Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 16, 1917:
* Russia's minister of foreign affairs resigned his post and the Cabinet. After a revolution a month earlier, the coalition Democratic government was already showing signs of chaos.
* Major-General J. Franklin Bell, commander of the department of the east, visited Fort Niagara to inspect the officers' training camp. He said the fort would unlikely be a large-scale training facility since most training facilities are located in the south so they can be used year-round. He left the camp the next morning to see Niagara Falls.
* After Mayor Fuhrmann ousted five School Board members that didn't agree with him politically, it came upon him to appoint five more. However, two declined the mayor's offer because of "pressure of private business." The Women's Guild of Trinity Church went on record condemning the mayor's actions.
* A man fell on the sidewalk at Ellicott and South Division streets and suffered a fractured skull. He was sent to the hospital and was in critical condition.
Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from May 16, 1917: