27, 149 45
$2,872,257,325 $6,235,670 65 $50,901,277 8S
180, 126 86
value of real
value of per-
1.712 $2,664,459,199 $345,653,899 $3,015,850,885
* No retun
Valuations are taken from previous year.
State Tax— How Levied.
The State tax of lSS3is levied for the following purposes: For schools, 1 79-1000 mills ; for general pur-
poses, 1 124-1000 mills ; for canals, 1 47-1000 mills. Total 3i mills, which will yield $9,334,836. 31.
The gross valuation in 18S3 was $2,872,257,325. Increase in ten years. $742,630,939. Increase of valuation
of 1883 compared with 1862, $88,574 ,75S.
Evening Journal Alii an ac, I884.
NEW YOKK LEGISLATUEE.
The Senate consists of 32 members, who are elected in November of every alternate odd numbered year,
and hold their office 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 salarv of §1,500 and also SI for each
ten miles of travel in going to or returning from the place of meeting once in each session. Ten dollars
per day in addition is allowed when the Senate alone is convened in extraordinarv session, or when acting
as a court for the trial of impeachments. The Lieutenant-Governor is ex-officio President of the Senate °
DAVID B. HILL (Dem), President.
JOHN W. VROOMAN (Rep.), Clerk.
B. GAGE BERRY (Rep. ), Assistant Clerk.
DENNIS MCCARTHY (Rep.), President pro tempore.
GEORGE A. GOSS (Rep ), Sergeant-at-Arms.
HUDSON C. TANNER (Rep.). Stenographer.
(Suffolk and Queens counties. Population, 136,219. )
JAMES OTIS (Rep. ), of Bellport, Suffolk county.
Mr. 0. was born in New York city, October 12, 1836,
and is a farmer. He was Captain and Major of the
22d Regiment, N. G., S. N. Y., and served with the
Regiment at Harper's Ferry, 1862, and in Pennsyl-
vania, 1863. He was elected to the Senate by a ma-
jority of 1,235* over Benjamin W. Downing (Dem.)
The majority in 1881 was 1,743.
(1st, 2d, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th 12th and 22d wards
of Brooklyn and towns of Flatbush, Gravesend
and New Utrecht, Kings county.)
JOHN J. KIERNAN (Dem.), of Brooklyn (56
First place). Mr. K. was born in Brooklyn, Febru-
ary 1, 1847, educated in private academies, and is a
financial and telegraphic news agent. He was a
member of the last Senate, serving on the commit-
tees on Commerce and Navigation. Insurance, Public
Printing and Public Expenditures, being Chairman
of Insurance, and was elected to the present Senate
by a majority of 8.45S over Timothy Plunkett (Rep.)
His majority in 1881 was 8,236.
(3d, 4th, 7th, llth,'13th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 23d wards
ALBERT DAGGETT (Rep.), of Brooklyn (93
Bedford avenue). Mr. D. was born in Troy, N. Y.,
March 19, 1845 ; was educated at Troy and Pough-
keepsie, and is a banker and broker. During the war
he served on the staff of Gen. Charles Hughes, agent
of the State for recruiting in the northern counties.
He also held a confidential position in the State de-
partment during the administration of Secretary
Seward. He has always been a Republican ; was
Sheriff of Kings county, 1876-78 ; has been Deputy
and Acting Collector of Internal Revenue in New
York city ; has been a member of all the National
and State Republican Conventions held since 1868 ;
and was elected to the Senate by a majority of 2,227
over John H. Doscher (Dem.) The Republican
majority in 1881 was 8", 902.
(14th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th wards of
Brooklyn, and towns of New Lots and Flatlands,
in Kings county.
JOHN C. JACOBS (Dem.), of Brooklyn. Mr.
