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1 "''iitiSh tern Volume XXXI Number 46. " m ii.j uiwu I Uotm Vfl' M I J n bl, 77 aiser Abdicates and Flees to Holland ARMISTICE WAS SIGNED MONDAY MORNING Unconditional Surrender The world war is at an end. The terms of the armistice grant ed to Germany were signed early Monday morning and the fighting ceased six hours later. Previously, William Hohenzol lern, the man whom the civilized world blames for the great war and all its horrors, signed the ab dication demanded of 'him by his subjects and surrendered all his authority and power as king of Prussia and emperor of Germany, and, on Monday, accompanied by his wife, the crown prince, Von Hindenburg and others of his closest friends, fled in automobiles into Holland. The Socialists there upon assumed the reins of govern ment in Germany and are trying to establish a stable, Democratic government and bring order out of chaos. They are being assisted by councils of soldiers and work ing men. Riots and revolutions occurred last week in various parts of Ger many. At the same time sailors of the fleet at Kiel and other naval bases revolted and took charge of a number of war vessels. It is boped that all these rebellious ele ments will submit to the new gov ernment. ' The strictly military terms of the armistice are embraced in 11 specifications which include the evacuation of all invaded terri tories, withdrawal of the German troops from the left bank of the Rhine and the surrender of all supplies of war. . A DANGEROUS DISEASE AFFECTING ANIMALS Jlay Appear in Florida and the Rest of the Country STOCK OWNERS WARNED .Foot and Mouth Disease May be Introduced from England. Kills Fifty Percent of Animals Attacked. Warning having recently been given the Bureau of Animal In dustry official in America of the -existence of contagious Foot and mouth disease in England, a brief description of the behavior of this disease should be very seasonalbe to Florida stock owners at this time. ' Contagious Foot and Mouth dis ease affects cattle, sheep and hogs ; other animals to a less ex tent, Including man, and is caus ed by a specific germ which spreads over large areas with ex treme rapidity. Its death rate is usually low. Animals which are attacked and recover are left only "temporarily immuned, and are subject to renewed attack after a relapse of several months. The ravages of Foot and Mouth disease are constantly harassing European livestock industries. In France, Italy, Switzerland, Ger many and Russia, the disease has established itself so permanently that effective measures to stamp it out have not been possible. Great Britain, aided by her isolat PUNTA GORDA, The terms also provide for the abandonment by Germany of the treaties of Bucharest and Brest Litovsk. The naval terms provide for the surrender of 160 submarines, 50 destroyers, six battle cruisers, 10 battleships, eight light cruisers and other miscellaneous ships. All allied vessels in German hands are to be surrendered and Germany is to notify neutrals that they are free to trade at once on the seas with the allied countries. Among the financial terms is restitution for the damage done occupied territory ; return of cash taken from the national bank of Belgium, return of gold taken from Russia and Roumania. The military terms include the surrender of 5,000 guns, half field and half light artillery, 30,000 machine guns, 3,000 flame throw ers and 2,000 airplanes. The surrender of 5,000 loco motives, 50,000 wagons, 10,000 motor lorries, railways of Alsace Lorraine for use by the allies and stores of coal and iron also are included. The repatriation of all allied and American prisoners without is included. In connection with the abandon ing of the left bank of the Rhine, it is provided that the allies shall hold the crossings of the river at Coblenz and Mayence, together with bridge-heads and a 30 kilo metre radius. The right bank of the Rhine and that occupied by the allies,' is to become a neutral zone and the bank held by the Germans is to be euvacated in 19 days. The armis- ed geographical position, has been more fortunate. By adopting strict quarantine, and slaughter of affected and exposed herds, she has been able to keep it pretty well in check. The disease appeared on the A merican continent in 1870-1880-1884-1902-1908 and 1914, and in each case its failure to become permanently established has been due entirely to measures adopted by the B. A. I. officials at Wash ington. When once introduced, the spread of Foot and Mouth dis ease is aided by the movement of livestock, war, trade, common pastures, drinking