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Santa's Letter Box, 1899 (Dallas County letters)
Santa's Letter Box, 1900 (Dallas County letters)

 

SANTA'S LETTER BOX, 1900
(Complete Listing - Dallas County & non-Dallas County letters)


Children in and outside of Dallas are invited to forward their letters to Santa Claus through The News. He will call for his mail daily, up to Christmas eve.


 

DECEMBER 9, 1900

Reed, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 8 -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a little Winchester rifle and bullets, a story book, some leggings and a gold watch. I would also like to have three packages of firecrackers, twenty roman candles and twenty skyrockets. If you bring all these things, I will think you are a good Santa Claus. May wants some candy and apples, a set of little dishes and a doll with hair. She would also like to have a little wagon, one large enough for her to ride in. Yours truly,
JOHN HUDSON.

 

Mabank, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 4. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me thirteen roman candles and one skyrocket and a toy pistol and four boxes of caps, and some oranges and apples and candy and all sorts of nuts; and I want an engine to a train and two coaches and four bunches of firecrackers, and a whole lot of toys. I will close. I will be a good boy.
IRL WILSON.

 

Mabank, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 4. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me thirteen roman candles and one skyrocket, and a toy pistol and four boxes of caps and some oranges and apples, candy and all sorts of nuts; and I want an engine to a train and two coaches and four bunches of firecrackers and a whole lot of toys. I will close and be a good boy.
WALTER WILSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little wagon and a wheelbarrow and a shovel and a train you can wind up, and it can run all over the house and lots of other things. Your little boy,
MASSIE STAFFORD.

- December 9, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 28.
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DECEMBER 12, 1900

Midlothian, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a Second Reader and a doll and set of china dishes. Want the doll to have hair. Send Nettie a doll, too, so she won't break mine.
VERA CARTER.

 

Lisbon, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9, 1900. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, tin horse, cannon, fire engine, rubber ball, roman candles, skyrockets and a horse with rockers, and I will be a good boy. Your little boy,
LUCIAN McCOY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9, 1900. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a wooden wagon and a horn and an alcohol engine and some nuts and candy, and all kinds of good things. Good-bye until Christmas. Your little friend,
TURNER RANDALL, 176 Simpson street.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a toy pistol and some caps, a Studebaker wagon, some skyrockets, some torpedoes, twenty roman candles, four packages of firecrackers, a train, some candy, some nuts, some oranges and some apples. I will be a good boy till Christmas eve.
ROWEN HUDSON.

 

Lisbon, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a doll buggy, a stove, a little toy dog, a little horse with rockers and lots of good things to eat. Bring baby brother some gold beauty pins. Santa Claus, if you will bring these things I will be a good girl and do what mama tells me. Yours truly, BESSIE WEBBER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9, 1900. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun and some bullets. I would like a knife with a bone handle. I am 8 years old, and would like a pistol and four boxes of caps. Please bring me a steel sword and a belt. My sister would like a set of dishes and two dolls and a chair. I want some marbles and an agate, please. I would like a fire engine and a hook and ladder. My sister is 4 years old and would like a little wagon, and I want a bugle, please. Your little friend,
SOL CLARK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and let you know what I wanted for Christmas. I want a little cannon that will make lots of noise, and also bring me a girl, for mine has just quit me; bring my little sister a doll with hair on its head, and bring me lots of nuts and apples and candy. Remember Bess. I will be a good little boy. Yours truly,
DOC PASCHALL.

 

Joshua, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you bring me a gun and bullets and a school bag and ten roman candles, and five packages of firecrackers and a top and some candy and all sorts of nuts and a knife and a little ax and hammer to crack my nuts with?
CARL REDEKER.

And Floy wants a sleepy doll and a buggy and some candy and some nuts, some wax. My sister, Floy Redeker.

P. S. -- My papa's name is J. W. Redeker and he takes The Dallas News, so you will not have any trouble to find us.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you, as the others are. I want for Christmas a set of dishes, a book, a doll and some apples and oranges. So please bring me all these things, Santa Claus. And my sister wants two story books and a box of stationery. Please bring her these things, too. Yours truly,
ELLEN CHENOWETH.

 

Pilot Point, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 14.-- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little boys, and we want you to bring us some Christmas presents. We want a writing desk, railroad cars, two silver drinking cups, two toy guns, some firecrackers, oranges and candy and some story books. Yours truly,
EDWARD JR. and HERNDON KROWE.

 

Detroit, Wayne Co., Mich., Dec. 9. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I would like a pair of shoes and a blue and pink gingham cloth four yards in each. Well, Santa Claus, if you will send me these things I will think you are a nice Santa. Yours truly,
THELMA BELIJEA.

P. S. -- I would like the cloth like this blue and I want the pink like this (sample enclosed). THELMA BELYEA.

 

Grand View, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Mr. Santa Claus, Dallas, Tex.: Dear Santa Claus: I live in Grand View, Tex., with my papa, mama, brother and little sister. I want you to come to see all of us. Brother Charley Mills wants a great many things; he will write to you next week. Little sister Xanna wants three dolls and a doll buggy. I want a wagon, a horn, a ship, a drum, one-half pound candy, one full dozen oranges, one large rubber ball and one box of matches and as many fireworks as you can let me have. Your little boy,
MAX ABNEY YATES.

 

Grand View, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Mr. Santa Claus, Dallas, Tex.: Dear Santa Claus: Christmas will soon be here, and I expect to have a nice time. Papa and mama are going to put up a tree for us Christmas eve., and we intend for you to put our presents on it. I want a wagon, one-half dozen apples, four or five story books, two boxes of firecrackers, about thirty skyrockets, a fiddle, a drum, a four-bladed knife, put on the tree for me.
CHARLEY M. YATES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a hat and a pair of shoes, and a suit and a train and an air gun and some pencils and a tablet, for I am going to school; and send me a fire engine and a hook and ladder, and some candy and some oranges and apples and nuts. Your friend,
HERMAN LEE,
230 Leonard-st.
Age 8 years.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me for Christmas a good strap, a fire engine, a train, magic lantern, candy, pecans and candy balls. I am going to try and be a good boy, so I want you to bring me all you can. I would like to have an ice wagon and a primer. Yours truly,
WALTER STONEHAM,
108 Carter-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 7. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know what I want for Christmas. I want a Bible, a pair of kid gloves, dolls, a pair of shoes, a nice dress, a buggy and candy balls with rubber on it. Goodby. Yours truly,
DORA GOLDEN,
108 Carter-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Old Santa: Please bring me a pistol and some caps and a bicycle and a pocketknife and some blocks and a rocking horse for my baby brother, Robert. I chop the kindling for my papa every night and I am a good boy, so my papa says, and will always be good. I am 5 years old. Your dear friend,
MELVIN SIEBENTHALER,
155 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you bring me a little stove and a little doll buggy and some candy and nuts and two bunches of firecrackers? I will be a good girl. Your IVA KELLY.
153 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy and a little stove and some candy and nuts and two bunches of firecrackers. I will be a good girl.
FANNIE KELLY.
153 Polk street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dearest Santa: Please send me a doll and set of dishes and a sideboard for them, a dresser for my doll's clothes, a washstand and doll bed, and some candy, oranges and apples for Robert, Melvin and me and whole lots for my papa and mama. I wash dishes and help take care of baby brother, and mama says I am her little lady. I am 7 years old. Your dear little girl,
EVA SIEBENTHALER.
155 Polk street.

 

Marietta, Love County, Indian Territory, Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a basket with pretty things in it, and I want a doll buggy and a doll. I want some candy and apples and some oranges and some English walnuts and some peanuts and a gold ring and a little stove and a little piano; that's all I believe. Yours truly,
ETNA ASKEW.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I wrote to you through The Dallas News last year and got what I asked for, and knowing you will get my letter if I send it to The Dallas News, I will write again. I am a little boy 8 years old and will you please bring me a little airgun and some bullets for it, and a young American target; some story-books and a big train that winds up and four coaches; steamboat and steam engine and patrol wagon and a whole lot of fruits and nuts and a toy violin and, as The Dallas News is so kind to us little people, I hope you will leave it a big gobbler for its Christmas dinner. Do the best you can for me, and I will be a good boy next year.
FORD HOPSON.

 

Clarksville, Red River Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little girls 5 and 8 years old. Please bring us a big doll apiece that goes to sleep and a teaset and workbasket and some nice picture-books. If [As?] we are girls, we would love to have firecrackers, too. We will thank you so much. Your little friends,
LOU BALL and HALLIBEL THOMAS.

P. S. -- I forgot to tell you we wanted a doll trunk, too.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a hobby-horse, a whip, a drum, a horn and an A B C book -- one that brother can't tear? Brother Joe wants a rubber doll, a bell and some other little toys. If you will bring me these I will think you are a good old Santa Claus. Your little boy, KLEBER CRADDOCK.

 

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little boy just one year old. I don't want you to insult me with rattles, teething rings and woolly dogs. I want a hammer and some nails. Papa hides his from me. I want a doll baby. My sister won't let me nurse hers. I want a box full of pencils. My brothers won't let me have theirs. I want a nice, big hod of coal, nice smutty coal, so I can play with it and then make pretty black marks on my white dress with my little fat fingers. Every time I get mama's coal she rushes it out of the room. Then I want a nice long whip; it is such fun to slip up behind the children and make them holler "ouch!" Do not fail. Your true friend,
JIM BROWN YEAGER.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a second-reader, a story-book, a red fascinator, a little doll with red hair, some oranges, apples, pecan candy, fresh from the candy kitchen; then some English walnuts and any other kinds if you have them to spare; a Noah's ark with cookie animals in it. Yours lovingly,
WINNIE ALLEN.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I would like a velocipede, a pair of kid gloves, a story-book, a rubber ball, some candy, oranges. I would also like a big doll with brown hair -- one that will go to sleep; a Noah's ark with cookie animals in it. Good-by. Yours truly,
EVA ALLEN.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I would like a pair of blue kid gloves, a jacket, some new shoes, a trunk, a bicycle, a big doll with real hair, and nuts of all kinds, some candy, four oranges, two apples. I will close. Yours lovingly,
OPAL ALLEN.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little doll swing and a blackboard and a little table, twenty-two inches high.
RUTH ANTHONY.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me twenty roman candles and seven skyrockets, a Shetland pony, bridle, saddle and cart and lots of candy and nuts, and I will be a very good boy.
CORNEIL GOLDSMITH.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me some firecrackers, a story book, some candy and all kinds of nuts. I am going to school. I am 6 years old now. If you bring these things I will be a good little boy. I will close, hoping you won't forget me. Good-bye.
TOMIE HARING.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a big doll and a buggy and a horn and a stove and little china set of dishes, and a little broom and a big, pretty story book and a bed to put my doll in, and a little rocking chair. Well, Santa Claus, this is all this Christmas, so good-bye. Your friend,
MARY ARDING.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- My Dear Friend, Santa: Will you bring me some vanila beans? I saw some in a picture and I thought they were so pretty. Do please bring me a little stove that I can cook on. I love to cook. What else do you think would be nice for me? Your little friend,
ERNEST RAPHEAL.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa: I want some vanila beans, too. Will you bring some? I need a cradle for my doll. Do bring me a big piano, so I can play for my brother to sing. I want a big doll, named Trixey. That is all I want. Your little friend, RAYMOND RAPHAEL.

P. S. -- Do you think it would be safe to send you a picture of the beans? You need not return the picture, if it is safe to send it.

 

Whitney, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me some story books, a doll, pair of gloves, some oranges, nuts, candy? If you can't send all these send what you can. I have a little brother 4 years old. Will you please bring him something nice, too? I am 7 years old.
ETHEL ESTES.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 10.-- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a little blank pistol and cartridges, and a nice pocketknife and four roman candles, four skyrockets and two packages of firecrackers, and also some candy, apples, oranges, bananas and all sorts of nuts? I will close, and be a good boy. Your friend,
ROGER MARLEY.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- My Dear Precious Santa Claus: Please send me everything good and nice to eat and a pretty doll with brown eyes and a doll buggy, a little piano and a pretty angora cat. I want some nice little story books. Send one "The Silver City," two white rabbits. Send my little brother, Guy, a story book, too. We won't leave any fire in the chimney. Your own little girl,
GLADYS McLEAN.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a big box of confectioneries, one rocking horse, one dozen roman candles, two dozen firecrackers, one toy pistol, one dozen boxes caps, and a train with a dozen coaches and all kinds of toys, and I will promise to be the best boy in Texas. Your little friend,
GUY McLEAN.

- December 12, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 3.
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DECEMBER 13, 1900

Royse, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: We are three little boys. I want an airgun, six boxes bullets, little train what you wind up, with three cars, one skyrocket, thirty roman candles, six packages firecrackers, a kicking donkey with a clown in it, one story book, some candies and nuts. Willie wants skyrockets, an airgun what shoots straight up, with fifty bullets in it, some firecrackers and roman candles, a little horn and tool chest. Ernest wants a tricycle, a clown riding a mule, firecrackers, little engine, wants a girl and boy doll, just anything you want to bring me, Santa Claus. Your little friends,
JONES, WILLIE and ERNEST ADAMS.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a few lines. You are so good to bring me so many things. I want a doll about three and one-half inches long that will go to sleep, and I want a doll about six and one-half inches long that will go to sleep. I want some candy and some nuts and twenty roman candles and two packs of firecrackers and five skyrockets and a doll bed. I don't want a doll cradle. And I want one of those nice games. Your friend,
MAUDIFRANK BONDS.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- My Dear Santa: I want you to bring me six roman candles, three packages firecrackers, a wagon and set of harness to drive my dog to and a whip. I want a wagon with a back step and a soft cushion with a bell on the side of the front seat. I want four skyrockets. You are a good Santa to bring me so many nice things. Good-bye. Your friend,
JACK BONDS.

 

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I thought that it was getting time for me to write you and tell you what I want you to bring me. I want a work box, a doll dresser, a story book and a washing outfit. I don't want any confectionaries, because papa has a store and I can get all I want. By sending these you will make a little girl happy.
LOUDIE LANGSTON.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old, and want to write you a letter. Want you to bring me a nice ring, story book and a small doll. I have three little brothers, and would be glad if you would bring one a tricycle, the other one a wheelbarrow and baby brother a rattle. Your little friend,
VELMA SUGGS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a train, a fire engine, a magic lantern, a gray soldier suit -- every bit of it gray -- a pair of gloves, a game of pillowdex and a lot of other toys that you think I would like. I have been a good boy and am going to be a good boy until Christmas. And bring me some firecrackers. Good-bye.
CHARLES MOORE.

 

Decatur, Wise Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum and a toy gun, a toy streetcar and a bear that beats on a drum. Also some roman candles, two packages of giant firecrackers, some sky rockets, candy, apples, oranges and bananas. I'll be as good as I can. Your little friend,
ZACK FORD LILLARD.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: Would you mind bringing me a football, a nice game, a cannon, four bunches of firecrackers, a bunch of roman candles, ten skyrockets, a story book and a good many nice nuts. If you bring all these I will think you a good Santa. Your little boy.
DOAK WEAR.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I am going to tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a steam engine and some big firecrackers. I think that is enough for one little boy, because I have a lot of sisters and two little brothers and I hope you will bring them something. Yours truly,
GEORGE ROPER.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a nice girl to help mama and have done the best I could and would like for you to bring me a few things and be sure not to forget the poor little orphans at Buckner Orphans' Home. Now please bring me a nice book, a doll table and doll piano. Yours,
PAULINE SUBLETT.

 

Milford, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll that don't go to sleep that has long hair, and a tall one. Bring me a trunk and a doll buggy and all kinds of fruits and fancy candy, and all kinds of nuts and fireworks. I must close.
KATY WATERMAN.

 

Eastland, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a train that will run without pulling and a bear that will beat a drum, and a little engine that will pull some iron cars, two roman candles, two packages of firecrackers. Yours truly,
FRANK COLLINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pretty doll dress, a pretty lamp, a little doll baby, a big old doll, some gloves, book, a little chair, a pretty tea set, a house, a tin bucket, some cakes, plums, oranges and some candy. Good-by,
ANGELE MOORE.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and some games. I want five roman candles and one skyrocket; also three packages of firecrackers and some candy, apples, oranges and nuts. I will be a good girl.
MARY COTTER.

 

Mount Vernon, Titus Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I wanted you to bring me Christmas. I want a rocking chair, a little work box, a vase, a book and some candy, nuts, oranges, apples and bananas.
MARY LANGSTON.

 

Mount Vernon, Titus Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a hobbyhorse, two bunches of firecrackers, some roman candles, a little toy wagon with bells on it and some candy, nuts and bananas.
ZACK LANGSTON.

 

Milford, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a boy doll and bank with a key, a fire engine train, a toolbox and fireworks, and all kinds of fruits and nuts and fancy candy. I must close.
C. W. WATERMAN.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a ring, some good games, and the book of "Little Women." Also some fireworks, apples, oranges, candy and nuts. I will try to be a good girl.
MAGGIE COTTER.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa: I'm sick and want you to know how bad I want a gun, a book and a climbing monkey. Can you bring them to me? I will be good all the time.
CHESTER SUBLETT.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll and a doll buggy and a little story book. That is all. Your little friend,
CHICK ROPER.

 

Detroit, Red River Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of little dishes and a doll with hair, and a little drum. Yours truly,
GRACY GENTRY.

 

Milford, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a rattler and some candy.
JOHN E. WATERMAN.

 

Burleson, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a little train and an A B C book. [I] am 4 years old. ERNEST GRAGG.

- December 13, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 9.
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DECEMBER 14, 1900

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl, just 3 years old, but I talk about you all the time, and want you to hurry and come to see me, and bring me a pretty dollie and a pretty horn and a big swing for me and my brother, and anything else you can find in your wagon. My name is
KATHRYN MAE LINDSLEY.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: I am so glad it is nearly Christmas. I can hardly wait for you to come. I want you to bring me a nice large toolchest, like you brought my father when he was a little boy, and a jumping-jack and a little dog you wind up and it runs. I would like anything else you would bring me. I will hang my father's sock right by my stocking and I wish you would put the prettiest little knife you have in it for him. Your little boy,
HENRY D. LINDSLEY JR.

P. S. -- Please be sure and have a little hatchet in my tool box.

 

[presumably Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy, a set of dishes, a little tub and washboard, a chair and table and a horn. Fill our stockings with good things and do not forget our baby Aurelia, and I do not want you to forget papa and mama. Good-by, and may you and The Dallas News and everybody have a merry Christmas. Your good little girl,
MARIE LOUISE HARRELL, Per Verne.

 

[presumably Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] Dear Santa Claus: Although I am a little 5-year-old boy, I am a good one, for I can read in my first reader and can write, as you see, but my mama has to spell all the big words. Now, Santa Claus, please bring me a desk and blackboard, a book, a horn, some caps for my pistol, a pair of bridles to play horse with, and a popgun, and anything else you think is good and pretty for a little boy of my size. Now, Santa Claus, I will tell you something about my two little sisters. Marie Louise, who is 3 years old, you already know. She says she will write you herself, so please bring her what she wants. But now I have the sweetest little baby sister you ever saw, and she can't write you. She is only 8 months old, and her name is Aurelia. So please look out for her little stocking and put some pretty rubber toys in it. Fill our stockings with goodies and some firecrackers and we will be good children all next year. Bring papa and mama something nice and also The Dallas News for giving you our letters. Good-by till next year. Your little boy,
VERNE HARRELL.
143 Cottage avenue.

 

[Location not given] Dear Old Santa Claus: My sister has written for nearly everything you have, I'm afraid, but please look over your stock and see if you have a few things I want. I would like another hobby-horse (my baby brother rode my other one to death), an electrical train, a fire engine, an ice wagon, box of tools, little saw and buck, patrol wagon, a boy doll, a whip and a drum. Your little friend,
RODERICK SYDNEY WILLIAMS.

 

[Location not given] Dear Sweet Santa Claus: If you ever visit bad little boys, I hope you will come down our chimney and leave me a few things this Christmas. I want a rocking-horse named Billy, a tin horn, a gun to shoot mama's cook with when she won't give me some cake, a little red wagon, a toy elephant, a woolly cat and a recipe for mama to teach her how to keep me from wearing out so many little pants, a nice little whip for Billy, completes my list. My age is 3 years.
HAROLD THOMAS WILLIAMS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I know I have not been good every day, hour and minute of this year, but I believe I deserve to be called a right good little girl after all, and hope you will think me worthy of a few presents I shall name. Please bring me a medium-sized doll with dark hair, dressed in pink, with hat to match, a set of china dishes and table, a set of doll furniture, a stove, a doll swing, a pair of kid gloves, a doll buggy, doll bed and a writing-desk. If you will bring me all of these I will be your grateful little friend.
BENITA LESLIE WILLIAMS.
439 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a teaset and a side-board and a cookingstove and some little pans and that's all for me. I have a little sister, just 8 months old. She has two teeth. In her stocking please put nice soft candies that won't hurt babies, a little doll with brown eyes that can open and shut them and a jack-in-the-box and a little tin house with a buggy and a rubber ball and that's all. Good-by, Dear Santa.
AUGUSTA LINA MARKGRAFF.

 

Taylor, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a doll and some more nice things, and bring my dear papa something nice because I am his little girl. Don't forget Emma and Lloly.
MARGUERITE STILL.

 

Taylor, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and something nice, and be sure and bring my little cousins in Galveston some playthings and my uncle Will he is pretty good. Mary will write to you when she gets back from Houston. Your little girl,
CALESTA STILL.

 

Palmer, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a little stove, so I can cook on it. I do love to cook, and I want a doll cradle, and bring me a set of china dishes. This is all I want for this Christmas. So if I get this I will be pleased. So by-by,
MINNIE DRIEVER.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- My Dear Santa Claus -- I am a little boy a little over a year old. I want a fire poker, one that is smutty at both ends, and above everything else I want a front door key. Every time I go round to Aunt Oppa's she takes the key out of the door, or else ties it to the knob, and I mash my fingers when I shut the door. I want a banana, too. Uncle Pappo gives me a heap of things, but you can think of so many more than he because you have more experience. Granny, aunties and Oppa all send love. Your little friend,
LOUIS HOLLOWAY.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 9. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a little washstand, toilet set, dresser, baby doll, go-cart, some nice game and a nice picture book. Please bring Nonie a pretty brooch. Your little girl,
MARY LUCILE WEAR.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy and want a suit of clothes, some candy and bananas; nice hat and a box of firecrackers, and some roman candles and some little book to learn to read. I live in Dallas and want to see you. I live at 115 Bullington street.
CHARLIE MILES.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus:
Last Christmas morn I woke and found,
That while I slept you'd stolen round,
And from your toys did kindly choose
Just what I wrote for in The News.
This time I want a doll that sleeps,
That bows her head, moves hands and feet --
A doll trunk full of pretty clothes,
As dresses, ribbons, kerchiefs, hose.
I'll set my table near my bed
And ask if you will please to spread
With tablecloth and napkins new,
Some dishes and a castor, too.
Two days past Christmas I'll be "at home,"
At 3 p. m. -- Can you not come?
Yours with love,
FRANCES MAUD THOMPSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a great big fire engine, a lot of flatcars with an engine to pull them; lots and lots of firecrackers and some oranges.
ROBERT SHANAHAN GACK.
298 S. Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice large doll with an old rose dress, trimmed in lace and a go-cart to ride her in. I would like a few nice small dolls, too, a book of fairy tales, washing set and some candy and other good things.
FREDA AGNES GACK,
298 S. Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of red or white shoes for my big doll and a little stove and a doll bed about 23 inches long and a set of dishes, a little table painted red. Good by. I will be a good girl and mind mama. Your little friend,
MARY C. LOUGHLIN,
411 Live Oak street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. Please bring me a bicycle and an express wagon, a train you can make run, some firecrackers and skyrockets. Please, Santa, don't forget little sister. She is 8 months old. Bring her a high chair, two rocking horses and lots of toys. Your sweet boy,
JOHN KETTLE,
636 Elm street.

 

Roswell, Chaves Co., New Mexico, Dec. 11. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am going to write you and tell you what I want. I want a big doll and a doll bed, and a little bureau, some candies and nuts, and a great big cocoanut in my stocking. My age is 11 years old. Please bring me these things. Your little girl,
MAUDE LEWIS.

 

Roswell, Chaves Co., New Mexico, Dec. 11. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Papa is going to give me a Christmas tree. He says that you will put nice things on it if I ask you. I would like a gun that will shoot and a rubber ball that I can throw hard and that will not break mama's windows or the big glass in the parlor. Now, please don't forget to come. I live in Roswell, N. M. I will go to bed at 8 o'clock and shut my eyes tight. I wil not look, indeed I won't. I am 8 years old. Your little boy,
WILLIE LEWIS.

 

Roswell, Chaves Co., New Mexico, Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live in New Mexico and want you to come out here and bring me a little cart with two wheels and a stuffed elephant and a train with three coaches, candies, nuts, oranges, firecrackers and anything else you want to give me. Your little boy,
JOHN R. LEWIS.

 

Roswell, Chaves Co., New Mexico, Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: My brother wanted me to write to you and tell you what he wants. He wants a hay wagon and a rag elephant and a stocking full of candies and nuts and a cocoanut and a sack of marbles and some firecrackers. Your boy,
ROWLAND LEWIS.

P. S. And I want a train and three coaches.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Uncle Santa Claus: I am a stranger to you, I guess, as I have only been in this country about three months, but suppose you will be glad to get acquainted with me if I am young. Of course you understand that I am too young to write, but I expect, if the truth was known, lots of the letters you get from older children than me are written by their papas. Well, you can bring me any old thing you want to, but be sure to put in a bottle of Castoria. Say, Santa, did you ever have colic when you were little? I have had it all my life, and I'll tell you it is tough on a youngster. Guess I'll soon be through with having it, as I heard an old lady tell my mama the other day that it would stop when I am 3 months old. I am going to close by wishing that you will remember all the poor children this Christmas. Your little nephew,
IVAN A. CARNES.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: As it is about Christmas, I thought I would write and tell you what I would like. I would like lots of firecrackers and whistling bombs, a gold pen with a red handle like that down at papa's store. I would like a 22-caliber target and lots of cartridges. Well, goodby. That is about all I want very bad.
OLIVER MAXWELL.

Mr. Santa Claus, North Pole, Frigid Zone.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa: I wish an air gun and a horse and some shot for my gun, firecrackers if you have them to spare, just anything that don't cost too much. We have a baby boy here. He wants a rattle and a ring for his little tiny finger. Put candy in his boots. He has no stocking. And oblige your friend.
RIVERS HINES.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa: I want a horse and a wagon, firecrackers, and would like some roman candles, some of those loud firecrackers, a toy gun and a train that will wind up and run, a little candy, oranges and some apples, a toy rooster, an elephant, a false face. Very truly your friend,
CHARLIE HINES.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a blue pencil and a billygoat, and an iron horse and a little train. I am 3 years old and I will love you, oh, so much, if you will bring the things I want. Your little friend,
DANIEL BRANNIN.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santy: Will you please bring us some pretty things? Bring sister some mittens, a fascinator and some dishes and a nice book. Bring me a book, some mittens and fruit and anythign you want to bring me. I am nearly 7 and sister is 5 years old. Good-bye.
CHARLIE JULIAN.

 

Dallas, Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see a whole lot of children are writing to you and asking for a Christmas gift and I thought I would write, too. I don't know what to write about, because you don't owe me anything and I need not expect anything from you. It is a fact I go to school and my report cards come up fairly well and I cut and saw wood for daddy and I feed the pig and rock the baby and wash the dishes and all these sorts of things, but still I don't do much. Now my grandfather's friend, my father's friend and my friend, I just want you to send me a suit of clothes and a letter telling me I can get a job on The Dallas Morning News whereby I can hereafter make money and buy my own clothes. Yours,
ROGER KNOX, age 11.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a rag doll and a jointed doll, a dresser, dishes, spoons, a doll buggy and iron. Dear Santa Claus, I have a little brother and sister. Brother wants a drum, a doll and some other nice playthings and sister wants a rubber doll and a rattler. That will be all this time. Good-bye, Santa Claus. I live at 633 Ross avenue.
GERTRUDE MANN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little buck and saw and a fire engine, some candy and oranges and a box of tools. I have a little brother and his name is Jack. He is 3 years old and he wants a horn and a wagon and a drum, some nuts and a horse. If you will bring my brother and me these things we will think you are a good old Santa Claus. We live at 230 First avenue. There is a little girl here and she said to bring her a doll and something else that is nice. Yours truly,
FOREST TORBROM.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a fire engine, a hook and ladder, some firecrackers, some twenty-shot roman candles, some mile-high sky rockets, some toy soldiers. I also want some fruit and some candy and nuts. I am 6 years old. I thank you very much for the presents you brought me last Christmas. Your little friend,
EUGENE ELLISON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll with brown eyes that closes her eyes when she is lying down; also a nice music book with vocal and instrumental pieces. Your little friend,
CLARA REYNOLDS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll with brown eyes and light hair and a little doll buggy to ride her in. Your little girl,
VIRGINIA REYNOLDS.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a doll bed for my doll and an iron stove with pots with it and a rag doll and a doll buggy for me and a little doll buggy for my little sister.
HELEN THOMPSON.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: My little brother Robert is just 2 years old and I am 7, so he told me to write for him. He wants a jumping jack, a horn, a football, a stick horse and two other horses, a cart and a train.
ROBERT THOMPSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want for Christmas presents an airgun, a cap pistol, school satchel that is carried on the back, a freight train, a hoodlum wagon, a Christmas tree, a toolchest and candies, nuts and oranges, apples and bananas. And I want a transparent slate and a wooden slate pencil and a trumpet. I like to forgot to say bring me a knife. Your little friend,
LOUIS B. TORREY JR.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will ask you to kindly bring me a red pencil, a blue pencil and a white pencil; also bring me and Brother Lewis that big house at Martin's. You can come by our house when you go to take the Butts children their presents. We live on the hill near Mr. Boyle's. If you have any boats please bring Brother Daniel a boat. I want a green pencil, too. Please put rubbers on all my pencils. I am 6 years old. Yours truly,
RECTOR BRANNIN.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Uncle Santa: I know you get vexed at children asking for so many things that are useless, so I will ask for something useful. I would like to have a bottle of ink and copybook No. 2; also two long pencils with rubbers on them. Please bring me a new horn. Anything else you want to give me will be appreciated. I go to school and am 8 years old. I always did love you. Your nephew,
LEWIS BRANNIN.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live in Ennis and I ask you to bring me a drum, a wagon, a horn, a bicycle and an engine. This is all I want, but I ask you to send my mama a nice big lamp for her parlor. Do not forget mama. Send papa a nice pair of gloves. Oblige your little friend.
CLARK WILLIAMS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of dishes, a little doll, gocart with rubber tires and a little set of furniture. Good-by. Your little girl,
O'DELL KELLY.

P. S. -- I am at grandma's in Sherman, but I will be in Taylor Christmas. O'D. K.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old and I want you to bring me a train, a wagon, a set of toy soldiers, two packages of firecrackers, candy, nuts, oranges, apples and bananas. Your little boy,
JIM JONES.

P. S. -- I have a little baby brother, and I would like for you to bring him something.

 

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: You made me so happy last Christmas. You gave me so many nice things. If you will just be as kind this Christmas I will be happy again. I would like some nice story books, and, Santa, anything else you think would suit a little school girl. Lovingly,
HELEN McGEE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, wagon, a horn, steam engine that leaves out steam, picture books, a whip. My brother wants a steam engine on wheels and a horse that you wind up. Now, be sure and come and I will be a good boy.
SAM H. MAYERS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I will write you a letter to tell you what I want for Christmas. A doll, bedroom suit, set of dishes, a little stove, silver cup, bowl and pitcher, little washtub and board. I have two little brothers. One is named Henry, the other Charlie. Charlie wants a train, silver cup, drum and doll. Henry wants a rubber doll, high chair and shoes. I live at 160 Cabell street.
MABLE CROPPER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a girl doll and a boy doll, but I don't want a jointed doll. I want a doll bed with a mattress and pillow. I want a baby doll, a doll set of furniture, a good game, a book, a hammer, a teaset, a stove with granite iron dishes. I want a piano and a ball, some candy and apples and nuts. Good-by. My age is 6 years.
BESSIE GRIMES.
139 Phelps street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a story book, a doll, a set of doll furniture. I want my doll jointed. I want a stove and granite iron dishes, a teaset, a ball, a table and two chairs; also a rattle and a rubber doll for my baby sister. Some nuts and candy and apples. My age is 9 years. Good-by.
NELLIE GRIMES.
139 Phelps street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a two-wheeled bicycle, a wagon, a stand for my music, some firecrackers and skyrockets, a little train with four cars and candy and fruit. I am 7 years old. Bring me a tool chest. Your little friend.
HARRY KETTLE.
636 Elm street.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa: We are going to Alabama to spend Christmas, so I will write you a letter for sister and myself before we go. I want a violin and a drum, and sister wants a big doll and a set of dishes. Bring baby something so she won't have to play with ours. Bring me some firecrackers, too.
WALTER and HELEN MYERS.

 

Whitney, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an air gun, 5¢ worth of shot, a good knife, some oranges and candy. My teacher is Miss Shelton. She says I am a good boy. Don't forget to bring Miss Shelton something nice. Good-by, Old Santa, I love you.
LEWIS McMAHAN.

 

[Location not given] Santa Claus: I want some oranges and candy and apples, and baby a light wagon, so he can pull it, and a little machine and leather to make harness.
ROBERT DRUMMOND.

 

Estelle, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, candy, apples, firecrackers and roman candles. Your little friend,
MATTIE LACKEY.

 

Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll that will say mama and a toy piano with a song book to it, and many toys and oranges, nuts of all kinds, candy and everything nice. I have a brother just 7 weeks old, and please bring him a gocart and a rattler. Don't forget mama and papa. I'll love you so much if you will bring me what I want. Your little girl,
CLEO ANNETTE DAY.

 

Whitney, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us a little knife like papa's, one orange for each of us, some brownies, two story books. We don't want 5¢ ones, but some to cost 15¢ each. A little football, two parachutes. We want two gray horses pulling a wagon. We have tried to be good boys. We do not want any dolls this time. Bring us two cap pistols. Well, this is all for this time. We are twins and want everything alike. Your friends,
OLIVER and WALTER McMAHAN.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a bracelet, set of dishes, roman candle and all kinds of fruit, candy and nuts. Harry and Leon want a knife, football and lots of goodies to eat and fireworks. Ross wants some candy and a little red and blue wagon. You must not forget little baby Mary, papa and mama.
IRENE JOHNSON.

P. S. -- The boys want a little wheelbarrow.

 

Pilot Point, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old, and as you have so many little girls and boys to think of, I thought I would write and tell you what I want you to bring me. First, I would like a big doll with natural black hair and a small doll with a cloak on. I want a few nice story books. Also a breadboard, rolling pin and biscuit cutter. I wouldlike to have a nice ring, or a small open-face watch, some nice candy and nuts. Please do this for your little friend and admirer.
CLAUDE STIFF.

 

Caddo, Bryan Co., Indian Territory, Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I would like to have for my Christmas. I want a horn and a little toy wagon that I can haul my blocks in, some apples, oranges, pecans, peanuts and peanut candy, and that's all. I'll be a good boy, so be sure to come if you please, sir.
HARVEY WRIGHT DOBSON.

- December 14, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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DECEMBER 15, 1900

Texarkana, Bowie Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a sleepy doll, a doll buggy, a table, a set of dishes, a bed, a trunk, a stove, chairs, candy, oranges, bananas, nuts and apples. I love Santa Claus. Good-by,
MAY HARRIS.

 

Texarkana, Bowie Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy, a sleepy doll, a table, a set of dishes, a bed, a trunk, a stove, chairs, candy, oranges, bananas, nuts and apples. I love Santa Claus. He is the sweetest and prettiest man I ever saw. Good-by,
VIRGINIA HARRIS.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex. -- Santa Claus: Please bring me a Bible story and drum, candy, nuts and oranges. I am 6 years old.
GEORGE ADKISSON.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa: How are you getting along? I am glad that Christmas is coming now, and I want you to bring me a nice pair of kid gloves, some fairy tale books and a little stove, but bring me the kid gloves if nothing else. Good-by.
BERNICE SNEAD.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll dressed like a baby, a little cooking stove, a cradle to fit the doll and a tiddledy-winks game. I hope you will fix me a Christmas tree this year. I am 6 years old and have been a good girl all year. Good-by, dear Santa Claus.
ANNIE LOUISE STROTHER.

 

Palmer, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me twelve roman candles, four boxes of No. 12 shotgun cartridges, twenty cannon crackers, ten skyrockets, a little bit of shot and powder anda fine pocketknife. Your boy,
HARVIE ELGON.

 

Palmer, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me four bunches of firecrackers, four roman candles, two boxes of torpedoes, one box of 22-caliber cartridges, three skyrockets, some cannon crackers and some pistol caps. Your little boy,
ERVIN ELGON.

 

Wylie, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: My little brother wants a horn, a ship, a company of soldiers, a money bank, fireworks, a toy pistol with 5¢ worth of caps, and candy. I want a tricycle, a tool box, a printing outfit, a real cow horn and a pistol with lots of caps, fireworks and candy and some books. Yours truly,
HEREFORD STAPLES.

 

Saginaw, Hot Spring Co., Ark., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I know you are imposed upon, but I am a little Arkansas girl, 10 years old. My Texas brother has sent papa The Dallas News for three years. I wish you would send me just anything that you think would suit a little girl in Arkansas. Now, I hope you will not forget me because I am in Arkansas. So good-by. I must run to school. Your little friend that loves you,
HETTIE SIRATT.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a hook and ladder and hose cart, a toy cannon, three skyrockets, three roman candles, candy, fruit and lots of nuts and a chimney to fit my little lamp. Your little friend,
CORNELIUS DORENFIELD.

P. S. -- Oh! yes, I forgot. Please send me two bunches of firecrackers.

 

Rusk, Cherokee Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa: I am Joe Guinn's little sister, 7 years old, and please, sir, don't forget me. I am a good little girl. I want a big doll with brown hair, a little bureau, a doll swing, a doll hat to put on dolly's head, some nuts, oranges, candy, apples and anything else you wish to bring me. We use heaters in our house and you must come in at the door. Your little friend,
AGNES GUINN.

 

Rusk, Cherokee Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- My Dear Santa: I am a little boy 5 years old, and a good boy, too. Please bring me an engine and three big passenger coaches, a little ax, a little iron wagon, some nuts and fruit. Oh, yes, Santa, bring me a little boy doll to ride in the coaches, and a baggage car to carry the mail in. Your little friend,
JOE GUINN.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a lot of nice things, some books and nuts and good things to eat. I am in the fifth grade at school, and am 11 years old. I will be good. Your best friend,
ALLEIN WHITFIELD.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little stove, a doll with blue eyes and light hair, with a pink dress on, a little doll swing, a story book and a doll piano and trunk. I got one Christmas before last, but it woldn't hold all my doll's clothes. I am 8 years old. Your little friend,
LALA WHITFIELD.

P. S. -- I forgot to tell you to bring me lots of things to eat.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old. I help mother do her work. I talked to you over the phone today, but I am afraid you will forget what I want. Bring me a little iron, a doll that goes to sleep, two fairy books, apples, oranges, candy, some firecrackers and a little broom. Please bring Lucile a broom too, as she needs one. I am in the second reader.
MARGARET LANE.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a big doll, a washstand and a piano? My sister wants a ring, and don't forget my nephew. Please bring me some firecrackers. Don't forget me, Santa. Your little girl,
ASA LOVE RUCKERS.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want some firecrackers, a little broom, a fairy book, a dozen story books, a school bag and a ring. I lost the ring you brought me last Christmas. I will keep this one always, and I want a doll, candy, apples, oranges, nuts and a little iron.
LUCILE E. LANE.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a horn, a drum and something to beat the drum, some candy, oranges, apples, firecrackers, a little clown, wagon, some building blocks and a pistol and caps. I will be a good little boy till after Christmas. I am 3 years old. Your little boy,
JOHNNIE RUSSELL.

P. S. -- Don't bring me any suits, for Aunt Sallie made me some, and bring my little friend Johnnie Booth lots of nice toys.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I love you so good, because you have always been good to me. I will tell you what I want you to bring me this Christmas. I want a big doll with long curly brown hair and a diamond ring and a little doll bed that will close up and open. I want you to bring my mama and papa something too, and my little brother's nurse something. I will say good-bye to you until next Christmas. Your dear little girl,
ANNIE LEE RUSSELL.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a doll carriage and a little bedroom set. My little sister Ruth wants a little doll, a little bed, a little buggy, a real live little Chinese boy about 3 years old, and a little stove. Goodbye, Santa Claus. Your little friends,
RUTH and DOROTHY BENNETT.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me some marbles, ten roman candles and eighteen cannon crackers. Bring me a pair of blue leggins, a magic lantern and bow and arrow. If you will bring me an express wagon, I will be satisfied. Ever your most ardent admirer,
ALFRED McKNIGHT.

 

Valley Mills, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me some story books, some candy, oranges, a whole lot of fireworks and a little steam engine. My little brother wants a knife. Yours truly,
ELLIOTT JARRETT.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a set of doll furniture, a little doll trunk and some apples, oranges and candy. I am a good little girl 5 years old.
FLORENCE EMERSON.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a velocipede, a soldier's outfit, a drum and horn, so I can make all the noise I want to; a passenger train that will run by steam, and last, but not least, a billy goat and harness to drive to my little wagon. Be sure to leave me some fireworks and some candy and nuts. I live on Eighth and Cedar streets, and am 6 years old.
FRANKIE WHITFIELD.

