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Handbook, 1909
			


                        A. M. E. Church.                            147

 
   Georgia Railroad................................... 2,046.00
 
   W. & A. Railroad..................................210,000.00
 
   Prison farm....................................... 16,639.71
 
   School lands......................................  8,680.62
 
   Property tax ...................................1,000,000.00


                                                   $1,786,588.33

  (c) It will be observed that $42,126.86 of the State fund is not ac-
counted for in the State Superintendent's report. But this small item
may be overlooked for the present. I think a fair division of the
school fund of Georgia for 1907 would be as follows:

Negro poll tax------------------------------        $111,898.00
46.7 per cent, of income W. & A. R. R-------          97,072.76
46.7 per cent of income from liquor---------         113,014.00
46.7 per cent of income from fertilizer-----           9,807.00
46.7 per cent of income from oil------------             747.20
46.7 per cent of income from shows----------           4,481.67
46.7 per cent of income from Ga. Railroad --             955.48
46.7 per cent of income from prison farm ---           7,770.88
46.7 per cent of income from school lands --           4,053.56
15c. tax on $25,904,822 Negro property -----          38,857.23
46.7 per cent income 15c. tax, $123,588,172,
  Corporation property---------------------           86,552.50
46.7 per cent income from convicts---------           93,241.22
3.7 per cent of $887,367, local tax, etc---           32,832.58 (Negro property.)
46.7 per cent of 19.1 per cent of local tax, etc      45,568.46 (Corpora. property.)
 
  Total due to Negroes ----------------             $647,852.54

  I have shown above that Negroes actually received about $506,170
of the Georgia school fund of 1907. This leaves $141,682.54 to the
credit of the Negro fund, upon any fair race division. If we count
the $42,126.82 not accounted for in the school report and the Negroes'
part of the balance carried over to 1908, and also the Negroes' part
of the balance due them from 1906, we shall still have a comfort-
able sum over and above the actual expenditures made for Negro
schools by Georgia in 1907. Therefore, I think the Negro schools
of Georgia are not a burden on white taxpayers.
  I do not wish it understood, however, that I favor any such race
division of the public school funds as I have suggested above.  My
object is to show, first of all, that upon any fair division of the
present school funds of the three States under consideration, the
Negro would likely fare as well as he does at present, in the ab-
sence of any such division.  I am  confident, whether my figures are
absolutely accurate or not, that any one who takes the pains to as-
certain the present sources of the public funds of these States and then
tries to make a fair division of them between the races will come to




			
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Handbook, 1909


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