From: The Oakland Daily Evening Tribune, 20 June 1890, Page 1, Columns 5-7
Has it Been Recorded for the Census?
IF NOT SEND IT TO THE TRIBUNE.
The People at Last Aroused From Their Lethargy
The Enumerators Scanning the Printed Lists and Enrolling the Oakland Residents
The following telegram from Supervisor Anderson to THE TRIBUNE gives an official sanction to its efforts of getting out a full census return in Oakland:
SACRAMENTO, June 20th
To THE TRIBUNE, Oakland-Any names omitted will be enumerated by the enumerators of the respective districts where the omissions occur.
W. A. Anderson, Supervisor of Census
This is in the nature of an order for enumerators to look up THE TRIBUNE's list and ascertain just which ones have really been overlooked.
The people are getting stirred up over the census, and it is reasonably certain that THE TRIBUNE's efforts to help out the enumerators and secure a complete count are having an appreciable effect. The remaining time is very limited. The census taking must come to an end on Monday next, so people who have any reason to suspect that their names have been omitted from the canvass should send to THE TRIBUNE at once. Name and address is all that is required. Leave them or mail them to this office, or leave them with-
C. P. HARDENBURG, Brooklyn Station News Stand, East Oakland
J. H. STORY, Branch Postoffice, corner Seventh and Pine streets, West Oakland
BART MORGAN's Drug Store, Market Street Station.
H. D. ELIASON's News Stand, next door to Postoffice Fourteenth street, between Washington street and Broadway.
The enumerators must not take THE TRIBUNE's efforts in any unkind manner. The desire is to help them, not to criticise. No harm can possibly be done them, and great good may be done the [?]. They must not pull back and refuse to secure names just because some of the people who think they have been missed have really been enumerated. Of course, many such will be found. Even if all but ten of those published yesterday have really been counted, those ten make just so much gain. They others do not represent any loss to the enumerators.
It is necessary to emphasize this again and again, because the enumerators persist in mistaking THE TRIBUNE's policy in the matter. One of them complains:
As one unfortunate who has been appointed enumerator, I would say that either a great injustice is done us, as I can prove: that is, all the list of names published are not counted. I found five belonging to my enumeration district. My district is No. 16, and it comprises the north side of Fifth street to the south side of Tenth, and from the east side of Broadway to the waterfront. Now, let's see: my files show that at [?]27 1/2 Franklin I have Gregorio, Mary, Frank Zelich, Mary Andreas, Rose Andreas, and five more lodgers, making them ten in that house. Now, Policeman William Moore was taken on June 12th at the house of his father, 378 Ninth street--five in the family. No. [?] Jackson street was taken last Monday--seven persons in the house. Some houses, like 863 Jackson street, I had to call at four times before I could find any one to open the door. And as for Mr. Joseph Page, I have the house, 325 Ninth street, with the name of the lady who runs the house and some of her lodgers. If Mr. Joseph Page had left his name or the address of his place of business with her, he would also have been taken. The great trouble is that in most of these lodging houses, the owners cannot half of the time give us the names of their tenants. How, in the name of Jehovah, can we always guess. As far as my district is concerned, I must give my hearty thanks to all the families that I have visited, for I have always been treated very courteously, and never in any instance have I found an American family that was not always ready to give me all the information needed, but I cannot say the same of the lodging houses. I have been in lodging houses from 7 to 10 o'clock at night, and then could not get half the people and when one has about twenty of them, how can it be managed? Anyone in my district who believes he has not been taken, if he will leave his business address at THE TRIBUNE office, I will be too glad to accommodate him. -Ed Le Fort, Enumerator Sixteenth District.
Well done Le Fort! Keep it up! Never mind about the names of those you already have. Get those that you have not. You are not half as glad as is THE TRIBUNE to know that the persons who thought they had not been counted were mistaken. You are entirely wrong in thinking that a great injustice has been done you. You are not harmed in the least. Keep right after the names, and do not let any man, woman, or child in your district escape! Then THE TRIBUNE will be the first to pat you on the back. The same to the other enumerators. This paper wishes to work with you, not against you. THE TRIBUNE is interested in getting a full and complete enumeration of every last person in Oakland or who belongs here. Every one counts. Mr. Le Fort and every other enumerator who is a good, patriotic citizen, is interested in the same thing. The pay is altogether inadequate, and the time is too short. The Supervisor is too far away. But the enumerators must keep at it and put their heart into their work. Cheer up, and make the last few days of the canvass the busiest ones!
