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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

4 Tfts Free-loanee Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONK YKAK 51.75 SIX MONTHS »0 THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY Address all communications to 243 Church Street. THE MEANEST THING ON EARTH There are some people in the world so distressingly petty, that the meanest of the imps of hell would be ashamed to tend the torture of their infinitesimal souls. Of this class, the chap who strikes at the livelihood of another is the meanest example. A brave and honest enemy stands upon his feet, looks in the eyes of his antagonist and lets him know what to expect, but the miserable wretch in the shape of man who sneaks about and whispers calumnies of his neighbor and insidiously seeks to take away his neighbor’s bread and perhaps that of an innocent family, is about the greatest manifestation presented by nature of what is degenerate and vile and cowardly. Not infrequently we find such creatures occupying positions of influence and authority, and as a general thing the breed gathers m...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

JUS’ FOOLISHNESS “Everything goes but paper and envelopes, they’re stationery,” remarked a Joker. “Yes,” replied the Wise Guy, “but put a stamp on them and they’ll go too.” All of which leads us to reflect upon how little it takes to set things a-going. The baby is a wee thing, but when it has the colic father is liable to go several miles on the indoor track before morning. Few men can maintain their dignity and decorum under such circumstances. “Stand not on the order of your going but go at once,” said Alexander the Great to Julius Caesar at the siege of Troy, but fearing ulterior motives Caesar never moved and Homer had his inning. Many facts which history doesn’t cite prove this is right. “I go to my new labors as chaplain of a penitentiary, and hope to meet you all again,” said a retiring minister to his congregation, and some said his address was highly significant. “It all comes out in the wash, but this constant contact with dirty company is wearing me away,” lamented the c...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

6 ©! flDuse! Sweet Starry (Bofcfcess! When turned the edge of their ill-tempered tools, The last retort of brainless, envious fools Is “Plagiarism!” charge so vague and wide That to refute it needs an angel guide. The cry that pestered Byron, Moore and Pope, And made sweet Burns almost abandon hope; Not new today, as ’tis, ’twas ever so From Drydcn downward to our native Poe. When fancies crowd the poet’s raptured ken, And pour in passion from his facile pen, Small wonder if stray mem’ries should intrude To mingle with his own beloved brood. For memory still will leave her fine imprint Upon fresh coinage from our mind's own mint; And if we use some half forgotten lay To faulty memory is our pen a prey. This is my plea, indeed no less nor more; The same’s been done by better men before. And Pope from Drydcn borrowed not in vain; That Byron read them both, and well, is plain. And Dryden warmed beside his Milton’s lire; In Burns we see the heat of Pope’s satire. And great De Qulncey’s ...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

IN THE REALM OF THE DRAMA We are glad to note the erection of the new Colonial Theatre in Tazewell street, and there is every indication that the independent playhouse will be opened in time for next season’s attractions. There was a doubt in our mind when the announcement was first made whether Norfolk would have the independent theatre that we all wished for, as there was a seeming delay in the drawing of the plans, but now the brickwork has actually started and we are informed that the Colonial will be ready for the next season with as fine a line of attractions as one could hope for outside of the metropolis of America. If there ever was need for competition along the theatrical line, it is here in Norfolk, where the trust has sent the most mediocre attractions through year after year, and, of course, the people patronized them, as they had no alternative. Let competition once start, and we’ll wager that the town will have the finest line of attractions. But competition alone wi...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 3 March 1906

8 /t&EmWSESSr 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! I duction Sale Now On w 31 Pi r~; WOOD and COAL ~1 C. B. WHITE ft BRO. \ | Brambleton Ave. and N. ft W. R. R. £ > WE SERVE THE PEOPLE * / Once a Customer always a Customer ( \ FULL MEASURE and * j £ PROMPT DELIVERY $ S. S. ’Phone lOS4—S. B. Phone ’llls | Jl?e Dispatel? Norfolk’s Leading Afternoon Journal Largest Circulation. Bast Advertising Results. Most Attractive News Display. Covers the Field of All Competitors And Fills Every Requirement of The Twentieth Century Newspaper GOOD LIQUORS HEED NO APOLOGY Wine and Whiskey will drown as quickly as water, because some people commit suicide it is no argument against either. PURITY is the main thing. No adulterations or doctored material handled at :: :: :: :: :: WHITE BROTHERS The Reliable Wine and Whiskey Merchants 75 O OIVI ...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 March 1906

