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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta IS voli:mI2 XI. LKTIIHJ(IDfiK, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918 NUMtfEn JM1 FLASH-PARIS, Nov. 11.-Official-Armistice signed at midnight. Fighting ceases at 11 a.m. FIGHTING STOPPED AT 4 A.M. TODAY EX-KAISER AND VON H1NDENBURG ESCAPE TO HOLLAND Huns Knocked Out HOLIDAY TODAY TO CELEBRATE EVENT On being informed of the news that the Germans had signed the armistice and that fighting stopped at 4 o'clock this morning, Mayor Hardie proclaimed a public holiday from 7 o'clock this morning till 8 o'clock Tuesday morning. Whistles will blow for 15 minutes commencing at 7 o'clock, announcing the end of fighting. The populace is asked to meet in front of the City Halt at 10 o'clock for a service of Thanksgiving. All clergymen of the city ire asked to be present . _ * After the service it is likely ,a-parade will be organized. Kveryody is asked to fly every flag and bit of bunting that can be secured. Decorate the old town in Victory colors. KAiSER IS IN BERLIN AT THE MERCY Washington, Nov. 10.-William Hoherrzollem has arrived in Holland and is proceeding to the town of Desteeg, near Utrecht, according to a dispatch received by the American general staff today from The Hague. * The message adds: "Press reports state that the kaiser arrived this morning in Holland and is proceeding to Middlachten Castle, in the town of Desteeg, near Utrecht." FLIGHT CONFIRMED London, Nov. 11.-The flight of Emperor William to Holland It confirmed from several �ourc*e, but there l� n divergence In report* relative to the Identity and number of MtVMhipanloni. A Copenhagen dlapasa*) to Router'* say* It la semiofficially reported in Berlin that the imMW accompanied by 10 me'sy �*a arrived at Arnhelm and occupied Count Von Bentiek's chateau. Constantinople Within Fire of British Ships, Lloyd George Says Uethbridge. Alberta. November 8, 1910. TO THE CITIZENS OF UETHBRIDGE: , GREETING KNOW VE that I. William Dun-can Llvlngetone Hardie, by virtue of the powera vested tn me an Mayor of the City of Lethbrldge do hereby PROCLAIM A LEGAL HOLIDAY celebrating peace, extending from the time the whittle* blow until the following any at jOO a.m., and command all cltltens to* obeerve the *�me. OOD SAVE THE KING W. D. L. HARDIE. Mayor. Social Democrats in Charge of the Government-General Strike Declared-Revolution Spreads Throughout the Entire Country-Very Little Conflict, Few Lives Lost. Copenhagen, Nov. 10. - Tha Wolff Bureau, the semi-official news agency, of Germany announe-e* In � dlapatch from Berlin that it ha* hcen taken over by tha soldier*' and workman'* council. Am&terdam, Nov. 9.-Lataat advice* received her* confirm report* that the revolutionary movement at Cologne I* gradually spreading throughout the entire weetern part of Germany. Thut far the revolt ha* been orderly, with no bloodshed. \ Copenhagen, Nov. 0.-Rebellion* have occurred in Hanover, Cologne, Brtincwlrk and Magdeburg, according to the official announcement tonight at Berlin, Theae oil-!es, however, lire nov entirely In the hands of the mutineers, the �tatement arids. At Mndgeburg the garrison resisted. Copenhagen, Nov. 0.--Six Gar man battleships anchored outdde of Flensburg have directed their (jun* against the revolutionists and n bombardment is expected, The bnttleahip Koenlg, which refined to surrender, ws* taken after a hard fight. Berlin, Saturday, Nov. ^-(German wireless, via London).-The German people's government has been instituted in the greater part of Berlin. The garrison has gone over to the government. The workmen's and Midlers' council has declared a general strike. Troepeand machine guns Have been placed at the disposal of the council. The ,Soele)�Remocratie party is interceding with the people's government. The guard* which had been stationed at the public office and other buildings have been withdrawn. Frlederleh Chert, vioe-preatdent of the Sooial-Oemocratlo party, la carrying en the chancellorship. *�ondeh, Nov. 10,-(11:2� .