From: The Oakland Daily Evening Tribune, 19 June 1890, Page 1, Columns 5-7.
Note: [?] is used by transcriber to define any span of unintelligible characters or words.
Omissions From the Census Reports.
HELP FOR THE ENUMERATORS.
"The Tribune" Plan to Save Oakland From Mortification.
Send in the Names and Addresses of Those Who Have Not Been Recorded.
THE TRIBUNE's effort to have Oakland's census properly and completely taken, are already bearing fruit. They have stirred up the people to make efforts in the direction of having themselves and their neighbors enumerated. It is certain that unless some special effort is made between now and Monday, Oakland will make a very poor showing in the official statement of her ten years' growth. So every good citizen with a proper pride in the city should make a personal effort to see that the names of himself and family are recorded on the census lists.
In order to get some official sanction for the work of aiding the enumerators, the following telegram was sent to Supervisor of Census Anderson this morning:
OAKLAND, June 19, 1890
To [?] A. Anderson, Supervisor of Census, Sacramento: THE TRIBUNE is printing names and addresses of people not enumerated. Will you have the enumerators give them attention?
To this the following answer was received:
SACRAMENTO, June 19th
OAKLAND TRIBUNE: Oakland enumerators must obtain accurate returns, if possible. They are so ordered.
W. A. Anderson
In order to facilitate the work and to draw special attention of the enumerators to those persons who think they have been missed in the grand rounds, THE TRIBUNE will receive the names of such persons and draw the attention of the census officials to them. In addition to receiving such names at the office of the paper, arrangements have been made to have them received at the following stations by THE TRIBUNE's agents:
EAST OAKLAND-C. P. Hardenbergh's News-Stand, Brooklyn Station.
WEST OAKLAND-J. H. Story's stand at the branch Postoffice, northeast corner of Seventh and Pine streets.
MARKET STREET STATION-Bart Morgan's stand and drug store, opposite the station.
CENTRAL OAKLAND-H. D. Eliason's news stand, next door to the Postoffice, Fourteenth stree, between Washington street and Broadway.
It will not be much out of the way of anyone to leave an address at one of these places. It is only the matter of a minute to drop a line to THE TRIBUNE office with a name and an address. Every man and every woman should have enough interest in the city to do this much.
If we have a complete census it will show that our growth has been magnificent. It will show that Oakland is the second city in the State. The school census proportions show this. An honest record of the city's growth will indicate a prosperity sure to attract immigration, for these census figures and comparisons will be published broadcast [sic] all over the country. They will appear from time to time during the next ten years. It is consequently of the very greatest importance that the city should receive its fullest possible representation.
Oakland will be poorly represented at best in a census taken at this time of the year. In the first place, the floating population--farm laborers, surveyors, railroad men, and the like---are out of town at work at this season. Many have gone into the country to work in the orchards and harvest fields. The waterfront is stripped of sailors who are off on whaling and fishing cruises. A large number have gone to the Northern coast and Alaska to work in the canneries. But beyond all this, society is just in the midst of what is called the "summer exodus." Hundreds upon hundreds of people are at the seashore and the springs, or tenting in the canyons. Many houses are closed entirely. In others a servant is left in charge who cannot give the enumerators the information required. It is well known that Oakland contains more people who are financially able to enjoy a summer vacation than almost any city of its size in the country. Among the thousands who go to San Francisco early in the morning and do not return until evening, hundreds are certain to be missed.
When all these facts are taken into consideration, it is seen that Oakland is certain to have a very poor representation on the census lists, even if the enumerators are more than usually alert and even if every person at present in the city is counted. We cannot afford to lose a single name. A little energy now will prevent a great deal of mortification and "kicking" after the returns are published.
The enumerators must not take THE TRIBUNE's efforts in an unkindly spirit. We do not wish to criticise so much as we desire to help them. We recognize that the work is hard, the districts large, and the time allotted far too brief. We wish to co-operate with them, and ask every citizen to do likewise. Help the enumerators out! They need help!
