Business: Nevin to the Coast

Because Jews in Russia 50 years ago stood little chance of getting ahead and were almost sure to be fair game for Cossacks at some time in their lives, Harris Nevin emigrated to the U. S. He dug ditches for the Pennsylvania R. R., drove mules in a coal mine, finally hit upon peddling. Peddling was so much better than coal mining that he soon opened a store. After a while he sold the store and went back to Russia for a year's visit.

Not taking to Russia any better than he had as a boy, he returned to sell Singer sewing...

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