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Ruth Alexander People ITHIN the past few years representatives of outdoor sports among the women of this country have mul tiplied and increased to a greater extent than in any previous era. Although in the years past there have been a few devotees of the mort strenuous « sports and recreations, the modern woman has just begun to realize all that outdoor life means to her, and the benefits she may derive thereby. A great number of the women who are today living a life of health and pleasure in the outdoor world have developed from timid, feeble beings of no physique what ever, whose only so-called pleasures were found over cards and other social func tions the nature of which not only sa A > the physical, but impair the mental vitality as well. These women date their convalescent period from the time these enervating pastimes were abandoned for a life free from petty worries and cares—the life of the great outdoors. What a blessing it would be to womankind if more husbands and brothers, being sportsmen themselves, would say oftener: “Come, go with me into the woodland’s cool retreat, to the clear lake where lurk the wily bass, and the air is filled with the fragrance of growing things,” or perhaps, “Come where Cob White is hiding in the lonely willow swale.” As a rule, man is, or has been, a selfish crea ture where sport is concerned, and until recent years has considered his work well done when after a fortunate day of sport he came home, glowing with exercise and vigor bringing the fish or game for the “meek and humble” wife to pre pare. But mankind also is beginning to “see the error of his ways,” and each season there are more and more recruits to the army of happy men who have fitted their wives out with all necessary equipment for the life outdoors, whether to meet the requirements of the gentle art of angling or the more exerting though not less congenial recreation with the gun. In the United States, those women who have asserted themselves, either for their inherent love for nature, or the acquired attachment that in variably springs up—the result of close com munion with nature —have proven the equal, and not infrequently the superior of man contestants, in games that try the utmost skill and endur ance in his or her special sport. To the woman who has. as she will probably express it, “lost her health,” and whose strength and courage with which to combat every-day tribulations is fast deserting her, the one physician who can answer every time as positive to a permanent cure is old Doctor Outdoors, and his prescriptions are many and varied. This physician will never advise a timid, nervous woman to go for the first time, armed with shotgun, nor would he tell a woman who never had held before a more formidable weapon than a “straight flush” to start out after big game without some preliminary instructions In this line. The first advice would be: Learn to love the outer world. Cultivate a taste for natural beauty, learn to look, learn to listen, learn to walk correctly, to tread the woodland paths lightly, and learn to breathe, fully and freely expanding, exhaling, till the blood cours ing merrily through every vein brings a warm glow to cheeks that have long been pinched and faded. In using the terms, looking and listening, I refer to the cultivation of the senses, without which life in the open air loses much of its en chantment. Cultivate the sense of hearing; when out alone in the woods, pause occasionally and note how many different sounds you can hear distinctly and remember. Perhaps It is the music of a stream as it ripples softly over a bed of gravel; maybe it is the voice of the waterfull as It tumbles over great bowlders or through a nar row gorge, and simultaneously you may hear the twitter of feathered songsters in the neigh boring trees, and the cry of some great bird of prey on its pilgrimage through the air, while away off In the opposite direction comes the faint Unkle of a cowbell. While grapslng these separ ate, distinct sounds and storing them in your mind your eyes have kept busy. Perhaps you may notice a bent or broken twig or a bush near by, so your eye Involuntarily follows the course of the path and seeks the next shrub to find more bent in the same manner. Your conclusions By Ruth Alexander People are rapid. Some animal has passed that wa>. As the twigs alone, and not the branches be ng mutilated, you know the animal has not rushe by in fright, and the nipped leaves higher up will indicate the leisurely passage of some her bivorous animal, and if you feel inclined to fol low this trail you will be rewarded in the en by finding a stray horse, as at first surmised. Not big game, far from i*., but you have learned one lesson in the book of woodcraft, which Is only a page of the many volumes yet in store for the earnest student. It may have been smaller tracks that have claimed your attention, tracks that are visible in the sof* earth. Learn to distinguish those of a rabbit from those the squirrel has made. This is easy if you will be member that in running the rabbit places both fore feet close together and spreads the hind feet apart, while the squirrel places all feet at nearly equal distance apart. In using the olfac tor. sense you can stand perfectly still and tell what trees or bush is in blossom. Truly, one season spent out of doors in culti vation and close observation will be of more real benefit than years over books These things, then, are the first rudiments toward that higher education, the education of the outdoor woman. Perhaps the most important thing to be considered during the preparatory stage is the clothing to be worn, for without comfortable attire, advanced lessons will be of little real benefit. Although the outing costume varies with the individual taste, and also with the expense to be considered, still the most •popular and the one universally