Many of the names sent in to THE TRIBUNE will undoubtedly be found to be already on the lists. This is unavoidable, for numbers of people have been enumerated without their knowledge. But the enumerators must not take this as a desire to place them in a wrong light. These mistakes cannot do any harm, while the mistake of missing people will be very harmful. If the enumerators will take THE TRIBUNE's efforts in the kindly spirit in which they are offered, and not pull the other way just because people are found who have not yet been enumerated, much good will result.
The following is a list of some of the people who are impressed with the idea that they have been overlooked:
J. H. Nicholson, of 1321 Linden street, writes: "The census enumerator has surely missed my family of four persons."
J. C. Rued of 1160 Eighth street, says that his family is away in the mountains. He is only home for breakfast, dinner and the night. An enumerator came to the house and could not get from his servant the desired information. He has not since returned. In the houses of his two neighbors, the same condition prevails. In these three houses live nineteen persons.
To the Editor of The Tribune-SIR: We have not had an enumerator call at our house, 1249 Broadway. There are four of us in the house: Mr. and Mrs. E. A. [Column 6] Bushell, and Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hyde.
Others who have either written to THE TRIBUNE or given their names to TRIBUNE canvassers are:
J. E. Morris, Manager Western Union Telegraph Company.
Mr. White and Miss White, of 12[?]3 Twelfth avenue, East Oakland.
The Benjamin family, of 8[?] Jackson street.
Fred A. Farwell, [?]2 Franklin street,
I. L. Abell, 40[?] 1/2 Twelfth street.
W. H. Rhodenamel, 561 Sixteenth street.
W. G. Gray, 467 Twelfth street.
John Kearney, 473 Twelfth street.
W. D. Wharton, East Twelfth street and Second avenue.
H. Davis and family, 477 Twelfth street.
Wm. Mor[?]k, wife and two children, 764 Twenty-first street.
C. Schuster, 57[?] Thirty-fifth street.
W. Woods and wife, [?]68 Ninteenth street.
J. W. Moss, 408 Thirteenth street.
Alphonse Mervy, Fifth street, Berkeley, has six in his family.
J. A. Calhoun and John M. Calhoun, 1659 San Pablo avenue.
J. J. Heim, binder with THE TRIBUNE, 919 Jefferson street.
George W. Mo[?]is, 373 Fifth street.
J. A. Jackson, 373 Fifth street.
W. F. Rudolph, 960 Eighteenth street has seen no enumerator.
D. W. Pratt, the real estate man, of 1227 Eleventh street, has received no call. His wife, son and daughter are in the country.
Fred Becker, the butcher, lives at [?]67 Fifth street. Has a wife and two children and has not seen an enumerator.
John Martens, of 923 Magnolia street, has received no call. In his house are his wife and boy, and a sister with her boy.
C. E. Eliot, proprietor of the Henry House, says he is certain no one has called there. Besides himself in the house are his wife and their thirty-five regular residents.
C. H. Cutter, proprietor of the Ross House, says that besides his family there are forty-five regular resident roomers and boarders in his house, and he is certain that the enumerator has not been there.
B. C. Fabrique, of [?] Trestle street, says no enumerator has been at his house. There are three in his family. He thinks taht two other families in the same building have also been missed. The houses are these families are nubmered 514 and 515 Tenth street.
A. C. Mooney, of Logan & Mooney, who resides at 1426 1/2 San Pablo avenue, says that he has neither seen nor heard of a census taker.
F. A. Wilder, proprietor of the Windsor, corner of Washington and Ninth streets, says he has about fifty regular residents in the house and has received no call from the enumerator.
At the Eureka Hotel, corner of Seventh and Washington streets, it was said that an enumerator came one afternoon, looked over the register, and has not since returned.
James McBurney, and Patrick J. Murphy, of the Eureka Hotel, say they have not been enumerated.
