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Evening Journal Almanac^ 1892.




The Senate consists of 32 members, who are elected in November of every alternate odd nnmhered year,
and hold their offices for two years from the first of January next succeeding. The State is divided into
32 districts, each electing one Senator. The Senators receive an annual salary of $1,500 and also %\ for each
ten miles of travel in going to or returning from the place of meeting once in each session. Ten dollars
per (iay in addition is allowed when the Senate alone is convened in extraordinary session, or when acting
as a court for the trial of impeachments.

JACOB A. CANTOR (.Dem.). President, pro tern.
CHARLES T. DUNNING (Dem.), Clerk. ADELBERT E. TALLMADGE (Dem.) Sergeant-at-Arms

JAMES M. RUSO (Uem. ). Stenographer. JOSEPH J 1<]RGE (Dem.), Doorkeeper.

First District.

(Suffolk and Queens counties. Population, 136,219.)
EDWARD FLOYD-JONES (Dem.), of Seaford.
Mr. F. was born at South Oyster Bay, L. I., in 1823.
Both of his parents were native Americans. He was
educated at the Union Academy. Jamaica, N. Y.,
and early in life entered commercial pursuits, but is
now a farmer. He has always been a Democrat and
has served as Supervisor of the town of Oyster Bay.
He"ls at present a trustee of the Atlantic Mutual In-
surance Company of New York city. He was elected
to the Senate by a plurality of 2,277, his opponents
being Lucien Knapp (Rep. ),and Samuel Hendrickson
(Pro.). The Democratic plurality in 1S89 was 1,535.

Second District.

(1st, 2d, 5lh, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 23d wards
of Brooklyn, and towns of Flatbush, Gravesend
and New Utrecht, Kings county.)

JOHN Mccarty (Dem.). of Brooklyn (276
Berkeley Place;. Mr. M. was born of Irish-Ameri-
can parents, in Westchester county, N. Y. , and
moved to Brooklyn when he was eighteen years of
age. His early desires were for mercantile pursuits,
hut he eventually entered the service of the city of
Brooklyn in the municipal board of health. Still
later he became clerk to Justice Walsh, which posi-
tion he retained for some years, resigning on his
election as Alderman, serving on important com-
mittees while remaining in the board, and becoming
also its presiding officer. He has dealt largely in
Brooklyn real estate, and hai^ many valuable lots.
He was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 16,315,
his opponents being Archibald C. Weeks (Rep. ) and
D. C. Beatty (Pro.), and Ell ward Rigney (Soc.Lab.).
The Democratic plurality in 1839 was 8, 193.

Tliird District.

(3d, 4th, 7th, 11th, 15th. 19th, 20th, 21st and22d wards
of Brooklyn. )

JOSEPH ASPINALL (Rep.), of Brooklyn (177
Montague street). Mr. A. comes of an old English
family who were among the early pioneers of Brook-
h'li, and was born in 1854. He was educated at the
public schools and at the private school of Dr. Brush,
from which he graduated at the age of fourteen. For
a short time he was clerk for William Wall's Sons,
rope maiuifacturers, but soon entered the law office
of his cousin, William S. HoUis, at the same time at-
tending Columbia College Law School, graduating in
1875, and has since practiced law, dealing principally
with surrogate's, civil and real estate business. He
is counsel for the National City Bank of Brooklyn,
and custodian of many important interests. In 1880
he visited London as the representative of the Long
Island heirs of the celebrated Hyde estate. Mr. As-
pinall is prominent in social circles; is a member of
Aurora (Jrata, Union League, Adrian ce, Adelphl Rid-
ing, Lake Mahopac Yacht and Brooklyn Clubs; was
for two years President of the Garfield Club, and for

many years Secretary of the Irving Literarv Society.
He has taken thirty-two degrees in the Masonic or-
der, is connected with the Scottish Rite, and is a
member of Kismet Temple, Mvstic Shrine. Ke has
frequently been a delegate to State and citv conven-
tions; was a member of Assemblv in 1888". 1889 and
1891, serving on important committees, taking an ac-
tive part in the Assembly ceiling investigation, and
was chosen to the Senate by a plurality of 2,157, his
opponents being Charles W. Sutherland (Dem.) J.
E. Ramsey (Pro. ) and Matthew Loeveu (Soc). The
Republican plurality in 18.S9 was 4.033,

Fonrth District.

