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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

Vol. I. No. 23 t £ Defeat of Good Government.” The crushing defeat administered to the “good governinept” faction last Tuesday was not unexpected, since the decline of the movement had been noticed for some little time, and the handwriting on the wall became visible some months hack, when the big chiefs in the goo-goo camp fell out among themselves, the party was disrupted and the ship shivered from stem to stern as she neared the shoals upon which she grounded Tuesday. The end of the “good government” movement came as all others along the reform line, for the simple reason that all of the inexperienced political leaders of the faction, to use the language of the day, “wanted to be the whole thing.” Chairman Dey gave up the ghost a few days ago, when he gave out a statement to the effect that he did not desire to head the city committee longer. The city committee, which had defied the state committee, incurred the displeasure of press and public by denying the minority faction repre...

Publication Title: Free-Lance, The
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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

2 In tfie By Pliill Space. I lie Academy of Music opens the season of 1905-'O6 tomorrow night, w hen Tim Murphy appears in a new play, entitled “A Corner in Coffee.” \\ c, of course, know nothing of this play, w hich has never been here, hut judging from the title and the man who is the star, we w'ould say that it is safe to presume that “A Corner in Coffee” will be worth going to see. Mr. Murphy we have seen many seasons, and we can inform our subscribers that he is a good actor. * * * * * As we stated in our last issue, we propose acting fairly and squarely in the matter of the drama. We are under no obligations to the theatrical syndicate, and it leaves us free to advise the theatre-goers as the information of coming attractions comes to us. These advices we will endeavor to secure from reliable sources. sjc sj; We understand that only the high-priced attractions will conic to the Academy this season, the Granby getting the cheaper and mediocre attractions. By “high-priced” attra...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

NORFOLK COUNTY NEWS. “STRAIGHTOUT” CROOKEDNESS. The so-called “Stralghtouts” have had an opportunity to appear before the people of Norfolk county and show their strength They had the “machinery” of the election, hut even with this small power they were unable to restrain the spirit of unfairness so characteristic of them. In trying to enforce rules contrary to the riding of the state committee, asking insulting questions, and submitting respectable voters to all manner of indignity, they have clearly demonstrated to the better people of this section their entire unfitness to serve the public interest. The treatment of voters in the recent primary was so obnoxious that many refrained from voting. In West Berkley, a respectable old gentleman of eighty years of age, who in addition to being a life-long Democrat served throughout the late Civil War as colonel of a North Carolina regiment, had his feelings grossly insulted by being asked if he had not already voted. His reply was forcef...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

4 Tfie freQ-feance Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR *1.75 SIX MONTHS »0 THREE MONTHS BO PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 422 E. Haiti Street ■MR. DOOLEY IN NORFOLK. Mr. Dooley vigorously wiped off the counter with the big rag he kept for that purpose, picked up that last quarter deposited before him and threw it into the till- with that assumed indifference so characteristic of the man who loves money and who is doing a rushing business. After blowing the foam off his second beer, Mr. Hennessey placed his half-emptied glass on the counter, worked up the expression of countenance which with him denoted the approaching delivery of an idea, deliberated a moment, and, cocking up his chin, looked into the expectant face of Mr. Dooley, and with emphasized determination delivered the startling assertion, “I give it up!” “Give up phwat?” queried Dooley. “Phwy, ther Rooshian and Japanase pa’ace commissary, or phwativer yer call it. Here ther...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

A clothes cleaning and pressing establishment in town has out the sign— Ladies’ and Gents’ Clothes Cleaned. Pants Pressed While You Wait. That’s even better than a barber’s sign, which reads— Hair-Cut, Shave and Shoe-Shine While You Wait. The letter of a citizen in a local newspaper under the caption, “Where is Our Street Inspector?” recalled to our mind immediately the old minstrel song, “Where Was Moses When the Light Went Out?” A fitting transposition would now reajd, “Where is Moses Since the Election’s Over?” s|c s(c s|c s)c % The Free-Lance advocates the publication by the city of Norfolk of a yearly hand-book of “Official Information;” such book to contain every item connected with the municipal management ; names and sketch of each and every employee, salary and amount of previous year’s fees, duties devolving upon them, when elected and for what term together with the patronage they control and every other item that affects the public. It should contain in addition the ordi...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

