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FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. III. C11. 195. 187 9. 477 answers to any of the schedules provided for by this act are herein required, who shall, if thereto requested by the superintendent, supervisor or enumerator, williully neglect or reiusc to give true and complete answers to any inquiries authorized by this act, such officer or agent shall forfeit and pay a sum not less than five hundred dollars, nor more Penalty. than ten thousand dollars, to be recovered in an action of debt in any court of competent jurisdiction, in the name and to the use of the United States, and in addition thereto shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year. Sec. 15. That all lines and penalties imposed by this act may be en- Rec every of forced by indictment or appropriate action at law in any court of com- il110S»0t0- peteut jurisdiction where such offenses shall have been committed or tbrfeitures incurred. Sec. 16. That the Superintendent, his chief clerk, supervisors, and Documents by enumerators are hereby authorized to transmit through the post-office 111*111 1100- any paper or document relating to the census, by writing thereon "Oiiicial business-—Census", and subscribing the same, with the addition to his name of his official title. But this privilege shall extend to nothing but documents and papers relating to the census, which shall pass free. And any superintendent, supervisor, enumerator, or clerk who shall use Penalty for misor exercise this privilege for any purpose other than the legitimate dis- 080 of 11F1V1I020- charge of the duties of his ofnce shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall forfeit for each offense a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. Sec. 17. The schedules of inquiries at the tenth census shall be the Inquiries. same as those contained in section number twenty-two hundred and six R- S- 2206- of the Revised Statutes of the United States, of eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, with the following exceptions, to wit: Schedule number one shall contain inquiries as to the relation of each Schedule numperson enumerated to the head of the family, whether wife, son, daugh- TM 0110- ' ter servant, boarder, or other; as to the civil conditions of each person enumerated, whether married, widowed, or single; as to the place of birth of the parents of each person enumerated; as to all foreign-born, whether alien or naturalized persons; and as to the physical and mental health of each person enumerated whether active or disabled, maimed, crippled, bed-ridden, deaf, dumb, blind, insane, or idiotic, and whether employed or unemployed, and if unemployed during what portion of the year. From the same schedule the inquiries as to the value of real and personal estate owned shall be stricken out. To schedule number two, the Superintendent of the Census may, with Schedule numthe approval of the Secretary of the Interior, add inquiries relating to 00* t“’0~ the acreage of the several crops reported; and, with a like approval, may drop from the schedule such of the minor crops as it may be deemed expedient to omit from the enumeration. Schedule number three shall contain inquiries respecting the kind and $0*1061110 ¤l1¤¤- amount of power employed in establishments of productive industry, b'"` u"°°· and the kind and number of machines in use, together with the maximum capacity of such establishment, where the Superintendent of Census shall deem such inquiry appropriate; and the said superintendent may, when he shall regard it expedient, prepare special blank forms for separate industries. Schedule number four shall contain inquiries relating to the public S<>he<1¤rle numindebtedness of cities, counties, incorporated villages, and towns, and b°* fm"- school districts; and of the ownership of the public debt of the United States, by whom owned and the respective amounts; and such additional inquiries respecting the same, as well as respecting the public paupers and criminals, as the Superintendent of Census shall deem necessary to secure full intbrmation respecting the numbers and condition of these classes. Schedule number nve shall contain inquiries as to the birthplace of b S0!1¤<1¤¤l¤ 11¤111· the father and mother of each person reported as having died during °" ’“'°· the year, and as to the usual occupation of each such person.