"What, you here already, Cornelius?" asked the legislator. "I haven't been away," was the answer. "Well, you've got the hang-on, and that's what an officer-seeker needs. Well, I'll attend to your matter among the very first. I'll visit the President in a day or two." The listener's heart throbbed hard. After all his waiting, triumph was his at last. He went home walking on air, and Col.