Business: Cabbies

What do taxicab drivers think about?

One thing they thought about in Chicago last week was what would become of them if Samuel Insull (purveyor of light, heat and trolley rides to most of Chicago and its purlieus) should decide to take the city's taxicab situation in hand. That was the rumor, vague and unelaborated but still striking—that Samuel Insull would stride among the Chicago taxicab companies, either to compete with them or absorb them as one more of his big utility schemes.

Chicago has 15 cab companies, 5,000 cabs. Competition is sharp, service...

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