A striking article in the beptember Century is W. C. Conant's inquiry, "Will New York be the Final World MetvoDolis?" which he answers in the iflirmative. "The pivot of the whole leveloprnent of the metropolis." he -ays, "is on the easteruside, at the lowerend of Manhattan island. Here is he permanent financial center. It will not move, for all the world seeks it where it is. Wall street will preserve its charaeter as long as the cosmetropolis endures. Banking, exchange, stocks, in¦urance, capita and merchandise brok¦ïage, speculation, and financial and ¦ommercial agencies f rom aíl parts of he world, will circle around Trinity Jhurch until its walls crumble. Offices ¦f railroad and mining companieg, of Mu and othershipping.of telegraphs, f staple imports and export (stores and varehouses crowded into the distance ¦ nd for the greater part on the Jersey nts) next center closest around the maocial hub, attended by manufacturog aud miscellaneous corporations. awj ers without uumber.bi' kers. courts ewspapers, aad farther up, the imtorters of foreign and agenls of domesc manufactures. The physiognomy ¦f this part of the city is fixed, and will nly become more pronounced in tlaiö tv the crowding out of small manufacuuïng concerns and wareliouses for tha itorage of heavy produts. The jobbing .r;ide will continue its march up town, .nd perhaps halt around the Hudsöu River Tunnel Depot to be oponed near ' v ashinglon Square. The retail dry¦"oods tiade, following the tide of fas'onable life,will go northward until stop;.tídor rurned by the cornerof Central ark.