Democrat and Chronicle from Rochester, New York on February 12, 1899 · Page 2
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ROCHESTER DEMOCRAT AND "CHROJHCLF. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12. 1899. 'DETERMINED TO TAKE AGUINALDO Continued Fro-n First Page. j Harry S. Harris, James S. Mills. David M. Horkiuan, I. J. Howard. Elmer E. Unie, William C. Barjber, Beit Sanson. "First Idaho Volunteer Infantry Private James R. Willard. "Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Private Ben Ohtan. "Troops in excellent condition; supplied with all necessities. Hospitals, notwithstanding wounded, have fewer patients than before engagements of 4th and 5th instants. Yesterday's engagement most successful. Belief of old residents that ' Aguinaldo will be unable to gather in future any considerable force. "OTIS." General Otis later cabled the following additional list of casualties; First North Dakota: Wounded Serseaut William II. Dick. Third Artillery: Wounded Private B. L. Putcker. Utah Artillery: Wounded Corporal Andrew Peterson. First Montana:. Wounded Second L,ieuteuant William Gardenhier, Private William Kennedy, Harry Slack, Percy G. Bullard, G. W. Boardman, J. M. Box, David Burns; missing, Frank Gotti. Twentieth Kansas: Wounded Jehu O. Morseberg, Sydney Morrison. First Idaho: Killed Private Harry McClure. Wounded Captain T. B. llamer, Corporal Howard Barckley. As soon as the last cablegram from General Otis was posted, the wnr department was called upon to explain the peculiar language used in the beginning relative to the American troops. " It appeared that it was strictly correct and that it described what is believed to have been a simple movement towards straightening the line of American troops. Kxpres sed generally the idea is that tho scene of the last engagement was to the north and northeast of Manila, about four miles out of town. The American troops had been advancing in a northeasterly direction. The brigade of Brigadier-General Harrison G. Otis, a volunteer oificor. was on the left of this line, the entire line being commanded by Genera. McArthur. As the line was advanced in the movements made since last Sunday, Otis's brigade went backward from the main line so as to face more towards the north, so that the entire American line presented at this point an obtuse angle formation towards the enemy. Yesterday, according co Major-General Otis s report, the left side of this angle was swung around so as to straighten out the line with the result of clearing out the country between its former position and CalKean, leaving the Americans' occupying that place; and strn .gh-ening tLe entire line of McArthvr's division so that it faces again northeast. REBEL VERSION OF FILIPINO UPRISING the rm tcct . i EVER KNOWN London, Feb. 11. Several dispatches have been received here from Filipino sources, dated from Manila, via Hong Kong, and giving the rebel version of the outbreak of hostilities. A Filipino dispatch, dated from Manila on February 7th. says: "On Sunday a force of Americans attacked simultaneously Caloocan and Santa Mesa. Two American warships were off Malabon and Malate and a smaller gunboat was in the Pasig river, to protect the American flank. "For several days previously the Americans had ' been endeavoring to provoke hostilities and peace vls maintained only by the rigorous order of Aguinaldo, who was negotiating with General Otis for an honorable understanding. The American attack was unexpected. The ships destroyed all the villages between the cuun- uuu tuc i asig river wimin an area Detween Jlalate, 1'aranaque, San Tedro and Mocati. "Crossing the river, the Americans advanced to San Juan Del Monte, capturing the waterworks after a severe fight. They then proceeded to Shigalon, establishing themselves ou the river dam. They tore up a mile of the rails of the Caloocan, Malol.s line and cut the telegraph in order to stop communication with Aguinaldo. "The Filipino forces engaged only numbered seven thousand, including one thousand Ygoratcs. Acting upon instructions from Malolos the Filipino remained strict.'y on the defensive and finally retired in good order without the loss of arms, artillery or ammunition. Two old Krupps of an obsolete pattern, mounted on the fortress of San Antonio, were captured. The fighting was very stubborn and lasted continuously from Saturday to Tuesday. General indignation has been occasioned by the treachery of the American eirrprisie. The Filipinos believe that the Yankee administration is only favored by a minority of Americans and only abstain from taking the offensive, in order to nhow their gratitude to the American nation for helping them to get rid of Spanish rule. Hence they will only fight when attacked and their future action depends upou the decision of the United States. "Aguinaldo