6 UNCLE SAM, HIS HOME. AND FLAG. A great big friend of all the world Is your genial Uncle Sam, And he has no need to pose and strut As the only great “I am!” He knows there are others as big as himself, But on this he makes his brag'— That there's none so happy, and none so free, As the millions under his flag! Then it’s eyes front—guide right— Dress to your uncle’s flag! It’s an emblem pure that can endure Without the aid of brag. Light of the hopeless, hope of the slave It was, and ever shall be; So it’s stand by—hats off To the flag of liberty! The eagle’s standard tops them all—’Hah! for the eagle-bird, And the rest stand ’round and lie to the ground When his piercing voice is heard. In his talons keen there may be seen A flag—red, white, and blue; And he bears It high in the golden sky For Freedom's sons to view. \ Then It’s rally, boys—cheer, boys—’Hah! for the eagle’s home! Built of the hills and the plains and the lakes, With the great sky for Its dome. And ’rah! for the str...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

■ • I NEGRO TRAIN DioPATCHER. INSIGHT INTO “SYSTEM” OF NORFOLK RAILWAY AND LIGHT COMPANY, BROUGHT OUT AT INQUEST OF MOTORMAN THOMAS. If there has been any doubt on the part of the patrons of the Norfolk Railway and Light Company and others as to the “system” the company has for the dispatching of its trains on the single-track system leading from Ocean View to Willoughby Spit, that doubt must now be dispelled, since the whole matter was brought out under the white light of publicity at the inquest which the coroner’s jury held looking into the death of Motorman Thomas, who was killed in the head-on collision between his car and the freight at the “government curve,” when several passengers were severely injured. The “system” was shown in all of its nakedness, and there was brought to light the fact that the precautions taken for the safety of the passengers lay principally in the hands of a negro, who has the distinction of iDeing the assistant “train dispatcher” and whom the compan...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 26 August 1905

8 in the wrong direction, subjecting them to inconvenience and annoyance. What more can we expect from the Norfolk Railway and Light Company? The octopus has a beautiful “system” of lights on the cars that is about as good as the system in effect for dispatching its cars on the suburban lines. There are vari-colored lights on the rattle-trap cars that are about as much good as though they were not there. There are many citizens of the city who cannot interpret the lights, and certainly a stranger would not know where a car was going that had a red or white or green light on it. Is the company too poor or too stingy to put illuminated signs on the top of the cars that could be read for a block, and which would relieve the confusion and annoyance to which not only are the patrons put, but the “system” is absolutely useless so far as the lights guiding visitors are concerned. These strangers must have a poor opinion of Norfolk’s street railway system. We presume the next thing in order...

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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

Vol. I. No. 24. farsifal Jones on B V FRANK WING. * 7Af{SiFAU •=>oh£s “One nv cle things er man kain’t he’p but notice ’bout dese yere Japanese is deir modesty,” remarked Parsifal Jones. “In deir public baths dey is so modest dat dey stretches er rope ercross ter keep de folks separated; an’ dey doan’ ’low nobody ter go in wearin’ less’n er wig. Et seems er shame ter mek bashful folks lak dem wear clothes, but de perlice has ter do et. Specberly on er warm mawnin’, when, dey tells me, yo’ kin walk f’m one end ter de udder uv Tokio’s residential streets an’ not see ernuff clothes ter break down er line made outten brown paper. “Now, yo’ tek dat peace commission wots gwiile on in Norfolk, Va., September 2, 1905 er place called Po’tsmif, ’way up yander whar dey loves ter have er nigger wid clem so much dat dey ginrally buries ’im ter mek sho’ uv ’is stayin’. Yo’ kain’t fin’ er soul but wot ain’t talkin’ ’bout de modest way de Japs is carryin’ on. Dey shrinks fum publicity in...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

2 cornin’ clown cle turnpike at too high speed, but we is too shy ter say so. Ef et warn’t fer de fac’ dat mah words woan’ be printed in any mo’ dan every paper in de world, ter which Ah has sent copies uv de speech, an’ ter de absolute secrecy dis session, crowded wid newspaper reporters, is bein’ held in, nuffin could induce me ter say dat Japan is inhabited wid heroes. An’ Ah cum fum Japan,’ ’e sez ter de reporters; ‘did yo’ mek a note uv dat? We kin lick de world wid nuffin but er set uv false teeth, but yo’ kain’t git us ter say so under any conditions but wider megaphone.’ “ ‘Put de air brakes on dat train uv thought an’ git bizzy,’ sez Mister Witte. ‘Wotcher want?’ “ ‘Fust uv all,’ sez Mister Juju, ‘we wants yo’ ter give us all de money yo’s got an‘ borry de rest. Yo’ kin keep Vladivostock, bekase et’s been destroyed, but de Czar will be required ter walk fum Moscow ter Port Arthur twicst er day, while balancin’ er tub uv concentrated lye on ’is feet. Yore folks is pretty goo...

