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The Daily Colonist, December 17, 1914

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

BIG deal today: "For the first time in centuries, England has been stuck by a foe." German ships shelled the English ports of Scarborough, Whitby and Hartlepool yesterday. The entire front page is devoted to it, with pictures of the three towns, including the famous Whitby Abbey that was the inspiration for Carfax Abbery in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula.

Other news includes: Liberia breaching neutrality, news from the front, Ottoman outrages, and local business promotion that is even more relevant today than it was a century ago.

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