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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta PAGE FOUR IfcTHBRUXJE HERALD MONDAY, J1AV 3. 1920 ttb'c Deralb XetbDrtoge, alberta DAILY AND WEEKLY Proprietors and Publishers THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD PRINTING COMPANY LIMITED 323 6th Street Lethbrldge W. A- BUCHANAN President aud M ana gig g Director John Torrauce Business Manager Member Audit Bureau of Circulations. Subscription Rates: Dally, delivered, per week......5 Daily, delivered, per year Daily, by mail, per year........ 5.03 Weekly, by mail, year 1.50 Weekly, by mail, per year to U.S. 2.00 this Air. Kfriis'states that ha has a letter fnxix an official of iLe City of! Houston, dated February is, in which he says, Single Tax Sys-i tern Is not in oper.ttlou la Iho City of j Houston, and never has been. How- ever, the late 3ir. Pasiortza, Tax uud Land Commissioner during the years> of 1912. 1913 and 1911, inaugurated system commonly knowa thej "Houston J'Jau 6! under] which Houston assessed all laud for taxation .at seventy-live per conl. its value, uud improvements at about twenty-five per cent. This was shed .in 1915 as being unconititu- tonal'.'" lu the State ot Oregon, iu a single tax proposition was submitted .0 the vote'of tho people. The result- ug vote ,wiis for, and against, "uearly five to one. In the California lu 1912. !JU anj tho cleetoiale voted cu a single lax referendum with a nsainst ill 1912, of 74.63S; iu 1P14. Do You Know? TODAY'S QUESTIONS 1. What la "malice Is the type of the'Queou Anne's style of architecture? 3. What-is the-meaning of ".Meis- souier-Iiko exactness" 4. What are the "Roaring 5. What is. "Jot How-came the expression1 "Rob- i uiug Peter- to_ pay- QUESTIONS 1, Wlmt "Kound auj drier weaker they are whv is It so cailed? I a "t'oMoe fraej- in this en route. Cheer up. we'll pat'll ill] over tho South somo day. AniJ yord "re- gatta" couie? 4. Is it considered auspicious when bride's "weep st "Is'the wedding ring woni on the fourth finger of the lefVbaud? is a S'peppercbm rent1'? as sooa1 as Marls bis work, allows only, trie most untoward weather conditions to slop.rjlui, until the is In, and wben one; crop (s sown. iif. SOES .right oa.sali-tlifl-JttHt P 1A AICKED UP IN _JSING TBK MAN if.W. "Wilson, rorin'wiy of Tam- died I are 6 1 ill soling tori Jii I Sugar is selling at cents a uouud In St N.B. till it !s too late to sow farther, and then couiss Iho sumnwrfallow. On'o ANSWERS 1. A petition or protest signed la a way that no name heads the list. The signatures to ensure this are forty.. The de- vice is F-renctvand Hie term la a cor- ruption of rond (round) rutan (a rib- It was first TidorHWliy the officials of the government as. a values exclusive of improvements, means tneir griev- ices. Eng and Chang, Chinese aud no tai shall bo imposed on any bbor, product, business or person.' P. O. clock-hap evidentiy Jaken time by tlie'forelock in registering its scientious objections .to.! fast time by' its action on Sunday. TAXING OF LAND VALUES The advocating of tho taxing o! land values by the Tax Hefcnu League'of While prosperiiy was general throughout Western Canada, writes Mr. Kerns, few if liny o! the munici- palities gave much thought to their system ot taiation. so long as thero was sufficient revenue to meet civic requirements, but when that pros- perity began to wane in 1512 taxation became a burning question. As It was found that depreciation of land values was imperilling the solvency of many municipalities, and would probably, cause some o! them to fall down on their bond Iii.deoteiln.ess, many schemes were tried to bolster up the tottering land tax chie! of which was over-valuation. Froprie- j lors had practically no redress against over-assessment- The system of single and tax baring passed through' a period .of prosperity has now passed hroiigh a time of depression, and, as was predicted by all economists of any standing, what "seemed o success dur haa proved a lament- able failure-in time of adversity. The real'estate men.' "by whoso propa- ganda the tax.was-taken off improve ments, and who boosted sales on the ben'efit of exemption from taxation ol improvements, are now tha most bit ter'.in .opposition to the single land Eastern Canada a-quiver- lul'pC pensio'snoTT the schema ithe' West.' "Ainb'rigsl.thfi tfijb haye, referred Ho the'Sihgle Taxphase. of the advocacy ot the Eastern League is J. Hamilton Ferns, Chairman of the Assessors for the city of Montreal. jingle Tax at one time had its fql-, lowing in Lethbndge, and jthere mayj ncih ere are. some who still believe in' the' theory of. Henry George. .Mr.'