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1 THEMWENING MISSOURIAN si ELEVENTH YEAR COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 11,1918 NUMBER 61 ARMISTICE SIGNED i IS Hi I r 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 II IN EIGHT DAYS -AS L 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.