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Tommy Atkins Can Hardly Realize End of War as
Aviators Drop Down Messages to Fighting Men
Army Lines Marked Only by Camp Fires
With the British Army in Belgium, (Monday) Nov. 11—Peace
like a mantle descended over Belgium at 11 o'clock this morning.
Almost coincident with the signing of the armistice the city of
Mons capitulated. Th£ population of Mons today paraded through
the streets, cheering madly their liberators. Early this morning
a crisp graphic order to cease firing at 11 o'clock was distributed
to all units with a further order to maintain defensive precautions
and to have no intercourse with the enemy.
Contest to Fire Last Shot
The advance continued, the gunners
racing forward, seeking the honor or
firing1 the parting shot. Sharply at
11 clock the firing stopped. Fleets
of British aviators dropped signal
lights which descended with the mo­
mentous niessage to the troops be­
Tommy Atkins Dazed.
Tommy Atkins was unable to re­
alize that the announcement was true.
This afternoon the celebrations and'
rejoicing were making the old town of
J\Jons vibrate.
Stenai Last Town
With American Army on French
Front, Monday, Nov. 11.—The last
Frcnch tpwn to fall into the hands of
the allies before peace was declared
was Stenai. American troops rushed
through the town at 10:45, finding it
empty, and in a few moments allied
flags made their appearance. As the
church bells solemnly tolled the hour
of 11, the 90th division filed into the
town." The army lines are marked to­
night only by campfires. Except for
the rumble of heavy trucks there is'
nothing to indicate that two great
armies face one another. The armis­
tice'has riot been violated in any re­
spect. Not even an accidental dis­
charge, of arms has occurred.
Still In/Cellars
The people of Stenai were still in
their cellars, awaiting the bombard­
ment. The town is not badly damaged
by shelifire, but according to the re­
maining inhabitants has been plund­
ered of everything of value.
Bismarck Banker .Saves Life by
Driving Self to Hospital
for Treatment
The fact that Sen. C. W. McGray
did not take water as a chaser prob
aby saved his life Monday evening
when by mistake' he took two five
grain bichloride of mercury tablets
for a head-ache. The Bismarck bank­
er promptly discovered his mistake,
climbed into his car, drove to the Bis­
marck hospital and presented himself
for treatment. Heroic treatment and
the fact that the tablets had been ta­
ken dry, which delayed their ,solution,
saved the life of the (patient,. who to­
day Is out of danger.
Senator McGray. who is Furlelgh
county chairman for the United War
Drive, put in a busy day Monday. That
evening he went home with a head­
ache. Without turning on a light, he
reached into a medicine cabinet
where he had some headacne tablets,
helped himself to |wo pellets and
swallowed them. A moment later he
got a violent reaction- which con­
vinced him there had been a mistake.
Investigating, he found tliat his "head­
ache" tablets had come from & bbt'tlb
labeled bichloride of mercury, anjl
which Mrs. McGray had used as a dis­
infectant while serving as a voluntary
nurse during the flu edipeinic. The
senator lost no more time, out jumped
Into his car and broke all speed limits
getting tb the hospital.
y. E. A. Special to The Tribune.
This advertisement, in the Frank­
furter Zeitung, doesn't sound as prom­
ising now as a few weeks ago: "Dip­
lomatic attache, in the highest posi­
tion, with great future prospects, tall,:
good looking, 30 years old, free think­
er, healthy, belonging to the very
first families, son of an excellency, is
lboking for a life companion, uses a
newspaper advertisement because
there are no dances or dinners during
the war. Lady must be frotn the
best family, with a fortune permitting
her to become the wife of a future
German ambassador." ,•
S. E. A. Special to the Tribune.
Londen, England.
About 50 deaths have occurred at
sea from natural causes out of all the
men Uncle Sam has sent across—
close to two millions. This is the
"statement of Brig. Gen. Francis A.
Winter, chief surgeon of the Ameri
can forces in England. General Win­
ner added that recently one convoy of
American troops was. attacked by
Spanis hinfluenza on the way to Eng
land. There have been number of
deaths from Influenza and pneumonia
In English camps but this outbreak
was confined to one Ccjnvoy and the
situation is not
Correspondent With Pershing's
Army Tells Why Fund
Is Necessary
Soldier Boys Find Spiritual and
Social Comfort at Hands
of "Big Seven"
N. E. A. Staff C'orrespomieii:.
With Pershing's Army- ui France.-—
Regardless of peace, there, is a
big work for the organizations
\wSiieh have been contributing lo
the welfare of American soldiers
in France. Two years will be re­
quired to bring all of the boys
back to America. It may bo long­
er than that, for there is inu^h yet
/to do in Europe.
