Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of May 19, 1917:
* American Marines were slated for France under the command of Major-General Pershing. The bulk of the 2,600 troops were to be brought home from the tropics where they were stationed.
* Belva Lockwood died at the age of 88 after a long illness. She was the first woman admitted to practice before the Supreme Court, a pioneer in the women's suffrage movement and the first woman to run for president of the United States. She was born in Royalton in Niagara County.
* Police pulled the body of a newsboy out of Blackwell Canal and the Hamburg turnpike. The boy was thought to have fallen into the creek as a bundle of newspapers and his coat were found on the bank.
Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from May 19, 1917: