From: The Oakland Daily Evening Tribune, 21 June 1890, Page 6, Columns 3-5
Is Your Name on the Roll?
If Not, Call on One of the Enumerators.
THE TRIBUNE LISTS ARE CLOSED.
Help the Underpaid Canvassers and Also Help Your City.
SEE THAT ENROLLMENT IS COMPLETE.
Supervisor Anderson Wants the Aid of All the People.
There Is Time This Evening and Tomorrow to Supply Many Omissions-See That You Do It.
The census in this city closes on Monday. This is the last appeal which THE TRIBUNE can make to the people and the enumerators to help each other in bringing out a full count of the citizens. The enumerators have evidently been stirred to greater activity by THE TRIBUNE's efforts, and that the people are interested is evidenced by the great number of persons who send their names and addresses to the office and agencies of this paper. If there are any others who think they have been missed, instead of sending their names to THE TRIBUNE, they should send them to the enumerators of their several districts. A list of the enumerators has been furnished by Supervisor Anderson at the request of THE TRIBUNE. They are appended to the following letter:
OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF CENSUS FOR THE SECOND DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA, SACRAMENTO, JUNE 20, 1890.
To the Editor of The OAKLAND TRIBUNE-Sir: Any omissions in enumeration must be reported to the enumerator of the district where the omission occurs. It is my object to leave nothing undone to secure a full and accurate census. While it is probable a small percentage may be omitted, I am confident my enumerators will obtain a very accurate return in the main. Any errors in enumeration will be corrected by the enumerators on furnishing requisite information. Many people labor under the impression that they are not enumerated because the enumerator does not call on them personally. But in nineteen cases out of twenty those persons are listed in schedules furnished by the landlords of lodging houses and hotels. In all cases investigated here this has been demonstrated.
Herewith find a list of enumerators with their residences. Any person who thinks he has been omitted from the census returns can call on the enumerator of his district and be satisfied. Following are the enumerators:
GEORGE A. PARKER, 865 William street.
CHARLES F. COLE, 248 Union street.
DWIGHT A. HENDERSON, [?]67 Willow street.
J. W. DUTTON, 1312 San Pablo avenue.
W. I. ROBINSON, West Oakland.
D. S. MARSTON, 416 Twenty-sixth street.
WILLIAM C. WHITMAN, 532 Twenty-second street.
WALTER A. COOPER, 513 Thirteenth street.
ELIAS H. BROADWELL, 718 Nineteenth street.
W. F. DELAINEY.
CHARLES E. DAVIS, 865 West street.
WILLIAM H. AYERS, 864 Washington street.
CHARLES B. FURNESS, Newland House.
STEPHEN H. MERRITT, 262 Thirteenth street.
CHARLES W. COONER, 367 Twelfth street.
Ed LE FORT, 669 Sixth street.
BENJAMIN HAYNES, 1518 Seventh avenue.
W. H. H. HAMILTON, 1825 Sixteenth avenue.
DAVID F. MAY, Fourteenth avenue, between East Eighteenth and East Nineteenth streets.
W. A. Anderson, Supervisor Census.
So if you have the least suspicion that you have been overlooked send your name and address to the nearest enumerator. If he has your name he will know it. If he has not, and intends to do his duty, as he undoubtedly does, he will call and get it. Everyone counts. Oakland people believe this city to be the second in size and importance in the State. They should make every effort to see that the census returns show this fact. It is necessary again to assure census enumerators that THE TRIBUNE is not treading on their corns in its efforts to bring out the complete returns. Some of them persist in thinking that the publication of names of those who think they have been overlooked is a direct challenge of their honesty and ability. Such is not the case. We merely wish to aid them, not to hinder or criticise. The following peculiar screed is sent in by one of those who has not yet been able to grasp THE TRIBUNE's meaning. He is to be pitied rather than blamed. His communication reads:
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TRIBUNE,--Sir:
As an enumerator of the U. S. Census, and assigned to the 11th Enumerating District, I have noticed your paper dated June 19th and June 20th, and have noticed the names which there appeared, as those who have not been enumerated.