troughs, in fected ships, yards, halters, at tendants, etc. Symptoms After a period of 2 to 4 days exposure, infected ani mals halve a rise in temperature of from 2 to4 degrees, when fully developed symptoms assert them selves. These are dribbling of saliva from the mouth, which when examined shows blisters a long the gums, tongue, and lips, with redness. The animals per sist in moving the tongue and lips, causing a distinct smacking sound which is rather character istic of the disease. Lameness is also present comparatively early in the attack. Between .the claws and at the top of the hoof are in flamed, swollen and tender, and break out in blisters which run in to extensive ulcers if neglected. When in this condition the sick animal remains lying the greater FLORIDA, THURSDAY, NOV. tice is for 30 days, but the presi dent spoke of the war as "coming to an end." German troops are to retire at once from any territory held by Russia, Rumania and Turkey be fore the war. Tho allied forces are to have ac cess to the evacuated territory, either through Dantzig or by the river Vistula. The unconditional capitulation of all German forces in East Africa within one month is provided. German troops which have not left the invaded territories, which specifically includes Alsace-Lorraine, within 14 days become prisoners of war. The repatriation of the thous ands of civilians deported from France and Belgium within 14 days also is required. Freedom of access to the Baltic with power to occupy German forts in the Kattegat is another provision. Germans also must reveal mines, poisoned wells and like agencies of destruction and the allied blockade is to remain un changed for the period of the armistice. All ports on the Black Sea ' are to be surrendered and the Rus sian war vessels recently taken by the German naval forces are to be surrendered to, the allies. These are the "high spots" of the terms as the President read them to congress. Germany's ac ceptance of them, he said, signal ized the ending of the war be cause it makes her powerless to re new it." . ,. The president made it plain that the nations which overthrew the military master of Europe now will seek to aid the new gov ernment in safely initiating a I democratic form of government. portion of the time. In cows, the teats and udder show the same characteristic inflammation, swel ling, tenderness, and, blisters. Appetite is wanting, and flesh is lost rapidly in proportion with the severity of the attack. The milk from cows affected is dangerous for calves, hogs or hu man beings, causing severe ill ness with diarrhea. The disease usually runs its course in from 20 to 30 days, leaving the animal im mune to future attacks from 4 to 6 months. The mortality is usu ally low, but may destroy over 50 per cent in virulent outbreaks. In the event of an outbreak oc curring among the livestock of Florida which in any ' way re sembles the symptoms herein de scribed, no, time should be lost in wiring the fact to the State Live Stock Sanitary Board at Talla hassee. JOHN SPENCER, Veti narian, University of Florida, Col lege of Agriculture. ' Over two million of our men are in France war or no war, they must remain there all winter. They will need the comforts and recreations the Y. M. C. A. and kindred organizations only can give, them. Let us give the Unit ed War Work all we can spare, and a little more it's for nr boys, but for whose bravery and sacrmce the great war would have gone the other way. Ocala Star. Tlelp the United War Workers. 14, 1918. PUNTA GORDA'S JOY AT ENDING OF THE WAR Manifested Monday by the Great est Enthusiasm CELEBRATE ALL DAY LONG People Shcut.and Fire Guns and Dynamite. Whistles Blow, Bells Ring, Singing Children Parade the Streets, Men Make Speeches and Every Body Rejoices. Monday, Punta Gorda celebrat ed again. This time, nobody was fooled, for the news of the signing of the armistice was authentic. It came first by way of Fort Myers whence the conductor of the north-bound train and his passen gers brought it here. At the same time, it was confirmed by a special despatch to The Herald trom Jacksonville. As soon as people realized the truth of the glorious news, "bedlam broke loose" and there was an uproar of rejoicing. The engine of the out-going passenger train whistled with all its might; the ice factory joined in with its tremendous voice, and then the church bells sent forth a joyous chorus. Every body that could shout, did so. Even ye scribe, who, for forty years, had not been able to yell, made such a desperate effort to do so that he ruined his voice for singing. Men and boys fired guns and