J., was born in Lancaster, Penn., December 16,
1838; is a descendant of revolutionary stock, and of
German origin on the maternal side ; received a com-
mon school education, leaving school at the age of
14 ; has been a printer and journalist, and is now a
lawyer, and interested in insurance ; was for several
years the Albany correspondent of the New York
'World and other papers, and was a war correspond-
ent of New York journals during McCleilan's cam-
paign; he was an unsuccessful candidate for mem-
ber of Assembly in 1863 and 1865, running against
J. C. Perry the first year and W. W. Goodrich the
secon<i, and the Democratic candidate for Clerk of
the House in 1864. He was elected to the Assembly
in 1S66, and served in that body continuously until
1873, his majority being usually larger than the State
*The full vote for Senators is given on pages 67-69.
ticket received. In 1869 he served on the Committee
on Commerce and Navigation and several special
committees, and in 1870 was Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Ways and Means and a member of the
Committees on Insurance and Grievances ; in 1871 he
was a member of Grievances, Judiciary and Ways
and Means, and chairman of the latter ; in 1872 he
was a member of Ways and Means and Petitions of
Aliens, and in 1873 he was a member of Ways and
Means, Insurance and Rules. He was a member of
the Senate in 1874, '75, '76, '77, "78, '79, 'from the then
third district, and in 18e0, 81, from the fourth dis-
trict, serving on the Committees on Finance, Cities,
Privileges and Elections, Printing, Grievances and
Rules. In 1882-'3, he served on the Committees on
Finance, Banks, Retrenchment and Rules. He was
elected to th'e present Senate bv a majoritv of 163
over David Lindsay (Rep. ) His majoritv in 1873 was
3,284, in 1875, 39, in 1877, 5,157, in 1879, 2,184, in 1881, 431.
(Richmond county, and 1st, 2d, 3d, 5th, 6th, 8th, 14th,
and parts of the 4th and 9th wards of New York.)
MICHAEL C. MURPHY (County and Irving Hall
Dem.), of New York city (441 Washington street).
Mr. M. was born in Kilmallock, Limerick county,
Ireland, March 7, 1839 ; came to America at the age
of nine; was educated in the public schools of New
York city ; is a compositor; was a member of Assem-
bly, 1867-70, 81, '82, '83, serving, in 1881, on Committees
on Charitable and Religious Societies, and Joint Li-
brary ; in 1882, as Chairman of Cities, and member of
Two-thirds and Three-fifths Bills and Rules, and in
1883, as Chairman of Cities, and member of Militia,
Two-thirds and Three-fifths Bills and Rules. He
was elected to the Senate by a majority of 6,193 over
James J. Slevin (Tarn. Dem.) The Republicans
made no nomination. The Democratic majority in
1881 was 200. His majority for the Assembly in 1882
was 2, 969, in 1881, 1,222, and in 1880, 869.
(7th, 11th and 13th wards, and part of the 4th ward
of New York city. )
TIMOTHY J. CAMPBELL (Co. and Irving Hall
Dem.), of New York (14 Columbia street). Mr. C.
was_born in county Cavan, Ireland, of Scotch-Irish
ancestry, in January, 1840; bis parents removed to
New York city when he was five years of age. He
is a printer by trade, and at one time, for a few
months, was connected with the Augusta, Ga. , Des-
patch. He now practices law in New York city.
He was connected with the old Volunteer Fire De-
partment ; served several years in the office of the
County Clerk of New York ; was formerly a member
of the Tammany Hall General Committee; w T as a
member of Assembly in 1868, serving as Chairman of
the Committee on Roads and Bridges, and member ot
Internal Affairs: in 1869, as a member of Cities, hold-
ing the same position in 1870, and also Chairman of
Petitions of Aliens; in 1871 he was member of
Cities and Roads and Bridges; in 1S72 member of
Commerce and Navigation and Two-thirds and
Three-fifths Bills, and in 1873 member of Public
Education and Grievances. He was re-elected to the
Assembly In 1875, and served as Chairman of State
Charitable Institutions and member of Cities. Sub-
sequently he held the office of City Judge for several
years. He was a member of Assembly in 18S3, serving
Evening Journal Almanac, 188 4.
as Chairman of Rules and member of Insurance and
Sub-Committee of the Whole. He was elected to
the Senate by a majority of 5,744 over Edward McCue
(Tarn. Dem.), the Republicans making no nomina-
tion. His plurality for the Assembly in 1882 was
719. The Tammany Democratic majority in 1881 was
(10th and 17th wards and part of the 15th, 18th and
21st wards of New York city.)