In my district, bounded north by Tenth street, east by Brush street, south by Fifth street and west by Adeline street, I find in the list but one name charged against me, and that name is "Sam Burbank, 763 Eighth street," I happen to live in that block and know that the gentleman does not live there--that he formerly did I do not deny--but that the house is now occupied by Mr. Thos. L. Horn and family and they have been enumerated.
In the presence of the TIMES office, and in my presence, Sam Burbank disclaimed all knowledge as to having been approached by any reporter seeking an answer to any question regarding the enumeration, consequently your mention of his name must have emanated from one of the diseased brains of your reportorial staff.
My work, as far as your brainless reporters go, is open to inspection in so far as I can go within the instructions received.
In regard to the reports of others I have nothing to say, save in the case of W. H. Ayers, who was assigned to a district which could not possibly be covered by any man--reporters not excepted--in less than six weeks. His district is bounded by Tenth street on the north, Brush street on the west, Broadway on the east, and Fifth street on south.
If you are familiar with the instructions issued to the enumerators could you resonably expect a man to get over that district within the time prescribed?
Echoing sentiments for myself--and I can conscientiously speak for the other enumerators--we have had trouble enough without your meddling newspaper articles, which seems to be your only desire to fill up your columns with a reading matter not concerning the public, but trying to stab people in the back through the medium of your prerogative, "Freedom of the Press," while we, as enumerators, have done our work honestly and really put in more hours work than actually required. Get your list, Mr. Editor; send your brainless satellites out for information. We will meet you in the end and show the people of Oakland that [Column 5] the work has been duly and truly performed, and that the worst enemy we had was the newspapers of Oakland.
Charles E. Davis, Enumerator, Eleventh District.
To those who know Mr. Davis, this communication will need no explanation. To those who do not, it is only necessary to say that he is not as fierce as he writes, and doesn't mean as he seems to say.
In regard to Mr. Ayers' district, if it is too large for him, he should have notified Supervisor Anderson at once, and insisted on being given assistance. Just because Mr. Anderson has given a man more than he can do in the allotted time, Oakland cannot afford to be docked several thousand, or several hundred, of its real population. Mr. Ayers is an old man, and his district a populous one. If he has not been able to cover it, it must be done over again. In regard to his work, Mr. Ayers has written the following communication:
Have noticed your remarks in regard to the census enumerators and the [?] mentioned in your paper as those who have not been enumerated. I notice particularly that most of those names occur in the lodging houses bounded by Seventh street on the south, Tenth street on the north, Clay street on the west and Broadway on the east. Did it ever enter the heads of those people that the enumerator of that district has had assigned to him a district bounded as follows: From Tenth street on the north, Broadway on the east, Fifth street on the south, and Brush street on the west; and how could the [?] do his work conscientiously, as prescribed by law, within the time designated? Surely, he must have had an electrical machine inserted in his body, his whole system an electrical works, with Edison's improved electric pen in his hand.
Those people who have reported to your paper as not having been enumerated must feel very tender and to those who have come forward and tendered their names, it can only be asked that they accept [?] and finish the work. They are doubly welcome to finish the job.
Growlers will be growlers as long as this world lasts, but those who now growl are the very ones who expect an enumerator to leave his district, walk to this growler's office--outside of his particular district--and enumerate him and his family there.
As an enumerator, I claim that no enumerator should go outside of his district. It is not his fault if no one is at home. He has used due diligence, and can only learn from the neighbors who and how many of a family lives next door.
I admit that it is the wrong time of the year to take a census, many families being on a summer vacation, but it must be remembered that the Federal fiscal year commences on July 1st, hence the census has to be completed before that time.
If the census, as taken up by the enumerator in this city, is not satisfactory, let other enumerators be appointed to cover the ground, and extra enumerators so appointed should be careful to have their compensation placed in commensurate to their work.
THE TRIBUNE has specially drawn Mr. Anderson's attention to this communication. Mr. Ayers admits that he cannot do the work assigned to him properly and conscientiously. The people of Oakland demand that it shall be so done before the returns are sent on to Washington and the population of Oakland given to the world. Mr. Ayers deserves credit for his candor, at least. If other enumerators conscientiously feel that their work has not been properly done they should say so, that an effort may be made to have it done over again with a sufficient force. It must be properly and completely done.
