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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 22, 1913, Lethbridge, Alberta THE LKTIIBRTDGE DAILY HERALD INISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS REVIEWS RECENT LEGISLATION (Continued From Front will also give tho villages wore jucy collectable on a simpler basis In securing uiany necessary proi'Pmeuts. Vilbgc councils have w the full power tu pass bylaws re- lating the running of auItniiU ut go Irrespective of t'iu pound district Ilnance. Thut nieaus that the vil- c council will pass fill the- leglhlallou lulred oi1 deemed advisable and will imoMer its bylaws. Any pro- Icvis tlie conr.cil sees HI, ulilch linr- 'iilzi! with tho village act, limy be lulled in the bylaw. The bylaw must its own Interpretive clauses de- lug kind's of animals and periods year "when the bylaw Is operative. der this authority the village would vo to establish a pound and appoint beeper. As regards tbe ques- n n{ damage by trespass tho village must lie submitted for popular ap- proval. The Act has also been amended so that there will be no misunderstand- ing in the futuie as Ibero has j io the iiast In regard to Ibe powers of __________________________________- the uiuukipAlliy to borrow on the I rrvJIt of st-Lool taxes levied by them. be r.t> reason for land for aiEO maj6 requTr- moro than lie actual, cash value. i ,he to carry all An Important Change si-bool in a Beuarata accouat I'rovlslon lias been niado whereby ln a tq aR "School the council of any town may. If they EO desire, levy a frohlase lax on all lands fronting ov abutting on Elrecti through or along which water mains have bcc-u or may bo laid. In Hie past all such expenditure bad to be borno by tho town at large, and the council now have the option of apporlioulug a part at least or liic cost against ihe properties directly benefited. In oth- er- words, while the town 'as a whole nicil l be required to Incorporate Tax TruH Fuud." Under I clauses the council may would bear part of tho Improvements j it Is thought to be much fairer that borrow money on behalf of any school district on the crtdit of tares to be collected within the current jear for such school district to an amount Hot i-xccedlns 7i per ceul. of Unal esti- mates of taxes to he cwllecte-d by the tchool district ulihin year. Tho money so borrowed shall be-pald out of and shall be a first charge against collected in tho current (ions to 170 of Iho Village Act the "bylaw. Provision Is also made the necessary appraisements ot ue and giving of notices ot animals poimiled, tlie general powers of the lage council being greatly broad- :.d. The provisions of the Stray Ani- ls Act. entire aninuils, tlie HerJ and Fence Ordinances anil Pound ills- it Ordinances become Inoperative 'moment Hie village irasses siicli uytaw. The Town Act fr. Mitchell Ilien dwelt on tho >ngcs In tho Act 'which were tourse ot direct interest to Tahcr I nil towns In tlie province. This was amended to remedy some Oil defects Kail beea reveal- durlag the- year. In connection h the returns required of a secre- y-trcosurcr who is always a salar- ofiic-er, a penally has ann. itn- cd for neglect to send in the re- 11 Is not ciiiecled that this will be irbnght Into force but a there It needed. Tho word 'coia- Eloner" In connectlon'ivith certain k tUnt may be carried out by a has been substituted with ilic d as it was light tho first appelation might fl'lct with Iho various forms ot nuteslon gbvernniQnt Into ue In cities 'throughout the pro- ce. This change is expected to id possible confusion. owns arc now prohibited from lag !and "for a in other longer can a Itfwu give en- ragcnien't to on industry or person selling land away below. Ha nom- value. If a town has land to sell uust sell It for a consideration not value of ad- ated. This tho beneficiary of Hie Improvements should bear more than the man re- ceiving no direct benefit at all. As In tho case of tho minimum amount of taies paid by any ono has been changed from 52 for cjvic and S3 for purposes to il 'a lot for each purpose. The council may now raise .the discount for prompt ta'i pay- ment from 5 to 10 per cent. Ait has been maile to over come the difficulty exptrienced when a school district Is in iccro than one municipality. There was sorce trouble In equalizing tlie demands. t'E'Jcr tb new clause the school board will make the valuation and divide the demand proportionately. A change of considerable Intcres 1ms been 'made.in connection with re- The towns liave power to ira- j for rislug las KiC. i. ;irlson vvliea fines imposed for the ln-Jtuiure rural council will do thl -was fraction of a bylaw are not paid. Rural MunlcipaEitiei'- The iiural Municipality Act dealt with at length, Hie minister ex- plaining in detail tlie recent changes in the Tho act ha'a been changed so that In future any territorial unit receipt ot a j work instead of the board whli-ii, lever, slmll give the council an est mate of its needs. It was thought th council would be in a belter i.osltiu to knov. what rate would be sumclen The municipality has also bee given power which formerly belonge to the department. U will now fo led the school taxes on all land's no in an organized school district unde -7 i tho Kdacattonal Tax acL This wi vldea into territorial units and a muni- phce ol rural muni- cipality must be confined within JE1 a lo IEEUC ccrtifi. pi these units. The minister ol muni-1 ciltcs standing of any piece of land with reference to all .axes, and it will no longer be neces- may be 'established "n rece petition from the resident In- stead of the question being submitted to a vote. The province lias been dl- WALL FBI OUT Also 'or example, It a mau bought a lot 1n a clly lea ago (or-'HOO. and It is now worlb on Ibe mar- ket and be sold for that amount, the unearned increment would no! bt bas- td en [he difference lictweca and i5500. The five per cent, would he on he tH'fereiicfc between its 191J as- sessment and ti were ed for the lax would be cent, on [f It as- eessed a'jove 13300 tbo.-e would be no ax at all. 41 r. Mllcl.ell also dealt cxteiish'ely with farm valuations and LO cultivated faiia is liable ID the In- crement lax tialffs U sells abovu Jo1) an acf'e, and in- aft cases the exemp- tion applies up to 140 acres, so that the ordinary fancor will never Jtnoiv tax eiistii. If u maJi liolils, say acres, he Is not exempt un- til ha reduces to across, wbfii he conies Inlo tho "poor man" classi'i- cation, and ts exempt. As there is very little farm land at present sell- ing over ?50 an acre outside Irriga- tion tracts, the Increment tux is at present limited In its scope, -All Im- provements "of every Irlnd, including irrigation ditches are exempt. Who pays the las. the seller or the uyert In tlie majority cases the cller technically pays the tax, unless a agreement Is maile to the contrary, ut ho only pays when the money is aid over. If sold" under agreement, tax would not be due until the ast paynient was made. Jf the land s reEoH before Ibe agreement expires lie purchaser pays tho lax. In con- cction with raw farm lands, lhe tax loes not appb" until Hie land Is sold t above 515.00 au acre. For instance, he C. 11. sells raw land in certain ocalilies at an acre. If tbe myer subsequecUy sells at all C. F. P. CONYHKAUR, K.C.. I'mideaL J. M. AITKEX, Vice-I'restdent. DIRECTORS: Jobn Home, Esi. H. W. Cburch, F.tq. Dr. J, S. Stewart. M.P.P. s. Esq. Pr. S- Galbraiih- J. D. Hlginbotham, Esq. 0- II. Mlcer, C. M. Rodman, t'.sn. Writ. StnUb, Esq. to liie different iriunicIiiaHlieapIltchcll 'made no for th much 'more readily. U Is thought act. He said if the government wa r.ito will he so small as to prove 'no j deserting of censura it -ras tor no Imrrtship on anj- one. Have You Money To Invest On Mortgage Security If so, let us Infcc charge of tln> investment of your funds. can phico on1 choice farm cily properties :tt to We arc experts in the Kutiii lntsinc-ss. and will safeguard you in every way. COME IN AND TALK IT OVER The British Canadian Trusts Company A Prooreeslve Home Company Conybeare Block Leth'bridge, Alberta. i imnismii on i adopting tho lafrlocg ago, so that th- cipality the same electoral divisions Thresliers' act wos inen! people as a wh'ole would hare shared shall continue unless changed by by- law of the council. A change 1ms also explataed. Vltl> the provision made as m the martcllous rise In values of the he Is liable for is 5 ij'er cenL on one dollar an acre. As regards cultivated 'arm lands, the tax applies on tile as- ciiiuiJtlon. that whuu sales are made at ?70.00 anil over, it is beyond com- mercial agricultural values, and is due to special conditions, such as the learness of a railway station, town, or some such special condition. As Alberta Is under single tax and lands only arc assessed, the basis o! valuation is all the more easily .ob- tained, and as the 1913 assessment has teen fixed as the starting point, there could not he a hardship any- where, in fact. It may be years'before the province derives a large revenue; as It has missed the boom years In tlie application of the UK. SpeaKiog on the claim that munlci- V-sUties sliount shave, the las, Mr. .Mit- chell argued that unearned Increment is nol tuii. result of Individual effort, either of an individual owner or a mt accrues from tlie The Executor of Your Will The executor an estate shoiild a thorough know- ledge ot banking, real estate, valuation of assets and have an ex- pertencetl organlratton for KG rnaTiagemeiil. That is wby a trust company is best filled to carry out provisions of your XA.MH AS YOUR EXECUTOn, The TRUSTS and GUARANTEE Company, Lirriited Public Wmlnlstralor and Official Assignee for tho Judicial Dlllrlct LETHBRIDOE, MACLEOD, CALGARY, WETASK1W1H 220 Eighth Avsnut Wot, Caljary, H. Man'ajer WRECK INQUIRY AT KINGSTON been made in .connection with 'the aualincations-of non-real dents' entitled j to vote. Section 185 has been amend- ed. The prbvisloa enabled Prou-'ons worklnsinan his wages and'the centres. Continuing, he pointed Ws (hesal -.'tbe 'province llit minister to allow "all residents of towns or villages adjoining a rural i to take priority to anj j while -Increasing' toward nearly five i order lo facilitate the despatch business the deputy minister of ileipalitlcs. as in the. case ot vll- sf Is empowered to sign, deben- s in tbe absence of the minister. n air.er.dmeTit ol special Interest towns was tho repealing of tho ED limiting the ralo ot assess- t for purposes to 20 s on the dollar. In some inston- unrler the 20 per cent, restrictive c towns had trouble In raising cient revenue and resorted to CK- ivo assessed valuation to over- o Hie difficulty. nee there Is now no limit to the which mcy be' levied there municipality and owning property to vote. In future iii order lo qualify it be necessary to hare at least SO acres under cultivation..'Th'is .will'pre- vent town voters who are speculators roia controlling nEt the firmer Mr. Mitchell explained liens, mortgages or oth'er claims Rg- not increasing as rap- j Idly the demands, aid until we tho j get our natural, resources It will lie new act .providing for the guarantee neeessary to scs'K by taxation, other of securities up to' 5TOOO 'a mile forjliikn direct, to supplement tho rev- light railways. He showed the pro- i ii'nue's of tlie province. Not a Ann ln table benefits of such' an act in dls-jilio audience bad paid a single, dollar the upkeep of u L 'n Sweeping changes wore made in.llm owers of n rural-.munlcipat; council tricls where the big trunk lines would Tout of his tor the upkeep of hot 'toucli. ar.d explained the ample I1 the province, and Mr. Mitchell thought opment lias a bearing on increment to a limited extent, but In a country EUCU an this, where provincial etfpil and pfovtucial funds etitei' so largely into the development and tbe admin- istration of so many of the juJblM ser- vices, such as the administration, of jusljcc. etc., which in most countries are tafcen care the municipali- ties, It is uot unreasonable for the province.under such circumstances to Kingston, Out., Xov. H. S- G. I.iudsay, JJominion wreck commissioner, inquiry, this morning with regard.to' thci circum- stances of the stranding of .the tcamer Tiirret Chief, a few miles ast of Copper Harbor in Late Bu- erior, during the terrible storm hfch swept, the laVfs.-- The government rfestres to.ascer- ain why vessels .were out in the torm warned for two days revious of lieavy Rales. This-is the list of a of inquiries to lie lade by tfce. coinmigsioner.. Captain o! Poll Col- lorh, witli four' other oi the steamer, have come to give evidence. Vccording to the. the storm l at.u UiiJidiniru IUB um nuu w-0--. }or tbo credit otjWt as it should be. Otvle taxes were collect .pend this to. respecting animals..running at, large. Tho old .act is repealed and the rural council has now full nower to pass by- laws regulating the freedom ot 'an- imals, the prrH'ldlng'of-'a pound and appointing a pound, keeper. The by- must hp complete {n detail as'lt dlapUces fill oilier provincial legisla- tion on- Iho subject. No' such, bylaw becomes until 11 is advertised once a week for three weeks in some newspaper published or circulating wlthla the municipality. If ten quali- fied electors demand H then the bylaw 'province. The