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MITCHEL ASKS FOR BAKERS HEAD Charges Police Commissioner with Insubordination and Falsehood. OFFENDING LETTER IS OUT Mayor Gets Long Report on Stewardship During His Ill ness, but Is Silent on Controversy. Accusing Police Commissioner William F. Baker of disobedience to orders and of falsehood. John Purroy Mitchel. Presi dent of the Board of Aldermen, who was acting Mayor after Mayor Gaynor was thot on August P. yesterday asked the city executive to dismiss the Police Com missioner. In a long report Mr. Mitchel informed the Mayor of all that had been done with regard to the Police Department, The Park Department, the probation Boers and the rapid transit contracts and then pave out for publication hi? letter to the Mayor containing these reports. Thus for the f.rst time is made public the let ter which Police Commissioner Baker addressed t-< Acting Mayor Mitchel on Feptember IT. The letter containing the report of his stewardship was handed by Mr. Mitchel to Mayor Gaynor just l>cfore he went to the meeting of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. The Mayor made no comment on it. neither then n<>r after Mr. Mitchel gave out his report for pub lication. Mr Mitchrl's report starts with the statement that on his. return to the city on August 8 h" was apprised by the newspapers of an "alleged condition of lawlessness and flagrant vice at Coney Island and of the general prevalence of gambling and open prostitution through out the city." He reminds the Mayor that he asked whether there were any police matters which required particular attention dur ine the absence of the Mayor and that Mayor Gaynor replied that if any exi gency arose the acting Mayor would d<»al with it in accordance ■ th th*> general views and expressed policy of the Mayor. Explains Coney Island Action. Mr. Mitchel tells in detail of his action upon numerous complaints of th» condi tions of Coney Island. He was convinced That thf polieo had been recalcitrant in their duties and applied to the office of the Commissioners of Accounts. There he learned that an investigation had taken place in July, with the approval of tli* Mayor- Then Mr. Mitvhe! directed the \hief accountant, in the absence of Com missioner Fosdick. to detail a number of inspectors, whom Mr Mitchel personally instructed to investigate conditions at Coney Island and report to him. Commissioner Baker, says the report. denied to the acting Mayor that ihe conditions at Coney Island were su^h as c^F'-ribed in the press or in the com fOaints. but the report add? that after a conversation with the Police Commis sioner at the hospital in Hoboken. where the Mayor was lying. Commissioner Baker promised to give his personal at tention to that matter. Commissioner B.ikrr. according to the report, said his chief difficulty was i.aus**d by the Mayor's order that all plaisclotiies men be withdrawn from the prenr.cts. "It was at this meeting." says Mr UttcbeL "that I first called to the at tention of the Police Commissioner the fa< t that he had at his disposal a large detective bureau which should be em ployed for the detection of crimes of the nature in question." "*Vh<=n the commissioner said the detec tives were needed for detecting crime? of rioience, the acting Mayor, according to hip report, pointed out that from th ll/*«» officers in uniform a sufficient Dumber <-ould be drawn for temporary cr permanent assignments to the detec tive bureau to deal with vice. Too Gross for Description. Referring to tre report of the ngents en August 13. 14. IT and I*. Mr. Mitchel says: "The conditions found and reported by them were &< gross and revolting that they mil] nut permit of description by r.:e in this paper." but* he refers the ....... now in posses f-;er> of the assistant Corporation Coun sel who is prosecuting the charges against former lnsp-»ctor O'Brien of the Coney Island district. Mr. Ultcfael goes on to tell th*> Mayor :at when he telephoned to Commis sioner Bak*»r <«n August 1J» that the con ditions were such that it might be well ior the commissioner to forego his va cation temporarily and personally take < harge of things at Coney Island, Mr. K*k»r replied that he really could not forego his -•'.