adapted to most needs is a suit consisting of a plain short skirt worn over knickerbockers, a coat of the same material, which may be made plain for camping purposes alone, or supplied with the proper pockets for hunting and fishing. A soft flannel shirt will be found more convenient than a waist, and stout shoes worn with leggings are lighter and less fatiguing than the high top boots, al though they may be worn to advantage in colder weather or where there is a rough tramp to be taken. A soft felt hat, or cap with generous visor to protect the eyes completes the costume. After simplicity, durability is an item to be considered. Strong, serviceable duck, canvas and khaki cloth are durable and easily cleaned, but of recent years whole suits of waterproo c mate rl. 1 can be had at such reasonable cost that it is folly and a greater expense to make one’s out ing garments at home. Cultivate a love for nature, which you can do with neither rod nor gun. the i se of which im plements of pleasure should come after the first rudiments are mastered. With new strength and nerve gained through a life out of doors will also come new courage and confidence. In some respects the prevailing variety of sport is characteristic of that portion of country wherein it is most indulged. In the southern and some of the eastern states, fox hunting is one of the most popular of recreations, as the physi cal features and topography of the country make it the natural home of the fox, red and gray; and in the sunny south for generations fox hounds have been bred with the exhilaration of the chase in view; horses have been Judiciously bred in order to keep up with the hounds; and who may say but that the beauty of the famous women, especially of Kentucky, has not been established through generations of riding to hounds in the open air, for it is a sport that is indulged in to a great extent by women, and it is worthy of note that they have proved to he the most fearless as well as most graceful of riders. In the wilder portions of the west where the turbulent broncho and the fiery mustang hold supreme sway, riding is one of the prevalent modes of enjoyment, although in a very different manner from that of riding to hounds, for the estern horsewoman differs as much from the cultivated horsewoman of the south and east as the broncho differs from the thoroughbred: and yet the daughters of the west are fearless riders, many of whom are expert ropers and spend their spare moments in the healthful, albeit rude, atmosphere of the camp. Archery claims many devotees who are very e thusiastic over their favorite pastime, but as yet the game of William Tell has not gained na tional pre-eminence. It seems to be growing in popularity, however. More than a century before our beloved Izaac Walton had published his immortal work, “The Complete Angler,” another book was written on the subject so dear to the heart of the angler— this by a venerable dame, Julianna Berners. It was called Treatyse of Fysshynge wyth an Angle,” and even in that remote time (1496) there must have been the same existing charm of outdoor life and proof that a woman might profit by this recreation either beside still waters or running stream, as demonstrated in the old dame’s words: “It nede be the dysporte of fysliynge wyth an angle that causeth a long life, and a mery.” And truly, what life can be more full of the sweet, seductive charm than an outing beside a running brook? Take a warm day in early spring when all nature is awakening from her long winter sleep. Go away off “far from the maddening crowd" to some sequestered nook where the trees are be ginning to wear their green dress of the season, and where the lark sings. Take with you the light rod and little coaxer, and try your luck with the finny tribe. It is not all luck, however, and it is interesting as well as instructive to note under what conditions the greatest amount of success in angling can be attained. From a practical viewpoint, angling has much to recommend it as an enjoyable means of recreation, as the sport need not be made an expensive one, although with angling as with all other sports, it may be made as expensive as one would wish, according to the richness of the outfit to be employed and enjoyed. Many an old fisherman, and any little boy will tell you that he can catch more fish using a pole cut from a neighboring tree, with home-made tackle, than with the most elaborate set of bamboo rods aud fiys ever manufactured. Trap shooting is a great sport and claims h number of women devotees in this country as well as abroad; it Is said that Queen Margharita of Italy is an adept with both shotgun and rifle, trap shooting being her favorite diversion Gradually but persistently the outdoor woman and lover of this means of recreation is asserting herself, and at present time plans are under way to perfect an organization composed of the women trap shooters of tho United States. At the head of this movement is one of the most enthusiastic and able representatives of trap shooting among the tair sex. More than ever women are beginning to realize how much out door life means to them, and they will soon find that no one but the doctor has a kick coming If they spend their vacation in the wilderness or on the plains My ndvlce Is “Throw* your powder rags and medicine bags to the first stray goat you niee* and come with me Into the open.” thereby plac ing your name upon the great roster so at out door woman. SUFFERED AGONY. Backache, Headache and Dlzzineaa Caused Untold Misery. Henry J. White, 416 No. 3rd St, Ft Smith, Ark., says: “I suffered every thing but death from terrible kidney trouble. I did not have a moment’s peace. The urine re sembled blood and left a red stain when it touched the linen. When passed, fire could not have burned more I had awful headaches and dizzy spells and my back ached constantly. 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