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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

Vol. I. No. 33. The Fentress Franchise Application. On next Tuesday, at the November meeting of the City Councils, R. B. Fentress, of the Norfolk Cold Storage and Ice Company, will ask for a franchise to compete with the Norfolk Railway and Light Company in the matter of furnishing lighting and power to the people of the city of Norfolk. This will include a franchise for furnishing heat to stores and residences. The application will be referred to a committee, perhaps a special one. which will hear argument, after which it will make its report to the Councils. The Free-Lance stands for the best interests of the city of Norfolk. It is absolutely independent and has, perhaps, in its existence of over half a year, fought harder for the people than any publication in the city. It has no axe to grind, no enemies to punish, no friends to reward, or personal interests to boost. In the matter of the franchise asked for by Mr. Fentress, we endorse his proposition, believing that there is roo...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
Source: Library of Virginia
Country/State of Publication: Virginia, United States
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

2 of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company following these aggravating accidents, and printed simultaneously and exclusively in the afternoon papers, by no means assured the merchants of this city, who have every right to feel absolute security in the matter of so vital a service as illumination. In this lies the very greatest argument for the granting of the Fentress franchise; for even supposing that one concern provided the necessary machinery to guarantee its patrons against stoppage of service, it could not provide against the destruction of its plant by fire—insurance against such a public calamity could only be secured by another and independent plant located in a different section of the city. In view of the conditions and the mass of evidence favoring the granting of a franchise to R. R. Fentress, can the City Councils consistently afford to turn him down? Can the City Councils as representing the best interests of the people at large oppose this franchise, and if so—why? T...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
Source: Library of Virginia
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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

PORTSMOUTH ITEMS. : OUR PORTSMOUTH DEPARTMENT. : : Conducted by W. T. Pope. : ANCIENT LAN DM ARKS. After having a consultation with and hearing the testimony of some of our leading citizens on the subject, the officials have decided, after mature deliberation, that the old, dilapidated shanties that adorn our public thoroughfares are “revenue payers,” the removal of which would subject out city to considerable loss. This means That these ancient landmarks are here to stay Till old Father Time shall sweep them away. THAT PUBLIC PARK. After long wrestling with the problem of providing a Public Park where our people can seek a few hours’ recreation and rest after the care and the toil of the day is over, the former advocates of this measure have arrived at the conclusion, owing to the high price charged for land in this locality, that a Public Park is too expensive a luxury to be enjoyed by our tax-ridden people, and as the matter looks now it will be in the remote future, if ever. Whe...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

4 ffis Free -l^cmcs Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR * l- 7® SIX MONTHS »» THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 422 E. Plain Street AS TO FRANCHISE APPLICANTS. The application of Philadelphia capitalists through their representative, Mr. J. Edward Cole, to the councils of this city for a lighting and power franchise, following so closely that of Mr. R. B. Fentress for the same concession and for which he has been working for a number of years, appears somewhat in the nature of the confusion and complication of a situation which promises competition to the Norfolk Railway and Light Company, in that it divides the force of this threatened competition and weakens it at a critical time. Of course any citizen has as much right as Mr. Fentress to apply for a franchise, but in this case even Mr. Cole will admit that all things else being equal. Mr. Fentress has the prior claim to the consideration of the Norfolk public. Assumin...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

VICTORY FOR THE FREE LANCE. We observe that Brother Hathaway, of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company, is going to have the cars heated this winter. The manager still believes heat unsanitary but he hasn’t taken up our defi made some time ago to prove it. However, that may be, The Free Lance, which has been hammering for heat in the cars has won out, single-handed and alone, which once more demonstrates the influence wielded by Norfolk’s journalistic infant. In the same show window that afforded us matter for previous comment elsewhere in this issue, we noticed something really funny. It is likewise a framed picture representing a whiskey advertisement. The brand is called “Squirrel Whiskey,” and the commendation is that —“It Makes You Climb Trees and Talk Nutty.” Those who can’t see the point may sit on it; we positively refuse to explain. In the window of Nusbaum’s book store on Granby street there was exposed last week a small framed picture representing a somewhat tough looking...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

