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N. went missing from Fort Hood army post in Killeen Texas in April after she told her family members a sergeant was sexually harassing her and support is growing for a petition asking to have statues of Britney spears replace Confederate monuments across Louisiana more than twenty two thousand people have signed the petition calling on the state's top officials and the legislature to replace the monuments the petition says the move would honor a Louisiana hero who has donated to hurricane Katrina relief funds the state has almost three dozen Confederate monuments Cameron Fairchild NBC news radio and I met Matt and send N. B. C. news radio I heart podcast channel all the best all free by downloading I have media right now the earth is five billion years old there's only so much that can be covered in school let's join Holly and Tracy as they take on the greatest and strangest stories of the past and bring the stuff you missed in history class so I quickly established a list of regular clientele and even as he had received shipment of that first load of freight that his brothers had sent there were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business ostensibly for the company to his brother founded which was J. Strauss and brother but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss in July eighteen fifty five Levi sent a shipment of gold back to his brothers this was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency of course it's really difficult to make their estimates clearly the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year it didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty five you'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold yeah one of the things that really made his business it'll come up over and over that even when their difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well white people will always need dry goods they always need clothes and linens and household basics so it was a really smart business to be in the in the first place in eighteen fifty six so I continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California leave my sister Fogler who had changed her name to Fannie when she moved to the United States moved to San Francisco with her husband David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Lewis also join them it is possible though unconfirmed but his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the U. S. leave I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business not living above it or to within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity the firm also changed names that year it went from J. Strauss and brother T. J. Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge we live contribution but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi's spent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six but he added eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi change the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance which is a vigilante group made up largely of merchants the form to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while biz news and politics have largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office so they pick people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer and while straddles did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own he did back the political efforts of the committee this committee that there were several of them in several places at this time period and in some places where activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption so it's like there's a whole bigger story there but his involvement was really about electing yeah the city positions American actually been similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like a vigilante law force it's thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police they were obviously to their minds not doing anything about it so that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that time in eighteen fifty seven the Strauss family.

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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11:04 min | 2 months ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"So I quickly established a list of regular clientele and even as he had received shipment of that first load of freight that his brothers had sent there were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business ostensibly for the company to his brother founded which was J. Strauss and brother but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss in July eighteen fifty five Levi sent a shipment of gold back to his brothers this was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency of course it's really difficult to make theirs estimates clearly the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year it didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty five he sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold yeah one of the things that really made his business it'll come up over and over that even when their difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods they always need clothes and linens and household basics so it was a really smart business to be in in the first place in eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California leave my sister Fogler who had changed her name to see any when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco with her husband David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Lewis also join them it is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the U. S. leave I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity the firm also changed names that year it went from J. Strauss and brother T. J. Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi's spent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six but he added eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi change the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance which is a vigilante group made up largely of merchants the form to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while busy news and politics have largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office so they pick people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer and while straddles did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own he did back the political efforts of the committee this committee that there were several of them in several places at this time period and in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of correction so it's like there's a whole bigger story there but his involvement was really about electing yeah the city positions and there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like a vigilante law force it's thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police they were obviously to their minds not doing anything about it so that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that time in eighteen fifty seven the Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the SS Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic more than four hundred people died and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to J. Strauss brother and company from Levi Strauss and company and then only the wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the tragic treasury covered in nineteen eighty eight although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic there was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship so when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi Strauss weathered the storm part of this is because his brothers were the one shipping him goods so that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like no no I know I lost some money but I will make it up to you they're like yeah we'll just keep it going so the Strauss family continued business as usual and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing Levi's business flourished as other shut down by the end of the year he was shipping gold to New York once again and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse he was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war San Francisco citizens realized they could eventually be impacted by it California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty but while most of the city was loyal to the union there were some concerns about some government officials wanted to ally with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and post streets a resolution was put forth that formed a union committee of thirty four the committee a respected man he would uphold the ideals of the union fill vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason we buy Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included yeah they were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating California who were pro slavery and then it was commit completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco so they really wanted to you I to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem and when the troops that were stationed at the presidio were sent east to fight it really left the people of San Francisco a little bit an easy and they were fearful without protection the volunteer group known as the home guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift military force the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected California governor Stanford was a pro union Republican who was very well respected successful and powerful so the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that had led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants help keep the country of floats through the civil war Strauss and recognize the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city which he often sold as the profit after holding them for some time Levi Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen sixty seven so the four story building on battery street but it clearly showed the company's success the company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders yeah there was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the US sales people and clerks at Levi Strauss as being able like they were empowered to meet their needs and agree to deals with clients which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties but there it was unfortunately the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss as Levi's half sister Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca passed three years later after Rebecca's death leave I travel back to New York and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order there's also an embezzle mint scandal at Levi Strauss and company are in October of eighteen sixty six when news broke that up bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing it also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question G. S. Goodman was no longer with the company and was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company this mixed messages seem to blow over well Mister Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer neither the company nor Levi Strauss personally seem to suffer any negative fallout from it either yeah that's one of those stories are it's like they completely claims that it had not happened so there is no record of it happening but the fact that they're also like but also if you don't take IT doesn't work for his name you know it it does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put on the press the company continued explosive growth rate in the eighteen seventies as Levi who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets at that point his business had expanded to supply merchants all along the western seaboard into Oregon and Montana but he was also expanding further into the American southwest and then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada Mexico and Hawaii coming up we're going to dive into the thing that the Levi Strauss name is most closely associated with today which is blue jeans first we're gonna have a quick sponsor break for your next favorite podcasts from over two hundred fifty thousand available to you right now all three by downloading the I heart radio apps here's a preview of a podcast that's sure to leave you wondering what exactly does figuring out if aliens exist have to do with the end of the war well it turns out that the odd emptiness that we find in the universe can give us clues about what may have gone on or didn't go on before we humans came along did something bad happened and if so might it happen to us to looking around for signs of whether we're the only intelligent life to have ever of all can help answer.

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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11:31 min | 3 months ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

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Strauss and brother but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss in July eighteen fifty five Levi sent a shipment of gold back to his brothers this was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency of course it's really difficult to make theirs estimates clearly the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year it didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty five you'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold yeah one of the things that really made his business it'll come up over and over that even when their difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods they always need clothes and linens and household basics so it was a really smart business to be in the in the first place in eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California leave my sister Fogler who had changed her name to Fannie when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco with her husband David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Lewis also join them it is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the U. S. leave I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity the firm also changed names that year it went from J. Strauss and brother T. J. Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi's spent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six but he added eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi change the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance which is a vigilante group made up largely of merchants the form to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while busy news and politics have largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office so they pick people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own he did back the political efforts of the committee this committee was that there were several of them in several places at this time period and in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption so it's like there's a whole bigger story there but his involvement was really about electing yeah the city positions in there had actually been similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like a vigilante law force it felt that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police they were obviously to their minds not doing anything about it so that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that time in eighteen fifty seven the Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the SS Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic more than four hundred people died and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost including the seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to J. Strauss brother and company from Levi Strauss and company incidentally the wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the tragic treasury covered in nineteen eighty eight although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic there was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship so when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi Strauss weathered the storm part of this is because his brothers were the one shipping him goods so that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like no no I know I lost some money but I will make it up to you they're like yeah we'll just keep it going so the Strauss family continued business as usual and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing we've always business flourished as other shut down by the end of the year he was shipping gold to New York once again and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse he was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials and the country found itself in the grip of the civil war San Francisco citizens realize they could eventually be impacted by it California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty eight but while most of the city was loyal to the union there were some concerns about some government officials wanted to ally with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and post streets a resolution was put forth that formed a union committee of thirty four this is a committee of respected man he would uphold the ideals of the union fill a vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included yeah they were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating California who were pro slavery and then it was completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco so they really wanted to how to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem and when the troops that were stationed at the presidio we're sent east to fight it really left the people of San Francisco a little bit an easy and they were fearful without protection the volunteer group known as the home guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift military force the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected California governor Stanford was a pro union Republican who is very well respected successful and powerful so the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that had led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants help keep the country of floats through the civil war Strauss would recognize the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city which he often sold as the profit after holding them for some time Levi Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen sixty seven so the four story building on battery street but clearly showed the company's success the company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders yeah there was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the US sales people and clerks at Levi Strauss as being able like they were empowered to meet their needs and agree to deals with clients which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties but there it was unfortunately the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss as Levi's half sister Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca passed three years later after Rebecca's death leave I traveled back to New York and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order there was also an embezzle mint scandal at Levi Strauss and company are in October of eighteen sixty six when news broke that up bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing it also made a statement in an advertisement but the man in question G. S. Goodman was no longer with the company and was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company this mixed messages seem to blow over well Mister Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer neither the company nor Levi Strauss personally seems to suffer any negative fallout from it either yeah that's one of those stories are it's like they completely claims that it has not happened so there is no record of it happening but the fact that they're also like but also if you talk to a guy doesn't work for his name you know it it does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put on the press the company continued explosive growth rate in the eighteen seventies as Levi who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets at that point his business had expanded to supply merchants all along the western seaboard into Oregon and Montana but he was also expanding further into the American southwest and then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada Mexico and Hawaii coming up we're going to dive into the thing that the Levi Strauss name is most closely associated with today which is blue jeans first are gonna have a quick sponsor break fantasizing in.

