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Lethbridge Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 11, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta SURRENDERS GUNS, SHIPS AND MONEY VOLUME XI LKTHBKIDGE, ALBERTA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918 NUMBER 281 ALL PRISONERS ARE TO BE RELEASED WITHOUT DELAY GERMANY REQUIRED TO MAKE AND COMPLETE FINANCIAL REPARATION World War Ceases Millions Celebrate Great and Welcomt? News Sent Thrill of Joy Through Allied World-Terms Signed in the Early Morning in France- Soldiers Cease Warfare. LONDON, Nov. 11.- (10: 21 a.m.)-It is officially announced that the armistice between the allies and Germany has been signed. The announcement was made by Premier Lloyd George, who said: "The armistice was signed at 5 o'clock this morning and hostilities are to cease on all fronts at 11 o'clock today." NOT IN A HURRY WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.-Secretary Oanlele announced today that no immediate Heps would be taken toward demobilisation of any part of the naval force* of the United Statee. THE PRESIDENT WILL TELL CONGRESS WASHINGTON, Nov. 11.-President Wlleon will rend the terms of the armistice with Qermany before a Joint ie��lon of sc.-.sres* toA%y. 3o few membcre had returned today frSffl their oloetlOn Weatlon that when word of the president's coming reached the capital thera waa tome doubt whether enough could, be muttered for a joint acieion. PRESIDENT WILSON'S MESSAGE WASHINGTON. Nov. 11.-Pr��ldent Wilton latued o formal proclamation at 10 o'clock ajmounetng that the armistice with Qermany had been ngned. The proclamation follows*. "My fellow countrymen: The armistice waa algned thia morning. Everything for which America fought ha* been accomplished. It will now lie our fortunate duty *to assist by example, by aober friendly council and by material aid In the establishment of jutt democracy throughout tho world. (Signed) "Woodrow Wilson.'' WAR STOPPED EARLY THIS MORNING LONDON, Nov. 11.-(10:6� a.m.)-Marshal Foch, according to a Trench wireless dispatch received here haa notified the German com-mandcr-inehlef that hostilities will cease on the whole front a* from November 11 at 11 o'clock a.m. (6 o'clock Washington time). TERNS The German Delegates !'.>ri�, Nov. 11.-- limbic t*e Ave firltr ipal Herman armistice Krtt�r, a fugitive from hlK millVM land. Announcement thot the anuistlco term* Impofcd by (hp allied mid American governments had Immi nlgned by tlm fifrimn onvoya nt mldnbtlit last night, five o'clock I'orl* tliuo, mid that lioslllliiea would cease six hour* later wait made- nt tlm slate depart-wont at :':*',te the note annexed. "S. In all terrltarf exacuated by the enemy, there ehail be no evacuation af the Isbet*; no damage or harm shall be don* to the pe/aon* or property of the Inhabitant*. No destruction cf any kind to be committed. Military establishments of all kinds shall be delivered Intact a* well a* military tore* of munitions, no equipment to be removed during the periods fi��d for evacuation. Stores of food of all kind* for the civil population, cattle, etc., shall be left In Situ and Industrial establish, ments shall not be Impaired in any way and their personnel shall not be moved. Road* and means of communication of every kind, railroad, waterway*, main road*, telegraph*, telephone*, shall be In no manner impaired. "7. All civil and military personnel at present employed on them shall remain. Five-thousand locomotive*, 80,000 wagons, and 10,000 motor lorries In good working order with all necessary pare part* and fitting* ehall be delivered to tha aeeoelated power* within the period fined for the evacuation of Belgium and Luxem. burg. Th* railway* of Alssei-Lorraine shall be handed over within the same period, together with all pre-war personnel and material. Further material necessary for the working of railwaya In the country an the left bank of the Rnine shall b* l*ft In Situ. All store* of coal and material for the upkeep of permanent ways, signals and repair shop* left entirely in Situ and kept in an efficient state by Germany during the whole period