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The Daily Colonist, December 15, 1914

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#dailycolonist1914 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:

  • Germans planning to establish submarine base at Zeebrugge (the port city of Bruges/Brugge) for the purpose of attacking England.
  • Recruitment rates in St. John's, Newfoundland highest of all colonial cities. Second only to Liverpool in the Empire. 
  • Eighteen "super-Zeppelins" under construction for attack on England in the spring.
  • Two British aviators rescued from the waters of the North Sea after engine failure when returning from bombing run over Belgium.
  • [Not too big to fail] Bank of Vancouver suspends business after run on deposits precipitated by nervousness over the failure of the Dominion Trust Co.
  • Letter from Canadian intimates that some Canadian troops may be deployed in Egypt.
  • Another article about the popularity of "film plays" at the Royal Victoria Theatre. 
  • Bank of Montreal takes full-page to run their annual report
  • Bank of Quebec uses just of two full columns for their annual report
  • Small banks run ads riding on the fact that this is clearly the day for annual reports and bank news.
  • And just a reminder that notices for the mandatory registration of aliens from Germany, Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire run every day, and anyone not registering by December 21 will be liable to arrest as a prisoner of war. 

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