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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta MAY 191ft THE IIKKALD PAGE SEVEN In nn Interview with Tho Herald Murnoch says Tito news hut Tho Herald Rftvo tlio public tliu other rlay In regard to ho much hotter payments of taxes in iiTwirs that have been niadn this yoar compared with provloim years IK very II nioBl of the taxes In arreara were paid up to the largo sums of money I hat tho city owns to thp alnlt ing funds ooiihl be paid over to UICHO funds they as has been pointed be replaced by lists of iincolloctcd or Indeed by any thing except actual money or eocnri tlen of undoubted worth that aro Illicitly such as the Gov ernment loans that now Ho In the Hlnklng Fund Trustees hands for a proportion of these What Is a Sinking Fund Most people understand iiilte well a sinking fund but the name Itself lo not very descriptive to the man In tho street It Is a little mys If a brief description may be It may bo put In this A man wants to build a house for himself he hns enough money to spare from hia mivluga or from his business for the whole out lay ho arranges with a mortgage company to lend him part of the and the agreement Is that ho will pay 1ho Interest owing and that he will also repay a certain amount of the money loaned each Those repayments are really similar to a sinking fund but as loans to cities aro usuallymade by numbers of lenders who each take debentures as their the arrangement Is made that the or sink HAIL INSURANCE your crops against in strong Compan sufficiently able to pay 100 per In case complete Quick and risk placed from date of No farmer can afford to carry his own owing to high cost of putting crop and high price of all Will insure for per aero and RELIABLE COMPANIES REPRESENTED The Weschester Fire Insurance of New York The Rochester Underwriters of The Canada Security Assurance of Alberta SEE ME BEFORE INSURING ELSEWHERE MABEE AGENT Hull Block Lethbridge Adjoining the Bank of Nova THE MOLINE UNI VERBAL TRACTOR HAS A SELF STARTING DEVICE AUTOMATIC GOVERNOR TO REGULATE SPEED AT ALL 0ATTERV SERVICE STATION HENRYTDENN Proprietor All Makes of Batteries Charged and Repaired 311 7th Street Phone 616 IhK nre banded over to persons who net ns and wboso duly It la to get the repayments take proper cnre of when they are nil hand Hie money ovor to the lenders and got the debentures back from them tlio public worka lint done by tlio city and tho public utilities that were irontod with the borrowed tho water street light ing street car those then free of encum brance lo the In tbe name way that his house would then belong to a person who had made hts payments Distraint Proceedings Will It Is astonishing to look tho lux sale and to soo there the names of people who would scorn to own that thoy did not pay their grocer or their nnd seem to hivvo nn compunction in letting It bo known that they owe money to their fellow cltlznna as n It causes us to think that our citizens and owners of lots do not all of them roalUo tho gravity of their obliga tions iu this and that they aro indifferent to certain aspects that may seriously affect their busi It might be well for those own ers who are in and who own other to look Into tbe question as to If these lands fall Into tho hands ofthe city and if they have ultimately to bo sold for lews than tho taxee such own ers may not bo liable to have de ficiency judgments registered against all their The mayor drop pod a word of warning to such pro perty holders In Ills 1916 In these words Those not paying their taxes must not fool thenidelvea into believing that If thoy do not earn to redeem tho property that it will automatically fall to the city and that will he the end of it so fur as they are The facts that the city not have to take over the property until distraint proceedings de monstrate that the owners have no available assets in all Can Many of the properties on the tax sale practically all in of those upon which the taxes amount to anything more than nominal look good easily for all that will stand against them up till and for at least two or three years more and if bcthbridge progresses as the development of tho country surround ing us promises to and Is doing now in there can be no doubt that properties will either be re deemed by the present registered or that the lots will ultimate ly bring profit to the city or to those who buy at the tax Citizens Should Wake In if care Is exercised In such new expenditures as arc and If the citys daytoday affairs are carefully and if thorough methods of procedure for tho collection of taxes arc we need not fear greatly for the especially it has been wise ly decreed by the Alberta Legisla ture that tax sales must from now onwards be held This will prevent our getting again into an un satisfactory position in this It is well that wo should under stand our present position thorough and that we should be so inform ed that we may support the mayor and commissioners in the wise ad ministration of the affairs of our Good work in such directions as this is being done ill Toronto and Winni by publicspirited citizens who have formed bureaus of municipal re These bodies investigate the affairs of their cities independently and place the results of their re searches before the It is one of the unfortunate phases of government by commission that the great body of citizens is more apt to become apathetic to their interests even under a council government and council and commission government and Is all the more to be desired that our citizens should follow more closely than they have hitherto done tho work of our MONUMENTS Headstones and Crosses of every description made to GET OUR PRICES AND SEE OUR WORK BEFORE YOU Lethbridge Monumental and Cut Stone Works OF THE MR RATES Commissioners Admit They arc Bit Too Steep and Will Reconsider Admission was made by the city council this morning noiv meter rates for water were equit when It was deckled to drop the new rates for the months of Ap ril and and promised to makn an adjustment of tlio rales before en forcing them again beginning with A committee composer of Downer and Hlraker waited on the council this morning to go into the and they proceeded to Hliow whprein the per In crease which luid been applied in the case of meter rates was not fair and and was out of all proportion to the Increase applied to the rates of tlio smaller They admitted