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CODSOlidated Aug. 2, ?II ~ SUMTEli. S G~ WEDNESDAY. NOVEMEER 13, 1918 Vol. XLVII. No. 26.
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Bulletin Carrying the First Authentic
Notice of Surrender of
(By Associated Press.)
Washington, Nov. II?The World War will end this morning at
6 o^clock Washington time, 11 o'clock Paris time.
? The armistice was signed by the German representatives at mid
night. This announcement was made by the State Department at*
2:50 o'clock this morning.
Germans Fired on Road and French
Offered to Take C'apt. Heltdorf.
the German Courier, by Airplane
But He Later Decided on Auto.
London, Nov. 10.?(British Wire
less Service).?The German courier
bearing-the text of the armistice con
ditions arrived at German headquar
ters at 10 o'clock this morning, ac
cording . to the official announce
ment from Paris. The courier, Capt
Heltdorf, was long delayed, while the
German batteries persisted in bom
barding the route he had to follow.
On Saturday morning the German
de?egaies suggested that the cour
ier's.message might be attempted b\
airplane. The French high com
mand saw no objection to this and
offered to furnish a machine on con
dition . that the German high com
niand jpledge itself thai the airplan?
would vnot be; fired at. A radio mes
s?ge was sent to German headquar
tttp^wjiiqh was replied to without de
Ia>;.;ast follows:
: ^We* .grant free passage to th?
F^achr air plane bringing our courier.
^f.?'?1^ issuing- orders that it shall
iwjt^be attacked by any of our ma
K-f?nes, For the purpose of rocog
ftfriOa' it'shouhd -.carry two white flags,
vcry'eiearly, marked."
[The-orders from the German head
charters staff were inoperative as re
g5a>ded; the land batteries, for on La
Capelle-road the enemy fire, despite
reiterated requests to desist, went en
without- intermission.
A French airplane, piloted by ar.
officer of the-French air service, was
tfGpn. available and the pilot was or
dered to hofd himself ready to start
en.-iiis. Journey. About that time a
niessage came from general head
quarters announcing that orders for
the^ cessation of fire had been given
t a ihe~ batteries directed against La
C4P?fte road, and that Gap:. Heltdorf
was>at liberty to start by automobile
Almost immediately the fire ceased
and the courier set out on the road
for f-'pa at 3.20 o'clock in the after
German headquarters was notified
of his departure and informed that
he might be expected to arrive in th
evening. But the road was long and
hard and many delays occurred.
SVith, Victory and Pence for Allies
Tomes Anarchy and Bloodshed in
.. By Associated Press
? Washington. Nov. 11.?The world
war ended at <> o'clock tins morning
Washington time, with a red revolu
tion raging in Germany, and with
William. Hohenzollern, former emper
or of Germany, a fugitive from his
native land.
The announcement ih::t the ar
mistice had-been signed by Germans
at midnight last nie:ht (5 o'clock a.
rfi. -Paris tfme) and that hostilities
ycould ceaso six hours later, was made
by the State department at 2.45 thi?
morning. The terms of surren ?.<?:
have riot yet been made public.
Premier* t?oj? George Annonjiec5
Victory Over Hun to English Peo
Bv Associated Press.
London.'Nov. 11, 10.21 A. M.?It Is
officially announced that an armistice
between the aliiec and Germany has
been signed. In announcing it Pre
mier Lloyd George said the armis
tice had been signed at o'clock this
moming and that hostilities are to
cease oh all fronts at 11 o'clock to
i RUNS LIKE k pi.
Evil Genius of Germany and Curse
or Civilization Flees From Ruin
: Tiiat He Caused.
! London, Nov. 10 (Midnight).?
j Both the former German emperor
' and his son, Frederick William,
1 crossed the Dutch frontier Sundu.:
I morning, according to advices fro;..
! The Hague.
- j
London, Nov. 10 (11.23 A. M.)? |
j The former German emperor's party, j
j which is believed to include. Field !
I Marshal von Hin den burg, arrived at
I Eysden. on the Dutch frontier, at
I 3.20 o'clock Sunday morning, ac
| cordm^ to Daily Mail advices,
j Practically the whole German gon-j
* oral staff accompanied the former em
j peror. and ten automobiles carried
i the party. The automobiles were
i bristling with rifles and ail the fug;
! tives were armed.
i The ex-kaiser was in uniform. Ho
J alighted at the Eyden sation and
! paced the platform, smoking a cigar
j ette.
Eysden lies about midway between
? Liege and Mastricht at the Dutch
j border.
Washington, Nov. .19.?William
{ Hohenzollern arrived this niorning in
! Holland and is proceeding to Mid
j dachten castle in the town of Des- I
j t re eg, according to a dispatch rereh
i ed by the American army genera;
j staff from The Hague based on press!
reports in the Netherlands capita":, i
The dispatch, dated today, sa*d:
"Press reports state that the kais
er arrived this morning at Maastricht.
