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Front page Jan. 30, 1915: When divorce proceedings were front-page news

Among the day's top local news:

"Buffalo needs research work, Bruere shows"

"The banquet room of the Iroquois hotel was packed this afternoon when the public meeting called for the purpose of making preliminary plans for the inauguration of the commission form of government in 1916 was called to order by Charles B. Hill, president of the Buffalo Abstract & Title company."

"$300 monthly alimony for Mrs. Kamman"

"Mrs. Cora A. Kamman was granted $300 a month alimony and $1000 counsel fees by Justice Pooley this noon, pending the outcome of her second suit for a separation from her husband, John H. Kamman, the meat packer. She asked $500 a month alimony and $2000 counsel fees, but the court ruled that if the suit is brought to a quick termination the mount allowed would be sufficient."

"87 convicts fight fire at Erie county farm"

"Eighty-seven convicts from the penitentiary in Buffalo were turned out early this morning to fight the fire which destroyed the three large barns on the Erie county farm. They battled for two hours in the bitter cold, the clothing of several catching fire. Many had their faces and hands burned and their hair singed. The only casualty was the loss of one horse, the prisoners liberating the other stock and removing the huge supply of fodder and the farming implements."

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Jan 30 1915

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