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SHIP WORKERS Says Ship Program Success Is Due to Loyal Co-operation. The successi of the United States Shipping Boa id has been due to the co-operation of willing workers, from the office stafT to the workmen in the yards. E. H. Hurley, its chair man. declared last night at a recep tion given by Director General Schwab in the Metropolitan Opera House. Philadelphia. **At this time." Mr. Hurley said. **I wish to express the deep debt of gratitude we owe to the great army of workers which has so splendidly aided in our vast shipbuilding pro gram and to extend to every indi vidual of that great array, to the managers and workmen in the ship yards. to the numerous office force, the sense of debt we owe to their united and loyal support. "High tribute is due the labor of this nation for throwing its full en ergy and strength into the shipyards an-J other Industries upon which the yards depend for their supplies. Ap preciation is felt for the work the corps of Washington correspondents, whose articles have been sent broad cast throughout the land, for the in terest they haw stimulated and sus tained in the work of upbuilding a giant merchant marine. Every American Played Part. "Every American has played his and her part in driving the German army out of France and Belgium." Mr. Hurley stated. Last month, he said, the American ship yards com pleted and delivered 415,908 dead weight tons of shipping, the finest shipbuilding achievement the world1 has ever known. "When I left Washington at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon." Mr. Hurley said, "the city wan a tumult ?f Joy. the streets were filled with groups wildly cheering over the ? new* of war victory. We have I every reason to believe that peace with victory is at hand, and this victory has in part been due to the loyal co-operation of the members of our great shipbuilding in dustries." MANHATTAN YOWLS, REVELS AND PRANCES OVER PEACE REPORTS CONTINUED FROM FACE ONE. of the city of the report. Within ten minutes, so rapidly was the news spread, the great sirens, de signed to warn residents of possible air attacks, were screaming, men. women and children were hurrahing to the heavens, flags were being brought forth on every hand and every manifestation of extreme Joy was making a start. All afternoon and long after even . ing the celebration continued, with ? ver-increasing fervor. The digni fied Supreme Court caught the con tagion of the hour and adjourned early in the afternoon. Supreme Court Adjourn*. The Judges smilingly informed the lawyers that they most undoubted ly would wish to make a noise out of court. Litigants forgot their d?f-> jf ferences for the time being and x < apered down the court corridors immediately following the adjourn ment?for hadn't most of them sons or other relatives on France's bat tlefields? Mi hat at that hour was a petty wrangle over a few dollar?! Everyone wore h smile. Flagj. large and small, appeared from no whore in particular and were waved aloft, reaching only leys far toward the blue sky than the innumerable hats flune upward in an abandonment of joy. Silk hats were by no means icissing in the aerial demonstration. Their owners tossed them up in char acteristic American fashion. An Irishman was seen first to fling his headgear Into the air. then, recov ering It. to throw it violently to the pavement and. leaping an incredible distance into the ether, land solidlv upon it with both feet, the white omitting an ear-splitting screech. What to him wm the sacrifice of a hat? On his coat lapel was a service i pin bearing seven stars. Ere long the city's main business streets were carpeted with paper. I From thousands of windows in lofty I buildings ticket tape and paper of all descriptions, hastily torn into bits. | p was flung forth in token of Germany's white flag of surrender. Like a f mighty snowstorm and as silent, the' ^ paper fell upon the crowd. But only the paper was silent. The people ap peared beside themselves.. Their voices blendlns with the roarim; of auto mobile exhausts, tbe tootinc of horns, the sirens" shrieks, the whistles from myriad factories and river craft, dis cordant as the ensemble, awakened a spirit of exultation which found expression only in noise and yet moral noise. GERMAN ARMIES NEAR ROUT AS AMERICANS ENTER SEDAN SUBURBS CONTINUED FROM PaOB ONE. xon. To the west our line passed! through Autrecourt and Beau Menil Farm to Connage. We have also taken Bulson. Haraucourt and the im portant town. Raucourt. Since the beginning of our attack on November 1 twenty-two enemy] divisions have appeared on our front between the Meuse and the Ar gonne. Our pursuit planes dropped a I l ton of explosives on several rtnportant ! | ..road centers which were being userl j ! the enemy to make his escape. | > seven enemy airplanes were shot i down during the