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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 19, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta Southern Alberta's Big Amalgamated btampei^e and l:^air, Lethbrldge, July 22nd to 27th VOLUME XI. LKTHBRIDGE, ALBERTA, I'^HIDAY, JULY 19. 1918 NUMBER-185. SBaiEVED France Thrills to Success of Allied Drive on the Sois-sons Front--Ebb of Tide BELIEVE GERMANS CAN NEVER AGAIN -^ BE SUCCESSFUL Paris, July 19.-France is thrill-with the news that on thp. lourth day of the German offensive French and American troops snatched the initiative from- the enemy by surprise and soundly beat fifteen~of hi$ divisions on a thirty mile front. It will be difficult to exaggerate the cheering impression on public opinjon given by General IVIan-gah's masterly stroke. It Is felt that Tuesday marked the ebb of � Qormany'a offensive power. The official statements have been briaf and discreet, recording only In general terms, , the mast' daflnlta raaiilts, but when full detain are made public It Will ba titn how skilfully Qen*^ eral Pbeh has outgeneralled the eriemy who has been puffed up by ( his recent successes. �w General Foch, it is held here, f not only dealt a severe blow to German military prestlae but raised high the hopes of the allied nations. So completely were the Gen-mans surprised that the Franco-Americans advanced In places two miles in the first hour. They continued their progress in the afternoon In the face of growing resistance. The average depth of the.o�ln� for the whole day was between three and four miles. At aome points the allies advanced . five Riilea, according to latest re-porta from^the front. Th'e allied gains southwest of Soissons will prevent the enemy from using the railways to Laon, Chateau-Thierry and Rhelms and along the Alane, which are,of vital importance to him, Soissons is the keystone of the German system and it la expected the enemy will throw in the heaviest forces in an attempt to fend off the prea-ent danger. , A FINE SUCCESS .Paris, July 19.-Military com-menlatora. are unanimous In call-. Ing Thuiraday'a advance, a fine aueicesa f9r the allies, but deprecate Jumping at conclusions ati the i battle �'lsv.stlll going on. menry>Qf> |IS2,800 -tone. I Ottawa, July 19.-It Is rumored that the government, on the recommendation of the minister of labor, is about to take such steps as may be found necessary to ensure prompt prosecutions of any violations of the industrial Disputes investigations Act. This act makes it an offense, punishable with heavy penalties, to participate in a lock out, or atrike, or to incite others to do so, before an Investigation by a board of conciliation has taken place and an award made by It. Of late there have been several auoh hasty Interruptions of work with-, out any such Investigation or any opportunity having been given the department of labor to adjust the differences between employera ^.-^d workme" ^ ABSOLUTE SURPRISE. On the French Front In France, July 18.-The French-American attack along the broad front north of the Marne was an^absolute surprise. Many German officers were, captured while asleep and num-' bers of the men were taken while harvesting rye. The.-^r>!atest ttu-piflc.itlon was created among all the enemy troops holding the lines at the suddenness of the attack. Some of the prisoners deeJai'e they had been told that it was impea-sible for the allies to carry out any operation in the way of an offensive for some time. MANY SUPPLIES, With the American Army in France, July 18.-The captures south of Soissons in the way Of stores were immense and included some airplanes which the enemy was unable to move, so swiftly did the storming troops sweep through. Many prisoners and many guns still remain to be counted. , CAVALRY IN ACTION. With the American Army In France, July 18.-The American troops had carried all before them late in the afternoon 'and had pro. grossed so fast that the cavalry was thrown into the action. All the American headquartera ataff. tonight were well inaide the territory which the Germana Held this morning. � 1000 PRISONERS. London, July 18,--An' American division co-operatifig with the French troops in their counter attack today have captured the town of Bwlerzy about aix milea south of Soissons and have advanced , three miles beyond the town, the dispatch adds. The Americans are operating in the region west of Soissons, the dispatch adds, and have taken four thouaand prisoners, thirty guns and much other material which has not yet been estimated, FEEL CONFIDENT. With the American Army In France, July 18-6 p.m,'^(By the Associated Pre8s.)-A.WIth midnight of the fourth day of tho.bat-tle east and west of Rheims, a feeling of confidence pervades the allied lines. After eighty hourd of ' assault along lines of his own ae-leetlen the enemy's ]V offenilve � seemingly have failed. He Is still behind the objectives set for the first day's attacK. ROAD UNDER FIRE. London, July 19.-On the left wing, which Includes the Selsaons sector,~the allied troops have out, or have under fire, the high road ' from Soissons to Chateau-Thierry, says a "Router dispatch from the French front dated 11 o'clock Thursday. The railway from Soissons to Viiler^-Cotterets haa also been cut. At several points enfilading movements have been carried out by the cavalry. They advanced through gaps In the retreating enemy line and established themselves in villages farther ahead. BRITISH REPLLLSE THEM. London, July 19.-German-ralda last night In the Viilers-Breton-neux and Marlaneourt aeetora on either aide of the Somme were driven off by the British, eaya the official statement from Field Marshal Halg today. ' . The British captured a few prisoners In the region of Bucquoy, Willerval and Locre. FINERPROOFOF Always Ready With Reserves to Surprise Germans With ' An Attack Paris, July 19.-The llvellect admlr atton is expressed In competent circlet over the teat of arms Thursday and credit la given the ofticera who car rled out the attacK Military crlttcs .are deeply Impresi-ed by tlie assault as heing further and final proof ot Geqeral Foch's rjarvel tous handling of his trooiw * t))rovi|h< out the year's campaign. He taai'nc husbanded hla troops that, while fcpn-tinuously fighting defensive battlei; he has always found men with whl<;h to deal a counter stroke at the. right spot and dt the Tight momenta ptU' ally. It is declared, the genei;aHi#ima hag surprised the Germana who h�A underostipiatod the Freacl^. yMaiv^ 607?34 177238 6098?3 ;