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Front page, March 3, 1917: Mistrial declared when juror sends note to 'good looking daughter' of plaintiff

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of March 3, 1917:

* Germany admitted to attempting to form an alliance with Mexico against the United States. The request was intercepted by Americans before it was even delivered.

* A mistrial was declared in a court case against the city because it was discovered that a juror was sending notes "to the good looking daughter" of the plaintiff. The juror admitted authoring a note that read: "Can you meet me tonight at 7:30 or 8 at Genesee hotel, as would like to visit with you a little while. You Friend, Arizona Ed. I have a few friends on this jury." Edwin C. Litz was fined $150 for contempt of court and sentenced to serve 80 days in jail.

* A mother was seriously injured while rescuing her son from trolley tracks in at Heacock Park in Lackawanna. The story reads: "Mrs. Phelps and her son alighted from a car at Heacock park and both walked in front of a trolley going in the opposite direction. The mother's quick presence of mind, witnesses say, saved her son's life."

* Jacob Adamski fired at his wife, shot another woman, then killed himself on Perry Street, following "an argument over household affairs." The man was the father of three children and the woman he shot was the mother of two children, one as young as six weeks old.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from March 3, 1917:

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