THOMAS L GRAY
AN UP-TO-DATE JEWELER

  Of recent years Keyser has acquired a number of new business establishments to supply the demands of a rapidly increasing population but among the most important and progressive of them is the jewelry store of Thos L Gray, on Main Street near Armstrong. This business was founded in the spring of 1897, and while it was one of the youngest, it is also one of the most active concerns in the town. The store room exhibits an artistically arranged stock of watches, clocks, jewelry, silverware and novelties, the glistening glass show cases, with their contents, presenting a pleasing appearance.
  Mr Gray in addition to carrying a stock equal to the demand in quantity and quality and diversity, has ? stock of P J Smith's ? at Cumberland Md, ? representative of that well known ? establishment. Thus, he is enabled whenever a demand is made for articles other than carried by him,. to supply the want upon short notice.
  Mr Gray is a thoroughly practical man in his business and his repair department is well equipped. He has had special instructions in optics, and is prepared to test and fit eyes.
  to have ? purchased or repaired at Grays' is a sufficient guarantee of the superior worth or perfectness of an article. Many of the best citizens of Keyser and the country adjacent are numbered among the patrons of this establishment, the public having learned to appreciate the fair business methods employed by Mr Gray and the goods he handles. At this store, quality is first considered. The proprietor of this house is rapidly gathering a firm foothold upon public favor and forging to the front as an ambitious and successful business man. In the person of C L Well, Mr Gray has an assistant of no mean ability. Mr Wells attended a horological college and school of engraving in Philadelphia for nine months, and is highly qualified. he is a Keyser production and is very popular.

TRANSCRIBED OCTOBER 28, 2001 BY PATTI MCDONALD

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