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A CCORDING to recent reports, t!is
Corey-Ulliiiun wediliii Im io
take iilnco Hhnrily In l'a
ThiH monnH that William i:ilH
?orty, president of tho United Staioa
gleel corporation, whoao wife obtulncJ
1 divorce a few month oo, is t,'"lrlK '"
marry Miss Mabollo tiilman, u f.r:nt?r
tctrexs and singer. ShouM Hio inar
rlaKO tnke place tho lonn rxpenoJ will
happen, and the ovent will m.irli tln
Ciilininuttun (.f a nifulcin m ii il il nffi'.r
that has furnished a kiohi I ' . 1 1 i.f
atlonal thoiutli nut li-niily c"!u'yi:in
read! uk mat it.
TIwj public Ih intoi .-sioil hi IhiM i'Talr
Chiefly hei'tttlKO ' ihv cinri iru i. l u.ul
flnanclal j.rum nciii-" !' W, I!. I'mvy.
Aside from thul, tho Mmy would bi
little ni.no t..uu i iiiiiiiHiiijiliico. it h
Corey's niiruy iiihI tils high place in t'.io
commercial world, cuntratid with hU
tortner humblo petition and hlM curlier
flomestlO ICiii.v, tliut Live a tmich of tlio
tiramallc to the talc.
Three years ugo a new figure arose
above tho business horlion and becamq
widely visible. It was Corey Hill
Corey of Home tend, W. Kills Cony of
I'ltti-bui k. Mr. Cciroy of 71 l.iroiuluny.
New Yorlt, president of tho litoel Irust.
Ho was only thlriy-feven thfii mid h:nl
Just Bticceeded Churles M. chuab in
that position. Mr. Hihwnb had bMi
ncJn a Ulllfi imocnvontliiiicliy. Hr
had gnnibled at Monto Carlo f'r ono
tlilnK. The urent Oarnoplc corporwtlon
rooolrot, h ni'M" i nn-m-v.-nlve man ai
fin hi.icl, no It was
Con v hi'h put there.
lie t:as a lt vid head," nald Mr. Car
ri r- liimrulf, "and MothliiK will ever
I t;ir. i II -n il even a woman."
j J-'or a year ir jo Mr. Corey's career
i '.v.is held up to Ihe Aioerlcan youth as
,i model for ro,yi;::. All thoee persons
w'io eitiKe a bti: i'-!-!i nf preaching
"Sin i-ci wliIi a double perpendicular
bar diawu tlireiiKh tho initial letter,
node nu:ei) capital of Mr, Corey, who
bad made a ffood dial of capital for
"H:ie Is a youns man," they said,
"who has suceeuded. Look at him
enly thirty-seven and head of tho big
rest mrporutlnii on earth, controlling
t'vo bililniis of capital and handling
Kj.O'.i') woiuliiK'nen! And think how
he s iarted right nt tho bottom;
unrlicd a is on n way up; began as a
l.i'i.irtr, wheelbarroivintf Iron oro, and
handled thru; limes much ore oh
any tit lit r man po they uadn him fore
man. Then hla rbo was rapid."
Kven preochiM-.i prea-hed ubout Mr.
Corey's .-in i-i .s and pedtta 'd him us
a model For iivnilhr he was thus
biii.led mid blared Into premiership as
ii n eenvdor. Some nf tho newstiaper
Hoi les ended w ith th M'niile state-1 Ada Corey, tister rf licr husband. She
merit that "Mr. Corey has it wlfo and sympathized with Mrs. Corey and took
three children." I her part. Corey's lather also took
Then pometliliifr happened, nnd the . elites with tho wlfo, Corey's unele, J.
world knew more about Mr. Corey's! 1!. Corey, who gave tho young man his
wife. She went away out to Rejio, Nev., lirst job, aa a eoal dumper, had pleaded
where divorces grow on cactus thorns with tho Bteel trust head to return to
If you stuy thero a year, and filed suit
fjr divorce. Prior to thin, however,
there was much puhllc discussion of
Mrs. Corey's proposed suit, Tho name
of Miss Mabello Oilman, a stage wo
man, was brought Into the story. It
was said that Corey had become In
fatuated with Miss Oilman and that
waa the occasion of the divorce suit
Then it was said that tho affair had
been patched up and smoothed over
and that the Coreys wpre reconciled.
Tho story ran the full gamut of specu
lation and conjecture.
After all, Mrs. Corey did file, tho suit,
and ."ho obtained a decree of divorce.
Insertion was the ground offered in
evidence. Tho Oilman ufldlr did not
t';Ki"'o ofhclally in court
his wlfo and avoid further talk. Co
rey's father did not henltato to disagree
with Andrew CarneKlo after the test.
"Tho boy's head In turned," the fa
ther was quoted as saying. "Ho got
rich too fast, and this Is the result."
Then the spellers of success with a
dollar mark Initial channed their tunc,
or, rather, they quit piping altogether.
Whcro but ft few short moons before
hnd swelled tho resonant chorus of
Corey adulation was now a vast si
lence, so ImpresMive that you could al
most hear it. liut the pecking daws
(rot to work. They Invaded Homestead
and Pittsburg and Interviewed men and
women and children. Then camo tho
, homely little story of Corey's courtship
I and marriage.
