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.