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   Van Wert Daily Bulletin, The (Newspaper) - November 11, 1918, Van Wert, Ohio                                I ESTABLISHED A. D. 1873. VAN WEBT, OHIO. MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918. PRICE TWO CENTS. 1 to 31 Everyone tver Mere is at kid to give Oie Day's Iicome Against Our Boys1 31 Days Over There. War Chest Send the Family Wash to Us. This will give yon ft day each week that you can help the Red Cross. A pair of socks or a sweater mean something to the boys. The Empire Laundry 11CW. Jackson St. 'Phone 1061. Upholstering! Carpet Cleaning, Furniture Packing, Repairing and Refinishing. H. J. MGGENKEMPER, LONG DISTANCE MOVING. Two Ton Truck. 602 East Crawford Street. Phone 2619-2 rings. FIRST CLASS PIANO TUNING Regulating an repairing, alto, Player Piano and Organ work. All work guaranteed. Kindly leave your orders at my residence, 327 North Walnut street, Van Wert, or drop me a card. 14 yean with The Sidle Co. 'Phone 1195. JOHN N. WAMOCMANN. FOR Baggage Transfer and Delivery, Phone: Office, 2471, or Residence, 1496. W. W. ULAM, Chiropractor. Office 2nd Floor, Humphreys Hughes Block. Office 'phone 1579. Residence 'phone CLARK GOOD. ATTORNET AND COHNSELIX3H AT LAW 1161-2 Easl Main street, opposite Court House. Phone HATHAWAY KEMPER. ATTORNET AT Practice In all courts. Office South-eos corner of Main and Washington streets. R. 0. MORGAN. M. D. PHYSICIAN AND Office No. 333 North Jefferson street. Office phone. No. 1053. Residence Phone. 1009. LENS GRINDING. Wednplicate your Broken Lens the same day. (inick, Reliable, Reasonable. HIMES fCYCSJCHT SPECIALIST Where CORRECT Arr THE ARMISTICE SIGNED AND HOSTILITIES CEASE. GERMANY RULED BY GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE Workmen's and Soldiers' Council Issues Statement to the Public. TROOPS JOIN THE REVOYT Friedrich Ebert, Socialist Leader and Member of Reichstag, Is Appoint. ed Chancellor Says New Government Will Bring Speedy Peace. Berlin, Nov. German "peo- ple's government has been instituted in the greater part of Berlin. The garrison has gone over to the govern- ment. The workmen's and soldiers' coun- cil has declared a general strike. Troops and machine guns have been placed at the disposal of the council. The text of the statement issued by the people's government reads: "In the course of the forenoon of Saturday the formation of a new Ger- man people's government was Initiat- ed. The greater part of the Berlitt garrlsoli and other troops stationed there temporarily went over to the new government. Will Not Fire on People. "The leaders of the deputations of ths social democratic party declared that they would not shoot against the people. They said they would, in ac- cord with the people's government, in- tercede in favor of the maintenance of order. in the offices and public buildings, the guards which had been stationed there were withdrawn. "The business of the imperial chan- cellor Is being carried on by the social- democratic deputy, Herr Ebert. "It is presumed that apart from the representatives of the recent majority group three independent social demo- crats will enter the future govern- ment." Calls General Strike. In an extra edition of the Vor- waerts. the central organ of the social democratic party in Germany, the fol- lowing call for a general strike was published: "The workmen's and soldiers' coun- cil of Berlin has decided upon a gen- eral strike. All the factories are at a standstill. "The necessary administration of the people will be maintained. A large part of the garrison has been closed and bodies of troops and machine guns have been placed at the disposal of the workmen's and soldiers' council. "Long Live Social Republic." "The movement will be guided In common by the democratic party of .Germany and the Independent social democratic party of Germany. The workmen's and soldiers' council will take charge of the maintenance of quiet and order. Long live the social i republic! "WORKMEN'S COUNCIL." From all parts of the German em- pire news is being received regarding similar revolutions which almost 'everywhere remain within the jof economic order. Incidents of Strike Described. With regard to the Incidents of No- vember 0 In Berlin the semi-official telegraph bureau, working under the control of the workmen's and soldiers' issued the following report: "This morning at nine o'clock the (workers of the greatest industrial un- dertakings commenced a general strike. "Processions hastened from all the i suburbs to the center of the city. Hed flags were carried at the bead of the processions In which marched armed i soldiers of all classes. 