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tained, 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 dis
missed as to individual defendants. 51. United States v. John H. Patterson et al. Indictment
returned February 22, 1912, in the Southern District of Ohio, against John H. Patterson, president, and 29 other officials and employees of the National Cash Register Co., 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 the lower court. The Government applied to the Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari, which was denied. A nolle prosequi was entered on February 1, 1916. See civil case against substantially same defend
ants, No. 39 above. 52. United States v. American Asiatic Steamship Company
et al. Petition filed March 30, 1912, in the Southern District 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 Eastern District 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, District 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 2 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, Western District 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, Southern District 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 dismissal was entered May 29, 1913. 57. United States v. Prince Line (Limited) et al. Petition
filed June 5, 1912, in the District Court, Southern District 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, Northern District 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, Northern District 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, Eastern District 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. 61. United States v. Calvin N. Payne et al. Indictment returned August 29, 1912, in the Northern District of Texas, charging defendants with engaging in a conspiracy in restraint of interstate and foreign trade and commerce in oils and oil products. Nolle prosequi entered February 25, 1913.
United States v. The Master Horseshoers' National Protective Association of America and others. Petition filed December 12, 1912, in the Eastern District of Michigan, charging defendants with engaging in a combination and conspiracy in restraint of trade and commerce in drilled horseshoes, adjustable calks, and rubber hoof pads. Demurrers overruled April 4, 1914. The case was not contested and decrees granting the relief asked
were entered in March and April, 1914, and January, 1916. 63. United States v. Philadelphia Jobbing Confectioners' Associ
ation et al. Petition filed December 13, 1912, in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, charging defendants with unlawfully interfering with interstate commerce in candies and confections. Consent decree entered
February 17, 1913. . 64. United States v. Elgin Board of Trade et al. Petition filed
December 14, 1912, in the Northern District of Illinois, charging defendants with combining and conspiring in the interest of a number of large centralizing concerns to restrain interstate commerce in butter and butter fat, and arbitrarily fixing the price thereof to obtain throughout the United States. A decree granting the relief sought was entered without contest on April 27, 1914.
United States v. Charles S. Mellen, Edson J. Chamberlain, and Alfred W. Smithers. Indictment returned December 23, 1912, in the Southern District of New York, charging a combination and conspiracy to restrain interstate commerce by preventing the construction of subsidairy lines of the Central Vermont Railway Co. (itself a subsidiary of the Grand Trunk Railway Co.) from Palmer, Mass., to Providence, R. I.; from White River Junction, Vt., to Boston; and from Boston to Blackstone, connecting there with the Palmer-Providence line. Nolle prosequi entered on December 13, 1919, as to defendants Chamberlain and Smithers. Case still
pending as to defendant Mellen. 66. United States v. Kellogg Toasted Corn Flake Company
et al. Petition filed December 26, 1912, in the Eastern District of Michigan, alleging that the business policy of the defendant company in fixing and enforcing resale prices on Kellogg's Toasted Corn Flakes is unlawful and tends to restrain and monopolize interstate commerce in said product. In a decision handed down on April 14, 1915, the circuit judges for the Sixth Circuit held this practice to be unlawful. Subsequently the Kellogg Co. announced that it would not further contest the case and a final decree was entered on September 20, 1915.
United States v. Page et al. Indictment returned Febru
ary 5, 1913, at Portland, District of Oregon, charging 15 individuals, through the medium of the Produce Merchants' Exchange, of Portland, with unlawfully controlling the purchase, distribution, and sale of approximately 90 per cent of the produce, fruit, and vege