Clipping:Charley Jones sues the Boston Club

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Date Sunday, May 15, 1881

Charlie Jones, of Cincinnati, a member of the Boston Club last year, arrived in Cleveland to-day [5/14]and commenced suit in the Common Pleas Court of the county, against the Boston Base-Ball Association to recover $378 due him as salary when he left the Club in this city last fall. In his petition Jones sets forth that he signed a contract with the Association in September, 1878 for three years, playing at $1,500 per year, payable at the rate of $250 per month during the base-ball season. Upon one of its Western trips the Club became in arrears to him in the sum for which suit was commenced, and after repeated demands for his money, he refused to play with the Club. Upon Jones' affidavit an order of garnishment was issued against the Cleveland Association and President Evans, ordering them to hold all money in their possession belonging to the Boston Club. The garnishment was served on President Evans as the game was called this afternoon, and he replied that Boston had no money in the box. It is reported to-night that both Clubs knew that suit was to be commenced, and had arranged money matters for the occasion. Jones was a spectator at the game, and at its close was warmly greeted by the members of the Cleveland and Boston Clubs. Cincinnati Enquirer May 15, 1881

Harry Wright says “that Jones can not recover one cent, as before the Club left Boston, the Directors signed everything over to Mr. Soden, President of the Club, on account of money advanced by him to the Boston Club.” That will hardly hold in law. And were it so, where are the Boston players to look for their salaries. Cincinnati Enquirer May 18, 1881

Harry Wright, of the Boston Club, by his attorney, has filed a demurrer to the petition of C. W. Jones, of Cincinnati, in the Common Pleas Court, for the reason that the petition does not state facts enough to constitute a cause of action in favor of the plaintiff against the defendant. Cincinnati Enquirer June 13, 1881

Source Cincinnati Enquirer
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Submitted by Richard Hershberger
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