 

Commerce, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: As Christmas is almost here I will tell you my wants. Please bring me a little fire wagon twenty-four inches high, a suit of clothes to wear to school, a little blue lantern, some roman candles, firecrackers, two skyrockets, two nice book satchels, one for me and one for my sister, and a little cup and saucer. I am 10 years old. Your little affectionate friend,
CARL JAMES RUTLAND.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: You were so good to me last Christmas I am going to write to you again. I want a new dress for my doll, a comb and brush for her, a hat and a chair, too. She has light hair and can wear blue. I would love to have some nuts if you can pack them in. Don't let the reindeers get frightened at the yellow flag. Your little friend,
REBECCA McJUNKINS.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want two chairs, an orange, a doll that goes to sleep, a jack in the box, a picture book, a horn, some nuts, a wagon, a looking glass for my doll, a doll sofa, a saddle, a bridle and a whip for my horse. Your little friend,
WALDEEN McJUNKIN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a wagon, some candy and oranges, a cap, a pair of shoes, a horn, a hammer to crack my nuts, and an airgun and bullets. And also bring my sister a doll and some dishes and my little brother a rattle and a rubber doll, and bring me some story books and some marbles. I am yours truly,
ROY C. CAMPBELL.
233 Bryan street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a go-cart and a little bedstead for my doll, and a Christmas tree. I am a little girl 6 years old.
MARGUERITE REINART.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice doll that is a baby and goes to sleep and a doll buggy. I am sick today and have been for two or three days. Please don't forget the poor little children at the Buckner Orphans' Home that have no papas nor mamas. I must close. Your friend,
LULA BROOKE MORGAN.
662 Swiss avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little girls 7 and 4 years old. Please bring us a doll buggy and a teaset apiece, a trunk for May and a big stove for Margaret. If you bring these things we will be good little girls.
MARGARET and MAY BLANEY.
426 Young street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a gun, a steam engine, a horn, a nice story book and a cook book for mama and papa. My little brother is 2 years old. He wants a big ball, a rocking chair and a big wagon. His name is W. Hector Blaney Jr., and mine is
FRANK E. BLANEY.
426 Young street.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little chair, some candy, some apples, a drum, a new suit and some oranges, bananas and nuts. I am 3 years old.
ROLLIE B. MISENHIMER.

 

Dublin, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I am going to school and it keeps me so busy trying to get my studies off that I can't get down town to see the Christmas goods, I thought I had better write you what I wish for Christmas. Please bring me an airgun and some shot, four skyrockets, six bunches of firecrackers, six roman candles and a little wagon and horse. Bring my little brother a rattle that will make music. He is 2 months old, but awful jolly. Don't forget my little uncle, Jimmie Bayd. He lives at 166 Caroline street, Dallas. I am 8 years old. Wish everybody a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. So good night.
CHARLIE WOODS.

 

Comanche, Comanche Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa: You never have forgotten me, and be sure not to this time. First bring me a doll that will go to sleep, a bicycle, a little doll buggy and bed, some fruit of all kinds and some nuts. Don't forget that I want a ring. Bring me everything that you can get your hands on. Well, that is all I want. Bye-bye. Yours truly,
ALICE MAGILL.

 

Comanche, Comanche Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me an overcoat, an airgun, a rocking chair and all the fruit and nuts that you have to spare? Yours respectfully,
CARL CHANCELLOR.

P. S. -- Don't forget to bring me some fireworks.

 

Waco, McLennan Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you and tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a popgun, a train that winds up and runs on a track, some candy, two apples, a story book, a little tin sword, some firecrackers, some nuts and fruit. I will be the best boy in the world. Your loving friend,
ROBERT McKNIGHT.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a big doll, a little churn, a little doll buggy, a little doll house, a little doll dresser, a little cook stove, a little chair, a little ring and a pretty story book. Bring little sister a pretty toy cat and dog. I am a little girl 5 years old. Your loving little friend,
CORA WILLIAMS.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a little doll with long hair, doll watch, a doll buggy, a little washstand, a bottle of perfume, a pretty little ring, a kitchen cabinet with lots of cooking vessels in it, shoes and stockings for my big doll, a chair, some firecrackers and a pretty story book. I am 7 years old. I want you to bring my little baby sister a big rubber doll, a little horn, train and lots of pretty toys. Your little friend,
EVA WILLIAMS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a good little girl all this year and I want you to send me a big doll dressed in long clothes like a baby, a white bed for her, a little broom and a trunk. My little sister wants a baby doll, too, a little broom, a trunk and a story book.
MILDRED CHANDLER.
488 Haskell avenue.

 

Athens, Henderson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old, and I want a flag and a train that you wind up and it runs on a track, a cannon, an air gun, thirty-two roman candles, six packs of firecrackers, a little wooden horse, a little wagon that you can turn around, a fire engine, some nuts and oranges and candy and bananas. That is all. I will be a good boy till Christmas. Good-bye. Yours truly,
GEORGE HOGAN.

 

Athens, Henderson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want to have a nice time Christmas, so I will ask you for a little doll. It is dressed in red and has black hair. I think that is all. So Good-bye. Your friend,
MYRTLE HOGAN.

 

Waco, McLennan Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a hoodlum wagon, a popgun with a bayonet on it, a bugle and two packs of firecrackers. I will be a good boy.
ROY McKNIGHT.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a few roman candles and firecrackers, a horn, a drum, a story book and lots of good things to eat. Don't forget my little brother Pat and sister Mary. Pat says he wants a horn. I'll be a good boy and put my clothes on quick every morning. Mama says it takes me all day. Now, please bring me what I've asked for. Your little friend,
DELWIN MOORE.

 

Commerce, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- My Dear Good Old Santa Claus: As my brother has written you, I will tell you my wants also. We will promise to hang our stockings in a good place, where you will be sure to see them. Please bring me a nice little story book and a nice doll that will go to sleep. I have a very large one, but it is too big to play with. Bring me a little stove, a little swing that my doll can swing in, a nice china tea set, a doll bed, candies, nuts and oranges. Also bring my little brother Leon a wagon and some pretty iron toys, lots of candies, nuts, firecrackers, skyrockets and roman candles, and don't forget mama and papa. I am 7 and Leon 5 years old. Your good little friend,
PAULINE RUTLAND.

- December 15, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
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DECEMBER 16, 1900

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see all the other children are writing to you through The Dallas News, so we thought we had better write, as it is so near Christmas. I want a doll dressed in green, a horn, a real stove that you can cook on, and a doll hammock, too. My brother Leppeaux wants a steam train, a tool chest, an air gun and a horn. Be sure and go to see sister, who is with my aunt in Travis County. Bring our baby brother something; he was not here last Christmas. Your friend,
FLOY BITTING.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: Please send me a nice big doll, a little nigger doll, a lawn swing and a little rubber pig; also send me, if you can spare them, a piano, a camp chair, a cook stove and vessels, and a little train of cars. I will thank you very much. Your friend,
FANNIE WORRILL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good little boy 3 years old. I want you to please bring me a little gun, so I can be a little soldier; a little tricycle, also a little ironclad wagon, so I can bring in mama's kindling for her. I get so lonesome sometimes I slip off to our neighbor's, next door, but if you bring me all I ask for I won't slip off any more till after Christmas. I want a lot of other toys and a lot of nuts, fruits and candies, and I want you to bring my sister an "Archirenia Board" and some nice books. Your true little friend,
REMINGTON CONNOR,
492 San Jacinto-st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear old Santa: I want a doll buggy, two packages of little firecrackers, a doll straw hat, a little doll and two cream-colored silk handkerchiefs with pink roses on each corner. Your friend,
LUCINDA SMITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: I want a dozen roman candles, a dozen skyrockets, two whirligigs, a half dozen whistling bombs, a box of giant firecrackers, eight packs of little firecrackers, two or three games and about four or five books. Your friend,
RUSSELL SMITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little gocart, a stove, a pretty dress for my doll, and a cap for her, too, and be sure and don't forget my sister, Edith, and mama and papa. I am 8 years old. Your little girl,
PENELOPE MANN.
153 Greenwood-st.

 

Granbury, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a doll buggy, a little dresser and wash stand, a little doll trunk and some chairs for my dolls, and a story book, too. Your little friend,
MILDRED HINER.

 

Acton, Hood Co., .Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of goats and a wagon tongue to go on my wagon. My brother wants a fiddle and a steam engine, and my other brother wants a hammer and a hatchet. All of us want some fireworks, some apples and oranges, and my sister wants some bananas. That is all. Good-by.
COURTS CLEVELAND.

 

Archer City, Archer Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus, Dallas, Tex.: We are two little sisters, 5 and 6 years old, and we have a little baby sister we call Jack. We want you to bring us two dolls and doll buggies, a nice set of dishes, two rings and bracelets. We don't want any big firecrackers, because they might hurt someone. We like to have forgotten: bring Jack a rubber doll.
VERA and MARY FORGY.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dearest Santa Claus: We are so glad that it is nearly time for you to come again. We write to tell you that we are two little boys aged 8 and 3 years, and that we will be in Terrell at Grandpa Bass's this year. Please bring George a toy fiddle and horn, and Sidney a nice knife. Don't forget papa, mama, grandma, grandpa, my little cousins and my aunties. Bring us some candy and keep some for yourself. Don't forget Fronie. With lots of love we are your little boys.
SIDNEY and GEORGE GRANT.

 

Handley, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a saddle, bridle and blanket, and oblige.
JIMMIE HUNTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15, 126 Park Avenue -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 6 years old. Please bring me an airgun, a triangle, a toolchest, six skyrockets, six roman candles, six cannon crackers, six packages of firecrackers. Please bring my little brother in Taylor, Tex., a rattle and rubber doll. Bring all these in your bag on your back. Your little boy,
DAN H. RIPLEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me skyrockets, firecrackers, a little drum and lots of candy and nuts and don't forget my little sister, Johnny. So good-by, dear old Santa.
EARL LINDSEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me some fireworks, an airgun and lots of candy and nuts, and I want a hammer and a bag full of nails to drive. Don't forget where I live -- 116 Smith street.
BAKIN LINDSEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train, a horn, hook and ladder, lots of candy, nuts, apples, oranges, firecrackers, pistol caps, some skyrockets and some roman candles. Good-by.
JOHN CLEARY.
162 Snodgrass street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a table, a doll bed, a jacket, a pair of earrings, cup and saucer, lots of candy, nuts, apples and oranges. Remember my three sisters. Good-by.
ETHEL CLEARY.
162 Snodgrass street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a game, Old Maid or Authors, a story-book, some fruit and nuts. I will be a good girl. Bring mama and papa something nice. Your loving child,
PEARL MOONEY.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a drum, a horn, a nice story-book, a picture-book with six packages of firecrackers and some roman candles. I will be a good boy.
EDDIE TOMLINSON.

 

Haskell, Haskell Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a cap pistol and caps, some firecrackers, a cap gun, a house, stove, dresser, a horn and some candy, apples, oranges and butternuts, a little trunk and a little bed. I am 8 years old.
ROLLIE TOWNES.

 

Haskell, Haskell Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a cap pistol and caps, a train, a little gun that shoots caps, apples, oranges, nuts and some candy, a wagon, a horn, some firecrackers, a little house, a little stove and a dresser. I am 5 years old.
ROBERT TOWNES.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: As a great many other children are writing and telling you what they want, I thought I would write and ask you to bring me a large, jointed bisque doll. Now, this is all I want, but I want it to be real nice. Your little friend,
WINNIE KING.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a cradle, a doll, a doll chair, something nice to eat, three packages of firecrackers and a plain gold ring. Your little friend,
GEORGIA HINNICUT.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old, and for my Christmas I would love to have a magic lantern, a wagon, two books, a nice sharp knife and lots of candy, nuts and fruit, oranges preferred. I have no little sisters nor brothers to divide with, so I do not think I have asked for too much. If possible, I would like some firecrackers, roman candles and a popgun. Yours sincerely,
DONALD WALK.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a blackboard that you can make a desk out of it, an airgun and some shot. I want the story of "Black Beauty" and "Paul, the Train Boy," a knife, candy, nuts, oranges, bananas and any other thing you will give me. Your friend,
REID WILLIAMSON.
128 Ewing avenue.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: I am 4 years old and you can ask mother if I'm good. She said she would say yes. If I could see you I'd give you a big hug. Santa, come to my house last and stay all night. Please bring me lots of goodies, a sideboard, dresser, doll cradle with a sleepy doll in it and a tea set, and if you have enough go-carts bring my dollie Pearl one. I have a doll buggy, but I can give it to my cousin, Mae Lynda. I am going to pose for you Christmas eve at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and sing "Pack Away Your Frowns." Good-by.
HAZEL LUCILE DEAN.

P. S. -- Bring me some roman candles, please.

 

Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old. I want you to bring me some roman candles, firecrackers, cannon crackers and some big cannon crackers for Morris, my brother, and I want some story books, some candy, fruits and nuts. Please send my sister some nice things. She is in Kentucky at school. And, if you please, bring my little baby brother something. Yours truly,
JOE HENRY HODGES.

 

Kimball, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am Curtis's brother and am 6 years old. I want you to bring me a little train, marbles, some of them the big glass ones, hatchet, popgun, a little rake, hoe and spade. Please bring little brother a rattler. I am
ALLEVE DE CORDOVA.

 

Kimball, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old and I want you to bring me a popgun, an airgun, a nigger-shooter, a hatchet, a little ax, a spade, a hoe and a rake. That's all. Good-by,
CURTIS DE CORDOVA.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa: I am a little brown-eyed, curly-headed girl, 4 1/2 years old, and I want you to please bring me a story book with pretty stories and nice pictures, a doll buggy, a doll with golden hair and blue eyes, a little bale of cotton, a toy rat that will run over the floor and an automobile, too, if you have any. I am your little friend,
WINELLE STEPHENSON.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old, and as Christmas is most here I am going to tell you just what I want. Please bring me a nice story book, a pretty doll with brown hair that I can comb, a safe with a set of dishes in it, also knives, forks and spoons, one pack of firecrackers, one dozen roman candles, one-half dozen skyrockets, candy, nuts, oranges and bananas. I guess that will do. Yours truly,
ANITA STEPHENSON.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: We are two little cousins and we are going to tell you what we want you to bring us. I (Laurence) want a little Mexican burro, a bicycle, a saddle and a whole lot of fireworks and candies. I (Lee) want a little pony, a wagon, a set of harness and a whole lot of candies and fireworks. Now, old Santa Claus, don't forget us. Your little boys,
LEE and LAURENCE GERNSBACHER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a buggy, a story book and all kinds of nuts.
VIC ALEXANDER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a gun, a drum, a sword, a soldier suit, a horn and a hoodlum wagon and please don't forget to leave a large Christmas tree for sister and me. Your little friend,
M. D. GARLINGTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I can hardly wait for the time to come when you will bring me so many pretty things. You need not bring me a doll, as I have a large one I got for my birthday, but bring me a trunk full of clothes for my doll and a whole lot of furniture, and be sure and bring mother and me some fireworks. Your friend,
MARIE GARLINGTON.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Clause. Please bring me a doll and a little tin bed, a set of dishes, a little iron chair, a book, a little trunk and a lot of nuts, candy, bananas and oranges and anything else you want to bring me. Bring my little brother Joel a horn, a big rag doll, a drum, a jack-in-the-box, a tin wagon and lots of candy, bananas, oranges and nuts. Your little friend,
MAY WILLIAMSON.
128 Ewing avenue.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me one pistol, eight boxes of caps, one magic lantern, drum, horn, roman candles, skyrockets. I will try and be a good boy. I am 6 years old. Your friend,
FRED COTTEN.

 

Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: All I want is a watch, watch pin in plush box, velvet lined. I am a little girl 6 years old.
GRESHAN [Gretchen, per census] McKINNEY.

 

Milford, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I've been good ever since the 1st of December. I want a doll that goes to sleep and has brown hair with a little pink dress and cap and a doll buggy with a little pink parasol on it, some nuts, oranges, candy, bananas and anything else you've got to eat. Bring Ross a popgun and Leslie Vann a little stove. Don't give Leslie Vann a pin-cushion, for I am going to make her one. I am 5 years old. Your little sweetheart.
IVA LEE ALLA ROGERS.

P. S. -- Please don't get my doll buggy smutty.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good girl this year and studied my lessons hard, and have not had to stay in once. I want you to bring me a writing desk, book satchel, stove, cupboard, table, quilts, pillows, pillow slips, slate, pencil, a nice doll all dressed up pretty. And Santa Claus, my little sister, Freddy, wants a prettily dressed doll, washstand, irons, broom, dresser and lots of candy and nuts, and bring my baby sister, Isabella, a great big Bopeep doll, with shoes and stockings on.
RUTH JOHNSTON.
201 Park avenue, Dallas.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old and I want a pretty doll, her hair long, and I want her to go to sleep. I know you are very fat and I don't think you can get through our chimney, it is so very small, and I don't think you can get to my stocking, but come down the fireplace and you will see mine. Be sure you get to my sister. Her name is Elsie Peck. You must not be scared of me, Santa Claus, I will not peck you. I want a skyrocket and firecrackers, a slate, a Third Reader and a ball. I am not a tomboy, but I like fireworks. Wait a minute! I want some candy and nuts and other things beside. I also want a picture book. Goodby, Santa Claus. Your friend,
PANSY PECK.

 

Ferris, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send Sister Ruby for a Christmas present a rubber doll and a little doll wagon, two bicycles that will wind up; and please send me a pretty box for the parlor table and a little stove that I can make a fire in and cook on. Goodby, dear old Santa Claus. Ruby is 2 years old and I am 8 years old.
RUBY CHEEK.
EMMA LEE BATCHLER.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- My Dear Santa Claus: We are two little boys, 5 and 3 years old. We want you to bring us a plover gun, caps, box of tools, suit of clothes for each, some stockings, a wheel for each, a pair of tan boottees, oranges, apples, bananas, candy, nuts, a little Noah's ark with some animals, a horse cart and hook and ladder wagon. Well, we have got a little sister 17 months old, and we want you to bring her something. She is a good little girl and has got big blue eyes. Her stocking is so small it won't hold enough, so we will hang mama's up for her. Well, we will be good boys.
ARTHUR and CLARENCE PANGBURN.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old, and I want you to remember me, as I have been good. I want a long train. I want a little bear that will beat the band by himself. I also want some roman candles, firecrackers, a toolbox, a drum with a stick, some candies and fruits. Your good little friend,
JOHN MERRICK BOOTH.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want three books. One is "Through the Looking Glass," another is "Anderson's Fairy Tales," and the other is "Alice in Wonderland." I want a little engine that runs with alcohol, not a train engine, and some fireworks. I am 8 years old.
WALWORTH HARRISON.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My Dear Santa: I am a little girl 5 years old. I am sick in bed with diphtheria, and I want you to be extra good to me this year and send me a good big piano, a drum, a doll and a kitchen set made of tin. Do not forget my papa, mama and my three aunts. My brother Edwin has been sick, too, but he is up now and almost well. He is 8 years old and wants you to bring him a bicycle for taking his medicine so good while he was sick. Please, dear Santa, do not forget our brother Rudolph. He is in St. Louis at school. We want him to have extra nice things. Please have this letter printed in The News so he can see it. With lots of love to you, dear Santa, I am your loving little girl.
MARIE BURGER.

 

Ferris, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little train that winds up and runs, some more toys, two oranges, two apples and some nuts and candy. If you think I ought to have them give me four roman candles and three skyrockets, and I'll be a good boy.
JUDGE BATCHELER.

 

Forney, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- I am a little girl 7 years old. I want you to bring me a black-beard, a real bisque doll, a doll swing, a whole string of bananas and a whole heap of goodies, and you will oblige your little friend,
ANNIE RUTH BROOKS.

 

Roxton, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope I have been a good little girl since I wrote you last. Now, will you please bring me a doll go-cart, a doll, a little ice cream freezer and a book? Do not forget the little orphans. Please bring papa something. Your little girl,
BERNIE BYWATERS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a patrol wagon on Christmas day. My little sister wants a piano, a doll buggy, a doll swing and some books. I want the "Giant Story Book." Santa, don't forget me.
CARL PETERS.
442 S. Akard-st.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Good Old Santa: Please bring me a watch chain, a turquoise ring, a collarette, a point lace handkerchief, a diamond ring, a nice center table, a pretty album and lots of other things, just anything. Your little friend,
JOHNNIE EDMONSON,
901 E. Bluff-st.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope you will bring me a pretty doll with curly hair, a bicycle some goods to make my doll some dresses -- pink, white, red, blue and yellow -- some ribbons of each color to go with the dress, and a set of doll furniture. Please bring my little brother something, too. I love you very much.
ANNIE TOMLINSON,
903 E. Bluff-st.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a boy doll, riding on a horse, a little horn, a little stable with some little horses in it, a little cart and a little train, a little whip, a little dog, some little cattle, a jumping-jack and a little racetrack. We are going to hang our stocking up.
GORDON TOMLINSON,
903 East Bluff street.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a doll trunk, a little stove, a safe, a table, a set of dishes and everything you have got. I'll be a good little girl. I am 8 years old. Your little girl,
ITA HARGRAVES.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Be sure to bring me a wagon, a gun, a horn, some candy, oranges and nuts. I am 4 years old. Your little boy,
JAMES LIETO,
106 Florence street.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a doll buggy and some goodest candy. Be sure to bring them. I am 2 years old. Your goodest baby.
TRESA LIETO,
106 Florence street.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll, a set of dishes, some candy, some oranges, nuts and everything good. I want a doll trunk, too. I am 8 years old. Your little good girl,
ROSIE LIETO,
106 North Florence street.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a good football, some skyrockets and firecrackers, a fire engine and a horse on rollers. My sister Madge wants a doll, some dishes, a cook stove and vessels and a pretty picture book. Little baby Ruth wants a doll, a cook stove, a little dresser, a doll bed and cradle. We all three want lots of apples, oranges, bananas, nuts and candy made in pretty shapes. Your good little boy,
EDISON DUDLEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a big doll, a buggy for her, a pretty book, a game, a first reader, a rag doll, a handkerchief box and six handkerchiefs. Your little friend,
CARRIE HOPKINS,
Corner College and Junius streets.

 

Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: As it is so near Christmas I think it is time now for us all to be writing to you. I will tell you what I would like to have. First, a little stove, I am just crazy for one, a nice book, and some games would be so nice. Of course, you never forget to bring us all nice candies, fruits, etc. Good-by, dear Santa Claus. Your little friend,
MARGIE ELLIS.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a set of dishes, a safe and a doll. Maude wants a dresser, doll and dishes.
MARY ESTHER LITTLETON.

 

Farmersville, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train with three coaches, one story book, a drum and a battleship. Please bring for Totsie one doll bed, a doll buggy and a nice doll that goes to sleep. Bring Gazelle one doll that goes to sleep, smaller than Totsie's doll, a doll buggy and a doll cradle that folds up. Please send us all some nuts, apples, candy and bananas. I am 8 years old, Totsie is 6 and Gazelle is 4. Wishing you a safe journey and that you will not break or lose any of the presents, I am very respectfully,
TOM HOPE.

 

Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My Dear Old Santa Claus:

Don't forget to leave a gun and goat with long hair,
And a greyhound that knows how to get there.
I'll take a steamboat, a little rocking chair,
Also a passenger train with cushions made of mohair.

Dear Santa Claus, don't forget little sister, who is so sweet;
Send her some shoes to put on her No. 8 feet,
A doll, nuts, 'nanas, oh, anything neat,
And when Christmas comes the pater-familias I'll treat.

Here's to the pas and the mas,
Whose lives are one grand applause
On account of their girls and their boys,
Singing in high glee of dear old Santa Claus.
HOWELL DUNCAN.

P. S. -- I'm not an old-timer.
Just a 5-year-old rhymer.

 

Colbert (Bryan Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a letter to tell you what I want you to bring me, brother Leslie and little sister May. I want a little train with a cowcatcher and so does Leslie, and baby May wants a silver bracelet. My big brother, Lee, sells The News, and he thinks he is too big to write to Dear Santa Claus. We send our love to you.
LESLIE, ERNEST and MAY SMALLWOOD.

 

Perry, Falls Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of dishes, some hair ribbon, a bracelet, a ring, a doll that has brown hair and can go to sleep, a story book, some nuts of all kinds, two oranges, two apples, three packages of firecrackers, four roman candles. If you will bring me all of these I will be good all the time. Your little girl,
EDNA BOHANNON.

Oh, yes, I forget to tell you, we will be at Waco this year and we want you to put the things on the tree for us and be there to call off the things for us Christmas morning, at Waco, 316 Sherman street.

 

Abilene, Taylor Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa: I want you to bring me a jacket, a game, some scissors and a lunch basket and some hair ribbon, apples, oranges, nuts, roman candles, firecrackers, skyrockets, etc.
MAMIE TILLETT.

 

Abilene, Taylor Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: As Christmas is nearly here I thought it best to write and tell you what I wanted. Please bring me a little train that runs all over the house if you wind it up, some caps to shoot in my cap pistol, a large soft rubber ball, a slate, lots of roman candles, firecrackers and skyrockets. Your little boy,
HENRY A. TILLETT JR.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a washstand, dresser, also a doll bed if it doesn't cost too much and I want you to bring mama a diamond ring and a pair of kid gloves. Yours truly,
RAY WOOMER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I did not get to write you last year I thought I would write you and tell you that I want a bicycle, "Gulliver's Travels," "All Around the World" (the book), a cap pistol with twelve boxes of caps, two oranges, every kind of nuts and candy, six packs of firecrackers and a magic lantern. I am 8 years old now. That will be all till next Christmas. Your little friend,
FRANK DANNELLY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a book of Mother Goose, an airgun, a box of candy, nuts, firecrackers and a big battleship. Your friend,
EDWIN BETTES.

- December 16, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 4.
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DECEMBER 17, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want for Christmas a desk, a jumping jack, a dress, a pair of shoes and stockings for my doll, a gold brooch, some fireworks, fruit, candy and nuts. From your little girl,
ETHEL BECKWITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want for Christmas a doll buggy, a jumping jack, a fur, a dress and a pair of shoes and stockings for my doll, a blackboard, some fireworks, fruits and candy. From your little girl,
INA BECKWITH.

 

Lindale, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a nice book to read. I have three brothers and one sister and don't forget them. Also bring me some firecrackers, roman candles, oranges, candies and nuts.
JOHN HOWARD ODEN.

 

Armour, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- We are two little boys 6 and 8 years old. We want an air gun apiece, some skyrockets, roman candles, oranges, nuts and apples. We will be good boys if you will come. Your friends,
JAY and ALMYR ROBBINS.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a stove, a doll, bath tub, a castle and bring mama, papa and Maymee something nice. Bring me some candy, nuts and fruit. Your little friend,
LOUIE ANTOINETTE SLAUGHTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of dishes, a doll, a white doll bed, a buggy, a tin horn and some fireworks. Your little friend,
KATHRINE MABEL PATTERSON.
304 Cadiz street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. I live at 459 San Jacinto street. I want a doll, a go-cart and a piano. My cousin, Sam McIlhenny, wants a white bull dog, so please try and bring it. Good-by.
RUTH ELLEN CLOWER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 7 years old and I live at 459 San Jacinto street, so don't forget the number. I want a train, a trolley car, either a winter or summer car, and be sure it has seats in it, fire engine and a magic lantern, if you can spare it.
EUGENE W. CLOWER.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a cannon, a polo game and pants, some magic lantern pictures. I would like to have some cloth to make a tent with, a tread wagon, a game, a butcher shop, some nuts and candy. Your friend,
JAY SLAUGHTER.

 

Grapevine, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an air gun, a steamboat -- a sure enough one -- some candy, nuts, apples, oranges, a book, a nickel's worth of caps and some firecrackers. I will close. Good-by, Santa Claus. Yours truly,
JOHN YATES.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an automobile, some fireworks, a gun, a streetcar, a nice story book and anything else you would like to bring me, but don't forget to bring some nice fruit, candy and nuts. Your little friend,
CONNOR MOFFETT HAMMOND.

 

Armour, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a little set of dishes, a story book, some roman candles and some oranges and apples. You are a very good old Santa. I will shut my eyes tight and go to bed at 8 o'clock. Bye-bye until Christmas. Your little friend,
BUNA ROBBINS.

 

Armour, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years of age and I thought I would write you a letter. I want you to bring me a big wax doll two feet long, a nice story book, some fancy candy balls, one sky rocket and a nice drinking mug. That is all. Bye-bye, good Santa Claus, till Christmas night.
AGNES BURNEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: All I want this Christmas is some books and some games. I would like a crown combination board with twenty games and a doll. Don't send me any fireworks. Papa will have plenty of them. I am a good girl sometimes. Yours lovingly,
MAY BELLE MACKINTOSH.

 

Armour, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little set of toy dishes, some nuts, candy, apples, oranges, some roman candles, a story book, a ring and a doll. You are an awful good old Santa Claus. If you will come I will go to bed at 8 o'clock and shut my eyes tight. I am 11 years old. Bye-bye until Christmas, your friend,
JEWELL McCULLOUGH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a Winchester. Please don't cheat others. Bring me a trunk, a set of tools, twenty roman candles, four packages of firecrackers, bullets with my gun, all kinds of apples and oranges, a story book, a checker board and a school satchel.
EUGENE WAMPLER.
141 First avenue.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl not quite 3 years old and I would be glad if you would bring me a doll baby, a little trunk full of clothes for her, some little slippers on my baby, a little red chair for her to sit in, a set of dishes, little table for her to eat on, plenty of fruit and candy, and Santa, put in plenty of bananas, for I do love them so good. Your little friend,
MILDRED EDITH HAMMOND.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old and would like for you to please bring a big doll with blue eyes and dark hair, a doll bed, a rocking chair, plenty of nice fruit and candy and anything else nice that you would like to bring me. Lots of love to you, dear, good, sweet Santa. Your little friend,
ANNA MAYS HAMMOND.

 

Temple, Bell Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- I thought I would write a little letter to you, [to] let you know what I want for Christmas. I want a little steam engine and a train you can wind up and will run on a track, a book named "Eugene Fields' Poems" and a pocket knife with four blades. Now I will close, wishing you a merry Christmas. Your loving boy,
CHARLEY CLINTON SWINK,
504 Main street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl just 8 years old. I always try to be good. I will you what I want. I want a doll, bed, chair and dresser. If it is not too much, I want a book for a little girl of 8 and a game, and if you don't mind, I want a doll hat and some candy. I guess you know I want the pink doll at the bazar. Your loving little friend,
MARGARET HOWARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa: We want you to bring us heaps of oranges, peanuts, stick candy, jelly beans. I'm Nell and want a sleepy doll and a doll piano. Bring me, John, a gun that shoots real bullets, a candy school teacher, not a real one. Marian, Steve and Will want tin horns. Bring Alice, Estelle and Hermina doll buggies with parasols. John is 5 and Nell is 6. We have both been good. Your little friends,
NELL, RAY and JOHN EVANS.

P. S. -- Don't forget little Anna B. She wants a pair of little shoes.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 5 years old and about as good as most boys of my age. Will you please come to see me and bring a pair of billy goats hitched to a red wagon, a pair of leggings, an air gun, a cap pistol, a jumping jack, a rocking horse and just lots and lots of candy, oranges, nuts and fireworks. My brother, Goulding, is older than I am and he doesn't want anything but the earth and a part of Texas. My little sister, Bessie, is 3 years old and of course she just wants dolls and such things. Please bring my mama a cook.
JIM SWIFT.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy and rocker, a set of dishes and a stove.
PEARL CHAMBERS.

 

Lindale, Smith Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me something nice. Bring me a bunch of firecrackers. Your friend,
CLYDE ODEN.

 

Waco, McLennan Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: I want a fire engine, a hook and ladder, a hosecart and hose. You know me.
RANSOM WILLIAMS.

 

Taylor, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a doll, a doll chair, a ring, a table and three chairs and a doll piano. Good-by,
ALICE DUFFY.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little horn, a doll trunk, a great big doll, a little wagon and some fancy candy.
MARY ETHEL POPE.

 

Abilene, Taylor Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a book, a flag, a gun, a lot of candy and pecans and lots of butternuts. Good-by. Your little boy,
ROBERT M. WAGSTAFF.

 

Taylor, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa: I want you to please bring me a ball, a drum, a bugle, a horse and wagon, a little streetcar and some A B C blocks. Good-by.
TOMMY DUFFY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a buck and saw, hook and ladder, shoes and stockings and lots of candies. I am 5 years old.
JOE BOGART, 213 San Jacinto street.

 

Cooper, Delta Co., Tex., Dec. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll, a doll buggy, a story book, some nuts, candy and fruit and a whole lot of other things if you have them to spare. Good-by,
GLADYS McDONALD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a Christmas tree, hobby horse, a ball like Alice's, a book, a billy goat, a donkey and an engine. This is all I want, so good-by.
WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN,
197 Routh street.

 

Belton, Bell Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I will tell you what I want. I want a picture book, some nuts, candy, oranges, a pair of garters, a little brown hat, a bat and ball to play with, some firecrackers, roman candle and a wagon to play with. Your friend,
S. A. ELLIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: This is my fourth Christmas on earth I will see and I could not think of anything better than that you would come yourself and bring peace on earth and for us little children what you think best. A loving child,
FRIEDA BENTEL.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a bicycle, nuts, candy, fruits and a heart with your name on it and a writing desk and a Bible. I am 9 years old. Bring me a pair of kid gloves. I live at 39 Twelfth street, Oak Cliff. Your friend,
LILLIE L. CHENOWETH.

 

Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a ring, a china closet for my dishes, a doll folding bed, a stove, a pair of gloves and some candy, fruit and nuts. Bring my little brothers something nice, too. Your friend,
REBECCA SIMPSON.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me some roman candles and firecrackers, a toy pistol and some caps, a picture book, some apples, oranges fancy candy, a pair of little horses hitched to a dray wagon and a little horn.
HEARD POPE.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a little cradle, a doll trunk and a little ring with an opal set. I wish you would bring Jewell a doll and a little ring with an amethyst set. Jewell is my little baby sister and the sweetest baby you ever saw.
EVA POPE.

 

Cooper, Delta Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a velocipede (leave it on the front porch if you can't get it down the chimney), a drum, a train, some candy and oranges and firecrackers. Bring little brother Ray a rattle and rubber doll. Your little friend,
IVAN McDONALD.

 

Belton, Bell Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I will tell you what I want Christmas. I want a pair of kid gloves, a pair blue garters, puff combs, a pair of mittens and anything you want to bring me. I want some firecrackers and roman candles and some nuts and candy. Your friend,
GRACE ELLIS.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you bring me a trunk, a pair of leggings, a mackintosh, a ring, some fancy candy, fruit and nuts, a girl's bicycle, and lots of fireworks. You will soon be here, and I will be so glad and will try to be a good girl. Your friend,
CALLIE BLAIR.

 

Daingerfield, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an orange, a cocoanut, bananas and candy; also a tin horn, a passenger and freight train, about two dozen roman candles and skyrockets, a knife, some firecrackers and a drum. I'll try to be a good boy until next Christmas. Lovingly,
LYLE POUNS.

 

Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old and I have tried to be a good girl all this year. Please bring me a doll, a teaset, a muff and collarette and plenty of good things to eat. I have a baby sister, Pearl. Please bring her something nice. Remember me always as your little friend,
JESSIE JEWEL MEEKS.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll. You have not brought me [one] for two years and I want one. Sister got one on her birthday, so I have none. Bring me a doll, doll trunk, a Bible, a bicycle, some candy, nuts and fruit. Santa, I don't want to be greedy this year, so I will close. Your friend,
EULA CHENOWETH.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a few lines so as to let you know what I wanted for Christmas. I want a nice story book and a set of dishes. My little sister Katherine wants a doll and doll buggy and a set of dishes. My little brother Willie wants a rubber rattle. I am 8 years old. Your loving friend,
MAMIE GLOVER.

 

Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a baby girl just 14 months' old. Please bring me a rubber doll, because my sister won't let me have her's; a toy dog, as our little dog bites me when I hug him, and a little stove that won't burn my fingers. Please don't forget my sisters and brothers. I also want some candy and apples. Your baby friend,
ALMA PEARL MEEKS.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old, but like to play dolls yet, and I have every kind of doll except a Chinaman, so please don't forget it. I also want a set of dishes, a jumping jack, a wheel and a little stove. Now this is a long list, but a boy like me wants a whole lot. Good-by.
LOUIS C. ZANG.

P. S. -- Please don't forget papa, mama, sister and brother.

 

Austin, Travis Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a steam engine, a patrol wagon, an iron train with some cars to it, a little writing desk, a hand organ, an air gun and some bullets, a big bugle, a great many nuts and oranges, a sword, a suit of war clothes and a little pair of boots, a belt, a drum, an ax, a spade, a rake and a hoe. If you will bring these things I will be a good boy next year. Your friend,
ATLEE RAGLAND.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My Darling Santa Claus: Will you be kind enough to bring me a set of furs, a little wash set, an ice cream (a small one, you know.) and anything else you can. My sister Sallie wants a ring, a trunk, "Phronsie Pepper" and "Polly Pepper." My sister Emma wants a ring, "Alice of Old Vincennes" and "Quisante." We will be so much obliged to you. Ever your loving friend,
MARIE WEAVER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My Dear Santa Claus: By means of the dearest of papers, The Dallas News, I have the pleasure of writing to you. Please bring me an express wagon, a shooting gallery, a whole lot of other things and fill my stocking. My baby brother, John, wants a doll, a doll go-cart, an automobile. Please also fill his stocking and bring him anything else you can. With lots of love, I am your true friend,
ALFRED S. WEAVER.

P. S. -- Nell wants a fur for her neck, "In the Palace of the King," "Eleanor," a pocketbook and piles of other things.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would send me a nice deck, a doll, a doll trunk, a doll bed, a fascinator, a horn, some fruit, some candy and nuts. I don't want any dishes, as little sister and I saved our last year dishes. If this is not too much I hope you will send them to me and I will thank you ever so much. I have a dear little sister named Dixie, who is just 7 years old and she can't write good. She wants you to send her a doll, some doll clothes, a doll trunk, a doll bed, a little rocking chair, some fruit, some candy and nuts. We both would like you to send mama and papa something and we will both thank you ever so much. Your little friend,
HELENA DONAHUE,
131 South street.

 

Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a velocipede, a drum, a horn, a scrap book, nuts, candies and fruit. Your little boy,
MARSHALL BUTZ.

 

Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a curly-headed doll that goes to sleep, a set of dishes, a scrap book, nuts and candy, and bring little Bazle a rattle and a turtle. Your little girl,
WILMAY BUTZ.

 

Burleson, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Will you please bring me some fireworks, candy, apples, oranges and a skyrocket? Bring my little brother a negro doll. I am 9 years old. Good-by. I will be a good boy.
KNOX ARMSTRONG.

 

Clifton, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a drum, a horn, a First Reader, firecrackers, a story book and some bananas. Don't forget my stocking. It will be behind the door. I am 7 years old. Your little friend,
LUMPKIN McFADDEN.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old. Please bring me a little doll buggy, a doll bed, a stove, a shell dresser, apples, oranges, bananas, candy and nuts. I have a little brother 3[?] years old. Bring him a sack of marbles. I will close. Your little friend,
LOUISE ROZAR.

 

Austin, Travis Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Don't think I am greedy, but please bring me what I ask for. I want a little doll head for a doll four inches wide, a tricycle and a lot of candy, nuts and fruits, and some firecrackers. I am 4 years old. Sister wrote this letter for me.
CATHERYNE N. WILKINSON.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll, go-cart and jumper and a game that you would like the best for an 8-year-old girl; also two packages of firecrackers and all kinds of fruits. I am very fond of white grapes. I am a little girl. Good-by. Your dear friend,
GRACE MANN.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a wagon, a magic lantern, twelve roman candles, ten packs of firecrackers, candies, apples, nuts and oranges and a conductor's lantern. I will be much obliged to you if you won't forget me. Thanking you for your kindness all the time, I am lovingly,
BILLIE BUCK WHITE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty little boy about 14 or 15 years old, brown curly hair, brown eyes and light complexion. If you can not bring him down the chimney just leave him outside the door and I will met (sic) him on Christmas morning. Please bring my little sister Emilie a sleepy doll. Your little girl,
HAZEL CHAPMAN.
189 Washington avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a magic lantern, a toolchest, some books, a battleship -- I want Admiral Dewey's ship -- building blocks, a fish pond game, a false face for myself and one for a little friend. Please don't forget to bring lots of candy, nuts and oranges, and don't forget the poor children. Your little friend,
LEWIS PEYTON.

 

Clarksville, Red River Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old, and I wish you would bring me a buggy, a dollie, a set of dishes and a table. My little brother Lewis wants a little drum, a fire engine and a saw and buck. He is 4 years old. Don't forget baby Jack, either. Sister reads The Dallas News every day and we like it very much. Your little friend,
MAGGIE RUTHERFORD.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Good Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a drum, a horn, a big train that winds up, some candy, nuts and oranges? Please bring sister something nice, and don't forget to carry all the little poor children something. I am 6 years old and if you have anything else that you think a little boy my age would like, please leave it for me. I will be a good boy and mind mama. Your little friend,
PIERCE BOYD.

