil, and AbrahamGrank, , of the firm of
J. Weil, Bro. & Co.company , are large importers and jobbers in dry goods,
and dealers in ready-made clothing. The business was started in 1842
by J. Weil & Bro. , and in January. 1867, Mr. Frank was admitted as a
partner. Place of business Nos. 109 and 111 North Main street. A
large business house, requiring ten salesman, and giving employment in
the manufactory department for twenty-three men.
H, T.Simon, and Charles e.east Gregory, are wholesale dealers in fancy
dry goods, gents' furnishing goods, yankee notions, gloves,' hosiery, etc.
Their place of business is at No. 309 North Main street, between Olive
Bender & Etell are importers and wholesale dealers in fancy
dry goods, No. 502 North Main street. This also is an old house, started
by Geo.Bender, and Theo.Htldenbraudt, in 1855. In[ January, 1862,
Mr. Fred.Etzel, became associated1 with Mr. Bender, Mr. H. retiring.
A good house, doing and excellent business, and giving employment to
The firm of Bagwill & Meters , composed of Messrs. J. H.
Bagwiil, and s.south A.Meyers, , are jobbers in fancy dry goods and notions,
Nos. 501 and 503 Main street, corner of Vine. A sound firm, doing a
good business, giving employment to six clerks.
Another largd wholesale house is that of Hurt, Hellmers &
Voorhis , established in 1859, dealers in dry goods and notions, No.
222 North Main street, corner of Olive. They employ a capital of about
$370,000, and require eighteen men in the transaction of their business.
This house is among the heaviest dealers in the West.
John G. Allen & Sons are wholesale dealers in staple and fancy
dry goods and notions, No. 511 Main street. This is a new house,
established in 1867, and bids, fair to rival many of the older houses.
W. H. Benton & Co.company are importers and jobbers of staple and
fancy dry goods, No. 513 North Main street. The members of this firm
are w.west H.Benton, , WallaceDelafield, , Jacob n.north Heintz, and JohnBu-, , of St. Louis, and John D.Egbert, , of New York city.
The boot and shoe house of Orr & Lindsley , No. 306 North
Main street, is of some thirteen years standing, being one of the largest
in St. Louis. The business was originally established by Mr. William
C.Orr, , Mr. D. B.Lindsley, subsequently becoming a partner in the
concern. This house has always been prosperous; keeping the highest
grade of goods that can be made, the sales amount to $500,000 per an-
num. One cashier, two salesmen, and two porters are employed, at an
average salary of $150 per week.
Crain, Wenrch & Co.company are wholesale dealers in boots and
shoes, at No. 406 North Main street, between Vine and Locust The
members of the firm are C. s.south Grain, and F. ElWenrich, . They are
also manufacturers and jobbers in Boston and Brookfield, Mass. There
are Six persons engaged in the store in this city.
Messrs. WilliamDowning, and r.residence WatsonEmeradiij, compose the
firm of Downing & Emerson , wholesale dealers in boots and
shoes, No. 529 North Main street This house was established twenty-
ohe years ago, and for the last eighteen years the firm have occupied the
building in whidh the business is at present conducted. This is a pros-
perouA house, as well as ah bid one. The niianttfaetory is in Massa-
A. McDowell & Co.company are dealers in carpets, oil cloths, matting,
bouse and steamboat furnishing goods, etc., No. 606 North Fourth street
They keep an excellent assortment Of everything in their line of busi-
ness, and are liberal, as well as extensive dealers.
Messrs. Wengler k Lange , No. 122 North Main street, are
large wholesale dealers in every variety of fancy goods. This house
was opened in 1833, by F.Dings, , and under the management of the
present proprietors is doing an extensive business.
Another large wholesale clothing house, is that of Stringer,
Allen & Co.company , Nos. 601 and 603 North Main street. The business
wsts started in 1836, by J. & w.west Van Deventer ; was changed in 1865
to P. L. Van Deventer & Co.company , and assumed its present firm name in 1860
The present proprietors are T.Stringer, , New York, L. L.Allen, and
J. VanNorstrand, , of this city. Capital invested* $350,000; sales,
and fancy goods, at No. 106 South. Fifth street. This firm commeaced
business in 1865, and are quite extensive dealers.
StephenMyers, and GeorgeJones, , under the firm name of Myers
& Jones , Nos. 801 and 803 Market street, are dealers in furniture and
queensware. This douse was started in 1864, by the present proprietors,
and their business has been progressive and encouraging.
Messrs. Barb, Duncan & Co.company are wholesale and retail deal-
ers in foreign and domestic dry goods, Nos. 420 and 422 North Fourth
street. The members of the firm are JamesDuncan, and JosephFrank-, , of St. Louis, and Wm.Barr, , 454 Broadway, New York city. A
large house, and doing a large business.
The wholesale liquor house of J. A. Monks & Sons , was estab-
lished in 1847, with a capital of $100,000. They are importers of
brandies, wines, gins, etc., and dealers in pure Bourbon county Ky.,
copper distilled whisky. Their place of business is at No. 711 North
Second street, between Green and Morgan.
In the line of fruits and fancy groceries, Messrs. McKay &
Hood ate importers and wholesale dealers , at No, 601 North Second
street. The house was organized under unfavorable circumstances, with
a capital of only $500, but by means of economy and industry, have
built up a rapid and increasing trade. The present extent of their, cap-
ital is $200,000, and their annual sales $250,000, giving employment to
nine men. The members of the firm are J. B.McKay, and J. s.south Wood, .
The firm of Lewis, Nanson & Co.company , commission merchants ,
No. 513 North Second street, stands deservedly high among business
men. T^ae house is represented by Messrs. w.west J.Lewis, , J. s.south Nanson,
and Wm. A.Ober, , all citizens of St. Louis, and western men. It was
started in January, 1866, and though comparatively young, takes rank
among older houses of like character in our city. Six clerks are em-
ployed in this establishment.
