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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

Vol. I. No. 38 “I see by de papers dat dey is habin’ a glad time in de council meetings dese days,” said Uncle Mose at a little social gathering of kindred spirits over in the Fourth ward. “Yas, et put me in min’ uv er crap joint scrap wid de razors lef* out,” answered Sam Bones, the wise nigger with the big necktie. “How did dis las’ racket start, anyway?” “Et began,” answered Uncle Mose, “by de gemman from de Secon’ ward castin’ de mos’ distressin’ obse r w ashuns on de dignity an’ honor of dis gran’ ole Fo’rth, an’ de gemman from de Fo’rth callin’ his han’ on a full house an’ de Chief uv Perlice for ace uv clubs.” “Yas, an’ dey had de niggers mixed up in et, too!” said Sam. “En why?” ventured Uncle Mose, answering his own question,— “ets bekause de nigger is de bes’ ting ter push when shovin’ off time comes. Ef it wasn’t fade nigger ter bank or politics in dis yere coun try wud be like e Board uv Trade meetin’ widout any likker. Jes’ look at dis same Fo’rth ward! Wen de nigger us...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

2 taters, an’ de woice nv de shinin’ light uv de councils wus heard clear above de din sayin’ “ ‘Curfew shall Not Ring to-night, Cause Bingen on de Rine is dead.’ “At dat las’ remark uv de greates’ mind in de council, de members forgot dere native dignity an’ broke for home wid mos’ ondecent haste.” SILAS WEGG. Our Great Local Philanthropist. The latest proposition of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company is that the people invest their money in street-car tickets and get rich. Under a big scare head advertisement in the local dailies it sets forth—“ How You Can Invest SI.OO and Make It Pay You 20 per cent. Interest.” You Can Invest Your Personal Interest In Protecting the Home Company and Get 6 Tickets for 25c. Can You in the Face of These Reductions Recommend the Sale of the New Franchise?” It is indeed difficult to resist such a logical and pathetic appeal as this, and even though the tenderness in our nature is touched we must answer —YES! This town is just jammed full of pessim...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

Bad whiskey fairly oozed from every pore of their boozelogged bodies. Their reputations and decency had long been sunk in a river of rum and the world cared nothing for them, but they loved each other. Even as Damon was unto Pythias, so was Pete No. 1 unto Pete No. 2. They shared their drinks together and assisted each other in avoiding sobriety. They had but two objects in life—the first was to get drunk, and the second was to stay drunk. Money they regarded as an evidence of indebtedness to the Whiskey Trust, and whenever it came into their possession they immediately proceeded to liquidate their liabilities. The Man Behind the Bar was to them a sort of divinity who dispensed the divine draught of dope, and kept the change when he thought it safe to do so. This precious pair were entirely domesticated and seldom strayed a hundred yards from a grog-shop. They were entirely indifferent to the vanities of so-called “high life,” except on election day, when they rode in a carriage and...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

4 Tfie Free-bancs Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR #1.76 StX MONTHS 90 THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 422 E. Plain Street The Virginian-Pilot, on its front page, in big letters, tells its readers that Ben Tillman is the “tar-heel” senator. Heretofore American newspapers have been afforded considerable amusement from the errors of their English contemporaries on things geographical and political pertaining to this country, but it begins to look as if the, domestic brand of unconscious ignoramus humor will supply this particular market. We are sorry to have to do primer work in behalf of our overgrown contemporary, but must inform it that* the term “tarheel” applies exclusively to the state of North Carolina, the natives of which are designated as “tar-heels” on account of their large pine forests from which tar is made. South Carolina, which lies south of North Carolina. —dear contemporary, —is known as the Palmetto...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

In tfte drama's Tloalut. By Phil. Space. As was forecasted in last week’s Free Lance, the general opening of the Norfolk Ice Palace, in East Main street, was a tremendous success. There was a great crowd on the first night, among which were many of the elite of this section. All through the week the crowds have flocked to the Palace and the indications now are that the rink will be crowded to capacity all winter. If the arrangemnets can be made, the Yale and Princeton hockey teams will play a series of games Christmas week. The Palace is a veritable fairyland, with its glistening floor of ice, and the lightning effect on the frozen surface is magnificent, grand. From time to time announcements of special attractions will be made. Here is a sample of wild Western dramatic criticism from the Carson City (Nev.) Morning Appeal: Ibsen’s Norwegian play of “Ghosts,” with one setting of scenery, no music and three knocks with a club on the floor to raise the curtain, was presented last even...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