 

Mount Calm, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old and have two little sisters. Lucille is 7 and Pauline is 4. We are expecting you to visit us, and hope you will not disappoint us. We want a tricycle, a lawn swing, a sure-nuff cooking stove and a doll trunk. Pauline wants a doll as big as she is and lots of candy and fruit. Please bring these, and we will promise to be good little girls,
NELLIE PEARL COKER.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: I hope you will not forget to bring me lots of things. A set of little dishes, a dollie, tub and washboard, a train, a drum, ship, airgun, some candy, nuts and apples. Oh, yes, and some wax. Please don't forget my little brother. He wants plenty of something to eat, a little engine and a little drum. He is just my age and we are 3 years old. Be sure and bring me a jumping jack, for I am a crackerjack.
WABAN CANTRELL.

 

Argyle, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little boys and a little girl. We want you to bring us lots of candies, nuts, bananas and oranges, a school box and key and lots of fireworks. My little sister wants a soft rubber ball with a string to it. Me and my little brother want a pocketknife apiece. Anything nice you want to bring us we would appreciate. Your little friends,
CLYDE, ROCKETT and BERNICE HALL.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a bicycle, some fireworks, a book or two, a nice size lock box, a toy sword, not sharp, if you choose to bring it, I would be mighty glad to get it; about thirty boxes of pistol caps and a nice large bugle and a little watch and chain. Bring Mable and Will all they want, and if you have a stick with a horse's head on it please bring it to your little friend,
GEORGE CARSON.

 

Garrett, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Carl wants a little rocking-horse, a little wagon and all kinds of candies and fruits. Lewis wants a pistol and a little bicycle and all kinds of candies and fruits. Charlie wants an airgun and two pounds of shot, a horn and all kinds of fruit and candies. Mabel wants a doll and a doll buggy, a nice little cap for her doll, a teaset, a doll swing, a doll bed and all kinds of fruits and candies. Your dear friend,
MABEL HARRIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Other little children are telling you what to bring them Christmas, and I am going to write to you, too. I want a tricycle and a train -- a people's train and the other kind, too. You know what else I want. I don't want to name too many things, because you might think me greedy. I will be in Caldwell Christmas. If you bring me these things I will be such a good little boy and mind Bro. Leslie and daughter. Your little friend,
CHAUNCEY LEE NELSON.

 

Austin, Travis Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Don't think I am greedy, but please bring me what I want. I want a little trunk to keep my things in, a head for a doll, four and a half inches wide, for that doll you brought me a long time ago, Millie; two or three story-books and some games -- that is all. I am 11 years old. Write to me and tell me if you will bring me what I want. I want some nuts, candy and fruit and two or three bunches of firecrackers. I am your friend,
LORENA C. WILKINSON.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am late in writing to you, but I hope it is all right. I am a little girl 9 years old, but I do not want very much. Please bring me a nice large doll and a nice little buggy for her, and a nice set of dishes, the largest you have for little girls, so when I have a tea party they will hold lots of nice things. If you will bring me these three things I won't be mad with you if you don't bring me any candy, apples and other fruit like you do every Christmas. Bring my papa and mama something nice. My brother and sister will write to you for what they want. Please don't forget the little storm sufferers and give them lots and lots of nice, warm clothes and good things. Your loving little friend,
LILLIAN V. SMITH.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little boy 9 years old. I have a brother 5 years old and a little sister 7 months old. I want you to bring us all something. We will go to bed at 8 o'clock and shut our eyes tight and won't peep at you because mama said you would not leave anything if we did. Bring me a suit of clothes to wear to school, a football, marbles, an airgun, tools for carpenters and a game that you play on a big board and they make you go home. I forgot the name. Bring brother a lot of nice things, and bring little sister some soft candy, because she hasn't got but two teeth; a rattler, a ball and a doll. This is all. Don't forget us. I live at 1511 West Eighth avenue. By-by, Santa Claus.
CLARENCE BEEH.

- December 17, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 6.
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DECEMBER 18, 1900

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little doll, a set of doll furniture, a game and a doll piano. Your friend,
MATTIE PERRY.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll buggy, a game and some fruit. I am 9 years old. Baby Rose says she wants Santa Clous to bring her a purty doll. She is only 2 years old. We have the wagon yet that you brought us last Christmas, but it has been broken a few times. I have been a good girl and if you will bring me these things I will think you are nice. Your truly,
KATE MATHEWS PERRY.

 

San Angelo, Tom Green Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: When I wrote to you last Christmas I was living in Brownwood, but this Christmas I am in San Angelo. I have been a good girl. I would like you to bring me a large doll, a parlor doll chair, a safe and a large tea set, and don't forget to bring mama and little sister something. Yours,
HALLIE F. GORDON.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Mr. Santa: I will tell you first what my little 2-year-old sister wants. She wants a little china doll, a horn, an ice wagon and candy, oranges and things like that. I have a brother and he wants a rockinghorse, a jumpingjack, and an electrical train. I want a large doll, a doll buggy, a set of dishes and sideboard, a pair of pretty black shoes, a gocart, bananas, apples, oranges and anything else that you think a 9-year-old can have. Be sure to bring more to the poor and make them happy and don't forget mama and papa and big brother. Your little girl,
VIRGINIA GEORGIA KANADY.

 

Howe, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I want you to bring me. I am a little boy 7 years old. I have been tending to little sister while mama does the work. I want you to bring me a little toy gun, a little money bank and a lot of good things to eat. Bring my little brother, 5 years old, the same that you bring to me, and bring my little sister, 3 years old, a wax doll and a buggy, if you have any. Bring my little sister, 6 months old, a little rubber doll. I live at sectionhouse No. 50, north of Howe. Your little friend,
WILLIE WADE.

 

Knob, San Saba Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I (John) want a fire engine and a hook and ladder, three roman candles, a pack of torpedoes, a pony cart, two brown horses, a toy rooster, a hen that can cackle, a toy watch, a book, a clown doll that can squeak and candies, apples and oranges. I am 7 years old. Billie wants an Olympia flagship, five roman candles, five packs of firecrackers, two packs of torpedoes, a fire-engine, a hook and ladder, a toy watch, two white standing collars, two white horses, a trumpet, a book and lots of candy, apples and oranges. I am 10 years old. I (Ruth) want a high chair for my doll, a doll trunk, a book, two dolls, one jointed doll, with black hair and eyes, that will go to sleep, and one long doll with yellow hair; a mug, a basket of flowers, a tea set, with spoons in it, and candy, apples and oranges. Santa, will you please leave our presents at the Christmas tree at Knob, for we will be there. Good-by until Christmas. Your little friends,
RUTH, BILLIE and JOHN WILKERSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl just 10 years old. I am trying to be a good little girl all the time, and I wish you would bring me some presents. I would like a doll bed for my doll's house, a nice book, a game, two doll chairs, a doll dresser, the doll with the pretty face at the bazar, a doll hat, some firecrackers, apples, oranges and candy. Your loving friend,
JEWELL HOWARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty gocart, a doll to ride in it, a little hammock for her to sleep in and a "Father Goose" story book. Sister Eve was 1 year old the day before yesterday, and she wants a rattle, a baby doll and a bed. I am a little girl 8 years old and go to school every day and have been awful good.
EDNA WARD.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Santa Claus: I want a bear, a horse, a nice large train with three boxcars and some cattle cars, a little chair, a small elephant to fit in the cars, a few cattle, two toy brakemen that can stand alone, a nice doll, a little wagon with two horses that can pull it, two little baskets, one for George and one for me, a little ship, a bugle that I can blow, a little bell and some perfume. Your little boy,
WILL CARSON.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll bureau and washstand, folding bed, a wardrobe, a few doll chairs, a little toy clock, a basket, a story book, a picture book, two machines, one for George and one for me, some pretty pins and a pair of scissors that will cut. You can put them in a workbox with a thimble, beeswax and thread and needles. I want a large enough table for three to eat on nicely, and Santa Claus, please bring a lock box. Your little girl,
MABEL CARSON.

 

Arlington Heights, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Uncle Santa Claus: I am going to be a good girl. I want a little doll with a whole lot of dresses, a satchel for my school books, some games, some toys that you wind up and they will run, and some books, and please fill my stockings with nuts and goodies. I wrote you a letter last year to The Dallas News and they published it. Please excuse my poor writing as I am sick and writing in bed. Your loving little girl,
FANNIE BELLE McCART.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll dresser with drawers in it; a nice go-cart and doll with a nice bed. That is all.
MARGARET HARPER.

 

Mexia, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: This Christmas I want a girl doll, a man doll and a boy, a little dinner-bell, a little knife and fork for myself, a doll chair and some English walnuts. I want my girl doll to have a blue organdie dress. I want some roman candles, some oranges, apples and bananas. Your friend,
JUANITA HARRIS.

- December 18, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 6.
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DECEMBER 19, 1900

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old. Please bring me a doll buggy a bicycle, a set of dishes, a doll big as me, and a ribbon for my kitty's neck. I live in West End. Your little girl,
PAULINE FREEMAN.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought it was getting time for me to write to you and tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a little doll buggy and a little doll, so I can roll it in my little buggy, a little doll trunk so I can put all of my little doll clothes in it, some candy, nuts, apples, oranges and bananas. I will close.
JENNIE BELL MERCHER.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought it was getting time for me to write and tell you what I want for Christmas. I want a little doll, a doll trunk, some little tin dishes so I can cook for my little doll and myself, a little stove, a little doll bed, so that I can put my little doll to sleep, some candy, oranges, nuts and apples and some bananas, too. I will close.
LILLIAN MERCHER.

 

Kopperl, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: So many children are writing to you that I am afraid you will forget a little ranch girl if I do not remind you that you saw me last year. I would like a dollhouse, if you have any big ones, a doll that opens and shuts her blue eyes, a pencil and a box of paper. Bring little Floy a rag doll and a set of furniture, and please don't forget brother and mother and Dadle. Your best friend,
LINA LEORA FRAZIER.
Artesia Stock Farm.

 

Garrett, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: We are four little sisters. Daisy would like a doll and doll buggy. Burta a stove and doll, Irene a doll and tea set, Helen a negro doll and a white baby doll. Your little friends,
DAISY, IRENE, HELEN and BURTA GROVES.

 

McGregor, McLennan Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a washstand, a gossamer for me to wear in wet weather, some firecrackers and nuts and some candy, oranges and apples. Your friend,
WILLIE O'BRYAN.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a doll buggy, a jumping-jack, a little chair for my little doll to sit in, and any other nice things you have. Your little girl,
ELLIE MAE SINGLETON.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old, and I love you so much. Bring me a nice doll, a white silk parasol and a jack-in-the-box. I can't think of everything I do want. Just bring anything nice you have, and bring my big sister and brother something. Your little girl,
MARGUERITE SINGLETON.

 

Boyd, Wise Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I want, as it is so near Christmas time. I want a set of children's furs, for I am just a little girl 11 years old; some nice story-books, "Little Lord Fauntleroy" and "Robinson Crusoe," for I am so fond of reading; some nice games and of course, a whole lot of candy and things like all little girls and boys always like. Your little friend,
IRENE BLACK.

 

Duncan (Stephens Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a fire engine, a train with five coaches, a steamship and a horn. I will be a good boy and mind mama. My brother wants a horn and horse and wagon. Yours truly,
NOLAN FUQUA.

 

Mexia, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll with curly hair and don't let her go to sleep. I should like a story-book, four or six roman candles, one bunch of firecrackers and some wax. Bring big brother something. Your little girl,
OLLIE KATE HARRIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a doll that will talk, a story book, some candy, nuts, a little piano and work basket. Yours truly,
RUTH LEGG.
546 Ross avenue.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa: Will you please bring me a little Bible, a book, a white table cloth, a nail cleaner, nuts and candy? I am 6 years old and your little friend.
HATTIE MAY JONES.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: You were so kind to bring me the presents I asked for last Christmas. Bring me a doll with golden hair, a piano, a cradle and little bedstead, some roman candles and a bunch of big firecrackers, also a little railroad train. I am larger than I was last year. I am five years old now.
LOUISE HOPKINS.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a rag doll, a doll bed, a little table, some candy and nuts and lots of fireworks. Your little friend,
ELAZA BUTTS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a little velocipede, a train, a top that will spin and make music, a popgun, a pistol, some caps, lots of fire works, some candy, fruits and nuts. My little brother Selden wants a rattler and a rubber doll. I'll be a good boy if you will come to see me. Good-bye. Your little boy,
ELMO TRIMBLE JR.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: My sisters say if I don't hurry up and write, you won't get my letter. Please bring me a saddle, a little whip, an airgun, a collar for my dog Rover and a story book. I want all sorts of nuts, candy, apples and oranges. I will be the best boy in town. Thanks for all the good things you brought last Christmas. Your little friend,
WILLIE COTTER.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little stove, vessels, a ring for mama, a watch and apples for me, a Bible for the family, candy and fruit for me and something nice for us all. I am 6 years old. Your friend,
PATTIE WALLER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a little automobile that my little brother can ride in and bring me some candy, fruit, nuts and firecrackers, a jumping jack, a little horn and a drum and a dog that is alive and can bark and bite, a suit of long pants and a derby hat and a pistol, because I'm going to be a policeman when I get big. I will be a good little boy.
HAMILTON McALISTER.

 

Grapevine, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: You have been so good to me that I am going to ask you to please bring me a steel sword, a set of toy soldiers, Americans and Spaniards, a bugle, an earflop cap and a big box of confectionery. I will thank you so much. Yours truly,
KEENE WEATHERLY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I have not told you yet what I want, I will tell you now. I want a doll buggy, a table, a doll bed, a story book. Bring my sister Katie a doll buggy, a doll with hair and a doll bed and a machine. We will be ever so glad if you will bring them in time.
MARY ELLEN and KATIE EARLY.
155 Caroline street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you what I want. Doll buggy, a doll trunk, some doll dresses, a doll jacket or sack, a hat, shoes and stockings and a doll. I will close. I want the doll to be a boy doll.
ANNA SWOR.
257 Caroline street.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Don't forget me as you are going on your journey. I will spend the Christmas with my grandma here, but I will go back home some time in the spring. I have three sisters. The baby is 3 months old, Jennie is 3 years old, Nettie is 5 years old. I have a brother 10 years old and I am 8 years old. I have a pretty cow that give us plenty of milk to drink. Your little girl,
JULIA HANNAH RORER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a pretty doll, a nice wagon for my little brother, a pretty doll carriage, a rubber doll for my little baby sister, a pair of rubbers and a mackintosh.
WILMA PAYNE.
199 Grand avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a 6-year-old boy. These are some of the toys I would like to have you bring me: A gun, a train, a toolbox, a book, a cannon, a soldier suit, and anything you want to give me. This is the last I want.
CHARLIE MAXWELL.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pretty doll with pretty clothes on it, a doll trunk, a ring with one set in it and some nice story-books. I think that is all. Good-by.
Yours truly,
BLANCHE CORRY.

 

Royse City, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, about twenty-eight inches long, with light hair and blue eyes that will go to sleep, and a long white doll cradle. Be sure and bring me a workbox and candies and nuts and fruits, and be sure and bring me that doll, for it is sure pretty. Don't forget sister and brother. Bring them something nice. Don't forget papa. Bring him something nice, too. That's all. Good-by,
IVALLE JONES.

 

Royse City, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big doll, about twenty-four inches long, with black hair and black eyes, with a pretty pink dress, and a whole lot of other things that you think would be nice. Bring me some candies and nuts and fruits. Please don't forget my little baby sister Helen Gould. She wants a little doll, a rattler and lots more of little things that are good for babies. Be sure and bring her a little red chair and candies and nuts. I guess that is all for this time. Don't forget mama and papa. Bring mama a silver castor set and papa a celluloid collar and cuff box. If you will bring me these things I will be good and help mama a whole heap Christmas. Good-by,
HELEN and LOUISE ADAMS.

P. S. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little machine so I can make my doll some dresses.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a letter. Since you have to bring so many Christmas presents to the little boys and girls, I will ask you for only a doll and a doll buggy. Your friend,
RUTH GUTZMAN.
716 Cherry street.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big doll and I want it to cry and talk and have a long dress. I want you to bring me a little table, some little dishes with flowers on them, a little blackboard and a little doll cradle. That is all, except I want some candy and apples and oranges. Be sure and come.
MARY HEARTSILL.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. I live in a big hotel. I want you to bring me a drum, a horn with keys on it, eight nickels, sack of candy, a sure-enough train and track, one they don't have any strikes on like the drummers talk about, and a live pup that can bark. I am going to hang my stocking close by my bed and if it won't hold all of the things, you slip in and get one of mama's stockings and put [it] with mine. I am sure she won't care. Your little boy,
FRED GLISSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll that goes to sleep, a doll buggy, a set of furniture, a trunk and a set of dishes. Be sure and fill my stocking with all kinds of nuts and fruits. Don't forget my baby sister, "Jack." Your little friend,
CHARLIE LORRAINE ROSIER.

 

Collinsville, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old and I want you to bring me a nice new doll with blue eyes and brown curly hair, a little piano, a nice set of dishes and a story book or two. Don't bring me any nuts or apples, for I am sick and can't eat them. You might bring me a few cream candies. I hope you will bring me these things. Your little girl,
WINNIE SCHMITZER.

 

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll trunk, a big doll, a bottle of perfume, a little washing set, a doll bed, a little piano, an orange, two apples and some candy and nuts. Your loving little girl,
MAY PATTON.

 

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a horn that will blow, a negro doll that will cry, a soft rubber ball, a rattler, a little red horse, some oranges and apples, and some candy. Your little boy,
ALLIE MATTINSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you. Please bring me a stove, a trunk, a writing tablet, a new hat, two bunches of firecrackers and some candy, apples and oranges and bananas. I guess that is enough this time. Your little friend,
MARGARET HUGHES.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll and doll buggy, a sure enough cook stove that I can have a fire in, one pack of firecrackers, some perfume, carnation. If you will be so kind as to bring me these things I will love you dearly, and try to be a very good girl. Your little friend,
WILLIE BLAKENEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice little rocking chair, a little fire engine and lots of pretty toys. If you have the money to spare bring my mama a pretty down quilt. Good-by. Yours truly,
LEE McKAY,
No. 179 Collin street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 8 years old and want to tell you what to bring me Christmas. I want a hook and ladder, a hose cart, a chief and his cart and fire engine. Also I would like a few firecrackers, some candy and nuts. With much love, I am your loving friend,
O. W. STEELE,
156 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 15 months old and would like a moo cow, a rattler, a kitty book. Your loving little baby boy,
WALTER NICHOLS STEELE,
156 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a good girl all year, so won't you bring me a pretty doll, a white bureau and washstand, a set of dishes and candy, nuts and oranges. Wishing you a merry Christmas, I am your little girl.
OCTAVIA AGNES STEELE,
156 Cedar Springs avenue.

 

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little knife and fork, a spoon, a rattler, a little rubber doll that will cry, a soft rubber ball, a little plain ring, an orange, an apple and some candy. Your loving little girl,
NELLIE PATTON.

 

Farmers Branch, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little boys and one little girl, and these are the things we want you to bring us: Sam wants an airgun, a wagon, a pony and a magic lantern. Virgie wants a doll that goes to sleep, a stove, some china dishes and a doll buggy. I want some tools, a streetcar, a little wagon, a train, gloves and a necktie. Please bring me lots of oranges, bananas, firecrackers, skyrockets and roman candles, and don't forget mama and papa. Good-by.
SAM, VIRGIE and EVERETT HALSELL.

 

Abilene, Taylor Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun, about five boxes of bullets, a little train that will wind up and four cars to it, a monkey that will wind up, a story book, seven packages of firecrackers, ten roman candles, five skyrockets, candy, nuts and fruit. If you bring me all of these I will never forget you. Yours truly,
HARRY POOL.

 

Abilene, Taylor Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll piano, a doll rocking chair, a real thick story book and a muff and collarette. I want fruits and all kinds of candy and nuts. If you bring all these I will think you an awful good Santa Claus. Please bring me three boxes of firecrackers and three roman candles. Yours truly,
EDNA KATHARINE POOL.

 

Decatur, Wise Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old. I want a doll, a stove, a doll set of furniture, a doll buggy, a doll cradle, a tea set. Don't forget my little brother Preston. He wants a horn, a gocart, fireworks, six packs of big firecrackers. Good-by, Santa.
BEULAH and PRESTON PENNOCK.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 12 years old, and I am going to tell you what I want you to bring me Christmas. I hope that you won't have much trouble in finding where I live. I will hang my stocking up by my bed and put my little doll table under it so that you can put my things on it. I want a nice medium-size doll, a large tea set of dishes, a little doll trunk so that I can put my doll clothes in it and a nice little collar for my little dog, Tippie. The one he has on is getting pretty old. You can bring me a nice story book, and I will be pleased very much. You need not bring me any candy nor fruit, if you bring me what I ask for. Much love from your friend,
FANNIE L. SMITH.

 

West Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: My little sister wants a doll, a buggy, a table, a tablecloth, a little red chair, some shooting crackers. She wants a doll with hair. I'll be good if you will bring her these nice things. Her name is Mattie Buckingham. From little
MATTIE BUCKINGHAM.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll. I will put my doll buggy in the parlor for you to put it in. If you will bring what I ask for I will put something nice to eat for you on the hearth. I want a mama doll, a papa doll and a baby doll, a stove with a little skillet, a pretty chair like Loftin's, two of them, one for me and one for George, a table and a little doll buggy. I am 5 years old.
WORTLEY HARRIS.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a toolchest, a ship, some building blocks, a wagon and some books. I am a boy 7 years old and I love to read. I am in the third reader. Please bring me a flute. This is one day before my birthday. Good-by,
GEORGE HARRIS.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring little sister and I some nice things. She wants a piano and I want a pistol and some caps and anything else you are willing to bring me. Yours truly,
WALTER RAYMOND MAYS.

 

Lott, Falls Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are three little children who are trying to be good until you come. Bring us lots of nuts, candy, firecrackers, a spelling board, a rocking-horse, a toolchest, dolls that go to sleep, a doll trunk and something nice for the baby. Respectfully,
ANNE, LEWIS and LAURA McCALL.

 

Colorado, Mitchell Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of dishes, doll and doll buggy, candy, apples, oranges, picture book, popcorn and that's all. Your little friend,
PAULINE PAYNE.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy, a doll, a trunk, a doll piano, some candy, oranges, bananas, nuts, apples and a doll dresser. Good-by. Your friend,
LEOLA CULLOM.

 

Colorado, Mitchell Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a soldier suit, a cap with it, candy, oranges, apples, pecans and peanuts, a picture book, firecrackers, sky rockets, candles, a pistol and caps, a bat and rubber ball, and bring me a watch. Yours truly,
FORREST PAYNE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Please send me a little tin wagon, a "show nough" big gun, pistol and a doll that will open and shut her eyes, so I can play dolls with my sister Etta, who is only 3 years old, and you may bring sister Etta a doll cradle and doll if you will be so kind. Your little friend,
LUTHER SCRUGGS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I notice that quite a number of the kids have written you asking for different things. I am a boy 12 years old and want you to send me the Century Dictionary, Cyclopedia and Atlas, also "Little Indian Folks" and any other nice books. I have two little brothers and a little sister who will write you telling you what they want. Yours truly,
HUNTER BOYD.
452 Live Oak street.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa: I am a little boy 3 years old and would like you to bring me a little ice wagon, a soft ball, a pretty book, a trombone and something good to eat. You will find three stockings in grandma's room by the fireplace. John Homer's will be there, too. You can bring him a monkey that you hold by a rubber. Lovingly,
JIMMIE CROWDER.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: John Homer says he is not going to write to you this Christmas, but I hope you will not forget him. He is 9 years old. And I would like to have a wagon, sword, book, horn, top, ball, fireworks, candy, nuts and anything that you think a boy most 6 years old would like. Your little friend,
PHILIP CROWDER.

 

Purcell (McClain Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I have just learned how to write, so will write to you and tell you what I want. Bring me a reefer jacket, some candy, ring, baby buggy, doll, book and whatever else you will send me. Your little girl,
MAY JOLLEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a boy doll, a piano, a little buggy and horse. Also bring as many nuts, candies, bananas and oranges as you can. I want a new blackboard, too. Your friend,
RENICK SMITH,
248 North Harwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a few lines, telling you what I want. I want a suit of clothes, an air gun, a little engine that runs by steam, a story book, some games, some nuts, apples, candy, popcorn and all kinds of fruit. When you come I will be in papa's room asleep. My address is 280 Texas street. Your little friend,
JOSEPH SAMUELS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Well, old Santa, it has been a year since you came and filled my stocking, but I think you have not forgot me. I want a new pair of shoes, a volume of story books, a few games and some nuts, candy and all kinds of fruit. I remain your friend,
JULIA SAMUELS, 280 Texas street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want to tell you what I want. Well, I want an air gun, a little steam engine, a little rubber pig that cries and some games, and nuts, apples, candy and fruits of all kinds. Your little friend,
JESSE MAXWELL,
577 Ross avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a magic lantern, a boy climbing a string, a package of firecrackers, a box of torpedoes. Yours truly,
JOHN ARMSTRONG BOYD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: As every one else is writing I guess it is now my turn. I would like a pair of gloves, some handkerchiefs, a set of furs, a bottle of perfume, a doll, two books, a telescope, some nuts and candies. Well, as I asked you to send my big sister a sweetheart last Christmas and you did it, I reckon I will get what I ask for. Your little girl,
JEWELL BOYD,
452 Live Oak.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an air gun, a great big engine, a few games and some nuts, popcorn, candy and all kinds of fruits. My address is 577 Ross avenue. I remain your little friend,
ROBERT MAXWELL.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy just 3 years old, and I have been thinking for some time I would write you a letter and tell you a few of the things that I want Christmas. I want a rocking horse, a stopper gun and a whole lot of building blocks, a tool chest, a nice book with pretty pictures in it, and, oh, yes! don't forget the firecrackers. Be sure and bring them to JACK PARKS RAYZOR.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a doll, doll buggy and a cradle, some firecrackers, all kinds of fruit and nuts. I am the little girl who left you the nickel and some cake by my stocking last Christmas, and am going to do the same this Christmas. I have studied hard at school this winter. Am 6 years old. Your little friend,
EUGENIA McGARITY.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I am a little boy 4 years old. I wish you would bring me a drum, tin horn, air gun, jumpingjack, firecrackers, nuts and candy. I bring in wood for mama and go to the postoffice for papa. Now don't forget me. Your little boy,
CLAUDE McGARITY.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me something nice Christmas. I will be a good little girl.
MAYBELLE GREER.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish to thank you for your nice gifts last Christmas and request that if you think I have been a good boy and deserve it you will please bring me a tool chest so that I may be prepared to make nice things for mama, and anything else you wish to bring me. Your[s], obediently,
CLYDE GREER.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. I want a doll buggy with a doll that will go to sleep in it, a trunk, some apples, oranges, candy and some nuts. Good-by. Your little friend,
KATE CULLOM.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please see if I have been a good little girl and if I have, please, sir, bring me for Christmas something nice. Anything, Santa, you think is nice and pretty, and I will be pleased. Your little girl,
GLADYS GREER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My dear Santa Claus: I am Mr. Jonas Bolanz Weil's little sister and hope you won't forget me. I want a nice, big piano and stool to sit on, some dishes and a table to put them on, a doll to play with and a pretty Christmas tree. I am 4 years old and mind my mama all the time.
DOLLBABY WEIL,
134 Hughes Circle.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an iron train, also an ox and team, a watch, a magic lantern and an ice wagon. I am 7 years old, a good boy, go to school and study hard and love you very much.
JONAS BOLANZ WEIL,
134 Hughes Circle.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me a little doll buggy, a little doll swing, candy, nuts, bananas and oranges. Good-by. Your little friend,
LUCILE CULLOM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Good Dear Santa Claus: I am 5 years old. I thank you for the nice things you brought me last Christmas. Please bring me this Christmas just a big sleeping doll, with long, curly hair, a dresser with three drawers, some nice candy, a set of dishes, a cart, a piano, and that's all. Oh, yes; please thank The Dallas Morning News for being so kind to little boys and girls in giving you our letters. Your friend,
PEARL FRANCES O'BANNON,
604 Haskell avenue.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll piano, a doll with light hair, a large doll buggy, a large china tea set for my dolls, a doll dresser, a little doll washstand, a little doll broom and some story books and a carriage for my two Shetland ponies, Juanita and Hobson. Good-by,
EMMA WADSWORTH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am going to New Orleans for the holidays and would like for you to visit me there. Please bring me two books, one "Adventures of a Brownie" and the other, "When Molly Was Six." I would also like to have a parlor set and bedroom set for my little dollie. I remain your little friend,
CARRIE LEAKE ORTLIEB,
Aged 8.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: I want you to bring me a sword, apples, candy, oranges, a football, a bank, a story book and a little train. Your friend,
GEORGE JONES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a knife, a hook and ladder with three ladders, a bugle, a drum and a book. I will promise to be a good boy. Yours truly,
OSCAR BOYD,
452 Live Oak street.

 

Marshall, Harrison Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Mr. Santa Claus: Me and sister have heard so much talk here of late about you that we thought we would write you and ask you to bring us these things: I want a little train with some cars, a drum, some firecrackers, skyrockets, a donkey with a little saddle on. Sister wants a great big doll with a pretty silk dress on, a little workbox with a looking glass in it, some candy and all sorts of nuts. Little sister, who is a baby, will take a rubber ring and a little necklace. That is all she needs as she is little yet and can't run around like me and big sister. Papa says bring him a suit of clothes and a pocketbook full of money. Mama says she will take a silk dress, an opera bonnet, one of those great big ones about the size of a Chinese umbrella. We will all have our stockings and papa's socks hanging near the fireplace, where you can find them. Hoping to hear from you on Christmas eve night, I remain your little friend,
MASTER WILLIE CURTIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa: Please send me a doll that will say mama and shut and open her eyes. I want a sewing machine, a book named "Little Lame Prince," a horse and buggy, a box of candy and a lot of nuts and an automobile to ride my doll in. Yours truly,
CATHERINE MILLER,
545 Ross avenue.

 

Marshall, Harrison Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I've heard of your being in Dallas and heard my papa read what some little girls want. I want you to bring me a little gocart, a little doll to put in the gocart, a little cradle to put the doll in, a little rockinghorse for me to rock on, a little music box, a little bowl and some nice fruits and nuts, and I will be a good girl all next year. Lovingly, your little girl,
ANNIE MAY JACKSON,
515 North Bolivar street.

- December 19, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 5.
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DECEMBER 20, 1900

Kosse, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a large dressed doll, a large doll trunk with hatbox in it and some candy. I am 9 years old. Your little friend,
MAGGIE HOLTON.

 

Colbert (Bryan Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll, a doll buggy, tea set, stove, kitchen made of tin and a piano. My little sister Cecyle wants a big doll that will close its eyes, a money bank with a monkey on it. Please do not forget our dear old grandpa and grandma, our aunt and uncle and four little cousins. Our papa can get us candy, oranges and nuts. We remain your loving little girls,
RUBY and CECYLE HARMAN.

 

Kosse, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus, Chicago: Please bring me a good express wagon, a fuzzy dog and two sure-enough horses, a drum, a watch and chain and a little tool chest. I am a little boy 4 years old. I was bad at first, but I am good now.
BARRY HOLTON.

 

Holland, Bell Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa: Please bring me a large doll, one with long hair. I want it to go to sleep when I lay it down. A doll buggy or a gocart for my dolly, a white muff, a white collarette to match my hat, some nice handkerchiefs, a bottle of cologne, gloves, candy, oranges, nuts and everything good. Don't overload yourself, but if you bring more than I want I will give my three good brothers some. They are older than I am. I am only 7 years old, but am in the third grade. Your little friend,
OUIDA MURRAH.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will not ask you for much, because I know there are thousands of little children who are wanting toys as well as I. I am 9 years old. I want the set of Elsie books, a doll, doll buggy, some candies, nuts and fruit. Tell Mrs. Santa Claus to make the doll clothes pretty. I remain yours truly,
RITA W. CASE,
502 S. Crocket street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a nice little train with two little cars, a big stick of red candy and some nuts. Ollie wants a little dolly with long hair that is black and a yellow kitty cat that hollers. Paul says he wants a little nigger pickaninny that has a black face and can cry when he squeezes it. Paul and me are chums and we have been so good. Ollie has been good, too. Come to see us soon and bring heaps of nice things. Your little friends,
GEORGE CUNNINGHAM and PAUL SPEAKER.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are a lot of little orphan children Mr. Morris has taken care of until he can find us homes. Please send us some dolls, toys, hats, caps, shoes and other good things like other little children get. Send to the care of Rev. I. Z. T. Morris for
HOMELESS CHILDREN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and doll buggy, a set of dishes, a little lamp like Forest's, a little rocking chair like Jack's. I have a little brother. His name is Richard. I want you to bring him a little knife, fork and spoon, a rubber doll, ball, some nuts, candy and oranges. I live at 230 First avenue. Yours as ever,
VIOLET STONE.

 

Collinsville, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I see letters in The Dallas News written to Santa Claus, so I will write him one, too. I want you to bring me a nice big doll with blue eyes and light curly hair, a set of dishes, a little cookstove, some apples, bananas and candy. Your little friend,
RUBY SCHMITZER.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old and too large now to want baby playthings, so bring me a trunk, some handkerchiefs and some pretty books; also a fascinator to wear around my ears when I go to school.
RUTH HOPKINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I would like a nice rocking horse, a set of dishes, a doll head to put on my big doll, a go-cart, story books, all kinds of candy, nuts, apples, oranges and a doll with a long dress. Good-by. Your friend,
MARY ALSTON.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I'm a good little boy just 3 1/2 years old, and mama says I'm awful sweet. Please bring me a big drum, horn, some little tools, another bicycle, train, a new wagon, firecrackers, candies, apples, oranges, nuts, etc., and any other toys you think I would like. I'm Eugene's and Tom's little brother, but I'm a better boy than they are. Your little friend,
LEWIS MOORE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I write to you as all of the boys are writing to you. I want a book strap, a grocery wagon, an airgun, some apples, hickorynuts, a box of bullets for a gun. Sister wants a set of dishes to play with. That is all this time. Good-by.
EDWIN ALSTON.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Since I wrote last Christmas I have become very much interested in reading, so this time bring me some nice books, something you think would suit a little girl of 12 years. I would like to have a bottle of perfume, six nice handkerchiefs and some games.
MABEL M. HOPKINS.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: Bring me a Parchesi board, tidlywinks, tea set, lots of good things to eat and anything else you have for a little girl 6 years old. I am trying to be a good little girl. Be sure to bring me a dining table for my dolly and put a doll on the Christmas tree for me. Your little friend,
MILDRED ALLAN.

 

El Paso, El Paso Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, train and horn, and Vance wants a horn, a doll, fire engine and a kicking mule. Baby Juanart wants a little horse like Helen's, and we all want candy and apples and oranges for all of us.
FRANK VERNON JR.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Mr. Santa Claus: I am a little girl 11 years old. I want you to visit me this Christmas. Bring me a big doll, a white muff, oranges, apples, candy and nuts. I am going to school and I am going to be good till Christmas.
CORA LEE TRIGG.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a billy goat, a train, bicycle, firecrackers, two roman candles, nuts and caps for my little pistol. Bring all the little orphans at Buckner Orphans' Home some nice things to eat. I am a little boy 7 years old.
AVERY ROBBINS.

 

Lewisville, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a picture card, a pair of leggins, a toy pistol, some caps and a toolbox. Miss Annie Gilbert wants a pair of hose and I want some oranges, apples and candy. Your friend,
CLYDE ELBERT.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I send you my address for fear you may fail to find us in this big town. Bring me a big doll, clothes, trunk and a dresser with a large mirror. The same for my little sister Marguerite. Bring a train of sheep for little brother Walter and a rubber doll for baby Jim. You will find us at No. 119 Cleveland avenue. Of course you will bring us some fruit and candy. The front door will be open. Your little friend,
CRESSEY PARIS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Have you any airguns? I would like to have one and 5¢ worth of shot. I think that the time airgun is the best. I want a cap pistol, tool box, two cannon for me and my brother Fred, who wants something nice, too. I want a football, race track and some nuts and apples. Well, I guess I will tell you good-bye.
MAX DELLY STEWART.

 

Davis (Murray Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an airgun, a wagon, drum and sticks, candy, apples, oranges, bananas, thirteen roman candles, twelve boxes firecrackers, three skyrockets and a fire engine. My age is 9 years. I will be a good boy. Yours truly,
H. C. POOL.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a tricycle, toy milk wagon with a horse hitched to it, firecrackers, roman candles, candy, bananas and nuts. I am a little boy 6 years old. Your little friend,
RICHARD WYLIE.

 

Bowie, Montague Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll that will go to sleep, a stove, diamond ring, doll swing, trunk to put my doll's clothes in and a set of dishes. Please bring mama a diamond pin. I have been a good girl all the year, so please don't forget me. Your little friend,
PAULINE ATKINS.

 

West, McLennan Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a washstand, chairs, table, set of furniture, lamp, stove and every thing that goes with; doll about middle size. If I could see you I would hug and kiss you. I am your little girl and friend. Bring my little brother, who is 4 years old, a ball, candy, oranges, apples and nuts of all kinds.
GORDON MANSFIELD.

 

West, McLennan Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus. This is my brother's letter. He could not write, so he got me to do it. He wants a rocking horse and airgun. My little brother wants a toy rat that will jump at you and a horn that you can blow. I will close for this time.
HARRY MANSFIELD.

 

West, McLennan Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Send me a set of dishes and a buggy for my doll a lady gave me. I am a little girl and live in West. I am 9 years old. I am a poor, mean little girl. Write soon to your little girl,
MYRTIS MANSFIELD.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will be here this Christmas. I want you to bring me a drum, pencil, train, false-face, story book, horn, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, an airgun, candy, nuts, oranges, bananas and apples. Your friend,
CLATEN COLEMAN.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus. I want you to come Christmas and bring me a drum, nice story book, airgun, little ship and a baseball, some firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, nuts, candy, bananas, oranges, apples, a falseface and a horn. Your friend,
CURTIS COLEMAN.

 

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little sisters. Mama says that when we are not bad we are good. Please bring us each a big doll, a cooking stove and a little washing set, and bring baby Kathryn a doll and a white kitten with a blue ribbon around its neck. If you will wake us when you come we will sing you a little Christmas song that we have learned about your reindeer. Wishing you and The News a merry Christmas, we are your friend,
WINNIE and WILMA CHENEY.

 

Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to please bring me a little stove and a sleeping doll. With love,
GILLIE FROST.

 

Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a sleeping doll and a doll buggy. With love,
CLEO FROST.

 

Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a train that to give it a start it will run, and a bank. With love,
WILLIE FROST.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. I want a doll buggy, a doll, some candy and oranges. My papa hunts homes for children. Send them some toys. They are all good children and need some shoes and hats.
TOTT MORRIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear old Santa: I am a little boy 6 years old. I wish you would bring me a writing desk and chair, some fireworks, books, a ball and a bicycle if you have enough money, and please bring little Leona May a cradle and a rattle, for she is a little baby. And please don't forget mama and papa and Brother Anderson. Now, dear old Santa, good-by, and take care of yourself and don't get lost till after Christmas. Your little boy,
BART V. OWSLY JR.,
218 Swisse ave.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a story book, an air gun, some fireworks, a desk and fill my stocking with candy, fruit and nuts. Your little friend,
EDGAR BUTTS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. Please bring me a Christmas tree, A. B. C. blocks, a doll dressed in pink, dresses, wardrobe, a swing for my doll and a table with three little chairs. I have no little brother, so please don't bring me a drum, hatchet or a horn. I will be a good little girl. Your little friend,
ERNA PRUDHOMME.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old. I want you to bring me a doll, dishes, candy, oranges and a doll buggy. Be sure to come on time. I sleep with Tots, my little sister, in our bed.
ETHEL MORRIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see a lot of boys and girls are writing to you. I want a football, horn, pistol caps, torpedoes, firecrackers and some candy, nuts and fruit, and I like to forgot to tell you: I want a picture book. So good-by. Your little friend and admirer,
MARTIN DICKSON,
109
1/2 S. Ervay.

