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VOI i. LXXXII. NO. 19.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1914. coom, i?h. b s.m priming nd nni.Mna cia'tot,.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
ARMIES ON THE AISNE EXHAUSTED AFTER SIX DAYS FIGHTING;
AUSTRIANS RALLY BEHIND THE SAN; MAUBEUGE'S FALL CONFIRMED
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fKOrO'i CO UNDtftWtJOD-UMOERWOOD.
SCENES IN LOUVAIN AFTER IT HAD BEEN OCCUPIED AND THEN BURNED BY THE GERMANS
Tlu t'.i-hionabli? Rue de la Station, after the fire had swept from end to end. Hardly one house escaped and
many were pillaged.
Hums of the celebrated University of Louvain, of which only the walls are standing. A detachment of German
cavalry is riding across the ground.
Germans Took Maubeuge
on Sept 7, London Hears
lnnuTiolt Stinvndercd A ft it Twelve Day;
;,'".pTate I'iii'li ti nr Army Fsed in Sieirp
.enfi nred Troops on Aine.
ARMY ON SAN
l.K!fM.S AXXOrXCKI) FA LL H EI IE OX SFl'T. II
Great Ilattle Is Hairing Fifty
Miles West, of
i i '
.r.itc'.tt tn Tv.r. s'rx.
Losnns, September ts.
i .n-respondent at Houlogn-J
i ii f:it! of Miiiiheilga In tho
muse f It mi September 7.
t v '-i'tnom began on August 23.
Vi.nst i the tlrst shell was tired.
iian-i J 7 tho miiln attack was con
i itt.l tlin forts to tho north ami
f.is I . If otv.
"I do Mongols, ilos Surtfc unJ
d i r "i.ai' and tin' earthworks of
K i i i .. stmed by he'nvy artillery.
r hiw.i .suffered severely from the
j ii'.,'lni'iit. which continued with
.. i v.leiiec for twelve duys. Atolii
"i a iIioii-iiihI shells fell In ono night
. r.i'HH Mtattoii anil tho ltuo
r lii'i'f partly destroyed. The
. life, huwe vcr, win comparatively
A' l I jii o'olueU on the mornlnn of
tv p-mix r ; a white tl,i wa holnted
(ii Mi" iimreli tower and trumpets
. . ti.l i-. ii-m lii in k.' hut tho tlrliis
- 1 ill o'eloel: that uftenioon.
I'. on ititime tlio Rreater part of the
ii.- m -no', edeil In leaving tho town,
f o imm forces marched In at 7
"I i. tlmt eenlim-."
uty uaiJly battered.
celvo reenforci inci.tb from tho Mau- ' Ji'!1 J( S VS
Tho troops which were left tin re h.tv , IC I 1 IS CEK I A I.N
evidently fulfilled their mlHlon and the.
fifrman heavy artillery which wns used,
tlicro may be brought hence. Such r-
eiiforcuiiouts, however, the i7cio ife
WAR NEWS IN BRIEF
I'nrti pays, ar fully balanced by those
received by tho nllks.
Tho absenco of news from Maub?usc
seems to confirm thn MUf;sestlon of the
I'cho I'urli tliHt .the fortress his
ANXOUS'CED O.X SEPT. I).
The Ciortuan i:mbny at Wanhincton'
save out this wireless ddpatch on Scpttm
rttneral Ilat!iuattcrs report that
MnubeiiKe hni fallen; 400 gutiK, four
Geiicralii and 40,000 prisoners w:r?
Russia Bids Austrian
Peoples Accept Liberty
U'j Central Sitea of London,
St. I'l.-rriiMirno. Sept. 17 (De
InjiU. -tJrainl Duko Nicholas. Com
tiiiimlor III t'lilef of the Hit-xltin
I' irui.v. l-sue.l it priK-laiiiiitloii tieduy
! to all the people-, of Allhtrlll-llllli-
, t sury pruiiiivliii: liberty ,'ind a riMli-
.ulloii of their national lile.il.'..
'J'jv pi-ivhiinattou Is printed in
nine InncuaLVS and Is now lieltiR
distributed In tiallclit.
v ' 'itrll Xriri of I.otulfln,
A ii'.nui, Sept. lS.Voiir corrc
1 ' "in Miceeeded In reachln:
i n n'ni
1 in runs Herman guards were
' I nit all the riKids le.idlm: to Mail
ind there was ample evidence
1 a -'i-.ii battle had taken place.
