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FLOAT THF AH
Vessel Passes Night in M
Off Stapleton, but May
PASSENGERS NOT WORRII
They Eat Hearty Meal a
While Away Evening by Wri1
ing Letters-Freak Storm
Five tug* and the great power of 1
tjwn Bcrewa were unnble last night
rHrnse th? Hamburg-American lit
.Amerika, which went ashore yesterd
In the mud of the channel off Star
ton. itnton Island, whlla ontbound 1
Plymouth, Cherbourg and Hamburg
Trom H p. m. until 8 p. m. the n*
tugf strained In vain on their hawse
"While they pulled upon her stern h
?tfter-wlneJie? pulled upon the kedg
net out by the wreckers, and hex ov
?crews raced astern nt full speed, b
th? big vessel did not move. The tu
ging whs don?- ?a Un a full Hood tic;
"but when this concentrated enari
failed to budge her afteT two bom
?effort the task 'was abandoned for tl
Cnptnln Knuth sent a wlrnloon me:
page at i? p. m. to the pier in lloboke
Wtatlng that the Amerika was still fui
?und that it would be Impossible to flo?
lier until morn i ni-'. 'The passengere, li
?aid, were In M way alarmed and wer
?MUing to Stny aboard In the hop? c
'getting under way in the nioinuu
rPromptly at ?-. p. in. the li\e poworfi
ftugs cast off their Unes, two of thcr
T?tumiiii; to the city and ihree 1*0
finalniiig nlongalde the sttanded linci
'The n*xt high wat. r in the vicinity 0
!lhe AmnrlkS will COSOS at r?:."rlt a. m
Freak Storm Caused Trouble.
The Amerika was on her ?nrons
knoanSM and under normal tuial c oneli
tlons would have proceeded to oei
?nafely. But the freak storm of Frida;,
?with its ninety-niil* southwest gale aiu
inru'UHlly high tide brought about ?
' reaction in the harbor jrMterdny, vThlcl
tsnUSOd the Amerika tu stick fast In the
Had ('?.plain Knuth, her master,
known there whs not enough water in
the turn of the channel in the upper
bay ta fi">at his great charge l.e nOVOf
; would have left his pier, In Hoboken.
[Tie ba- ked c.ut into the North Hiver ar
i 8 a. tu. the sciieiluiecl sailing bmir,
when tho title erne ?>u the ebb, ami
'went down the bay be for- I sixty-mile
! gale front the northwest.
By ths time he passed TompkinsviM?
?the tide was at its lowest, and his bow
i wont into the mud. The northwester
rhavinK blown steadily for seven or eight
iJiours, drove considerable water sea
iward, leaving the channel shallower by
?some three feet than it is at the ordi
? nary low tide.
The big liner?she is one of the big
?eat sl th?* company's fleet?went on
ithe sbonl easily. Her engines were
UtOPPOd promptly when the skipper
li*?alizt .1 hej was ploughing into the
??mini. The sudcle-n ceasing of the *n
|?Tlnes throbbing;, lne.rt- thany anything
[else. Binds the pnsssngeri realize that
(?omethinc: was wrong. .Many were not
lawnr?' the. i/eggel ?ms .'?ground until
?Capta!'- Knutb Informed then sf the
It was observed from shore that tin*
Uneiiks had itopped, bul ii wns
thoUEhf that shf hail slowed down ami ?
would anchor until the gul< bad mod- !
crated. When her stern failed to swing:
around with the ebb tide- it was known
she was fast in the mini.
The Amerika irus afloat astern.
After bringing his engines to ? stop
Captain Knuth took sonjsfllfcgl from
?teni to st? in. and Unding he was orilv
about eighteen Inches m the mud. he'
roveised hie engines slowly, ami t?y de
Kiees had his propsllers turning .it full
speed. This grsut pressure, however,
did BO! budge- her in inch. s.. the
effort wns ebnadonnd until I p. m.,
When the tide* was lull Hood.
Captain Sends Wireless Message.
Finding he could not get buck Into
deeper water. Cnptnln Knuth -ent a'
wireless message to the office in this I
city, stating that the Amerika was in
ths mud forward, but that he expected
to be c ?ear on the nexl high water, at |
? p. m. |
| Captain Jorka, the marine sup? tin- I
tendent of the line, sent a nn'^.iRi' to
the ?kipper saving he WOUld leave at
once tar Btnpleton with tugs. Before
I he got started, however. Cuptuin Knuth ?
I assured him tugs were not necen*nr>*< ?
?as he would not attempt to work Clear '
[until the next high tide.
