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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 4, 1911, Lethbridge, Alberta I. I'.Ml run Ji; DAILY We havo bw.n agents .fur Letii- bridge and district, The Security Trust Co. Limited OF CALGARY Vs, This cojnpariy lias unlimited funds to loan and has an Advisory Board in this city, so. that loans can be out through with very little delay. F. C. Lowes Co. Owners and Sole Agents ASSESSOR MEECH'S FULL REPORT ON TAXATION Transfnr nr I V. nrchHiiFii li.-uiliifie flaMe slorncc In connci lion -'.HO 1.00 wlili STfiO.IKi 500 0. DO As Presented to the City Council Yesterday Afternoon Since Cily Assessor .Mcoeh has heen acliiiR in thai capacity for Ihe Wly of l.olhhridse, he has found wv- oral del-ji.s in Hie present system of "sscsi-menl. Tin-so .iyfocls crop up .'roc. at every of revision of Ihe KB-j y. sessment roll, bin no remedy has as yol bcwi found, llowsvcr. Mr. .Meech from his experience has mnde sever- nl sussostions to council alonu Ihroe dilTei'.fnl lines, and by can-yinj j' hardware man pa.vs his Slf.li year lor dolns business, his ni-.vl door neighbor pays nomine. I His Mccnso, I lake II, Is paid for protection In bus- iness, and Is in ujtluie of tax- on.) One tuoiV! inMnine is Ihc cast' of II mnn .pit HII upiiur flour, who IK run- say. a small nriiiilng business: and is next .door. ray. ki an anl's cifiif... tli; umninuut off uiiprr Hours !'er cent, of IKmrs where mil mvnlloned. Maierlal Mum. her, Illlplemenis, riorwl on pro- perly no; .bulll on. 10 be llcured al jiei- cent, of nclual vahrv. A'iliimu asseHstiient of Miisiness '-I'" L'oxlOO I'SxfiO n.'l'.nfl .10 lo ii.oo, lefi if, asficssor, and re- vised at Court of Kevision. d in ii'iid year iii; per cent be re'jaiod, Die third year ihe iiKsnssm-jnl on bulldlnjjs be -..pilrcly eliminated, leavlu- only the real -afita'.e uml floor space to be assessed. My reason for yoiiiK slowly is lha'i i'.f.'-M1 [be first or second y.-iar. If there was any doiihl as lo t.he bensflls of ihe scheme, then it would bo. easier to BO buck to'the old system: also LOOK THIS UJ- Lots 34 and 35. Block JJuff Addition, near Queen Victoria 1'ajrk. OD water evil sewer, al, (ho pair. Terms. R. V GIBBONS CO. 10. si'-Milt city charier latfcs lliat :t licr-iisod hotel siiall less than an uulk-nscd liottM, t scum lo indicate liiai Hit- I'a-H lo was consid- ont one of he hopes that the i roc.s might be overcome. nio.t i striking of. his is the one j p nivorius the single la.v method of v and taxation which is J thr.ugl.oul His mil report Folloivs: I bc-g lo siihniil. the licensed hu nay as f01' in order (lie iii-oln may i- prior tr, J.y i OR That most, desirable 7 roomed, fully modern bungalow, standing on two 631 13th St. South (Westminster Terms arranged. The H. MACBETH AGENCY INSURANCE HEMLOCK HERE IS A MONEY MAKEIJ 96 1-2 feet by 139 feel, on water, sewer and light. Price North Letlibridge Realty Co. Biiggesilons j charier jcclve Income. Al ,IiiE IK s.sessmcni jnnforcfil, ,.ilse it aile In any laies. niilcrs ilm lil owns HE ov.n promises. TI1B foKpoing. senilcmc-n. nre a Viv lo the var-jof the anomalies I have round an. hown "unnp tno past two years, since ny appointment as assessor. 1 IHHM Riven matter of taxation some at-j ontlon. and hiu-j likened ons views set forth by all partis, may presume 10 hm I am uf o.'.'in to n that som-a is need of chauuFj I .'nisi I i went might be made In the inuiliod tho'siiggcsiioiiB Hun follow; of slock assessment. nocks, utc.. at present In fro cily, (fu; articles range from band saws lo diamond rings, from "ay to lace curtains, and so on: and I think ywi will agree with me Hint it is a difficult matter makp an wqu- ahle assessment Of all fliesc various stocks, -.vithout taking such a time Jin Vancouver! Urn of assessment would lie '2. .Modified single IHN ireal estate and biiBincss laxes. as in KrimonOni while is in.