Eden the situation as I understand it is this:
Russell for decades predicted that 1914 would mark the end of the time of trouble and the start of kingdom rule on earth.
However as 1914 grew closer this prediction appeared increasingly untenable. Time was running out. Therefore Russell switched his prediction to stating that 1914 would mark the beginning of the time of trouble and kingdom conditions would follow shortly after.
Therefore the quote you have found was from the period when Russell was already backtracking as regards what he predicted would take place in 1914.