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War News Cables
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Officio Announcement from Berlin
Says Power of Resistance of
French Relaxing. '
GERMANS TELL THEIR OPINIONS
Details Related of Von Hinden
' v hug's Resistance Over the
UNIVERSITY HONORS v GENERAL
Victorious Lsader Receives Four De
grees from Famous Kiels
OPTIMISTIC AS TO OTHER FIELD
Abandoning of Positions Near Paris
NO REAL-REVERSES MET WITH
Berlin Asserts o Lone; Battle
Continues IndejeMea, with Poi
nihility of Throwing In Freak
Tronpt, Chances Better.
BERLIN.. Sept. 18. (Via Lon
don.) The following official an
nouncement was made at the head
quarters of the general staff the
evening of 'September 17:
"No decision, yet has resulted in
the battle between the Oiee and the
Mouse, but certain signs Indicate
that the power of resistance of the
enemy Is relaxing.
"The endeavor of the French
troops to break through the German
right wing collapsed without any
great efforts on the part of our
''The center of the German army
Is gaining ground slowly but surely.
'.'On the right bank of the Meuse
the allies' from Verdun have been
easily repulsed.'" w' .-...,..
BERLIN (Via Rotterdam. Sept. IT.), Via
Iiondon, ' Sept. IS Crown Prince Fred
erick William today telegraphed to the
JSeltung Ammlttage a -follows;
"Please' collect and forward as early
as possible woolen underwear and sox
for my soldiers. , Greetings. (Signed.)
"W1LHELM. Crown Prince."
It was only a lew. Cays ago that the
crown prince, who . evidently has the
comfort, of .his soldiers, always In mind,
telegraphed to a Berlin newspaper ask
ing It to collect and forward . tobacco
and .cigars for his spldiers.
The -healing of .the wound of Prince
Joachim, the. youngest son of Emperor
William, Is progressing normally, but It
will be -several weeks before he Is fully
restored, according to an - announcement
tit the Imperial court today. . , .
No news, from official sources for pub
lication has been received since the mid
night bulletin,-whose reports of attacks
f nd counter - attacks Indicate that the
battle Is still' pogresing. Otherwise
there Is little. Illuminating' news for the
German public and not the slightest hint
of the movements or positions of the
German army for the last ten days has
been disclosed by the military authorities,
who are determined to veil the situation
in absolute mystery until a decision has
been reached. ,They decline to discuss
(Continued on Page Two, Column One.)
Forecsst till 7 p. m. Saturday: ,
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
r'air; not much change In temperature.
Teaipcratsrei at Omaha Yesterday
. 5 a 111 66
6 a. m 65
T a. m , 67
: 8 a. m 70
' 9 a. ni 75
10 a. m.
11 a. m.
1 p. m.
2 p. m.
S p. ni.
S p.- m.
S u. m , ill
7 p. m 77
S p. m 75 !
iu. litis, mi. mi
w 75 2 t
65 43 56
..... 7 62 63
00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature ana precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature ft
Excess- for the day 11
Total excess since March 1 Hi
Normal precipitation 09 Inch
Deficiency for the day.......... .o Inch .
T.rtM.1 rainfall since March 1...30 4 inchea
Deficiency sine March 1 S. 45 Inches :
e'lc!ency for cor.--period. 19U). 7.17 Inches
fjeflclency for cor. period, 112. 2.K8 inches .
Reports froaa Stations at T r. If. I
Elation and State
Temp. High- RaJn
of Weather. - 7 p.m.
Cheyenne, clear '
Denver, clear 84
lea .Moines, clear 7(
Dodge City, clear M
Lander, clefar SJ
North Plalte, clesr. ...... mt
Omaha, clear 77
Pueblo, clear W
Rapid City, clear )
Salt Lake t'ily. -lar M
baula J-'e, rartly cloudy.. 74
Sheridan, partly - cloudy .. M
.Hluux t ity. clear 7
Valentine, clear 8,'
U X. WI.WH. Local ForeiasUr,
LOUVAIN JN RUINS This is the first photo' "ph of the ruined city of Louvain to reach America. It was made by a
photographer who was. especially permits a , as through the German lines, under an escort of German soldiers, there
to make' photographs showing the prep' Afr "f the place. In accompanying views the Hotel de Ville is seen in
the midst of wreckage, but preserv . -us harm to tills historic piece of Gothic architecture.
