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?A MARRIAGE ARRANGED"
7 By H. M. Egbert.
i( Copyright-by W. G. Chapman.)
1 "A marriage has Tjeerarranged
jand will shortly take place be
tween Miss Estelle Lambert, only
daughter of Rear Admiral Chas.
Lambert (retired) and Mr. John
-''Admiral Lambert Came Forward
o and Clasped the Other by
J the Hand-
.Hewlett, the well-known senior
partner of Hewlett & Mason, 89
jrWall street. The news of the en
jgagement has occasioned consid-
enable speculation among the
friends of the bride, who "
Joha Hewlett, seated at his
desk in his capacious office, smiled
very grimly as he read the insin
uating paragraph in the society
paper which had been sent tp him,
marked, by some one who pre
ferred to remain anonymous. It
was well that he had done so, for
John Hewlett was not a very
pleasant enemy, and he had been
known to repay insults with good
measure on more than one occa
sion. But he only thrust the sheet
contemptuously into his waste
paper basket-, and then, having
sorted the correspondence upon"
his desk, he closed it with a slam.
He had arranged his affairs; he
had settled his obligations to the
last penny; now he was to settle
a moral obligation which weighed
on him more than the loss of his
entire fortune, wiped out in a day
by the sensational slump in Hard
John Hewlett was forty-three.
From the age of eighteen to thir
ty he had worked in a foundry,
stripped to the waist, the bully
and overlord of a motley crew of
hard fighters and hard workers.
Then an education, painful and
laboriously acquired by the aid of
a few books studied when he
should have been sleeping, en
abled him to break free from his
enslavement. In five y.ears more
he was a man of average educa
tion and moderately rich; at forty
he had entered Wall street,
where, during three years, he had
become known as the most au
dacious free-lance in the financial
district He had made millions,