-j that the majority of F'-'H n merchants of the cily willingly j0'' slightly me tiieir stock sheets, yot a I No. first: If the nnmirar will nol do so. present pyst.cm of "fuil assessment sysiMii KtjiHlu and Tax somewhat uu the Kdmomon lines, it would be easier for the taxpayers j By this is .hai HIP taxes on adjust their business to suit. buildups IK; Hliuinaiod ;md lor the 'ihis schema were put in t'on-p. I j iiircagFttciii aim-hs ihaj would BiiggeiH raising Hit; rate of Mooi lie p'n in j on the rent astaty by about I Uie Bivcii on pap- !0 wnt. j cs four fiva under system This j I'nder iliiK sch-eme, supnofie It wera -ax would yivy an 'I'm in force at prnspnt txlie ralv be- HPScHsnifiit of nil oth- I tiiills on the full it hp on rrjil 'vniild mean that a in en i on H liil0 out. ii ii'H nh'latp would ho raised .10 (join' srartually. thp firsi. i t'fr ceiii... and the tax rate would l-s year, reliale. F.iy tier Vi.1.: faxes on tnilhlinjis, and D III ON Lois 1 to 10. Blk. 23 Lots 1 lo 10. Bll.-. 2S...... Lots 25 to .10, Blk. 10........ Lois B lo 12. Blk. II Lots .15 lo 40. Blk. J2HO each sano each 5300 each SaOO each each Lots 13 and 20. Blk. each Wilkie Kerr INSURANCE AND COAL HULL BLOCK. Next. A.R. I h show larae The (inly j to the assirssoi will not show their stock sheets Ifl '.'o assess them sufi'icisnily high to enforce them to.apjfoal at t'he Conn. joj Kevisiun. This seems a crude WRV 01 rloina and must. re- liii-iiant 10 (li1? assessor, however fearless ho may be. Further, svoeks on some business- es lluciiiatc to yucli. ail -extent that, unless an average-for l! nan be obtained, there lhat mistakes ins at prcsant is maintained, I would recommend ciiange.i: la) That in tha area, where ihe assessment on builU- 'nss does not an amount ei! to iiie stjlieisissossmenl., that the buildings Ignoiu'd, and the super- aSHessmeiil be applied: or, in otliei- v.'ords, that. llle btliltjings lie assessed at least as much as ihe super-nsscsK- irenl Then, asain, Jalte the case of vvhofe- salo merchants: some tieclere they carry no stork at all, but do only ii iranafcr biishioss. THIs in i'l.s'elf presents qniie a (mihleni. also tlio case 'of a sloi'p Ii. does no-; seem riphf that a loi should Ihe siiper-asfiessmenl because it happened to have, say, a stable thereon. That in lien of thy prcBeiit.. method of assessing stock, a tux be substiiut'cd, based on the mint-of floor space, and in accord ancc with the following '.able. Thi; say. a Jiardu-ar'o business, which I table gives suggested rates. HIM! Hi. siore might he next-door to a similar j amount of assessment it would meai d a real estate office j average sii.c buildings or stores or moving picture, show, 'as per examples gh'on: .Market Vahio Hfea! Imihliiii: ii. 1C. wiUi !i. K. no building, no super. Keal Ksiatri, with biipt-r final '--jrjtiit, no Kenl house ll. K. 1.20'J K. R. Sl.MOO. vncaiit and no supor.'.." SOO Heal Estate IJOI.-.JP K'OO fiOO K. K. vacant and super. 200 X. l.hp first i.wo years iwlillc ner cwnt. ran! i-I! w (Oiii. of KiifldlnRv; are still on tlio real Slock f-'jlHto would remain at. ap- proximately I.IIP sanii? jiercentage as m'Frseiit; on third year and lifter o real pst.ue 10 be at 10 r cent, higher. Ii will be seen by (he above exam- j hav> pies thai the lol-j now on will be j Hiiil taxed at very much .less than at, pres- ent, lhat vacant loin- in the super- area will be taxed -about "he -janiR or very nioro than at of TaX3s 5270.60 270.SO 9D.20 llll.liil CANUCK HUSBANDS WITHOUT COURTESY, CANADA IS ROUGH fiFseseincin 1S.OO 4.50 Western Wives Roushlv is.ooi -p 6 J i restfed, Declares Irish Journalist, on Visit to Canada Total The only citv known to me that, hiisj.- Is fiiness nreseiit, anil tliat other vacant, pro- )erty anrl lots tiuililings of less lian per cent, of tile vuFue of the lot. will be lax. System No. i, Single Tax adopted this system In its entirety IP j Vancouver, where it would f-eem to buen nil iniqiiblififd and all kinds of In; generally has bincR it-i adoption. In a recent number of the Ineil, .lournal" ihe method of bringing in ihej tj Single Tax in thai ciry WHS given by going slowly and remitting a por- tion of ihe taxes on Improvements sach year until finally only the land was taxed. It further staled lhat. Oct. 3.