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Ulysses S. Grant.
Editor Poet: as yesterday was the birthday (70th) of the late Ulysses 8. Grant, your numerous readers will doubtless be interested in knowing his true name and just how, the time, place and circumstances under which he was named, and how tie acquired the in itial "S." If these lacts have ever been correctly published they have es caped my notice. Being closely connected by marriage and intimate with the family tor many years prior to the elevation oi Gen. Grant to the presidency, his father when visiting Washington during 1S70 and 1871 spent much ot his time at, my house and more than once told me in detail the incidents above re ferred to. He said that at the time of the birth, some one or two members oi his wife's family being present, it was suggested that the baby be then named, but, he declined, saying: "When the mother is well enough we will pay 3'ou a visit, and on that occasion we will name him." About one month after they went out some twenty miles to Mr. Simpson's, his father-in-law, and soon fitter their arrival he was re minded of his promise. He said that long before his marri age. when he read the history and life oi Ulysses, the great Grecian general, he determined that if heevergot marri ed and snould be the father of a boy baby he would call him Ulysses. He had learned that Mr. Simpson had a name to propose and thai that was Hiram. Other nftmes were suggested by different members of the family, Theodore being the only one now remembered. So he said to them: '•Each of you write your favorite name on a slip of paper and put it in my hat," and at the same tune wrote one himself. All being ready, he call ed one ot the children to draw, and it so happened that the name Ulysses was drawn. Then said he, I stopped the drawing, and, being anxious to gratify his father-in-law, he announc ed the name as "Ulysses Hiram Grant." Mr. Grant said that he had deter mined to use all the influence he could bring to bear when his son was old en|ough to get him to West Point, but at first was unsuccessful Mr. Hauler, hi" member of congress preferring an other boy, who, however, having failed to pass the required examina tion, then submitted the name of I'lysees S. Grant—mistaking the mid dleinitial. Mr. Grant was immediate ly notified, and seeing the mistake, wrote at once to the secretary of war, calling his attention to the fact, but. it was disregarded. In due time the boy reported for examination, and being tuccessful, the name us before appeared in the catalogue. He and Ulysses both tried to have it correct ed, but failing, it was adopted as re ported.—W. Lee White in Washington Post. Facing A. Lion. A distinguished traveller who has passed long periods of his life in Alrica, and who has, one may say, associat ed quite intimately with wild animals, relates an experience which shows how hardened to danger one becomes by such companionship. He had gone out in search of food. The country was perfectly Hat, and although cover ed with much dense bush, was inter spersed with numerous small glades, covered with parched herbage two or three ieet in height. A few Tokrooris accompanied him with spare rifles, and he was leading the way, occasion ally breaking through the intervening bush with as little noise as possible. Suddenly, as I was only half emerg ed trom a line of dark green nabbuk, I was surprised by a short roar close tome, and immediately saw the shou Id era and the hinder portion of a lion, the head being concealed by the bush, from which I had not completely em erged. I could have touched it by stretching out my rifle, but personally I was quite unobserved. There was not a moment to lose, and I fired throueh the centre of the shoulder. With a roar the lion dis appeared. There was a rushing sound in the bushes, and almost nimediately another lion occupied the exiftt posi tion that had been quitted by the lion ess. They must have been lying down together when start led by our appear ance, or rather by the noise of our approach. This was a splendid chance, out I was unloaded. I stretched my right arm behind me, expecting to receive a spare ride from my faithful Tokrooris, but they had retreated trom the scene, and I remained witnin six feat of a lion's Hank with an unloaded rifle and no companion. The lion's head and neck were quite concealed by the dense green bush, and I must now reload my rifle. The first tap that I gave the bnllet when ramming it home scared the lion, and with a loud roar it sprang forward and disappeared. My recreant lollowersnow returned, and I took a double-barrelled rifle and began a strict search for the wounded animal. Directed by a low moan, we found her. It was a lioness, but there was no trace of her companion, which had been so lately within my reach. Folk is Dead. President Polk, of theFarmers' Alli ance, died at 11:15 at Washington, D. C., on the 11th inst. Col.