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and Iba formation of the Federal Steel Company, the Carnegie Company. <)f Kow Jersey, the American Steel and Wire Company, the National Tube Company, the National Steel Com? pany, the American Tin Plate Com? pany, tho American Steel Hoop Com? pany, the American Sheet Steel Com? pany and other corporations prior to the formation of the United States '?Steel Corporation itself In 1903. Acaulsltlon of Tennessee. Describing the corporation's acquisi? tion of the Tennessee Coal and iron Company the petition relates: "In 1907 the corporation acquired the control and almost the entire own? ership of the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. The properties of this company wero located mainly In Alabama and Tennessee Owing to the character of Its coal and iron deposits the Tennessee Company could manu? facture pig iron cheaper than It could be made In any other part of the United States. On account of its vast holdings of coal and Iron properties, it was a strong propable future com? petitor ot the corporation. Most of the rails In the United States had been made out of Bessemer orea On ac count of accidents attributed to weak? ness in such rails, a Jemand arose for an open feearth rail, and for such pro cuss the ores owned by tho Tennessee Company weio available. "In 1907 a sensation was created tn the steel rail market by H. H. Harri mon. ordering from tbc Tunnossee! Company 157,600 tons ot open hearth steel rails at $1 more per ton than the price of Bcssetuer rails. This as once i put that company Into a position Of an actual competitor of the corpora? tion, and of a possible competitor that] could not bo ignored, of great Poten? tin II tv. 1 "The corporation was not alow to discern the situation. James Galley, llrst vice-president of the corporation, having acquainted himself with (!?<? properties of the Tennessee Company, bad already recommended to Mr. Frlek. ?who was then a director Of the cor? poration, that it acquire the properties of the Tennessee Company. "Grant B. Schiey, of the firm of Moon- & Schiey, of New York City, was oho of the syndicate holding a major? ity of tho stock. This was known to the officers of the corporation. Moote & Schiey, In October. 1907, owed large turns of money in New lork and else? where, from $36,000,000 to $38,000,001 upon call r.nd time loans, which wer.? running to maturity. Some Of these loans were partly secured by pledge of 100.000 shares of Tennessee stock, the amount fluctuating. 'In October. ISO", a great panic came, and New York was the storm centre. 'Those In control of the corpora? tion obtained Intimate knowledge of the affairs of Moore & Schiey, and of their holdings of Tennessee stock. The credit of Moore & Schiey and the! character of their stock holdings, t>uoh| es Tennessee ?stock. Republic Iron and Steel stock and other Industrials, was1 discussed on the street and among, bankers, and the question of their f nil -1 tiro was mooted. The Tennessee sto*kl was speedily subjected to criticism, end. In Wall Street parlance, was "hammered' ns a collateral. H. C. Frlck and E. U. Gary, rcpresentlr.a; I the corporation, took up the negotia-j tlon with Schiey for the purchuse of; tho syndicate stock of tho Tennessee Company, altering first the equivalent: of 60 cents on the dollar, and after words 75 cents on the dollar In cash' for the stork, which Schiey decl'ned. i Onklc-igh Thorne. who was president) of the Trust Company of America, a! New York Institution, was one of the. hyiidle.-ite that purchased the majority! ?>r the stock of the Tennessee Co.r,-i jpany, having subscribed for 12,000 1 chares. 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Morgan & Co.) had been in conference subsequent to said ! gathering of bunkers. A part of th? article, sub-headed 'The Oftlciul State? ment,' said: 'The chief sore point is tho Trust Company of America.' .iBKravatcd Condition*. "After expressing -onlldence In tho condition of the company und stating that it would be uiued and that cap? ital had been guaranteed therefor, It was staled that theso steps were taken for the purpose of announcing that the company would be taken cure ol it an examination into its a Its Irs, which huu been authorised, showed conditions to be us sound as there was every rea? son to believe