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The Daily Colonist, November 6, 1914

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

• Inquest reveals hospital ship Rohilla that floundered off the Yorkshire coast on the night before Hallowe'en (reported on Hallowe'en) struck a mine and was intentionally run onto the rocks as desperate option slightly better than sinking at sea.
• An Italian priest demonstrates his invention of a portable radio receiver capable of receiving radio signals from over a thousand miles away.
• Spies and more spies...
• British aviators crash and burn, literally...
• Negotiations for a reciprocal trade agreement with Australia going well.
• Washington and Oregon pass prohibition...
• Britain and France officially declare war on the Ottoman Empire.
• Germany reported to be building "super Zeppelins" to attack London.

The Daily Colonist, September 9, 1914

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

There is a lot of the "usual" vague stories of troop movements and lists of casualties, lacking in detail because of censorship. The propaganda aimed to incense Americans seems to be over for now, although there is one, one paragraph story stating nothing more than the Kaiser has sent a letter to President Wilson without any mention of what might be in the letter.
• More intimations that it will be a long war of attrition
• Vancouver calls for coastal defences
• Interesting ads, and more...

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