Another extensive fancy dry goods house is that of B, & J.F. Sle-
Vin & Co.company , composed of Messrs. BernardSlevin, , John F.Sleyin, ,
JosephCain, and Edward P.Slevin, . They are located at No. 318 Main
street, between -Locust and Olive, and are1 laflge importers and wholesale
dealers . This house was 'organised1 in/5843, by F. & B. Slevin , and on
the 1st Of July, 1858, the name of the firm was changed to that of B: &
J. F. Slevin & Co.company , by whom it! has since been conducted. One of the
oldest'houses in Our city; it is likewise :one of themost substantial, and
prosperous, having its reputation established for integrity, 6apacity and
Among the dealers in fancy dress goods, notionSj hosiery and gents'
furnishing goods, the firm of Langsdoef & Bosenstein stands
conspicuous. The house was established by Messrs. L. & r.residence , and in 1865
received the accession of F.Baedeker, and H.Hessel, . Their place of
business is at No. 209 North-Main street. The business of this firm re-
quires the services of ten clerks, and the sales are large and continually
on the increase. Strict business integrity and honorable dealing com-
bine to render the house of Messrs. L. & B. among the first in St. Louis.
Henderson, Bidgely & C0. are large jobbers in staple and
fancy dry goods and notions. Their store is at No. Ws North Main
street. They give employment to seven clerks.
The firm of Butler, Ferguson & Co.company , wholesale dealers in
boots and shoes, No. 518 North Main street, is composed of Messrs,
James C.Butler, Jobn M.Ferguson, and w.west D.Parrish, . Their business
was started in 1859 by the present company, and is in a prosperous con-
dition. Eight men, including the firm, are employed.
Mr. GustavusHoeber, is an extensive importer of wipes and
cognacs, and wholesale dealer in domestic liquors. His place of business
is at No. 509 North Second'street.
Another wholesale and retail dealer in furniture, bedding, and house-
keeping goods in genera^ is Mr. John F.Grandy, , southwest corner
Sixth street and Franklin avenue. This establishment was started by
Mr. G. in 1851, with no capital, but now Mr. G. has a capital of $25,000,
and sells annually about $25,000 of goods. Two salesmen and five
hands are employed.
The wholesale house of Samuel C. Davis & Co.company , dealers in
staple and fancy dry goods, boots and shoes, groceries, etc., Nos. 8 and
10 North Main street, is one of the largest in the Western states. It
was established in 1832, by DavisfcSjamford, , with &:eapital of about
$500,000. Subsequently, s.south G.Davis, became sole proprietor , and then
the present firm came into existence. Twenty *ne men are required to
carry on the'r business. It is such house^as thia;which give cbaracter
to the business of our city.
A. B. Meeker & C0. are large dealers in anthracite and bitu-
minous coal, coke and pig iron. The firm was started in May, 1866,
and is composed of two members, Arthur B.Meeker, , of Chicago , and
Joseph P.Card, , of St. Louis. Their location is at No. 1140 Main street,
corner of Biddle. This firm has a reputation for fair and honest dealing,
and the quality of the articles sold is not ^surpassed in the St. Louis, or
any other market.
Mr. Haarstick, is the successor of A. e.east Fifton, , distiller of
Bourbon and rye whisky, and general dealer in liquors of all kinds.
His office is at No. 103 South Second street, and the distillery corner of
Barton and DeKalb streets.
This firm are extensive importers of foreign wines and liquors, and
wholesale dealers in domestic liquors and cigars, No. 11 Market street.
This company, of which CharlesBelcher, , Esq., is president , and Ed- Y.Ware, , Esq., secretary , has an office for the general transaction
of its business at the corner of O'Fallon and Lewis streets. Sugars,
Syrups- and molasses of all qualities are subject to the orders of pureha-
s fs.. Fair dealing and promptness are the prominent characteristics of
The firm of Moller & Ehlert , wholesale and retail dealers in
native wines and liquors, is composed of C.Moller, and A.Ehlert, , doing
business at Nos. 114 and 116 North Third street, at the sign of the mon-
kies. This house is the depot of the celebrated Aromjitie Catarrh
The Western Brewery of Wm. J.Lf,Mp, is on Cherokee, south-
west corner Second Carondelet avenue. The office is at Np. 112 South
Second street. The ale manufactured at this brewery is not excelled in
any part of the country.
This gentleman ia a large dealer in pianos, parlor organs, musical
instruments, and musical merchandise generally. His place of business
is at No. 126 Market street, between Main and Second, where all lovers
of music can find enough to satisfy all their wants in that respect.
J. O.Codding, and C. H.Haskins, compose the firm of J. O. Cod-
Ding & Co.company , carpenters, joiners, cabinet makers, and manufacturers of
how cases and office furniture, etc., Nos. 307 and 309 St. Charles street.
The wares they manufeetsre are all of the best quality, and a credit to
FrankDevine, and John e.east Hagerty, , comprising the above firm, have
a rigging and sail loft at No. 122 Commercial street, corner of Pine, and
general dealers in all that pertains to their line of busienss.
Mr. Kerw1N, carries on the business of general blaeksmithing at
No. 806 North Levee. He manufactures every description of bolts,
pikes, mauls, bars, etc., for railways, railroad oars, bridges, and almost
every article that iron can be shaped to.
This gentlemen is proprietor of the Steamboat bakery, No. 524 North
Commercial street, between Washington avenue and Pine.
At No. 212 Market street, between Second and Third streets, Mr.
Renz, deals in every variety of stoves, and manufactures all kinds of
tin, copper and sheet iron ware. Al! his wares are of a superior quality.
The firm of Wolff & 1Iynes , importers of brandies, wines, gins,
etc., is composed of Geo. C.Wolff, and Geo. A.Hynes, . They deal also
in copper distilled whisky, cigars and tobacco. Business location, No. 4
Levee, City buildings.
This gentlemen is a druggist and chemist , and the sole proprietor of
Dimmiits CoughBalsam, , so much sought after by all afflicted with
coughs and colds. His place of business is on tbs southeast eonter of
Seventh and Olive streets.
The Laclede Rolling Mills, owned and conducted by the above com-
pany, are manufacturers and dealers in every article manufactured from
iron, at No. 603 North Second street. The company is represented by
Jas.Harrison, , president , JulesValle, , vice-president , and JohnBogga, ,
secretary . This establishment is among the most extensive in the West.
JamesCollins, and John J.Holliday, , comprise the firm of Collins
& Holliday , proprietors of the Broadway Foundry, No. 313 Carr
street. The firm manufacture stationary and, portable steam engines and
boilers, mulay and circular saw mills, machinery for saw, grist and roll-
ing mills, tobacco screws and presses, iron and brass castings, and every
article pertaining to their line of business. This is an extensive estab-
lishment, doing an immense business.