 

Mexia, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy, a doll, a nice story book, a little chair and a stove that I can play with; candy, nuts, oranges and apples. I am 7 years old. Yours truly,
DEE HESSER.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- My dear old Santa: We are two little boys, twins. We have been very bad, and sometimes we would run off when our mama would tell us not to, but we are going to be awful good after this if you will please bring us what we ask for. I (Tom) want a patrol wagon, fire engine, hook and ladder, four bundles of firecrackers, all kinds of fruit, candies and nuts. O, yes, and some roman candles. Gene wants a little pocketknife (so do I), toy watch, a little iron cannon, Christmas matches, a box of tools, five packages of firecrackers, roman candles, fruits, candies, nuts, etc. We would like anything else you want to bring us. We are sure going to be good. Your little friends,
TOM and EUGENE MOORE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an air gun, an express wagon, a picture book, a top, a pop-gun, some candy, fruit, nuts and some fireworks. Now, Santa, be sure and come. Good-by,
HOWARD ERNEST COLEMAN.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a new suit of clothes, a drum, a velocipede, some blocks, a knife and firecrackers (no big ones). You may bring me lots of good things to eat. I am most always a good boy, just bad sometimes, of course, you know boys can't be good all the time. I am 6 years old and papa's baby. Your little friend,
CICERO F. COHRON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little girl 5 years old. Bring me a sewing machine, a doll, go-cart, a doll, some kitchen dishes, a comb and brush for my doll and handkerchiefs. Bring my little brother a drum, hobby horse. Don't forget to bring me and brother candy and nuts. Good night, dear Santa Claus. I am your little friend,
FANNIE LOUISE BLOCK,
157 Seegar street.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a dozen cannon crackers, a doll and buggy, a little cook stove and little broom, two dozen roman candles, a croquet set, Noah Ark, two picture books, a fire wagon, a bureau, washstand, a little table, dancing clown and his fiddler. We are a little boy and girl and live by Aunt Mag's. Good-by, dear Santy. Your little friends,
ROY and RUTH HUTCHESON.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 9 years old. Please bring me a doll, a dressing case, lots of fireworks, nuts, candy and fruits. I think that every little girl or boy should write a letter to Santa Claus and tell him what they want. We live in the same place that we did last Christmas. Your little friend,
MARY BUTT [BUTTS].

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 2 years old. I want a doll and some dishes, candy, some toys, some stockings and shoes for a homeless baby. I sleep in my crib in the store.
LUCY KEY MORRIS.

 

Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a watch. That is all. With love,
MARION FROST.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of leggings, a gun, some games, fireworks, a story book. I am a little boy 8 years old. Bring my little brother a pair of leggings, a little train, a story book, some fireworks. And bring my little brother Joe a little train, a picture book, some building blocks and don't forget to bring us all some candy, nuts, oranges and apples. Good-by. Your little boy,
WILLIE LYNE.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 11. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a watch and chain and five big firecrackers and some small firecrackers and candy and nuts. Please come on the 23rd of December, because I am going to see my grandma at Austin. I am 10 years old. Your good boy,
J. WILLIAM BUTTS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am 8 years old January. As every one else is letting you know their wish for Christmas I thought I would too. Papa tells me money is scarce, so I don't want anything that cost money. I just want you to bring my aunt Dodo home from Little Rock, Ark., and bring us a baby so she will have to stay here to take care of it. That's all. Your little friend,
HARRY WHITE, 793 Main street.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: When you come around Christmas Eve do not forget little Lola. I want you to bring me a little jacket for my doll, a clock and a little tub and washboard so I can wash my doll's clothes. Your little friend,
LOLA McFARLAND.

 

Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, a horn, a doll swing with a dollie in it, a little wagon with a horse hitched to it, a game of checkers, a trumpet, some candy, an orange in the toe of the stocking, a train that winds up and runs, a workbox with some little scissors and a doll hammock, and don't forget the little orphans at Galveston and I'll love you more than ever,
GENEVIEVE AILLEEN BROWN.

 

Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please bring me a wheelbarrow, two roman candles, one skyrocket, one pack of firecrackers, a box of dominoes, a trumpet, a flute, some candy, a train that winds up and runs, a pistol that shoots caps, a box of caps, a drum, lots of picture books and a wagon, and bring all these and more to the little folks at Galveston that have no mama. So good-by. Don't forget my false face.
LEON HART BROWN.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 2 years old and would like for you to bring me a little rocking chair, a little fire wagon like Bee Wood's, a drum and a rocking horse. I like to have forgotten to remind you of the candy, nuts and fruit. Yours truly,
HUBBARD DAVIS CARRINGTON,
116 West Gandy street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Santa: I am going down in east Texas to spend Christmas with my grandmamma and papa. Bring me one good air gun, plenty of BB shot, one dozen packages of firecrackers, some roman candles, sixteen and twenty shooters if you have them; skyrockets, a pair of new shoes and a standing collar and as many other pretty things as you can. My little brother is 1 year old. Bring him a rocker, horse and a rattler. I will have hay and oats all ready for your pony Christmas Eve night. Your dear little boy,
HAMILTON WALKER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: As Christmas is nearly here and I love Christmas so very much and I always get so many nice things, I will tell you what I want. I want my big doll that you brought me three years ago, all dressed. I want a doll trunk, a pair of kid gloves, a doll bed and a ring with two rubys in it. I want a book of "Five Little Peppers" and the book of "Black Beauty." Be sure to bring something to papa, mama and brother Waldo. Your little friend,
DIXIE HESS.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus:
If you will kindly come to see me,
A very good little girl I'll be.
If you would like to meet my wishes,
You will bring me a little set of dishes
And a little doll or two;
A boy dressed in baby clothes will do,
A little lady with golden tresses,
A stove, a trunk, some pretty dresses.
If you will kindly bring me these,
I will not my sister tease,
But will be the best girl
That you ever saw in this world,
And will not ask for any more,
As this is enough for a girl of 4,
But if you have it handy,
You may leave me some nuts and candy.

Your little girl,
IDA GLEN GOLDSMITH.

 

West Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to please bring me a doll, a doll lamp, a red wagon. Guess you had better leave it outside. I am afraid you could not get down the pipe with it, as I want it big enough to haul in wood for mother. Bring a jack-in-the-box and a pig that will halloa. Miss Bessie Holly is my teacher. I love her very much. Santa, couldn't you drop something in my stocking for her, too? Bring something for my Aunt Willie, and don't forget some candy, nuts and oranges. I am 6 years old. Your little friend,
HATTIE ROBINSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a tricycle, a book named "Jack and Gill." Don't forget to bring my Sister Ruth something nice, because she is sick. Bring me some candy, nuts and oranges, a doll's piano, a great big doll that can go to sleep at night. I am a little girl 9 years old. Good-by.
GERTRUDE BARTLETT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Bring me a sword, little electric train, horse and wagon, tool chest, apples, oranges, candy and bananas. Bring little sister a little piano, teaset, doll, ring, chain, apples, oranges, candy and bananas. Oh, yes! Bring me a wagon and Vivian a doll buggy and battleship. Good-by.
BYRON FOY.
121 Holmes street.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun. Twelve roman candles, three skyrockets, twelve giant cannon firecrackers and one pound of BB shot. Yours sincerely,
FRED HANNA.

 

Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a short letter to tell you what I want you to bring me for Christmas: A doll with brown hair and blue eyes, a little doll bathtub, suit for my dollie, a buggy with a laprobe, some nuts, candy and anything good to eat you have. I will have my eyes shut tight when you come, so good-by till Christmas.
DEE MILLER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a Noah's ark, a pistol that shoots caps, with twenty boxes of caps; a gun that shoots rubber balls, a sword, a horn, two little dolls, a bank, a chemical engine, a hosecart, hook and ladder and a book. I'll be 7 years old next year. Your little friend,
KIRBY McDONOUGH.
1100 Ross avenue.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want just what Fred wants, and Mrs. Luther McGaughy to come to see us. Don't forget to bring Fred and I both some candy, apples, oranges and bananas. Yours respectfully,
TED HANNA.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write to thank you for what you brought me before and tell you what I want this Christmas. I would like to have a doll buggy, a false face, a story book, a little tub, firecrackers, an orange, raisins, candy and something for papa and mama. I am 7 years old. Your little friend,
MABELLE E. ROBINSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big drawing-board and a picture puzzle. Your little friend,
SHIRLEY MAY CARR.

- December 20, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 2.
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DECEMBER 21, 1900

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you early this year and avoid the awful rush. All on the green earth I want for Christmas is a little pony, a cart, a sidesaddle, saddle so I can vary the way of riding, and then I would be very glad indeed if you would bring an airship that can take me up to dizzy heights so I can view Dallas from the clouds. If I am not asking too much, dear Santa, I would like a kinetoscope, with directions how to make the films that go in it. I want to give a public exhibition of some of the exciting scenes enacted on St. Louis street. I do not know my exact age, but would judge that I am somewhere between 5 and 14. Bring my sisters and brother something. I do not think grandma and papa and mama are particular about what you bring them, but for papa let me suggest that you bring that inevitable cup and saucer -- he has gotten one for the past ten years. Bring a horse doctor along with you to see what is the matter with Sawanie's foot. Made keeps well and looks fine, and dear little Rover is looking forward to the time when he will get something nice from you. I hope you will not think me selfish. Goodby, dear Santa, with a hundred kisses and a big hug for your dear old self. I am your devoted and hopeful friend,
JACQUELINE CRAWFORD,
267 St. Louis street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 2 1/2 years old. I want a rocking chair, rocking horse, gold ring, drum, watch, and lots of candy and peanuts and grandma and grandpa to come Christmas. Your little boy,
FLOYD DAVIS,
618 Commerce street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a large jointed doll dressed in blue silk. My teacher said that she would like for me to get the first book "Around the World," large doll buggy for my doll, white handkerchiefs, Bible with my name on it. Your friend,
GRACE THOMAS,
548 Bryan street.

 

Gatesville, Coryell Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old. I want you to please bring me a doll, a small one, as I have the big doll you brought me last Christmas, a doll playhouse, parlor set for it, lots of story books, milk cart, firecrackers, candies and fruits of all kinds. I will close for this year. Please bring my cousin, Leone Honeycut, some things. Your little friend,
VINNIE CARDWELL.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a see-saw, train that will run by itself when wound up, pretty good-sized drum; also bring "Uncle Remus," by Joel Chandler Harris. I will take all the fireworks and good things to eat that you will bring me. I am already a good boy and have been for a long time.
THERON TILFORD COLLINS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Good Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a football, air gun, a good book, "Child's History of England" preferred. I'd like to have a magic lantern, though mama had rather I wouldn't. My brother Ray wants a pop-gun, velocipede and lots of fireworks. Of course we will expect plenty of candy and nuts. Please bring along some bullets for the air gun. Yours for a merry Christmas,
EARL RUPARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write and tell you what my sister and I want you to bring us. A ring, bracelet, pair of mits, fruit and candy. Jessie says tell you she wants a doll, too.
EDITH and JESSIE RUPARD.

 

Floydada, Floyd Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a doll, bed for it, saddle and horse, story book, little jacket, eight oranges, ten apples, a box of nuts, candy, mug, basket. Bring my 2-month-old little brother a rattler. I want a fifth reader and two little horses. I will be a good little girl till Christmas is over. Yours truly,
JEFFIE BOONE BAETTY [BEATTY?].

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a bracelet, trunk, oranges, candies and a nice book that is funny. I want a brooch and a big doll.
SALLIE McKENZIE.

 

Royse City, Tex., Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy, swing, candy, firecrackers. I am 9 years old, but never went to school but five months. Bring papa a new hat and some good teeth and something to make mama well. Your little friend,
EDNA ABERNATHY.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy, doll piano, doll dishes, doll cradle and doll chair. Bring my little baby sister a doll, and bring my little brother a drum, horn, train and tool chest, and I will thank you so much.
ZULA MAE GLASGOW.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you and let you know what I would like you to bring me. A pair of gloves, four packages of firecrackers, a cap pistol, twelve boxes of caps, candies, nuts, oranges and apples. I will close. Yours truly,
HENRY DANNELLY.

 

Ranger, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I want for Christmas. A watch (not a toy), stove to cook on, work basket, handkerchief box and fill my stocking with oranges, nuts and candy. I wrote this on papa's typewriter. Your little friend,
HAZEL THOMPSON.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty doll, a dresser and a story book. Yours, with love,
PAULINE HARGETT.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a dollie, a new head for May, doll trunk and lots of candy, nuts and oranges.
KATIE HARGETT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Good Old Santa: Please bring me a copy of "Gulliver's Travels," a flute, horn, one of those long cap pistols with a feather in it, games but no dominoes, toys that wind up and run and place some goodies in my stocking. Your little friend,
JOSEPH SMITH,
655 Swiss avenue.

 

Athens, Henderson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old, and I want to tell you what I want: A doll, doll carriage, buggy, washing set, pair of kid gloves, gray or tan. No. 5 1/2; rocking chair, a nice one; a ring. And lots of other things. Good-by. Your friend,
EMMA RICHARDSON.

 

Athens, Henderson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 6 years old, but I want lots of things. An airgun, train that you wind up and it will run itself, leggings, gentle mare, doll with a watch and chain on, saddle so I can ride Goober, my pony, candies, apples, oranges and bananas. If you see anything else you think a good little boy wants bring it to me. Good-by. Your true friend,
EDWIN FRANKLIN RICHARDSON.

 

Addington (Jefferson Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: As all the other little folks are writing to you I know you will like to hear from a little Territory girl, who wants the following presents: I'll promise to be a good girl until next Christmas: A little rattan rocking chair, doll, knife, fork and spoon and anything else you'll be kind enough to bring me. Your little girl,
NELLIE RUTH HENSLEY.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a fire engine, ladder cart, six roman candles, six packages of firecrackers. Your friend,
ADDISON MEREDITH.

 

Pilot Point, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old. I would like to have a nice book, a great big doll with black hair and blue eyes, a little doll with a cloak on, a set of big doll furniture, a set of dishes, a little money bank, a ring or an open-faced watch, a box of candy, a doll hat and a doll trunk. If you will kindly bring me these few things you will greatly oblige your little friend,
MAVET THOMAS.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a toy violin, little bisque doll, caps, story book and anything else you think I would like and lots of nuts and candy and raisins. Your friend,
LAURA MEREDITH.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an Eastman kodak, long horn, drum, six packages of firecrackers, fifteen large roman candles, and fifteen small ones. If you bring me all of these I will be a good boy all next year. Your little friend,
EDWIN NEER.

 

Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa: I want a wagon, an airgun that shoots shot, a monkey that can climb a string, oranges, candy and nuts.
JIM WALKER.

 

Howe, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an airgun, jumping jack, train, cannon, a writing desk, goat and lots and lots of fireworks. I have a little sister, too, this Christmas; her name is Alice Norene; she will want a little rattler, I guess.
FRED SILVEY.

 

Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a basket, doll, muff, doll wagon, cake pan, piano, doll dressed, chairs, doll folding bed, doll hat and dress, a chair like Fred's, pair scissors to cut my doll's hair off and make her a boy, pitcher, lamp, cup and saucer, a little machine, handkerchief; candy, oranges, nuts, apples, bananas, a few other things.
MARIE WELKER.

 

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old. Please bring me a saw and hammer, airgun, half pound shot for my gun. Bring little sister, Christelle, and mama and papa heaps of nice things, and me six packs firecrackers, twenty roman candles, oranges, apples, bananas, candies and nuts. Your little friend,
WILLIAM O'NEAL.

 

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: You get so many nice little letters and I always read them so I write to you. Bring me a big doll dressed in white organdie over blue, doll dresser, doll washstand, doll piano, table, stove, something nice to eat. Bring papa and mama heap of nice things. I am five years old. Good-by, little
CHRISTELLE O'NEAL.

 

West Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I don't want much this Christmas. Bring me a doll, a doll buggy, a little chair, a toy piano, a doll cradle and a tablecloth. I have plenty of napkins. Bring me a large doll with curls like mine and a doll bed. Have my doll dressed in white. Good-by Santa. Your little friend,
WILLIE GAYLE BUCKINGHAM.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I love you; you are my sweetheart. Please bring me a little negro doll, jack-in-the-box and some candy, a package of firecrackers and everything else you can spare, and that's all. Lovingly,
BOO WELLS.
155 Twelfth street.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a wheel, lots of candy, and I want you to bring mama something, too. Elizabeth wants a doll. If you can't bring a wheel bring a fire wagon and a Rugby football. Your friend,
EARLEY WAGGONER.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you to let you know just what I want. A doll, doll bed, a game of mats so I can put them together, a shell box and a little bathtub. Good-by,
GRACE HUMPHREY,
702 South Anglin street.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a few lines just to let you know what I want for Christmas. A doll, kitchen things, doll table, chairs, doll's gocart, sideboard, set of dishes. Santa Claus, if you will bring me these things I will be a good little girl, and my sister and brother can play with them. I forgot to say to bring my mama and papa something real nice. Good-by, Santa Claus, till next year. Your good little girl,
LIZZIE HUMPHREY,
702 South Anglin street.

 

Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I know there are many other little girls who want you to see their letters as well as I do, so I will tell you what I want and quit. A set of furniture, negro angel, stove and lots of good things to eat. Well, good-by, dear Old Santa,
GENEVIEVE BOWMAN.

 

Farmersville, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old. I want a doll trunk, doll and doll buggy, stove, two bunches of firecrackers, five skyrockets, six roman candles, some candy, nuts and fruit. Yours truly,
SHIRLEY NEATHERY

 

Farmersville, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. I want a doll, doll buggy, trunk, stove, fireworks, some nuts, candy and fruit. Yours truly,
DEVON NEATHERY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: As all the children are writing to you I will write also. I want a red jacket, red pair of slippers, stove, story book, candy, nuts and any other toys you may have to spare; also some fruit. I am 9 years old. Your little friend,
JUANITA LINDSEY,
404 Elm street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a hoop, ball, rubber rat that squeaks, sack of candy and some nuts. Your friend. I am 3 years old.
SELLARS LINDSEY,
404 Elm street.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, false face, cap pistol, nuts, candy, apples, firecrackers and roman candles and a clown suit. If you bring me these things I will be a good boy. Your friend,
FRANK KEBELMAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I have not told you what I want I will now write and let you know. I want a doll, a doll bed, doll buggy and story book. Please bring my sister Katie a doll bed, doll, set of dishes, a machine. Please bring them, as we have both been awful good girls.
MARY ELLEN and KATIE EARLY,
155 Caroline street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you what I want: A doll buggy, a doll trunk, some dresses for my doll, a jacket, a cap and a hat for her to wear to Sunday school and a boy doll. I want some shoes and stockings for my little girl doll. Your friend,
EDITH SWOR.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 2 years old from Malvern, Ark., out in Texas making a trip with my papa. I will spend Christmas in Gainesville at the Lindsay Hotel. Please come to see me. I want a little piano, a set of dishes, a little broom and a drum.
MARY FLY MULDROW.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am now 6 years old and am getting to be quite a big girl. Please bring me a little set of dishes, a life-size rag doll, a doll buggy, a doll table, a chair and a story book. Your little friend,
RUBY KNIGHT.

 

Lewisville, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa: Please send me a little doll carriage, a little doll that will go to sleep and will move her head and feet, nice shoes and hose, a little trunk of doll clothes and a stuffed elephant. Now I guess this is all I want; also a doll bed and anything you want to bring me; a ring with one opal in it. I wish you a happy Christmas. So good-by. Your little girl,
ROXY LORD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me a doll buggy, a nice doll, a doll trunk and a large doll swing. Bring my little brother a Barnum's calliope and a little doll. Bring Edgar a wheelbarrow, a box of building blocks and a train of cars. Bring us all something. Your little girl,
KATHLEEN KNIGHT.

 

Whitesboro, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a letter to let you know what I want for Christmas. A doll with blue eyes and yellow hair, a doll dresser, a little doll piano, candy, oranges and bananas; and bring my little brother an express wagon, some little story book and some firecrackers. So good-by till Christmas. Your friend,
EVA MILLER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. I like you very much. Please tell me where you live. You can leave the things I want on the back stoop. We have no chimney. I want a whistle, a whip, a horn, a dog, a wagon and lots of goodie-goodies. Please also give me a baby boy brother.
MAI ROBERTS, Annex street.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please don't bring me any big firecrackers. I am afraid of them. I just want little firecrackers and roman candles. Bring me the strongest iron wagon you possibly can bring -- one that won't bust up and big enough to haul Sweetie around and haul wood and go to town for mama. I am a good boy, do not cry, wait on Sweetie and act nice at the table and don't fuss, bring wood and coal in, make mama a fire. If you think I am a good enough boy please bring me a drum and clown and a real good whistle, too.
EUGENE SMITH.

 

Overton, Rusk Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a baseball, bat and leather mit. I don't want you to come down the chimney. Come in at the door. It will be unlocked. Bring me a pocket knife, toy pistol with two boxes of caps. Your friend,
HENRY M. BARTON.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me some fireworks, nuts, apples, oranges and an air gun. The air gun if not anything else. Your little boy,
MARSHALL JOLLY.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 1900. -- Dear Santa: It is nearly Christmas, and I guess it is time I was sending in my notice, so please bring me a nice ring, doll, doll buggy, mits, fruits of all kinds, and anything else you have that you think would please a little girl 6 years old. Hoping to hear from you Christmas, I will close.
RUTH JOLLY.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me firecrackers, four roman candles, four skyrockets, candy, nuts, apples, oranges and a pistol with 5¢ worth of caps. Your little boy,
FRANK MARSHALL.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Bring me a pony, dolls all dressed up, a dozen roman candles, firecrackers, oranges, candy, nuts, and if not asking too much, bring me a doll, some games, and stay to breakfast with us and I will give you some fried chicken. Your little friend,
MARY DAY.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a tool box with a hatchet in it; candy, peanuts and things. My saw broke and had to put a wire on it, and the rod to the sawbuck bent. Bring me apples and oranges, knives and forks and a rug for mama. I am 5 years old. You can bring me what you think I ought to have.
BOBBIE McELREE.

 

Seymour, Baylor Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santy: Bring me a pair of white goats, whip, harness to work to my express wagon, a train with an engine, blocks and a drum, red rocker for sister, doll 3 feet long for sister, and a doll buggy, for she is the sweetest sister on earth. I will not slide down our cellar door anymore until after Christmas, and won't be a bad boy for a long time. I am 4 years old and can rope the calves for my papa, and now don't forget me. Your little friend,
LEROY KIRBY.

 

Granbury, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Sweet Santa Claus: Please bring me a hook and ladder, train that you can use alcohol in, suit of clothes, gun that shoots bullets, a cart and harness for my dog (he works nicely), a long whip also. I am 8 years old, love my teacher (Miss Bryant), bring in wood for mama every day. I'll be a good boy, so you will be sure to bring those things. Hope you won't get scarlet fever before Christmas. Be careful, for it is all over town. I'll tie my dog Christmas night so he won't bite you. Goodby. Your little friend,
HARROLD RYLEE.

 

Canton, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a toy pistol, velocipede, air gun, drum, horn, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, toy elephant. I am 5 years old. Your friend,
ANGUS SPINKS.

 

Breckenridge, Stephens Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me firecrackers, roman candles if you can find any, a china doll, a red dress for [her] if you can find it, candy and apples, and I think this will do for me. I forgot to say that I wanted some dishes and a stove. Your little friend,
SARA ADA VEALE.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see all the other children are writing to you, so I thought I would write too. I want a wagon, airgun, engine that is run by steam, not a train engine, roman candles, twelve packages of firecrackers, cannon crackers and whistle bombs, nuts, candies and a story book. I am 8 years old. Your friend,
GEORGE SIMONDS.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a wagon, pistol, candy, oranges, nuts. I am 3 years old.
KLEIN ADKISSON.
Park avenue.

 

Meridian, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please do not slight us on account of the strike on the railroad. Come in your sleigh with reindeers and please bring us an airgun, one tricycle, lots of fireworks and plenty of candy, fruits, etc., and we are yours,
MAXWELL and LEWIE FOX.

 

Meridian, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us two large dolls, one boy doll to match my Juaneta and one negro doll for servant, set of doll dishes and lots of good things to eat. Please do not forget the little Galveston orphans this Christmas. Your little friends,
MARY and BESSIE FOX.

 

Davis (Murray Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a train, package firecrackers, bugle, apples, oranges, candy, pistol, 13 boxes caps and a second reader.
T. W. POOL.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a doll, nice dress, doll cart, doll swing, with two seats in it, story book, paintings with it. I love you very much and also send me fruits, nuts, candy and everything nice. Good-by,
GLADYS BUTCHER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a bucksaw, doll, airgun, jumping jack, firecrackers, 30 roman candles, skyrockets, candy, oranges, apples, nuts and a horn.
WARNER BUTCHER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: My brother is 4 years old. He wants a red wagon, express, fire cart, ball, horn, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, fruit and nuts.
ELIZABETH BUTCHER.

 

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I only want two things, a doll and doll trunk. I am 8 years old. Your little friend,
ESTELLE EGGER,
409 Rogers street.

 

Calhoun, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, and fascinator, piano, doll buggy, rocking chair, bedstead, trunk, dresser, firecrackers, ten roman candles, candy, story book, picture books, dishes, table, fruit and nuts. Your friend,
ELLIS REID.

 

Overton, Rusk Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a fire wagon with two black horses to it, a driver, fairy tales book. Now, Santa, please bring these things. Your little friend,
JOHN W. BARTON.

 

Overton, Rusk Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, little furniture suit, cradle, doll buggy, bed for her and a large doll. Your little friend,
MARY EMILY BARTON.

 

Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see so many letters in The News today it makes me want to write to you. Bring me some roman candles, two bunches of firecrackers, a wagon to ride both of my sisters in. That is all I want. I am 10 years old. My big sister wants a doll, a doll bed, set of dishes; that is all she wants. She is 6 years old. My other sister wants a doll, a doll buggy, set of dishes. She is 3 years old. My sweet baby sister wants a rattler, candy and some bananas. She is 6 months old.
GROVER SUDDUTH.

 

Putnam, Callahan Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Christmas is almost here and I want you to bring me a Testament, bicycle, airgun, bag of B B shot, caps for the gun you brought me last Christmas, roman candles, skyrockets, firecrackers, harness for my little water spaniel dog, Jim, and a whip. Thanking you for all that you have given me at other Christmas times I remain as ever, your little friend,
LOVELACE HATCHER.

 

Gatesville, Coryell Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a wagon, two bunches firecrackers, pistol, lots of caps. I'll be a good boy. Send baby a rubber doll. I am 8 years old. Your friend,
VAN W. ILLIONS.

 

Davis (Murray Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a gun, caps, candy, apples, oranges, pair of shoes, firecrackers, pair of stockings and nuts.
O. R. POOL.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a jointed doll about eighteen inches high, plain gold ring, pair of gray kid gloves to match my new dress, a pretty picture, fireworks, apples, candy, etc. My little brother wants a rocky horse, red wagon and some candy, apples and nuts. Your little girl,
MARGUERITE AUSTIN.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Won't you please bring me a dog, a real live one, not one of these doodle-eyed things that's stuffed and can't make a noise. I want one with the bark on, one with a ring in his voice and not in his tail like a pug. I want a kitty cat, but please pull the splinters out of his feet, as the last one I played with didn't do me right when I tried to pull his tail off. I would ask you for some candy, but it's no use. Papa and mama would eat it and say: "Baby mustn't have candy; make baby sick." Your little friend,
JAMES EDWARD INGLISH.
Corner Ninth and Pine streets.

 

Calhoun, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, blue bedstead furniture, piano, dresser, pocketbook, trunk, story book of "Babes in the Woods," rocking chair, looking-glass, bottle cologne, torpedoes, photograph, twelve roman candles, ten packages firecrackers, ten sky rockets, toilet case and fruit. I am 11 years old. You have my best love,
LILLIE LEE REID.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me new magic lantern slides. The ones I've got have grown familiar to everybody. Bring my brother something nice, too. Don't forget candy, fruit and nuts. Yours truly,
DIXIE HALL.

 

Kemp, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want, first, a branding iron and rope so I can brand my calves, one dozen roman candles, one-half dozen packs of firecrackers, one cannon cracker, three sky rockets and three boxes of torpedoes. And please come through the Territory and bring my good friend, Ben Watters, and my spotted pony, saddle and bridle. Take Ben upstairs and put him to bed and take my pony out to the barn and feed him. I'll find them all right. Your friend,
GEORGE HAMLETT MASON.

 

Taylor, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I just got back from Houston. I had a good time. Everybody wrote to you while I was away. I don't want much -- just a pair of shoes, trunk big enough to hold my clothes and my dolls, too, doll bed, story book, a game, a mackintosh and fireworks. Katie wants a ring and music stand, Marguerite three sky rockets. Good-by. Your little girl,
MARY STILL.

 

Kemp, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I'm a very little girl, so I will try not to want much. Please bring me a doll, silver cup, hearts for my bracelet, chair or something I can rock in, for I don't like to keep still, toys and I guess I had better have a new book, for I chewed my old one up. I don't care much for candy and apples, but please bring me lots of sweet crackers. Your little friend,
MAUDE LUCILE SPEARS.

 

Kemp, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Dear Santa, please bring me a streetcar run by steam, iron train, twenty roman candles, six packs of firecrackers and anything you wish. Bring my little sister Mable a big doll and my big sister Willie a croquet set.
GEORGE MASON, aged 5.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am now here on a visit to my dear sick auntie, but I live at Arlington, Tex. I am going home tomorrow and will be there Christmas. Bring me a doll bureau, washstand, folding bed, wardrobe, set of doll chairs, little house for my doll, toy clock and dresses for my doll. My mama and papa will appreciate these gifts to me and oh, what a good time I will have and what a good little girl all next year. Your little friend,
MAY POTTER DEEKS.

 

Kemp, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Say, Santa Claus, I want you to bring me a big, big doll with black hair and brown eyes, gocart for my doll, dresser and a whole lot of nuts and candy. Please bring my big sister Genie a nice doll and a horn. Well, I guess this is all. I am 8 years old. Your little girl,
MABLE MASON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good little girl and want you to bring me for Christmas a doll as big as me with pink cheeks and long yellow hair that will talk and cry when I squeeze it and that won't break when my little brother Rob throws it around by its legs. You needn't bring brother Rob anything, 'cause he has been bad and pulled my hair. Your little friend,
LEONE ANSLEY.

 

Kemp, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: If you have any dolls left bring me one. I want a white-headed one, lots of fireworks and all kinds of nice things to eat, and if you have any doll buggies big enough for the white-headed doll please bring it, too. Please have Mrs. Santa to dress my doll.
MABEL HOUSTON MASON.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Mr. Santa Claus: Dear Uncle -- I was sick last Christmas with typhoid and never knew what you brought me. I hope you will bring me what I ask. I can't write very good. I want a doll, clothes and shoes, a violin, dishes, toy soldiers, some with drums, some with flutes. I will close.
SALLIE OWENS.

 

Royse City, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa: I see so many little girls writing to you I thought I would write and tell you what I wanted. Doll with golden hair, large blue eyes, go-cart, and that is all. I am getting sleep, so good-by. I am your little friend,
BLANCHE WEST.

 

Gatesville, Coryell Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I would like to have a doll, set of dishes, tub, roman candles. I have a little sister; she wants a doll buggy, a doll, candy, nuts, apples and oranges from Annie Williams. Good-by,
ZOMA WILLIAMS.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Mr. Santa Claus: Dear Old Man -- You brought me lots of nice things last year, and I hope you will this year. Bring me a piano, violin, a nice dress. I am sure you will bring me these few things. Some apples, candies, oranges, nuts and a watch. I am a little girl 11 years old. Your loving friend,
ETHEL OWENS, No. 217 Park avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a story book, large desk, fireworks, candy and two oranges. I am 9 years old.
VERNON DARGAN, 330 Ninth-st.

P. S. -- And a toy wagon.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a gun and caps, twenty roman candles, candy, oranges, bananas, nuts, firecrackers and a horse with a man on him. I am 8 years old. I am a good boy. Good-by. Your friend,
GROVER LANDERS.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a gun, caps, two packages of firecrackers, six roman candles, oranges, bananas, nuts and candy. I am 6 years old. Good-by. Your friend,
JESSIE C. LANDERS.

 

Texarkana, Bowie Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have just started to school. I have been going a month. Mother says I am learning very fast. Please bring me a violin, little enough to get in mother's trunk, doll, besides that bring me anything that you want me to have. Your little
ADELE T. CONWAY (7 years old).

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a little barn, horse and carriage in it, wooly horse, milk wagon, handkerchief, streetcar, harp, horn, lots of candy. I am 6 years old and live on Fifth street.
CARL SAUNDERS.

 

Winnsboro, Wood Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little children, age 8 and 11 years. We had the measles last Christmas and it wasn't much fun to hear the firecrackers and not go popping here and there. So we are going to pop our own firecrackers this year. Papa says we can double our pleasure this year. So old Santa, don't you think it is right to ask for a few things? A large doll with light hair, dark blue eyes, to go to sleep when I lay it down, a doll set of dishes, stove, three packages of firecrackers -- we don't want large ones, they might hurt us -- five roman candles, a box of torpedoes. My brother, Clarence wants a toy train, fire engine, toy pistol, twelve boxes of caps, a little bank, toy watch, four skyrockets a piece. We will be good children. Don't forget us.
RUBY and CLARENCE SKEEN.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old and live at 317 Douglass avenue. I want you to be sure to call at my home Christmas and bring me a wagon, rubber ball, nuts of all kinds, candy, two boxes of caps for my pistol and a football. With love to yourself and Mrs. Santa Claus and the children.
J. MAXY MOORE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little tool box full of tools, a wagon, candy, nuts, oranges, apples and some bananas. From your friend,
JESSE JENKINS,
126 Willow street.

 

Wynnewood (Garvin Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a popgun, a stick horse and whip, an express wagon, a story book, a little wood-saw, candy, nuts, oranges and bananas. I will be a good boy because I love you. Good-by,
CECIL ROLLOW.

 

San Antonio, Bexar Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Most Dear Santa: Send me what you like. I am longing for toys, books and fruit. We've got nuts here. Don't care about toys that don't move. Want the kind that's in a hurry and tries to get there when wound up. Books with Indians, varmints, ghosts and caves that make you feel scary is the kind I like. I want a sure-enough gun and long knife to keep them standing back from me. I killed every bear, wolf and eagle that were in the book you brought me last Christmas. Just hung the book on the fence and fired before they got away. Mama was mad and said it ruined the book, but it killed the beasts. I'm not the best boy in town, but I get from 85 to 100 marks at school and I ain't mean.
EDGAR WILLIAM PAGET.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I'm but a small boy and my mama and papa say I'm not very good, but if you will please not forget me I'll promise to be a good little boy. Bring me a little wagon, so I can ride my little brother and bring in stovewood for my mama. Some firecrackers that will shoot loud and make my sister jump, a top, ball, horn and lots of candy. I will go to sleep early and keep my eyes shut tight. Do not forget me.
TOM__ FULKLOVE SANFORD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good little girl, 5 years old. Bring me a doll that will open and shut its eyes, a baby buggy, doll, set of furniture, a story book, candy, nuts, bananas and oranges. Don't forget my little sister, Florence. She is 3 years old and wants a rocking chair, a doll, baby buggy, piano and a pair of mittens for us both. Please remember mama and papa. Your little girls,
SADIE and FLORENCE ANDERSON.
539 Fairmount avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me nuts, candy, fruit and some other nice things for little boys. Bring the same things for my little brother. And first of all take some nice things to the little boys and girls that have no mama and papa out at the Buckner Orphans' Home.
LEE LEWIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a few lines to show that I have not forgotten you. I would like a doll, bureau, a story book and some candy. Good-by until next time.
CECILIA BERNEA.
923 Live Oak street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me some firecrackers, a hook and ladder, a big one; painting pencils, slippers for baby. I am 7 years old. Willie wants some roman candles. Good-by,
SAM RANDLETT.
243 Caruth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a dump cart, a horse, firecrackers, paint brushes, roman candles. Bring baby a rattle. Good-by,
WILLIE RANDLETT.
243 Caruth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pair of gloves, games, books, a doll that can move its legs like a baby. I am a little girl 9 years old. Also a doll hammock, a chair and some nuts and candy. Bring the baby a comb and brush. Don't forget to come to see me. I am your little girl,
LOUISE RANDLETT.
243 Caruth street.

 

Iowa Park, Wichita Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a bicycle that is small enough for a little boy 4 years old, one skyrocket, roman candles, firecrackers, candies and fruit. Be sure and do not forget any little boys and girls. Bring me a story book. Good-by,
T. B. BROWN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: I want a doll, buggy, table with a drawer, rocking chair and lots of fruit and candy. I am 7 years old.
MILDRED SKELTON.
516 Jackson street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope you will find my letter in The Dallas News. Please bring me a set of furs, gloves and lots of handkerchiefs. I would like a bed for my doll to sleep on, a new dress and hat for her. Do not forget my mama and Roland, and bring my brother, Willie, a magic lantern and sweater. Remember all the poor children in town. I am 8 years old and live at 223 San Jacinto street. From your little girl,
MARIE HAM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would please bring me a ring, a pair of kid gloves, No. 6; a red jacket, a colored pencil, a dresser, a box of writing paper, nuts, candy and fruit; also some fireworks and roman candles and skyrockets. Good-by. Your little friend,
MARY JOSEPH FINNIGAN.
235 St. Joseph street.

 

No. 20 Highland Street, Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a nice size dresser, a wheelbarrow, a little hoe, rake and spade, rubber ball, all kinds of fireworks, candy, nuts and fruits. Bring my little brother, Towers, a rag doll he can't break, a streetcar, candy, nuts and fruits. Don't forget my uncle; bring him something nice. Your little boy,
MERCER CLARK.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll buggy, high chair, little iron bed with brass on it for my dolly, all kinds of candy, nuts and fruits. Please don't forget mama, papa, grandmama and my aunt, Miss Essie. Your little friend,
VELMA CLARE CLARK,
No. 20 Highland street.

 

Crandall, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a passenger train with three coaches, a jumping jack and a nice little individual set, firecrackers, nuts, candy and fruits. Good-by. Your little friend,
REX PUTNAM.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Old Santa: I want a toolbox, six roman candles, two packages of firecrackers and a football. Don't forget my brothers and sisters. Also don't forget to take my little sweetheart, Annye Mee, in McKinney, some very nice things. I am 7 years old and can read and write. Your friend,
DON P. WEBSTER.

 

South McAlester (Pittsburg Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a train, a book, firecrackers. I am 8 years old. Please do not forget mama and papa.
SIMEON L. SITES.

 

Farmersville, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me an airgun, a 22-caliber pistol, some blank cartridges. Send Clarence some oranges, apples and candy and bananas. Send Clide a pistol and five boxes of caps. I am 6 years old. Your friend,
EVERETT LOKEY.

 

Farmersville, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train, ship and trunk. Bring my little brother an elephant, a goat and whistle. Bring the baby a rubber doll and a bird. And bring all of us some candy, oranges, apples and bananas. You are a good friend. Yours truly,
ERNEST LOKEY.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa: Please bring me a baby doll that goes to sleep and a larger doll dressed in blue with golden hair, a little go-cart, set of doll dishes, a real little stove that I can cook on, candy, oranges, bananas, fruit and lots of goodies. Your little friend,
LINA STORM MOORE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, bracelet, puff comb and a hat. Hoping to see these Christmas morning, I remain your little friend,
PAULINE JONES.
552 Worth street.

P. S. -- Please bring me some fireworks.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll baby with long dresses on. Be careful so that it won't break. Please bring my cousin, Louisa, a little black "Dinah." I want lots of other things, by my doll baby the most of all. Your little friend,
LORENA HOLLAND,
552 Worth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big fire engine with hose, a hook and ladder. I also want some fireworks. Be sure and bring them all. I will be a good boy. Good-by. Your little boy,
CHASE HOLLAND,
552 Worth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old. I live in Corn Hill, Tex. Bring me something, anything you think I ought to have. Don't forget me. Your little friend,
LUISE LUTZ.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a good girl. Please bring me a play piano, stool and doll trunk and no more. I am 3 1/2 years old.
FRANCES MAY LEDDY.

 

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: As Christmas is almost here, I will tell you what I would like: A toolbox, a horn, nuts, candy, roman candles, two skyrockets and two books and anything you think I would like. Bring Leslie a train and some nice tops. Your little friend,
RHEA HOWARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air-gun, an automobile, a horn that sounds like the bugle boys, a train that you wind with a key. Bring my baby sister a rattle. Dear Santa Claus, good-by. I will be a good boy for three months.
HARRY McPHERSON,
195 Peak avenue.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am the best child hereabouts most of the time. Bring me a Noah's ark, sliding trombone, gun, drum, book of wild animals, elephant, band wagon and nuts. Yours,
VILAS KENNON.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 6. -- There are three of us. Maggie is 7, Jolly is 5 and Mary is 5 months old. I want a big bisque doll, doll buggy, tea set, candy, fruit, ring, firecrackers and a tree loaded with good things. Brother wants an airgun, firecrackers, candy, fruit and a big tree. Mary wants a rubber doll and a dog. If you can't get through the chimney, come through the front door. It will be open. We are all good. Good-by.
IVY and JOLLY SCALES.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Christmas will soon be here. I am a good boy. Be sure to remember me. What would please me best is a band horn, football, story book, gold watch, marbles, tool chest. Thank you for all you have ever brought me. It is time for bed. Good-by,
MARION EDWIN EVERT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a piano, a little washboard, a tub and some candy, nuts, oranges, bananas and a trunk. Don't forget where I live. From your friend,
PEARL JENKINS.
126 Willow street.

 

St. Jo, Montague Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, a little policeman, a ship and a book. My sister, Cecilia, would like two dolls. My little brother, Philip, wants a big ball and a toy man. Don't forget baby, Tom. This is all. Your little friend,
HARRY McDERMOTT.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of kid gloves, a big doll; also "Uncle Remus," volume 2; some fireworks, and anything else you please. Your friend,
MAY McGAFFEY.
57 Lancaster avenue.

 

Daugherty, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a tricycle, fourteen roman candles, four boxes firecrackers, an airgun, six boxes of torpedoes, bananas, apples, nuts and all kinds of candy. Your friend,
ROBERT DUNCAN.

 

St. Jo, Montague Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll head and anything else you will bring me.
VIDA WALKER.

 

St. Jo, Montague Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll head and a hobby horse. Your friend,
WALTER WALKER.