6 BELIEF IN MIRACLES LOGICAL. Nature has its mysteries; truth or judgment might be commissioned from sources' strange to human perceptions. To give way to the workings of a sickly imagination, may characterize the vulgar, the idle and the weak; hut to admit the power of Heaven to suspend its own laws for its own purposes, is among the soundest conclusions of the pious and the wise. —GEORGE CROLY. -y. v DOES FOLLY LIVE ON EARTH ALONE? There, boy, said I, Will your wisdom tell me the story of that star? Are its people as mad as we? Is there ambition on one side and folly on the other? Are its great men the prey of a populace, and their populace the tools and the fools of their great men? Have they orators to inflame their passions; lawyers to beggar them in the pursuit of justice: traders, to cheat them; heroes to give them laurels and vanity at the price of blood, hunger, and misery; and philosophers ®ur literary Symposium. [From compilation of George F. Viett. Rights Reserved.] AMBI...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

ANNOUNCEMENT. To his many friends in tills vicinity Mr. George F. Viett begs to announce for the forthcoming holiday season his second literary publication under the title of “The Deeper Harmonies and Other Poems, A Book of Verses, Essays and Selections.” It will include a reprint of the best matter appearing in “Thou Beside Me Singing,” published five years ago, together with about an equal amount of new material written since that time. The two editions of six hundred copies of his first work have long since been exhausted, and the new publication is partly to supply a small but steady demand for his productions. Mr. Viett contemplates a book of about three hundred pages, well filled with matter printed in a small, but clear and legible type. The first half will consist of his original work, and the balance will follow the title page—“lmpressive Passages of Power and BeautyIn Prose and Poetry.” This portion of the volume will contain the matter that has already appeared on the “Sy...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 December 1905

8 Nothing Fits a Man So Well As His Skin OUR CLOTHES COME NEXT “TUC ARrn” 310-312 MAIN ST. MIL HIIUU NOiil'OLK, :: VIRGINIA WHERE the GOOD CLOTHES COME FROM fn ■ Tiip turkish and] jBATHS , uts „. | | Corner But* and Church Sts. I j NORFOLK, VA. \ Opeii 9 a. m. to 12 p. m. • [ j Sundays, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m.l j So. Bell ’Phone 379 * ; W. E. KING, manager, [ TTTTTTTmTvrm ??*?**???* Fold Dominion Paper Co^j | I STATIONERS, ENGRAVERS j! and PRINTERS !| | 98 100 Commercial Place | NORFOLK, VA. | C. H. FERRELL & CO. Real Estate Auctioneers & Rental Agents OVE MAIN street Norfolk, Va. A TOAST “ 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 ~7 5 COMMERCIAL PLACE ATLANTIC ENGRAVING CO. O. E, CHRISTOPHER, Proprietor. No. 119 Monticello Ave. NORFOLK, VA. ILLUSTRATORS ENGRAVERS Half Tone...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

Vol. I. No. 39. Fentress Franchise Endorsed by Retail Merchants’ Association. “Things are seldom what they seem, skim-milk masquerades as cream, high-lows pass for patent-leathers, jackdaws strut in peacock’s feathers, all that glitters is not gold,” same old story often told! All of which leads us poetically into the matter of that remarkable meeting of the Retail Merchants’ Association, at which it was alleged by the daily news papers that the merchants of Norfolk had plighted their troth, and given themselves wholly over to the tender mercies of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company. Later disclosures developed the fact that in reality the indorsement of that meeting was given to R. B. Fentress, and was turned against him through the remarkable innovation in parliamentary procedure instituted for the occasion by that great discoverer of subterfugean devices—M. Umstcfclter, President of the Association, who ruled that proxies carried no vote in an open meeting, and that the proxie...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

