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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - October 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, OCTOBKH 31. 1018 Will Collect Current Taxes By Suit or Distraint, If Necessary, Now Decided PrsiRtio. action lo pu'. Into effect tho full force of tho city charter to collect ciirrmit tiixos has been decided upon l>y the city commisnioners, and theso tuxm: will be collected by suit, distraint, or collection nf renin, except under only oiio condition. That condition Is this: -If u tax pay-er who bus not yet paid bin 1018 taxes, will pay these Iuxcb in full together with ten per cent, of bin arrears;, Iio will bo immune from the tax sale of next year. Thin privilege, lias been extended art a result of the uiliierrttandliiK with the provincial government, that at the next, session of the legislature tin amendment, will lie ninrto to the city charter authorl/.-iiiK Ibis privilege. Tho amendment Is now bnliiK drawn up. The city needit this year's taxes Immediately, If credit la to bo preserved nt the banks. :Only about r>7 per cent, has been collected, and money'is needed to provide for the schools, and different essential city departments. Tin! commissioners at a meeting yesterday afternoon, authorized tho soli-citor to take such drastic action as w.-w deemed necessary to collect taxes which are not immediately paid, or guaranteed under the arrangement mentioned above. The following is the resolution passed by the city council: The Resolution. Whereas, the current faxes for IMS after the then Irreducible minimum was fully threshed out were levied at Sm�,l'-n.24 of which sum up to the 21st of October, only $2o2.7 per cent, htid been fully paid, and Whereas, the city's credit largely i!cpendn on the council's assurance that, at the end of the year an overdraft will not be allowed to pllo up, and * Whereas, up to the present lime the council has been able to moke pood by financing partly on Mirplii�c.i on current account and from other t-'iiiroe*. all of which are now prartl- �hl� coodHkui PAGE SEVEN. WEALTHY CITIZEN. AND to meet this demand, and Whereas, tho sum Of $262,02a,S8 only represents about f>7 per cent, of the current taxoR for 101S, it. is evident that if liberal payments are not. made before the end of llio year there will bo an overdraft, at the HaiiU of Montreal of abouL $125,000.00, which would nlmoat surely prevent the. city from getting n line of credit for city schools, board of health, children's shelter, police, fire, die., to beRln i;i|t� with, and Whereas Koefion tj of Title XXIX of the city charter provides that "the rales of taxes levlod br Imposed for any year shall be considered to have beep imposed and to be due on and from the first day of January of the then current year ending with 'Insist day of December thereof, imle.'s otherwise expressly provided for by bylaw under which the Biiine are directed to be'levied, and Whereas, the Alberta government officials havi� assured us that an amendment to our charter, exempting all property from tax sale which pays the full levy of the current year and ten per centum of the tax arrears, will be passed at the next session of (he legislature if presented, and Whereas, we learn that some ut our taxpayers Irvinf? In I.ethbrhlpe mid paying taxes In othgr cities alio, have paid taxes in another city under threat of ill.itrnlnt., but l�nvi> Ibelr i.eth-brldRo taxes unpaid because of leniency In tax enforcement, ami Whereas, the collection of bacfc taxes prior to IMS, cannot be used for mis current eupenses. Therefore, bo It rocolvcd. that notice be Kiven to each taxpayer whoke name appears on the tax rolls, that current (IMS) taxes on realty, if not paid or guarantees made before the 1Mb iluy of November nt the city of-fires, that they will be paid by the end of the year without fall, the city will without further preliminary notice proceed to rolled by suit, distraint proceedings or collection of rents as provided for by the LethbrlJgc rhar-'.er. as It may deem advisable, the �al�l 191S tuxes where they have not b�on paid or where payment has nut been guaranteed an above provided. He It furtlur rcsolv-d, that a copy of the al>ove citations and resolution bo sent to each taxpayer who hat not up lo date, paid 101� tax�a. A Little Problem in Patriotism Evolved During the Loan Campaign Here j MoiiiIr when they called lie did say nearly �0( him trouble. It was soim 11>| "To blazes with the Vi,, Honda. Which be did .:: ado, the inspector of t�.'