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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - December 4, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta M Tm-- 'tis, THE I LETHBRIDGE DATLY � TiERALP Als6;f r6pOs6 an Iricome Tax New Method of Taxation as v;j^Aimottfacfement �w'as made this MtibnUiig br >>lit^or :,Htt:die' that the pltr^-wiU^tfosj^xlte nexttsesgion of the '"rlilAttim^iuSn'g t6r . amendments ^denin^raif^aBia ot taxation. One  mf^thi'^mkisfU amendments will be wiJ!' iw an income tas ^ibll no exemptions^ '%iSiV>r the past month the counuil has �lA^n cnnsidering the taxation quea-la the light of the imed to se-I a greater peri^entage of the taxes ^-Wed. At the present,time the city lli collecting only about 76 per cent. .I^tlie taxes levied, with the result H|kt municipal finances are headed gm the rocks, as in the case of Prince jilabert. The council is therefore de-Uirmined to take heroic measures in : wder that the finances of the city �I'ay he saved from ruin, and to tliai 'Wd they have de'clared their intention to widen the basis of taxation. 10 that more people will be called upon to carry the load. Three Ways v ;l wrote a letter to the council.'" naid the mayor, "in which I proposed tliree ways of spreading the tax bur-deu.. I suggested: . , vl-That we should have an Income tax wilh wide powers. � 2-That utilities should charge consumers enough that 10 per cent, over cost would be (iioUectod, making a profit to go to the reduction of laxeji.' 3-That there should he a .15 per cent, increase in the assessment .on buildings, with a warning to owners of improved property that this would be gradually increased year by year. "Our aim ia to relieve the present tax-paying basis of between 560,000 and 176,000 ot Its present load, and to spreald that amount over as;many citUpna.'who are not now^ paying any taxes. 1 but who are capable of paying some, as we possibly can. We agreed to this Jjlah. Sve 'cHit'jlaafft no very deflnit*; statflin^nt'nor take any action "to.-onfor^6 the.n^ planl until after ,t)fe legAlatari!$:'*Srt�, biiE that is th^: plan no\v pvopos^fl," ' ? Had Agreed , ( hvhen Gommissionera .'Freeman and' Meoch were seen by'Tlie Herald tliey. agreed that the plan above outlined; had received their sanction. Com-i misslqner Kreeman explained his; change of, opinion -ow the matter ot increasing the rates on utilities. "I knoT.' the prluQiplc is wrong, and dinarlly 1 would oppose it to the' last, but the "'exi^enx-ios Of the city's financial position ^reqpire that we take drastic Jtcps. We must raise the money whore wo can. calling upon tliose people to pay who ,ftre willing to pay and who can afford to pay. Raisipg the rates on utilities, will have to be borne by everyone alike, so that there is no discriralna--tlon. That is the only reason I assented to the plan," , {, Income Tax As for the income, tax, Mr, Freeman explained that the cbuncil would ask for an amendment which would allow no exempti(jns whatever. The idea is to graduate. the scale. The person �aming JlyOOO would; prob- im6un't",V "thS^'wllil' hb no lacofne"* tax levied. . ' ' ' y Mayor Hardte-explained thatV 4he increflfse� In the'^haaessment on Improvements oii' property would have to come gradually becauso man^ property-owners'had given long leasea on their bulldinga at a rate which, takos into consideration the present baaia of taxation on buildings. Howr^ ever the mayor declared that Leth^ bridge would have to get away from tlie single tax idea until finances are; righted at least. He also declared that, as tlie whole new pliin contemplates the reduction In taxes on vacant property, the council was gqiug to ondoavor to halve the legislalurG allow the city to impose an, increment tax on va-caiit property so that' if in a f6%v years real estate comes back to the old figures the citizens who bear the burd.ens, now Avill get some of the benefit accruing to the vacant property owneirs ) through the lessened taxation iu the meantiuie. must aim to ieduce our taxation to-i.....,T -------= , , the neighborhood of 20 mills on an' ably be asked tq pay only half of assessment of .n.OOO per capita. . If the new basis proposed will not reduce it to at Jeast 25 mills on an assessment of �1,000 per capita, then we must further broaden out the basis of taxation. 