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tables shipped into the State of Oregon. The defendants entered pleas of guilty on February 21, 1913, and
fines aggregating $8,450 were imposed and collected. 68. United States v. Krentler-Arnold Hinge Last Company et al. Petition filed February 7, 1913, in the District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, alleging the unlawful control by defendant of the interstate trade and commerce in shoe and boot lasts, both patented and unpatented. Consent decree was entered at Detroit,
Mich., on February 7, 1913. 69. United States v. United Shoe Machinery Company of
New Jersey et al. Petition filed February 8, 1913,
petition in this case was dismissed in April, 1919. 70. United States v. The Southern Wholesale Grocers' Asso
ciation et al. Petition for rule to show cause why an attachment for a criminal contempt of court for alleged violation of the terms of a decree, entered October 17, 1911 (see No. 10, p. 83), should not issue was filed in the District Court at Birmingham, Northern District of Alabama, on February 10, 1913. The association and three individual members were adjudged guilty of contempt of court, and on July 29, 1913, fines aggre
gating $5,500 were imposed. 71. United States v. Board of Trade of the City of Chicago
et al. Petition filed February 11, 1913, in the District Court, Northern District of Illinois, attacking rule 33 of of the Chicago Board of Trade, by virtue of which it is alleged the price of all corn, oats, wheat, and rye arriving in Chicago at times when the board of trade is not in session is arbitrarily determined. A motion to strike out certain portions of defendants' answer was granted. The case was decided in favor of the Government, and a final decree was entered on December 28, 1915. An appeal to the Supreme Court prosecuted by the defendants was in March, 1918, decided adversely to the
Government. 72. United States v. The Cleveland Stone Company et al.
Petition filed February 12, 1913, in the District Court, Northern District of Ohio, charging defendants with establishing and maintaining a practical monopoly of the stone business. A final decree granting the relief sought by the Government was entered without contest
on February 11, 1916. . 73. United States v. The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company and The Delaware, Lackawanna do Western Coal Company. Petition filed February 13, 1913, in the District Court at Trenton, N. J., charging defendants with transporting coal in which it had an interest in violation of the Commodities Clause of the Interstate Commerce Act, and with entering into an unlawful contract whereby the coal company acquired a monopoly of the sale of anthracite coal produced along the line of the railroad company, in violation of the Antitrust Act. Expediting certificate filed and case set for hearing on January 27, 1914.
The District Court dismissed the petition and the case was appealed. In a decision handed down on June 21, 1915, the Supreme Court unanimously reversed the lower court, holding that the unity of management existing between the railroad and coal company brought the matter within the condemnation of the commodities clause.
It also held the contract between those companies to be in violation of the Antitrust Act.
A decree was entered by the District Court on August 11, 1915, enjoining the railroad from further transporting in interstate commerce coal mined or purchased by it and purporting to have been sold to the coal company under the above-mentioned contract; and enjoining both the railroad and the coal company from further carrying out or enforcing the provisions of that contract.
74. United States v. The Mc Caskey Register Company et al.
Petition filed February 20, 1913, in the District Court, Northern District of Ohio, charging defendants with conspiring to restrain and monopolize the manufacture and sale of account registers and appliances. Upon reinvestigation the case was dismissed without prej
udice on January 7, 1915. 75. United States v. International Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, Local Unions Nos. 9 and 134, et al. Petition filed February 24, 1913, in the District Court, Northern District of Illinois, seeking to enjoin defendants from interfering with the interstate business of the Postal Telegraph-Cable Co. A temporary injunction was granted forthwith, and was made permanent by a final
decree entered on February 27, 1914. 76. United States v. Corn Products Refining Company et al.
Petition filed March 1, 1913, in the District Court, Southern District of New York, charging defendants with monopolizing and restraining interstate trade and commerce in corn products, and praying for the dissolution of the combination. The case was argued in March, 1916, and a decision favorable to the Government and ordering the dissolution of the combination was handed down on June 24, 1916. From this decision the defendants took an appeal to the Supreme Court, which they subsequently withdrew, however, and submitted to the decree entered by the District Court. Decree modified with consent of Government on October
18, 1921. 77. United States v. The American Thread Company et al. Petition filed March 3, 1913, in the District Court at Trenton, N. J., charging defendants with monopolizing the thread industry. The defendants did not contest this case, and on June 2, 1914, a decree was entered dissolving the combination and enjoining the use of certain unfair trade practices against independent manufacturers.
United States v. The Burroughs Adding Machine Com
pany et al. Petition filed March 3, 1913, in the District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that defendants were engaged in a conspiracy to monopolize interstate trade and commerce in adding machines. consent decree was entered at Detroit on March 3, 1913. Decree modified September 7, 1922, permitting the defendant company to acquire a controlling interest in a company to be organized for the purpose of taking over the adding machine business of a German concern under certain provisions and restrictions set forth in
the modifying order. 79. United States v. American Coal Products Company et al.
Petition filed March 3, 1913, in the District Court, Southern District of New York, charging defendants with monopolizing the supply of coal tar and restraining the trade of competitors in the purchase of coal tar in the manufacture and sale of tarred roofing felts, coaltar pitch, and other coal-tar products. A consent decree
was entered on March 4, 1913. 80. United States v. Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
et al. Petition filed March 4, 1913, in the District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, alleging a conspiracy on the part of the members of the St. Louis Coal Traffic Bureau to suppress and eliminate competition in various rates for the transportation of soft coal from the State of Illinois to the city of St. Louis, Mo. The rates established having been upheld by the Interstate Commerce Commission, the case was dismissed without prejudice on September 20, 1915.
President Wilson's Administration, March 4, 1913, to March 4, 1921.
(JAMES C. McREYNOLDS, Attorney General, March 4, 1913, to September 2, 1914; THOMAS
WATT GREGORY, Attorney General, September 3, 1914, to March 4, 1919; A. MITCHELL PALMER, March 5, 1919, to March 4, 1921.)
1. United States v. The New Departure Manufacturing Com
pany et al. Petition filed May 27, 1913, in the District Court, Western District of New York, alleging that defendants entered into a conspiracy and combination and devised a license agreement for the purpose of restraining and monopolizing the manufacture and sale of bicycle and motor-cycle parts and coaster brakes. An
agreed decree was entered at Rochester on May 27, 1913. 2. United States v. White et al. Indictment returned June
7, 1913, in the District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, against 19 members of the United Mine Workers of America, alleging a conspiracy to interfere with interstate commerce in coal mined in West Virginia.
Nolle prosequi entered on June 20, 1914. 3. United States v. Eastman Kodak Company et al.' Petition
filed June 9, 1913, in the District Court of Buffalo, Western District of New York, alleging that defendants have acquired a monopoly of the business of manufacturing, selling, and distributing photographic supplies. A decision favorable to the Government was handed down on August 24, 1915, and a final decree in conformity therewith was entered on January 20, 1916. The defendants appealed to the Supreme Court. Appeal dismissed by Kodak Co. January 31, 1921. Decree of dissolution and injunction entered by District Court February 1, 1921. Appraisal of properties being made looking to further
proceedings under the decree. 4. United States v. The Quaker Oats Company et al. Peti
tion filed June 11, 1913, in the District Court at Chicago, Northern District of Illinois, alleging a combination to restrain and monopolize interstate trade and commerce 70681-23