'The first procession arrived from ;the Ackerstrasse and Hriinnestrassoo. As a preliminary the soldiers a ltd offi- cers were urged to remove their cock- ados and epaulettes. In the majority of cases this took place voluntarily. Workmen and Soldiers Fraternize. "There was n general fraternization of soldiers anfl workmen. The work- men penetrated the where they received an enthusiastic reception from the soldiers. "The military occupants of factories mingled In common with the workers, loft tho works and treated with them tn common. "So fnr known tho only be- tween tho find nrmod took plnoo on tho fK-onpatlon of the barracks. la AND SOLDIERS' that was a guard of "fusiliers, hut only two officers fired. "Three persons were killed and one was Injured. This Is to be regretted. "The taking possession of a Ity of the public buildings and estab- lishments was completed without dif- ficulty, once it was clear that the mili- tary had gone over to the people." Victory for the People Seheldemann. Deputy Rcheidemann (leader of majority Socialists in the reichstag) in a speech, said "The kaiser and the crown prince have abdicated. It is a splendid vic- tory for the German people. "Herr Ebert has been charged with the formation of a new government In which all shades of the Social Dem- ocratic party are to participate. "Only decrees from the government bearing the signature of Herr Eberl have validity. Only orders .from the JBlnlster of war bearing the counter- signature of the Social Democrat, act- Ing as assistant, are official." Deputy Scheidemann exhorted the the crowd to keep calin and to avoid Incidents. Deputy Tharr and some Soldiers spoke from a motor lorry. A delegate from the corps of officers of the guard battalion announced that the of- cers were on the side of the people. Stormy applause and jubilation accom- panied the speeches. Socialist Ebert Takes Control. Copenhagen, Nov. 11. It is officially announced from Berlin that the war ministry has placed itself at the dis- posal of Friedrich' Ebert, the Socialist leader whose appointment as imperial chancellor was forecast yesterday by the decree of Prince Maximilian. This action was for the purpose of assuring the provisioning of the army and as- sisting in the solution of demobiliza- tion problems. Friedrich Ebers, the Socialist leader, has been appointed Imperial chancel- lor. He has Issued a proclamation say- ing that he plans to form a people's government which will endeavor to bring about speedy peace. All Ministers With Ebert. Herr Ebert in his proclamation said that Prince Maximilian of Baden had transferred the chancellorship to him, all the secretaries of state having giv- en their consent. The new govern- ment, he added, would be In agreement With the various parties. Deputy Ebert, who has been appoint- ed Imperial chancellor, Is Friedrich Ebert, vice president of the Social Democratic party and president of the main committee of the reichstag. Ebert's election to the latter office In June of this year was taken to mean at the time that the Socialist minority in the reichstag had either been re- claimed by the military government or that the Socialists had gained the ascendancy. Later events have proved that the Socialists were In the saddle. Ebert quite recently declared in tho reichstag that the German people would no longer permit themselves to be without the right to decide their fate. It was he who informed the reichstag of the release of Doctor Llebknecht. Amsterdam, Nov. 11. The proclama- tion Issued at Munich in behalf of the council of workers, soldiers and peas- ants, which constituted Itself Into a diet, announcing a republic had been formed In Bavaria, declared that the "democratic and socialist republic ot Bavaria has the strength to realize a peace for Germany, preserving thai country from the worst." Prepare for League of Nations. The proclamation, after promising a constituent assembty to be elected bj all .adult men and women, says that Bavaria will make Germany ready for it league of nations. It then continues: "The present revolution Is needed t< complete the self-government of tin people before enemy armies stroan across our country or before troop-- should, after the armistice, bring about chaos. Soldiers to Govern Themselves. "The council will insure strict or- der. Soldiers in barracks will govern