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WASHINGTON, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 28, 1914.
PBIOE ONE CENT.
AUSTRIA HAS CHOSEN
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TYPICAL SERVIAN SOLDIERS AND
At the left is shown a detachent of Serbs ready for action. These men have seen service in both the Balkan wars
and have demonstrated their courage and discipline.
IE. CAILLAUX, IN
FIT, STOPS TRIAL
Drops Unconscious as She Is
Assailed by Lawyer for Cal
By WILLIAM PHILIP SIMMS.
PARIS, July 3. Crin&inj; before the
denunciation of Maitre Chenu. and
finally falntinj: in the prisoner's box,
lime. Joseph Caillaux was again today
carried unconscious from the court
room where she is on trial for the
murder of Gaston Calmette. Judge
Mbanel suspended the arguments of
attorneys summing up for the prosecu
tion while guards carried her from the
Wild scenes preceeded the opening: of
'he court of assizes. Hundreds were
racked about the palace of justice Ions
before noon, clamoring for admission.
Soon fights broke out In the crowd.
Attempting to rush the doors men
ught and scrambled for admission.
Vomen in the throng- fainted asd were
arried away by republican guards.
nooen in the throne fainted and were
he police and military able to disperse
Attorneys Seligman and Chenu opened
he argument for the prosecution,
oeaking In behalf of the Calmette
"Determined to KM."
Maitre Chenu violently attacked the
intention of the defence that lime,
aiilaux did not intend to kill Calmette.
rte assailed the testimony introduced to
orove tha the shooting was not pre
meditated, and finally declared:
"Mme. Caillaux went to the office of
ie Figaro with but ono purpose in
mind. The revolver which she had pur
hated lay naked in her muff when
he entered the office. She went there
determined to kill."
Throuchout the address of Chenu
Mme Caillaux had wept softly, en-
ies.orinEr to hide herself from the
lew of the spectators. "With this
hrust of the counsel for the Calmette
ens she collapsed.
Steak $131; Plays
NEW TORK, July 2S Sobbing as
if her heart would break, pretty
nfteen-year-old Margaret JIcGonl
gal an East Side tenement girl, to
day told the Judge In the children's
court that she stole 1131 from a
Greek shoe repairing shop yester
day so that she could rlay "Lady
Bountiful" for a day.
And a true "Lady Bountiful" she
proved. After abstracting the money
when the proprietor was out ' the
girl went straight to the home of the
Jacobs famllj. where there are
Father Jacobs doesn't earn much
money and the children go er? poor-
clothed are often very poorly
fed Margaret McGonlgai took
all seven to a big department store.
There she bought them new clothes
nd fed them sweets and ice cream.
From there they went home.
Margaret told Mrs. Jacobs that
he must have new c'othes, too, and
he gave her what money she had
left Not a cent of the money did
she upend on herself.
The girl may be freed on a sus
Letters to McAdoo
Show Trade Pickup
Advices From Twenty-seven States Indicate Biggest
Record Crop and Need of Money to Move It Will
Cause Great Business Boom.
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo is confident that a
great revival of business in the United States will follow
the marketing of the record crops in the West and South
The Secretary bases this conviction on the replies
received from bankers in all parts of the country to his
inquiry as to the necessity of depositing Government funds
in the banks this summer and fall to assist in moving the
crops and for other commercial purposes.
It was upon these optimistic advices that Secretary
McAdoo prepared to deposit S3 4,000,000 of Treasury
funds to aid the crop movement.
BANKERS SEE NEED OF BIG SUMS.
Secretary" McAdoo today made public
the text of letters and telegrams re
ceived from bankers In twenty-seven
States which go to show that so far
as these bankers are concerned the
"psychological depression' has glen
way to the most confident optimism
An Omaha banker is quoted as de
claring that "we will be called upon
this autumn to prepare for the largest
crop movement that we hae ever had
In our history."
From Chicago comes the declaration
that "we have an unprecedented crop
of small grain, and everything bids fa'r
for an equally large crop of every
cereal raised in this country'" The
Chicago banker adds that ' to harvest
this crop will necessitate the use of a
greater amount of money and credit
than the banks hae ever furnished
heretofore " He believed that "the
banks will need 50 per cent more mono
than they asked tor lust year owing
to the enormous crops that are now he
ginning to moe "
Southwest's Greatest Harvest.
