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United States of America, complainant, v. Northern Securities Company, the Great Northern Railway Company, the Northern Pacific Railway Company, and others, defendants

Description:

Petition from the United States government laying out an antitrust case against the Northern Securities Company.

Resource Type: Legal document

Subject: Antitrust law; Antitrust investigations; Business and politics; Railroads and state; Railroads; Interstate commerce--Law and legislation; Trusts, Industrial; Northern Securities Company; Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.); Northern Pacific Railway Company

Date: 1901

Nearer public ownership

Description:

The creation of the Northern Securities Company is another step towards the consolidation of the nation's railroad system. The new entity is almost a monopoly west of the Mississippi River. If railroad consolidation and organization continues the government will be in a perfect position to assume control.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Railroads--Management; Railroads--Finance; Big business; Monopolies; Railroads and state; Northern Securities Company

Date: 1901-11-14

Letter from Herschel V. Jones to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Herschel V. Jones expresses concern that suing the Northern Securities Company under the Sherman Act is being perceived in Minnesota as President Roosevelt allying himself with Minnesota Governor Samuel Rinnah Van Sant. Van Sant's policies have split the Minnesota Republican party and Jones believes that Van Sant's decisions are too politically motivated. He does not object to Roosevelt's action but opposes an alliance with Governor Van Sant.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Antitrust law--Political aspects; Political leadership--Public opinion; Minnesota; Northern Securities Company; Republican Party (Minn.); Van Sant, Samuel Rinnah, 1844-1936

Date: 1902-02-22

Letter from Charles Colfax Long to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

At the direction of Attorney General Knox, Charles Colfax Long encloses copy of the Bill in Equity of the United States vs. the Northern Securities Company.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Equity--Cases; Actions and defenses; United States. Attorney-General; Northern Securities Company; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1902-03-11

Letter from Jacob Henry Schiff

Description:

Jacob H. Schiff is concerned that if the government loses the suit against the Northern Securities Company that President Roosevelt's prestige will suffer and new more repressive legislation will follow. However, a judicial decision against the Northern Securities Company could adversely effect the railroad industry and "shake the structure upon which our existing prosperity rests." He asks that his comments be communicated to Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Business and politics; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Actions and defenses; Railroads--Political aspects; Presidents--Public opinion; Northern Securities Company; Sherman Act (United States); Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921; Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845

Date: 1902-03-24

Letter from Jacob H. Schiff to Theodore Roosevelt

Description:

Jacob H. Schiff thanks President Roosevelt for listening to his concerns regarding the pending suit against the Northern Securities Company.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Thank-you notes; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Actions and defenses; Northern Securities Company; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1902-04-06?

President is fearless

Description:

Newspaper article supporting President Roosevelt's antitrust policy, including an anecdote about Roosevelt easily and rapidly ending a conference with a concerned J. Pierpont Morgan.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Antitrust law--Political aspects; Northern Securities Company; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919; Morgan, J. Pierpont (John Pierpont), 1837-1913; Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916

Date: 1902-05-11

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to John James Jenkins

Description:

President Roosevelt suggests that John James Jenkins write to Attorney General Knox for details on the Northern Securities Company case and the beef trust suits. Roosevelt wants to make it clear to the public that the Republican Party has made every effort against the trusts.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Monopolies; Actions and defenses; Beef industry--Law and legislation; Northern Securities Company; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1902-07-21

The Up-To-Date Charge of San Juan Hill

Description:

President Roosevelt is dressed as a Rough Rider and is charging up San Juan Hill towards various Trusts.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Trusts, Industrial; Beef industry; Northern Securities Company; Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919

Date: 1902-08-29

Mr. Knox Ready To Fight The Merger

Description:

Attorney General Knox will file a petition next week against the merger of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway companies and the organization of the Northern Securities Company.

Resource Type: Newspaper article

Subject: Actions and defenses; Antitrust law; Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.); Northern Pacific Railway Company; Northern Securities Company; Knox, Philander C. (Philander Chase), 1853-1921

Date: 1902?

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