W. C. Whitman, whose district comprises the eastern portion of the secord ward, north from Twentieth street and east from Grove takes THE TRIBUNE's efforts in a proper spirit. He carefully goes over the names published and if any of them fall within his district he ascertains whether he has them or not. Today he came twice to this office to look over the names sent in so taht he could close his work this evening and feel that he had not overlooked anybody which it was reasonably possible to find. He says there are a few houses in his district which seem to be vacant, but in which there is a bare possibility that some one may reside. With the exception of these he is sure he has enumerated every man, woman, and child in his district. Only one of the names sent to THE TRIBUNE was in his district, and that one he had already placed on his list.
W. F. Delainey, enumerator in district No. 10, says he got Charles McCarthy,of 701 Brush street, on June 3d.
Captain Stephen Merritt has completed the enumeration of the Fifth ward. He could not do the work alone and obtained the assistance of Professor Isaac Wright. He wishes to thank the residents of the ward for their assistance, and urges any person who so much as suspects that he has not been recorded to send his name and address to him at 262 Thirteenth street. That's the right way to go about it!
Following are additional names of persons who think they have not been enumerated. If they have been, the publication of the names is no reflection on the enumerators:
J. F. Nordhausen, 1335 Linden, corner of Eighteenth street, writes: The census enumerator has surely missed my family of four persons.
P. W. Anderson, of 52 Central avenue, writes: According to your suggestion in last night's TRIBUNE, I send you names of persons in our family, at 52 Central avenue, as no enumerator has called: P. W. Anderson, E. J. Anderson, John Anderson, W. A. Anderson, A. W. Anderson, Mabel Anderson, Charles Nemma.
Robert B[?-l?]ow, southeast corner, Fifth and Webster streets, office, 459 Ninth street.
Thomas McGlone, 305 Fifth street.
George A. Warder, 305 Fifth street.
S. H. Covert and wife, 1736 Eighth street.
Chris Nor, whose stable is at 1565 Seventh street, says that he has four men working for him, who sleep on the premises and that they have not been enumerated.
Mr. Bates, the contractor, of 756 Eleventh street, says there are seven in the house who have been missed.
J. L. Howard, of Vernon Heights, says nine persons in his household have been missed.
H. Neddermann, 501 East Twenty-fourth street.
J. G. Fredrikson, of 1568 Linden street, has four in his family, and says he has not seen the census man.
A. Kirkness, M. Cohen, F. Page, 417 Eighth street.
J. H. Hickox, [?]014 Broadway.
Four people at 1826 Linden street.
Thomas Johnson, 1669 San Pablo avenue.
Dr. L. E. Kelly, 1169 Clay street--five in family.
Albert Wallman, 1207 Adeline street.
John P. Wonderlich, 235 Twelfth street--twelve persons in the house.
F. Tagliabue and wife, Grand Central.
E. G. Harvey, 1128 Filbert street, four in the family.
A. R. Knoll, 1019 Filbert street, four in the family.
Mrs. S. S. Montag[?]e, 1619 Filbert street, five in the family.
George H. White, 969 Jefferson street.
C. S. White, 957 Jefferson street.
Charles Roa[?], 511 Fifth street.
James C. Kyte of 1762 Market street writes that he has not been counted and that he thinks the following have been overlooked: Ernest Brown, engineer Manhattan No. 5; John Rutherford, fireman Manhattan No. 5; Jonas Parsons, stoker Manhattan No. 5; John Watson, extraman Manhattan No. 5; V. P. Mitchell, 1754 Market street. Mr. Kyte says that in his neighborhood there seems to be no end to the people who have not seen or heard of an enumerator.
The block bounded by Filbert, Linden, Twenty-first and Twenty-second streets has been wholly neglected, unless the people living there are mistaken. Mrs. Childs and daughter live at 1003 Twenty-second street, and in the rear of her residence the family of Mr. Ohlsen, six members, and of Mr. Barrett and Mr. Hahn, four members reside. At 1007 Twenty-second lives Michael Pendergast with a family of five, and at 1005, Mrs. Williams and husband.
