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THEMWENING MISSOURIAN
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ELEVENTH YEAR
COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11,1918
NUMBER 61
ARMISTICE
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STATE DEPARTMENT SAYS ;
GERMANY GAVE IN TO THE
ALLIES' TERMS AT 5 A. H.
WASHINGTON, NOV. 11 (3:05 a. m.)
Germany signed the armistice at 5 o'clock
this morning, Paris time. This was an
nounced by the State Department at 2:46
a. m. Hostilities ceased at 11 o'clock Paris
time. The acceptance of Foch's terms
means a complete surrender by Germany.
YANKS GO
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IN EIGHT DAYS -AS
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WAR DRAWS TO C
By United Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. President Wilson will
address a joint session of Congress today, taking the oppor
tunity to notify the country of the terms to which Germany
bowed in surrender this morning, ending the war.
The President will appear Before the joint session at 1
o'clock this afternoon.
HOLIDAY IN CITY
Hy United Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. America's great war
work now is to assist in the establishment of a "just democ
racy throughout the world," said President Wilson in a
proclamation announcing the signing of the armistice today.
He says: "My fellow countrymen; the armistice was
signed this morning. Everything for which America fought
has been accomplished.
"It will now be our duty to assist by example, by sober
counsel, and by material aid, in the establishment of a just
democracy throughout the world."
JFoodroio Wilson
UNIVERSITY
When Dean J C. Jones, acting pres
ident of the University, was notified
by the .Misscuriau toJay that the ar
mistice had been signed, he declared
a holiday for the entire University, be
ginning at 11 o'clock.
iMayor J. E. Boggs declared a holi
day for the afternoon for the city.
YANK DRIVE TREMENDOUS
By United Press
NEW YORK, Nov. 11. During the last hours of
fighting onthe western front previous to the ceasing of hos
tilities, General Pershing's first and second armies kept up
a terrific onslaught on the Germans.
At the last reports from the battle field, the Yankee's
drive was on a front of 7Vz miles between Sedan and the
Moselle River.
T CALLS ARE
TO BE CANCELLED
By United Tress.
.WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. President
Wilson today authorized Provost Mar
shal General Crowder to notify all
draft boards that calls now outstand
ing for military service are cancelled.
General March Tells
Results of Eight Days
of Fighting by Dough
boys Near Sedan.
U. S. MEN GAIN
Germans Start New Re
treat Northeast of Ver
d u n A m e r i c a n s
on Their Heels.
Hy United Tress.
LONDON, Nov. 9. The great
fortified city of Maubeuee has
been captured, Field Marshal
Haig, announced today. The Brit
ish made good progress south of
that place also.
EXTRA
KAISER WILL ABDICATE,
SAYS BERLIN WIRELESS
BY WEBB MILLER
(United Tress Staff Correspondent)
ON THE AMERICAN FRONT,
Nov. 9 (12:30 p. m.). The Ameri
cans resumed their advance east
of the Meuse today both north and
south of Damvillers, despite a
heavy rain. They nre pressing
close upon the retreating enemy
Crown Prince Also Makes Up Mind to Renounce
His Claim to the Throne, Says Dispatch Re
ceived at London Assembly Planned to De
cide Form of Government for the Nation.
ALL GERMANY IN TUMULT
Revolutionists Said to Have Blocked Kiel Canal
and to Control Hamburg, Cuxhaven and
Lubeck Dresden Seized, Bavarian Republic
Declared, Rioting in Essen, Say Reports.
By United Tress.
LONDON, Nov. 9. The official Berlin wireless states that the
and are meeting strong machine kaiser has decided to abdicate and the crown prince to renounce his
claim to the throne.
(The German official wireless is the accredited means of the Ger
man government for spreading news broadcast to the world, and it
was sent out from the wireless station at Nauen.)
LEON TWp QUITS
Bolshevik War Minister Is
Reported to Be Out
of Office.
ENDS AT 5 A. M. CENTRAL TIME
Py United Press
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11. At 6 o'clock this morn
ing, United States eastern time, the greatest war'in history
came to an end.
The State Department officially announced early today
that the German plenipotentiaries had signed the U. S.-
Allierl tprttn nt Marshnl Foch's headauarters at 5 o clock
this morning, and that hostilities had ceased at 1 1 o'clock,
both French time.
While the armistice merely halts the war and does not
end it, the terms laid down by Foch are known to be such as
to prevent Germany from renewing hostilities.
The war may therefore be definitely regard as definitely
over.
By United Tress.
ZURICH. Nov. 9. Leon Trotzky.
war minister and former foreign min
ister of the Russian Bolshevik gov
ernment, has resigned, according to
a dispatch today from Helsingfors. M.
Skarhsky is reported to have suc
ceeded him.
Twelve thousand counter-revoltr
tionists from Pskov are reported to
be marching on Petrograd.
gun resistance from the German
rear guards. -
The Germans are reported to
have begun a new retreat north
east of Verdun, fleeing toward
Briey, the center of the great
French iron basin, twenty-six
miles .northeast of Verdun and
twelve miles northwest of Metz.