'i '1 - ii.ul been torn In tho roads
1 (a I- arouml tlio forts by shells.
I it. were extensive Intrenehmetits
II "inlements of barbed wire. Pjad
ii i-tlll lylntr In the streets.
irtiispeop' i were already realr-
ili.iiiiii the houses damiiKed
e buinb.irihnent. (lenniilia every
i" were guarding the equipment
I torn tne I'rench mldlers.
(1 rinan troops stormed tlio city
a .'ki Tim correcpondent was
1 Hat i,.. I'lench Infiiutry tired too
ai.d i lint UN a rihult tlio tiermim
wen rilatlvely small and oc
' 1 i iii'-Mly lu the rear llneh. Tho
'HI aihlillie appiltently WHS well
1 li'iiilMiiliiit'tii ilts roy, d lari)
' - nu'l ninny house and a part
ill Mirniiiiiilln;.' the town.
'" I-; iae Iiihi few days tjerinans
U l.ii'i' ii. IV. p.lhneil .Mulllii UKU, UO
. i ' ii'iiree the ti'nop-. In niiithcrn
1'lie people In the 11' itfhbur
Since that time the French War OlTim
on various occasions has announced that!
no confirmation of th reported fall of:
the fortrTH hud been received. The
French authoiltles hnld that the defend
ing forco at the city was not a half of
tlio HgurcH Klven by the Uernians ns hav
InK b'-cn cnpiured.
On teptunbcr Ifl the London ,Slaniril'
correponilent, telegraphing from Hor
"When I left the vicinity of the town
(.Maubeugcl on .September II It was etlll
The funrionj's correspondent said that
each of tno sea en furls lu uso hnd h giir
rlnon of 210 men when the city was In-
ei'ted on Augint "3, but that the casual
ties In some cases had been heavy since
that time. The Investment was carried
out. ho said, by a force of 10,000 tier-
Special Cahlr TtnpaU-t.et to Tit Sc.
St. livrnnsiii:Kf!, September IS.
The llu.islan War Ministry summar
izes the movements of '!ho Russian
nrmles In the following otllclnl state-1
incut issued to-nlKht:
"On September 17 tiim. Itennenkampr
detlnltely arreste.1 the Herman offensive,
111 Kait Prussia. The Germans are re
tiring at several points nnrl arc changing
"The pur.Milt of the Austr.'ans con
tinue!'. Tho Russians nro approachlnK
Slnalimi, .Inrnslav nnl I'rzcmysl."
BIG AlU TO GERMANY.
Tho capture of .MuubetUKo la of great
Importance to tho (lerniuiis, ns It re
leases to them a foive which has been
variously estimated at from fifty to sev-eiity-fho
thousand for action along the
Alstie. It also gives tlie.ni a stiongly fortl
lied position on tho Fraiii-o-ltelglan fron
tier which may bo ueful In separating
tho Hilled loicus. It also removis a
niueh feared nieiiiice to their hue of
eo.miumlcatloii thrmixh llelKlnin, l.uvem
hurg .mil the north of France.
MaubeunH Is situated on the main high
way from Mons and southern Jtelluin
Into central i'liineu. It Is also on the
railroad from J 'arts to Nainni-. llruisels
and Cologne, and on a smaller railway
which i u i in from the city to tin. Ilclglan
MiiuIhuro was u fortress of the llrst
chifs on the second lino of diifence along
London, September IS.
A greut battle is being fought along
the San Kiver southwest of l'rzemsyl
and llfty tulles west of I.cnibcrg.
Upon the nutenmo of this battle de
pends Russia's ability to entry the war'
into Kllesiii. A greut Russian army
under tho victorious (Jens, ltuzsky
and nrousilofT Is endeavoring to com
plete earlier triumphs against (?ens.
Von Auffeuborg and Il.inkl,
The Austrluns by nun of the most ,
desperate retreats In history have been
able to preserve the remains of forces
battered at Lombcrg and Toniuszow
and, concentrated along tho San, arc
making n final stand against tlio Ru-j-skins.
