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PARIS, NOV. 7 THE ALLIES AND GERMANS SIGNED AN ARMISTICE AT 1 1 O'CLOCK THIS
The Americans took Sedan before the armistice became effective. Hostilities ceace at 2 o'clock this
Berlin, via. wirelr h tp London, Nov.
7 "From departure of tir plonipo
t?utiarie to the wost front, it is con
elu'lrd that formal development of ar
mistice measures will follow shortly,"
if wwi off'einlly nniioimce l here today.
The 'Berlin wireless wns despatched
Ixifore the armistice was signed and
indieates plaiuly that Oeiruany fully
Ii id made up her mind to- accept the
Hw the News Came
Washington, Nov. 7. The slatiT do
furtnient received an official messajio
from Paris Shortly after 2 o'cloek this
afternoon saying the armistice had not
been signed at the time that message
had been filed.
The United Press message announc
ing the signing of the armistice and
the cessation of hostilities waj filed in
Parig late this afternoon, undoubtedly
considerably later than the message
received by the stato department.
Official advices bete stated that the
commissioners at the front we.e to
meet late this afternoon. This fact
checked up with the transmission of
the TTniieil Press cablegram, which
passed the censor in Paris, .showed
'that there was sufficient time for tlie
cablegram to have reached New York
at noon, New York time, when it was
received and passed by the naval cen
sor in New York: ......
I "OVER THERE"
ON ENTIRE LINE
WHEN 1R HE
Cateways Through Wlaich Ger
mans Mint Retreat Were
HO W PRESIDENT WILSOh
RECEIVED THE NEWS
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BEFORE GREAT ONSLAUGHT
Advance Was Made Of Eight
Miles On Hundred And
Fifty R2i!e Froot
GENERAL JOHN J. PERSHING
WHOSE ANCESTORS CAME FROM ALSACE-LORRAINE.
How the Battle Line Siood.
When hostilities ceased on the
west front, tho battle line ap
parently was located us fol
lows: Helzacte on the Dutch 'fron
tier, southward through Ghent
and Audeuardc, South westward
along the .Scheldt to Tournai,
southeastward through Coixto
to the vicinity of'Hedan; south
eastward along the (Jermrtn bor
der to the vicinity of IJadon
villers; southward through Ger
man territory to thf junction of
the French, German and Swiss
London, Nov. 7. The allies ontinii
(Continucd oo page two) 1
Washington, Nov. 7. President Wilson was inform
ed of the signing of the armistice today by the United
. The United Press discatch from Paris hrnnp-Kt. thp
j first news to Washington and it was conveyed to the
j state, war and navy departments and to both houses of
congress as well as to the various embassies and legations
by the Washington United Press bureau.
The United Press flash reached here at exactly noon
and at 12;15 p. m. no official word had been received.
After President Wilson and Secretary Tumulty, Sec
retary of War Baker was the first to . learn from the
United Press of the signing of the armistice.
He took it calmly. Seated at his deskbehind a pile
of work, while visitors waited to see him, he was handed
tne announcement. ,
"Is that so?" said Baker with only a trace of emotion.
He made no further comment.
A few moments later more complete details were
taken to him and he smiled but commented only "good."
The general staff at that time was hearing of it
through the cable censors office.
Shortly after Baker learned the news, Secretary of
State Lansing received the United Press cablegrams. He,
too, was reserved but the spirit everywhere was one of re
lief from tension.
The signing cf the armistice caused no surprise to
cabinet members. Onlythis forenoon Secretary Daniels
had said: ' '
"They will take it." "
Official news of the signing was expected momen
tarily from General Bliss at Paris, while diplomatic and
naval officials expected news from their representatives.
The capital went wild with the news. Extras based
on j;he United Press flashes announcing the war's end
sold by the thousands. People gathered in great cheer
ing throngs and read the news excitedly.
Army aeroplanes swept into the sky, within fifteen
minutes after the news came, looped the loop and flashed
over the city from line to line celebrating the event.
Big guns at Fort Myer boomed forth.
Work stopped in all departments over the city as the
news was telephoned to one after another from the Unit
ed Press offices.
Everywhere there were shouts of joy that the strug
gle had ended,
A great throng gathered in front of the White House
about 1 :30, wildly cheering and shouting. President Wil
son went on the front veranda of his home and waved
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