Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, business, business firms, manufacturing establishments, etc., in the city of Saint Louis
Western Elastic Sponge Company.

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
thoroughly tested.

Ohio And Mississippi Railway.

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
and accommodating.

Northern Line Packet Company.

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
comfortable:

Roher'S Commercial College.

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
and efficient

Everett House.

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