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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY THE LKTHBfttDGE DAILY IIEIULD PAGE SEVEN Taxes and The Tax Sale y O tt may bo for the ratepayers of the city of to tnkn thought with tliomaolvoa In several connected with the carrying on of nervines which thn city af AB nfffllrs now stand the ail mlnlHtrallpn of city In so fur an this holng actually paid for as wo go Is being paid for by I hone ratepayers who pay their and this is being supplemented by borrowed A very curious position has been arrived at In regard to many of those who are not pnylnK the taxes on their Stripped to Iholr attitude is this I own certain pro perty when I bought It I know I acquired the obligation to pay taxes on it I decline to pny these leant Just In effect they let those Who pay carry and let the city borrow for the balance If things Improve I may later on pny hesto taxes If then I simply bark out of my obligations and leave tho property tothe Whether or not the correct procod wre has been adopted to force payment t thxcs from these for Instance the city appears to have halved Its charter right to distrain j fliid ourselves now in this posi The city is arranging what is tialldrt a tax sale for all taxes unpaid Vo he end of A very largo of money Is spent in advertising this arid in the advertisement we find such curious aivomalios as this that tho city has been paying month ly salaries to some ot Us while these officials owed money to tha city for how would such proceedings look to n man who found that some of his goods had bpen to one of his em andlhe cashier had gone on paying that employes salary month after year after saying never a word about payment for the goods Looking at tho case of the people who owe money for taxes and who have the means to It would pear thai their position la this 1 owe this money but 1 will pay it only If it suits mo if the property looks gohd for Ill pay up if 1 just make up my mind that the property does not belong to but to tho or to whoever buys it for the amount of the taxes nay I will gamble j a little larther and if 1 see something In it in a or two after the tax I will then pay up the taxes and rclnntato myself as Thei person who buys at the tax sale knows that ho buys a property that carries even now three or more years of taxes against iU7 and Is anybody going to buy under these knowing that he cannot get possession of the property for at least one and then with some additional trouble and that he may not get it then if the ostensible takts it into his head to hold on Now look at the position of those who see little or no hope of over bo Ing able to pay taxes on some or all How does this tax sale up to 1915 only help th3m Not one The governing so far as their ownership of the property is is not the amount that is owing on the but the time limit for That period of time Is and would bis exactly thn same whether the property is put up now for taxes up to or up to 1U10 or If tho present tax sale is put for ward as n seriously minded business proposition for finding as against n tax sale for taxes due to i the end of it must be icinembur ed that an intending buyer In the pre sent tax sale ns has been pointed an obligation for 191 and 191S taxes right at the Ho takes over those with their accrued and accruing loads of interest which he must reck j on he hoe to riven either of two I things must Happen the buyer must I pay these subsequent taxes or the clty must have further tax sales on the If the buyer does not pay up for and 1917 and the property comes again to tax Ue not only has to i protect himself but he has to wait for the expiry of a further one or two years for In the meantime tho city walta anil waits for the later and gets Into a more and more unbusinesslike posi Now we arrive nt this point the Is Indeed those who do pay their taxes an expensive which tho city pay In tho shape of an ox pensively advertised tux Why should we bo so Illogical Why not try to get things by an teratlon In thn law It so j that property upon which tuxes are not paid within nay olglrteeu months after due date which Is surely aj highly generous leeway especially i another months wore allowed I forredumption automat cally the property of the Tbn city could then deal promptly with anything that was get the tax and carry on Its business of supplying serylce to the citizens in a proper and businesslike The city would then at leasthave a tangible asset in the shape of actual to offer as collateral on n j Instead of the paper asset of i taxes overdue hut not collected us at More than that after the redemption periodwas the cityj wquld he actual owners of the pro and If II could then be disposed of by lender Or by auction al grentnr prices than the amounts of the un paid and If the original owner did not come along to claim the dll ference between the price realized and the amount of tho the city i as a and not any one Individj would the Nether a private buyer nor the city can have any actual until tho redemption period has And If it were it would be quite right to maintain