value of real
value of per-
$.52,303,978 96 1.737
24, .568, 347
6, 933, 885
5, 577, .5.54
24, 129, 560
5, 539, 040
Corrected ■ 2
2, 058, 137
1,. 508, 563
8' - l,l
192, c r
874, 7 jl
* No returns. Valuations are taken from previous year.
State Tax— Hon Levied.
The State tax of 1884 is levied for the following purposes : For schools, 1 f.f-lOOOmills ; for
poses 9W00 mills; for canals, 57-KK) mills. Total, 2 23-40 mills 7,^l<;^^i" U^Ji*^'^^^^^^^^
The gross valuation in 1884 was $3,014,591,372. Increase in ten years, $840,283,499. lncr«a»e
of 1884 compared with 1883, $142,334,047.
Evening Journal Almanac, 1885.
NEW YORK LEGISLATUEE.
The Senate consists of 32 members, who are elected in November of every alternate odd numbered year,
id hold their otfice for two vears from the first of January next succeeding. The State is divided into
distncts, each electing one Senator. The Senators receive an annual salary of §1,500 and also fl for each
n miles of travel in going to or returning from the place of meeting once in each session. Ten dollars
r day in addition is allowed when the Senate alone is convened in extraordinary session, or when acting
a court tor the trial of impeachments.
DENNIS McCarthy (Rep.), Pi-esident.
JOHN W. VROOMAN (Rep.), Chrh.
B. GAGE BERRY (Rep.), Assistant Clerk.
uffolk and Queens counties. Population, 136,219.)
JAMES OTIS (Rep.), of Beliport, Suffolk county,
r. 0. was born in New York city, October 12, 1836,
d is a farmer. He was Captain and Major of the
i Regiment, N. G., S. N. T., and served with the
igiment at Harper's Ferry, 1862, and in Pennsyl-
iiia, 1863. He was elected to the Senate by a ma-
•itv of 1,235* over Benjamin W. Downing (Dem.)
|ie majority in 1881 was 1,743.
%t, 2d, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 12th and 22d wards
pf Brooklyn and towns of Flatbush, Gravesend
ind New Utrecht, Kings county.)
JOHN J. KIERNAN (Dem.), of Brooklyn (56
%rs,i place). Mr. K. was born in Brooklyn, Febru-
' 1, 1847, educated in private academies, and is a
.ancial and telegraphic news agent. He was a
' ?niber of the last Senate, serving on the Comrait-
5s on Commerce and Navigation, Insurance, Public
inting ana Public Expenditures, being Chairman
Insurance, and was elected to the present Senate
a majority of 8.45S over Timothy Plunkett (Rep.)
s majority in 1881 was 8, 236.
9jl, 4th, 7th, 11th, 13th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 23d wards
3 of Brooklyn.)
?A.LBERT DAGGETT (Rep.), of Brooklyn (93
rtford avenue), Mr. D. was born in Troy, N. Y.,
irch 19, 1845 ; was educated at Troy and Pough-
epsie, and is a banker and broker. During the war
served on thestafif of Gen. Charles Hughes, agent
the State for recruiting in the northern counties.
3 also held a confidential position in the State de-
rtraent during the administration of Secretarj'^
ward. He has always been a Republican ; was
eriff of Kings county, 1876-78 ; has been Deputy
d Acting Collector of Internal Revenue in New
•rk city ; has been a member of all the National
4|d State Republican Conventions lield since 1868 ;
d was elected to the Senate by a majority of 2,227
,! er John H. Doscher (Dem. ) The Republican
ijority in 1881 was 8,902.
ilth, 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th wards of
^Brooklyn, and towns of New Lots and Flatlands,
JOHN' C. JACOBS (Dem.), of Brooklyn. Mr,
was born in Lancaster, Penn., December 16,
iS ; is a descendant of revolutionary stock, and of
vmau origin on the maternal side ; received a com-
Dn school education, leaving school at the age of
has been a printer and journalist, and is now a
vvyer, and interested in insurance ; was for several
ars the Albany correspondent of the New York
arid and other papers, and was a war correspond-
t of New York journals during McClellan's cam-
ign ; he was an unsuccessful candidate for mem-
r of Assembly in 1863 and 1865, running against
C. Perry the first year and W. W. Goodrich the
cond, and the Democratic candidate for clerk of
e House in 1864. He was elected to the Assembly
p 1866, and served in that body continuously until
r3, his majority being usually larger than the State
• The vote for Senators is given on pa^e 82.
GOSS (Rep.), Sergeant-ai-Arms.