of armistice. All barges taken from the allies shall be restored to them. A note appended regulatea th* details of th�se measure*. '. The Garmpn command shall be responsible for revealing all mines or delay-acting fuse disposed on territory evacuated by the German troop* and shall assist In their discovery and destruction. The German command shall alto reveal destructive measures that may have been taken (such aa poisoning or polluting of spring*, well*, ate.) under penalty of reprisal*. "�. Th* right of requisition hall be exercised by the alllaa and th* United State* armies in ail occupied territory. Tha upkeep of the troop* of occupation in tha Rhineland (excluding Alaacator- (Coxtikufd On Paob 5) Fighting is Over Fighting Between Imperial German Garrison Revolts Troops and Revolutionists I, Nov. 11.-Fighting between revolutionary force* and Imperial troops was still going on in Berlin Sunday morning. Tha struggle, which began Saturday evening, broke out afresh at nine o'clock Sunday morning. Tha heaviest fighting en Sunday morning waa in front of the Victoria-Bauer cafea and tho library of the Arsenal, near tho Lustgar-tan, where ofWcer*, military cadet* and boy aeouts war* fortified, Tlin war is over. Toner* hns not heen aignfd. hut tho MpnltiK of tlm arm:*-tlci Hul K�rla broke, Tlitnj n few wenki Inter foilowH Turkey ntid Aii�',tiii in tl,.(t order, and today tjcrmauy. lier iitmv! hopelessly heiiteii and with ;i m/.-!.'i) l�tte (evolution III l'ie interior, nigned i an unconditional surrender becnin,. i: j WiiH almolutely hopeless to continue j ilhe struggle. j Though the greater part of the *niiK j gle lias taken place on 1'ieinh and j Belgian soil, at tlio time the urmUt'i c! wa� feigned the C'.ermiui-i Ituil only one toot In a wee corner ot 1'raui��-, mid  tlio Drill*)) hud retaken Mons mid: h�i'6 within 20 jnlles ot Brussels, the' ilelgian capital. I Nonn of tho atllA* with the creep j tion of deluded RuisU bus any rcuaoti to be itbUanit'd for the part played.' i Kven Humanin. hopelessly overcome , | by superior numbers, rutuatued fuitb J ful t;. the end. j tlritaiu h.u taken a largo part in | the war. It 1� not too uiucb to auy that Hritaln has played tho leading par'., with her army of seven million-; � and her uavy which has kept the sea* j clear and made possible the Intetven-j lion of her colonic* and America. j A* for Canada, she has played a | noble ptrt. The"big news today is that j the fighting has stopped, and tha danger to tho boys in tho lines is over. | Tho Canadians are ejpected to.be thej first to be sent home to the North Am j erlcan continent. That right is the'ij.l They have proved their tuettl.i x'\ thousand titties in tho past four year.*. | and at no place more than at t:iej famous Mods, which the Canadrar.si captured, as one of the last acts of the war. Canada mourns her sons who are sleeping today in Prance and Flanders, bit Canada will see to it that her otUer sops who have lived through the test will be given an ovation to bo remembered on their home-cowim-. Suspicious of the New German Government LONDON. Nov. 11.-In view of the irresponsible and uncertain position of the new Ccrmai government, anxiety is eipreMed by some London newspapers test difficulties arise to prevent acceptance and enforcement of the allied terms. The pleas of some German papers that the allies ought not to crowd Germany to the wall so bird that she would be unable to establish hereelf under a democratic government tends to confirm suspicions in' some quarters here that the transfer of power to th* Socialists I* really a subtle device by which the former emperor and the military hop* to obtain easier term;. It is contended that If such scheme gained evsn parti it success It might readily lead to reaction In favor of the former autocrats. The Times and the Daily Mail, for instance, recall that all Qermany, Including the Socialists, assented to the war, the failure of which alone leads thrm to abjure It now. They insist that tho Chang* In administration in nowicc removes the necessity for reparation and restitution. Allied with this view is doubt voiced by ths Daily Express