Judge Spencer, of St. Louis, has shown plainly that he has no intention of permitting what he apparently regards as trivialities to interfere with the final settlement of the local base ball question. When Mr. Von der Ahe's petition to oust Mr. Muckenfuss from the receivership came up in his court on Feb. 2, he continued it for a week and announced that he would take the same action on the case every time it came up until after the club had been disposed of at receiver's sale. He will issue an order of sale in satisfaction of the judgment rendered in the case when it was tried on its merits, and Receiver Muckenfuss will now begin to advertise it, and the sale will occur in the latter part of March. The ruling was in line with the previous developments in the case, and all legal obstacles to the elimination of Mr. Von der Ahe and the introduction of new ownership now have been swept aside as Mr. Von der Ahe's motion for a new trial was denied by Judge Spencer on Tuesday last.
-Sporting Life, February 11, 1899
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