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"That is friends without the our best fiends. So Levi quickly established a list of regular clientele and even if he had received shipment of that first load of freight that his brothers had sent there. Were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business. Ostensibly for the company that his brother founded which was j Strauss and brother but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss in July eighteen fifty-five Levi sent a shipment of gold. Back to his brother's this was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time. Which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency? Of course it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year. It didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah one of the things. That really made his business. It'll come up over and over that. Even when they are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics so it was a really smart business to be in the in the first place in eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California Levi. Sister Fogler who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States. Move to San Francisco with her husband. David stearns and their children assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother. Louis also join them. It is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the US leave. I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business. Not living above it or Within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year it went from J Strauss and brother to j Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had an eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late. Eighteen sixty s Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance which was a vigilante group. Made up largely of merchants that formed to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. Oh they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own he did back the political efforts of the committee. Those committees there were several of them in several places at this time period and in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there but his involvement was really about electing to city positions and there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this. That was much more of like a vigilante law force. That thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police were obviously to their minds. Not doing anything about it. So that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that at the time and eighteen fifty seven. The Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the S. Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic. More than four hundred people died at an estimated one point. Five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss brother in company from Levi Strauss and company incidentally the wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi Strauss weathered the storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant. He didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like no. I know I lost some money but I will make it up to you. They're like yeah. We'll just keep it going. So the Strauss family continued business as usual and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing Levi's business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping gold to New York once again and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war. San Francisco's citizens realized they could eventually be impacted by it. California had entered the Union as a free state as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the Union there were some concerns about some government officials wanting to allied with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on. May Eleventh Eighteen Sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and hosts streets. A resolution was put forth that formed a Union Committee of Thirty Four. This is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of union. Fill vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi. Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included. Yeah they were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating California who were pro slavery and that it was gonNA completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. When the troops that were stationed at the Presidio? Were sent east to fight. It really left the people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy and they were fearful without protection now. Volunteer group known as the Home Guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift military force. The Home Guard and the Union Committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected California Governor Stanford was a pro union Republican. Who is very well respected successful and powerful so the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership. Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country afloat through the civil war. Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city which often sold as a prophet after holding them. For some time Levi Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen. Sixty seven was a four story building on Battery Street but clearly showed the company's Success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used. The word empowered to describe the Salespeople and clerks at Levi Strauss As being able they were empowered to meet the needs. Agree to deals with clients which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties but there was Unfortunately the late eighteen sixty s also came with family. Loss as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother. Rebecca pass three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs. In order. There is also an embezzlement scandal at Levi. Strauss and company are in October of eighteen. Sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars and left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question. Es Goodman was no longer with the company it was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company. This mix. The messages seemed to below over while Mr Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company NOR LEVI. Strauss personally seems to suffer. Any negative fallout from it. Yeah that's one of those stories were it's like. They completely claimed that it had not happened. So there is no record of it happening but then the fact that they're also like but also if you talk to that guy he doesn't You Know I. It does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put out in the press. The company continued explosive. Growth right into the eighteen seventies as Levi who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets. At that point his business had expanded to supply merchants. All along the Western seaboard into Oregon and Montana but he was also expanding farther into the American southwest and then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada Mexico and Hawaii coming up. We're going to dive into the thing that the Levi Strauss name is most closely associated with today. Which is blue jeans? I.

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"A list of regular clientele and even is he had received shipment of that I load of freight that his brothers had sent. There were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business ostensibly for the company that his brother founded, which was j Strauss and brother, but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss. In July, Eighteen fifty-five Levi sent a shipment of gold back to his brother's. This was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time, which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency. Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly the California office was doing really well. In spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco, that year. It didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five, he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Made his business. It'll come up over and over that. Even when they are difficulties, they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics, so it was a really smart business to be in the in the first place. In eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California. Levi sister fogler, who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco with her husband David Stearns, and their children assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Louis join them. It is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the US leave. I actually had a home with an address that. That was separate from his business, not living above it or within it, indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity, the firm also changed names that year it went from J Strauss and brother to j, Strauss, brother and company, maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution, but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen, fifty six that he had an eight hundred fifty five, that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars..

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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM

"Even as he had received shipment of that first load of freight that his brothers had sent there were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business ostensibly for the company to his brother founded which was J. Strauss and brother but he was invoicing clients sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss in July eighteen fifty five Levi said the shipment of gold back to his brothers this was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency of course it's really difficult to make their estimates clearly the California office was doing really well by the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year it didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty five he sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold yeah one of the things that really made his business it'll come up over and over that even when their difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods they always need clothes and linens and household basics so it was a really smart business to be in in the first place in eighteen fifty six saw continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California leave my sister Fogler who had changed her name to Fannie when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco with her husband David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Lewis also join them it is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well and for the first time since moving to the U. S. leave I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity the firm also changed names that year it went from J. Strauss and brother T. J. Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge we rise contribution but on all records in California it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi's spent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six but he added eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi change the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance which was a vigilante group made up largely of merchants the form to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while biz news and politics have largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance at nominating and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office so they pick people that they knew from other merchants and put them in because they thought that was safer and while straddles did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own he did back the political efforts of the committee this committee that there were several of them in several places at this time period and some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of correction so it's like there's a whole bigger story there but his involvement was really about electing yeah the city positions and there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like a vigilante law force it's thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police they were obviously to their minds not doing anything about it so that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that time in eighteen fifty seven the Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the SS Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic more than four hundred people died and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to J. Strauss brother and company from Levi Strauss and company and then only the wreckage of the Central America was found and most of the tragic treasure recovered in nineteen eighty eight although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold the thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic there was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship so when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi Strauss weathered the storm part of this is because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods so that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like no no I know I lost some money but I will make it up to you they're like yeah we'll just keep it going so the Strauss family continued business as usual and because other entrepreneurs didn't how's the credit or the leverage to do the same thing Levi's business flourished as other shut down by the end of the year he was shipping gold to New York once again and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse he was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials and the country found itself in the grip of the civil war San Francisco citizens realized they could eventually be impacted by it California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty eight but while most of the city was loyal to the union there were some concerns about some government officials wanted to ally with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and post streets a resolution was put forth that formed a union committee of thirty four this is a committee of respected man he would uphold the ideals of the union fill a vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included yeah they were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating California who were pro slavery and then it was completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco so they really wanted to you right to keep an eye on how to implement such a problem when the troops that were stationed at the presidio we're sent east to fight it really left the people of San Francisco a little bit an easy and they were fearful without protection the volunteer group known as the home guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift military force the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected California governor Stanford was a pro union Republican who was very well respected successful and powerful so the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that had led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants help keep the country of floats through the civil war Strauss and recognize the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city which he often sold as a profit after holding them for some time Levi Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen sixty seven so the four story building on battery street that clearly showed the company's success the company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders yeah there was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the US sales people and clerks at Levi Strauss as being able like they were empowered to meet the needs and agree to deals with clients which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties but there it was unfortunately the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss as Levi's half sister Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca passed three years later after Rebecca's death leave I traveled back to New York and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order there is also an embezzle mint scandal at Levi Strauss and company are in October of eighteen sixty six when news broke that up bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing it also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question G. S. Goodman was no longer with the company and was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company this mixed messages seem to blow over well Mister Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer neither the company nor Levi Strauss personally seems to suffer any negative fallout from it either yeah that's one of those stories are it's like they completely claims that it had not happened so there is no record of it happening the fact that they're also like but also if you talk to a guy doesn't work for his name you know it it does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put on the press the company continued explosive growth rate in the eighteen seventies as Levi who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets at that point his business had expanded to supply merchants all along the western seaboard into Oregon and Montana but he was also expanding further into the American southwest and then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada Mexico and Hawaii coming up we're going to dive into the thing that the Levi Strauss name is most closely associated with today which is blue jeans first we're gonna have a quick sponsor break.