6 THE MARINERS. Dedicated to W. Clark Russell, Esq., in whose excellent company I’ve traversed the traveled ocean tracks With many a rollicking crew; And sailed through the lonely latitudes With the havens far and few. I’ve staggered on seas where the oceans meet, And the pinnacled icebergs lay; And watched where a thousand watery leagues Made shift for the Storm King’s play. I’ve feathered the foam in a Hying brig When the yards touched the leeward seas, ’Mid the blinding scud, and a boarding Hood, And the might of a Cape Horn breeze. I’ve stood in the gloom on the brink of doom, When the good ship struck the shoal! And held my breath at the vision of Death ’Tween me and the saving goal. To the endless dirge of the wind-racked surge I've sighed with the castaways, And watched in vain o’er the mighty main Through the weary, heart-sick days. To the glories of night I’ve lifted my sight From the ocean-bound solitudes; And tinctured my life with the sea and the strife Of its multitudin...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

A BLESSING FOR HOUSEKEEPERS. (Continued from page 3.) vant would reply, I have discovered a method of fuel economy, and instead of passing most of the heat through the chimney, I pass it through the house; I not only save you money, but I make a fair profit for myself off the saving thus effected.” For a homely illustration this servant may represent Mr. Fentress. Let us suppose that he obtains the patronage of people in two hundred and fifty houses. Instead of carting coal and dust and dirt into these two hundred and fifty houses, he simply carts it to his heating plant, from which plant pipes are extended into the said houses and placed in every portion of them; in the halls, in the bath rooms, the cooking range, even inside the bath tubs, and in every room on the premises. The fuel is burned at one place—that is in the establishment of Mr. Fentress —it is used to make steam and to run machinery for making electric light and other purposes, and a portion of the live exhaust steam ...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
Source: Library of Virginia
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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 4 November 1905

8 tt©3vs ©ac Tag ®e. Importers of Fancy Goods , Five Chi tinware , Shnzv/s and Table Cloths. 419 Cast Main Street, ACorfofft, Va., Lf. S. a. lung Hong. BAAAAAfcA*A«AAAAAAAAAAi*AAAAAA*AAAA*AAi4AAAAAAAA&AAAAAA4*A«i4AAAI BATHS S—--3 Corner Bute and Church Sts. E j NORFOLK, VA. \ | Open 9a.m.t012 p. m. I j Sundays, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m.t j So. Bell ’Phone 379 ; •W. E KING, vanager. [ ■»»»»» »TTTTTTTTTT?TTT»?TfT»fTm»fTfTmT»r»TTr TTfVTVTT»> ETTTTI I Hold Dominion Paper CoT"| ! STATIONERS. ENGRAVERS j and PRINTERS j 98 100 Commercial Place ? | NORFOLK, VA. | C. H. FERRELL & CO. Real Estate Auctioneers & Rental Agents OVER 28fi Norfolk Va MAIN STREET INOrIUIK, V d, AXO A S X “ Here’s to a long life, and a merry one; A quick death, and a happy one; A good girl, and a pretty one; A cold bottle, and another one.” But be Sure That the Cold Bottle Comes From WHITE BROTHERS The Reliable Wine and Whiskey Merchants X 5 COM MERCIAL RL.ACE ATLANTIC ENGRAVIN...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

Vol. I. No. 34 NORFOLK RAILWAY AND LIGHT CO. ADMITS " MISTAKES” AND “WRONG READINGS.” Garrett Winery of Berkley Forced to A meter is a pernicious and obstreperous little instrument for measuring gas, electric light, and in some benighted communities for measuring the public water supply. It has an exasperating tendency to figure against all rules of elementary arithmetic and ordinary mortal judgment. Some cheerful and conservative business man, finding his light bills increasing out of all proportion to service, plays the foxy grandpa act and carefully and systematically goes to work to economize during the interval pending the next bill. He cuts off a light here and there where he thinks it not necessary, cuts off others an hour earlier, and congratulates himself on the saving thus effected. On the first of the month a smiling young man calls with the bill. Opening it with a knowing and satisfied air, the economical individual is shocked to his center at an increase of thirty or fo...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

2 to the Norfolk Railway and Light Co. on the subject of charges, and received in reply a letter from Supt. Palmer, now in possession of Mr. Garrett, which after stating why their charges were correct, went on to give details of Mr. Garrett’s business, and stating that “they had watched his premises closely.” Mr. Garrett says he did not know he was under espionage. But the most sensational portion of this remarkable letter says. “WE HAVE FOUND, HOWEVER, THAT SOME WRONG READINGS OR FIGURING HAVE BEEN MADE, for which credit will be given the Garrett Winery.” According to Mr. Garrett, this restitution had not been made up to date, no mention had been made to him of it at any time, although it is said this wrong figuring happened some time ago and bills have since been presented for later service. If these things be true. —and Mr. Garrett appears to be armed with conclusive evidence, —then that gentleman has a right to accept the suggestions of the Norfolk Railway and Light Co. to the e...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