'The other commissioners have one per cent., but a person earning $10,000 would probably be taxed at the rate of 3 per cent. However.' any taxes paid on property will be offset against the income tax, and where a man's property taxes amount to more than his income'tax would 18306 14 m. Lc. News 11-20 * December Numbers Season .tickets. are on sale now by members of . the Girls' Auxiliary for the four big" Lyceum attractions �which are to visit Lethbridge this winter. The first of these is the Farn er Concert Company, a big muslcM attraction which comes here on D�t cumber 17th. The ney.t is Irvin S; Cobb, who needs no intioduction. He is probably the most popular lecturer and writer on tlie North American continent today and is kno^vh , to millions of readers. I^Mffienftg and Liazarom ) i FoF^theiriint concertedTOoIumbk nnmber ,^tiMs8eifamoiu'Metropolitan stars have chosea TarigiOCtra," the thrilling climax of Vw^^ ;^iiiost(drtumtic opera. An exquisite record o� jp^t and .beautiful music nobly sung. {^bpti^Balio in Maschera** . ,. Tliis sparkling aria Wghl have been written : speoally for iStracciari-so completely does it Ke in the richest range of his glorious baritone. .;And Stracciari, needless to say, has made the inost of his opportunity. A 77085-$1.00 The LuM of Music The author putt th� undtntanding f good onisic within the nack �f all! diipeiaiiog wit^ t�:hmc�l t� and bringing th�: fcutnan lida ot �Im art home to lh� reader. On nIc ^ alt Columbia Dealers, la Song of the Chimes*'and u A most appealing person^^ty, a voice of in-'.; inaitable natural beauty, long study under such r masters,as Jean de;,Reszke a^d Qievalier-all . ildMse Maurel has brought to the singing of two ; vm lullabies. And the result is-well, ; hear them! A2$a8-$1.00 VtIw Hit'iOf DMMiber Record* coaiprim 5 operatic lelectionj, 2C 'ponlM-iih�id2 dance,pitcei, 4 ChriitoiH spccuis, 6 vocal favotitct ' ;aoa 7 iiQvcliiw and iMtninwntal genu. thm 39th mt atHcry month, J >-H�ar5G^Jiertl Perfhine'8 dramatic record **A MessagV { y, � Icom Prance " - made by Pershing himself. , CfK.1TMBIA GRAPHOPHONE COMPANY, Toronto im KENNY�tALLIN CO., LIMITED Next to Dallac Hotel Phone 1487 Jhe Drug-Book Storoi .':There have been no more-than 500-houses quarantined in Lethbridge during the epidemic, up to date," said Sanitary Inspector Vallance to The Herald yesterday, "and - this would mean in rinnd figures about 1,500 cases, a^Jlowing three cases to the house. In addition to this there were about 26 per^cent. of the cases not J placarded,' -through various reaaons, chiefly due to the fact that several of the doctors were ill at the same time and' unable to-'jeport cases. This'means.that at the outside there were about.'2,000 cases in the city. I do: not believe that the figure of 3;000 cases Is quite correct. In view of the 3,000. figure, I think Lethbridge has been quite as well off, if not better, than otheti centres in proportion to population." Edmontoi^^Pitilpixpcrt,. Says' Lethbridge' isv:^iporttohai?-^ Edmonton foi Get Ciai High praise of Lethbridge's Land-: ling of. public utilities was given The Herald yestOrday by Chas. 'Taylor, milling englneev and power expert, and a well-known, old-timer of , Edmonton, ;wli6'paid' ji short visit to the city last week. He was a guest' at the Lethbridge Hotel, and It is only the second trip in recent years' he has made to Lethbridge.. Mr. Taylor is at present handling Bdmonton's power problem ior th'fem. He operates^ the powerhouse ] on a private basiSr having taken it over from! the city some'time ago. The city pays a certain rate for the delivery of power, and also pays the overhead charges. In this way, says Mr. Taylor, the city, which has. al-w^ays had a great deal of trouble with its power problem. Is saving' |i50,00(T a. year in expenses.. The big gaa producer plant, installed U years ago by Ed^nonton, is not being opMBted. Mr.. Taylor, beiievBS that lielh-bridge's