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Census Enumeratoss

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Parent Issue
Day
14
Month
July
Year
1899
Copyright
Public Domain
OCR Text

"There has been considerable talk on j the streets relating to the appointment of census enumerators. It has been openly stated that Jndson has songht to diotate their nomination and judging irora the tenor of his heutenants rem.irks, they have aDnounced tbeir intention of declaring war upon committeeman Helber and Congressman Smith if the seleefeons are not from avowed Alger men. Mr. Helber, when seen regarding aarticle in theNews.reprinted in the Argns ïuesday evening said: "As the impression isbein created that a conflict is on between Mr. Jndson and Cungresssman Smich and his CDnjmitteemen, I take this opportunity of making the following explanation relating to the appointing of the ennmerators. The census appointemnts are under the control of the senators. Senator McMillan, however, at the earnest requêst of Congressamn Smitb, appointed Mr. Smith's friends, Mr. Metcalf, of Adrián, as supervisor cf census of this district, of course only upon the assnrance that Mr. Metcalf make the census appointments in line with the senator's wishes and polioy, and like the honorable man that Mr. Smith is, he is trying to live up to his word, and in doing this he feels not the least unkindly towards Gen. Alger or Mr. Judson, and I do not believe that the latter takes it so. Of course it would be a line stroke of diplomacy of Mr. Judson if he could induce Mr. Smith to be indifferent to his trust and permit him or some of his friends to narue cnumerators hostila to Senator McMillan. This Mr. Smith, however, is not in positjon to permit. He must. be a m an and keeps his pledge and his man as census suspervisor, or at least take the matter' out of the hands of his committee and permit the senator to choose his own enumerators. If honestly trying to carry out his pledges to Mr. McMillan will involve him and his comtnitteemen in a quarrel with the Judson - Pingree - Alger combination. then perhaps it wonld be better f or him to do so. I for my part do not believe they will dare to flgbt him on this account; it would be so signally arbitrary and unjust that it would arouse the indignation of every fair-mmded, disinterested citizen and react in his favor. The game has two sides and Mr. Judson is too shrewd a politician to bring on an open breach with Mr. Smith on such a flimsy excuse. If howfver it comes about, all of Mr. Simth's commttaemen stand by their chief most devotedly, as well as some other people aud they can fight sorue too. He hasn't many lame ducks on his force. "