There is a prospect that the litigation which began between President Chris Von der Ahe, of the St. Louis Club, and pitcher Mark Baldwin for false imprisonment will come to an end shortly. Baldwin has secured judgment in all the Courts before which his case came. Chris appealed six months ago. Chris filed notice of appeal to the United States Supreme Court to further stay the collection of $2500 and costs awarded to Baldwin. The appeal has not been perfected, and Baldwin's lawyer on Monday moved that it be quashed. The Court will hear arguments on the motion Sept. 5. Much depends upon the action of Von der Ahe's attorney in this city, J. Scott Ferguson. He may file valid reasons for his client's failure to perfect this appeal or he may allow the affair to go by default.
-Sporting Life, August 27, 1898
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