declares that the real enemies of peace are the American officers ia the Philippines.' "The Filipino loss to date is 1,5) killed and wounded, including 000 Ygorates, who were barbarously mowed down, even when the Americans saw they were only armed with bows and arrows. They fought with heroic courage. The American dead include one colonel, forty -bix other officers and 193 rank and file, over 500 wounded and COO prisoners. "General Otis proposed an exchange of prisoners and to thi the Filipinos agreed, paroling the prisoners. "The Filipino forces south of Manila are concentrating at San Mateo, Anti-t polo and Cainta. whence they will besiege Manila. "The Americans are now fixing the limits of their sphere of occupation. It will extend all along the coast from Paranaiue to Malabon on the shore and from Caloocan to Mainbunga and Macate. "There is much apprehension among the Americans, who are searching ail tho houses, confiscating all weapons, including table cutlery, and summarily shooting in the streets all possessors of arms.. These actions have resulted in sanguinary fights at San Palo, Iomar, Binondo and Manila, caused by hatred of the American soldiery. The latter are imprisoning non-combatants as prisoners of war and ia revenge the Filipinos kill Americans in the streets but are respecting other foreigners. "Inform the American senate and congress of these events and tell them tho Filipinos are friends of America, but will fight against military despotism. Agon-cillo, the Filipino delegate, will ask for European intervention in the interest of peace. In the meantime the Filipinos will fiht. "A schooner laden with ammunition has been captured but two others Viva arrived safely and have discharged their cargoes. Aguinaldo is on his way her. He will recapture the lost positions, orgmize a guerrilla warfare aud commence a general attack. The government and congress of Malolos are acting as usual aud have passed a vote of confidence in Aguinaldo." MAY BE EXPELLED. Drastic Measures Proposed With Reference to Filipinos in Washington. Washington, Feb. 11. The latest literary outbreak of the Filipinos now in Washington ia giving for publication letters pur-.porting to have passed ltvtween General Otis and Aguinaldo, has rather strained the patience of the administration. After the flight of Agoncillo aud some of the i junta to Canada, the fate of the remainiug Filipinos was considered by the cabinet. It was decided as one of the Filipinos now in town was siik and the other was iiere to cart; for him, that on humane ftounds it was well to let them remain unmolested. But their latest offense has brought them under consideration again, and it was officially stated to-day that if they persist in their propaganda they will be expelled from the country. Michigan Fruit Crop Damaged. Detroit, Mich., Feb. 11. Keports from variQ'.is fruit raising sections of the state are to the effect that the extreme (record-breaking spell has leon most fdisastrouK to the year's crop of jwaches. -and other fruits. The loss resulting from jpermaneut injury to cach tree will be I enormous. - For the first time in twenty-five years L-nke Michigan is frozen nearly its entire width. oeen wiped out. Many herds of cattle I have perished, and other villages are threatened. AH the efforts to quench the fires have been futile. It is not known whether there has been any loss of life, but the people are panic stricken and are fleeing to places of safety. EN ROUTE TO MANILA. Cable From Lawton at Port Said on Board the Transport Grant. Washington. Feb. 11. The following report has come by cable to the war department from on toard the transport Grant, cn route for Manila: "Port Said. Feb. 11, 1899. "Corbiu, Washington, I). C: "Arrived noon. Voyage safe, pleasant. No serious illness. Fourteen cases mumps, ten measles developed since Gibraltar. Sick doing well. Coal here: leave tonight. Inform quartermaster-general. Wire us news Suez. "Lawton." Died at His Work. Oswego, X. Y., Feb. 11. While shoveling coal into a furnace at the plant of the Oswego Gas Light Company to-day. William Nolan fell over insensible, and died liofore a physician could be summoned. He was o." years old, and had been employed by the gas company for 3'J years. Spanish Villages Wiped Cut. Oveido, Spaiu, Feb. 11. Disastrous conflagrations have occurred in tho mountains nonnv.esr or mm ciry. j m villages or i nan been Killed and tne otner nair general Villar, Murias. La n aces and Casavide have ly damaged as a result of the cold wave. Injury to Georgia Peach Crop. Atlanta, Ga.. Feb. 11. It is estimated that one-half of the Georgia peach crop FRAEZINQ WEATHERTfl ROUGH-OUT THE COUNTRY. MERCURY WAY DOWN LOWEST EVER RECORDED WASHINGTON. AT MUCH DAMAGE DONE Rivers and Harbors Frozrn and Fruit Crops Spoiled Stiff eri.i Among Men and Animals Appalling All