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08:50 min | 1 year ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"Of course, it's really difficult to make estimates. Clearly, the California office was doing really well, in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year it didn't seem to impact Strauss by. At the end of eighteen fifty-five. He'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah. One of the things that really made his business. It'll come over and over that, even when they are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well, like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics. So it was a really smart business to be in the first place in eighteen fifty six continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise, in California, Levi, sister Fogler, who had changed her name to fanny, when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco. With her husband, David Stearns, and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business, and his brother Louis also join them, it is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well. And for the first time since moving to the US leave, I actually had a home with an address, that was separate from his business, not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year. It went from j Strauss and brother to J, Strauss, brother and company maybe to Levi's contribution, but on all records in California. It was listed as Levi, Strauss. Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had in eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars. Eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company, right? He knows his family members contributions. Eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved, along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was vigilante group made up largely of merchants that form to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence, while business and politics, largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over, how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men. In power led to the committee of vigilance nominating, and eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. So they've picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer. And while Strauss did not seem to have any political. Ambitions of his own. He did back the political efforts of the committee, those committees. There were several of them in several places at this time period. And in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violent capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing business to city positions. And there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco. Several years prior to this. That was much more of lake of vigilante law force that thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on. And the police that were obviously to their minds, not doing anything about it. So that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part about time eighteen fifty seven, the Strauss, family experienced, a financial loss and September the Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama. Including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic. More than four hundred people died at an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost, including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss, brother and company from Levi, Strauss and company. The wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in nineteen Eighty-eight. Although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America, a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption. And yet as seems to be the pattern of his life, Levi, Strauss, whether this storm part of this is because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like, no, no, I know. I lost some money, but I will make it up to you. They're like, yeah, we'll just keep going. So the Strauss family, continued, businesses usual. And because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing. Levi's business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping gold to New York once again, and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse. House. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family, which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials, as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war, San Francisco's citizens realize they could eventually be impacted by California had entered the union as the Free State as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the union. There were some concerns about some government officials wanting to allied with the confederacy. After a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and posts streets, a resolution was put forth formed a union committee of thirty four this is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of union fill vacant government, posts, and keep an eye out for treason, Levi, Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included. They were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating, California, who were pro slavery, and that it was going to completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state, and particularly in a large city like San Francisco, so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. And when the troops that were stationed at the Presidio were sent east to fight it really left. The people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy and they were fearful without protection, Navan tier group known as the home guard was found. Did that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift, military force, the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though? When Leland Stanford was elected, California, governor, Stanford was a pro union Republican who was very well respected successful and powerful. So the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those two groups for pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss, and his California business continued to do well through all of this, and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country of float through the civil war Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city, which he often sold as a profit after holding them for some time Levi, Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen. Sixty seven was a four story building on battery street, but clearly showed the company's success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy. Service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the sales people and clerks at Levi, Strauss. As being able like they were empowered to meet the needs agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties. But there it was. Unfortunately, the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss, as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca past three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York. And he stayed there for a month, presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There's also an embezzlement scandal Levi, Strauss and company are in October. Eighteen sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country, while the company, not wanting to scare away, business partners, said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question, ES Goodman was no longer with the company. It was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi, Strauss and company, this mix of messages seem to below over while Mr. Goodman, never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer. Quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company nor Levi, Strauss person. Finally seem to suffer any negative fallout from it either..

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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

08:50 min | 1 year ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates clearly, the California office was doing really well, in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on San Francisco that year it didn't seem to impact Strauss by. By the end of eighteen fifty-five. He'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah. One of the things that really made his business. It'll come up over and over that even when there are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well, like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics. So it was a really smart business to be in the first place in eighteen fifty six sock continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise, in California, Levi sister, who had changed her name to fanny, when she moved to the United States, moved to San Francisco with her husband, David Stearns, and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business, and his brother Louis also join them, it is possible though, unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well. And for the first time since moving to the US leave, I actually had a home with an address, that was separate from his business, not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year it went from j Strauss and brother to j Strauss, brother and company maybe to Levi's contribution, but on all records in California. It was listed as Levi, Strauss Levi, sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had in eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars. Eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi, Strauss and company, recognizing his family members contributions, eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved, along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was a vigilante group made up largely of merchants that form to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence, while business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over, how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men. In power led to the committee of vigilance. Nominating eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. So they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer. And while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own. He did back the political efforts of the committee, those committees. There were several of them in several places at this time period. And in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence, capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing business to city positions. And there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this. That was much more of like a vigilante law force that thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on. And the police were obviously to their minds, not doing anything. Thing about it, so that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that at the time an eighteen fifty seven, the Strauss, family experienced, a financial loss and September the Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama, including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic more than four hundred people died, and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost, including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss, brother and company from Levi, Strauss and company. Bentley. The wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in nineteen Eighty-eight. Although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America, a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption. And yet as seems to be the pattern of his life, Levi, Strauss, weathered, this storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like, no, no, I know. I lost some money, but I will make it up to you. They're like, yeah, we'll just keep it going. So the Strauss family, continued, businesses usual, and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing. Levi's business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping gold to New York once again, and he had expanded to have offices in the city that we're actually separate from his warehouse. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family, which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials, as the country found itself in the grip of the civil wars, San Francisco's citizens realize they could eventually be impacted by it, California had entered the union as a Free State as outline of the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the union. There were some concerns about some government officials wanting to ally with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market. And posts streets, a resolution was put forth formed a union committee of thirty four a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of union fill vacant government, posts, and keep an eye out for treason, Levi, Strauss is one of the men named as a member of the screen, and one of only three Jewish men included. They were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating, California, who were pro slavery, and that it was going to completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state, and particularly in a large city like San Francisco, so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. And when the troops that were stationed at the Presidio were sent east to fight it really left. The people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy and they were fearful without protection, Navan tier group known as the home guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men, and it sort of served as a makeshift military force. The home guard and the union. Committee of thirty four actually disbanded, though. When Leland Stanford was elected, California, governor, Stanford was a pro union Republican who is very well respected successful and powerful. So the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those two groups for pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss, and his California business continued to do well through all of this, and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country afloat through the civil war Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city, which he often sold as a profit after holding them for some time Levi, Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen. Sixty seven was a four storey building on battery street, but clearly showed the company's success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was. A write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the sales people and clerks Levi, Strauss as being able, like they were empowered to meet the needs agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties. But there it was unfortunately the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss, as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and has mother Rebecca past three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York. And he stayed there for a month, presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There's also an embezzlement scandal at Levi, Strauss, and company are in October of eighteen sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country, while the company, not wanting to scare away, business partners, said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question, GS Goodman was no longer with the company. It was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss and company, this mix of messages seemed to below over while Mr. Goodman, never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer. Quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company nor Levi, Strauss personally seem to suffer any negative.

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08:47 min | 1 year ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM

"Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates clearly, the California office was doing really well, in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year it didn't seem to impact Strauss by. By the end of eighteen fifty-five. He'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. One of the things that really made his business. It'll come up over and over that, even when they are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well, like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics. So it was a really smart business to be in the first place in eighteen fifty six sock continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise, in California, Levi, sister Fogler, who had changed her name to fanny, when she moved to the United States, moved to San Francisco with her husband, David Stearns, and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business, and his brother Louis also join them, it is possible though, unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well. And for the first time since moving to the US leave, I actually had a home with an address, that was separate from his business, not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year it went from j Strauss and brother to j Strauss. Brother and company maybe to aknowledge Levi's contribution, but on all records in California. It was listed as Levi, Strauss Levi, sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had an eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi, changed the name of the California, branch to Levi Strauss and company, rising, his family members contributions, eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved, along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was a vigilante group made up largely of merchants that form to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence, while business and politics had largely stayed separate to that point concerns over, how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men. In power led to the committee of vigilance. Nominating evenly electing many of the city's business leaders into political office? So they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer. And while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own. He did back the political efforts of the committee, those committees. There were several of them in several places at this time period and some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing business to city positions. And there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this. That was much more of like a vigilante law force that thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on. And the police were obviously to their minds, not doing anything. Thing about it, so that existed in San Francisco as well although he was not part of that at the time and eighteen fifty seven, the Strauss, family experienced a financial loss in September the Central America, which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama, including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast, and the Atlantic more than four hundred people died, and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost, including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss, brother and company from Levi, Strauss and company. The wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in nineteen Eighty-eight. Although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold, the thinking of the Central America off financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption. And yet as seems to be the pattern of his life, Levi, Strauss, weathered, this storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like, no, no, I know. I lost some money, but I will make it up to you. They're like, yeah, we'll just keep going. So the Strauss family, continued, businesses usual. And because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing. Levi's business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He wishing gold to New York once again, and he had expanded to have offices in the city that we're actually separate from his warehouse. House. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family, which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials, as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war, San Francisco's citizens realize they could eventually be impacted by it. California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the union. There were some concerns about some government officials wanting to ally with the confederacy. After a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and post streets, a resolution was put forth formed a union committee of thirty four this is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of union fill vacant government, posts, and keep an eye out for treason, Levi, Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included. They were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating, California, who were pro slavery, and that it was going to completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state, and particularly in a large city like San Francisco, so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem when the troops that were stationed at the Presidio were sent east to fight it really left. The people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy and they were fearful without protection, Navan tier group known as the home guard was found. Did that consisted of three thousand men and it sort of served as a makeshift, military force, the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though? When Leland Stanford was elected, California, governor, Stanford was a pro union Republican who is very well respected successful and powerful. So the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss. And his California business continue to do well through all of this, and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country of float through the civil war Strauss had recognize the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city, which often sold as a profit after holding them for some time Levi, Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased eighteen. Sixty seven was a four story building on battery street, but clearly showed the company's success. The company was known for its excellent and speed. Service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the sales people and clerks at Levi, Strauss. As being able, they were empowered to meet the needs agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties. But there it was. Unfortunately, the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss, as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca past three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York. And he stayed there for a month, presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There's also an embezzlement scandal at Levi, Strauss, and company in October of eighteen sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country, while the company, not wanting to scare away, business partners, said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question, ES Goodman was no longer with the company. It was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi Strauss, and company, this mix of messages seemed to blow over while Mr. Goodman, never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer. Quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company nor Levi, Strauss purse. Finally seem.

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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on KTLK 1130 AM

"Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly, the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on San Francisco that year, it didn't seem to impact Strauss by. By the end of eighteen fifty-five, he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah. One of the things that really made his business. It'll come up over and over that even when they are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes, and linens and household basics. So it was a really smart business to be in the first place in eighteen fifty six sock continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California Levi sister who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco with her husband, David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Louis, also join them. It is possible though, unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well. And for the first time since moving to the US Levi actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year. It went from j Strauss and brother to j Strauss brother and company, maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution. But on all records in California. It was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had in eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi, Strauss and company. Right. He nizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was vigilante group made up largely of merchants that formed a combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while business and politics largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance. Nominating. And eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. So they've picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer, and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own. He did back the political efforts of the committee those committees. There were several of them in several places at this time period, and some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing business to city positions, and they're actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like, a vigilante law force that that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police that were obviously to their minds not doing anything. Thing about it. So that existed in San Francisco as well. Although he was not part of that time in eighteen fifty seven Strauss family, experienced a financial loss in September the Central America which had picked up passengers and freight and Panama, including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic more than four hundred people died and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss, brother and company from Levi, Strauss and company. The wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in nineteen Eighty-eight, although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America, financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption, and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi, Strauss weather, this storm part of this is because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like, no, no. I know I lost some money, but I will make it up to you. They're like, yeah. We'll just keep going. So the Strauss family, continued businesses usual, and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing. Levi's? Business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping. Gold to New York once again, and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were actually separate from his warehouse. House. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family, which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war. San Francisco citizens realized they could eventually be impacted by it California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the union. There were some concerns about some government officials wanting to allied with the confederacy. After a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and post streets, a resolution was put forth formed a union committee of thirty four. This is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of the union fill vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi, Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included. They were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating, California who were pro slavery, and that it was going to completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco, so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. And when the troops that were stationed at the Presidio were sent east to fight it really left. The people of San Francisco a little bit an easy, and they were fearful without protection Navan tier group known as the home guard was found. Did that consisted of three thousand men, and it sort of served as a makeshift military force the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though. When Leland Stanford was elected, California. Governor Stanford was a pro union Republican who was very well respected successful and powerful. So the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those two groups for pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country of float through the civil war. Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city, which often sold as a prophet after holding them for some time Levi, Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen sixty seven so a four story building on battery street, but clearly showed the company's success. The company was known for its excellent and speed. The service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used. The word empowered to describe the sales people and clerks at Levi Strauss. As being able like they were empowered to meet the needs agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties. But there it was. Unfortunately, the late eighteen sixty also came with family loss as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca pass three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York, and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There's also an embezzlement scandal at Levi, Strauss and company are in October of eighteen sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question ES Goodman was no longer with the company. It was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi, Strauss and company this mix of messages seemed to below over while Mr. Goodman, never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company nor Levi Strauss purse. Finally.

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"Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly, the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact. That there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year, it didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah. One of the things that really made his business. It'll come up over and over that even when they're difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes, and linens and household basics. So it was a really smart business to be in the first place in eighteen fifty six suck continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California. Levi sister Fogler who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States move to San Francisco with her husband, David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Louis, also join them. It is possible though, unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well. And for the first time since moving to the US leave I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business. Not living above it. Or within indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity, the firm also changed names that year. It went from j Strauss and brother to j Strauss brother and company, maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution. But on all records in California. It was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had an eight hundred fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was vigilante group made up largely of merchants that formed combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns. Over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. So they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer, and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own. He did back the political efforts of the committee those committees. The there were several of them in several places at this time period, and in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing business to city positions. And there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like a vigilante law force that thought that they would fill the. Gap between the crime that was going on. And the police were obviously to their minds not doing anything about it. So that existed in San Francisco as well. Although he was not part of that at the time in eighteen fifty seven the Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September the Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama, including a large shipment of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic more than four hundred people died and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss brother in company from Levi, Strauss and company. And the wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption, and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi, Strauss weathered the storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like, no, no. I know I lost some money, but I will make it up to you. They're like, yeah. We'll just keep it going. So the Strauss family continued business as usual, and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing. Levi's? Business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping. Gold to New York once again, and he had expanded to have offices in the city that we're actually separate from his warehouse. House. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family, which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war. San Francisco's citizens realize they could eventually be impacted by it California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined in the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the union. There were some concerns about some government officials wanting to ally with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and posts streets. A resolution was put forth that formed a union committee of thirty four. This is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of the union fill vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi, Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group and one of only three Jewish. Included. They were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating, California who were pro slavery. And that it was going to completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco, so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. And when the troops that were stationed at the Presidio were sent east to fight it really left, the people of San Francisco a little bit easy, and they were fearful without protection Navan tier group known as the home guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men, and it sort of served as a makeshift military force the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected, California. Governor Stanford was a pro union Republican who was very well respected successful and powerful. So the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that hit led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss. And his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country of float through the civil war. Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city, which often sold as a prophet after holding them for some time Levi, Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen sixty seven was a four storey building on battery street, but clearly showed the company's success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the sales people and clerks at Levi Strauss as being able like they were empowered to meet the needs and agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties. But there it was unfortunately, the late eighteen. Eighteen sixties also came with family loss as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca past three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York, and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There's also an embezzlement scandal at Levi, Strauss and company are in October of eighteen sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question the Goodman was no longer with the company. It was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi, Strauss and company this mix of messages seemed to below over while Mr. Goodman, never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company nor Levi Strauss personally seem to suffer.