 

Roxton, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a boy 8 years old. I am awful good. I want you to please bring me a gun, a goat buggy and bananas. Don't bring a goat. I've got one; a watch and a whole lot of fireworks. I'll be awful good. Your boy,
DICK PLYBURN.

 

Ladonia, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa: I am just 5 years old. I want a falseface, a fire engine, an engine that will run by steam, picture books, four packages of firecrackers, roman candles, oranges, bananas, candy and nuts. Santa, instead of bringing my presents to my house you can come and leave my things at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church at the Christmas tree. Don't forget my mama, papa, my two sisters, my uncle and Aunt Nannie. I love you, dear Santa. Your good little boy,
MONTGOMERY MERRICK.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old and mama's only boy. Please bring me a bat and ball, little violin, picture books, cup and saucer, nuts, candy, apples, bananas, oranges, raisins and many nice things. Don't fail to come to see your little boy,
T. RAY SWIM.

 

Iatan, Mitchell Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me firecrackers, roman candles, a wagon, a knife, bananas, candy, nuts. Don't forget my little sister. She wants a sleepy doll, set of dishes and a nice little story book. I am a boy 7 years old.
WESLEY GRIFFITH.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old. Please bring me a little train, a gunboat, wooden cannon, candy, nuts and firecrackers. I will be ever so good a boy. I live at 212 Jefferson street.
JULES R. BERND.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a buggy with a high seat and a top to it, a point-lace cap on the doll; also a ring with two sets in it, some dishes, a little red table with table-cloth and napkin, a piano, furniture and a doll chair. Little sister Fay says bring her some "tings and pritties." Your little friend,
LOIS LIVELY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: I want a BB gun, a bow and arrows, some story books, brand-new shoes, a pair of pants, a hat and lots of good things. Yours truly,
JOHN FOOTE.

 

Daugherty, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a bicycle, twelve roman candles, six or seven firecrackers, candy, bananas, oranges, nuts, and also ten skyrockets and apples. Please bring ten boxes torpedoes. Wishing everybody a merry Christmas and a happy New Year, Your little friend,
HERMAN DUNCAN.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an iron train that will run by itself, firecrackers, two packs, two roman candles, two skyrockets, an art slate, some candy, bananas and nuts. I am 8 years old and my number is 233 Lancaster avenue. Don't forget the place. Your friend,
CELESTINE LIVELY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll cradle, doll bed, candy, oranges, bananas, firecrackers and two roman candles. I am the only little girl here, so you can bring me a stove, set of dishes, hammock, swing, set of furniture, story book, wheel, piano, doll trunk, writing desk, pitcher and bowl, doll table, a doll washing set, doll machine, two chairs, doll spoons, molasses-pitcher. That's enough for this Christmas. I will wait till next Christmas for the rest. Your little girl,
MYRTLE COLTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a gocart, a set of dishes, a blackboard, a story book, candy and please don't forget my sister, Sadie, and Brother Ben. He wants a bicycle. Good-by, Santa.
DELLA MAY WOLFORD,.
270 North Lamar street.

 

Daugherty, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a tricycle, a little pistol that will shoot paper caps, four boxes of firecrackers, six roman candles, four skyrockets, four boxes torpedoes, candy, nuts, bananas and apples. Please bring my little brother some nice things and my little sister wants a nice doll, a doll set, some doll furniture and some more nice things. Your friend,
EDGAR DUNCAN.

 

- December 21, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 10.
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DECEMBER 22, 1900

For The News.
The poets all are writing now about old Santa Claus,
They love to tell it scary and they serve a righteous cause.
For what would happen if the world should banish this old saint,
With his long and shaggy whiskers and his nose all red with paint?
I don't believe the children love old Santa any more
Than us larger, wiser people, who are ready to deplore
The apparent disposition of the children to believe
We are lying when we tell them Santa never lived to grieve
Over poor, unhappy children, and his storehouse never fed
Starving babes and crippled soldiers -- let him live though he be dead.
JOHN RILEY THACKER.
310 Lamar street,
Fort Worth, Tex.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a tin horn, a drum, a hoop, a cute little doggy that won't bite and one that I can play with. If you have any bicycles please send me one, as I want to give it to my papa. Make it big enough for him and little enough for me at the same time. Please bring me a rag doll, a china doll, a little kitchen set, a play stove, a lot of firecrackers and plenty of good things to eat. I have a little friend named May Evans, and I want you to bring her a baby buggy, a swing, a doll that can talk, a lot of good things and plenty of apples, oranges, bananas, dates, raisins and candy. I am a good little girl and go to the Episcopal Church every Sunday. I am in the lower second grade at the Franklin street school. I will be 7 years old next May. Please don't forget to bring these things and if you have any other things that I have named please bring them also. I am your little friend,
RUBY HOPSON.

 

Ardmore (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: As all the other little girls and boys are writing to you, I thought I would write and tell what I wanted you to bring me. I would like a nice Christmas tree with a great many things on it. I would like for you to bring me a little boy doll dressed in a little velvet suit, with curly hair and a baby doll with long dresses on, a gold watch and a little play horse, a pair of pink or blue slippers, some cups and saucers and a little lamp and a lamp chimney, and a little table, please; and a granite toilet set and some statues, if you please, a little doll that if you pull one string it will say mama, and then another string and it will say papa, and some doll chairs, and if you bring me a rocking chair and two more straight chairs I will be so much obliged to you, and a little doll dresser and don't forget to bring mama and papa something and lots of nice candy and nuts, so I'll close my letter now. Good-by. Your loving little friend,
BEATRICE VON KELLER.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me some dolls and a buggy and some clothes. Dear Santa Claus bring my little sister a doll and a buggy and some clothes. She is 2 years old and I have another little sister. She is 6 months old. Bring her a rubber doll and a rattle. Bring my grandma a happy time, and bring mama a few handkerchiefs. This is
MARIE, GLADYS and RUTH BEST.

 

Brazos, Palo Pinto Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I want you to bring me three roman candles, two skyrockets, three bunches of firecrackers, oranges, bananas and Bible stories for children; also some candy and some BB shot. I am 9 years old and try to be a good boy.
ARTHUR WYATT.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Mr. Santa: I am a good little girl. Bring me a doll baby, a set of dishes and a rocking chair. Bring my mama a diamond ring and bring my big sister a beau -- I mean a young man beau. She hasn't got any. Your little girl,
MARY JOSEPH FINNIGAN.
235 St. Joseph street.

 

Mexia, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 6 years old, and I want a desk, a doll cap, and I don't want any fireworks, and bring my little sister a little doll. Your little girl,
ELSIE DESENBERG.

 

Mexia, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I know Christmas is nearly here. Are you coming this time? I want some nuts, candy, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, a writing desk, a doll dressed in pink and a pink cap on her head. Be sure to come to our schoolroom Christmas, and we will give you money to buy our things with. Your little girl,
BLANCHE DESENBERG.

 

Longview, Gregg Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: What I want for Christmas: A doll, doll buggy, little stove, fireworks, doll piano, white doll bed, but I want worst of all a little saddle for my little Shetland pony. Well, don't forget mama and papa. Yours truly,
DOT ECHOLS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me a nice doll, doll buggy, large doll trunk, large doll swing, a pair of overshoes to wear to school when it rains. Bring my sister Ruby a doll buggy, doll, doll table, doll chair, pair of gloves, a set of dishes and a doll wardrobe. Your little friend,
KATHLEEN KNIGHT.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa: I believe you are a fine man and will bring me an iron train, an iron dump cart. Now, this is not enough. I want a lot of nuts to eat, candy, a buggy and horse. If you want to ring me up phone 4001--3 rings. So good-by.
W. LESTER POWERS.
21 Park street.

 

My Dear Goody Santa Claus:
You work so hard in a good cause,
Giving good things -- toys and candy,
At Christmas time you're so handy;
Now, you must come to my good home;
Bring lots of things -- and while you roam
Do not forget all naughty boys;
They will be good with some nice toys;
My week-old brother, a wee tid-bit,
You might bring him a sugar-tit.
LAWRENCE ECHOLS.
Alvarado, Tex., Dec. 18.

 

Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Santa Claus: You were so good to bring me everything I wrote for last Christmas that I have decided to send you another list of what I want. A doll piano, doll buggy, set of dishes for my playhouse, a doll nurse dressed in red, with white apron and cap on; a doll cradle or swing, a doll bride and groom, baby doll dressed in white, with pink ribbon trimmings; a rocking chair for my "old lady" doll, a nice story book. I believe this is all. Oh, yes! Don't forget my brother, B. F. He is 11 years of age and I am 7. Good-by. Your little friend,
ELIZABETH A. ALLEN.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a new doll bonnet and a doll dress. I want a doll dresser and washstand. You know, two years ago you brought me a big doll. Your little friend,
BESSIE HAYON.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a cup and a little set of dishes.
ANNA LEE KNOLL.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a pistol that will shoot six times and a magic lantern, some candy, apples and nuts.
WILLIE FARMER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a doll buggy, a stove, a set of dishes and some candy. Your little friend,
FAY RICHARDSON.

 

Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus, Up North: I have been a very good boy this year. Please bring me some fish that can swim, a bear that will jump at you and a dog that will beat a drum. I want a bank that you can't open, so mama won't spend my money that papa gives me. Bring a book ("Esop's Fables"), a big one if you can get it. I would like a little desk to write on and a ring. I have a sweet little sister, Reba. Please be good to her, too. Bring her a rubber doll and a bracelet. Bring some apples, oranges, bananas, nuts and candy. My mama wants a syrup pitcher, and bring my papa something, too. I want some handkerchiefs. Bring Minnie something, too. Be good to all the poor little children. If I have asked for too much that will be all right. Just bring what you can find pretty for me. I send lots of love and a big kiss. Bring me a tablet. Your little boy,
LOUIE MORRIS.

 

Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will tell you what I want for Christmas. A tiny doll buggy, story book, "Grimes' Fairy Tales;" teaset like Ruth Dumas', candy, oranges, apples and nuts. I am a little girl 10 years old.
JEWEL REXROAT.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, doll buggy, book, candy, apples, etc., and some fireworks. My little sister Cornelia wants two dolls, stove, doll hammock, doll iron and apples, nuts, etc. Good-by. Your little girl,
WILLIE AUSTIN.

 

Abilene, Taylor Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a freight train with two flatcars, two other big ones, a caboose, yellow kid ladder, rabbit, lot of firecrackers, skyrockets and roman candles, fire wagon and a little whip. We want some little flags to decorate our buggy for our show. I want a tool chest and nails, a top and string and sword. If you will bring me these I'll be a good boy. Oh, yes; bring me a horse to ride. Tie him at the front gate, but bring all my other toys in. I am 6 years old. Your little friend,
FLEMING DILMUS JAMES.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl just 8 years old. I have never written to you before and hope you will not overlook my letter. I want some story books and a ring. Bring my little brother Ingram a little iron train and a small two-wheeled cart. I would like to have a speech book and my little brother would appreciate a saw. We want some nuts and candy. Don't forget mama, papa and granma, please.
ROWENA HENRY.

 

Valley Mills, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me story books, set of china dishes and stove. I am 8 years old. I want some apples, oranges, candy and nuts. I have a little sister. She is 2 years old and she wants some things to eat and a doll. Yours truly,
LUCILE JARRETT.

 

Grapevine, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am glad that you have gone to live with The Dallas News. I hope you will live there all the time. We love to read The News. The first time that I go to Dallas I am going to see that News man. I am sure he likes little boys as well as Santa Claus does. I want you to send something good and pretty to all of the children at Galveston. If you have anything left I want you to bring me a little train, a horn or anything that you think would suit a little boy 6 years old. I will be very much obliged to you.
HORACE HUDGINS.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a big doll, a ring, nuts, candy, and Brother Bud a monkey and my big brother a whip to whip him. Well, good-by. Be sure and come to me. My address is 52 East street.
MAMIE MORAN.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want four books, seven bunches of firecrackers, a football, big fire crackers, air gun, candy, oranges and cocoanut, and that is all.
LYLE KRETSINGER.

 

Colbert (Bryan Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little boy some times. Bring me a No. 16 breechloading shotgun, fiddle, drum, skyrockets, candy, apples, oranges, nuts and bananas, and that is all. Bring my sister Elsie something nice, and daddy, too. Your loving friend,
JACK COLEMAN.

 

Whitewright, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me five bunches of firecrackers, steam engine with three cars, fire engine, three horns, seven roman candles, a new suit, an air gun and a little derby hat. Be sure and don't forget me. Good-by.
MORRIS LIVELY.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Mama says I am a good little girl, for I play with little brother while she does the work. I want a little doll and buggy and lots of goodies.
NELLIE MONDAY.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty doll, doll bed, "Father Goose" book and some kind of game. Russell, my little brother, wants a book and little wagon. Edward, my other brother, wants a hosecart, and that is all. I am a little girl 7 years old. I forgot; bring mama a box of handkerchiefs and papa a pair of slippers.
HELEN BRADY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me two packages of firecrackers, a game, a spring gun and an engine. Bring my little brother Roy a train, drum, a sword, fire engine and some nuts and candy. Your little friend,
B. O. GAMBRELL,
555 Fairmount avenue.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old and this is my first year in school. I want a little doll buggy; a story book, a ring, a doll and a stove with some stove vessels. Well, good-by. Your little friend,
ROBBIE CASSELL.

 

Tahlequah (Cherokee Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a bow and arrow, a book about bears, a pair of leggins, candy, oranges, nuts and nut-crackers, firecrackers, toolchest, a checkerboard and checkermen. I used to live in Texas. Please don't forget that I am in the Indian Territory.
LEONARD LOGAN,
Cherokee Male Seminary.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 10. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good boy. I am not going to ask for very much this year. I want a good knife, one that is sharp, a large game, candy, oranges and fireworks. We are going to have a Christmas tree at Aunt Dora's and you must be sure to come and put on lots of things. Bring sister a Betsy doll, piano, candy and oranges. Good-by, Santa.
LORNE and LOIS COLEMAN.

 

Temple, Bell Co,. Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a book of poems, pair of gloves, pair of cuff buttons, and games. Then, as you were a small boy once yourself, I can depend on you for fruits, nuts and fireworks of all kinds. Yours for a merry Christmas.
RAY SHERRILL.

 

Granbury, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thank you very much for what you brought me last year, and I want you to come to see me again. I live at the same place. Please bring me a cry-doll, scrapbook, story book and anything else you have to spare. Please remember my little cousin Madeline Tandy. Good-by,
JESSIE HARALSON.

 

Colbert (Bryan Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I (May) want you to bring me a bracelet with two hearts on it, and I (Martin) want a train and horn, roman candles, box of firecrackers, skyrockets, and I (Lena) want a doll, a cup and saucer, a spoon in the cup, a plate, little knife and fork, and please don't forget little baby Sam, and don't forget papa and mama. Your little friends,
MARY, MARTIN and LENA COLEMAN.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. - Dear Santa Claus: I won't ask for as many things as Clestine and Lois did. Bring me a horn, a boy doll, nuts, bananas, oranges, a red ball, a tricycle, a doll wagon and rocking-horse; also a knife. That's all I want. Your friend,
EDWIN LIVELY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old, and want you to bring me a football, a horn, a picture book, three packages of firecrackers, one box of torpedoes, six boxes of pistol caps, some nuts and candy. Your little friend,
MARTIN DICKSON.
109
1/2 South Ervay street.

 

Lewisville, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an airgun, a steamboat, fireworks, candy, nuts, apples, oranges, a book. Good-by. Yours truly,
FRED STONER.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a piano, a fire wagon and some firecrackers. I want some candy, fruit and nuts also. I am 4 years old. Your little friend,
PAULINE DAVIS.

 

Allen, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a sailor boy doll, some little picture books and another book, "Child's Love." Your friend,
ALMA CARROLL.

 

Ardmore (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little Indian girl 5 years old, who loves you very much. I want you to please bring me a doll with natural curly hair, a red wagon, a trunk, and please don't forget that washing machine, for I want it more than all, also that doll with earrings, a piano, an opera cape for my Washington doll, a looking-glass with boys on it, that dresser that is so cute and if you have anything left over you don't need, just bring it along, too. Your loving little girl,
LORENA CRUCE.

 

Wynnewood (Garvin Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a boy not quite 6 years old. I am now residing in the Territory; was born in Texas and am a true Texan. Papa has been a subscriber to The Galveston-Dallas News for twenty-five years, so I am still reading The News. While you are passing through the Territory, you may leave me some toys, but I would rather have more books, as I am very fond of reading. From your Texas boy,
ALLAN HEREFORD WOODYARD.

 

Allen, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little piano, fruit, nuts, a doll with brown curls, a doll buggy and anything else you may be pleased to send me.
VIVIAN COMPTON.

 

Allen, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me two books -- "Little Women" and "Little Men" -- a music roll and other pretty and useful things for a small girl, aged 10 years. God bless you, Santa.
ALLARD COMPTON.

 

Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: I write to you a little letter. I want a little doll, a buggy, a little stove, a set of dishes and little dog. Your loving little girl,
MARY RUTH SCHILLINGS.

 

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll bureau, big doll dressed in baby clothes with a bottle in its mouth, a black woman doll with an apron and cap on and a black man doll. Bring me a book with a Christmas tale in it. Your little friend,
LORNA CARR.

 

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a horn, roman candle, jumping-jack, firecrackers, a soldier, a black doll, a Santa Claus doll and a derby hat. Your little friend,
CHARLES McLEAN CARR.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pair of kid gloves, gossamer, a racetrack, a story book, a doll, a doll buggy, nuts, oranges and apples. I am 8 years old. Good-by, Santa Claus, till Christmas.
ARA EDNA ROBINSON.

 

Goldthwaite, Mills Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 9 years old. I have tried to be good all this year. Please bring me a 22-caliber target gun, one box of cartridges, lots of fireworks, candy, fruits, etc. Yours truly,
WILLIE HARRIS.

 

Temple, Bell Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa: I want a fire wagon, caps, pistol, fireworks, all kinds of fruit and nuts, nice books, a jack-in-the-box, a cannon and a rocking chair. This is all for this time. I am 7 years old.
OWEN PERCY SMITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a wagon with pedals like a bicycle to coast on; a fiddle, a lantern, an air gun, a doll stove to cook on, a bank, a fire engine, a box of raisins, a kodak, a little icecream, freezer, a sewing machine and a book of "Old Father Hubbard" and a fireplace, or just bring up your whole store and I will pick out what I want. I am 6 years old and have been a good boy all the year. Your friend,
CHARLES PACE FREEMAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a bed with a little doll on it, a wagon, a choo-choo train, and I know I want a jack, a rabbit, too. No, never mind the rabbit. Bring a wagon to haul chips in. I am 3 years old. Good-by,
WILL FREEMAN.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a black-haired doll and another one big enough to wear my clothes, a doll baby buggy big enough to ride dollies in, and some little animals. I am a good little girl.
CARRIE BETH SMITH.

 

Childress, Childress Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Our little hearts are just going pit-a-pat in gleeful expectation of your Christmas visit. Please bring Brother Frank a toy drum, a tin horn and a rocking horse, and Brother Willie a toy dog and a doll. I am getting too large for such toys (10 years old), so please bring me a ring with an opal setting in it and a real pretty necklace. Your little girl,
JETTIE KATE MOTES.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun, shot, two packages of firecrackers, three roman candles, five skyrockets, knife that has a glass handle, apples, oranges, candy and nuts. Don't forget me.
EDWARD SMITH.
901 South Main street.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a dress for Ruth. When little children came to my house they tore her dress. Bring me a streetcar, a horn, a little table and little chairs.
NETA MARTIN.

 

Roxton, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 8 years old. Please bring me another gun, ten packages of firecrackers, five roman candles, an engine to wind up to run, ring bell, one great big cannon cracker, candy, nuts, any kinds of fruits you want to bring. Your little boy,
O. McDONALD BYWATERS.

 

Baird, Callahan Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a tablet, two pencils, a tool box, two packages of firecrackers, a donkey, bridle and saddle and that train I wrote for last Christmas. Love to you,
SYDNEY COCHRAN.

 

Baird, Callahan Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a watch, a ring, package of firecrackers, roman candles, a rocking-horse, a $3 bicycle, and bring brother some apples and candy. Yours truly,
TRAVIS COCHRAN.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old and have been to school two months and am in the second reader. Please bring me a little trunk, a flag, a doll, a cradle, a story book and ball. Brother says please bring him a lot of good things to eat and a doll, and please do not forget mama. With love,
BEULAH BRADEN.

 

Pottsboro, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big dog, a wagon with a step behind; a little sister, candy and nuts, an airgun (bug mama don't want me to have that) and a streetcar. Santa, you told me if I'd be good at church you would bring me lots of things, and I've been real good. I'm 4 years old and want some letters on blocks so I can learn to spell. I'll hang up my stocking and you must come to our Christmas tree. Good-by, Santa.
COBLE STROTHER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a story-book with many pictures in it. Your little friend,
FRANK THRASHER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live at 921 East Lamar street and I will appreciate anything you will give me, but I wish you would give me a ring and a story-book.
FRANKIE MORRIS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a stove and some candy and some apples.
FLORENCE ANTHONY.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a blackboard. Please come, and bring me some candy and toys. I want you to bring Miss Minnie something nice. I am in the first grade. I want you to bring papa a nice book and I want you to bring brother a rocking-horse. I want you to bring mama something nice. Your little friend,
ETHEL MAY NEECE.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a washing machine, a dresser, a sideboard, a set of dishes and a little lamp. Please don't forget me, and I will love you. Lovingly yours,
NITA ELROD.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a buggy. Please bring mama and papa a present, too. Please bring baby brother a present. Good-by, dear Santa Claus.
GOLDIE MAY MYERS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: Will you please bring me a large doll with white dress and blue cap, a tooth brush, Christmas tree, apples, bananas, oranges, nuts, candy, popcorn and a little iron? And I will continue to be mama's good little girl. My aunt calls me Sunshine. You will please bring just the same things for sister Eola. Yours lovingly,
MALETA GLOVER.
118 Hays street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a box of blocks, a knife, a book, I think I would like "Robinson Crusoe," fireworks, candy, nuts, fruit. I would like all this to be put on a Christmas tree instead of in my stocking, and I will try to be a real good boy. With love,
ERIC B. GLOVER.
186 Hays street.

 

Kemp, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a tricycle. Please don't forget The Dallas News. I am a little boy 7 years of age. Bring me some blocks, a false face, some nuts, candies, apples and oranges. I have a brother 15[?] years of age and he loves books and papers. Please bring me a story book and mama a lamp for the parlor and papa some gloves. I will be a good boy. Yours,
ELDON FINLEY FULLER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of dishes. I want you to bring me a set of dishes. I want you to bring me a dresser. I want you to bring me a doll. Dear Santa Claus, please bring me a rocking-chair.
ETHEL CALHOUN.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 3 years old, and I want a rocking horse, jumpingjack, saw, ax, apples, oranges, nuts and bananas. Your little friend,
GEORGE LAWRENCE HOWELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: My mama reads me the children's letters, and I want to ask you for a wheel. If you bring me one I will look at all the toys and won't want a one. Your little friend,
LELAND LAUVE.
139 Cadiz street.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a little letter to tell you what I want for Christmas. A doll with hair parted in the middle and dressed in pink silk, a writing desk, a book satchel, fireworks and anything else you want to bring me. Your little friend,
MARY THORNHILL.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a big doll with a pretty dress, opera cap for my doll, a doll chair, a story book and a chair for myself. Don't forget mama and papa and brother, and some fruit and candy; that is all. Your friend,
LUCILE GARDNER.

 

Calhoun, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of furniture, a dark-haired doll, tin dishes, a stove, colored pencil, a set of dominoes, a book and firecrackers, plenty of oranges, nuts, candy and bananas. Don't forget papa and mama. Your little friend,
STANLEY F. BATES.

 

Roby, Fisher Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy, a doll, a bed, table, stove and chairs, bananas, candy, oranges and apples. I sure love you, Santa Claus; you are the sweetest man I ever saw. I am 10 years old. Good-bye, Santa Claus.
RUTH BULLOCH.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old. My Uncle George says I am better than I used to be, and I am going to try hard to be good all the time. Please send me a little white dog. Hurrah for The Dallas News! Hurrah for Santa Claus! Your friend,
BENNIE GREEN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: Will you please bring me a doll, a doll buggy and a rocking horse with a long tail. Besides that I want you to bring two dozen roman candles and ten packages of firecrackers. We are 12 and 15 years old. Good-bye. Your friends,
WILLIE and ROBERT DORAN.
316 Gaston avenue.

 

Pilot Point, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope you will not forget me. I am 8 years old. Bring me a toolchest, a big one, a police suit, a dark lantern, a blank cartridge pistol and a steam engine and a 10¢ cannon and three packages of firecrackers, some roman candles and candy, nuts and apples. Your friend,
PAUL TEAGARDEN.

 

Belcherville, Montague Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to please bring me a doll, marbles, doll's bed, "sliced animals," "top trolley car."
NELLIE WOODING.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a table croquet game, a $2 doll and some doll furniture. I love you and Minnie is my sister and she is good to me. Please give her some nice things. I go to church every Sunday and I say my prayers every night. I want a doll buggy. Good-by, sweet Santa Claus. I want a doll buggy bad.
SLOAN JOHNSON.

 

[Location not given] Sunday, Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a buggy and a trunk full of clothes and a Christmas tree. Your little [as given],
LOIS BEST.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I am going to write you for me and some of my friends. We are all telling you our wants for Christmas. Nell wants a little nigger doll that she can't get dirty and a little piano, for she is a great musician; she wants a little cart that will make music when you pull it. Gladys wants a piano, too, and some dolls and a doll bed; she wants one doll that will go to sleep and one great big mama doll and a big man doll, if you have one, and lots of little children dolls. I want one doll, too, and a doll buggy and a little stove and some dishes. We all want lots of candy, oranges, bananas, apples, fireworks and other good things to eat. We go to school together and love to play together, but we live so far apart that we can't be together except during school. Nell lives way out in College Park, Gladys lives on Mulberry and I live on North Crockett. Please don't forget to come to see us, dear Santa, as we try to be good little girls. I am your little friend,
LURA BRADLEY.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a goat cart, a doll, a rubber ball, some candy, a doll chair, a doll buggy, a doll bed, some firecrackers, some apples, oranges, raisins, candy, dates, marbles, a hoop, a horn, a drum, a knife and any other thing that you think a little boy would like to have. I want some of these things for my little brother to give him for a Christmas present. I am a good little girl. I go to Sunday school and am in the first grade. I love my teacher and she thinks lots of me. I live on North Travis. Please don't forget me, Santa Claus. Your friend,
MAY EVANS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a nice big doll and parlor suit if you have any more of them. Send my brother a box of tools and a boat and some candy, oranges and apples, and you will oblige your little friend,
RUTH FABIAN.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa: Send me a buggy. Please bring me a tub, a set of dishes, a stove, some nuts, candy, apples and oranges. Mama wants a pretty book. Please bring me a bed and a pretty box. Send me a doll and a house, too. Ralph wants a train and a track with the train on the track. Dot wants a story book and an A B C book. The baby wants a rubber rattler so she can rattle it. Nina wants a rocking chair so she can rock the baby in it to get it to sleep when her mother tells her to rock her.
NINA BRASHER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy, a trunk, a little stove, some nuts, a book, a big doll, a rocking chair. I forgot to tell you to bring my sister, Thelma Faulls, a little rocking chair. Your friend,
FAY FAULLS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll and a book. Please bring me a stove. I want some candy. I wants some nuts. Bring me a set of dishes.
MUSIE HUTCHERSON.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a pretty big doll. Santa Claus, I want a doll buggy. I want a stove and a washpan and some knives and forks. Santa Claus, I want a dresser. I want a doll bed, a little trunk, a little pair of scissors and a set of dishes. I want a bracelet and a key and a ring. I want a little watch and some doll clothes. Our house is 817 East Lamar street.
CHLOE HOWELL.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a nice Christmas present, just anything that you will bring me. I will thank you very much. Santa Claus, I know that you are a good man. Santa Claus, please bring my little sister something, too. Her name is Cecil Smith. Yours truly,
GEORGIA SMITH.
824 East Mulberry street.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: My name is Elma Lewis. I am in the first grade at the Jefferson school. I am 7 years old. I have tried to be good. Please bring me a doll buggy, a doll bed, a book satchel and a rocking chair. I am going to speak at the Christmas tree.
ELMA LEWIS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Please, Santa Claus, bring me a doll and a blackboard and some candy and nuts.
NORA MATHEWS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of dishes and a doll buggy. I want a stove and a story book. Your friend,
ROSA REISENBERG.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a ball, a bat, candy, apples and oranges, a cap pistol, a train of cars, bananas, a little wagon, a wheelbarrow and anything else you think of. I am a little boy 6 years old. Mama wants a fine music box. Remember papa, too, and bring him something nice. That is all. If you are hungry when you get here you will find cake on the table. Your friend,
EDGAR CROZIER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a book satchel, firecrackers, some roman candles, candy, fruit and nuts. Good-by. Your little friend,
MARY WHARTON.

 

Longview, Gregg Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a wagon, a doll that will go to sleep, firecrackers, a little train, a game, roman candles. Santa Claus, I feel sorry for you, as you have to carry so many things on your back. Well, be sure and bring them. Your little friend,
IRENE ECHOLS.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good girl in school, and I want you to bring me a big doll, oranges, apples, candy, nuts, a cooking stove and a doll bed to fit the big doll. Your little girl,
HAZEL ADAMS.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Old Santa: I write to ask you to bring me a set of marbles, an ice wagon, set of tools, dump cart and train, candy, oranges, apples and nuts, and oh! what a merry Christmas I will have! With true love to you, I am
BUDDY POWERS.
21 Park street.

 

Purcell (McClain Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old. I can hardly wait for Christmas to come. Please bring me an airgun, writing desk, rocking chair, a nice book and candies and nuts. Good-by, Santa Claus.
JIMMIE CRAWFORD.

 

Mineola, Wood Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little cooking stove, a swing, a doll with long golden hair and the price what she cost, a trunk full of doll clothes. I want my doll to be dressed in blue silk and a blue hat. I have been a good girl. Please don't forget me. Your little friend,
POLLIE HART.

 

Allen, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa: I am real anxious for you to come and see me. I have been a good boy. I want you to bring me an ice wagon, pistol, A B C blocks, a train and nuts. You brought me so many things last year. My papa has been taking The News seven years, so bring him something. Affectionately,
GRADY C. JORDAN.

 

Allen, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa: I am a little girl 2 years and 10 months old. Mama says I've been a sweet little girl. I want you to bring me a doll with a red dress on, a carriage for it to ride in, so I can take it to papa's store, and I'd like a little nice candy, please. Lovingly,
DORETHA JORDAN.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I don't want very many things, as I am only 3 years old. I want a doll, doll buggy, dresser, all kinds of games, piano, rocking chair, cook stove, Christmas card, shoes, a dress, and you can think of the rest. I want a table, chairs, candies, oranges, a jumpingjack, cup and saucer and a ring. Good-by, Santa.
ORAL MURPHY.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big doll, a swing, doll rocking chair, a doll stove, a set of dishes and a doll table. Dear Santa Claus, be sure to take Miss Willma something. She was my teacher last year, and I love her. I will close. Your little girl,
LATONA McGILL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I am a little girl 5 years old. Please bring me a blue-eyed doll, doll buggy, cradle, a book, little table, chairs, lots of toys and a bushel of good things to eat. Your little girl,
MARY JONES.
390 North Harwood street.

 

Roswell, Chaves Co., New Mexico, Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me two boxes of B B shot for my airgun, some fireworks, a great big horn, one agate, some little marbles and some games. Your little friend,
VERNON PORTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big drawing board and a picture puzzle and a musical horn. Please don't forget my little friends and the poor little children. Your little friend,
SHIRLEY MAY CARR.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty doll and a writing desk. I have lost the cooking utensils to my stove, so please bring me some more, and bring books for my desk, a little broom, candy, nuts and anything else you have for me. Your little friend,
DONOLDA ANDREWS.
231 Jefferson street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: As all the other little children are telling what they want I will tell you, too. A train like papa's, with two coal cars and a red caboose; a drum, an ice wagon, a horn like Criswell's band, a football and an elephant. Please bring them to Athens, because I will be there Christmas. I will be a good boy. Yours with love,
HARRY M. BROWN.

 

Roxton, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa: I am a little girl 9 years old. I am right good sometimes. I want you to please bring me a nice doll, doll cradle and a "Mother Goose" story book. My baby sister, Theresa, wants a doll, a doll cradle, a silver knife, fork and spoon. You will have to come in at the door, as we have no chimney, and you might get hung up in the stovepipe. Be sure and come. Your good little girl,
JO RYBURN.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a boy doll about a foot and a half high, five packages of firecrackers, twelve roman candles, an apple, an orange and half a pound of chocolate candy. Your dear friend,
EDITH FOUTS.

 

Roxton, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old. Bring me ten packages of firecrackers, drum, bugle, wind-up sea lion, little skyrocket, candy, nuts and fruit and anything else you want to bring me. Don't forget to bring me some roman candles. Your little boy,
BANNIE A. BYWATERS.

 

Roxton, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please don't forget me when you are going the rounds to see the little folks. Bring me a pretty doll, gocart, a colored doll for my cook, roman candles, candy, nuts and fruit. Don't forget to bring mama and papa something. Your little girl,
LLEWELLA BYWATERS.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a pair of kid gloves and the second book of Elsie Dinsmore and lots of fruit and nuts. You can bring anything else you think a little 8-year old girl would like. Your little friend,
KATHLEEN GREER.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me (Addie) a bracelet, doll, picture book, doll swing and lots of candy and fruit. I (Will May) want a doll, gocart for my doll to ride in, picture book and lots of candy and nuts. Your little friends,
ADDIE and WILL MAY GREER.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 7 years old and I want a doll, doll buggy, some apples, oranges, nuts and candy, and anything else nice for a little girl like me. Yours truly,
RUTH HOWELL.

 

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see so many letters from the little children to you through The Dallas News that I want to write one too, and tell you what I want. I want a pretty doll that goes to sleep and not dressed, a doll dresser, the kind you think the prettiest for me, a doll washstand, table, set of dishes, nuts, apples, candy, oranges and other things. Don't forget Jessie and Henry, mama, papa and Aunt Mattie and Little Bessie Lou, who came since last Christmas. Yours truly,
RACHEL McDOWELL.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a pair of gloves, a game, books and lots of other things, but I don't know what they are. I am 10 years old and in the fourth grade. Goodby,
CORA C. MAXWELL.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 1 year and 1 month old. I want a pair of shoes. My others got wet and shrunk up. I want a box of soap, talcum powder and a rag doll, some playthings. I am a very good little girl. Lovingly,
EMMA H. MAXWELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: I would like to have a rough rider suit, a magic lantern, tin sailboat, collar buttons, cannon, a game and a book. Goodby, Santa.
ALLEN. [as given]

 

Taylor, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring us each a ring, a doll buggy, candy, nuts, oranges, bananas and any other nice things you think little girls would like to have. Don't forget the little girls and boys that lost their mamas and papas in the Galveston flood. Your little friends,
LON ALICE and FRANKIE HAMBLEN.

 

Roswell, Chaves Co., New Mexico, Dec. 4. -- Dear Santa Claus: Last year when I wrote to you I lived in Texas, but now I live in New Mexico, but I like Texas the best. I am 6 years old now. Bring me a Shetland pony, bridle, saddle and blanket. I have a quirt. If you can not bring a Shetland pony, just do the best you can, but have it named Prince. Also bring me a story book and a fire engine like A. V.'s, candy, bananas and nuts. I will take good care of everything you bring me. Mama and papa and Annie say I have been a real good boy all the year. Your friend,
PALMER BRADLEY.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I am a little boy 6 years old. I want you to bring me a football, a magic lantern, a tool chest, a flute, a story book and a little train, some candy and nuts. Wishing you a merry Christmas, I am your little friend,
TALMAGE CARAWAY.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a long train, an elephant, a goose that you wind up and he will walk, English walnuts, apples, candy and gum. I have a very sore arm and can not play, so please be a good old fellow and bring all these things. Your little friend,
MAX FORE.

 

Venus, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a bag filled with good things, dishes, a little table, chairs, a doll that goes to sleep. I will hang up my stocking by the grate close to the closet door. Be sure to find it. I want a little ring, too, and a bracelet. Please bring papa and mama something, too.
MARY LEE THOMPSON.

 

Meridian, Bosque Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a little wagon, a trunk, a train that you wind up to make it run, some leggins, a dozen roman candles, firecrackers, candy, apples and oranges. I am 7 years old and I go to school and am in the second reader. Your true friend,
FRED STANDEFER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a little machine, pair of scissors, candy, four packages of firecrackers, four roman candles, mandolin and a pair of shoes. Please don't forget to bring me a set of furs. Bring the man across the street a new suit of clothes. Fill my stocking full of candy, nuts and fruits. Your little friend,
LURLENE BUTLER.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little cousins, one 6 and the other 5 years old. Please send us a nice doll and a doll bureau apiece. We are going to be real good all the time. Please don't get our presents mixed up, because we don't live in the same house. Your little friends,
ANIS DOUGHTY and MATTIE GREEN.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa, Dallas News, Dallas Tex.: I am a boy 6 years old. I want you to bring me a truck wagon painted red, one of Uncle Sam's ships, Punch and Judy, a dog that will always stay a pup, a doll and train. I am a good boy. Good-by.
FRED KEITH.

 

Ardmore (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little saddle and bridle, a fire engine, a hosecart, a hook and ladder wagon, a safe for my money, and fireworks. I am 6 years old. I am sick, but my doctor says I am a good boy. Good-by,
CARL WHITEMAN.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: As it's just a little while before Christmas I want you to know before you come that I have a little sister since last time you came, and I want you to remember her and bring her lots of nice things. She would like a rubber doll with a whistle in the back of its head, a little ring with a little blue set in it. I have been a good boy, and will you please bring me a sure enough train, with three iron coaches; a cannon, an air gun, the battleship Maine not blowed up, a real horn, so I can practice with the band boys; three boxes of firecrackers, eighteen skyrockets, a little wagon, some story books, so mama can read to me? Yours,
HARRY SNODDY JR.

 

111 Gaston Avenue, Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 12 years old. Please bring me a bicycle, a baby buggy, a gocart, a doll that is big enough to fit it, a stove, a ring, linked bracelet, silver or gold one; stove with the pipe and all of the vessels that belong to it. I will close for this time. God bless Santa Claus. Yours tenderly,
ALICE ROSE.

 

High, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a nice doll, a picture book, firecrackers, nuts, candy, apples and a banana. I won't ask for any more. Yours lovingly,
INA COLEMAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Next week is Christmas. Please do not forget our house. I live on Canton street. If you want to come in the front door I will not lock it. I will go to bed early and I will shut my eyes tight. I want a baby doll, a box of candy, and I wish you a merry Christmas. Yours with love,
NELLIE FITZGERALD.

 

On the Road, Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a cook stove and vessels, lots of toys, a sheep, a rag doll in long dresses and a little black dog.
ZELLA MARIE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old. I want you to please bring me a nice doll, a nice rocking chair and table for my doll. Please bring my brothers something nice. Your little friend,
ALICE RANDOLPH.

 

Whitewright, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a steam engine, three coaches, a track, a dozen roman candles and firecrackers. Bring my little sister a doll and doll buggy.
NEWELL STILLWELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me an airgun, book that is called "Around the World," rubbers, roman candles, two packages of firecrackers. Goodby. Your loving boy,
WILLIE GRICE.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a bicycle, wood saw and rack, hook and ladder, fire engine, checkers and plates, cup and saucer. My age is 6 years.
CAREY LITTLEFIELD.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 14 years old, and mama says I am a good girl. Bring me a doll baby and go-cart, suit of doll furniture and a china cup, saucer and plate. Bring little brother a drum, horn, and a little train, top and plate, cup and saucer. Goodby for this time.
LUCILE LITTLEFIELD.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a hook and ladder, a hose reel, a book about "Golden Locks," a train and a little wheelbarrow, too. I'll try to be a good boy. Please bring them to me. Please bring Mary a doll. I mashed the old one's face in, but didn't mean to do it.
JAMES THROCKMORTON BENNETT.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Old Santa: I am a good little boy of 4 years. I want a little hammer, a box of nails, a measure, a hatchet, a picture of you and a little knife. Please do not disappoint me Christmas morning. Fill my stockings with candy and oranges and good things to eat. Your (sic) lovingly,
WALTER D. CAMPBELL.

 

Venus, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old. Please bring me a train, a railroad, some wax, candy, bananas, oranges. If you have no doll that goes to sleep please see if you can't get me one that does. I don't want one if it don't go to sleep. I will be a smart little girl and help mama. Bring me a little doll cradle, too. Your little friend,
JABIE THOMPSON.

 

Meridian, Bosque Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little wagon, a train that you wind up and it will run, a pistol, some caps to shoot it with, roman candles, firecrackers, candy, apples and oranges. Your true friend,
JULIUS STANDEFER.

