Business: Shaken Empire (Cont'd)

Samuel Insull has not bothered to conceal a mild contempt for bankers. Last week the bankers had him, tied and bound, in their hands.

But what could they do with him? Perhaps nothing except to let him loose— "Biggest Man" in Chicago.

The center of Mr. Insull's power is the control of the gigantic utility companies supplying to Chicago and vicinity electricity, gas, street car and electric railroad, and other services. Never, of course, did Mr. Insull own more than a small fraction of these companies which grew to a combined size of over...

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