them to be. Tills an? nouncement helped materially to cause a run uii the said trust company ami aggravated the general uneasy condition and made the position of Moore Schley more desperate, it was gen? erally known that Thorn? and Scniay were members of the Tennessee n ? dlca te. "HegnrjUcss of the Intent In giving out the statement-?and the facts ar.o not t'ufftcientiy known to make any charge in this regard?the fact Is thu It contrbutied directly and stropglj toward bringing Moore & Schley to a point of Imminent (allure, although ihc-y wore ampiy solvent. Their con? dition bad become desperate. It being generally regarded by bunkers ana inlanders Ihut their failure might pre clpltute a general crisis, they, .1. P Morgan ? Co., taking the bad, exerted themselves by advances of rcauy money to meet pressing demands unj other? wise tu prevent Uieir suspension- Much of the eifort, however, revolved abotii itie preparation for the corporation >?> acquire the stock til the Tennessei company. ??.Notiilng loss than the control of tin Tennessee company was con.'idered by the corporation, and negotiations pro cce?cd rapidly and steadily to that ; end. u being represented to Schley : that In no ?.-Hier wuy could relict be , brought to him. "There was fear upon the part of . the corporation that when the move? ment-became publicly known the gov- 1 ernment might take steps to prevent its consummation, in view of this, IC. II. Gary, chairman of the execu? tive committee of the corporation, and H; C, Prick, a director, went to Wash? ington, reaching there Sunday morn? ing, November 1. to see the Presi? dent, bavins previously made an ap? pointment. Without fully dif'.'loslng all Ihc facts In regard to the Tonnes- 1 rev -trek. Its ownership, the amount . of money estimated us necessary to relievo Moor?- and r-'chiey and the at-' rtiligemonts thai ha<l already l.??*:i mild?.- to rolleye the Trust Company of Arherjeu, they represented to the President that the only talng that would prevent a vicious spread of the paplu was for the corporation to nc- i quire the stoek of the Tennessee com? pany. . "The- President recorded In n letter I t., (lie Attorney-General, written in iiirir presence, their representation, ' IK- .xtulfH that said Gary and Frlch lold him thul there was a certain; i..uiin>- firm which would full if help i laliQuld nut be given, and that among It* assets were ? majority of the s'e: cu rill et of the Ttmnetsce Coal Com? pany, Thy firm refcrrrd to wet nn doubtedly Moore A Bchley, but It was not true that among the a>.set>. of the ihm won a mtjorlty of said securi? ties Nor was it true that said Sehley had among bin u^<ta a majority or anything approximating it; The Presl- : dem further said In his letter: "MuQge Gary and Mr. Frlok in- I ft,ruled m< that but little benefit will ? come to tin- -i?ei corporation from the purchase.' ; Statement In Misleading. "Tnla i.tatement to the rresldont was a misleading one. The property was \ .rr> valuable. Next to the eorpory lion the Tennehh^e Company hud the larg? est coal and ore properties In th?* Knited StateD of any ?leel concern , A competitor was removed. The cor*j poratlon. In Us report tc '.ts Blo'ek-| ? elders of this purchase, said liiut the rmt of puichaHe wore satisfactory, both us, v> price and manner of pay? ment: that the purchase of the prop? erty promised, to benefit the corpora? tion, and that the Tennt|*ee property was very valuable. "The President wat, not made fully acquainted with the state of affairs In New York reievunt to the transac? tions ui, tn:y existed, if he had been fully tflvlse i he would h*\e known thai k fleets to mop ihe panic w?s not i ?Iii! foip ^?jviim cause, but that Hier? tvu? aim, the desire and purpose to acquire th? control of a company that I h?d rereinlv assumed a Qjtaitlon of Like Bombshell to Washington Washington, D. G* October 'M.? Tlit filing of the so-called steel trust aolt wae a bombabcll to official AvoBbituittou. It Is sals that only four m'D kneiv of It, so closely did the Department of Justice safeguard I fa action against leaks. Attorney General Wlckershnui, his aecret"ry, Frank Cole, and J. M. Dickinson, former Secretary of War, the sov erntrrctrt'a speelal cotussel Id the case, arc the flrot three who were In the secret, it la preaumed, of course, that the fourth