TANNER (Rep.), Stenographer.
ticket received. In 1869 he served on the Committee
on Commerce and Navigation, and several speci»l
committees, and in 1870 was Chairman of the Com-
mittee on Ways and Means aiid a member ot 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 i ules. He was a member of
the Senate in 1874, '75. '76, '77, '78, '79, from the then
third district, and in 1880, '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 the present Senate by a majority of 163
over David Lindsay (Rep.) His majority in 1873 was
3,284, in 1875,39, in 1877, 5,157, in 1879, 2,184. in 1881,431.
(Richmond county, and 1st, 2d, .^d, 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 ot Assem-
bly, 1867-70, '81, '82, '83, serving in 1881 on Comn.ittees
on Charitable and Religious S< cieties, and Joint Li-
brary ; in 1882, as Chairman of Cities, and menibertd
Two-thirds and Three-fiftlis Bills and Rules, and in
1883 as Chairman of Cities, ani member of Miliiia,
Two-thirds and Three-fifths Bills and Rules. He
was elected to the Senate by a majority of 6,193 ovei
James J. Slevin (Tam. Dem.) The Republicans
made no nomination. The Democratic majority in
1881 was 200. His majoritv for tlie 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 citv.)
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; his parents removed to
New York city when he was five years of cige. 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 otflce of the
County Clerk of New York ; was formerly a member
of the Tammany Hall General Committee ; was a
member of Assembly in 1868, serving as Chairman of
the Committee on Roads and Bridges, and member of
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 1872 member ol
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 1883, serv-
EvEA'iNG Journal ALMANAC, 1885.
ing 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
(Tam. Dem.), the Republicans making no nomina-
tion. His plurality for the Assembly in 1882 was
719. The Tammany Democratic majority in 1881 was
(lOth and 17th wards and part of the 15tli, 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 1.5, 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 (Tam. Dem.) His ma-
joritv 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
city (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, 1865; 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
citv (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 sensed 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
Ilast 34th street). Mr. R. was bom 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.
Eleventh District. '
(23d and 24th wards, and parts of the 11th, 20th am
22d wards ot New York city.) i
GEORGE W. PLUNKITT (Tam. Dem.), of Ne-v]
York city (442 West Fifty-first street). Mr. P. wai
born in the Third Ward of New .York city (" Neg
Village"), November 17. 1842, of Irish ancestry, an^,
educated in the public schools of New York city] *
He was a butcher in Washington Market for twentyA
one years, and is now engaged in harbor transporta-1
tion ; was Alderman in 1870, '71 and '72, and was^.
member of Assembly in 1S69 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 Den.o-
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 ging Prison, 1869-'72.
and was a member of Assembly in 1868, serving on
the Committees on Railroads, State Prisons and Sub-K
Committee of the Whole. He was a member of the^
last Senate, serving as Chairman of the Committet
on State Prisons anil member of Judiciary, Engrosseii
Bills and Claims, and was elected to the presenj
Senate by a majority of 827 over Frederick W. HoUJ
(Rep.) His plurality in 1881 was 2,051. \j
Thirteenth District. 3
(Counties of Orange and Sullivan. Population , i
HENRY R. LOW (Rep.), of Middletown. Orangd,
county. Mr. L was born at Fallsburgh, Sullivaij.
county, September 23, 1826. He was named afte|>
his great grandfather, Henry Reynolds, who wal")
badly wounded and left for dead by Tories in tha ''
Revolution, and was the first Member of Assembly
from Sullivan county. His grandfather was a sof
dier in Washington's army. He was educated a
Napanoch Classical School in Ulster county, and a j
the State Normal School at Albany. In early lift ,
he was teacher in common schools, and was one o»
the founders and a teacher in Monticello Academy J
Afterward he studied law and practiced that pro]
fession until about seven years ago, and is at presl'
ent engaged in farming and manufacturing, and i^,
a dealer in real estate. Previous to the Rebellioij!
he was a Douglas Democrat, and since that perioij
he has been a Republican. He was elected Jus/
tice of the Peace while a law student. Afterwart
he served as County Judge and Surrogate of Sulli
van county two terms During the Rebellion hi
served as Chairman of the Sullivan county wa ji
committee, and was also a member of the Unioi i*'
State Central Committee. He was a member of th(
State Senate, 1662, '63, '65-'67, the session of 186-
being consumed in the contest with Gen. A. C
Niven for the seat, which in 1865 was awarded to Mi
Low. In the Senate he served on the Committee
on Judiciary, Finance and Railroads, and was thi
author of the soldiers' voting bill, and identifieil
with most of the legislation during the war. H
was elected to the present Senate by a majority
of 133 over James Mackin (Dem. ), who was electe-
to the last Senate by a plurality of 256.
Fourteenth District. f^
(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 a
Williston Seminary, Easthampton, Mass., from 185;
to 1861. Since 1864 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, 1885.
