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Front page, March 8, 1917: Irish Party asks Americans to support home rule

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of March 8, 1917:

* The Irish Party asks for aid from Americans and Irish Americans. The debate about home rule in the British House of Commons was described as "the most bitter in months."

* As Buffalo's trolley car service declined and citizens fought for improvements, it was revealed that thousands of dollars were lost to employees every week because they couldn't get to their jobs on the inefficient trolley system.

* The Buffalo Common Council fought to retain control of the Buffalo Board of Education, which wanted to separate from the body. One Councilman's opposition to the bill is reportedly "based on a desire to be boss of the department."

* The workers at Buffalo Copper and Brass Rolling Mill declined a pay increase offered to them.

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from March 8, 1917:

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