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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 February 1906

8 and the people have had to take what they have been offered or remain at home. The grand carnival at the ice palace for the benefit of the Confederate monument fund opened well last Monday morning and thre was a tremendous crowd at the initial session. The carnival has been running all week and the patronage has been such to encourage the Daughters of the Confederacy under whose auspices the affair was held. There couldn’t have been a grander cause than that for which the carnival was given and we hope to see the shaft at the head of Commercial Place completed by the time the exposition opens. While we believe that the uncompleted monument should never have been erected, we hope that the people of this city will not allow the monument to stand as it is when the city throws open her doors to the visitors next year. WHERE the GOOD CLOTHES COME FROM 310-312 Main Street. Pick out the Best Dressed people and follow them to this store. We Fit You Right! if Great Bona Fide ReWe Treat You...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

Til® \ lirS'j mgm C®j^^ J X . Vol. I. No. 48. BY RULINGS OF HALF-DOZEN OFFICIALS As the provisions of the new franchise for lighting and power, amended and doctored by the sub-committee of the City Councils, become to be known, the comments are anything but complimentary to the members of that body. We wish we were able to reproduce a few of these comments. Unfortunately people are loath to commit their expressions to print, else we could give our readers some spicy reading. Practically all sentiment in the community is in favor of competition in the public service, and the revision of the franchise application of Mr. R, B. Fentress appears to the general mind as an instrument of, for, and by the Norfolk Railway and Light Co. People just will draw their own conclusions, despite the smoothest explanations. A prominent Main street merchant, and one of the staunchest supporters of competition, expressedlhimself as utterly disgusted at what he termed “the attempted murder of competition...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

2 course it is their privilege, but we do not believe they will passively acquiesce in this little coterie forcing monopoly upon the city by making it impossible for competition to come in. It will be observed that any one of clauses numbered respectively 4,5, 6,7, 8,9, 10, would be sufficient to maintain the monopoly of the octopus, and taken altogether this paper is one of the most absurd and prohibitive documents that ever masqueraded under the cloak of “public interest.” The councils should disown it! THE QUALITY OF JAPANESE COURAGE Is Japan a menace to the peace and progress of Occidental civlization and will it take a combination of the powers to meet the future aggressiveness which already promises to disturb the equipoise of the nations in the great arena of the Pacific? Scarcely has the victory over a powerful European rival passed into history when the significant dispatches appear that the fine hand of Japan is behind the threatened risings in China, and the still more si...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

where our young men will form themselves into “suicide brigades” for the express purpose of cutting barbed wire entanglements until killed, and where others will cheerfully take the places of those killed to be in turn themselves shot to death. The modern young Britisher or American may take his risk, and screw his courage to the sticking point where there is some chance for honor or glory, and while an applauding world is looking on, but we doubt if he will go to the slaughter in droves for the simple necessity of it. The Japanese cut the interminable barbed wire entanglements around Port Arthur to give their troops a chance to charge the almost impregnable works, but the Scotch Highlanders, the flower of the British army, did not pass the barbed wire at Modder River; and one of the English officers said in extenuation of the defeat, that it was too much to ask of mere flesh and blood. In the face of inferior ordnance and weapons the twelve thousand under Pickett at Gettysburg fail...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

4 Tfte free-fcafice Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR Si 1.75 SIX MONTHS 90 THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 248 Church Street. THE MAIN STREET MURDER Over a fortnight has elapsed since the murder of W. P. Dolsen at 500 East Main street in this city, and his brutal assassin has not been apprehended. Every day’s liberty lessens the chance of his capture. The ultimate failure to bring this bloody villain to the sheriff’s halter would be nothing short of a public calamity. It is deplorable to think of such a monster being loose in the world. The simple contemplation of the propagation of his murderous species is in itself distressing. The sooner the gallows claims its own the better for the world at large. The murderous strain in the social body should be cauterized wherever it shows its horrible symptoms. It should be cut out or burned out. This thing of imposing light penitentiary sentences for the crime of murder is m...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