. Fern's takes a very practical view.otiTif tba same. He points to.Edmonton taxation in that he-uses i where in'-1914. with .a ot as-" they are caught- nlocks of non-revenue producing la'nil fbrv'Whic1i- they, 'paid fiu trier sell at which heavy taxes, are now in th forefront who would reim pose taxes' on Mi-. Ferns uaiuiaMy .sai.experienee of VanconverJu-trylng but .the Single Tax. theory- finding salvation in the abandonment Brents at Bang in "heir bodies were'nnlted by..a band of esh stretching .from breast-bone to reast-bone. They married two sis- ers ami had offspring. 3. Originally applied to the con- ests o: the gondoliers 4. From the" belief that1 rid witch shed more than'threc tears, and hose from her left eye' only. A cop- ous flow of'tears gave assura'nco to he husband that the bride' Bad not 'plighted her troth" to Satan and was no witch. 5. lu the eld time abceptEnce that here Is a vein of blood called the.vena arnoris (vein of love) ivhithi.-passes Torn that {ingec to the hearti V 6. A nominal rent, so calle'ri'.hLthat peppercorn is practically- of no worth. A rent of one peppercorn a 'is an expedient acknowledgm mt of 'tenancy- in.'cases or lands are let virtual- ly free of rent. .Keserves opened sfillemeiit returned Tollofii GemtaU in Canada. Sandicn, a fifth pftneer of K'prth wllf fa sixty- Tvhat is a very strong argument, that of .facts gained from the experience o[ the working of Single Tax where, it waa tried out and failed. In present- ing these he conies to tho conclusion that -it "has failed to abolish or in any way check land speculation; it liRa not. towered rents; it lias not been instrumental in giving em- ployment to all willing to work; it has not increased wages; it nas not lowered the cost of living; nor has it the assessed v'aljio of that city was Jiontreal's .'.total assessed land value in the srmio year was Montreal's land vclue been assessed at the same., ratio to population as Edmonton's, the as- sessed value would'have been or more than the total of land and buildings.; .In other words the assessed .land value per capit; was. In 1914, and Bd- abdlislied poverty." which were or over three to one. of the itliings claimed for the tax These figures show liow the single Henry George. "Like taxers of the West were bolstering plausible theories 'it has been weigh- ed in wanting the balances and found their theories by fictitious values and a low tax rate. Throughout the whole Roads to be 'GraHed-rCorisider- in the (From Our Own 'Correspondent) TABER, April town courici meeting of Monday" evening last- wil probably be productive of more' dis cusslon by the citizens, than Jias an o'lh'cT not bs cause- sions but because ot the very lialu're o ths proceedings. 3V begin witli'-lher was in the language of the street! ,a most "a tfull the''Mayoiy fiv of the councillors and the town splic tor being present; Councilor PSttc son being unavoidably Amo'n the smaller items was tho acceplacc of the offer of j; H. Prowsp of ?25 for tho building on lots 21 and 2 block 2. plaa 563SL; and the grantin to the'town solicitor of the o per cen penalty on business" taxes 'since Jan 1st: The Taber Annual mail a splendid showing.: Isst" year, in'spll of .Its run of bad luck :dwing to th first heavy a nan for its It-was1 the on exhibition south of.'tneVBow'. last yea and 0. .N. Johnstorre'.' appeared as delegate" from the. .Agricultural S ciety asking for a grant to the exhil tion fur next summer. .The'ccuncll d cause of. lite stasoa aud frequent rains, no .crop was being put in b'ut hjs la misjakeu Idea. Already there ire many acres tn.croo, every ef- fort is being to putjlajaji- much as possible. Of coirso-what fias. been 'sown is O'l fallow or fall plcjuih-' .ngr. but a good flirt has been madoJ: The Noble; foundation ha> acres already in, (he Judsbn ranch has JOp acres, or. more, and among others might .he-: mentioned Bishop ..Haynes with 100 and a largo number of others, wnolha.ve.gc-t right to wort Considerable' soedipg has been done in 'the district surrounding Purple Springs, and west" of there, in fact wherever the land is at all rtry enough advantage is being taken of the time between showers. If one loug spell of, dry weather should ensue, Jberp will be a good showing as in other years _ Jiome jitjq. .have .a. number, of livestock such as catde or sheep, have not got started yet. but one man in- this position has- about SOO acres of ry a. '.'coming, along fine." 'The., ab- sence of familiar faces from town for lengthy periods shows that every ef- fort is being made to pat -the crop ip. Coal Orders Coming- Xcws ot the..Trashing out of bridge? along the 'railroad' from Calgary remhefier, has-been followed by coal dc-rs of importance coming to the cat- operators from Calgary dealers. A shortage of: men for almost all is exists at [present, and farmers iva been forced to import their help, several cases.. And the laudwork not yet in full swing. L. J. McKInnon, who was formerly ngaged in farming just east of town, nd has land interests in the district et, has returned from -wintering ia 10 republic to the south, looking much "improved..