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Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

NORFOLK COUNTY NEWS. The joint senatorial committee of Norfolk county and Portsmouth city met yesterday but did not arrive at any conclusion. The straightouts are standing for minority rule, the city committee from Portsmouth have an old fashioned idea that the majority should rule. Old Portsmouth is always behind the times in rascality and never can be relied upon to aid in deceiving the people; these people were born that way and they live the way they were born and bred. Chairman Bilosoly says he was intimidated at Deep Creek(?) This is true beyond a doubt, for not only at Deep Creek, but from one end of Norfolk county to the other and he and his gang were loath to meet the people of Norfolk county in an open and above-board, honest election —ignominous defeat is their portion. To be State Senator Niemeyer is not a man of much curiosity, but he is going to find out if there is an autocratic power by which between six hundred and seven hundred white citizens of Norfolk county can ...

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Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

4 Tfie Free-bance Subscriptions, Payable in Advance. ONE YEAR *1.75 SIX MONTHS OO THREE MONTHS 50 PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 422 E. flam Street NOW Foil REAL GOOD GOVERNMENT! As recognized leader of what has been generally known as “the Ring party,” and the “anti-administration” party, Mr. Janies V. Trehy must have cause to feel ilattered and elated at the unbounded confidence the people of Norfolk have shown him in the two recent elections held In this city. In both of these decisive victories The Freelance claims a share We are not egotistical enough to say that the results were due to the efforts of this paper, but we do believe, and the belief is supported by the admissions of leading politicians on both sides, that we have been largely instrumental in piling up the unusual majorities given to the anti-administration forces. From the very first issue of this paper, twenty-three weeks ago, we have not failed to condemn the Incompetenc...

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Page 5 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

GROWLERS. The Norfolk Railway and Light Co. killed another person this week on its Ocean View division. It was a negro this time, and, as usual, the blame was laid on the victim. He can’t object. The sale of cocaine and morphine goes merrily on in spite of the law. Might not our authorities investigate this pernicious practice? The inauguration of the dog-catching season promises to develop into innocuosity. The untagged dogs seem as plentiful as ever, and parade the streets in apparent security. Mayor Riddick still claims that Norfolk is the cleanest city of its size. The Mayor is optimistic In his findings. He evidently has not visited some of our uptown streets lately. THE CUTTING OF THROATS. That startling form of moral and social degeneracy which finds expression in maudlin sympathy for red-handed murderers culminating in the defrauding of justice by weak and spiritless juries, is a sinister portent of the time and place in which we live. It is the self-same spirit which finds ...

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Page 6 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

6 NOT UNDERSTOOD. Not understood. We move along asunder. Our paths grow wider as the seasons creep Along the years; we marvel and we wonder Why life is life, and then we fall asleep Not understood Not understood. We gather false impressions, And hug them closer as the years go by, ’Till virtues often seem to us transgressions, And thus men rise and fall, and live and die Not understood Not understood. Poor souls with stunted vision Oft measure giants by their narrow guage; The poisoned shafts of falsehood and derision, Are oft impelled ’gainst those who mould the age, Not understood Not understood. The secret springs of action, Which lie beneath the surface and the show, Are disregarded; with self-satisfaction We judge our neighbors, and they often go Not understood Not understood. How r trifles often change us! The thoughtless sentence or the fancied slight Destroy long years of friendship and estrange us, And on our souls there falls a freezing blight, Not understood Not understoo...

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Page 7 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

Jti ffie Xleattm By Phil Space. The Messrs. Shubert, leaders of the opposition to the theatrical trust, headed by Klaw & Erlanger, who are responsible for all of the attractions which appear at the Academy of Music, have sent out a list of the attractions they propose to offer the American public during the coming year. Here are some of their “stars”: Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, Mrs. Fiske, Miss Ada Rehan, Mme. Bertha Kalisch, David Warfield. Here, by way of contrast, are some of the attractions to be offered by Klaw & Erlanger, the chief managers of the trust: “The Ham Tree,” “The Rogers Brothers in Ireland,” “The Whole Damm Family.” Certainly the theatre-going public will be on the horns of a dilemma when it has to choose between “The Ham Tree” and the divine Sarah. Following the formation of the syndicate which is fighting the trust comes the announcement that the Shuberts, who have secured many of the really lirst-class attractions, will build their own theatre...

