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VOLUME XL VII. SECTION ONE . ? I.OUISBCRG, N. C? F KIDAT, ?fOVEMBEK 15, 1?18 Pages 1 to 8
Peace Instrument Signed Monday Morning, hostilities Ceased at
11 O'clock Paris time, Kaiser Abdicates.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.?Armistice terms have been sign?d
by Germany, the State Department announced at 2:45 o'clock
this (Monday) morning.
The world war will end this morning at 6 o'clock Washington
toe, 11 o'clock Paris time. . .The armistice was signed by the
German representations at midnight. .. Th's announcement was
mad? by the State D^artment at 2:45 o'clock this (Monday)
The announcement was pade verbally by an official of the
State Department in this form: "The armistice has been sisn
ed. It was signed at five o'clock a. m., P"ris time, and hostili
ties will cease at 11 o'clock this m?rni"g, Paris time."
SOME OF THE TERMS
The terms of the arm*stice, it was announced, will not be made
pubic urtfil later. Military men, liere, however, regard it as cer
ta'n that they include: ... /
"Immediate retirement o' the German military forces from
France, Belgium and Alsace-Lorraine.
The terms include:
Disarming and demobilization of the German armies.
Occupation by the Allies and American forces of such strate
gic po'nts in Germany as will make impossible a renewal of hos
Delivery of the German high seas fleet and n certain number
of subiiiari"es to t"e AH'eci and American naval forces.
Disarmament of all other German warships under supervision
-of the allied and American navies which w'll guard them.
Occupation ?f the'principal German naval bases by sea forces
of the victorious nations. ?
Release of Allied_and American soldiers, sailors and eiviliahs
,ie1d prisoners in Ge-rmanv without sneli reciprocal :i>'iri, hv tin
Forty-seven hours had been required for the courier to reach
headquarters and unquestionably several hours were necessary
for the examination of the terms and a decision. It was regp rd
ed as possible, however, that the decision may have been made
at Berlin and instructions transmitted from there by the new
Probably by Wireless
There wiiP no iiiloi-ma'ion as to the circumstances under
which the armistice was signed, but since the German courier
did not reach German military headquarters until ten o'clock
yesterday morning, French time, it was generally assumed here
that the German envoys within the French lines had been in
structed by wireless to sign the terms.
No Statement From White House
The momentous news that the armistice had been signed was
telephoned to the White House for transmission to the President
a few minutes before it was given to the newspaper correspon
dents. Later_.it was said that there wbuld be no statement from
the White House at this time.
Germany had been given until 11 o'clock this morning, French
time, sk o'clock, Washington time, to accept. So hostilities
will end at the hour set by Marshal Foch for a decision by Ger
many for peace or for continuation of the war.
RED BANNER IS HOISTED OVER THE ROYAL PALACE
AND BRANDENBURG GATE
PARIS, Nov. 10.?The Temps today concludes a sketch of
. Friederich Ebert, the new German Chancellor, as follows:
I "He sliares the ruling passion of the German. He is a type of
^pan-German Socialist, not to say an imperialist,"
Copenhagen, November 10.?Dr Liebknechtj the noted Social
ist, who spent many months in prison for antagonizing the Ger
man government and who was recently released, has issued the
following announcement at Berlin in behalf of the Working
men's and Soldiers' Council:
"The Presidency of the police, as well as the chief Command,
is in our hands. Our comrades will be released."
The red banner has been hoistwl on the Royal Palace and the
rod flag is waving from the Brancffcnburg Gate.
REVOLUTIONISTS SEIZE CROWN PRINCE'S PALACE
LONDON, Nov. 10.?Severe fighting took place hi Berlin
last night and a violent cannonade was heard from ^he-heart of
the city. 'Thjp revolution is in full swing in Berlin and the B^d
forces occupy the greater part of the German capital, according;
to a Copenhagen dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph Company!
quoting Berlin advices sent from there at 3 o 'clock this morning, j
The Crown Prnce's palace was seized by the revolutionists.
The people shouted "Long live the Republic" and sang the
When revolutionary soldiers attempted to enter a building in
which they supposed a number of officers were concealed, shots
were fired from the windows. The Beds then began shelling the
Many persons" we're killed and wounded before the officers
surrendered. The Red forces are in control and have restored
order. Strong guards marched through the streets. When
the cannonade began the pople thought the Reichsbank was be-i
ing bombarded and thousands rushed to the square in front of
the Crown Prince's palace. It was later stated that other build
ings were under fire.
