Light to live by, gas to cook with, power to work with, trolley cars to ride upon—do these fundamental necessities cost more than they should?

Senator Walsh of Montana, iron-grey ramrod of the public service, contracted the idea, following the Senate's investigation of Samuel Insull's political generosity, that the public may sometimes be used by some men as a private utility; that the financial structure, service rates and political activities of public utility corporations would bear investigation. He proposed a resolution to that effect in the Senate.

Senator George of Georgia deflected Senator Walsh's plan. At his suggestion the Senate, instead...

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