The saloon of Christ T.Neef, is on the southwest corner of Sec-
ond and Pine streets, where the choicest of liquors and cigars may always
F.Herold, and GeorgeLoebs, are the proprietors of the Cherokee
Street Brewery, on Cherokee street, between Ohio and Iowa. This
brewery is distinguished for the excellence of its ales.
This firm manufacture news and book paper, wrapping paper and
paper bags; and deal in cotton and woolen rags, at No. 109 Pine street.
This gentleman deals in military clothing, tents, wagon covers and
tarpaulins, No. 4 City buildings. His assortment of goods is complete,
and buyers have no difficulty in making selections.
n.north O.Champagne, and r.residence w.west Anderson, comprise the firm of N. O.
Champagne & Co.company , dealers in staple and fancy groceries, brandies,
wines, ale, porter, etc., etc. Their place of business is on the northwest
corner of Seventh street and Washington avenue.
This gentleman manufactures Damascus tempered carriage, mill
and railroad springs. This manufactory is at No. 1429 North Tenth
street. The articles manufactured by Mr. F. are noted for their superior
The business of undertaking is carried on by Mr. Geo. n.north Lynch, ,
at No. 608 Olive street. Office is open day and night
This firm, successors to John J. Hoppe & Co.company , is represented by John
n.north Neuhaus, , H. r.residence Krite, and A.Mueller, . They are wholesale dealers
in fancy godos, notions, toys, hosiery, gloves, and thousand of other
articles. Their place of business is at No. 15 South Main street.
This firm are the proprietors of the St. Louis planing mill, sash,
door and blind factory, ont eh corner of Seventh and Mullanphy streets.
The office is at 124 Olive street. Superiority characterises all the work
which is turned out from their establishment.
StephenPartridge, is the president , and W w.west Stickney, , secretary ,
of the St. Louis Stonew Are Company . The office is at No.
233 North Third street, and the manufactory at the southeast corner of
Seventh and Russell avenue. Every description of stone pipe for sewers,
drains, acqueducts, etc., and chimney tops, lawn vases and ornamental
brackets, are manufactured at this establishment.
The office of this popular company is on Third street, between Olive
and Locust, and is represented in St. Louis by D. T.Parker, , Esq. This
Agent is both gentlemanly and efficient, and is emphatically the right
man in the right place.
The firm of Bridge, Beach & Co.company (successors to Bridge & Bro.)
is composed of Hudson e.east Bridge, and John H.Beach, . They manu-
facture stoves, and are importers and wholesale dealers in tin plate, cop-
per, sheet iron, wire. japanned ware, etc. Their place of business is at
No. 120 North Main street. An extensive house, doing a large business,
deserving the confidence and consideration of the public.
The Eagle Steam and Gas Pipe Works and Brass Foundry of John
Goodin, , is located at Nos. 218 to 224 Vine street, between Second and
Third. This is a large establishment doing a heavy business, and is one
of the useful institutions of our city.
This gentleman is an extensive dealer in hides, leather, tanners' oil
and shoemakers' findings, at No. 717 North Main street, between Green
and Morgan. A liberal dealer, worthy of the confidence of the com-
This firm is composed of Geo. P.Whitelaw, and Charles w.west Barstow, ,
importers, manufacturers and wholesale dealers in oils, paints, naval
stores, window glass and varnishes, at No. 617 North Second street.
This house has a well earned and deserved reputation.
The Missouri Brass Foundry, Steam And Gas Pipe Works, of John
Kupferle & Co.company , is situated at No 600, corner of Second street and
Washington avenue. Every article in this line of business is manufac-
tured by this firm from the best material, and of the finest quality.
Messrs. PeterHayden, , PollockWilson, , Jno, A.Wilson, and C. H.
Allen, are members of the above firm, doing a large business in saddlery
hardware and carriage trimmings, at No. 14 North Main street. Good
stock and elegant workmanship are characteristic of this establishment.
The German Savings Institution , of St Louis, is located
on the southeast corner of Main and Market streets. RobertBarth, , Esq.,
the president , and RichardHospes, , Esq., the secretary and treasurer , as
well as the board of directors, are all gentlemen of integrity and busi-
ness standing, deserving, as they receive, the confidence of all who
intrust their savings in this institution.
J. e.east Liggett, and HenryDausman, , under the firm of Liggett &
Dausman , Nos. 27 and 29 South Second street, opposite Barnum's
Hotel, are large manufacturers of chewing tobacco, and dealers in
tobacco, cigars, snuff, pipes, etc. All lovers of the weed puff their cigars
and chews to speak respectfully of their goods in general.
The proprietors of the St. Louis Glass Works are JosephBagot, and
Jno. K.Cummings, , under the firm name of Bagot & Cummings .
The works are situated at Nos. 2301 to 2315 Broadway. A very large
establishment, making glass of superior excellence.
This firm, whose members are e.east r.residence Mason, and F. F.Flanagan, , are
doing business as Military and Naval Claim Agents. Their office is at
No. 207 North Third street. They give prompt attention to the collec-
tion of all claims against the United States and State of Missouri. Par-
ties having business of this kind to transaet, can place their claims in the
hands of these gentlemen in perfect confidence.
This firm, proprietors of the Mississippi Scale Works, the factory of
which is located at No. 816 North Main street, manufacture scales, cotton
beams and stands, store trucks and skids, etc. The scales from this fac-
tory are reliable for exactness, and are used extensively in all parts of
The Premium Wire Works, of which Mr. r.residence C.Ludlow, is pro-
prietor , are located at No. 215 Market street, between Second and Third.
He is an extensive manufacture of, and wholesale dealer in wire cloth,
and all other kinds of wares to which wire can be adapted. This is one
of the largest establishments of the kind in the West.
This most popular and deserving institution has an agreeable and
healthy location, easy of access, on the corner of Eighth and Cerre
streets, a little southeast of the Pacific railroad terminus. This is an
incorporated institution, empowered to confer degrees and academical
honors, and possesses all the facilities for imparting a finished classical
education to the student. It is a very popular institution in the full tide
of successful operation.
Among the many large wholesale houses in St. Louis, is that of A. F.
Shapleigh & Co.company , dealers in hardware, cutlery, guns, heavy
goods, etc., No. 414 Main street. This firm keeps an assortment of
goods, complete in every particular — tools for the mechanic, tools for
the farmer, tools for the professional man, tools for the laborer, and, in
short, tools for all classes of people, They are liberal-dealers, doing an
immense business, and richly deserving the patronage so liberally be-
stowed upon their house.