themselves by means of soldiers' coun- cils. acquiescing In the altered situation will not be hindered in their "We recKon on the co-operation ot the entire population. All officials will remain at their posts. "Fundamental social and politlcu'. re-forms will Immediately commence." Bavarian Shot Fleeing. Nov. 11. According tr a frontier message. Princess Helnrlch wife of the grandson of Ludw'lg III ot Bavaria, was wounded In tho urn: when fired on as she was fitting froir Munich. She and her husband now hiding in southern Bavaria wltt Princess Adalbert, wife of Kmporoi William's third son. Names Council to Rule Hesse. Amsterdam, Nov. II. An official din patch from Darmstadt, capital of th< grand duchy of Hosso, announces thai I ho gnmd duko of Hesse has jtt a_.vuiiucil state U TaKe' over the" business the govern- ment "until a nnal settlement of the questions arising from lilt- present situ atlou." Revolt Succeeds. Basel, Nov. official dispatel received by the Havas agency ft-oa Berlin says: "official. The revolution has result ed lu a striking victory almost without the effusion of blood. A general strikt was declared this morning. It brought cessation of work in, all workshops about teu o'clock. f "A regiment of Nurtuberg chasseurs passed over to the people. Othei troops rapidly followed their action. "The Alexander regiment, aftel hearing a declaration by Deputy Wells went over to the revolution." EX-KAISER IN HOLLAND William Hohenzollern Signs Abdi- cation and Flees to Safety. Former Emperor Shivers as He Puts His Name en the Docu- ment London, Nov. the former German emperor and his eldest son, Frederick William, crossed the Dutch frontier Sunday morning, according to advices from The Hague. Washington, Nov. IIo- henzollern has arrived in Holland and is proceeding to the town of Desteeg, near Utrecht, according to a dispatch ifeceived by the American army gen- eral staff from The Hague. London, Nov. William signed n 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 dlsuatch from Amsterdam to the Ex- change Telegraph coirjpany. The German crown prince signed his renunciation to the throne shortly afterward. It is believed that King Ludwig of Bavaria and King Frederick of Sax- ony also have abdicated. Before placing his signature to the document an urgent message from Pliillpp Scheideinann, 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 Raper, say- Ing: "It may be for the good of Ger- many." The emperor was deeply moved. lie consented to sign the document only he received the news of the lat- est events in the empire. Serious food difficulties are expect- ed In Germany owing to the stoppage of trains. The council of the regenfj will take the most drastic steps to re- establish order. DEATH TOO GOOD FOR KAISER, SAY HIGH OFFICIALS Never Can 'Shrive Himself of Crimes and Henceforth Shall Be Pariah. ALL OF KIN ARE OUTCASTS ALL ON BOARD ARE SAVED Every Person on the Steamer Saetia, Sunk Off Maryland, Are Ac- counted For. Washington, Nov. person? known to have boon on board the Saotia, sunk off tho Maryland coast, i luivo lioon saved. Additional survivor.'1 landed at Cap May brought tho num-' bor to S5, ncrnimtlng fir everybody on tho lists. LUEBECK CAPITAL IS SEIZED Many Persons Reported Killed Wher Soldiers Take City of Eutin, Says Amsterdam. I Amsterdam. Nov. TlhonisK of Rsson an nouncea that Kutln, the onpltnl of principality of r.ucbeck, In hands of the. soldiers' council. Manj persons, both civilians and military have poon shot. j ALBERT BALLIN PASSES AWAY Ex-Kaiser's Closest Adviser and Heac of Hamburg-American Steamship Company Dies. Copenhagen, Nov. BnMIn, genofnl director of tho TInrnhiirg-Ainor Icnn Steamship company, died sudden ly Saturday, nrcordlnjr to an nnnounco ment made In TV-rUti. Soldiers' Food Costs 50 cents a Day. Washington. Nov. costs ap proxlmately cents n to fceV each soldier In this country nnd con sldornbly more for those wens. Tho tvar department nnnounfW that this li an Increase of about rw per nt over the cost of fowling tb< tro  condition ot feebleness that if, be imniate rial they kept the peace 01 not." Senator MCI dumber of North Da- kola said "I certainly hope the abdication is true. I hop not only the kaiser, but rojnl family. "The abdication of the kaiser wil' hasten the coming of peace, and atr very glad that the kaiser has at last decided lo Must Be Punished. Senator John Sharp Williams said "The emperor of (ieyiiiany has vlo Intod in the most 'frightful' essential s of mid civ III sat ion and of