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- Washington, Nov. 11.-- Armistice terms have been signed by Germany, the State depart
ment announced at 2:4$ o'clock this morninj. :
f The department s announcement simply saidi ' "The armistice has been signed"..
The world war will end f his morning at 6 o'clock Washington time, 11 o'clock Taris
1 his an-
time. The armistice was signed by the German representatives' at midnight.
nouncement was made by the State department at 2:50 o'clock this morning.
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PARIS.
DETHRONED WAR LORD CROSSES
; William Hohenzollern, With Eldest Son Ar
; . rives in Maastricht on Way to Desteeg
. , ,.- . -
t ' . r By Associated Press.
; Washington, Nov. lO.r-WilliamHohenzoDern has arrived in Holland
and is proceedinghp the town of Desteeg, near ' Utrecht, according to a dis
patch received hyjhe American army general staff today from Thef Hague.
1 The message said: "Press reports state that the kaiser arrived this morn
ing in Maastricht,' Holland, and is proceeding V Middachten - castle, in the
town of Desteeg, near Utrecht." f - ; , - J
London. Nov. 10. (Midnight.) Both the former Ger-f
man emperor and his eldest' son, Frederic William, 'crossed
tk Dutch frontier Sunday morning, "according to advices
I vfrom The Hague. . " i .-, " , . '' "
,The former German emperor's party, which is believed
,to include Field Marshal von. Hindenburg," arrived at Eys-
den on the Dutch frontier at 7:30 o'clock Sunday morning,
according to the Daily Mail advices. J5 ,
Practically the whole German general staff accom
panied the former emperor, and 10 automobiles carried the
party. The automobiles were bristling with rifles and all
the fugitives were armed. v s V
' The ex-kaiser was in uniform. " He alighted at the Eys-
. " "a" ' !
den station and paced the platform, smoking a cigaret.
' Eysden lies about midway between Liege and Mass
tricht, on the Dutch border. . ' T
x " SIGNS LETTER OF ABDICATION. :
. London, Nov. 10. Emperor William signed a letter of
abdication Saturday morning at the German grand head
quarters in the presence of Crown Prince Frederick William
and Field Marshal Hindenburg, according to a dispatch
from Amsterdam to the Exchange Telegraph company.
The German crown prince signed his renunciation to
the throne shortly afterward. ' ; J -
It is believed that King Ludwig of Bavaria and King
Frederick .August of Saxony also have'abdicaied.
Emperor Deeply Movd
The ex-kaiser and the iormer
crown prince were" expected to take
' leave of their troops "on Saturday,
but nothing has been settled regard
ing their future movements.. .
Before placing his signature to
' the document an urgent message
from Philipp Scheideman. who was
. a socialist member without portfolio
in the imperial cabinet, was hatnled
' to the emperor. He read, iti with a
shiver. The he signed the papert
saying: "It may be for the good
'of Germany" '
The emptrof as deeply moved.
He consented to sign the document
only when he received the n$ws of
the latest ivertts in the empire.
- 1 Serious food difficulties . are ex
pected in Germany owing to the
. Stoppage of trains. The cooncil of
k -' .....
the regency will take the most dras
tic steps to" re-establish order.
Chateau Belongs to Bentinck.
' De Steeg is on the Guelders Yssel,
an arm of the Rhine river abodt 40
miles east of Utrecht and 12 miles
from the German border The
chateau Middachten. to which the
former emperor is reported to be
proceeding, belongs to Count Wil
liam Frederick Charles Henry von
Bentinek. ' He. is a member of vthe
Prussian guards and kefore the war
was attached to the German ambes
sy -in London and a member of"the
English Turf and Royal Automo
bile dubs. He is 38 years old. He
belongs to the famous Anglo-Dutdr-German
house of Bentinck the con
tinental branch of th, family of the,
Duke of Pertland.
Middachten castle,, dates ack to
the year 1697. k
IS GONE; NEW
Quick Ending of War , Object
-of the Revolution -Which
Severs Ties Binding ;
: Nation to Past.
By Associated Press.
The German people, for a
generation the oUedient and
submissive servants of their
war lord, foMnore than f9ur
years his pliant : instruments
in ravaging the world- have
spoken a new word, and the
old Germany is gone. From
the confused,, sometimes con
flicting and often delayed ad
vices from Germany in the
last two days, it has now be
come apparent that William,
emperor and. king, Jias been
stripped of his' power. He -is
now plain, 'William- Hohen
zollern, a fugitive in Holland.