The rotten buildings of Norfolk are responsible for another death. The latest victim was Mr. Z. F. Lyons, a carpenter, who boarded at 130 Chapel street. Mr. Lyons was a one legged man and quite a familiar figure in the down town section of the city. After the loss of his limb in a street car accident some years ago, he was compelled to abandon his trade, and made his living as best he could by sharpening saws. Mr. Lyons never became fully accustomed to the use of crutches, and complained frequently of his sore arms and tendency to become tired. The poor chap had doubtless passed a painful day plodding about the streets in quest of work, and on reaching the stoop of his residence, leaned wearily against the rotten railings, which broke loose under his weight and precipitated him headforemost to the ground below, crushing his skull from the effects of which he died at the hospital. This man is as much a victim of the neglect and decay of our miserable buildings as was Mr. Dickey, who ...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

6 “ABIDE WITH ME.” Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide; When other helpers fall, and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, O, abide with me! Swift to its close ebbs out life’s little day, Earth’s joys grow dim, Its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; Oh, Thou who changcst not, abide with me! Not a brief glance, I beg, a passing word, But as Thou dwelt with Thy disciples, Lord, Familiar, condescending, patient, free, Come, not to sojourn, but abide with me! Come not in terrors, as the King of Kings; But kind and good, with healing in Thy wings; Tears for all woes, a heart for every plea: Come, Friend of sinners, and abide with me! Thou on my head in early youth didst smile, And though rebellious and perverse, meanwhile Thou hast not left me, oft as I left Thee. On to the close, O Lord, abide with me! I need Thy presence every passing hour; What but Thy grace can foil the tempter’s power? Who like Thyself my Guide and S...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP “This cry of ‘municipal ownership’ which we hear every once in awile,” said a citizen the other day, “makes me tired. Who’s behind it? A few agitators who know just about as much of municipal ownership of public utilities as a hog does of a holiday. “The same persons who are shouting for municipal ownership had better look in to the financial condition of the city and see how much her bonded indebtedness is and how many improvements are needed.” We agree with the citizen when he takes to task those who are doing the shouting when they do little acting. The fact of the matter is that Norfolk is very near up to her bonded indebtedness and, while we do not say that she cannot get more “tick,” we do say that any measure that tends to increase the burdens of the people in the way of taxes to pay the interest on this indebtedness is a hardship and, therefore, we cannot see the benefits of municipal ownership. The cry of municipal ownership came about after there was a ...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 February 1906

8 tion in the Senate to appropriate ten million of dollars for an experiment in the shape of a non-sinkable, non-capsizable and self-preserving craft to strengthen the naval arm of Uncle Sam. e hope all these wonderful things will turn out right, but we have our doubts. The only non-sinkable battle-ship to our thinking would have to be constructed of cork with tin armor and wooden guns. Ponderous steel guns and massive armor plate are heavier than water and have a distressing tendency to go under with slight provocation. To our way of thinking a battle-ship embodying the remarkable qualities of this promised innovation would do better service on a mud flat than on the briny deep. We think the ten million could be better employed in building an improved “Dreadnaught” than squandered on the visionary ideas of some inventive farmer. Senator Hale has undoubtedly been taken in with the little V-P hanging to his coat tails. . jtfheo. WHERE the GOOD CLOTHES COME FROM 310-312 Main Street. P...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

\ VW'Tim ° CKra v=\2yity Vol. I. No. 49. The Norfolk Railway and Light Company has recently been smitten with a painful spell of silence. Mr Hathaway has not issued a public statement in the past two weeks, the leading lawyers championing the cause of monopoly have had nothing to say, and no circular letters are prancing through the mails to tickle the risibilities of the Retail Merchats; in short, things are in a state of desolate innocuous desuetude and there is no cheerfulness anywhere. But the Fentress franchise is still with us. That matter is as much alive in the public mind as the first day it was broached. The people have heard all about the reductions in light and power and the six-tickets-for-a-quarter promises of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company, but they are still paying the same old bills and a nickle a ride, and with the advent of the festive summer season they will pay their little twenty and thirty cents for a ride to Ocean View, Here the public is confronted wi...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