pistols ; fire-crackers, which , no one. thought could be found in town, mysteriously and suddenly came forth and were exploded by hilarious boys; dynamite, in lieu of cannon, was set off along the water front, sending out a sound of thunder for miles around; the dozens of automobiles running a bout the streets ..kept their horns sounding at full blast, and every body tried to make all the noise, the loudest noise possible. Tin horns and cornets and other im plements of noise added to the din. "Old Glory" suddenly made its appearance all about town, partic ularly along Marian avenue, and its graceful folds floated proudly to the breezes and in the glorious sunshine from many a residence and business house. Two big flags swung over the center of Marian avenue in front of Gold stein's furniture store'; another was suspended between the Semi nole Hotel and the Cooper hard ware store; two, with .the royal ensign of Great Britain between them, swayed to the breezes be tween the Plaza Theatre and Ed Wotitzky's store; one large one waved over Hewitt's hardware store, while others, j not having staffs from which to float, ' were swung above the ' sidewalk in front of Cochran's drug -store, the Post Office and other buildings. Every body who could get one either wore or carried a small flag, and the automobiles were decorated with them. About 10:30 a. m., the high school was dismissed and teachers and pupils, carrying small flags in their hands and singing pat riotic songs, marched down Tay lor street to the Seminole Hotel corner, where they halted and un der the leadership of Miss Gladys Martin, continued singing. A great, enthusiastic crowd eather- ed around the children and cheer ed them lustily. Meanwhile, all along the main street and the bay ront, dyna- Five Cents a Copy; $1.50 a Year 3 '"-" . i 's Ar j Fortnightly Club Meeting The Fortnightly Club held their regular meeting Thursday after noon, Nov. 7 th, at the home of Mrsu. Martha Waltmire. There was the usual good attendance and an excellent program was rendered. After the business meeting, the election of officers for the ensuing year took place t and the result was as follows : President, Mrs. Francis B. Hew itt; vice-president, Mrs. Grace Davis; secretary, Mrs. , Martha Waltmire; treasurer, Mrs. Mary ' M. Hewitt. During the afternoon, the re port came of the abdication of the kaiser and a general jollification was indulged in, which culminat ed in the singing of our beloved National anthem,- "The Star Spangled Banner." Needless to say, the Fortnightlics are all true patriots and work always with the best interest of our country at heart.. On account of the great de mands for money .for our war activities, it was decided that no delegate should be sent to the convention this year. The next meeting will be at the home of Mrs. Emily Crosland, on Nov. 21st. FRANCIS B. HEW- ' ITT, Sec. of club. Help the United War Workers. mite- continued to roar and pistols and guns kept up a constant fusil lade. After singing on the corner, the children, followed by the crowd, marched to the railway depot and greeted with songs the passengers on the train arriving at ; 11 o'clock. At 3 p. m., all the business houses closed and the people as sembled in the Methodist church and participated in a splendid patriotic service conducted by the evangelist, Rev. F. P. , McCall. This service, which was very im pressive and inspiring,, closed at 4 p. m. " : At 7 p. m., a rather elaborate celebration was held in front of the PJaza Theatre, where the crowd filled the street. The lob by of the theatre was converted into a stage and was gaily decor ated with ithetiational colors il lumined by , big electric lights. The orchestra r of the theatre furnished inspiring music. Mrs. J. B. Washington nlaved the piano, while that brilliant artist, Harry Goldstein, with his violin. and Mrs. Goldstein with her cello, executed music that thrilled the crowd. , - . The Home Guards in force, in full uniform and with gleaming rifles, stood at attention back of the crowd. ,Prof. Donahue presided over the meeting and called out the numbers on the program. These included stirring addresses by Mayor Trabue, Col. tWaltmire, Col. Hancock, Prof. Bell and Evangelist McCall, inspiring songs by Miss Gladys Martin and Prof. ' M. L. Lifsey, fighting front dialect recitations by Miss Norma Pepper and 'choruses by the audience. Th6 exercises, which lasted for two hours, were highly impressive. On their con clusion, the crowd entered the theatre and enjoyed a first-class picture show. . Thus ended Punta Gorda 's great fete day, the greatest in the town's history. '