After the [exhibition] game with Detroit on the 13th inst., Monte Cross, the home team's short stop, attached the Detroit Club's share of the receipts, amounting to about $250, for back salary due to him from President Van Derbeck. Manager Allen, of the Wolverines, urged Cross to allow him to carry away the receipts, as he was short of ready money, and as security offered Monte his personal check for the amount. This was satisfactory to Cross, and Allen was allowed to depart with his share of the receipts.
-Sporting Life, April 24, 1897
This is just a great story and is a perfect illustration of why I love the history of 19th century baseball.