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NEW BRITAIN DAILY HERAU), WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER S, 1928. IS v: GIRLS MAY BECOME ENGLISH NOBILITY by Marchioness Huntly Chicago, Dec. 5 OP The door of English nobility has opened for two little Chicago girls, Marjorie and Isabella Neuser, whose adoption by the Marchioness Huntley of Orton Hall, Peterborough, England, will make them heirs to an estate of several millions. the obelisk there are today more of these monuments outside Egypt than in it. The practice of denuding Egypt of her obelisks began during the sixth century B. C, when Ashur banipal, the Assyrian, removed a pair to Nineveh. At present Egypt has four at Karnak, and also the Mataria and Luxor obelisks. Rome has twelve of various sizes. Con stantinople has two and England, America and France each have one. The largest of these is in the piazza of St. John Lateran. at Koine. The material used in the obelisks is a pink granite from the quarries of Aswan, anciently Syene. "Obelisks have always exercised a fascination for the student of Egyptology. Archaeologists have yet to discover how the ancient Kgyptfans, ignorant of modern niL'ths of transport, moved these Until yesterday Marjorie and Isa- j huge t.ecks of granite hundreds of belle, who are eight and ten years old, led the lives of thousands of other Chicago Girls minus wealth and social position. Their father, Floyd C. Muser, an advertising salesman, had died in February. For ten months they had lived with their step-mother, Mrs. Louise Meuser. Leave for Society Today they left for the glamour of English society life because their great aunt, the Marchioness, ex pressed a desire to adopt them. In her youth she had been a Chicagoan, and the girls had heard their father tell of his aunt who had married a marquis. Arthur Campbell. Jr., a son of the Marchioness by her first marriage, came to Chicago to arrange adop tion proceedings. I'robate Judge Henry Horner signed the necessary papers yesterday after the girls' step-mother had agreed to surren der them. The Marchioness inherited a large estate from her second husband, James MacDonald, Cincinnati. Her present husband, the Marquis is SI years old and holds 11 other titles besides his marquisate. Accompanied by Mr. Campbell, whose father, an English barrister, was the Marchioness' first husband, the jirls will go as wards of the Chicago court to Petersborough, there to be adopted by the Marchioness, miles and then set them up m the midst of existing buildings." 16 CITIES NAME THEIRLEADERS Massachusetts Elections Bring Forth Interesting Results OBELISK LOCATED IN CENTRAL PARK New York Monument Known as - Cleopatra's Needle Washington, D. C. Dec. 5. About ,500 years ago Tbothmes III, King of Egypt, reared himself a tall obelisk at the Temple of Hellopolis, six miles from present-day Cairo. New Yorkers interested In decipher ing the cuneiform script covering the obelisk need not travel to Egypt for that purpose. Thotmes' royal monument, for almost forty years, has raised its head m Central Park, New York City. A companion obelisk also looks on another world than that of ancient Egypt from the Thames Embankment in London. It Is the second obelisk of the pair created in Hellopolis to commemorate the glory of the god, Amen-Ra. Called Cleopatra's Needles "The title of Cleopatra's Needle is claimed for both the New York and London obelisks," says a bulle tin from the Washington, D. C. headquarters of the National Geo graphic society. "During the life time ef Cleopatra the two oblisks were moved from Hellopolis to Alex andria. It is affirmed that this re moval was by Cleopatra's decree, but that tha troublous times during the latter years of her reign prevented their being raised. While they were lying on the Alexandrian sands, the name, Cleopatra's Needles, was said to have been given them. History does not record valid evidences of Cleopatra's interest In needles of stone or other material. It was during the reign of Augustus Caesar that the obelisks were finally mounted. A Transportation Problem The New York obelisk, more than tl feet high, was presented to the United States by the Egyptian . government. Its removal to New York presented a novel problem because of Its excessive weight. Tha obelisk was lowered to a wooden caisson in which It was floated to the dock and was placed in the steamship which carried It to America by opening a port In her bow. On arrival it was trans ported by rail to Central Park where towers and trunnions were used In raising it The London obelisk was removed from Egypt in 1S80. It had been presented to Hjng George IV by Mohammed All in 1819, but no effort was made to remove it for many years. Finally, it was encased in a steel cylinder and shipped to England in the obelisk ship, Cleopatra. Enrope Has Most Obelisks "Although Egypt Is the home of i Boston, Dec. 5. (P) Highlights of 16 municipal elections in Massa- : chusctts yesterday included Mayor Charles S. Ashley's decisive victory at New Bedford for his 24th term, the sweeping rout of Mayor Andrew J. (Bossy) Gillis' foes in Newbury port's councilmanic contest. the I overthrow of Mayor Kohert A. Bake- j man of Prabody and the swamping i of Holyoke's only woman aspirant for the mayoralty. j I In 10 cities mayors were elected, j five named lesser officers, while one, I Lowell, held a primary. Seven ' mayors were reelected. New Bedford returned Mayor Ashley by 14,827 votes to 10,431 for Charles F. Archambaulf, his nearest opponent in a five cornered race. The out come was