T H DAVIS
JEWELRY, MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, CYCLES
Keyser has but one dealer in small musical instruments and
musical merchandise who carries a complete stock, but the musical
talent of this vicinity is to be congratulated on having such ample
buying facilities as Mr Davis. Seldom, indeed, in a town of Keyser's
population is such a varied and diversified range of choice offered.
Whether it be a violin, bass viol or double bass, a mandolin or a
guitar that is required, it can be found on display. Even music boxes
and graphohones are carried. The latest compositions in sheet music,
comprising all popular new airs, are received at frequent interval,
enabling local musicians to keep abreast of the times. Musical
sundries of all kinds are carried, and the entire department is
up-to-date in every respect. Mr Davis is himself the possessor of
rare musical talents, and is thus able to so intelligently cater to
the needs of musicians.
No jewelry store here is more ably managed or better prepared to intelligently supply the needs of customers. It is yet fresh in the memory of most of our readers when jewelry of any kind was considered a luxury that only the rich could afford. Such is not the case now. Mr Davis enjoys buying facilities which enable him to sell jewelry, watches, etc., at a price within the reach of all pocket-books. the stock display covers a wide latitude, embracing everything usually found in a first-class house of this kind, such as fine gold and silver watches, having the best foreign and domestic movements, jewelry of handsome and unique design, silverware and fancy articles. the largest line of clocks in Keyser, from the pretentious mantel clock to the ? arm clock are shown, and it is simply amazing how far your money will go in this establishment. A repair shop is ? in connection. As in musical instruments and jewelry, so also in bicycles, no half-way measures are taken in regard to stock carried. Mr Davis is agent for seven different makers and will sell you a wheel at from $15 to $125. Second-hand bicycles are also dealt in and a number of wheels are kept for hire by the hour, day or week.
T H Davis was born in W Va, and reared in Mineral County. His acquaintance among the people of this section is wide and thorough. Establishing his business here in 1886, no patronage once gained has ever been withdrawn; correct and popular methods characterizing his management from the first.
He married in 1886 Miss Della Chidester, of Newburg, his family consisting of three children. In politics a Republican, Mr Davis is active in the interests of his party, and is a citizen who feels a pride in the growth and development of his town. He is a member of the JR O U A M and the A O C W. Starting in business in a small way, his success has been the result of aspiration and industry and from a few hundreds the stock carried has grown in a value of several thousand. To give perfect satisfaction and contentment in customers is the sole ambition of Keyser's popular jeweler.
TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 29, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD
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