2 the city councils with a request that the franchise be granted. Mr. Umstadter realized all too late that his little coterie of sixteen did not voice the sentiments of the retail merchants themselves, and that a majority of the members of the association have practically nullified the action of his meeting by giving a majority petition for the consideration of the city councils. This amounts to practically a double nullification, a nullification of the adoption of the report, and a nullification of the alleged proposed nullification measure of Mr. Umstadter, and it seems to us that Mr. Umstadter will have to do some fancy skating over thin ice before he can reach the side of public applause once more. Now the Norfolk Railway and Light Co., —which in the expressive phraseology of our friend Wing, is a concern which “we loves and despises,”—not voluntarily but under fire and the strongest kind of pressure, descends from an authoritative to an almost pitiful and abject condescension. ...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

stance, save the question of water meters, in which the Dispatch has been found on the side antagonistic to the public wishes. The only reason we can see for its comforting and consoling editorial assistance of the Norfolk Railway and Light Co. is a tender solicitude for the sorely tried and afflicted, but for all that, we say the Dispatch should not let its heart overcome its better judgment. The spectacle of this erstwhile insolent monopoly on its knees pouring forth lamentation after lamentation to the public which it was wont to ruthlessly thrust aside, is indeed one to touch the heart of the most obdurate, but we admonish the Dispatch that, after all, a repentant criminal is never entitled to the same sympathy as his victims, the intent and meaning of which assertion is simply artistic detail, or a figure of speech, to illuminate a proposition that might otherwise admit of doubt. Far be it from us to add a pang, or cast a reflection upon the conscience of a contemporary that ha...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

4 Tfi« Free-kerne© Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR $1.75 SIX MONTHS 90 THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 422 E. Ham Street PADEREWSKI. Republished from Virginian-Pilot by special request. The performance at the Academy of Music last night was one to he long remembered by those who heard and understood it. It was an achievement to which mere praise adds nothing, and for which critical analysis is to the world-scattered few capable of that task. Somewhere, somebody has said, that one man of talent is worth ten men of cleverness, and one man of genius a thousand of talent. Nothing could better substantiate the assertion than to mentally contrast the many concerts we have heard with the renditions of the great Paderewski. Paderewski is a genius, and Paderewski is worth a whole generation of talent. Witli him in sight mere cleverness is resolved into a remote nothingness. It might almost be asserted that genius is necessa...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

WHEREIN THE COUNCIL SITUATION IS REVIEWED. There is a great commotion in the ranks of the goodygoody council which threatens dire consequences. The “wicked," “hot-air,” land-grabbing land-boomer in the person of the real estate man is acting in a way that does not suit their notion. With the aid of some of the press the perverted real estate men are doing an irreparable injury to Norfolk by daring to question the correctness of that abortion of a census. But for those loud-mouthed sinners, the report would not be noticed by the outside world and the Health Board would not be forced to tell the truth regarding vital statistics. One aggressive member with a Roman name, loud-voiced and sizable stature, startled the public by his pronunciamentos against that terrible rock of contention in general—the Fourth ward, and Napoleon Bonaparte Joynes in particular. Until then our citizens were in blissful ignorance that a Solon had arisen in their midst to reform the earth, to remove evil, to r...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

6 H INSANITY. What is insanity but a mere vivid and terrible dream? It has the dream-like tumult of events, the rapidity of transit, the quick invention, the utter disregard of place and time. The difference lies in the sterner intensity. The mad man is awake; and the open eye administers a horrid reality to the fantastic vision. The vigour of the senses gives a living and resistless strength to the vagueness of the fancy; it compels together the fleeting mists of the mind and embodies and inspirits them into shapes of deadly power. —GEORGE CROLiY. THE MUSIC OF THE TEMPLE. Four thousand singers and minstrels, with the harp, the trumpet, and all the richest instruments of a land, whose native genius was music, and whose climate and landscape led men instinctively to delight in the charm of sound, chanted the inspired songs of our warrior king, and filled up the pauses of prayer with harmonies that transported the spirit beyond the cares and passions of a troubled world. —GEORGE CROLY...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

IN THE DRAMA’S REALM. (Continued from page 3) river front elevator with a so-called Gatlin’ gun where “de gang” have ben cornered by the stage police? It might entertain the gamins of Third avenue, but we old fellows who have seen them come and go, know that plays of this class do no good, and are calculated to do a great deal of harm. But, as we said before, if the dear public can stand them, why we’ve no kick coming. Before the season is ended we expect to see many more like the one here now. And as long as the coffers of the theatrical magnates are filled, they will continue to offer these self-same attractions. Here is another case of the monopoly throwing anything at you and you take it because you can find no relief elsewhere. The Norfolk Ice Palace is being liberally patronized, and it is noticed that some of the best people in the city are attending and enjoying this most fascinating sport. It is announced that a match has been arranged between Pennsylvania and Maryland and ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 16 December 1905

