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TISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED First to Last?the Truth: News ? Editorials - Advertisements fr?tame WEATHER Fair to-day and >Vedne*da> ; slightly warmer Wednesday; south to west winds I>iU Re-port on Paw? 11 V?L LXXVIII No. 26,294 [Copyright, 181?. New York Tribune Ine.J TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1918 * * * nrnmi?ib Greater New Tork and t THREE CENTS i^w^?^TBj-rtthtB commutioc distance | K1m> where German Nation Disarmed Under Truce; Gives Up Rhine Provinces, Forts, Navy; Solf Asks Wilson to Soften Terms Secretary Says Millions Will Starve if Transport Is Seized Note to Lansing As? sert? Armistice Will Impede Develop? ment of Nation Hindenburg Offers Services to Reds Copenhagen Report Says Field Marshal Has Put Army at Ser? vice of New Council LONDON, Nov. 11.?Dr. Solf, the j Giman Foreign Secretary, has ad- j dressed a message to Secretary of j State Lansing, requesting1 that Pr?s- ? ident "Wilson intervene to mitigate ' "the fearful conditions" imposed on Germany. Dr. Solf says, according to a Ger? man wixplesa dispatch received here to-day, that he feels it his duty to j draw Pr?vient Wilson's attention ! to the fact that the enforcement of tii. conditions of the armistice, es? pecially the surrender of transports, means the starvation of millions, and requests tint the President's influ? ence be diietted to overcoming this danger. Forced to Accept Conditions The President, he points out, has declared that he did not wish to make war on the German people and did not wish to impede its peaceful development. "The German government has re? ceived the conditions of the armis? tice," continues Dr. Solf. "We had to accept the conditions, but feel it our duty to draw the Presi-1 dent's attention most solemnly and \ with all earnestness to the fact that the enforcement of the conditions must produce among the German P?ople feelings contrary to those opon which aione the reconstruc? tion of a community of nations can ; rest, guaranteeing a just and dur-: able peace. People Appeal to Wilson "The German people, therefore, *t this fateful hour address them *?.ves again to the President with tne request that he use his influence "ith the Allied powers in order to litigate these fearful conditions." Hindenburg Said To Have Offered to Join Revolutionists ?-ONDON, Nov. 11?The German j "?volution is steadily progressing: ?Hroghout the empire, says a Ger-j ????wireless dispatch from Berlin.! Soldiers' and Workers' councils are j P>g established everywhere. to general, the change of govem ?"-ti the message adds, has oc ^tted without appreciable disturb ** of economic order or of blood? shed. Field Marshal von Hindenburg "*? Placed himself and the German ! ?nay at the disposition of the new *Ws government at Berlin, says * d?Patch from the German capital Jfay ?f Copenhagen. c?? fieW rnar8hal asked the r**1* Soldiers' and Workers' J?*n?U to send delegates to German [ **to Headquarters at once. A dele ***K?n left Cologne Monday morn 2 Field Marshal von Hindenburg ** ?? had taken this action "in or qer to avoid chuos." ^Picking Council *** German Independent Social !^J^?propo8cd br. Karl Lieb *^C?Minued on page four German Reds Order Whole Navy To Resist Terms of Armistice T ONDON, Nov. 11 (By Associated Press).-The Admiralty has -*?' intercepted a German wireless addressed from "the command and Soldiers' Council on the cruiser Strussburg" to "all ships, tor? pedo boats, destroyers and submarines in the North Sea." The message refers to the terms of the armistice and declares: "This would entail the. destruction of us all. German comrades, defend our country against this unheard of presumption. "Strong English forces are reported off the Shaw. All subma? rines in the Baltic except those on outpost duty, assemble imme? diately in Sassnitz Harbor." Sassnitz is a watering place on the east coast of the Island of Ruegen, Prussia. Holland Will Intern Ousted Hun Emperor Former German Crown Prince Reported to Have Been Shot AMSTERDAM, Nov. 11 (By The Associated Press).?It is stated on good authority here that William ! Hohenzollcrn, the former German ! Emperor, will be interned in Hol ! land. Officials of the Dutch govern ! ment and the German minister at i The Hague have gone to Eysden, on the Dutch frontier, to meet the former German Emperor. The "Handelsblad" says it learns the Dutch government will object to the former German Emperor re? siding in Holland. Trying to Surrender Former Emperor William, it is reported here, was on his way to the British lines to surrender when he was headed off by German revo? lutionists and forced to seek safety in Holland. The former Emperor, his eldest son, and Field Marshal von Hinden burg, it is learned from a reliable source, are in a railway train near Eysden, awaiting the decision of the Dutch government. The blinds on the train are down. Crown Prince Reported Shot LONDON, Nov. 12 (1:28 a, m.), ?The former German Crown Prince is reported to have been shot, ac? cording to an Amsterdam despatch to the Central News. Details are lacking. I LONDON, Nov. 11.?A special dispatch from Eynsden, Holland, says that when the train of Will? iam Hohenzollern arrived there the former German Emperor was not aboard. Later he arrived by motor car, having abandoned the train be? cause of shots fired at the widow of the car in which he was riding. No Women Among Party A dispatch to "The Daily Mail" from The Hague dated Sunday says the former Empress of Germany ; was not on board the train, and that no women were among the party. This dispatch, which is dated Sun ! day, asserts that it was the inten? tion of the former Emperor to re ? main on board the train at Eysden throughout the night and that he i would leave in the morning for in? ternment in a chateau between | Utrecht and Arnheim. It was added that his suite would be interned at ' Arnheim. A dispatch attributed to the i Maastricht, Holland, "Handels? blad," says the presence of the for? mer German Crown Prince with the Continued on page four Yankee Guns Last to Roar As War Ends Americans on Sedan Front Join Hands, Cheer and Unfurl Flags WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY ON THE SEDAN FRONT, Nov. 11 ^By The Associated Press) (2 p. m.).?Thou? sands of American heavy guns fired the parting shot to the German, at exactly 11 o'clock this morning, Taris time, or 6 o'clock, Washington time. The line reached by the American forces at 11 o'clock to-day was being staked out this afternoon. The Germans hurled a few shells into Verdun just before 11 o'clock. Northeast of Verdun the American infantry began to advance at 9 o'clock this morning, after artillery prepara? tion, in the direction of Ornes. The German artillery responde 1 feebly, but the machine gun resistance was stubborn. Nevertheless, the Americans made progress. The Ameri? cans had received orders to hold the positions reached by 11 o'clock and at those points they began to dig in, marking the advanced positions of the American line when hostilities ceased. Alcng the American front awaiting the eleventh hour was like awaiting the arrival of a New Year. The gunners continued to fire, count? ing the shells as the time approached. The infantry were advancing, glancing at their watches. At many batteries the artillerists joined hands, forming a long line as the lanyard of the final shot. There were a few seconds of silence as the shells shot through the heavy mist. Then the gunners cheered. Then the individual groups unfurled the Stars and Stripes, shook hands and cheered. Soon afterward they were preparing for luncheon. All the boys were hungry, as they had breakfasted early in anticipation of what they con? sidered the greatest day in American history. ? British Battleship Is Sunk by Torpedo LONDON, Nov. 11.?-The Brit-sh bat? tleship Britannia was torpedoed near the west entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar on November 9 and sank three and one-half hours later, accord? ing to an Admiralty announcement to? night. Thirty-nine officers and 672 men were saved. ? Dardanelles Entered By Allied Warships Franco-British Naval Forces j Occupy Alexandretta, Turkish Seaport PARIS, Nov. 11.?The French tor- \ pedo boat Mangini and the British tor? pedo boat Shark entered the Dar? danelles on Saturday. Franco-British naval forces occu? pied Alexandretta, an Asiatic seaport in the Mediterranean, on Saturday. If you hnv?? money, buy more LIBERTY BOND8?from us. It you need money, we will buy LIBERTY BONDS- from you. John Muir & ??oH 61 B'way.?Advt, Father Knick In Cap and Bells Lets Bedlam Reign Signing of Armistice Inspires the Wildest Celebration in History Crowds and Din Make City Quake Millions "Cut Loose" in Boisterous Fete From Dawn to Dawn A usually staid and respectable old gentleman hung his dusty knicker? bockers over n. chair at an unearthly hour this morning, dug a handful of confetti out of tho back of his neck, threw the alarm clock out of tin? win? dow and, after placing the aromatic spirits of ammonia clc?c by his bed tide, raised a trembling hand to turn out the light, murmuring defiantly: "I'll try anything twice!" Then Father Knickerbocker, having celebrated the advent of peace twice in tivc days, sank into slumber with the fading consciousness that if it wasn't true this time ho was prac? tically done for. His city, which had greeted the false news of the signing of the armistice last Thursday with tremen? dous spontaneity, was awakened at \ yesterday morning by the whooping of sirens to the necessity of doing it all over again and doing it harder this time. Revelry Spreads Over City By midnight last night even tho most captious observer would have been forced to admit that New York had done it. Never had such heartening news come to a waiting people. Never had such a mighty celebration shaken and deafened and thrilled the greatest city of the Western world. At sun-up the jubilation was well under way. At sundown it was still gathering power and speed. All night long Broadway reverber? ated to the'*crash of band music and the tooting* of hundreds of thousands of horns, echoed to the clatter of ex? ploding automobile exhausts firing vol- ' ley after volley to the detriment of en? gines and the ears of passers-by, trem? bled to the footsteps of close to 1,000, 000 people who surged back and forth, screaming their exultation to the pale stars high above electric signs that blazed as though there had never been such a thing as a coal shortage. Din Increases Hourly That was the climax of the most re-! niarkable day that the city probablv j will ever see. The crash upon crash j of noise that swelled up from the ] black river of people that flowed through the brilliant canyon of tho j White Way gave flat refutation to I those who had predicted that Thurs- ? day's celebration would take the edge off tho city's joy when the armistice actually was signed. Thursday's celebration, which ha 1 .started splendidly, was bogged down < by denials that began to pour in early in the afternoon. Yesterday'3 jubila? tion began more slowly, but picked up speed and, fed by news that grew more and more heartening as the day went on, reached its climax after nightfall and died away only through the sheer exhaustion of the reveller.?. Only "The Boys" Lacking The whistles that roused the city] from dreams early yesterday morning . brought to a people who had stood up : uncomplainingly beneath the war ; news as glorious as their own wildest visions. The Kniscr and the Crown Prince ! had fled to Holland. Hindenburg and the General Staff were with the royal ? (Continued on page six) Text of the Armistice \ WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?The terms of the armistice which ended the war, as announced by President Wilson to Congress to-day, follow: I-MILITARY CLAUSES ON WESTERN FRONT 1 Cessation of operations by land and in the air six hours after -*- the signature of the. armistice. "} Immediate evacuation of invaded countries: Belgium, France. ?' Alsace-Lorraine, Luxemburg, so ordered as to be completed within fourteen days from the signature of the armistice. German troops which have not left the above-mentioned territories within the period fixed will become prisoners of war. Occupation by the Allied and United States forces jointly will keep pace with evacuation in these areas. All movements of evacuation and occupation will be reg? ulated in accordanf-e with a note annexed to the stated terms. ^ Repatriation beginning at once and to be completed within four *J teen days of ?-ill inhabitants of the countries above mentioned, including hostages and persons under trial or convicted. A Surrender in good condition by the German armies of the fol ? lowing equipment: Five thousand guns. 2,500 heavy, 2.500 field, 30,000 machine guns, 3,000 minnewerfer, 2,000 airplanes (fighters, bombers?firstly D.. 73s and night-bombing machines). The: above to be delivered in situ to the Allies and the United States troops in accordance with the detailed conditions laid down in the annexed note. JT Evacuation by the German armies of the countries on the left *-J bank of the Rhine. These, countries on the left bank of the | Rhino shall be administered by the local authorities under the control of the Allied and United States armies of occupation. The occupa ; tion of these territories will be determined by Allied and United States garrisons holding the principal crossings of the Rhine, May ence,'Coblenz, together with bridgeheads at these points in thirty kilo? metre radius on the right bank and by garrisons similarly holding the strategic points of the regions. A neutral zone shall be reserved on the right of the Rhine between the stream and a Hue drawn parallel | to it forty kilometres to the east from the frontier of Holland to the parallel of Gernsheim and as far as practicable a distance of thirty kilom?tres from" *?he east of stream from this parallel upon Swiss frontier. Evacliflft?o?? by th?r enemy of the Rhinelands shali be so ordered as to bo completed within a further period of eleven days, in all, nineteen days after the signature of the armistice. [The Presi? dent interrupted his reading at this point to remark that there evi? dently had been an error in transmission, as the arithmetic was ver.' bad. The "further period of eleven days" is an addition to the four? teen days allowed for evacuation of invaded countries, making twenty five'daya given the Germans to get entirely clear of the Rhine lands.) All movements of evacuation and occupation will be regulated accord? ing to the note annexed. 6 In all territory evacuated by the enemy there shall be no evac? uation of inhabitants; no damage or harm shall be done to -.he persons or pi'operty of the inhabitants. No destruction of any kind to be committed. Military establishments of all kinds shall be delivered intact, as well as military stores of food, munitions, equip? ment not removed during the periods fixed for evacuation. Stores of food of all kinds fcr the civil population, cattle, etc., shall be left in situ. Industrial establishments shall not be impaired in any way and their personnel shall not be moved. Roads and means of communi? cation of every kind, railroad, waterways, main roads, bridges, tele? graphs, telephones, shall be in no manner impaired. 7 All civil and military personnel at present employed on them shall remain. Five thousand locomotives, fifty thousand wagons and ten thousand motor lorries in good working order, with all necessary spare parts and fittings, shall be delivered to the Asso? ciated Powers within the period fixed for the evacuation of Belgium and Luxemburg. The railways of Alsace-Lorraine shall be handed over within the 3ame period, together with all pre-war personnel and material. Further material necessary for the working of railways in the country on the left bank of the Rhine shall be left in situ. All stores of coal and material for the upkeep of permanent ways, signals and repair shops left entire in situ and kept in an efficient state by Germany during the whole period of armistice. All barges taken from the Allies shall be restored to them. A note appended regulates the details of these measures. 8 The German command shall be responsible for revealing all mines or delay acting fuse disposed on territory evacuated by the German troops, and shall assist in their discovery and destruc? tion. The German command shall also reveal all destructive measures that may have been taken (such as poisoning or polluting of springs, wells, etc.!, under penalty of reprisals. 9 The right of requisition shall be exercised by the Allied and the United States armies in all ocenpied territory. The upkeep of the troops of occupation in the Rhineland (excluding Alsace-Lorraine) shall be charged to the German government. "I f\ An immediate repatriation without reciprocity, according to lv detailed conditions, which shall be fixed, of all Allied and United States prisoners of war. The Allied Powers Mid the United States shall be able to dispose of these prisoners as they wish. USick and wounded, who cannot be removed from evacuated ter? ritory, will be cared for by German personnel, who will be left on the spot with the medical material required. II?DISPOSITION RELATIVE TO THE EASTERN FRONTIERS OF GERMANY -J sy All German troops at present in any territory which before *-& the war belonged to Russia, Rumania or Turkey shall with? draw within the frontiers of Germany as they existed on August 1, 1914. I *y Evacuation by German troops to begin at once, and all Ger ?