The Amerika's passen*;? is took their j
predicament philosophic nil) . Roulla
lxvjt the conditions under which Cnptnln
Knuth took the VSSSSl I" sea and his ,
confidence that she- was n?>t damaged
and would be soon roleuoed, they de? '
cided ta stick to the ship al h .ist Until .
Fvery one gppeurod in the dining I
ealoons for dinner Insl night. The!
| four hundred tiavclW-i s in the liisi and
second cabins went to the- tShlOS on j
the minute of dinner ( all. the si? wards '
feeding a much Inrger pausen*.'? r . pm
piement than if the Amerika were
plunging nlong t'ti her course gt k>;i
The gale ?<f the sfternoon diminished
to practically nothing, and muny of
the travellers, wrapped in furs and
shawls, sat upon deck in >ieam?'t'
i hats There was a big demand for
stamps and stationery, as marly every
I H^senger in the saloon and the .-*?- on I
cabin wrote tellers while marooned
within a stones throw of land.
When th?? mail was collected last
night It was found Ihe customary mail
sack would not hold ?t all. Much of
the mail will he taken to the i it y this
morning and mailed.
Cargo May Have To be Lightened.
When the tugs failed to move th?
'Amerika last n'i'ht n **?? generally
believed she ?as further and deep?
in the mud ihan Captain Knuth bud
at first supposed. Reporta were cur?
rent last night at Tompkinsville that |
much of the Amerika's CUTSJO ,n the
tarwnrd holds will have to he light- I
ered before she can he released.
Amont; the saloon passengers are.
The Com.: ?i.l i'..urit .1. A
rs? Can ! '"? M* ndM 11. 1
j. Mull Browning
Mis? Gladys P im?
Clmrire W tCoKunrn
Mi. ar.el .Mrs T, II
i". N DI' Urnan.
..'i->?ra K I)?.is
Mr? swift Pernsld.
Mr and Mis .lui n R
I'. A. Qoodbue.
n. T. iio?p.
Mr? 1. Tlnelul Hoceg
Mr. SOS M:s ,1 Ail'il
Oeorrre W. M. Near, k
; .Mrt. M..rg.ir^t M L*a*l.
Mlea He eae M. A
I m?.-- o ga Omar.
Mi IM Un ' OmM
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M;? I r?'.' * Q
M:* K'.iarie. R sie?
M" f. il Theradike.
The last big liner ta Re) ashore in the
vlclnltv where the Amerika grounded
yesterday was the North Merman Lloyd
liner Prinzess Alice. About three resrs
ago. when oui ward bound in I fog. she
put her bow up against Port Tompklng
flight, which is si th,' bau? ol Port
When the tugs CUll off her last night
the Amerika dJopluyed two red liiilii?
from bei feeremost must, indicating sh?*
was not under control, a double wntch
has been ordereei by Captain Knuth,
and all the lights have he-rn turned on
to make the vesssl si conspicuous as
possible to passing < i aft. Sto- lies on
ths east edge of the channel.
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which will he found very much superior to that usually offered in sales, comprising an
unusually laro;e collection of perfect fitting garments, in up-to-date models,
of the hest workmanship, materials and trimmings,
At a Saving of fully 33^96 fr?m **e8u,ar Values
Gowns, Seventy-five distinctive styles.
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Combinations, Forty-two styles,
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Boudoir Caps, Twenty styles.
copies of French models, at 95c, 1.25, 1.75,2.00 to 3.50
West Twenty-third and Twenty-second Streets
POLICE FIND $60,000 IN
GOODS IN DINGY STORE
Proprietors of Place and Truck
Driver Arrested by De?
tectives on Case.
MARKS ARE DESTROYED
Believed That Establishment
Contains Nothing but Stolen
Goods ? Firm Tries to
Identify Missing Stock.
Goods rained by the pelle? m ISM
s*r* fon:.(I late ysotortlaj BftefSmSS I i
dingy looking MOTS it No ;o }.., ? I
Street *J'i.?? pe.'i. e? :,r.' rrvtr.r tn fl-el ,,-.t
I win) the i?,i owaeri ?if t:.? gssds *r?.
The proprietor! of the store * ho su-/
they ?*<*? lin?' !. Berliner, of No fll Bad
Un?r street Brooklyn, sad lamuel Biody.
of Ne?, m itari. -?:?.!. Brooklyn, a,-?
I looked i.p in ti. h ?tr'?*t station
! charged nt>. roeefvtng *t")en good- < ',
| li. IIcKIbm ' r., eaptaln of detec?
