BC News: Emigration 16th July 1914

No news of European tensions found in this week’s Kelowna Record.  There was no follow up on the assassination or the trouble in Albania. The only indication of potential trouble on the horizon is this report on emigration:

Emigration from Canada greater than Immigration

For tKR1914Jul16he first time in Canadian emigration history, says an Ottawa despatch, it is believed that this year emigration from Canada will be greater than immigration into the Dominion. However, the emigration from the Dominion will not be of Canadians, but of Rutherians, Polanders, Bulgarians and what are known as “foreigners”. During the past couple of months there has been a big emigration of this unskilled labor which ebbs and flows any way, and the emigration officials believe the next few months will see an even bigger emigration of this class.

No attempt is made to tabulate emigration from Canada, but it is believed it will be as fully as heavy as the immigration.  The immigration for the year will likely run about 130,000 which will be a drop of from about 65 to 70 percent, as last year the total was nearly 400,000.  However, while the total will drop more than half, the class of settlers who are coming are very superior, being almost entirely British and American settlers with money who are buying their own farms.


BC News: Albania 9th July 1914

From the Kelowna Record

In Revolution Ridden Albania

The western KR1914Jul09hemisphere is not alone in nursing a revolution in her midst as Europe is the scene of revolt as well.

The new King of Albania, Prince William of Wied, is having a difficult time in remaining on his throne.

Almost from the time he landed at Durazzo, the Albanian capital, strife and discord in the little kingdom has been rampant.

The photograph shows a company of sailors throwing up a temporary breastwork in front of the Italian legation in Durazzo before the last attack which the rebels made on the city.

In the Durazzo harbour are several foreign battleships which have landed marines and sailors in order to protect foreign property.

At one time the new King fled to safety aboard an Italian cruiser.


BC News: Sarajevo 02 July 1914

KR1914Jul02On the front page of the weekly Kelowna Record of the 2nd July 1914 a small column was reserved for the Sarajevo story.  Headline news that day was a story about a new creamery being opened which would help local farmers. The cricket and baseball scores were reported and the major story was about the council tackling the ‘noxious’ weeds in the city. Unlike British Newspapers, the front page carried the news as well as advertisements.

Kelowna is in British Columbia, many BC newspapers had closed by that time and very few are available in the archive : http://historicalnewspapers.library.ubc.ca

Young men working on the logging camps and sawmills of the Fernie district may not have noticed this story initially, and have no idea of the impact it would have, on many of their short lives.