•■. give the mat ;<■: hip r*»rs«<nal attention before leaving. "A few days later." continues the re ;>ort. "I Iramcd. through notices in the i-r«ss. hat a number of plainc!othes mm hid Ix-en assigm-d to Inspector Olirtens district. This, yuu will note, *as contrary both to your instructions >v tlie Police Commissioner and to iaiae.' "ir. Mitchel tells of hi* dissatisfaction 'ith the condition of affairs at Coney leiand and his sending of Inspectors from the office of the Commissioner of Accounts and gives his letter to «-..m mlasloner Baker on August 26. ordering the withdrawal of the plalnclothes rnt-n asd the revocation of the licenses of the offenders, as well as t!)e-redu<-ti<jn of the inspector in «harge and the as signment to that district «if "an inspector who can be depended upon to put an end to what has already benjme an affront lo public decency." Russell's Good Work. Mr. Mil' hsl tells how these orders wer* obeyed, and adds: "Since the assignment of Inspector Russell, which continued through the period «»f th*> Hard! «ras. Coney Island has apparently been free from the flag rant vice reported by the inspectors of the Commissioner «>f Accounts and was CvDliimrd •• erctmd pate- T"-niorro« n| o , ir ), *,nith «tnd« AN AUTOMOBILE RESERVE Suggested in Report of General F. D Grant. Chicaco. Oct. o.— A plan to make all private automobiles available for mili tary service in time of necessity was suggested by Major G*>n<>ral Frederick Dent Grant, who until July 1 com manded the Department of Lakes, in his annual report for that department, made public to-day. "It seems to me." the report «ay«. "It wuuld be rise if the national govern ment passt-d laws that would cause fie registration of all automobiles capable of transporting four or mor*> passengers. and that the owners of these machine^ be obliged legally to transfer them, on demand, to the government for military uses for a sum of money not greater than the original cost of the machine. 'If this were done the government would have at hand, and without cast to maintain, a means of transportation for the rapid movement of troops." RESTORE CADETS' FREEDOM Punishment for "Silence" to Captain Longan Ends. [By T>l»<raph to Th» Tribune] West Point. N. Y. Oct. 3.— The campus of the Military Academy rings again with the shouts of the cadets who were re stored to all privileges to-night after they had been punished for mere than a week, or since the •silencing:" of Cap tain Longan in the mess hall. About ■_ o'clock the board of Inquiry ceased asking: for cadets to come before it. It was then believed that the investigation was drawim? to a dose, but when an order was published for every cadet to report at •" ir. oclock there was much speculation as to the meaning of the order. That they were about to hear the result of the finding of the board was Un thought of the cadets, and th'>«ip implicated most deeply conse quently fell into line with some anxiety. Th* 1 entire corps inarched to the gymnasium, where they were met by General Thomas Barry, and behind closed doors the bead of the academy and his several hundred charges held a heart-to-heart talk. The superintendent said that as yet he knew nothing of the case other than what he had read in the newspapers That there would be punishments for those whom the board of inquiry would report as Implicated was assured, but that would come later. after a due consideration of the findings. There were no cheers as General Barry finished his talk. make no further FtaTem^rit. and ri>> information oould _ in^d as to lust when the punish ~> ■ ■ and what its ■ would be tt la almost certain ■■- no dismissals. TWO TRAINING SHIPS Schwab Company Gets Order from Prince Suun. St. I.ouis. Oct. •"■ — Prince Tsai Pimn. uncle of the Emperor of China, was in St. Louis for an hour to-day. Before he departed for Kansas City he said, through Mr. Chow, the interpreter, that he had contract for two . nine ships for the Chinese navy from the Bethle hem Steel Corporation. The prince and suite are travelling on a special train a.