?three, ?.f the id deteetrva -i 1st? ?? w o
engineered the arr?ete, b Hevea there i*
? neit an ait:, i. .n the stem- tiist is not
? stolen property.
Berliner and Brody, according to He?
IKlnney, <n<i business under tii* riim? ?r
\ 'he Manhattan Resanan! Company The
?took In th? stori consisted prli loall:
of >??ks, laws, drew food and saltings.
'The detective declared an effort ha?! been
made to destroy hH tups and m?*i u?. on I
ih?. good? s" *?? 10 make Identification
IfcKlmiey saya ti?? ha? liad ths store
under suspicion fur soinee time, and yes-I
terday afternoon he placed Detectives
Oliver and Bottl outside. They saw Her?
man Bader. a drl\er for th?? Acme, Fpong
Inc Company, of No. I Bsrrow street.
drive up on SM of his firm's trurl??. lis
took a, number of bundles from ths
truck ar;d curried them Into the store.
The detective* waited until he ?urn"
out ond then grahhsd him. They tool.
him hflr-k to Hi?-? store, where they met |
Berlin*!' They gsksd Berliner il he
knew Bnder, sad. according t.i thons, be
"Oh, ye.". Ile just obliged me by bring
infr some t'ood* In his trick."
McKinnev was communie?t??d with, ss
was tli<? Acme Sponging Company. Man?
ager Oreenbfig of ths Acme i'"mp?ny
arrived on the ncer.e a few minutes after
McJUnney. Re whs asked about th*
bundle's left by Bsdor, He said they
were not bis Hun's pioperfy. He looked
?round the ?tore, and then picking up
some rolll of colth. said
"Thin certainly looks like some goodF
are lost last ?reek."
A further BMrch reveal?;.I some more
rolls of dre-.ss Roods and Minings that
Oreenhsrg maintained looked Ifks prop?
arty the arm kad missed, but ?n tag? Sad
been taken off. and be COUld tint make a
positive ide-ntiti'atiem. Imprinted in the
cloth, however. WCTC DflsSbCISy ?ml <eie.|?
herg said ke would he able tO IWUBpaiC
the nombera with toe records of the- firm.
Bader, BOOCftftag to McKltaney, after ths
arrival of Qreeoberg, dropped th? bluff?
ing attituibe h?- had assura? d and admitted
be had sold gOOOS "f the firm to BsrllMf
aid Brady, lie- araa fiaeeei under arreal
?'bargee! by bis emplo.. era with grand lar
A patrol wagon wss filled with Maniples
Of the goods found in the store, ami they
were taken to the QrodBWlch street sta?
tion. A poll?? lock was then placed on
the door Of the StaTS ami a patrolman
placed on .??.?.'i.
Oroenherg saiei Bader had worked for
his lirn; lor the last three years and bad
altrayl beef) I "tisiile nil honest. The
stanager aasertrd th?- Brm had he-en uii?-s
ing ?ooeis for about a year, probohty IMN
worth in oll, bot bad sovor sospeetod
Th?' goods picked out by Q recabo tg
were worth approximately MS,
WOMEN TO FIGHT HIGH PRICES.
FBSSssMa, <'al.. Jan. 4.-A bureau de
sigmd to prometa ? general rainettes
in ths cost of living will b?- opened here
in a few gays By the Women's ? lui? of
Pasadena. The annotine*"rjnent was rna?le
to-day by Mrs. C. F. Allen, a committee
member of the district federation of
G. G. Gunther's Sons
Furs at Greatly Reduced Prices
Long tnd Medium Coats. Muffs and
Xeekpieces. All the desirable furs. Also
models of our own design.
MEN'S FUR (OATS
For Evening ind Street Wear. Also
Chauifeur (oats. Caps and Gloves.
Robes and Animal Rugs.
29] FIFTH AVENUE
DE WOLF HOPPER SUED
Action for Divorce Fourth in
Which He Has Figured.
CASE IN MINE?LA COURT
Corespondent, the Complaint
States, Lives in West
?flaaaea. i.onr lasaad, 'an 4 fot tha
fourth J!mc P?* Wolf Hopper. Hie
comi?' opera Mnr. area I ha ?! ? f ?>n?l w n ! In
a divorce court t<>-<U?v. arbea Mrs, Ellen
n??rK?*n Happer, Integra ota Iba star:?* aa
Sella Reigen, surd him here f?>r an ab
aetata Heeree. Tin? ooreependoal la un?
known, but I? nBin?'?1 In ,'in uflldav?t
which area attached t<> ibe compl?tai as
llrtaf in Waal ?nth atreet, WaTthatlan
Mr?. Happer appear?<i aartjr in tha Su
prejBg Cf?urt, Special Term, with Justice
Townsf-nii Scud<i?T |*eeaMtog, and anx
l?ivr?ly waltud by Iba BsaVg ef ? friend and
her counsel, Sumucl H. Hamburger, for 1
I'd.? eeee to be called.