Therefore the'United War Work
campaign, for $170,500,000 for the
ing' today, will be pushed as vigor­
ously as though the war were still
C, C. Lyon, stiff correspondent of'
the Newspaper Enterprise associa­
tion with the army of General
Pershing here tells of the activities
of the relief organizations.
The American people are being asked
contribute $170,500,000 to carry on
the. work of the Y. M. C. A., Knights
of Columbus, Salvation Army, Y. W. C.
A., Library association and other or­
ganizations doing welfare work among
our soldiers.
That's a lot of money.
Is the work of these organizations
worth the cost?
For some time I've been studying
very acrefully their activities, in order
to be able to give the folks back home
some real enlightenment, free from ex­
cessive praise or uncalled for "knocks."
I was prompted to do this by a num­
ber of letters I've received from men
and women in America.
They're till doing a good work, and it
is seldom that a knock is heard against
any of them.
The Knights of Columbus, for ex­
ample, specializes in good fellowship
and the free distribution of cigarets,
Cigars, chocolate,, etc., among the
The K. of C. secretary general is a
big, jovial Irishman whq's had a lot
of training in ward or city politics
back home, and ho has brought to
France with him a handshake and a
manner of :talk that makes a hit with
the doughb'ora
The personnel of the Y. M. C. A. i^
rabidly changing in this respect. The
fellows they're sending over now, for
the most part, are real HE men, and
the ranks have been pretty well clear­
ed of an element of cold, clammy. Ash­
es who hurried over in the first days
of the war, intent solely on saving the
souls of the doughbnrs. This type of
worker wouldn't trust a doughboy for
a nickel's worth of chewing gum the
day before pay day, and he was always
being Shocked speechless by the aver­
age doughboy's, fluency in profanity.
Y. M. C. A. leaders discerned early
in the game that the army doesn't want
its soul saved, but, instead, it Wants
plenty of smokes and chocolate, and
movie shows, and vaudeville acts and
writing paper.
So, instead of scouring America for
men who are full of inward pi&ty, they
have been putting into the service now
fellows with enough piqty to get by,
but who aren't agraid to give away
a truck load of candy or smokes once
in a while. -,
In a word, from being, at first, a
rather ?old, unresponsive organization,
the M. C. A. present personnel is
making it cordial, real flesh and blood.
The Salvation Army's specialty is
doughnuts. My, what doughnuts those
good women do make! That is, when
they can get supplies. But in all France
there are only about two score Salva­
tion huts, as against the 1,500 huts of
the Y. M. C. A. with the American ar­
my, so the sum total of joy that the
Salvation Army doughnut'makers can
give an army of two million men is a
drop in the boc^ket. With the various
divisions constantly on the mpve, a sol­
dier has been lucky if he came across
a Salvation but once in two weeks.
The Y. W. C. A. confines its work
to the thousands of American wom
(Contlaued on Pace lBght)
Deserted by Emperor, Who Has
Fled to Holland, People Turn
to United States
Reds Control Most Important In­
dustrial Centers of Teu­
ton Empire
London. Nov. 12.—William Ho
henzoilern arrived Sunday at Mfd
datchen near Arnheim, according
to a dispatch to the daily Ex­
press. An Amsterdam express
says the former German empress
is ill at Potsdam, and that the
former German crown princess is
at her bedside.
Amsterdam, Nov. 12.—A great
mystery still is being made of the
destination in Holland of Wilhelm
Hohenzoliern, former emperor of
Germany. Three separate coun­
try seats now are named as his
abode. The former emperor made
an inglorious entry into Holland.
At 10 o'clock Sunday morning ten
automobiles driven by former
Prussian officers were seen enter­
ing Holland through the fog. The
erstwhile martial figure of the
former einperor was huddled and
bent over a walking stick, while
the former war lord stared
straight ahead. Dutch cyclists
and military police formed a cord­
on about the party. Crowds of
Belgian refugees assembled about
the party crying "Assassin."
When the train arrived at the
station, William Hohenzoliern
entered and changed to civilian
clothes. Plans for the reception of
the former emperor were made by
the aid de camp of Queen Wilhel
inina, who went to German head­
quarters last week.
