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January 10, 1907, MacAndrews & Forbes Co. and the J. S. Young Co. were found guilty on certain counts, and a verdict of acquittal was returned as to the individual defendants. MacAndrews & Forbes Co.

was fined $10,000 and J. S. Young Co. $8,000. 9. United States v. Metropolitan Meat Company et al. Peti

tion filed in October, 1905, in the Circuit Court for Hawaii, to restrain the operation of alleged unlawful combinations in restraint of trade in beef and beef products. Demurrer to bill overruled October 2, 1906. The

case was subsequently dismissed. 10. United States v. Nome Retail Grocers' Association. Peti

tion filed November 4, 1905, in the District Court, Second Division, D. of Alaska, charging defendants with combining to fix prices and to suppress competition. With the consent of the defendant, a decree dissolving

the combination was entered on February 8, 1906. 11. United States v. Terminal Railroad Association of St.

Louis et al. Petition filed December 1, 1905, in the Circuit Court, E. D. of Missouri, to enjoin the defendant railroads from continuing an unlawful combination to operate Eads Bridge and Merchants Bridge as a common agency of interstate commerce. Upon disagreement of circuit judges, the case was carried to the Supreme Court, but was remanded by that court for further proceedings. The petition was then dismissed by the Circuit Court, and an appeal was taken to the Supreme Court, where, on April 22, 1912, the decree of the Circuit Court was reversed, and the case remanded with directions to enter a decree in conformity with the opinion of the Supreme Court. A controversy having arisen as to whether the district judge or the three circuit judges had jurisdiction, a writ of prohibition was filed against the district judge, which was sustained by the Supreme Court. A final decree was entéred by the circuit judges on January 29, 1914. There being some question as to whether this decree carried out the mandate and opinion of the Supreme Court, the case was again taken to the

Supreme Court, which ordered that the first paragraph be modified. This order was carried out in a decree

dated January 29, 1917. 12. United States v. Allen & Robinson et al. Petition filed in

October, 1905, in the Circuit Court, D. of Hawaii, against an alleged combination to control the trade in lumber in that Territory. Decided adversely to Gov

ernment and petition dismissed on March 30, 1911. 13. United States v. Otis Elevator Co. et al. Petition filed

March 7, 1906, in the Circuit Court, N. D. of California, against the Otis Elevator Company, and a number of other corporations and individuals, for entering into an alleged combination to restrain trade in the manufacture and sale of elevators. The case was not contested and a decree granting the relief prayed for was entered

on June 1, 1906. 14. United States v. F. A. Amsden Lumber Company et al.

Indictment returned May 4, 1906, in the District Court of Oklahoma, charging the defendants with restricting competition and maintaining agreed prices in the sale of lumber. Pleas of guilty were entered September 25, 1907, and fines aggregating $2,000 were imposed and

collected. 15. United States v. National Association of Retail Druggists

et al. Petition filed May 9, 1906, in the Circuit Court, D. of Indiana, alleging a combination in restraint of interstate trade in the sale of drugs and proprietary medicines. An agreed decree granting the relief sought

in the petition was entered on May 9, 1907. 16. United States v. Virginia-Carolina Chemical Company

et al. Indictment returned May 25, 1906, M. D. of Tennessee, against 31 corporations and 25 individuals engaged in the fertilizer business, charging a conspiracy in violation of the Federal antitrust act and a conspiracy to commit an offense against the United States in violation of section 5440 of the Revised Statutes. On April 17, 1908, various motions, pleas in abatement, and demurrers were filed. On July 3, 1908, the motions and demurrers were overruled, but the pleas in abate

ment were sustained and the indictment quashed. 17. United States v. American Ice Company et al. Indictment

returned July 12, 1906, in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, charging an unlawful agreement to control prices and restrict competition in the sale of

ice. Nolle prosequi entered August 26, 1912. 18. United States v. Chandler Ice and Cold Storage Plant et al.

Indictment returned September 19, 1906, in the District Court, Territory of Oklahoma, charging a combination to apportion territory in the sale of ice. Demurrer overruled in May, 1907. Case ordered dismissed on April 10, 1911.

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United States v. Alfred M. Gloyd et al. Indictment re

turned September 21, 1906, in the District Court, Territory of Oklahoma, charging a combination to maintain prices and restrict competition in the sale of lumber.

