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DROVE CLEMENCEAU TO FIELD
Former Paris Cab Driver, Now in
America, Tells of French Pre
mier's Dueling Days.
Running ? chicken ranch near Ta
coma, Wash., is a man named Nich
olas Thien, who, in his younger days
was cab* driver to Clemenceau, and
?who has accompanied the French
premier to many a combat on the
"field of honor."
"No one in any country," he re
marked the other day, standing among
hts chickens, "has fought so many
duels as M'sieu Clemenceau. They
came from what he wrote In his pa
per. But he was so strong. He al
ways won. No adversary could hold
a sword against him.
"It was against the law, of course,"
added the old Frenchman, seventy
two now, in a whisper, "so we always
slipped out of the city for these
M'sieu Thien's cab stand used to be
In front of LTntrasigeant, Clemen
ceau's paper. Almost nightly, he
says, the present premier would come
out of his office and hail cab 808S.
"He got the name 'Tiger,' " M. Thien
explains, "because he was always the
boss, like the big striped cat is the
v.. boss of all animals.
S "Ah, my friend, those were the hap
py days! Of course I will not insult
my chickens. They are- yood ones, as
chickens go. But it- is a tame life
here. I dream often- of the old days
when M'sieu Clemenceau would hall
nie 'long about two o'clock in the
morning and we'd be off."
KEPT SHOES AS ORNAMENTS
American Footgear Considered by Un
. fortunate Serbian Woman as Alto
gether Too Beautiful to Wear.
'Anything that will keep the fept
from the ground is considered a shoe
In the remote rural districts of the
country it ls said that many of the
people live and die without owning a
pair of shoes. In the bitterest weather
they travel through mud and snow
without adequate foot covering. They
consider -themselves fortunate if they
' can secure old gunny sacks or heavy
cloth, which they tie about their feet
with twine in winter.
The first American-made shoes that
were distributed by the American Red
Cross created a tremendous stir
among the people of the distant vil
lages. One old woman who had never
owned a pair before took the shoes
that had been given to her to her home
and put them on a shelf above the fire
place. She was as pleased as a child
to own them, but nothing could Induce
her to wear them. She said that she
^intended to save them for fetes, or
perhaps for her burial. They were
"much too beautiful to be worn," she
Gem's Romantic History.
Truly romantic is the story of the
Braganza diamond, a stone of 1.660
carats, and "as large as a goose's egg,"
which", for more than a century, has
been the proudest possession of the
Portuguese crown. This amazing stone,
which Mr. Streeter, the great author
ity on gems, has valued at f5S.000.000,
was picked up by three Brazilian out
laws in the half-dried bed of the
Abaite river, In the province of Minas
The outlaws took the stone to the
nearest village priest, who obtained
access, for them to the governor, into
whose possession lt was given. The
diamond, the largest and finest hither
to found, was dispatched to Lisbon,
with the result that the three outlaws
received the royal pardon and a rich
reward, while the padre to whose
friendly offices they owed their good
fortune was given high preferment In
Flower Gardens of Holland.
It was only after the fall of Con
stantinople in 1453 that Holland be
came such a gay land of flowers as It
now Is. Many Dutchmen went to the
East during the years of the great
crusades, and those of them who loved
beautiful things brought seeds with
them. When these were planted In
the rich soil of Holland such wondrous
flowers appeared as had never before
been seen in that country. The people
became wildly enthusiastic over tho
new colors and scents, and foliage
brought to them from the Bust, and
lu Holland there sprang up s great
love for gardening.
Orchid Hard to Secure.
Nearly all the orchids found In
"Burma can be grown with a little care
and attention In private gardens.
There is one exception, a sweet-smdi
ing species called tazin by the Bur
mese, and which is usually brought to
market in Christmas week In Rangoon.
lt only seems to flower in the most
malarious and least frequented locali
ties, and at a time of the year which ls
the tigers* mating season, and when
they are most dangerous to human be
ings. lt is in great demand by Bur
-raese and sells for its weight in silver.
What Mother Wanted.
I heard a knock at my door the
other morning and on answering It
found my neighbor's small son.
"Mother wants to borrow your
lemon-lemon-" I at once knew
ie wanted my lemon squeezer, but as
he always finds some way to exp rea?
himself I did not offer to help him
Again he started and, with suggest
ive motions of his hands, said: "Sha
?wants your lemon-O. I know R?tt
jour lomon hugger.''-Shr^aoje. ^
ways The Same
After the ChercrCola bottle has been soaked,
sterilized, scrubbed, rinsed and carefully inspected,
; an exact amount of Chero-Cola syrup is auto
matically measured into each bottle.
This insures its unfailing uniformity, accuracy and purity,' ^
Always the same-no guess work-no hand work here. i
That is why every bottle of Chero-Cola tastes like every
other one. They are all alike. ^
Still another reason for Chero-Cola's ever increasing popu- /
More Truth Than Poetry
In this old world with its steady grind, it is beeter to
be ahead than a little behind.
There i& a good deal of truth in thai, no matter what
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We carry all of these cars in stock and will
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of these cars are' increasing in popularity as
the people of Edgefield county know more
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We have on hand a full line of accessories.
Come in when you need anything for your car.
We carry "Diamond," "Kelly-Springfield" and
"Norwalk" casings and tubes.
Our corps of competent mechanics do all
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Lumber for Sale
My saw mill is located on the Five
Notch road near Cedar Grove church,
md I have lumber to sell from the
the yard or can cut it any dimensions
when bill is furnished. Better buy
while you can get it.
H. H. Sanders
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