A Kansas City banker declared that i
"we are now In the midst of the great
est harvest eer predicted in the South
west, and it will require all the mmiey
that we can consistently get hold of to
move the crop "
New York reported that "there is
everything to indicate abnormally large
crops throughout the country, embrac
ing all our cereals "
Alabama expects "an early and un
usual demand for monev to move a
large and early cotton crop."
California reports "very heavy crops
In this State." In spite of earlier fear3
of crop failures.
j en&aCOia, ria., uajjner uctiarpa
that "at least twice ai much cotton
nriii he moved through this port this
year as was moved during the preceding
Atlanta. Ga.. reports that "prospects
in this section are good for one of the
largest crocs or cotton aia grain
Georgia has raised for some tlir- "
From IJUDuque, jowb, comes me
statement that "we hae had a heavy
demand for the past two months to
meet unusual commercial and manu
facturing activity "
St. Iyouls van's money im-nediately
tc move the mammoth wheat crops,
from which source, money ulll not be
gin to return for ninety days
"Before that time." one of the St
Louis bankers advised Secretary Mc
Adoo, "anticipating quite a revival in
business, we will probably have strong
demand from mercantile houses and al-
most at the same time will be called
upon to furnish large amounts of money
to our correspondents in the south and
southwest to help move the cotton
East Also Needs Money.
Newark, N. J , bankers also antici-!
pate a quickening of business. They
declare that manufactures will need
Bankers in Worcester. Mass.. expect
a great demand for money within the
next six months. "We are having a
greater demand than we can take care
of," they declare, and add that "this
is principally for manufacturing iur
poses." Idaho bankers -expect a strong demand
for money In the next six months "for
the purpose of financing the fruit crop
and for the use of cattle and sheep
North Carolina bankers are In need of
money within thirty days for the pur
pose of "moving and marketing a big
In addition to demands for money for
the wheat crop, Oklahoma expects a
la-ge cotton crop, which will make an
extra drain on bank funds
I'nusually large crops of grain and
fruits in Washington State and "the
largest crop of wheat the State has ever
pioduced" have brought heay demands
f'.r money, which have Induced bankers
of that State to ask for a share of the
Treasury officials are continuing to
day the preliminary work of arranging
for the transfer of the crop-moving
funds to the banks which have applied
IN CONGRESS TODAY.
Met at noon
Considered conference report on sundry
Judlclarv Committee voted to table
Mann resolution regarding commuta
tion of sentence of Dr. Thomas J.
Naval Committee resumed inquiry Into
methods of naval "plucking board."
No Wright impeachment Investigation
today. Resumes Friday.
Met at 11.
Definite? word awaited from Paul M.
Wm burg whether he will appear before
the Banking Committee.
Interstate trade commission bill consid
ered. Senate Republicans confer on trust hills.
Southern railroad coal hearing- is continued.
THEIR ANTIQUATED EQUIPMENT
At the right is shown a group of artillery officers placing an old-time field piece ic position, as a protection in
one of the border towns against invasion. Servia's artillery has not kept pace with modern tendencies in mili
"Help us to give Raymond a
That Is the slogan of all the
"newsies' who soil The Times to
day. They are taking up a colIeo-
tion to buy a cofin and provide a"
decent burial for one of their num
ber, who was drowned dunday while
bathing near Chain bridge.
Raymond Erasky, rtfteen years
old, who sold The Times for several
years, while bathing In tho Potomac
Sunday, was swept beyond his depth
and drowned before help could reach
him. His body was recovered late
yesterday afternoon, and Is now at
To prevent burial In the pot
ter's field. Raymond's little friends
today started a campaign to raise
funds for a church funeral Every
"newsle" who knew the boy, and
many who did not. dug down into
jus scanty little hoard of n.nri
nicjiels and gave with all the
prouisaiuy or their brotherhood. It
is stated that the Fifth Street Syn
agogue has donated a burial lot for
the body of the newsboy. Ray
mond's mother died several years
Marshall Hit By
Vice President Marshall today
registered with the Commissioners,
through Mark Thlstlewalf), his priv
ate secretary, a comolalnt regarding
tho new traffic regulations, which
will become effective on August 16.
