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Had Gifts for Them, But Sends Toys to More Deserving GET ONLY HIS BEST WISHES Ward and Members of City Council. The following communication from Santa Claus, addressed to President read by Clerk Simmons lost night, which was followed by ths , „ presentation of gifts by Council to Clerk Simmons and Bailiff Ruff. The communication was dated December 20, from the North Bole by aero-| plane. "To the President and Members of, Chy Council, Wilmington, Delaware.' Honorable Sirs:— 1 In consideration of your tedious work during the past year, I had all of you on my list for a present. However, In my Investigations. I find many children to whom I might give j your presents and bring Joy to them, and I know give pleasure to you In knowing that you have made some one happy. That I had you men ln mind will be evident when I tell you that I had the following presents for de livery to City Council Chamber. For President Ward, I had a pretty Slrl as my spotters advised me he bachelor and I knew this present would always keep him com pany. and would not have been expensive to keep. For Councilman Johnson, I had a small automobile to enable him to be In better position to run down ! the violators of the auto license law ; and auto stealers, and also to enable j him to always get to Council on Wednesday nights. For Councilman Faulkner, I had a runabout cart so that he could ride all over the new paved streets of South Wilmington and never feel a bump. For J. Edward McNabb, the quiet City father, I had a big rattle and a loud anto horn eo that he could make some noise and let evory one know the Third Ward representative was still alive. For Jimmy Taylor, I had a new baeeball bat and glove so that ho could start training at once for his work next season when It Is said he expects to produce a pennant-win ning team ln the Fourth Ward. For Councilman Abrahams, I had the promise of the Legislature and Council that his Zoning Bill will be passed unamlmouely and a Are en gine as a reminder that the Fire ws She was an indestructible one à [Q;. BJ WW » 'a » \ FT 9 ii:AO j t Mxm .■ i. bat KM w ^■'Kennard-Pyle^ 617-623 Market St. «« Wi 1 min^tonls Most Reliable Store Saturday Business Hours 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. m PATENT LEATHER DRESS OXFORD FLEXBLE SOLE RUBBER HEEL $8.00 JUST THE SHOE FOR FORMAL HOLIDAY FUNCTIONS \tubi A rirsTà DANIEL GREEN COMFY SLIPPERS $2.00 ALL MEN KNOW THE COMFORT OF DANIEL GREEN'S MEN'S BROWN KID ROMEO SLIPPERS $3.00 Men's Shoe Shop—Downstairs " "■ ' w '" For John Hopkins, I had a ceuple of boxes of candles as I understood trouble getting John was having enough light In the Sixth Ward and thought these would help him out lonshlp for his flevsnth Ward ba, team and assurance that business would Increase at the Montchanln station. . „ Councilman- Representative McManus, I had a bank In which «• could safely deposit any «*<'«*« olt >' funds and a revolver for him to use should ths members of the Leglsla ture try to Tide' him. for the time being. For Councilman Kvans, of Mont For , . , __ For Harry \ lnoent, I had a us for his personal use In getting to work ln t (, e aurburbs, so that he to dopend on tho would not have regular bus lines. For Jack Mulvena, I had speed' fof h)m t(J get on WeJt Kourth Htreet to catch the fellows who hit, forty whlle traveling out hie way. For councilman Henry, I had an! flagy „hoir ln which he oould enjoy llf# now t hat he does not have to ! .*continually listen to complaints about crematory odors. For Sport Murray, I had some I gun born lotion for use next summer whan he goes to Rivervlew Beach. For clerk Simmons. I had a nice . boat for u „ e at the Idle Hour Club durln g his week end trips, For Bal i !fr Hoes, I had a fleld glut „„ he cou i d Hpot Councilman Me- | Nabb when he takes a pull of his c jg ar during sessions of Counoll. You can see all these presents l were appropriate and I hope some friends of you hard-working "City Fat j,ers" will see that you get what j had , n m!n d for y,,,, wuh the begt o( th8 seeeon'e D|)/iI)T 1 Vf* rjAlIflYL'D OI '/ItlllMl I UWUliK and damage was done to the ma chlnery and other part« of the atrur ture. The mill In which the aeoi I greetings, I am, Sincerely yours, BANTA CLADS." BLOWS; SPARES LIFE Five hundred pounds of powder | stored ln one of the small houses j of the duPont Co., at Carney's | Point and used ln the manufacture j of sporting powder, exploded last i night and no one was Injured. The j roof of the building was blown off dent took place was known as a hardening house, where the powder after granulation was put Into re volving drums to harden. It was a one-story structure, about 20 by 30 feet, and the ma chinery was operated from the out side. Investigation Is being made to determine tho cause of the accident. Don't miss Wilts' "Going Out of Business" Sale. 7 and 9 East Sev enth street.—Adv. HOLY NAME BAND IS CUTS NEWEST With 27 pieces, the Hely Name Band was organised last night and the first t ehee real held, The next rehearsal of the band will be held on January I. The hand, It Is said, äi «hott om# y,, muslelnna have been together, As aoon as an effort has been made enroll every oathnllo musician of nlp , rlenc , *nj «uburbe, a 0 | a „ f„r beginners will also be or ganlsed, as It Is Intsnded to make y,, Holy Nam , Hatld Rn or(tan , M . y on of pl#0M The band Is open to every catholic man who an appHoatlon. Professor Charis* T. Edwards Is the director and the headquarters 9 s, A r * 7 and 9 E. Seventh St. Big Bargains the Last Day Before Xmas As We Are Going Out of Business And Offer Still Greater Reductions As We Sacrifice Our Entire Stock All of Recent Selection—Conspicuously Wilf in Distinction Coats, Capes, Wraps, Street and Afternoon Dresses, Dinner and Dance Frocks, Suits, Skirts, Waists, Sweaters, Etc. The Winter's Real Opportunity All Sales Final No C. O. D., Exchanges or A pprovals SALESLADIES WANTED i R »S'* uxy¥ bk\ \Y r kV' Durant Four Coupe, $1365 Other Models ....$ 890 W. C. DURANT is in all probability the biggest name in the i automobile industry. The DURANT interests have just closed their most successful DURANT CARS, both fours and sixes, have never had "bad years" or "poor reputations" to live down. Phe public demands a high class car backed by a successful manufacturer. W. C. DURANT. as the most successful builder of quality automobiles, fullhls one demand, while the wave of popularity which has swept the DURANT CAR to a place among the leaders in one year, proves that the public knows a good car on sight, regardless of its name. Roadster Touring Sedan .... 890 . year. 1365 ' any Durant Sixes ....$1600 . 1650 . 2250 . 2400 F. O. B. Lansing Roadster Touring Coupe Banin Diamond State Motors Co. H. N. Partington, Manager 1011 Orange Street, Wilmington, Del. THE HOME OF EHAXKUX, 111'HA XT. STAR 1 will he Cathedral Hall, at 8th and West streets. Professor Ed wards has a number of bands under Instruction at the present time In Delaware and Maryland! and refused one at Mid dletown, Del., last week, to take charge of the W Holy Name* 1 ' KIWANIANS AT j niininmar i n n i Timer CHRISTMAS PARTY ! In order Jlmingten Members of the TCtwwnle Olub, j their wives and friends were thp'HBo guests of Mr. and Mrs. John F, Le Carpentier at n Christman party at I their home, 1098 Wawaaet street, last evening, Ninety percent, of the|B9o members attended, The hoet and hostess reoelved each of their numeroue guests personally! and extended to oach a cordial wel-;The oome. During the evening the Kills'' Orchestra gave a musical program, Christmas appropriate Including numbers, and dancing followed. Ouy R. Ford, newly elected presi dent of the elub, thanked the host and hostess on behalf of the Klwan Ians for their hospitality and spoke briefly of some of the Kiwanls* hopes j An Impromptu entertainment with members of the club tailing part was »rrnngsd by James ® te1 "' rotary of the club. A buffet luncn served during the evening. sen was ---—~ Special Clirlstmas CanAy BBo The original Saturday candy in one pound boxes, 89c the pound, Maxlxe cherries, chocolate coated, the pound box. Llggette, Page & Shaw and Mavis asserted choco lates, DanfortU's Dtspoudablo Drugs only Rexatl Store In Wilmington Market and Second Sts.—Adv. * & Son Co ëAa f There's Always Someon /O V7 who just barely missed being forgotten on the Christmas list. There's always someone who's overlooked gift has to be selected hurriedly and at almost the last minute. But here in this big store is the place to select your last-minute gifts, and they need not be selected hur riedly or from the tag ends of Christmas stocks, for these gifts are sensible, practical, all-the-year-roiuid gifts. There's game sets and book blocks and humidors and elaborate smoking sets and easy chairs for the man of the house. There's chairs for most everyone, from nursery and high chairs to office and Windsor and big, com fortable arm chairs. There's tables, big and little, from a card table al $U.OO to a handsome library desk fable at $160.00, and desks for offices or the popular spinet desks for your living room. There's rugs in most all sizes in various fabrics from 75 cents up, and sweepers and hassocks. * There's dinner sets and tea sets and fine glassware at various prices and in the newest designs. j IPi And warm blankets and com forts and imported limcheon sets and cloths and napkins of fine Madeira. hundreds j! \ V J PJ 11 of There's dozens most desirable gifts here and, not withstanding our Christmas selling, the selection is very complete. ! 55 l wk JQi / ■ - M So, if you have perhaps forgotten someone, you can find their gift here, with the assurance that, while it mag be the eleventh hour, y our selection is almost as big as ever. Your 'phone orders will be taken care of quickly and intelligently if you're too busy to come in. Panel Mirrors That arrived a little too late are specialty priced. Frames are in gold and blue or gold and brown with portrait and landscape tops. The size overall is twenty-three inches by seven inches, and the mirror is fourteen inches by five inches. They fit well into many odd corners. $1.50. Standing Ash Trays Some are samples and others are of patterns we find we have too many of. They're handy things and prevent scattered ashes and scarred tables and perhaps a burnt rug. There are about seventy-five, in brass and i mahogany, and were marked originally from ^ $1.75 to $12.00. They are all marked now—ONE DOLLAR. / Son Cb. a k i Open Saturday Until 9 p. m.