Iteporta from Russian, Aus
trlan and Ormnn source together
with despatches from Rome Indicate
that the Austrian armies nro nguln nt
Their tactics nro directed by stratc-
rhel Kiats of the (icriiviu General Staff, hur-
I'ltANCU. - The olllcial communique
from Paris last night said that tho
I'rench left wing hud gained sonio
advnntm; and alto that the battlo
h not neiw so Intense. Prctich mili
tary exports agree that the battlo
f the At.stic hi mure momentous than
the battle of tho Marnc; that it will
bo tho most important engagement
of tip! war and that the result will
have a great effect In clearing up tho
Gen. Joffra has notified the War
Office that the Anglo-French forces
.ire making satisfactory progress in
their otfenslve operations. The Ger
mans are maintaining a strong posi
tion on tho north of the Alsno and
they aio also strongly intrenched
abovn Chalons, which Is tho south
ernmost point of their line.
Maubeuge, which had been be
sieged by tho Germans since August
foil on September 7. it la now ad-
I milted. This relieved tho German
i besieging foice for lietion elsewhere
' uud also lemoved a serious menace
, to German communication from the
I GKItMANY. An ofllclal statement is-
! sued by the German General Staff
I announced that the great lattlo now
waging is still without decisive re
sults, but that thcro were evidences
of German gains and indications that
tho French offcnslvo Is gradually los
ing Its force-,
The French effort to penctrato tho
Germin right failed, as did also the
French salllea from their fortlllcd
position at Verdun.
Tho statement assorts that tho
situation in its entirety is satisfac
tory from tho German viewpoint.
RUSSIA, Tho Russian forco that lias
been operating in Gallcia has crossd
the San und engaging tho Aus
trluns In a battle fifty miles west of
I.emberg. They hao left .a small
ioicc eo ucatcge l'rzemysl. A new
Russian army of 900,000 mm Is about j
Boys Called Out
by Three Nations
to mnrch through Russian Poland
with the intention of Joining tho army
from Ualicla in the ndwincc through
Sliesla toward llcrlin.
A despatch from St. Petersburg
says that tho German troops have
befii frustrated In their attempts to
surround Gen. Rennenknmprand that
the failure of this movement bus com-ple-lely
upset the German schemes In
AUSTRIA. Amlinssador Dumba In a
formal statement protested emphati
cally against the reports sent out
from London, Rome, Milan, Geneva,
CoKmiiage'ti and St. Peteisburg about
the Aiistrlun campaign in Ru.-ian
Poland and Gallcia.
He denies that the Austrian losses
havo lx-cu ns heavy as reported. n
tho other hand, ho says thut tho Gen
eral Stuff of the Dual Monarchy an
nounces as ii result of four weeks
lighting the capture of 11,000 Russian
piisom rs and 300 guns.
Gl:i:AT nurr.vr.W Kmu George In
proroguing Parliament announced
that the wnr will be continued until
tiie purpose of lirlush endeavor Is
iiehloved. lie said that from every
part of the empire thcro has Is-en a
spontaneous and enthusiastic rally to
the llritish flag. Sir Gilbert IMrker
says In nn article that peace will bo
Mgncd only when tho allies have en
WASHINGTON'. President Wilson Is
barred from taking further stops In
tho way of peace at this time by the
chaiacter of the replies ho has re
eclvcd from tho belligerents. He is
now placed In a dclievite position,
which will not permit him to press a
sclf-lnltlated peace proposal upon
either side without laying this Gov
ernment open to tho suspicion of act
Ins In tho interest rf either one side
or tho other, thus really departing
from u strictly neutral attitude. The
belief Is that the President must wait
until he has sonic detlnlto overture
from either side.
Spain's Plan to
Enter War Seen
Allied Armies Continue
Advance on Left Wing
31a in Portion of Troops on ltotli Sides ilalt to' Kepair
Loscs After Terrifie Onslaught German
Still Hold Strono- Position.
ERFOKT KEXEWED TO DISLODGE Ch'OWX PKLXCF
Austrian Kinpernr Weeps as He AVanl to IJuy tfl 0,000,000
Signs Decree Driil'tintr j Worth of Machinery in l
Youths fader "JO.
S. for Public Works.
the north, intern border of France
town lav on both slilwe of the Samhro, I rb'dly sent to Gullcla after pressing np
peals from Vienna, I lie lines of do
not inoi.1 in he nines fioni me lii-i
glim f onilii.i, and had a pn'iulatlim of
about "S.O'iO, most of whom n- engaged
In the Miiious nutiil niii'in'-", unntj In-
i . inwardly iitlm. but lire In- uuMmm.
i i. ... i. ,1... .. m .lev. ! Its defences iveio b.l'.i. aiujnd the old
a and death wrought by the
for the inewt pap
SpiLHtl I able liei'ile'eii to 'I or M.v
VinNN.i, via Rome, Sept. 1 ti (delayed).
