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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 22, 1912, Image 11',
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steady as I eyer was,"Jie said,
' "You'll have to1 put yotfr coat
on, Uncle Dave' said the picture-
"No, Lwont," snapped Uncle
-Daves These are for my friends,
A coat isn't real anyway. My
shirt has been my only coat t,he
.biggest part of my life'
Mr. -Hancock came to Red
Wing ini8S4 and has lived there
ever since. Before the railroads
came through he Parted 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 4ic I wont do iW 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.
"Musie was always my first
love. I could play anything front
a fiddle to a trombone or a sna"ce
drum. I nianaged the first band
Redwing ever had.
""But my life has been that o a
steamboat man. I am proud to
say that I made a big reputation
as a steamboat captain. My name
stood for the best airuo and
down the river in the old days
That's where P lived."
r o o K ,-
The Voice of the Wind.
Wesley, four years old, wfio 7
had beerftold'Jf he was naughfy;'
God would be angry with hirn.
So standing by the window one
winter dayr heVheard the wind
blowing down" the chimney, khe
turned to his mother and said:
"Mamma, God's mad. Hear him