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Uplift Talks By ORRISON SWETT MARDEN Copyright by McClure Newspaper Byndlcat® DESTRUCTIVE SUGGESTION. S OME time ago the mayor of one of our western cities requested the editors of the daily papers to re frain from publishing the details of sui cides, because their publication had caused an alarming epidemic of sui cides in that community. The human mind may be attuned to any key, high or low, base or noble, by the power of suggestion. The sugges tion may be in a word spoken by one self or by another; it may come from a newspaper, a book, a play or a pic ture; it may emanate from the pres ence of a friend or of an enemy, from a grand, heroic character, or a mean, cowardly one. From hundreds of sources it may come, from within or without, but from wherever it conies, it. leaves its mark on the life for good I or ill. Our characters are largely made . . . , . , up from various kinds ol suggestion. ! -Many people scatter suggestions of . fear, doubt and failure wherever they I go. and these take root in minds that might otherwise be free from them and therefore happy, confident and successful. . . Who can Picture the havoc which | the suspicious suggestion has wrought in innocent lives? Think of the in fluence of employers holding the thought of suspicion regarding their servants or other employes. Servants have actually been made dishonest by other persons perpetually holding the suspicion that they were dishonest. This thought suggests dis honesty to the suspected perhaps for | S L "It'. U '!t . b !'" S " ! t I the fruit of theft. Is it not cruel to hold a suspicious thought of another until you have positive proof? That other person's mind is sacred: have you any right to invade it with your miserable thoughts and pictures of suspicion? Many a being has been made wretched and miserable for years; has been depressed and borne down by the uncharitable, wicked thoughts of others. There is no doubt that many a man is serving a sentence which ought to be served by those who have influenced him to commit the crime for which he is being punished. The time will come when we shall have more sympathy for those who go wrong, and even for criminals, because we shall know how powerfully human minds are influenced by the vicious thoughts of others. We are the creatures of suggestion. We get them from newspapers, books, from everyone with whom we come ir, contact. The atmosphere is full of them. We aro constantly giving them to ourselves. Many u criminal's acts could be traced to the graphic suggestions of criminal novels, the exciting stories of murder and plunder which he be gan to read when a child. It is a dangerous thing to hold in the mind a wrong suggestion, for it tends to become a part of us, and be fore we realize it we aro like our thought. If young people only realized what a terrible thing it is to get even a suggestion of impurity into the mind they would never read an author whose lines drip with the very gall of death. They would not look at those dangerous books which lead their readers as near the edge of indecency as possible without stepping o*er. To describe impurity in rosy, glowing, se ductive, suggestive language is but the refinement of the house of death. The suggestion of impurity in trashy literature is responsible for a great deal of dissipation; for blasted hopes and blighted lives. The same is true of suggestiveness in art and the drama. We have all had the exalted experi ence, the marvelous tonic, the uplift, that has come from the suggestion in a play or a book depicting a great hero. How heroic and noble and self sacrificing we feel for a long time, and how resolved we are to become like the hero in the play or the story. This is a good illustration of the power sug gestion is constantly playing in our experience all through life. HABIT—THE SERVANT, THE MASTER. k N every hand we hear the discus sion of eugenics, but early train ing in habit forming is just as im portant as to be well born. "When shall I begin to train my child?" asked a young mother of a prominent physician. "How old is the child?" inquired the doctor. "Two years, sir." "Then you have lost just two years," replied he, gravely. "You must begin with the grand mother," said Oliver Wendell Holmes, when asked a similar question. "We sow an act, we reap a habit; we sow a habit, we reap a character." While correct habits depend largely on self-discipline, and often on self denial, bad habits, like weeds, spring up, unaided and untrained, to choke the plans of virtue, and, as with Cana da thistles, allowed to go to seed in fair meadow, we may have "one day' seeding, ten years' weeding." We seldom see much change in Climate of Uruguay. Information is sought regarding pos sibilities for the sale of American flowering plants, shrubs and trees in Uruguay. The climate of Uruguay is between temperate and subtropical. The mean summer temperature for the last five years has been 73 degrees Fahrenheit and the mean winter temperature has been 50 degrees. The lowest tempera ture registered in the last ten years was 22 degrees and the highest was 92 degrees, but both of the extremes pie after they get to be twenty-five or thirty