*Polk was a relative of President Polk. He was a native of North Caro lina, where he was born about 55 years ago. His education was received in the common schools. During the war he served for a time in the confederate army and resigned to go to the legisla ture, to whicn body he had been elect ed. Later he filled for several years the office of commissioner of agricul ture for North Carolina, and later still he began the publication of the Pro gressive Farmer, which be managed for along time. At the time of bis death he was serving his third term as president of the body to which he has given so much of his time and atten tion. Col. Polk's home was at Raleigh, N. C. He leaves a wife and three chil dren. Col. Polk was of great value to Tiia party as a stump speaker, and was ail able writer on topics of particular teresfc to the farmer. The People's party will meet iu convention in Oma ha in about a month, and had Col. Polk survived he would have been nominated for president or vice-presi dent of the party, should it have de cided to put a ticket in the field. Ilnnl Beset. Shortly before the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, according to Mr. Stone's "Reminiscences of Saratoga," a Yankee bearing the illustrious name of Roger Bacon moved to Saratoga, New York, and contrary to the advice of ma new neighbors, built a low cabin on the Hats near Pish Creek. He was an old bachelor, used to having his own way. He moved into his new quarters in the late summer. Much snow fell during the winter, and the weather held cold until April. Then all at once there came a warm rain. The Creek rose rapidly, but Ba con thought himself safe, and went to bed as usual. Before midnight he was awakened rudely by the cracking of trees and the rushing of the torrent. He sprang out of bed, and found him self leg deep in water. There was no time to lose in making a toilet. He ran to the nearest tree, clambered in to it, and waited for daylight. It was a dismal night, and his un reasonable cold batli added nothing to his comfort. The roar of the wa ters and the occasional ciash of trees made it plain that the ice of the river had broken up. How soon would it carry away the tree in which he had taken refuge? The dawn brought little encourage ment. One of the first things he saw was his cabin, lifted from its founda tions bv the Hood aud dashed to pieces. The whole valley was a waste of rush ing water but as it turned out, the flood was not the only thing be had to lear, for just then he heard a scream in the distance. Little by little it came nearer, till he recognized it as the voice ol a panther. It the animal should scent him, his fate, as the, historian expresses it, would be beyong the "help of insur ance." Nearer and nearer it came, and soon he sa* the limbs of a tree shaking at no great distance. Another scream, this time close at nand! A shaking of the branches in another tree! Now he can see the panther, crouching in the very next tree, and ready to spring. His eyes flash, and as he growls he shows his fanas. The panther puts up his back, shakes his tail, and makes his final jump. His aim is straight as an ar row, but as he strikes the branch Ba con shakes it at tne right instant. The monster misses his hold, and tries in vain to recover it. His hind ieet dan gle in the air. Bacon shakes the iimb again with all bis might, and the pan ther screaming horribly, drops into the torrent. Bacon remained in his tree till late iu the afternoon, when his neighbors were able to come tc his lelief. Curiosity. Curiosity is natural to man, beast and fowl, in city or country. Young Willie Oday, of a Western city, went on horseback fifteen miles through the country to visit for the first time a farmer's daughter. He was bashful, and hoped to go and come without attracting attention. He went at lull gallop. The sun beamed on bis eye glasses. His boots shone. "He's go ing pretty good hickory." came a voice from the right. Willie turned. A man and three boys, milking COWB a barnyard, stood watching, riach with a bright tin pai! in his hand. Three women, taking clothes from a line near the house, dropped the basket and gazed, their apron-strings fluttering gentlv in the wind. The road turned south. Little birds from time to time Hew trom the ground to the fence, and sitting on the top