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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - November 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta TUESDAY; NOVEMBER 19,1918 THE LEYH^filpGE DAfLT ITERALP PAGE SEVEN Mayor- Hardie Trying To Keep Mill Rate Down to 24-New tPlans Proposed With the ,end ol tho year iii sight lind a new tax levy to be oohstdered, |he city commissioners spent MoH- {ay afternoon In ft filRouaslon' of tax-(:lon problems: Mayor Hardie's opinion is that I^tli-Vridge should not have a higher mill rate than 24-millB, and lie declares he Is working to that end. But this year, In spite Qt a fj-aying of about three toills, owing to: the. increased interest tieing secured on the. sinkitig fund, expenses in other directions, notably for Iclioois, ' increased greatly and the )nill rate was higher than ever. "The only Ablution tor our tax pro-ilem," said'the mayor, "Is to broaden lie base b{ taxation. How to do that e a question, but Lethbridge has certain expenses to meet annually and �fo must look to the people, who can pay, to meet these." ' A number of suggestions are being GET SWAN'S FOR YOUR PAIN RELIEF JTou don't have to rub it to get qui^cic, comfort-i ingr reliief in Once you've tried it on that stid joint, sore, muscle, sciatic pain, rhcu-riiatic twinge, lame back, you'll find a warm, sootiiing relief you never lliou^lit a .lininient could pioduce. Won't stain the skiri, leaves no, muss.wastes no time in applying, sure to give fjuick results. A large bottle means economy. Your owny or any other druggist has it. Made in Canada. Get it today. Slbait's Kills Pain 30c, e0c,.�1..20. considerod, but nothlnK hau: been arrive^ at. Some of the ^^f^estions are: . Increase the aaaossmeat on/ build-IngNi This aBBOBBiuent-is now^33 per cant. If increaied to 66 per ceiit, the BBttesBment figurcfl would tie increased to f 13,000,000, or it increased to full valuation, to $15,000,000, Rental Tax. Impose a rental tux. This Buggos-tlon has been put forward by Commissioner Meech who states that It would yield a return 6t $11,000 a year. By thia method the rental valuo of all property'would be taxed, in addition to the regular taxation as at present. In case of a ipan owning his own Iiouse and living In it, the fental tax would come off his regular taxes. But in the case ot a tenant, the tenant would be expected to pay the rental tax* while tlie owner would pay the full regular tax. Raise Water Rates. Increase the prices charged on the water and light utilities. Mayor i^ar-die declared that this would' he the first tiling a receiver, would do, should 'the, city be so unfortunate-as to get Into a receiver's hands, Commissioner Freeman la not in accord with tho suggestion. - Income Tax. Then there is the Income tax. Edmonton expects to raise $100,000 by tills, method this year, and if they make a success of the venture Leth-bridge is likely to adopt it, Tho council expects to continue tlie discussion for some time yet before adopting, any scheme, and in the meantime the ratepayers are expected to have an'te a lot to say about it. American Consular Agent Matt .Johnston, has received word from AVaahlngton to the effect that Americans in Canada who have been called to report at the various U.S. training camps this month, need not now report. This win affect quite month to'month, upon request, to the eci,cr0tary of the dlBtrlot/the name* of, all persons / in his or their emplpy, and. tbe Becretary by notice iniwritins, may.requlre such employer or employers to pay to the district the tax due and payablo hy any ptfhis; or their taployees, .which tax shall be paid by the employer or emplc^yers with^ ' In one B^onth after notice by the secretary as aforesaid and may be deducted hy the employer or employers from the wages orysalary ot the employee whether said tax has been previously demanded from /�uoh employee.or not aa hereinbefore provided; provided however that where the employee has paid under,the proviAloha of this section to a school dlstrlot, he sliallnot bo liable to a Similar tax- in finather district for the same calendar year." could re-open on Thursday. The local board of liealth claims that it has received no flefinite orders from Edmonton to. tho effect that it had the power to take such action, but such an order and that the theatres will all re-open there on Thursday. by the time th'ey reach here they are nimoat impossible. As a matter of fact, It coat $20 a case