Adam McAuley, blacksmith, of 509 Eighth street, residence Thirty-eighth Grove streets.
Chris Walker, and Thomas Walter Walker, of 972 Center street, say that an enumerator called at the house, but failed to get their names.
E. W. Norris, 901 Washington street.
J. D. Byrne, at the Arlington, a druggist at 901 Washington street, says he has not been called upon.
C. S. Downes, at the Windsor, a druggist at 901 Washington street. No call.
Charles McCarty of 70[?] Brush street has a wife and two children, and is sure he has not been placed on the list.
F. H. Buteau, West street, near Thirty-sixth. No call.
J. M. Faughman, 2045 Filbert street, says a neighbor told him the enumerator called while he was away. There are two in his family.
H. L. Hill, of 825 Kirkham street, says the enumerator refused to take his name because he was only a roomer, though he has lived in the place a year.
M. Happ, clothier, of 477 Seventh street, resides at 1275 Eighth street, has six in his family, and says he has had no call.
P. N. Miocevich, of 475 Seventh street, residence, 809 Washington street.
M. Katasich, employee of Miocevich, 475 Seventh street.
Gregorio Zelich, 827 Franklin street, has five in his family, and says he has not been called upon.
W. H. Finney, 1156 Broadway, has not been called upon and says he knows many others who have been missed.
Diedrich Husing, Catherine Husing, Lilly Husing, Henry Husing, Dietrich Husing jr., and Emma Warvecker of 127 East Fourteenth street, East Oakland want to be counted among the inhabitants. They say no enumerator has ever called at the house, though some adult person is at home all the time.
G. A. Beach, corner Lake and Madison streets, no one has called.
Carl Gustav Swenson, 381 Twelfth street, furniture dealer, No one called.
At Dr. Woolsey's hospital, blanks were left by an enumerator to be filled out by a patient. An assistant, Mr. Bruton, the matron, a night nurse, Dr. Craig, several patients, and a cook were not included in the enumeration.
Mrs. Luderman, proprietor of the St. John House, 409 1/2 Twelfth street, said "There are thirty-five people living in this house besides my family. I gave the enumerator all the names I could remember, which was not near all."
C. L. Maxwell, 1266 Fourth avenue, has not been counted.
John G. Bouguire, 1174 Broadway, has seen no enumerator.
Dr. F. C. Stokes, 1163 1/2 Broadway--No enumerator called.
Felix Valentine and Pierre Friend, corner Grove and Third streets.
Samuel Kosta, restaurateur, 427 Fourteenth street, residence, Seventh and Washington--Neither he nor his help has been called upon.
James F. Mellor, of Ryan & Mellor, residence 466 Twenty-fourth street, has seen no man counting people.
Thomas Wimble, 1525 Taylor street, wife and six children.--No enumerator there up to 12 [?] today.
Peter F. Ryan of Ryan & Mellor, residence 1473 Broadway, has not been counted.
W. N. Sheaff of the Blake House, says was [sic] missed.
Neither E. Chapman nor M. C. Chapman, the lawyers, has been seen by the enumerator and say that unless they were taken at their homes they were not counted.
Fred E. Whitney--"They didn't get either me or my family."
Clarence G. Dodge--"They haven't been at my office or house. There are five names missed."
F. W. Fry of 1744 Linden--"No sir, I have not been counted."
Robert L. McKee lives at and also has his office in 906 Broadway, yet he says he was missed.
Frederick Runyon of the Pullman House, West Oakland, says he was left out in the cold.
S. T. Hastings of 408 Thirteenth street.
I. L. Bailey, Jr. of Red Bluff, is visiting here, and says he was not counted at either place.
At Kimble's Lumber Yard in East Oakland, there are ten men who say they have not been counted, and neither have their families.
C. T. Brooks, 410 Tenth street, says that unless his landlady gave the in-[Column 7]formation he is not included in the census.
L. Goldberg, 570 East Fifteenth street.
George Schaal, Sunny Side House.