rail, calmly watched the stranger go by. Suddenly a herd of horses way back in afield came thundering up to the fence, prancing, rearing and neighing. They galloped along the whole length of the field, looking at the horse and its rider. At a big red hopse tnat stood some rods from the road Willie stopped tho horse. "Will you please direct me to the residence ol Mr. Spring'/'' he shouted to a man at the door. At once five faces pressed against window-panes. Tho old gentleman walked slowly down to the gate. "Hey?" he said. Wii 1 you direct me to Mr. spring's?" "Come from the city, I s'pose." "Yes. where does Mr. Spring live?" "Book-keeper, I reckon." "No, I'am a drug clerk. Will you—" "Able Spring's folks haint sick, be they?" "No—no, but I "Want to buy some hogs, mebbe. That puts me in mind. I've got some of the best shotes in—" "Papa, I know!" came a maiden's sweet voice from the halt open door. "Oh, you do!" replied the old man. Follow this road three miles, an'you'll come to Abe Spring's." The tired horse how walked slowly. A startled woodchuck fled a little way to its borrow, and disappeared. In stantly its head stuck out just far enough to eye the strangers. A rabbit bounded from the road into a field, a.nd wheeling round, stared through the fence with big, solemn gray eyes. A big black equirrel, rolled up like a ball, on a iimb of a maple-tree, was barking. But it stopped, it unrolled. Its body slid behind the limb, its head -\v J'%11 alone appeared, and its eyes, like lit tle black beads, darted upon Willie. The road turned west. A cow two rods from the road stood by a little spotted calf. Thecow, looking straight at the 81gangers, lowed softly, while the calf with quick jumps and sprawl ing less darted up to the lence.and ev ing Willie, yelled b-1 a-r-e, b-l-a e, then kicking up its little heels in the sunlight, it went scampering back to its mamma. Dusk came. A thick wood bordered the road, for a while. "Whoo! Whoo! Whoo!" came from afar. "None of your business!" shouted Willie Oday. Only a Few of the Genuine Sand wicli Island Natives Left. One of the saddest spectacles in Hawaii is the rapid decay of the na tive race. Disease and death have made heavy inroads among them. More even thau the Samoans and Tahitians they seem to absorb all the vices of the white race. They are pleasure-loving, indolent, good natur ed and honest, but virtue among them is practically unknown. It is still the custom to given guest the compan ionship of the wifeorthe most at trac tive daughter in fact, the question of morality does not bother the native Hawaiian, and he frankly admits it. The Chinese nave introduced the vice of opiun smoking, and they also bring in large quantities of rice brandy, which the native Hawaiian loves next to "old square fuse," as they call gin. The Hawaiian families are steadily decreasing in size, and every census sec-s a shrinkage in the already small number of this doomed race. The census of 188-1 gave 44 232 Hawaii-tus and half-casts that o! 1890 38,05-1, a loss of 5,578 in six years. The Chinese now number 15.299, the Jap anese 12,244 aud the Portuguese Si, 100. Of this large number of Chint^e only about 200" are women. Hence we find John Chinaman selecting wives from, the native girls, who are only I oo giad to marry Chinese because they are better treated than by men of their own race. They are indulgent hus bands, and they love to see their wo men finely dressed, but when they re turned to China there is no record ol any Chinaman taking his Hawaiian wife. The women are left behind, and seldom is any provision made for the support of themselves and their child ren. The Japanese mix little with the Hawaiins. One peculiar thing which is worthy the attention of the studeutof ethnol ogy is that the crossing of theChinese and Hawaiians makes abetter race, physically and mentally, thau either of the originals. Some of the brightest young men in Hawaii have Chinese lathers and Xunaka mothers. These half-castes are remarkably shrewd in business, while they have the agreeable manners of the Hawaiian's. The Por tuguese are thrifty, bat. they area poor race. They are now flocking over to California and are going into the Iruit and vineyard districts, where their la bor will certainly be better than that of Chinese, for they are eager to buy jiomes and settle. Civilized vices and diseases and the leprosy threaten to wipe out the native Hawaiians in the next thirty years. They are disap pearing more rapidly than the Maoris, of New Zealand, and for the same rea son. The Hawaiians, even in their decad ence, are a merry race, and their dances are celebrated. The hula