Mr. Von der Ahe now seeks to recover something over $6000 from the wreck of the St. Louis Club. This seems to be a sort of final gasp on the part of the ex-magnate. It is believed here that if Mr. Von der Ahe has a possible chance to compromise the base ball suit it will not go to the Supreme Court. Chris is working might and main to get out of the tangle, but the bondholders and those representing them think they have too good a case and will not listen to terms. However, if Chris makes a great bluff and insists on going to the highest tribunal in the State, it is possible that the ex-boss president will be given a paltry sum to quit, in order to save time and further legal expenses. Chris pretends that he is still in the game, but he makes no secret of the fact that he wishes out. The question is, will the other side pay him something besides his legal expenses to drop the suit. They say not, but stranger things have happened.
-Sporting Life, February 11, 1899
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