-That Cannda a man decnstomsd thr.r wives it, th, more harshly trmprt 'hv husbands than wives In Fnp that rua! estate exacyeratlonB Ih'-' n loathe coun- 'rj and that in theMCast newspaper 'Criuors do not. their S- ,0 local confii- ons, are opinions formed by Mr R H. H., Balrd. th-., no-.ed.rri.h Journalist "Jin is at Baird, who is 'Hotel, the owner of There ;s .1 well marked tendency in j to pnt. slightest deg further movement on' foot to set an act. through the Ontario Logi-jla- as he seee ft: -V'l IBS come to e conclusion v.that it is a country (or ne laborer ratlter than for the gentfe. lore taxes on ihe land and less on HUT. tn enable municipalities to mprovemems. dnce taxes on hulldlngs, Improvements among oiher thiiyrs L-nder this uyitem Mie real estate i and business -.uui to ah officials on'Canadtnn trains vonld only be taxed present build-! ihe increased tax on land valnos." Un uncivil and ignorant lot. Mr Bafrd The following table which is a re- also tninkfi thnr. Caiiiriian plica of that ,Biven on 7 ngs, stof.-ks, snpei--asBei'jineiu. nnd in- ome ii-jspi-jinrnt. would cut. "out) nd vacaht'pi-operty would be assess- System No. 2 will yhmv what, the re- H exactly the same as built up lots. 1 suit of the Single Tax would he were nd thai, there are a l-arpe number of jit in operation. The rlhei-ein-o to the Singh; Tax in Let.li- j to the Ifi mtllsf at p ivoitld he 23 mills, b roinh is being abo.e hiK worth, and ascribes sthe fact of. BO much of Vancouvor'i ma thin! labor Classification j.Aiitoiuohile Gara-.'JS Hailka rtntcliers finot.f; and Shoes Hnsiness and Professional Offices Confac.tioncry and Business Assessment Retail Rate per Sb.v for fl. example 1.50 L'oxlllll OII -Ain't of Ass'm't. "750.00 TSOO.tlll 51125.00 MONEY TO LOAN On Improved farm lands and nil.y property. CHEAP LOTS FOR SALE One lot in Duff Addition, on water and sewer, cash, balance per month. Two lois. Block 90. each; 73x125 feet on 2nd Avenue with J1000 hotiae, fullv modern, TTIE C. AGENCY Aeadla Block. Phone'1325, Alberta Railway and Irrigation Co. Are offering for sale trie cheapest lots on the market Jpl i O each situated north of the track The Alberta Ry. and Irrigation Co. Dressmakers, not in stints Drugs or Druss and Stationery Dry Goods.......... l'Tiorisls Furnftiirp, fire-.1 flour Kurniturc. second i'Joor and above Furniture, carpets, linos, etc...... General stores Hardware j Hotels, licensed, firsi floor lioiels, litense-J, upper floor Hotels, uu floor Mot-sis, unlicensed, floor Haii'df3Escrs barbers Harness lee Cream Parlors .Jewelry Millinery Photographers.................... I'lanos and Organ? and .Musiral In Htrnmenls Sforl stores...................... Stationery and Fancy (loods........ businesses upper floors used as stores to b'2 assessor! al 50 per cent. -Minimum assess The present. HfTessinent of ihe city made as follows; Keal estale 705.00 oiivara mam eqnivn ent. rale resent in i dono "-y Japitn tbi ut a-j the assess- lle "nrt of lhe man mem. on the real f.ii-.'ue would be rais- ed by about, 10 per ceni., the rat.c would be 21 mills. Market Vahie 15. building f........... R. K. Slii.OnO; -inper. H. K. vacant ia.t'00 It. 13. Sfi.QOn, biiildins.............. AsscssnuMit Amount of Taxes .160 K. super 50 p.c. J2500 It. K. Jfi.oOO, vacant, no super. fl. B. house R. K. f super II. B. vacant............... K. ?25I', house S500 n. Ii. ?250, vacani It will be seen that under the Single fax. Uie amount of taxes on tmllt np li-open.y will be less than -at present; fi.OIIO 2.SOO 1.200 son' (iOI) 200 270 ISO 320 BO till 42 18 .12 a ,1 Assessment. Amount. 13.200 4.400- i l.SSO l.SSO 1.S80 250 .250 that he Is too good for that sort of thing. He is pleased the liquor lavi, hut Is mire that, wires in We.t are treated by their husband's with scant court-say 277.20 32.40 D2.-IO D2.-10 IS.-lfl 18.40' 4.112- the who comes unpleasant ihe Canadian. and that the over noon fajlj Into martial manners at in connection with the of t a'.isesfior ;U-R to he made in the City Charter, I have drawn up thin re- He has found tbe railwly porten rather insolent, and relates Incidents of which Ivj was tbe victim, layfng that in many cases the nusiitlons be asked with regard w Ou- tline. of trains, etc., remained tin-" answered by tlw men to whom they addreeaftd. -Mr. Balrd