hula is probably the most perfect of the South sea island native dances, in honor of the goddess of love. It is a lascivious dance, which so greatly ex cites the natives that it has been pro hibited. aud is only given now by stealth but the people are so lond of it that professional hula dancers are in great demand, and no feast is com plete without this old dance, that re calls in many of its features the dance of ancient Egypt and Greece. Electricity and Caterpillar-,• A paragraph has been circulating' through several dozen daily papers during thepast six months describing, in language which is amusing rather than instructive, a method recently suggested by an electrician for prevent ing caterpillars from crawling up trees by means or a simple electrical device. As usual with such items that travel the rounds of our aaily papers, the facts of the case have been greatly distorted, making the suggestion ap pear absurd, while as a matter of fact it is based on quite rational principles. For the benefit of those interested we give here a correct description of the original suggestion. A simple method used many years ago by naturalists, to imprison small, crawling animals for examination, without having to cover them, was to place them on a silver coin, surrounded by a circle of copper wire, the whole being placed on a piece of moist paper, the two metals and tbemoist paper forming agalvanic cell. When the animal attempts to crawl away from the coin it comes in contact with the copper wire, where it short circuits the battery, and re ceives a shock whick causes it to re treat, thus confining it to the coin. To apply this same principle to pre vent caterpillarsfrom crawling up trees it was suggested to run a copper and a zinc wire (galvanized iron wire would probabl yalso answer in place of the zinc) around the trunk of the tree about half or a quarter of an inch apart. But an essential feature, omitt ed in all the newspaper paragraphs, is to place underneath the wires a piece of blotting papet or cloth moist ened with salt water. In crawling up the trees the caterpillars must cross doth wires at once, which will probably give them a sufficiently powerful shock to make them prefer some other tree. A paper moistened with salt water will keep moist except in very dry weather. When the caterpillars be1 come sufficiently well educated in electrotechnics they willcrawi over these wire8 obliquely, so as not to touch both at once, and will then be rewarded by having the whole tree for themselves. Only a Chicago Man Could Do It, Chicago Mail: "I do not object to a moderate amount of that quality which is sometimes called 'cheek'," re marked a local politican. "But it must be exercised iu perfectly harm less channels, of course I recall one case which furnished me many a hearty laugh. It occurred on the day of the inauguration of President Hayes, Washiugton was crowded to c-uffoca t.ion, and all business not directly connected with the inaugural ceremon ies was suspended. A Chicago drum mer who arrived too late to secure a position wherehecould catch aglimpse of the president was in sackcloth and ashes, figuratively speaking, because he missed what he called the 'opportuni ty of a lifetime—to see a president made.' He wanted to know whether it would still be possible for him to see the new chief executive. I told him that I did not believe that President Hayes would receive him before the usual public reception. But the drum mer had to catch a train in half an hour, and remarked: By the great horned spoon, I'm going to see the president, aud see him right away,too.' "Then he sent in his card. The an swer came back promptly that the president- was not receiving. 'Take back my card and say thit I want to see Mr. Hayes on a matter of the ut most importance,' insisted the Chica go an. "A moment later the messenger re turned with a request that the caller would briefly state the nature o: his business, 'I can't do that, said the drum mer. 'Tell him that it is a matter of vital importance to himself.' "Within two minutes from the time this bombarment began the besieger stood face to face with President Hayes. 'Mr. President,' he began. 