In the little rural county there were two candidates for sheriff, the nominee of the "ring," and a young man who believed in reform principles. The reformer was in love with a bright girl, whose father was the editor of the village newspaper. The editor did not object to the marriage, but he absolutely refused to swing his support to his prospective son-in-law. And despite all the campaigning the young man did, he found that he did not make any headway, and as he sadly confessed to his sweetheart "only a miracle" could elect him. The girl did not believe in waiting for a miracle to happen along. She waited for an opportunity, and when it came she grasped it. Her father was suddenly taken ill, and the girl volunteered to get out the paper. The first thing she did was to swing its support to her sweetheart, and in so doing she made a most bitter attack upon the rival candidate, explaining that she voiced the views "of the editor." The article aroused the ire of the "ring" nominee and he...
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