2 power to the people, asks that competition be made impossible, that R. B, Fentress be turned down, and, to cap the climax, that itself be given a monopoly of this public service for ten years to come. This matter has been thoroughly exploited through the columns of this paper for many weeks, but it cannot be repeated too often. The public cannot be too often reminded of this thoroughly ridiculous and dangerous doctrine promulgated by the Norfolk Railway and Light Company through its able legal representatives on the floors of the councils of this city. We are going to keep on writing about it, and not an issue of this paper will appear without reminding its readers of the pernicious activity of the Octopus and its devout friends. Some people say the matter is stale, that it is no use to fight against the powerful vested interests that crush you out of the way where they cannot move you, that we should yield to the inevitable, and all such cowardly and damaging arguments. We want n...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

to prophesy that he would one day be President of the United States. We still stand by that prophesy. We believe that if Ben Tillman was nominated for this high office that millions of the common people throughout the North and West would rally to his standard. Ben Tillman, like W. J. Bryan, is of that sterling type of Americans whose names hold the most honored place in the history of this country. The personality and character of these two men has the potent power of conjuring up the image of Jefferson, and Jackson, and Lincoln, and others of the noble band who have made the name American illustrious. If there are greater intellects in theSenate—which we doubt —they pale into insignificance beside the rugged honesty and pure Americanism of this farmer from the game county of South Carolina. What a pitiful figure is a Chauncey Depew beside him. How they all wince when the honest pitchfork of the South Carolinian turns things to the surface. What a friend of the common people he is ...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

4 Tfte free-kawce Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR *1.75 SIX MONTHS HO THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY Address all communications to 243 Church Street. THE WONDERS OF ALASKA George Simcoe, an old Norfolk boy, is visiting his friends and relatives in this city after an absence of seven years spent in the Klondyke region of Alaska. George has been out for the dust, and according to his own statements has made and parted with several pounds of it since leaving home. He has been gold mining and prospecting in Valdez county, Nazina, and never failed, he says, to return from the interior with at least four thousand dollars each time. Money is easy in these parts, but the fast life soon carries it off. Mr. Simcoe talks interestingly and enthusiastically about the conditions, the climate and the wonderful scenery of Alaska. According to his idea the scenery of the United States Rocky mountains is not to be compared with its great northern extremities. Even the famed Yose...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

sanction of the law. Similarly the expense of repairing a leaking roof might fall half upon the tenant. Defective plumbing, of which there is little else in Norfolk, is always a nuisance. The large majority of rental leases already throw the repairs of such upon the tenant, and there is no end to the possible iniquity of the thing. Altogether we do not like the complexion of this new charter, but like a vast majority of the people of this city know very little about it. The Norfolk Dispatch is to be commended as the only paper in the community that has taken the pains to arouse the people to investigate the matter. Such a paper deserves the patronage of the public which it serves. MUNSEY’S SCRAP BOOK That rough-house journalist in the realm of magazine literature, Frank A, Munsey, is out with a new magazine which he calls “The Scrap Book,” an examination of the first number reveals the usual display of mediocrity for which all of the Munsey publications are noted Some years ago when...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

6 FINIS. The cud drozvs near. By Fates unseen directed Our paths diverging tend. To lives monotonous the unexpected Comes as a friend; While for the moment joyous smiles of meeting The gathering shades dispel, — Ave et Vale! Lo! the ancient greeting, Hail, and Farewell! A moment more! and sadness follows after In bursts of keen regret, That put to silence all the happy laughter Wherewith zee met. The past is dead, the present szviftly fading, And in the future dwell Hopes faint and fezv, our longing glance evadHail, and Farczvell! The time has come! ’mid alien scenes and faces Our lessening lives must He, And pass henceforth through solitary places Beneath a stormy sky. Clasp hands, dear friend! against our best endeavor The tides of Memory szvell; Part zee as those zuho part indeed forever; — Hail, and Farezvcll! —AUTHOR UNIDENTIFIED. DAY DREAMS. The children played in the cool morn air, At what they would like to be; They posed as lords and as ladies fair, And folks of a high degr...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

