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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta FHIOAY. .lUNK 28, 1918 TIIR LF;niRF',IDr,F. DAILY HFRALD PAGE SEVEN LATEST NEWS OF LETHBRIDGE AND THE SURROUNDING DISTRICT Tax Rate 34.7 This Year; Reduction in Assessment and Also in the Estimates iTHE MINE ROT CONTESTS WILL BE THE 1918 a"AX, RATE IftlS' iniT f'li'iiei'Ul....... 10.(! M.72 mlllH Di.'lmiitm'P ..... 8.r. lO.OG nilHa I'iil)llc adioola . !i.r. T.ilfi mills SHimniUi Schools n.o .i�.4r. niUlH lloiiiilUil....... 0.0 0.2c luUla Public. School f.iippori.evs piiy 34,7 33,00 nilUfl Sppiirato School HupiJorlorR pay 42:1 4t.4� mills N'OTE--In addition, tax notices will call for an extra lovy or onti mill for I'atrlotic Kund and koii"''"' revenue l/urpoMes, tnipoaod by lliu provincial Kovurnmont, Thoro you have It, (ho 191S tax rato, II. was struck at a special moel-Ing 06 llio city council this morning In n hurry-up order, owing to the fact that JIayor /turdio wlahen to leave for the coaHl on Monday for a month's holidays to recuperate UIh health. Highest In History Tlio rate Is tlio lilKho.st over struck In the (;2,04O Reduce Estimates Tn addition to the reduction In Ihe asseRsment, there has been a consid-oruble reduction In the general nsll-niiilos, hast year the general esli-mulea for all purposes amounted to li!407,3n,8u, whereas this year, allow-InK for $5,500 more on lax discounts, tho total estlmutes amount only to ,^398,764, ft reduction of $8,500, Big reduction Is shown this year in debonturo paymonls. Hednctlon Is from $110,000 to Ifill.OOO, a saving t ?28,000 which is made possible by computing tho sinking fund on a five per cent, in stead of a three per cent, linals. 'I'tie comraissloners feel justified In doink tills as it is possible to invest, all sink Ing funds In government bonds bear- \ Ing five per cent or belter', or else In the city's own debentures wbicii will return Interest close to seven per cent Tho estimate for general city purposes Ibis year Is $17D.000 as compared with $174,001) last j-ear. Plie Increase cau mostly bfi accounted for by wage increases granted in recent weeks Tho public school board is asking for $103,000 as against $89,000 last year, which Increases their lax rato nearly two mlila when the assessment reduction is talton Into consideration. .Separate School supporters will again pay a high rate, though the actual levy will be less. Tho Separate school board is asking for $1GOO less than last year, but the rate is higher owing to the assessment reduction. The following comparative summary of the estimates will show the reasons for the increase in some of the rates, and the reduction In others: Im(fst I'ili.ancial problem of the near I'uture is the jiro-tectloii afforded lax payers by the moratorium at-t. was the statciiii'iit .made to The Herald by .Mayor Hat-idle this morning. �siuent is pro-1 ~~ raloriuiu act eeimell. have ; The court of revision of tlie asses."-j ment has compleied Its wtirk and confirmed the assessment as revised, sliowliig a tola! taxable a.HseHsment (if $1 l,l(cj.9(iri as against $11,918,575. i which was the I'iguri- Hiibmltted by I City Assessor ,\1eech before the court of revision began its work. The most imiiortant decision of the court of revision was the wiping out : pf the so-( ailed semi business illstrlcl on Third Ave. east. The "Next-of-Kin" Association ARE HOLDING A TAG DAY ON DOMINION DAY MONDAY NEXT, JULY Isl Half Proceeds for Sailors' Relief HaM Proceeds for the Funds of the Local "Nc.i oJ Kin" Till- ".Next of Kin" ladies are counting on the generous support of the public in behalf of these two mosi worthy objects. 1 non- Ihe senior contests: .Michel team, Crow's N'est Pass C!oal Co.; Michel team. Crow's .N'est Pass (loal Co.; Coleman team, International Coal and Coke Co.; Coleman team. International Coal &. Coke. Co.; McGll-livray team, McCllllivray Creek Coal and (^oke Co.; Bellevue team, West taxiilion of soldiers' homes." '.said I he mayor. "1 am (luite In favor of not taxing soldiers home.-, but the iirob-lem presented by the moralorliim is aerioiis. Hundreds of tliousands of dollars' worth of taxes ;ire ]irot"Cted in this way, and every year tho amount is growing, Should ilic war last a in striking the tax rate, would lo provide something lo cover | '----------------- the taxes on the unredeemeil portion. : He estimated this nl half the taxes on '.;-^''"""Pei''y "u which there! r,,,. further voluntarv restrii-tions on team, Chinook Coal tie. Ltd.;\ Taber � GET THEM AT THE BAY. 15 bunches only of above as an extra Saturday morning Special. Southern Alberta Amalgamated Fair and Stampede :: LETHBRIDGE, ALBERTA JULY 22nd to 27th, 19i8 $30,000 in Prizes and Attractions. Special Classes for Girls and Boys. Entries Close July 8th. Write for Prize List. th( Ail^ Stampede events to be for the Canadian Championship and best riders and ropers on the American continent will compete^ FRTE PLATFORM ATTRACTIONS, AND RACING PROGRAM. AN EXCELLENT BIG EXHIBITS OF LIVE STOCK, FARM MACHINERY, CHILD WELFARE AND HEALTH EXHIBITS. EXCURSION RATES. FREE CAMPING SITE. / Bring your own tent and blankets. THE BIG HOLIDAY FOR SOUTHERN ALBERTA- W. McC. MOORE, MANAGER, LETHBRIDGE. Proclamation Omar Khayyam Temple, No. 141, D. 0. K. K; Ceremonial Monday July 1, At the Pythian Castle Hall Auditorium, Nobleford, Alberta VOTARIES AND KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS, BE AT THE PYTHIAN C/i^STLE HALL, FIFTH STREET'SOUTH, SHARP 10 A.M.,,MONDAY, JULY 1ST WITH FEZ AND A BIG SMILE. . ' � ' AUTOMOBILES WILL BE THERE TO CONVEY,YOU TO NOBLEFORD. VOTARIES-Rush in your petitions for tho ceremonial to the Secretary. Ho is ready to receive them. ALLAt^,jFi,i;rCHie;,; . ;i 'Secretary WILL YOU BE THERE!,^ . v, LEWIS LUNDY, V, Royal Vizier. Vulcanizing! Vulcanizing!! Vulcanizing!!! Our commodious and up-tO'date Vulcanizing and Tire Service Station at the rear of Dallas Hotel is now open and ready for business. These premises are catering to a first class trade and are equipped with the necessary modern plant and machinery to facilitate service and reduce prices to the lowest minimum. Try us for service, speed, satisfaction and prices. Spots, Sectional, Retreading and Innerlining work a specialty. Ship your tires to be vulcanized by J. A. Egger. Central Vulcanizing and Tire Service Station LETHBRIDGE ;