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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - June 1, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta VtJLUME XI. LliTUUniDGIi. AL^BTA. SA TIRDAY. .ILN1-: 1. VMH HUNS HAVE \lMBi:i'. 1 lo Situation on th^ French Front Serious But Not Alarming, is the Opinion o- Enemy's Attempt to Push Towards Paris Reveals His Intentions-Allies Hold Own INDICATIONS ARE THAT HUNS WILL BE STOPPED SOON Paris, Juno 1.-Tlio military critics, Bays a lUivns agency review today stlU regnra the situation us serious but conaidor the signs increasingly icassurlng. The most Imi)ortant development is rcKardod as the enemy's nttompt to advance westward and jMisli toward Paris thus, it Is considered, revealed the strategic intontlone unniJstakeably. In tiie first shock ot this new rush, U Is poiuled out, the aUtos were oh-Ugod to give ground In some places, but they liold their own on the Alsno utul the Ourcq, and their vlgorou.'j counter attacks are considered a lu'e-ludo to the Kloppngo of the eneniv advance. At present the most important part of the battlefield is that with Noyon, or the region to the south .of it, on the one end. and the district north o� Chateau Thierry on the Marne, on the other. It Is hero that tlio German rusli toward I'ari.-i demands undivided iUtonllon. The newspaper TVHommc Libre, J'rctnler Clonienceau� organ is opti-jnislie today over the situation, it ])olnt.'s out that the enemy plan to Oraw the allies toward the south and 10 push on westward only met with euccosa so tar as the first part or it �was ^^couceruod. Tho remainder oi; the plan la being completely defeated, Jt declares, and everything gives rea-eon to believer tba enemy will be' totally blocked. '' ' Tlisre was much satisfaction ovl-�len;od-j'Bsterday In the Chamber, of IJeputies over tho Informalloii given 1)y Ibo army control delegates. Tho parlhtulars cannot bo published as they have to do with tho movements ot troops, but the (jeloKates empha-Hized tlie e.vcellent improssion that liad been made on them by the confi-lent s])irlt among Iho troops of tho reserve divisions which arc destined *u fall upon the invaders. In greeting a delegation ot Socialist /floputies. Premier Clomenceau voiced his absolute confidence in the Issue of the present oporatiouH. ile gavo Jlio deputies details which made an excellent Impression. J'remler Clemenconu In his capacity ot .war minister, has issued an order iu.?pendlng until further notice all (furloughs and leaves of absence in Che army, ' A Continuation. Amsterdam, Juno 1.-The Nord f)eut�cUe AliBeuilne Zoitung says that It Is Increasingly apparent that tho crown prince's advance is not a new ntlack but a systematic continuation {>( the previous offensive. Continuing It says that tlianka to communlcatlouB in tho region south of Chaulny which worn secured In April the new region of attack Is already beginning to grow organically, togejther with tho big wedge drlveji toward Amlena. "Theru are (remendouK strategical iind operative poaBibilltles in the po-flltions now won," tlio ajjticlo concludes. ".Meanwhile, now as before, General l-'och's army still stands In the region north ot Amiens. There tho entonto awaits In certainty a revival ot our ofj'onslvo." Tho military correspondent of tho. llumijurgev NachrlcUton pohiits "out that further dovolopmonta, mainly, will bo influoncoil by two factors. P'irst, ho snys, tho Increased effect of tho li'rouch reserves must be reckoned on because Genernl Koch has had Iho oppo>tunlty to bring up even remote troops, and second, that thero ,-iro local dltticultles IncludlnB the entire lack ot nuUn roads lind railway couimunicatlons from north to south to connect proviouB bases with tho foremost positions already reaclied, Tho existing communications, ho ])olut.s out, follow the courses of the . river valleys running from east to vest and until the rear communicu-tlons are" covered and s\ippll6s uro as' Burod the offensive cannot bo cohtln-u(m1 relentlessly ut tho same place as Iioretot'ore. .;. > .;. .;, ,5. ,s .> .J .;. .;. .;. {, ,;, , : -SERIOUS FOREST FIRES St, John, N. U,. May 31.