 

Waco, McLennan Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: This is my first letter to you, and I hope you will bring me what I ask for. A tin horn, a drum, a pistol, for I want to be a policeman, fruits, nuts and candies. Be sure and don't forget papa, mama and auntie and grandpa and Uncle Tom. Good-by.
JACKIE BARRON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a bureau, stove, all cooking things, a big doll and two girl dolls, a clown that squeals, a doll buggy with red parasol. All the dolls have shoes and stockings and hats. Don't forget my brothers, sisters, papa and mama. Your friend,
FRANCES KLINE.
Five years old; 146 Greenwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring [me] a bureau, stove, doll buggy, a boy doll, washboard, tub, a ringer, pair of shoes and mittens. Don't forget our family.
GEORGIA WRIGHT.
Age 10; 153 Greenwood street.

 

Amarillo, Potter Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of little dishes, a little washstand, a set of little knives, forks and spoons, a sleepy dolly with brown hair. Your little 6-year-old friend,
CORNELLE ROQUEMORE.

 

Amarillo, Potter Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 3 1/2 years old. Please bring me a big wagon, big horn, a train, a big (bum) drum, and lots of other things. Your little friend,
OTH GIBSON ROQUEMORE.

 

Elmore (Garvin Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I do not know whether you will bring little Indian girls anything or not, but they tell me that Santa brings good children nice things, and I try to be good. I would like for you to bring me a gold ring, a bracelet, a doll bureau, a wardrobe, two large dolls, one with blue eyes and one with black hair, to be long down to their waist; a set of toy dishes, stove, kitchen set, a safe, table, a fourth reader, story book. I want you to bring mama a pair of vases, a silk handkerchief, a bottle of cologne. Bring papa a silk handkerchief, a pair of gold cuffbuttons and a nice knife. I have a little brother a week old. Bring him a rattler and a black curly dog. If this is not asking for too much I would like to have all, but if it is, why send what you think best and all you can spare. I am your little girl,
NANNIE RAINES.

 

Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dearest Santa Claus: I want a little doll dressed in blue, a little stove, a little doll trunk with dresses in it. Well, I guess you will bring me some candies, nuts, firecrackers and things as you always do. I am a little girl 4 years old and dear Santa, please don't forget mama, papa and my little sisters. Your little girl,
LELA LEE NASH.

 

Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: As it is nearly Christmas time I thought I would write to you now so you will get it by then. I want a big bisque doll with a blue silk dress and with dark curly hair, a writing desk, a pretty little set of dishes, candies, nuts and everything nice. Please don't forget mama and papa and all my little sisters and brothers. Your little girl,
CLAUDE NASH.

 

Longview, Gregg Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa: I am a little girl 5 years old, [and] want a doll, a doll buggy, a little broom and a lot of candy and nuts. Do not forget my little brother 2 years old, for we love you very much. Your little girl,
ELIZABETH FLEWELLEN.

 

Baird, Callahan Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: We will tell you what we want for Christmas. We both want a nice doll that will go to sleep with black eyes, one with yellow hair, and Jessie wants hers with black hair, a doll buggy, a great deal of candy and nuts. Good-by. From your little friends,
JEAN and JESSIE POWELL.

 

Italy, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy nearly 6 years old. I want a gray dog hitched to a little cart, two oranges, some mixed candy, two apples and chewing gum. Papa says I am a real good little boy. Your little friend,
DUPRE ROBUCK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 9 years old, and I would like to tell you what I would like to have: A bucket with little scissors in it, a doll buggy, a Bible and a speech book. I live on corner of Oak Lawn and Maple avenue.
IDA MAY HUSSEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 7 years old and I will tell you what I want for Christmas: A pair of scissors, a doll, story book and a swing. I live on the corner of Maple and Oak Lawn avenues. Don't forget the place. Yours respectfully,
WINNIE HUSSEY.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: You were so good to bring everything I wrote for last Christmas. I must write again this year. I want a go-cart, a doll dressed in pink, with a pink hat, a ring with a blue set in it, a story book with pretty pictures in it, a wash bowl and pitcher, a wardrobe, a washstand, a rocking chair, stand and lots of nice things to eat. With love, from
JULIA E. MONZON.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa: Please be so kind as to bring me a big doll, a tiny parlor set, a sewing machine, a horn, a rocking chair, candy, fruit, a pretty ring. I do hope I am not asking too much, but I have tried to be a good little girl all the eight years of my life. Good-by.
HATTIE MONZON.

 

Valley Mills, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little black dog, a engine, a drum, a toolbox, candy, apples, oranges and bananas. Your friend,
DONALD KELLUM.

 

Valley Mills, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll buggy, set of dishes, fireworks, candy, oranges, apples and nuts. And bring my brother a saddle blanket, fireworks, candy, apples, oranges and nuts. Your friend,
LILA BULLOCK.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa: Please bring us a football, football suits, big roman candles, firecrackers, skyrockets, orange, apples, candies and nuts. Our little cousins, Sidney and George Grant, will be here, too, don't forget them. Our ages are 6 and 4 years. We are going to be good boys.
CLINTON and TOM PEYTON.

 

Colorado, Mitchell Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little 2-year-old and this is my first letter. Will you please bring me an elephant, dog, cat, a Mollie Cottontail, that I can play with. Please don't bring any paper caps for pistol, nor firecrackers, for I am afraid of them. Your little friend,
PAUL TERRELL.

 

Colorado, Mitchell Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Friend Santa: I am a good little boy and won't you please send me a drum, a hammer and some nails and firecrackers as I am not afraid to shoot them. As ever your friend,
TOM HUGHES.

 

Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, washbowl, pitcher, doll cradle, kid gloves and ring. My little brother wants a little train, wheelbarrow, rocking-horse and that is all we want. My little brother is 6 years old. I am 8. Yours truly,
ADENE PERSONS.

 

Ardmore (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Won't you bring me a little folding bed, a doll, a silver spoon with Rachel on it, a silver powder-box for me, a doll chair, a book. I am 8 years old. Lots of apples, oranges and nuts, too. I am your little friend,
RACHEL A. CAMPBELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a sword, a gun, a suit and a cap. Your little friend,
SAMMIE BLESSING JR.
192 Eakin street.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old and in the fourth grade. Please bring me a doll, dressing case, fireworks, candy, oranges, fruits and nuts. I think every little girl and boy should write to Santa Claus and tell him what they want. We are living at the same place that we did last year. Your friend,
MARY BUTTS.

 

Thurber, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want to write and tell you to please bring my things to Aunt Allie's at Abilene, for I am going to be there Christmas. Be careful not to get our things mixed, as there will be four boys and two little girls and three big girls, besides our papas and mamas and grandma. Good-by,
EDWARD GRANVILLE BEST.

 

Kemp, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little stove, a big doll with white hair, story-books, set of dishes, oranges, apples, candy and nuts. Don't forget brother Willie. He wants roman candles, a soldier suit, a banjo, A B C blocks and lots of good things to eat. Wish you a merry Christmas.
EVA and WILLIE GALEY.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am an extremely good little girl and don't want anything for myself, but please bring me a diamond necklace to give to mama, and an automobile to give to papa, a pony, a motor cycle, a stop-watch, a shotgun, a safe full of money to give to brother, and bring me -- oh, just bring me everything else to give to uncle and he will divide with me. Don't fail.
ETTA WHITING.

 

Graham, Young Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: It is getting near Christmas and I want to tell you what I would like to have most: A doll trunk and a little folding bed for my dolls. My little brother wants a ring, and I would like a nice new one, too. Now I want to invite you to take supper at our house when you come to Graham. I will prepare it on a little table by the fireplace. Be sure to come. Don't forget papa and mama and my little cousins in the country. So good-by, dear Santa Claus. Your loving little friend,
VERA NORMAN.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dear Santa Claus:
I want a doll with flaxen hair
And pretty clothes for her to wear,
A diamond ring that all my see,
A bracelet with lock and key;
A jeweled girdle for her waist
Of ruby, pearl and amethyst.
A box of powder for her face,
A chain of gold her neck to grace;
A bodice laced with silken bands,
A pair of gloves to fit her hands,
A parasol of satin fine,
A crystal jug to cool her wine,
A painted china cup for milk,
A shawl of lace, a gown of silk,
A bunch of fern and heather bell,
A comb of costly tortoise shell,
A poodle pup of black and tan,
Of scented sandal wood a fan,
A hat adorned with flowers and leaves,
Of Brussels point her handkerchiefs,
A perfume stand of filigree,
Of finest weave her hosiery,
A petticoat of ample flare
And lingerie beyond compare.
She will need a bicycle when she goes,
A patent stove to warm her toes,
A tub enameled white and green
And made of smoothest porcelain.
A banquet room with open door
And richest carpet on the floor,
A tablecloth of snowy sheen
And napkins twelve of damascene;
A Persian rug of Orient dyes,
A tiny broom for exercise,
A coockoo clock with tuneful chime
To warn her of the speeding time;
A table spread with silver plate
And heaped with orange, lemon, date,
And all the fruits that smell in June
And ripen 'neath the August noon,
For toys supply a dancing bear,
A rocking horse, a jumping hare,
A climbing ape with antics funny,
And toy card case to hold her money;
A mackintosh, a pair of stays,
An umbrella for rainy days
And overshoes for muddy ways;
A pair of boots to walk the street
And tidy maid to keep her neat.
If you conclude to come this way
Please load these things upon your sleigh,
And come straight on, for if you tarry
You'll miss the thanks of
MARGUERITE BARRY.

 

Birdville, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please send your little girl a doll with black hair, blue eyes, a doll chair, nuts, candy and what other things you have to spare for your good little girl. I am 6 years old and live four miles from Fort Worth. Don't for get me, dear Santa.
ROSA BERGMAN.

 

Jacksboro, Jack Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a bracelet, some kid gloves, candy, wax, nuts, bananas and oranges. I will try to be a good girl next year. You may bring me anything that is nice for a little girl 7 years old. Your little friend,
NORMA BROWN.

 

Jacksboro, Jack Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am 8 years old. I want a gun that won't make a noise, trees with some squirrels in them to shoot at. Yours truly,
AGNES BROWN.

 

Honey Grove, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a tool chest, a buck, bucksaw, fairy tale book, oranges, candy, nuts of every kind and apples; and please bring something to mother, Santa Claus. Your friend,
FRED PITTS.

 

Honey Grove, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll and a trunk, candy, nuts of every kind, oranges and a set of dishes. And please bring something to mother, Santa Claus. Your friend,
MARJORIE PITTS.

 

Cameron, Milam Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please come to see me and bring me a little set of dishes, a doll, doll buggy, a washstand, dresser, a table, trunk, lots of good things to eat and bring my auntie something nice for her house. I love you, and think it is not too much for a little girl 5 years old. Your little friend,
ALLINE KIRTLEY.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live three miles northwest of Grand Prairie, and I have been a good boy and want you to bring me a ring, a rubber rattler, a little red wagon, and do not forget my little sweetheart. She lives in Dallas. Her name is Hazel Brown. Please remember papa and mama. Their names are Bob and Hettie.
WILLIAM LEE PRESLEY.

 

Quitman, Wood Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a little letter to let you know what I want you to bring me. A doll with blue eyes and light hair, picture books, a wash set, a horn, lots of good things to eat and vases. Please bring me these and I will thank you. Your little girl,
MOSELLE HARRIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to come to my house Christmas night and bring me a move wagon, furniture, men driving some horses, nuts, candy, oranges, and bring my little sister, Elizabeth, candy, a doll and a new dress. I am a little boy 4 years old and I live on Swiss avenue, No. 260. I've been good and you must be sure to come. Your little boy,
LAURENCE SCHMID.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Good Santa Claus: I want a doll, a set of dishes, a story book, a jumping jack and a little brother. Goodby.
NANNIE ATLEY.

 

Grand Saline, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- My Dear Old Santa: Little sister and I dearly love you and are going to be better children than ever. Bring us those pretty things that you think will suit us best and we promise you to love you more dearly than ever before and not miss a Sunday at Sunday school for the next year, besides we will [l]ove and obey what papa and mama says better than we ever did. Hoping that you will sweetly remember your dear little friends, we remain your little friends and sweethearts,
BERT and BEULAH.

 

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Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a boy doll, a little trunk, a doll buggy, little iron bed and lots of goodies. Your little girl,
MAUD TURNER.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, a doll piano, a little iron. I am nearly 9 years old. Bring me anything else that you think I ought to have. Bring me some apples, oranges, nice candy and nuts. Good-by until Christmas, and I am a good girl. Your little friend,
MITTIE MARSH JR.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I like you so well. I want a large set of dishes, a trunk, a story book, nuts, apples, oranges and candy. I am 8 years old. Good-by.
GERTRUDE WILLIAMS.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are so glad that it is nearly time for you to come again. I want you to bring me a watch and chain and some nice toys, apples, oranges, candy, nuts, etc. Bring my little brothers something. Your (sic) truly,
WILLIE RANEY.

 

Thurber, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me books, a stove for cooking, pretty little cards, candy and apples. Good-by.
JULIET READY.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a set of doll dishes, a doll, a stove and doll chair, a horn and a little iron train, candy, apples, oranges, nuts and bananas. I am 8 years old. Good-by.
BURNEY ROSE.

 

Mexia, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me an air gun, fireworks, a bunch of bananas, a couple of dozen seedless oranges. I am a little boy of 7. I have a little sister and brother. Please do not forget them. Yours truly,
HAROLD LEVINTHAL.

 

Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My dear Mr. Santa Claus: I'm just counting the days until you will again visit us little tots. I write you to let you know what I desire for my Christmas presents. A cute little pastry set. Of course I'll take a stove that I can build a fire in, if you'll be so kind as to bring it; a little dining table and set of chairs will be just lovely to go with these things. A big dolly that goes to sleep and is prettily dressed up is what I desire most of all. Don't forget my Aunty. Your loving little subject,
IRMA McKIBBIN.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drum, tool box, a monkey, elephant, a pig, a big rubber ball, a train, a horn and some fireworks. Don't forget little baby Cecil. Yours truly, your friend,
IRL C. ZETHRAENS.

 

Covington, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl about 9 years old. I live two miles from town. I want you to please send me two dolls and one doll buggy. I have two little brothers who want some nuts, apples and candy, two bunches of firecrackers and a few roman candles. Your little friend,
ABBY COWLEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: When Buggie took me down town I saw you where you have all your nice Christmas presents for good children. I am 5 years old and try to be a good girl. I will just ask you to please bring me a piano that I can play on, some dishes, a stable, a cook stove, a big doll just like you brought Sittie last Christmas. I hope I have not asked for too much. Mrs. McCorkle is teaching me to sing for you at the Park Church Christmas night. By-by till Christmas night.
LOMA ALLEN,
178 Exposition ave.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me some firecrackers, roman candles, candy, nuts and anything else you think will suit a little boy 8 years old. Don't forget little sister. She wants a doll, go-cart, doll bed and nuts and candy. Don't forget mama and papa. Good-by. Yours truly,
MARTIN McBRIDE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- My Dear Santa Claus: If it is not too much, I would like for you to bring me a doll, a workbox, nuts, candy, oranges, apples, a doll house with a few dolls in it, a telephone in it and a little doll bed with brass nobs on it. You are such a nice kind man, I know you will bring them. Your little friend,
ESTELL CARTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- My Dear Santa Claus: If it not too much, I would like to have a doll, a doll trunk, a doll bed, apples, nuts, oranges, a doll house with a telephone and a few dolls in it, and bring Stella a doll trunk. She forgot to tell you to bring her one. Your little friend,
CECIE CARTER.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll that will go to sleep, a little ring with a set in it, a set of dishes and some apples, candy, nuts and bananas; also a thimble, paper of needles and two spools of thread, and oh, Santa Claus, if you have a doll buggy to spare, please bring me one. Your little friend,
THELMA MATHEWS.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Friend Santa Claus: I am a big girl. Please bring me a red dress, six hats, any shape is fashionable, boy doll, blue eyes, light hair, with silly look; I hate a smart-looking doll; a big box of good things to eat, one box of face powder, white, one box red face paint and anything else you have on hand. I belong to the Four Hundred, and my sister lives on Denton street, south end. Your friend,
NORMA DAVIS.

 

Hutto, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll that will go to sleep and a doll buggy. Bring my brothers Olin and Jim a wagon, popgun, whistles, a rocking horse with a bell on it, and bring Jim a tricycle and a story book, and Santa, don't forget to bring little Hazel a doll that will go to sleep and a doll swing. We will be good children.
BEULAH VAUGHAN.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old. I want you to bring me a sword, a steam train, a magic lantern, six roman candles, six skyrockets, two bunches of firecrackers, nuts, candies and fruit, and I will be the best boy in Texas. Hoping that you will not forget me Christmas, I remain, as ever, your own little boy,
JAMES MONROE DEAVENPORT.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, two roman candles, a set of dishes, sewing machine, candy, nuts and other things that you have to spare. Also bring me a little set of furniture. Very truly,
LINDA DEAVENPORT.

 

Baird, Callahan Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good boy 8 years old. Will you bring me an airgun, a tricycle and some candy and nuts.
LELAND F. JACKSON.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a dining table, a set of dishes, some knives and forks, a doll already dressed, a doll sofa and a box of stationery. Good-by. Your true friend,
ADA DONOVAN.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a little doll baby, set of dishes, a drum, a horn and a black horse and plenty of good things to eat, for I have always a good appetite. Yours,
NORBERT NORTON.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want to tell you, Santa, what to bring me. Please bring me a jumpingjack, flute, a saddle for my donkey. I'm going to have a steam engine. Bring me some nuts and candies. I'm just 5 years old Jan. 1. My grandpa lives in Dallas. You might call around and see him. His name is Mr. John Gavin. Yours,
JACK NORTON.

 

Wynnewood (Garvin Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 10 years old. Please bring me a ring, some books, firecrackers and bring my mama a cook.
IRENE ROLLOW.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring your little boy a railroad train, cap pistol, two dozen boxes of caps, six packages firecrackers, one dozen roman candles, twenty shots, apples, oranges and everything that is nice that you think of. Your little boy,
TOMMIE EDWARDS.

 

Dundee, Archer Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are two little girls 6 and 4 years old. We want each of us a set of furs, doll dresses, big dolls with real hair, sewing baskets, doll trunks and anything else nice you can spare us. Your little friends,
GRACE and MAY WEBB.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, doll bed, doll cradle, doll swing, doll hammock, oranges, bananas, apples, candy and a great big pineapple. I am the only little girl here, so you can bring me a stove, stove vessels, doll chamber, a bedroom set and a bicycle. That is all. Your little girl,
MYRTLE COTTON.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an engine, knife, hook and ladder, ice wagon, log wagon, train and lots of candy, nuts and fireworks. Your little friend,
CLARENCE TURNER.

 

Venus, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a ring, a doll with long black curly hair, that will go to sleep, a washstand, two little red chairs for my doll, candy, nuts and anything else you want me to have. I am 6 years old. Your little friend,
ZELMA GRIFFITH.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, buggy and a little biscuit roller, a little bed, candy, oranges and wax and lots of good things to eat. I like to have forgotten to tell you to bring me some little dishes and mother a folding bed. I'll try hard to be a good girl. I am 5 years old. I hope you won't think I am asking too much. Goodby till I hear from you.
ANNIE MAY SELLERS.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write and tell you what I want. A pair of kid gloves, a rocking chair, gossamer and don't forget my little brother, Wade. He wants a drum, a rocking horse, a train and a tool chest. That is all until Christmas eve. I will have my stocking hanging up. Be sure and leave some candy and nuts and apples. Good-by,
MABEL McCOULSKEY.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me an airgun and some roman candles and some firecrackers and some fruit, and bring me an overcoat.
CORRIE CUNNINGHAM.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am rather late with my letter, but hope not too late for you to have time to bring me some nice things. I want a ship, a story book, firecrackers, nuts and candies of all kinds. Please don't forget to bring my aunty a large doll. I can play with it, so you need not bring me a doll. I am a boy 6 years old, and a very good boy, mama says. Please don't forget me. Lovingly,
JESSE SHARP.
319 East Pecan street.

 

Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of roses, a toilet set and a gold ring with a red set.
VIOLA CASEY.

 

Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old and I want a toilet set, a pretty pin tray and anything else you think I need; fruits and nuts and candy, and bring my baby brother a rubber rattler and a little bell.
MAMIE FAUST.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I won't be here Christmas. I am going to Austin, but don't forget me. Please bring me some nice things to eat, crackerjack, stuffed dates and pinders, a gun, a deck of cards and a package of cigarettes. Your little fat friend,
WADDY.

 

Malakoff, Henderson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a big doll, a high chair, a little cradle for my doll, a sofa and dresser. Fill my stockings full of all kinds of nuts, oranges, apples and bananas. If you will bring me these things I will be a good girl. Your little girl,
HELEN THOMPSON.

 

Paris, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us two doll-heads, a doll with brown eyes and black hair that will go to sleep, a trunk, swing and two little dolls dressed in white, doll buggy, fireworks, candy, fruits, nuts and a story book apiece. Good-by. Your little friends,
ROSE and NORMA ZETHRAENS.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa: I am your best friend and I know you won't forget me. So I will let you know what I want. I want a horn that will blow loud, an apple, an orange, firecrackers, and put something on the Christmas tree for me. Bring Tom a red stick of candy and a rattler and I will be a good boy. Good-by. Your friend,
ROY FLORENCE.

 

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Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I'm a little girl 7 years old. I think you have not forgotten me this year. The first thing I want is a little doll trunk, the second thing is a big doll, the third thing a pretty story book, the fourth thing a doll buggy to roll my doll in, the fifth thing a pair of red kid gloves, the sixth thing a set of dishes, a little table, the seventh thing a doll hat, the eighth thing a pair of new shoes. Santa Claus, don't forget to fill my stocking full of candy, nuts and oranges. Always your friend,
JOSIE CANDIOTTA.
570 Ross avenue.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a large doll, doll trunk, a white doll rocking chair for my doll. I am a good little girl. I go to Sunday school every Sunday that I can. I am 10 years old. Good-by.
MABEL EVANS.
2101 East Sixth avenue.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old. I want you to bring me for Christmas a big doll with blue eyes and light curly hair, a little lamp, a go-cart for dollie and some nice candies. I hope you will bring these things.
ONA MAY FORD.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a needle and a pair of scissors, a work basket, a little millhouse and a train that winds up and runs on a track. And give some of my things to the poor little Galveston sufferers. Yours truly,
ROGER CASE.

P. S. -- Don't forget to bring some firecrackers to my sister and me. R. C.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. I am not always as good as you would like to see me, but I do try so hard to mind mama. I wish you would please bring me a toolchest, a story book and whatever you think would please. Your little friend,
RAY LAMPSON.
81 Highland street.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I think it was time for me to write to you. I want you to bring me a big doll, a story book, "Little Women," a silk handkerchief, nuts, oranges, apples and candy, and if you think a girl 11 years old needs anything else you can bring it to me. Your little girl,
JESSIE COLLINS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a football, an ax, a train that runs on a track, a steam engine, some firecrackers, nuts, candy and oranges. With lots of love I am your little friend,
R. L. HALL.

 

Venus, Johnson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a scrapbook, a little doll bedstead for my dollie, a dresser, nuts and candy. Bring me a jewsharp and a whirligig. I remain your little friend,
LAURINE GRIFFITH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dear Santa: Please send me a hobby horse, not a double one, a horn, drum, gun and box of caps. Bring for auntie a nice yellow dress and nice bonnet.
FRANCISCA. [as given]

 

Seymour, Baylor Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old who wants you to bring her some little dishes with flowers on them, a tiny little wash set, a new doll and doll buggy, an iron to iron handkerchiefs, a little barrel of clothespins, a rake, hoe and spade, a fire engine and tin horn. I don't think I have asked for too much, as I have no little sisters and brothers for you to come to see, and mama says I am a nice good little girl. Please bring papa and mama something nice and be sure and don't forget to bring mama some new scissors, so I can have her old ones, as they cut such nice paper dolls.
GERTRUDE DAVIDSON.

P. S. -- Be sure and don't forget the wringer to my wash set.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am so glad it is nearly Christmas. I am a little boy 9 years old. Please bring me a bicycle and a book of Robinson Crusoe and Bobby Bright, Black Beauty and other books, and some bullets for my airgun and caps for my pistol and some firecrackers and roman candles and all kinds of fireworks, candies, nuts and fruits, and Santa Claus, don't forget papa and mama and sister and brother Andrew. Well, goodby, Santa Claus. Your friend,
ERNEST PRESSLEY.

And Santa Claus, I forgot that I want a pistol and a toy sword.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a fire wagon and an airgun also, a big train and a ship. Be sure that you bring me a bunch of roman candles and other fireworks, candy and other nice things. Your friend,
RUDOLPH BERGFELD JR.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old. I want you to bring me a horn, a piano, a drum, a book and two packages of firecrackers and some candies and nuts. I will be a good girl, Santa.
ANNA ROBERTSON.

 

Grandfalls, Ward Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 9 years old on March 6. I have a little sister 5 years old. We have no mama. She died in Dallas last July. Papa is so poor and sick. We want to see papa so bad. Papa is broke and can not come to see us. We want lots of things -- shoes and clothes. Papa is too poor to get them. Will you please ask all the good people to pray for us; papa, too, so he can make money to come and see us and get us some shoes and clothes. Now, Santa, you pray for us and papa, so we can get two pairs of shoes (9 and 7 1/2 is our numbers). I want a first reader, my sister a primer and two dolls and a sailor cap. So goodby. My name is Anna Florence Lugg, 9 years old; my sister Cora F. Lugg, 5 years. Write in care of Dr. Bergman, Grand Falls, Ward Co.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a piano and some nuts, fruits and candy. Goodby.
CLARA CULLOM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll cradle, a doll, a large set of dishes and some nuts and candy. Goodbye.
MATTIE POTTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an airgun and little train. I want a story book and some nuts and candy. Goodbye.
HENRY CULLOM.

 

[Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.?] -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a big tool box and a four-bladed knife, an airgun and shot. My name is
THRUSTON BOWER.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll trunk, hobby horse, cart, train, tool chest, bank and red ball. This is all unless you bring me a fire wagon. Yours in earnest,
LEE FOUNTAIN.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me that doll down at the bazar. She is dressed in black. Don't bring me the paints, for Maby gave me some. Be sure and bring me that negro doll. Also bring me a doll clock if you can find one, and a piano, too, and be sure not to forget the fireworks, for we want them bad. I have a sweet little baby sister just 3 months old. Bring her anything you want to. Well, I will close. Be sure and come. Your little friend,
FLORINE FLEMING.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Old Santa: Don't forget that we are not going to grandpa's in Elgin Christmas, but will be here in the Oil City. My brother Gussie L. and sister Macie Jewel have been good children and want you to be good to them. I want a thimble, rocking-chair, ring, doll bed and a lot of goodies. I wish you would bring my doll Spence a new pair of shoes. Santa, I have kept her four years and I love you because you gave me such a beautiful doll. I'll be good until Christmas.
ALLIE PEARL SPEER.

P. S. -- We will leave the gas burning in the hall and the front door open for you, as we have no chimney.

 

Springtown, Parker Co., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 9 years old and sell The Dallas News at this place. I have made lots of money, but have spent so much of it. Now, dear Santa, I want you to think of me Christmas. I want a gun to shoot birds, a tricycle and a whole lot of firecrackers and roman candles; that will do me. And now I will ask you to bring my sister Jessie a pretty doll.
FRED McCHURKEN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a book named "Cinderella," a small doll stool and a pearl-handle knife, nuts, candy and some money to buy a pony with. Good-by. Your little girl,
AURELIA E. COCKRELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a small doll stool, an ice cream freezer, a bedroom set, a sewing machine and a little swing and some firecrackers, nuts, candy and all kinds of fruit. Your little girl,
SARAH E. COCKRELL.

P. S. -- I forgot to say I want a ring.

 

Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I would like to have a package of roman candles and some firecrackers, a horn, a bicycle, a little wagon, a carriage that you wind up and it will run, a buggy with a mule and clown in it, a bug that flaps his wings and runs, and a knife. Well, Santa Claus, I shall let you rest for a while I think; that is all. I am a little boy 9 years old. Hope you will get around to see every one. Bye-bye,
FRANK WALTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a fire engine, a little red wagon, some firecrackers, candy, nuts and all fruits and a little car with seats on it. Your little boy,
FRANK COCKRELL.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: What I want Christmas is a ring, a pair of red kid gloves and some story-books and that is all. So bring the kid gloves if nothing else. Good-by,
SALLIE AUSTIN.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you to let you know what I most earnestly desire. I think I would like a little watch; if no one else has the little couch, I think I would like it if you please; and a large doll, as large as a baby, a little writing desk and that is all. I will close,
GLADYS ERCELLE MOODY.

 

Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a little image doll, a little wagon with some cotton on it. I am a little girl 5 years old and will be 6 in May. I want some doll furniture, a little doll hatrack and a stove with a little teakettle and a stove-lifter. Please bring all these. My name is
EDNA WALTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want to write you a letter. I want you to bring me a drum and a hook and ladder and a small engine and a hose cart and a hammer to crack my nuts. I am a boy 8 years old. Your dear (sic)
JESSE DERAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy only 3 years old and am too little to write a letter myself, so I got my papa to write this one on the typewriter for me. Please bring me a little boy's tricycle, a little train that will run by itself, a top that will spin and make music, a popgun, a pistol and some caps, lots of fireworks, some nuts, [fruit] and candy. Please bring my little brother, Selden, a rubber doll and rattler. I will be a good boy. Good-by.
ELMO TRIMBLE JR.
510 Swiss avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a cap pistol, a drum and a bunch of firecrackers. Please bring me a present for my aunt and mama. Your friend,
WALTER RITTER.
249 Worth street.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 13. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll with natural hair about twenty-two inches tall and a doll hammock or a doll swing and a doll hat to fit the doll, some doll shoes and stockings. Well, good-by. Your best friend,
ATALA RIVES.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a cap pistol, toolchest, the book of "Young Folks' History of England," ball, iron train, drum, horn and four packages of firecrackers, two games, nuts, candies, oranges, apples, ten roman candles, knife and five boxes of caps. Your best friend,
LEO LEVINE.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an airgun, some boy's story books, toolchest, cap pistol, football, oranges, apples, nuts, candies, marbles, agates. I am 10 years old and in the fifth grade. And bring me some fireworks. Your best friend,
SAM LEVINE.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Mama says sometimes I am bad and sometimes I am good. Please bring me a toy piano, doll carriage, iron stove, doll bed, doll, sweets and fireworks. And bring my sister a doll that can not break and a doll cradle. Yours truly,
BERTHA LEVINE.

 

Springtown, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a football, bicycle and mackintosh. Yours truly,
G. BYRNE MOODY.

P. S. -- I have two little nephews at Sherman, Tex., Ward and Willie Moody. Please don't forget them. They are too young to write. Your friend,
E. B. M. [as given]

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Please to bring me a machine, stove, firecrackers, piano, washstand, nuts, candy and thread. Yours,
MARY AKARD.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old and am going to school for my first season. Please bring me a set of dishes and a bracelet and some oranges and candy, and oblige,
ETHEL CRAWFORD.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 8 years old and am going to school for my first season. Please bring me a 22 target rifle and a bunch of firecrackers, some torpedoes, some candy, oranges and apples, and oblige,
ROBERT COMBS.

 

Detroit, Red River Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: I thought I would write you a letter to let you know what I want. I want a false-face, four roman candles, a pocketknife, three bunches of firecrackers, a story book, six boxes of pistol caps, some shot for my airgun and some nuts. Yours truly,
JIM WADE.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a big doll dressed in any color. Mrs. Santa Claus wants to dress it. A little stove that I can cook on, a doll hammock and some nuts and candy and an apple. Good-by. Your little friend,
MARGARET VAN ZANDT.
Age 8 years.

 

Rhome, Wise Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me an airgun and four boxes of shot and a pair of leggens and some firecrackers and roman candles and a two-wheel bicycle and some skyrockets. Now, please, Santa Claus, don't forget my good old daddy. He is at Krum. This is all for this time. Your little boy,
JOHN CASEY, 7 years old.

 

Rhome, Wise Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a two-wheel bicycle and a pair of leggens and some firecrackers and roman candles and some skyrockets, a horn, a drum, a flag, an airgun, a knife, a soldier suit, story book, and bring mama some pretty things. Papa is at Krum, and don't forget him. You were so good last Christmas and promised me that we would see you upon those high mountains. I want you to come to our Christmas tree. I am going to say a speech. Good-by. Your boy,
WENDELL N. CASEY.

 

Rhome, Wise Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me all the pretty things you can spare from the other kids. I would like to get a whole lot of firecrackers, a wagon, a billy goat, a horn, an airgun and shot. But, say, Santa Claus, I am a boy, please don't bring me any dolls. I ain't going to play with them any more. You see I am 5 years old now, and I will soon be a man. Good-by. Oh, yes, I want some candy and lots of good things. Don't forget my Grandma Wolf in Temple. Your little boy,
CHARLIE CASEY.

 

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: You have been very kind to me and mama and papa and I come again to you. Will you please bring me a crokinole board, a saddle blanket and saddle girt, a lot of firecrackers and cannon crackers and roman candles, and mama and papa something nice. I want a baseball glove. That is all this time. Your little friend,
CLARENCE C. MOFFETT.

 

Clifton, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a pair of billy goats and a wagon and harness, and a fiddle to play "Dixie" on. Do not wake me up too early. Your friend,
GEORGIE ROEVER.

 

Clifton, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me one hook and ladder wagon and writing desk and a small lantern and lots of candy and a donkey and an engine. Your friend,
EDDIE ROEVER.

 

Forney, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to come to see me Christmas and bring me some roman candles, skyrockets, firecrackers, toys, nuts and fruits. My papa reads The News daily. Your little friend,
DICK ERWIN.

 

Atlanta, Cass Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Old Santa Claus: I wrote you last Christmas. You were good to me. So I write you again. I am a little boy 5 years old. Please bring me a brass horn, a drum, a gun that shoots rubber balls, firecrackers, something good to eat, a pocketbook with money in it, a little train and a book. Bring my little negro, Cal Johns, a suit of clothes, some fireworks and something good to eat. I will be a good boy and learn my lessons well. Your little friend,
ADDISON CONWAY PRUITT.

 

Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big doll and a bracelet and a story book and some pictures and some candy, too, and apples. Your little friend,
KATIE HENDRICK.

 

Floyd, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: What are you going to bring me this time? I am nearly 9 years old, and I'm a mighty good boy, so please bring me a steam engine that burns alcohol, printing press, writing desk, roman candles, firecrackers, skyrockets and lots and lots of good things to eat, for you know a boy gets awful hungry. Please send my things to Paris, for I am going to spend Christmas with my grandmother. Your good little boy,
HARRY BYON McLENDON.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I'm only 4 years old, but I want lots of nice things. I want you to bring me a doll and buggy, a little workbasket, with a pair of scissors in it, a book, a swing and some fruit. Please bring little brother some things, too, so he won't want mine, and don't forget Seagle, either, please, your little girl,
SUDIE WARLICK.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little girl 3 years old and don't worry mama and don't cry. Won't you please bring me some candy, bananas and some dishes and a black doll and a white doll?
MARY LILLIAN COOKE.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please don't forget me. I am a little girl 5 1/2 years old and am trying to be good, so you will bring me what I want. Bring a doll bedstead, a little doll china tea set, a doll bureau, a jack in the box, a doll set of furniture, a doll trunk and some nuts. Your little friend,
ANNIE LEE WARREN.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., [Dec.] 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and let you know what I want for Christmas. I want a pretty doll and a real stout doll buggy. Please bring me a good one that will not break easily, and Santa Claus, will you bring my little sister Marguerite a pretty doll with curly hair, so she will let my dolls alone? She wants my dolls and she breaks them. Bring her a little rocking horse, too. Bring me some candy, oranges, bananas, nuts and firecrackers. I will be so much obliged to you if you will bring these things. Your little friend,
MONTROSE WYLIE.

 

Athens, Henderson Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll with curly hair and a pretty dress on, and I want a doll cradle. I am a little girl 9 years old. Your friend,
HADYN JOHNSON.

 

Hubbard City, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: Since our little sister Ouida died last month, we all feel very sad and lonely and hope you will not forget us this Christmas, although we shall not have the bright, happy hearts of your last visit and will not have a Christmas tree because of our poor little sister having been taken from us, but trust you will not pass us by in our home of gloom and sorrow, but will bring us a doll swing, several nice dolls, apples, oranges, bananas and anything else you think we need. Papa and mama feel too sad and lonely for anything, and we only care for a very little ourselves, as us three little children are all that's left to great (sic) you this Christmas, and trust and pray that we may be happier the next time you come. Our names are
CLYDE, OLGA and WILEY BASS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good boy this year. I want an airgun, an express wagon, a boy doll, a knife and a nice story book and a little two-story house, some candy and nuts. Your friend,
EARNEST COLEMAN.
510 Swiss avenue.

 

Granger, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I expect it is almost too late to write to you now because the other little girls have asked you for all the things I want, until I think you must not have any left. But maybe if I tell you why I did not write sooner, it is because I have just had the scarlet fever and am not well yet, and I will not get to go to any Christmas tree this year and any place else, and so if you will please bring me a doll buggy and a doll cradle, an iron to iron my doll clothes, a big box of bonbons, ten little roman candles, two bunches of firecrackers, a doll with a red dress on and black hair, a story book, a little piano and a doll trunk. Oh, yes, don't forget my brother. He is not here, but will be at home Christmas. Bring him something nice, too. He is 16 years old and he is up at Add-Ran College. I am 7 years old.
ANITA STORRS.

 

Henderson, Rusk Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little 6 years old. I want a doll with black hair, a doll high chair, a little doll table. I can read, so bring me a story book, a nice game and a bottle of perfume, roman candles, firecrackers, apples, oranges, nuts, skyrockets, bananas and torpedoes. I will be a good girl until Christmas. Your little friend,
ADA SMITH.

 

Henderson, Rusk Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. I want a big doll with yellow hair, a workbasket, a rocking chair, a little comb and brush, a book, a nice game, apples, oranges, bananas, nuts, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets and torpedoes. My papa saw you when you went through Dallas. Well, good night. Your little friend,
LENORE SMITH.

- December 22, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 8.
- o o o -

 


DECEMBER 23, 1900

For The News.

MRS. SANTY.

Most folks think that old Santy
Makes all of the little folks toys,
That the poor old man works dreadfully hard
To give them these coveted joys,
They think he sits up past his bed-time,
Working on wonderful things,
There, in his queerest of work-shops,
Full of dollies and wagons and swings.

But the truth is that old Mrs. Santy,
That dearest of women -- today
Works while the old man is snoring --
She just keeps pegging away,
Patiently mending and making,
(Her spectacles slightly askew);
By the time that old Santy is waking,
The crippled toys look good as new.

She lets him sleep on and she gathers,
All the beautiful things for his pack,
Placing them neatly and safely,
So they may not lose off his back;
And when it is time for his flitting
O'er the chimney tops far and away,
Then only can poor Mrs. Santy
Get a wee nap o' sleep before day.

MATTIE HOLLAND SWANN.
Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old, and I have been a very good girl. Bring me a baby doll, a doll buggy, a little sewing machine and a set of dishes that my little brother can't break. Bring my baby brother a drum, a little wagon and a rocking horse. Bring both of us candy, fruit and nuts, and don't forget my mama and papa. I am your little friend,
FANNIE LOUISE BLACK,
157 Seegar st.

 

Pauls Valley (Garvin Co.), Indian Territory -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a drawing book, paints, dolls. I have one that will be 3 years old Christmas. Want some new dresses for it, and anything you can spare. I am 8 years old.
FLOY WEAVER.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll already dressed up in silk. Yours,
ETTA OXFORD.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me oranges, apples, popcorn, roman candles, a wagon and firecrackers.
CHARLES BAKER.

 

Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Santa: Please sir put some candy and fruit and nuts in my stockings; besides, bring me a football and some nice toys. Please don't get any smut on my toys and things. Your little 4-year-old friend,
JACK PATTIE.

 

Trenton, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a nice little boy, 3 years old, and I want for Christmas a hobby-horse with real mane and tail, a drum, a horn, a watch, a book with nice stories in it, a boy doll to be Mabel Clare's sweetheart, and lots of candy, nuts and fruit. Your little friend,
FRED LEWIS RICH.

 

Houston, Harris Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: I will now write to you about Christmas. I want a tricycle, a doll carriage, a doll and a doll hat, and some doll dresses and a little set of dishes, and some nice story books and a little hall rack, and a little lamp and a little trunk to put my clothes in, and a little bank to put my money in, and I will hang up my stocking and I want you to put some candy in it.
MARGARET BYRNE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little horse and wagon, a little patrol and fire engine, some candy and oranges. Now, if you bring me that I will be much obliged to you, and will think you are a good Santa Claus.
HOWARD KYLE.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: If not too late to write, please be kind enough to bring me a suit of clothes, a cap, magic lantern and a kodak, and anything else you can spare for a little boy 7 years old. My twin sisters, 13 years of age, want the earth, but don't deserve it. Don't forget mama, papa and my little sister, and all good children. Yours, etc.,
CHARLIE DAVIS.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: We are trying to be very good little boys, and want you to bring us something nice. We want a great big wagon, and ax and two great big rubber balls, and anything else you want to bring, with a whole lot of candy and lots of good things to eat, and please, dear Santa, we have a wee baby sister, and please don't forget her. From your little boys,
ARTHUR and BERTRAM PHILLIPS.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a little red wagon like Glady's and a billy goat with a bell on it to pull it. Leave it in the front yard just full of candy, apples and nuts, and a bushel of firecrackers and an airgun. Bring me an ugly falseface to scare grandpa with. Good-by. I'll be a good boy.
KIRK SMALLWOOD.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a pretty doll with blue eyes and red hair and a little go-cart. Bring me a little stove and a piano like Ella's. Bring me some candy and apples and lots of peanuts and a bushel of pecans. Little brother wants a drum and a knife. I believe that is all I want this time. I will always be a good little girl. Good-by,
ESBURNE SMALLWOOD.

