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Front page, April 11, 1917: Suffragists warn girls against marrying draft dodgers

Here are some highlights from the Buffalo Evening News of April 11, 1917:

* President Woodrow Wilson visited the Capitol to demand immediate action on the war financing bill, which included $5 billion in bonds and $2 billion in Treasury certificates. Wilson also called for increasing the size of the regular army by 287,000 more men.

* In New York City, suffragists threatened to post people at the city clerk's office to discourage girls from marrying "slackers" attempting to dodge the draft.

* Captain Thomas Kean of the 74th Infantry married Sarah Smith in a large wedding at Holy Angels Church. It was reported the event was "one of the prettiest military weddings ever held in Buffalo" and that the bride walked through an arch of bayonets.

* A man being sentenced for disorderly conduct was "seized by a fit" in court. The man fell and hit his head, cutting a gash into it and was taken to the hospital.

Here's the front page of the Buffalo Evening News from April 11, 1917:

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