--Serloiis forest tiros ai'o reported to be raging on the north shoro in Hosllgi>ucl)o County oil tho line ot'Coloiiial lUilwuy. Thouauiirta ot dollars worth of cut lumber has bcbn doslroyed. Two houses are also rojiortod to have boon burned. Kires In Nurtliumborland county which Ihreatoiiod to liecomo o.KtenBlvo aro now under coiiitrol. � ; ; : ? : > > * ; ? ; if ii. l''l�X'opep  .;. � .> � >� - ff ? MONDAY, KING'S BIRTHDAY < ? Monday is Juno 'dvil, itid'tho : king's birthday,- It Is a Wal : holiday and wlir be observed ? by tho banks, the schools and ? the public offices such as tho ? court house, customs and Jand ? office,: All the busliioss �! houses, however, remain open. ? French in Brilliant Counter Attack.s Drive German Waves Back and Take Prisoners GERMANS CLAIM TO HAVE TAKEN 45,000 PRISONERS IN DRIVE With the French Army in France, June 1.- (By ths Associated Press).-Attempts of the Germans to cross the River Marne have mot with virjorous re-cistance .Tftd failed. The troops which made the effort retlr2d from the river hank. By pushing on ta the northern bank of the IVIarne the Germans have brought the point of their *an-like movement to a sharp salient. Tl-ey evidently are anxious lo develop the advnnt.ige thus fiained by pressing westward from Chartcves to Chatenu-Thier-ry. The correspondent watched the enemy's movements in this vicinity which were plainly visible in the brilliant sunshine. All their efforts tended v/estward. The allied artillery is making splendid practice on German troops. As far as has been reported only comparatively small forces have attempted to force a crossing of tho Marne. German artillery has reached the heights behind the river in some force and was active * early yesterday, but was not effective. American troops are reaching useful positionc In the battle areas. These troops display the most ardent desire to partlci-^ pate in the. great battle with their European comrades. ' Jjondou, .)unu 1.- (Toronto jMall and Empire)-latest reports from the front state that the Germans have not crossed the Maruo at, any piilnt, that on the southern . bank French reserves in large numbers are holding commanding position;-, while all the bridges liuve been blown up for many iiiile.s to Iho ol Chateau Tiilerry. 1'o tlie nordnve.^it of Chateau Thit'rry the C.ermans. following tile line ot the Ourcq are reported uk liaviug reached Neuvilly with tho evident intentitm of uttompl-iiUJ to drive between the ."Vfanio and the great wooded district surrounding Villcis Cotterets, which affofd.-i a strong defensivo position to iliu Prcncii hoidiijg tho line southwest of Soissona. Dispatches from Paris stating that certain groups ot deimties urn holding all night sessions is indieatlve ot the serious view of the situation taken iu the French ca pital. STRONG HUN EFFORTS Paris, .Iiine 1,-Against the western wing ot the battlefield from the Olse to Cilialeau Thiery the strongest efforts were directed Kriday. Jlotween tl)o Oiso and SuisMOiis -the I'Yonch hold ;i bioad tialient between tho two pockcls made by the German offensives of . March 21 tiiul May 27. The salient hold liy the French constitutes a grave danger to tho German think iiiul (ho eiieniy ,1.", striving 10 remove It but willi indifferent � success. Tho ground won in earlier offensive Operations serves as the point of departure for (lie movemout whicli Is operated from two bases, tho Noyon-Mont Dldier line on the right and tho Soissons-Cluiteau Thierry lino on the left. 45,000 PRISONERS Berlin, via Lonrlon, May More than 45,000 prisoners and tar In e.^cess of 400 guns and tlious-iiiuis ot mnchino guns have been Inkoii by the Oerniaiis, uccording to the Gorinttu ofticial commuat cation issued today. SHARP FIGl-lTING. Paris, .luno 1.-Alpiig tho north-ein bank ot the Marne the Germans pushed fqrward advance parties from the "north and o'ast borders of Chateau Thierry as far aa VernouU. On the French right there was sharp fighting on tho road hotweon Dormans and RUelms. Tho siliuitUm is unchanged northwest and north of Kheiina COL. BELL IS NOW BRIGADIER.GENERAt London, Juno 1.-Lieut. Col. H. A. Bell of nn Alberta regiment, has been appointed brigadier general succeeding Brig. General Kltchln, who hao returned to Canada on special duty, Major G. H. AtKins of Saskatoon, Is gazetted brigadier major -and Captains A. E. Baasett and K, H. Bovlll, ataff captaing. .^^ C; 21 09545650 5625?3 9115 ;