Front page, March 15, 1917: Tonawanda bartender fined $25 for selling liquor on Sunday - The Buffalo News
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Front page, March 15, 1917: Tonawanda bartender fined $25 for selling liquor on Sunday

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of March 15, 1917:

* Revolution swept Russia as Petrograd, Russia's capital, falls to revolutionists. A provisional government was put in place but would not last long as a second revolution was coming in the fall of 1917.

* President Woodrow Wilson praised Buffalo's Red Cross for its proposal to enroll 20,000 members as "splendid evidence of patriotism."

* Railroad officials attempted to seek a compromise with workers to avoid a potential strike. President Wilson was expected to intervene if necessary.

* J. J. Regnet, a Tonawanda bartender, was fined $25 after he pleaded guilty to a charge of "Sunday liquor selling."

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from March 15, 1917:

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