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Front page, March 1, 1917: Germany proposed alliance with Japan and Mexico against U.S.

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of March 1, 1917:

* Germany proposed an alliance with Japan and Mexico against the United States, which was blocked by the U.S. because the letters were intercepted. The letter proposed the countries "shall make war together and together make peace."

* Street car politics continued to heat up as a public hearing at the City Council was held. An organized citizens group planned to support the health department to taking over regulations of the trolleys to prevent overcrowding and unsanitary conditions.

* State lawmakers introduced a bill to give $70,000 for the armory to build a horse stable at the back of the building.

* A small item reported a hearing was to be held "on the claims of the seawall strip squatters for compensation for lands to be taken by the city for harbor improvement."

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from March 1, 1917:

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