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44. United States v. The Keystone Watch Case Company et al.

Petition filed December 20, 1911, in the Circuit Court, E. D. of Pennsylvania, alleging unlawful contracts, combinations, and conspiracies to monopolize trade in filled watch cases and watches, and praying for a permanent decree ordering the dissolution of the company and enjoining defendants from further committing the unlawful acts complained of. A decision in part favorable and in part adverse to the contentions of the Government was handed down on January 2, 1915. A decree was entered in conformity therewith, from which both the Government and the defendants appealed to the Supreme Court. Upon stipulation both appeals

were dismissed October 24, 1921. 45. United States v. American Naval Stores Company et al.

Petition filed January 8, 1912, in the District Court, S. D. of Georgia, alleging unlawful combination and conspiracy in restraint of interstate and foreign commerce in turpentine and resin. Demurrer overruled January 2, 1913. Defendant suspended business in March, 1913, on account of financial difficulties, and since then no further action has been taken.

46.

United States v. New Departure Manufacturing Company

et al. Indictment returned January 8, 1912, in the W. D. of New York against six corporations and eighteen individual defendants, charging unlawful combination and conspiracy for the purpose of monopolizing the coaster-brake business, and fixing and maintaining prices for coaster brakes. Plea in abatement overruled April 2, 1912. Demurrer overruled March 12, 1913. Defendants entered pleas of guilty and nolo contendere and fines aggregating $81,500 were imposed in May,

1913. 47. United States v. The North Pacific Wharves & Trading

Co. et al. Indictment (834-B) returned February 12, 1912, in the First Division, D. of Alaska, charging de

fendants with conspiring to monopolize and monopolizing the coal business at Skagway. Demurrer sustained

May 3, 1912. 48. United States v. Pacific & Arctic Railway & Navigation

Co. et al. Indictment (835–B) returned February 12, 1912, in the First Division, D. of Alaska, charging defendants with engaging in a conspiracy to monopolize and monopolizing the transportation business between the head of Lynn Canal and the headwaters of the

Yukon River. Demurrer sustained on May 3, 1912. 49. United States v. The North Pacific Wharves & Trading

Co. et al. Indictment (836-B) returned February 12, 1912, in the First Division, D. of Alaska, charging defendants (1) with engaging in a conspiracy and combination in restraint of trade and commerce by combining the four wharves at Skagway under one management, and (2) with monopolizing the wharfinger business at Skagway. Demurrer overruled on May 3, 1912. First trial resulted in disagreement of jury on January 27, 1913. The corporation defendants entered pleas of guilty on February 2, 1914, and fines aggregating $19,500 were imposed. Indictment dismissed as to indi

vidual defendants. 50. United States v. Pacific & Arctic Railway and Navigation

Co. et al. Indictment (837-B) returned February 13, 1912, in the First Division, D. of Alaska, charging defendants with engaging in a conspiracy to monopolize and monopolizing the steamship transportation business between Puget Sound and British Columbia ports in the south and Skagway in the north. Demurrer sustained, except as to corporation defendants to count No. 6. Upon appeal to the Supreme Court the judgment was reversed and the case remanded for further proceedings. Pleas of guilty were entered by the corporation defendants on February 2, 1914, and fines aggregating $8,500 were imposed. Indictment dismissed as to individual defendants.

51. United States V. John H. Patterson et al. Indictment

returned February 22, 1912, in the S. D. of Ohio, against John H. Patterson, president, and 29 other officials and employees of the National Cash Register Company, alleging a conspiracy in restraint of interstate trade and commerce in cash registers, resulting in an unlawful monopoly of the industry. Demurrer overruled June 26, 1912. Trial resulted in a verdict of guilty as to 29 of the 30 defendants and fines aggregating $135,000 and jail sentences ranging from nine months to one year were imposed. The defendants appealed to the Circuit Court of Appeals, which reversed the judgment of tho lower court. The Government applied to the Supremo Court for a writ of certiorari, which was denied. A nolle prosequi was entered on February 1, 1916. See civil case against substantially same defendants, No. 39

above. 52. United States v. American Asiatic Steamship Company

et al. Petition filed March 30, 1912, in the S. D. of New York, charging defendants with combining and conspiring, entering into unlawful contracts and pooling agreements, and allowing rebates, for the purpose of securing a monopoly of the business of transporting freight between ports on the Atlantic coast of the United States and ports in the Philippine Islands, Japan, China, and the Far East. A decision adverse to the Government was handed down on February 3, 1915. An appeal to the Supreme Court resulted in the dismissal of

the petition without prejudice. 53. United States v. Julius F. Miller, Secretary, New York