- Taber is a great own for old timers, they lanage to get back to see how she o'oks. i A party from. Washington, passed hrough Taber on ..Tuesday evening, n route to Regina, and' anxious rlends are wondering it they, have rrived safely without life-preservers. Frank Shepherd, ..after spending the past year in ffle 'great! US. has return- d to town hi .tune loVuiebaU, H''Evan3 has retwerl from the' posl- loiv of .freight, checker jit the station, itid the staff is" shortlianded 'A' "soveniment-teleiiliohe gang ara at work on the and hare of property during the month Postmasters 'given a atl'o'fa daylight siViBg In pi it JB hi effect. authority to laces where Orange Ixidgo of New Brlmswick'wll hold Hs next unuual session' W Moncton, N.B. Jotfn-A. Moody, fpr several .years tpwn ireasurer of Ridgetown, died ;bi6 home iu St. Thomas. .i Hftrry engineer 'Writing in the April nunfoer of the Canadian Municipal Journal, Mr. Ferns says that the advocates of Single Tax who for.some years refer-j red to Western Canada and a few j places in tho United Slates as shin- ing examples of the prosperity result- ing from the application of the Single Tax in. those places are trying to draw our attention away from the conditions noiv existing-in Western Canada and refer us to Australia and Mew Zealand. Admitting that time will not permit him to go into the facts in connection with these two countries Mr. Firns -says .that the unimproved land tax in Australia and New Zea- land Is only one part of their system of Uxatten. In New Zealand only 4? boroughs out of. 113 have adopted the unimproved land tax, which Is far! Jrom b'eing generally satisfactory. In Australia the Town Clerk of Brisbane City. not...consider. it W.revert Iri'an- nual rental a tesls'ror valu- while the Town Cl.efk 10' tbe--BorAigli' c-f TJrls- stated, 'considered the old1 mode- rating on improved values to be fairer than the new, and (hat he diif 1'e'd any sentimental objections lo the rating ot now .widening to meet InOreSsIng. that Ihe single (axer'can find no. consola- tion in rlswlng the taxation system thoro. Ileterunco li often made by singla lasers to tho success of their aystem la Houston, Texas. In reference to t, A i cirted to postpone action in the matte of She West, he continues, this history howevcri tiil'thp councH'nieetii of tbo single land tax has been the j jn August. .The. Chief, same. It did not prevent or even check land speculation. On the con- trary the bait of exemption of improve- ments stimulated speculation. porting as to the lighting system the town, elated that 60 lamps ha burnt out in the last week, and claln cd this won due to faulty construct! of Brantford for about thirty-eeveu years, died ot pneumonia. .AleisniJer Jamicson ot Mount Forest dled'uncxpectedly in IfOEpital, Toronto, from after effects of pneumonia. He was an uncle of Premier aiartin of Saskatchewan. Prevailing Moisture Strongly Girl's Club Has i. v Been Re-organized (From Otl? Oxrn COWliBY, April News Is very- scarce in this part of the district 'tills week. Axle-deep mud and snow are not tempting people to do much" visit- ing or travelling of nnv sort except where necessity demands (The iCc-wley.' Girls' Club "has -come to life again, the hare organized with-, new enthusiasm and plim to do good work this coming year nlrod.uced a motor truck with driver's cab like tho big Nobfo.'tijucks, but on a'smailer scale. The CoUrt of Reyision for .Taber, will be held here on IMonday next, May 3rd. f W. Russell, formerly, manager of the Pioneer lumber left on Thura: day evening on atrip to points in B.C. An invitation dance" -was. held at the Veterans' hall on Wednesday even. ing, at which a fair at; tendance. Jack Brewer 1ms -removed from nis former residence Inihe'e'astend to his own house on B street. B. Haynes who has been away on a mission trip for some time returned home on Wednesday, last Several of our citizens ho.vo 'been on the'sick list tbls.