With his fall topples into ruin
William's mad design .to rule
Little is known of the situation
today in Germdny, for that country
is in the first days of its new ad
venture. It is not clear whether
the' old regime has been permanently
dislodged or whether 4 the new au
thorities, with the . unscrupulous
adroitpess which has. long marked
German politics, are merely sacrific
ing the chief figureheads of kaiser
ACaattnaa a Xwa Column XluaaJ
IN LORRAINE BY
Pershing's Troops Capture
Stenay on East Bank of
the Meuse Despite Ter-
. : - rv-'..
With the American Forces on the
Lorraine Front, Nov. 40r-(By the
Associated "Press.) The " Second
American army this morning
Isfunched its initial attack in .Lor
raine. Its objectives were limited.
The villages' of St. Hilare and
Marcheyille were captured, as also
were a .number of woods.
Both Armies 'Attack.
With the American Forces on the
Meuse Front, Jtfov. .10. General
Pershing's troops this afternoon
captured Stenay, on the east bank
of the Meuse, notwithstanding
The First and Second American
armies, in their attacks today ex
tending along the Moselle and tl e
Meuse, advancing on a front' of
approximately 115 kilometers, 71 Yt
Six villages were captured and the
Bois-Dommartin cleared. ;
French troops operating under
the , American command also , advanced-
at various points. ' '
The captured territory includes
the German stronghold of Stenay,
Grimaucourt, east of Verdun, and
numerous villages and fortified po
sitions in Lorraine.
Aroused By repeated German raids
and local" attacks during the last
few -nights west of the Moselle, the
Second American army in its, ini
tial attack crashed down "on the
Germans 1 early this morning with
artillery preparatinlasting several
hours.'Then infantry forged ahead,
advancing at places for more than
three miles. The Germans fought
desperately, using ttheir machine
guns, but were forced to ;give
ground almost everywhere along the
entire front. Stenay, around which
the "Americans had been held u
for "a week, was stormed and taken
in hard fighting. ; ,
Gouraud Enters Sedan.
With the French'Army in France,
Nov. 10. French general Gouraud,
made his official entry into Ssedan
'at 2 o'clock this afternoon.-
V ' - ' -
With the Allied Forces in Bel
gium, Ntv. 9.-(By the Associated
Press.) There are many "indica
tions that the Germans do not in
tend to make a protracted stand this
side of Brussels and Charleroi.
. Paris, Nov. 10. French .-troops
this morning renewed their pursuit
of the Germans. The French official
statement issued todfy -says the re
treat of the enemy is becoming
more and more precipitate. Every
where along the line the Germans
are abandoning great quantities of
war materials. -"V
Cannon, numerous vehicles of all
descriptions and,, in some instances,
entire railroad trains -have bn cap
tured by Foch's forcer , -
' With Gun, Fire pKBrussels; (
London," Nov.' 10. Field Marshal
Haig's forces are closely following
up the retreating Germans along
the entire front in Flanders. The
official statement . isiued today by
the war office announces that the
British troops have occupied FauT
bourg de Bertainmont, on the south
ern 1 outskirts iof Mons," Belgium.
Plans for Omaha's Official Peace Celebration
If the armistice is -announced before noon Monday th official
peace parade will start at 1 o'clock. (- , .
If the announcement comes Monday afternoon the parade will
starfat 7:30. ; . " .
If an afternoon parade is held there will also be an evening cele
bration at the court house. .
There will beseven pointy of assembling. Persons'who wish t6
participate wiH go to the jnost convenient point, viz: . V. . v
Twenty-fourth and Douglas Fort Omaha band, march south to
Farnam, east to Tenth and countermarch. :.' .
Nineteenth and Douglas Omaha Musicians band,marchwest and
follow Section 1. ' , v ' . .' .
Fourteenth and Douglas Union Pacific band, jnarch west and fol-
rth to Farn
low Section 2.
Tenth and Harney Dan Desdune's band, harch north
west to Twenty-fourth and countermarch. . - :
'" Fifteenth and . Harney Bohemian band, march eat and -follow.
Section 4. ' ' ;-
Nineteenth and Harney Mid-west' band, march east and follow
Section S. .' " 'v 1 . - ' ;
, Twenty-fourth and Howard-Omaha Musicians' band.; South Side
citizens will assemble here and tnarch north to Farnam, then east.
Bring your ownilags and noise-making devices.
Whistles will blow) at 12 o'clock if parade is tar be held at 1.