The neroseary questions n fiarding her
marriage, wer? answered In u volet? al?
most Inaudible. She said Ibg was married
to Happer an Ooaabar -, lHa\ In lbs tteajtg
trar ? oftlce. Kenninst"n. Kurland, that
there fturt no children tron tin- marna??,
and 'il?- had not foriiiv?n imr condoned
the offence which mho charged her hus?
band with. Her counsel then said it had
been necessary to serve Hopper by pub?
lication, a? he was o;it of the. ?tat*?, and
r"r??'Uont attempts to serve him personally
had met with defeat.
The affidavit of .lohn K, Caven, of N?i.
? \s?st nth atreet, ares atibanltted. and on
this evidence the deeree in.iy ba grantee.
?'raven said that in July ?>f l'.?l_' be, ac
I oinpanied by Hoppe! .\w. m i.? | l?Q||?j? i
in West 44th Hr??et, and it WtjM while then?
that be ?aw the acts, which, in- statea la
his atndavlt, were of ettefe a ruttaro that
the prfHcnt ?< tlon was brought by Mr?.
The testimony arag taken b?fete .lu.'txe
Kapper, of tbe Supifin.' Cotllt, l.i?t sum
ruer, and was utlnutt? ?I in nrHailoa by
.TuBtlce Scudder. U? took Iba papers ami
Mr?. Hopper was entirely unneivcd by
hsr experience In the courtroom, and had I
to ratlrs to eno of tha private room? of
the e'onrt before -lie could compose her?
self .!,n:iph to -?'. home. She? was so
nervous thai wham newspaper men at
Rrst as.u'.i i.c regarding her divorce, she
Bid She Was not the? wife- of Mr. llopp.r.
the actor, I.nt later admitted il.
For SOUM time she? has been living St
Free-pun. 1.1.nt, Islanel. w lier? plie h;is .1
country place and where she sai?i sh.?
expected t'i make bee future home. There?
is Utile chance of her becoming a per?
maneiit resident of that place-, however,
as all bar fricada stay there only in ths
summer, there being a large colony of
theatrical people at that pi.i.e.. which h
? i. ? i !? .1. bo? . ?.. i, by th-- middle ..f Sep?
50.000 PARCELS SENT OUT
New Post Scheme Popular?
9,000 Packages Come In.
The SB>SN mark was passed on Friday
in tin- number pi packages sent through
the pare? I POOt, .um the business cejn
l tinned its upward ti-enpyyeetertlay. The
Grand i entrai Terminal ami the Penn?
sylv.uil.i St ill.>n |-e-e-,.i\ ,,| men,. Mian BOVam
thousand packages each, the main post*
ofBce accepted 1,731, while the remaining
forty-three branches took art Bsarly tt^HS
More than rune, tliousnnd ine-oinlng par?
cels w?ii> distributed throughout the city,
and the WSgOOS Were kept busy delivering
&U packag. I thai WOTS too large to lie SO*
Uveieei by carrion.
Many of th?' send, is still persisted in
?nixing to th.- parcels the ordinary
stamps, Instead of par Ml post stamps,
and I In- number of package's that had
to be hehl until the senders could remit
jerop?>r postagi increased v? .-.terday to
A long line e.t men and women, who
had niaile the- mistake ot sending" parcels
with the wrong stamp formed In the
main postofllce In the morning trying to
correct the error. The suasttoa arose
how to save the stamps thai should not
have been put on the- pae-knge's, as in
some? Instan.- the) wen- value?! at 26
cents and men.- ^
Wet apongss wore ?n oonafderaMe de?
mand, anel the bUtMlBg was Searched for
them. They appmireil to be SSSroSi and
flnKtrs and a little water had to do the
tri-k In most ?nstanos
CITY OWES $34,700,000
Public Debt Decreased $4U,
000,000 Since 1908.