JAMES DALY (Co. Dem.), of New York city (230
East Twelfth street). Mr. D. was born in Ireland,
August 15, 1844, and received his education in Queens
College, Galway, being intended for holy orders. Since
the completion of his studies,however,he has been en-
gaged in mercantile pursuits, and is now a stock and
bond broker. He became connected with .New York
politics in 1870, when he was identified with the Re-
form movement in opposition'to the Tammany regime,
He was a member of Assembly in 1874, 1875 and 1878,
serving as chairman of the Committee on Cities in
1875, and being identified with the Canal Reform and
Excise measures in 1878. He was a member of the
last Senate, serving as Chairman of Public Health
and Grievances, and member of Cities and Com-
merce and Navigation, and was re-elected by a plu-
rality of 1,841, his opponents being John E. Brodsky
(Rep.) and Francis Dugro (Tarn. Dem.) His ma-
jority in 1881 was 2,356, and the Republican plurality
in 1879 was 428. In the last Senate he advocated the
Aqueduct and Telegraph bills.
(16th ward and parts of the 9th, 15th, 18th, 20th and
21st wards of New York city.)
FREDERICK S. GIBBS (Rep.), of New York
citv (15 Park place). Mr. G. was born at Seneca
Falls, N. Y., March 22, 1845; educated in public
schools and academy, 1854-'60 ; was formerly a
clerk, and is now a merchant. He enlisted in the
army in July, 1860, and was promoted to corporal
September, 1862; sergeant, January 1, 1864; ser-
geant-major, September, 1864 ; 2d Lieutenant, March
1, 1S65; and breveted 1st Lieutenant in July, 1865.
He was wounded at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864, and
in front of Petersburg, Va. , April 2, 1865. He was a
candidate for the Senate in 1881, but was defeated,
and was elected to the present Senate by a plurality of
7,359, his opponents being John W. Browning (Tam.
Dem.), who was elected to the last Senate by a plu-
rality of 739, and James Dunne (Co. Dem.)
(Parts of the 18th, 19th and 21st wards of New York
JOHN J. CULLEN (Tam. Dem.), of New York
city (234 East Fortieth street). Mr. C. was born in
Ireland, December 21, 1845, educated in public
schools in New York city, and is a dry goods dealer.
During the war of the rebellion he served three
years in the army of the Potomac, under Gen. Sher-
idan. He has always been a Democrat, and was
never before a candidate for a political office. He
was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 648, his
opponents being James Fitzgerald (Co. Dem.), who
was elected to the last Senate by a majority of 2,211,
and Joseph P. Jardine (Ind. )
(Parts of the 12th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22d wards of
New York city. )
J. HAMPDEN ROBB (Dem.), of New York city (52
East 34th street). Mr. R. was born in Philadelphia,
Penn., October 27, 1846; educated at Sillig's School,
Vevay, Switzerland, Churchill's Military School,
Sing Sing, N. Y. , and Harvard College ; is a banker
and dealer in cotton, and Commissioner of the Ni-
agara Park Reservation. He married the daughter
of Nathaniel Thayer, of Boston, and eldest grand-
daughter of Gen. Stephen Van Rensselaer, of Al-
bany, N. Y. He was a member of Assembly in 1882,
serving as Chairman of the Committee on Banks and
member of Ways and Means, Claims and Federal
Relations, and was elected to the Senate by a ma-
jority of 3,608 over Ethan Allen (Rep.) The Demo-
cratic majority in 1881 was 1,486.
(23d and 24th wards, and parts of the 11th, 20th and
22d wards of New York city.)
GEORGE W. PLUNKITT (Tam. Dem.), of New
York city (442 West Fifty-first street). Mr. P. was
born in the Third Ward of New York city (" Negro
Village"), November 17, 1842, of Irish ancestry, and
educated in the public schools of New York city.
He was a butcher in Washington Market for twenty-
one years, and is now engaged in harbor transporta-
tion ; was Alderman in 1870, '71 and '72, and was
member of Assembly in 1869 and 1870, serving on the
Committees on Engrossed Bills, State Prisons, Insur-
ance, and Two-thirds and Three-fifths Bills. He
was elected to the Senate by a plurality of 2,533,
his opponents being Wm. H. Bellamy (Rep. ) and
Wm. W. Niles (Co. Dem.) The Tammany Demo-
cratic plurality in 1881 was 2,576.
