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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - May 28, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY, MAY 28, 1018 rim LirirmniDGE daily ukrald PAGE SEVEN RATE JUiiPS IF REDUCED AIM Vayor Says People Will Have' 50 Mill Rate if Assessment V Drops Appniilrt lo the court. 6t rovisioii on tlic ground tUsil property Ik iinnnssert too IiIkIi iis couuuircii with the. Httlonhlo viiluo of tlie pfoiiui'ty drew troin Mayor Hardio thia morning a liint tlinl two dlffnrent courses may lie folloivnd: 1-Tlmt Uio aSHOSHmont ot tlie city 1)0 rt'ducnd from $12,000,000. lo ?.s,000,00() with a conspfHiaiil. 50-mill tnx rate. 2-That tlm city, got nwiiy [rnni llio slnKle tax plan and by a revision of llu! aBsesamont brlMK tlie iiBHOSHmont on buildings up to 75 por cpiit instead of !U! por fcnl. as at. present. Wliothor tlic coiiricil ha.-? any inton-llon ot followhiB thoao BugRealionB tlioro Ih nolhlne to Indicate. -At ovory court of revision tlio appeals brlns fortl\ Hinillar HUKBOHtloua, but oxcopt that theru ir.ui been a gradual reduction of iissessment for tlio past four yoara and that a hiislnoss tax has been liitroducort, nothing radical haa over been done in assosament methods since the city adopted the sclienm looking to single tax several years ago. High Mill Rate "The majority of the appeals are thai the land Is assessed too liifeh." said the mayoi'. "Wo can easily fix that by reducing the asscssraenL to $8,000,000 and give them what they want. Of course this would mean that the city would not be able to borrow another cent of money tor capital expenditure. Maybo that would be a good thing. The mill rate would go up about 50 mills and people would have to pay (ho aaino amount of faxes, but IE the reduction ot thn land assessment wduld please them 1 would lie inclined to givo them what they want." Increase Assessment Conirai.'iisionor Kreeman Is in favor of increasing tho assessment on Improvements and stated as mugh at this morning's session of the court of revision. Tills will ease the lax on vacant land! Ex-Ald. Uowmaji wiio was in tho coimcll chatnbei' at Ihc timo objected to tills plan. "1 don't tliink It's rl;,'lil. Many hWder.s of vacant jiroporty are holding their property at somebody clBO'a expenau, iioping lo malte a killing, They liavo nover, done nnyt'hing for the I'My. They Vonld soil their property when tliny were ottered a fair price. Th(!y lotanlftd rather llinn liolpoil' the Kfowtii ot tho city." , Mr. Howman held that any great change In the metliod ot taxation would throw the invoHtineiiis in revenue producing property out of killer which would tic a had thing for tho city. It is this properly which Is paying the greater portion ot the taxes, and tiie owners sliouid be glvfin consldeintlon. C. P. R. Appeal There are no appeals of special note. Tlie C. I'. H. asked for a reduction of about $110,000 on various properties wiildi 'arc composed ot coiUoe laud oi;, as in the case of proj)-orty near the macaroni factory. North Li'thbridge, are under water much of th� time. No dcclslou hus liuen arrived at in their case. A number of appeals are made against the floor space asseKsraont, elth or on the ground .that the property Is improperly classified or that wrong meaBurcmonts 'have boon taken. Tlio assessment of subdivisions which are really In the farm land class la another question which will have to bo reckoned with siiortly. certain appeals Indicate. PHONE RATES MA! BE INCREASED Kiiiiiors that tho provincial govern-ment lelepliono system is (tonsldorlng a rate Increase are hcing heard In the various cities of the iirovini^c The Herald interviewed .lolin IJow, tlie local manager, this morning, but he staled that there v.'as nothing definite �on which lo t)aso any statement. He pointed out that hi telephone pnutlce It Is the regnlar thing to inc'roaae t!ii' rate on a sliding scale as ttie number of telephones la the exchange Increases, owing to the lai't that liic greater tin) number ot telepiionc^s lln^ greater the cost ot mHiiitenani'u and operation per tidephone, and the greater .service whicli can be, rendered. Mr. Dow would not lie surprised if an incrcnise were to be announced, bat siKdi an aiinoiincenieiit will cnnie direct from Kdraonton. : : : > � ? '>' *t' '' '� �' '' Crops in .