x K • iwMm _\mm v=»^^x_y Vol. I. No. 51. MONOPOLY WINS IN THE CITY COUNCIL. At the last hearing of the Fentress franchise application before the special committee of the City Councils, a petition from some five hundred citizens asking that it should be granted was presented. These progressive and enlightened citizens declared that the application was a fair one, that the restrictions put on it by the revision artists was unjust and harsh, and that the town should properrly have competition. We tip our chapeau to the signers of this petition. We are proud to know that there are five hundred representative men in the community to whom principle is above a transient pecuniary gain, who place individual rights above the dollar, personal privilege above temporary advantage, and the dignity of Americanism above monopoly. Norfolk has reason to be proud of every man who signed that petition. These gentlemen, each and every one of them, are as fully informed on the matter of the city’s best ...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 March 1906

2 Mr. Burke might as well argue that a hundred years from now it would be worth a hundred times more, and therefore we should permit the field to remain unoccupied another century. Mr. Burke might introduce a measure in the councils submitting his cumulative theory in application to the prospective value enhancement of the franchise of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company, requiring that concern to pay into the city treasury the difference between values of ten years ago and ten years hence! Why not? If Mr. Fentress is denied a franchise because five years hence that franchise will be five times as valuable, why should the monopoly be permitted to stand pat upon the values of years ago. Property taxation is based on a year to year valuation, might not the State legislature decide that franchises are as much property as anything else, and that the Norfolk Railway and Light Company be taxed yearly on the increase of value of its franchise holdings? We have not the judicial or even th...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 March 1906

THE MEANEST THING ON EARTH There are some people in the world so distressingly petty, that the meanest of the imps of hell would be ashamed to tend the torture of their infinitesimal souls. Of this class, the chap who strikes at the livelihood of another is the meanest example. A brave and honest enemy stands upon his feet, looks in the eyes of his antagonist and lets him know what to expect, but the miserable wretch in the shape of man who sneaks about and whispers calumnies of his neighbor and insidiously seeks to take away his neighbor’s bread and perhaps that of an innocent family, is about the greatest manifestation presented by nature of what is degenerate and vile and cowardly. Not infrequently we find such creatures occupying positions of influence and authority, and as a general thing the breed gathers money for the same reason that the toad gathers the slime—which forms so large a portion of the element in which it lives. Its element is money, and money sticks from constan...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 March 1906

4 Tfie Free-Umice Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAK 51.75 SIX MONTHS ‘JO THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY Address all communications to 243 Church Street. OUR NATIONAL VANITY The National Civic Federation is an organization having for its purpose the purification of politics and the fostering of a healthy cpiality of patriotism, all of which is as commendable as it is necessary. Patriotism and purity must go hand in hand; we cannot have one without the other. The main thing is to distinguish the spurious article from the genuine, and this is not an easy task. “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” said a philosopher, meaning thereby the patriotism that finds expression in words and not in deeds. Nobody is more seemingly patriotic than the corrupt politician engaged in prostituting the public trust reposed in him, and this is the kind of patriotism that shelters a multitude of abominations. It is born in ignorance and nurtured in prejudice and presumption. ...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 March 1906

merit accepted by the very paper in which it appears, what hope is there, for talent and truth ? And this it is that makes it impossible to get the great questions affecting the welfare of the nation or race into the circle of serious discussion. Untutored enthusiasm does little harm when confined in its own proper limits, but spread broadcast it undermines judgment, and shakes the foundations of common-sense. Words, empty words! Vanity! vanity! but truth alone is enduring. False propositions, no matter with what air of confidence they are urged, while misleading the unthinking, are easily transparent to the eye of discernment, and that eye can often see that when we are nearest to democracy we are frequently next door to despotism, and the most potent tools in the hands of despotism, whether it be of wealth or politics, are the fool and the rascal. The National Civic Federation might include in its list of reforms the repression of national self-laudation and flagshouting. They hav...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 March 1906