utilities are being handled in good �tyle, and giyes particular praise to Ml-. Watson, of the powerhouse staff; who, he says, is about the best ijowerhonse man in the province .today.. He is a man who works -for economy at all times, and who understands his business. , , \, Good Coal Mines Mr. "Taylor, who has been looking over some of the local coal fields, believes that there-is a gpod future for.the small mines in this district, and that the coal being mined in the var,irou8 small: mines throughout the district is of the very best quality. Gat for Edmonton . :Mr. Taylor is,interested in coal mines east of Edmonton, and is also Interested in the new gas field that has been disoov.ered in the Tofield district. He states that- there; is a now of 45,000,000 cuH^c, feet per day available, which is much more ithan the needs of Edmonton, where *� the companies hope shortly to pipe their product. LtT BABY .LAUGH AT lACK fROSI MOTHER HUBBARD SHOE THE SENSIBLE "ifT DON'T NEG^CT A PAIN Go after it with Sloan's Liniment before it gets dangerous WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 4. 1918 �.It e vum^t^st ,in Evse^it Year ... the this is UNbdiaBTEOl-y -the (greatest VALUE .GEfTINO sale of the season: you 9ave on blankets, comfort-EB8, dress GoboS, sheeting, pillow cottons, corsets. ladies' and children's underwear, silk and serge dresses and hosiery. in fact its a sale thatrovers the wrtOLE syore. ' JGrey Flannel It's the greatest value in grey ^,. .fl�Dpjpl,tl^tu,iyeJ^6ai'. Worth 60c and 65c. liejadVlisting / ja Sale ...... 4UC White Flanhelette The lastoall on this excellent quality, |Wiiite flannelette. 25 in. wide anfflworth 20c yard atj any wholesale^ today. While it lasts, jReadjv^tlJng 2Qq Black Silk Special A rich black Peau de Sole Silk. This is the silk that Is noted for its great wearing qualities. There is nothing better made in silk for a dress or odd skirt. 36 in. wide. It's worth $3.75 yard today. Re-adjustlng Sale, ^ qq Hemmed Sheets 300 hemmed cotton sheets, all ready for use.' Made from excellent quality of. heav/, sh^etUtg-that will give all kinds of wear. Regular $2.00 to $2.25 value. Ke-adjustlrig Sale, "| pleach ...............-.. lelO White BaUl Towels 100 ptilr of extra' large white terry towels * In jsplendid � heaiyy absorbent quality, size 22x40, an excellent towel for the bath room: Regular $1.25 pain | A A Re^adjusting Sale, pair leVW BLANKETS Just a word about our pure wool blankets. These are ^tlie values of. last year, we bought enough for two years but now we put them all on sale at a big saving, $9.00 Wool Blankets, y $9.75 Wool Blanketa, y $12.60 Wool Blank- 1Aln giving a reguljir 'Christmas to ther needy. 'The money for: these two donations .comes out 6f the funds k>C the club raised for community service, .It is for'similar purpoiM in future, and to cover the expense of the Sold-.iers' Kiddies Christmas Tre� that tho ibig^'carnival is being staged at tlaa, main fdir building next week. Rev.: John F. Lehy, former presi-, .dent of the Holy Cross College, Wor-,. ganizauou ,.u�..�^ .....Icester, mss., died at.St, Andrew'a^u. Herald Christmas fcheer Fund to be the-Hudson. iLL BE ELECIN F There will be ai. election for public school .trustees next Mondiy.-; At 12' o'clock today none of the four candidates had dropped out of the race for the three'positions.: It had "been understood that Dr. Lovering Intended'to w;lthdraw,:but lie refused to do 60.* The; four carididate's; are R. R. jMividson,: John Scott, A? B. :Hogg and j. Levering. Voting takes .place next Monday between the hoursi of ,# i.m.,an,d S j.m.. , , . ...,:,.  Every Virtue It is^im^ssible not to like Ivory Soap!, Ivory^ possesses every virtue- soap can possess and does everytbing that soap can dp. Its purity and mildness prevent its harming the tenderest skin or most delicate fabric. Its, lather is copiou^^ ., thickl soft. It cleanses perfectly and [ irmsef easily. Ivory will give you more ' iail round satisfaction than any soap y you have ever used, no mattervwhat the price;- ' ; IVORYSOAP I; in the rroettr A Ctmbttfaefpthtl BamlUon, Cmiia 03540820 ;