November 11, 1918

The end of World War I — Isaac described the events in two separate journal entries.

We were here at Olathe when the Armistice was signed & by previous arrangement the fire siren let go at 1-30 the morn of 11 Nov    Rev Deyoe & his good wife jumped out of bed & soon the big bell of the ME Church joined in the chorus & the bdg [building] it self was a blaze of electricity from the basement to the highest steeple & pandemonium broke loose later in the day   the Kaiser was hung in effigy & shot full of holes at $ a shot & the money given to the red cross & he was finally burned 

Mon 11th   cooler  clear a fine day   we were awakened at 2 oclock this morning by the fire siren loud & long ringing of bells & blowing of whistles celebrating the news of peace   Willard rang the church bell  Harriet also went down town   I thot [thought] of my Dr. Boy Leslie & wonder where he is & if he too joined in the peace jubilee   I sent him a card this pm to Hoboken New Jersey   we went down town PM in Olathe & many were there   the town was like 4 of July flags drums & one old chap had his fiddle & in place of fife played with the drums  Kaiser [Wilhelm II] [1] & Hindenburg  [2] were hung in effigy & later burned   many speechs were made & later a cash donation was taken for a soldiers monument in the park   Subscriptions were liberal   I got 10 post cards

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_II,_German_Emperor

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_von_Hindenburg

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