- guests of Charles M. Schwab. They will leave San Fran cisco for China on October H. At C. M. Schwab's office here yester day afternoon a report that Prince Suun had contracted with the Bethle hem Steel CorporatkMi for two battle ships for the Chinese navy was said to be without foundation. TREASURE SHIP LOOTED Gold Bullion and Banknotes Found on Mess Boy. Seattle.: Oct. 3 Gold bullion and Can adian and I'nited States banknotes aggregating many thousand dollars in value were stolen from the mail room of the steamer City of S. attle. from Ska« wav. Alaska, last i lent. T. Buckley. sailor mess b<«y on the vessel, in whose possession eight guM bricks and ■ large number of note* were found, was ar rested as soon as the City of Seattle arrived to-day. The robbery was discovered to-day by the mai! clerk as the steamship was ii r ■!*"■" Seattle. First officer Thomas Johnson found the Kold bullion on the mess Im>>. and after a further search re covered a large number of banknotes wrapped around the boy's less. An examination of the mail room- disclosed that almost every registered parcel on board had been rifled. BABY HANGS ITSELF IN BED. Plainfield, N •*•■ '"• ."..—(Special).— Henry C Diem, the mtani son of M;. and Mn=. Frank M. ■ '" ■'■■ of this ,-ity. wad lound hanging between the mattress and the footljoard of bis mother's be<] yester day and before a *lortor oMiW reach the tn.use the child died. The child had been filing with the mother during the niKht, and during a temporary ■■— of the latter he slipped between the mattress and tie footboard and choked to death. HT: N J - NEW-YORK, TUESDAY, OCTOBER I. I!H<>. -FoiRTKIA r\(.l> SCENE OF THK NAVAL DISASTEB IN THE HUDSON HIVKH. SEARCH FIVE HOURS FOR IS. SCHIEFFELIN Four Taxicabs and Two Motor cycles Try to Find Aged Woman. BELLBOY BRINGS HER BACK Found Her in Street — Police Refused to Join Hunt Until a Longer Time Had Elapsed. Four taxicabs. two motorcycles and fourteen employes of the Ansonia Hotel searched five hours yesterday for Mrs. Edgar Schieffelin, widow of Edgar Schieffelin. and then a bell hop who was not on the job found her at Broadway and S(>th street and took her back to the Ansonia. It is understood that the bell hop went immediately after to the show rooms of a well km wn automobile com pany and inquired the price of a six cylinder racing roadster. The police, who refused to take any part in the search until Mrs. Schieffelin had been missing: at least six hours, were using their nightsticks on each other last, night. Mrs. Schieffelin. who is seventy years old, returned yesterday morning with her sisters-in-law, Mrs. E. V. Sehieffelin. Mrs. L.. S. Schieffelin and Mrs. Effingham L. Schieffelin, from her country place in Westchester County to her apartments in the Ansonia. On ac count of her age and. poor health she is seldom left alone, but yesterday she was left in the apartment by herself for a short time, and when Mrs. E. L. Schftef felin returned at 3 o'clock her sister-in law was missing. Frederick Searing, manager of the hotel, was told at once that Mrs. Schief fettn was not in her apartments, and after a search of the hotel he sent four taxicabs. two motorcycles and fourteen •• the Ansonia staff out to search Broad way and Central Park for the missing woman. Five hours later, as one of the night bellboys was coming to work, he saw Mrs. Schieffelin at Broadway and SOth street, and asked her if she were not rather far from home. "Yes." she told him. 'but I have been taking a little walk." Th-- boy took h-r l>;;ck to the hotel. and was handsomely rewarded. Mr. Bearing had a?ked th>> polic* to join in the hunt for Mrs. Schieffelin, but th^y said that they would wait until she had been missing a few hours longer TO SETTLE COTTON WAR American Offers to Pay George Howe's Passage to America. [By Cabl* to The Tribune.] London, Oct. 3. — An American citizen named Theodore Wright, at present in London, make? a novel suggestion In "The Express" for the settlement of the British cotton war He says: "I know practically nothing of the merits of the controversy, but can real