The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on November 1, 1899 · Page 6
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 6

Algona, Iowa
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Wednesday, November 1, 1899
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THE UPPEK DBS MOINE8: ALGONA, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEK 1. 1899. WHY THEY SHOULD PLAY. HOMPINO HELPS BOTH MUSCLE AND BLOOD. Meaty *t 0«od Xxevetae Htket UM Chita Strong tad ftfc*»M I* Fat Kftrd Work ia After Tear*. tt is not needful to advtie the boy to play, alnce it i» *jft natural for him to do §0, while young, at it la to breathe, and pcrhap* ut necessary for him aa a mean* of strengthening bin growing muscles. Like the kitten, the lamb—and, indeed, the young of all our domestic animals—he must frtek, gambol, and play, run, leap, dlmb tencea and trees, and do many things which fteem foolish or strang* to thoit who hare forgotten their youthful days and pranks. But why must or should a boy play when too young to labor? Like the small sapling that dares not to grow tall, to go up where the wind will beat upon H and break It down, if it does not grow strong as it grows tall, the boy needs to grow strong in all of his five hundred muscles, that he may toe able to work when he is old enough. These are small at birth, very weak —•luce the most helpless creature on earth is the babe, far more so than the young of the brutes—and must be made strong by food and exercise. We should remember that the object of eating is not simply the enjoyment of the act, but that the food taken may add to the growth of the young,, and give strength to the muscles, firmness to the bones, to nourish the nerves, blood vessels, hair, nails, skin—every part of the human body. But food alone will not do this; these muscles must be used, as boys use them while at play, and as they will use them In labor, after they leave school and try to be men. The boy, therefore, as he plays, is "learning his trade;" not that play is to be the business of life—for the mere players do not amount to much—or, in other words, he Is "laying in" a store of health, strength and vigor, to be used by him when needed. He is made to grow and is made Etrong by his food, as the plant grows In a good soil—the food of the soil entering into the plant. Every time he runs in the game, if he does it reasonably, not abusing his muscles, he gains a little strength, makes these muscles larger, firmer and stronger, while, if he should lie flown, do nothing, make no effort, simply eating and sleeping, they would waste away like a withered leaf. His bones, If not used to keep his body In place and form, to bear his weight, and serve as levers in his efforts, would soon become fail and worthless. And so, If he should close his eyes for a few yeas, and then open them, It would be to convince him that such neglect of them will ipoil them. The wide-awake boy plays with his eyes wide open, and in so doing he is gaining eye power, while thus enjoying himself. By the activity and hilarity of such play, he sends the blood coursing through th* veins and arteries alive and frolicsome, soon to reach the heart, then to be hurled to the lungs, there to become purified by the air breathed, that it may go back Into the body to nourish ifr-that little busybody, the heart, lifting and propelling about seven tons of blood each day and night, for an advlt, of about half that for a boy of nine yeas of age. This activity makes one breathe more rapidly, inhaling more air, of course; purifying the blood more and more. Who dares to say that play does no good? Of course, rigorous work will do the same; but little folks were not made for hard work any more than were kittens. There will be time for that in the future.—Dr. J. H. Hanaford. Prefer Then Wild. Snakes have the sense of smell. It Is difficult to obtain food for rattle- •nakes and water-vipers. The owner of a small private collection has been trying them on the house rats and mice he has caught about the buildings. He would leave these in the make cage over night and through the day. They would run over the snakes with impunity. The snakes would pay B.O attention to them, but when he happened to secure some field mice, and put them in the cage the snakes ate them at once. He then put in several rats and mice of the ordinary house variety that he had caught out of doors, and these were seized by the makes almost as readily as the wild ipecies. He then conceived the idea of making an earth-box to keep the rats in for awhile before feeding, and soon found that if they were put in there for 12 hours or so before they were given to the snakes they would be taten. The only apparent explanation is that the smell of the earth is fleairable by the snakes, and that the imell which the animals acquire about buildings is objectionable.— Answers. Ue»criptlon of M»n. Recently a 6-year-old pupil in one of the public schools was told to write «o ftsay on "Man." The following wag the result: "Man is a queer animal. He has tyes, ears, mouth an<J nose. BfiS eye* to to get dust in; his ears Is to get the earache la; his mouth ]s to hatch teeth In, and his aose 1* to get the sniffles to, A man'* body to Bpjft hajf way np ind he walks on the split end. female man ig called a woman." ?be» 8bt'8 Worth Wb»l«. t Si when a wan j# In trouble |hat fee knows the T§}U« of ft wife. he CAD pnt all bis property OQ rf £ O 0 ODD n a n D.ID hj co Pco HH H HH HM a co ltd § 8 P HH3 |^| d'l SCO- O 5 H Q co O- 3 s, X 2 a B •"a -. 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We can §ud will do as well by you as any will in / .aw». ttJve the new company a frfol. w #, . ? y /. & ffOPIU8, ffweral COAL LUMBER Lamb Lumber Co. can interest you on both lumber and coal. They have over half a million feet of lumber in their yard at this place, the largest stock ever brought to Algona. Having bought the Algona Milling Co.'s coal busfness at the Northwestern depot, they secured the services of A- H. Naudain to take charge of their coal trade. At present he will be found at their lumber pffice, where all orders may be left,

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