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.