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The Daily Colonist, August 25, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. Once again, the most interesting stuff is not in the headlines, but in the a couple of tiny "filler" stories...


The Daily Colonist, August 24, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today. Today's paper is the Monday "extra", and today's very slim. The first two pages have new news, but because that only represents one half of a full sheet of newsprint, the last to pages are all filler. Page three is made up completely of reprinted articles and the last page is another reprint of the map of Europe. But that first half-sheet is has a lot of content...


The Daily Colonist, August 21, 1914

News from Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today.

  • Germans enter Brussels unopposed, with Belgian army retreating to defend Antwerp.
  • Japanese demand that Germans vacate Tsing-Tau. Germany has two more days to reply to Japanese ultimatums.
  • Editorial on the Japanese ultimatum and German territory in China
  • ...

The Daily Colonist, August 20, 1914

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

  • Unanimous vote in parliament to support Imperial war effort
  • Pope Pious X dies, apparently "greif-stricken" by the war
  • Cowichan farmers allowed to sell "second rate" fruit...

The Daily Colonist, August 19, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:

  • Fighting in nearby Waterloo forces Belgian government to abandon Brussels and move to Antwerp [where my maternal grandparents are living at the time, children of 10 and 14].
  • ...

The Daily Colonist, August 18, 1914

News out of Victoria, British Columbia, 100 years ago today:

  • Dire news! Canadian tea supply down to a mere 3-week supply.
  • Story of French aviators from yesterday's paper reprinted. Reported altitudes are different.
  • Man loses four fingers on his right hand in construction of Hudson's Bay store on Douglas Street.
  • Not-so-subtle vilification of Germans continues...

The Daily Colonist, August 17, 1914

The news from Victoria 100 years ago today:

  • Great story on French aerial bombing of German Zeppelin shed.
  • Analysis of the role of torpedoes and submarines as the most dangerous weapons of modern war...

The Daily Colonist, August 16, 1914

News out of Victoria 100 years ago today:

  • Panama Canal officially open (dateline Aug. 15)
  • Full-page retrospective on the War of 1812 in the Sunday pull-out
  • Great illustration of "A Garden-Party Frock" in the women's section Sunday pull-out
  • ...

The Daily Colonist, August 15, 1914

News out of Victoria 100 years ago today:

  • Germany now fighting on two fronts.
  • Both Japan and Turkey expected to make formal declarations of war soon (the latter against Britain and the former with Britain).
  • "L.O.L. Public Meeting" - in 1914 L.O.L. meant "Loyal Orange Lodge"...

    The Daily Colonist, August 14, 1914

    News from Victoria 100 years ago today:

    • A little reminder that some things have changed in a century: a German spy is caught releasing a carrier pigeon on a train from Antwerp.
    • The "500 young men" mentioned in Great Big Sea's 1997 song "The Recruiting Sergeant" sign up in Newfoundland. 
    • ...

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