REVOLUTIONISTS SEIZE REIGNS OF GOVERNMENT
William Hohenzollern, the abdicated German Emperor and
King of Prussia, and his eldest son, Frederick William, who
hoped some day to rule the German people, are reported to have
fled to Holland.
though il jeemiugh is a peaceful one, probably tlin_-\v 'ear into
^ the hearts of the former Kaiser and the Crown Prince and
! caused them to take asylum in a neutral state.
Reports liave it that the Grand Duchy of Hesse has decreed
the form a ton- of a council of state to take over the government
there. Every dynasty in Germany is to be suppressed and all
tho princes exiled, according to Swiss advices.
-?Penplc'o govei'ium lit.i have been rstnblinhed ill the greatnr
part of Berlin and in other cities of the kinLokmi ?Kjjpnpirc.
Leipzig, Stuttgart, Cologne, Essen and FranloorFnav^T joined
the revolution. In Berlin there has been some fight'ng between
the revolutionists and reactionaries in which several persons
were killed or wounded. The palace of the Crown Prince lias
been taken over by the revolutionists.
"Long Live the Repub'ie" and the singing of "The Marseil
laise" have been heard in the streets of Berlin
Friedrich Ebert, the Socialist leader, has been appointed Im
perial Chancellor and has issued a proclamation saying that it
is his purpose to form a people's government which will endeav
or to bring about a speedy peace.
Kaiser Flees to Holland.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 10.?(Midnight.)Both the former 0<>r
man Emperor and his son. Frederick William, crossed fl e Dutch
frontier Sunday morning, according to advices from The Hague.
The dispatch dated today, said:
"Press reports state that the Kaiser arrived this morning at
Maastright, Holland, and is proceeding to Middachten Castle in
the town of Destefeg, near Utrecht.''
Desteeg is on the Guelders Yssel, an arm of the Rhine river,
about 40 miles east of Utrecht, and 12 miles from the Gerr.iMi
border. The Chateau Middachten, to which the former Emper
or is reported to be proceeding, belongs to Coimt William Fred
erick charles Henry Von Bentinck. He is a member of the Prus
sian Guards and before fhe war was attached to the German
Embassy in Tendon and a member of the English Turf and Roy
al Automobile Clubs. He is 38 years old. He belongs to the
famous Anglo-German house of Bentinck the continental branch
of the family of the Duke rfTPbrtland.
Middachten Castle dates back to the vear 1697.
German Crown Prince Reported Shot.
LONDON, Nov. 12.?(12:28 a. m.)-??The former German
Crown Prince is reported to have been shot, according to an
Amsterdam dispatch to the Central News. Details are lacking.
? Preparing to Form German Republic. - ?
Berne, Nov. 13.?(Havas)?Wolff Bpreau despatches from
Berlin declare that order appears to rule everywhere in Ger
#many and that acts of anarchy have ceased. The majorities
land minorities have divided the authority between them, but
the minorities have been relegated to second place, it appers.
The majorities are charged with preparing the organization
of a German republic, .
LETTERS FROM SOMEWHERE IN PRANCE
Telling of Interesting Experiences in the World's
Biggest Battle and in Europe.
France. Oct. 16, 1918. % i
My Dearest Mother:
A rainy, muddy spell has evidently '
set in, but you cah rest assured that '
my feet will be kept dry, as I have just
been issued a new pairof'English"
shoes, which are heavier than any you
have ever sjeen. Every time the ther
mometer goes down 2 degrees I expect
to put on another pair of socks. The
peace talks certainly give us conso
lation. Wo are giving the Huns a safe
and sane thrashing.
Recently there have been many bets
in our detachment as to when the war
will finally end. The odds are two to
one that the war will end by Christ
mas, with very little money m sight
whore 1 have been. We have recently
been paid off and we haven't had time
to spend our July money. A train load
of chocolate here would easily bring
cing francs, or one dollar a block. Choc
olate. of any kind of sweets, is vary
much in demand. V. M. C. A. canteens
keep it occasionally but as a rule they
are several miles off, and automobiles
arc "fini?." If Jerrys evacuates we will
!isului1 Hum fulluwiiig lnui up.?i~
suppose we can make a hundred miles
in six or eight days. I hate the fdea
of a hundred mile trip; nevertheless
anything to liberate France of those
barbarians. We are all planning a
great trip, some three thousand miles
over a big rough ocean. It will be a
great ard glorious trip, although it
will in all probability be made in a
cattle boat. We will- I guess, land in
New York about two weeks before Eas
ter and be mustered out and home be- ,
fore Easter. I have traveled far ahd '
wide but this is the greatest and most1
longed-for trip I ever expect to take,
I will be sufficiently tamed to settle
down i na lonely spot for life. . I will ,
care no more for travel, but will lov*
"to live by the side of the road and be
a friend to man." I've heard a great
deal about "up the hill to the Hinden
burg line and through the valleys to
the promised land." Well, it Is all
right, but the promised land has cer
tainly been made the land that God
forgot by tha "Beasts of Berlin."