and elee-wherc .is to whether the armi�lice arrangement with the present government would provide the guarantees required, as Chancellor Ebort'a governing', is considered to be so fragile that it may fall at any moment. Germany Without Kaiser; Has Socialist Government Pari�. Nov. 11-The situation In Germany today. ,is far a* It can be ascertained by news obtained through Switzerland, may be summed up as follows: In Prussia, th-; emperor is gone and a Socialist government in an undetermined form is in power. in Davaria and Wurttemburg republics have been proclaimed. The royal family of Oldenburg ha* fled and a revolution is reported. A republic ha* been formed In Schleiswig-Holsteln. Frankfort. Hamburg. Cologne. Coaon, Mual-iieim, AlK-la-Chap�lle and Cmorych aa well a* many other cltla*, aro in the hand* of the revolutionaries. Kiel, Wllhelmshaven and other ports are In the power of revolutionist naval unit*. Paris Sceptical About the German Revolution Paris, Nov II i'.IJ a in.i--franco is hearths tile g'x'il news with tho came t-i|u:ib!e temperament with which It bore the vicis Hude of the ItitSl four years. Quiet u.y is visible on every countenance, but tin-re is littlo outward eXpresMoli. The Trench public i> turning lti attention to the extraordinary events !u t.eniiany. While- a few butids played in tlio streets and there was much singing of the Marsellaise, the great crouds ou liie boulevards paid most attention to the newspaper Imlle'iu board.-. Many i'.itisletis remained up until far into tlm night itisciusinij the news in the cafes. There was much scepticism concern- ing tho German revolution. Many per* nous expressed die opinion that thera was a trick souiflwliere to cheat the allies of thn fruits of victory ao'l It was decided to postpone Judgment until tlio armistice was actually signed. The authorities had ordered tha blueing cleaned from the street lamp* ami tlm cafes were lit from the nru lamps outside. Kor the first time iu years the boulevards presented an appesrauce of animation and liveliness, but there wore no boWterou* outbursts. The people apparently were awaiting for tho holla to ring out' the now* of the close ol the tragedy, which haa coat franca 2.i>y0,000 soldiers. DRAFT CALLS CEASE Washington, Nov. 11.-By ordsr of President Wilson, Provost Marshal-General Crowder today directed the cancellation of all outstanding draft calls stopping the movement during the next ftw days of 252.CCO men and settina aside all November calls for over 300,000 men. COPENHAGEN, Nov. 11.-Tha revolution in Germany la today, to all lnUnts and purposes, an accomplished, fact. Th* rovolt ha* not sproad throughout tho whole-empire, but 14 of the 26 atates, including all tho four kingdom* and all othor Important states are reported securely In tho handa of the rovolutlenlot*. GARRIbONt IN REVOLT AMSTERDAM, Nov. 11-Gorman garrisons along the Outer, frontier are reported in rovolt. Officsro aro being diaaroMd and being treated roughly in soms instanc**. Many of tho guardsmen threw down their arma and have gone home. ThouoaiMt* of Outoh workmen aro ttroaming homeward from Krupp'o at Coaoag PUBLIC HOLIDAY Edmonton, Nov. 11.-Lleut.Gov. �rott haa prodlaimed a public holiday throughout the provinc*. Copenhagen, Nov. 11.-King Freiderich August of -Saxony, ha* been dethroned, according to an official telegram from Berlin. THE WORLD'S HERO Paris, Nov. 11.-(11.10 a.m.,,- Marshal Foch was roceivod by Premier Clemenceau at 10 o'clock thia morning RUMORS Pari*, Nov. 11.-(Hava*.)- Many sensational rumor* booamO) current here a* a result of tha newa of th* signing of tho arania-tico between tho aide* and Germany. The** report* wore to tha effect that Prince Eltol Frleder. Ich, tha second son of tho Kalaor. was prevented from committing suicide and that tha ompreo* waa dying. Three Gorman general* aro aaid to have committed auiaido. STREET FIGHTING Amsterdam, Nov. tl laigjir fighting la taking glaao In Vft* aw, tho capital of Poland. Ton) railway elation thora haa bgM r occupied by Poll* fonaa .*�-have refuaed tho �oroMn tr*jog�1gi th* city parmlgglan tg . bMb through Pellah torrHary. w'i'l ? 07376835 ;