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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 22, 1912, Image 10',
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steady as I eyer was,".he said,
' "You'll have to put your coat
on, Uncle Dave," said the picture
man.. "No, I, wont," snapped Uncle
, Dave. "I'hese are for my friends.
A coat isn't real anyway. My
shirt has been my only coat the
.biggest part of my life."
Mr. Hancock came to Red
Wing ini854 and has lived there
ever since. Before the railroads
came through he carted mail by
boat, and after securing one con
tract which called for weekly de
liveries of mail, he made deliver
ies twice a week just to give good
service. That's the way he has
done business all his life.
"I have never "been sick but
once in my life and that was
many years ago. At that time I
heard the doctor say I was going
to die, and I turned to him and
said: 'There's no chance for me
to die. I wont do it.' And here
I am yet. I have always gone to
bed early and risen early. I do
yet. I have smoked clay pipes
since I was 17 years old, but no
cigars for me.
"Music was always my first
love. I could play anything from
a fiddle to a trombone or a snare
drum., I managed the first band
Red Wing ever had.
"But my life has been that of a
steamboat man. I am proud to
say that I made a big reputation
as a steamboat captain. My name
stood for the best all up and
down the river in the old days.
That's where) lived."
The Voice of the Wind.
Wesley, four years old, who
had been told if he was naughty,
God would be angry with him.
So standing by the window one
winter day, heheard the wind
blowing down the chimney, 4he
turned to his mother and said:
"Mamma, God's mad. Hear him
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