1894-12-10 McManus Saloon and Hotel 250 Grand St
STABBED HIS" NJUSUEU James McManus, Politician ami Saloon Keeper, Now a Positive. XOJi CHASED HIM THROUGH STREETS lie Sirnck James Boland, Thinking llim a Policeman in Citizen Dreaa Had Enmity fbr the rollce. - James McMinui, politician and saloon keeper, was chased through Grand Street and the Bowery early yesterday morning, after he had nabbed James Boland of BO EldrUUe Street, by a mob of 300 men. boys, and policemen, tie escaped. McManus has a saloon at 2Ta Grand Street. The police have raided his place several times, and two weeks ago the Excise Board revoked his license. McManus has had great emnlty for the police ever since then. It Is because McManus struck a cltlsen, thinking him a policeman In civilian attire, that he Is now a fugitive wanted on a charge of felonious assault. Five detectives were searching the city for him last night BuUnd. the injured man. was not seriously hurt, though an ugly gash was cut In his head. He la a bartender for S. Rosenthal at 8 Canal Street, and he lives with his brother Andrew. Junies and Andrew Boland left Rosenthal's saloon, after putting the place In order, at 2:30 o'clock Sunday morning. They were walking along Grand Street, east of the Bowery, when McManus. who was on of a, group of four men, stepped forward and struck James a powerful blow on the cheit. Boland la unacquainted with McManus, an J was mistaken for a policeman. " What did you strike mv brother for? demanded Andrew Boland, walking up to aicManu. Policeman Andrew llaugh, standing across the street, had s. en the assault, started for McManus, but the saloon keeper, taking out amie, ana yelling like an Indian, started n a run for his laVoon. James Boland, who had recovered from the bl&w. was at McManus1 heels when tne latter reached the side door. McManus, finding himself close! nr1 turned on Boland and struck him a blo.v with the knife, whJch caused the wounded aaan to fall to the sidewalk. . The saloon keeper rushed out of the front entrance Into Grand Street, and up that treat to the Bowery. Then he turned sharply to the ri.rht. and ran to Broome street, where h disappeared In the aioom. A large crowd "had gathered almost as the nrt blow mis struck. When Me Msnus started ta run th nntnnlr.n nl lowed In pursuit, but were distanced by the ei saioon keeper. Policeman Ilium hn hnA h.,. ttA " fr several others, searched the neighborhood for some time, but could find no trace oi the fugitive. Boland'a wound was dressed by a Gouverneur , Hospital ambu lance surgeon, and he then went home. McManus la a member of the J. J. O'Brien Association, and has for years been asso ciated with the work of that organization which has its headquarters over McManus's saioon. McManus has the en t Ira building No. 250 Grand Street, which Is known as aicusnus's Hotel. When his license was revoked h .aM he Intended to keep his saloon open license or no license. A policeman was stationed at the door, and this angered McManus very much.