THE TRIBUNE is glad to welcome its morning contemporary in the fight. The more the merrier. This is not a case where this paper is looking for any special glory. We have not preempted any of the battleground. There is good fighting all along the line in the effort to bring out a full count and any and all of our contemporaries are warmly welcomed as allies.
No citizen should attempt to block or hinder an enumerator. Rather give him all possible help. The work is not a huge joke, and there is no fun in making the labor of the poorly paid census takers any harder than it is. Everybody should answer the questions promptly and freely. The interrogatories are for the public good. Dwellers in boarding houses should arrange to leave their names, ages, places of birth, and a record of other facts concerning them with someone sure to be on hand when the enumerator calls.
If any enumerator has so far forgotten his duty as to be "soldiering" on his work, just because he has found that he cannot make big wages, he is warned to beware. He will surely be held up to public contempt. THE TRIBUNE has its eyes open for any such. If there be a lazy man in any district he [Column 6] must make up for lost time before Monday or take the consequences.
Ed. Le Fort, the enumerator, says that the greatest trouble he experiences is in some of the boarding houses where the proprietors can hardly read or write, and consequently cannot furnish the necessary information. It is very hard to find all the roomers and boarders. All such persons can greatly aid the enumerator by leaving a memorandum with the person in charge of the house. Give the "given" name in full with the middle initial. In addition to the name, the other matters of greatest importance are the place of birth, and the place of birth of both parents. By giving this information the roomers who are seldom in their rooms will be properly enumerated.
At the Hotel Merritt and Galindo a complete enumeration is reported. At "The Olive," corner of Fourteenth and Washington streets, and the Hotel Crellin, the names of the guests were obtained, but little further information. "The Brunswick" is looking for an enumerator.
Following are some further names of people who think they have been overlooked:
G. G. Baker, 162 East Ninth street.
Luke [?], 1159 Alice street.
B. B. L[?]on, 1[?]73 Twelfth street.
J. M. Davis, 15[?]2 West street.
C. H. Berlin, 956 Broadway.
S. T. Davis, 1502 West street.
Sam Burbank, 7[?] Eighth street.
David Rowell, 32[?] Seward street.
E. A. Brackett, 913 Cedar street.
W. Woods and wife, 11[?]8 Nineteenth street.
Will M. Clemens, 660 Ninth street.
Charles E. White, corner of Twenty-sixth avenue and East Tenth street.
William Mauly Gritting, 519 Sixteenth street.
George Samuels, 9[?]5 1/2 Washington street.
M. Salinger and A. Salinger, 672 Seventeenth street.
John Winter, 16[?]7 Brush. Seven in the house. Have seen no enumerator. At house adjoining on one side, occupied by Henry Folker, eight in family, no enumerator has called. The house on the other side, occupied by a tea store, has been visited by an enumerator.
In the office of THE TRIBUNE, in addition to two whose names have been printed, were found fifteen who have seen no census enumerator, and belive their names have not been recorded. Their names and addresses are:
F. C. Jordan, 579 Seventeenth street.
J. T. Harrington, 610 East Sixteenth street.
A. Muchmore, 571 Thirteenth street.
J. Robertson, Valdez street.
J. F. Rock, 919 Jefferson street.
Ira Breedlove, 125 Thirteenth street.
R. H. Moskiman, 715 Chester street.
Everet Dowdle, 1122 Chestnut street.
W. J. Coffey, 915 Henry street.
D.Todd Lees, 870 Peralta street.
Mrs. G. Replogie, 1249 Railroad avenue.
F. W. Sandford, Weber House.
William Bell, 1011 Webster street.
John C. Marsh, 560 Ninth street.
Mrs. Appleby, 560 Ninth street.
W. G. Cli[?]on, 951 Clay street.
Robert Glover, 870 Castro street.
T. J. Fish and family, Twenty-first street, near San Pablo avenue.
A. J. Hatch, 861 Washington street.
H. S. Logh, 514 Fifth street.
Charles E. Quigley, 690 Sycamore street.
G. J. Manning, corner of Eighth and Clay streets.
P. Kreuper, 930 Washington street.
Frank Davis, 418 Twelfth street. "The enumerator passed through the ward, but didn't ask me any questions."
Ja[?] J[?], 967 Jefferson street.
A. Jacobs, 577 Sixteenth street.
Clarence Hyde, 1249 Broadway.
L. E. Gi[?]chen of Piedmont-They have not taken me yet.
J. B. Richardson has a family of five, and lives at Piedmont. He has not been enumerated yet.
William [?-Cron?], 955 East Twelfth street.
Fred Renz, 1211 Chestnut street.