ize that upward of a million human be ings, largely women and children, will suffer privations beyond words should the strike continue any length of time. • Jcgrge Howe is the bone of contention. He has a grand opportunity to do a noble act and withdraw from the af fair by emigrating to the United States. ■liere in the Fall River district he can doubtless obtain remunerative employ ment at work he is accustomed to. For the sake of the wives and children of his ...workers let him do this kind and generous act, and he will receive heart felt blessings. ••1 as a eitiaen of the United States will • beerfuily present him with a nrst . lass ticket Tr. New York on a steamer of th» American Line sailing from South ampton, provided the offer be accepted n or before The ir.th of October." DEAD; STEAM CLOUDS ROOM Woman Suffocates as She Cleeps While Clothes Boil. Suffocated by steam from a wash boiler, Mrs. Marie Cleggs was found dead last nigh' in the kitchen of her home, at No. 12 St. Mark's Place, Brook lyn. gin was last ••••I about 3 o'clock iii the afternoon. The neighbors grew uneasy when >"• did not appear M usual during the evening, and notified a patrol man from the Bergen street station. He crawled in through a window of her apartment, and on opening the, door. to the kitchen he was almost knocked down by the volume of steam which burst forth. When the atmosphere hud cleared suf ficiently to allow him to enter tho kit. hen. the patrolman found Mrs. Cleggs sitting as "' asleep in a chair near the stove, while cloud* of steam were still rising from a boiler of clothes. Dr. SchKayerson, of the Long island College Hospital, who was called, thought the woman •-"' apparently been THE BATTLESHIP NEW HAMPSHIRE AT THE LEFT iPhotoirraph by Picioria! News Company' FALLS DOWN THE PALISADES One of Three Would- Be Climbers Badly Injured. Dudley C Cashmor* 3 . preaident of the Livingston Mail Company, <.f East l^Jd street, was badly Injured in a seventy foot fall Sunday during an attempt to climb the Palisades. Robert Romelin. a .-lerk in the Na tional Park Bank, and another com panion essayed the feat with him at a point opposite In wood, where the Pali sades rise nearly three hundred feet They used the usual rope and other climhers" equipment, and had ascended nearly the entire distance when Cash more, who was last man on the rope, was missed. The others retraced their steps and they found Cashmore in the branches of a rugged bush, his clothing torn and blood streaming from his head. The young men then had to seek help to extricate their companion from his perilous position. Members of the Knickerbocker, [nwood and Fort Wash ington <"anoe dubs, at Hermit's Point, headed by "Do," Davis, a nrpt-a!d-t<> the-injured canoeist, responded to their appeals, and after much work the un conscioua Cashmore was rescued and carried in a launch to Cox's Point. The injured man waa still unconscious last night, and he is believed to have re ceived internal injuries. FIRE STARTS HOTEL RUSH Guests at the Victoria Hasten Away from Blaze on Roof. When six or seven little lamps glowed all ?t once on th» central switchboard in th" corridor of the Hotel Victoria, at 1150 Broadway, last night at 7 o'clock Miss Olive Harriman. the telephone operator, thought she was a pretty busy ynungr woman, but when she realized that they were all calls from the top door of the hotel she became alarmed. Ii" a Saw seconds sha pot as mnny more ■•alls from the same floor and about a dozen persons tried to tell her that the hotel was on fire. Miss Harriman called George Sweeney, the ni^ht manager, who .-ent in an alarm. In a few minutes the elevators began to bring down th^- greater num l.r of the IV><> guests. Many of them did not watt to dress, in their has*e bo get out of th«^ hotel The trouble was due to an overheated chimney. Sparks and tongues of flame darted out on the roof, but the blaze waa subdued before orach damage was done. WAGON SETS OFF EXPLOSIVE Early Morning Mystery Startles Mail Street. As .i fish wagon clattered through Mail street, behind the postoffice, at 2 o'clock this morning, one of the wheels .