Records L'rokcn. Washington, Feb. 11. The weather has moderated generally east of the Mississippi, except in New York, New Ln.iand, LatcTti lrgiuia. Southern Marylaud and the District of Columbia. A notable feature of thv Atlantic coast tcmioratures of the lasi three days has been the remarkable low reading at Washington, wliere the minimum has been seven degrees below, eight degrees below and fifteen degree's below zero, the las reading being he lowest ever recorded by the Washington weather office. Equally noteworthy was the low tMiiierature wnich continued dui-iug the loth, when the maximum was but four degrees above zero, giviug the lowest daily mvau temperature twenty degrees below zero ou record for Washington. A second cold wave with a remarkable high barometer pressure overspread the already extremely coid west and northwest states Friday night, carrying the tem;era-tureto forty decrees In. low zero at Will 1011, X. IX, to sixteen degrees below zero at lenver. Col, twenty-six degrees below at Omaha and sixteen degrees to twenty-two degrees below zero in Kansas. During tonight and Sunday a rise in temperature of twenty degrees or more will occur in the middle Atlantic and New England districts, attended by increasing cloudiness and probably snow. The western cold wave will extend over the Mississippi valley and the west gulf states, carrying the line of zero temperature into Texas, Arkansas and Western Tennossc-c. Pittsburg, Pa.. Feb. 11. Ten degrees below was the weather bureau record today. This was ten degrees above yesterday's lowest figures, but the government officials held out very little hoie of further relief for the present, as Northwestern reports indicated colder weather. An almost impenetrable fog hung over the city to-day ami many accidents by collision occurred. It was the darkest day in many years. Never in the history of the navigation has the situation in Pittsburg river f- fairs been so critical as it is now. The rivers are frozen as tight as a mil! pond at many places ami the ice is growing thicker every hour. Of the big tows that were started south ou the rise last week many are stranded helplessly at dangerous points along the Ohio, several have lost parts of their tows and are aground, while one. the Fred Wilson, is lying in eight feet of water. Altogether there is an immense amount of coal afloat betweeu Pittsburg aud Louisville. To theso conditions ndd the fact of an almost, unprcc-cdented accumulation of snow in tho watersheds of the Monongahcla and Allegheny aud it liecomes apparent tint the xThe British tanker Daniel, the British tramp Srathgyle, three coal barges loaded, frozen in three days ago, were still held tight to-day. Their positions are near the Hook. The Fuerst Bismarck, four dajs late, from the Mediterranean, almost unrecognizable, a little the worse for her experience, came in this morning, and the White Star liner Germanie.'from iu?eus-town and covered with ice. followed a few hours later. Other overdne steamers are expected to-morrow. Philadelphia, Feb. 11. With the thermometer six below zero, the cold weather still retains a tight grip on Philadelphia. Navigation in the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers has practically closed, and is confined almost wholly to irregular trips by ferry boats which play on the Delaware river between Philadelphia and Camden, X. .1. Throughout the city the demands of the suffering poor upon the charitable in- stitntions is alivst unprecedented, and the J uospiiais are aiso xopi uusy in giving attention to the many frost-bitten persons brought to these institutions for treatment. Utica. X. Y., Feb. 11. The north woods temperature is reported at A. M. to-day from principal points on the line of the Mohawk & Malone railroad as follows: Adirondack Junction, 0 degrees below; Malone. 20 lcIow; Tuppcr Lake, 22: Fulton Chain, 20. On the line of the Black river the tempera ture is from 18 to 24 degrees below, the latter at I.owville. In this city the mercury ranged from If! to 20 below at f! A. M., and was Itolow zero at noon with the sun shiuing brightly. Denver, Col., Feb. 11. Colorado is in the grasp of a norther, which, coining after the serious snow storms of the last two weeks, has inflicted great damage to varied interests. At Leadville the blizzard was fierce beyond comparison, and greatly hindered the army of volunteers that cleared the tracks temporarily t allow the hauling of coal to t: ami ne-threatened bunkers. The storm there abated last night, and it is hoped the worst is i over. In this city it is still snowing, with the temperature below zero. At Trinidad and other points south of Denver, the mercury fell fifty degrees in two hours. At Colorado Springs, the blizzard was ae- ' companied by .1 fall of degrees in tern- , er:;ture in half an hour. Snow slides are still covering tho tracks ln-.