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Lethbridge Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 3, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Herald VOLUME AUGUST 1918 NUMBER 108 FOCHS Germans Hasten to Get Out of Salient Before Allies Pen Them ALLIEb OFFENSIVE HAS BEEN MASTER PIECE OF STRATEGY i splen did success Is but a line In the chain ol victories which have followed one after the other since General Foch launched his coun ter offensive on July Rarely In war has a plan been followed out with such clock work regu larity and military opinion here Is lost In admiration of the splen did genlns which conceived It and of the masterly way In which It is being carried The allied victory is hailed gen as equal to the first victory of the Marne as a strat egic FarReaching What the Consequence of yes terdays victory will be cannot yet ba but that it will be already appears cor tain to tbe THe enemycannothdld the Vesle but must recross the since by the recapture of the allies are able to If debouch on both sides of the river and take him In the The en emy appears to be perfectly aware of this and also of the necessity of getting out quickly if he wishes to avoid unpleasant In accordance with practice he al ready UaT seffire to the bases at Flsmes and Bralsnes and a dozen other The smoke which rises to the horizon is believed to show that the enemy knows that he can no longer use these Retreat Began Friday The German retreat began Fri day morning after the fall of the Tardenols line brought about by the storming of the Hartennes plateau by the troops of General Mangin the night General on tho east entered VilleEnTardenols and advanced on both sides of the Ardre The Americans In the centre marched toward the Vesle down the Orillon Valley while from Hartennes the French debouches into the Crlse taking in the rear the previously impregnable redoubt ot Advance at Bound Little by little the movement The DormansRheims noad was left three miles behind andx Gous sancourt and Coulonges were pass ed at a The forest of Nes les was cleaned out and Dole Wood Arcy Wood was but a On the west the troops leanled on to MaastEtVio Ghacrlao and By midafternoon were established solidly on the heights on both sides ol the that is to south and southeast of The fall of Solssons which the Germans were obliged to evacuate irrevocably decided the fate of the It was the pivot of the whole German Ehren admitting that the German left could cling to the narrow plain between the Vesle and the Aisne the right wing could not have remained in the air as its only supports are the Soisgons plateau andthe nearest spurs of the famous Chemln Des Thus it Is hejd the will reyert to where it was at the and of HUN SOLDIERS KILLED AT KIEV J terrorist campaign agalnet the Germane of the Rueelan SoolalRevolutlonlsU of the Includes an explos ion at Kiev which resulted In the deathe of eeven hundred German soldiers in addition to the murder of Field Marshal Von the Copenhagen correepondent of the Dally Mall a leading member of the party ae A NEW REVOLT Revolt Breaks Out in Arch of Terror Planned by Revolutionaries Russian revolution against the Bolshevik and in favor of the allies has occurred at The Soviet troops have fled from the After the revolution had been brought about an allied detachment was landed at occupying the railway station and the telegraph office without Apparently there was no lose of the allies forces in their i 500 Arrested Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Zurich today says from Craeow that assassination of Field Mar shal Von Eichhorn In Kiev more than 500 persons including ExPremier Secretary Mllukoff and many members of the constitutional democratic Martial law has throughout the of German are contin ually arriving at Ten German soldiers have been murdered In various parts of Kiev and revolts among the Ukrainian peasants continue to be The Germans have discovered a plot to overthrow General Skoropafl the Ukrainian and make Archduke son of the Aus trian Archduke Charles king or hetman of the The total ot antiGerman the Social Revolutionist was Munition works at Kharkov and eloewhere have been blown In the near future still graver events will The Social Revolutionists prepared to continue the strug gle against Germany to the last the correspondent was Danskoi or the assassin of a sailor before the the member He was elected to represent the sailors of Kronstadt and opposed Premier Ker After the BrestLltovsk which is strongly opposed by the Soc ial Revolutionists of the it was decided to combat the Germans by The Copenhagen correspondent of the Exchange Telegraph Company transmits a report that the assaisin of Ambassador Von Mlrbach has es caped from 24 An oxtrn of he Canada Qaiotto laauod at 7 oclock evening contained a proclamation removing deserters absentees under the Military Act from liability to pun lahmont If thoy report for duty be tweon new and Aujutt Toronto Soldiers Have Griev Wreck Eating Places Helpless to Break the day follow ing one of the most disorderly out breaks this city ever has 19 men are in the hands of the police on charges of disorderly but the real story of the event is seen in the dismantled and ruined premises of about 16 restaurants on Bloor and Dundas as they were left by a crowd of returned soldiers and sympathizers last The damage will total easily 000 and the sufferers are mainly Greek restaurant In some of them scarcely one pane of glass re mains Plate glass windows were furniture counters mirrors mable top tables thrown down and The Marathon Restaurant on Younge Street looks as if a tornado had passed through it and every other place is a more or less com of the The trouble started in some dispute on Thursday between a returned man and the wait ers in the White City kept by a A number of returned