government is (or any man to pay direct The only allowed to guarantee 50 ncr 'increment tax would bear on those cent, up to jio.OOO a-mile, and must able'to pay it, anil would not affect he shown that the balance of. the[ when a.'main's enormous- money Is arranged for before giving circumstances the guara-utee. and he sold at a fat profit, it not )OCTORS AFRAID TO OPERATE Not Remove Stone From The Bladder. Gin PUU Enabled Him To Pasi lt; After a reference to ti.in change- in! unfair to ask him to pay a percent- tho liquor license act, in which he. explained the justification for the gov- ernment taking ail the fee, and hint- ed "a't a poasS'ole devctopmi icy of'Interest to the mm t.-------------- Mr. Mitchell spoke of the Elevator) Hible.. In Ontario a great deal of this act, expressing pleasure at. the sue-; expenditure falls on county councils, tlie farmers were making of j Ho said men living in England, EU- i and llio United States bought cheap in Alberta, and didn't lilt age to the state. He said the govern- ment, had to ray large grants to hos- pllals, asylums and other means of ment in to the unfortunate, and such taxation Is therefore absolutely Justi. Joirrm, r. Q. "During August last, I went to Montreal to consult a specialist us I had suffering IctiiWy with Stone In The Bladder, He decided on operation d T7as assisted by another doctor. They said the calculus was larger ttua an and too haul to crush, and that they not Ukft it ouL I returncdhoine sufferirtggreatly, tnd did not know what to do, but ooimeaded by a to try (JIN PILLS. I bought a hoi found relief in the pain at once. I look a second ind third fcoxof GIN wkich cutbtckto the specialist. He told znethe ealcnlua'wu renuced In size, slikl be could not relieve me of U, although he tried fortivognda half I returned home and continued to tikt CflN as they reduced the puia rcry niuch, but I diet not expect they would relieve tiie of the stoue, but to my great joy, I passed the itoiic on October and an flow a ivtll man and very happy, I mn sending the ttone to you Mlhit yon Mil IK for yourself what great work GIN I'ir.LS did for ir.e. GUI PII.LS tit the test medicine in tbe irorld bicsnse they so Eiuch lor me, liill recommend them all the rest of my I L T-tlKfi'- iheir project, and also of the Imple- ment Agreement act. He made _. ___ ing reference to.the making of a finger lo improve It, not even and, insurance and trust companies '-erecting .1 fence, and he thought they contributing to the upkeep of the j should share their huge gains with province, and outlined the cxpendi-! the people .made their property lure on trunk roads and telephones.! valuable. Ho said the increment tax Tho old treasury notes have hecii re- bill had heen condemned by many placed with long term bonds at lower j wild had nuver read the act, anfl Interest, and the negotiations only Isllilnp, from hearsay. He new loan on most "favor-! O'f tt well-known lawyer who look this able terms, are now nearing compte-j position, and on reading the hill at tlon. Mr. Mitchell's rciuest, pronounced it More Work Coming absolutely jusl and fair. Mr. Jilt- Mr Mitchell referred to tho lack che.ll then went into details, showing of work done (luring Ihe past year, how Iho hill applies. following the and felt sure that'all felt the'lines in o. recent interview with tho Pinch of the money stringency would'honorable sMlleman published in nol blame the goveinment for cal'llns He made It clear and nol proceeding with work that It Is almost impossible to lax i wojld provo 'too expensive-, [iioor mar-or a-t.ian In moderaV to the high r.ito charged'for circumstances BO Kcnerous HOPE FOR SETTLEMENT OF INDIAN TROUBLE Durango, Colo., Xov. for a speedy adjustment of the N'avajo Indian situation In r.orthwestern Ke Mexico, was expressed today by W T. Shclton, agent of the Shiprock Ag ency. In a long-dislnnce lelephon convcrsatlnn, .Mr. Slieltoa Eaid tha only a few Indians were on fieautlfu Mountain with the seven braves iran ed In connection with indictments re- timed in the United States rlislric court for New Jleiico. In his opinion ho accused Indians lack tbo support jf their tribesmen. owing n'oney.: He rrci.icted that the work j exemptions, would be resumed with renewed visor Isn't it wonderful} luitttiirit of these cmlilren I II I f simple pilla, lhat even children .can talce, I] I Ijclni; able to perform wliat the 1 v sncculiiU in Canzdi couli! nit 'rlo. Surely, the