(By Associated Press)
Defeated on the battlefield, deserted
by their Emperor, and subjected to
terms tantamount tp unconditional
surrender, the German people have
vail and
them by crosing the Dutch frontier.
old regime out of -ower seems to be
(Continued on Page Two.)
the votes ca3t.
on at the
.vDr .Wi S. SQ1Z
London, Nov. 12.—Emperor Charles
of Austria has abdicated according to
a Copenhagen dispatch quoting pri­
vate advises from yienna. Victor Ad
ler, leader of the Austrian socialist,
and foreign secretary in the German
Austrian cabinet formed at Vienna on
Octover-31 is dead It is reported a
general strike will declared in Vi
enaa tomorrow
Effigy of Former Emperor Is
Marched About City and Then
Burned at the Stake
Everyone Rejoices in Triumph
of Yanks—No Accidents
Reported Here
Ex-Kaiser Bill was present in per­
son to fittingly cap off Bismarck's
Victory day celebration. His imperial
nibs, crowned by a' real German hel­
met, with characteristic moustaches,
and all of tho unbending dignity
which has been associated with the
former great military lord, with Wal­
ter W. McMahon, Frank Snyder Wil­
liam K. Markham as an escort, head­
ed a wildly enthusiastic parade which
early Monday evening filed through
tho streets, tho hotels and other pub­
lic places and finally wound up at the
corner of Fourth and Broadway,
where, while the Bismarck Elks' -band
played and appropriate dirge, tho ma­
jesty that was Billhelm. slowly went
up in smoke.
The effigy-was a remarkably clever
caricature of William Hohenzoliern, as
he appeared in the role of command­
er in chief of the imperial German
armies, before he became plain Bill
Hohenzoliern, private citizen. The
kaiser made his d^but with Frank
Snyder walkiug in tfce loa^, holding a
ropb which ended iitf a noose embrac-
Conditions described as "fearful" pre- er side of the ka,lattI" ma^bed Messrs.
McMahon and MnTkham. Soon a shout­
ing, hooting crowd had lined up, and
a parade was formed After the kais*
take stfep to overcome the danger. er had been duly exhibited, lie was
.Sailors in Control strung up to a pole-at Broadway and
the foreign'
secretary says in his appeal that mil­
lions fade starvation if allies 4" not
Mutinous sailoVs who are in con- Fourth, and a torch applied. The
trql of .piitet of the units of the Ger- devil should toe given his dues, and
many n^r* may risk battle against the must be admitted that the kaiser
ajljied fleet rather than surrender un-1 burned welL- All that rem&ined of
der the terms of the armistice. hii imperial highness r.'afior a very
Some messages directed that the few minutes was the gan'metal, hei
units assembled in Sassnitz Harbor on-Met, which today will be presented to
the east coast of the Island of Ruegen the North Dakota State historical mu
off the Prussian coast. Holland is said
to be preparing to intern William
Hohenzoliern and his son the former
C^own Prince as well as other mili­
tary officers who sought refuge with
The helmet actually did belong to
the kaiser, once upon a time. Theh
Victor Elomgren, a former Bismarck
letter carrier now serving over there
a8 a
Enter pardanelles met from a dead German who har
This action may prevent the former stopped some of the Yanks' machine
Emperor from returning to Germany
should events take a sudden change.:
Minnesota, indicate tnat state wiu is a nnrffi mincidnce in which
was necessary to call a majority of satisfaction.
stretcher bearer, rescued the hel-
gun £ire ThQ
helmet was about all
that was le{t of the hun
Allied warships have entered the par- transportable and Blomgren carried it
datielles and British naval forc®8 have his own lines and then dis
occupied Alexandretta. (patched it to Frank Snyder, who
Everywhere in Germany the momen-
tum of the revolution which swept the
gl with tbe
that was
it for last nlght
's glorious occa-
intention of ultimately
it }n the Btate
hisorlcal mu-
um, where it will henceforth pos­
sess a double interest for patriotic
North Dakotans.
'Twixt head-ache spasmsm superin­
duced by too early rising and over ex
{citement, a Bismarck young woman
found inspiration yesterday in the fact
I that the close of the most tragic fchap-
•i D..., Knv 12—Official and un- ter in tho world's history had come on
The fact was mentioned last night
in a group of celebrants, one of whom
FIGHTING BREAKS OUT chanced to recall the fact that^a
Amsterdam, Monday, Nov. 11.— month or two ago one Indian woman
Fiehting broke out once more in Ber-' crossing from Mandan to BismarcK in
lin on Sunday afternoon according to a Northern Pacific train after telling
a message received here. It centers the lady whose seat she shared the
around Schloss Square and was going contents of her purse and then per-
time the dispatch was sent. Continued on Page Bight.