Controller l"ldiflu?gSCl in a statement
Issued yesterday said that in spite of the
high money rates that had prevailed, par
Stern Brothers 1
are showing Additional Spring Importations of exclusive
Novelty Dress Silks
And will place on Sale To-morrow, a Special Offering of
Brocaded Satin Charmeuse,
40 inches wide, in new Spring ti m
colorings and black, Value '2.50 Yd, at *1.58
?Plain Satin Charmeuse,
in a full line of colors, also. ^
white, ivory and black, Value '2.00 Yd, at 1.30
Black Satin Imperial,
double width, 40 ins. wide, Value '2*00 Yd, 1.35
High Class Foreign Novelties in
Cotton and Linen Dress Fabrics
arc on exhibition in unusually large assortments.
Also for To-morrow, Monday,
1250 Pieces French Ramie Linen,
4fi inches wide, superior quality, pure flax, in an
exceptionally large assortment of the most 0
fashionable shades, also black and white, at air
Regular Price 85c Yard
Satin Striped Chiffon Voiles,
in plain colors, including the new pastel shades,
also white grounds with colored stripes -.
and French printed floral effects, at *W
Regular Price 55c Yard
To-morrow, Continuation Sale of
Household and Decorative Linens
At Extraordinary Reductions from Former Prices
Satin Damask Table Cloths, at $1.50 to &4J
Formerly *2.50 to 17.50
Napkins, Dozen $1.50 to 10.25
Formerly $2.50 to 21.00
Heavy Satin Double Damask Dinner Napkins,
extra Urge, Formerly $8.75 Dozen, at 495
Satin Damask Table Linen Yard 75c, 88c, 95c
Formerly $1.00, 1.2.5 and 1.65
Linen Sheets, hemstitched, Pair $3.25 to 9.59
Formerly $4.30 to 12.75 ?
Linen Pillow Cases, hemstitched, Pair 88c to 2.2$
Formerly $1.25 to 8.00
Pillow Cases, embroidered, Pair $1.45 to 2.50
Formerly $2.25 to 3.50
Huck Towels hemstitched, Dozen $2.90 to 5.3?
Formerly $4.20 to 7.20
Bed Spreads, at 95c to 3.50
Formerly $1.25 to 4.75
i Furniture Department
Decided Reductions have been made in a large collection
of Odd Buffets, China Closets, Dressers, Chiffoniers,
Toilet Tables, Davenports and Easy Chairs, up?
holstered in Tapestry, Velours, Denim and
Leather, also the following
Very Special Values for Monday
BurVcis, in Mahogany,
Golden and Early English Oak, at $42.00 to 65.00
Values $52.50 to S5.00
?in Mahogany and Walnut, at $16.75 to 50.00
Values $21.00 to 65.00
! Mahogany Arm Chairs,
upholstered in velours, Value $82.50, st 22.50
, Easy Chairs, in brown,
i green and red leather, at $38.00 to 57.50
Values $57.50 to 80.00
A collection of desirable Discontinued Models in
will be dosed out to-morrow.
Former Prices $15.75 to 80.00, at $12.00 to 49.50
Colonial Brass Bedsteads, with
continuous and sonare tubing,
satin or bright finish.-all sizes, 15.00, 25.00, 35.00
Formerly $19.50, 82.50 and 40.00
Special Black Drawings Mattresses, at $19.75
Special Box Springs, at $9.75 to 19.50
Values $12.75 to 21.75
West 23d and 22d Streets
tlcularly In the last hall of the year,
the financial requirement? of the city had
been met with ease and st moderate
rates. Thl? ?ai chiefly du?-, ho ?aid. to
the ?uceessful working out of the plan for
semiannual collection of taxes. This plan
resulted In a larger percentage of tax
collections than In any preceding year.
It brought to the city about 180,000,?? six
month? earlier than was possible under
the annual collection plan.
The tax levy for BXI wan 1150,95$.705 75;
the collections were $l?.506.506 47. or 83
per cent. The plan, of course, resultad
In decreased borrowing, It being neces?
sary to borrow only lu, 170.Ott), as agalnetl
IS.*?.?*? the preceding year and ??'? "''*
In 190?. .
The continuing policy of the prenJ?
sale of tax liens, the settlement of f,*f
cbtae matters and the funding of SBSJ
lectlble taxes, together with the l?r|*
recelpta under the ?eml-annual tax pi**
have all tended to materially reduce t
clty^e Indebtedness, as represented hfj
outstanding revenue bonds. That l"J?*
edueis is now only $34,?0O.O0O. as ^>",p*!T
with HUnj&M a year ago snel W**
800 at the end of 1908. ta g
The policy of having but one ** Th?
corporate stock a year was folJosveO- ?-f
1912 sale was held on Mav 7. I-V"1 ' ? L
4 per cent fifty-year bonds being ??'? 1
an average price of 100.747.