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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETIIBRIDGE, ALBERTA. $^'URDAY.'AUGUST 3, 1918 NUMBER 198 GERMAN HORDES WRN AND FLEE BEFORE FOOTS FiRIOUS ONSLAUGHTS Germans Hasten to Get Out of Salient Before Allies Pen Them in. ALLIED OFFENSIVE HAS BEEN MASTERPIECE OF STRATEGY Parle, Aus. 3.-Friday's splendid success Is but a lino In the cliain ot victories which have followe'd one after the other since General Foch launched his counter offensive on July 18. Rarely In war has a plan been followed out with such clock work regu-Jarlty and military opinion hero is lost In admiration of the splendid genius which conceived it and of the masterly way In which it is being carried out. The allied victory Is hailed gen-' erally as being equal to the first victory ot the Marne as a strategic maaterploce, Far-Reaching -What the consequence of yesterday's victory will be cannot yet be guaged, but that It will be " f ai'-reachlng already' appears certain to 'the cOtnmentato'rs. The enemy cannot'Hdld the Vesle line, it believed, but must recross the Ai�her since by the recapture of SolsBons, the allies are able to i debouch on both sides of the river and take him In the rear. The enemy appears to be perfectly aware of this aud also ot the necessity of getting out quickly if he wishes to avoid unpleasant accidents. In accordance with practice he already his se�"?ire to the bases at FIsmes and Bralsnes and a dozen other villages. The smoke which rises to the horizon fs believed to shov/ that the enemy knows that he can no longer use these places. Retreat Began Friday The German retreat began Friday morning after the fall ot the Tardenois line brought about by the storming of the Hartennes plateau by the troops ot General Mangin the ^igbt before. General Berthelot. on the east entered ViUe-Ku-Tardenols and advanced on both Hides of the Ardre Valley. The Americans in the centre marched toward the Vesle down the OrlUon Valley while from Hartennes the French debouches into the Criae Valley, taking in the rear the previously Impregnable redoubt of Buzancy. Advance at Bound Little by little the movement (lulckened. The Dormaus-Ilhelms Road was left three miles behind and^Gueux, PolUy, VezlUy, Gous-sancourt and Coulongos were passed ut a boun'd. The forest of Nea-les was cleaned oui and Dole Wood entered, Arcy Wood was but a mouthful. On the west the troops tarried on to Maast-Bt-Vio-lalne, Chacrlso and Septmonta. By mid-afternoon tbe/alllos were established solidly on the heights on both Bides of the Crise, that Is to say, Boutb and southeast ot Soisaons. The fall ot Solasons which the Qermans were obliged to evacuate irrevocably decided the fate of the battle. It was the pivot of the whole German line. BTsn admitting that the German left couM cling to the narrow plain bet^ween the Vesle and the Aisne the right wing could not have remaintd in the air as its only supports are the Soissons plateau and- the nearest spurs of the famous Ghemin Des Dames, Tbus it is held hero, the situatioii, will revert to where it was at the and ot Septemher, 1914. ilUN SOLDIERS KILLED 4T KIEV London, Aug- 3>-^The terrorist campaign galnit tiie Germans of the Ruieian Soolal-Revolutlonlsts of tile Left, includes an explosion at Kiev wlilch resulted In the deaths of seven hundred German soldiers in addition to the murder of Field Marshal Von Elchhorn, the Copenhagen correspondent of the Daily Mall quotes a leading member of the party as saying. A NEW REVOLT DESBHEIISSAFEIF Ottawa, Atigr 2i-An extrn of/ mornino/ all cart being on' aieh. edule and aa far aa the afreet railway men are eonoarned thtre aeema to ba no diaaent to the action of the minority In daolarlng the atrike off laat night. The longahoramen and the atreat railway men went out en maaae, but the othar -unlona' did not. It \i reported that fifty per cent, of the employee In the thip-yarde are at work, all of the em-ployeea of one machine workii and- eighty-five per cent, of the other machine shope. Very few teamitera went out. Many of the offllcala of the unlona, when aak* ed for advice as to going on atrike, advised their men rtot to do 80. COASI MTACK VESSEL Washington, Aug, 3.