With Mr Corev ft Reno win Miss Corey iv;i vvi nleen. nnd Ills uncle
was paying lilm 8 a week for dumping
coal. It was a smutty sort of. job, and
the boy didn't fancy It in fact, he felt
that It was beneath his dignity. IJut
ho did fancy Laura Cook, uno of tlio
pretty girls of Crnddock, tho town whero
ho lived. She, too, was seventeen. 'I lie
boy and girl got married and set up
housekeeping In a littlo cottage. Corey
soon found another Job more to hl.i
liking, for It gava hlin a chance to
study chemistry and metallurgy. Ca
bles camo, and the Corey cottage no
doubt was a happy little home. Corey
was now-'in tho Carnegie establishment
and on the rise. His wife's father left
her some money, with which they
bought .. home. Corey paid attention
to his work, and one day ho discovered
or Invented tlio now famous Carneglo
refo-ged process for steel armor plato,
revolutionising the business of plating
warships. It mudo posstblo a thinner
and lighter plate without decreasing
the strength or the resisting force.
Corey becamo foreman of the plate
mill, then head of tho Homestead
works and finally reachod high water
murk at 71 Broadway. In the mean
time, of courne, he had beicome several
times a millionaire. His home at
Homestead was the finest building
there save tho Carneglo library. Then
he removed to I'lttsburg and occupied
a still finer mansion.
Five years ngo Mabelle Gilman went
to I'lttsburg to sing and net In "Tho
Mocking Bird," that dainty little mu
rdeal drama of old French life In Lou
isiana, in which she made her great
lilt on tho Am-ificMU and European
stago. Ono nlsht after tho theater
there was a swimming party of Pitts
burg steol magnates and actresses at a
naialoiium. Corey ami Mabcllu C 11
inan, It Is said, wero among tltoso
Mil's Oilman Is now twenty-seven
years. old. fciho tamo from California.
Sho seems to hnvo leaped smack out of
tho lih;h school nnd tho bnrlbbonn!
diploma' Into flio footllght area. Sho
could sing nnifsho was rretty; also
sho could act some. Tho tinging and
thu prcttlness asijnred her am. cess as a
conilo opera staf, It wus not long bo
fore sho blazed forth rispleiidently.
For one thing, Miss Oilman had u re
markably good f props eigtnt. flood
lonkh, a good voice nnd a good press
ngent are the trinity necessary to tho
success of a soubrutte or singer.
As to tho pross agent, witness the
publication of sundry love letters and
much doggerel verse addressed, or sup
posed to have been addressod, to Mlaa
Oilman by the crown prince of 61am,
named Maha, Vajlravudh, a diminutive,
dapper, negro looking youth who was
at college In England and who cama to
America flvo years ago, It was cur
rently reported that tho prince had
proposed marrlago to Miss Oilman,
which she did not deny. That was ex
cellent press agent material.
In Now York at ono timo Miss Oil
man appeared on the stago with dia
monds set In her thumb nails. She lost
one of theso diamond, and that wns
more good pi ess agent stuff, It vu
somrthlnf? novel for an actrens to lo
a diamond out of a pink thumb nal!
After tho Corey-Oilman stories,
which set I'm ill tho Met l man's Infatu
ation for the actress, Miss (rilmun re
tired to Franco and took slpi'tnj; les
eons under one of the lo Hunches.
Tho directors of the Fnlted States
Steel corpora' Ion, It Is understood, tuo!
President Cony to task. Andrew Car
neglo Is snld to havft taken the ymnij
man aside hnd given him . half at
hour's fatherly admonition. Those wh
had congratulated the steel trust or
getting a president inoro level headed
than ischwab smiled sickly smiles. For
a long thno thero was a general belief
that Corey would have to resign th
presidency of the steel trust, by In
vllatlon, and some authorities went so
far as to name his i;ucresor.
Tivo facts, howe cr, tieem to be pat
ent Mr. ("orty Im et til prc-ddont tl
the Cnl'ed States Steel corporation,
and he Is going to marry Mabello Cit
man if reports ran h credited.
CLEANING THE FUNNEL OF A FAST CRUISER.
Trie LAnutSI CumCitEiE BRIDGE IM THE WOKLD.
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VERY LIKE AN ELEPHANT
Ono of the most wonderful vegetable
freaks of tho season Is shown In the
accompanying cut,,; It In a daffodil bulb
STREETS THAT ARE CARPETED.
Tho bridge shown in the cut Is acrons tho I!lg Muddy river In Illinois nnd
is the largest bridge, with the biggest iirchoa, ever built of cnricreto. Tho 1111
nolK Central railroad constructed It, and it Is double track. It is 075 feet In
length and- contains 12,000 cubic yards of concrete and 150 tons of steel.
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raised by an amateur florist and Is as
perfect a figure of an elephant us If It
were carved with that Intent.
UGLIEST FISH IS THE WORLD.
A SALMON LADDER IN SCOTLAND.
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Tho picture shows un operation which goes on quite frequently on board
Ihip, especially In tht navy, where ft Is considered tho proper thing to keep tho
men employed as much as possible. Aa soon os tlio exposed surfaces of a
rcssel are covered properly with paint It Is ncrnicd off and Hie process Is re
peated. Thus It Is thut Uncle Sam's btll for while loud and llusccd ojl amounts
to a vr-rv n n every year i
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l'ho rvulslvo object nhown In the
cut Is tho head of what Is known us
tho onrush and Is found In tho waters
off the coast of Now Zealand
Salmon culture Is carried on In a thoroughly scientific manner In Scotland
and most gratifying re.sulls aro obta ned. Tho picture shows a salmon ladder
In a fc'utherlandshire river. Tho ascent of many of the Scotch streams has been
nittdo so difficult by weirs that these ladders are constructed so that tho fish
may get to ther spawning ground. A salmon can leap six or eight lout and
i can thus make Its way up tho river.
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The cut was made from a photograph taken at Crotava, on tho Island vv
Tenerlltc, one of the Canary croup. The religious festivftt of Corpus Chrlstl Ii
celebrated with great pomp, nnd the procession pas-os over ilottil carpets whict
cover tho streets on tho route; Wagon loads of fresh blosaoiw Rra used, aa4
beauU tapestry designs aro Imitated with great skill.
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