Wmterfeld was former militarf attache in Paris, Hintse received Dewey's famous ultimatum at Manila that if
firing en German ships ignoring the American blockade meant war he was ready to take the consequents. ISr*«
berjer was the German most active in the conspiracy which involved Bolo Pash, the French traitor,.They came
to Foch to-ask for an armistice. J. its
LM*I 'I'
New Regime Signed Articles and
Dispatched Messenger in
Haste to Gen. Foch
Hindenburg at Grand Head*
quarters Has Adhered to
Socialistic Regime
•Paris,' Nov. 12.—The new German
government, it appears, considered the
armistice terms at a sitting in Berlin
late Sunday. Having decided to ac­
cept then), Berlin telegraphed to Spa,
authorizing the delegates to fix their
signatures. Tho courier reached the
chateau at Frankfort at 2 a. m. and
found the German plenipotentiaries
awaiting them. They asked after they
had read their instructions to see
Marshal Foch, who was in his private
car. Marshal Foch with Admiral Sir
Roslyn Wysmess received them. A
discussion which is described by tho
Temps correspondence took place, sev­
eral points being debated, especially
that point concerning the mainten­
ance of a German blockade.
Copenhagen, Nov. 12.—Germany's
new provisional government will be
all red. The socialists ^definitely re­
fused to permit the bourgois to enter
the new government. It is significant
that the multitude of proclamations is­
sued are directed to "comrades" rath­
er than "citizens" and that reference
no longer is made to the people's re­
public, but to the socialist republic.
Amsterdam, Nov. 12.-r-Field Marsh­
al Von Hindenburg is not in Holland,
says a dispatch frroni the Wollf bu­
reau. He remains at grand headquar­
ters and adheres to tbe new govern­
ment. It is, also officially declared
that Crown Prince Ruppreclit has not
The entire German northern fleet
and the Island base at Helgoland are
in. tho hands of the German soldiers'
Men From 18 to 46 Do Not Need
to Fill Out Questionnaires
Already Received
Washington, Nov. 12—Draft boards
were ordered today to stop classify­
ing men under 19 or over 86 and to
withhold questionnaires for su?h
registrants not already sent out.
It was said officially at the Provost
Marshal General's office that regis­
trants of from 18 to 40 years of age
who have received questionnaires need
not fill them out. Formal orders will
be issued soon.
Cancellation of all draft calls and
inductions yesterday probably has nul­
lified the work or fight order of last
The work or fight otder falls by
reason of the fact that the only pen­
alty attached was that of being placed
in class 1. With the call stopped the
government has no power to penalize
non-essential employment.
Orders went out today to the heads
of all military departments to discon­
tinue at once the acceptance for ad­
mission to central officers' training
camps. No decision has been reached
regarding the persons in the camps
X. E. A. Special to The Tribune.
PARIS.—According to a report from
the Munich Neusete Nachricthen, ex
King Ferdinand of Bulgaria has de­
cided to spend jhe rest of his days in
the study of science.
Wendelin Schwartz, a well known
young farmer of Odense,' died! in a
hospital hero. He was 35 years old
an dis survived by a widow and fam­
ily of young children at Odense.
No Relaxation of Vigilance
While Peace Terms Are
(By Associated rPess.)
With the American Army iu France,
Monday, Nov. 12.0rders announclnj
ttye 'armistice^haS *been' 'teign&rf
giving directions as to future conduct
of allied soldiers along the line were
6ent to every corps this forning. It
1. You are informed that hostili­
ties will cease on the whole front at
11 o'clock aj. m. November 11th, 191$,.
Paris time.
2. iNo allied troops will pass the
line reached by them at that hour
and date until further order.
3. Division, commanders will im­
mediately sketch the location of their
front line. This sketch will be re­
turned to headquarters 'by the cour
rier bearing these orders.
Severe Measures.
4. All communication with the en­
emy both before and after termination
os hostilities is absolutely forbidden.
In case of disobedience severest meas­
ures will be taken. Any officer of­
fending will be sent to headquarters
under guard.
G. Every emphasis will be laid on
the fact that the arrangement is an
armistice only and not a peace.
6. There must not be the slightest
relaxation of vigilance. Troops must
•be prepared at any moment for fur­
ther operations.
7. Special steps will be taken by
all commanders to insure strictest
discipline and that all troops be heltl
in readiness. fully prepared for any
8. Division and brigade iiommand
ers will personally communicate these
orders to all divisions.
Remains of Mrs. Peter Farrell
Brought to Bismarck Last
The remains of Mrs. P. Farrell of
Hazelton were brought to Bismarck
on Monday following brief funeral
rites at the home town of the deceas­
ed, and funeral services were held at
9 o'clock this morning at St. Mary's
pro-cathedral and Internment was
made in St. Mary's cemetery.