Tho Government to-day ordered a levy
cn masse, Including the dlsriuallllrd ru
crults of previous years and youths less
than "0 years of nfce.
lhnperor Franclu Joseph wept as he
signed the decree, llo said nothing In
all his life and caused hhn moro sorrow.
Lonpon, Sept. IS, Tho llurileaux cor
rcApuiiilent "f the nvchange Telegraph
Pllll..Mik.l.l'llA. Sepl IS. The Spanish
Government has entered the American
market for thr Immediate delivery of up
ward of J 10,000,000 worth of ordnance
and rllle mulling machinery, a vast vaile.ty
of dredging machines, concrete mixers,
conveying machines and excavutors, loco
motives and stone crushers.
While secret Inquiries tecelved here to
day Indicate that tho erection of "lniioit
ant public woiles" Is Intended, It h confi
dently bollevcd the Madrid ofllclals In
fence around Pr.eniysl have been ar-
tanged by tho (iermnns. who havo us- ninn soldier In the hospital at Nordeaux
sullied responsibility. Theto Is nows who w. lu enrs and 9 months out.
that several German army corps havo' IIoiuhiai'x, via Paris. Sept. lS.Tho
.1 ie,tt, i,o twittered Austi-loii Pr.nch Government Issued a dnerre to-day
rnmnany lajs that tliere nro hoys of let's I reality contemplate the piepnrallon of war
than l years of nge hi the German ! materials and the building of powerful
ranks and tlmt he taw one wounded tier- 1 7'"
ili.XS rulXT TO FALL.
Pr.iii. ii'l'russi'in win, but uliieo liuMessed
una Ininrov.ll. The ulliel defences lav
wltlil" a perliuet r elgliteeli miles, and tne i iisu " 1 """"i'""!' ",v,v thorUe
conslMted of 1'orls ilcs harts, ie l.eve.iu M,,efnl. , , ubsitief of the father, and III the cine
',,,l:"1,,'1K1",,0'.'.l,.,;!n't'!!' l.l'Tnll Retreating from the Lemhtrg district. , of the d.vitli of the mother or guardian
Hrha ito "fi- i--rriiiiinlii. llo llauniont and Uu Hour-
., , ' ncrmlttlng th" mother or legal guardian
md that the situation from , ycaw (lf aRC ,f( .
1 ...German atantlpotnf I? mow t.lt;r ...il.'tnv tit in the var in
The Inquiries weic iiuidn hi u larno
Madrid eoiitraettng linn directly roprc
seining the Spanish (iovetimifiit, Tho
tmiiits of all the American concerns which
coiiM furnish th. materials dwircd wer-leqiit'iited
11 1 able i";'iiteC (11 Tin H
l'r.ts Si pi. IS. The
I'niiio.li. Chntenu Nut JlHiiu.Mrd.
K" fible Itttfiteh tn Tub Sis
P.miis, Sept. 15. -It Is otllelall reported
rmpowers the local Magistrate to give the that the fauiou chateau at Caaiitllly wu
not dsmaged b) the Oermorif
.'pecul CMIe )eitcA to Tur. Six
I'aiiis. Septi'iubi.' IS (Midnight).
The jinnies of thf nations nro ileael
liK'kcd north of the River Alstie after
the most ti-nible nrtllli'r.v ilui'l of the
Sheer exhaiistiou and frightful losses
have eiieckisl assaults uud counter as
saults all alotu; the battle line from
tiurili nf NV.yon to Ktaln. To-nlghl the
itrmlos of Gcfnuins ami allies, ,'ifter
Incessant lighting for six days und six
nights, are seeking rest ami repairing
Whatever of advantage has been
Kalned nlenis the .-Isne in the past
twenty-four hours rests with the al
lies, hut the sticce-ises have beeu lu
decisive anil tho (iermnufi are luashing
iigiiln for a stronger attack than ever
agiiln"t the Fn-ncli centre.
