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26. United States v. Holmes et al. Indictment returned June

23, 1911, in the N. D. of Illinois, charging the secretaries of fourteen retail lumbermen's associations with conspiring by means of a central bureau to control the marketing of lumber. Demurrer filed. Nolle prosequi

entered June 6, 1913. 27. United States v. Wm. P. Palmer and 25 others, constitut

ing the Bare Copper Wire Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New York. See

note to No. 27h. 27a. United States v. Wm. P. Palmer and 33 others, constitut

ing the Weatherproof and Magnet Wire Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New

York. See note to No. 27h. 27b. United States v. Wm. P. Palmer and 38 others, constitut

ing the Rubber Covered Wire Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New York. See

note to No. 27h. 27c. United States v. F. W. Roebling and 17 others, constituting

the Fine Magnet Wire Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New York. See

note to No. 27h. 27d. United States v. Wm. P. Palmer and 15 others, constitut

ing Horse Shoe Manufacturers' Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New York.

See note to No. 27h. 27e. United States v. Philip H. W. Smith and 14 others, con

stituting the Underground Power Cable Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New

York. See note to No. 27h. 27f. United States v. Frank N. Phillips and 10 others, consti27g. United States v. Wm. P. Palmer and 17 others, constitut

tuting the Telephone Cable Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New York. See note to No. 27h.

ing the Lead Encased Rubber Insulated Cable Association. Indictment returned June 29, 1911, in the S. D.

of New York. See note to No. 27h. 27h. United States v. E. E. Jackson, jr., and 17 others, consti

tuting the Wire Rope Association. Indictment returned

June 29, 1911, in the S. D. of New York. NOTE.— In cases Nos. 27 to 27h the various defendants entered pleas of nolo contendere, and fines aggregating approximately $128,700 were assessed.

28. United States v. Periodical Clearing House et al. Peti

tion filed in June, 1911, in the S. D. of New York, against the members of the so-called Magazine Trust. The trial resulted in an equally divided court, and an order of

dismissal was entered May 29, 1913. 29. United States V. Jay B. Pearce et al. Indictment re

turned July 19, 1911, in the N. D. of Ohio, against certain manufacturers and jobbers for combining and conspiring to restrain the manufacture and sale of wall paper. Demurrer overruled May 13, 1912. Trial re

sulted in a verdict of not guilty on May 24, 1912. 30. United States v. Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R. R.

et al. Petition filed August 4, 1911, in the S. D. of Ohio, charging defendants with entering into a combination to monopolize the production and transportation of bituminous coal in and from the Ohio fields and, to a certain extent, the West Virginia fields. A decision favorable to the Government was handed down on December 28, 1912. On March 14, 1914, a decree was entered dissolving the combination generally in accord

with the contentions of the Government. 31.

United States v. Edward E. Hartwick et al. Petition

filed August 31, 1911, in the Circuit Court, E. D. of Michigan, against the members of the Michigan Retail Lumber Dealers' Association, The Scout Publishing Co., and the Lumber Secretaries' Bureau of Information for alleged restraint of trade in lumber. In view of the decision of the Supreme Court in the Eastern States case (supra, No. 23) this case was not contested, and a decree granting the relief sought by the Government

was entered in December, 1917. 32. United States v. Standard Wood Company et al. Petition

filed in September, 1911, in the Circuit Court, S. D. of New York, against the members of the so-called Kindling Wood Trust. On default of answer; a decree was

entered against defendants March 11, 1912. 33. United States v. Hunter Milling Company, Blackwell

Milling and Elevator Company, and Frank Folte. Indictment returned September 10, 1911, in the W. D. of Oklahoma, charging defendants with conspiring to restrain trade in flour. Demurrer overruled December 16, 1912. The trial resulted in a verdict of guilty, and fines

aggregating $2,000 were imposed. 34. United States v. S. W. Winslow et al. Two indictments