years of age, except in going farther in the way they have started; but it is a great comfort to think that, when one is young, it is almost as easy to acquire a good habit as a bad one, and that it is possible to be hardened in goodness as well as in evil. Take good care of the first twenty years of your life, and you may hope that the last twenty will take good care of you. How unfortunate that the science of habit-forming is not more generally known by parents and taught in our schools, colleges and universities. It is a science, compared with which other departments of education sink into insignificance. Man's life work is a masterpiece or a botch, according as each little habit has been perfectly or carelessly formed. It is said that if you invite one of the devil's children to your home the whole family will follow. So one bad habit seems to have a relationship with all the others. For instance, the one habit of negligence, slovenliness, makes it easier to form others equally bad, until the entire character is honey combed by the invasion of a family of bad habits. A man is often shocked when he suddenly discovers that he is consid I ered a liar. lie never dreamed of . . . ........ ..... forming such a habit; but the little ! misrepresentations to gain some tern . e nd had. before lie was aware I ()f u> ma(ie a bl , atell lrack in the ncrve and brain tissue, until lying has be come almost a physical necessity. He thinks he can easily overcome this . habit, but he will not. He is bound tc | h , B hablt with cords of steel; and only by painful, watchful and careful repeti tion of the exact truth, with a special effort of the will power at each act can he form a counter trunU line in the nerve and brain tissue. Society is often shocked by the crim inal act of a man who lias always been considered uprigtit and true. But it they could examine the habit map in | h . s nervous raecUanisn] and brain, I they would find the beginnings of a path leading directly to his deed, in the tiny repetitions of what he regard ed as trivial acts. All expert and tech nical education is built upon the theory that these trunk lines of habit become more and more sensitive to their ac customed stimuli, and respond more and more readily. We are apt to overlook the physical basis of habit. Every repetition of an act makes us more likely to perform that act, and discovers in our wonder ful mechanism a tendency to perpetual repetition, whose facility increases in exact proportion to the repetition. Finally the original act becomes vol untary from a natural reaction. All through our lives the brain is constantly educating different parts oi the body to form habits which will work automatically from reflex action, and thus is delegated to the nervous system a large part of life's duties. This is nature's wonderful economy tc release the brain from the drudgery of Individual acts, and leave it free to command all its forces for higher serv ice. Men carelessly or playfully get into habits of speech or act which become so natural that they speak or act as they do not intend, to their discom fiture. Beware of "small sins" and "white lies." WHY POISON IVY POISONS? French Scientist Discovers Cause in the Presence of Prussic Acid ii*- the Plant. Poison ivy lias long been a mystery both to scientists and laymen; why and in what manner it causes the pe culiar rash and irritating inflamma tion have puzzled both botanists and physicians. At last the reason has been discovered. Doctor Mirande of Paris read to the Academy of Sciences in that city recently the result of his study of the poisonous weed. Poison ivy contains prussic acid. This is found principally in the young leaves and buds; in older leaves there is very little of it. In three and one-half ounces of young leaves there is about a quar ter of a grain of the acid. As with other plants in which prus sic acid is found, the poisonous sub stance does not exist in its perfect form, but develops as soon as the leaves are bruised, a chemical action being set up through the union of an enzyme with a glucosid. Bernhardt's Long Career. At the time of the Franco-Frussian war, in 1870, Sarah Bernhardt left the stage and became a hospital nurse, where she did excellent work among the wounded. After this she entered the Comedie Francaise, where, in the character of Dona Sol, in Hernani, she was first pronounced great by Paris. Sarah was the daughter of a French lawyer and a Dutch Jewess and first saw the light of day in 1844. Turning In His Grave. There was a clicking noise as the bones of Llndley Murray stirred un easily in his grave. "Must my name in future be asso ciated with lawn tennis instead of grammar?" murmured the old chap complainingly. » Realizing that he had just made a racquet he subsided. Oh, Why Not? "Madam, the feather in your hat ie getting in my eye!" exclaimed a man in a crowd. The woman turned around, looked him over, and then inquired, "Why don't you wear glasses?" were for a few hours only. The soil ie suitable for almost all subtropical and temperate zone plants and trees There are no real mountains and very little forest. The palm, the olive and the orange grow in almost the same district with the pine, eucalyptus and