Dismissed. 20. United States v. People's Ice and Fuel Company and

W. B. Lount. Indictment returned October 23, 1906, in the District Court, Territory of Arizona, charging a combination to control prices and restrict competition in the sale of ice. The trial resulted in a verdict of not guilty as to People's Ice and Fuel Co. The case as to W. B. Lount was continued over the term, and a plea in bar filed on October 16, 1907, was sustained the fol

lowing day. 21. United States v. Demund Lumber Company et al. Indict

ment returned October 23, 1906, in the District Court, Territory of Arizona, charging a combination to control prices and restrict competition in the sale of lumber. The trial resulted in a verdict of not guilty as to Demund Lumber Company, and on May 9, 1907, a verdict of acquittal was directed as to the remaining defendants.

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22. United States v. Phoenix Wholesale Meat and Produce

Company et al. Indictment returned October 23, 1906, in the District Court, Territory of Arizona, charging a combination to control prices and restrict competition in the sale of meats. Verdict of not guilty as to Phoenix Wholesale Meat & Product Company and indictment against Hurley dismissed on January 7, 1907. Verdict of guilty as to defendant S.J. Tribolet, and fine of $1,000 imposed. On appeal this verdict was affirmed by the

Supreme Court of the Territory. 23. United States v. Standard Oil Company of N. J. et al.

Petition filed November 15, 1906, in the Circuit Court, E. D. of Missouri, alleging that defendants were maintaining a combination in restraint of trade in the production and sale of petroleum. Decided in favor of Government on November 20, 1909. On appeal to the Supreme Court, this judgment was affirmed on May 15, 1911. In conformity with the opinion of the Supreme Court a decree ordering the dissolution of the com

bination was entered on July 29, 1911. 24. United States v. T. B. Hogg et al. Indictment returned

December 8, 1906, in the District Court, Territory of Oklahoma, charging a combination and conspiracy in restraint of trade and commerce in the sale of lumber.

Dismissed upon admission of Oklahoma to statehood. 25. United States v. Atlantic Investment Company et al. In

dictment returned February 11, 1907, in the District Court, S. D. of Georgia, charging a combination in restraint of trade and commerce in the manufacture and sale of turpentine. On February 18, 1907, four corporations and two individuals entered pleas of guilty,

and the court imposed fines aggregating $30,000. 26. United States v. American Seating Company et al. In

dictment returned March. 12, 1907, in the District Court, N. D. of Illinois, charging a combination in restraint of trade in the manufacture and sale of school and church furniture. On April 1, 1907, the defendant corporations entered pleas of guilty, with one exception, and on May 20, 1907, fines aggregating $43,000 were imposed and collected. Defendant E. H. Stafford Manufacturing Company filed a demurrer on April 3, 1907, which was overruled. A plea of not guilty was entered on May 31,

1907. Dismissed January 27, 1913. 27. United States v. American Seating Company et al. Peti

tion filed March 12, 1907, in the Circuit Court, N. D. of Illinois, alleging a combination in restraint of trade in the manufacture and sale of school and church furniture. The case was not contested, and on August 15, 1907, a decree was entered granting the relief sought against all defendants except E. H. Stafford Manufacturing Co., E. H. Stafford, E. M. Stafford, and E. G. Bentley. As to these defendants, the case was dismissed

on January 27, 1913. 28. United States v. Santa Rita Mining Company and Santa

Rita Store Company. Indictment returned April 4, 1907, in the District of New Mexico, charging defendants with conspiring to coerce and compel employees to purchase supplies exclusively from the store operated by the mining company. Demurrer was filed and overruled. Fine of $1,000 imposed on each defendant. On appeal to the Supreme Court of the Territory of New Mexico, the judgment of the lower court was reversed,

and the case was subsequently dismissed. 29. United States v. The Reading Company et al. Petition

filed June 12, 1907, in the Circuit Court, E. D. of Pennsylvania, to dissolve a combination among the anthracite coal carrying roads and others. On December 8, 1910, a decision was handed down by the Circuit Court adjudging that defendants were joined in a combination in restraint of trade through the instrumentality of the Temple Iron Company, but dismissing the charge of the petition as to the so-called 65 per cent contracts whereby it was alleged the independent output was controlled and also the charges as to certain so-called minor

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