6 UNBELIEF AND MODERN CIVILIZATION. Ages of the most advanced refinement have not unfrequently been ages of the most open unbelief. At the zenith of their civilization nations have been at the nadir of their faith. There has been an absorbing luxury, and luxury makes the heart soft, and effeminate, and vulnerable: there has been an eager race for wealth, and the love of wealth deadens all the soul’s finer sensibilities; there have been unbounded means of gratification, and selfish pleasure makes men earthy, and cruel, and coarse. Entangled in complex interests, amused by incessant frivolities, stimulated by reckless excitements, beguiled by the dazzling treacheries of a refined immorality, for such ages, the horizon of life has dwindled into an ever-narrowing circle, and amid the dust and glare of material interests, all heavenly hopes, all Godward aspirations have faded utterly away. The spectacle is full of warning for ourselves. —REV. F. W. FARRAR. DUMB BRUTES, VERSUS HUMANITY. T...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 10 March 1906

L AH] mTWI lr%xl o • ?r~ (v> / / 1 IN THE REALM OF THE DRAMA Has the theatrical trust actually become frightened now that opposition is in sight? We notice that in the closing days of this season that the octopus is actually sending a few stars through here. Also we notice that the price for each of the attractions where there is a real star is $1.50 for the best seats on the ground floor. When we look back at the rot and the truck that has been perpetrated on us this season when a dollar was charged for the best seats, we wonder what right the trust has to ask $1.50 when a good company comes along. If a medicore company comes through town and a dollar is charged for the best seats, we argue that when a better class show strikes town that the people should not be taxed over a dollar. But the theatrical octopus can’t see it that way. They have an unobstructed field, but when opposition is here, we imagine there’ll be a different tale to tell. We recommended Lew Dockstader’...

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

8 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! ill Great Bona Fide ReWe Treat You Right! 1 1 dUCtlon Sale Now On \ WOOD and COAL ~1 C. B. WHITE & BRO. \ > Brambleton Ava. and N. AW.R. R. £ | WE SERVE THE PEOPLE I ( Once a Customer always a Customer j I FULL MEASURE and % j j PROMPT DELIVERY * j | S. S. ’Phone 1054—5. B. Phone ’llls j 'Jx mjTJTTLnnjTJTJiJxnjTJijTnn^ I yi? e Oispatel7l | Norfolk’s Leading Afternoon Journal 5 Largest Circulation. § 5 Best Advertising Results. p ? Most Attractive News Display. 5 p Covers the Field of All Competitors q 5 And Fills Every Requirement of p q The Twentieth Century Newspaper p OTJIJ LnjXTUTXUIJXI UTTLTUXnjIJTJ inj UTJXTLTUXIirU UTjfi GOOD LIQUORS HEED NO APOLOGY Wine and Whiskey will drown as quickly as water, because some people commit suicide it is no argument against either. PURITY is the main thing. No adulterations or doctore...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 17 March 1906

Vol. I. No. 52. MONOPOLY’S VICTORY ANALYZED. THE BRIBERY SUGGESTION DISCUSSED. Mr. Hathaway, manager of the Norfolk Railway and Light Co., is naturally jubilant over the outcome of the recent franchise application. It is perfectly natural that he should be so, and we cannot blame him for waxing enthusiastic and crowing a bit over the inviting prospect that has succeeded the long weary days of aggravating uncertainty. Referring to the action of the councils in denying the Fentress application, Mr. Hathaway fairly bubbles over thuswise; “It is the best advertisement for Norfolk that ever happened, SHOWING THE DISPOSITION ON THE PART OF THE CITY FATHERS TO PROTECT VESTED INTERESTS, thus showing that the bonds of industrial corporations in Norfolk are safe,” in all of which we quite agree with this happy and mollified champion of monopoly, but at this stage we must part company with Mr. Hathaway and his smug pretensions and do a little mental ruminating on our own account. The cause of ...

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

2 Hathaway’s proposition, and likewise yon did legislate against Mr. R, B. Fentress to the advancement and satisfaction of Mr. Hathaway, and for your services, gentlemen, in your legislative capacity, gentlemen, Mr. Hathaway will give you and other citizens six street car tickets for a quarter, and he will reduce your light bills, and your power bills, and promises, gentlemen, to put money in your pockets for the valuable services you have rendered him. IS IT BRIBERY? IF NOT, WHAT IS IT? There are some exceedingly delicate points involved in this recent councilmanic legislation, and we feel that in a court of law most of them could be broken off in the monopolistic hide, and change the rejoicings of Mr. Hathaway, and Mr. Fine of the Retail Merchants, to lamentations and tears and regrets for what might have been. Whether or not Mr. Fentress pursues the matter further, we are sure of one thing—an assurance in which every rightminded citizen of the community joins us, —and that is the...