oak. Effect Much the Same. A bashful youth may feel almost as uncomfortable in the presenoe of the girl he adores as a small boy feels in his Sunday clothes. Combination Auto and Street Hat I COMBINATION automobile and * street hat is a soft, close-fitting iffair, made of one of the fashionable lightweight fur plushes, which are like ly to be much used in millinery. These plushes are more silky and more pli able than ever before, and they are the last word In the manufacture of this fabric. Some of them are marvel ous imitations of natural furs. Others are new and rather eccentric patterns in combinations of color, and are frankly plush without an attempt to imitate anything. Others still may be described as conventionalized copies of the markings in natural furs. The small turban shown in the pic ture is made of plush which combines a suggestion of broad tail and ermine. Over the body of the surface, which is black, blotches of white appear in which black points of ermine-tail are simulated. The crown is an ample puff of the material set in a coronet which turns irp to the width of about two and a half inches all around. At each side short straps, cut from the white por tion of the plush, are sewed to the crown at one end. These straps are lined with thin satin and furnished Made Especially for Misses ; j i j V ERY special attention, in these days of specializing, is given to the miss from sixteen to twenty years old, in the matter of her millinery. After our young lady has passed sweet six teen, and up to the time that her school days are finished, a fine discrimina tion must be exercised in selecting her clothes. Two favorites in the world of vel vet hats designed for misses are pic tured here. They show an expert sense of clothes on the part of their designer. In these hats we see the simplicity of trimming which is char acteristic of the season. And we are confronted with a diversity of size when the time comes to make a choice. Shapes range from the small close fitting turban to the wide-brimmed picture hat. The simplest of the round turbans like that one shown here, fall within the choice for misses. 8nug Girdles and Few Colore. The small waist is another of the seasons surprises. The evasive, inde terminate waist line was not a feature of the new frocks; on manikins and mondaine, snug, girdle-bound curves met the eye, ad as the line is new, so must it be popular, at least for a time. Fortunately the wasp waist was not exploited and it is to be hoped that women have become far too sensible of the eternal fitness of things to martyr ize themselves in so lneathetic a cause. Whether the models worn were sew, with a snap fastener at the other end. By means of this the strap is fas tened to the coronet. A third strap, across the front, supports a single, standing loop made of a fancy weave in white plush. This loop terminates in a square end which is provided with a snap fastener. By means of this fastening the veil can be held off the face, or the veil may be taken off and the trimming fastened down to the brim. Two views of the turban, pictured here, make plain this method of using the snap fastener on a hat which must do duty as a street hat and for automobiling. The long chiffon veil has stood the test of time as the most practical accessory of the autoists' wardrobe. It is well to choose it in a washable quality and color. If carefully handled, chiffon stands washing very well. For a long journey the hat pictured here, designed for the cool days of autumn and for winter, will be found very comfortable. Added to this fine attribute, it possesses the charm of novelty in material and smart style in design. But the largest of tlie wide-brimmed hats are not for her. Their brims are too eccentric and she must con fine herself to simpler lines. But the miss is not always confined to the conventional in the choice of her hat, even if she Is obliged to re member simplicity. This is very evi dent in the striking and original tur ban shown here. This odd shape, de veloped in either plash or velvet, is full of youthful dash, it is perfectly plain, having a crown that Is a con tinuation of the coronet. It might be more accurately described as a cap made in two tiers. It fits snugly to the head and becomes a background for the feather ornament which is posed at the front. In the picture this is a simulated bird's head. But even imitation birds are a little "taboo" and a pretty made fancy feather will prove a better choice for the voung girl. JULIA BOTTOMLEY. old or itermediate, however, black and white were in the ascendency and colors appeared but sparingly. A few paachblow hats, a suggestion of mauve here and there, and a scattering of cerise relieved a prevalence of black and white which might otherwise have been monotonous. Dally Thought. Love of reading enables a man to exchange the weary hours which corns to every one, for hours of delight.