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09:08 min | 1 year ago

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"His brother's. This was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time, which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency. Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly, the California office was doing really well, spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year, it didn't seem to impact. Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five, he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold, one of the things that really made his business. It'll come up over and over that even when they are difficulties they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes, and linens and household basics. So it was a really smart business to be in the first place in eighteen fifty six sock continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California. Levi sister Fogler who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States moved to San Francisco with her husband, David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Louis, also join them. It is possible though, unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well. And for the first time since moving to the US leave I actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business not living above it or within it indicating that there was. Was this ongoing trend of prosperity the firm also changed names that year? It went from j Strauss and brother to j Strauss brother and company, maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution. But on all records in California. It was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six he had in eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars eventually in the late eighteen sixties Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi, Strauss and company rising his family members contributions eighteen fifty six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was a vigilante group made up largely of merchants that formed combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence while business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawless. Snus of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. So they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office because they thought that was safer, and while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own. He did back the political efforts of the committee those committees. There were several of them and several places at this time period, and in some places their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extra judicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing business to city positions, and they're actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like a vigilante law force that sought that they would fill the gap between the. The crime that was going on and the police that were obviously to their minds not doing anything about it. So that existed in San Francisco as well. Although he was not part of that time in eighteen fifty seven the Strauss family, experienced a financial loss and September the Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama, including a large amount of gold went down in a hurricane off the US coast and the Atlantic more than four hundred people died and an estimated one point five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss, brother and company from Levi, Strauss and company. The wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in nineteen Eighty-eight, although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America that off a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was it was a significant economic disruption, and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life Levi, Strauss weathered this storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier of his good credit and be like, no, no. I know I lost the money, but I will make it up to you. They're like, yeah. We'll just keep it going. So the Strauss family, continued businesses usual, and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing. Levi's? Business flourished as other shutdown by the end of the year. He was shipping. Gold to New York once again, and he had expanded to have offices in the city that were. Separate from his warehouse. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family, which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war. San Francisco citizens realize they could eventually be impacted by it California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the union. There were some concerns about some government officials wanting to allied with the confederacy after a pro union rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and post streets, a resolution was put forth formed a union committee of thirty four. This is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of the union fill vacant government posts and keep an eye out for treason Levi, Strauss is one of the men named as a. Member of this group and one of only three Jewish men included. They were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating, California who were pro slavery, and that it was going to completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly alert city like San Francisco, so they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. And when the troops that were stationed at the Presidio were sent east to fight it really left, the people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy, and they were fearful without protection Navan tier group known as the home guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men, and it sort of served as a makeshift military force the home guard and the union committee of thirty four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected, California. Governor Stanford was a pro union Republican who was very well respected successful and powerful. So the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that led to the formation of those. Two groups pretty diminished under his leadership Strauss and his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants help keep the country of floats through the civil war. Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city, which he often sold as a prophet after holding them for some time Levi, Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased eighteen sixty seven this is a four storey building on battery street, but clearly showed the company's success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees to satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the sales people and clerks Levi Strauss as being able like they were empowered to meet the needs agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word be. A using in the eighteen sixties. But there it was. Unfortunately, the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss as Levi's half sister. Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca pass three years later after Rebecca's death Levi traveled back to New York, and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There's also an embezzlement scandal at Levi, Strauss and company are in October eighteen sixty six when news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars left the country while the company not wanting to scare away business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertisement that the man in question ES Goodman was no longer with the company. It was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi, Strauss and company this mix of messages seemed to below over while Mr. Goodman, never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company. Nor Levi Strauss personally seems.

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15:51 min | 1 year ago

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"Fifty one school children was hijacked by its driver and set alight near Milan. The children came came some of them tied up were rescued through smashed windows at the back of the bus, and no one was badly hurt. Fourteen people those suffered smoke inhalation. Joining me now is flu censor a journalist in Italy, a virtual what do we know about the driver? And why he did this? They tell him this paper sidelights the anomaly of a terrorist was driving a bus for children, but had a criminal record for child abuse and driving drunk could this is the most important point today because he was driving a bus for children, but he has a criminal records just for a crime against children for having drunk. Even drunk, and the the point is that maybe he's a terrorist is a terrorist. But first of all is a disturbance person, surely is not a structured. The satirist. It wasn't. He he was not part of our nation. Because I I understand that it was quite traumatic for the children. I understand he said something like, no one, no one will survive. How was he able to get on the bus and drive the bus given his background? This is the point because he he was in service to the two thousand and two so fifteen seventeen years ago and drove with the boss for seventeen years without any problem. And this is the point of maybe more than the terrorist aspects of this. Now, we have to discover why he was able to drive in such incredible condition and some are relating this to attitudes towards migration in Italy. Why is that explain this to us? I think he's correct in sort of in a certain way because they talian attitude toward immigrants is changed in the last year. And this is incredible. Because we are nation of emigrants. We we left Italy to go to Europe to Germany to go to England to America. And now we are so hard with the immigrants. We talion we we were an open society, and I seen Dr one of the most beautiful and precious part of our culture. Was there the humanity? Maybe we are a nation with a lot of problems. I mean, we always lacked of saints of state of a sense of community. But I think we always had a strong sense of humanity. Maybe solidarity and empathy towards other people which you think is lacking. Now when the Italians. Newman for the policy of today league is changing the face of Italy, and the people, and I really hope that this is not prevailing in the shooter. Because the most important thing we have is we do know that the children came out of the bus unharmed. How are they now? And where are they I I think that I I hope that today they able to to to to repair today staying with their family? And I think that the most important thing today is that Italy is not a dividing into parts. They the first one saying that the immigrants are all guilty or they were carrying crime in our country and the other risk is that. We are the other parts of the country is pointing the finger against the they did they did the policy of the league. I think that we are trying not to divide even though today. The league is. The worst policy