 

Itasca, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a ball, a little wax policeman, whole heaps of marbles, some gloves like yours and one of your reindeer, a clown in a box and a picture book, a drum, a little rocking horse, an iron train and a little doll and some dishes for my sister Fannie, a Chinaman in a box for Maud. I forgot to say I want a hammer, if you please. Your little boy,
J. O. FILES JR.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a great big doll buggy with a red parasol and a large doll with brown eyes and long brown hair and that will go to sleep, a large set of dishes and a nice little book, some candies, nuts, apples and oranges, four packages of little firecrackers and a half dozen roman candles and anything else that you can spare. Be sure and bring these, and don't forget the little Galveston children and the poor children. Send my big brother at Denison some fireworks.
NELLIE RUTH MARTIN.

 

Granbury, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy, piano, suit of furniture for my doll, a ring with a set in it, a manicure set and story books. That's all. My little Cousin, Wynette Berry, of Cleburne, will spend Christmas with me. Be sure and bring her things to my house.
MANNIE WRIGHT.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 11 years old. I want a big jointed doll, a doll buggy, doll that goes to sleep, with long coal black hair. Santa Claus, be sure you bring the doll buggy, for I want it bad. Your friend,
NELLIE BROWN.

 

[Location not given] Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll dressed in pink, with a pompadour hat on. Don't forget little brother Martin, father and mama, and be sure to bring my little brother a band, a fine wagon and a toy tambourine, some fireworks, a little set of furniture, a set of dishes, desk, a washstand and a doll buggy and a man doll. That's all.
FRANCES MATTHEWS.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, iron bed, a little chair, set of dishes, trunk and a book. Bring Joel a tin wagon, a jack in the box, a horn, a drum, a rag baby, life size, and bring us both lots of nuts, bananas, oranges and candy, and keep a big hug and kiss of thanks for your own dear self. Your little friend,
MARY WILLIAMSON.
128 Ewing avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a pair of rubber shoes, a pair of lace shoes, a folding bed, trunk, doll, piano, some books, firecrackers, a new dress, hat, iron stove, set of dishes, nuts, candy and games. I guess that is all. I am a girl. Good-by, Santa Claus. Be sure and come to my house.
GEORGE CLARK.
228 Sutton street.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I'm a boy 7 years old and live in Amarillo, but will spend Christmas with my cousin Bill in Greenville. Please bring me a football, one dozen roman candles, twenty shooters, two skyrockets, one dozen packages of firecrackers, a gun to shoot rubber balls, one dozen marbles, several agates, candy and nuts, a horn and everything good to eat. Please remember my papa in Amarillo, and bring mama something nice. Your boy,
RAY CONNALLY.

 

Greenville, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Hello, Santa Claus! Get a move on you, and come on. We need you. Please bring me a gun to shoot rubber balls, a knife, iron train, a horn, a cheap watch, one dozen roman candles, two skyrockets, six packages of firecrackers and any old thing you want to give me. You can leave your pack of good things to eat; we can tend to it. Bring my little brother Frank a picture-book, a woolly dog, two rocky-horses with a seat between them, building blocks, a whip with whistle in the end, a donkey on wheels, plenty of bananas. Santa, don't forget mama and papa and my grandpa. Yours for a time,
BILL NORSWORTHY ALEXANDER.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Mrs. Santa: I think I have been a good girl. If I have not, I hope your husband, Mr. Santa, will not fill my stockings with switches. I am going to try to help the poor. I would like for him to bring me a stove, a doll, a story-book of "Pilgrims' Progress," and a game. On Christmas Eve night, you come down the chimney. I live at No. 408 North Travis street. Your little girl,
EDITH GRIBBLE.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a big doll, a doll bed, doll buggy, doll swing, doll trunk and dishes. Say, you forgot to bring the doll piano last Christmas, so don't forget it this time. I live at 314 East Lee avenue. Please don't forget my little cousins that live in Waxahachie and the one that lives here. Good-by,
LUCILE MADDOX.

 

Bowie, Montague Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old, and I want you to come to see me this Christmas. Bring me a little doll swing with two dolls in it, a doll trunk, a set of dishes, a doll buggy, a pair of patent leather shoes, a pair of silk stockings, a doll bed, and all the firecrackers and roman candles you can spare. My big brother wants a gun, but papa says, "Boy, gun; joy, fun -- gun bust, boy dust" -- but he wants one real bad, so bring it to him if you can. Little bubbie wants fireworks and nothing but a diamond ring will satisfy sister. Your little girl,
AL LEE BENHAM.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring your little girl a doll couch, a baby doll with a long white dress on, short curly hair and large blue eyes, candy, oranges, apples and nuts. If you will bring me these things I will think you are a good Santa Claus. I have a little sister named Ellie Meador Edwards. Please bring her a little shaggy dog, a rubber doll that squeals when you squeeze it, a stuffed monkey, a rattler and a ring with a pearl in it. This is her first Christmas and I do not want you to forget her. Good-by. Your little girl,
GENEVIEVE EDWARDS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big wagon, set of tools, two packages of firecrackers, some other kinds of fireworks, a wagon that you can wind up and go, and a little ship that you can put on water. Well, good-by. From your boy,
EUGENE WAMPLER.
141 First avenue.

 

Houston, Harris Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me the best you've got and lots of them. I am your friend. Now listen: Don't bring papa any slippers. It sort o' makes him mad. He's got plenty and to spare. Heard him talking over the fence to our neighbors. He was laughing, but his words snapped. Says he: "It's most time for our slippers to come." "Yes," says the neighbor, sorter grinning. "Last year's pair cost me $90." Papa he says: "Yes; and the bills come in the first week of the new year, when one needs every dollar in his business." "Santa," says neighbor, "is all right on toys, but the palone in the way of bonnets, dresses and jewelry for the society girls is frightful." Don't know exactly what they meant, but seems to me they were abusing you. Cut both of them for their smartness. Grown people ain't got no business in the game, nohow. Yours for keeps,
IRWIN BREWSTER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old. I go to Sunday school and try to be a good girl. I want you to bring me a wheel, a doll buggy, a collarette, muff, a stove to cook on and a trunk. I hope you will not think I have asked for too much. Wishing all the little girls and boys a happy Christmas, I am your little girl.
LEONORA MOSSY KNOTT.
144 Race street.

 

Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: As it is nearly Christmas I will tell you what I want now. A little saw and rack, a little toy pistol, four boxes of caps, twelve roman candles, eight bunches of firecrackers, candy, nuts and things like that as you always bring. That is all, as I think it is enough. I am a little boy 6 years old. Your friend,
JOE NASH.

 

Henrietta, Clay Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa: I am a little boy 5 years old. My name is Fleming Carter. I want you to please bring me a big little sister like Carlie Curtis'. My mama and papa have nobody but me with them. I received your letter telling me you had got my letter I sent up the chimney. I want you to bring me a big toolchest, a long saw, a hammer and a sack of nails, a hosecart and fire wagon with sure enough hose to put on our hydrant to squirt water out of, firecrackers, roman candles, sky rockets, candy and nuts in a sack and just a few oranges, apples and bananas. I will be in Fort Worth Christmas, and don't forget to bring my things there. I will be a good little boy till Christmas. Good-by. Don't forget my long saw. Your little friend,
J. FLEMING CARTER JR.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little baby 10 months old. I want a ring, a rattle and some other playthings. Santa, don't forget my little sweetheart. She lives in Dallas. Please remember papa, mama and grandmama. Uncle Dick and my aunties. Your little friend,
WILLIAM LEE PRESLEY.

 

[Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] My Dear Santa: Please bring these things when you come. First, I want a large doll and a ring. I want six handkerchiefs, blouse dress and a leather cap, a pair of gloves and some mittens and stockings. I have a little baby sister now. I don't know what she wants, but I will ask you to bring her two little dresses, a ring and a solid gold bracelet and a dressing sack. My name is Carrie Carden. I don't know where you live. I want a reefer for her, and that will be all. Your baby girls,
SALINA and CARRIE CARDEN.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, a trunk to put her clothes in, a cook stove, a doll cap, a fascinator to wear to school, a blackboard with two lids, candy, nuts and bananas, and oblige your little friend,
RUTH DECHMAN.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: I want a wagon. Dear Santa Claus, I want a gun. Dear Santa Claus, I want a doll.
LEON MORTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 3 years old, and I live in Cornhill, Tex. Please bring me anything you want me to have. Now don't forget me. Your little friend,
LOUISE LUTZ.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a toy train, a pistol and caps, a gun that shoots a rubber ball, a little dog, a nice story book, a bugle, six roman candles and a whole lot of firecrackers, candy, oranges and nuts. Be sure and bring a tool chest for me and Clyde. One will be enough for us both. Your friend,
ARLEIGH MARTIN.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have waited almost till Christmas to write, so I would be sure to remember what I wrote. I try to be a good little boy, so I hope you will bring me lots of nice presents like you always do. I want a foot pump for my bicycle, some gold collar buttons, for I have a sure enough shirt now; then a nice story book, a pointed football, an alcohol engine and a game, for mama wants something to amuse me to keep me at home. Little Baby Sheppard wants a train that runs on a track, a streetcar, a wagon, a live black dog, and it would be a good idea to bring him everything you bring me, so he won't want mine. Remember the little orphans. Your friend,
JAMES MEREDITH WILCOX KING.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little trunk, a big doll; also a ring and some oranges. Please don't forget mama and little brother.
FANNIE WHITE.
332 Cole avenue.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I want some firecrackers and some roman candles and skyrockets. I want some good toys and magic lantern pictures, and good ones. I will close.
CLYDE WILLIAMS.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I want a train with five cars, and I want a negro doll that will open his mouth, a streetcar with a horse hitched to it, some firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, candy, oranges, apples, a watch, pistol and caps for it. I will close.
GUY WILLIAMS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a rocking horse, a little doll, rubber ball, little gun and a bicycle. I hope I will wake up while you are here, so I can thank you for the rocking horse, for I want that worst of all. Oh! I hope you won't forget candy and oranges. Your little friend,
ERVIN G. JOHNSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a hatchet, a hammer, a drum, a hobby horse and a wheelbarrow. I want some apples, oranges and candy. Yours truly,
LOCKSLEY HALL.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun and some laced-up leggings. I want some oranges and candy, too.
SETH SHEPARD HALL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: It is nearly time for Christmas. I thought I would write and tell you just what I want. Uncle John says I must know how to spell the things that I want or you can't read it. I will hang up my stockings by the chimney, so you will not have trouble finding them. I want a blackboard, a book, a game and a piano. I will go to bed early. If the roof is too steep you can come in at the front door. I will leave the door unlocked. Come upstairs in the second room. I know you will be busy, so I will not write a long letter. I wish you a merry Christmas. Yours with love,
LUCILLE FORT.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I still want a rocking horse. You forgot to bring me one last year. Please remember it this time. I don't know what John Chase wants. He is too little to talk. If you bring him a popgun I can play with it. I also want a horn like the soldiers blow. Your little friend,
CHARLIE GULICK JR.

 

Weston, Collin Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I see so many letters in The News from little girls telling you what they would like for Christmas, I thought I would write and tell you what I want. Santa, I would like for you to bring me a nice big doll, one that will go to sleep, a table for my tea set you brought me last Christmas, candy, apples, oranges and bananas, and remember my little brother Rex. Bring him a wagon or a rocking horse, also candy, apples and oranges. We will be good children next year. Your little girl,
LOUISE WILSON.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little dog that jumps when you squeeze a rubber ball, a toy train, a popgun, a pistol and lots of caps, a nice story book, six roman candles, some firecrackers and lots of candy, apples and nuts. One tool chest for me and my brother. Your little friend,
CLYDE MARTIN.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good girl and would like for you to bring me a doll and a doll buggy, a swing, some little dishes, a stove, a little trunk to put my doll clothes in, and a book with pictures in it. Bring my baby brother Adrian a ball, a wagon and toys that a little boy would like, and bring me a bracelet if you please. Good-by for this time.
IMA MARTIN.

 

Nocona, Montague Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a few presents. Bring me a little red wagon, a popgun, a horse, a lantern and a train that will run. I am 6 years old. Good-by, and be sure and come to see me.
ACKER McCOWN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, some doll clothes, a little cooking stove with pans and pots, a muff, a fur boa and some nuts and candy. Yours with love,
RUTH BURKE.

 

Wyatt, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am so glad it is nearly Christmas, because I want you to bring me some things. I would like you to bring me a baby doll, two doll chairs, a table for my tea set, and please fill my stocking full of good things to eat. Don't forget mama and Gloe, my cousin, and papa. Yours ever,
CARRITE RUSSELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me something this Christmas. I want a little blackboard and some money. That is all I want this Christmas. I love you, Santa Claus. I am a good little girl. Each of us want a blackboard. Lots of kisses to Santa Claus. Good-by, dear Santa Claus. From your loving little girl,
ARTELIA PECK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a nice blackboard and some money. I want some firecrackers and Dewey bombs and some caps with it; also a story book. That is all I want this merry Christmas. Good-by, dear Santa Claus. From your loving little girl,
AUGUSTA J. PECK.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a big jointed doll and a picture book and anything else you want to; also candy, apples, oranges and nuts.
ETHEL SUTTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- My Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I wish you'd bring me a little tin horn to make a noise with in Mr. Baker's room, and some peanuts and oranges and dress for my big doll (poor thing hasn't any) and a new hat for her, and I wish you'd bring my little friend Katie some peanuts, too, so she won't eat mine all up. If my wants are not too numerous, please satisfy them, for you know I have been such a good girl and haven't cried since the last time. Your little friend,
BERTA LEE RHEA RAWLINS.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa: I want a bicycle, but if I had one Fay would ride it all the time, so just send me a tricycle. Send a cow that can say "moo," a billy goat that won't butt, if you can get him in the sack; send me a doll and doll buggy, a stove like Montrose Wylie's, and just any old thing you can spare. Now, dear Santa, bring me this and I won't ask you for anything else until next Christmas. I am 8 years old. That's all.
LOIS STAFFORD.

 

Duncan (Stephens Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a false face, bicycle, 22-caliber target gun, lots of cartridges, speech-book, inkstand, fiddle, horn, and I will hang my stocking up so that you can find it. My age is 10 years, dear Santa Claus.
T. L. ROBERSON,
233 Lancaster avenue.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 14. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an airgun, fireworks, suit of clothes, fruit, candy and nuts, a story book or some games or anything you want to bring. With best wishes, from your little friend.
CECIL CUNNINGHAM.

 

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, picture book, game of Mother Goose and baby buggy. My little brother Joseph wants a little donkey and a jumping jack. I sit with Ruth Downing. She is a nice little girl. My teacher's name is Miss Ennie. She is sweet. I am 7. I will thank you very much.
ANNIE MARSHALL CORRIGAN.

 

McKinney, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope you will not forget me Christmas because I wrote to you so late. I want a No. 13 firecracker so that it will roar when you shoot it off, torpedoes, football and jumper with it, so I can shoot my firecracker. I will close. Your friend,
ADD WILSON.
21
1/2 North Chestnut street.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought as my cousin was writing to you I would write, too. Bring me a set of dishes, a doll, a doll bed, nuts, oranges, apples and candy. Don't you think this is enough for a little girl 6 years old? I am going to be good till Christmas. Good-by, Santa Claus.
LITTLE JEWEL SPENCER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have just moved here from Waxahachie and like Dallas very much. I am 6 years old. I want a doll cradle and bed, doll chair, green doll dress and hat, a doll, a small stove, six roman candles, six sky rockets, lot of firecrackers, bananas, apples, oranges, mixed nuts and candy. I'll be a good girl.
LENA M. PETTIE.
No. 124, corner Woodside avenue and Allen street.

 

Kingston, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been smart all year, for I knew you would be here Christmas with a doll buggy, a machine, a doll cradle, lots of fruit and candy. Yes, and you may bring me a little teaset and a stove. I am just 8 years old, but can wash dishes and cook as well, almost, as my big sister Esther. Your friend,
LINDA GREEN.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll trunk, a game, a workbox, a little stove that I can make a sure enough fire in, lots of stove vessels, a story book, a wheel, a bottle of perfume, a go-cart, candy, nuts, bananas and lots of firecrackers, too. I do love to shoot them. Bring sister lots of nice things, too; also bring lots of nice things for papa and mama. I am a little girl 8 years old and go to school here, but remember I live at Weaver, Tex., and will be at home Christmas. Good-by,
PEARL LOLLAR.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll all dressed up, and some nuts and fruits. Your friend,
ESTA OXFORD.

 

Atlanta, Cass Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a few lines to tell you what I want for Christmas. Send me a bicycle, a tin horn, cartridges for my target, gun, some I can hit the mark with, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, candy, nuts, oranges, apples and lots of good things. Your little friend,
CHARLEY O'NEAL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old and I want you to bring me a gold bracelet, a book that had (sic) got "Old Mother Hubbard that went to the cupboard," and please, Santa, bring me a package of firecracker and put them in my stocking Christmas night. Be sure to put lots of candy, nuts, fruits, and bring me a rubber pig that squeals; it only costs a nickel. Good night, dear Santa Claus. Your little friend,
BEULAH L. ARNOLD.
576 Ross avenue.

 

Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 19 months old. My little cousin Robin Hicks is writing for me. Santa, I want a big rocking horse, a nice unbreakable doll, and I want the doll to have yellow curly hair, a linen book and a little wagon. Santa, this is all I want, so I will close. Your little friend,
NASH ADAMS.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a doll, a go-cart, candy, oranges and apples. Sister wants you to bring her a doll and doll buggy, and we want some story books. We will be good girls till you come. Wanda is 7 years old and I am 9, and Wanda wants some candy and oranges and apples. Your sincere friends,
CLEO and WANDA CRAIG.

 

Meridian, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Old Sweet Santa: Please bring me a little go-cart, a third reader, candy, fruits, and please bring auntie a $50 bill. I am 7 years old. I'll hang my stocking, with a great big hole in it at the top. Your loving little girl,
MARDEL C. MATZGOODART.

 

High, Lamar Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I won't ask for much this time; I just want what you want to give me. A story-book, fireworks, candy, nuts and some other things. I am 10 years old. Don't forget my brothers and sisters. Yours lovingly,
ROBERT COLEMAN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old, and very good for my age. I want you to bring me a wagon, Shetland pony or a donkey, a team and everything you can think of. Bring Rosetta something real nice. Any old thing you have left over will do for Jessie and Kate. Your little friend,
BENJAMIN RUSH NEAL JR.

 

Rusk, Cherokee Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, tin dishes, a stove; the doll must be a big one; a wagon, train and drum. I must close with love,
DOROTHY DICKINSON.

 

Valley Mills, Bosque Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll swing, a little stove that I can cook on, a ring, candy, oranges and bananas. Your friend,
JEANNE KELLUM.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see some little boy says he will be good till after Christmas. I want to be good all the time, so I will ask you to bring me a velocipede, if it is not asking too much, and if you can't bring a velocipede, bring me an air gun and some shot, candy, apples, oranges and all kind of nuts. I am a little orphan boy and I think Santa will remember me. Your little friend. 6 years old.
JOHN O. HEATH JR.

 

Cresson, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old. Please bring me a doll, some apples, oranges, candy and nuts. I want a little railroad train and an engineer and fireman to run it. In making your call please make as little noise as possible, as I am easy to wake during the holidays. I have three little sisters -- Rebecca, Hattie and Mary. You can bring them some apples, oranges, candy, nuts and a doll each. Your little friend,
KATIE WALTRIP.

 

Kennedale, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Mr. Santa Claus: Dear Sir -- You will please send me one bugle, two pounds of candy, fifteen or sixteen oranges. I am a little boy at Kennedale. My name is Tom. Sometimes they call me Jones. Please send or bring me this. I have been picking cotton this fall.
TOM ANDREWS.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you stop at my house and give me a doll, a doll bed, a doll chair, a doll swing, a doll house, a table, a chair for myself, dishes, a table, stove, a washstand, a dresser, a set of things to wash my doll clothes and that is all. My brother Roe wants a doll and set of doll dishes, a ship, a doll stove, a fire engine, a doll that has a veil over it, and we both want candy, apples, bananas and four or five packages of firecrackers, too. Oh, don't forget us. We live at 404 Petersmith street. Your friends,
LIZZIE and ROE HUTCHINS.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me a train that runs on a track, a sword, a belt, roman candles, firecrackers and a little train for little brother; a little wagon, candy, apples and some firecrackers. Much oblige,
CZERNY NEWLAND.

 

Elmore (Garvin Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a rubber ball, a gun, a two-bladed knife, a little buggy and horses to drive, candy, nuts, oranges, a monkey, a third reader, a nice story book and anything else that you have to spare that a little 8-year-old Indian boy would like. I will be a good boy. Wishing you a merry Christmas, I am your little boy,
JOHNNIE RAINES.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please get me a little fire wagon, a jumping jack, a knife, a ball and firecrackers. Also a drum, top and a horn. Bring Beckie some candy and a flower vase.
BOBBIE McELREE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am going to hang up my stocking Christmas and want you to put in it a big drum, a rubber ball, and lots of gum drops. Everything dropped out last year, so this time I got a new one and you need not be afraid to stuff it full. Do you remember that hand-painted necktie you gave to Claude Bennett? His girl took it away from him. Yours lovingly,
EDDIE P. BENNETT.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll buggy and doll trunk, and my stocking full of candy and nuts. Yours truly,
RUTH BRAMLETTE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you and let you know what I want. Can you please bring me a big trunk where I can put my doll things in, and a nice big set of dishes, and a nice big doll buggy and a beautiful Christmas tree, and some oranges and all sorts of nuts and candies. Now I think this will be all. Please don't forget mama and papa. So good-by. Your loving friend,
WILHELMINA SCHMUTZE.
224 Texas street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 4 years old and my papa is a drummer and when he is away I don't get any candy and I want you to send me a drum, some candy, some blocks to build me a house and a heap of pretty things for I am a good little boy. My papa is going to get me a Christmas tree to put my pretties on. Your good little boy,
MIKE WARD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. Please bring me a ring, a drum, a train, a sheep, a goat and an elephant on wheels, and a horn, and an express wagon and horses. I want a clown on a pig and a jumping jack and a jack in a red box and a book. Be sure to come. I will be sure and tie the dogs up. Well, good-by, old Santa. Your little boy,
EDDIE STILLMAN.

- December 23, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 15.
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DECEMBER 24, 1900

Mineola, Wood Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: As I haven't seen any letters from Mineola, I thought I had better write and invite you to come here, as there are lots of nice little boys and girls here. I want a great big engine, a speech book, fireworks and my little brother, Edwin, wants a great big wagon and fireworks. Now, don't forget to come and we will be nice good boys. Your little friend,
RICHARD BANLEY.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: We have been trying to be good so you would come to see us. I (Elgin) want a little airgun that will shoot shot. I (Hap) want a little red jumping-jack. I (Curtis) want a little negro doll dressed in pants, and if it isn't too much I want a little red horn that will toot loud. We all want a package of firecrackers and a roman candle apiece. Now, Santa, don't forget us. Your little friends,
CURTIS THOMPSON,
ELGIN MONGHAM,
HAP GEORGE.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me an airgun, toolbox, drum and a horn, a storybook, too, as I want to show papa how well I can read since I started to school. You know "all good things to eat" must come, too. Your little friend,
DON PINCHAM.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- (From Edna Wampler, age 6.) -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a stove, dollroom set, and doll trunk. Be sure to bring the trunk and some fruit. From your little girl,
EDNA WAMPLER.
141 First Avenue.

 

Honey Grove, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good boy all the year; gone to Sunday-school and carried in all the stovewood. Please bring me a Jo-He bird and put it in my stocking. Bring Gene Blocker a red horse and put it on the Christmas tree at the Methodist Church, as he goes to that church about as often as Christmas comes. I am 7 years old. Truly your little friend,
JOHNNY LYNN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please don't forget me. Please send me a little piano, a doll, a white doll bed, a new dress, a box cloak and red polka dot stockings, nuts, candy and fruit. I am your good girl, God bless Santa Claus.
EMMA HARRY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old. I want you to bring me a train that can run over the floor, and bring anything else you wish. Please bring me some apples, oranges, nuts. I will thank you very much. Your little friend,
GLENN RANDOLPH.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Here I am again with my letter. Santa Claus, would you please bring me some doll dresses and would you please not forget them. And would you please bring me a doll buggy and a story book and would you please bring me a Nelly Bly game and would you bring me some handkerchiefs and a pair of mittens and some hair ribbon, and would you please bring us a Christmas tree. And please don't forget my baby sister; she is 3 years old; her name is Henrietta; she says she wants a piano and a doll and set of dishes and a little horn. Please don't forget mama and papa. I will be thankful for these things. I think I must close. Your loving friend,
JULIA SCHMUTZE.

 

Bonham, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, a set of doll furniture, set of little dishes, a little stove, and please bring my little brother, Jim, a tool box, firecrackers and roman candles, and please bring my little brother, Richard, a little red wagon and a bucking donkey. I hope I have not asked for too much. Yours sincerely,
MAVIS WHITE.

 

Como, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Mr. Santa Claus: I will write you of what I want for Christmas. I want story books, candy, apples, oranges, nuts and a hobby horse. I am 11 years of age. Your little boy,
OSCAR SMITH.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 6 years old, with black eyes and curly hair. I want a doll, doll buggy, a set of dishes, candy, nuts and oranges and I will be a good little girl. Please bring my little baby brother a little rattler. His name is George Howard Wakefield. Your little girl,
MARGARET WAKEFIELD.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good little boy. I want a train that runs on a track, a watch, horn, tool chest, roman candles and lots of pretty things. I am nearly 3 years old, and I love you. Your friend,
LEON GILMORE.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- My Dear Sweet Santa: I have been a good little girl all year and want you to please bring me a large dollie, one that has brown hair and eyes and can go to sleep; also a little toy cart with a little pup in it. If I knew your address I would like so much to send you some candy. Your loving little girl,
HELEN HICKMAN.

 

Odd Fellows' Home [Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex.], Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa: I am a little girl, with a good many girls and boys in the Odd Fellows' Home. Hope you will come to see us. Bring Superintendent Burgess and his good wife presents, as they are so kind to us. Do not forget The Dallas News man, too, for he does not forget little boys and girls. A happy Christmas to all your friends. Yours sincerely,
ANNA BELLE CUNNINGHAM.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: This is what I want: A dolly that goes to sleep, a large china doll, because I never have had one like that, a black-headed one, a picture book, and so does brother; a doll trunk, doll furniture. Brother wants a tool box, a watch, a jumping jack, and we want all kinds of nuts, fruits and candies. We are both being good and send our love to you. Your little friends,
GAY and BRANN WOOD.
520 West Fourteenth street.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pair of hair ribbons, a pair of gloves, a game and a book. I am 10 years old. Lovingly,
CORA C. MAXWELL.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a gun, rocking horse, nuts and fruits. I am a little boy 5 years old. I would thank you, dear Santa Claus, if you will send these presents. Mama will mail this to you. Your true friend,
HUDSON LA ROE.

 

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little train that you wind up and it will go; about ten roman candles, a big tool box and some candy.
JAKE DUTTON.

 

Stamford, Jones Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me an air gun and some cannon firecrackers. My age is 10.
GUY HARDWICK.

 

Cisco, Eastland Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl a year and a month old. I would like a box of soap, a box of talcum powder, a big nigger doll, a pair of shoes, two pair of stockings, and candy. I don't think I care for any fireworks this year, as I am too young to shoot any yet, so goodby. I will be a fine baby if you will bring me these things.
EMMA H. MAXWELL.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know what I want Christmas. An iron train, a railroad for it, a horn, a whip with a whistle on the end of it and some candy.
WAYNE BROWN.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Old Santa: Christmas time is drawing near, so I must write you a letter. Bring me a magic lantern, firecrackers to scare mama, a cannon cracker to wake papa up, a pair of leggings, roman candles, candles to light them with, nuts, oranges, apples, bananas, grapes and candy. Put them all in my pants, for I will sew up the ends so they won't spill out. Please fill them full of all sorts of good things. The chimney isn't stopped up and you can come down. Bring some caps for my pistol. Please bring papa a pair of socks. Your boy,
ROBERT MANSFIELD.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write and tell you what I want, as I am a good little boy and am easy to please. I can hardly wait till Santa comes. I want a wagon, hammer and nails, a bench to work on, a little trunk, a bank to put my money in, an airgun, little train that will run, besides some fruits and nuts. So good-by until Christmas. I am your friend,
JOHNNIE DELPS.
No. 141 Sumpter street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a wagon and a tin horn and my sister Ira a big doll and some oranges, a doll buggy and some firecrackers. Yours truly,
ROBERT MEISTERHANS.
225 Greenwood street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a whole lot of books and a doll, and my sister wants a whole lot of dolls and a book.
HUGHIE and LOUISE FLORENCE.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: Will you please send me a wedding dress that will fit my big doll, a pair of shoes for my big doll, for myself a gold bracelet and candy.
NELLIE SLAUGHTER.

 

Centreville, Leon Co., Tex., Dec. 8 -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a good boy, so you can come. I cut wood for grandma, bring water and drive calves, so please send me a pair of shoes if you can and six apples, five oranges, some raisins and nuts and anything else that will suit a little boy on the farm.
HAYSEY TERRY.

 

Centreville, Leon Co., Tex., Dec. 8. -- Dear Santa: The above letter is from my brother. He is deaf, so please don't refuse him. Our papa and grandpa are dead and we stay with grandma. She says we are good boys and help her all we can. So please send me as many things to eat as you do brother and anything useful to little boys in the country. And please send grandma something nice. Good-by, Santa.
HARRISON TERRY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: It is nearly time for Christmas. I thought I'd write just what I want. Uncle Emil said I must learn to spell all the words. I will hang my stockings by the chimney so you won't have a hard time finding them. I want a ring, a doll and a doll bed. I will go to bed early. If the roof is too steep come in at the front door. Come upstairs to the second room. I know you are busy, so I will not write a long letter. I wish you a merry Christmas. Yours with love,
LILLIAN BACHRACH, aged 8.

 

[Location not given] Dear Santa Claus: I am a very small baby and my wants are few. Please bring me a little gold ring, also a gold pin with my name upon it. And Santa, I want a rattler, too. Your little friend,
LESLIE ALBIN WRIGHT JR.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 5 years old. I want a doll, a doll buggy, a set of dishes and a piano. Also some fruit, candy and nuts. That's all for this time. Your little girl,
MABLE GILES.
220 Haskell avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I will write and tell you what I want. I want a fur set, a new dress, a game of lotto and a big doll, a story book, and please don't forget mama and papa and don't forget my baby sister. She wants a rattler. I am a little girl 12 years old. Your little girl,
BUENA GILES.

P. S. -- Please bring me some nuts, candy and fruit.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old. I want an airgun, some shot and a wooden man to shoot at. Leave me some nuts, candy and fruit. Your little boy,
GUY GILES.
220 Haskell avenue.

 

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 4 years old. Please send me these things: A big doll all dressed up like Mrs. Anderson's, with curly hair, a doll buggy with a parasol, a big set of dishes, a trunk for my doll, a bed, a stove and cook book. For my brother Aby a lot of firecrackers and a magic lantern, so he can have a show with it. Your friend,
HORTENSE LOUISE HARRIS.

 

Waxahachie, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would not write to you this year for anything, as you did not bring me half I wrote for. All I want is a whole box of firecrackers and a few nickels. For brother Louis a sure enough bicycle. Your friend,
MYER ISADORE HARRIS.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you be so kind as to bring me a doll bed, a dresser, a doll and a set of dishes. I am a little girl 9 years old. I would thank you, dear Santa Claus, of you will send me these presents. Mama will mail this. Your true friend,
AGNES LA ROE.

 

Marine, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa: I want an airgun, book, firecrackers, skyrockets, roman candles, horn; please bring me a football, too.
J. D. FARMER JR.

 

Royse City, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: It is nearly Christmas. Please bring me an airgun, a rocking chair, candy, oranges, apples and a little bugle. I am your little boy,
EWIN TAYLOR.

 

Wylie, Collin Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send Gussie a pair of shoes (No. 8), a train, set of fireworks, carpenter's tools, a water set, candy and apples. Send Anderson a wax doll, a clock, baby cap, a toy piano, doll buggy, apples, candy any things (sic). We are both good and love you,
GUSSIE LEMLEY.

 

Marine, Tarrant Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: I've been good. Please bring me some crackers, box of candy, some toys, and a plow. That's all. I'm good, 3 years old. Your little boy,
JACK FARMER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a doll in a little bed, dishes on a table, a little story with ten lessons; also a chair for the doll. With love,
LILLIE MILLRINK.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I see that other children are writing to you, and I will write and let you know what I like to have. A doll, dresser, a chair and whatever you want me to have. I am a little girl 10 years old.
EDNA BARTON.

 

Marshall, Harrison Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a big doll, a nice game that my little friend Della can play with me, hankerchiefs (sic), a ring, a doll cradle, a nice book, candy, fruit and firecrackers, but not big ones, for one shot my papa. Bring my little brother something nice. His name is Sammie. I am 7 years old. Your little friend,
HATTIE SCOTT.

 

Wylie, Collin Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please remember two little girls, 9 and 11 years old. Will be glad to get a set of toy dishes, and everything else for two if you can spare them. Your little friends,
SALLIE and BETTIE MAY POWELL.

 

Naples, Morris Co., Tex. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 4 years old. Won't you please bring me a great big doll, a doll buggy, a set of dishes and anything else that you have to spare. Please bring my little brothers something nice. Your little friend,
LITTLE ELOISE HARWELL.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Mama and papa are going to get me a Christmas tree, and they said you would put something on it. Please put a doll with curly hair that will go to sleep on it. Mama wants a bracelet, and bring my school teacher, Mrs. Smith, something very pretty. With love and best wishes that you will have great success this Christmas, I will say good-by. Your little friend,
MAYME LEAH GRAY,
1313 Rusk avenue.

 

Garland, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 6 years old. Please bring me a box of carpenters' tools and a bucking mule that winds up and runs a wheelbarrow, and a bicycle, some fruit, nuts and all kinds of candies and some firecrackers. Yes, I want a drum and a horn, too. Now, good-by. Your little friend,
REEVES BROWN.

P. S. -- I tell you, Mr. Santa, you can find all these nice things at Edward Dreyfus' big store, corner Elm and Murphy streets, Dallas.

 

Celeste, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear old Santa: I am a little girl 5 years old, and did live in Alabama. You know where we lived there. I am afraid you don't know we moved to Texas, so I will write to tell you we live at Celeste, Tex., and I want you to bring me a doll that can open and shut its eyes, and some fruits and candies. Also, Santa, don't forget to bring my brother something. Your friend,
PORTIA BRINDLEY.

 

Ferris, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear old Santa Claus: I thought I would write you a letter to let you know what I want you to put in my stocking Christmas night. I want a necklace and a ring and a big doll, and a little rocker for my little dolls, and a little doll buggy and a little swing and a piano and a cradle, and a picture book, and a little iron stove and cook things with it, and a little dresser. I want a boy's suit for my boy. I want my doll dressed up and set under my stockings. I want a little cat that will hollow (sic) and some oranges, bananas and nuts and apples and a box full of candy. Don't forget me. Your friend,
VERA PRATT.

 

Clarksville, Red River Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I just want to write you a few lines to let you know what I want for Christmas. I want a hobby horse, a nice horn and a whistle and a big cap pistol, a toy snake and a little drum, and, Santa Claus, don't you forget to bring me some nuts. I am 9 years old. I will close now, as I want my little friend, Clarence Qualls, to write. Your friend,
MAYO JAMES.

 

Clarksville, Red River Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy, only attained the age of 17. I will write you a few lines to let you know what I want you to bring me Christmas. I want a tin horn, drum, hobby horse, cap pistol, some socks, an imitation of a cowboy on a horse, and last, but not least, some cheese and crackers and sardines, and you bet I sure love red stick candy. Bring me a nice knife with a chain on it. I will close. Your friend,
FRANK HARRIS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear old Santa: I thought I would write you a few lines to let you know what I want Christmas. I want some firecrackers, oranges, apples and candy, and, Santa, I do want a little pony to ride. If you will bring me that I will thank you ever so much. I will close, as that is all I want. Your little friend,
HUGHEY BROWN, 141 Lincoln st.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please send me a gun that shoots sticks. I want Sanger Bros. and the Arcade. If it is too heavy phone me, and I'll come down and help you carry them. My sister wants a tea set, doll, doll wagon and chair. Nellie wants a Noah's ark, doll, and doll wagon. Your impatient friend,
RICHARD HOSKINS, 179 Cabell st.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear old Santa Claus: Will you please bring me the large doll with beautiful curls I saw at Dr. Lipscom's drug store, a pretty little bucket, some little knives and forks and a little white bed and a box of candy? Your little friend,
ANNA WITHERSPOON.

 

Lewisville, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old. Please send me an air gun, a brass band horn, a story book, a bicycle, seven roman candles, five packages of firecrackers, some candy, oranges, bananas, nuts, grapes, and anything else you want to bring. Your little friend,
ROLLIE BOURLAND.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little 5-year-old girl. Please bring me a doll, a stove, a story book and a little broom, so I can help mama sweep. I want some fruit and candy, too. Your little friend,
TRAVIS COTTRELL.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a banjo worst of all, but if you haven't any, just bring me a clown, a story book, two roman candles, two packages of firecrackers, and don't forget the fruit and candy. I am 8 years old. Your little friend,
DeWITT COTTRELL.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll that will go to sleep and a buggy to ride it in, a set of dishes, a little stove and lots of candy, nuts and fruit. I have been a good little girl this year, and hope you will bring me these. I will go to bed early and not watch for you. Your little friend,
FANNIE BIGGER.

P. S. -- Don't forget to come.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: You was so good to me last year, I won't ask for much this year. Please bring me an airgun and a story book and a game; also some fireworks. I am 9 years old and I try to be a good boy. Your little friend,
GUY EMERY SMITH.
206 North Gandy street.

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Texarkana, Bowie Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a jumping jack, a little pipe to make bubbles, a doll with pink dress that will go to sleep, some nuts, some horehound candy, some fire crackers, oranges, a story book, jumping rope, a little trunk to put dollie's clothes away. If you will send these things to me I will be your little girl. I am 4 years old. Your sweetheart,
ELLINE OWENS.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 21 -- Dear Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a big doll with a blue dress and a doll buggy and a teaset and broom. I am 7 years old.
NEVA JONES.

 

Arlington, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll with a red dress on and a doll swing and a train. I am 5 years old.
GENEVIEVE JONES.

 

Dublin, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: I have tried to be a good little boy this year and I hope you will bring me some nice presents. I would like to have a nice suit of clothes, an airgun, a trunk, a horn and a sword, and I would be real glad to have you bring my little sister a toy piano, and oblige your little friend,
HUGH GARNER BREWER.

 

Granbury, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a white cradle for my doll and that great big doll at Billie Kerr's, a nice pretty cup and saucer for papa, a little table with red legs, a little flat iron to iron my doll's clothes with, a box of candy for my cousin, Daisy, and Daisy wants an opal ring. Our chimney is large and clean, and we have no biting dogs, so good-by.
KATHLEEN DOYLE.

 

Granbury, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me some nice books, a ring, a box of candy, some more hearts for my bracelet. Good-by, Santa Claus. Your little friend,
MATTIE DOYLE.

P. S. -- I am 10 years old and Kathleen is 8.

 

Dublin, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa: Bring me a buckboard, parasol, a train what runs on a railroad, and Bryant wants a picture of you framed, a red wagon, a drum with key to it, oranges, bananas, candy, nuts and all you have to spare. Don't bring me too much; take some to the poor children. Yours lovingly.
FREEMAN QUILLIAN.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa: Please don't fail to bring me a train with electric headlight like the Texas Midland and an oil mill and corn press with negroes rolling bales of cotton on trucks, and I will be a good boy.
GRADY RASH.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa: Please bring little sister a jewel casket, garden tools. Little sister is a good girl. Good-by until Christmas. Your little friend,
LUCY MARSH.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring little brother some garden tools and some nuts. Brother is a good boy.
BRYAN MARSH.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us a $2.50 football, a Crokinole board, a set of gold shirt buttons like papa wears, a pair of gold cuff buttons, a popgun, fruit, candies and fireworks; we want two of each. Vernon wants a pearl-handle knife. Dear Santa Claus, please do bring my Aunties Ella and Bess a sure enough sweetheart. Your little boys,
HUGH and VERNON CHRISTIAN.
305 East Oak street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see all the little girls and boys writing to you, so I thought I would write and tell you what I want. I am a girl 7 years old. I want a doll that can shut her eyes, a story book with lots of pictures, a doll trunk to put dolly's clothes in, candy, nuts and fruit. Bring Brother Earl a doll soldier, an engine, cars, a wagon and a big pair of boots. Well, good-by, Santa Claus. I remain your little friend,
PEARL DOREE.
385 Pacific avenue.

