VOL. I. NO 91.
VIENNA. GA.. SATURDAY, APRIL 12, 1902.
TWICE-A-WEEKS1.00 PER YEAR.
| The Philippine Islands.
REV. J. D. NORRIS.
no AGELLAN, a 8pnni6li navigator,
III vras the first to circumnavigate
1 L the globe in 1521, ho discovered
the Philippine Islands while making
this long and perilous journey. These
islands were settled by the Spaniards
during the time Philip II, was king of
Spain, so the islands were named in
honor of King Philip the second. These
islands have been subjects of Spain for
over three hundred years.
The Roman Cntholic church does hot
develop, civilize or even christianize
tho people. Take Cuba and the Phil
ippine Islands as proof of this assertion
—a casual glance at the priest-ridden
nations of tho world is enough to sad
den ’’the heart of n'n indifferent anti
missionary. Roman Catholics are op
posed to the Bible being translated into
any language only the Latin.
The Spanish rule-over these islands
was always oppressive, the people
groaned impatiently under the unjust
. and heavy taxation Spain extorted from
them. There was a $25 dollar tax on
every sign put upon a building or at
tached to an office, and a dollar tar on
each glass window in a house; this will
illustrate tho above point.
The Jesuites and other munnstic
orders were the terror of the land. It
is a burning shame to allow the Jesuites
to commit such atrosities in the name
and under the guise of religion. The
people of these islands made several
unsuccessful efforts at emancipation.
After the Spanish-Amorican war was
Concluded Undo Sam paid Spain $20,-
0(10,000 for these islands. This group
of islands belongs to the Malay Archi-
j elngo; there are between l,i00 and
1,200 islands in all—400 6f them being
inhabited. The population is roughly
estimated to between 8,000,000 und
12,000,000. Undo Sam will soon have
correct surveys made and the census
token and more reliable information
can then be had. The islands are of a
volcanic formation—most All of thorn
havoono or more fountains to tra
verse it. In the grottoes, valleys and
jungles are to be found antelopes, red
foxes, wild cats, and monkeys can be
seen hanging on almost every bough in
the thick woods. It isquite likely that
if “Teddy” and some of his Rough
Rider comrades were to spend a vaca
tion in these dearly bought possessions
tliey would find some as large bears as
they havo ever smoked out of the
mammoth canyons' of the Rocky
■(Che natives call alligators, cayman;
but they do not grow as large as our
Florida crockodiles. There are millions
of tortoise on the islands, and it is to
be hoped that 8enator H. 0. Lodge
will amend his Philippine tariff bill
so as to not bring them into direct
competition with our famous South
Georgia gophers. There are millions
of snakes on the islands, and if St.
Patrick was alive and lived at Manila
he would have a great task if he should
undertake to kill all the snakes as he
did in Ireland.
The roads are miserable ones, and
there are bat few railroads and tele
Monsoons are common on the coast
and much damage is done each year
from tho severe hurricanes and cy
clones. The rainy and dry seasons have
much to do with the health of the peo
ple and the success or failure of the
The inhabitants arc largely a mixed
race, the Malay type predominating,
and there are also quite a number of
negroes who were perhaps, among tho
first settlers. Much superstition exists
among the people. The Roman Catho
lic religion predominates; there are a
few Mohammedans and Protestants.
Wo must remember that the Roman
Catholics in the United States are not
tire same as ore found in the Philip
pines, for the Catholics here are re
strained by the Protestants nnd pro-
prohibited by law from enforcing some
of their doctrines. There are some
who practice polygamy and some of the
people have slaves. It remains to be
seen what Unde Sam will do about
these matters. About one-half of the
population of the islands can read and
write. Most of the schools ore under
Much attention is given by the people
to the culture of rice, millet, maize,
sugar, indigo, hemp, tobacco, coffee
and King Cotton; sago, cocoanuts, ba
nanas, cinnamon, spices and ginger are
produced in abundance. There are
more wild horses to be found in the
mountains of the. Philippines than in
Montana or the Dakotas.
The president has appointed a com
mission totako charge of the Philippine
Islands and aid our army in restoring
peace, and establishing a suitable gov
ernment for them. Hon. Willlam.H.
Toft of Ohio, was placed at the head of
the commission. . Senator Bacon has
just sent me a copy of hia speeches in
thesonateon the Philippine Islands,
and also a copy of Governor Taft's
report to the United States authorities.
Much power and authority ha3 been
delegated tp this commission.
Governor Taft and his associates have
investigated and recommended a poli
cy, laws, etc., on tho following matters
connected with the islands : Military
and political conditions, organization
of provincial governments, the army
and the people, the central govern
ment, organization of departments, the
insular purchasing agent, committees
of the commission, qualifications for
exercise of franchise, the civil service,
fidelity bonds, Friar’s lands, Jan Jose
college case, taxation, the labor prob
lem,-the commissary, tariff relations
with United States, the city of Manila,
publio lands and necessity, for public
land law, municipal governments, non
Christian tribes, slavery among tho
Moros, forestry, gutta percha, rubber,
mines, Agriculture, fisheries, weather
bureau, public health, civil hospital,
government Isborations, railroads and
legislation recommended, bureau of
coast guard and transportation, postal
service, harbor improvements, const
and geodetic survey, highways, admin
istration of justice, reorganization of
Courts new code of civil law, criminal
code, proposed new oolnage, banks and
banking, need for a mortgage bonk,
general condition of the treasury, cus
toms tariff, internal revenue, the public
records, publio printing, etc.