'I do not desire to claim your attention longer than one minute. I came down herefrom Chicago to witness the in auguration. I've seen the show and have iookedthe capitol and lie White House over pretty carefully, aud I couldn't go back without saying to you that you've struck a regular snap here. If you get along pretty well here and do your worK iu an acceptable manner, so far as I am concerned, you may count oir holding your job. "Ptesident Hayes seemed dazed for a moment. Then he burst into a jaugh, grasped the caller's hand, sLook it heartily and inquired about the visitor's name and address. "The drummer still resides in Chi cago, and among the treasures which he has picked up in his journeys throughout the country is a brief note which he received toward the close of the Hayes administration. It is sub stantially as follows: "'EXKCTIVE MANSION, 'WASHINGTON, D.C., July 15,1875.] "'John BlanK, Esq., Chicago: 'Dear Sir—I trust you have had no occasion to change your politica uosition since our last interview Very respectfully, "'R. B. Hayes.'" "Old Hntch" a Mystery. "Old Hutch," formerly of Chicago, and world famous for his wheat deals, is the mystery of the produce exchange. No one knows where he eats or sleeps, and he is never seen more tban 200 yards away from the big exchange building on lower Broad way. Insomnia, eccentricity, says the New York Dispatch, has transformed the man whose simple habits were once proverbial into a night hawk of the most pronounced stripe. At al most auy hour after 11 o'clock at night the tall, gaunt figure of "Old Hutch" may be seen on his lonely beat. The figure is inclosed iu a long, threadbare broadcloth coat, and his head is covered in a broad rimmed soft felt hat. His eyes are always on the ground and his hands are carried behiud his back. His gate is measur ed and slow. He seldom recognizes any one and never responde to the "good evening" or "good morning" of the night watchman in the lower" dis trict. Occasionally he strays from the beaten paths and shoots down a side street and quietly enters one of the many cheap saloons that are known to workers on the docks as "all nigbters." If by chance he hap pens to look up and see a well dressed pedestrian be will bolt for the nearest and safest hiding place, to emerge only after the coast is clear. The face of this veteran grain gambler is haggard and drawn. Very often before sun rise "Old Hutch" is in Battery park, seated on a bench, where he sits for hours looking out over the bay. At 10 o'clock every morning he is back in the street. No one seems to know whether he is operating or whether he has a dollar to his name. Relentless Hate. A most interesting case was on the docket of the central criminal court in London, England., a few days ago. For over two years a young lady nam ed Agnes Harrison has been the victim of a mysterious and relentless perse cution. Some time, for weeks at a time, and two or three times weekly, she has been the recipient of letters and postal cprds of an abominable character. At other times tradesmen would receive orders for goods pur porting to come from her and with postal money orders enclosed. These orders, when presented for pavment, would lie found to be* raised by the addition of figures. The best detectives of Scotland Yard were put upon the case, but found themselves baffled. About six weeks ago, however, the postmaster general received a letter from a young lady named Illingworth in which she said she had forged poBtoffice orders, written libels upon postal cards, order ed goods of trades people by means of forged letters, and committed other of fenses, and asked that she be not prose cuted upon her assurance that nothing of thejkind should occur again. In ex planation of her letter she said that one of her young gentleman friends was suspected of being the author of tho letters and was on the point of be ing openly accused, and that, bad as she was, she did not propose to see him suffer for her wrong doing. Miss Ilfingworth, who proved to be the daughter ot people in good standing and only 17 years of age, was at once arrested. She claimed, however, that she was entirely innocent, that the letter had not come from her and that on the contrary she had been the vic tim of the same kind of persecution as Miss Harrison. The treasury authori ties, however, claim that they have a strong case against her, and some of the leading experts on handwriting will be summoned as witnesses by both the prosecution and the defence. Unheard Asides. Many persons uphold theories that cannot be maintained, but it is un usual to see any one promptly dis prove his own theory, especially when it is an extremely good one. The fabulist, La Fontaine, did this on one occasion. It happened that he afford ed an exceptionally good example for the other side of the argument. He, BoileaA*, Moliere, aud several friends were (lining together. The conversation turned upon the drama, and La Fontaine emphatically condemned the "asides" of the stage, the remarks and soliloquies for the benefit of the audience. "It is absurd," he