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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - August 9, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VOLUME XI. LETIIBRIDGE, ALni-.IVl'A. FRIDAY, AUCl'ST !). ISIl.S CANADIANS HAVE SWUNG INTO BATTLE LINE WITH HAIG s NIMIVE NOWW HEAUIES lAllies Firmly Hold Initiative Now and Will Not Likely Let It Pass. GERMANS HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY SURPRISED BY EVERY DRIVE Lonaon, Aug. n.-Wlillo recognizing Unl the real lest or success In the row liatllB on Iho Amiens front is yet to come, tlie newsiinper comitiant this liiorning dwells upon the imporlanco b( the operation na showing- that the sUiOB atlU retain Uio initiative and hy diich blows as yesterday hnvesretinced the UltoUbood olvlts recovery by the eJjDmy, That Field MarsBial KJnls Was ql)l.e to'snrprlae the German, staff Is regarded as noteworthy. "it was a victory of a very romnrk-Rblc character," says the Times. "H the enemy, na Bonar L,aw suggestert, "Intended to evacuate this country it Js an even more remarkabc' coufes-Bion of defeat than the retreat to the Vesie, for no whom lia.s be fought harder than he did this spring for the poBSOsslon of the ground which Vas the scene of yesterday's attack. The completeness of the surprise is nil the more remarkable because the tiulckness o� the enemy's reaction in the recent fighting on the Ancro showed he attached importance to tlilB firountl and was suspicious of otcr in-lontlona." . The Ohronloie contends that the pushing of the enemy further from iliniens nnd the Initial progress made on Thursday are of very great moment even If the ajllos are unable to on-large the extent of the ground recovered. The Dally News thinks the fact that Ludendorfj: should have been ignorant of tlio spot which the allies would choose for an ntt.ick which was the loglonl BoquencB of recent events Is a measure of the completeness with 1 wWch tlio initiative has passed from tils hands, The Dally ISxpress declares that the Gorman hope that the attacks of tlie Rllles had spent tlieraaolvea and l.hat the enemy would gain time to stabilize his now positions beyond the Vesle have been destroyed. SPAIN Grave Crisis Rapidly Developing Between Germany and i Spain Madrid, Aug. 9.-Spain hat addressed a new note to Germany concerning the torpedoino of Spanish shlpi. Foreign Minister Dato (riade this announcement 'late today after the cabinet had hold nn extraordinary session. Despite repeated Spanish pro-teats Spanish vessels have continued to fall victims to German submarines, A despatch received In Paris on July 30, said that Spanish newspapers asserted that the torpedoing of the Spanlah steamer Ramon Oe Larrltaga was the.grav-. est Incident that had yet occurred between Germany and Spain. HUNS ADMIT KOCH 18 A QOQO SOLDIER Washington, Aug, 9,-.Commenting on the conferring of the title of Marshal on GeneriU Fooh, the Frankfurter ^Settung, according to an oltlulal dls-littteli"to-day from Switzerland, says: "In any cuaa-Qeneral Foch Is a good soUUei- and Uis Blrattigy Uau . been crowned with buccoss." ' Canadians Take Most of Prisoners in New Drive CUT OFF LARGE FORCE London, Aug. 9.-(Reuter's Limited.)-Canadian horse troopers, co-operating with French cavalry, cut oH a large force of the enemy in today's operations on the Somme front. With the British Army in France, Aug. 9.-(By Associated Press)-Allied airmen have blow^n up many of the bridges over the Somme River and the enemy's retreat is seriously embarrassed. The British cavalry has rounded up many prisoners, but the larger part of the 14000 so far taken were captured by Australians and Canadians. ARE SURROUNDED The Canadians, the advices state, have taken the town of Beaufort, two and a halt milea southwest of Uosieres. The Au.Htralians are fighting further north along Hie Somme.  Small parties of Gcrmann are reported to bo ptill in Uosieres, three and a half miles west of Chaulnes, hut the British are nil around them and thoir life as fighting men probably .-vid bo short. eiGGlSIN TERRITORY ARE IDE BY ALLIES Over 200 Villages Captured in Recent Franco-American Offensive with the American Army on the Vesle, Thursday, Aug. 9.-(Associated Press.)-In the offensive which began on July 18, the allies have regained approximately 1500 square kilometres. More than 200 . villages and towns including So-issons, Chateau Thierry and FIs-mes are again in the hands of the allies. The front has been shortened by S3 kilometres (about 33 miles). According to Information contained In documents in possession of the French, the Germans in the rear guard fighting during the retreat used four n^ore divisions than they had contemplated using to break the Trench line when the German offensive began. The enemy plans called for thirteen divisions to shatter the French and cross the Marne between Dormans and Chateau Thierry. Information gathered by the allies Is to the effect that In falling back) the Germans brought Into jictlon at least seventeen divisions before reaching the Vasle. Additional reinforcements have been brought up since the Vesle was crossed. A division which was resting In Flanders Id known to have reached the region north of FIsmes Tuesday, mm PUSHES HIS FORCES AHEAD ON VESLE FRONT Valor of Sammies Very Tiling For Testing' Out German Strengtli Here London, Aug. 9,-It Is not true that we have actually declared war on Great' Britain but our troops are fighting against the British invaders and a declaration of war can bf hardly avoided, is the statement ascribed to M. Jof-fe', the Soviet minister at .Berlin, by the Amsterdam correspondent of the Daily Express. The German newspapers) It Is added, welcome this "momentous atap" and predict that Great Britain "will be sorry aome day." RAISE HUN SOtDIERS* PAY London. Aug. 9.--General Lud-ndorff, first quartermaster general of the German army, has hv formed Deputy Mark Graf, of the relchstag that Emperor William signed August 1, the decree raising tho soldiers' pay, according to the Rhelnlsche VVestphalian Gazette, American Heatlfiuarter.s in Pr.incc, Aug. 9.-(Reuter's)-Plainly General Petain has no intention of allowing the enemy to recover from tho blows dealt Iilm on the Solssons-Rhulms front, Tho advance continues despite all the obstacles of weather and muddy roads. Without waiting to (hive all Iho Germans from the southern side across the Vcslo, Genera Petain already has pushed a substantial force across tho rlvov to hold the bridgeheads on the right bank, ft will be' Interesting to see what view thfj enemy take.s of the threats dgalnst the direct line of retreat, since it will be an 'indication of the strength ho has to oppose him. It is signlllcant that ;he universal theme of the letters captured is tho weakness of their companies and tho serious losses they have sutfored." In the Amerlfcans, who showed thoir accustomed dash In the ' push across the Vesle, General Petain has tho very infltrumor.t for such