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.