The attached W.W I article appeared in a Georgia newspaper on March 22, 1917 and reported a French naval blunder involving a French torpedo boats sinking one of their own submarines in Marseilles Bay. The dispatch was filed from Berlin, rather from Paris or London, where such events would never make it past the censors. This brief notice makes no mention as to the original source or who witnessed the accident.
An additional event took place in 1917: Congress granted full U.S. citizenship rights to the citizens of Puerto Rico - but they didn't move to New York until the Fifties. Click here to read about their integration.