was the President of the United States. special agenta of the Department of Justice have been at work on the ease sathertns evidence at mrluu? tlmea during the lout three years. It Ttaa stated at the Department of Justice that this evidence so gath? ered had been Mupplemeuted by some of the testimony given before the Stanley committee of the House of Regreaetftatlveo, which has been conduction- an Investigation Into the Steel Corporation. solicitor-General Lehmann bna also done much to? ward prepnrlnhT the cose. It tvaa not generally ?npposed that action aitalnnt the giant corporation nm ao near at hand. Many believed thut the attitude taken by the Cor? poration'? ottlclula In recent public statement)! probably accelerated the carefully laid plana. The former Secretary of War's retention na special cdunael became knoivn for the ftr?t time tu-dny when the bill not Died. [ potential competition of great slgnlfl I canoe. The Prosldenl, taken us be was. partially into confidence, antl, moved by his appreciation of the grav? ity of the situation, and the necessity for applying what waa represented tu him to be the only known remedy, staled that he did not feel It to be his duty to prevent the transaction "The. matter then moved rapidly to consummation. Tne corporation und Its powerful banker alilcs did not ad? vance the money or lend the bunds ol the corporations upon the Tennessee Utock, which would have relieved Moore & Schley. so far as the Tennes? see collateral was concerned, and which would not have exceeded Jli.oOO. 000 or 16,1100,000. "They took the position that nothing would relieve the situation but the corporation taking over absolutely the majority of the Tennessee stock. This was done, and It acquired also, under tin- same ugreement, additional stock The corporation exchanged lor the slock Its own bonds on a basis which paid par In cash, for stock which Gary a lew duys before said wus not Worth more than 60 cents on the dollar. "While as lo much of the situation the facts are In doubt. It Is certain that the corporation availed Itself of the embarrassment of Moore & Schley at a most critical period, und the ham? mering ol the Tennessee stock and the threatening of a general financial calamity, to acquire the control of a! competitor taking op a formidable us pect. Heu ?er to Country. "The corporation thus greatly! strengthened its control of the '.rov \ or., supply of the country, Its pre dominating position in the Iron and steel trade of the South, eliminated a competitor, and unlawfully acquired a power which Is a menace to the wcl fare of the country and should be do Btroyed." Then the bill goes on to allege the formation of Illegal pools known as the Steel Plate Association, the Struc? tural Steel Association, the Steel flail. combination, the Wire Hope comb! 1 nation, the Kubber Covered Wire com-! blnntion, the Horse shoe Manufactur? ers' Association, the Underground I Power Cable combination, the Weathe.j Pl'OOin and Magnet Wire combination, the Land Encased Rubber cable combi j nation, and the Bar Copper Wire com \ bins tl On. 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Ask (or booklet of cured cases and write to Eclcman Laboratory, Philadelphia. Pu , for additional evidence,_j work of correlations, and overshadow? ed and dominated by the power of the corporation arisen from its pre? eminence In the business, und the ir? resistible strength of its alliances come together, from time to timo, ?nti out the views of tho corporation lo respect of prices and output, and all that hitherto was affected by pool: und formal agreements, reach a com? mon understanding and purpose, and proceed to carry them out. "It is not here alleged that merely assembling ana mutually exchanging nitormatton and declaration and ueelarutiun of purpose uiuounts to an agreement or combination in restraint oi tru?u. These meetings and tuest results have gono turtuer, V\ nat they actually accomplished snow a tue great iiuu dangerous inincr uunioveu Oy in? corporation inruuijii uiuawtui cum fi? liation, exercised o\er too traoe and commerce 01 tue country. Tue con? certed uetiun iukcii nus prevented uuciuttlious in prices unu coniputitiou "At the meetings have limn repre? sented, ui ine iron and stool traue in tile Lulled States, tuny uu per cent. 01 in- louu. in no line oi ousiuess Hi tne v\ oriel ai any time has Hiera ueen such u large percentage of tnoso cn gugeu in a uusiuess a a the percentage 01 tnose iu tnis country, Who at tlieac meetings ho along uay by day, hund in nanu, pursuing the same course. "At tne lime 01 one ol these meet? ings, held in New fork. January 11, It'll, there was not in tins country a demand for more than 80 per cent, of the total producing capacity in the lines ol iiio.