 

Mount Pleasant, Titus Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a girl 6 years old and want lots of things for Christmas. Please bring me a story book, a puzzle, a doll, a bottle of perfume, a small diamond ring, a music box, a doll trunk, a doll swing, a five-pound box of peanut candy, fruit, nuts, popcorn, a stove, a gold pen and silver napkin ring. If you will bring all these things I will have you for my sweetheart always. Your little girl,
FLOSSIE HOUGH.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a bicycle, tools, a wheelbarrow, an air gun, candy, nuts and fruit; also don't forget Brother Pryor, who is in Arkansas going to school, but is coming home for Santa.
ROY LAVELLE.

 

Denison, Grayson Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have read letters from some little girls and boys to you and thought I would write and tell you what I would like to have. A 999 engine, an air gun, firecrackers and whatever you want me to have. I am a little boy 5 years old.
ELMER BARTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 5 years old and I go to school. Do wish I had written you sooner, but hope my letter is still in time. Bring me lots of good things, an air gun, a fire engine, a drum, a horn and story book. You know the one that says, gee, up, my five horses, a sheep, horse, pigs, goats, dogs, cats, mules, U. S. mail wagon, express wagon and a present for my teacher, 'cause she is good to me, fruits, candies, Noah's Ark. That's all. I'll put out the fire so that you won't get burned when coming down the chimney. Your little boy,
LEON HAYES.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Bring me a little doll in a swing, a little rocking horse, a doll big as me and some perfume, oranges, and I need some candy. Good-by,
MARY KATE TEVIS.

 

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a little train that you wind up, a pair of dolls dressed in blue, apples, oranges and I'll be as good as I can be.
BOONE VUTTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me one game, a horn, firecrackers, caps for my pistol. I have got the pistol. Some oranges and apples, nuts, and little sister a rocking chair and horn. She got a dolly. Bring Ernest some nice things and all the little children that hasen't (sic) got no papa or mama some nice things. Good-by, Santa Claus. From your good boy,
BENJAMMAN CLAUDE FRY.

 

Lancaster, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a big sleeping doll, dishes, doll dresser, doll sideboard, a doll washstand and bring sister May a rocking horse, train, a sleeping doll, doll table, chairs and spoons. I am 5 and May 3 years old. We have just come with papa and mama from California and are good little girls. Your little friend,
MILDRED MILLER.

 

Big Sandy, Upshur Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a doll about one and a half feet high (prefer sleepy), a doll buggy, a bottle of cologne, two handkerchiefs, one-half dozen magic lantern scenes, few nuts and fruits, train of cars about six inches high for brother, a dressing case for 4-year-old sister, a toy gun, and oblige. Your loving little friend,
CRESS HART.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope it will not be too cold for you to come and see me Christmas. I want a doll, a doll buggy, a story book and please don't forget my sister. I do wish you would come in day time. I am a little girl 10 years old. My name is
AGNES DELGADO,
382 Commerce street.

 

Kaufman, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old. Put in my stocking and down on the floor (I will be careful and put the fire out so you won't get burned), a doll, a doll buggy to roll her in, candy, nuts, fruit, and don't forget a little piano, a doll chair. Good-by, dear old Santa Claus. I am and always will be your little friend,
NANCY LEE GOSSETT.

 

Rusk, Cherokee Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a drum, a jumping jack, candy, a horse, a railroad train, engine, box cars, firecrackers, pecans, and I will love you $100 worth.
WILL DICKINSON.

 

Albany, Shackelford Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a little machine, a doll piano, a doll, a little doll buggy to ride her in, a set of dishes, a sofa, a pillow, a bureau and a little stove. If you will bring all these to me I will never run off any more, and next time papa wants me to stay in bed until the fire burns I'll mind him. I may be at Mrs. Bizzell's, so be sure to come to both places.
ELLA JAMES RAINES.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am one more added to your list. Please bring me a suit of clothes. "Peck's Bad Boy," a pair of shoes and a pair of gloves, firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets, candy, nuts, fruits. Please don't forget my little brother, Evans, and the rest of the family. Your little friend,
ALBERT BLANCCARD.
Commerce street.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus; I am a little boy 10 years old. Please bring me a pair of kid gloves No. 5, some candy, nuts, oranges, bananas, apples and some firecrackers. Your little boy,
ROBERT B. JONES,
131 Lancaster avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 yeas old. Please bring me a nice story book, some candy, nuts, oranges, apples, bananas and some firecrackers. Your little friend,
JOHNNIE JONES.
131 Lancaster avenue.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us a rocking chair, a tricycle and some firecrackers, nuts and fruits. Your friends,
ELLIOTT and GEO. WILLIAMSON.
576 Worth street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa Claus:

I want a book of A B C's,
A wagon and a drum,
A toy pistol, if you please,
Some leggings and a gun.

A jockey whip and hobby horse,
Now don't you say a word,
But send little sister a rocking chair,
And me a woodman's sword.

Remember Cousins Sidney
And little Anges [Agnes?], too,
335 on Regent street,
In San Antonio.

R. BASIL HAYES.
197 Hall street, Dallas, Tex.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 5 years old, and I will be a good girl and I want a large doll and doll bed and a piano and work set with a small bar of soap so I can wash my doll clothes, and stove and vessels, and also a doll hammock and a dresser with a glass in it so my doll can see herself. From
MISS IVY LEE ZACHORY.
555 North Harwood street.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am sick in bed with scarlet fever. Please don't hide my things. I want a doll, a little piano and stove that can cook, and some books. I am nearly 6 years old. Don't forget my sister, Howard; she is in Gainesville with her godmother. Lots of love. Your little girl,
MARGUERITE FOUTE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Bring me a doll baby, a set of dishes and a rocking chair and please bring my big sister a new beau. She has an old one, but he is nearly worn out. Bring some candy and nuts. Your little girl,
LUELENE BUTLER.
668 Ross avenue.

 

Lewisville, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- You are so kind and bring children such nice gifts. I wish you would bring me a tricycle, a ring, a small doll bed for my playhouse and an iron stove and cooking utensils, and I wish you would stay and eat Christmas dinner with us. I am 6 years old and would love to see you. Good-by,
HELEN SPENCER.

 

San Antonio, Bexar Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me firecrackers, roman candles, bugle, knife, story book and history of birds. Your little friend,
HOMER MATTHEWS.
300 Day avenue, West End.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I have been a good boy, and am in the second grade at school. Do not forget me this year. Bring me a hose cart, a drum, a horn, a little telephone, gun, whip, engine, pair of cuff buttons and a watch. Bring Paul a wheelbarrow, jumping-jack, fire engine and fireworks. I will tell old Carlo, so don't be afraid. Your friend,
HUGH MANNING.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old and have three little sisters, Lois, Gladys and Ruth. Send us four dolls and three buggies, a trunk for Lois and Gladys. Bring us lots of clothes for our dolls. Don't forget the little orphans in Oak Cliff. I hope you will bring them lots of nice things and they will have a happy Christmas.
Good-bye,
MARIE BEST.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I want a bowl, pitcher, a sewing machine, fireworks, nuts, and candy, a horn for my little brother Colquitt. I am 7 years old. I want a washstand. Your little friend,
NELLIE MAY CATE.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 6 years old. I want you to bring me a doll, a muff, collarette, candy, nuts and fruits. I will be a good girl all the year.
MARGARET CAMMACK.

 

Ardmore (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me some nice things, A saddle, a pair of leggins, a baseball, a hat, a house and lot outside of Ardmore, a well and tank under the house, a billy-goat and a plow, and I will go to work. Don't forget to bring me all I ask for. Yours truly,
BENNIE STOLFA.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me one pack of firecrackers, one orange, one apple, red and white stick candy, and a sweetheart. Now, this is all I want. I am the little red-headed boy, so when you bring my sweetheart don't make a mistake and give her to some other boy. I won't tell you how old I am, for I don't exactly know. Your good little boy.
BOB CERN.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 4 years old. My mama and papa say I am the best boy in the world. I keep my mama's wood box full of wood to cook something good to eat. I love good things to eat. Bring me a train, the engine to burn sure enough coal, a big horn, wheelbarrow, ball, bat and lots of candy and fruit.
B. YOAKUM CAMMACK.

 

Ardmore (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 19. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I will tell you what I want: A little doll, a set of dishes if you can spare them, a little work box, with a little pair of scissors. Your dear little friend,
ADRIA STOLFA.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I thought I would write to you. I want a cap pistol, a watch, a fire engine, firecrackers, roman candles, a story book, a drum, a horn and a pair of cuff buttons. Your friend,
JOHN GARVEY.

 

Big Springs, Howard Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: We are a little late, but will write to you any way. There are just two of us. We are 6 and 4 years old. Please bring us a cannon, tool chest, rooster in a cart, a clown that drives a mule, and just lots of fireworks. We will be good boys. Please do not forget the poor little orphan children who can not write to you. We forgot -- a passenger train. Your little friends,
VINSON and JESSE ERVIN.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want two dolls, one with black hair and the other with yellow hair, a dressing-case and a trunk. Jennie wants a doll that goes to sleep, has yellow hair and a jumping-jack. Our names are Jennie and Annie. Please bring me a horn and both of us some candy and a book. Do not forget mama and papa.
JENNIE and ANNIE.

 

Marine, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a pink dress on it, yellow hair, nuts, oranges, candy; doll to shut its eyes; rocking chair, some colored paper dolls, men and women and girls. I'm going to be good as long as I can. I haven't been good.
CHERRY FARMER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a rifle, a drum, a cornet, firecrackers, roman candles, fire engine, candy and nuts. Yours truly,
ROSCO C. SWANNER.

 

Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, a game of pillowdex, and a picture book. My brothers live over at my grandma's and be sure to call there.
LUCY BARVISE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a set of dishes, a doll, a lamp, some candy, nuts and anything else you please. Your little girl,
J. LOUISE MOORE.
212 Park avenue.


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Lodi, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a little doll that can kneel, a rock horse, doll cradle, oranges, apples and nuts. Please bring my big sister something nice. I will be a good little girl.
IRMA SELLERS.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little brown eyed girl, 5 years old, and I want you to bring me for Christmas presents: A doll that will shut her eyes when she sleeps, a little bed for her to sleep on, little dishes, a piano that will play, a sure enough pony, and bring my mama and papa something nice, and my big brother a collar for Jim, and that is all. Jim is my dog. Now, dear Santa, I do love candy, oranges, apples and bananas, and all kinds of "goodies." But don't forget the collar for Jim. I will hang up both my stockings and one of mama's, and if you think they won't hold all you bring I will get one of aunty's stockings and you bet they will hold the things. Aunty thinks I am the sweetest girl in town. Your little friend,
JEROME SKILES.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little brown eyed girl, 3 years old. Please bring me a pretty doll, a great big one. Don't know what else. Good-by till Christmas.
EDITH GREER.

 

Texarkana, Bowie Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I got so many things last Christmas. If you can spare them I would like a magic lantern, crown game board, tool chest, knife, "Robinson Crusoe," one dozen glass marbles, oranges, nuts, apples and anything else you want to bring me. Your little friend,
HOWARD GODBOLD.
316 Fifth street.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want Christmas to make haste and come on. I am just 3 years old, but I run every day and get The Dallas News to see Santa Claus' picture, and read the little letters. When you come, please bring me dishes, doll buggy, stove, swing, some dominoes and a horn. I forgot a Christmas tree and some blue shoes and a wagon so Georgia can ride brother. One little girl,
LOCKETT PRICE.
314 Walker street.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I will write you a letter before it is too late. Bring me a doll buggy, a doll, a cream pitcher, a little heating stove. Bring sister a pair of pink stockings and pink shoes. Daddy reads The Dallas News. I want a horse. My age is 6 years.
GRACIE O. CARR.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a large doll with dark hair and blue eyes, also a work box, drawing slate, writing desk, a doll suit of furniture, candy and all kinds of fruits; and please remember all poor little orphan children. Your little friend,
MAY BLESSING.

 

Kingston, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little anxious about what I will get Christmas. If you will, I want you to be sure to bring me a box of tools, four roman candles -- twenty shooters -- ten packs of firecrackers, some fruit and lots of candy. I am 6 years old, and my papa's only boy, and you be sure to come. Your little friend,
DARSIE GREEN.

 

Royse City, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a letter to let you know what I want. A doll buggy, a ring, a book, candy, apples and bananas. Please send me these and I will love you forever. Your little friend,
LUCILE YATES.

 

Whitney, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear old Santa Claus: Please bring me a tool chest, a little desk to write on, a drum, horn, fireworks, candy, nuts and fruit, and if you have anything else that you have never brought me bring me something else. Your good little boy,
LOUIE MILLER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a pretty doll, doll buggy, clothes pins, doll swing, and brother wants a rattle. I am 7 years old and always know my lessons. My sister wants a doll, buggy, set of dishes and a red chair. Sister is writing this letter and she must close now.
INEZ DOUGLAS.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old, going to school and am learning to write. Please bring me a football and an air gun.
SAM GREGG.

 

Mount Vernon, Franklin Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun, a drum, a frenchharp, 10¢ worth of candy, 10¢ worth of oranges, fireworks, a fellow drawing and a train. I will close for this time. Your little friend,
CLYDE MATTINSON.

 

Sherman, Grayson Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 9 years old. Please bring me some candy, nuts, a roman candle, firecrackers, a pistol with some cape, and a little rocking horse. Mama says I am a good little boy, don't cry, don't fight, and go to Sunday school every Sunday, and she is sure Santa will not forget me. Don't forget my little brother Harry, who is 7 years old. He wants some candy, a rattler and so many things else that mama says it would take too long to write. I live on East Pecan street. Good-by, Santa.
EDWARD EUGENE SHEEHEY.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- My Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a doll, go-cart and dishes, and I will be good all of 1901. I will hang my stocking in the corner by the fireplace.
KIDDY LOREEN BAILEY.

 

Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: It is almost Christmas and we want to tell you what we want. I (Angus) want a little china doll and a go-cart. I (Ruth Dayle) want a little set of dishes and a doll. I (Beulah) want a negro baby doll and some slippers on it. We all want some stick candy, an orange, an apple and a banana. Now, please come to see us and bring what we ask you for. Your friends,
ANGUS GILCHRIST,
BEULAH JOHNSON,
RUTH DAYLE RUCKER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a doll that opens and shuts its eyes, a doll bed, a go-cart, a book, a ring and a set of dishes. With love, your little girl,
FRANCES BOREN, McKinney ave.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll that goes to sleep and has black hair, a doll head to go on my doll, two books, candy and nuts. Lorene wants a negro doll, a boy doll and nuts. Annie forgot to tell you she wanted a head for her, Jessie and Lorene Lewis a jointed doll.
ANNIE LEWIS.

 

Cleburne, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear old Santa Claus: I am such a good little girl. I go to school every day and love to go. I want you to bring me a doll, bureau, gloves, fascinator and a lot of good things to eat.
LOUISE CAMMACK.

 

Ardmore (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa: Bring me fireworks, a little doll for my baby sister; she is 20 months old. I want a set of dishes if you can spare them. I am a good girl to help my mother, so good-by. Don't forget your little friend,
CLARA STOLFA.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 10 years old. Please bring me a bicycle, a large doll, a large doll buggy, a game of checkers, a large stove with a range and the pipe with all the vessels. I want a gold bracelet, full of hearts, a gold ring. Well, Santa, I guess I will not ask for anything else this Christmas, so good-by. Your affectionate friend,
NELLIE BELLE JACKSON.

 

Elmore (Garvin Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you bring a little Indian girl 6 years old, a doll, a set of dishes, a stove, a ring, oranges, candy and nuts. I will be a good little girl and mind what mama says to me. If you have a story book please bring me one. Bring little sister Rosa (she is 4 years old) a doll that will go to sleep, a set of A B C blocks, a ring, oranges, candy and nuts. Your dear little friend,
LILLIE RAINES.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am just 5 years old, but I want you to bring me a saw and a buck. I want to saw the wood for mama. Bring me a popgun, drum, a horn and a story book, too. Don't forget our little brother Kirk. He wants a doll, a dog and a horn. Please bring candies, nuts and fruits. Good-by. Your little boy,
PRICE PINCHAM.

 

Hillsboro, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- I thought I would write and tell you what I want you to bring me. I am a little boy 5 years old and I have a little sister 3 years old. Please bring me one express wagon, a horn, firecrackers, roman candles, and please bring sister a doll and a set of dishes and doll buggy. I am your little boy,
GEORGE MAHER.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 8 years old. I want an iron train, railroad for it, a horn, drum, gun, firecrackers and an orange and candy.
HAL BROWN.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: What I want is a nice trunk, a little doll, a go-cart, a little piano, some firecrackers, roman candles, skyrockets and a whole lot of candy, bananas, oranges and all kinds of nut. Well, I will close for this time, for I think I want enough. From your friend,
BETTIE RUDOLPH.

 

Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old and I want a big doll with brown eyes and curly hair that will go to sleep, a gold ring with a red set in it and bring my little sister a ring and a doll head with yellow curls, nuts and candy. Your little girl,
EARL FOUST.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please bring me two packages of firecrackers, an air gun, three roman candles, oranges, two apples, two pounds of candy and two pounds of shot. Your little friend,
WILLIE DOWELL.

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Bring me a doll buggy, a doll, book and doll set of furniture, oranges, nuts and candy. Santa Claus, you know that chimney you came down Christmas? There will be a fire in the fireplace this Christmas, so be careful and not get burned. We will hang our stockings in the hall this Christmas on the banisters. Good-by. Please bring me a horn.
MINNIE JOHNSON.

 

Cameron, Milam Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me just everything you got and I will be a right good boy and love you. I just can't say how much I will love you. Now, Dear Santa, don't forget. Your best boy,
EDGAR MEYERS.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am 9 years old, but this is my first school. I want you to bring me a doll, a set of little dishes, a doll table, oranges, a doll bed, and don't forget my brother and sister, 12 and 3 years old. Your little friend,
MARGARITE D. JENKS.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a plain ring, a go-cart, some nice handkerchiefs, cup and saucer, band comb and a nice book; and please bring lots of nice candy. Your little friend,
MAGGIE JONES.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa: Please give each girl in our class dressed-up dolls, and each boy an air gun. Your little friends, Annie McClellan, age 6; Edna Bruington, age 6; Nellie Mothershed, age 6; Emma Jenkins, age 5; Cressie Gregg, age 6; Dorothy Johnson, age 6; Alesa Knight, age 6; Norman Compton, age 8; Barney Goble, age 8; Osa Goble, age 6.
SAM GREGG.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old, but this is my first school. I want you to bring me a doll, oranges and an apple. Your little friend,
MARY ARMSTRONG.

 

Stephenville, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an air gun and my little brother a doll, a little wagon, and I wish you would bring my little sisters a nice book for a Christmas present, and my brother a nice watch. Your little friend,
CHARLIE MORRISON

 

Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Will you please send me a cannon, a pistol and a sword? You are such a good old Santa Claus. We all love you,
GEORGIA HEIMAN BUCK.

 

Groesbeck, Limestone Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Mr. Santa Claus: Please bring me a little mirror, a pair of vases, a photograph box, story book. Bring my little brother a little hatchet, hammer and some nails, toy dog with a string to lead him by, and my dog a collar with his name (Duke) on it. Your little girl,
WINNIE DAVIS FAUST.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I see from the letters in The News that there are an awful number of little girls that want you to bring them stoves that you can cook on. Now, Santa, I have been wanting a stove for such a long time that you must not fail to bring me one. Don't you commence at A and go to Z? I thought if you did I would get a stove sure before they gave out, as my name commences with B. Much love,
LEDA BASS.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a tea set, sideboard, doll, story book and candy, and oranges and nuts. Your little girl,
MARIE KEASLER.

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am in the third reader. I want a little stove, a pair of kid gloves, a gossamer and a story book. I like to read books. Be sure to leave me some candy, nuts, apples and oranges. Good-by until Christmas. Yours truly,
LUCILE McCOWLSKEY.

 

Grand Prairie, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want an overcoat, and don't you forget to bring it; a bunch of firecrackers; put something on the Christmas tree for me and I never will forget you. Be sure and come, and if you are hungry when you get here go in the kitchen and help yourself, for there is plenty cooked. Your friend,
EARL FLORENCE.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 12. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 8 years old. Please bring me a gold bracelet, a nice story book, a tiddlewink game, a doll buggy, a doll dresser, a doll comb and brush and two girl baby dolls, and I will be as good as I can. Also two bunches of firecrackers. Your little friend,
WINNIE SHELTON.

 

Atlanta, Cass Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: My brother and sister have written you, and I must write you or I may get left. I want a gold bracelet. If I don't get that send me a cute big doll. You can send the balance coming to me to poor little boys and girls that have no mama and papa. Your friend,
JAINIE LOVE O'NEAL.

 

Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a good strong air rifle, that will hold 500 or 1,000 shot, in a little place fixed for the shot; a little steam engine, a bicycle and a good kind of game, good books -- fairy tale books, too, a cannon, some powder and a wagon. Be sure and bring lots of candy, nuts and fireworks, too. I am a good boy and a smart one. I am in the fourth grade. I live on North Dixon street, 803. Yours truly,
ROY GREEN.

 

Hubbard, Hill Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll, doll dresser, story book, trunk, a bottle of perfume, some candy, oranges, apples and some nuts. I am 9 years old. So good-by till Christmas eve night. Your little girl,
MATTIE MURPHY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 7 years old and live at 185 Annex avenue. Please bring me a tricycle with rubber tires and I want some nuts and candy. If you have enough money I would like to have a toy engine that will run by itself. Please don't forget that I have a little baby brother, and bring him some little red shoes and stockings. He is fat, so don't get them too little. Bring anything for us that you want us to have. I love you very much for being so good to little boys and girls. Good-by, Santa, till Monday night. Your little friend,
HUBERT GEE GRANGER.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co,. Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have written you lots of letters, but I am afraid you haven't gotten them, so will write another. I brought in lots of wood for mama and I want you to bring me a drum, pistol, lantern, building blocks and some roman candles, and just anything else you want to bring me and something good to eat. Now don't forget me, Santa, and bring little brother just lots of toys, because he is so sweet and good. That's all.
LEONARD AVERITTE WHITE.

 

Palmer, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a bunch of firecrackers and a box of caps for toy pistol, also an alligator. Your little friend,
EVAN WILKINSON.

 

Palmer, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send me a toy stove and a toy iron and set of dishes. Your true friend,
MAGGIE WILKINSON.

 

Palmer, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please send a nice pair of red shoes and a rubber doll and a rocking horse and some apples, and please send baby Ruby a pair of red shoes, a doll, some candy and apples. Your good little girl,
BESSIE WILKINSON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: This is my third letter to you. Mama sent the first one to Austin and daddy lost the next one, so I'll write again. Please send me some store blocks, a pair of scissors, glass marbles with animals in them, a book with your picture in it and a scrapbook and anything you can spare me. Be sure and bring sister Helvetia something pretty. I live on Preston avenue, Fairland. With love to you,
THEODORE BOLLIER BALDWIN.

 

Ennis, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: It has been a long time since you were here and I am so glad the time is near for another visit. Papa says I have been a very good boy, and I want a drum, firewagon, football, little woodsaw and rack to help grandpa saw wood, also plenty of fireworks, candy, fruit, etc. Please do not forget mama, papa, sister, little brother, Uncle Dave and grandma and grandpa. They have been so good to me, please do not forget them, and I will remain ever your little 6-year-old friend,
GILBERT GRAVES PERRY, Ennis, Tex.

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Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Knowing you are so good to bring nice little boys nice things, I want you to bring me a drum, a book, a little soldier suit, with a sword and real gun, hook and ladder wagon and nice things to eat, and bring little brother a drum, soldier suit, a top and a play gun, as he is not big enough to shoot a big one. If you will bring us these things we will love you lots and will leave the door open, as we have no fireplace. Your two boys,
FRANKIE and GERALD PARSONS.

 

Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please come to see me on Christmas and bring me a tent, a little red express wagon, a train, a big horn that will blow loud, a set of dishes, lots of candy, nuts and apples. Your little friend,
HOMER V. SMITH, 1311 Kane street.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa: I want you to bring me a doll that goes to sleep and a doll swing, a white iron bedstead and a gocart. Don't forget my grandma, who is visiting in Vernon. Your friend,
[The writer's name was inadvertently omitted, due to a typographer's error]

 

Rockwall, Rockwall Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a train with ten coaches, a freight train and some cattle, a monkey, a lion and two cages, two candy birds in cages, a little horse and a boy doll. I am 6 years old. Your little friend,
GEORGE JOHNSON.

 

Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me an iron stove and a pocketbook and a doll bed and a doll dresser and a new dress. I have a doll and I want some clothes for her and a little wrapper and a game and story book. Well, I must say good-by,
MAY SANFORD.
Gainesville, Cooke Co., Tex., Dec. 14, 1900.

 

Dublin, Erath Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I am going to be good now. Will you please send me a ball and a gun and a rocking horse for Vivian and two sets of dishes, a top and a boy doll and a popgun and a toy dog, a train, a horn, a wagon and a lamp. Your dear friend,
CARL DALEY.

 

Vernon, Wilbarger Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little girl 7 years old. I like you very much. Please tell me where you live? I would like to have a nice story book, a great big doll with blue eyes and a little doll buggy. Bring me a little tin stove and some nuts, oranges, candy and apples.
EDITH HAGLER.

 

Cresson, Hood Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: As none of the little boys and girls of my town have invited you to come to our [out?] here, I thought I would write you. Please bring me a doll, a doll wagon, a cook stove, some apples, oranges, nuts, candy. Bring my little sisters some apples, oranges, nuts, candy and anything else you think would be nice presents for them. Our mind is never off of you during the day and we dream of you at night. Oh, how anxious we are for you to come and see us. I am a little girl 6 years old. Your friend,
KATIE WALTRIP.

 

Weatherford, Parker Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a wagon, a magic lantern, a rubber ball, a football and a train. Mama will leave the window open, as we have no fireplace. Do not forget my little brother, Albert, 2 years old. Leave him a wagon, a drum, a horn and lots of candies and fruits. The number of the house is 510 West Lee avenue. Good-night, Santa. I am going to bed.
MANUEL HAAS.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I don't write good, so my sister will write for me on the typewriter. Please be kind enough to send me a sweet little puppy with blue eyes and a tail. I want a black one with white feet. I am 7 years old, and also want a picture of Oom Paul. I was born in African in the Free State. Very respectfully,
BERNICE VAN DYKE.

 

Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I will write you a letter to tell you what I want you to bring to me. I want a little brass horn and a little iron train with three coaches and an airgun and six packages of firecrackers; also an assortment of nuts, candies and fruits. My little brother, Johnnie, says bring him some caps for his little gun, a drum and a train that winds up, three packages of firecrackers, some candy, apples, bananas, oranges and something nice for mama. I am 8 years old and a good little boy. I am very respectfully,
WILLIE HARRIS.

 

Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I'm a very little boy, but I don't want everything like other boys. I only want sixteen packages of firecrackers, thirty-six skyrockets, a drum, a toy wagon, jumpingjack, toy fiddle, toy train, a monkey, a story book with pictures, some candy, and all kinds of fruit and my pockets full of nuts, a bay pony and saddle. Yes, and a target gun, as my father won't let me have his. That's all except a top. You can not fail to find me, as my big uncle takes The News. Good-by, with love to Mrs. Santa Claus.
DAWS BENTLY BARBER.

 

Jefferson, Marion Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a football, airgun, big doll, cooking stove, set of parlor furniture, piano, big drum, picture books, an iron-clad wagon, piano, tricycle, doll's desk, oranges, apples, nuts and candy. I also want a doll bed. That's all, I think. Your little friend,
CURTIS DEWARE.

 

[Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.?] Dear Old Santa Claus: Will you please send a good little boy the following toys for Christmas: One jumpingjack, one popgun, one real steam engine, one bottle Hoyt's German cologne and one red calico handkerchief?
LITTLE WILLIE BUMPASS.
Care Sanger Bros.

 

[Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex.] Dear Santa Claus: I will be at Arlington Christmas day, but I will hang my stocking on the bed and you can bring my things here. Leave me a piano, a little tea set of dishes, some fruit, a set of blocks. That's all I want for Christmas. I don't want any dolls, because I don't play with them.
DOROTHY DAVIS.
127 South street, Dallas, Tex.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a long paper cap pistol, a bicycle for me to ride on when I go hunting, nuts, candies, apples, four dozen oranges and a sailor doll. Bring mama a yard of blue cloth to make her a dress. Bring brother a football and a magic lantern, papa a shaving outfit. Bring the rest what you want to. Come to my window so I can see you. Your good little sweet boy,
BENNIE HORAN.
Oak Grove street, Dallas.

 

[Athens, Henderson Co., Tex.] Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me two giant crackers and six roman candles, three bunches of firecrackers and a little toy gun, four boxes of caps and a nice little book to read and an apple and two oranges. Bring my sister a doll and a train and a nice dress on the doll and a ribbon around her neck. Bring my little sister, Mary, a doll. Your little friend,
EDWARD BAILEY LARUE.
Athens, Tex.

 

Athens, Henderson Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring me a pistol and some caps, a book, giant firecrackers and some roman candles and some candy and apples and oranges and a saddle for brother and me. Your little friend,
IKE LARUE.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 3 years old. Please bring me one of those rocking horses in the shop windows and a little wagon.
CECIL BRAY.
323 Germania street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I live on Peabody avenue. I know you will soon be around to see all of your good children, and I know I am one. I have been good a long time. Now, dear Santa, I do wish you would please bring me a nice plush cape and a nice bright green dress, silk petticoat trimmed in red and one that will rattle like mama's does, three pairs of stockings and some oranges and all kinds of fruit and plenty of candy. I do wish you would bring me a Jersey cow that will give cream, and papa says please bring a bale of hay and a bushel of corn to feed her on.
[ _____ STAKEMAN.]

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: I hope my letter will reach you in time, for I have been good all the year. Now, Santa Claus, bring me a big doll and a nice dress and three pairs of stockings and two pairs of mits, one pair for my sister. Please bring my sister a nice book sack. You can bring me some candy, oranges, bananas and apples. Now, good dear Santa Claus, I hope you won't forget to come. I live on the corner of Wall street and Peabody avenue, Dallas, Tex.
ALLIE STAKEMAN.

 

Belton, Bell Co., Tex. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us two dolls that will go to sleep, a doll buggy, a set of furniture, a workbox, a little sewing machine, candy, nuts, fruits and all sorts of good things to eat. And bring my brother, Tommie, a little colt and a toy cart with a kicking donkey to it. Your little friends,
RUTH, HELEN and TOMMIE COOK.

 

Duncan (Stephens Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa: I want you to bring me a football, a toll chest and a little target. Frank B. wants a popgun, a fiddle and a drum, and bring Herbert a doll and buggy and baby March a rubber doll, and we all want lots of candy, nuts and some fruit. Your little friend,
CLAIR HINCKLEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: As I see so many little children writing to you, I thought I would write to you and see if you would not bring me and my little brother and sister something for Christmas. I am a little girl 8 years old, and as I am from Galveston, I got all the pretty things you brought me last Christmas lost in the flood, and so did my little brother and sister. Please bring me a real pretty doll already dressed and a doll buggy, a new hat, a stove, a bottle of cologne, a nice pair of woolen stockings, some pretty new dresses and a sure-enough little piano. Please bring little brother an airgun and some shot, some fireworks and a whole lot of candy and fruits. Bring mama a new hat and jacket, and I like to forgot to tell you to bring me a new jacket and brother a new suit of clothes. Bring sister some nice dresses, as all of hers were lost in the flood, a nice gold ring and bracelet, a workbox. Bring me a nice little trunk like you brought me last Christmas. I will bid you good-by and send you a whole lot of kisses. Your little friend,
JOSEPHINE JACOBER.
183 Ross avenue.

 

Oak Cliff, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- My Dear, Good Old Santa Claus: You know I want a little teapot, a doll baby that goes to sleep, a doll buggy, and don't forget the little iron and the wagon daddy said you were to bring me. Your little girl,
GLADYS SMITH.

P. S. -- Don't forget my cousin Clyde in Dallas and my cousin Gertrude in Seymour.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have been a good little boy, so will ask you to bring me a fire engine, a ball, a wheelbarrow and a horn. Bring me lots of nuts, candy and fruit. Don't forget my papa and mama. Your little boy,
CLYDE WORTHINGTON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Mr. Santa Claus: I wish you would bring me a tricycle, a ring and a horn. I wish you would bring mama a pair of shoes, pins and handkerchief.
LYNICE WALKER.

 

Alvarado, Johnson Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want you to bring me a little table and a doll and a large set of dishes and a little coffee mill that will grind coffee, and I want a little white bedstead, and don't forget to bring my sister, Gertrude, something, and my brother, Chester, something.
LUCILE WEAVER.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 16. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am so glad it is nearly time for you to come. I write to tell you what I want you to bring me. I want a pretty doll, a tea set and a little table. If you have a pretty doll buggy I want it, too. You can bring me anything else you want to. Good-by. Your friend,
EUGENIA FREEMAN.
442 McKinney avenue.

 

Celeste, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please, sir, bring me a tea set, a bed, a stove, folding bed and a chain and some nuts, candy and oranges. I will be a good girl. Your little friend,
LUCILE DASHNER.

 

Celeste, Hunt Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please sir, bring me a tea set, a doll and buggy and lots of candy, nuts and oranges. I go to school and have made good grades in all my studies. I will be a nice girl, and please don't forget me. Your little friend,
NELLIE MAY DASHNER.

 

Marshall, Harrison Co., Tex., Dec. 20. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 9 years old. I am a little sick today and can't go to school, so I will write and tell you what I want Christmas. I want a train that will go around on a track, all kinds of fireworks. My little sister wants a doll buggy, a doll dresser and two or three different kinds of dolls and all kinds of good things to eat. My school is out tomorrow. I go to Oak Grove school. Remember the poor children. Your little friends,
WILL and MAMIE WHALEY.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I must get my letter in before it is too late. Please bring me a bicycle. I will not ask for anything else if you will just bring me a bicycle. But if you have anything left over that you do not want to take back to the North Pole, just leave them in my apron and I will take care of them with thanks. I am 10 years old. Thanking you for past favors, your loving friend,
NETTA LLOYD ROSE.
708 Ross avenue.

 

Honey Grove, Fannin Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Old Santa: Will you please bring me a fire engine, hook and ladder outfit, a train of cars, a big elephant, a wagon, lots of candy and nuts. I am trying very hard to be a real good boy, so you will not leave a switch for me. Your boy,
HENRY DICKSON.

 

Big Sandy, Upshur Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have a little brother only 5 years old. We are orphan children and are very poor. The one 5 years old says he wants an airgun and a little train. And please send baby a horse and wagon and please bring nuts and all kinds of fruit. Bring me and my other brother what you think will suit us. I have two orphan cousins. One wants a tool box full of tools and the girl a doll. Please don't fail to bring them around. Yours truly,
JOHNNIE SLAGLE.

 

Altus, Jackson Co., Oklahoma -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a doll buggy and a doll. Alva wants a doll, and a stove. I am 8 years old. Alva is 5 years old. Roy wants an airgun, a story book apiece. Please bring me a ring. Your little girl,
MARY JARBOE.

 

Terrell, Kaufman Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dere Santy Taus: I's est bin de doodest 'ittle boy what you ever saw fer de last free days, taus I knowed I had to be 'f you tum to see me, taus papa sed, 'n he knows everything, that you don't tum to see no bad boys. Now I'll be dood till Trismus is over 'f yule bring me uh 'ittle whistle that blows and some petans what is already cracked and picked out so ain't nussin 'cept de doody dere. I has a 'ittle girl playmate, and last nishful of her name is Branch. Plese bring her sum "goo-goo" eyes. Pank, 'at's nuzzer playmate uv mine, 'ants uh 'little toy wolf with a string to it, so it tan't ever det very far away. The size of my stocking is No. 9 and it's black. Dess yule no where to put 'em at, though. Your 'ittle boy,
WILLIE GARNETT.

P. S. -- Spec I'z pitty near 4 yeres ol'.

 

Berwyn (Carter Co.), Indian Territory, Dec. 22. -- My Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy 8 years old. Please bring me a bicycle, an airgun, a big battleship, a pair of gloves, telescope, whistle, candy, oranges and nuts. Good-by, dear Santa Claus. Your little friend,
REUBEN WARREN.

P. S. -- Mabel says bring her a little dollhouse and a sleepy doll, a trunk and set of dishes, and Kate wants a doll and doll buggy. Please don't forget baby Ruth.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dallas News: I would like Santa Claus to bring me a jungle book, "Tom Sawyer," lots of fireworks and a box of No. 22 cartridges for my rifle. I won't need any candy or cake, as we will have plenty at home. Don't forget the cartridges.
JIM MILLS, aged 10.
229 Germania street.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 23. -- Dear Santa Claus: I want a big doll, a doll buggy and a table; also some candy and some fruit. Your little friend,
BESSIE NICHOLSON.
Corner of First avenue and Oak Lane.

 

Denton, Denton Co., Tex., Dec. 22. -- Dear Santa Claus: I am a little boy and want you to bring me a nice little red wagon and a billy goat with long hair on him to pull it. I want a drum and a horn that will make a loud noise and some candy and apples and a lot of things to play with and to eat, and please bring my big brother a razor to shave with, as he getting a mustache. I liked to forgot to tell you I want a big bunch of firecrackers, for I can have fun putting them in brother's pockets and under his coat tail and make him jump and holler. I am a good boy sometimes and will be good until after Christmas if you will bring me what I ask you for. Dear Santa, don't forget me. Your little boy,
RICHARD R. COLEMAN.

 

Tyler, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 15. -- Dear Santa Claus: I have lots of fun every night reading the children's letters to you. Verne Harrell, you are not the only pebble. I am just 5 years old, and I am in the third reader and can spell the hard words myself, Lillie and Clyde are 8 years old and they are in the fifth reader. Mama says that they will have to hurry or I will get ahead of them. Santa, I want a great big dolly and good books, etc. Good-night.
LITTLE ROBY CHRISTIAN.

 

Plano, Collin Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa: I am a little boy 6 years old and I want a train of four freight cars that winds up, a fire engine, hook and ladder, a pair of red-top boots, a toy cannon like the kind we licked the Spaniards with, a pistol, some caps, five bunches of firecrackers, five roman candles and any other thing you can spare. Your friend,
RALPH SHETTON.

 

Atlanta, Cass Co., Tex., Dec. 17. -- Dear Santa Claus: My papa has been reading the letters to you in The News and I now put in my order for Christmas. Send me a big doll, chocolate candy, a baby doll, doll cradle, a go-cart, a washstand, china dishes, full set; oranges, nuts, apples, a little story book. Get mama a big rocking chair. Send papa lots of nickles to give us children. Send me a doll trunk. Your little friend,
ALICE O'NEAL.

 

Pittsburg, Camp Co., Tex., Dec. 21. -- Dear Santa: Please bring me a doll that will close its eyes, a set of dishes and that is all. Good-by.
PRUDENCE BAUPTON.

 

Milford, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Dear Old Santa Claus: I love you more than tongue can tell. If I'll be a good little girl won't you bring me a big doll and a doll buggy, a set of furniture, candy, apples and lots of good things to eat and a set of little dishes? I am going to be a good little girl, so you'll bring me lots of nice things. Good by. Your little girl,
VELMA CORDON.

 

Taylor, Williamson Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: Please bring us twelve skyrockets, twelve roman candles, two pistols, two boxes of caps for pistols, one drum, one horn, one gasoline train, some candy, oranges and nuts. Your little friends,
GEORGE and LOUIS PREWITT.

 

Jacksonville, Cherokee Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Mr. Santa: I expect I had better let you decide what to bring me. We have lots of poor children in town that would be glad to get something, so if you remember me I will divide with some of them. I have a sweet little sister, Josefa, 2 years old. Please don't forget her. Good-by until I see you Dec. 24. A try-to-be a good boy,
FRANK FULLER.

 

Lindale, Smith Co., Tex., Dec. 18. -- Dear Santa Claus: It is mighty near Christmas. I am 5 years old. I want you to bring me a bridle and saddle for my horse. I want you to bring me a nice chain for my dog Bulger. Your friend,
HUGH ODEN.

 

Gladewater, Gregg Co., Tex., Dec. 19. -- Mr. Santa Claus: I am a girl. I have been a good girl all of the year and have five brothers and one sister. She is a good girl. Her name is Maggie. She is 12 years old. I want a ring, piano and a work box, some nuts and lots of fruits. Yours truly,
RUBY BRUCE.

 

Milford, Ellis Co., Tex., Dec. 19.-- Dear Old Santa Claus: Please bring me a bicycle and a little iron stove so I can cook, and if you can't get my bicycle down the stove pipe knock at the door and I'll let you in. I love my mama, you and Uncle Will. Now, you be sure and come to see your little sweetheart.
BABE GORDON.

 

Dallas, Dallas Co., Tex., Dec. 20.-- My Dear Santa Claus: As I haven't told you what I want I think it is about time I was doing so. I want some books, a doll buggy for my doll, a doll piano, some shoes and stockings for my big doll, some games, candy, apples, oranges, all kinds of nuts and anything else you might think of. Be sure and come to see me Christmas. I will leave the hall door unlocked.
BERTHA CROZIER.
117 South street.

 

[Location not given] Dear Old Santa: Please don't forget your little boy, if he is late in writing.  Bring me a magic lantern and "The Uncle Remus Stories." I also want candies, nuts, oranges and fireworks. Helen wants a sleeping doll and bed. Your loving children,
ROBERT and HELEN PEACOCK.

- December 24, 1900, The Dallas Morning News, p. 6.
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