in Italy in the last year. Right. Because when we first time in our history in the recent fast. Journalists joining us live from Italy. Many. Thanks. Muscle because just announced at around fifteen thousand people remain stranded, a need to be rescued following the recent cyclone torrential rains were expected to continue and flood waters were still rising. According to aid groups trying to get food water and clothing, two, desperate survivors. It'll be days before wasn't Dixon and dated planes drain towards the Indian Ocean. And even longer before the full scale of the devastation is understood nominee charities are involved in the relief effort, including save the children who have delivered tons of aid already let speak to Dan Stewart his from the organization and is joining us from London done. What have you done so far? Yeah. So it's definitely cocaine from save the two. Sorry. I think you know. Why is yes? So we have delivered already over fifty tons of eight and bake decide of an operation, which is going to help hundreds of thousands of children in the aftermath of this devastating. Cyclone? We are extremely concerned about the pictures that we're seeing and why am I rushing to get supplies to desperate children and families as soon as possible just give me a sense of what sort of logistical challenges you faced with at the moment. Rainly tough to get communities that I've been in many cases, completely cut off by the disaster. We're seeing she surge in flood is the same people that are still stranded. But we are working around the clock to get everyone to children that need us. I was already started flying out stocks to tenths of tents and of Jerry cans into the the devastated area. These people fifteen thousand of them still remain stranded. Imagine that those would be priority. And how you get helped them what sort of helped would they need? How do you even you know? It must be very complicated. As you say, it's extremely complicated. And we know that rain is still falling in particular worried about potentially hundreds of thousands of children that are in this situation, as you know, children are much more vulnerable any situations disease to injury children and small babies if they don't get support as soon as possible, they they're very high risk extremely concerned and and working around the clock to get aid to these families and children soon as possible. There's so many people trying to get help in. And I wonder how you retain clarity of mission command and control so many people pulling in so many different directions. How joined up is a relief effort. So the children is working very closely as a consortium organizations, including with Oxana cat. We're working very closely with other agencies to make sure it's a coordinated response and to make sure that aid supplies get out as quickly as possible to to the children and families in need them. And there is also just being a disaster agency. Oh, dick appeal that fifteen launched in the Thai which is a consortium organizations, again working together terrain fun to get responding to the call for four support is the money coming in to look at the appeal has just gone out. It is early days. But we we know that people in in Britain and around the world are extremely generous. And we we Austin to date because it will make a huge difference to to vulnerable children, and it really will save lives. One last thing. Sorry called you done. Duffy cook. Thank you very much. She's from the Chilton much. You're listening to Newsday on the BBC World Service. Sports news now with Kenyan. Morning. Shaima international football is taking center stage over the next few days European championship qualifies today and over the next few days African Cup of nations qualifies the final round of them for Egypt two thousand nine hundred Friday Saturday and Sunday look ahead to that tomorrow morning here on Newsday. One thing about the international week is it gives everyone a chance to write random stories about players who might fancy linking themselves with other clubs when they're giving international press conferences. I don't think that's what pulled. Anybody was asked about Manchester United and rail Madrid who he described as a drink club for every player, but he says he's very happy at my chest United, particularly under Allergan associates. It's one of those stories that always comes up at this time in the footballing calendar don't think there's really anything to worry about. But he did say Rao Madrid is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I've always said it's a dream club for every plan. You could have just how much is it? Someone is being nice about a club. And how much of it is. It's a dream. It's my dream ish. He shakes his head. Thank you very much now business news. Well, actually, let's get you the latest headlines at first this is Newsday. Allen Kasuga and shaima with you a good morning to you. If you've just joined us the latest headlines New Zealand is banning all military style semi automatic assault rifles following last week's mass killings. The British Prime minister will ask European leaders to give her more time to complete the case departure from the EU and rescue efforts as you've heard in south southern Africa continue to be hampered by the devastation caused by cyclone Zimbabwe Malawi and Mozambique are worst hit. You're listening to Newsday a game and Philip pump. She's not joining us with business news. Good to have you Philip. We're talking about jeans. And we're talking about Trump's is not just any genetic Levi. Strauss Levi Strauss Jean. Yeah. I'm not gonna say with the chamber. Honolulu Pasha have a payroll. We can't say that. They are Allen is there. Because I am in fact, wearing no Travis. Reading the news true. That's not true at valley Vars job listing over in the United States today. The San Francisco based company has been gone from the markets for a while. It was taken private back in one thousand nine hundred eighty five within a series of buybacks to concentrate, Chevron, the ship and power within the family all the way through valuations, though were completed last night full bring it back to the marketplace range on the share price was fourteen dollars to sixteen dollars a share. They so for seventeen dollars, which is always nice when people why more than you were expecting. So I spoke to the FTSE editor John gap who's covering the story for them and said to him surely consumers are going to be surprised. This isn't a public company already. Rather extremely story. They were listed company before from nineteen seventy eight is about ninety five, but the company has been through so many ups and downs of restructurings over the years that the family that controls it the has family, which is in fact related to the original Levi Strauss took private some time ago. I don't need now is coming back to the market is it because moves in and out of fashion over time. Yes. The original copper riveted to jeans that the strategy in a partner package in eighteen seventy three. We're of course, supposed to be timeless work with ever intended for miners and Cowboys they turned into a factional origins. And as a result of dodge, they'd gone in and out of fashion over the years. Sometimes leave is a cool sometimes not they've had a huge amount of competition problem luxury James makers from discount chains makers just at the moment, they seem to be infection and doing well. So this is the moment that the owners of taken to go back to public market nonetheless. The owners have got to be a little bit a little bit miffed or feel the sting in their pockets because when they took it private they paid a good deal more it then they're gonna get by taking it back to them. At this time, the expecting valuation, something like six billion US dollars, isn't that? There was a buyout in private buyout in nineteen ninety six evaluated at about four times that amount. I think what he's telling you is that Levi's is a pretty good consistent business that is so much competition. Now Pro Bowl sorts of genes make us from brands from private label manufacturers from Super Bowl kits that it's much tougher. These days to keep your name is. That's F T, associate editor John gap there. Sorry. With the news and really nice jeans. Thank you very much. And if I asked you what a bond is what would you say to a bond? Lone an Ohio. You all the government bond is is a piece of paper. That says I owe you and I promised to pay you back that initial sum of money, and then a certain sum of money every year just like a loan for normal person. You'll understand this in a second. You'll understand why ask that question. Gunners currency. The city has been in trouble leading to position politicians to say that investors do not have confidence in the economy. But for the last in part because for the last three years Ghana's dependent on the International Monetary Fund for money. But now some good news. The government recently sold some bonds eurobonds and hoping to raise three billion dollars. Instead it's been offered close to twenty billion and the speak to the was being behind this Ghana's finance minister can afford theatre. Who's in the Newsday studio? Thank you for speaking to us, a good to have you here this morning. Thank you so much praised the amount of interest. You've generated with this bond. I think everyone else surprise, I'm including the Bank is because historically has never happened in Africa before into what exactly hasn't happened intensity. Extent of the over subscription for the paper that we have. So obviously the turnaround story for Ghana has been phenomenal. Since we came into government in January twenty seventeen until the last three years you've been going to the IMF to give you money to fill the gaps is that a way of simplifying what you've been doing. I'm surely not at all. I mean, we have been in I of program, but that was really fully a billion dollars over three years. So the program has actually to work with us for sort of micro stability fiscal discipline and put our house in order. And do you think the house is finally in order is that why you're seeing this level of confidence from the people subscribe to your bones? Good question. I mean when we came into. The office in January those little skits in a lot of sort of loss of trust in governance, and we promise them sort of policy clarity credibility and transparency. So and also said that will be out of the program by December twenty eighteen and that all met with a lot of cynicism and skepticism because of how we had derailed, but we've been faithful to it and the promises we gave about seeing the media Makishi investors were covered and moved economy that was nine point three percent in deficit to three percent of GDP ratio and very anemic growth and negative primary balance which meant that were boring to support an interest into.