The Vice President makes his home
at the Shoreham Hotel, Fifteenth
and H streets northwest. The new
regulations provide that no vehicle,
except a commercial vehicle load
ing or unloading, shall without
special permit from the Commis
sioners stand between the nours of
Sam. and G p. m. In Fifteenth
street northwest, between Pennsyl
anla nvem'e and 1 stieet. nor In
H street northwest, between Four
teenth strict and Madltoii place,
for more than fifteen minutes.
This. It was declared by Mr This
tlewalte, will work an Injury to the
Shorchani by preventing luncheon
guests and others who visit t he
hotel for a period of more than fif
teen minutes from parking their au
tomobiles adjacent to the hostelry.
The parking place provided under
the regulations Is in Vermont ave
nue, between H and I streets, north
west With the assurance that It will be
given careful consideration, Mr
Thlstlewalte was asked by Commis
sioner Slddons to deliver to the Vice
President a request that he submit
his criticism concerning the regula
tion in writing
Arrives at the Azores
HORTA. Fayal, Azores. July 2v Sir
Thomas Upton's newest challenger for
the America's Cup, Shamrock IV, ar
rived here today on lt.i way to the
United Stateu It was seven 'days out
of Falmouth, England The yacht Is
proving entirely seaworthy, it was
Assessments for Work on Anacostia Flats May
Levied on Any Land in Washington Which
Jury Holds Is Benefited.
Owners of property anywhere in the District may be
called upon to contribute to the cost of the reclamation and
development of the Anacostia flats, according to the terms
of the District appropriation bill for the current fiscal year.
For continuing the reclamation and development of
the Anacostia flats from the Anacostia bridge northeast to
the District line, the bill carries an appropriation of $100,
000 to be expended under the supervision of the chief of
engineers of the United States army.
FIRST ASSESSMENT ON DISTRICT.
In former appropriation bills no part
of this expenditure has been laid upon
residents of the District, but In the
current bill It Is provided there shall
be assessed as special benefits such
sums as the jury may determine on
land abutting on the area of Improve
ment and adjacent thereto, "and any
1 other lots, pieces or parcels of land In
the District of Columbia that such Jury
shall determine are specifically bene
fited by reason of said reclamation and
The amount assessed will be one-half
of the added value of the land by rea
son of the Improvement, as determined
by a Jury of assessment.
Jury to Fix Levies.
The Secretary of War. for tho purpose
of the assessment, is directed to divide
Into fcectlons the entire area of improve
ment as soon as practicable, and to fur
nish to the Commissioners of the Dis
trict a plat showing the area re
claimed and developed.
The bill provides that It shall be the
duty of the Commissioners to Institute
in the District Supreme Court proceed
ings for tho assessment of benents. In
determining the amount to be assessed
it is provided that the Jury shall take
into consideration the respective situa
tions and topographical conditions of
all lots within the area benefited, and
where any part or any parcel of land
has been dedicated for the impose 0f
reclamation and development the Jury,
In determining whether the remainder
of the lot is to be assessed for benefits,
shall take Into consideration the fact
of such dedication and the value of the
Provision for the collection of Hie as
sessments Is made as follows
"The said assessments shall be levied
and collected under the provisions of
subchapter 1, of chapter 13, of the
code of law for tho District of Colum
bia, and shall be paid into the Treas
ury of the United States to the credit
of the United States and the District
of Columbia in equal parts, and whe
finally ratified and confirmed bv the-
j courts shall severally be lions upon
me iana assessed ana shall be i-ollected
as special Improvement taxes In the
District of Columbia, and shall be
payable in five equal Installments with
interest at the rate of 4 per centum
per annum from and after -Jlxt.' days
after the confirmation of the verdict
of the jury."
Fear Bond Default.