THE PUBLIC LEDGER IN A FLURRY The Public Ledger (Private) that ancient spinster of Monticello avenue, upon the whom the late Editor Sapp bestowed the appropriate title of “Aunt Arabella,” forgot the decorum of her state one day last week, and with a shrill feminine shriek and skirts gathered to her knees, jumped into the midst of things. As a general rule old maids, or rather the “unclaimed treasures” of society, are usually extremely reticent regarding their ages. Aunt Arabella is an exception. Aunt Arabella delights in letting the public know that she is thirty years old. Aunt Arabella says she is a wonder and that the most wonderful part about her is her age. Aunt Arabella thinks she is good and ripe for the world to love. Aunt Arabella forgets that age brings rottenness as well as ripeness, and that age is frequently productive of an irascible and spiteful temper. One trouble with these elderly females is that they are too selfcentered. They think that everybody wants to love or...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 24 February 1906

8 rooms suitable for Doctor or lawyer, at the above No. .t rfkeo. jOMESSSS3SSy WHERE the GOOD CLOTHES COME FROM 310-312 Main Street. Pick out the Best Dressed people and follow them to this store. We Fit You Right! i Great Bona Fide ReWe Treat You Right! ! duction Sale Now On WOOD and GOAL ~1 C. B. WHITE & BRO. j Bramblaton flwe. and N. ft W. R. R. | WE SERVE THE PEOPLE j Once a Customer always a Customer ,< FULL MEASURE and ! PROMPT DELIVERY ) S. S. ’Phone 1054—5. B. Phone ’llls \ Jl?e Dispatei? 2 Norfolk’s Leading Afternoon Journal Largest Circulation. Best Advertising Results. Most Attractive News Display. Covers the Field of All Competitors And Fills Every Requirement of 2 The Twentieth Century Newspaper 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 75 COMMERC...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

fMtm'Wmr Vox,. I. No. 50. The shame of Newport News, says the Norfolk Dispatch, consists in the passive submission of its population to the arbitrary dictation of monopoly. The city across the Roads, it says, “has been bled by these monopolies and its business throttled to such an extent that it has been obliged to petition the legislature to allow it to increase the tax rate on property to meet a prospective deficit in running expenses,” According to all this the condition of the city over the bay is anything but encouraging. It is, as it were, retrogression on a horse, with progress limping painfully on crutches in the rear. But we of the city on this side of the Roads, constantly confronted with these tilts against monopoly elsewhere, are startled and amazed to observe that the Dispatch has nothing to say in behalf of the people at home. Why, we may ask, should the Payne syndicate of -Newport News be signalled out as an object of attack and the Williams syndicate on this side go ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

2 electric light unless the Norfolk Railway and Light Company succeeds in stifling competition. And it does seem strange that this doughty antag nust of monopoly over the way could find no circumstances which might extenuate to some extent that monopoly’s position in a little town where patronage is small and profits perhaps smaller or nothing, as against that of monopoly at home, where these conditions are exactly reversed. An impartial investigation might reveal that the Payne syndicate of Newport News is not so very black as it is printed in the columns of the Dispatch, and also that the Norfolk Railway and Light Co. is not the beneficent creature it would have us believe. 11l summing up to a conclusion to which time and space compel us, we are forced to infer that the attitude of the Dispatch with a foot on either side of the Roads, shuffling here and kicking there, is—to say the least—peculiar. The public sentiment to which all progressive papers must give heed is in this insta...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

THE NEW CITY CHARTER After working for several months behind closed doors and with the utmost secrecy, a scant half dozen people have presented the city of Norfolk with a new charter. The first intimation of the contents of this document reached the people through the newspaper reports of the council’s arguments for and against certain of its provisions. It is a remarkable state of affairs in the home of the free and the land of the brave. Here we have a case of sixty to seventy thousand people being governed absolutely by fifty. The charter of a city is of vital importance to the welfare and personal liberty of the residents of that city. It is practically the foundation upon which all civic legislation rests, and the public who must live and abide by its provisions have been in the present instance as utterly ignored as if they never existed. If this be American freedom and initiative commend us to province in Russia. Outside of the legal fraternity and politicians of this city th...

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