•le Senate by a plurality of 1,723, his opponents
eing James H. Crandall (Rep.) and James 0.
lenitt (Gr.) Th^Democratic plurality in 1881 was
bounties of Dutchess, Columbia and Putnam.
THOMAS NEWBOLD CDem.), of Poughkeepsie,
putchess county. Mr. N. was born in New Vork,
Way 19, 1849, and educated at schools in Poughkeep-
iie and University of Cambridge, receiving from that
nstitution the degree of B. A. He is a lawyer, and
vas 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
nties of Rensselaer and Washington,
tion, 153,220. )
RT C. COMSTOCK (Rep.), of Lan.sing-
jurgh. Mr. C. was born in Lansiugburgh, Rensse-
aer county, September 20, 1845, and educated in
)ublic schools and at Lansiugburgh Academy. He
vas admitted to the bar in 1867, and is a lawyer. He
>-as a member of Assembly in 1880, representing the
econd district of Rensselaer count}% and serving on
he Committees on General Laws, Aflfairs of Cities
iid Public Education. In 1882 he was a delegate to
he Republican State Convention. He was elected
' the Senate by a pluralitv of 1,245, his opponents
3nng Robert Hamilton (Dem.) and H. Clay Bascom
r.) The Republican' majority in 1881 was 1,142.
1 the village of Lansiugburgh, Mr. Comstock re-
ived 1,309 of the 1,779 votes cast.
' Seyenteenth District.
[ (County of Albany. Population, 147,530.)
TOHN BOYD THACHER (Dem.), of Albany.
,-. T. was born at Ballston Center, Saratoga county,
Y. , September 11,1847; his first American an-
; stor was the first pastor of the old Town Church,
J.)ston, Mass. Mr. T^was educated at Sand Lake,
county, N. Y., and Williams College,
in 1869, a classmate of Hon. Alfred C.
lapin. State Comptroller. ,He is engaged in the
"lanufacture of car wheels. He was elected to the
V nate by a niajurity of 3,127 over George L. Sted-
'>n (Rep.) The Democratic plurality in 1881 was
(Ounties of Saratoga, Fulton, Hamilton, Mont-
iromery and Schenectady. Population, 146.995.)
I "aAMES ARKELL(Rep.), of Canajoharie, Mont-
I'merv countv. Mr. A. was born in -Berkshire, Eng-
j- id. October 16, 1829. He is a descendant of Sir
igh De Aracle, 1166, who gave the family their
jrman name, and Sir George Rooke, whu captured
Ifbraltar from the Spaniards, with twenty-four men.
i1 .; was educated in the "old red school-house" at
li fnajoharie, and at Canajoharie Academy. He was
early life a farmer, but he developed a literary
ulency at an early age. and made a Free Soil
'ech at Fonda, while yet in his teens. He also lec-
•ed occasionally. He was editor of the Canajoharie
' dii for many years, and is now a paper sack manu-
'turer, employing 150 workmen. He is a member
the Board of Education, and was trustee of Cana
larle for 11 years. He was elected^to the Senate
a majority of 15,639 over James B#tley (Gr.), the
f mocrata making no nomination. The Democratic
jority at the special election in 1882 was 496, and
i Republican majority in 1881 was 6,782.
,| Nineteenth District.
lounties of Clinton, Essex and Warren, Popula-
'I tion, 107,550.)
.SHEPARD P. BOWEN (Rep.), of Plattsburgh,
inton county. Mr. B. was born in Canada, March
''4 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 ouring the years 1855-'58, 1861,
■65-"67 He was a member of Assembly in 187o, 76,
'77 "81 serving the lirst 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 liTternal Affairs, and member of 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 lias 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.)
The Republican majority in 18«1 was 7,132. Mr. G.'s
majoritv for Assembly in 1877 was 886, in 1876, 1,062,
and in 1875, 608. Mr. G. took a leading part in the
Assembly in promoting the adoption of the Code
of Civil Procedure, in pushing forward temperance
legislation, and in defense of the Normal Schools.
(Counties of Oswego and Jefferson. Population,
FREDERICK LANSING (Rep.), of Watertown.
Mr. L. was born at Manheim, Herkimer county,
February 16, 1838, and educated in Little Falls
Academy. He is a lawyer ; has always been a Re-
publican; was acting Adjutant of the Eighth New
York Cavalry from June 23, 1863. until October 11,
1863, when ho was badly wounded and was discharged
on account of disability May 16, 1864. He was a
member of the Jaf^t Senate, serving on the Commit-
tees on Cities, Public Expenditures, Claims and Re-
trenchment ; and was re-elected by a majority of 625
over James A. Clark (Dem.) His majority in 1881
was 5, 295.