such un In bonafide cases of actual inability to pay at the present city should and could In a position to deal with the previous owner who desired to re instate his ownership more leniently than any private buyer at a tax sale could be expected As things are we are simply blind ing and inviting the delin quent taxpayers to deceive them and we are piling up further and quite unnecessary A word may be said regarding the considerable areas of outside subdi vision property that appear In the tax snlo list may ho these will fall to the It would have been better that this should have comp about for vahuMo time will bo lost in getting action 6n these areas which will lead up to their be ing solidified into acreages that can bo leased or sold as farm land or garden We have managed up III thanks In some merisure to Hnrdies careful management of the citys and by the constraint of circumstances having made us con tent with less service in some direc tions than we had hitherto to stave oft our creditors so far but there must be an end to what we can exact from their We may as well now lie honest with ourselves and face the We had to cut down on one of the greatest of essen tial education and we lost the courage to go ahead with the small annual outlay that would have been incurred in maintaining a pub lic library which could have teen had for the Wo ought all to arid if we do not know we must that in ef fect the city is but a cooperative as sociation or company of sharehold ers and that it cannot go on borrow ing money from other people to car ry on that service from day to without ultimately ending in And the unfortunate thing is if wo dp not mond our those who do their duty and stay by the com pany will pay Even so they will be very sorry that some of the mem bers or shareholders have already lost out but unfortunately these kindly feelings will neither help those who are left in to make any better ar rangements for continuing and tin proving tho city nor help them to make businesslike arrange ments with the creditors of the PRAYERS flM THE OF ALLIES this big went for muiiy to tie is 111 the city at Hi of lin king and If necousRiv x to scrvc the oihplre us her nerd may Ilf WHS rejected on previous uiciiH Impressive Services Held Yes terday in City Schools and Churches ImnrcHsivi1 prayer held n cily noon emphasizing yontcdiy the iscripusnesn of Thn following tab iihiHratiH 1 effect of tho proposed iiicuni lax i amendments as In pinion in the for mor taxes I Present Tav Proposed Nil 211 H FERNIE EVANGELISTS Ihnjpwar Irecedlng the church iiiootlngH services held at I he different eil Ipn tral being taken by Klcolwood by Canon Wisl Hiinster by Oiilbiatth by K llardlcvillp by and two sessions in tho High School by Af three oclock about 00 were gath jd In Wesley Ohurch In i most Impressive manner prayers wore offered on behalf of ho Tluwc In charge were Hod gins and giving a most impressive At the same time the Anglican held a wellattended service at St McMil lan und Canon MurrolWrlght being in the hitter making n short address in which he emphasized the crisis In tho In the evening tit i solemn service was held in Patricks Father Mclaffery 1 1 7 KptHial lo Ilin April series of evangelical meetlnpa here has cnier ed upon Its week with continued sncecK 111 and Sunday nlRhl brought onf a record to listen to Robinson speak In his usual effective Last night he I old the stry of The Other Wise from Vun Dykes wonilerfnlly illuminafiiiK story au leru slide pictures of Ihn story were ihrown upon the and itev lelllng of tho story of Ar alians search for The KiiiK and by of tho iiieciuiis lie had intended to present lo coupled with tlie trafileal death of the searcher at the momeni when Ireat KiiiK was being cni citled made n profound imprnssion iilion thn minds of the In Ills Sunday evening discourse Robinson made use of tho of lene Valgeno Id llliistratfi tlin iliPijin of Ills discourse In nn niinally These meetings will be nfix1 Sunday and thorn in no doubt if ricaf Rood they have BOMBARD PARIS Tin Ions range bom bardment of the Paris district was he iun again thin morning GOMPER3 April IIR was ntft slrk over a IIOUB whirlwind speaking tour WM the statement nuide by Samuel Dam president of the American Fed eration of who was compelled to leave the platform at Monu here night In tho middle of a speech to labor lOmpeiH has spokon four times since making a particularly arduous speech yesterday arternoohi al thn Canadian OF CANADA To drive a handlo tho and sweep over tho enemy strong good rich a good liVr and When the lime the man with red blood in hia veins is up and at Ho bus iron nerves for interest in his work grips Thats tho way you feel when you have taken a blood and norye made up of Blood Uolden3eal Stone and rolled into a sugarconted tablet and sold in fiftycunt vials by almost all druggists for past fifty years ns Pierces Golden Medical This in liquid or tablet in just what you need this spring to give you and At tho fag end of a hard no wonder you feel out of Try this Medical Discovery of Dont wait Today is tho day to begin 1 A