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The Daily Colonist, February 27-March 8, 1915

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#dailycolonist1915 - The news out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago:

  • Saturday, February 27, 1915
    • Britain producing dummy/decoy warships for undisclosed (but speculated upon) purposes.
  • Sunday, February 28, 1915
    • Anglo-French fleet is bombarding forts in the Dardanelles. Large front-page map of the area.
    • Residents of Constantinople [Istanbul] fleeing the city. Ottoman government relocated to Broussa.
    • Datelines Vancouver, San Francisco, Fresno, and Omaha - Chinese merchants organize large-scale boycott of Japanese goods in protest of Japanese territorial incursion in China.
    • Two soldiers from Duncan die of disease in England.
    • ¼-page ad for the showing of motion pictures from the front lines in Belgium. 50% of proceeds to go to the Belgian Red Cross.
  •  Monday, March 1, 1915
    • [no paper on Mondays]
  • Tuesday, March 2, 1915
    • Chinese boycott of Japanese goods spreading throughout United States.
    • Vancouver longshoremen and trucker on strike over 10¢ reduction in wages (amounting to a 22.% and 25% wage reduction, respectively)
    • Nearly ½ page ad announcing the opening of the Imperial Oil Company refinery in Port Moody. "British Columbia Now Manufacturing Its Own Petroleum Products"
  • Wednesday, March 3, 1915
    • British socialists criticised as a bunch of unpatriotic foreigners.
  • Thursday, March 4, 1915
    • Negotiations for preferential lumber trade between British Columbia and Australia (that started months ago) are proceeding. Ships needed for Australian trade expected to be a boon to British Columbia shipyards.
  • Friday, March 5, 1915
    • Front page photo of a German submarine sunk by the British [that I've reproduced primarily for the funky way the photo is framed]
    • Text of King George V's message to Canadian troops that was read to then while crossing the Channel for deployment in France.
  • Saturday, March 6, 1915
    • Perpetrators of a 1911 bank robbery in New Westminster are arrested in Chicago. Article details the criminal career of the ring-leader.
  • Sunday, March 7, 1915
    • China reluctantly agrees to territorial concessions to Japanese in Manchuria, fears incursions by Russian Empire.
    • Ad for "Made-in-Canada" corsets chides: "Did you contribute to the $700,000.00 sent from Canada in 1913 to corset makers in the United States, and to the $245,000.00 pain in customs on them?"

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