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Front page Dec. 29, 1914: 'Smith asks British ambassador to act'

In the day's top local news:

" 'From what I can learn of shooting of Buffalo men by Canadian soldiers I believe point was strained to fire on two,' says Congressman"

"WASHINGTON, Dec. 29: Thoroughly dissatisfied with what he considers a lack of promptness on the part of the State department in handling the situation that has arisen between this country and Great Britain over the shooting by Canadian soldiers yesterday of Walter Smith and Charles Dorsch of Buffalo, and moved by appeals from Buffalonians, Congressman Charles B. Smith today took the matter up directly with the British embassy here. He also laid what fresh information he received this morning before Counselor Lansing of the State department."

"President hears of shooting with 'deep distress' "

"WASHINGTON, Dec. 29: The shooting of two American hunters by Canadian soldiers on the Niagara river near Fort Erie yesterday is viewed by President Wilson with deep distress. He told callers today he had received no formal report on the incident and hoped the account of the circumstances had been exaggerated."

"Zurbrick beaten to death, autopsy on body shows"

"Deputy Medical Examiner Bruce L. D. Cook, who performed an autopsy on the body of Nicholas N. Zurbrick, 71 years old, found dead in his room on a farm about a mile east of Lancaster, stated late this morning he believed the aged man was murdered. Dr. Cook said he would issue a certificate that the man died from shock due to bruises on the body."

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Dec 29 1914

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