day. Two of our * machines are missing. Serb Legation Announces Occupation of Belgrade. The Serbian Legation has received the following communication from the Serbian press bureau: "Corfu. Wednesday?The comman dant of the French troops at Corfu in an order of the day announcing the occupation of Belgrade, says: 'Every Frenchman will hail with en thusiasm the victory of the SerhJt our brothers and comrades-in-arms, from the first hour in the gigantic struggle undertaken by right and jus tice against tyranny and barbarism.' " CapL Coolidge, Ace, Killed in France. With the American First Army, Nov. 7.?Capt. Hamilton Coolidge, an American "ace" who had eight Ger man machines to his credit, was kill ed by a German anti-aircraft she?l | while flying deep within the enemy lfees on October 27 it was learned to day. Capt. Coolidge wag the member of a prominent Boston family, a Harvard graduate and extremely popular among the American aviators for his modesty and fearlessness. ~ , I Interesting Sidelights In "Victory" Celebration Washington, the- war capital of the world, yesterday threw off its restraint and disported itself. The city went wild. There have been celebrations and demonstrations but never in the history of the city was there such a one as held the entire District in its grip throughout yesterday afternoon and night. Downtown was a sea of smiles, a bombardment of cheers, a din of horns, whistles and racket-makers. Among all the cheers and the happiness and absence of tension, however, there were here and there little episodes that touched the heart. Incidents stood out from the great mass like cameos, and among the general joy was cathos. | He was in khaki. c'p.+ I leather leggings and shiny ^ buttons, and the news of th . er's downfall had been too mu.cn f0CurlTd up on a crowded eurb.toK. he save way to his injured and sobbed, refusing to ?*???* u comfort offered by the sympathetic passersby. war" "There ain't goin to be no . he walled bitterly. an,d ' J"".. gIt I these Old leggings an I seemd a useless waste of a P"'?ctn good uniform toj^ ten-year-old. Signified marine wore the thateW wh^ch" h? C Baltimore J Washington's most ! resort, and somewhere else he had annexed the sign to po> " j"ful" condition to the multitude. I Did you see "he Jan band last " Three small boy? with horns, and one even smaller with a hugedrum led over a thousand people down the ( /Avenue to the tune of " wb?re HP j We Go From Here." The band leader a most dignified youth of about i twelve had secured an old broom for | hi: baton and kept the musicians and marchers In the strictest order throughout the entire line of march. Woanded Soldier Hero. A wounded soldier from Walter Kee?l was the hero of the crowd last night. Three buglers with their in struments spied him as he swung his way though the throng on his crutches and took him into their pro tecting care. Reaching a particularly crowded corner the buglers- stopped, commandeered a group of soldiers to hold their hero on their shoulders, and while the crowd cheered them selves hoarst. the three gave their entire repertory of bugle calls. ' A tinv old lady Joined the merry makers' last night, protected by two ( stalwart Marines. As she pa."y.ed through the crowd her faded blue eyes beamed a benediction upon every mar. in uniform. "Look, sor.." she cried softly, as a cavalrv sercant passed, "there goes a man from John's regiment." Son. the biggest and brownest of the Ma rines. looked, and patted her hand tenderly, and the crowd noticed that the little old lady wore a gold slarj on her black coa: sleeve. Deaf Boy Speak*. "One-armed Deefy" has spoken. , For years the colored boy has sold papers" on the avenue, never speaking and apparently urtable to understand, one word. The other newsies have called him "Deefy" and pitied him to the extent of helping him secure cus tomers. . | Ijist night the newsies received the) shock of their lives for "Deefy" yelled I "extra" at the top of an apparently i healthy pair of lungs as he rushed I through the crowd. The hoys are | still wondering if it was the effect] of the good news, or^if "Deefy" has] been stringing them for the past four; or five years. One I nited States Marine has still I retained his modesty despite the self- j evident fact that the Kaiser surrend- , -ered one week after he enlisted. "O" course I ain't savin' nothin'," he informed the crowd, "but what I want to know is Just who went an' told the ol* coward I done enlisted for duration. It sutlnly looks mighty strange to me. just one week, mind you, an' thet ol* bum is surrenderiii' all ready." She l.oved Everybody. Blonde hair that peeped from be- . neath a close-fitting hat surmounted! a pink and white complexion. Two. rows of pearly teeth were constant- . ly in evidence. She smiled at every! ore and was very proud of the little silk flag of Belgium she carried. "I can't help it." she