Tues 26 Not so cold a fine morning & we are fixing to go to KC for the day I rested well last nite & feel good this morn I ate 3 pancakes for breakfast I hope we hear from our Dr & Soldier boy Leslie to day tis over 2 weeks since we heard he was just starting for France at 9 am we all started to KC & took a Nabor girl Martha Woodberry along Willard & I went to rr office & I bot a round trip 2 tickets to Los angeles & return to KC by S route including 2 sleeper standard tickets to Denver for $216 went to Bank & got a $400 draft cashd took $200 bills & $200 draft we all went to caffateri for dinner I pd the bill 2,85 we went to market I bot string beans 15c apples 50c pears 40c Willard got some catfish &c home at dark letter from Ellen & John [Brewer] I bot 5 books 1 life of Wm McKinley 25c & 3 Kentucky books 25c each & physical geography 10c
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]  & Hindenburg  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