(14th, 1,5th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th wards of
Brooklyn, and towns of New Lots and Flatlands,
Kings county.)

lyn (169 Wythe avenue). Mr. M. was born at East
Cambridge, Mass. , July 8.1849; educated In public
and private schools in Brooklyn; is a cooper by trade;
was formerly an oil and cooperage inspector, and is
now a real estate and insurance agent. He was a
member of the Democratic State Committee in 1884;
was a member of Assembly in 1882, serving on the
Committees on Public Health, Trade and Manufact-
ures, Printing and Sub-Committee of the Whole; in
1883, serving as Chairman of Commerce and Naviga-
tion, and a member of the Special Conmiittee on
Congressional Apportionment; was the unsuccessful
candidate for State Senator in 1885, being defeated by
Hon. Jacob Worth; was a member of Assembly iii
1889, serving on the Committees on Manufacture of
Salt and Public Lands; was elected to the Senate of
1890-91 by a plurality of 417, serving on the Commit-
tees on Commerce and Navigation, Insurance, Public
Health, Manufactures and Public Expenditures; and
was re-elected by a pluralitv of 2,893, his opponents
being Edward H. Schluetter (Rep.), G. G. 'tYeeks
(Pro.) and Gustav Schaefer (Soc).

Fifth District.

(Richmond county and 1st, 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th, 8tli, 14th,
and part of the 4th and 9th wards of New York city.)
WILLIAM L. BROWN (Tam. Dem.),of NewIYork
(31 Park Row). Mr. B. was born in A'ermont, of Irish
parents, December 25, 1840. His parents soon after
removed to Mahoning county, 0., where his boy-
hood was spent and his early education received.
Owing to the death of his f>ither, he early assumed
the care and support of his mother. He taught
school for several terms in Ohio and in Copiah
county. Miss., until the outbreak of the war, when
he returned to the North and entered the army,
serving in the 88th and 125th Regiments, Ohio Vols.
After the war the Colonel with a party of friends set
out for Montana, across the plains,with mule teams.
It was the first regular train that made the trip over
the Bridger route. The Journey to Virginia City
was one of great danger and hardship. Montana
then was strongly Democratic, and in the fall cam-


Evening Jourfial Almanac^ 1892.

palgn Colonel Brown made a number of effective po-
litical speeches. He was made Chief Clerk of the
Territorial Legislature by unanimous vote of the
Democratic members, being the flrst to hold the of-
fice after the organization of that body. He re-
mained in Montana for two years engaged in mining
near Virginia City. He then returned east and es-
tablished Tne Youngstoicn (Ohio) Vindicator, which
he made a paper of great influence among Ohio
Democrats and labor organizations. While he was

Eublishlng it in 1875, he was a candidate for State
^enator in "the Western Reserve," and ran over
l,4iit") ahead ot his ticket. Youngstown, strongly Re-
publican, gave him over 1.00(1 majority in a vote of
less than 3,000. He served as aid-de-camp on the
staff of Governor "William Allen, of Ohio, with the
rank of Colonel. After settling at Youngstown, he
actively participated in political affairs as a speaker
and writer. For a number of years he was chair-
man of the Mahoning Democratic County Committee
and represented his district in the National Demo-
cratic Conventions of 1872 and 1876. Soon after he
removed to New York city, and is now the business
manager of the New York News, and associate and
partner of Hon. Benjamin Wood in its publication.
He was a member of the last Senate, serving on the
Committees on General Laws, Public Printing, In-
dian Affairs, Manufacture of Salt, Grievances and
Joint Library, and was re-elected by a plurality of
8.946, his opponents being John H. Fanning (Rep.).
John C. NNinn(Co. Deni. ) and Roswell S. Chevis
(Pro.). His plurality in 18S9 was 2,545.

