Business & Finance: Standard v. Standard

Seven men and a corporate machine have conspired against their fellow citizens. For the safety of the Republic we now decree that this dangerous conspiracy must be ended. . . . Thus the Supreme Court of the U. S., 1911.

When John Pierpont Morgan I, pacing his office at No. 23 Wall St., heard the decision dissolving the Standard Oil Trust, he growled: "How in hell is any court going to compel a man to compete with himself?" Few blocks away at No. 26 Broadway, home office of Standard Oil of N. J., thin, aging John D. Rockefeller took a calmer view....

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