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Handbook, 1909
			

 24                     Hand Book 1909.

                         Recapitulation.
   Amount of indebtedness on house May 25th, time
     present report began ..............................  2,269.42
   Paid on new wall, building new skylight, repair and
    painting of buildings, bracing, etc. ...............  1,800.00
   For wages, printing and binding material, water, gas,
    coal, merchandise, editorial contributions, machinery,
    expenses pertaining to department from May 25th, to
    March 31st 1909 ...................................  28,515.63
   One Mergenthaler Linotype machine with extra attach-
    ments .............................................   3,330.18
   One Fuller Automatic Feeder, folder, and paster .....  2,601.88

  Grand total disbursements for all purposes, from May
 25 to March 31 ........................................ 34,360.76
  Grand total money earned (including such as is due
    from Annual Conference and other departments, also
    C. D. M. Collection) ..............................  32,897.38

  Total amount spent in excess of work done ...........   1,463.38
   This Department of the Connection should be regarded
as a means to the end of advancing the Sunday School
work per se, among Negroes generally; not merely a print-
ing office. It is its disciplinary duty to consider every Sun-
day School Convention, every Sunday School Institute, and
bear to the heart of the great Sunday School world the
spirit and work of the African Methodist Sunday Schools.
No greater error has been conceived in relation to this
Department than that it should be a mere general
printing house, in competition with the only printing
house we have ever undertaken. It should have its hand on
our Sunday School system and methods. It should collate our
Sunday School statistics. It should be a repository of all
information concerning our Sunday Schools. It should as-
sociate itself with our great Sunday School workers, such
as Mr. James Collins, of St. John's Sunday School, Norfolk,
Va. It should arrange a series of Sunday School libraries
containing matters of interest especially to the Negro race,
non-denominational but religious; historical, biographical,




			
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Handbook, 1909


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