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HOME EDITION Weather Forecast: Fair Tonight and Sunday J NUJITIER 82!) 7. AWAJ-inGTO, SATTJKDAY KVENING, SEPTEMBER 19, 1914. PRICE ONE CENT. ERMANS, ON OFFENSIVE, TAKE BEAUMONT '- a 'irst Photographs of Louvain, Once Called City Beautiful Now Place of Desolation The Times is the first Washington newspaper o reproduce for its readers actual photographs showing the destruction of Louvain in Belgium by the Germans, which more than any other one thing has aroused a storm of protest throughout the civ ilized world. In defense of the havoc wrought in Ihe beautiful city, with its priceless treasures of art and ancient buildings that can never be rebuilt, the Germans make the claim of necessity of war. 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X Y Fashionable Rue de Station, Louvain, in total ruin after occupation of Bel gian City by the Germans. Former residents in Louvain's -most, aristo cratic thoroughfare are seen marring their.wayjif ough the -ruins of their former homes. ?. &ZZ& & M JV C t u Hr .'J 4 v&fi'& iQO aw yr',- ' Cr j s-ezi y-op o & fJvr? & i"" n&r Moprisht I ntlerwoo-l X Lndcrwood. N Y A Tiew of the ruins of the former celebrated university at Louvain after the German invasion. A squadron of German cavalry is seen passing by the ruins. The university is completely gutted and only the celebrated Hotel de Ville is spared. Peace for All Time Is President's Aim hrom now on President Wilson will employ his policy of "watenful waiting" with respect to the war in Ifurope. No nv ire will he press his overtures for mediation on he warring nations. Realizing that his eftorts will amount to something only if they result in lasting peace, he will tand oft passively, waiting until an overwhelming deteat lor one side 01 ihe other forces the German-Austrian forces or the allies to sue for his assistance in bringing a definite end to the fighting. WILL WAIT FOR POWERS TO ACT. AM f T IM 1 In c rsetjupjire of this dptermnut iun 1 tnluvril that the I'nited Staiv .lt, t..i-a .rs .1' Btrlm lowlun l'.ing, and "ttusrad hae bten Jii'tructtd not to hi nu their 'informal iniuiri-i ,-ib th willingness of the powers to rc e. fr-ii jertures fiom this nunti, it b- thelt attitude to indicate tint "rer these powers, of thir own ii.ttive are wiilinR to talk 'if pernn- ut pejfe. the good offices -if Presi dent ilmn .ire at their disposal IJd 1: in the mind of the President it Is uiidfrstood. is the thouRht tint v urn i" ended, it muht be &o endetl as i btliiR about a peace that i II be worldwide and lasting His --dx -rem irt that peace amoiiR the closely packed 'Ountrie ol II'iroiM im.i .. hsiiiis onl when the nations no loiiRcr prade around with big arm.inieiiti at their disposal ajid chips on their shoul-i iu. They realize, too, that until th' in.iss.tc re abroad has awakened .ill 1111 ids to the frightful co-t of w n. ihe .id' ixates of world-wide peace .md di--- ."1II.1IIK tit Will lliixe no etf tl .1111 dices If President Wilson accomplish -s what his friends declare is in his mind to accomplish there will be an end to all wars At present, according to his fnndii, he 11, "holdlnsr the jiaclfic forces of the v orld in leash" uiit'l at the prop' i m rent tliej can be let loose on the dus of war Hlph officials of the British embnFhv toda expressed interest In reports th.it a truce tnlRhl be possible now, biii were non-committal as to whether adviios mitfKustiie that such action was pofsib'e had Wen receiedl from London The officials would bi no further than to Male that Kngland, s, fai. has Kuntil no suggestion fiom either Cirm.nn r,r Aunria that mediation might be con sidered now. TOKYO, Sept. 19. Anum? Ihe prisoners taken I the Japanesi operating on the Shan Tun? penin sull against the Kitnchnu conreshion as the (icrman president of the Shan Tun? railwa. This was made itnown in an official report niade public lodaj, which -aid: "The Japanese imperial land forces, co-opcratin? with, the Ik-el. landed at Lao Sinn Hav, northwest of Kiaochow. on September lfi. Ja panese caalr, the da before, oc cupied the kiaochow railway station, lent miles fro'ii the main lorts and seized a train. mon? the pas sengers was the president of the Shan Tun? railwaj, who was made; a prisoner." Steamer Bringing in Survivors of Shipwreck ASTOItl . f)i . s,.(t i-i The wile less tation hii' reie.ed a mease toilav slalin t'ini tile li unci I!Mn would itH.h li 11 tins afieinoon unh tlii sin u ins pa-senRers and 'Tew of the sf-ainer Pi.in N M LeKsrll Tins Hppi.iv 1.. 