-ir Glcnwood Springs. The storm is widespread, and weather experts believe that its effect will be more disastrous than those following any blizzard in recent years. Stockmen : are worried. J Chicago, Feb. 11. This city is enjoying temporary relief to-day from the intense cold of the last few days. soon as the sun came out the mercury crawled up around the zero mark. Another cold snap is predicted for to-night with temperature ranging from l."V to IS below zero. I Saratoga, X. Y.. Feb. 11. The terrific cold wave caused much suffering during the night. At diybreak tho thermometer registered lcIow zero as follows: Sara-; toga. 27; Thnrman, 2d; Uaipiette I.akf, ! 2-H; Hadley, :?0. I Corning. X. Y.. Feb. 11. At , o'clock this morning the thermometer registered .TJ degrees lelow zero here, the lowest ever! known. i Wcllsboro. Pa., Feb. 11. Tho coldest weather ever known in the history of Tioga county wns experienced at WelU-boro aud vicinity last nigh:. The thermometer registered I'-i degrees lx-low zero in the town, and V) in the country. I Stroudsburg. Pa.. Feb. 11. The cold weather his ttccome a serious thing for the ix'ople of this county. Farmers art compelled to put stoves in their bam to keep the.j-nttle from freezing. At Toby- hanua the mercury was 2i below. GREAT DAY IN THE REICHSTAG COMMERCIAL RELATIONS WITH AMERICA DISCUSSED. SPEECH OF VON BUELOW SETTING FORTH THE POSITION OF GERMANY GERMANS AT MANILA Are Safe Under Amer'cin Protection" Other Inspired" Speeches by Lr. Lieber and Prince Herbert Bismarck - Cheered to the Echo. A STORMY PASSAGE. Fuerst Bismarck Arrived at New York After a Rough Experience. Berlin, Feb. 11. In the reichstag today Count Von Kauitz, the Agrarian leader, at the instance of the German government, interpellated the government on the question of the commercial relations between the United States and Germany. The minister of foreign affairs, Karon Von Buelow, intimated his readiness to reply forthwith. In introducing the interpellation. Count Vou Kanitz referred to the prohibitive effects of the Dingley bill aud contrasted the decrease of German exiorts with the increase in American exports. He said that to denounce the treaties containing the favored nation clause was now scarcely necessary as the Americans no longer fully observed their treaty. The Americans, he added, must be made to understand that the Germans had uo need whatever to obtain their whole list of necessaries from them alone. If one country -C-losed its markets to another, good commercial relations , could not permanently continue. In this connection, it was in the interest of German agriculture to uphold the purchasing power of tho country against American measures. A tariff war was certainly undesirable, but in the event of such a struggle America, owing to th'? greater volume of her im-!ort, had much more to lose than Germany. The court concluded with expressing the hope that the federal government would act lioth cautiously and energetically His remarks were applauded by the Itightists. It j roii Von Buelow replied that it was impossible, in view of the pending negotiations, to make an exhaustive declaration of the position taken up by the German aud American governments. In the specific question. Germany's differences with America, were mainly attributable to conflicting interpretations of the favored nation treatment, assured by the treaty of 1V2S tl.oud conservative interruptions). The baron then read part of the treaty and continued: "The German government has always considered these clauses of the treaty as implying unlimited most favored nation treatment for Germany in all tariff questions. Concessions of any other kinds with the United States might vinced that our countrymen in the Philippine islands are safe under American protection. If part of the foreign press falsely imputes to us other motives than the above it does not alter the facta." In denying the statements made regard ing German intrigues with Aguinaldo and the uipmos and the story about the Ger- manconsul at Hong Kong supplying arms aud ammunition to the Filipinos, Baron "i Von Buelow paid: "These are among the fattest canards that ever fluttered out of a duckpond. The relations between the ' American and German naval officials at Manila were not only friendly throughout, but were mutually courteous." The baron then referred to. the Fourth of July speech of the United States ambassador here. Mr. White, which he said did Germany justice. The minister afterwards spoke of the "perfidious press reports of both countries," and enumerated many historical ties between the two nations, adding: "It will be well not to rupture these ties. W will treat the United States- without provocation but without weakness." A WRONG INTERPRETATION. Dr. Lieber Thinks Americans Don't Give Right Meaning to