�-> -Leipslc. the largest city In Saxony; Stuttgart, the capital of Wurtemburg, and Cologne and Frankfort have joined the revolution, according to reports from , the Danish frontier, telegraphed her* by the Copenhagen correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph company. The soldiers' councils at Stuttgart, Cologne and Frankfort have decided to proclaim a republic. GENERAL STRIKE IN BERLIN Basel, Nov. 10.-An official dispatch received by the Havas Agency from Berlin today iay*. "Official: The revolution ha* re-suited In a striking victory, almost without effusion of bloodshed. A general strike was declared thla morning. It brought a cessation of work in all workshops at about 10 o'clock this morning. "A regiment of Nurneburg chasseurs pssssd over to the people. Other troop* rapidly followed their action. "The Alexander regiment after hearing a declaration by Deputy Welle wont ever to tha revolution." Spread* to Saxony Copenhagen, Nor, t(J.-A council of workmen and soldier* ha* been established at Chemitx, Sasony, according lo the Wolff New* Agency. The council took charge 0f military and civil affair*. There were no dlsturbanc j*. The council proclaims that It* aim wa* a Socialistic republic for tier-many. , One Ship Loyal Copenhagen, Nov. 10.-The German training ship Scblosion, with 400 men on board, which fled" from KU*l when the sailors' revolt broke out there, has arrived at Maratal in distress. The crew bad boon unable to obtain waters at otber Danish port*. Two Gorman cruisers, in control of Red Forces, are watching outside Of MaraUl. The commander of the Sohlesieu nay* that lie believes Danslf Is the only German port he oau safely enter. (Continued on Pago 6). Lor Ion, Nov. 9.-(British wireless service). - Premier Lloyd George and Sir Eric Geddes, first lord of the edmiralty. were speakers tonight at a banquet which followed the Lord Mayor's "Victory" �how. "I have no news for you," said the premier to the banquetters, who were expecting an announcement from him regarding the possible signing of an armistice with Germany. "Owing to the rapid and triumphant Advance of the allied troops and to their relentloea pursuit, the German envoy* have not been able to get through and other means have had to be devised to ensbls them to cross the  lines. Owing to the circumstances, I have nothing to aay to you this evening as to the result of the armlatlca negotiations. "The lesue i* settled. In the spring w* were being sorely pressed. The channel port* were being threatened and the iteel )f the enpmy waa pointed at our heart*. "It I* autumn. The capital of Turkey I* now almost within gun fire of our ship*. Austria is shattered and broken. The kaiter and the crown prince have abdicat ed. (Prince Maximilian's decree aid that the kaiser hiul decided to abdicate). A *ucce�*oi- hae not been found and a regency has been proclaimed. "Thl* la Judgment-the greatest judgment In the world." Germany, said the premier, ha* a choice today, but will have none tomorrow. She has been ruined inside and outside. ''An army and armament, formidably created," continued thn premier, "are now hardly an army or armament at all. Abdication waa only part of the way. The general etaff Germany mobiliier! to frighten us is dying its natural death/and at a moment when It la faced by ruin and can get out only by immediate surrendsr. ''Germany may continue to increase the volume of suffering she has already caused; she may possibly resist a little longer. But the longor she resists, the more qu'ekry wiit her cities become aa ilie fair lands she 'has so wantonly dsvaatated. "There will be just terms that will prevent such wantonness again- We will do no wrong if wo abandon na right. \ "We have no designe on the Oerman people, but wa mean to secure beyond all doubt ths freedom of our own people. The reck-l**cn**� that place*) the world in such awful agoiy must expect atom reckoning. "When th* conditio** were considered all the representative part* of the Empire ware consulted.. For years wo have had a great brotl erhood of suffering; we are now going to have a great brotherhood of joy. The next few year* are charged with fats for Britain and ths Empire. Let us banish all tactions and lift up this country to a position it never hold before. Let the British Empire keep Its hsad and all will bo right with the world." ALLIED TROOPS RUSHING AHEAD; CLOSE 10 MONS Tournui Tuiteit - Preach (uv airy Cross the) Belgian Border London, Nov. 9-In a aweeping advance today th* British armies have captured Tournai and An-toing, Field Marshal reports tonight, Th* second British army ia approaching Renal*, which Ilea about 12 miles northeast of tournai. YANKS CAPTURE STENAV With the American Forces on the Meuss Front, Nov, 10.