Between AVadelincourt, a mile
south of Sedan, and the "Woevre
forest, there was great artillery
and machine gun action through
out the night. The French now
hold the Sedan station.
CITY HOSPITAL .MADE OFFICIAL
ANNOUNCED AT LONDON -
By United Press.
LONDON, Nov. 1 1. It was announced officially that
the armistice with Germany was signed at 5 o'clock today.
By United Press.
MONS IS CAPTURED
LONDON, Nov. 11. Mons, the Belgian city made
famous by the, defense of the British early in the war, has
been captured, Field Marshal Haig announced today.
Council Pnses Ordinance Providing
Its Establishment and Maintenance.
The City Emergency Hospital,
which was established early this fall
when the . epidemic of typhoid oc
curred in Columbia, received official
sanction for its existence last night
when the City Council passed an or
dinance proiiding for the establish
ment, management, maintenance and
operation of a city emergency hos
pital. The ordinance repeals all oth
er ordinances in conflict with its
terms.
A hospital committee composed of
three members of the City Council,
the presiding judge of the county
court and the city physician has sup
ervision over the hospital and all reg
ulations regarding fees, charges and
cenduct of the enterprise. The com
mittee also has supervision over all
disbursements incurred in the opera
tion of the hospital.
The ordinance provides for the em
ployment of a superintendent for the
hospital who shall be either a trained
nurse or a physician, at a salary
fixed by the committee. The super
intendent is to be appointed by the
mayor and confirmed by the City
Council.
By United Tress.
"WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.
American forces on the Sedan
front advanced thirty miles in
eight days, General March said
today in his weekly conference
with the correspondents. In a
brief summary of the military sit
uation, he said the Germans now
have been deprhed of all railroad
lines along the front. They hold
only lines radiating to the front,
which makes the shifting of troops
difficult. The Americans' advance
severed the Valenciennes-Metz
railway at Sedan.
The Allied advances pushed the
German front from a point thirty-six
miles from Paris to more
than 100 miles away, and have re
duced German occupation of
French territory from 10,000
square miles last July to 2,500 to
dayl. "puring the week," said
March, "dispatches have indicat
ed that American soldiers are in
Belgium working with the forces
there."
By United Tress.
LONDON, Nov. 9 (British Admiralty Wireless). A German
wireless message the afternoon of November 9 states :
"The German imperial chancellor, Prince Max of Baden, has is
sued the following declaration:
" 'The kaiser and king has decided to renounce the throne.
" 'The imperial chancellor will remain in office until questions
concerned with the abdication of the kaiser and the renouncing by;
the crown prince of the throne of the German Empire and of Prus-.
sia and the setting up of a regency have been settled.
" 'For the regency he intends to appoint Deputy Ebert imperial
chancellor and he proposes that a bill shall be brought in to estab
lish a law for the immediate promulgation of general suffrage and,
for the constitution of a German national assembly, which will settle
finally the future form of the government of the German nation and
of those peoples which might be desirous of coming within the em-
pire.
" 'Berlin, November 9, 1918,
(Signed) " "The Imperial Chancellor, Prince Max of Baden.' "
By United Tress.
NEW YORK, Nov. 9. The British Admiralty wireless office here
today confirms the Berlin wireless report that the kaiser has decided
to abdicate, and publishes a circumstantial story of Chancellor Max
imilian's announcement to this effect.
By United Tress.
THE HAGUE, Nov. 9. Unconfirmed reports received here today
bay that insurugents have seized Berlin, setting fire to the Postoffice.
iid city hall.
By United Tress.
PARIS. Nov. 9. The French re
sumed their advance on the whole
front this morning, it was announced
by the War Office.
"During the night.Uhere was artil
lery and machine gun action at sev
eral points on the front," the commun
ique said.
University Schools lo Open.
Prof. J. L. Merlam announced today
that the University High School and
the Elementary School would open
Monday, along with the city schools,
after having been closed by the in
fluenza ban.
By United Tress.
LONDON, Nov. 0. Practically all of Germany is reported to be
seething with revolt.
Dispatches received here today indicate that important cities
in all parts of the Empire are in the hands of the revolutionists.
Following reports that the council of workmen and peasants in
.Munich had declared Bavaria a republic, it was announced revolu
tionists are belfeved to have seized Dresden, the capital of Saxo,iy.
A dispatch from Stuttgart, the capital of "Wiirtemburg, said the cab
inet of that state had resigned.
Riots are reported in Essen, the seat of the great Kmr gun
works.
By United Tress. n
COPENHAGEN, Nov. 9. The workmen's and soldier's nuncil
has blocked the Kiel canal hy throwing warships lengthwise -lcross
it, according to dispatches received here today. n
The revolutionists are reported to dominate completely the cities
of Hamburg, Cuxhaven and Lubeck.

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