Mr. Von der Ahe's latest retaliatory move against Receiver Muckenfuss has been the bringing of a suit against Muckenfuss in Justice Harmon's court for the possession of the residence at 3613 St. Louis ave., and for $150, alleged due on a note. This may cause both the parties interested more or less trouble. The note is dated October 21, 1898, signed by B.S. Muckenfuss, who promises to pay Moffitt & Franciscus $150 for five months' rent on the property at 3613 St. Louis avenue. Both Von der Ahe and Muckenfuss are making admissions that may cause them some trouble in court. Muckenfuss said that he gave Von der Ahe the bar and lunch privileges at Sportsman's Park, despite the fact that the Court gave him orders to get $100 a month for the same. When he goes to make his report to the Court as receiver he may be called upon to explain his action in disobeying the Court's orders.
"Muck's" Tale Of Woe.
Receiver Muckenfuss said in reference to the suit: "Mr. Von der Ahe owes me a year's back salary for attending to his personal affairs. He told me and my wife last fall that we could continue to occupy the house without paying any rent until he settled with me. At the time I appreciated the favor, and in return gave him the use of the bar and restaurant at Sportsman's Park without charging him one penny's rental, when the Court had instructed me to collect $100 a month for the use of the same. Besides I hired his father-in-law as night watchman, giving him $50 a month out of my own pocket. His lack of appreciation of the favors extended to him by me is a big disappointment to me."
Were Friends Once.
These admissions show that, although Chris and Muck have been fighting themselves in the Court and before the National League, a strong personal feeling has always existed between the two.
-Sporting Life, January 28, 1899
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