Sixth District.

(7th, llth and 13th wards and part of the 4th ward of
New York city. )

JOHN F. AHEARN (Dem.), of New York city (41
Gouverneur street). Mr. A. was born in New York
citv. April 18, 1853, educated in the public schools
and the College of the City of New York, 1867; was
formerly a ticket agent; was a clerk of the police
court, '1S8.5-1889; member of Assembly in 1882,
serving on the Committees on Railroad and Public
Education; member of the last Senate, serv-
ing on the Committees on Cities, Commerce and
Navigation, State Prisons and Privileges and Elec-
tions, and was re-elected by a plurality of 11,721, his
opponents being Gabriel Marks (Rep.), George Lind-
ner (Soc.) and Timothy N. Holden(Pro.). His plu-
rality in 1889 was 4,926.

Seventh District.

(lOlh and 17th wards and part of the 15th, 18th and
21st wards of New York city. )

New York city (19 Avenue A). Mr. R. was born in
New York city. June 19, 1855; educated at St. Nicho-
las Parochial School, De La Salle Institute of the
Christian Brothers and Columbia Law School. He
read law in the offices of Cyrus Lawton and Bar-
num & Rebhaun; was admitted to the bar in 1876,
and Is a lawj'er. He has always been a Tammany
Democrat; has been a speaker for fhe Democracy
since 1874, taking part in the Tilden, Hancock and
Cleveland campaigns. He is a member of the New
York PresfiClub. He was a member of Assembly in
\'^'i. serving on the Committees on Judiciary, Pub-
lic Health, State Charitable Institutions, Special
Committee on Memorial Services of Ex-Governor
Bdwin D. Morgan and Conference Committee on the
Hnreau of Labor Statistics Bill; in 1885. serving on
General Laws. Two-thinls and Three-fifths Bills
and the Democratic Caucus Committee; in 1888,
serving on Judiciary, Federal Relations, Conference
Committee on the Annual Supply Bill, and Special
Committee to Investigate the coiidltlon of the Indi-
ans of the State; and In IK-^9, serving on Juiliclary,
Federal Relations and Public Printing. He secured
the passage of bills to repeal the law which prohib-
\ii-(\ actions being brougiitin this State on policies
on life insurance where the insured had died outside
of the State; to prohibit the manufacture of cigars in
tenement-houses; to authorize the board of educa-
tion in New York city to provide special schools and

classes to enable those to acquire an English educa-
tion who cannot attend the regular sessions ;
to extend to veterans the privilege of music at Sun-
day funerals of comrades; to abolish the store money-
order system; to protect by injunction and action
for damages the labels ol trades unions attached to
the products of skilled labor. In 1885he introduced
a bill to give citizens the preference over unnatural-
ized persons in employment on public works. He
was elected to the last Senate by a plurality of 2,240,
serving on the Committees on Judiciary and Taxa-
tion and Retrenchment, and was re-elected by a plu-
rality of 5,532, his opponents being John A. Dinkel
(Co. Dem. andRep.X Alexander Jonas (Soc.) and
B. C. Hammond (Pro.).

Eiglitli District.

(16th ward and parts of the 9th, 15th, 18th, 20th and
21st wards of New York city.)