-e there, represented, ana mere was not not enough business to go around, and there was no possible x.'ty of protecting themselves troin competition, except by coming to an unoeratandtng that each wouui be sat islied with a proportion of the bus? iness, v. hlch wan understood bv all, and this understanding was carried out, and no one or tliein computed tot tile recognised business of the others. "When tln-y met the chief executlvu of Hie corporation admonished them that no one of them should forget the moral obligation he was under toward his neighbor, and that It was of the highest importance at that particular time that every one of them should have a keen and abiding sense of the personal obligation which he had to? ward all tin other.', and lo make no mistake of running Hi.- risk of tres pusslng within tin- domain of the rights of his neighbor, who had glvi-n his confidence "t'd trust, and who was willing at all times to put within the knowledge, and therefore more or less und?r tne charge and control of the others, the very direction of his af? fairs. Concerted Action Acquired. "By these meetings and interchange of information and understanding euch became in honor bound not to get the trade of the other, and each, ny the concerted action acquired, participated in the direction of the affairs ot the other. "The main purport of the meeting of January It, It'll, wa.s the question ol mninf.inlng or clitfnging the prices oi the commodities in which they dealt A majority came lo u consensus, wider was uccepted a.nd followed by all. ? "At these meetings they not onl) exenungfrd Information, put advooatf-d control ot prices, and reached a com mou understanding, which wns follow- ; en, under solemn admonition, that they were bound by an Obligation more es? timable than life. ??These meetings brought about lh?j ; maintenance of prices." Attached to the bill, among many j other exhibits of aneged agreements. ia a statement Showing the extent to which the Steel Corporation is repre? sented in the dlrei torates of othet | concerns: It snows wwnrgc l<\ Baker as ,i director In 56 other.-'. hl?nuind C. I Converse in 2V; William V- Corey In :>.' J. 1'ierpont .Morgan In 61. of this ihe government's petition '?Under the pollcj of the corporation, there grew up .i ?. uinniunity of In lUrCHl and power to tnlluencc action to a common purpose, never cxcccdc-o in the commercial history of the wono There came into existence a system oi interlacing of directorates, >. men embraced utmost the entire commercial and ilnancial powers ?> .. o country. "All tiic business of the corporation und it. controlled companies is. con? ducted without competition umong them, and us a part ol a general plan und combination, bj whlcu they havt partially destroyed competition in trade and commerce among the States and with foreign nations, and have by their strength, acquired u. great and unwholesome Influence over com petite rs. whereby they are brought Into harmonious action with the cor? poration In restricting coinpetltlon'ane in restraining such trade and com? merce. ?Since its Organization, the corpora ll u, by means of Its grc-c earnings made possible lurg(!y through tilt power und control over the trade in Iran and steel derived from and ex? ercised by the combinations described, has further increased Its power, in? fluence and domlnancy. by enlarging Its old plants und constructing new ones, paid for largely froiyi its earn? ings. The investment of earnings has been from JtOO.000.OOo to ?150,000.000. ? 