8 . jtfh&e. WHERE the GOOD CLOTHES COME FROM 310-312 Main Street. Select Your Christmas Gifts for “Hubby” or Sweetheart HERE. An Endless Variety of Useful and Practical Presents at Moderate Prices. [q A Tiln TURKISH AND! |U#l I flu RUSSIAN j Corner Bute and Church Sts. E I NORFOLK, VA. [ Open 9a.m.t012 p. m. \ I Sundays, 8 a. m. to 4 p. m.| ; So. Bell ’Phone 379 t j W. E. King, manager. I mTfTTTTTI fftTT >TTTT S UTj vuTjrrinrirLrmjTJTJTjanjinjTjTnjTJTTmnjT-p ijl?e Dispate^ 2 Norfolk’s Leading Afternoon Journal 5 I Largest Circulation." § q Best Advertising Results. 5 ? Most Attractive News Display. q P Covers the Field off All Competitors 3 5 And F 'H» Every Requirement of 5 q The Twentieth Century Newspaper h QIJTr IJTJOJTJTTUTJTJITUTJTJTJTJTJX; TJXT mjTJTJTJIJTm irLTD C. H. FERRELL & CO. Real Estate Auctioneers & Rental Agents OVER 286 r e e s r MAIN STREET fNOriOIK, V 3. A TOAST “ Here’s to a long life, and a merry one; A quick death...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 23 December 1905

Vol. I. No 40. THE THREAT OF MONOPOLY, AND ITS ANSWER. It is related that the British government was confronted with an unique and peculiar problem in the matter of taking over the laud of the natives of New Zealand and Australia. In one instance, very shortly after an agreement was reached whereby the natives signed away their lands for certain considerations, a child was born to one of them, and immediately a delegation called at the government office to secure that child’s share in the general distribution. In vain was the explanation that the matter had been settled for all time, that the lands had been fully paid for, and secured permanently to the purchasers; the simple natives refused to entertain the idea that it was possible for them to sign away the rights of generations yet unborn. With native eloquence one of the chiefs made a speech in which he explained the folly of such a thing, stating that inasmuch as they were creatures of the ground, not of the sea or air, that th...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 23 December 1905

2 privileges of the people have practically received a threat, and the only answer to it is the immediate granting of the Fentress application. The people of Norfolk want competition, and we would not be surprised to see it an issue in the next city election if their wishes are not met at this time. THE CASE OF JONES, THE CUT-THROAT Some days ago, in the state of Vermont, a woman was taken to the gallows and hung by the neck until she was dead. This woman had murdered her husband under circumstances of peculiar atrocity, and although every effort was made to save her life by hundreds of well-intentioned people, the Governor of the state and those in authodity who might have commuted her sentence, decided to let the law take its course. In an individual aspect and from a personal standpoint, the hanging of that woman was a heart-rending and distressing spectacle, but on the larger grounds of social welfare, public justice and human advancement, it was a necessity, and the only altern...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 23 December 1905

and compassion is for the victim of his cruel and wicked heart lying cold and forgotten beneath the ground. The friends of Jones, whoever they may be, should advise him to accept in a spirit of thankful humiliation and contrition the sentence of that over-tender and merciful jury which decided that murder most foul merited a nine-year imprisonment. Jti tfte drama's Tleaftm By Phil Space. We notice that when there is an attraction at either of the theatres on a holiday that the management charges the same prices at the matinee as at night. The result has been a general protest, but the protests amount to about as much as when a person goes to the electric light or gas office and kicks about the size of the bill. Norfolk is a monopolized town. We are all aware of the monopoly that the dear, kind-hearted corporation known as the Norfolk Railway and Co. enjoys, and we have a duplicate in the theatrical trust, which has the patrons at its mercy. We can see no logical reason why the same ...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 23 December 1905

4 Tfie free-liance Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAIt *1.75 SIX MONTHS 90 THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY 4/,' FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 422 E. Ham Street AN NOUNCEMENT. Replying; to numerous inquiries of subscribers and prospective subscribers, Mr. Viett very much regrets to inform these friends that it is impossible to get out his work before about January 15th. The magnitude of the task did not become apparent until after it was clearly under way, and the effort to get it out by Christmas has been in vain. The writer will thank his friends for their further patience, and promises something worth the waiting, THE GREATEST EVENT IN HUMAN HISTORY There are but two events in human history upon the anniversaries of which the entire earth bows down in homage and respect —the birth of Jesus Christ and his ascension into Heaven. The birth of American independence was a great world event, but uncounted millions of the race have not the faintest sus...

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