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in the Supreme Court during the October term, 1916.. It was reargued in November, 1917, and again restored to the docket for reargument. In October, 1919, the case was submitted to the court without argument. Case decided in favor of Government December 6, 1920, and remanded with instructions to enter decree dissolving combination. Interlocutory decree entered February 24, 1921, granting relief pending filing of final plan of dissolution. On October 7, 1921, a plan of dissolution and Government's objections thereto were filed, hearing on which has been postponed until after a decision is rendered in the case of United States v..

Reading Co. (supra, p. 95). 15. United States v. Knauer et al. Indictment returned June

4, 1914, at Des Moines, S. D. of Iowa, charging defendants with having entered into a combination in restraint

a of trade in plumbing supplies. Motion to quash and demurrer overruled November 25, 1914. Trial commenced February 10, 1915, and verdict of guilty returned February 24, 1915. Four defendants fined amounts aggregating $3,000 and writ of error granted as to them. Case to stand on motion for new trial as to thirty-one defendants pending decision on writ of error by the Circuit Court of Appeals. The decision of the Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment of the District Court, and fines and costs aggregating approximately $4,000 were imposed. Fines aggregating

$4,500 were imposed on the remaining defendants. 16. United States v. The American Wringer Company et al.,

Indictment returned May 22, 1914, in the District Court, W. D. of Pennsylvania, charging defendants with unlawfully engaging in a combination in restraint of interstate trade and commerce in clothes wringers. Pleas of nolo contendere were entered on November 13,

1914, and fines aggregating $6,000 imposed. 17. United States v. Booth Fisheries Company et al. Indict

ment returned July 20, 1914, in the District Court, W. D. of Washington, charging defendants with enter

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ing into a combination and conspiracy in restraint of interstate trade and commerce in fresh fish. As to all the individual defendants and one corporate defendant the indictment was dismissed. The other defendants plead nolo contendere and fines aggregating $13,000 were

imposed. 18. United States v. New York, New Haven & Hartford

Railroad Company et al. Petition filed July 23, 1914, in the District Court, S. D. of New York, alleging monopolization of transportation facilities in New England and praying for a dissolution thereof. Decree entered October 17, 1914. Because of adverse business conditions, the Government has on several occasions consented to an extension of time in which to comply

with the decree. 19. United States v. Western Cantaloupe Exchange et al. In

dictment returned August 7, 1914, in the District Court, N. D. of Illinois, charging defendants with having entered into a combination to restrain and monopolize interstate trade in cantaloupes. The indictment was dismissed and the desired relief sought by means of a

bill in equity. See No. 64 infra. 20. United States v. Collins et al. Indictment returned Sepplies. On pleas of nolo contendere of 32 defendants the court assessed fines and costs aggregating $5,265. A

tember 4, 1914, in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, against 31 commission merchants, charging them with engaging in a combination to fix arbitrarily and without competition the prices at which country produce is dealt in in the District of Columbia. Argued on demurrer during December, 1914. Defendants entered pleas of nolo contendere in December, 1915, and

fines aggregating $650 were imposed. 21. United States v. McCoach et al. Indictment returned Oc

tober 5, 1914, in the District Court, W. D. of Pennsylvania, against 33 individuals, each a master plumber and retail dealer in plumbing supplies, charging them with entering into a combination to secure a monopoly of the business of selling and installing plumbing sup

nolle prosequi was entered as to one defendant. 22. United States v. Irving et al. Indictment returned October 31, 1914, in the District Court, D. of Utah, against 14 individuals, each a master plumber and retail dealer in plumbing supplies, charging them with entering into a combination to secure a monopoly of the business of selling and installing plumbing supplies. Argued on demurrer in January, 1915. Demurrer overruled and motion to quash denied January 25, 1915. A nolle prosequi was entered as to two of the defendants. The trial of the remaining defendants resulted in the impo

sition of fines aggregating $7,250. 23. United States v. William Rockefeller et al. Indictment returned November 2, 1914, in the District Court, S. D. of New York, against 21 individuals, each at some time a director or officer, or both, of the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Company, charging them with conspiring to monopolize the transportation facilities of New England.

