Limitation of Liability Hearings

CLAIM OF FROLICHER-STEHLI, MARGUERITE - Cont.


DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK.

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IN THE MATTER
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Claim of The Petition of the OCEANIC STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY, LIMITED, for Limitation of its Liability as owner of the Steamship TITANIC.
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MARGUERITE FROLICHER-
STEHLI
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TO THE HONORABLE JUDGES OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES, FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT Of NEW YORK:

REPUBLIC OF SWITZERLAND :: SS.
CITY OF ZURICH



MARGUERITE FROLICHER-STEHLI
being duly sworn, deposes and says:

I. That she is a citizen of Switzerland, and resides at No. 6 Mittelstrasse, in the City of Zurich, in said Switzerland, and is the person claiming damages for the loss, destruction, damage and injury of property by the collision hereinafter described against the monies paid or to be paid into Court herein, and against the said Petitioner herein, and that the manner, grounds and amount of her claim, the particular dates upon which the same accrued, and what, if any, credits were given thereon, and what payment, if any, have been made on account, with a bill of particulars giving the respective dates and amounts thereof, are as follows:

II. That, on or about the 14th day of April, 1912, she was a first class passenger, from Cherbourg to New York, on the Steamship "Titanic", of the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, Limited; on said 14th day of April, 1912, said Steamship "Titanic" collided with an iceberg, as set forth in the Libel and Petition herein.

III. That by reason of said collision, and, as deponent is informed and believes and charges, through the fault of the said Petitioner, the Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, Limited, or of its agents and servants in charge of the Steamship "Titanic", and without any fault on her part, said Steamship "Titanic" was sunk at sea and became a total wreck.

IV. That by reason of the sinking of the said Steamship "Titanic", and the necessity of immediate departure to the life-boats, deponent was unable to remove, or cause to be removed, any of her personal baggage, but was com­pelled to leave everything on board said Steamship, except such clothes as she at the time was wearing.

V. That by reason of said collision and subse­quent sinking of said Steamship "Titanic", deponent has sustained damages in the loss of her said baggage in the estimated sum of Six thousand one hundred thirty-seven and 40-100ths dollars ($6,137.40); that annexed hereto as a part of this affidavit, and marked Schedule "A", is a statement of deponent's said baggage with the estimated value of each item thereof, which values, to the best of deponent's knowledge, information and belief, are accurate and reasonable; that each and every article set forth in said schedule was owned by deponent and was in her possession on said Steamship, and that all of said articles were totally lost with said ship, and as deponent is informed and believes, no one of said articles has been raised or salved from the wreck thereof.

VI. That no credits of any kind have been given upon said claim, and no payments made upon account-thereof, by the Petitioner herein, or by anyone in the name or on behalf of said Petitioner.

WHEREFORE, deponent hereby appears in this proceeding and makes this proof of her claim in the sum of Six thousand one hundred thirty-seven and 40-100ths dollars ($6,137.40) against the said monies paid into Court, or to be paid into Court, herein, and the said Oceanic Steam Navigation Company, Limited, owner of said Steamship "Titanic".

Sworn to before me this
31st day of December 1912.
Marguerite Frolicher-Stehli (sig.)

U. S. CONSULATE GENERAL
CONFEDERATION OF SWITZERLAND S. S. -
CITY OF ZURICH.


Subscribed and sworn to before
me the undersigned Vice Deputy Consul
General of the United States of America
at Zurich, Switzerland, on the day and
year last above written.


Harry A. Bride (sig.)
U. S. V. & D. Consul General.

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