Article 9. Dr. Lieber, the Centrist leader, followed. He acknowledged the difficulty of discussing the reichstag negotiations, which were still in suspension, but they all agreed in regarding as wrong the interpretation of article U. of which the Americans were so enamored. Such an interpretation could not have held water even at the time of the conclusion of the original treaties. j Besides the sugar and tonnage differ- j enees, Germany seriously objected to the arbitrary customs valuation at Xew Y'ork. 1 But with the feciing of mutual irritation abroad, they must be doubly careful not to pour oil on the flames. This irritation prevailed especially in the economic sphere. A pan-Kurope-an tariff coalition against the United States was not feasible but eventually Germany would be forced to adopt an autonomist tariff. Dr. Liel-er said he had expected that the uneasiness caused by political runors. particularly in connection with the Phllin-1 iiMn, might be allayed by the answer to the interpellation and he then-fore requested the minister of foreign affairs to make a further statement regarding the political relations between Germany and the United States. Political circles are greatly astonished at Prince Herbert Bismarck's pronounced support of Baron Von Buelow, and it is beHoved that this appearance of the prince in the reichstag foreshadows his re-entrance into the field of diplomacy. Some express the opinion that he will be sent to Washington, as he spoke in such flattering terms of the Americans, aud expressed the hope that the Washington government would not mke too difficult for Germany the maintenance of friendship between the two nations. independence of the United States, and' dwelt upon the support which German-gave to the Xorth ia the war of secessSf Hi statements were greeted with loa applause. ua Continuing, he said that nowhere in th last century had America found a hett understanding or more just appreciation than in Germany, and he hoped, in Ti of the enormons mutual politico-comnT cial interests of the two countries, and' pecially in view of the increase of jIT' ican imports into Germany which alread exceed a half million of marks that thera would be anxiety on the part of the Unit el States to avoid all causes of economic friction. He referred to the millions of Germans in America "who clave to and served the country loyally, but without forgetting the motherland." Baron Von Buelow in conclusion expressed the hope and conviction, that, ititK full reciprocity, mutual consideration, mutual respect and the justice and fatness which are essential to the proper re--lalionship of two great self-respecting people, the relations between the two nations would always be tranquil, firm and friendly. After further less important speeches, both anti and pro-American, the debate closed and the house adjourned. The debate attracted great attention among the members of the American embassy, who werfr present at the sessiou of the" chamber. Boron Von Buelow's second speech which was not prepared in advance, was remai kably polished, and was punctuated Ly frequent applause, sometimes from th entire bouse. . l'nnce Herbert Bismarck said k thought nothing good was done in a hurry aud the reichstag ought to be content with the well-weighed statement read by the foreign minister. Certainly, the govern ments representatives who wer present deserved tne confidence of th whole house. Continuing, Prince Bismarck expressed the opinion that the American treatment was unfair and he desired that it should t be repaid in kind. He also expressed thei hope that the reichstag would show unani-', mous confidence in the government- During the course of Prince Bismarck's speech j references to Frederick the Great. Amer-! ican independence and protection of Germans during the siege of Paris were re-ciferously cheered. CHANGE OF ATTITUDE. A Reason for Germany's New Position as to Samcan Affairs. DEFENSE OF GERMANY Von Buelow Denies Charges of German Support of Filipinos. ; grant to a third state, in return for some biH-eial compensation, Germany would only Xew York. Feb 1 1 -Th. ll:i,nl,r-- " if hl,e Ina'1" a lorn-sanding return American line "steamer Fuerst Bismarck arrived to-day from Genoa. Xajdes and Gibraltar, after the longest passage the to the I mted Mates. I roni this view is based the well versed understanding of treaties. Genua ny iiiuuot recede from inevitable break-up in the rivers will i to Xew York was twelve days and seven steamer ever made across the Atlantic, j luls votonou. and one of the roughest in the cxperieiicw I "As regards the differential treatment of her officers. The time from Gibraltar! of German sugar, apart from the Dingley probably do great damage nlong the rivers. Twenty years ago a similar state of affairs resulted in disaster. Dispatches from surrounding