said to her companion. "Everybody is loving tonight, and I wtll smile if I want to at everybody." At times she put her hand to a pin made from the crossed rifles of a soldier "over there" and smiled. Her civilian companion smiled also but his was a forced smile. Washington's biggest demonstra tion had a small beginning. The first raucous shout of a newsboy announcing Germany's surrender was not the electric shock that the importance of the event Justified. The colossal events that have Just preceded it. the downfall of great nations with kaleidoscopic rapidity, discounted the first effects. More over it was predicted and regarded i beforehand as an inevitable occur- j rence. Pedestrians along the streets read | the "extras" calmly and some | smiled into stranger's eyes and j others upon meeting acquaintances: gravely shook hands. Then th?' sirens began their weird cry of vic tory, crowds began to gather on I the streets. As the numbers grew restraint was dissipated proportion ately. Self-consciousness gradually disappeared and repression of many months was cast aside> Some Joke! "Hoorav. I'm gonna take off my uniform tonight," shouted a soldier on Fourteenth street. "The war is over, by gosh." "You better not." warned his com panion. also a soldier. "You are apt to be courtmartlaled if you do. We ain't got no 'fflcial notice yet." "G'wan, you poor crab.'' the bois terc us one replied, "do you think I'm gonna sleep in it If I did I might 1 get courtra&rtialed anyhow. Why, I don't you know, he screeched so everybody could hear, "I take it off every night?" Twilight upon Pennsylvania ave nue yesterday was a time of dis traction for numbers of sparrows who sought their usual roosts in the trees that line the sidewalk. They jabbered and fussed, futilely seeking to drown the wild roar of thousands by making as much noise of their own as possible. "Dem* damn Germans dun gone en spoiled mah fun." said a colored man engaged in putting a load of coal in a cellar on U street northwest. "Pse de sorriest man alibe ^ dat de season is closed on 'em now." ??What de Sam Hill Is you talking ?bout, man?" asked his companion. "Whatcha call dis here closed sea son?" ? Well. Ah'U tell yo\" the man an swered. "I wus gonna git drafted soon, en Ah had a couple ob dem Germans spotted, en now Ah can t go out en shoot 'em." Three soldiers, doubtless anxious to join in the parade along Pennsyl vania avenue, stole an automooilo belonging to Harry Meader, 1922 First street northwest, from in front of Mr. Meader":t house and drove off with it, cheering wildly. Passersby on tl.e street noticed the trio, but did not realize t'.at they were tak.nS *?>mething tt at did not belong to ihcm. ITp to r late hour last night they still h?d the machine. rrria Club on Job. The National Press Club wai j among the first to start a parade. Carrying a banner a number of the members marching, invited every body to participate. For a while the crowds were diffident'and afraid of becoming conspicuous. Members of the Press Club feared that per haps the National Capital would re main stoical and refuse to make "good copy." And later these same members complained that the story was so big they couldn't write it. The biggest demonstration in Washington's history had a leader. He was a middle-aged man with graying hair, a lawyer from a small Virginia town. He obtained a size able flag somewhere and was the first to start a parade of war work ers. Soon they began tumbling out of all departments, hatless and without wraps, to join the proces sion. He marched them down and up Pennsylvania avenue singli.g pongs. Then on to the White Hou.'e they went and there an* enthusiastic mob gathered that reminded one strangely of Shakespeare. The leader, whose name by the way is J. Clovd Byars, shouted for Pres ident Wilson to come out and the crowd took up the cry. After a period the President came out and bowed. "No horns. Please dorr't a.<*k for them." One Seventh street ten-cent stoie hung out a elgr- to the effect that .vl their "musical'' instruments were sold early yesten"ia> afternoon. At every Ptore in town horns were at a pre mium, and little boys willing to part with their early purchases controlled the market. On the Avenue everv horn in existence was in evidence, from the army regulation bugle to five cent noise-producing Instruments of uncertain tone quality. At the White Hoa*e. The party about the White House broke up and then gathered again about the platform on th2 steps at | I he re.ir end of the Treasury and J shouted for McAdoc to come out. Neither McAdoo nor any celebrity ap peared to make a speech, although the crowd was ripe for an orator. And any orator would have been prc id of the size of it. Someone sug eested that a committee wait on the President and ask him to make a *peech. The committee who vol unteered were J. McDonohue, K. M. Sosir.an, S. A. Thompson, and