-truck an explosive, and ir. an instant there was ■a vivid flash and a stunning report A dozen or mnr° horse? attached to mail teams started to bolt, hut luckily the drivers were on the seats of the vehi cles and -soon pulled the frightened ani mals to a standstill. Patrolman Cunningham, of the Eliza beth street station, made a <areful in vestigation, but he could find n>> frag ment of a bomb. There was some r°d dust upon the pavement where the flash of flame was seen, but the street was not torn up. nor had either horse or driver suffered from the mysterious ex plosion. PURSE OVERBOARD. HELP! The Momus Hove To While Gal lant Tars Rescued It. [By T»leirraph to Th* Tribunal New Orleans. Oct. 3.— Eizht husky sailors from the steamship Momus manned a lifeboat at sea this morning, and under command of First Officer Will iam Woods, rescued the purse of Miss Loise Nutting, ■ passfnger from New York to New Orleans, who had dropped it overboard when she slipped on the lower deck. The Momus was just entering the jetties at the mouth of the Mississippi River when the cry of 'purse overboa-rd:" was rai.-rd. The vessei hove to until the gallant sramen could l>e lowered. The purse contained 1580 and valuable dia mond* and other Jewelry Miss Nutting is the daughter of L. H. Nutting, g-eneral passenger agent of the Southern Pacific Company at New York. NOMINATION COST PAYNE $150. Albany. Oct. 3.— Representative Sereno E. Payne, of Cayuga. to-day filed In per son a statement of expenses incurred in connection with his renomination. He rer titled that he received no money in be half of his renomtnation, and that Ins ex penses were $1 50 for printing notices of the convention which were sent to the delegates. ACCUSE CAPTAIN OF COLLIER. Norfolk. ITS-, Oct. 3.— Acting on instruc tions from the Navy Department. Captain J.* P. Parker, commanding the Norfolk navy yard, to-<lay swore out a warrant for the arreit of Captain W. C. Finch of the. naval collier Ajax. on th* charge of misap propriating $5.0» of government funds. He was released on his own recognizance for hi* reappearance to-morrow. Gre*t Battleship Fleet -t.n..t ,|....- range from bay Line Man. Autumnal t ullage.— Adv« 14 MORE MEN REPORI ABOARD NEW HAMPSHIRE Six of This Number We r e Among These in the II! Fated Liberty Party. TWO OTHER SAILORS DROWN Inquiry Proceeds. Board of In quest Is Formed, and To-day Memorial Services Will Be Held for Lost Men. Fourteen names wcr" r<»mov-d yester day from the lists of sai!o-s which ' "ap tain Rodgers of the New Hampshire made public Sunday night as presump tive victims of the disaster when the sailing launch of his -hip was swamped on Saturday night. The court of inquiry which is investi gating the affair has gone far enough to be reasonably sure of the cause of the accident, though no statement of the findings will be made, as custom pre scribes that the official statement shall come from the Navy Department. Of th*» twenty-nine men whose names were mentioned Sunday as« "men miss ing, known to have been in launch." six reported to Captain Rodgers yesterday: BLJGHT. NT . <-<■»' passer. Roxbury. Mass. inner. J. A.. esasaasas. Gre^n Cr»*k. N. .1. BOMBAXJU T.. ordinary seaman. Philadelphia. GREENE. 1., oiler, •leveland. SIEBHR. E. M . ordinary seaman. Ctilcap". TL'KXER. E. J.. seaman. East Liverpool. Ohio. Of the thirteen men described as "ab sentees of liberty party not seen to board the launch." eight were accounted for, yesterday, as being alive and un hurt: i H AMBERS. A. R.. marine private, Worcester. Mass. DWINNBLL. A., bustler. Peabody. Mam. HERBERT. E. A., ordinary seaman. Vo'.unto-wn. Conn. JOHNSON, L.. coppersmith. Wilmington IM. ÜBGKL, J. A., coal passer. Philadelphia. MAHOMET D.. ordinary seaman, Wilmington, Del. THOMPSON. C 6.. fireman. Bloominsrtale. N. T. VAN PEER, .1 . fireman. Pat»rson. *»". J. Two More Drownings. While the victims of the tragedy of Saturday night were being thus partly accounted for. however, two other single drowning cases became known on the Louisiana, the flagship. Eugene Audit, a sailor at the Kansas, who was one of a boat crew which carried a party from th^ Kansas I landing dock at I.">7th street short! ■ midnight yesterday morning, lost his life when he plunged in to aid a young woman who fell lr"m the dock. The young woman, who had re«"n one af the party entertained by Ensign Blackburn, of the Kansas, fel! in'o the water when a sudden wave bobbed the laun.