towns report two persons frozen to death. Their names are: William Hartley, aged 7, Butler, Pa.; a child of Albert Hudle. Franklin, Pa., frozen to death while in beu with its parents. At Franklin the thermometer registered thirty degrees below and at East Sandy, Pa., thirty-eight degree below. AT NEW YORX. Coldest Since 1872 Traffic in River Stopped by Ice Floes. Xew York, Feb. 11. This was the coldest day Xew York haj had since the weather bureau began business, which was in 1S72. At 7:30 11. M. the thermometer registered C.2 degrees elow zero. That was two-tenths of a degree colder than Friday. This is the first time in its history that Xew York has had three days of continued zero weather. In themselves these little tenths of a degree mean little. Xo one could tell the difference. In reality, to-day was far colder than the three other cold days when the mercury has falleu to six degrees below. This was because the average, or mean tem perature, was much lower. Yet it did not feel so cold to-day as it did ou Thursday or Friday. The reason as simple the wind. On Thursday the wind whisked through the town at forty miles an hour; on Friday it tempered down to twenty-four miles, and to-day it was only twelve miles an hour. There is only one more thing that can discommode the town the freezing of the rivers. It's bound to come, unless the weather warms up at once, and that wasn't in sight to-day. All day long the Last river was one mass of ice floes from shore to shore, aud the Xorth river was almost as bad. Tugs and ferry boats had all they could do to make head aud as for trallic it was stopped altogether. AH the ships were jammed with ice and many of the boats had to charge at full tilt time and again before they could break their way through the ice. Many a boat tried to break the floes in the middle of the river without success. The more cautious captains went around the big floe and succeeded where the one who tried to buck them had to give it up after losing much time. From up the sound, from the Hudson, from the Staten Island shores, the Kill Von Kuil. the lower bay, the channels leading to the sea. from the water that washed Sandy Hook, came stories of all types of vessels snipped in the ice pack and held fast. From the Forge river life-saving station came the reiort that the British barkeutine Brazil. Captain Xamarana, was fast ashore, chained in the floes. The position wns two miles from Moriehe's station. The British steamer Bed Jacket from Smyrna was also rejKirteil ashore half a mile east of the Point Iookont life-saving station, where she was said to have gone on Friday night, but later she got off. hours at an average speed of 101)2 knots per hour. The Fuerst Bismarck encountered terrific gales from the northwest and west, one gale following another in succession, from February 1st to the 7th, with enormous seas, which frequently swept over the? vessel, smashing rails, d'Kirs and other woodwork. Several ventilators were swept overboard and two boats which were carried from their chocks and damaged. Ou Feb-! ruary IU1 a sailor named Otto Ldise was washed overboard and lost. The hurri-caue force of the wind was so great that tariff, the German government objected that this treatment was opiosed to the most favored nation treatment, and that it was a customs surtax incorrectly calculated. We have secured the removal of the differential charge- arising from unfair reckoning of the surtax, but Germany has a further demand, respecting the deduction of additional excise from the so-called over-contingent which has been persistently rejected. On the other hand the German government has promised to consider Ger-n.uiy's iroposal for the- deduction of the German industrial tax to which Gemiau sugar is subject. question of tonnage dues has arisen for five days the big steamer could at times barely hold steerage-way. For five fpom tlK. f:lct thaU Ja tK.w of on(. det.,ari,. days there was little rest and sleep ou ti(.n (t lssS according to which no ton-board of the vessel. Ice ranging lit thick- ,i.,.w 1; ... ness from a few inches to a foot entirely covered her when she arrived to-day. STOCK COMPANIES. Certificates of Incorporation Issued at Albany Yesterday. Albany, Feb. 11. The following stock companies have been iueorjioratod: Mascot Manufacturing Company, of Xew York city, to manufacture lamps; capital. ?2i).tKX); directors, J. Wallis Cook and V. L. Cook, of Xew York city, aud H. II. Hulburt, of Philadelphia. The Pan-American Badge and Souvenir Company, of Buffalo; capital, $l,iO0; directors. Harrison X. Vedder. Edward C. Loveridgo and C. J. Buehheet, of Buffalo. The State Kcalty Company, of Xew York city; capital, $100,000; directors. Johu I. Kverett, A. It. Iesinsky aud G. I. F. Kolian, of Xew York city. William A. Brown At Co., of Xew York city, to deal in gold, silver