The "greatest German of the Mississippi Valley," as John B. Foster designates Chris Von der Ahe, still languishes in prison at Pitsburg, although sufficient money is now at his disposal to free him. I understand, however, that his legal advisers object to full payment of the judgment and enormous expenses, and prefer to let Chris remain incarcerated while they try another legal manoeuvre, which if successful will release him on bond, and he will not have to give up a cent to the men who maltreated him.
-Sporting Life, February 26, 1898
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