-h up a.« she was stepping from it Ensign Blackburn plunged in and Audit, the sailor, was only a second I him. The officer managed to bring the young woman to the dock, but in the mean time Audit, who was said to have been a strong swimmer, floated away on the tide. His body was not recovered. The second tragedy of the day came late yesterday afternoon, when Carl Ehrens. a seaman of the naval auxiliary service, of the hospital ship Solace, fell into the water from a launch and In spite of the efforts of his companions, one of whom jumped in after him. sank into the depths. His body was not recovered. Court of Inquiry in Session. About half the sailors who w«r<» aboard the ill fated launch of the New Hampshire were called before the board of inquiry yesterday. Midshipman Cheva lier, who was in charge of the launch, was still in such, danger of a nervous break-down that it was decided to put off calling him before the board until the last of the sailor witnesses had he* examined. It seemed likely last night that the board would n't finish up its work to-day and that the midshipman would not be called until some time to morrow afternoon. From the sailors who had testified be fore the board or who are under sum mons it is understood that the majority of them agree on the causes of the catas trophe being substantially as follows: The party returning to the New Hamp shire, it was admitted, were many of them in a roistering mood. In ch'iKing on*- of them, it is said, a sailor's hat was knocked overboard, and the group who' were laughing at his discomfiture as he leaned over the edge of the launch to re cover it crowded near him. many of them with their feet and weight directly on the gunwale. Just at that moment a stiff wash struck the boat from that side, with the result that the swell came into the boat broadside, and the man who had been reaching for his hat went overboard. It appeared yesterday from the testi mony of the men that tile big boat from which the wash struck the launch had gone by, on the New Jersey side of th» Louisiana, and was therefore not noted Continued .hi (..Ufa i.-v *if I \\\\ ...I!* ONI. tti^l » vnticit two CENTS. TAWNEY SAVES FOUR Hung- to Runaway Horse Until Stopped by Wire Fence. [By sans • to The Tribune. J Winona. Minn.. Oct. 3. — Congressman Tinny sat in his office this mor-iinjc done up in bandages, the result of an ai cident late last night which nearly cost his life. He saved a woman and her three children from death or serious injury behind a runaway horse. Mr. and Airs. Taw were guests In the automobile of a friend, and had spent the afternoon on the river road. They were returning when a woman with three children in a carriage signalled Is them to stop. The machine was brought la » halt and Mr Taisjaj stepped out to lead the horse past the machine. Hardly had Mr. Tawney seized th» r»tns at the horse's head before the animal plunged madly up the hill, dragging the Con gressman and the buggy with him. The horse finally ran into a barbed wire fence. Mr. Tawney receiving the full fore" of the impact. STEAMER REPORTED LOST Boiler Explosion Said to Have Caused Panama Disaster. Pamana. Oct. 3.— The steamer Chlrt- ' qui. belonging to the Pacific Steam Navigation Company and plying between Panama and Buenaventura, is reported lost by an explosion of her boil- - off Garachine. in the Gulf of Panama. Two steamers have been sent out to investigate the report. The Chiriqui carried 27 first class passengers. In cluding the crew there were 70 persons aboard. She was of ?.\?. tons register. BROTHER'S LITTLE JOKE Exhibits Prize Porker as "Prince Dolgorouki." [By Telegraph to T!i« Trttitme. 7 Richmond. Va.. Oct. 3— John Arm strong Chalon»»r. brother of "Sheriff Bob." of New York, and the originator of the query. •'Who's looney now .'