necessity he must b< punished. .need not   and rend him limb from limb. Hut before tho high tribunal of intorna ffonal justice oboiild he solomnh summoned to appear ami stand trial. "The evidence should he heard, tin facts should be weighed, the verdict should be rendered with dignity anr decision and (his arch enemy of clvili tuition should bo punished before world as tho magnitude of crimes against tho world WORLD ENDS, GERMANY HUMBLED. Once Mighty Empire Crunbles and Bows to Terms Laid Down by The Allies. The State Department Issues Official Announcement. Fighting Halts on All Battle Fronts. Former Kaiser in Holland. WASHINGTON-, world war came to an end this morning, at six o'clock, Washington time. The Allied terms for an armistice were signed at midnight by the envoys representing the German government, according to an official announcement made by the State Dopartmeot. The State Department issued an oral state- ment as follows: The armistice has been signed. The signatures of the representatives of Germany were affixed at eleven o'clock, Paris time." The terms of the armistice were not made public. Military men here, however, regard it as certain that the terms include Immediate retirement of the German military forces from France, Belgium and Alsace-Lorraine. Disarming and demobilization of the German armies, Occupation by the Allied and American forces of such strategic points in Germany as will make impossible a renewal of hostilities. Delivery of part of the German high sea fleet and a certain number of submarines to the Allied and American naval forces. Disarmament of all other German warships under supervision of the Allied and American navies, which will guard them. Occupation of the principal Gorman naval bases by sea forces of the victorious nations. Release of Allied and American soldiers, sailors and civilians held prisoners in Germany, without such reciprocal action by the issociated governments. There was no information as to the circumstances under which Che armistice was signed, but since the German courier did not reach German headquarters until ten o'clock yesterday morning, French lime, it was generally assumed that the German envoys within the French lines had been instructed by wireless to sign the terms. Forty-seven hours had been required for the courier to reach German headquarters, and unquestionably several hours were neces- sary for the examination of the terms and a decision. It was regarded as possible, however, that the decision may have been made at Berlin and instructions transmitted from there by the new German government. The momentous news that the armistive had been signed was telephoned to the White, House for transmission to the President a few minutes before it was given to the newspaper correspondents. Later it was said that there would be no statement from the White House at this time. WASHINGTON, Nov. Hohenx.ollern has arrived in Holland and is proceeding to the town of Desteeg, near Utrecht, according to a dispatch received by the American army general staff to-day from the Hague. The message said Press reports state that the kaiser arrived this morning in Maastright, Holland, and is proceeding to Middachten Castle, in the town of Desteeg, near Utrecht." TROOPS BANISH Wearing of Medal Strictly Prohibitec Bar Escape of the Rich. report of thr that it mean' also entin 11. Th frontier is bcinjr Oi-ictly guarded tho (lorinan soldiers' coiinoil. This holiiK dono, it Is Mated, in order tn pre vent the escape of rieli people, irvn orals and other lilsh officers. All national cockades jiuii the enfflf of the helmets of have been re. moved, beinsr replaced a hand Tho wearing of the iron cross has bcon strictly prohibited. HUNS REFUSED TO BE SLAIN Germans Captured by Americans Say: "What's the Use of Being Killed on Last Day of War." the Anifriran Army on tho So- clan is tho use of Ma.vinir   marine unescorted for the first Uoiv in moro thau threw years. 1 Canadian Government Issues Order to Stop Fitting Cans on Mer- chant Vessels. Qneboc, Nov. from Ottawa to stop the work oC lilting guns oti board shirts, nnd also to stop tho providing of quarters on board some vessels for gunner crews, have been received by the local representatives of tho Imperial munition board en- gaged In supervising the fitting nnd machinery installation of wooden steamers being built here. the piny have a hnppy endlngf "Comparatively so. AH money refunded after the second act."   

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