PORTSMOUTH ITEMS. ! OUR PORTSMOUTH DEPARTMENT. : : Conducted by W. T. Pope. : • ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••A NAVY YARD NEWS The reports that come from the navy yard are very encouraging to the large number of idle workmen who have been waiting expectantly for some time to be called. At the present time the water front is crowded with ships of war and also the large lay-up basins which have recently been constructed to provide additional room. In the last two weeks hardly a day has passed without witnessing the arrival at the yard of some government vessel in need of repairs, and the prospects are bright for more work yet to come in the near future, which of course will necessitate a large increase in the working force at present employed. The battleship Texas, built at this yard by our own mechanics, and which did herself proud in the late war with Spain, after having some repairs done her has left for the New York yard, where she will be docked. The most important job no...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

4 Tfts Free-kanc© Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE TEAK *1.75 SIX MONTHS WO THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR*SALE. ALL OVER Address all communications to b. Plain Street. EDITORIALS AND ADVERTISEMENTS vs. THE FENTRESS FRANCHISE In the shape ot an editorial and an advertisement, the entire euituiiai page ot the Uispatch ot iuesaay is given over to the i\orioik Railway and Right Company. We must take ana treat them as one subject, because tney trot m tandem to the monopolistic inspnation, are obviously complimentary, and mutually supporting, ihe advertisement sets loith me many blessings wherewith monopoly has endowed tne dear public; the euitonal considerately avoids argument 01 its contention, and piaimy insinuates tne undesirability of disturbing existing conditions, though it does not object to Mr. henuess engaging in that part 01 his proposed service not connictmg with me i\ortoik Railway and Right Company — that is, me house-heating proposition. lire advertisem...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

In tfte ISramo^s By Phil Space. We really were convulsed with laughter when we picked up a morning paper last Sunday to read one of the “prepared” advance notices furnished by the management of the Academy of Music and which read that the paper had received from the press exchanges the information that “When We Were Twenty-one” was so grand that there was an “appeal” on the part of the local theatre-goers calling for its return. Well, it returned on Thursday, and we observe that the old town is left—certainly play or company didn’t set Norfolk on fire. The funniest part of the whole business is how these local papers continue their attempt to fool the people along theatrical lines. Theideaof theprinted statement that there was “an appeal” for the play and that it was decided to bring it here again. Well, there might have been an appeal and then there might n’t. We take an appeal right now from any more performances of this performance. Admitting that Nat Goodwin made a hit with his ...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

6 THE SOUL’S RETURN. I sent my soul to wander in The paths that wend through realms of sin; And soon my soul returned to me With bitter tears, and pleadingly Implored to be allowed to stay Upon the straight and narrow way. “For,” said my soul, “the gidf is deep To which I tremblingly did creep, And there above its awful gloom I read—‘This is the Pit of Doom; Souls that would not to ruin stray Must take the Straight and Narrow Way.’ ” And said my soul—“ Let me remain To share this blessed path of pain, To be a glowing light within A tenement beset with sin. Let me abide my earthly day Upon the straight and narrow way.” —GEORGE F. VIETT. COME TO ME, DEAREST. Come to me, Dearest, I’m lonely without thee, Day-time and night-time I’m thinking about thee; Night-time and day-time in dreams I behold thee, Unwelcome the waking which ceases to fold thee. Come to me, darling, my sorrows to lighten, Come in thy beauty to bless and to brighten; Come in thy womanhood, meekly and lowly, Come in th...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

A SOUVENIR SHOT Fate may be unrelenting, but she is sometimes frolicsome. Despite calamity, affliction, and the many furies that follow her footsteps, she occasionally has her little pleasantry, and her comedies no less than her tragedies are eternal. When Fate laughs both gods and men stop to listen, and a joke perpetrated by her Ladyship is a joke forever. Right here in Norfolk she has planted for all time a token of her jocularity, so plainly wrought that “they who run may read” a mute reminder of the vanity of man, the paltriness of his plans, and the awful emptiness of his pride. Something over one hundred and twenty-five years ago, a little before the writer came to Norfolk, there was a certain Haughty Individual in His Bratinnic Majesty’s service. At first glance there is nothing unusual in this statement, seeing as how there was then as now many such in His Majesty’s service. But the particular individual under discussion was a most extraordinary Haughty Individual, even amo...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 11 November 1905