•• con vulsed thousands at the Virginia State Fair her* to-day by entering a prize pig under th*» name of "Prince Polgorouki." after the Russian nobleman who has played a prominent part as the friend of Mam, Lina Cavalieri, his brother's wife. The porker's pen is elaborately be decked with banners bearing the name of the Russian prince. It proved the feature of the fair. SHE SWIMS ASHORE Mrs. Dv Pont Cool When Beat Capsizes. [By Telegraph to The Tribune.] Wilmington. Del., Oct. 3.— Mr. and Mrs. Eugene E. da Pont and Mr. and Mrs. Paul dv Pont, members of th* multi-mil!:' family of powder mak ers, narrowly escaped death to-day, when sailboats in which they were rac ing capsized in the Delaware River, near her». The wind was so brisk that several craft, including those of the Dv Ponts. overturned ■ naif mile from shore. Th«» four Dv Ponts and their guest. Richard Ward, were good swimmers, and they clambored on top of the overturned craft. Two motor boats rushed to the rescue. Mrs. Eugene E. dv Pont, who is an expert swimmer, declined aid and swam ashore. When the excitement was over she took part in another race with out even changing her dripping apparel. The Delaware River is two miles wide whfre the accidents happened. GILLETT AGAINST CANNON Congressman Says His Candi dacy Weakens the Party. [Ry Telegraph to The Tribune. J Springfield. Mass.. Oct. 3.— Cannonism was publicly repudiated to-day by Con gressman Frederick H. Giliett. who was renominated after a sharp contest. He stated that he had hoped Mr. Cannon would eliminate himself from politics this fall, thereby making such statements as Mr. Oillett was about to make unnecessary. After paying tribute to Speaker Cannons ability. Mr. Giliett declared that la his ci'inion Mr. Cannon • <>uid not successfully lead the House Republicans, and that his candidacy weakened the party. "I do not believe he will be the choice of the Re publicans for Speaker, and he certainly will not be mine." he said Mr. Giliett characterized President Tat as the ideal President. NEW MEMBER OF FIN FAMILY Combines Characteristics of the Shark and Pilot Fish, [By rsssatraa*] t* Tlm Tribune. l New Orleans. • vt. 3. — a fish unknown t«> science, combining the characteristics of the shark and the pi!ot fish, was brought here ti>->ta>. frozen in a bluck of ice anil preserved for research. Th.- unclassified specimen has the head of a pilot fish, while the belly, tail and skin are those of a shark. The On.*, how ever, are different than those of a man eater. The ftah is three fe*t long*, and weighs fifteen pounds. It km caught by Captain David Pitre in the Gulf of Mexico. near Polm-au-Kalre. at the mouth of th* Atchafalaya River. HUMAN EMBRYO FROM CHEMICALS Vl«nna. KM 3.— The Mexican Consul at Trieste rrport* that Professor Her:- a Mexican scientist, has succeeded in form ing a human tml>r>u by chemical combina tion, i BIG FIRE CAUSES Finally Yields to Appar., Throwing 2SJOOO Gallons of Water a Minute. FLAVES RAGE FOUR -O ; .RS ■ore Territory Covered by Spectacular Blaze than by Any in Experience -: Chief Croker. A fire which raged fcr four hour* mowed down several buildings, burned out lumber »nd coal yards and threat ened other property in 24th and 23th streets and Eleventh avenue last night. It was the most spectacular blaze seen in many years, according is Chief Croker. and covered more territory than any in his experience. He said the dam age would probably amount to about SI^OIXOOa There were n-> fatalities, however, and no one was seriously in jured. An accumulation of apparatus, throwing twenty-flve thousand gallon* of water a minute, finally stopped the spread of the flames. It was about 6 o'clock when employes of the United States Express Company at work in the firm's depot, at Nos. .">»♦» and" ■ West 24th street, saw flame* mounting skyward from Moore Brothers lumber yard. directly across the street on the northeast comer of Eleventh ave nue and 24th street. Some of the man ran over with extinguishers and got a line of how. One turned tn a fire alarm. | When engines reached th« scene th«» lumber yard an* the buildings hi it wero< in flames. Gallons of water were