Holland, is proceeding to Middatch
i ten. in the town of Dcstreeg. Out-:
Destreeg is on the Guelders Ysseh!
i an arm of the Rhine river, about 40 _
! miles east of Utrecht and 12 miles
j from the German border. The cbat
Leau Middachten, to which the former'
j emperor is reported to be proceed:: tg,'
I belongs to Count William Frederick j
Charles Henry von Berrtinck. lie is a'
?member of the Prussian guards and!
j before the war was attached to the!
j German embassy in London and a. '?
j member of the English turf and roy-j
al automobile clubs. He is 3S years:
i of age. He belongs to the fa.mohsj
[Anglo-Dutch-German house of V>er.-\
j tinck. the continental branch of the;
family of the Duke of Portland.
Middachten cast;e dates back to:
the year 1697.
_ _ i
Xo Stops Will be Taken f mmedialoly
to Demobilize Naval Forces.
By Associated Press,
i Washington. Nov. 11.?Secretary
j Daniels announced today that no im
| mediate steps will be taken toward
: demobilizing ai;y part of the naval
; forces of the United States.
; iv>:es Take Immediate Stc^s to Throw
Off German Rule.
Ry As^oej ii"<l Press
! Amsterdam, Nov. 11.?Street fight
Iing is taking place in Warshaw. Th'
: laIIway station has been occupied hy
. Polish forces.
Xo Limit on Dlumniation for Victor;
Bv Associated T'resa.
"Washington. Nov. 11.? Fuel Direc
tor Garfield today suspended the
I lightless night order for tonight, i
! only, for celebrations of pea(.e
j throughout the counry.
The World's Greatest Statesman
President Issues Proclamation Announcing
Signing of Armistice
Washington, Nov. 11.?(By the Associated Press.)?President
Wilson issued a formal proclamation at 10 o'clock this morning an
nouncing that an armistice with Germany had been signed. He wil
read the armistice cerms before a joint session of Congress this
Arrangements have been made for a joint sessiou of Congress at
one o'clock this afternoon, despite the fact that many members an
still absent on election vacations. Word was received by wireless
that Premier Clemenceau wilt read the terms of the armistice to the
French Chamber of Deputies about the same hour.
Drastic Terms of Surrender Imposed
Upon Germany.
By The Associated Press.
Washington, Nov. 11.?The terms of the aimistice panted N
Germany were read to congress by President Wilson at one
o'clock this afternoon. Assembled in the hall of the House,
where nineteen months ago the president asked for a declara
tion of war, the senators and representatives heard the word
which hearalds the coming of Ipeace.
The strictly military terms of the armistice are embraced
in eleven specifications, and include the evacuation of invaded
territories and trie withdrawal of all German troops from the
left bank of the Rhine, the surrender of all supplies of war.
Terms also provided \for the abandonment by Germany of the
treaties of Bucharest and Brest-Litovsk.
The naval terms provide for the surrender of one hundred
and sixty- submarines, fifty destroyers, six battle cruisers, ten \
battle ships, eight light cruisers and other miscellaneous ships
and allied vessels in German hands are to be surrendered. !
Germany is required to notify all neutrals that they are free j
to trade at once or. the seas with the allied countries.
The financial terms include restitution for damage done by j
German armies, restitution of cash taken from the National
Hank of Belgium, and gold from Russia and Rumania.
Military terms include the surrender of five thousand guns. !
two thousand airplanes and the immediate repatriation of pris
oners without reciprocity in respect of , risoners held by the Al
lies, I
'^Ilfllj^ fffl^HI^ li^?^P^ ^^H^iH^
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I The Revolution a Fact?Fourteen of the
Twenty-Six States Are Securely
Held By Revolutionists.
By The Associated Press.
Copenhagen, Nov. 11.?The revolution in Germany is today,
I to all intents and purposes, an accomplished fact. The revolt
I has not yet spread throughout the whqle empire, but fourteen
j to twenty-six states, including all four kingdoms, are reported
! to be securely in the hands of the revolutionists.
i duft nurmmi
i . -
j President Wilson Takes Prompt Ac
j tion to Re^in Putting: tiic Country
on a Peace Basis.
By Associated Press,
j Washington, Nov. 11?Ey order o.
j President Wilson, General Crowdei
I today directed the cancellation of al
j outstanding- draft calls, stopping the
I movement during the next five day.
j of 252,000 men, and setting aside al
November calls for over 300,000 men
Calls for the navy and marine
j corps will not be affected by th'.
cancellation of the draft call. Secre
j tary Baker announced later that s;
j far as practical all men who hav<
i been called and haven't yet complet
j ed their training will be immediate!;
! turned back to civil life.
! Stock and Cotton Exchanges Closet
Dy Associated Press
New York, Nov. 11.?With Wai
I Street riotously celebrating th
j dawn of peace the board of govern
j ors of the Stock Exchange decidei
j not to open today. The cotton am
consolidated- exchanges later an
nounced similar action.
No Announcement Yet Made of Con
dit"ons Imposed upon Defeatcc
Oy associated Press.
Wash-' gton, Nov. II.?There is nc
advance information of the definite
terms of the armistice and no detail.
as yet of the scenes at Gen. Foch'.
headquarters at the time the armis
tice was signed.
j Face Heavy Machine Gun and Artil
lery Fire.
With the American Forces on the
Meuse Front. Nov. 10.?6 P. M.?(?>.
the Associated Press)?Gen. Persh
ing's troops this afternc n captured
Stenay, on tbe east bank of the
Mouse, notwithstanding terrific oppo
Stenay. which was strongly Ccrti
l fled, was taken in an attack from th.
south. The Americans swept for
I ward against streams of machine
i.gun bullets and artillery fire from the
! hills southeast of Stenay;
I The entire district in the region o:
j Stenay was Hooded by the German* i
j who dammed the canals and rivers !
: The Americans. crossing the river I
J^Meuse from below, took Ttenay in a j
I great northward push,
j \The First and Second American j
ariaies in their attacks today extend-1
i ing a^ong the Moselle and the Mouse J
I advanced on a front of approximately J
J 115 kilometers (seventy-one and a
I half -milesO
S<'h!es\vi--!io!stoinV? to Be Proclaim j
etl Siichv
London. ;.\*ov. 10.?Schleswig; Hoi- i
stein the Prussian provfl8??-' which
formerly belonged to Denmark is t;;
be proclaimed an independent repub
lic, says an Exchange Telegraph dis
!>? t< h from Copenhagen.
Consideralile Gains in Ground Rc
ported by Pcrsbing. <
Washington. Nov. 10.?Gen. Persh- '
Ings communique for this evening j1
says that ;i series of local operation j <
by the Firsl and Second armies be-j 1
tween the Mouse and Moselle rosnli ,?
ed in considerable gains of ground to- i
day. Six villages were raptured and j (
the Bois Dommartin cleared. C
! Struggle Between Revolutionary
Foroes and Imperial Troops Broke
Out Afresh Sunday.
By Associated Press.
Basel, Nov. 11.?Fighting between!
the revolutionary forces and the im
perial troops was still in progress in
Berlin Sunday morning. The Strug
i gle which began Saturday evening
j started afresh at nine o'clock Sunday^
i morning.
Huns Given One Bay More to "Get
By Associated Press, i
London, Nov. 11, 10.54 A. M.?The
period given- for the evacuation of the
left bank of the Rhine by the , Ger
mans has been extended by twenty
four hours, according to a French
wireless message received here.
Details of Historic Scene at German'
London, Nov. 10?2.04 p. m.?-Em
peror William signed a letter: of ab
dication Saturday morning at the Ger
man grand headquarters, in the
presence of Crown Prince Frederick'
William and Field Marshal Hinden
burg, according to a dispatch from
Amsterdam to the Exchange Tele
I graph Company.
The German Crown Prince signed
his renunciation to the throne short
ly afterward.
It is believed that King Ludwig of
Bavaria and King Frederick August
of Saxony also have abdicated.
The ex-kaiser and the former
Crown Prince were expected to take
leave of their troops on Saturday, but
nothing has been settled regarding
their future movements.
Before placing his signature to the
document an urgent message from
Phillip Scheidemann, who was a So
! cialist member without portfolio in
the imperial cabinet, was handed to
the emperor. He read it with a
; shiver. Then he signed the paper,
saying: ^
'"It may be for the good of Ger
many." The emperor was deeply
moved. He consented to sign the
document only when he received
news of the latest events in the
I pire.
Serious food difficulties are
I ed in Germany owing to the
I of trains. The council of^^e re
gency will take the most dj^c steps
to reestablish order.
Limited Object!vj/Attained hy Amer
ica na*rii Lorraine.
With \^ American Forces on the
Lorrair^ Front. Nov. 10, 5.40 p. m.?
(By^/the Associated Press).?The
Second American army this morning
launched its initial attack in Lor
raine. Its objectives were limited.
The village of St. Hilaire and
Marcheville wore captured as also
were a number of woods.
One of Uncle Joe's.
Cnclc Joe Cannon tells of a con
i-ersaticn overheard in his home town
in Illinois.
"Was the wedding a success?"
"Yes. in most particulars; but some
>f the guests thought the bride's
mother did a lot more crying than
ivas necessary. You see. the young
*ouple are to make their home with
lor. so she really isn't losing her
"Maybe that was what she was
trying about."?Pittsburg Chronicle*
Celegraph. ? ^ .

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