Our passage was engaged on the Servia, to sail September 1, when the news of the terrible troubles in Constantinople reached us.
Servia was thus forced into the arms of Greece; reluctantly, I think.
That next morning the newspapers printed in large headlines the ultimatum that Austria had put up to Servia.
Servia and Greece were left with almost as serious grievances.
But Russia had already begun to mobilize, and Prussia, presuming that Servia might thus be rescued, declared war.
Austria had made demands of Servia that no country could meet!
Near Alexinatz we cross Servia's old frontier, and enter the land that was Turkish twenty-five years ago.
Servia refuses that demand, and Austria begins mobilisation in order to enforce it.
Russian Ambassador at Vienna instructed to request extension of time-limit allowed to Servia.
The revolt was fanned by the Russian emissaries, and it spread to Servia and Montenegro.