men apparently got together and the raid began there last night about 0 oclock and soon Yonge Street was in the hands of ihe soldiers and their sym Place after place was Police Helpless Tbe police were able to do little else than look on while the raiders became more and more reckless and following the destruction of fixtures set about throwing sugar and and in everything they could get their hands on into the The worse element in the crowd began looting and quantities of stuff were carried money was taken from tills and canned goods slipped under Uncontrollable This is the time we get yelled the soldiers aa they led the crowds from place to The crowds cheered them glrti and women laughed at the destruction and the mob became The arrival In motors of men from the barracks after midnight and the lack of other places to wreck finally restored some semblance of sence to the crowd and it gradually WellPlanned That the raid was well planned ap pears from the fact that motor cars conveyed parties of men to the out lying places in West Toronto and Queen Street four miles from Yonge Street and Greek restuarants there suffered almost as much as the down town ONSLAUGHTS Smash Through Enemy Reach River Vesle Germans All Way to Aisne Front Foch and Petain for Success of the Allies advance of the entire allied line in the Solssons Rhelms salient is commented on here with elation although not without re minders that the allies have yet a long way to Official and other dispatches are regarded ae revealing a transformed coinciding with the arrival of Amerfcan detach ments so strong as to give the allies a numerical advantage in reserves and justifying high hopes for the The altered situation is attributed to two main that the American strength Is beginning to tell with great effect and that the allies are reaping an Increasing advantage from unity of General Fochs skill receives many The newspapers devote much space to the anniversary of Great Britains entry Into thewar and the prepara tions for the services of commemora tion and intercession on Sunday for which the immediate outlook on the front hae furnished a getting of hope ful confidence that a llttlo while ago would have seemed too Petain Shares Credit present allied progress on the salient says correspondent with the Airi erican is pf General which can be now ap By striking with the Am ericaus in the the best German divisions were drawn the French commander then prepared for an attack upon the more Important line along the western flank south of The Frankfurt he has stated that the Germans were going to hold their lines opposite the Americans and that the Germans had reached strong positions suitable to a crystalizatlon of the We shall Doubtless the enemy made himself secure in the two great woods north of but there are other ways of clearing them out than by driving our heads against his barbed Yesterday Thursday he may have heard the guns creeping upon his toward Cramaille with no little The intense heat and cloudless sky yesterday has given place to rain and clouds which no aircraft can penetrate so that his beaten troops may obtain a MeanwhHe the Americans continue to which a way they have when they once get Clerges and all its gas their possession and they have a hold on the hills north and northeastsof The Germans had had their strong places here which had made the ad vance so A little further pro gress In the same direction made the enemy find his ocqupation of Meun iere Wood becoming hopelessly insec He not only had the Am ericans on his right but muet have been becoming seriously concern ed regarding the prpgrqss of French from the south Allied Offensive Has Carried Them Into Which Was Recaptured Friday Prisoners Taken and Much War of Germans Out of Salient Has Become a Made by Allies at a Taken With Monotonous INVITE ROMANOFFS TO LIVE IN SPAIN Alfonso is re ported to have invited the family of the late Emperor of Russia to come to Spain to remain until the end of the occupying one of the royal Foreign Minister when asked regarding the proposed said that on the Initiative of the the Spanish cabinet had opened nego tiations with a view to the transfer of the members of tbe late emperore family to NO ANNOUNCEMENT FOR TIME YBT formal reply of the Japanese government to the American proposal for joint action by fr the Entente Powers and 4 tho United States in Siberia was delivered to Acting Secre 0 tary of State Polk today by Viscount the Japanese s The answer was understood technically to meet all the re lulremonts laid down by the United States It will require careful considers and no formal announcement is expected or fr the present at Minority Galls Off Strike Many Return to Work ttreet railway normal all being on and far the railway men are concerned there to no dissent to tho ac tion of the minority In declaring the strike off The longshoremen and the street railway mon went out en but othtr did It reported that fifty per of the in tho ship are at all of em of pne machine and eightyfive per of tho other machine Very few went Many of tho of the when ed for advice as to going on advised their men hot to do ATTACK VESSEL After re moving of provisions from an American lumberladen schooner last the crew of a German submarine set fire to the near the Maine coast yes terday The navy depart ment was thus Informed today by the commandant of the first naval The name of the schoon er was not The department issued this state ment The navy department is informed that nine men in a landed at Gannet Rock Light at oclock this reported that a schooner was torpedoed at oclock yesterday morning 35 miles west southwest of Briar Island near the coast of Nova The submarine crew took off pro visions from the schooner and then set it they The sub they appeared to be about 200 feet long and carried two Navy