ST. PETERSBURG, July 29, 1914 (UP) -- Word from Servia that an Austrian army has crossed the border, or that Belgrade has been formally occupied, will be immediately followed by an order for mobilization of the Russian army.
Despite the fact that it is thoroughly understood here such action on the part of Russia would mean the issuance of mobilization orders in Berlin, preparations for the army concentration went on without interruption today.
The czar held repeated conferences with the war and foreign affairs ministers. What amounts to a partial mobilization is now in progress.
Fourteen army corps are moving and troops are being concentrated in the west and southwest from the German frontier to the Black sea.
Czar Nicholas is highly pleased with the support the throne has received as a result of the declaration of war between Austria and Servia.
The general strike, involving nearly 20,000 men has been called off, and patriotic demonstrations have taken place in the capital and other cities.
There were street demonstrations during which crowds marched to the British and French embassies, and idly cheered the envoys of the czar's allies.