This firm are dealers in pine lumber, in, connection with their planning
mill, on Tenth street, between Cass avenue and Mullanphy street. Their
stock of lumber is always complete.
This firm are proprietors of the Phœnix Foundry and Agricultural
Works, the factory of which is on the comer of Eleventh and Cass
avenue, and the office at the corner of Second and Cherry streets.
Portable saw mills, steam engines, and Agricultural implements are
turned out from this establishment.
The warerooms of the Missouri Chair Factory, of which the above
firm are proprietors , are at Nos. 1121 and 1123 North Sixth street, be-
tween Carr and Biddle, and the factory on the southeast corner of Main
The office of this Company is at the northeast corner of Main and
Walnut streets. It is an institution whose officers and directors are
worthy the confidence of the people.
This association is also located on the northeast corner of Main and
Walnut streets. A worthy institution, whose object it is to encourage
the industrious and frugal to lay by money for a rainy day.
The office of the Adams Expbess Company , in St. Louis, is
on Main street, southeast corner of Chesnut, and that of the Ameri-
Can Express Company on the corner of Fourth and Locust
streets. The agent of the former is. C. C.Henderson, , and of the latter,
e.eastHayden, . Both these gentlemen well represent the interests of these
two old reliable companies.
The office of the United States Express Company is
located at No. 500 North Fourth street
This is one of the oldest grocery houses in. St. Louis, located at Nos.
406 and 408 North Second street. The firm are heavy importers of
fruits and fancy groceries, sugars, teas, coffees, etc., etc., and also do a
heavy commission business. An excellent house, deserving of public
The firm of A. Johnson & Co.company , No. 421 Main street, have one
of the largest wholesale dry goods houses in St Louis. Every article
in the line of dry goods that is manufactured can be had at this house.
This gentleman is proprietor of an excellent livery stable, at Nos.
406 and 408 North Eighth street, between Locust and St. Charles.
Most elegant carriages and horses always to befound at this stable.
The brass foundry of Mr. Fries, is at No. 808 South Second street,
between Mulberry and Lombard. He manufactures steam, gas and
water cocks of all kinds, the workmanship of which is of the highest
order of merit.
This firm are large manufacturers of furniture in general, at Nos.
3410, 3412, 3414 and 3416 North Tenth street. They sell wholesale
and retail, and their furniture is not surpassed in the St. Louis
The business of horse shoeing is carried on by Mr. Busby, , whose
shop is situated at No. 210 Morgan street, between Second and Third.
He is also a horse farrier.
This gentleman is a manufacture of soda water machinery of every
description, including patent soda fountains, etc. His factory and labo-
ratory is on the northwest corner of Eighth aNd St. Charles street.
This gentleman, at No. 210 Pine street, carries on the business of
butter and cheese commission merchant . Making these two, articles a
specialty, he has built up a trade second to but few in the country, and
among the first in St. Louis.
This firm are the proprietors of the Excelsior Fire and Burglar
Proof Safe and Scale Works, the warehouse of which is at Nos. 721 and
723 North Main, having a branch office at 457 Broadway, New York
city. This is a large house, doing a heavy business, and holding noth-
ing but articles of the best quality.
The law firm of Field & Wood is composed of William s.south Field,
and Horatio B.Wood, , their office being on the northwest corner of
Fifth and Pine streets. It is a firm of a well deserved reputation.
A sound institution is the Third National Bank , of St.
Louis (late the Southern Bank). The banking house is in Gray's build-
ing, on the corner of Second and Pine streets. The bank has a capital
of $1,000,000, and the officers and directors are selected from the solid
business men of St. Louis.
The Empire Wire Works, of the above firm, are situated at No. 120
Market street. They manufacture all descriptions of wire cloth for all
purposes to which the article can be applied.
This, firm are heavy dealers in books and stationery, and importers
of French, German, and other foreign books and periodicals. Their place
of business is at No. 22 South Second street.
Messrs. Kingsland & Clark are proprietors of the Union Iron
Works, situated on the northeast corner of Second and Carr streets.
They are extensive manufacturers in portable and stationary steam
engines and boilers, and almost every article that can be manufactured
The office and factory of this company, is on the northeast corner of
Main and Lombard streets. The officers of the company are efficient
men, conducting the business in a satisfactory manner.
The place of business of this firm is at No. 316 North Main street,
where they carry on the business of dry goods commission merchants .
A sound, substantial house, doing a large and extensive busines.
Meaars. A.Page, , A.Kilburn, and e.eastKilburn, , form the firm of
Page, Kilburn & Co.company , manufacturers of cigar and candy boxes,
tobacco and tea caddies. Their factory is on the corner of Second and
Madison streets, and he office and salesrooms at Nos. 112 and 114 North
This firm are successors to Alexander B. Morean & Co.company , and carry
on the business of forwarding and commission merchants , Nos. 121 and
123 South Main street, up stairs. They pay strict attention to all con-
signments, and the purchase of produce on Eastern and Southern
This gentleman, notary public and conveyancer of deeds for all the
States in the Union, has his office at No. 217 North Third.
The wholesale boot and shoe house of this firm is at No. 305 North
Main street. The factory is at Newbury port, Mass., and they, have an
Eastern salesroom at No. 49 Hanover street, Boston.
The Western Candy Factory, of the above firm, is at No. 612 Mar-
ket street, where confectionery of all kinds is manufactured in great
The works of L. M. Rumsey & Co.company are at No. 610 North Second
street. They manufacture over three hundred varieties of iron and brass,
lift and force pumps, church bells, agricultural implements of every
description, iron work for carriages, rubber and leather belting, and gas,
steam and water pipe. They are also agents for the celebrated Reming-
ton fire-arms. A very large establishment, and doing an extensive
The Union Steam Fitting and Brass Works of A. Stephenson
& Co.company are at No. 7 Market, street. The firm manufacture steam, gas and
water cocks, whistles, etc., and deal in rubber hose, copper and lead
pipe, and pay particular attention to all branches of steamboat work.
Messrs. Tutt & Baker are wholesale grocers and commission
merchants , at No. 15 North Second street, giving special attention to
the sale of cotton, tobacco and hemp.
These gentlemen are also wholesale grocers and commission merchants ,
at No. 521 North Second.