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

SCANDAL MONGER AND LIAR A certain young Liar went to see an old Scandal-monger. Said the old Scandal-monger to the young Liar, “confide in me, my dear, for it is a wicked world we are in, and I may be able to guide you aright.” So the young Liar opened her heart to the old Scandal-monger and told her many things that were so, and many things that were not so, and the old Scandal-monger listened with all her ears, and threw up her eyes in pious horror, and gave much good advice to the young Liar. As soon as the young Liar took her departure the old Scandal-monger got busy. There was too much doing to even get dinner. There were other scandal-mongers to be visited and instructed, and ears were bent and whisperings went on merrily as a marriage bell. And it came to pass about this time that a certain Victim got wind of slander circulating to his detriment and began a tracing expedition. And he traced it from ward to ward all over the city even into Ghent, but finally reached the old Sc...

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

4 Tft© Fr©s-kanc© Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR »1.75 SIX MONTHS OO THREE MONTHS GO PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 243 Church Street. ANNIVERSARY OF THE FREE-LANCE With this issue- the Free-Lance completes the first year of its existence, and as far as we know breaks all records for staying qualities in the purely weekly field in this city. Selfpraise is said to be no recommendation, but in these days of self-advertisement and the loud shouting of wares from every housetop, modesty must perfoce assert herself and join in the general scramble, or else lie neglected by the roadside. A chap by the name of Stanley Waterloo some dozen years ago compiled a large volume containing a brief sketch of the prominent contemporaneous people with a large photo-engraving of each. He called this book “America’s Greatest Men and Women.” He did not fail to include his own picture and life-sketch. Bliss Carmen, poet of some reputation and pet of ...

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

W ff J MB fJI ■I *¥ Ifl U 1 'I |||. [■ |gj found a larger stage and a greater audience to play before. If the curtain is to be rung down on the Free-Lance performance, the actor still lives and will appear again. If this paper is to pass into history it will prove an unique and monumental mile-stone along the pathway of local journalism. It has been a child of care, but a much beloved one for all that. THE UNAPPRECIATIVE SAVAGE A contemporary characterizes the action of the Philippine Moros in feigning death and killing the medical men who come to their relief, as the “brutal ingratitude of savage warriors.” It is an unthoughtful characterization. These benighted heathens in their crude elementary way may argue the matter somewhat like this: “This is our country, the land of our birth and the birthplace of our forefathers. Our forefathers have fought the white intruder for two hundred years. They have left us a heritage of freedom and a legacy of hate, we are freemen and we prefer d...

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

6 IF FLOWERS COULD SING. If flowers could sing, the poet’s lays Would not be needed for their praise; They, of which men have sung so long, Would sing their own enchanting song. What fragrant accents oft would float From out the rose’s velvet throat; What soulful solace would they bring— If flowers could sing? If flowers could sing, how w'ould they bless The love that lips dare not confess; How would they voice the secret throe Of passionate and utter woe; How would they thrill the maiden fair Who wore them in her breast and hair; What tender tidings would they bring— If flowers could sing? If flowers could sing, the birds would die— W'hat use were it for them to try By any means e’er to disclose The charms that render sweet the rose? They lovely colors have, ’tis true, But have they lovely fragrance, too? The bird would die from envy’s sting— If flowers could sing. Indeed, the world would be too sweet, If carols sang the marguerite, In that fond hour when Twilight’s ear Is waiting ...

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

OUR NATIONAL VANITY Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” said a philosopher, meaning thereby the patriotism that finds expression in words and not in deeds. Nobody is more seemingly patriotic than the corrupt politician engaged in prostituting the public trust reposed in him, and this is the kind of patriotism that shelters a multitude of abominations. It is born in ignorance and nurtured in prejudice and presumption. Being constantly reminded from press, platform and even the pulpit, that we are the greatest nation and the grandest race that ever existed, and believing it, there is of course nothing left for us to learn. History becomes a humbug, prophecy a jest, and tradition a travesty. Even now the newspapers tell us that our troops in the Philippines are ardently anxious to see active service and eagerly anticipating the invasion of China and the slaughter of the helpless Chinaman. There is no principle of liberty or human rights involved in the Chinese question, but ...

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