?:ri Ki 'Sii .r-. a ... .. ' ;
hi'1 ' i!)ll:!.'f5Tr
- t i i vtvHfd Us j1 vly
L-,.-J -lit ' -CcV 3 i- w.;. :'. 1 ,
Great Battle at River Ainse Con
tinues to Be Without Advantage
. I to Either Army. ,
GERMANS OCCUPY HIGH GROUNp
'- . A
Teatone Have .Thejv Batteries .. I
( tiood 'oltloa Iarv. Oelayo. ,
tke Advance f- Allies "
for si Lobar Tim. '
LONDOJCScpt. 18. As far'as the pub
lic knows the great artillery duel along
tlie line of the river Alsne continues to be
a draw. In the pause of the' thunder of
the huge guns, the Infantry and cavalry
units scutterod along (he line of battle
are belli g flung Into the fray without ap
preciable effect on its outcome. ,
' Roughly speaking1 the line of advance
of the allies If threaded by six rivers,
four of Which have already been crossed.
ThH crossing of the Manie, marking the
assumption of the aggressive by the
allies, was purely read guard action in
which General von Klunk cleverly kept
the German right from being outflanked.
So far as the British were concerned,
the passage of the Ourcq was not con
tested. The Vesle was only slightly de-l
fended by the Germans, while, ss la now
well known, the residence of the Ger
mans at the Aisne was and Is still of the
most stubborn character on both the
French and ; British fronts.
More Hlvera to Be Crossed. .
If the allies hold , the shore across .the
Aline, .which tney gained '. 'despite the
I heavy artillery fire from concealed Oer
i man batteries from the heights above the
rlyur, two more, rivers, . the. Allette and
the Oise, remain to be crossed.
The country between the Alsne and the
Ailelte is ideal for defensive purposes,
and if the German army- holds 'the Alsne
heights lor a. few days, defensive, works
can be ; constructed along the other two
rivers which may delay the allies' ad
vance on German territory for a Ion
On the other hand, If the Germans re-'
suiue the offensive, the country, now oc
cupied 'by them, affords an excellent
operating base. S
Victory Helps Allies' spirits. .
It Is clear from repons coining in
77 j from the allies that the ..victory In the
8 battle of the Marne and the assumption
g?jof the offensive had a tremendous moral
I effect on the Franco-British armies.
m Berlin acknowledges that while General
87 Von Hindenberg's brilliant and daring
t movement across the 'bordar Inks waa
'successful in grlving back General Ren-
nenkampff'a forces and the Russians
iwrre not completely, outflanked and the
f previous East Prussian victory against
the Russians was not duplicated, as the
Russian general, retired In good order,
saving his artillery.
There Is a lull In the operations In Oa
llcla, where the victorious Russian r
miss evidently are moving In an effort
to cut off the retreat of the Austrian
Tomorrow the Best
The Sunday Bee
Louvain' s Fine Public Buildings
Found to Be Not Seriously Damaged
N.-Jiept. 2.' i
PURLIN, Kept. 28 (Via Ixmdon.)-The
Nordeutsche Allgemetne Zeitung pub
lishes official dispatches from the Ger
man administration of Louvain stating
that although from a fifth to a sixth
part af tha clty is In nilns, most of the
public buildings have been preserved. In
cluding the beautiful city hall, regarding
whJctuthere has boon ao much, niaussiom
The. dlspalohes say that the damage to
BOYS ARE FIGHTING;
' ONE, 15J0UNDED
German Students Mobilized in Dif
ferent Regiments, According to
FRENCH TAKE DOWN BARRIERS
Mother or Goardlam Allowed to Aa
thorlse Enllatmeot of Ardent
Voaasi'trrt In France's
LONDON, tsept 18.-A dispatch to the
Exchange Telegraph company from Bor
deaux asserts that boys less than IS years
of age are fighting In the German ranks.
The correspondent declares he saw one
wounded in the Bordeaux hospital, whose
age was 1& years and 9 months, and who
told him all students over 15 years old
bad been mobilised and placed 1n dif
BORDEAUX, Sept. 18.-(Vla Parle
Sept. 18. A decree Isxuel by the French
government today permits the - mother
or guardian of a ' youth under . twenty
years to act as a substitute for the' ab
sent father . .in legally authorizing the
young man to volunteer for the war. In
the case of death of the mother or. the
guardian., the . local magistrate may
authorise the enlistment. This decree la
designed to make It possible for a very
large number of, ardent volunteers to
enlist. Physically 'they are fit. but they
are under the legal, age to join the array.