*-?J man instructors, prisoners and civilian as well as military agents, now on the territory of Russia (as defined before 1914) to be recalled. H German troops to cease at once all requisitions and seizures and any other undertaking with a view to obtaining sup? plies intended for Germany in Rumania and Russia (as defined on August 1, 1914). -j e Abandonment of the treaties of Bucharest and Brest-Litovsk ?**?**' and of the supplementary treaties. _ Continued on next page Alsace-Lorraine Yielded; All East To Be Evacuated Full Reparation for All Damage Must Be Made Entente to Take 160 Submarines, Specified Units of Grand Fleet and Vast Quantities of War Material Wilson Announces Armistice Terms Before Session of Congres Armed Imperialism at an End, He Says; Object of War Attained When Enemy Accepted Conditions Which Make Renewal Impos? sible ; Allies United to Aid Democracies WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?President Wilson, appear? before the Congress of the United States ?shortly after noo to-day? announced that the war had come to an end. German} he declared, would be unable to renew hostilities. Thereupon, amid almost continuous applausr, ho read th terms of the armistice signed by the enemy. These require of Germany : Immediate evacuation of all invaded territory? Belgium, France, Alsace-Lorraine and Luxemburg. Evctcuation of countries on left bank of the Rhine and occupation by Allied forces of the principal gate? ways to Germany. Reparation for all damage done and. restitution of moneys seized in invaded, lands. Surrender of principal units of the high seas lb * t. including 160 submarines. Surrender of enough war material practically to disarm the German forces. Abandonment of the treaties with Russia., and Rumania, with cvacwaUon of all conquered territory in tlie East. Surrender of forts and ships in the Baltic and Black seas. Return of Allied merchant ships in German ports. Duration of aivnistice shall be thirty days? with option to extend. Mr. Wilson's Address < The President spoke as follows: "Gentlemen of the Congress: "In these times of rapid and stupendous change it will in some degree lighten my sense of re? sponsibility to perform in person the duty of communicating to you some of the larger circumstances of the situation with which it is necessary to deal. "The German authorities, who have at the invitation of the Su? preme War Council been in com? munication with Marshal Foch, have accepted and signed the terms of armistice which he was authorized and instructed to com? municate to them." [Here the President read the terms of the armistice.] "The war thus comes to an end ; for having accepted these terms of armistice, it will be impossible for the German command to re? new it, America Proud of Part "It is not now possible to assess the consequences of this great consummation. We know only that this tragical war, whose con? suming flames swept from one na? tion to another until all the world was on fire, is at an end, and that it was the privilege of our own people to enter it at its most criti? cal juncture in such fashion and in such force as to contribute, in a way of which we are all deeply proud, to the great result. "We know, too, that the object of the war is attained; the object upon which all free men had set their hearts; and attained with a sweeping completeness which even now we do not realize. Imperialism at an End "Armed imperialism, such as the men conceived who were but yesterday the masters of Ger? many, is at an end, its illicit am? bition? engulfed in black disaster. Who will now seek to revive if. The arbitrary power of the mili? tary caste of Germany, which once could secretly and of its own single choice disturb the peace cf the world, is discredited and de? stroyed. "And more than that?much more than that?has been accom pushed. The great nations which associate?! themselves to destroy it have now definitely united in the common purpose to set up such a peace as will satisfy the long? ing of the *vho!e world for disin? terested justice, embodied in set? tlements which are based upon something much better and more lasting than the selfish competi? tive interests of powerful states. Will Protect the Weak "There is no longer conjecture as to the objects the victors havi in mind. They have a mind ii the matter, not only, but a hear also. Their avowed and concerte?: purpose is to satisfy and protec the weak as well as to accord thei just rights to the strong. "The humane temper and inten tion of the victorious government has already been manifested in very practical way. Their repn sentatires in the Supreme Ws Council at Versailles have t