MARTIN T. McMAHON (Dem.), of New York
city (41 Park Row). Mr. M. was born in Can-
ada. March 21, 1838; educated at St. John's College,
Fordham, N. Y., graduating in 1853; received the de-
gree of A. M. in 1857, and LL.D. in 1866, and is a law-
yer. Mr. M. served with distinction during the
Civil war, entering the service in 1861 as Captain of
Cavalry, and being promoted through all the suc-
cessive grades to Brevet Major-General, which rank
he held at the time of his resignation in 1866. He
served with the Army of the Potomac throughout
the war; was aide-de-camp to Gen. McClellan, Com-
mander-in-Chief, 1861; Adjutant-General and Chief
of Staff", 6th Army Corps and Left Grand Division,
1862 to 1865; and Assistant Adjutant-General, De-
partment of the East, 1865, '66. He has always been
a Democrat; was Special Agent P. 0. Department,
1860; Special Indian Agent Officer, U. S. A., 1861-66;
Corporation Attorney, New York citv, 1866, '67;
United States Minister to Paraguay, 1868, '69; Re-
ceiver of Taxes, New York city, 1872-85; and U. S.
Marshal, Southern District of New York, 1885-89.
He was a member of Assembly in 1891, being elected
in a strong Republican district, serving on important
committees, and was elected to the Senate by a plu-
rality of 1,367. his opponents being Lispenard Stew-
art (Rep.), who was chosen to the preceding Senate
by a plurality of 305, Wm. Travers Jerome (Co.Dem.)
and Joseph A. Bogardus (Pro.).

Ninth District.

(Parts of the 18th, 19th and 21st wards of New York
EDWARD P. HAGAN (Tam. Dem.), of New York
city (3 Rutherford Place). Mr. H. was born in New
York city, February 17, 1846; educated in the public
schools and the College of New York, graduating in
1862; and is a real estate dealer. He was formerly a
County Democrat, but now affiliates with Tammany
Hall ; was deputy sheriff" under Sheriff" Bowe, and
deputy street cleaning commissioner in 1890. He was
a member of Assembly, 1879, '80, '85-89. serving on the
Cities Committee for four years ; and was elected to
the Senate by a plurality of 12,797, his opponents be-
ing Frank Pisek (Rep.), Leon Cohen (Co.Dem.),
Isaac Bennett (Soc.) and G. A. Willoughby (Pro.).
The Democratic plurality in 1889 was 6,090.

Tenth District.

(Parts of the 12th, 19th. 20th, 21st and 22d wards of
New York city.)

JACOB A. CANTOR (Tam. Dem.), of New York

city (1.^2 E. 105th street). Mr. -C. was born In New

York city, December 6. 1854 ; educated in the public

schools, and in his fourteenth year entered the law

office of William Ware Peck, now U. S. Judge in

Montana. Early in 1870 he bi^came associated with

AVebster & Craig. On the invitation of Manton

Marble, in 1872, he became a reporter on the New

York World, and remained in that capacity until

1877. During his connection with the World he en-

I tered the University Law School, graduating with

1 honor in 1875; two years later he was the law part-

I ner of VVm. D. Hennen, author of the " Louisiana

Evening Jotirnal Almanac, 1892.


Digest," and afterward was associated with Charles
E. Coddiugton. At present he is the senior member
of the tirm of Cantor & Van Schaick, lawyers. He
is an active member and former trustee of the New
York Press Club. Mr. C. was one of the Demo-
cratic speakers during the Hancock campaign, and
the State campaigns that followed, and also delegate
at large to the Democratic State Convention in 1884.
In 1883, he was candidate for the nomination for
State Senator in the luth district, and caused a dead-
lock in ihe Conference Committee, which culmi-
nated in the nomination of Hon. J. Hampden Kobb.
He is a member of the Tammany Society, and has
been alternate delegate to several State Conventions
and a delegate to County Conventions since 1877.
He was a member of Assembly in 1885, serving on
the Committees on Public Printing, Petitions of
Alien.s, the Special Committee to escort remains of
ex-President Grant from the State Capitol to place
of interment; and of the Special Committee of the
Democratic minority to draft an address to the peo-
ple of the State ; in 1S86, serving on Judiciary, Re-
vision, Two-thirds and Three-tifths Bills ; and in 1887,
serving on the Committees on Judiciary, Revision,
Claims and Rules. He was a member of the Senate
in 1888, '89, serving on the Committee on Cities ;
1890, '91, serving on Finance, Canals, General Laws
and Engrossed Bills ; and was re-elected by a plu-
rality of '(,627, his opponents being Lerov B. Crane
(Rep.), Matthew F. Neville (Co. Dem.), F. J. Jahns
(Soc), and Albert T. Hul'. (Pro. "). His plurahty in
1887 was 5,833, and in 1889 it was 5,6.36. Mr. C. was
the Democratic nominee for President i^ro ttm. of the
Senate in 1888 and 1890, and was chosen as such at
the opening of the present session.

