D S POWELL
GENERAL MERCHANDISE

  It is always a pleasure for us to refer to men who have risen to a superior commercial position through the medium of their own energy. Such men are entitled to full praise for the success of their efforts.
  Mr D S Powell's business career is an apt illustration of the result of assiduous effort, and a thorough knowledge of correct mercantile principles, the latter being acquired at an early age.
  Born in Grant Co, W Va, in 1861, he entered his brother's store in Williamsport at the age of eighteen, continuing as a clerk for five years. On attaining his majority, he opened a store in Maysville, afterward moving to Headsville, and coming to Keyser in 1894.
  Here, he built the handsome residence and store building now occupied on Armstrong St, one of the most attractive in Keyser.
  Mr Powell enjoys a large trade, and much of it is with country patrons, the stock being specially selected for their needs. A general line of goods is carried, including dry goods, ladies and men's furnishings, notions, shoes, groceries, and queensware.
  he is a firm believer in the two modern guides to mercantile success, viz: a perfect conformity to the wants of the public, and a price within the universal limit of those wants.

TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 29, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD

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