The above items will give a general
idla and scope of the Taft commission.
Governor Taft gets a salary of $20,000
'The abbreviation for Philippine Isl
ands will be known by P. L
One of the burning questions before
the American people and congress is
what shall we do with the P. If
GEO. DOLE WADLEY,
VICE-PRESIDENT OP A. & B.,
HERE THIS WEEK
PROSPECTS FOR ROAD GOOD
A Line Has Been Surveyed from Cordcle
to ByromvilleTbrongh thlsGlty, and
Oar Gbance for the Atlantic &
Birmingham is Fine.
J. T. Carlisle and wife spent Thurs
day afternoon in town shopping. Mr.
Carlfslo is using crutches as a result of
sticking a splinter in his left foot three
weeks ago. An.operation was performed
on it and it was thought that all of the
splinter was gotten out but it developed
that there wAre some small pieces left
and Dr. Bivins pickod out another piece
yesterday. . It is thought now that he
will not have much more trouble with
it and that it will soon be well.
Beginning next month we will make
a specialty of our Saturday’s issue,
which will consist of eight pages and
contain nninterestingserial story, Rev.
Taimadge’s sermon, Bill Arp’s letter
and other interesting state news. We
will also have an Interesting article by
different citizens on some popular sub
ject as often as possible,- together with
all the news happenings of the town
and county In an up-to-date manner.
We will have more to say on the sub
ject as to details in a few days. All
wc want in return is the hearty oo-op-
eration of the people. How is the time
to subscribe and renew in order to
start in with the first issue of the
special edition. Address all letters tb
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The people of Vienna arc still
working to secure the A. & B.
railroad, and not withstanding the
telegram that was received last
week stating that we could not
get it, we are following along the
line of the old adage; “If at' first
you do not succeed try again,” and
as a result of a renewed effort on
tho part of some of our most en
terprising citizens last Thursday,
the surveying corps of the A. & B.
were ordered from Byromville to a
certain point near Cordele, and to
make a survey from Cordele to By-
roinville by this city. Toe pre
liminary survey was commenced
Monday and by 3 o'clock Tuesday
atternoon they arrived here and
returned to their camps for dinner
and made a new start bright and
early Wednesday morning for By
romville, completing their task
Vice-President and .General Man
ager Geo. Dole Wadley, accompa
nied by Mr. McFadden, General
Freight and Passenger agent oi the
A. & B., arrived in thc city about
»i o’clock Thursday morning fiotn
Cordele, where they stopped for a
few hours, having reached there on
the shoo-fly from Tifton. They
then drove out to the surveying
cumps, and from there they were
accompanied to this city by Messrs
Jos. Burns and O. M. Heard, where
they spent a few hours until the
north bound passenger for Macon
came along. t
~iVlr. Wadley returned from Ma
con yesterday at noon and after
remaining at the hotel long enough
to get dinner, he was accompunted
by Mr, O. M. Heard down to the
surveyor’s camp near Rich wood.
Upon their return to the city Mr.
Wadley was accompanied to By
romville by Mr. Byrom, Mr.
Wadley will be in Vienna nguin
today und Monday, and some defi
nite decision will be rvuched in
the matter before lie leaves Mon
Just before they left tor the camp
Mr. Wadley was asked by J. P.
Heard Sr. y bow long he was go
ing to be here. He replied,
that he would be here several
A new survey was commenced
yesterday morning which will
shorten the line und give a still
better route between here and
The circumstances and every
thing point towards Vienna hav
ing a good chance of getting the
railroad, but our people are losing
no time and leaving no stone un
turned in the matter, and are steadi
ly and in a business like manner
doing their utmost to that end.
May they be successful, is the
earnest hope of the News.
The famous Bartlesville buggy unde bjr
the Summers Buggy Co., is ..sold and
guaranteed by J.O. Hamilton.
Are you working for Vienna?
High Grade Vehicles a Specialty
J. O. Hamilton
J. M. Fields of Findlay, was here
Mrs. B. M. Wood is reported to be
J. R. Kelly visited Cordele on busi
High' Grade Vehicles sold on easy
terms, Cheap by J. O, Hamilton.
John R. Bryan visited Macon on busi
O. 8. Gurr went over to Americus on
J. M. Gnmmage visited Cordele on
The Celebrated Mllbtirn Wagons sold
by J. O. Hamilton.
Mrs Sallie Easom, who lives six miles
soutii of Vienna is sick.
H. T. Evers of near Findlay, has a
boy siok with pneumonia.
Col. G. W. Busbee visited Cordele
on legal business Thursday.