regarded as a vindication of Ashley's handling of the recent textile disturbances in that city. ! At Newburyport, Gillis, recently ; released from a 60 day term at the Essex county jail for illegal opera tion of his gasoline station conduct ed a whirlwind campaign for his slate of six councilmen with the re sult that all were elected. Assured of nine adherents out of 12 members in the next council, "Bossy's" sup porters announced that the first bus iness before the new city governing body would ba the" repeal of the ob noxious zoning ordinance which was largely responsible for his legal dif ficulties. .Holyoke returned Mayor F. G. Burnham and in doing so snowed under Alderman Elizabeth Towne, the city's first woman candidate for the office,. She received only 478 votes while Burnham got 13,119 and former Mayor John F. Cronin, 8,607. I Great Tpset Peabody witnessed one of the greatest upsets in its history. Mayor Robert A. Bakeman, a Congregation al minister, was defeated by Coun cillor J. Leo Sullivan. The latter's majority was the largest ever given a mayoralty candidate in that. city. Bakeman, who aroused considerable criticism last year when he granted a permit for a protest meeting on the eve of the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, received only 2,741 votes while Suyivan polled 4,023. Of the eight mayors who sought reelection, Bakeman was the only one to be de feated. I DAPPER DAN DIES FOLLOWING BOMB Did Not Think He Had Any Enemies St. Paul, Minn., Dec 5 Ufl The "smiling peacemaker" of the St. Paul underworld, the "Dapper Dan ny" Hogan, who said he didn't have an enemy In the world, lay last night and watched surgeons ampu tate his right leg, shattered by a bomb. And then he died. Earlier in the day Hogan, restau rant proprietor, who long has been known as a mediator in gang dis putes, stepped on the starter of his automobile. A dynamite bomb had been placed under the floor board of the car, and the touch on the starter button exploded It. "I didn't know I had an enemy in the world," he said at the hos pital. "I don't know who did it, or jmuch what happened. I touched the starter, and that's all I remember." Leg Shattered Hogan's right leg was shattered and he suffered other injuries. Ac cepting the physician's advice against an anesthetic. Hogan re- I mained conscious while the leg was : being amputated. A dozen friends I offered their blood for transfusion. I but Hogan died before such an I operation could be performed. Hogan was 48 years old and mar ried. Mutterings of revenge from gang sters in reprisal for some real or fancied wrong at the hands of "Dapper Danny" reached police to day as they sought clues. "Big time" gunmen were believed to have planted the dynamite in Hogan's car. Police think that New York gunmen were involved. De scriptions of two men seen near the Hogan home early yesterday were in the hands of detectives, who also had fragments of the bomb as slender clues. Gamblers or liquor dealers, po lice said, were probably back of the slaying. JURY MS URGE JOB TOCOMPLETE Just Find Out About Gambling in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Dec. 5 W With the story of organized gambling as it was alleged to have flourished here under police protection in past years revealed in detail by two of its vic tims, both convicts, the special grand jury investigating bootlegging, gambling and police corruption, to day was under instructions from the court to ascertain how many gamb ling houses had been operating with police protection this year, who conducted the establishments and to whom money had been paid for pro tection. The witnesses who told the story before Judge Edwin O. Lewis in open court were Dr. Thomas "Eng lish Tommy" Gilchrist, narcotic peddler and gambler, and Charles F. Toomey, defaulting bank official who Forrest V. Smith, president of the I is serving a 10-year prison sentence chamber of commerce, was elected ! for embezzling S342.OO0 from the Fl mayor of Haverhill over Alderman j delity Trust Company, the bulk of Parkman B. Flanders, a socialist, by which he said he had lost in Phila- a vote of 8,032 to 5,007. The election delphia gambling houses. Gilchrist had been paid. Tha witness alio testified that he had "heard that former Director of Public 8afety George W. Elliott was a "partner", of a notorious gambler and bootlegger and declared that gambling "could not have operated as it did during Elliott's administra tion unless Elliott had been in on it" Mayer and Elliott, in statements today, vigorously denied the accusa tions, Elliott asserting that Gilchrist was taking "this means of revenge" because he had been convicted and sent to jail during Elliott's adminis tration. Is lie I Mayer characterised the state ment that he had been associated with Gilchrist as a "blasphemous lie," and declared that Gilchrist's testimony was the "vaporings of a. disordered imagination." Edward Cook, another republican ward leader, and Richard Kaelker, a politician of influence, were named by both Gilchrist and Toomey as proprietors of gambling establish ments, where Toomey said he lost most of the embezzled funds. Others mentioned by the witnesses as hav ing been connected with gambling houses included Charles Schwartz, Joseph Fletcher, Joseph McGoldrick, Joseph Keller and Moe Weinbeck. Most of the testimony relaiAl to things alleged to have occurred prior to 1926, and District Attorney Mon aghan said much of it would be bared by the statute of limitations. He pointed out, however, that Gil christ's testimony had left an open ing lot the prosecution of