(Counties of Rockland and Westchester. Popula-
HENRY C. NELSON (Dem.) of Sing Sing, West-
chester county. Mr N. was born at Sing Sing. July
29, 1838, and was educated at private and public
schools in early life, and at New York College (form-
erly Free Academy), in 1851, '52. He is a lawyer;
was agent and Warden of Sing Sing Prison, 1869-72,
and was a member of Assembly in 1868, serving on
the Committees on Railroads, State Prisons and Sub-
Committee of the Whole. He was a member of the
last Senate, serving as Chairman of the Committee
on State Prisons and member of Judiciary, Engrossed
Bills and Claims, and was elected to the present
Senate by a majority of 827 over Frederick W. Holla
(Rep.) His plurality in 1881 was 2,051.
(Counties of Wayne and Sullivan. Population,
HENRY R. LOW (Rep. ), of Middletown, Orange
county. Mr. L. was born at Fallsburgh, Sullivan
county, September 23, 1826. He was named after
his great grandfather, Henry Reynolds, who was
badly wounded and left for dead by Tories in the
Revolution, and was the first Member of Assembly
from Sullivan county. His grandfather was a sol-
dier in Washington's army. He was educated at
Napanoch Classical School in Ulster county, and at
the State Normal School at Albany. In early life
he was teacher in common schools, and was one of
the founders and a teacher in Monticello Academy.
Afterward he studied law and practiced that pro-
fession until about seven years ago. and is at pres-
ent engaged in farming and manufacturing, and is
a dealer in real estate. Previous to the Rebellion
lie was a Douglas Democrat, 'and since that period
he has been a Republican. He was elected Jus-
tice of the Peace while a law student. Afterward
he served as County Judge and Surrogate of Sulli-
van county two terms. During the Rebellion he
served as Chairman of the Sullivan county war
committee, and was also a member of the Union
State Central Committee. He was a member of the
State Senate, 1S62, '63, '65-'67, the session of 1864
being consumed in the contest with Gen. A. C.
Niven for the seat, which in 1865 was awarded to Mr.
Low. In the Senate he served on the Committees
on Judiciary, Finance and Railroads, and was the
author of the soldiers' voting bill, and identified
with most of the legislation during the war. He
was elected to the present Senate by a majority
of 133 over James Mackin (Dem.), who was elected
to the last Senate by a plurality of 256.
(Counties of Ulster, Schoharie and Greene. Popu-
JOHN VAN SCHAICK (Dem.), of Cobleskill,
Schoharie county. Mr. Van S. was born at Sharon,
Schoharie county, July 28, 1840, and educated at
Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., from 1858
to 1861. Since 1S64 he has practiced law. He was
School Commissioner of the second district of Scho-
harie county from 1873 to 1879, and was elected to
Evening Journal Almanac, 188 '4.
the Senate by a plurality of 1,723, his opponents
being James H. Crandall (Rep.), and James O.
Merritt (Gr.) The Democratic plurality in 1881
(Counties of Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam.
THOMAS NEWBOLD (Dem.), of Poughkeepsie,
Dutchess county. Mr. N. was born in New York
May 19, 1849. and educated at schools in Poughkeep-
sie and University of Cambridge, receiving from
that institution the degree of B. A. He is a lawyer,
and was elected to the Senate by a plurality of
5,368, his opponents being Louis F. Payn (Rep.), and
Mitchell Downing (Gr.) The Democratic plurality
in 1881 was 216.
(Counties of Rensselaer and Washington. Popula-
ALBERT C. COMSTOCK (Rep.), of Lansing-
burgh. Mr. C. was born in Lansingburgh, Rensse-
laer county, September 20, 1845, and educated in
public schools and at Lansingburgh Academy. He
was admitted to the bar in 1867, and is a lawyer. He
was a member of Assembly in 1880, representing the
second district of Rensselaer county, and serving on
the Committees on General Laws, Affairsiof Cities-and
Public Education. In 1882 he was a delegate to the
Republican State Convention. He was elected to
the Senate by a plurality of 1,245, his opponents
being Robert Hamilton (Dem.), and H. Clay Basconi
(Gr.) The Republican majority in 1881 was 1,142.