Col. M. P. Hall visited Cordele on
business Thursday morning.
Money saved by buying Vehicles from
J. O, Hamilton
W. E. Tripp and H. L. Lewis were
in town Thursday afternoon.
Capt E. G. Harris of Macon, was in
the city this week on business.
Is your interest at stake ns regards
the futuro welfare of Vionna?
H. J. Rape of Pete, was here yester
day and. subscribed for tho News.
A. F. Forehand, of near Pinehurst,
was hero on business Wednesday.
Miss Mamie Tillman of Cordele, is
in the city visiting the Misses Shep
There are two or three candidates
that haven’t announced in the papers
Miss Colin Lilly who has been visit
ing relatives at Cordele, returned homo
See iny Buggies and wagons before
J. O. Hamilton
If Vienna secures the new railroad a
25 room briok hotel will be erected
here at once.
Jno. S. Byrom and Resident Engineer
Gerrard, were in the city from Byrom
W. F. Newby, a bridge contractor
from Albany, was in the city this
week on business.
Mrs. J. M. Whitehead and children
left Thu- sday afternoon for Macon, on
a visit to relatives.
Rev. J. M. Kelly, will preach at Rich-
wood Sunday. His subject will be:
Sheriff Sheppard visited Pinehurst,
Thursday and mingled with tho boys
a while in the interest of his candidacy
m/9 Parties desiring to^rite a card
in behalf of a candidate for a county
office can do so by paying the regular
price per line.
Col. Walter F. George returned
home Thursday morning from Webster
court, where he has been on legal busi
ness this week.
Mrs. H. P. Myers isTexpected to ar
rive to day from Waycross, where she
has been on a visit to relatives for the
past threo weeks.
Cols. S. R. Fields, J. T. Hill and
Messrs L. A. Parker and J. A, Wilson
of Cordele, were here a few hours yes
Railroad bridge Contractor Harda
way, from Columbus, was in the city
this week looking over tho route, sur
veyed through this city.
Col. Pearson Ellis, Editor J. W.
Bivins, R. E. Harris and J. C. Burn am *
were among the prominent Cordeleans
that visited our city yesterday.
Mrs Matilda Hall, who moved from
this county to Worth county last fall,
is here on a visit to her brother, J. N.
Edwards, a few miles south of Vienna.
Miss Mamiq Myers will leave tho'
first of next week for Macon and Mar- * 1
shallvillo on a visit to relatives and
friends. She will bo awuy several
LOST—Key to front door of resi
dence between here and the Baptist
church Saturday afternoon. Finder
will please return to Mrs. J. M. White
head, Vienna, Ga.
Mrs Mary Sherley, who lives near
Pinehurst, is very siok at the homo of
Mr. Henry Hall's a few miles south of
this city She was there 011 a'visit
when taken sick.
Vienna needs and wants more rail-
roods und of couse, unity of our peo
ple is one of tho necessities to secure
them. Let everybody pull for Vienna-
first, lost and all tho time.
Misses Lucy Heard, Bertha Leonard,
Meta Meeks, and Messrs. Burt Turton,
L. Taggart and VV. T. McDonald at
tended a dance at the Suwanee house
in Cordole Wednesday night.
R. S. Burton who has been getting
out a book of by-laws for tho .Chapter
lodge of Cordole, in tho Progress office
for the past few weeks has completed
tho same, and left for Conlolo Wed
The many friends and relatives of
Mr T. T. Morgan, who lives a few
miles above Vienna, will be glad to
learn that ihe has about recovered
from hit long attack of the grip and is
able to be up around the house again,
A L Calhoun received a letteijycster-
day from his brother Ben at Brunswick
Word B. Albertson, state’Bank ex- which atates that Ottis, who has been
nininer of Atlanta, was In the city
Thursday and Friday.
Dr. R. H. Pate and G. O. Watet, of
Richwood, spent a few hours In the
city Thursday afternoon.
Col. and Mrs. M. P. Hall attended
the dance at the Suwanee House at
Cordele Wednesday night.
General Fitzhugh Lee passed through
Vienna on the northbound passenger
train Thursday afternoon.
Mias Scarlet Fudge will leave today
for Cordele, where she will spend a
few days with Hri E. S. Lasseter.
MesdrnnesJ. B. Cooper and J. W.
Razemoro, of Pinehurst, spent Thurs
day in the city with Mrs. J. J. Cooper.
Miss Annie Powell left Wednesday
for Quitman, where she will spend
several days with her sister, Mrs. M.
Randolph Causey returned homo
from Pinehurst yesterday afternoon,
whero be has been at the bedside, of
his father and brother who baa been
very sick for several days. He left on
the express for his home again last
dangerously ill for several days on St,
Simon Island, is some bettor. This
will be glad news to his friends and
relatives here os it was thought that he
would not recover.
The telephone exchange at Unadllla
has been taken out. Thero will bo u
phone at McArthur Bro’s. drug store
ror the accommodation of those that,
may have occasion to talk over the line
at the usual rates.
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