McManus-a good egg
PELTED WITH BAD EGGS. How Frank McManus Appreciated Being Serenaded by a Band. The Man Who Beats the Big Drum Has Him Arrested for Battery. When "King" McManus was served with a warrant yesterday for his arrest on a charge of battery preferred by E. J. Neilson of the Hotel Langham, he said it was evidently a case of mistaken identity, as he did not know a man of that name and never was in the Hotel Langham in his life. Since then he has discovered the identity of Neilson. He says that a few days ago the racetrack band-wagon was pulled up in front of his place and the band serenaded him by playing "Paddy, Will You Walk?" "Croppie, Lie Down 1 ' and simiiar tunes. Mc- Manus yesterday said : "I paid no attention to them for the first two days, but on the third day I told them to stop bothering me or there would be trouble. "They came two or three days after that, but I was not in. When I heard of it 1 went and bought a box of stale eggs. Next day they came round as usual, and I was ready for them. They began to play 'Down went McGinty,' and I lifted one of the eggs and threw it at the big drum man. It hit him in the face fair and square. The wagon was quickly driven off. but not before I had plastered it all over with the oggs. That was on the 2d of March, and it stopped the serenading. "I have found out that Neilson is the man who beatN the big drum, and the battery watj in my hitting him with that egg that lie had m<- arrested." Member" of the hand deny the assertion that oflenciTt tmnTN were played in front of McManuw' place. They say popular Irish airs were play«<l Ixc.uise they are lively and readily attract the attention of the populace.