NEW YORK, July 28. Following ru
mors that the Toledo. St. Louis and
Western railroad would default the Au
gust payment on collateral trust 4 per
cent bonds, a protective committee was
formed today by bondholders, headed by I
Edwin G. Merill. president of the Union
Bridgeport Official Accuses Di
vorcee of Causing Ballau's
BRIDGEPORT, Conn.. July IS.
"Waldo Ballou came to his death as
the. result of criminal action of Mrs.
Summarized, this is the finding an
nounced today of Coroner Phelan in
the mysterious death of the prominent
Stamford, Conn., business man and
Mrs Angle, now at her father's home
in Maine, will be brought back here at
once, it was stated, to face a grand
Jury Investigation of Ballou's death.
Coroner Phelan's report told of the
finding of bloodstains In Mr. Angle's
apartment. In front of which the body
of Ballou was found In a pool of Mood.
The report scored Mrs. Angle for re
fusing to testify at the Inquest over
G. O. P. Senate Caucus
Agrees Not to Filibuster
Final decision not to oppose ts the
extent of a filibuster the anM-trrst pro
gram was made at the caucus of the
Republicans of the Senate today. It
was decided to make a protest against
the proposed legislative day which may
last for two months, and also against
Imoklnc the rule under which no Sena
tor could speak more than tw'.-e en the
yame legislative day, which In this case
might prevent a Senator from speaking
more than twice In the entire time dur
ing which the trust program is under
consideration It was stated positively,
, thal no nilbUster would be
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resorted to to back up cither of these
Occupation of Belgrade Unofficially Re
portedServians Said to Have With
drawn Without Contest -EnglaifdTold
Events Have Gone Too Far to Permit
LONDON, July 28 Austria today formally de
clared war against Servia, according to Vienna dis
patches received here.
It is understood that Belgrade has already been
occupied by the Austrians.
This announcement of war quickly followed the
refusal of Austria to suspend hostilities at England's
suggestion, pending mediation.
Foreign .Minister Berchtold, of Austria, made it
plain, in-a courteous note to Sir Edward Grey, that
Aunstria had gone loo, far to turn back:
It is semi-pfficialfy admiTfeaTiere that Sir Ed
ward Grey had met with rebuffs in his attempt to
bring about mediation, and for the time being his
plan' is held in abeyance.
Minister Berchtold's note said in brief that military
measures and Austria's present course of action as regards
Servia cannot be interrupted, pending negotiations look
ing toward mediation by Germany, England, France, and
Italy in ambassadorial conference.
While the reply is a courteous note thanking Sir Ed
ward Grey for his efforts, it is nothing less than a flat re
jection of any scheme of intervention by the powers, ex-,
cept plans looking toward the localization of the war.
A Paris dispatch says:
"Word reaches the Austrian embassy in Paris that two
army corps of Austrian troops crossed the Danube into
Servian territory last night, and today occupied Belgrade,
meeting with no resistance. The news is not gives, as
"Unofficial reports in Berlin, London, and Paris de
clare a detachment of Austrians invaded Servia at Mitro
vitz, fifty miles northwest of Belgrade. The Servians, it
is stated, withdrew before the advance of the Austrians.
"Unconfirmed reports declared, it was announced in
Vienna, that hostilities were opened at daybreak today."
Rejection of Mediation
Is Backed by Germany
By KARD H. VON WIEGAND.
BERLIN, July 28. Austria today formally declared
war on Servia.
Troops are being massed on the border, reservists are
pouring into Austria from Germany, and all prepaations
ae being made for an immediate invasion of the little king
dom. Austrian warships and transports are moving up and
down the Danube and within a short time official report
of the occupation of Belgrade is expected.
The formal declaration of war followed the rejection
of the proposals of Sir Edward Grey, British foreign min
ister, for mediation. Both Austria 'and Germany refused
to consider mediation as to the issues between the Vienna
and Belgrade government.
In notes addressed to Grey, the two governments left
the way open for further.negotiations between the powers
looking toward localization of the war. Austria refused to
submit to an ambassadorial conference, however, her de
mands that Servia punish all accomplices in the assassina
tion of Archduke Ferdinand, suppress the Pan-Servian so
cieties and permit Austrian officers to enter Servian .terri-