— Montesquieu. THEIR GUNS SPIKED Republicans Left Without a Real Issue. Prospect of Victory in the Next Pres idential Election Has Become So Remote as to Be Practically Non-Existent. Not only lias the war of the nine nations changed the prospect of lie publican victory into a prospect of Democratic victory, but it has effected a radical change iu the issues on which tlie campaign of 1914 will have to be fought. All the most promising of the Republican issues have been shot away at Belgrade, Lemberg and Liege. Some weeks ago they were joyously and arrogantly on the often sive. Now they are on the defensive, at least to the extent that they are having a hard time explaining why they are making a fight. Fp to the time of the ultimatum to Servia it was obvious that the chief count in the indictment of the Wilson administration would be its foreign policy. The ablest of Us opponents, Colonel Roosevelt foreshadowed this as his main line of attack as soon as he returned from South America, and the lesser men in both ilie opposition parties made similar preparations. He displayed his unerring political in stinct when lie was the first to aban don this line of attack, lie announced the moment the war broke out that it would be unpatriotic to attack the ad ministration's foreign policy in time of stress, and none of the other ar.ti idministration spokesmen lias had a word to say about it since. The second of the R> publican issues was to have been the tariff, but the war has taken the powder out of that gun, too. As long as the war goes oil it will he impossible to get an utten live ears to comlpaints that tariff re-1 vision is ruining the consumer and elevating the cost of living. Voters have sometimes shown an extraordi nary credulity to arguments of this sort—in 1894 they were induced to be lieve that a tariff not yet enacted had caused the panic of 1893—but even a voter who might be induced to be lieve that tlie tariff affected the weather would balk at believing that it affected war conditions. On the trust issue the ItepuWicans never intended to make a very stren uous fight, since most of their repre sentatives in congress have been vot ing for the administration's trust pro gram. With all their major issues de molished inside a month, they are re duced to making a campaign of gen eral opposition without having a single Important thing to view with alarm. It is already evident that they will con fine themselves chiefly to local issues in eacli state. There is nothing else for them to do. Tlie Democratic, no longer on the defensive, are able to peint to their record, ask what the Re publicans have to offer in place of it, and receive no reply. The war has not only changed the prospect of Dem ocratic defeat to a prospect of Demo cratic victory; it lias obliterated the issues on which Democratic defeat was assumed. Why the Need for More Revenue. 'The Republicans will make nothing whatever by representing the mentary revenue bill as a means of covering up the inadequacy of the Underwood tariff. The figures for the lical year ending June 30 have been published, and the contraction of cus toms revenue was less than was an ticipated. If imports should fall off heavily during the next few months it could not be attributed to a Demo cratic reduction of the tariff. Repub licans themselves are crowing over the war as something even better than one of their tariff laws as an obstacle to trade. The Republicans are in no position to complain it the revenue should fall off heavily because importation was checked. Party Will Not Crumble. The Progressives, says William Al len White, are playing a waiting game. As long as the Democrats are progres sive there is no chance for the Pro gressive party. But he looks to see the party crumble when the patronage gives out, and thinks that then Demo cratic standpatters will begin to ap pear, and with that the Progressive hopes for victory and not merely Re publican defeat will arise. This he puts off as far as 1920 if need be. It is a pretty program, but it is based on the theory that a party for revenge can last as long as that. President Wilson's Leadership. The president is Hie acknowledged leader of the party of the country and has succeeded with remarkable fidel ity in securing tlie redemption of plat form pledges, (1) as regards tlie re vision of tariff schedules, and (2) a reorganization and radical overhaul ing of the country's financial system. Tribute to the President. By conceding that the voluntary withdrawal of Huerta from Mexico represents an achievement for which the highest honor is due President Wilson, the press of the country un doubtedly reflects the opinion of all patriotic and intellectually honest Americans. If nothing more is accom plished President Wilson's Mexican policy has brought "government by as sassination" into practical, as well as moral, disrepute among the nations within the zone of American influence and responsibility. Blueberry Roly Poly. This made with either the old-faeh foned suet crust or a good baking pow der biscuit dough, filled with sugared and floured berries and steamed, boiled or baked, will delight the palate of the men folks and children. Tatty Wild Peppergrass. Wild peppergrass, carefully picked and washed, can be used for flavoring sandwich fillings of meat or cream cheese or salads. A few spoonfuls added to a cream cheese give a piquant and delicious flavor. CLOSER TO RANK AND FILE President Wilson's "Unbending" Will Adds to His Popularity With the People. What might be called the human