officers believe this may be thesame submarine which began op erations off the Atlantic coast last month by laying mines in the trans Atlantic ship lane near Long of which was believed to have caused the loss of the armored cruiser San Thus far this second raid of Ger man submarines on this side of the Atlantic has boon without material Only a few most of them have been destroy HUN GENERALS CAUGHT WHILE STILL IN PYJAMAS E But Presses Charge Conducting Pacifist Pro paganda of Attorney General Merillon summed up in the high court of justice yesterday the governments case in the trial ot Louis former minister of in tejior in French The attorney general said he did wish to compare Malvy wtth either Bolo Pasha or direc tor of the Bonnet both of whom were shot as and that he would withdraw the charge of treason in Malvys Attorney Gener al Merillon that Malvy was partly responsible for several mutinies in the French army which he to pacifist pro paganda and lie sCated that the former minister should be punished in this French advanced forces have reached the River Vesle and are preparing to cross the The Germans are continuing their retreat toward the River the main battlefront in the Sois sons the French after completing their occupation of Soissons have occupied the south bank of the Aisne between Pommieres and a distance of approximately advices received today The Germans hold on the west bank of the Ancre in this region has been precarious and it seemed to be tenable only if it were intended to be made use of in the starting of an The retirement appears to indicate the abandon ment of any attempt at an offensive in that quarter at BOWLING GETS A LIFE SENTENCE In a recent Italian ad vance In according to re ports received German general and several other German office re were made prisoners dreaaed In pink eo com pletely were they The tame source re ports of the excellent work of the British They shelled moot effectively the retreating AuitHant near the coast Joseph Dowllnq of the Connaught who was landed on the coast of Ireland from a German submarine three months was pronounced guilty today and sen tenced to The was commuted to penal servitude for LUMBER BOAT New Asso ciated Press dispatch from East this says The of nine men from a lumberladen fourmasted schoon er were landed at Grand The men reported thatlhelr vessel was sunk by a submarine last night while be tween Island and Grand UNIONIST Thomp Unionist member of parlia ment for the north division of died here this THE WEATHER High and N M last night the allies continued to advance toward the the Frtnch War announced to East of Soissons the French have reached the Aisne between Soissons and f Evacuation tlicrlirie ot If it seemingly is made compulsory by the French vance to east of Cdupled with the French advance north of the Aisne yesterday to northeast of it is a dangerous menace to the line of the The French advancepointsdirectly toward the important heights at the western end of the Chemiri Des which are less than five miles north of SOISSONS IS RETAKEN Wi th the French Armies in has been retaken by the allies and the valley of the Grisc has been MANY PRISONERS TAKEN prisoners were tak en by the French at Soissons which was occupied at five oclock one hour after the Germans had been driven from the Those of the garrison not escaped by fleeing It seemsthe enemy did not expect to be chas ed from There were no indications that preparations had been made for retirement and no fires were discovered any On the left French cavalry and tanks kept in close pursuit of the enemy and inflicted heavy GERMAN RETREAT GENERAL German retreat is general on all three sides of the salient conquered by the Germans in May and the allies are pressing close on the heels of the retreating says Renters correspondent at French headquarters telegraphing at 11 oclock Friday have according to the latest from SerzyEt Prin and Both in Ardre to the highest point on the plateau between the and the and thence to Ros Gueux and Thlllols and on the Vesle at which on the original On the northern end of the to the southeast of Sola sons the French have advanced from Venizel to a point south of on the The ad vanoe Is continuing on the line farther to the Burning villages In the area north of the Veele between Muzon and Thierry indicate that a further withdrawal of Germane is Fourteen large fires have been FI8MSS IN FLAMES The important center of FlemN In and there are In two northwest of The retirement of the forces of the German crown prince now ap to be of a very rapid There hae not a groat deal of fighting certainly not In the area eouthweat of and It la unlikely that any large captures Of prisoners will be re RHEIMS With the American on importance If attached to the yance of tta on eastern side of the Rhelmc front to linn of Gueux and It pointed to M serving whole object jof pro tectlng and placing tnf ENEMY LOSSES which are pushing the Germans between Rheiml and have lost touch at no point with the rearguards of the The losses of the enemy declared to be according to the Petit The newspapers of com menting upon the Importance and significance of the eay that its results surpass considerably the highest Tbe occupa tion of Solssons has made It cer tain that the will be obliged to retire to the Aisne they did in and they add that the fourth anniversary of the mobilization of the French army will be coupled in the future with this magnificent vletory which the of the allied and the valor of today written upon the of the Entente OPEN CHALONS ROAR American Army On Alinf northward the a point that the reopening of railroad k received tonight that hid bean greeted with rejoicing by French and Americana en to the who eanfloV thattheir own would pushed forward out on front to north of and THE NEW LINI ly tide of Jrpnt to which ON 4 ;