Music: In Chicago

Chicagoans believe in a rosy-cheeked, white-mustached, short, chunky, soft-spoken Santa Claus. He gives them what they want. He gives them efficient light, gas and trolley cars. After Harold Fowler McCormick had given them grand opera at a deficit of a million yearly, Santa Claus (whose Chicago name is Samuel Insull) stepped in and reduced the deficit by more than 50%. He implied that he would furnish grand opera at no deficit.

Chicagoans throbbed with confidence and gratitude towards Mr. Insull when last autumn he acquired an inland tract on the city's grimy river...

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