and glassware; capital, $."i().MN): directors. William A. Brown, S. Fred Ilurd and William L. Ward, of Xew York city. Twelve Buildings Burned. Scranton. Pa., Feb. 11. A lire in a thickly built up portion of the west side, this morning, totally destroyed twelve buildings and badly damaged six others. The loss is about $75.0)10. Kdward Farr's three-story store and residence, the three-story hotel occupied by Mrs. Timothy Jones, the large factory building occupied by the West Side Laundry, and Fry's private barn were totally consumed. the American tonnage and light house dues are collected at German harbors, America gn-nted vessels from Germany exemption from these dues and afterwards withdrew the exemption, although in the meantime no change whatever was made in the German shipping dues and the situatiou having in every respect remained as it was. AMERICA'S SIDE. Charged With Maliciousness. LockiKirt, X. Y., Feb. 11. Joseph It. White was indicted by the grand jury for malicious destruction of property. White is accused of breaking into the Gulfe school house and carrying off a number of articles. The piano was ruined, maps cut, furniture broken and the American flag hauled down and burned. Fastest Line to St. Augustine, Miami, Tampa, Atlantic Coast Line and Plant System, Bonte of "Xew York aud Florida Special." Two other trains. Seven steamers a week. Fijrid.t to Havana. Triweekly to Nassau. Also New York to Aiken. Augusta and Middle Georgia without change. Apply to ticket o'lice any line. Von Buelow Said Causes of Complaint May be Removed by Congress. . "There are, however, indications of an inclination Usm the part of the United States by amending the present legislation to remove all causes of complaint. "Again, our interpretation of the most favored nation treatment does not admit that the United States should not grant us the sat tariff reduction as France obtained for various goods under the reciprocity convention of 1S0M, aud which was recently extended to the same products from Switzerland. "IJegarding the complaints of our exporters at the high rates of the Dinclcv tariff and the manner in which the American tariff resolutions wc-re enforced nnd the un-suitableness of interchangeable duties and the burdensome regulations of the American customs procedure, they have been the subject of rciH-ated and urgent representations to the American government for a conciliation of the conflicting views of our lights, ond :t satisfactory understanding is pending. "There must be for both sides an ap-rreciation of how far-reaching for each of the two countries are the national interests involved, and in view of the increasing development of America u imports to Germany, we must assume that th same view is held in the United States. I hope that at no distant date a solution of the oisting difficulties will be attained, acceptable and atisfactory to both parties. "The federal government claims the confidence of the reichstag that it will know-how to follow such a course as will len.l to the interests of the fatherland intrusted nation. to tfte ministers being permanently safeguarded in the bert and safest way." During the course of Ida sjH-ech Baron Yon Buelow emphatically declared that Germany only intended to protect the life and property of Germans in the Philippine islands, and added: "Now we have no fears. We are con- Baron Von Buelow again rose and said: "In the dispatch by Germany of a squadron to East Asia during the Hispano-Ameriean war, we were guided s4ely by the legitimate obligation imposed upon us of protecting German subjects and German trade at Manila. We were never for a single moment disloyal to honorable neutrality. 1 Cheers.) "I emphatically declare that the statements which have appeared in a portion of the press regarding alleged German designs in the Philippines or German sup-Iort of the Filipinos against the American are the most barefaced falsehoods (cheers. The assertion that the German consul-general at Houg Kong sold arms to the Filipinos is one of the plumpest canards that ever fluttered from a muddy IKHI. "The intercourse between the Germans and American naval officers at Manila was characterized by a spirit of mutual courtesy. Our naval officers conducted themselves throughout in a manner to which no blame can be attached or exception taken, and the conduct of the Americans toward them was just as chivalrous. (Cheers.) "Iu protecting German lives and property from injury within the limits of strict neutrality we exercised what was our just right aud fulfilled a national duty (cries of "quite right"); and we shall never allow anything to deter us from exercising that right and fulfilling that duty with calm deliberation, but always to their full extent. "After the conclusion of the war. our shins withdrew from the Philippines with the exception of a