The storekeeper was the biggest man in Cranberry Centre, and his neighbors were convinced that he would be a political hero some day. He dutifully attended all conventions of his party, was on terms of personal friendship with the legislative candidates (during campaigns) and each day became more and more convinced that the fate of the republic rested heavily upon his shoulders. When his party assumed power at Washington, after many long years, the Idol of Cranberry Centre decided that his services were needed at the Nation's capitol. His wife protested that it would be far better for him to remain at home and attend to business, but he overruled her. He was absolutely convinced that the new president needed him, so he determined to sacrifice himself upon the altar of his country. A delegation of his admiring neighbors cheered him as he departed, but the cheers were not echoed when he arrived in Washington. He found that city plumb full of patriots who were trying to save the country,...
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