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Mr. Kiernan's votes are as follows: Comstock excise bill
No. Nooney excise bill. ...
AYE. Aqueduct commission bill...
AYE. Bruns department-of-public-works bill.....
LUCAS L. VAN ALLEN. 7TH ASSEMBLY DIS
[7 h Assembly district bounded by W. 230 St., Broad
way, Bleecker St., Carmine St., 6th Ave., Wash-
House, 24 University Place. Member of standing committees (1) on judiciary, (2) on general laws, (3) on charitable and religious societies, (4) on two-thirds and three-fifths bills.
He introduced about eighteen bills. Among them
Incorporating the New York and Hudson Valley Aqueduct Company for supplying the cities of New York, Brooklyn and other cities and villages of the Hudson River valley with pure water (No. 18.-G. O. 13.-Int. 60).
An act to improve the condition and operations of the sinking fund of the city of New York. Section I. “ No bonds or stocks of the city of New York hereafter issued shall be made payable from the sinking fund of said city for the redemption of the city debt, or form a charge upon the same” (No. 19. --G. O. 14.-Int. 61).
Amending consolidation act of 1882 in relation to the department of docks, declaring it to be one of the departments of the city government, defining its powers and duties, etc. (No. 20.-G. 0. 15.-Int. 59).
Amending consolidation act of 1882 by extending to legal proceedings brought against city officers for misconduct the principle that no appropriation or payment shall be made to any but the prevailing party. The principle was applied under the law as it stood only to cases of contesting the title to offices (No. 77.—G. O. 60.- Int. 63). This bill became a law (Chap. 246, laws 1886).
“An act to authorize the board of fire commissioners “ of the city of New York to inquire into and determine “ the claim of Gilbert R. Merritt to be placed upon the “ pension roll of the fire department of said city” (No. 156.-G. 0. 122.--Int. 230). This bill became a law (Chap. 237, laws 1886).
Increasing the salary of the official interpreter of the city court of New York from $1,500 to $2,000 (No. 642. -G. O. 470.-Int. 904).
“ An act to improve the condition and operation of “ the sinking fund of the city of New York, and to “ create a separate sinking fund to redeem the stocks “ issued by the city of New York, to pay the expenses “ of supplying said city with pure and wholesome “ water” (No. 919.-G. O. 663.—Int. 586).
Amending consolidation act of 1882 in relation to the jurisdiction of courts to reduce or strike out assessments for local improvements (No. 1006.-G. 0. 743.Int. 1252).
Some of the general bills which he introduced became laws.
Mr. Van Allen is on record as favoring the merit system in the civil service.
His votes are : Comstock excise bill...
.. Aye. Nooney excise bill....
No. Aqueduct commission bill.
. AYE. Bruns department-of-public-works bill..
CHARLES SMITH. 8TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.
[8th Assembly district bounded by Stanton St., Clinton
St., Rivington St., Norfolk St., Division St., and
House, Bowery and Bayard Street.
Member of standing committees (1) on appropriations, (2) on commerce and navigation, (3) on state prisons, (4) on expenditures of the executive department.
He introduced one bill:
Allowing applicants to whom the excise commis. sioners of a city have refused licenses to appeal to a court of record for a writ of mandamus compelling tbe commissioners to grant licenses (No. 702.-G. 0. 540.--Int. 268). A very bad bill, solely for the benefit of the “ liquor interest.” It became a law (Chap. 496, laws 1886).
He seems to have been opposed to the merit system in the civil service ; he was one of the chief promoters of the Nooney excise bill; and his record is bad in every particular.
Mr. Smith's votes are : Comstock excise bill...
... Did not vote. Nooney excise bill.....
. Aye. Aqueduct commission bill.
. Aye. Bruns department-of-public-works bill. ....... Aye.
JOHN D. NAUGLE. 9TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT.
[9th Assembly district bounded by W. 16th St., 8th
Ave., W. 4th St., Washington Place, 6th Ave.,
TRUCKMAN; 319 Washington St.
House, 153 Charles St.
Member of standing committees (1) on privileges and elections, (2) on civil divisions.
He introduced one bill :
“ An act for the better protection of life and property.” Prohibiting the manufacture of illuminating oil from crude petroleum within five miles of the limits of cities of the State with a population of five hundred thousand or over (No. 197.-G. O. 154.- Int. 158).
His attitude towards the merit system in the civil service seems to have been unfriendly,
His votes are:
Comstock excise bill....
No. . AYE. AYE. AYE.
CHARLES A. BINDER. 10TH ASSEMBLY DIS
[10th Assembly district bounded by St. Mark's Place,
Tompkins Sq., Ave. B., Clinton St., Stanton St.,
REPUBLICAN. LAWYER; 103 Second Ave.
House, 109 Seventh St.
Member of standing committees (1) on affairs of cities, (2) on federal relations, (3) on joint library.
He introduced two bills, both of private character:
Authorizing the comptroller to examine claim and to pay to the widow of John A. Stemmler his salary as justice of the 7th judicial district court for the years 1870, '71, 72, and '73, during which time he was “wrongfully withheld from office” (No. 572.-G. O. 430.-Int. 764).
“ To release the interest of the people of the state of “ New York in and to the lands of which James Rich“ards died seized, to Jane Richards, widow of said “ James Richards, deceased ” (No. 603.--3d R’d'g.– Int. 761). This bill became a law (Chap. 170, Laws 1886).