Panic in Lemberg as
LONDON", Sept. 18. An account of. the
capture of -Lemberg. .Gallcla, as given by
an English engineer who has Just arrived
lr. Petrograd from Lemberg. Is contained
In a dispatch to the Central News from Its
"Panic broke out In the city on the ap
proach of the Russian army," ths . en
gineer Is quoted as saying.
"The entire Austrian administration fled
erecipltately. Ho defense of the town was
attempted. The Russians gave the de
moralized , Austrian military authorities
tr.ree days In which to evacuate the city.
"On the third day. as the appointed time
approached, Russian scout airships ap
peared over the city watching for the de
parture of the Austrian. When the Aus-
I trlana failed to lease the Russians made
a show of opening a bombardment. Al
though no shells actually fell in Lenv-
! Uerg, the cannonading terrified the cltl-
sens." of whom SD.000 fled."
THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND
POUNDS OFJTEA FOR ALLIES
t-AKJif. aept. 18. -Telegraphing from
Petrograd. a correspondent of the Havaa
Agency says that Japanese tea merchants
: of the Russian capital have presented the
I Russia n army lih lou.ooo pounds of tea.
Two hundred thoussnd pounds are given
to the English snd French srmles and
j iO.fluo pounds to in iielglan arnyu
St. Teter's cathedral was such that the
building tan be restored' easily and the
art works were protected by German
soldiers.. The German officers did every
thing possible to .check the fire. Many of
the residents are returning and smo of
the shops have been reopened. i Trains are
being operated on the rallyway between
Lo,vtvaJn and, . Brussels; Jhe courts ot
inUoo-av . resumtd -'their -'sesFnn.- m
HELD AT LUBLIN
Russians Said to Have Large Num
ber Taken in Pursuit Along
ENCIRCLING MOVE WAS FAILURE
Cieneral Rennrnltampf'a MtarsT
In East Praaala Totally I' port
Teaton Enctlrcllnst Plan
(Copyright, 1814, by Press Publishing Co.)
PETROGRAD. Bept. 18. (Special Cable
gram to the New York World and Omaha
Bes. The Russian forces continue to fol
low up the retreating Austro-Qerman rear
guard. Actions everywhere have resulted
favorably for. the pursuers' without caus
ing delays of any significance. The Ras
sisn armies already are across the San
river. On the east Prussian front no
fighting has taken placa for the last two
saved by Misrsvu.
General Rennenkampff's brilliant maneu
vers totally upset the German encircling
plan by which it was hoped to cut off the
considerable body of Russian 'troops still
remaining In that theater of war and ths
Germans have been severely punished in
the attempt. Nearly 6,000 German prison
ers have arrived at Lublin. .The greater
part of the supply and ammunition train
captured near Janoff belonged to Ger
many. Prowess of Cosaacba;
The prowess of the Cossack is especially
remarkable as a scout. lie is unequalled
at all. times In his horsemanship, which
enables him to deal successfully with the
cavalry of the enemy.
Ills horses are skilled In every trick.
The Cossack horse will "drop dead" un
der its rider on a word, springing .up the
next minute. The rider combines all the
arts of the circus performer and the In
dian with a perfect command of his horse
and the horses are as handy as polo
Sept. 17. IVeuter's corre
Amsterdam sends the fol-
"An official dispatch from Berlin re
ceived here says the German, dirigible
airships have fulfilled all expectations.
None of them have been destroyed or
captured by ths enemy, though some of
them have been damaged." ,
GERMAN FORCE CAPTURES
BRITISH P0ST IN AFRICA
CAPE TOWN. Union or South" Africa.
Sept IS. (VI London, Sept.. 18 ) A force
composed of KA German, toaether with
three Maxim guns, attacked the Brlttah
post at Nakob Thursday. The garrison
j consisted of seven policemen, who fought
until their smmunltlon was erhauated.
- Those - who had not been killed were
NO LASTING PEACE IF
Kaiser's Representative Gives Warn
ing Empire Will Never Yield
WILL NOT GIVEUT ONE INCH
Ambassador Assert from - Military
Vre.rpolnt jfirrmair Is ioi Seek- ''"
la Peace A ay More Tbaa at
Aay Prerloas Time.
