A week and a day after the Armistice was signed, ending the fighting of World War I, the witty item reproduced below appeared in the Columbia Republican for November 19, 1918. William Hohenzollern was Kaiser Wilhelm II, who abdicated on November 9, 1918, and fled into exile in the Netherlands. General Pershing was, of course, John J. "Black Jack" Pershing, who served as the commander of the American Expeditionary Forces on the Western Front.
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