This firm are doing business as general commission merchants and
cotton factors, at No. 16 South Commercial street, and alos at No. 48
Carondelet street, New Orleans, making on all consignments liberal cash
This gentleman is doing business as a general commission and flour
merchant at 19 North Commercial street, between Market and Chesnut.
Messrs. Cleary & Taylor are general produce commission
merchants , 108 South Commercial street, corner of Walnut, making
liberal cash advances on all consignments.
This firm manufacture steamboat and hotel cooking stoves, and are
copper, tin and sheet iron workers, at 612 North Levee, corner of Green
This firm are importers and wholesale dealers in brandies, wines,
liquors and cigars, at 408 and 410 Elm street, between Fourth and
This gentleman is a wholesale grocer, commission and forwarding
merchant , 606 North Second street, between Washington avenue and
These gentlemen are successors to E. O. Stanard & Co.company , doing the
business of general commission merchants at 10 South Commercial street,
Mr. G. L.Joy, is the agent of this company at No. 9 North Second
street, keeping constantly on hand a large stock at all times.
The general commission and forwarding house of J. G. Greer &
Co. is at No. 6 Commercial street, City buildings, where cash advance-
ments are made on all kinds of produce.
Messrs. Meyer & Meister are wholesale grocers, rectifiers
and commission merchants . Their place of business is at Nos. 15 and
17 South Second street, between Market and Vine.
This firm are dealers in mixed paints, glass, etc., and also house, sing
and steamboat painters. Their place of business is at No. 219 Pine
Messrs. Gay & Hanenkamp are wholesale grocers and com-
mission merchants , doing business at Nos. 107 and 111 Second street,
between Chesnut and Pine.
The firm of Burns & Degnan are manufacturers and wholesale
dealers in saddles, bridles, harness, collars, whips, etc., at No. 619 North
Main street, and noted for the superiority and excellence of all their
The Steam Candy Factory of F.Walter, is on the northeast
corner of Third and Myrtle streets. They manufacture American and
French confectionery, and are also wholesale dealers in fancy fruits,
This firm are publishers and stationers, as also manufacturers of
school furniture, No. 606 Washington avenue. All the paraphernalia
of a schoolroom may be had at his house.
William and James Ellison , of the firm of Ellison & Bro., are pro-
prietors of the PhœNix Iron Works. Foundry and machine
shop, Nos. 910 and 912 North Main street. This is one of the large
machine works of St. Louis, manufacturing useful articles in great
The firm of H. M. Thomson & Co.company are dealers in premium stone
ware pipe for drains and sewers, porcelain stoves, patent chimneys for
prairie houses, fire brick, flower vases and pots, etc., etc. The manu-
factory is situated on Sixteenth street, and the sample room and office at
417 Locust. A large establishment, with an extensive business.
This firm are extensive importers and wholesale dealers in hardware,
cutlery and guns, No. 4 South Main street, between Market and Walnut.
They are the successors of Mense, Rashcoe & Co.company , and the superiority of
thier goods is well known throughout this and other cities.
The St. Louis Steato Dyeing,'Scouring, Finishing and Watering Es-
tablishment of which-the Messrs. Mqrgens & Bro. are proprie-
tors , is located at No. S South Fourth street, between Market and Wal-
nut This is an extensive establishment, probably the largest in the west,
and dyeing in every variety of cojor, all descrjptjons of, silk and woolen
gads is executed. Added to this is another prominent feature, the
cleaning of all descriptions of shawls and dresses, gentlemen's garments,
feathers, velvet, kid gloves, etc., etc All the goods which pass through
the hands of this firm,, come out "redeemed, regenerated and disen-
tailed." In fact they "dye to live."
The merchant tailoring establishment of Mr.Zallee, is at No. 110
Olive street, where he has " rendered his name immortal" by manufactur-
ing a suit of gentleman's clothing and sending it to the Paris Exposition,
taking the prize away ftpm thetfasMonable artists in the tailoring line in
that fashionable and renowned, emporium. He alone took the first pre-
mium at the seventh annual fair at St. Louis, for a whole suit—coat,
pants and vest. These triumphs stamp him a workman of superior, skill,
and are the grand key to his success,over all competition. For a good
suit of clothes, commend us to Mr. Zallee.
The members of this firm are druggists , doing Business under Bar-
num's and the Southern Hotels, Tfepy are, also importers of European
chemicals and drugs, toilet. and fancjr articles, sui-gical and philosophical
instruments, etc., etc. The senior partner is also a manufacturer of stan-
dard medicines and pure chemicals at Nos. 209 to 213 Myrtle street.
Drugs are here powdered and ground, and chemicals and medicines pre-
pared to order. Everything in their line is gotton up by practical and
This company with capital of $200,000, on the stock and mutual
department, have an office at No. 8 South Main street. The officers of
the institution are well knwon men of wealth and intergity making the
company a safe one from which to obtain policies of insurance. The
agents in this city are AugustEttling, and Chr.Schuermann, .
The above firm are dealers in lumber and manufacturers of doors,
sash, blinds, window frames, casings, etc. The factory is on Market
treet, between Fifteenth and Sixteenth.
This company, chartered at recently as 1864, is in the full tide of
successful operation. The office is on the southwest corner of Pine and
Second streets, over the Mechanics' Bank, and its officers are J. J.Mont-, , Esq., president , and Isaac L.Garrison, , Esq., secretary . A sound
institution in every respect, conducted with an eye single to the interests
of the insured as well as the insurer.
This company was chartered iu 1845. The office is situated on the
southwest corner of Pine and Second streets, over the Mechanics' Bank.
The officers are Isaac L.Garrison, , Esq., president , and J. J."Montgomery, ,
Esq., secretary . This is a well managed company, enjoying'the confi-
dence of the people to a high degree. It is doing a safe and profltaolfe
The Missouri Mutual Life Insurance Company of
St. Louis, has an office at No. 701 Olive street, and is officered by The-
ronBarnum, , president ; Isaac L.Garrison, , vice president ; George H.
Bender, , secretary , and ThomasJessop, , general agent . This company
was organized in 1867, with a capjtal of $100,000, and although young
in existence is taking rank in point of business with many of the older
institutions of like character. The board of directors are men of means
and high standing, which added to the merits of the general officers form
a company of enviable reputation. The profits of the company are di-
vided annually and paid in cash on division, and all policies are non-fof-
feitable from issue.