Superseding indictment returned February 26, 1915. After disposing of numerous demurrers, pleas in abatement, and other dilatory defenses, the trial of 11 of the principal defendants was begun in October, 1915. On January 9, 1916, the jury acquitted 6 of the defendants and reported a disagreement as to the other 5. Four defendants, including one of those as to whom there was a disagreement, interposed pleas of immunity because of compulsory production of evidence which were sustained. The indictment is pending against the five remaining defendants; namely, George Maculloch Miller, who was not tried because of sickness, and Rockefeller,

Brooker, Ledyard, and Pratt. 24. United States v. Isaac E. Chapman, William L. Chapman,

and Merritt & Chapman Derrick & Wrecking Co. Indictment returned January 27, 1915, in the District Court, S. D. of New York, charging a combination and conspiracy to monopolize interstate trade and commerce in the derrick, lighterage and wrecking business in New York Harbor and its environs and along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Demurrer sustained April

13, 1915. 25. United States v. Carl C. King et al. Indictment returned

March 4, 1915, in the District Court, D. of Massachusetts, charging defendants (Aroostook Potato Shippers Association) with entering into a conspiracy in restraint of trade in potatoes. Superseding indictment returned December 15, 1915. Demurrer overruled. In June, 1917, a verdict of guilty was returned and fines aggre

gating $3,500 imposed. 26. United States v. Michael Artery et al. Eight indictments

returned in January and April, 1915, in the District Court, N. D. of Illinois, against certain so-called business agents of Chicago labor unions, charging them with combining and conspiring to prevent the unloading in Chicago of goods shipped from other States. Demurrers to the indictments have been overruled. The trial of three of the defendants under one of the indictments resulted in a verdict of guilty. A motion in arrest of judgment was overruled and fines aggregating $2,500 imposed. The defendants under the other indictments plead guilty and fines aggregating $2,000 were imposed. As to the remaining indictment

a nolle prosequi was entered. 27. United States v. Michael Boyle et al. Two indictments

(one against Boyle et al. and one against Feeney) returned April 27, 1915, in the District Court, N. D. of Illinois, charging a conspiracy amongst labor unions and certain manufacturers in Chicago to prevent the installation in Chicago of electrical appliances and lighting fixtures manufactured elsewhere, the purpose being to eliminate competition from that source. Demurrers to the indictments were overruled.

The trial of the case against Boyle and others resulted in a verdict of guilty. Sentences of 60 days and one year in jail were imposed upon two defendants, and

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these and eleven of the remaining defendants were fined amounts aggregating $15,500. All defendants appealed to the Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the judgment of the District Court in April, 1919. The defendants made application for a rehearing, which was denied. The fines were thereupon paid and the sentences served, Boyle's having been commuted to four months. As to eight defendants a nolle prosequi or dismissal was entered. The trial of the Feeney case was postponed awaiting the outcome of the Boyle case,

and is now pending. 28. United States v. S. F. Bowser Company, Inc., et al. Peti

tion filed June 10, 1915, in the District Court, D. of Indiana, charging the defendants with combining to restrain and attempting to monopolize interstate trade and commerce in pumps, tanks, and outfits for the storage and handling of gasoline and other inflammable liquids. A decree granting the relief sought by the

Government has been entered. 29. United States v. United Shoe Machinery Company et al.

Petition filed October 18, 1915, in the District Court, E. D. of Missouri, charging that the so-called tying clauses in the series of leases used by the defendants in the conduct of their business are violative of section 3 of the Clayton Act. On November 12, 1915, a preliminary injunction was granted prohibiting the enforcement of the tying clauses pending the final determination of the case. The defendants filed a motion to dismiss the petition. This motion was argued in April, 1916, and was overruled in an opinion rendered June 7, 1916. The case was subsequently tried in the District Court in January, 1919, and a decision favorable to the Government rendered March 31, 1920, in pursuance of which a final decree was entered May 12, 1920, making permanent the prohibition contained in the preliminary injunction. From this decree both parties appealed to the Supreme Court, where it was argued at the October term, 1920, restored to the docket, and reargued at the present term.

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