'Its net earnings, as shown by its j annual reports, for nine months of the y?ar 1001, and for the years 1002 to IUI 0. Inclusive, aggregated $930,0i.r., 838.SO. Tills? was an average of about 7 per cent, per annum upon the total cupltallrstion of the company. The real earnings amounted to en average approximating 12 per cent, per annum upon the actual overage In? vestment In the properties, but in es? timating such actual investment there are included values which aroso from additions made out of earnings, which earnings were largely and wrongfully enhanced toy the unlawful combination and the pow.er and control exerted by ; It." Parties to (be Suit. ' I In addition to the defendants al ready named, the following arc parties to the suit: * Union Steel Company. Cliiirtou Steel I Company, West Missabe. land Coja>v PREPARED TO FIGHT FOR ITS EXISTENCE New York, Ootober 26.?The United State? Steel Corporation la prepared to nght for its exlatenee. The men at the helm of the greatest oomblnatlon of capital In the world wore silent when the news oame to them that the blow which has been awaited so Ions had fallen. Although It was expected that sooner or later the "binion-doUOii combine" would be put to test undei the Sherman law, even the highest of? ficials of the corporation had no Inkling that the suit would be bo hied at tblt time, until news of that action was flashed from Trenton. The announce? ment took the steel men completely by surprise, and they declined to make any eommcnt for the time bolng. The ciiiwS k th* ?>'P?ftUon is set forth Si!5i,.J1*.Jaont.h 8f? to-day. It pro Si?hftd?htJ,in lu ??>at It was ?iLJ?iD. tb* Uw: ?na declared over the It'w?VSf f. Morgan that it would not dissolve voluntarily. rest r?i?i*?mon? I?8 to put at unSit,^r?p.f^wthat noft-otlatlons were tSSHZSX w,tb th0 Apartment of Jus tlon. * to^ua voluntary dlesolu edU?J,tnii.Stf>*aJnaitSnal? to-nlfM twv. ? h.'J.' individual defendants ne cou a be found. Judge K. H. Gaxv f*"4?"1 of the boaxd of directors^* pany, Limited; Wright Und Company. Limited; Davis Land Company, Lim? ited; Welle Land Company, Limited; Stone Laud Company. Limited; Wablgon Iron Company, Mlnoaln Company: Nlblwa Iron Company, Wenona Iron Company, Mlnawa Iron Company, Leonard Iron Mining Company; Arthur Iron Mining Company, t'llmore Iron Mining Company, Harrison iron Mining Company, Jackson iron Mining Com finny. Polk Iron Mining Company, Tay or iron Mining Company; Van Buren Iron Mining Company. Within nfteen jninuto* after the Illing of the suit a United States mar? shal went to New York to servo the bill upon fifteen defendants, residents thero. among them being J. V. Mor? gan. Charles M Schwab, former presi? dent of the corporation; Ulbert 11. Oary, chairman of th? board, and John D. Itockct'eller. This service of the petition, accord li.j to United States Marshal Alcott for thin district, la one of-two which will be made In the case- within the next forty-eight hours. The second service will be a subpocnae requiring thedef ondants to answer the petition at Trenton on tho tlrst Monday In De? cember. I Dlcklnsou In Case Xashvllle, Teno., October 26.?Before leaving Tor Chicago late to-day. Judge J. M Dickinson spoke briofly of the suit illed to-day at Trenton, N. J., ngulnst the United States Steel Cor? poration, when asked for a ?latentem by tlie Associated Press corrc8]>ondent. "The suit." he said, "us Its the dis? solution of the United States Steel Corporation and Its constituent com? panies which monopolize a part of commerce. It asks the cancellation of tin; Hill leases, and aslts separa? tion from the Tennessee Coal, Iron and liallroad Company." judge- Dlckiusou said that he had been at work on the case oboflt two months. Associated with him wore the Attorney-General,, the Solicitor General, and the district attorney at Trenton. UHl.MvS I, A UDAN I'M TO DIE. Suicide of John I.. Pnul Attributed Worry Over burr AfTnlr. (.Special to The Tirnos-Dlspatch.] KounoHe. Va., October 26.-~John I'aul, a palmer, thirty years old. a na? tive of Itadford. tiled this mornlnK "t 3 o'clock in,the Roanoke Police Stat-on, u? a result of swallowing six ounces of luudunum. Hits death enme after physicians had worked on him un hour. A? far as can he learned Paul brooded over h love affair. Every woman's heart responds to the charm and sweetness of a baby's voice, because nature intended her for motherhood. 