No. 1009 and 1011 are occupied, but the seven residents have not been [Column 6] counted; at least, if they have, they do not know it.
At 1571 Filbert street, Alex. Hoenisch has a family of six, and Mrs. Stanford resides alone at 1575. Wm. Man[?], proprietor of the Washington street Planing Mills, and family, numbering five lives, live at 1567.
On the Twenty-first street side of the block, between Filbert and Linden streets, H. Federspiel lives at 1004 with a family of five; Carl Nelson, wife and three children, and Sylvester Davids, Seth Davids and Peter Lauertsen live at 1008. Paul Schafer and wife, and Mrs. Hunt reside at 1008, upstairs.
At 1014 Dyer Carpenter with a family of five resides. John Got[?]d Fredrickson, at 1568 Linden, has a family of three. The correct number of inhabitants in the entire block is fifty-six, not one of whom has been enumerated, according to the statements made today to a TRIBUNE canvasser, whose only purpose is to help the enumerators. Mr. Frederickson had left at his house the following note for the enumerator when he should call: Name, John Got[?] Fredrickson; place of birth, Sweden; head of family; fair education; speaks five languages; no chronic disease; occupation, mechanic; steady employment; resident here eight years; property valued at $5500; mortgaged at $2000; wife and one child.
It would appear that the neglect extends northward from Twenty-second street, on Myrtle street, as well as Filbert.
Frank E. Maloney, three in family, at 1749 Filbert, has not been called upon so far as he knows.
O. J. Ohlsen, shoemaker, at 1601 Myrtle, corner of Twenty-second street, was not counted. The family of John Tubman, nine in number, live in the rear of Ohlsen's shop, and have not been counted that they know of.
At 1607 Myrtle lives F. G. Weston with family of three, at 1613 James Cahill with family of five, and at 1651, E. H. Flora with six in family, and adjoining, lives John Tillman with family of four.
Mrs. Williams has a family of six at 1577 Linden, and at 156[?] Filbert John Fe[?]ney and five in family. Every one of the above named houses have been visited by a TRIBUNE canvasser and the residents say that beyond any possible question no census enumerator has called up to noon today.
W. W. Tucker, residing at 664 Nineteenth street has not been counted, three in family.
Also the following:
John Delaney, corner Clay and Fourth streets.
Da[?]ien Walsh, corner Webster and Fourth streets.
Dennis Connelly, seven in family, 761 Washington street.
Wm. Monahan, corner Fourteenth and Webster streets.
Thos. Pullis Sr. and Thos Pullis Jr., 320 B street.
George M. Miller and wife, 918 Alice street.
Carl Mierhoff, 357 Thirteenth street.
Thomas W. Whalley, 529 Sixteenth street.
H. Pflug, 1764 Market, three in family.
Robert W. McKibben, three in family, 1410 Brush
Lester Wallace, residence 570 Thirteenth street, aged 27, a native of Ohio, father and mother both natives of Pennsylvania, a white man, can read and write, a railroad ticket agent, and lives in a rented house, would like to have these facts recorded by an enumerator.
D. B. Rickey, 1363 Brush street, three in family.
David R. Lee, Franklin, corner First street.
Phelps --- [sic], 1136 Chestnut street.
L. D. McMahon and J. G. White, living at 508 Eighth street, have been missed. They are home after 5 P. M.
George W. Lewis, attorney, at 921 Broadway, has not been counted.
John Terney, residence 1015 Washington street, with family of five, not called upon.
Newton Benedict and family at 1667 Ninth avenue, and Major Glenn, 953 Castro street, six in family, say they have had not call from enumerator to 12 PM today.
G. W. Henon, 358 Seventh street.
F. A. Nulk, 560 Ninth street.
A. Buck, Samantha Buck, Harry Buck, Annie Buck, Alex Holton, Bernette Holton--1227 East Twenty-second street.
G. B. S[?]irling, 1232 Chestnut.
Jacob Winkler, of 614 Fourth street, has not been enrolled. The enumerator called at his house, while he was absent, and questioned Mr. Winkler's little girl, but obtained no information. He was told to return, but he has not done so as yet.