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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 31, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta THURSDAY, OCTOBEP. 31; 1918 PAGE SEVEN. Will Collect Current Taxes By Suit or Distraitat, If Necessary, Npw JDecided Drastic action to put Into effect tlio to meet this demaml, and full force of tlio city ciiarter to collect current taxes has been decidert upon by (he city comniissloners, and these taxeH will be collected by suit, distraint or collection of rents, except under only one condition. That condition is this:-It a lax payer who line not yet paid his 1918 tuxes, will pay these taxes in full to-BGthor with ten per cent, of bis arrears, be will bo immune from Uie tax sale of next year. This privilege iias been extended as a result of the understanding with the provincial Kovernment that at the next session of the legislature an amendment will lie made to the city charter authorizing tills privilege. The amemdnient is BOW being drawn up. The city needii Ibis year's taxes Immediately, if credit is to be preserved at the banks. ; Only about 57 per cent. Jias been collected; and money'is needed to provide for the schools, and different essential city departments. The commissioners at a meeting yesterday afternoon, autliorized the solicitor to take such idrasHo action as AViis deemed necessary to collect taxes which are not Immediateiy paid, or KUarauteed under the arrangement mentioned above. The following is the resolution pas.sed by the city council: Tile Resolution Whereas, the current taxes for 191S after the then irreducible minimum was fully threslied' out were levied at $440,241.24 of whicU sum up to the 21st of October, only $2B2,923.88, or 67 per cent, had been fully paid, and Whereas, the city's credit largely depends on the council's assurance that at the end of the year an over-(iraft will not be allowed to pile up, and * Whereas, up to the present time the council has been able to make good by financing partly on 8urpli\se3 on current account and from other sources, all of which are now practically oxhausted, and Whereas, it is very evident that if the people of Lethbridge are to meet their tax obligations at all, they should be able to do it this year after two or three years of exceptionally prosperous times, and Whereas, our citizens have been warned from time to time that this year would be-the one in which 100 3)er cent, of current taxes wouM' be expected and they should be preparing Whereas, the gum of .$252,923.88 only ropreflentsi about 57 per cent, of the current taxes for 191S, it is evident that it liberal payments are not made-before the end of the year there will be an overdraft at tlie Bank of Montreal of about $135,000.00, wh;cli would almost surely prevent the city from getting a line of ore/lit for city schools, board of health, ciiildren's shelter, police, fire, titc, to begin 1919 with, and Whereas Section 6 of Title XXIX of the city charter provides that "the rates of taxes levied br imposed for any year shall be considered to have been Imposed and to be due on and from the first day ot January of the then current year ending with the 31sl day of December thereof, unless otherwise expressly provided tor by by-law under which the same are directed to ho'levied, and Whereas, the Alberta government officials have assured us ihat an amendment to our charter, exemi|tiag all property from tax sale which pays ti\o full levy of the current year and ten per centum of the tax arrears, will bo passed at the next session of the legislature if presented, and Whereas, wo learn that some of our taxpayers IN-ing in Lethbridge and paying taxes in oth^r cities also, have paid taxes in another city under threat of distraint. bu:(|' laavfe their Lethbridge taxes unpaid because of leu lency in tax enforcement, ami Whereas, the collection of back taxes prior to 1918, cannot be used tor 1918 current espenses, Therefore, be It resolved, that notice be given to each taxpayer whose name appears on the tax rolls, that current (1918) taxes on realty, if not paid or guarantees made before the 15th day of November at the city offices, that they will be paid by the end ot the year without fall, the city will without further preliminary notice proceed to collect by suit, distraint proceedings or collection ot rents as provided for by the Lethbridge charter, as it may deeni.,advigable, the said 1918 taxes where they-Jiave, not beeft paid or where payment lias not been guaranteed as above provided. Be it further resolvad, that a copy of the above citations and resolution be sent to each taxpayer who has not up to date, paid 1918 taxes. Small Pill Small DoM Sioall Price FOR CONSTIPATION have stood the temt of time. Purely vegetable, wonderfully quick to banish blliouanee�, headache, indigeatlon and to clear up a bad complexion. CMulne bcm igniiur* PALE FACES Generally Indicate �l�ck of Iron ia Ibe Blood Carter'tlronPilk Will help tbii coodMoQ �mYCIMN.ilI IHESEDI1U8NIAN A Little Problem in Patriotism Evolved During the Loan Campaign Here If a little bootblack on Fiflh street buys half as many Victory Bonds as one of our well-to-do citizens, or to put it in another way, if a well-to-do citizen buys only twice as much an the little bootblack on Fifth street can afford to buy, and if tbo little bootblack has bought two $50 hoiuls. how much has the well-to-tlo citizen bought'/ This is a question in arithmetic to be answered by grade one of any public school in the city before schools open again. The Seditloua Person Yet even your indignation at lUe wealthy citizen would'scarcely put him in the class of the seditious young rnaii who made the remark during the peace celebration the oilier night that it didn't mattt-r a continental to the commou people whether Germany or the allies won the war. And you would not have to have a very brilliant imagination to conjure in yoar loind just what this seditloua person would Bonds when they cnllod aioiiinl. What he did say'nearly got him \uu> Kprloiia trouble. It was Bonu-'Uilsu; like (his-, 'To blazes witii the Vicu,vy Bond. I could buy half a doiicu imi i won't.'' And you can conjure uii :ils(> ih(. i)l(> ture of pitiful abjectncs:-: liii:; jnan prr-sontad when the two i:ii!viis.scr.s !iud-denly appeared in liis iihi.n t.lii' nc'Xt day with an inspector nr police. The seditious person yrim slrunrA-ly silout on the subject ot the w;n-. iiiul cui'-ioUBly eager to iiurcliase Victory Honda. Which h(J did witbim!. furOwv ado, tho inspector of policf ijiMiii; wit-UQBs thev-vetr good! If your experience telle yoa otherwise it is because you have ooC tasted the genuine, which is produced from the most nutritious^partof dieCun by wholesome aadsciendfic^proeetset.'-^ Remember the brands, LJLYi WHITE and CROWN BRAND, and insist on getting them,. for purity,' 'economy and flavor. Write to the Canada Food Boand^ Ottawa, for Bulletin on Com Syrup. >^ A great many recipes are improved by using half sugar and half Corn Syrup. Buy a can of LILY WHITE or CROWN BRAND Corn Syrup today and become acquainted with their great possibilities. Sold by grocers everywhere in 2, S, 10 and 20 lb. tins, CANADA STARCH CO., LIMITED, MONTREAL. i66 39 486873?2 76 ;