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Besides the above there were omitted from the schedules the following data:
In Habana were 21 schools in which the number of pupils entered was not given. There were 14 schools in which the seating capacity was not stated. In these schools were entered 884 pupils.
In Matanzas were 14 schools, in which were entered 311 pupils, of which the average attendance was not given. There were also schools in which apparently no pupils were entered.
In Pinar del Rio there was one school whose seating capacity was not given and 9 in which the average attendance was omitted. These 9 schools had 508 entered pupils.
In Puerto Principe were 3 schools in which the number of entered pupils was omitted, and 11 schools, with 255 pupils entered, whose average attendance was not stated.
In Santa Clara the returns were very deficient. There were 96 schools, with 4,891 pupils entered, in which the average attendance was omitted, and 2 schools in which there were no pupils entered.
In Santiago were 25 schools, with 903 entered pupils, whose average attendance was not given.
WAR DEPARTMENT ORDERS ORGANIZING THE CENSUS.
Washington, August 19, 1899. I. By direction of the President a census of the population, of the agricultural products, and of the educational conditions of Cuba shall be taken on the 16th day of October and completed by or before the 30th day of November, 1899.
II. Lieut. Col. J. P. Sanger, Inspector-General, is appointed Director of the Census, with office in Washington. It is made his duty to superintend and direct the taking of the census and to perform such other duties as may be required of him.
III. Mr. Victor H. Olmsted is appointed Assistant Director of the Census, with office in the city of Santa Clara, Cuba, and is charged, under the direction of the Director of the Census, with the collection of the information required by this order and such instructions as may be issued.
He will fill all vacancies which may occur among the supervisors of the census, and will appoint all enumerators and such special agents as may be necessary, reporting his action to the Director of the Census.
IV. The following-named citizens of Cuba, nominated by the Military Governor of Cuba, are hereby appointed supervisors of census:
1. Pedro Pequeño, province of Pinar del Rio.
Each supervisor shall be duly commissioned by the Secretary of War, and shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his duty by the Director or the Assistant Director of the Census, or by any civil or military officer authorized to administer oaths in the form and manner prescribed by the Secretary of War.
V. Each gupervisor of census shall be charged with the performance, within his own province, of the following duties: To consult with the Assistant Director of the Census in regard to the division of his province into districts most convenient for the purpose of the enumeration, which district shall be declared and the boundaries thereof fixed by the Assistant Director of the Census; to nominate to him suitable persons as enumerators within his province, one or more for each district and resident therein; but in case it shall occur in any enumeration district that no person qualified to perform and willing to undertake the duties of enumerator resides in that district the supervisor may appoint any fit person to be the enumerator of that district; to communicate to enumerators the necessary instructions and directions relating to their duties; to examine and scrutinize the returns of the enumerators, and in event of discrepancies or deficiencies appearing in the returns for his province, to use all diligence in causing the same to be corrected and supplied; to forward to the Assistant Director of the Census the complete returns for his province in such time and manner as shall be prescribed by the said officer. He will also make up and forward to the disbursing officer of the Army designated to make payments in his province, not later than the twenty-fifth day of each month, accounts required for ascertaining the amount of compensation due himself, each enumerator in his province, his clerk and messenger, his office rent and current expenses, which accounts shall be duly certified as true and correct by the supervisor; and said accounts so certified shall be accepted by the disbursing officer so designated, and payment shall be made thereon by draft in favor of each person to whom payment is due. The accounts of enumerators will be sworn to by them and certified as true and correct by the supervisors. The duties imposed upon the supervisors by this order shall be performed, in any and all particulars, in accordance with the instructions and directions of the Secretary of War; and any supervisor who may abandon, neglect, or improperly perform the duties required of him by this order, and the instructions he may receive, may be removed by the Assistant Director of the Census, who will report his action to the Director of the Census.
VI. Each enumerator shall be duly commissioned by the Secretary of War, and shall be sworn to the faithful performance of his duty by the supervisors of the census, or by any civil or military officer authorized to administer oaths, and in the form and manner prescribed.