NEW VORK, Bept. lS.-Count von Bern
storff, the German ambassador to the
I'nlted States discussed today the pros
pect of pescejn Europe and the efforts
of President Wilson to bring it about.
"Talk of peace was started by the peo
ple of the United States," said the am
bassador. "Its continuance after the answer-
sent by the German government,
through Ambassador Gerard, depends on
the attitude ot the allies.
"As long as they talk of crushing and
dismembering Germany there la abso
lutely no possibility of peace. I am
quoting Premier Asqulth and other En
glishmen. 7 have nojdea that Germany
could be .crushed or dismembered.
"No lasting peace would be possible If
I a square Inch of Germaii territory was
given up. That applies to the colonies
ot Germany as well as the German em
pire Itself. It la perfectly clear. that If
any territory was taken Germany would
again arm to the teeth."
Count von Bemstorff was asked If It
was possible that peace In Europe might
lead to general 'disarmament.
"That," he replied, "would depend on
the sentiment with which peace was en
tered Into by the allies."
Count '. von P-ernstorf said that un
doubtedly the' German empire had been
Informed of the talk between Ambassador
Gerard and the Imperial German chan
cellor and that the answer given had
been first submitted to the emperor. He
added that It should be emphatically un
derstood, that from a military viewpoint
Germany was not seeking peace at this
time, anymore than before.
t. Little Prospect of Peace.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 18.-Presldent
Wilson sees little prospect of peace In
Europe reflected In the unofficial ex
changes which American ambassadors
have been conducting with Germany,
Great Britain, France and Russia.
This was learned today at the Whits
House. Until something mors tangible
and more definite. In the way of over
tures comes froni the belligerents, the
president feels Uhat his hands are vir
tually tied. To undertake to elicit terms
from Great Britain, Fiance, and Russia,
as Germany auggrsted. would place the
president, he believes,' In a deflcate posi
tion. In view of what Sir Edward Grey
has told Ambassador Page.
The British foreign secrotary recently
took the position that the war had been
forced on Oreat Britain; that the neutral
ity of Belgium had been disregarded, and
that It would be necessary to crush, Ger
man militarism before the allies could
feel safe against new attacks and before
a treaty of peace could be worth a "scrap
The president. It Is understood, feels
that In viAv of the neutral position of ths
American government It would be unwise
to press either side to malse overtures
to the other. He hopes, however, that as
the war progresses, one aide or the other
will make known Its terms In some def
inite form; so that the American govern
ment can act.
Dear Separate Offer to Belglasa.
AMSTERDAM,-nept. 18 (Via London.)
The German consul general announces
II at there is on truth whatever In the
report that Germany has offered King
Albert of Belgium separate peace terms. J
An official statement lnird. st
Merlin says that the battle be-twpc-n
tho AImip and Mm no rivers
continues, with mire Indications
that the utiles are falling back.
It Is declared; that the French at
tenipt to tut through the (Jerman
right wing failed and n "orlle from
Verdun on the right bank of tho
Meunr was repulsed. The Ger
man army Is anid to he advancing,
lowly but surely.
It waR announced officially In
I'nrls yesterday afternoon that
the allies had progressed aome
whrtt. The western wing was
declared (o he repulsed a vig
orous German offensive.
When, proroguing Parliament
King George said that he was com
pelled to ro Into the war for the
protection of the public law of Eu
rope and tho vital Interests' of the
empire, and that flKhtlng for a
worthy purpose Great Britain
would not lay down Its arms until
that purpose had been fully
Austrian advices report that the
Servians have evacuated Seinlln,
the town which they seized when
they began their Invasion of Hun
gary.' Servian reports are to the
effect that their successes con
The Germans, MU'cesaful In
driving the nusnlan Invaders from
east Primula, are reported push
ing their way into Russian Po
land. The Austrian armies, fol
lowing their disastrous clash with
the Russians In Gallcla, are be
lieved to be attempting to reform
A dispatch from Cettlnje says
,he Montenegrins have been re
ceived with enthusiasm by the In
habitants of the Austrian prov
ince of Bosnia.
Draw Cheers from
the French Soldiers
NKW.TQiUv, Kept. lS.-Chauncey M.
