November 27, 2021

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Things you don’t see in the local newspapers today

eveing_sun_partial_logoAs I review the 1910 May 28th Evening Sun I’m struck by the public unveiling of personal details. And things that appear in print that show how things have changed . . . at least in the press.

This piece was on the front page:

Husband Follows Wife

There was a flurry of excitement and expectancy on Friday morning at the Great Northern station as R. Millward boarded the train for Spokane. As Mrs. Millward departed for Marcus in the company of Mr. Millward’s employer on the previous day, everybody here expect to hear of trouble down the line in the course of a day or two.

With the exception of a few merchants, no one in this mourn the departure of these people.

While you might see tabloids crowing about the shenanigans of public figures, today many would find seeing this sort of reportage in a local newspaper to be an intrusion on the private lives of private people – and airing of dirty laundry in public.

Similarly what we see as bigotry of a nasty sort was fair game for discussion by religious youth groups 106 years ago as this posting points out:

Resolved; that it is to the best interests of Canada to exclude the Japanese, Chinese and Hindoos, is the subject chosen for debating by the Young Peoples’ societies of the Methodist and Presbyterian churches On the night of June 8 the two societies and their friends will meet in Knox church to discuss the problem stated and to have a social time.

You can visit this strange place vicariously through the pages of the Old Newpapers we bring to you every week.