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Page 8 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 2 September 1905

8 THE CUTTING OF THROATvS. (Continued from page 5.) swerve an intelligent and honest jury from its duty to the people. A premeditated, cold-blooded, and carefully reasoned out murder should meet the punishment the law of the land provides, and the consideration of the insanity plea should be with the knowledge that a criminal must he in such a state as not to know that he had committed crime or incurred punishment. A murder should meet with one of three results —execution, life-long imprisonment, or incarceration for life in a lunatic asylum. This repeated plea of “temporary insanity” is a dangerous doctrine to urge, since it means that malice and brutality may find a shelter from which to operate. The knife and the bludgeon and the revolver of the assassin should all point with unerring aim to one thing alone, and that thing should be the gallows. CORRESPONDENTS’ COLUMN. Editor of The Free-Lance, Norfolk, Va.: Dear Sir —I have been reading your paper with much pleasure, and have be...

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

“A chap’ll among you tnkin’ aotm. Vol. I. No. 25 Parson Simlins On Booze. Freshfish Hibbins wore a blackened eye of gorgeous hue, and the congregation were in no whit surprised when Parson Simlins announced from the pulpit: “Freshfish was ossified Friday.” “Et’s er denied lie.” said Freshfish. from the background. Norfolk, Va., September 9, 1905 “ ’Tis, ’tis et?” asked the parson, in foreboding tones. “Wot’s de matter wid dat eye uv yo’n?” “Got et outter gear tryin’ ter see de p’int in yore las’ Sunday’s sermon.” stated Freshfish, and for the next three minutes the landscape was monopolized solely by Freshfish and the preacher. When peace had been restored and the scoffer helped home, Parson Simlins rambled back to the pulpit, tenderly massaged a newly acquired bump of combativeness, and resumed his discourse. “When er man is seen cornin’ down de street wider Brazilian flag stuck in ’is hat ban’, while.,’e totes er market baskit full uv cobble stones in one ban’ an’ er buckit. uv bl...

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Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Free-Lance — 9 September 1905

2 yore hat will look bes' on. Mebbe all deni frien’s yo’ bad de night befo’ will come down an' git yo' out? Not so ez yo’ could notice et. De on’y frien's yo’ll see fer de ten days follerin' is dose wot yo’ borrowed er dollar fum an’ who is arskin' fer er return uv de same in twines wot would blow de mouthpiece outten er telephone. Sides dat, yore bes' gal’s ole man, wider axe, gently remin's yo’ dat yo’ broke all ’is winders out kase Lindy wouldn’t come down stairs at two g. m. an’ tell yo’ dat she loves yo’. “.Mali congregation, dere ain't nuffin ter et. Beware de booze, fer et stingeth lak unto er hot hornet, an' er harpoon awaiteth de biter uv de festive high ball. De choir will kin’ly break inter dat ole ballad, ‘Er Dicker Dick Doan' Live Ten Thousand Years.’ " AUK THK PEOPLE BEING FOOLED? Some Information Concerning' Theatricals, “Before and After.” The theatrical trust, which controls the local houses, is pushing their companies along merrily, and a few samples were shown thi...

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

PORTSMOUTH ITEMS, : OUR PORTSMOUTH DEPARTMENT. : : Conducted byl.W. T. Pope. ; FLAG OF THE FREE. flag of the free! thy stripes of reel— Bright symbols of the brave blootl shed In the cause of liberty; When our Patriot Sires long years ago, Against oppression struck the blow Which made our country free. Flag of the free! thy stripes of white Proclaim that cause was just and right For which they bled and died! Witii freedom bla/.oned on their shield. On many a crimson battle-field, The tyrants they defied. Flag of the free! thy field of blue Is token of the friendship true Which joins us heart and hand. And in that field the stars that shine, A sisterhood of States they bind, In union strong and grand. Oh! starry Banner of the Free! A faithful daughter fashioned thee To nave over this fair land: The thirteen stripes of red and white, The held of blue, the stars so bright, Was the labor of her hand. Thy dauntless sons have died for you. Proud emblem of the brave and true; Forever may y...

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

4 Tfte free-Uaiice Subscriptions* Payable in Advance. ONK YEAR HM.-SC SIX MONTHS WO THREE MONTHS 5U PUBLISHED EVERY SATURDAY FOR SALE ALL OVER Address all communications to 422 E. Ham Street SNOBS, CADS AND KINDRED CATTLE. (Being Article Third of a Series of Natural History Lessons written for The Free-Lance.) Much misunderstanding exists relative to the beasts that come under the above heading: other naturalists have sought to define them but their writings have been neither complete nor satisfying, and it is hoped that this will be both. It must be understood that while differing in minor essentials. the Snob and the Cad belong to the same branch of the animal family, the Hog branch. They are strictly a product of what is known as civilization and are first cousins to the Blackguard and the Ruffian. Indeed my own definition of Snob would be —a well groomed ruffian skilled in the art of dissimulation. I would define Cad as a plain fool whose pretensions are easily penetrated by the...

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