The True Democrat.
XXI St. Francisville, West Feliciana Parish La., Saturday, January 18. 1913 No.51
Parcel Post Information.
act of Congress authorizing
tablishment of a parcel post
provides that on and aftter
y 1, 1913, fourth class matter
embrace all other matter, in
farm and factory producti,
,w embraced by law in either
st, second, or third class, no,
;ng 11 pounds in weight nor
in size than 72 inches in
and girth combined, nor in
r kind likely to injure the lper
any postal employee or damn
pnial equipment or other mail
and not of a character per
w'tll:i a period reasonably re
fcr transportation and deiiv
Table of Rates.
First zone. 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th
S---------- zone zone zone zone zone\ zone zone
Weight Zone 50 to 150 to 300 to 600 toy 1,000 to 1,400 to all over
Local rate, 50i 150 300 600 j 1,000 1,400 1,800 1,800
rate. miles. miles. miles. miles. miles. miles. miles. miles.
und ................... $ 0.03 50 05 $0.06. $0.07 $0.08 $0.09 $0.10 $0.11 $0.12
unds .................. .06 .08 1 .10 .12 .14 .16 .19 .21 .24
unds ..................I .07 .11 i .14 .17 .20 I .23 .28 .31 36
unds ..................I .08 .14 .18 .22 .26 .30 .37 .41 48
unds .................. .09 .17 .22 .27 . .32 .37 .46 .51 .60
nds .................... .10 .20 .26 .32 .38 .44 .55 .61 .72
unds ................. I .11 .23 .30 .37 .44 .51 .64 .71 .84
unds ................ .. .12 .26! -.34 .42 .50 [ .58 .73 .81 .96
unds ................ .13 .29 .38 .47 .36I .65 .82 .91 1.08
unds ..................I .141 .32 1 .42 .52 .62 .72 .91 1.01 1.20
unds ..... ......... .15 .35 .46 .57 .68 .79 1.00 1.11 1.32
local rate is applicable to par
tended for delivery at the of
f mailin or on a rural route
law requires that on and af
n. 1, 1913, the postage on all
of the fourth class must be
d by distinetive parcel post
s affixed. Postmasters can not
e for mailing parcels that do
not bear such stamps.
Parcel post stamps are not valid
tfor the payment of postage on plat
ter of the first, second, and third
classes, and, when used for that pur
pose, the matter to which they arm
affixed shall be treated as "Held for
Preparation for Mailing.
Parcels must be prepared for mail
ing in such manner that the con
t,,nts can be easily examined.
A parcel must not be accepted fur
mailing unless it bears the name and
address of the sender, preceded by
the word "From."
Postmasters will refuse to receive
fot mailing parcels not proplerly in
dorsed or packed for safe shipment.
Parcels must be mailed at a post
office, branch post office, named or
lettered station, or such numbered
stations as may be designated by the
plostmaster, or delivered to a rural
or other carrier duly authorized to
receive such matter.
Parcels collected on star routes
must be deposited in the next post
office at which the carrier arrives
and postage charged at the rate
fronr that office.
Insurance on Parcels.
A mailable parcel on which the
postage is fully prepaid may be ,:
sured against loss in an amount
I qcuivalent to its actual value. but not
to exceed $50, on payment of a fee
of 10 cents in parcel post stamps,
such stamps to be affixed.
The following matter is declared
nonmailable by law:
1. Matter manifestly obscene,lewd,
o( lascivious; articles intended for
Sindecent or immoral purposes; ad
matter otherwise mailable by law,
the outside cover or wrapper of
which bears any delineations or lai-n
guage of a libelous, scurrilous, dc
famatory, or threatening character.
Spirituous, vinous, malted, ferment
ed, or other intoxicating liquors of
any kind; poisons of every kind, and
articles and compositions containing
poison (except as prescribed in set'.
19); poisonous animals, insects and
reptiles; explosives of every kind;
inflammable materials (which are
held to include matches, kerosene
oil, gasoline, naphtha, benzine, tur
pentine, denatured alchohol, etc.);
infernal machines, and mechanical,
chemical, or other devices or coº,
positions which may ignite or ex
plode; disease germs or scabs (e:
cept as prescribed in sec. 36); and
other natural or artificial articles,
compositions, or materials of what
ever kind which may kill or in any
wise injure another or damage the
mail or other property.
Pistols or revolvers, whether in
detached parts or otherwise; live or
dead (and not stuffed) animals,birds,
or poultry (except as prescribed in
sec. 29 and 34); raw hides or pelts,
guano, or any article having a bad
odor shall not be admitted to the
A parcel post map and guide for
determining postage rates may be o1
tained by remitting 75 cents by mo
pr y order to the chief clerk, Post Of
fice Deprtment, Washington, D. C.
IB careful to specify the city or
town where the map is to be used.
Further information may be obtain
ed at any post office.
DR. DOWLING DISCOURSES.