-After removing quantity of provisions from Bn American lumber-laden schooner last night, the crew of a German submarine set fire to the vessel, near the Maine coast yesterday morning. The navy department was thus Informed today by the commandant of the first naval district. The name of the schooner was not given. Tho department issued this statement : "The navy department is Informed that nine men in a. dory landed at Gannet Rock Light at (1.30 o'clock tliis morning, reported that a schooner was torpedoed at ll.;iO o'clock yesterday morning 0,5 miios west southwest ot Briar Island near tho coast of Nova Scotia. '"The submarine crew took off pro-vlfllons from tiie schooner and then set it afire, they reported. The submarine, thoy said, appeared to bo about 200 feet long and carried two guns." Navy officers believe this may bo the same submarine which began operations oft tile Atlantic coast last month by laying mines in the trans-Atlantic ship lano near Long Island, one,' ot which w.ns believed to have caused the loss ot the armored cruiser San Diego. Thus far this second raid of German submarines on this side ot the Atlantic -has been without material results. Only a few ships, most of them unimportant, have been destroyed. WITHDRAW CHARGE LVY But Govt. Presses Charge Conducting Pacifist Propaganda of HUN GENERALS CAUGHT W^ILE STILL IN PYJAMAS Paris, Aug. 3.-(Havas Agency.)- Attorney General .Meriilon summed up in the high court ot justice yesterday the government'e case in the trial of Louis Malvy, former minister of interior in jSeveral French cabinets. \ The attorney general said ho did n%t wish to compare Mr. Malvy with either Bolo Pasha or M. Duval, director ot the Bonnet Rouge, both ot wliom wore shot as traitors, and that he would withdraw the charge ot treason In M. Malvy's casb. Attorney General Meriilon maintained, however, that M. Malvy was partly responsible tor several mutinies in tho Fi'onch army which he attributed- to pacifist propaganda and he stated that the former minister should be punished In this connection. Pmi.s, Aug. 3.-Tlirbughout last night the allies contini^d to advance toward the VeSle, the Frfench Warptlicc announced today. East of Soissons the French have reached the Aisne between Soissons and Venizel. Evacuation of thc-'line of Vesle, -if it has not, been brought about before, seemingly is niiide compulsory by tiie French advance to the.Aisnc, cast of Soissons. Coupled with the French atlv;ince nortli of the Aisne yesterday to Pommieres, northeast of Soissons. it is a dangerous menace to the line of the Aisne. The French advance points , London, Aug. 2,-Lance Corp. Joseph Dowling of the Connaught Rangers who was landed on the coast of Ireland-from a German submarine three months ago, was pronounced guilty today and aen-tenced to death. The sentence, however, was commuted to penal servitude for life. LUMBER BOAT SUNK. New York, Aug. 3.-An Associated Press dispatch from East-port, Maine, thia morning, says: "The crew of nine men from a lumber-laden four-masted achoon-er were landed at Grand Manan, N.B., today. The men reported that-4helr vessel was sunk by a' submllrlne last night while between Briar Isl^hd' and Grand Mahan." UNIONIST DEAD. ; Belfiat, Aug, 3.-Robert Thomp-aon. Unionist-member of parliament for the north division of Belfast, died here this morning. THE WEATHER High.......... ............. Uow ......., Fofecaat-Fair and cool*- 86 60 Paris, Aug. 3.-French  troops, which are pushing the Germans between Rheims and Soissons, have lost touch at no point with the rearguards of the enemy. The losses of the enemy are" declared to be heavy, according to the Petit Journal. The newspapers of Paris, com-mentlnci upon the Importance and significance of the battle, say that its results surpass considerably tho highest hopes. The occupation ot Soissons has made It certain that the Qermans will be obliged to retire to the Aisne as they did in September, 1914, the newspapers say, and they add that the fourth anniversary of the mobilization of the French army ' will be coupled In the;future with "this magnificent victory which the talents of ihe allied generala and the valor of the atliesaoldiera has today written upon tha fiaqa of the Entente natlonti'.' OPEN CHALONS ROAD , American Army On The Alane-Marne, Friday, Auguat.Z.-' Tha northward movement,of tha (Bar-mana haa