(113 and 114) returned September 19, 1911, in the D. of Massachusetts, charging a combination, conspiracy, and monopoly in trade in shoe machinery. Demurrer to indictment 113 was sustained, and demurrer to indictment 114 was overruled as to first count and sustained as to second count. An appeal was taken by the United States from decision in No. 113, which was affirmed by the Supreme Court. In October, 1918, a nolle prosequi

was entered in No. 114. 35. United States v. The Colorado and Wyoming Lumber

Dealers' Association and The Lumber Secretaries' Bureau of Information. Petition filed September 25, 1911, in the Circuit Court, D. of Colorado, seeking an injunction against defendants for conspiring to restrain trade in lumber and its products. In view of the decision of the Supreme Court in the Eastern States case (supra, No. 23) this case was not contested, and a decree granting the relief sought by the Government was entered in December, 1917.

36. United States v. Willard G. Hollis et al. Petition filed

October, 1911, in the Circuit Court, D. of Minnesota, against the Lumber Secretaries' Bureau of Information, The Lumberman Publishing Company, and certain individuals in the lumber trade. This case was argued at Minneapolis in December, 1914, and a decision in favor of the Government was handed down in March, 1917, and

a final decree was entered in August, 1917. 37. United States v. United States Steel Corporation and

others. Petition filed October 27, 1911, in the District Court, D. of New Jersey, alleging a combination in restraint of interstate commerce in iron and steel and their products and an attempt to monopolize the same. This case was argued before the Circuit Judges, under the provisions of the expediting act, during October, 1914. A decision adverse to the Government was handed down on June 3, 1915, and a decree dismissing the petition was entered on September 10, 1915. From this decree an appeal was taken to the Supreme Court. The case was argued there in March, 1917, and the following May it was restored to the docket for reargument, and was reargued during the October term, 1919. In an opinion rendered March 1, 1920, the Supreme Court affirmed the decree of the district court. A petition for rehearing filed by the Government was denied May 3,

1920. 38. United States v. Joe Cotton et al. Indictment returned

November 15, 1911, in the S. D. of Mississippi, for conspiring to restrain interstate commerce during the course of a strike on the Illinois Central Railroad. The strike

having terminated, no further action has been taken. 39. United States v. National Cash Register Co. et al. Petition

filed December 4, 1911, in Circuit Court, S. D. of Ohio, alleging conspiracy to restrain and attempt to monopolize trade in cash registers and other registering devices. A decree granting the relief sought by the Government was entered on February 1, 1916.

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40. United States v. United Shoe Machinery Co. et al. Peti

tion filed December 12, 1911, in Circuit Court, D. of Massachusetts, alleging combinations and conspiracies in restraint of interstate and foreign trade in shoe machinery, and praying for perpetual restraining order, dissolution of company, and restoration of normal conditions. The testimony in this case was taken in open court and on March 18, 1915, the Circuit Judges handed down opinions adverse to the Government. An appeal to the Supreme Court resulted in a decision affirming the decree of the District Court May 20, 1918. Application by the Government for a rehearing was denied.

41.

United States v. A. Haines et al. Two indictments re

turned December 16, 1911, in the S. D. of Florida against members of a Longshoremen's Association for combining, conspiring, and agreeing to interfere with interstate operations of the Mason Forwarding Company which had declined to recognize one of the conspirators known as the "walking delegate.” See note

to case 42, post. 42. United States v. A. Haines et al. Two indictments re

turned December 16, 1911, in the S. D. of Florida, against members of a Longshoremen's Association for combining, conspiring, and agreeing upon rules, regulations, requirements, etc., with reference to the employment of workmen to load vessels with lumber for inter

state shipment. NOTE.—Cases 41 and 42 consolidated for trial. Defendants entered pleas of guilty and each was sentenced to four hours' confinement. 43. United States v. Pacific Coast Plumbing Supply Associa

tion et al. Petition filed December 18, 1911, in the Circuit Court, S. D. of California, alleging unlawful restraint of trade and commerce in plumbing supplies on the Pacific Coast. Decree enjoining defendants from further committing the acts complained of was entered January 6, 1912.

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