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Front page, April 24, 1917: Card party goes awry when man bites police officer's hand

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 24, 1917:

* British soldiers have made significant gains on the Western Front, gaining a significant waterway near Cambrai Road. French troops have also made gains in pushing back the Germans.

* A package containing $5,000 was stolen from the safe of the Great Lakes Transit Corp. in the Marine Bank building. There was no evidence of the safe being tampered with, so police believed it was an inside job.

* When 18-year-old Henry Jones was caught smoking a cigarette, his father whipped him so badly that he ended up in the hospital with a broken rib and many bruises. The father was arrested and charged with assault.

* A card party in Tony Castelono's Saloon at 179 Exchange St. went awry when an argument arose. The proprietor called the police and when the officer attempted to arrest one man, he bit the officer's hand. The officer also discovered he was carrying a fully loaded revolver.

Here's the front page of  The Buffalo Evening News from April 24, 1917:


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