L#. M. Patterson. Thev were informed that the President was too busy to make i speech. Hearing the sirens blow, workers in the Treasury Department climbed out of the windows early yesterday afternoon to see what was going on. Crowds in the streets stared back at the Treasury clerks perched on the leuge to see what they were going to do. Feeling that it was up to them to start something they hit on the happy idea of cheering every man in uniform that parsed. War Worker* I.eave Desks. No leave was granted and none wag asked in the departments yesterday, but government buildings in a few minutes were left absolutely clerkless. At the first intimation that the war was over clerks fled screaming and yelling from the buildings. h"tless and without their wraps. Executives found nothing else to do but follow lult. Along with the general air of re ioiclng, a touch of pathos was ap parent in the celebration. An aged woman, her face lined with wrinkles deepened by the hand of war, and wearing on her left sleeve a raourn ng band in the center of which was i single gold star, bought a news paper. "Is it true, do you think?" she asked a bystander. "1 hope so." Then her eyes filled with tears. "I lave giv%n my only son to the cause >f righteousness. I have given him ?ladly. He will never return to me. !>ut I thank God from the bottom of ny heart that now there will be mil Yes, it is a fact that ii SALADA" is a blend of the finest growths of the best gardens?only, and it has remained un changed for more than 25 years. ? BELGIAN GUNS POUNDING FOE! Albert's Army, in Full Strength, Smashing to Victory. Belgian Army Headquarter*. Nov.! 6.?It is now possible to jive some j details of the smashing Belgian of-j fensive which broke loose at dawn j of the last day of October and which i is still in full swing, with a pause now and then necessitated by con- : solidation and transport problems. Preliminary to the big: drive the 1 guns bellowed along: a front of j nearly forty miles, facing: the Lys j Canal. King: Albert is in personal | command. The wbole strength of the Belgian army was pitted against I the last barrier defending ancient Ghent, with Brussels, the capital, j beyond. German troops are shut off from I communication with the rest, but they fought desperately and render ed unexpected resistance. Their counter battery work was weak, however. The Germans are known to suffer from a shortage of artil lery, but the machine gunners fought to the death. They fell back i across the canal only when the ris- ! ing mists disclosed the unbroken ? Belgian advance. After the outposts had been with-i drawn the enemy drenched the western bank of the canal with poison gas which hung low because of the mist. They formed a poison barrage zone along the whole west bank. Into this poison belt rushed the Belgians behind their artillery bar rage. They crossed the canal twice and were driven back twice by count er-attacks. Then the Belgian artil- j lery was signaled to play a hose- j stream of fire _ along the German front line. Throughout the afternoon the big guns launched an inferno of death across the canal along a line of forty miles. The clouds were hanging low and drizzling rain prevented tiie war birds from observing. In the early morning a flock of twelve German machines made a short cruise over [ the Belgian positions. Lacking fire control, the German guns contented i themselves with sendihg shells and | gas over the known cross roads. lions of other mothers' sons who will j come back to them victorious." And i the little grey mother, stifling a sob, moved X)n with the crowd. Just to prove that the American' business man has his eyes open to advertise his \jares, no matter what j the circumstan/es, a well-known flor- | ist decorated his motor car with red. ! white and blue bunting and Ameri-i can and allied flags, placed a pretty j girl in the seat alongside the driver, . and set forth to advertise "Liberty Bouquets. First on the Market." If the decorated machine did not at tract the eye of the rejoicing crowd, the pretty girl on the front seat did, for It was noticed that the florist's shop was besieged by purchasers of the latest novelty. Keith's orchestra led the parade through the cheering part of town last night. Coductor Clarke led as he has never led before and the members played as though inspired. Manager Bobbins promises that next week shall be "Victory Week" and cele brated in the theater accordingly. Many Flag;* Sold. The flag vendors did a rushing i business from the minute the glad i news 'broke." Everyone seemed to be carrying flags, not the symbol of America alone, but the standards of Great Britain. France and Italy as well. The vendors were soon sold out and rush orders to Balti more were soon making the tele graph wires hot. Perched on the radiator of a big] limousine were three "flappers," i shouting at the top of their