The Commercial College of Bryantj Strattok & Carpen-
Ter , is in Darby's building, on the corner of Fifth and Olive streets.
The reputation, in the commercial world, of the chain of colleges inau-
gurated by Bryant & Stratton, is so favorable that but little Can be said
adding thereto. The college in St. Louis, howeycr, is fully up to that
standard of perfection which marks the progress of those in other cities.
A diploma from this college is a sure passport for a young man seeking
This is another reliable firm, doing" business in real estate, as hotfse
agents , notaries and conveyancers, and also loaning money oh real estate
security, No. 910 North Fifth street. The seme* member of the firm
is an attorney. Bo*th partners are reliable men with whom to entrust
The above is the heading of the advertisement of Polaek,"The
Live Clothier," of St. Louis. From the large stock of clothing always
to be found at his store, on the southeast corner of Fourth and Olive
streets, may be found articles of derss for men, boys and youths' wear.
His goods for general neatness, style of fashion, elegance of fit, durability
of material and cheapness, cannot be excelled in the city.
H. s.south Platt, and RobertThornburgh, compose the firm of Paltt &
Thornburgh , druggists and dealers in paints, oils, window glass,
brushes, white lead, colors, both dry and in olis, and every other article
pertaining to this branch of business. Their store is situated on the south-
east corner of Seventh street and Franklin avenue. The apartment is
very large, and the firm transact a heavy and profitable business. Fair
and liberal dealing characterize the transactions of this firm.
This life insurance company has a capital of $1,171,193 56. The
officer are PlinyFreeman, , president ; LoringAndrws, and Jno. A.
Hardinburgh, , vice presidents , and H. C.Freeman, , secretary . This is
one of the soundest institutions of the country—reliable, and deserving
of the confidence of the public. Its manager , in St. Louis, is Wm. A.
Brawner, , Esq., a genetleman highly qualified for the situation he holds,
and well representing the interests ofthe company for whom he acts.
This company is one of the msot successful in existence, its growth
having been unparalleled. In avoiidin the errors of older companies,
it has adopted many substaintail improvemtns. It issues all kinds of
policies, non-forfeitable, and its premiums are paid in cash; its dividents
and losses are paid in cash likewise. The office of the company in this
city is at No. 317 Olive street.
The Empire Saw Works of Curtis & Co.company are on Main street, above
Florida, and the warerooms, 117 Vine street. The saws and mandrels
of this firm have taken premiums at the first and last fairs of the St.
Louis Agricultural and Mechanical Association, and right worthily were
the compliments bestowed. The works were established in 1854, and
every descriptio of patent ground and warranted cast steel saws are
manufactured from the best refined cast steel; also mandrels, Barlow's
and Stone's patent saw gummers, rubber and leather belting, files, etc.,
etc. The works of this firm are very extensive, and worthy a visit, and
still more worthy the patronage of the public.
The scale warehouse, of Fairbanks, Greenleaf & Co.company is
locaied at 209 Market street The factory was established ia 1830, and
the sales sibee that period have been inmenhse, almost without calcula
tion. The value of the sales manufactured, and their correctness in ad-
justing, make them universally popular.
Tho works of this company are situated at No. 716 Fifth street,
where is manufactured plain andfaney dbeskitt, casai meres, fulled cloth,
jeans, yarns, plaids, checks, linseya, flannels, blankets and carriage trim-
mers' cloth. The company also deal largely ia the article of wool, efc-
chang ing the same for cloth on the most liberal terms. It was incorpo-
rated in 1867, and is doing a large and lucrative business. The fabrics
manufactured by the company are equal in every respect to the foreign
article, and one need not go abroad to obtain the material for a beautiful
Edward w.west Shands, and TheodorePapin, comprise the firm of
Shands & Papin , attorneys, commissioners .of deeds, conveyancers,
collectors of claims, notaries, etc., No, 304 Olive street, corner of Third.
These gehtlerrien are agents for the paymentof taxes, buying and selling
of land in al! the southern arid western States, and transact all business
pertaining to their usual avocations. Possessing an extensive acquaint-
ance throughout the country, and long experience and fine abilities in
the line of their profession, they do ample justice to all placing business
in their hands.
The firm of Saxton & Co.company are large dealers in pianos, organs,
melodeons, music and musical instruments generally. Their wareroorns
are on the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets, under the Southern Hotel.
Probably there is no music house in the West of greater magnitude than
that of the above firm. Pianos of every known make, and every other
description of musical instrument to be found in the world, can be
purchased here. The house is indeed a credit to St. Louis, and her citi-
zens have no necessity for sending abroad to obtain either music 'or
All persons desiring to obtain photographs true to nature, and fin-
ished up in a style of superior excellence, should go to the portrait gal-
lery of this gentleman, at No. 215 North Fourth. He is ah artist of
The Monumental 'and Steam Marble Worts of the above firm are
located on the corner of Broad w.west ay and'Labeaume streets, opposite the
Empire Mills. Every description of work in marble or plain stone is
executed herein the highest style of art.
This is a home institution, officered by men of integrity and high
standing in the community. The office is at No. 112 Market street, be-
tween Main and Second. A more safe or reliable institution of the kind
does not exist. John 0. A.Fischer, , Esq., is the general agent for this
The banking house of the. Second National Bank , of St.
Louis, is at No. 212 North Third street. It has a capital of $300,000,
and a surplus of $80,000, being designated as depository and financial
agent of the United States. Geo. H.Rea, , Esq., president , e.east D.Jones, ,
Esq., cashier .
The officers of this company are A. F.Shapleigh, , president ; Hon-
SamuelTreat, , vice-president , and Charles C.Archer, , secretary . These
gentlemen, with the board of directors, are all geujfclemen well known in
St Louis, and form an association enjoying, publio confidence. The
office of the company is at 307, Olive street.
The office of this company, manufacturers of gunpowder, and deal-
ers in safety fuse, shot, bar lead and gun caps, is at No. 218 Second
street, one aoor south of Olive. This company is so well known, that
ahyextehded notice in these pages would be a matter of'superfluity.
Mr. Robinson, is. a merchant tailor , doing bpinesa at No,: 119
Walnut street, under Barnum Hotel. The fineneas of his work is only
equalled by hia exceedingly low prices. The elite of the city patronise
The Banking how of this sound institution is a.t No. 226 Market
street, between Second and Third. It has a capital of $150,000. Wm.