single cruiser. We ( do not believe that the safety of German j citizens is jeopardized under American protection, and we also hope to see an uninterrupted further development of our trade in the Philippines and the West Indies under American rule. (Cheers.) "I believe that between two strong manly nations, frankness ond straightforwardness is the best policy and the best remedy for iolitical ill-humor, more imaginary than real. The mutual relations between the two governments has never ceased to be friendly and the distinguished representative of the United States at Berlin recog-i.ized that iu his speech here on Independence Day in a manner which must have redouuded to our satisfaction. He declared that the attitude of all the representatives of Germany during the war was such as the Americans could only have expected it to be. I. for my part, declare that the political attitude of the American government offered us no occasion for objections from the standpoint of reasonable prlitics. There is, iudeed, no reason whatever why the two powers should not stand in the best relationship with one another. (Cries of 'very true). I see no point where German and American interests meet in hostility, nor do I see any point in the future wliere the lines of their development must necessarily cross each other in-imically. Moreover, the sympathies and antiiMithics or the nations also exercise a weighty influence and against those it is usually difficult to contend with logical reasons. "In America it is very generally assumed that there prevails in Germany a feeling of t-pite and dislike against America. Here there is a widespread idea that the Americans are animated by particularly unfavorable sentiment toward us. I believe that the people of America are to a great extent in the dark, relative to the views of German public opinion regarding the war. German opinion was never blind to the brilliant qualities of the Americans, and never begrudged them the fruits which rewarded their effort and their victories. On the other hand German opinion has not refrained from expressing human sympathy with the brave and severely .tried Spanish (Applause.) This has been mis represented and biased in a perfidious man ner by foreign newspapers in order to excite distrust against us in America. This, however, has in no way affected our relations with America, which do not date from yesterday." Baron Von Buelow recalled the early recognition by Frederick the Great of the Washington, Feb. 11. The sudden change in the attitude of the German government respecting the recent complications at Samoa, reported in the press dispatches, is attributed here to the fact that Ambassador White, within the past day or two, has been able to deliver to the German foreign office the formal petition of the American case. While dignified in tone it was a good deal more energetic in remonstrance against the conduct of the German officials at Samoa than Mr. White had given expression to or perhaps had even conceived. But, inasmuch as every claim of our government has been based upon a strict adherence to the lines of the treaty of Berlin the German government has found itself under the necessity of moving to secure an amendment to that convention in the line of its desires according to the usual methods of diplomacy.. The United States and British governments doubtless will give a ready response to any invitation on the part o the Ger-5 man government for another conference, providing there is some kind of an understanding iu advance cf the. objects to "be obtained. Freighter Sunk Near Muskegon. Chicago. Feb. 11. The Goodrich Transportation Company received a dispatch from Muskegon to-day, reporting the sinking fifteen miles from that port of the John V. Moran. a steam freighter, with a capacity of l.l.'JO tons. The vessel carried a crew of nearly-fifteen men. Another vessel has been sighted at Muskegon making its way through the thick ice to shore. aud it is believed the crew of the Moraaj is on board and that uo lives have been lost. Weather Forecast. Washington, Feb. 11. Forecast for Sunday:. For Western New York, snow iu eastern, generally fair in western portion, except! probably light snow on the lakes, continued j cold fresh nortU winds. Local Observations. The highest temperature yesterday was 4 degrees against J3 the same day in lSiW and! -2 iu 1SK1; the lowest -7 against 3S iu lsJ$ ond -11 iu lv5; the mean against 50 ia lsaS. -i in lss5 and an average of 27 for US years; the barometer, stationary. av-rpe 30 61 inches: the hnuiidity average. per cent.; the rainfall O inch against 1.57 in ls-Sii . ..h . at-Drao .if 14 rn ti4 ner cent, of tne ,.o hi.'hosr n-i'ml in miles per hourl from' the west at 11 A. M.; the weather, fair! i i . i ; OKIX JE ARK Ell, Observer. 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