France deserves all the sympathy we
can possibly give her and then'bome.
She has been a victim of circumstan
ces, and then, too, she has certainly
put up her share of fighting under the
strain of destruction. You can rear,
the above in most any paper, but It
helps to fill up space and filling up
spate is all right when you are writ
ing in a kitchen full of cooks a^d gos
sipers. If I say most anything I think,
I'll have & perfectly good excuse for
it. Don't you think?
Artillery ha? been very quiet for
riif last few nights, so with only "coo?.
f<tV to trouble me, 1 -have put in some
ft.?od sleep. As lights can't be had
uniess carefully concealed, there Is
very little amusement at night, so we
usually turn in by six any way, or ear
lier if it happens to be cold. During
the last nine days, our division has
advanced twenty miles, captured 3500
prison??, quahtities of war material
a^d liberated 3000 French refugees.
Wh^t do you think of that? Fine roc
?rd. lan't it?
With love for all,
October 7, 1918
Af?er a lively week T will try write
you ? short letter. a* I know you are
anxious aboilt your boy.
I guess you all have .read in the pa
pers about the big battle of Sept. 29th.
Well, I was right in it, and believe m*
I had a lively time of It. but Mother
I came out as safe and sound as whem
I entered. That day's experlencce haa
, taught me a lesson. It h?6 brought m*
closer to God, although I have never
been a bad fellow.
Oh that day I realized what the pow
er of the "Almighty" meant. Just re
member the date. Sept. 29th, Sunday.
I feel like it wSll not be long before
I can be with you folks at home, and
tell you face to face of my personal
I have notseen any of the home boys
II 1 IlilYg ill.I lllYTl
in tn it?tint the lart time I auw lliu
fellows they were all well.
Today is rest day with me, and I am
resting loo. you bet. It is real cloudy
and cold ahd it looks as if It sl.ould
rain before night. I shoud worry, for
as long as I have a hole to crawl into.
We isre at present camped along a
hillside, where j.'s. a week ago. today,
the Germans had a camp. We have
du?r holes tn the hillside and covered
till'ill Uim tt'OUd dhd 'dl.Pl. 1 hey make
us a very snug little house but the
ground rats keep you company. Last
night 1 could not sleep, (altlio tired)
for the rats, they knocked about a
peck of dirt is my face.
We are very close to the front yet,
but everything is as quiet as a small
little home on Sunday afternoon.
I have been real lucky with mail.
Always a letter from home, and some
nice. girl. I received a tetter from
Beulah Cooper today and must say I
was very much surprised. It was one
of the nicest letters I have received
from anyone. Mail is the only thing
we fellows can look for every (lay.
Mother, please do hot worry about
me, for I will soon be coming home.
Old "Jerry" is about to give up.
i Tell the folks at home to keep on
[writing to the boys "over therer*'
Your loving son,
JOSEPH W. HALE.
Co. F. No. 749, o
American Expeditionary Forces*
Somewhere in France,
October 18, 1918.
While there seema to be a lull In the
work I have been having to do for a
few days I am going to try and write
you a few linen. I really don't writo
as often as I should, but if you onjy
khew how busy we are most all the
time you wouldn't blame us for going
to bed just as goon as we possibly can;
a^d about all we 4o l*ere is wo.rk, eat
and sleep, but I guess that Is about
all the folks back hop^e are doing these
dayst so we shouldn't kick, when Ha
over wp wont mind doing things like
we used to.
Well, what do you reckon? I saw
Mrs. Bickett. the other day. I was
never so glad to see anybody in all my
life, and she seemed equally as glad
tp see me. I heard that she was in
town and that she was doming out to
see us if she coifld get a way to come,
but transportation looked so doubtful
that I had already Secured a pass to go
over and see her when I saw her drive
up in a big car. I didn't see very much
of her, as. her time was very^imited.
but it did me a world of good to see
somebody fro* hornet but to think of
our former next*door neighbor being
way over here made fhe a little home
slick. She said she was going to Loula
burg Just as soon as sh? got back to
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