R. O. Glover, 1429 Market street.
At the Hotel Crellin a general count was made last night, the enumerator calling at the rooms of residents, assisted by the proprietors.
S. B. Bowen of 409 Twelfth street was not recorded.
W. H. Adams, wife and child, residing at 1311 San Pablo avenue, has not been counted.
E. Erickson, rooming at Broadway and Eleventh street, has been missed.
Neils Hansen, rooming on Thirteenth street, near Franklin, was missed.
J. E. Nolan, residing with family of four at 877 Twenty-second street, has not seen or heard of an enumerator.
A. Elkan, shoemaker, of 372 Twelfth street, was missed. He resides at his place of business.
Ah Gee Wah's laundry at 372 Twelfth street, nine Celestials should be tallied, according to the boss, but perhaps they have been.
William Hill, 1[?]77 Market street, with family, had not seen or heard of any census man.
Charles W. French, 1001 Washington street, and Fred Graham, of the same place, say they have been missed.
C. H. Cutter, of the Ross Huose on Ninth street, says he and forty-seven others in the house have been missed.
H. Y. Morris, 1142 Adeline, wife and child.
E. Maleton, 971 Washington street.
Dr. Rudolph and others in his house at 966 Clay street say they were not counted.
Isaac E. Bonsell, Ross House.
Mrs. Wylie, 629 Ninth street, says: Enumerator called at next door, but not on her. [?]
Mrs. Wilson, dressmaker, on first floor, 1309 Broadway, resides in rooms in rear of store, not taken; four persons missed.
Miss Ada Sparhawk, residing at 665 Eleventh street, with sisters and relatives; six in family. Sure that no one had taken the names up to 11 A. M. today. M F 3.
Chas. Berlin, living on Fruit Vale avenue just outside the city limits, is certain that no census man has called. There are nine persons in the family.
Isidore Manuel, wholesale liquor dealer, 1272 San Pablo avenue, resides in rear of store. Has been overlooked.
Martin Gjirulinarich, 1222 San Pablo avenue, with an assistant, Marin Bu[?]ch, were not counted.
J. H. Wright, corner of Telegraph avenue and Ashby, is positive that no call had been made up to 10 A. M. today. Eight in family.
O. Emlay, the harness-maker, has six in his family, residing at 690 Twenty-fifth street,and no census man has called up to 9 AM today.
L. A. Emlay, living at the southwest corner of Clay and Fifth streets, has three in family, and has not been called upon.
William R. Watkins of 813 Twenty-eigth street has not been taken. His wife absent on a visit. Two missed.
Charles Epston lives at 6[?] Webster street; is there all day. No call.
Richard Lenord, self and wife, 701 Twenty-seventh street, not taken.
F. E. Emlay, with family of three, living at southwest corner of Fifth and Clay streets, were not taken.
Richard Higgs, 564 Eleventh street.
J. W. Rogers, Ross House.
Paul Greub, Webber's Hotel.
M. Kaehler, 1257 Jefferson.
G. H. Stowell, 1257 Jefferson.
J. J. McCarthy, 877 Washington street.
The Ross House, the "Henry," the [Column 7] Grand Central, and the Arlington, all large Ninth street establishments, with an aggregate of about two hundred residents, have had no intimation, as yet, that a United States census is in progress, according to the lessees, save that given by a TRIBUNE representative.
The Winsor House, to which, reference was made yesterday, is receiving the attention of the enumerator.
M. C. Wilcox, 7[?-4?]5 Twelfth street.
William Saunders, Brush and [?]tieth streets.
W. N. Glenn, 719 Eleventh street.
R. R. Nordyke, [?] M[?]lton street.
G. L. A[?]l, 711 Eleventh street.
J. L. Tay, 729 Eleventh street.
Five people at [?]69 Clay street are not enumerated.
R. M. Auerbach, [?] Twentieth street.
Thomas [?], [?] Sixth street.
J. B. Donnolly, [?] street.
R. D. Tobin, [?]73 Washington street.
Samuel L[?], 873 Washington street.
Henry Me[?]ges, 6[?] Fourth street.
J. A. [?], 8[?]4 Washington street.
Ernest [?], 1463 Broadway [?] wife had seen no census man.
E. Lawton, 14[?] San Pablo avenue, [?] Lebrecht [?] Lawton, says enumerator called and took self and wife, but not a son who rooms there and works at [?].
John Foreman, 618 Chestnut street, four in family, had not heard of census man.
W. C. [?]ckley, of 1129 East Fifteenth street, are new residents of a few days. Mrs. McDade resides at the house. No call.