Depew. formur United States senator
from New York, arrived today on the
steamer Liverpool, "t was in Geneva
ahen the trouble began," he ssld. "On
morning I went to the bank and found I
could get nojr money. We got the last
train thst left Hwltserland for three
' Twenty minutes sfler crossing the bor
der Into Franc we stopped at stutinu.
There was a sign there about two feet
square calling the troops for mobilisa
tion. The station agent said the notice
had been posted about twenty minutes.
We picked up men Joining the colors on
the way to Paris until our train could
hold no more.
"Whenever I stuck my head out Into a
oprrldor the soldiers would set up a cheer
on seeing my side whiskers. They mis
took ine for an Englishman and ssld In
French 'Txjng live tho entente oordlal.'
"We stayed In Paris a week and then
left for Boulogne. We were obliged to
crowd Into a coach as best we could.
I sat on the running board all the way.".
Mrs. Bryan Favors
WASHINGTON, Sept. J8-In a signed
statement made public here today through
the congressional committee of the na
tional American Woman Suffrage as
sociation, Mrs. W. J. Bryan, wife of the
secretary -f state, declared herself in
favor of woman suffrage. The state
ment was made public to set at rest
rumors that Mrs. Bryan wss opposed to
the movement. It Is as follows:
"I have never beer, an antl-suffraglst
or attended any and meetings. I have
been a firm believer In suffrage without
a sex qualification ror twenty-five years,
and wish success to the equal suffrage
movement. Our oldest daughter has been
a voter In Colorado, and, the younger la
a member of the college league at the
Nebraska state university."
in Swimming Pool
IDA GROVE, Is, Sept. 18. (Special
Telegram.) Harold McCabe, 22, who in
tended leaving today to resume his
studies of the third year ot a medical i
course at Iowa university waa drowned '
last evening in the new public swimming !
pool here. He dived and did not rise to !
the surface, but was not missed for halt j
an hour. It was nesrly four hours after- I
wards when his body Was raised from the I
water. It is supposed he was seized with
sn attack of cramps. A great many per
sons were about the railing when the
drowning occurred. j
From the Front
Full Page in
ALONG A BATTLE
FRONT OF MILES
Conflict in France Continues with
Fierceness All Along the Lines
of the Armies.
; GERMANS YIELD SLIGHTLY
; French Capital Says the Teutons Ara
i Falling Back at Some Points
' in the Fight. .
HAVE FEAR FOR THEIR REAR
Resumption of Activities on Part of
the Belgians is Cause of
TO SAVE THE CROWN PRINCE
Some Think Latest Move is to Pre
serve His Army. i
GENERAL BATAILLE IS KILLED
Proloaceit Ralas Make It Kerrsaary. .
tn Have More Time, to Get the
Heavy Artillery Oat of Mad
of North fnampala-ae. 'j
ON THK HATTLKKKOXT, Kept,
IK. (Hy way of Parts) The glgan
tic battle,' or more pi-oijerly, battles,
continue day and night along th
enlrle front from Noron to the fron
tier. .The flKhtlnjr dot not consist
of one MiMalned and combined
movement, but In reality I several
coiiibata proceeding incewvintlj at
the st ion ge t point of the German's
defending fine along tho River
m i.lkti; ' ?;
PARIS, Sept. 18. Ttaa allies hava
progreHBed somewhat on their west
ern wing and are repulsing a vigor
ous Gcrman'offensLve movement, ac
cording to an official announcement
made this afternoon by the French
War department. ' v.
The communication follows:
"The battle continued during the
day of September 17 along the front
from the river Olse to the Woevre,
without important changes la the sit
uation at any point.
"First On our left wing, on the
heights to the north of the river
Alsne we have made slight progress
against certain points. Three offen
sive counter attacks undertaken by
the Germans against the English
army failed. From Craonne to
Rbeims we ourselves repulsed some
very violent counter attacks executed
during the night. The enemy tried
in vain to take the offensive against
"Second On the eenter from
Rhelms to the Argonne the enemy
has reinforced himself by construct
ing Important fortifications and hag
adopted a purely defensive attitude,
To the east of the Argonne. In the
Woevre district, the situation is un
changed. "On our right wing, in Lorraine
and the Vqsges. the enemy occupied
positions organized on a defensive
basis in the vicinity of the frontier."
LONDON, Sept. 18. A Bordeaux
dispatch to the Exchange Telegraph
(Continued on Page Five, Column Two.)
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