Buffalo, Jan. 81.- Patrolman Hunter of the Third precinct had a bloody encounter with a burglar Tuesday morning. Hunter heard a window break on Elm street. He ran and grabbed the bnrglar, who prove d to be John Steinback, a tough well known to the pólice. Steinback began slashing at Hunter'e face with a razor. He cut off a piece of Hunter's nose, and cut a deep gash in his cheek, abont four inches long, and cut him several times across the face. Blinded by blood Hnnter held on and the two went down on the walk where a desperate struggle ensued. Hunter managed to get his revolver and fired twice, purposely avoiding hitting his prisoner. Steinback fought more vigorously. Finaliy two citizens helped and Steinback was landed in No. 3 station honse. Patrolman Hunter is disfigu'-ed for life.