s.ti3 how can persons on the stage be supposed not to notice that every person in the house hears distinctly?" Presently he relapsed into one of the reveries which were habitual with him. Wrapped in dreamy meditation he was apt to forget where be was. Boi leau turned to his neighbor and re marked loudly, "It miiHt be confessed that La Fontaine is a fool!" Then he harangued his neighbor opposite. "La Fontaine's remarks were idiotic. hat does he know about the drama anyway?" He continued in this strain until every one at the table was laughing except La Fontaine. Then the poet roused himself. "What is it?'' he said. "What is the joke?" They explained to him that he of all persons should not condemn stage asides since he was the only person present who had not heard the very audible ones which Boileau had just uttered. He was Incorrigible. An olden maiden lady,who strongly objected to "followers," had as acom panion a gray parrot with a wonderful faculty for picking up sentences. One day the old lady had cause to severely reprimand one of her maids for a breach of the "follower" ordinance. This so irritated the girl that as a windup to the recital of her wrongs, in the hearing of her fellow students and Polly, who happened to be with them, she exclaimed passionately, "I wish the old lady was dead." The parrot lost no time in showing off its newly acquired knowledge when next taken into the drawing-room, to the alarm of its elderly mistress, who su peratitiously thoughtit was a warning from another world. She at once consulted the vicar, says the Feathered World, who kindly vol unteered to allow his own parrot, which could almost preach a short sermon, sing psalms, etc., to be kept a short time with the impious one in order to correct its language. To this end they were kept together in a small room for a few days, when the lady paid them a visit in company with her spiritual adviser. To their intense horror, immediately the aoor was opened, the 1 ad y's parrot saluted them with the ominous phrase, "I wish the old lady was dead!" the vicar's bird responding with all the solemnity of an old parish clerk, "The Lord hear our prayer." To Flud the Magnetic Pole. At a meeting of the American Geo graphical society, held iu New York on May 2, the proposed expedition to find the North-magnetic pole, which is about 1,200 miles further south than the geographical pole, was discussed. Gen. A. W. Greeky and Col. W. H. Gilder told how safely and comfort ably the proposed expedition could be made. It is calculated that the mag netic pole is somewhere in the neigh borhood of King William Laud, pos sibly on water instead of land. Eng lish and other European explorers have been in that neighborhood. One of them got within a tew miles of the exact point several years ago, and the magnetic needle pointed almost verti cally. Its aagle with the horizontal was 89 degrees 59 minutes. ,It is believed that the magnetic pole, which moves around a little, has a regular period tnat can be determined. It will be of advantage to navigators and sur veyors to be able to allow tor the variation at any time. Col. Gil der, who accompained Lieut. Boh watka on his expedition, has offered to take charge of the proposed trip to find the magnetic pole, and make a general survey of the surroundings. It is believed that there will be no "diffi culty in raising the necessary $25,000. It is suggested that the United States coast and geodetic survey will put the necessary instruments at the disposal of the exposition. Getting Into "Ascrape." The origin of the expression above quoted is as follows: In Scotland they play a game called golf, the fav orite grounds for such sports beine the "downs," or "links.'' The rabbits frequent these "links,and the hole made by them is called "ascrape Golf is played with a hard ball of wood or other substance, which is driven about with a mallet usual ly made of wood but sometimes of iron. The game itself is a cross be tween our croquet and "shinney"* thus it will be seen that when the ball gets into "ascrape" it is very difficult to get out, and the player is in a cor respondingly bad fix generally. Such' incidents occur so frequently that the books on "golfing" have laid down rplesRBto what may be done in the time of such an emergency, "getting into ascrape" being the golfer's great est drawback. From this has arieen the term now in such common use among us, meaning in a bad fix. A Different Sal. Detroit Free Press: A certain fami ly had just moved in the city from the country, and one of the members of the family was a long, lank and awkward boy in his teens, and of not very ready