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Front page, April 5, 1917: War with Germany is at hand

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 5, 1917:

* After President Woodrow Wilson's call to war on April 2, it was up to Congress to approve the war resolution laid before them. The Senate adopted the bill the day before and the House was expected to approve it before midnight. President Wilson would then have to sign the bill, and the U.S. would be at war with Germany.

* With war at hand, Buffalonians gathered en masse to support the war effort. At a gathering at the Elmwood Music Hall, 8,000 people passed a resolution to "fight for cause of humanity" and "aid in successful prosecution of war."

* Three people fled a burning home at 429 Louisiana St. at 3 a.m. The fire was caused by "careless use of matches in the cellar."

* A 4-year-old girl was struck by an automobile at Genesee and Myers streets that pushed her under a street car going down Genesee, which was stopped at the corner. The child was found unconscious and taken home, but only slightly bruised.

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from April 5, 1917:

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