Coca-Cola Candler

Last week, in a hospital in Atlanta, to which he had given a million dollars, an old man lay dying. The press took note of his impending demise. He was the president of a famous soft drink company. Very well, he must have a rags-to-riches obituary. So the papers watched for the passing of Asa Griggs Candler, Coca-Cola king.

His father was a member of the legislature of South Carolina, and fought in the Indian War of 1836. His great-grandfather came to the colonies from Dublin when he was a child and lived to command...

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