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Front page, April 26, 1917: Man known as 'Niagara Falls Jimmy' involved in shooting at pool hall

Here are some highlights from The Buffalo Evening News of April 26, 1917:

* In a battle at Guillemont, British troops killed every German soldier on the field, after a bitter fight. An American schooner was also sunk by a German submarine, but the crew was rescued. Over the summer, 50,000 American troops were expected to be sent to the battle lines in Europe.

* Four men opened fire on Samuel Rubenstein while he was working at a pool hall at 473 Michigan Ave. Rubenstein was shot in the forehead and right thumb, but it was believed that he would recover. It all began at 3:30 a.m. when an argument broke out at the pool hall. A man known as "Niagara Falls Jimmy" called to Rubenstein, then another man fired at him, leaving him in a pool of blood on the floor.

* A stolen automobile and a barrel of whiskey were found near the Lake Shore railroad tracks at Tifft Farm. The automobile was reported stolen by a Washington Street man, but the owner of the barrel of whiskey was unknown.

Here's the front page of The Buffalo Evening News from April 26, 1917:

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