little und you years when ufinr a serious I took a half buttles iuvU of Ilorcus Golden jMcdlvul Discovery and Iuvorlto Proscrlpliuu as I cunnut Uuau meUUims too highly for the 1 my health waa completely I ulwpyt ploaaurti In recommending thiw two of 83 Thn ordination service for tho for mal sotting apart of Ilfiocls of Etxlkom to he Chrlxtian ministry will lie held in thp Haptifft church here on Thursday at Tho exam ining council will heheld at which will be attended by sevnral ministers and laymen from various outlying districts including the cily of The evening service free and a cordial invitation is extend ed to I ho public to this somewhat un ique Huntly of the first will deliv er the ordination sermon so names of other spankers giving charges to bpth candidate and con gregation have yot been sent Reeds will continue as pastor ot the community church at Me is a graduate In both arts and theology ot McMasler University To Ho has a very wide field and like many another well equipped man of other denominations is doing real pioneer work which will be one of j the great and important demands of I Are Your Children Learning to Save Money Each maturing son and daughter should have a personal Savings Account In the Union Bank of With opportunities to save and training in how to expend money Such an education in thrift and saving will prove InvaluaWo In later LETHBHiSGE BRANCH Manafltr CARDSTON BRANCH Manager BARONS Manager 1400 Acres Surface Work To tet by in Township Range eighteen miles south of Grassy six miles northeast of Work consists of harrowing and seeding to Will let all or any Spring now The Laihrop Land Telephone 1865 AUCTION SALE of HORSES and CATTLE HAVING DECIDED tO RETIRE FROM STOCK I WILU SELL AT PUBLIC AT NEW BARNES NEAR ROYAL ON RIVER FIVE MILES NORTH OF ON MAY THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED STOCK 1fi good heavy young most all In age from 3 to 5 years old 7 good heavy yoilng broke and ready to work yearling Work harneis 2 1 red muley cow in calf 1 roan muley cow In calf 1 roan years old 1 red cow with calf at fool 1 red muley fresh 2 2yourold sleers 1 3yearold steer yearling BIG FREE LUNCH AT 12 SALE STARTS TERMS OF SALE Onehalf cash time will be given till November purchaser giving note with approved secur ity bearing 8 per from 10 per off on credit Owner Auctioneer All who heard the sermon at the Christian church last night by KvanI gollst Pagan pronounced it a strong The subject diiscuased was The speaker said in I have no apology to make for pre ibis subject for it is u part of thn Koupel as commanded by Christ and preached by the Hap tism is an act of loving obedience to a positive divine It Is not u command of the church for it Was In existence before tho Church of Christ was Thorn lire three reasons why we beMeve m 1m I nniision as the action of 1 the meaning of the Greek word Mapto is conceded by thu scholars lo be plunge or and it is never given as the testimony of the scholars and his torians JH to the effect that inwner Klon waa tho practice of the early Among are and the Now Testament In describing the action of baptism pluiuiy Indicates Any person reading the Now Testnuient who had never heard uf baptism would be forced to the con clusion that it was performed by the burial and resurrection of u candidate i in v The message for onight is Bor rowed It is based on the of the wise and foolish vlr Kagan will sing a Tomorrow nifflH tho evaugslisl ivll discuss The History of u NEW HOSPITAL ELEVATOR May Saskatchewan Cooporutivo lOlevutor Company to day accepted the tender jf tho Fegles linllows L5ngincerlnK Company of Fort for the conttrtuUon at the new hospitid ul 1ort Work will Begin The house will have n storage cap acity of about bushels and tho storage a capacity of about Cleveland NEXT WEEK WE WILL UNLOAD TWO CARS OF Emmerson PowerLift Engine Plows Owing to Scarcity it Will Be Necessary to Order Early THE SUPERIOR SUPPLY CORNER SECOND AND THIRTEENTH Tractor Will Be Demonstrated at Lethbridge ON MAY 1918 IN THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE CITY ON 12TH AVENUE ADJOINING THE PUBLIC CEMETERY ON THE THE CLEVELAND TRACTOR is the most efficient and economical tractor on the Dont fail to see FOUNDRY Limited Alberta Distributors Calgary RENKENBERGER Lethbridge Distributor 428 Fifth Street South FARM LABOR The Provincial Department of Agriculture Hat Opened a BUREAU in the Board of Trade Offices LETHBRIDGE To secure and distribute farm Fanners wish ing to secure help should apply immediately to who has charge of this free Phone 1603 Do You Want Breaking Done If you want your land broken and can not make youi own kindly notify Board of Trade Building who has I wen appointed by the provincial government to bring together those who have engines or horses and can contract tor breaking with hose who have breaking to Can You Do Breaking If you are in a position to do breaking please get in touch with wlio us has been stilted has been sent liure by tho government to tell of those who have breaking for you to Board of Trade Building Lethbridge PHONE 1603 ;