1 onflriu t..il'i 1 I -.Us II11I ilu l,isRett has sunk off the uiojtli o Ihe I'lliitnbia riui The message gae no details. Russia Silent on Today's Operations PETROGRAD, Sept. 19. No official information was obtainable todav of the operations at the front. The war office simply stated that they continue successfully. It is admitted that the Austrian army in Galicia, which i has been heavily re-enfoiced both with second line troops and Germans, is lighting desperately to hold its positions along the San river. J The rjsult naturally is that the Russian advance has been checked slightly to permit of the coming up of the reserve columns and of the siege guns. j All information regarding conditions in East Prussia i b withheld. This is construed a, meaning that either Gen eral Rennenkampf is to be ordered to withdraw before the 'advancing Germans or that re-enlorcements are en route and an important movement is planned. Vienna Reports Armies Lined Up for Third Battle N i-ieeh: ICNNV Sept 19 -Austi 1.111 ami Iti -si. in tioops .ire now onupMii,; in w l'--ilmis for the thlid ureal bntllr of "in (iilidnn cntnpalKii While l lie Vus niai.s aie workliiB 1 1 h fevensli haste lo t'iitf tin n Pl7.elll l-i'i.n ow 'at i fiont tht Russians an lapidly lakitiK up a position on the left winfr and have already atarted a fdrward move mi ill toward I'lamn on the riRht The Uiivfiaii b fl wine whlih forced the ustiiaiiv to retn.it fiom flioilil. now rarhi4 in .lawito. wheie piepaia lions are beinK nude foi an iivsnilt upon PieiMv' 1. .entet 10II1 UK the Aiistiian nlri.it fmin Itaua-Itusska is now ilistrlbiii'd between Itzesow anil larsolauwhlle The riKlu wlnt Is linad tng Galicia toward Cracow, i ON M DEFENSIVE PARIS Sept 1?-The official state ment issued fiom the nai office at Bordeaux and made public here b General Uallienl. this afternoon, em phasizes the declaration that there ha e been no definite results anucic aloiiK the entire line. The tishtiiiK i-i still in piosress. Mth t'ie Kiem h left, on the risht bank of the Give, facing toward Xoon The ill, ill armies also hold all the lieiR'its almiK the rlKht bank of the Alsne fac lnj the enem. who has been heaxlly re- nfuiced The statement saj.s On our left wini -n the risiht bank of the (ue in th illrx-M'-ii of .Voyon e have ni!icl" progress W nold .ill or the heiK'its on this 'in-', and ilo alonsj thi riht bank of tl Aisne in the fa:e of the enem. who has been he.v il re- nfnrceil l troom brouirht up from Loriaine "t the centei the Germnns have not moved from tlu d--n trenches they ('instructed On -iiii rKht wiuir. the iimi of the crown princo continues Its retirine; movement Our advance in Lorraine Is s'ead lt can be siat-3'l that, up to the present tun'" Uktc ihs been no le citie resell to either side' Decisive Gain Made by Invaders in Fierce Attack on Allies' Lines, Berlin Reports. Many Prisoners Said to Have Been Taken, and Counter Assaults of French and English Easily Repulsed. An official statement issued by the French war office at 3:15 o'clock this afternoon says that the army of the crown prince continues to retire, and that the advance in Lorraine is steady. This is in direct contradiction to the Berlin statement that Beau mont has fallen and that the Germans have taken the offensive, forc ing the allies to fall back. The statement concludes: "Up to the present time there been no decisive result to either side." The official bureau at London this afternoon confirmed the port that a strong German attack directed against the British fore during last night failed to succeed. The statement said: "While the situation continues practically unchanged a Germa counter-attack in force directed against the first division during the night was repulsed with heavy loss. "The weather is very bad. It is raining continuously." 'Ihe Miiiioiiiiceiuent lejsardinK l.or i .into is in exact contraditioii f tne off'it.il latenient !s.-ued In He-lin v Hch declared the German left his as sumed tb offensive and wa.s now twenty miles Inside of the French fron tier Just north of Nancy. By KARL H. VON WIEGAND. BERLIN (via wireless through Sayville, L. I.), Sept. 19. The war office today announced officially that the Germans are assuming the offensive in France and that notable successes have been secured. It says: "A German decisive attack was delivered against the allied lines South of Noyon, in the region along the Lette, Oise, and Aisne, participated in by the Thirteenth and Fourth corps and parts of other divisions. It resulted in a decisive gain for the Germans. "Beaumont (near the Lorraine frontier, twenty miles northwest of Nancy and fifteen miles inside the French frontier) has been stormed and taken with 2,500 French prisoners. "The attacks of the allies along the entire battle front are being easily repulsed. Guns and prisoners are being taken, but the number is not yet available. "The attempted invasion of the French over the Vosges into the Breisach valley has been easily repulsed. "The eastern army continues its operations in the Suwalki (Russian Poland) province, advancing against the Russian for:es. "Disnairhes from Agram report a great victroy over the Servians by the Austrians far greater than the earlier reports indicated. The Servians have been completely routed and driven in flight across the Save river, many of the fugitives being drowned."