Whistles will blw at 6:30 if there is to be a parade at 7;30.V V
f : -'-'';'
The announcement was made verbally by an official of the State depart- -ment
in this form; The amiistice has been signed. It was signed at$ o'clock K,
a. m., rans ume ana nosnuues win cease at
IT oclock ihis morning, Pari'
TERMS OF ARMISTICE.
The terms, of the armistice, it was announced, will not be made public un
tit later.- Military men here, however, regard it as certain that they include: ;
Immediate retirement of the German military forces from France, Belgium
arid Alsace-Lorraine. ' ; r
Disarming and demobilization of the German armies. )
Occupation by the allied and American forces of such strategic points in .
Germany as will makent impossible to renew hostilities. ' ' ' 0
. TAKE OVER HIGH SEAS FLEET. : ; -
.Delivery of part (X the German high seas fleet and a certain number of sub
marines to the allied and American naval forces. " ;
Disarmament of all other German warships under supervision of the allied' ;
ana American navies wnicn will .guard mem. y a
" Occupation of fe' principal German naval bases by sea forces 61 the vic-
torious nations; ' , ' .
Release of allied and American soldiers, sailors and civilians held prisoners
Germany without such reciprocal action by the associated governments.
TO ALL PARTS OF
Jaken from DenmarkTto
-Be Proclaimed Inde-
' London, Nov. 10. Schleswig-Hoistein,
the Prussian province, which
formerly belong to Denmark, is to
be proclaims an independent repub
lic, says an Exchange Telegraph dis
patch from Copenhagen. -r
Leipsic, the largest city in Saxony;
Stuttgart, the capital of Wurttem
berg, and Cologne and Frankfort,
have joined tht revolution, according
to reports from the Danish frontier,
telegraphed here by the Copenhagen
correspondent of 'the Exchange, Tel
The soldiers' council at Stuttgart,
Cqlogne and Frankfort have decided
to proclaim a republic.
; Socialists Rulfi. Hamburg
London, Saturday, N,ov 9. Dele
gates of the revolutionary German
navy arrived in Berlin on Friday,
according to a dispatch from Copen
hagen to the Exchange Telegraph
company. They- conferred for sev
eral hours with the minister of mar.
ine and with members ofShe Reich
stag majority parties.
It is stated that Hugo Haase, a
socialist leader in the Reichstag, has
the situation at Hamburg in hand.
Send Soldier to Spread Revolt
London, Nov. 10. A train filled
with soldiers have been sent out of
Bremen for the purpose of persuad
ing other towns to- join the revolu
tion, says a dispatch from the Dan
ish frontier forwarded here by the
correspondent at Copenhagen of the
Exchange Telegraph company.
News Bureau Taken
Copenhagen, Nov. 10. The Wolff
bureau, the semi-official news agency
of Germany, announces, in a dispatch
from Berlin, that ii has been taken
over by the Soldiers' and Work
men's council. i
Many Persons Shot
Amsterdam, Nov. 10. The Rheh
ish Westfalian Zeitung of Essen an
nounces that Eutin, the capital of
the principality of Luebeck, is in
the hands of the soldiers' council
Many persons, both civilians and
military, have been shot.
'Council Holds Railway
Copenhagen, Nov. lto The rail
way stations in the entire industrial
districts of Germany from Dort
mund to Duisburg have been oc
cupied by the soldiers' council, ac-
(Contmifd on Page Two, Column Six.)
Polish Republic Formed,
Headed by Deputy Daszynski
.Amsterdam, Nov. 10. A message
from Gracow announces the forma
tion of a Polish republic, under the
presidency of Deputy Daszynski,
' " 1 - " ! . . w
IN CITY SHOUT
People Rise from ed to Give
Thanks at ' the: News
That Germans Have ;
"Thank God for Peace," breathed ' '
the throng that congregated in' the,
downtown, districts as ther sirens ,
blew and whistles told of the signing
of the armistice that will make this '
world "A decent place in which to
Car? oft all lines werenfcrowdfcd to
capacity and autos came pouring into '
the main tMroughfarts with yt
and horns blowing a if the people
ha ' waftec dressed in order that they
would be ready' when the glad news,
came over the wires. ;.
Some of the people who came is .
automobiles had only put a cloak on
over uight clothes, so afrjaid were '
they that the celebration would be
oyer before they could get to town.,-'
( Men simply renf wild in front of V
The Bee-building when the news was
given out and screamed, -yelled, and
danced, threw hats ir . the air and .
hugged oite another. V N
Regardless of the . late hour the ,
womet were as much In evidence as
the men. Even the newsboys were
so busy shouting that they almost '
ca$ to be begg4 tor their papers), . '
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