Eleventh District.

(23d and 24th wards, and parts of the 11th, 20th and
22d wards of New York city.)

GEORGE W. PLUNKITT (Tarn. Dem.), of New
York city. Mr. P. was born in the twenty-second
ward of the city of New York, in a place called " Ne-
gro Village," which now constitutes a portion of
Central Park, on the 17th day of November, 1842.
His ancestors were Irish. At about the age of eleven
years he left the public schools and found employ-
ment driving a horse and cart in a dirt bank at three
shillings a day. This he remained at for some time,
afterward entering the brush-making business as an
apprentice at twelve shillings per week. This lat-
ter he remained at but a short time, apprenticing
himself to Francis Davidson, a butcher. Having
served his time, Mr. Davidson started him in the
business in Washington Market, where he continued
for twenty-one years. He sold out the business in
1876 and embarked in the business of harbor trans-
portation and general contractor. As early as 1866
he was a candidate for Assembly, but failing to re-
ceive the indorsement of the regular Democratic or-
ganization, he was defeated. But he polled a vote of
1,859, which, considering the fact that he was a
"stump" candidate, shows that even then, a mere
boy, he possessed great personal popularity. In
1868, as the Tammany nominee for Assembly, "he was
elected by a plurality of about 1,500 in a triangular
contest. He was re-elected the following November
over the Democratic union and the Republican can-
didates. Elected to the Board of Aldermen, 1870,
he served in 1870, '71, '72 and part of 1873 with much
credit to himself and satisfaction to his constituents
in defending the laboring classes and improving the
west side of New York. He was elected to the Sen-
ate in 1883 and re-elected in 1885, and during his term
of four years he never was defeated on the floor of
the Senate or had a bill vetoed by either Governors
Cleveland or Hill. Mr. Plunkitt is an eloquent and
convincing debater, and is well informed on all
questions concerning New York city. He was
chosen to the present Senate by a plurality of 7,141,
his opponents being Michael J. Fenton (Rep.), Fran-
cis D. Hoyt (Co. Dem.), Jacob Klaiber (Soc. Lab.),
and Wm. E. Gofr(Pro.). The Democratic plurality
in 1889 was 8,349.

Twelfth District.

(Counties of Rockland and Westchester, Pop.127,611.)
Ferry, Westchester county. Mr. M. was born in
Scotland, December 19, 1854 ; attended the common
schools until the age ot thirteen, and graduated
from New York University Lavv College with degree
of LL. B. in 1880. In early life he worked in a
grocery store at Dobbs Ferry and Irvington; at the
age ot twenty he accepted the offer of an important
clerkship in New York city and filled it, devoting his
spare time to hard study. In May, 1880 he was ad-
mitted to the Bar at Poughkeeusie, and has since
practiced the profession of law. He has always been
a Democrat; was a member of the Board of Educa-
tion, Dobbs Ferry, 1881-83; counsel for the village
of Dobbs Ferry, 1881-84 ; and is now Corporation
Counsel of Dobbs Ferry. In December, 1886, he was
appointed Deputy Collector, New York Custom
House, and served as such under Collectors Magone
and Erhardt until March 15, 1890, when he resigned
to resume the practice of law. In January, 1887, he
was appointed a manager of the Hudson River
Hospital for the Insane, at Poughkeepsie, which
office he still holds; and was appointed by the Board
of Supervisors of Westchester county as a member
of the commission authorized by the act of 1890. to
consider the question of uniting New York city,
Brooklyn and adjoining territory under one munici-
pal head. He was a member of Assembly in 1885,
serving on the Committees on Insurance, Villages
and the Special Committee on Civil Code and Re-
vision of the Statutes; in 1886, serving on Appropria-
tions, Insurance and Rules; and in 1891, serving as
chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, and
acting as leader of the majority. He was elected to
the Senate by aplurality of 2,319, his. opponents being
Bradford Rhodes (Rep.) and Daniel R. Wood (Pro. ).
The Republican plurality in 1889 was 2,717. In the
Assembly, he actively supported the Niagara Park
and Adirondack Forest bills.