-( p. m.).-Qen, Pershing's troope this afternoon captured Stonay, on the oast bank of tha Mauaa, netwlth-atanding terrific opposition. OERMAN RCPORT Washington, Nov. 10-"It is officially reported the west front ia Mulst today." aaya a wlralsso moo-sags from the German station at Nauen received tonight by nairol radie_towsre in thle pouatry. ""(Continued �*� Pago 6). London, Nov. 11.-(12:32 A.m.). -The former German emperor'* party, which Is believed to include Field Marshal Von Hlndenfeurg. arrived at Eysdsn, nsar th* Dutch frontier, at 7:10 Sunday morning, according to the Daily Mall advice*. Practically the whole German gsnsral staff accompanied the former emperor and 10 automobiles carried the party. The automobiles were bristling with rifles and ail the fugitives were armed. The ex-kaiser was in uniform. He alighted at the Eysdsn station and paced the platform, smoking a cigarette. Eysdsn li*s about midway between Liege and Maastricht, on the Dutch border. HERR EBERI PLANS FOR A SPEEDY PEACE EBERT PAN GERMAN Paris, Nov. 9.-The Temps today concludes a sketch of Frlederleh Ebert, the new German chancellor, as fellows. "He shares the ruling passions of the German. He is a type of pan-German Socialist, not to say an Imperialist-" Copenhagen, Nov. 10.-(S.30 a. m.).-Frelderich Ebert, the Socialist leader, has been appointed imperial chancellor. He ha* issued a proclamation saying that he plana to form a people'* government which will endeavor to bring about speedy peace. Harr Ebert in his proclamation aaid that the chancellorship had boon tranoferred to him, all the secretaries of atate having given their consent. The new government, he added, would bo In agreement with the various parties. tCoutiaued on page G), Wuhinfton, Nor. 11. - (Associated Press).-Armistice terms have beta tgMdJ by Germany, the state department annBuaced at 2.45 o'clock this morning. There wa* no announcement as to whether hostilities had ceased or the hour at which they would coase. The department's amiomncement assenty said: The armistice has bean a|Md." i FIGHTING STOPPED 4 A.M. LETH. TIME Washington, Not. 11.-(Br the Associated Press).-The world-war will end this morning at 6 -o'clock Wash'ngtoMa time, 11 o'clock Paris time. The armistice was signed by the Germans at midnifht This statement was made by the atate department this moraine. The statement was made ratal? by aa official of the state department in this farm: 'The armistice has been aifsptsl It was signed at 5 o'clock a.m. Paris tint ami bas-tilities wil cease at 11 o'clock this a*eras*f, Paris time/' Germany had been given nnti 11 o'clock this moraine. French time, $ o'clock Washington time, to accept IliatBtiti wal end the horn* set by Marshal Foch far a derision for peace or far cvatiawatiaa of the war. The momentous news that the armiotitT had been signed was telephoned ta the White Haush lor tnatausaiaa ta the Pro*, dent a few minutes before H waa given la the newspaper correspondents. Later it wa* asjd that there would be no inasunrement from the White House at this time. There was na information as to the cir-cumstancet slider which th* arauttic* was signed, but since th* Gormen c�*jri*r did aat reach German *mamary haad*juartar� usrfal It o'clock yesterday miming, Frmsch tima, it U general? �itumod bar* that tha Garaaaa envoys within tha Praacb hues bad boon instructed by wires*** ta sign th* term*. Forty-cavaa hoars had baaa riaaJTigf for th* cassTiar ta ranch Gcrnwa hsadaantiin and iiaauitrionnhly sevorai shears war* required far th* *i*nsm*ti�n *f th* torm* and ad*ri*iaa. It is regarded a* paismli, haw-aver, tha? tha *Vkssbm was .mad* at Mm and instructions tnMwttad km thar* by th* aaw Goraau fevoffBBt***. qmm:i mm mt AVMumi Washington, Nov. 11.-The state nounces that the arnustice terms will "not" be 8 o'clock this morning. 3662 28 ;