Alexander Gordon Done For
OOBDOV son toi. He It Wholly IntUfible to b. a CottffTMtMM At Hi Ktin't BMU » Citiitn of the United State* Lone Enough -The &>litici»nt Who Favored Him Will lot b« Pleased tt This Information -Wilion «nd lltUMlqr Are After Advertising For Their Tobwco- Folitical Oouip From Columbus The Day For the Special Election Fnrpoiely Delayed by the Guv, The republicans of this city are disconsolate. Their idol was Alexander Gordou. With Alex as a candidate they hoped to make a strong fight; his barrel was to be relied on to make a respectable showing. But alas! The dreams of mortal man areflckle! Alexander Gordon will not he a candidate. He cannot be. Mr. Gordon himself has not said that he would not be a candidate; in fact, he would like to be the republican leader. Mr. Gordon has political aspirations and It is reasonable to presume that a seat in congress would snlt him. But Mr. Gordon's dream Is 7aln, just aa his dream for office nivier Harrison was rain. It may not be generally known but It has been an open secret In select republican circles for tome time that Mr. Gordou has political ambitions and made a play for an Important consulship abroad under Mr. Harrison in case of his reelection. Influential men put In a good word for him and if Benny had bsen reelected Alex Gordon would no doubt hate been rewarded, as was M . Wanamaker. Mr. Gordon is an impossibility as congressional timber. He Is not eligible and when the republicans read this they might as well give np and go for Ponley. Alexander Gordon came to this conn- try from Ireland In November of 1859; this Is his record In the probate court. The record further shows that on December 18, 1886 he declared his Intention of becoming a citizen of this country, of and on February 19, be did become of a citizen by due process of law. Now, under the constitution of the United States, no man can serve as a member of congress who has not been a citizen of this country for at least seven years. Mr. Gordon having been a citizen only five years he is ineligible and hence all farther talk of him as a candidate is useless.