throw-a . on parts of the plant which had not; caught, but the heat was so intense that % the efforts of the firemen were In vain., Second and third alarms were s*ot to.. and more engine*, under 0M rrok*r and a squad of battalion chiefs, re sponded. Flames Lean Acrosa th*> St--o«t. In the mean time the flames tad burned their way along the lumber in staaaajaj to the north end and then leaped across the street to the Pennsylvania, Hotel, on the corner of Eleventh ave nue, and directly west of the express depot. When the hotel caught, fit* it waa crowded with patrons, most of them sea faring men. A general stampede ensued. during which everybody got out except one woman, whose name wa» not ob tained. She was penned tn a room on the second floor by fire and smoke. Sne screamed for help and Patrolman Daniel T. Phelan. of the old West 2fHh afjajaj station, ran into the building t» her rescue. He stumbled through the hall ways and finally reached the second floor. The woman was tn hysterics when he got to her. and it was wtth diffi culty that he persuaded her to accom pany him. When the flre had •-'->tijuased moat of the hotel building, a tenement house ad joining it to the south was threatened. Firemen wet It down with tons of water. In one of the apartments, and cut off from the street by thick volumes of smoke, was Mrs. Helen Madden, sixty five >ears old. She yelled for h#lp. and Patrolman Frank W. Silver, of the old West .."•th street station, fought his way to her aJiai H*> carried her to the street and she was attended by Dr. Baker. cZ Beilevue Hospital, where she was taken. Silver and Phelan had burns about their faces and hands, and after being treated, went to their homes. From th- hotel the flre spr»ad east to the express station and to. the coal yard of Dartt & Co.. at the southwest corner of Eleventh avenue and 24tli str-et. Every building owned by the company was burned to tile ground. la the stabler were a number of horses. They wear* rescued with diflculty by policemen and employes. Fight to Keep Fir* from Pier. While the --men were fighting the fire and tryins? to prevent Hi spreading in a southerly direction or westward to the piers alons the Nona River in that section the cry suddenly went up that the top floor of the building at Nos. ;>i7 and i>4l West 24th street. Just east of the lumber yard and occupied by tha Ne-sv York Metal Ceiling Company, was afire. At the same time word reached Chief Croker that the flames had worked back in the Moore lumber yard to a. apace used for the storage of scrap Iron. ju?t north, and to a aaioon near tarn southeast corner of 'Stth street and Eleventh avenue. Alarmed at the sudden turn of *ftajr» Chief C***B*fl ordered most of his men to keep the tire from spreading to a build ins north of the saloon and used as a branch storehouse by the Standard Oil Company. Quick work a* the part of th« firemen saved the structure and averted an ex plosion that would have driven the ffr» northward and beyond the control of tho force on the scene. The celling com pany's building: was saved, with the ex ception of the two top f!<>ors. The saloon was burned to the ground and on« or two huts in the lot where the junk waa stored were destroyed. High Wind Carries Sparks. There was a his;!* and cold wind blow. Ins;, and it took SB* sparks, some of them as large as a man's arm. in all direc tions. Some of them landed on the roof of a stablw at Xcs. r*£l and Th^V West 21th street, owned by J. J. Duffy, a contractor, and 3Bt h«.rs«»» in the plae« were in danger They were saved by men employed by Duffy and by police men, who risked their lives to get them out. At the northwest corner of '2Uh street and Eleventh avenue was the lumbar yard of Clark & Wilkins. It was early seen that the plant was in danger, and firemen and employ** were put to work, wetting It down. The intense heat of th» tires burning around it turned the water into steam, and despite the preventive measures the whole outfit went up. By that time live alarms had been sent in and there were enough engines to pump »urn -lent water on the burning lumber tv float a ship, but Use fire mtmt