In the village of Lansingburgh, Mr. Comstock re-
ceived 1,309 of the 1,779 votes cast.
(County of Albany. Population, 147,530.)
JOHN BOYD THACHER (Dem.), of Albany.
Mr. T. was born at Ballston Centre,;Saratog'a county,
N. Y. , September 11,1847; his first American an-
cestor was the first pastor of the oil Town Church,
Boston, Mass. Mr. T. was educated at Sand Lake,
Rensselaer countv, N. Y., and Williams College,
graduating in 1869, a classmate of Hon. Alfred
C. Chapin, State Comptroller. He is engaged in the
manufacture of car wheels. He was elected to the
Senate by a malority of 3,127 over George L. Sted-
man (Rep.) The Democratic plurality in 1881 was
(Counties of Saratoga, Fulton, Hamilton, Mont-
gomery and Schenectady. Population, 146,995. )
JAMES ARKELL (Rep.), of Canajoharie, Mont-
gomery county. Mr. A. was born in Berkshire, Eng-
land, October 16, 1829. He is a descendant of Sir
Hugh DeAracle, 1166, who gave the family their
Norman name, and Sir George Rooke, who captured
Gibraltar from the Spaniards, with twenty-fourtmen.
He was educated in the " old red school-house " at
Canajoharie, and at Canajoharie Academy. He was
in early life a farmer, but he developed a literary
tendency at an early age. and made a Free Soil
speech at Fonda, while yet in his teens. He also lec-
tured occasionally. He was editor of the Canajoharie
Radii for many years, and is now a paper sack manu-
facturer, employing 150 workmen. Heisa'member
of the Board of Education, and was trustee of Cana-
joharie for 11 years. He was elected to the Senate
by a majority of 15,639 over James Bartley (Gr.), the
Democrats making no nomination. The Democratic
majority at the special election in 1882 was 496, and
the Republican majority in 1881 was 6,782.
(Counties of Clinton, Essex and Warren. Popula-
SHEPARD P. BO WEN (Rep.), of Pittsburgh,
Clinton county. Mr. B. was born in Canada, March
24, 1824; was educated in the Vermont common
schools and at Troy Academy ; was formerly a far-
mer; is now. an iron manufacturer and merchant,
and was Supervisor during the years 1855-'58, 1861,
65-'67. He was a member of Assembly in 1875,76,
"77, '81. serving the first year on the Committees on
State Prisons and Sub-Committee of the Whole the
second, as Chairman of Expenditures of the Execu-
tive Department, and member of Internal Affairs,
Trade and Manufactures and Game Laws, the third
as chairman of Internal Affairs, and memberof Rail-
roads, and Trade and Manufactures, and the fourth
as member of Banks, Claims and Civil Divisions.'
He was a member of the last Senate, serving on the
Committees on Insurance, Miscellaneous Corpora-
tions, State Prisons and Manufactures ; and was re-
elected by a majority of 1,961 over William T. Crook
(Dem. ) His majority in 1881 was 3,804.
(Counties of Franklin, Lewis and St. Lawrence.
JOHN INGERSOLL GILBERT (Rep.), of Ma-
lone, Franklin county. Mr. G. was born in Pitts-
ford, Rutland county, Vt., October 11, 1837. Both
his grandfathers were Revolutionary soldiers. He
was educated at Castleton, Vt., Seminary, North
Granville, N. Y., and Barre, Vt., Academies, and the
University of Vermont at Burlington, graduating
from the latter in 1859. He was formerly a teacher,
and was Principal of the Royalton, Vt., Academy
two years, and of the Franklin Academy at Malone
for four years. He is now a lawyer. In 1862, he de-
livered the Master's oration at the University of
Vermont Commencement. He has always been a
Republican, and was a member of Assembly in 1876,
'77, '78, serving as Chairman of" the Committees on
Engrossed Bills and Railroads in 1877, Judiciary in
1878, and of the Special Committee on Normal
Schools in 1878, and also as member of Judiciary,
Federal Relations, Indian Affairs, Engrossed Bills
and Joint Library. He was elected to the Senate by
a majority of 7,150 over William F. Creed (Dem.)