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STAPLE : FANCY GROCERIES For your Christmas Dinner get everything at Sharp & Don ley's. Tropical Fruits, Nuts and Confections. The richest of Fresh Meats Of Every Description, Hours butchered on short notice for reasonable terms. Come one, ome all to Sharp & Donley's. Monroe city Mo 12 8 1900 Dear Santa Claus I am a little girl six years old and am going to write you a note and put it in the paper. I'll write it large so you can see. no matter If its wasted. I'd like a doll, a nice new Cloak, an umbrella, Ring, some oranges, nuts, and candy, some gifts to the poor, I would like you to give to make them happy Christmas day. you see dear santa I want so many things and my stockings are soawruwy little they wont hold enough for me so ill just borrow mam mas and I want you to surely remember to fill my order or near as you can and when you come you'll find our door un locked my bedroom on the right, your little friend Hazel Irene Ragland. m Monroe City, Mo., Dec. 7. 1900 Dear Old Santa Claus. I wrote you a letter last Christ mas, but you failed to bring the skates I asked for. I suppose you thought I would fall and break my neck. I will be very careful if you will bring them this time- I would like a pair of kidgloves, that is all this iime. Prom your little Friend. Myrtie Longmire. Monroe city Mo. 12 1900. Dear Santa Claus. As Christmas time is ap proaching, I thought I wonld write you a few lines, I want to be remembered Cause Ihavn't been very naughty, And you're such a kind man: I'd like a book, a pair of leggens, a sled, a pair of skates, a suit of clothes, some oranges, nuts, and candy, now Dear Santa please don't forget my liitel sisters papa and mamma and a kind rememberance to Mr. Rouse. Yours Respt. IlusW Ragland. monroe City mo Dec 8. 1900 dear santy. please bring me a pair of boots some nuts and som candy and a story book- and a Knife I will be thankful. I live 5 mile north vVest of monro City. ottis a See. 8 years old. ""Dear Santie Claus. I am so glad you are coming son. Please bring Japa hood and Jacket for it is getting cold weather. Could you find me a nice speech book We made 102 candy bags for the Xmas tree I am -six years old gcod.bye. alice Fay pettit monroe City mo. 12 7 1900 m My Dear Santie Claus. I will not ask tor much this Xmas so I will just ask for a carrum-board and a dolly bug gy, and do not forget the poor little girls and boys or only-one if you can help. I will not ask for any more. ;Good bye Santie From your little friend Ailene Pettit. 8 years old. Monroe City Dec 5 1900. MonroeCity. Mo. Dec 7, 1900. Mr. Santa Claus. I though I was not going to get to write to you. So I will tell you what I want. I want a baby doll and a pretty ring, and a folding bed for Christmas. I want more thing's but I have not time to write now. I don't know. If you can make out what I am writing, because I am in scool and hard ly know what to write, so I will say. goodby. my Van Antwerp Green Lakenan, Mo. Nov. 26. 1900 Dear Santa Clause: 1 think it is about time I was writing to you So you will not forget me Christinas. I should like to have an opal ring more than any thing else, but if you can't get the ring there are quite a number of articles that would acceptable. As for instance a work box containing a thimble and small pair of scissors, I would also like to have a hand kerchief box. I have a little sister whose uame is Tiney. I think she would like a rocking chair and a little pasty set consisting of rolling pin, mixing bowl, potato masher, and kneadining board. I will close by asking you to remem ber my little sister and I. I hope you will not think I am asking too much. I am 10 years old my name is Anna Hawkins. P. S Please excuse pencil as I left my pen at school m Monroe City Mo Dec. 7, 19Q0. My dear Santa Claus, As time has come for y6u to make your visit, will you please bring me, a Pair of skates, two package of tir crackers, A story book and a doll. Wishing you a merry Xmas and a happy New year. I am as ever your little friend. Earl Carrico.