Dr. Oscar Dowling, president of the
State Board of Health, lectured to the
farmers' demonstration conference on
the subject of education as essen
tial to health. He told of the men
ingitlis situation and explained that,
quarantine regulations would not ac
complish the prevention of the
spread of the disease. Sanitary meas
ures are most effective. The germs
are carried in the nose and u'pper
o throat and a person may be a car
rier of the disease without becoming
sick with it. That the carrier might
cough or sneeze and expel the germs
where they would be taken up by a
susceptible person. He explained in
detail how it was necessary to come
in contact with a patient or material
expelled by a patient or a carrier.
At the chapel Dr. Dowling talked
to the university students. He told
them they should bathe at least once
a day, that they .should not smoke
cigarettes nor drink any kind of al
cohol, and that no good service could
come from the use of either. He
appealed to the boys to lead as qiean
lives as they would expect of the
girls, and that there should be but
one standard of morality.
BE WHAT YOU ARE.
Be what you are. Say what you
mean, not in a way to wound and
offend others, but frankly and hon
Live within your means. To live
beyond them deceives nobody for long
and in the end spells disaster for
yourself. Water finds its level.
Don't pretend to know what you
do not know. Don't dogmatize. LDog
matism is usually the hall mark of
Be simple. It was Tennyson who
said of the Duke of Wellington:
"And as the greatest only are.
In his simplicity, sublime."
Abraham Lincoln schooled himself
in youth to speak simply, to express
every thought in common words and
so bound and define it that a child
The result was the immortal Get
We are discarding the frock coat
and with it frock-coated language and
frock-coated manners and methods.
We are getting rid of shams.
We are coming to know more and
to pretend less.
Don't pose. Leave that to the dry
goods store dummies.
Make believes don't go very far
with real people, and the world is get
ting fuller every day of real people.
Advertisers are coming to recognize
the wisdom of representing their
goods exactly as they are. In the
long run it is the only policy that
It pays just as well with other
people as with merchants.
The man who is worth while with
in himself has no need of seeming.
There are plenty who know the real
from the counterfeit, whether the
counterfeit be coin or people.
If you are real gold have no fear
that you will not be discovered. Only
fear the acid test when the discov
cry is made.-New Advocate.
Our Prescription Department is
our Pride and we make the filling
of Prescriptions a Specialty. We use
only materials of highest standard of
Purity and Strength.
Close attention to this D^;)artment
and years of experience have won
for us the confidence of both Phyr
sician and Patient.
ST, FRANCISVILLE, LA.
......... %= .%%- - ,.%.
S. I. Reyiond Co., it.,
Cor Main and Third Streets
Baton Rouge, La.
ry Goods, Notions, Shoes Hats,
Clothing, Iousefurnishing, Etc.
Do Unto Others As You Would
Have Them Do Unto You."
This is to inform the people that I have moved my store in
e old Gastrell building, where I shall be glad to see my cus
ers and to serve them.
As the high water has crippled me considerably and as I had to
to heavy expense, I would like to see everyone I have favor
come forward and do unto me as I have done to them.
Columbus and Weber Wagcns, Parry Buggies, American Wire
ence 192 Ibs. to the roll and 26 inches high, Deering Harvester
ools, International Engine, and all the leading hardware imple
ents obtainable always on hand or on short notice.
Champion Potato Digger-the kind to dig peanuts and sweet
nd Irish Potatoes-can be seen in operation at W. Daniel's, Jr.
We take pleasure in announcing to the public
that the Bank of West Feliciana and the Peoples
Bank have been merged, and, commencing on Janu
ary 9th, 1913, the business of the Peoples Bank will
be conducted by the Bank of West Feliciana. The
Bank of West Feliciana assumes the assets and liabili
ties of the Peoples Bdnk, and will take good care of
all business which was entrusted to the Peoples Bank.
The capital stock of the Bank of West Feliciana
will now be increased by $50,000, making the capi
tal of the merged Bank stand at
One Hundred Thousand Dollars
and this increase of $50,000 stock will be given to the
stockholders of the Peoples Bank, share for share.
This merger brings into this Bank practically
. every business enterprise in this parish, and, with the
strong support of the people of our entire section, the
future of this Bank seems assured beyond question.
3 We therefore hope to build up here an institution
which will be of great assistance to our entire citizen
ship, and a pride to our parish.
It is our aim and pleasure to assist every worthy
undertaking of the people of the parish of West Feli
We solicit the banking business of every citizen
of our parish and the surrounding section, and we
ý cordially invite the public to visit us and "make our
Bank their Bank." We will take good care of any
a business entrusted to our keeping.
Thanking the public for their kind patronage of
the past, and trusting that our service will merit a
continuation of the same, we beg to remain,
Very truly yours,
e Bank of West Feliciana
S. McC. LAWRASON, President.
J. R. MATTHEWS, Active Vice-Pres.
SD. I. NORWOOD, Cashier.
W. H. BUQUOI, Assistant Cashier.
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