." ness thereof. If a little bootblack on Fifth slice; buys half as many Victory Honds as one of our well-to do citizens, or to put it In another w.i>, if a well-to-do citizen buys only twice as much as !be little bootbht"lotu;ht" This is a question In arithmeti-- to lie answered by grade one of any piihlb school In the city before -chools open ngaln The Seditious Person Yet even your indignation a: the. wejlihy citizen would scarcely put him in lh�* class of the seditious \o\ing mall wlio made the remark during the peace celebration the ofli'T night that it didn't matter a i on'tneui.il In Uncommon people wtiolher tie/many or the allies won tlie war. And you would not have to have a very brilliant imagination to eonjure In your mind Just what ihi>. sed'tlo'is person woubl .�ay to the snlesnien for Hie Victory and. What i'D serious like this, � I loud. I I Wllll't.'' �'> tile |li I1"1, : .-lid- � the next �liie Tim i iv silent and rui'. Victory >W. further ii\ r wo :  1 llitej ' l mi �ondi (.�,.-*�  1 b i' .11 (', v Mi*' : lent Tii-y i' . he 1 iHl ' U" \ ^ I r ill (if i*M' ! V �i.iVi� thev I'te :-|ent A permnuent. caretaker for the city j '"ihihilion grounds will be appoint'-:!. ! a.vording to a decision of the city !  eiiitninsloiiers yesierday. ('ommfs j � inner Meccli has been aiithori/ed to i  ngage one, preferably a returned ,ol ilier, hi a salary not to exceed 37.". 'I'll?-s appointment is made on the re commendation of the exhibition direr (urate, who found themselves gr>-a'ly [handicapped in placing the grounds in (ondillii)] la ft year liv the lac i ih.it niir'h material had been t-ioleii from ilie giMtind- that ihey inn! 'o make r.iHid again They feel that the -.alary of a caretaker could c.isllv be i.ivoil m 'lii- way. FIGHTING AT AGRAM London. Oct. 31.-Sanguinary fighting is going on st Ajr.irn. the capital of Croati.vSlavonia, according to a private message received at Amsterdam and forward ed here by the Central News Agency correspondent. Some of the soldiers at Agram did not join the revolution forces. g*T.T�jr.-S�r4 NOTICE TO SOLDIERS ON HARVEST LEAVE. At tcntion is directed lo a recent announcement published in the Press by the #Military Service Branch, Department of lustier, regarding extensions to be granted to men EXEMPTED AS FARMERS. It is pointed out that this DOES NO*T IN ANY WAY AFFECT MEN WHO HAVE BEEN ORDERED BV THE REGISTRAR TO REPORT to Depot Battalions and who have thereafter received leave of absence from the Military Authorities. Once a man has been ordered to report for duty by i i Th* War Map j A httgo InndfifApn war imp. pnlnud by Hob llarrowm.tn, 1' now Ix-liig ilu-nlajeij In Urn window* of the Virmry loan iieadquarti'tit, Htmthard Work dr plrtlnj! thJ� various objrollvet *et for the four htmnltomi now iimrchlng lo i ward* tlie great objective. Herlin, or ! in other word*. t!n I varloUH battalions Tho Victory loan ' armr la depicted (�y * rrd Up�- �ltd jibe four acmlea nni e'tterais roark*-,l ' ' nt each starting point. The enemy i force* ar� depleted by a yellow tape. ! and the progr nntloni.b Idldly iv !tn giu-.the r:. The , greatei . 'fptitifc- .tab-*. \. per > it 11 4.m the l.r Victory loan from all Canada wa* J6�,tT.">.t�ott. No new figures were uvailab'e at noon hi the case of the provinces of Ontario, New UrunswieW, i*rince Kd-ward Island or U�e city of Toronto, which reports, teparataly front the province of Ontario. Nepcij-w from other province* and the city of Montreal- which abo has separate returns-were as follows: ilritisii t'oluinbia, U,-.its.o.'io; Alberta, ll,9JP,lSu; rfaskauli-evvan, �l.2.r.o,000; Manitoba. JJ.iOS.SOo; Montreal. M.5S1.U*); Quebec, i,3Si.-76o; Novo Srolia. |?,13�,