S. K. [?]ish, wife and three children, 880 Twenty-sixth street.
E. W. Edwards, 1[?]54 Twelfth street--They have not obtained the information from me.
G. F. [?]eeseman, wife and three children, 567 Fourteenth street.
A. Sigwart, 676 Twenty-first street--My family is in the country and they have not seen me.
Howard King, [?] Washington Street--"They have not been at my house."
M. Wise, 51[?] Tenth street--"They missed my house."
Joseph Page, 325 Ninth street.
H. L. Adams says himself and family are not on the list.
In Benjamin Arlett's family there are nine people who, he says, have not been counted.
Mr. and Mrs. Todd, of the Ross House.
S. F. Daniels says he knows he is not on the list, and doubts if his partner, Hiram Luttrell is.
Ed A. Mathews of 414 [?-Durant?] street does not believe he has been enumerated.
Dr. Bradway, wife, and daughter are among those [?] In the same house, 760 Tenth street, there are C. R. Weed, wife and daughter, and Mrs. C. P. Head, son and daughter, who have not been seen by an enumerator.
S. H. B[?]ss, 955 Broadway.
Dr. Mary L. Shuey, 932 Fourteenth street.
"In one house, on Chestnut street, there are thirteen people, and, instead of entering the place, the enumerator asked a little 9-year-old girl for the names" said a resident of West Oakland.
Allen Flick, 605 Tenth street.
"On one street, where there were 101 houses to be entered, the enumerator entered only 61." said a Broadway merchant. "This I know for the man was watched."
H. Furst, 90[?] Broadway.
G. L. Peasler, [?]33[?] Filbert street-- I haven't seen any enumerator, my wife is away, she couldn't give the information required.
Robert Mo[?]t, 513 Tenth street.
Isaac White, Guard House--"They haven't seen me."
Jacob W[?], 1113 Broadway--"I am here all day but have not been seen."
J. L. Champ[?]n, wife and daughter, of the Wi[?] House say they have not been counted.
George Schultz, wife and children, of Broadway and Twenty-third street say they have been overlooked.
Dr. A. W. C[?], the well-known dentist, thinks he has been overlooked.
Randolph Cummings, livery stable, corner of Sixteenth street and San Pablo avenue, residing 126 Eighteenth street, corner of Madison; self, wife, boy, nurse and cook.
D. W. F[?]de, 12[?]2 San Pablo avenue says the enumerator has not called, for some on eof the six members of his family is on hand all the time. They neighbors say they saw an enumerator walk by the house.
F. M. Ferguson, corner of Fifteenth street and Broadway.
J. Crowley, 1697 Fifth street, says he has a wife, three boys and three girls, and is sure they are not on the list.
L. L. N[?]ms and Thomas Hadley of 1216 San Pablo avenue are sure they have not been counted.
A blank was left behind at the southwestern corner of Eleventh and Washington streets. Several names are on it, but it has not been called for.
H. Nash, of 831 Seventeenth street, says there are five in his family. An enumerator called and saw an elderly lady at the house, who could not give him the necessary information. He promised to call again, but has not done so.
Mrs. Jennie Stewart, 763 Eleventh street.
A. L. Thompson, 575 Twentieth street (upstairs) says there are four in his family, and that no enumerator has called. Some one is at the house all the time.
Frank E. Smith, 616 Ninth street: two in the family.
James Wilson, plumber, 1528 New Broadway, says there are three in his family and he is sure they have not been counted.
John Gorman, corner of Fifteenth street and Broadway.
I. N. Sloamaker, 1301 Telegraph avenue.
J. W. Morris, 756 Thirteenth street, has six in his family and does not think an enumerator has called.
Mrs. Yarnold Ross of Golden Eagle Hotel, San Pablo avenue, says census blanks were left at her house, but she does not know how to fill them out, and they are lying in the house yet. There are from thirty to thirty-five residents in the house.