Charcoal Company et al. Indictment returned April 2, 1912, in the E. D. of New York, charging defendants with restraining interstate trade and commerce in charcoal. Demurrer sustained October 17, 1912.

54.

United States v. International Harvester Company et al.

Petition filed April 30, 1912, in the District Court, D. of Minnesota, alleging the acquisition and maintenance of a monopoly in harvesting and agricultural machinery

and implements and twine. Testimony taken, expediting certificate filed, and case argued before three circuit judges at St. Paul during November, 1913. The Court sustained the contentions of the Government and a decree ordering the dissolution of the combination was entered August 15, 1914. The defendants appealed to the Supreme Court and the case was argued there in April, 1915. On June 2d the court ordered the case restored to the docket for reargument. In October, 1918, the defendants dismissed their appeal to the Supreme Court, and a final decree effectively dissolving

the combination was entered on November 2, 1918. 55. United States v. Aluminum Company of America. Peti

tion filed May 16, 1912, in the District Court, W. D. of Pennsylvania, to prevent a further monopoly of and restraint upon the interstate and foreign trade and commerce in aluminum and aluminum wares. Consent decree granting relief substantially as prayed for was

entered at Pittsburgh on June 7, 1912. 56. United States v. Herman Sielcken et al. Petition filed

May 18, 1912, in the District Court, S. D. of New York, alleging conspiracy to reduce the production of coffee, especially in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and to withdraw a large per cent of coffee from the market by purchase. Motion for preliminary injunction denied. Upon the advice of the State Department that representations had been made by the Brazilian Government that the entire quantity of coffee which was being withheld from market had been sold to a large number of dealers throughout the United States, an order of dis

missal was entered May 29, 1913. 57. United States v. Prince Line (Limited) et al. Petition

filed June 5, 1912, in the District Court, S. D. of New York, charging defendants, as common carriers of freight and passengers between ports of the United States and ports in the Republic of Brazil, with acquiring and maintaining a substantial monopoly by means of contracts, rebates, and other unlawful acts, and praying for an annulment of said contracts, agreements, etc. A decision adverse to the Government was handed down on February 3, 1915. An appeal to the Supreme Court resulted in the dismissal of the petition without prejudice.

58.

United States v. Central-West Publishing Co. et al. Peti

tion filed August 3, 1912, in the District Court, N. D. of Illinois, charging defendants with engaging in unfair competition against each other and against others engaged in competing industries, with the intent to restrain and monopolize interstate trade and commerce in plate and ready-print matter. Consent decree, granting relief as prayed for, entered at Chicago on August

3, 1912. 59. United States v. Associated Billposters and Distributors

of the United States and Canada et al. Petition filed August 3, 1912, in the District Court, N. D. of Illinois, charging defendants with engaging in a combination and conspiracy to place unlawful restraints upon interstate and foreign trade and commerce in posters. After demurrers had been overruled, testimony was taken in open court and a decision favorable to the Government was handed down on March 14, 1916. A final decree granting the relief sought by the Government was entered in July, 1916, from which the defendants appealed to the Supreme Court. Upon stipulation previously entered into the case was dismissed on March

27, 1922. 60. United States v. Motion Picture Patents Company et al.

Petition filed August 15, 1912, in the District Court, E. D. of Pennsylvania, to remove the restraints which defendants have imposed upon interstate and foreign trade and commerce in machines, appliances, and apparatus relating to the motion-picture art, and upon persons engaged in such trade and commerce. A decision favorable to the Government was handed down on October 1, 1915, and a decree in conformity therewith was entered on January 24, 1916. An appeal by the defendants to the Supreme Court was subsequently withdrawn, leaving in full force and effect the decree of the District Court.

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