C.Lange, , Esq., president ; LouisSchmidt, , Esq., treasurer .
This is one of the most extensive manufacturing companies in the
West. The works are situated at' No. TlT North Second street, where
13 manufactured steam engines, poi table and stationary, saw mills, wood.
working machinery and mill gearing. The principal works of this firm
are at Hamilton, 0., perhaps the most extensive of any in the United
States, the excellence' of "the' machinery' turned out in such endless quan-
tities from these shops beirfg unsurpassed.
This isanather of the home institutions of St. Louis, having an office
at No. 30? Olive street, between Third and Fourth. Policies issued
from one month to six years. The company is officered by sound busi-
ness men of integrity and high standing.
The home office of this company is on the northwest corner of Fourth
and Walnut streets. It has a capital and resources of $250,000, and an
authorized capital of $1,000,000. One of the sound institutions of St.
This firm transact' a business of wholesale grocers and commission
merchants , No. 508 Second street, between Tine street and Washington
Avenue. A good firm doing a good business.
This gentleman is a stencil and a brand cutter, at No. 104 North
Third street; also general engraver and die sinker ,- executing all his
work to the satisfaction of all favoring him with orders.
This firin carry on business at No..2l0 South Third street, for the
manufacture of old English and German mottled soap. They manu-
facture a superior article, which has an extensive sale in this and other
The Western States Agricultural Company; represented by Sem-
Ple, Birge & Co.company , is the general manufacturers' agency for the lead-
ing agricultural goods of the country. The warefooras of the company
are at No. 13 South Main straet, and the assortment of agricultural im-
plements to be found them js complete as, capj^al and business capacity
can possibly make it- Fortunate it is. for tbc farming community that
houses of this nature arc found ia all our large cities, where selections
of, farming tools can be made with so. little trouble, and at comparatively
so.small a cost, when taking into consideration the immense amount of
labor saved in the use of them, over the old ^me^hods practiced twenty
and thirty years ago. Semple, Birge. jfe (Cp, are deserving the patron-
age of the farmers and agriculturists generally.
The office of the Marine Insurance Company , of St.
touts, is on the southeast corner of Mfiin and Pine streets. The com-
pany was chartered in 1837, consequently it js, one of the oldest, as well
as one of the best institutions in the city. D.Hongh, , Esq., president ;
H. w.west Hough, Esq., secretary .
This firm are wholesale and retail dealers in furniture and mattresses,
keeping always on hand a large stock of parlor, bedroom, dining-room
and office furniture. The warehouse is at No. 821 North Sixth street,
betwei-n Morgan street and Franklin avenue. Furniture of the most
ftlegant style, besides that of more plainer pretensions, fills the spacious
warerooms of this firm, and be most be fastidious indeed who cannot,
from so large an assortment, make selections to suit the length and
breadth of his purse. The firm arc doing a heavy business.
The gentlemen's department of this college is in Odd Fellow's Hall,
corner of Fourth and Locust streets, aftd the ladies' department on the
southwest corner of Washington avenue and Fourth street. Both ladies
and gentlemen can here perfect themselves in penmanship and book-
keeping, acquiring a knowledge of these useful accomplishments, useful
to them in after life.
This company was organized under the general corporation laws of
the State, the office and the mill being oh'the Levee, south of Florida
street. The flour manufactured from this mill has a reputation far and
wide for superior excellence. The brands of the Union Steam
Mill Company command the highest price in the market.
The office of the Western Elastic Sponge Company
is at No. 720 Fifth street The use of elastic 4foQge is ft new subsutute
for feathers and curled hair, and for mattresses, and is said to le far su-
pcrior to any article used. In these times, when, with the majority of
people, it is actually a matter of necessity to economise as much as pos-
sible, any improvement tending to cheapen the necessities of life should
be bailed with pleasure, particularly, by those whoso pockets are not
plethoiic with greenbacks. Thus it w that the use of. elastic sponge, is
becoming so universal. Whilst it detracts not from comfort, it is far
cheaper than feathers for bedding. By all means let the sponge be
The office of the great broad gunge route in St. Louis, to New York,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, and al! eastern cities, is under the
charge of Chas. e.east Follett, , general ticket agent This gentleman
is emphatically the right man in the right place, popular, gentlemanly
The reason arrangements of this daily line between 8t Louis, Daven-
port, Winona and St Paul, for 1868, have been completed. Ten large
and splendid steamers will run on the river the coming season, leaving
this eity daily every evening, except Sundays, at 4 P.M., from tho
Northern Line Wharf Boat, foot of Washington avenue. These steam-
ers are manned by experienced officers and crews understanding fully
their business and passengers an ho assured that everything will be
done to make their journey on the waters of the Mississippi speedy and
The location of this college, for tho instruction of young men in
Iookkeeping, penmanship, arithmetic, commercial law, etc., is at Nos.
210 mid 212 North Fourth street, between Pine and Olive. The collage
is open day and evening, and the instructions given are both thorough
This well known, popular and excellent hotel is on Fourth street, be-
tween Olive and Locust, It is presided over by Isaac It. Gildoralcve,
Esq., a host whose superior as a caterer to the wants of his guests can
not be found in tho West The boose has lately been refitted through?
out, and its accommodations are of the highest ordsr. Competent and
obliging clerks, polite and attentive waiters, elegant rooms, and a table
ever groaning under the luxuries of the season, form the general make
up of the Evbrett House.
The wholesale cordage house of this firm is located at No. 104 North
Second street. The business consists in dealing in Manilla rope, cord
and balcing, twines and cords from flax, hemp and cotton, cable-laid
rope, cte., etc. The assortment of goods is complete in every particular
and the fair and liberal dealings of the proprietors draw crowds of
This gentleman is a large and extensive dealer in hides and leather.
His place of business i3 at Nos. 701 and 703 Main street, corner of Green,
where leather in all iu various varieties can be obtained. He is a liberal
dealer, and doing a business well managed and profitable.
The above firm manufacture and deal heavily in stoves, copper, sheet
iron and tin ware, No. 1232 Broadway, Whitticr building. All the
wares here manufactured are from the best of material and finish. This
establishment is doing a fine business.