8 HO ACS ©At Tag <zo. Importers of Fancy Goods. Tea , Fine Chinaware , 6V//& Shawls and Table Cloths. 419 East Alain Street, JKorfotfl, Va#, LT# S* lung Hong. ******4AAi*«AAAAAIAIAiAAAAtAAAtAAiAAA*AAAAAAAA*4*Atat*taAtAAAAAI D ATUO TURKISH AHOE |DA I flu RUSSIAN j Corner Bute and Church Sts. [ | NORFOLK, VB. E j Open 9a.m.t012 p. m. \ : Sundays, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m. f j So. Bell ’Phone 379 * < W. E K I NG| '* ANAQER, I I Hold Dominion Paper CoTj STATIONERS, ENGRAVERS j and PRINTERS J 98 100 Commercial Place J [ ' I | NORFOLK. VA. | C. H. FERRELL & CO. Real Estate Auctioneers & Rental Agents OVER 38« Norfolk Va MAIN STREET INUFIUIIL, Vd, AXO A S X “ Here’s to a long life, and a merry one; A quick death, and a happy one; A good girl, and a pretty one; A cold bottle, and another one.” But be Sure That the Cold Bottle Comes From WHITE BROTHERS The Reliable Wine and Whiskey Merchants T 5 COM MERCIAL R LAC E ATLANTIC ENGRAVING CO. O. ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 18 November 1905

Vol. I. No. 35. M * CORPORATIONS IN POLITICS” We have become so familiar with the spectacle of corporations, trusts and monopolies packing their agents into legislative bodies that the incongruity of the situation no longer appeals to either our indignation or our humor. We take it as a matter of course, when as a matter of course it is distinctly pernicious and perversive of the principles of good government. For instance, the daily newspapers announce the names of three of the most talented lawyers of this city, whom they allege appeared in the council chamber in behalf of the Norfolk Railway and Light Co. and in opposition to the granting of the Fentress franchise. If this is the case, we rise to ask the point blank question what business the Norfolk Railway and Light Company had in the city council chamber on any such mission. We recognize the right of the said monopoly to appear before our city representatives in their own behalf, to ask for concessions, etc., but by no stretch...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 18 November 1905

2 EXTORTION IN CAR FARE. People who have lived in Boston and in Jersey City and in numerous other progressive cities, are familiar with the long street-car jaunts they are enabled to enjoy for five cents. Not alone in these northern cities, but in many southern towns of the size of Norfolk a twenty-mile street car ride for a nickel is not uncommon. Even in Norfolk one may ride nine miles for this sum, but it is not on the cars of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company. This concern taxes the public fifteen cents for not over nine miles, and scarcely that. Ocean View is at most eight miles—the Norfolk Railway and Light Co. takes you there for ten cents; if you have a cottage down the beach, there is a little side line for your transportation at a side rate of five cents, making nine miles fifteen cents, or thirty cents for the round trip. Of course, the whole journey should not cost over five cents one way, ten cents the round trip, but although the patronage is greater than the prese...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 18 November 1905

FIRE DEPARTMENT’S REPUTATION AT STAKE. There are no medals coming to anyone responsible for the building of that new fire engine house on East Main street. The city maintains here one of its finest and most expensive fire engines, and after returning from a fire it is necessary to back this ponderous machine through the narrow door into its place on the inside. It is a painful operation to witness; the horses strain and balk, the driver shouts, the other men stand round, shouting at intervals warning against backing into the brick walls, and after several minutes of this sort of thing, during which time passengers on street cars have to patiently wait, the engine is finally gotten into place, only to repeat the same experience after the next run. In this day of advanced mechanical facilitation this engine house is a reflection upon the intelligence of the community, and unless the expensive engine is to be continually exposed to the hazard of destruction, improvements are already in...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 18 November 1905

4 ffie Free-Italics Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YE Alt *1.75 SIX MONTHS U« THREE MONTHS....' * 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY for£saleilall£over Address ail communications to 422 E. Plain Street CHIEF BOUSH AS PRESS CENSOR. Not long- ago we read of a Russian editor being thrown into prison and his paper suspended on the charge of the “distribution of matter derogatory to the government/’ or the powers that be. This was nothing unusual for Russia, and hundreds of newspapers and writers have been placed under the ban of official displeasure, but even in that despotic country no newspaper is subjected to censorship or interfered with unless it attacks the existing government. The restriction, however, though confined to but one department of writing, has proved objectionable to even the downtrodden subjects of the Czar, and we have seen recently these same downtrodden people falling in their own blood by hundreds, fighting, among other things, for the complete freedom of the pr...

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