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The Daily Colonist, September 12, 1914

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#dailycolonist1914 - News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

Once again the news from the Western and Russian fronts is sweeping in scope, vague, and doesn't really say anything. 

  • House of Commons in London again debates loosening censorship to counter disinformation being spread in neutral countries, especially in the United States, "in view of the fact that strenuous and very extensive efforts were being made to poison public opinion there."
  • A sentry on duty in Calgary is shot at with no suspects being caught. [This is suspicious in itself, and may be manufactured to justify the internments to come. I'll be keeping an eye out for similar stories.]
  • [Meanwhile, on "the moon"] Portuguese troops sent to Africa to defend their colonies. [Yesterday's fighting near Lake Nyassa (Malawi) is adjactent to Mozambique, a Portuguese colony.]
  • Further on the censorship front, an example of the form-letter post-cards issued to British imperial troops.
  • The Cowichan fall fair is on in Duncan and expected to have a big turn out. 
  • A few beautifully illustrated ads.