wit. Inhisshort residence in the city he had, however, managed to pluck up courage sufficient to have a best girl named "Sal." A revival was in progress at one of the churches inthe city, and theyoung man and his best girl were regular attendants. One evening the young man cmae late and owing to the crowded condition of the church our hero was compelled to stand, which he did, taking his posi tion at the inner door. While there he concluded to search out and locate his Sal. The contortions were very funny and the stretchings of the neck and body were quite noticeable and grotesque, but Sal seemed to excape Ins wary eye. The attention of the congregation and minister were direct ly called to his contortions, and the minister thinking to stop the maneu vers and score a point by his question, stopped suddenly in his delivery, pointed his finger at the young man and said: •'Young man, are you looking for salvation?" 6 The question of course astounded the aforesaid young man and took away completely thelittlewit be had, and asbedisappeared from the view of the congregation he said: "N-u-no, sir! It's Sal Jackson! The effective work of that service was over, for no minister can fulfill the Scriptures and smile every time he «peaks the word "salvation." South Dakota Knights of l'jthias. The grand lodge ot Knights of Pythias of South Dakota closed a successful meeting in Pierre on the 9th inst. with a grand reception and ball tendered by Capital City Lodge. The order in South Dakota is in a very prosperous condition. Grand Keeper of Records and Seals Cherry's annual report shows that the grand lodge is not en tirely out of debt that six new lodges have been organized in South Dakota the past year at Bryant, Beresford, Scotland, Tyndall, Springfield and Howard the membership has increas ed 400 during the past year, the larg est increase any previous year being 300 there are now 35 active lodges in the state with a total membership of 1,600. The attendance was reduced some by the Minneapolis convention, but there were about 60 representa tives of the grand lodge present and some 25 visiting knights. Theelection of grand lodge officers resulted in the selection of the following: U. S. G. Cueny, of Sioux Falls, grand chancellor W. H. Timmerhoff, of Hill City, vice chancellor J. C. Calder, Plankington, grand prelate A. E. Whiting, Henry, grand keeper of re cords and seals J."A. Trow, Madison, grand master at arms J. M. McDonald, Custer City, grand inner guard C. E. Warner, Faulkton, grand outer guard. Chamberlain was selected as the place for the next annual meeting. Two Policemen Shot While Trying To 1'reserve Order. About 10 o'clock on the morning of the 11th inst., at Tonowanda, N. Y., 300 union men marched down the river to A. Weston fc Son's lumber yard and began to throw clubs at the men. The entire police force had been stationed along the docks and yards. They speedily arrived on the scene and drew their guns and fired into the air with the hope of quelling the crowd. The union men also had shooting irons and returned the fire with serious re sults. Officer John Martin was shot through the knee joint, and Officer Frank Kinsley through the abdomen. The police then fled for their lives. The sheriff of Lockport was called up on tor assistance and he came upon the train accompanied by several deputies. It was believed best to get the milita out, but Cap. John Ssmers, of the 25th separata company could do nothing until cpmmunication was had with Gov. Doyle. As a result of a conference of the chief of police, the sheriff, Capt. Sommers and the lumber men, it was decided to attempt no arrests until every precaution had been made for a successful effort. It is thought the bullet which Btmck Kinsley was intended for Woods. Be ing foreman of the yard it is believed he was singled out by the crowd. He had a revolver and wasshooting when a stone struck him in the head, felling him ta the ground. Deputy sheriffs finally succeeded in quelling the riot. Cyclone Struck tie Train. Tje Agram Brod mail train, which was wrecked by a tornado near the Nowska station in Austria a few days ago, had a fearful experience. The train started from Nowska at Sp.m. the wind blowing with the fury of a hurricane. Complete darkness fell up on the train the engineer and fireman were so terrified tnat thdjr crouched down on the floor of .the engine. A tenrific gust of wind lifted the engine, weighing seventy-two tons, and five carriges and threw them over an em bankment into a cutting, which was half full of water. The station at Nowska was converted intoahoepital for the injured—twenty-three in num ber.