Mrs. P. Farrell was one of the old­
est and best known residents of Haz­
elton, where she had resided for many
years. She wa^ 72 years old and waB
a widow, her husband's death having
occurred two years ago. There sur­
vive the deceased four daughters—
Mrs. W. B. Andurs, Misses Anna A
and Lizzie A. Farrell, at home, and
Mrs. Frank Lawler of Hazelton, and
two sons—Charles and James Farrell.
Mrs. Farrell contracted Spanish in­
fluent about ten days ago, and last
Friday her long and useful life came
to a close. There is general mourn­
ing among her many friends in ijazel
Not Known Where Parley Will Be Held—Some
Soldiers to Go Overseas for Police and Medical
Duty—No Mustering out From Cantonment^
Washington, Nov. 12.—America today turned .to the ways of
peace. With the military power of the central governments shat­
tered, the United States with allied governments took up the task
of reconstruction. Immediately ahead, however, diplomatic
Washington saw the peace conference. When or where the final
peace negotiations would be held officials would not conjecture.
Thirty days is the time allowed under the armistice terms for the
assembling of the peace conference.
Two new deaths were reported last
night from Spanish Influenza. Mrs.
Cecil Grogan, aged 28, and whose hus­
band is serving in France, passed
away, leaving a baby Jjorn only a
week ago and three other children.
The deceased had made her home
with her father, Capt. Kass, a river pi­
lot, near the Missouri landing.
Washington, Nov.
of passenger automobiles after Jan­
uary 1 is likely to continue^ and the
consequent expected lessening of the
steel demands. -s
se&attifa noMatoi mm
No Immediate Mustering.
The return home of nearly 2 1-1
million men overseas and the muster­
ing out of the 2 1-2 million men iu
camps in this country will not come
immediately. Tbe United States, en­
tering the war last, probably will bo
called upon to do much of tbe po­
lice aud guard duty. Conditions la
Russia are uncertain, and the small
force there may need to be increased.
The movement of troops abroad will
not be stopped immediately, Socretaiy
Baker announced, although the units
probably will be medical and of aim*
ilar divisions.
Until peace is finally concluded
there will be patrol work for tho
navy the seas must be policed and
swept of mines, and new bases estab­
At home industrial reconstruction
presents its great problems. War con.
tract plants must be converted to
make the commodities of peace.
Workers engaged on such plants may
be assimilated iu peace plans. Wage
-of uiuetberreadjt»&t>
ed to peace. The war industries
board, the war labor board and Oth­
er industrial agencies must be con­
tinued or substitutes provided. The
returned soldier must have work and
a home. Other legislation making
possible a return to a peace time basis
will come before congress.
Entrainment Planned for Mon­
day Called Off at Last
The entrainment of all draftees was
halted in North Dakota at 5:30 Mon­
day evening. Inasmuch as Adjutant
eGneral Fraser had ordered held until
that houj- the two special trains which
were to have left Monday with select
ice service men for Fort Winfield
Scott, Calif., no men were moved from
the state, and the drafcces who had
been assemfbled at their county seats
and other mobilization points were
ordered to return to their homes.
The adjutant general's office also
has advice to the effect that no more
questionaires will 'be mailed to regis­
trants over 36 years old. The first
classes, including men of 19 and 21
and. of 32 to 3G inclusive, who al­
ready have received their question­
naires, will be physically examined
as classified.
Burleigh county today Is proceeding
with the physical examination of 42
Prompt Pament of Death Claims
Reported by Provident
of Bismarck
In the past four or five weeks in
which the epidemic of Spanish influ­
enza has swept over the country, life
insurance companies have paid more
in death claims as a result of this
disease than has been paid since the
outbreak of the war for war casual^
The cases reported show that men
in the prime of life and of the most
robust health are those quickly strick
The Provident life Insurance Co., of
this city reports an added number of
losses over normal, all of which are
being properly adjusted and paid as
soon as the proofs are received.
This company recently paid to Mrs.
John A. Wingate of Bismarck the
sum of $3,000.00. representing the
face of a policy taken out only a few
months ago by her husband, and who
died last week from influenza, result­
ing from the prevailing epidemic.
New York, Nov. 12.—Cotton drop­
ped $10 per bale in the market here
today. Traders seemed unable to in­
terpret the gituatian in Its
latioD to the
1 •'.
Peace Conference.
The great interests involved, tho
many1 governments and nationalities
Involved, may cause an extension of
the 30-day limit. It was regarded as
likely the peace couference would bo
similar to the meeting at Versailles,
where the armistice terms were de­
termined. The victors, meeting separ­
ately, probably will decide the terms,
and the 'defeated then will be allowed
to plead modifications. The military
today looked to the -breaking up and
return to civil life of lue great mill-,
tary force mobilized in the last 1J*

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