izing of President Wilson goes on apace. When he first walked over the horizon into our political ken he was fresh from purely intellectual fields and there was in his speech and hear ing the slight chill of the academic at mosphere. While the common man looked upon him with that respect due a wonderful thinking machine the re spect was mingled with awe. In Wood row W ilson he failed to recognize plain Tommy Wilson, in other >eais : Princeton's popular football coach, i Thirty-five years of academic pursuits ending in the presidency of Princeton ! was a training so unusual for an I American political leader that the nu tion felt a little embarrassed and awk ! ward in the presence of its polished president. When he spoke it was in ! periods so chaste that their very ex j cellence overwhelmed the man in the j street. Oraduall al mmp: i . j Q f Ann-ri , sciolism's lai tlie president lias been .iking down the wall between him self and the rank and file. He lias felt the warmth of contact with men of all ranks and has responded with a counterglov. that reveals itself in speech and bearing, in a letter to Rep resentative Dorenius explaining his in ake the stump in the fall he president falls into tin ige of the people in a way tlie progress of his unbend ing. ' Every patriotic man ought to stay on his job until 'he crisis is t as.-ed," Mr- Wilson writes. Later lm alludes to the presidency as "my job. President Wilson of l'l im eton univer sity would not have eared oo lei,. President Wilson of the I ailed States : writes in apparent uncon of the racy colloquialism n who have climbed to 'h - ji, 0 have found to id.mi d that Chicago Daily News tlnd.i. yjost ini J white Hi___ ; ,. cgre t that their position placed a gull between them and the people. Won (b!l p r0HP „t, occupant of that matudon j lbe e ff t , c t seems to be the opposite, -1 .p be ] on g er he remains in office the j clos „,. appears to be the rapproche i nK , nt betw( , en him and everyday folks, CHANGE THAT WAS NEEDED Amendment to Clayton Law sary to Correct a Measun Grave Injustice. Neces of The senate adopted without division an amendment to the Clayton anti trust bill which will deprive patentees of the sweeping powers put into their hands by the decision in the mimeo graph case. The amendment makes it illegal "to insert a condition in any contract relating to the sale or lease of or license to use" any patented ar ticle or process, tlie effect of which will be to put such restrictions on the purchaser, lessee, or licensee as would require him to "acquire from the seller, lessor or licenser, or his nominees, any article or class of ar ticles not protected by the patent." This covers the particular point in volved in the mimeograph ease. It follows the opinion of Chief Justice White, who wrote the opinion for the dissenting judges, stating what in his opinion the law was, but in view of the majority opinion he felt it impera supple-......... five it should be enacted by specific legislation. The language of the opin ion was stronger than usual in ju dicial opinions, hut hardly more so than the question warranted. The stretching of authority granted by a patent to cover tlie trade in ar ticles subsidiary to its use asserts a vicious principle and can be used to sustain grave injustice. Who Is Looney New? Governor Haines, of Maine, makes a mistake when he says in his public addresses: "The foreign policy of this administration has made us the laughing stock of the whole world. The whole thing would be humorous were it not so intensely pathetic and tragic." Three months ago that would have been all right. It is not all right now. and it will not appeal to one thinking mr.ji of any party. President Wilson mapped out a certain line of procedure during the Mexican crisis. It suc ceeded. If it had failed, criticism would have been in order, but without plunging the country into disastrous war the president accomplished his purpose. Governor Haines lines not say that our foreign policy is the laughing stock of Europe, but that was said only a few months ago. Europe is not laughing much nowadays. Our for eign policy has marked elements of su periority over that which lias blos somed into a European war. We com mend to Governor Haines this recent statement by tlie London News on the subject of diplomacy: "The example of the United States must hereafter become the model of the civilized world."—Boston Journal. No Hope for Roosevelt. Whether the Republicans and Pro gressives reunite or not, and whether they nominate Mr. Iloosevelt or not, cannot affect the result of the next pres idential election. There Is no Republi can In the field who can defeat the president, ami manyofthe Progressives recognize that their objects are being attained, while if the Republicans and Progressives should each make a nom ination the returns of 1912 would be repeated. Mr. Roosevelt might as well dismiss all thought of the presi dency. Potatoes Baked With Beef. Parboil ten minutes, then drain, and put in pan around edge of beef. Bake till tender, basting often. Arrange to have the meat done at the same time the potatoes are. Of course they are to be peeled before cooking. Polishing Leather. Always rub leather chairs over from time to time with a very little fresh milk applied with a soft, clean linen rag, rubbing the milk off lightly at once. This prevents the surface from drying and cracking. BIGGEST BATTLES RAGES FIERGELT REMAINS UNDECIDED AFTER HEAVY FIGHTING ACROSS NORTHERN FRANCE FOR OVER A WEEK. VARYING SUCCESSES TO OPPOSING SIDES Resume of European War For Past Week — Destruction erf Rheims Cathedral By Germans Arouses Indignation—Great Loss From Historical Standpiont London, Sept. 21.