-weck as a result of untoward -weather conditions. The Good Co. are installing a num her of new storo fixtures this1 week in their branch store. Handbills are out for the tirst base ball match of the season, to be play cd LMay 1st between 'Lothbridge an Taber junior teams. Gardening Is alrea'dy under way dp spite tho late "only old man-Foster would discontinue his at lentious for a time, vro would soon have some early spuds In'slght. O. Wright has rented the lot for new supervisor. iJIIss Isobei Noble will visit the Cowl ey Women's Institute and Girls Club on June. 19th -and 20tb bveT> -woman (and her -whether memuers of not, shotild" for herr.addres hear Miss be both nteresting and helpful Jlr. Oilman announre the birtli o' a. "son, Jlr. Geo. Birkett's mother and sister arrived last week from England Mr andMrs. IJirkett went as far as 'Medi cine Hat. to meet thtm. Mr. Joe Diamond ha como to town to oKiciato in the U.F.A. store as assistant to Mr. Birkett, Mr. and (Mrs. James Irvdn have moY- ed to their new. :home. on -the old Swinney ranch. Aurl how for tne Chinook, A drying wind Is in order. If it is a case of April showers meaning flowers, we have bad one experience with the other to follow. If there is anything in telepathy, all o: the Astern. -An investigation was n of :hls residence on matter to he later taken doubll, gar. den space. Geo. Dovitt has added picket fence to'the surroundings of his re- cently purchased dwelling on Hull Ave. in an endeavor' to keep out Ihe up with the Canada West. Coal Co. Sputh nf the C'.P.K. anil forming'part of the Southeast quarter of ,4-10-16 is a tract of land belonging to the town, containing auout 78 acres. It wns de- cided offer this at auction, op Sat- urday. Sth, and the building north of the railroad, on the same quarter, wil] be at the same time. A re- serve, price was set upon the land, and.one also on the building. Terms on the land will bo onn third cash, one the talk about water, with irrigation! third in u year, balance In 2 years. The sale was urdcrcd advertised In the Herald, and in Hie forefront, baa affected the wea- ther-man. Some say that thoie will he no change iu the present wealher until change of the moon. But STEWART WANTS TO KEEP ORIENTALS OUT VANCOUVER, Orientals dcsirerl -in Stewart." So stales n sign placed conspicuously on (lie Stewart, U.C., Stewart -Asaociatlous, cials ot which assert that tliey Iho offl are Times, the Raymond paper. Councillor Hourigan presented a Tl- lookl lllc town. nanrlal stattmcnt from the .Hospital ,0 y, Morri3 soaitln, who has just arrived hero ifrom Slowart. Mr. Soskin says there 13 every indi- cation that there will be a great influx Into the town this summer. Specla vessels have been chartered to carry committee showing a deficit of anj it was decided to put on a cele- bration in aid of fthe hnspital on May lie use of mooning abtnit the weather. and a conference will be held with llio U.W.V.A. with a view to ob- <.Mark Clmck Is (lie llrsl Chinaman to bft" officially spanked in Toronto. Chuck' will have something more now whereby-.to reroerulier (irst name. Tho veterans at their rlance show- ed that they can faco the music in tho ballroom will] just much erotlll to thomsclvc-s as they faced tlic olhrr kind of musk1. In. selecting him to curry on the duties, of the portfolio held by the late Hon. A. O. MacKay, lion. C. Mitchell la regarded as tho Jack ol all crafts In (lift Provincial Cabinet This 'I'H's not imply that tin: Minister is muster of none, but. is p. tribute to the versatility ot Ills abilities. j their assistance.in tlio matter. hi Veterans having first class talent n that direction nsi was apparent at .he celebration last Dominion Day. The council v.-ill sit aj a court'.tjf ro- viaion on (he assessment roll oa ilou- lay next nt 2 ii.ra; The.rp were two big Hems un the, program, however, whfrh overnfiadovv-i ;ill others. Thfiac were the report t llio Chlar-dt Police ill regard to' radirifi or dragging the r.treely, and i aulhorJKing thu town lo Jmr- row the sum of for current cx- in his report, tile Chief re- t ormnoniTcd that the town mirc.ha.4e an niBlnc of ils own, its piKvcTfnl'aa'tho Kt-rilsitju Iractor, ot least. The counrL] agreed, a Konlson or oilier trfii'ltir !o bn purphasoil as wtrmcd best, ami Hi.'.- Chlcl wa3 givr-n Author- ity to me. liin own judtjincnt In1 the matter. A Kumely Oil-Pull has since been onkrfiil, aiifl ia to be already machinery to Ihe mines there. Many old Alaskrm miners arc on the scone. The Piano For You BCATJSB it lasts a llte- time and gives ,perfeet always" Is a Tliero's a sjzt style for every purpose. Sold on easy terras at "Kaolory to Home'' priced, Asl; tor Catalogue. RiSCH, Bilmsril Slcok trie LV MEN'S In ufi-to-rlate .qhapes anil good filters'. We bave'th'efil'lti Wack or brown oalf and widths B to U. i SHOES FOR'ALL AGES These iiro priced from to Von arc assured of satisfaction. ASK TO BE FITTED AFTER MAY 1st OUR, STORE Ci-OSES ON AT I P.M. W. J. NELSON CO. HERLOCK BUILDINO t KIT-REFORM Clofhet 'are rightly made anf rightly For nearly a quarter of a century, the Fjt-1 Lsibd has; stood dkaracter, service and Value, It is a good thing to have in your Spring Suit and McKelvie McGuire ;