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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on KQED Radio

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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on KQED Radio

"The back of the bus, and no one was badly hurt. Fourteen people though, suffered smoke inhalation. Joining me now is future sounds journalist in Italy virtual what do we know about the driver? And why he did this? They tell him this paper sidelights the anomaly of a terrorist was driving a bus for children, but have had a criminal record for child abuse and driving drunk. This is the most important point today because he was driving a bus for children, but he has a criminal records just for a crime against children for having drank. They're even drunk, and the the the point is that maybe he's a terrorist is a terrorist. But first of all is a disturbance person. Surely is not a structure, it wasn't a Q was not part of an organization because I end I understand that. It was quite traumatic for the children. I understand he said something like, no one, no one will survive. How was he able to get on the bus and drive the bus given his background? This is the point because he he was in service seems to the two thousand and two so fifteen seventeen years ago and drove the boss for seventeen years without any problem. And this is the point of maybe more than the terrorist aspects of this. Now, we have to discover why he was able to drive in such incredible. Condition. And some are relating this to attitudes towards migration in Italy. Why is that explain this to us? I think he's correct in sort of in a certain way because they talion attitude attitude toward immigrants is a change in their last year. And this is incredible. Because we are a nation of immigrants. We we left Italy to go to Europe Germany to England to America. And now we are so hard with the immigrants. We we. We were an open society. And I think that the one of the most of YouTube follow and precious part of our culture. Was there the humanity? Maybe we are a nation with a lot of problems. I mean. We always liked sense of state of the same community. But I think we always had a strong sense of humanity. Maybe solidarity and empathy towards other people which you think is lacking. Now when the Italian. Newman for the polish of the league is changing the face of Italy, and the people, and I really hope that this is not prevailing in the shooter. Because the most important thing we have is our we do know that the children came out of the bus unharmed. How are they now? And where are they I think that I I hope that today they be able to to to repair today staying with their family? And I think that the most important thing today is that Italy is not the dividing into parts of the first one that saying that the immigrants are all guilty or. L they carrying crime in our country. And the other risk is that we are. The other parts of the country is a pointing finger against the they the they. Policy of the league. I think that we are trying to divide even though the partnership today. The league is. The worst polish immediately in the last year. Smacked because when the first time in our history in the recent history after this past season. To censor journalists. Joining us live from Italy. Many. Thanks. Was it because just announced that around fifteen thousand people remain stranded, a need to be rescued following the recent cyclone now torrential rains were expected to continue and flood waters were still rising. According to eight groups trying to get food water and clothing, two, desperate survivors. It'll be days before it wasn't big inundated plains drain towards the Indian Ocean. And even longer before the full scale of the devastation is understood nominee charges are involved in the relief effort, including save the children who have delivered tons of aid already done Stewart from the organization and is joining us from London done. What have you done so far? So it's definitely cocaine from say the two cook. Sorry, I yeah. Thank you. Yes. So we have delivered already over sixty tons of aid to Mozambique decide of an operation, which is going to help hundreds of thousands of children's in the aftermath of this devastating client. We are extremely concerned about the pictures that we're seeing in my rushing to get supplies after two desperate children and families as soon as possible just give me a sense of what sort of logistical challenges you face at the moment. Mainly tough to get communities that I've seen in many cases, completely cut off by the disaster. We're seeing she surging floodwaters the same people that are still stranded. But we are working around the clock to get everyone children that need us. I was already started flying out stocks of tents and of Jerry cans into the the devastated area. So these people fifteen thousand of them still remains strong today margin that those would be priority. And how do you get help to them? What sort of helped with they need? How do you? Then, you know, it must be very complicated as you say, it's extremely complicated. And we know that rain is still falling in particular worried about potentially hundreds of thousands of children that are in a situation is, you know, children are much more vulnerable situations disease to injury children and small babies if they don't get support as soon as possible, they they're very high rates are extremely concerned and and working around the clock to get aid to these families and children soon as possible. And so there's so many people trying to get helping and I wonder how you retain clarity of mission command and control with so many people pulling in so many different directions. How joined up is a relief effort to save the children is working very closely as a consortium organizations including with Oxana mid calf. We're working very closely with other agencies to make sure it's a coordinated response into makes. Sure that aid supplies get out as quickly as possible to the children and families that need them. And there is also just being a disaster agency out dick appeal that's just being launched in the tight, which is as you know, consortium organizations again working together to raise funds to get responding to the call for four four support is the money coming in. So look at the the appeal has just gone out early days, but we know that people in in Britain and around the world, our extremely generous. And we we Austin to date because it will make a huge difference to to children, and it really will save lives. One last thing. Sorry called you, Dan. Duffner cook. Thank you very much. She's from save the children. Thank you so much. You're listening to Newsday on the BBC World Service. Sports news now with Matthew Kenyon. Moaning shaima international football is taking center stage over the next few days European championship qualifies today and over the next few days African Cup of nations qualifies the final round of them for Egypt twenty nine thousand nine Friday Saturday and Sunday look ahead to that tomorrow morning here on Newsday. One thing about the international week is it gives everyone a chance to write random stories about players who might fancy linking themselves with other clubs, given international press conferences. I don't think that's what full. But he was asked about Manchester United and rail Madrid who he described as a drink club for every player, but he says, he's very happy at Manchester. United particularly on the and associates, it's one of those stories that always comes up at this time in the footballing calendar don't think there's really anything to worry about. But he did say Rama trade is one of the biggest clubs in the world. I've always had a drink club for every plan. Just how much is it? Someone is being nice about a club. And how much of it is. It's a dream. It's my dream ish. He shakes his head. Thank you very much. Now business news will actually let's get you the latest headlines. I this is Newsday. Allen Kasuga and shaima with you a good morning to you. If you've just joined us the latest headlines New Zealand is banning all military style semi automatic assault rifles following last week's mass killings. The British Prime minister will ask European leaders to give her more time to complete the UK's departure from the EU and rescue efforts. As you've heard in south southern Africa continue to be hampered by the devastation caused by cyclone Zimbabwe Malawi and Mozambique are worst hit. You're listening to Newsday game and Philip Humphries. Not joining us with business news. Good to have you Philip and we're talking about jeans. You're talking about Trump's is not just any genetic Levi. Strauss Levi Strauss. Yeah. I'm not gonna say with the shaimaa Khalil Pasha have a payroll. We can't say that. But they are. Because I am in fact, wearing no trousers. Reading the news true. That's not true. I let so valley vice vice-chancellor listing over in the United States today. The San Francisco based company has been gone from the markets for awhile. He's taking private back in one thousand nine hundred eighty five within a series of buybacks to concentrate, Chevron the ship and power within the family all the way through valuations were completed last night for bringing it back to the marketplace range on the share price was fourteen dollars to sixteen dollars a share. They so for seventeen dollars, which is always nice when people more than you were expecting. So I spoke to the FTSE associated deter John gap who's covering the story for them and said to him surely consumers are going to be surprised. This isn't a public company already. Rather extraordinary story they were listed company before from nineteen seventy two the bat ninety ninety five but the company's been through so many ups and downs of restructurings over the years that the family that controls it the has family, which is in fact related to the original Levi Strauss took it private some time ago. And now is coming back to the market, isn't it because denim moves in and out of fashion over time. Yes. The original copper riveted jeans that the guys an apartment patented in eighteen seventy three we're of course, supposed to be timeless work with every tended for Minos and the Cowboys, but they turned into a passionate origins, and as a result of that they've gone in and out of fashion over the years. Sometimes leave is a cool sometimes not they've had a huge competition. Crawled luxury James makers discounting makers just at the moment, they seem to be infection and doing well. So this is the moment that the owners of taken to go back to the public market. No, nonetheless, the owners have got to be if you like a little bit. A little bit miffed or feel the sting in their pockets because when they took it private they paid a good deal more freight, then they're going to get by taking it back to the market. This time the expected valuation something like six billion US dollars isn't up. There was a buyout in private by ninety ninety stakes about at about four times that amount. I think what he's telling you is that the is is a pretty good consistent business that is so much competition. Now Pro Bowl sought solve teams make us from brands from private label manufacturers from Super Bowl kits that it's much tougher. These days to keep your name is. That's F T associate editor John gap of there. Phillips, Philip Hampshire with the news and really nice jeans. Thank you very much. And if I asked you what bond is what would you say to me, abandoned alone. An IOU government bundy's is a piece of paper that says I owe you, and I promised to pay you back that initial sum of money, and then a certain sum of money every suggest like a loan for normal person. You'll understand this in a second. You'll understand White House. Lot question. Gunners currency. The city has been in trouble leading to position politicians to say that investors do not have confidence in the economy. But for the last in part because for the last three years Ghana's dependent on the International Monetary Fund for money. But now some good news. The government recently sold some bonds eurobonds and helping to raise three billion dollars is that it's been offered close to twenty billion. Let's speak to the man was being behind. This gun is finance minister can afford who's in the Newsday studio. Thank you for speaking to us, a good to have you here this morning. Thank you so much. I used to praise. The amount of interest generated with this bond. I think everybody else surprise, including the Bank is because his historic is never happened in Africa before. He hasn't helped tens of the extent of the over subscription for the paper that we have..

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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

Stuff You Missed in History Class

10:53 min | 2 years ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on Stuff You Missed in History Class

