THE GEM PHARMACY
J B CRISER, PROPRIETOR; L L KIMES, MANAGER MAINSTREET

  "Progress" is an excellent business watchword. It denotes so many things ambition, desire to please and energy. A business built upon such a foundation is bound to grow and thrive. It cannot help it. In the retail drug business, more than any other, perhaps, daintiness, cleanliness and beauty of surroundings have more and greater influence upon possible customers than other things; and when to these is added "progress" as defined above, a complete and well selected stock of salable articles, fresh drugs and chemicals and absolute accuracy in compounding, the combination is irresistible. The Gem Pharmacy was opened one year ago last may, and the management from the inception of the business has been in the able hands of L L Kimes. Mr Kimes is a registered pharmacist, who has been in the drug business for the past six years, having been with several other pharmacies in Keyser.
  There is a neat and attractive look about the Gem Pharmacy, and the interior decorations have been artistically finished. the fixtures are of hardwood, natural oak, finish, and an art of newness marks the entire establishment. The drugs, etc., also are new and fresh a big point in prescription work. A stock of toilet and fancy articles and a line of cigars is also carried.
  The proprietor, Mr J B Criser, has for the past 36 years, been in the employ of the B&O RR, and is at present on a conductor's run between Cumberland and Grafton. Mr Criser has considerable property interests in Keyser, where he has made his home for the past twenty-three years.

TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 27, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD

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