Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, business, business firms, manufacturing establishments, etc., in the city of Saint Louis
The Business Of St. Louis, Compared With Chicago
And Cincinnati.

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:

Cincinnati $180,754,000
Chicago 174,245,000
St. Louis $234,891,000