"So leave. I quickly established a list of regular clientele and even as he had received shipment of that first load of freight that his brothers had sent, there were already two other shipments on the way he was doing business stints ably for the company that his brother founded, which was j Strauss and brother, but he was invoicing, clients, sort of as a separate business as just Levi Strauss and July eighteen fifty five leave. I sent a shipment of gold back to his brother's. This was valued at a little over ten thousand dollars at the time which is estimated to be close to a quarter of a million dollars in modern currency. Of course, it's really difficult to make those estimates. Clearly the California office was doing really well in spite of the fact that there was something of a financial panic going on in San Francisco that year, it didn't seem to impact Strauss by the end of eighteen fifty-five he'd sent more than eighty thousand dollars home in gold. Yeah, one of the things that really made his business, it'll come up over and over that even when they are difficult. These they still managed to pull through and even do pretty well. Like people will always need dry goods. They always need clothes and linens and household basics. So it was a really smart business to be in the first place in eighteen fifty six sock continued expansion of the Strauss enterprise in California. Levi sister Fogler who had changed her name to fanny when she moved to the United States, move to San Francisco with her husband, David Stearns and their children to assist with the growing responsibilities of the business and his brother Louis also join them. It is possible though unconfirmed that his mother Rebecca made the journey as well. And for the first time since moving to the US Levi actually had a home with an address that was separate from his business, not living above it or within it indicating that there was this ongoing trend of prosperity. The firm also changed names that year. It went from j Strauss and brother to j Strauss brother and company maybe to acknowledge Levi's contribution. But on all records and California, it was listed as Levi Strauss Levi sent more than double the amount to New York in eighteen fifty six that he had an eighteen fifty five that amounted to approximately two hundred thousand dollars. Eventually in the late eighteen sixties. Levi changed the name of the California branch to Levi Strauss and company, recognizing his family members contributions eighteen fifty. Six was also the year that Levi Strauss became involved along with his brother in law in the committee of vigilance, which was a vigilante group made up largely of merchants that formed to combat the city's growing political corruption and related violence. While business and politics had largely stayed separate up to that point concerns over how businesses could be impacted by the lawlessness of men in power led to the committee of vigilance nominating eventually electing many of the city's business leaders into political office. So they picked people that they knew from other merchants and put them in office. Because they thought that was safer in while Strauss did not seem to have any political ambitions of his own. He did back the political efforts of the committee, those committees the there were several of them in several places at this time period, and in some places, their activities were kind of controversial because there was like an extrajudicial violence capacity in this combat of corruption. So it's like there's a whole bigger story there, but his involvement was really about electing businessmen to city positions, and there had actually been a similar committee in San Francisco several years prior to this that was much more of like of vigilante law force that thought that they would fill the gap between the crime that was going on and the police that were obviously to their minds, not doing anything about it so that existed in San Francisco as well. Although he was not part of that time in eighteen fifty seven, the Strauss family experienced a financial loss in September. Or the Central America which had picked up passengers and freight in Panama, including a large shipment of gold, went down in a hurricane off the US coast in the Atlantic more than four hundred people died and an estimated one point, five million dollars of gold was lost including seventy six thousand dollars that was on route to j Strauss brother and company from Levi Strauss and company. Incidentally, the wreckage of the Central America was found and much of the treasure recovered in one thousand nine hundred eighty eight. Although there was a significant legal battle over who should get that gold. The thinking of the Central America set off a financial panic. There was a lot of gold that New York banks had been expecting on that ship. So when it didn't show up that was a significant economic disruption and yet as seems to be the pattern of his life, Levi Strauss weathered. This storm part of this was because his brothers were the ones shipping him goods. So that meant he didn't have to reassure a supplier. Of his good credit and be like, no, no. I know I lost some money, but I will make it up to you. There were like, yeah, we'll just keep going. So the Strauss family continued business as usual and because other entrepreneurs didn't have the credit or the leverage to do the same thing. Levi's business flourished as other shutdown. By the end of the year, he was shipping gold to New York once again, and he had expanded to have offices in the city that we're actually separate from his warehouse. He was also taking shipments of raw materials from suppliers outside the family, which he then leveraged in deals that got him discounts on the goods that were made from those raw materials as the country found itself in the grip of the civil war, San Francisco's citizens realize they could eventually be impacted by it. California had entered the union as a Free State as outlined the compromise of eighteen fifty. But while most of the city was loyal to the union, there were some concerns about some government officials wanting to ally with the confederacy after a pro union. Rally in the city on may eleventh eighteen sixty one at the junction of Montgomery market and post streets. A resolution was put forth formed a union committee of thirty four. This is a committee of respected men. He would uphold the ideals of union fill vacant government posts, and keep an eye out for treason. Levi Strauss is one of the men named as a member of this group. And one of only three Jewish men included. They were very worried that there were people that were infiltrating, California who were pro slavery and that it was going to completely cause an upheaval of everything going on in the state and particularly in a large city like San Francisco. So they really wanted to try to keep an eye out and prevent such a problem. And when the troops that were stationed at the Presidio were sent east to fight, it really left the people of San Francisco a little bit uneasy, and they were fearful without protection. Navan tier group known as the home guard was founded that consisted of three thousand men. And it's sort of served as a makeshift military force the home guard and the union committee of thirty. Four actually disbanded though when Leland Stanford was elected, California governor Stanford was a pro union Republican who is very well respected successful and powerful. So the concerns of some sort of pro confederacy uprising that hit led to the formation of those two groups were pretty diminished under his leadership. Strauss in his California business continued to do well through all of this and the prosperity of California's merchants helped keep the country of floats through the civil war. Strauss had recognized the value of real estate fairly early on and had invested in a number of properties throughout the city which often sold as a prophet after holding them for some time. Levi, Strauss and company also moved into a new space that he purchased in eighteen sixty seven. This was a four story building on battery street, but clearly showed the company's success. The company was known for its excellent and speedy service and the ability of its employees. To satisfy client needs with even the largest orders. There was a write up where they actually used the word empowered to describe the sales people and clerks at Levi Strauss as being able like they were empowered to meet the needs agree to deals with clients, which is sort of a weird word to be using in the eighteen sixties. But there it was unfortunately, the late eighteen sixties also came with family loss as Levi's half Sister, Mary died in eighteen sixty six and his mother Rebecca past three years later after Rebecca's death, Levi traveled back to New York, and he stayed there for a month presumably to help settle accounts and get her affairs in order. There's also an embezzlement scandal at Levi. Strauss and company are in October eighteen sixty six. When news broke that a bookkeeper had taken five hundred thousand dollars and left the country while the company not wanting to scare away. Business partners said that there was no money missing. It also made a statement in an advertise. Moment that the man in question GS Goodman was no longer with the company. It was not authorized to conduct business on behalf of Levi, Strauss and company. This mix of messages seemed to below over while Mr.. Goodman never saw any retribution of the fact that he had taken money from his employer quite a lot of money from his employer. Neither the company nor Levi, Strauss personally seems to suffer any negative fallout from it either. Yeah, that's one of those stories were. It's like they completely claimed that it had not happened. So there is no record of it happening, but then the fact that they're also like, but also if you talk to that guy, he doesn't work for us anymore. You know, it does seem like it's a little bit of a weird combination of things to put out in the press. The company continued explosive growth right into the eighteen seventies as Levi who obviously had an impressive business instinct realized that he needed to expand into international markets. At that point, his business had expanded to supply merchants all along the western seaboard and into Oregon and Montana. But he was also expanding farther into the American South west. And then he started to reach out to potential clients in Canada, Mexico, and Hawaii coming up. We're going to dive into the thing that the Levi Strauss name is most closely associated with today, which is blue jeans. I, we're gonna have a quick sponsor break. Hi, I'm Jeff Krosno and welcome to communist where every week we explore the ideas, values and practices that bring us together and help us live healthy and purpose filled lives. 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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on KFI AM 640

KFI AM 640

04:09 min | 2 years ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on KFI AM 640

"That the it is true a lot of people don't know this about about trump's background but his his grandpa came to the us and got out here to the west coast and yes he had a whorehouse in seattle seattle had many many many many many hor houses and they're they've the numbers sharply curtailed these days but there was a time that seattle was filled with the hookers because seattle was a bustling seaport and it was of course a jumping off point for the alaska gold rush and which happened in the eighteen nineties for after the california gold rush so if you missed out on the california gold rush you that other one coming up and if you know anything about gold rushes then you know that the people who really get rich during gold rushes are the people who sell you the junk to go look for the gold like for instance do you like your levi's well here's the thing levi strauss levi strauss he never pan for gold he he made the tents that didn't sell then he made pan subtle the tents and he's the richest guy from the california gold rush so there's that guy meanwhile the alaska gold rush while they didn't go to alaska but they sold you the boots to go to alaska and they were the nordstroms darn good for them meanwhile as you're waiting for your passage up to alaska there you were in seattle bumming around with your brand doors from boots and your jacket and and tanta nhat and you have cash dangling in your pocket and there's something else dangling there and you wish you would stop so you go to a whorehouse seattle filled with horror houses and trump's grandpa ran one of the better ones in fact business so good he went up to skagway he went up to to the yukon but does not the us landed landed alaska and then walk in the yukon but he he ran one skagway he did very well with gambling and hookers and the whole darn thing and when he when he had made his fortune he decided to head on back to to germany he's he sold his interest in the whore houses closed up the the gambling parlors the whole thing how does this affect the beaver and he went back to germany problem was back to germany is that he had missed his national service and in doing so he had incurred pretty healthy fine so he didn't wanna pay the fine so he came back to the us and that is donald trump's grandpa he began investing in real estate new york of course and he had his son who who was a very very student investor and he had his kids donald being one of them grew up in a house where a very very wealthy guy was showing him where to put the money and the whole thing so that's that's trump's grandpa but is it a shock as the new york times surprised that a guy who's out there saying that germany's not paying its fair share for nato that they don't like him in germany because you know what germany's not paying its four percents of the gdp that keeps them for twenty years they've been called on it the clinton called them on it bush called them on it obama called them on it but you know what when trump calls him on it he's tearing apart nato and the whole thing the difference is now that he's actually holding their feet to the fire they're talking about actually getting to the required four percent gdp per nation to that the nato nations have agreed to do and you know what they don't like that in germany because that's far less money to spend on on rapist refugees and recycled kale bins and things like that all right when we come back we'll actually get back on track with what's what's what's trending and also who is and how do you not eat for twenty four hours we have a list of celebrities we're going to be fasting and also who wanted to eliminate ice by the way that and more coming up it is gary and shannon brian suits filling in kfi am six forty more stimulating talk monica rix.

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"levi strauss levi" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

The Adam Carolla Show

02:12 min | 2 years ago

"levi strauss levi" Discussed on The Adam Carolla Show

"Do in here's a word tires yeah here's a word of warning you just got a look alive make sure you're watching these kids because a nine year old girl in the united kingdom is now in rehab for her addiction to fortnight the girl said to have wet herself several times during a ten hour long binge on the game because she didn't want to get up and miss anything even hit her dad in the face when he tried to take away the xbox is it's porn where you never come of course it's going to go on for infinity we all know that a little internet porn knows there isn't ending night fluff nine that's right not fortnight so most fortnight players take part in battle royale but i'm sure you both know that this is fighting against ninety nine others to be the last person standing the game starts at one hundred they leap out of a plane onto a small island they fight until no one's left in this county who's treating her steve pope told the paper that game is a gateway into further addictions like gambling later in life it's all disaster and there's nothing we can do fortnight addiction is pretty rough right now years old face eaters fault for ten hours soccer mulligan it's brutal stuff to your fourteen they start them so early days sonny's gonna champion well we were talking a little bit about the blob fish classic and we'll just touch on that one more time people magazine reports that in a highly anticipated showdown texas senator ted cruz defeated jimmy kimmel a charity game could see doing like every when when the you know levi strauss levi strauss because there was a gold rush and the miners needed durable pants so it did it while sunny i could see him be like an off shoot kind of business like i'm never going to be good enough to be ninja and fortnight but those guys are going to need their nuts cup while they're playing and free not for that many hours some has to step in and provide that service and that's where i come in history of.

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