to lay two cases down here on a special order the other day,  Handled at Loss One local .wholesale bouse has ceased to handle them, and others are handling them at a loss, bringing them in by express, or any way they can get them to fill what orders they receive. .Influenza patients coll for oranges, and oranges they must have at all costs, and that really accounts, for the special shipments that are being brought- in jjjst now at the big prices. ' 1 Hotels Shy of Them Hotels are no longer; serving- the orange at breakfast or-at any other: fighting stopped, again taken up the time.. Casea cost anywhere from $12 j mattpr with the Dominion authorities. supply horse m to $18 and this is prohibitive for ordinary use. Needed For 'Flu PatlenU The influenza epidemic has stopped antlne wItK her and was taken down myfieif. The following Wednesday I had to send a llVery out after our chairman to come in and lake over the work and the supplies were taken east Monday afternoon. X was only released from quarantine November nth and immediately had to take up the w'ork of special health officer to care for, the victims of the epidemic which included laying out the dead and conducting funeral ceremonies. Our parson was in bed with influenza and we had no ,undertaker. Owing to shortage of help I/also acted as jan iter of oiu" municipal hospital and also had to send in 'dally reports to the provincial health department." Stories such q-s this might be told from many parts of Southern Alberta and yet It went more than fifty per cent oVer its objective. The town of Botha worked un,der adverse condlt-George HoadIey.,,M.L.A.. who has ions with an allotment of $25,000 sub-been, working forfSorae time on the | scribed $64,000. Credit for this fine proposition of BUHplying the European ! showing' is due Mr. P: Rlend, team market with horseflesh, has, since I captain m that point ,ihd also to'li. H. Prmideri, M.L.A., who. took an active part in the work. urging that tiloy do.raomething to-^vard this end. -i; Mr, Hoadley points out that there is a great need for foodstuffs in Eu- the shipment of many thousands \ of i rope, and many of i the; nations reqijir-caaes of oranges before they ever "got; ing iood,are horsemeat eating coun-beyond the big centres of the western j tries. He also urges that there are states. 'What shipments were obtainable from California were depleted to almost nothing by the demands; o^i 'flu patients in the big cities, and' these got them first. ( That, and the rains that destroyed the early crops in California,, are the reasons why Lethbridge people cannot afford to'buy the fruit except as a parlor decoration these days. � May Improve Dealer.-; are hopeful that the' situation will improve In ,time to allow the kiddies to have their oranges in their stockings at Christmas at reasonable pi'iceB, although the prices will not reach anything like their formal figure for some time to come. Lemons are almost in the aame class, these now selling around the stores for sp and 90 cents a dozen. thousands of a certain type of horse Flags and Crowns The following is the latest list of flags aiid crowns won: Alderson, flag; Banff, flag and seven crowns;'Bassano, flag and 10 crowns; Bellevue, flag; Bindloss, flafe; Blackle, flag and'four crowns; Blairmore, flag and'five ci'owns; Botha, flag and six in-western Canada and particularly in i crowns',,Barons, flag and crown; Bow Alberta, too Ught for farm worlc, which j island, flag and crown; Brant, flag and might .better be slaughtered off. It i ten crowns; Brooks, flag and four Canada could find a market for thej.crowns; Burdetti flag; Blgvalley, flag; meat of these horses. It,would I'eturn ; Bankhead; flag and crown; Berry I^ND TAKE NOTICE: ,^ That John H. Fleetwood, Secretary-Treasurer, of Lethbridge School Dbtrlct No. 61, and D. J. McSwain, Secr.etary-Treaaurer, of Separate School jUstrlct No, 9,'have been jointly and severally appointed as collectors of the iboTetaxe�,�nd that payment made to; the,said John'H. Fleetwood j pr to the said D. J. McSwain at the office in the Central School. 9tb Streat S., Lethbridge. on demand. ' , JOHN H. PLHETTWOOD, . ^ j^foTember 19i 191S. D.''J. McSWAIN, CoUectbra. Ad L m JOHN >^.G^^ v.'ClBROVS^:'^-;.^''^;^"';,'-^ ' r CV.C>:,U.D.;D,CL,PM ? ? >' ? > ? > > ? : ? isMjed i}y Tbe Metrdiants Bank. .personal cheques are often refused.'' , Money may be lost, or stoleni' .V. A,JB| NOBLEFORD BRANq^f r*^' f.?^, M. ALKIL^A^ A7?? 95?32261 ;