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Mr. and Mrs. Moses Grant Edmonds, parents of Miss Violet Edmauds, the accused clergyman's nancoe, and Rob? ert Burns, head of a local detective ugoncy, employed In behalf of Mr. Hlchsson. Othor witnesses Included Attorney Pelletier, Medical Examiner Loary, Mrs. Edgar Llnnell and Mrs. W. H. McLean, mother and uistor of tho dead girl; two young women, believed to be cashier and waltross in a local restaurant Where it has been said Rlcheson and Miss Dinnoll dined 11 few hours before the young woman's death; Dr. Mary Hobart. who attended Mies Llnnell. Miss Juliet C. Palturson, superintend- , cnt of the Young Women's Christltui Association, where Miss Llnnell lived, j and two of her friends thore; Mr. and Mrs. K. 11. Carter, at whoso residence | Mr. Rlcheson had his apartments, and Willium II. Hahn, the Newton Centre druggist, who suys Mr, Rlcheson pur? chased cyanide of potassium from him Several of these persons may be sum? moned to appear again, but It Is not probable that Miss Violet Edmonds | the minister's fiancee, will bo culled, as ' she is confined to her home by illness. A report which came to-day from ? Now Bedford was that Mr. Rlcheson, two days before tho death of Mlsu Lin- 1 nell, obtulncd liour and water from Mis. Carter, hla landlady, explaining that he wunted It to mix paste lo binu books. The report had It that upon re? turning the bowl he told Mrs. Carter: I "You'd better wash it out thoroughly.' there has been poison in it." Mrs. Carter on leaving the grand Jury room to-day would not discuss this report, while her husband said he could neither ulllnn nor deny it. It was learned dentil tely to-day that Con? gressman Robert O. Harris, of Bridge water, has been enlisted in Richeaon's e .use. The plan of defense tor Rlcheson wus formulated yesterday after a long conference. At this conference were Thomas Var land Rlcheson, the aged father of the clergyman, and M- Grant l",d rounds, the father of the accused man's fiancee. The defense will try to provo an allbl_ for Rlcheson on the day that AvlB took' the fatal dose of cyanide; that th* poison was bought to destroy a dog; that Rlcheson loved Avis until she de? cided that she could not be a minis? ter's wife; that they still have the original vial of cyanide of potassium bought by Riohcaon from Druggist llahn. Miss Llfly Rlcheson has called on her brother in his cell, and came away convinced of his innocence. She told him she believed In him absolutely, and would return to Boston at any j time that her presence would be of help to him. A few hours later oho lefi the Parker Houee and took a train for Philadelphia. Colonel Rlcheson declares he Is the | THE WEATHER Forecasti For Vlrgrlnla?Fair Friday) Saturday unsettled and colder, probably ralni light to moderate north to north? west winds. 'For North Carolina?Fair east, local nilnn west portion* Fridays Saturday probably roln and colder) moderate northeast winds. Special Local Data for Ycatcrdoj. 12 noon temperature . 6> i ^ P. M. temperature . ?ti Maximum temperature up to s P. M. ?& ! Minimum temperature, up to 8 P. M. . 4:; ' Mean temperature . 63 Normal temperature . 06 - Excess in temperature . 1 j Deficiency in temperature since March 1 . 39 Accum, excess in tomp-iruturo since January I . SO Rainfall last twenty-four hours.. uu ? Deficiency in rainfall since March I . ti.60 : Accum, deficiency In rainfall since January 1. C.97 l.oeul Observation S P. M. Yesterday. Temperature . Humidity . 68 Wind?direction .N E. Wind?velocity. 4 Weather .Clear Rainfall last twelve hours. 00 CONDITIO*? IN IMPORTANT CITIES. (At 8 P. M- Eustern Stundard Time.) Place. Ther. H. T. L. T. Weather. Ashevllle _ 6S 70 33 Clear Atlanta . 61 72 36 Cleur Atlantic City- OS 6-1 5a Clear Boston . && 62 46 Clear Buffalo . 4-1 ?? 14 Cloudy Calgary . 30 36 16 P. cloudy Charleston ??? "8 *2 P. cloudy Chicago . ?0 ?8 40 Rain Denver . 28 34 28 Snow puluth . c* 36 1& Clear Galveston ... 70 74 60 Clear J-latteras .... 62 68 G2 Clear Havre . 84 40 2? Cloudy Jacksonville.. 72 78 70 Rain Kansas City.. 8S 60 38 Rain Louisville ... 60 88 44 Clear Montgomery. 63 74 68 P. cloudy New Orleans.. 68 72 ?0 Clear New York_58 62 60 Clear Morfolk . 68 62 58 Clear Oklahoma ... 68 76 60 Oloudy Plttaburg 52 ?2 44 ?War Raleigh . ?. 88 46 C ear <ii Louis ... 52 60 44 Clear ?t Paul . 36 40 30 Cloudy San Francisco 56 58 54 P. cloudy Savannah --? 6? 74 62 C oudy Spokane .52 69 34 Clear Tampa . 78 88 70 Clear ---mP- --- 06 42 Cleat Washington. Winnipeg ..-26 3-1 18 Clear V hevllle -.50 60 34 Clear .MINIATUnW ALMANAC. 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