Mr. How, , successor to How, Harrington & Co.company , carries on the busi-
ness of saddlery hardware, at No. 515 Main street. Every article in this
line of business may be found at his store, and at prices as low as any in
the St. Louis market, the quality of the goods being of the highest
Mr. Reiss, is a manufacturer of all kinds of traveling and packing.
trunks, valises, carpet bags, etc., at Nos. 122 and 124 Market street, be-
tween Main and Second. The trunks and other articles manufactured
by Mr. r.residence arc the finest in the market, remarkable for their beauty of
finish and durability.
This gentleman is a heavy dealer in wool and feathers, at No. 716
North Fifth street, buying at the highest market rates, and exchanging
cloth for wool on the most liberal terms. Mr. T. is doing a fine business,
built up by energy and perseverance.
Life Insurance Company
A. F.Shapleigh, President
Hon. SamuelTreat, , Vice-President .
Charles C.Archer, , .. Secretary .
Gerard B.Allen, . Hon. Sam'LTreat,
Hon. Dan'L G.Taylor, . s.south H.Laflin, .
A. F.Shapleigh, . C. C.Archer, .
A. G.Braun, , Chas s.south Kintzing, .
Chas.Everts, . Isaac M.Veitch, .
D. H.Lackman, . Wm. C.Orr, .
e.eastWilkerson, . Theo.Betts, .
J. r.residence Washington, , Examining Physician
Who attends at the Office from 12 to 1 o'clcok, daily.
Dryden & Lindley ,....Attorneys .
D. C. Freeman & Co.company ,
Old English and German
No. 210 South Third Street,
St. Louis, Missouri.
Engraver & Die Sinker.
Alphabets, & Figures, & c.,
Made to Order.
No. 104 n.north Third St.
St. Louis. Mo.
Liqud and Dry Stencil Inks
Boxes Harries, Sacks, & c.,
☞ All orders from the Country promptly
William H. Colley & Co.company ,
No. 810 Morgan Street,
And Wholesale Manufacturers of
Lounges, Spring Beds, Mattresses, &c.
☞All Orders from the Country promptly filled. As we are Manufacturing at
Eastern Prices, we defy competition. So don't fail to call at 810 Morgan Street.
Wm.H. Colley & Co.company
The Peoria Mutual Benevolent Association ,
The First and Only Institution of the kind in the United States,
Legally Incorporated under the Laws of Illinois.
Any person of good health, and known moral character, between the ages of sixteen and
sixty-five years, may become a member of this Association, by conforming to the requirements
laid down in the blank form of Application, and paying the entrance fee in proportion to the
amount of weekly benefit des red; and shall remain a member and entitled to all the benefits of
the Association as long as may be wished, upon payment of the annual or semi annual duts.
A.Zotz, , Press.
Wm.Geilhausev, , sec.secretary
P.Bender, , (Mayor), treas.treasurer
Eij, D.ScottWm. D.Scott.,
Scott & Son ,
Commission Merchants ,
508 North Second Street,
Between Vine Street and Washington Avenue.
st.street Louis, Missouri.
Geo.Stewart, , President.
W. H.Andrews, , Treasurer.
J.H.Alexander, , Vice-President.
Lewis, w.west Cass, Secretary.
Geo. H.Dunning, , General Agent.
Capital and Resources, - - - &250,000
Authorized, Capital, $1,000,000.
Mutual Fire Insurance Company
Of Saint Louis.
Chas. s.south Kintzing.,
James , M.Carpenter.
Isaac, s.south Smyth.
Office: 307 Olive Street,
Between Third And Fourth.
Policies Issued From One Month To Six Years.
Isaac M.Veitch, , Secretary.
Sullivan, Blood, Treasurer.
C.S.Kintzing, , President.
A.G.Braun, , Vice President.
Encourage Your Own Home Company !
Mutual Life Insurance Co
Of st.street Louis.
Charles, A.Mantz, President.
A Home Institution, Chartered By The State Of Missouri.
Capital, - $193,824 85.
This, Company presents unequalled advantages, peculiar features and improvements, offering to
all classes of people who contemplate insuring their lives, great inducements.
It issues a world-wide and incontestable policy; a world-wide and non-forfeiting policy; a world-
wide policy without a condition.
All Forms Of Life Policies, Endowment, Joint Life, Annuities, Non-Forfeiting, Incon-
testable, Term, and every description of Policy on human life.
This is a Stock and Mutual Company, which guarantees to the policy holder that he is in
a safe and solvent institution.
Policy holders can Travel Throughout The World without let or hindrance, and
without being required to pay Extra Charges. A patron of this Company, on taking out a policy,
Receives Immediately A Cash Loan equal to the amount he pays in cash, and the loan
is continued annually, when he makes his payments, to assist him to insure his life.
The peculiar features, advantages and improvements, introduced by this Company, are rapidly
gaining the confidence of the people, and its business is daily increasing.
John F.Darby, ,
James, e.east Yeatman,
Chas, . A.Mantz, Pres't.
J.R.Macbeth, , Sec'y.
Jas.Harrison, , V. Pres't.
Wm.Shields, , Auditor.
John F.Darby, , Treasurer.
Wm.Vanzandt, , M.D. , Consulting Physician.
I.G.W.Steedman, , M.D. , Examining Physician.
Mutual Life Insurance Company
Of Saint Louis.
A Mutual Company !
☞No Permits Required.☜
No Extra Charge for Res1Dence, Occupation or Travel.
No Extra Charge For Women.
All Policies Incontestable except for fraud. All Policies Non-Forfeitable
after the First Annual Premium has been received by the Company.
Semi-Annual & Quarterly Payments of Premiums accepted by the Comp'y.
The circumstances of every class of Policy-holders considered and provided for.
A Home Company ,
☞Pledged and Devoted to the furtherance of Home Interests.
Its Directors and Officers are well known and tried men of our own community.
Charles, A.Mantz, : : President.
To, River, Steamboat and Railroad Men, and all persons who travel!
The Atlas Mutual Life Insurance Company of St. Louis is the only Company
in the United States that grants a World-wide, Indisputable and Incontestable
Policy of Life Insurance. So conditions or obligations are forced by this
Company on river, steamboat and railroad men, and others, because they are
engaged in their ordinary avocations to earn for themselves and family a support,
while others impose an extra tax and additional trouble. This is the only
institution that our river, steamboat and railroad men, and all others who are
constantly traveling, should patronize, and if they take out policies of insurance
on their lives in any other Company, they will be doing themselves and their
families an irreparable injury, and one which they will ever regret. We advise
our friends to examine this matter carefully before they act.