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The newspaper failed, and Bien turned to writing musical extravaganzas, which played to packed houses but failed to show a profit. He eked out a living performing occasional religious services and in several short-lived ventures as a school headmaster. He was both hailed and criticized for his attempts to adapt Judaism to modernity, and a local rabbi opposed his support for flying the Union flag over synagogues as a violation of church and state, but others applauded his advocacy as an appropriate demonstration of Union patriotism.

His large inventories brought in from California allowed him to sell a hundredweight of flour at a fraction of his competitors. ” In addition to his general store, Klauber, with his Sacramento-based 9 14 0 Peddlers and Merchants partner, Mandelbaum, operated the Wells Fargo Express Agency in Genoa. 18 The Comstock discovery was one of several western mineral attractions after the California mines began to play out. Discoveries of gold on the Fraser River in British Columbia, in Arizona’s Gila River, and at Colorado’s Pikes Peak, all in 1858, drew their own rush of old forty-niners and new adventurers, as did Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming in 1860.

12 9 12 0 Peddlers and Merchants That population included Bohemian-born Abraham Klauber. He had established roots as coproprietor of a store with fellow Jew Francis Mandelbaum at Volcano, a mining town in Amador County, California. When the nearby mines played out, he moved to Genoa in 1858 and soon earned an enviable reputation for liberality and fairness in a climate of high inflation. San Francisco Herald correspondent Richard N. Allen heralded the merchant’s arrival. He noted that Klauber had brought in a large stock of goods and already reduced prices 75 percent but had quickly learned that not all gold ores taken in trade were of equal value.

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