\ew Houtli Wales nrc in excellent shape owing lo re(;ent rains, which did much general good. i''(^ellng tiiat while tho ImhIis were doslroiis of rendering all i-m'nilal services, yet that they were i ri'iiicmlous-ly 'inndicQppjd by the lo- ,f ihoii.'i-aiK'is of officials, a re)ini;.i- ,if 'I'lu. Herald called on soin..... \hr bank inaniiKfr.-i to-day, Ui ,i i, hnw itic public could in iihI.iiik i! i'a-;-ler tor tiie hanks lo liainll" their growing ImsineRS tinder :! cxcep-llonal (conditions. "How can the public li.i-r. porter asked of------. "(i.l licii^ arc .101110 of the ways hi wliu n ilie hiink manager ,snld llint tiic pulili.- .duld do a real service in ilghtciiin.-, a,-: as pos.^lbli;, the burden 6r in.' gi-duiug banking business that is lii'ing i'^ir-rlcd on by a small nuniipcr nr experienced officials aijd the lariM> number of willing, but ,inexpnri>'ni im| women clerks. ^] "'i'rnnaact tlie bankiin' )Mi>ini;.-s in ,tlie morning as: far -.i- possllile," agreed all the bank mariiniiT^ "Try to avoid a ni-h n; closing time."' "Do not draw any inoi- njieipies than are abwolutely necessary." "Instead of paying a small acioiint wltli. a cbei'k. draw the money in one amount and pay in casii." To turllier assist the staffs to liandle their growing banking business that has arisen out of llie war. It has lieeu decided tliat (lie new banking liniirs shall be from '�'��'M to 2.;tO on five daya of the week, and from '.i.IIP to 1 l! (in riaturdays. rorlalii services must ot necessity be discdn'.inued for tlie time, at least. On .luly first the banks will dlscoii-llnue receiving payments tor tax blll.. / � cfijoye IS A man of commerce set out upon a long journey, and his friends at the Club said "Take along enough cigars to last: but the man said, "No, for I alv/ays smoke Noblemen cigars, which, like the law of the Medes and Persians, changeth not". And, as he tarried by the wayside he bought Noblemen- in Halifax ; others from a summer hotel in the Laurentians. Anon, he bought more Noblemen in Winnipeg, in Redeye, at the Banff Hotel, and where the apple blossom blows in B. C And lo, the last Noblemen were as good as Noblemen cigars are as much alike the first. His friends' marvelled, for they had not known dial as peas in a pod, which is,true of each of the Davis' brands. (MORAL-Smoke a Davis Cigar and dispense with guesswork* Picture to yourself five stories of sunny rooms, spotlessly dean; cheerfulness and contentment radiating everywhere.  The aiir is fresh from the nearby mountain. It is washed until it is just ihoi^ enough to be healthful and pleasant. ,^ . , , , ,, . i . ~i � This IS the Davis factory where carefully selected tobacco leaf is prepared^ ' stemmed, matured and converted into famous blends of fine cigars. Take any one process as an indication of the infinite care and skjllthat surrounds the making of the cigars, and you will understand why the dealer thinks he has offered all the recommendation that is necessary, when he says "It's a Davis Cigar". ' / In this airy room, each and every leiaf is being treated to remove every particle of the bitter centre stem. The bundles of leaf, are now mo^ carefully sorted for.colours, grades, etc. and will mature iqr six, nine, or twelve months-ju^ as long as is necessary thoroughly to season, cure and prepare the tobacco and bring out the rich flavour. In time, the leaf will reach the cigar makers, long rows of cheerful workers skilled to the last degree. To them, cigar-making is an art, not a task-r-a chance to display their skill and deftness. Yet no chances, are taken, every cigar must pass inspection after inspection, 8 in all, until the boxes are seieded in their w^x paper wrappers ; ^ Made of matured leaf, in wide-windowed rooms by skilled fingers under.watchful eyes, blended to accord with unvarying standards, mellowed in 'the, wood. ' Such is the history of any Davis Cigar you may buy, regardless of the price you pay. All you need to know is-"IT'S A DAVIS CIGAR"! Noblemen-  " '  Promoter and Perfection-.Grand Master- -La Plaza- - - . Davis Panatefc SELECT YOUR BLEND. Full of quality, rich, satisfying, mellow '.^j: , i -Both mild enough for an all-day smoke ' . Mild, mellow, of fine aroma . . , , . , Made to suit the Western taste . . . Known from East to West as an after-dinner smoke' S. DAVIS at SONS, UMITED. 15 cents. 10 " 3 for 25 15 . 10 412W 5i 2988 ;