Kaelker and Weinbeck, whose place the wit ness said he had visited less than two years ago. Express Companies Said to Be Merging New York, Dec. 6 M The New York Herald Tribune said today that plans have been completed to unite the express companies of the United States into a giant combination of securities corporations with a poten tial capital of more than $200,000, 000. This capital would be available for Investment under direction of a number of outstanding financiers who are directors of the Adams Ex press company, the American Ex press company and the American Railway Express company and would exceed the capital of any ex isting Investment trusts. They would manage the large cash fund under control of the express companies. The plan would bo put into oper ation when the railroad have taken over the railway express business as they are now planning to do after contracts with the American Railway Express company expire March 1, 1929. RAIDS TETTERS'; IS SENTTO JAIL Greenwich Man Gets Tear lor IMJnnnnniw" Bridgeport, Dec t (Joseph Hegeman, 19, of Greenwich, who conducted several profitable raids upon "Fetter's Paradise" in Green wich was sentenced to a year in jail by Judge Arthur F. Ella in criminal superior court yesterday when lie entered a plea of guilty to three counts of robbery with violence. His wife, Agnes, also aged 19 and against whom the tame charges have been lodged, entered a plea of not guilty and will be tried at a later date. . In presenting the ease to the court Assistant State's Attorney Leorln W. Willis declared that "it was a serious case as has come before the court in a long time." Tha Hegemans who have been married but four months hit upon the plan of making nocturnal raid? upon spooners in the section of Greenwich that had been named "Petter's Paradise." At the point ot a gun Hegeman would force occu pants of parked autos to turn theli moneys over to him, while his wlft stayed In their small car with the engine running to assist in a speedy departure. Joseph Tripp. 1 8. and Albert Den nett, 19, both of Wilmington, Del were given suspended jail sentence of one year each and placed on probation when they entered pies of guilty to theft of an automobile. George Goodwin. 29, Bridgeport, was sentenced to six months in Jali when he pleaded guilty to theft of brass piping from the former factory site In this city that was being dis mantled. Harry Allen. t. of 42! East Main street, was sentenced to Jail for nine months when he pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary. Albert Thorpe. 18 and James B Caplock, 16, both of New Britain, were returned to the Cheshire refor matory when they entered pleas of guilty to theft of an automobile. READ HERAIiD CLASSIFIED ADS was nonpartisan, as were all other mayoralty contests except in Pitts field where Jay P. Barnes, democrat, was reelected over Samuel G. Cole, Republican, Barnes polled 7,169 to Cole's 5,555. For the first time in four years, the democrats will con trol all branches of the city govern ment At Fitchburg, Dr. Joseph N. Carriere, former secretary of the state dental board, won in a cornered contest. He defeated rick F. Shea, his nearest opponent, 5,549 to 3,272. It was Fitchburg's last annual election. The biennial plan will govern future terms. Reeleetions included those of Mayor Albert H. Stone of Gardner over 'James A. Timpany by a ma jority of 561 votes, Mayor Thomas J. i McGrath, Quincy, over Charles A. Ross. 13.145 to 9.O07. Mayor Fred E. Briggs, Attleboro, unopposed, and Mayor Henry H. Parsons of Glouces ter over Col. John E. Parker by a majority of 64 votes. Parsons, who wll start his eighth term, received 3.755 to 3.691 for Parker. It was Parsons' fifth consecutive victory. Is serving a trlree-year term. Names Max Mayer Gilchrist named Max Mayer, mer cantile appraiser and republican or ganization ward leader, as one of his nine partners in a gambling house which he. said had netted its operators $902,000 in four years. In addition, he declared that he had paid Mayer $1,000 a month "for the privilege of running the place and four i because he was leader of the ward rat- ; he asserted that he had paid $200 a day for police protection and named several officials to whom the money Nabbed for Carrying Concealed Weapons Providence, R. I., Dec. 5 W) Ev erett Simoneau, 20, alias Edward Paige of Bridgewater, Mass., ar raigned before Clerk John Pierce in the second district court Wlckford, last night, on a charge of carrying a concealed weapon, pleaded not guilty and was held without bail for hearing at Wlckford tomorrow. Simoneau was picked up in River Point early yesterday morning by a truck driver whose name the state police withheld. He was on his way to Connecticut The driver learning ithat Simoneau had a revolver, re frtirhtpne.d. and stopped In East Greenwich to telephone state police at Wlckford. A trooper met the truck between East Greenwich and Wlckford and placed Simoneau under arrest. THOMAS F. ALLEN Bangor, Me., Dec. 5 Thomas F. Allen, well known salmon fisher man and superintendent of the Tov ique Salmon club at Andover, N. B., for 39 years, died at his home here last night. He was 74 years old. He was for many years a state rail road detective and a member of the Bangor police department. Stove Repairs Complete line of stove repaii parts carried in stock. NEW BRITAIN STOVE REPAIR CO. 66 Lafayette St Tel. 772 WHEN IN HARTFORD DINE WITH US. Don't forget to take home some Maryland oysters and fresh crackers. HONISS'S 21 Slate St Hartford. Conn. 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