Thirteenth District.

(Counties of Orange and Sullivan. Population'120,187.)
Orange county. Mr. R. was born at Lawrence,
Mass., May 10, 1848. He is a member of an old and
honored family, the founder of which came to this
country from England in 1632. His father and
grandfather were both ministers ; his great-grand-
father on his father's side, Capt. John Richardson,
served in the Revolution, and was wounded at the
battle of Stillwater. His maternal ancestors also
served during the Revolution, his great-grandfather,
Daniel Collins, having entered the army at the age
of seventeen, and remaining until the close of the
war. Mr. R. 's boyhood was spent at Nesvburyport,
Mass. , and Providence, R. J., where his education
was obtained in the public schools. At the age of
fifteen he left school and entered a drug store in
Providence, where he remained two years, removing
to Paterson, N. J., where he was in the .«ame busi-
ness one year. A trip to Havana and the Bahamas
left him stranded in New York with but seventy-
three cents in his pocket. He soon secured a posi-
tion in a hardware store at Paterson, N. J.; four
years later he, in company with another person,
bought the concern and conducted the business five
j'ears, and was connected with the feed business two
years longer. Mr. Richardson then removed to
Orange county, N. Y., purchasing a large farm near
Goshen, which has (since become one of the most
productive in Orange county. He was one of the
founders of the Orange County Farmers' Association,
and a year later was chosen President, serving as
such during the famous milk war of 1883 and since.
He has always been a Republican; was a member of
the Board of Education of Paterson, N. J., during
his residence in that city, and a Presidential elector
In 1888. He was a member of the last Senate, serv-
ing as Chairman of the Committees on Public Health
and Agriculture, and member of Commerce and
Navigation, Taxation and Retrenchment, and Roads
and Bridges; and was re-elected by a plurality of 607,


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his opponents being C. Fred. Lamont (Dem.) and
Gabriel Seelej- (rto.). His plurality iu 1S89 was 282.

Fourteenth District.

(Counties of Ulster, Schoharie and Greene. Popu-
lation 153,234.)

Catskill, Greene countj\ Mr. B. was born in the
town of Jewett, Greene county, February 3, 1849.
He was prepared for college at Stamford Seminary,
Delaware county, and was graduated from Yale in
1875. In that year he was elected School Commis-
sioner for the first district of Greene county and
was re-elected in 1878 aud 1881, serving nine years.
He studied law with James B. Olney and was ad-
mitted to the bar in January, 1885. Sinee then he
has been engaged in the active practice of the law.
lie was elected to the Senate by a plurality ot 2,788,
his opponents being Jacob I.Werner (Rep.) and
Uiram Brown (Pro.). The Democratic plurality in
1SS9 was 3,620.

Fifteeuth District.

(Counties of Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam.
Population, 139,653.)

EDWARD B. OSBORNE (Dem.), of Poughkeep-
sie, Dutchess county. Mr. 0. was born of New Eng-
land parents, at Northampton, Mass., August 3,
1814. and was educated at the printer's case. When
thirteen years of age he entered the office of the
Northampton Gazette, as an apurentice : from 1834-5
he was foreman of the Salem Landmark, then organ
of the Kev. Dr. Cheever in his famous " Deacon
Giles Distillery" controversy; in 1836- he was pub-
lisher and editor of the Quincy Patriot, then home
organ of John Quincy Adams in his struggle in
Congress for the right of petition ; from 1837 to 1853
he was editor and publisher of the Danbury, Conn.,
Times. In 1853 he removed to Poughkeepsie and
purchased the American of that city, changing its
name to the Dutchess Democrat, which in 1856, was
combined with the Telegraph. Mr. Osborne con-
tinued as editor and proprietor of the paper, doing
important service for iiis party, until 1883, when he

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