VII. Each enumerator shall be charged with the collection in his district of the facts and statistics required by the population schedule and such other schedules as the Secretary of War may determine shall be used by him in connection with the census. It shall be the duty of each enumerator to visit personally each dwelling house in his district and each family therein and each individual living out of a family in any place of abode, and by inquiry made of the head of each family, or of the member thereof deemed most creditable and worthy of trust, or of such individual living out of a family, to obtain each and every item of information and all the particulars required by the order prescribed as of the date October 16, 1899. And in case no person shall be found at the usual place of abode of such family or individual living out of a family competent to answer the inquiries made in compliance with the requirements of this order, then it shall be lawful for the enumerator to obtain the required information, as nearly as may be practicable, from the family or families or person or persons living nearest to such place of abode; and it shall be the duty of each enumerator to forward the original schedules, duly certified, to the supervisor of census of his province as his returns under the provisions of this order, and in the event of discrepancies or deficiencies being discovered in his said returns be shall use all diligence in correcting or supplying the same. In case the district assigned to any enumerator embraces all or any part of any incorporated township, village, town, or city, and also other territory not included within the limits of such incorporated township, village, town, or city, or either, it shall be the duty of the enumerator of such district to clearly and plainly distinguish and separate upon the population schedules the inhabitants of all or any part of such township, village, town, or city as may be embraced in the district assigned to such enumerator from the inhabitants of the territory not included therein. No enumerator shall be deemed qualified to enter upon his duties until he has received from the supervisor of census of the province to which he belongs the commission authorizing him to perform the duties of enumerator.
VIII. The district assigned to any enumerator shall not exceed 1,500 inhabitants for urban and 1,000 inhabitants for suburban or rural districts, as near as may be, according to estimates based on the preceding census or other reliable information, and the boundaries of all subdivisions shall be clearly described by civil divisions, rivers, roads, public surveys, or other easily distinguished lines: Provided, That enumerators may be assigned for the special enumeration of institutions, when desirable, without reference to the number of inmates.
IX. Any supervisor of the census may, with the approval of the Assistant Director of the Census, remove any enumerator in his province and fill the vacancy thus caused or otherwise occurring. Whenever it shall appear that any portion of the enumeration and census provided for in this order has been negligently or improperly taken and is by reason thereof incomplete or erroneous the Assistant Director of the Census may cause such incomplete and unsatisfactory enumeration and census to be amended or made anew under guch methods as may, in his discretion, be practicable.
X. The Assistant Director of the Census may authorize and direct supervisors of the census to employ interpreters to assist the enumerators of their respective districts in the enumeration of persons not speaking the language of the country, the compensation of such interpreters not to exceed $3 per day for each day actually and necessarily employed.
XI. No supervisor's clerk, interpreter, special agent, or other official shall enter upon his duties until he has taken and subscribed to the oath or affirmation prescribed by the Secretary of War; and no supervisor, supervisor's clerk, enumerator, or special agent shall be accompanied or assisted in the performance of his duties by any person not duly appointed as an officer or employee of the Cuban Census and to whom an oath or affirmation has not been duly administered. All appointees and employees provided for in this order shall be appointed or employed solely with reference to their fitness to perform the duties of the position to which they may be appointed,
XII. The enumeration of the population required by this order shall commence on the 16th day of October, 1899, and be taken as of that date. And it shall be the duty of each enumerator to complete the enumeration of his district and to prepare the returns hereinbefore required to be made and to forward the same to the supervisor of census of his province on or before the 30th day of November, 1899.
XIII. If any person shall receive or secure to himself any fee, reward, or compensation as a consideration for the appointment or employment of any person as enumerator or clerk or other employee, or shall in any way receive or secure to himself · any part of the compensation to be paid for the service of any enumerator or clerk or other employee, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be fined not more than $1,000 or be imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
XIV. If any supervisor, supervisor's clerk, enumerator, interpreter, special agent, or other employee, who, having taken and subscribed the oath of office required by this order, shall, without justifiable cause, neglect or refuse to perform the duties enjoined on him by this order, or shall, without the authority of the Director of the Census, communicate to any person not authorized to receive the same any information gained by him in the performance of his duties, he shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not exceeding $500; or, if he shall willfully and knowingly swear or affirm falsely, he shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned not exceeding two years and be fined not exceeding $500; or if he shall willfully and knowingly make a false certificate or a fictitious return, he shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction of either of the last-named offenses he shall be fined not 'exceeding $2,000 and be imprisoned not exceeding two years.
XV. Each and every person more than 20 years of age belonging to any family residing in any enumeration district, and in case of the absence of the heads and other members of any such family, then any representative of such family, shall be, and each of them hereby is, required, if thereto requested by the Assistant Director, supervisor, or enumerator, to render a true account, to the best of his or her knowledge, of every person belonging to such family in the various particulars required; and whoever shall willfully fail or refuse to render such true account shall be guilty