— One of the fier rst buttles of 'll time, which has been raging a r-c-n Northern [-'ranee for a week punt, with first a slight aclvaii t::- c i-n one side and then on the other. r< .mins undeeidod. The great armies uV'ii have i - *ii fighting for a month with few if intermissions, dug themselves , entrenchments on .- \ -rs and mil! 'ain ranges on a front id ard The iilli r; that had nu t of ml of t ight ii iff i s of Ola * proes so f; mkl's arm moral rounded by the Russians and o:-dv tlie reinainaiits of the German corps t < io remain, it is considered certain hat. armies have not yet come to grips again. The Russians have to capture Rrzeiuysl, where it is reported three German army corps have been sent to help the. Austrians, before they can make flirt ier progress westward There ha s n ot been a gun fired n the Xortli S ea foi days, so far as the Brit ish pul lie knows, but the adm ralty issued 1) ull >tii s last night of iir.pe rtant eneount •rs in far off waters. The («f rm ans protected cr uiser Keen i vs lei •aught the British light cruiser 1 Yk isus overhauling her maehim IV in Zanzibar harbor y< ster day am ;; fa ked and completely dis abled h >r. Tt > British lost heavil. • and the Ko 'ni 5sh •rg was able to s tcatn away. The German cruiser, while in the same class as the British, had more modern guns, which outranged those of her antagonist. The British loss is od and '0 wounded, •miser Kmden captured •chant steamers in the in sin days, and sank The Kmden reappeared iven as 1 The Her ix R.ritisl lay of IP ive of til it Rangoon, possibly liavi taken part i j in othei :' cxploi ts. as ye t not know m. One 1 Irilish side seor < • wa s the sink ing of a ( lernia n meteh; mt ci miser. sup posed t< ,) have : hi on t he i 'apt Traf. .ilgur. by thef ornier Cunard li nor C.irrr lunia* Si'pleinl i»er I t i il wait l. whi ch th* nd mi rally deserih rs as 'of f t he east coast of Kout h Am. rlua." T h e 1! iritish loss was sm. ill. nim ■ killed a u d -* ; woo; tided. The Ge rm an k >ss is un know m. Itordi min. Kept. 21. Tin i • m i r lister of (he i nteiior has until ninof d tha t tho eathedr; il of n heims \v; ; d. stroyr d by German art ilh •ry fire md all « ather historic and public bui idiim in Rheims were destroyo d or seri< ausly damage d. Tlu re appi; rs t o be littlo hi ipe of Si i vinp; - the city if or n desi rruc tion aei online to the i i inis ter o: f tho rnnier.t lias if protest U If the reported do; cathedral at Rheims greatest tistir so on the i ed by 1 eonl inu fiftootli most pi grace o (ruction is true t loss f rum a hit itorieal ar ■use, of the presc nt war. 1 site of the earl ie r church Robert He four. y in 12U led at intervals down t< rent tit ■y. it is dt ■scribed a; erfect example in grand f till' c iothie styl Ie in exist ■eido.l 11 the the "the and Indignahtion Aroused Bordeaux. S*-pt. 21. The destruction of tbo cutheilr;il : 1 1 Reims has aroused ti greater storm of popular indignation than any act jet charged against the Germans. Japanese Defeat Germans Tokio, Sept. 21. Official'Iy an nounced that the Japanese expidi t binary feres attacked tlie Germans no miles north of Kino-Chow, and de flated them September IS. Tlie Ger mans are said to have nhondoned their fortified position, and find disorderly, It is announced that tlie Japanese cav alry rcconnuitering today near Tsing Tan. engaged the German outposts. The casualties were slight. Germans Destroy Historic Buildings Russians Check Germans Antwerp. Kept. 2!.—The Russian legation announces that German offen sive in east Prussia is checked. Tho Russians captured part of the artillery being sent l»y the Germans from Bre slau to aid tlie attack on Ivangorod. Allies Repulse Attacks Berlin. Kept. 21.—Via Rotterdam— B was officially announced last night that the situation in tlie western cam paign is unchanged a'ottg the entir® front. The Franee-British forces were obliged to take the defensive in the en trenched positions tlie attacks upon which wore slow in results. No Change in Situation London, Sept. 21. —The official press bureau announces. "There is no change in the situation. The weather is very bad. Counter attacks delivered yes terday afternoon, and during night were easily repulsed with loss to the y." Artillery is Busy From the battle front via Paris. Kept. 21.—The bulk of the allied armies today remained in the trenches waiting while their artillery exchanged a furious cannonade witli the strongly placed German batteries. Some brilli ant feats at arms were performed dur ng the day Russians Bombard Fortress Petrograd. Sept. 21.—An official statement front the chief of the gen eral staff issued last night says th® Russians are bombarding the fortress of przomysl. whose artillery had op®a« ed fire.