voices J the refrkin of the well-known i "Hail! Hail! the Gang's All Here; What the Hell do We Care." As they came up Pennsylvania avenue, it passed a group of Episcopal clergymen. But the presence of the divines only served to make the joy ous ones sing the louder, and accent "Over There" with the Yanks. "How do you nay two ppg?, Elmer?" "I don't know, ask for 'trw^oofV (3 and send one back" Note: The title of thin restaurant is "The cafe of the not much lunch." a bit more staccato the second line) of the 'aythem." And to prove . that they were good sports, the clergymen applauded. Twelve Aviators Fly In Battle Formation. The aviators of Boiling; Field cele- j brated the armistice report by flying in battle formation yesterday aft?r- j noon over the peace maddened city. I Lieut. Ernest La Prada. in command of the flying planes at the tield. was; leader of the twelve planes that com posed the aerial squadron. Lieut. J. | C. Edgerton carried Col. B. B. Butler.1 commanding officer of the field. hisj passenger. Other flyers who v < re in j tiie aerial squadron were Col. 3r*nJ. J Lieutenants Benjanrv-n. Howell. H?ipp. j M-in'ck. Logg. Luoas, Bog^r, l^eon-j hardt and Curtis. Visiting aviators from other fields; were eagerly clamoring for the privi- 1 lege of celebrating by flying over the! city. "Pennsylvania avenue was black ? with people," reported Lieut. Osman j Barr, who flew over the city at a heighth of 3.5CO feet in the bip de j Haviland bombing plane. Lieut Barr was down from Mineola Field. He had as his observer yesterday. Lieut, j Bentley also of Mineola Field. "The air was as balmy 3,500 feet above the city today as it was on the I field. It was an ideal day for ooser- ? vation and I shall long remember; it," said Lieut. Barr. A de Haviland bombing plane ar- ! rived at Boiling Field yesterday | afternoon from Roosevelt Field,' Mineola. Long Island. It was pil- j oted by Lieut. Millineaux and Col.' Culver was the passenger-observer. | The flight had taken two hours. A ! return trip will be made today. } PEACE STATEMENT UNCONFIRMED, BUT TO BE SIGNED EARLY? CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE. are agreed to encourage and help the establishment of native govern ments and administrations in Syria and Mesopotamia actually liberated by the allies, and in the territories they are now striving to liberate, and to recognize them as soon as effectively established. Far from seeking to force upon the popula tions of these countries any par ticular ' institutions. France and Gre?it Britain have no other con cern than to insure by their sup port and their active assistance the normal working of the governments and institutions which the popula tions shall have freely adopted, so as to secure just impartiality for all. and also to facilitate the eco nomic development of the country in arousing and encouraging loyal initiatives by the diffusion of in struction. and to put an end to dis cords which have too long been taken advantage of by Turkish rule. "Such is the role that the two aUied governments claim for them selves in the liberated territories." TO EXPEND HUGE SUM FOR CAMP ADDITIONS Increase of Cantonment Facilities Will Cost $18,000,000. Closely following rumors of an end of hostilities yesterday, came an nouncement from the War Depart HY PAY t30 crS35 For Ready-Made Clothes When SENOUGH? 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W. ment that the construction division of the arany has been flven authori zation to expend $18,000.00") in the en largement of several camps and ad ditions to other army properties. About 17,500,000 will be used in en larging Camp Grant. III., and W4.700 will be uped in increasing the hospital facilities of various other camps, ("amp Custer. Mich., will be the scene of enlargements costing $4,815,000, of which $325,000 will be used in the erec tion of a hospital. Camp Dodge. Iowa, will be enlarged at a cost of $2,835,210, and $1,903,185 will be expend ed at the Delaware Ordnance Depot* - Additional construction at the Aerta. Gunnery School. Miami. Fla.. mill eosi $660,000, eleven new steel hangars be ing added and four barracks and me*r halls. New hangars, lecture hailf and other buildings at North Camp J Jackson. N. C.f will cost S270.il?. Other camps where lesser Improve* J ments are to be carried out are:t I Camp Humphreys. Va., $62 000: Fort I I Douglas. 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The slight and almost imperceptible faults that made it necessary for the manufacturer to eall them "seconds" made it possible for us to secure blouses that ordinarily, if perfect, could not be pur chased for less than $7.50 to $12.50. To sell today at $3.75. Pa la I. Inak-TtM fltH. A Full List of Today's Bargains ?published in yesterday's evening papers. Refer to your Evening Star or Times and look for The Palais Royal list of 100 Wonderful Friday Bargains.