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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 01, 1912, Image 13

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"Mrs. Frank M. Bates.-,
New York, July 1. A desper
ate' three-month" siege by two
millionaires for the hand of a lit
tle l-y ear-old hotel newsgirl
ended the other day when Nan
Corrigan left her stand in the
great Vanderbilt hotel here to be
come the bride of Frank M.
Bates, jewelry manufacturer of
Attleboro, Mass.
It was early in January when
the new hotel was first opened
that Bates noticed the simple, un
assuming girl behind the paper
and magazine counter. He con
trasted her unassuming beauty
with that of the proud dames that
strutted up and down "Peacock
Alley' as the great blue-green
corridor'-is -called. And he was
unanimously in favor of Nan's
So was a millionaire widower
from Buffalo, w.ho was also a
guest at the hotel. And then the
furi began. Nan Was besieged
with flowers and candy and trink
ets "by the score. And then, as
the month of brides and roses
came, she surrendered her heart
to Bates..
"He's more my age," she said,
"and Flove him. I am sorry that
anyone had to be hurt by my de
cision. But I have to marry the
man I like the most."
Bates brought his mother down
from her mansion in the hills of
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