that their old rales were somewhat low and were willing to stnml a good healthy hut not to the ex tent the city had so suddenly im The result of the conference was that the old rates are to apply to the April and May and the June bills will show an Increase of about HO per In the meter rate over lie old The latter part of the Battlement has not yet been accept ed by the the mayor declar ing that the city will have to assure itself that a reduction In meter rates will not leave the department with a deficit at the end of the lie twoen today and Saturday morning the figures will be gone over and a definite adjustment will be arrived at Leaky That the citizens aro paying for pumping much water which is wast ed through leaky mains was the claration of Mayor who Olilred of OommlSRloncr inin If hn had secured n certain for detecting I annwered that the they I hnd considered Would not do the Tlio leaks nre minlly iii the wood on Those simuld l placed by cast Iron mains but Com mlhfllonw Orace utated Him Hie would be vrolilbltlve the present time when cast Iron pipe would about n11 is Hint water users will simply luive ID con1 tliilie to pay for water which ia j pumped up tho hill and then wasted through faulty PROTEST May chambers of commerce nf ivkin and Tien Tsln have wired in various pro vinces protesting against the ratifica tion of the convention because of the observ Is believed to contain agrnpinpntH detrimental to the of The draft which signal is said to bo revision and ratifica tion by tli a two PI APPEALS T ADVERTISE George who Is local publicity representative of the food In formed the Herald this morning that grocers would have to make applica tion direct to Ottawa for the retail licenses under which they will be re quired to operate after June The licenses aro Issued only from The following from the Calgary Her ald Is an important matter in connec tion with retail grocery sales Grocers who advertise food for salo in quantities larger than the or III other than those set forth by the Canada Pood are liable to prosecution by tho police of the according to John the local representa tfve of the Jt has been brought to the notice of Irwln that In some instances advertisements have been used offering for sale flour ana sugar the main In quantities larg er than the board has specified as tbe normal supply for a family for two In other instances dealers have been reported as making above tho amount The Pood frwln points ban not the power to make any These must he brought by the local The npnounce mont made through the which is the only notice that local dealers have so fur stated very clearly that the last date for selling such quantities was May and after that any grocer breaking the Is open to the On Monday morning next Ilie court or revision on tlio 1MS BHHHHHj men will sit tlift city About j sn appeals from the assessment have been As usual tlio most Important appeal is that of thp which Is appeal ing on thn ground that Its assessment IK too high and on other grounds of n general Kvnry yoar the lias entered an appeal of this and In one case it in securing a general ton per re duction of tho Flow far they arc prepared to go this year Is not but they will have legal representatives at the court of re vision to fight their of Uic other appeals are of n minor Quite a number of them have to do with the new floor space With Hi it1 Muy Army In my aircraft J2 Kii have been native along ho American from in Ilcnrdy since Hie of the new Villages mid roads in the rear of the American lines have been bombed of I ho villages viMltnd the hostile aviators present plllnble plcturon of The military damage has been negligible but a number of villagers luivo been moat of Ihein women and The Ger mans are apparently dropping their bombs without any consideration of mi I itu rv objeet The area under bombardment from Hie air is that between the American and Paris and nightly the air over till area JM humming with en tiny motors while the American nnd French antiaircraft guiiK nr keep ing up an almofit continuous1 Gudph firemen tendered their re signations over a question of wngn and all were accepted by the except that of the Fires Break Out and thieves break Dont risk the or invite the by keeping money in the Put it in The Merchants where it will be safe from always earn interest at highest current MERCHANTS BANK Head Office OF CANADA LB1HBRIDGE MONARCH NOBLEFORD Established Acting Acting Immense AUCTION SALE Block On Saturday A REAL PLACE AND FOR SALE 800 two and one half miles from Best of Rolling but steam AH 120 acres seeded to Rental basis of Mi to 200 acres In Belonging to 430 acres No Price and orms are THE imp UNO UNITED AT Three Carloads of House Furnishings Are now being unloaded to the fact that most of the goods are still crat ed it is impossible to give full particulars in todays The may depend upon a splendid assortment of goods to be auctioned NEW FURNITURE BEING PART OF A BANKRUPT STOCK BOUGHT BY US RECENTLY FRANK WADDINGTON Will be the Auctioneer ancf our instructions to him are to SELL RE Greenfields EDMONTON CALQARY LETHBRIDGE WALKING DEAD May at Ietrogrud of tho first contingent of Russian prisoners to bo oxI chanced under ilia recent HussoGer man was reported to the State The the des patch wuru veritable walking dead REVIVAL MEETINGS SERIES OF REVIVAL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD IN THE Presbyterian Coalhurst Beginning May 20th J AT THESE SERVICES WILL BE IN CHARGE OF EVANGELIST ASSTD BY OTHER WORK IT IS EVANGELIST SfcOTT AND OF LOS WILL BE PRE3ENT A PART OF THE TlMfe DONT FAIL TQ HEAR HEARTY WEtiGQMt EXTENDED TO PHONE 1865 ALBERTA 13510 Service and Satisfaction in Automobile Repairing and Having the Goods is placing us ahead in the garage We employ only first class with years of exper ience on all makes of who with our guarantee of satisfaction assure you of perfect Drop in and look over our stock of before the price Dunlop and Mar in all both fabrics and cords also our complete line of STANDARD GARAGE VELIE DISTRIBUTORS FOR THIRD We have opened a new and uptodate Tire Repair Station equipped with the latest machinery and are now in a position to do all kinds of Tire We would appreciate your All work x y We make a specialty of Retreading and Lethbridge Tire Repair Station SERVICE THAT SATISFIES 1OO Coal Miners Wanted Steady Woric t Apply Gait Mines Lethbridge TIRE REPAIR STATION PROPRIETOR 305 SIXTH ;