Uu the west of the battle line the
nnglNh ami French lime forced (he
army of Gen. von Kltick to give way
In places. The German centre, now
very iiowerful, wan thrown back three
times In Its attempt to recapture Itelius
anil break the French evtttre. On the
east of Ihe main lino of battle, at Mont
faucon, thu Gcnnaus are stiinillnj;
The French people, awaiting with
altnness 11 ilorlslu outcoine', mvept the
moderate statement of tho Governtneiu
to-night that the situation of the allies
The official :ouimuni.'Htloii isstieil at
11 :0."i P. M. w.is us follows:
"There is no chanfP' in the general
situation except that we have oou-
tltiuiHl to advance on our left wing and
that there Is now a lull in the butt!?
A little more detail was published by
tho Government lu tho communique ot
the afternoon, which was Issued at 3:tl
P. M. This was:
"The battle continued over the whole
front from the Olso to tho Woevre
during the day of September 17 without
Important inodlllcntlons of tho situa
tion at any point,
"First On our left wing, on the
heights to tlio north of the Alsne-, wo
hae advanced slightly at ceitaln point.
Three offensive counter attacks at
tempted by the Germans agulust '.he
Hngllsh army haie failed, From
Orfconuo to Reims wo ourselves repulsed
some very violent counter nttjcku
eNccuted In the night. The enemy tried
In vain to take the offensive against
"Second-On the centre from Reims to
I the Argunne tho enemy bus reeuforeul
himself by Important fortification wotics
land lias adopted a purely tMensh't' at
titude. To tho east of the Argonne, Id
tho Woevro dUtrlct, tho situation Is
unchanged, On our right wins, in I-or-
raiiin and the Vosges, thn enemy oc
cupies positions organized on n tlefonslvt
basis In tho vicinity of thn frontier,"
Hvery fragment of news from thn
front makes it positive that the allies
arc facing a more dlfllcult .sltiiuliun
than that which existed along th
Mrirne. Tho Germans have been
heavily reonforced. They are strongly
Intrenched along a vast battlo line.
Their great resources of artillery ar
operated lu many plae'cs from wooded
heights and the location of batteries
has been shrewdly concealed. Thcrs
is every indication that tho armies of
the Kaiser are ready once moro for a
powerful offensive movement, and a
disaster In any purt of tho allies line,
particularly lu tho centre, would por
mlt tho gray wave to roll southward.
Tho most Impressive reports of th
six days battle, still so ovenly balanced,
nro that it is a combat of artillery.
Day and night thousands of German
cannon hammer at the allied armies,
while every gun that the French and
Kiifillsh can bring to bear is directed
toward attempting to sileneo then
destructive sunn. In lulls of nrtlllmy
lighting the allies havo asbaultcd the
German positions and havo been able
here and thcro to gain ground, hut only
at dreadful coat. The lighting ut Reims
botweon Infantry and cavalry followesi
thrco dayu of Incessant artillery duel
ling. The Germans, bollovjii.- tlioy could
break tho French centro by a counter
assault, essayed thrco times to rcoc
cupy Reims aud were oaah tlnio hurled
lighting Continue All Alictit.
Tlwie has been desperate, fighting to
tho north of Chalons, where tho Gor
nuns are strongly intrcnclie.l. At that
point, where tlio German Hue loops to
tho pouth, the allies endeavored unsuc
cessfully to storm tho German position.
Tho German artillery was operated from
double lines of embankments twenty
rods apart, whllo tlio Gorman infantry
was protected by trenches three and
fuur feet deep.
Kver where from the Oise to thn
Argonne the fighting has been pressed
at night, uud searchlights lutvo been
used by tho Germans in an attempt to
dei'etvo tho ullles us to battory positions.
The German lino now forms uu Im
mense obtuse angle, the right point
north of Noyon, tho middle point Juat
north of Chalons, tho l"lt point at
Montfaucon. tn spite of tins dally as
saults upon their position they have
been able to raise btrong liitreneliincnts
abng must of this linn whero I hey were)
not piotected by tho topography of tfl
country. The nature of thn allies'
operations for the past we-k has bceui a
series of urUller.v actions aguilibt these
fortitied lines In an attempt to breach
them for the assault of Infantry. The
piogresa of tho allies hai- Inch neces
sarlt slow, out there appears to bo no
rtuaofl fwf i-eiilJinUm. The commander
L thai the Germans' tiro able to re- dlau op tho south
roBtfinirrf on Third Vnyt