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JULY 20, 1905 PAGC 9 PLANNED HIS RUIN WORRALL CONTINUES TESTIMONY IN GRAIN CASE Owing to Machinations Against Him He Could Not Buy in Chicago or Omaha and Was Shut Out of Best Markets As a. witness against himself and in answer to questions from the at torneys from the concerns from whom he claims damages, Thomas D. Wor rall continued at Omaha to narrate his knowledge of the existence of the alleged elevator trust and the man ner in which he says it tried to pul: verize him between the upper and the nether millstones. Because he did not passively submit and because of his personal friendship with the grain men of the state, he says he has managed from time to time to make business deals with the so-called "reg ulars," attempting time and again to . effect some settlement whereby -he could still remain an independent and be unmolested by the alleged trust. His Markets Tampered With His troubles, he said included not only the inability to purchase grain from Nebraska elevator , men and to sell in Omaha to local concerns, but he found his markets in Chicago had been tampered with, and when he . wanted to erect elevators at advan tageous points in the state he found the railroads so tough a- proposition to deal with that he is still without a single Nebraska elevator. The one little elevator which the company possesses is located on ground leased from the, street railway company in Council Bluffs. Continuing his deposition Thursday morning, he said that he had often times on the floor of the grain ex change endeavored to buy grain from the Omaha Elevator company, the Trans-Mississippi Grain company, the Westbrooke-Gibbons Grain company, and the Nebraska-lowa Grain com pany, and would many times have the first bid on it but that these com panies had seen fit to let others have the grain at the same price notwith standing the rule among the members of the exchange that when : a man puts up the first bid on grain, he is entitled to it if it Is sold at that price. Worrall was asked if he was in a position to dispose of the grain if It had been sold him, and he replied that he would have sold it to farmers and to feeders in northern Missouri and southern Iowa, and other places wherever he could find a' market. Threatened a Boycott, He testified that since January 1, 1905, he had handled about 60,000 to 100,000 bushels of grain a month; not including the month of April. He stated in answer to a question that he had not considered his com pany an "irregular" from its incep tion, but that he had since found it out: that it had been so considered by the Nebraska Grain Dealers' asso ciation. Attorney Smith asked whether it was not true that the Updike Grain company had purchased from Wor rall in July,' 1904. Worrall replied that it had purchased more than any others. "Then it was not quite so orthodox as some of the others," remarked Mr. Smith. V . "That tells the story exactly," Wor rall shot back. ' Mr. Worrall proceeded , at some length of time to tell of the meeting he had had some time in August, 1904, with representatives of the other grain companies. He said: Soon after we commenced to do business with the Elgin Elevator company, and the secretary of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association had threatened to send out a bulletin against us, I went over to Mr. Up dike's office, and we had a conversa tion. He took the matter in his own hands to adjust it. I told him what my attitude was going to be toward the farmers organization that had elevators. " Work of the Combine He came to my office as many as a half dozen times during the time that negotiations were pending, and tried to get my consent to meet him and other members of the Nebraska Grain Dealers' association, and also members of the Omaha Grain ex change, and talk matters over and fix them up. As first I refused postively, but finally I" consented, after a good deal of insistence. The meeting was held at the private office of Mr. Cow gill, manager of the Trans-Mississippi Grain company. In attendance were Mr. Cowgill, Mr. Westbrooke, Mr. Brown, Mr. Updike and myself. Soon after I arrived Mr. Cowgill com menced, and he said some very haughty things, and the conversation carried on there wouldn't look well in print. They told me what they could do, and what they would do if I insisted on handling the grain that came from the farmers' elevators. "Well," I said "if you can do the things you say you can, then this is more power than ought to be vested in the hands of any one body of men. I am going to handle the grain of the Elgin Elevator company. You can ruin me financially, but I am going to do We agreed, finally, that they would do business with me If, when I had a car of grain from 6 an irregular ship per, T would say so. The next day at the exchange things were different. , They began to bid on me, and this kept on for several days. But I soon saw . the African in the bush. I saw that they had agreed among themselves to al ternate in their bids. One day one would bid, and the next day another. I asked them not to bear down so hard on me, but they tdld me to wait, and matters would be adjusted. I waited patiently, but without results. Tells The Story When the question was put to him if dealers in the outside markets had refused to take his grain he said that while, for a time, he had received bids for grain from the J. Rosenbaum Grain company, Harris, Scotten & Co., Nye, Jenks & Co., and Bartlett Frazier of Chicago and from Hall & Baker of Kansas City these people discontinued sending him bids and he found later, on investigation, that a committee of Omaha grain dealers had called on some of them to protest against their dealing with the Wor rall Grain company. Here is his story: Early in February when we had been told that the Omaha Elevator company, the Trans Mississippi Grain company and the Updike Grain com pany had put up a job whereby the little fellows and the irregular deal ers could not dispose of their grain at the same price that they did I went to Chicago, called on Harris, Scot ten & Co., and asked if it were true.- Joseph Schneideker told me that a committee from Omaha had called upon him and wanted his com pany io refuse to bid the Worrall Grain company, the Exchange Grain company, the George Adams Grain company, and the Nebraska Hay and Grain company, because we bothered them and they thought they could not get as large a profit as they felt they were justified in having. 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