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PW^B^ M''--*******-Ml^,l*B*wl*M**^*^^ ______ E___E___ _________ ____________ — ' * __^^^^^v!____________________i-____ ______ _3___r. t_^^____F Ji I ' 1 .Hi "^ ___—• '-____ "IS EVERYBODY HAPPY?" VT O. THE search for happiness is j\ as old as the world. For thou -*-" sands of years philosophers and moralists have been busy discovering what is wrong and advancing theories for cures. They have all failed; neither learning, nor wealth, nor fame, nor pleasure, taken separately or jointly,' has given it. Without hope for thou sands of years longer will this quest he pursued and discusesd in the same way. Moralists have said wise and serious things about it. assuring us that "hap piness consists only in doing good." The man of learning declares that 'wis dom alone brings happiness." The cynic tells us all about it, that "happi ness is a dangerous thing." That wise old philosopher Benjamin Fra klin evidently thought it depended upon one's possessions, as he says, "There are two ways of being happy— may either diminish our wants or augment our means—either will do— the result is the same." The Persian king who had been advised to wear the shirt of a happy man found that the only man in the kingdom who was happy had no shirt. It really looks, as far as the subject of happiness Is concerned, as if "the times are out of joint," or else people who live in the times are out of joint. Different people demand different things to make them happy. What pleases one makes another miserable; so is it not after all our attitude toward life that makes our happiness? Just the view point from which w ■ look" When It depends upon exter nals, we pay the price for It. The rea son that so' many have failed in their search for happiness is because they have not paid their dues, and have not paid cheerfully. Let every woman de cide what kind of happiness she is willing to pay for, and then pay cheer fully or go without. For instance: Mrs. A. is sure that a large and magnificent establishment would make her perfectly happy. She has it: it is the envy of every woman she knows. The art pieces alone cost thousands of dollars. Mrs. B. live in a palatial hotel, paying an enormous sum for a suite of rooms, an 1 she would not live anywhere else. But when she visits Mrs. A. she exclaims "I do envy yon. Mr-. A., your beautiul home." and* Mrs. A. replies. "And I envy you; you have so care free a life— worry and fussing with men servants and maid servants, and the responsibility of hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of paintings and fur niture. Of course I like my home and am proud of it. but oh, the burden of it! Some days 1 wish I could live in a two-room flat and have peace of mind Instead of bric-a-brac." That was the price she paid for her happi ness. Mrs. C. has a large family. She 1* a devoted mother and seldom gets beyond the nursery. Sometimes she envies Mrs. B. a little because she cm be so much with Mr. B. When Mr. C. takes a vacatloln Mrs. C. swallows a few tears and lets him go alone; s'te knows that she would be wretched away from the children and they can not possibly take them. So he goes without her. and she goes back to her darning and mending, brushing away the tears with Johnnies little stocking. But on Christmas eve. over at Mrs B.s, Mrs. B. is paving the price of her freedom a- she sits alone by the Pre place where no stockings are hanging, waiting for Santa flans. And as s'^e thinks of the ours over at Mrs. <'.'-. with the dear children "all snug in their ids," she swallows a few tears, too. There Is Mrs. D. She knew that hap piness for her lav in fame. She must be a grand opera singer. The glare of the footlights, the applause of the people were bll«s worth striving for. She has them all— fame and applause— but the world little knows with what a heavy heart she comes smiling upon the boards, nor after the glare and applause are over and she is a'one In her room, how memories of might LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY MAGAZINE THE HOME have-beena come thronging over her. She .- paying her dues. And bo it goes and ever will. Some women would prefer to have no hous J than to be bothered with Mrs. A.'s be longings and responslbllitlas. Some would prefer to have a two-room house, -•i it be their own. to living In the hired apartments of Mrs. 1... no mat ter how sumptuous they were. Each one to her own taste, but let no one think to have some great desire satis fied without paying the tax. Possibly the nearest thing to happi r.ess Is contentment. An entire satis faction with what we haveno long ings for better or for more, but what ever it is. it is found only within ourselves. O happiness! our being's enl ml aim: Good, pleasure, ease, content— late'er thy name. WITHOUT MEAT IT WILL not be the extremely poor alone who are to be helped In this fight against the meat trust which the women of the country have taken up. The housekeeper of average means needs to be enlightened on substitutes which will keep down her monthly ex prnses quite as much as the woman working at a dollar a day. It seems as if the country was fairly aroused to de battle for the home and the monthly balance sheet, for on all sides it is the one topic of conversation. In the homes, in clubs, in the subway, says the New York Herald, and in the street snatches of conversation caught in passing indi cate that such a wave of protest is to sweep the country that some perma nent relief is bound to come as a re sult. In the domain of public education, in the city institutions, in the charity work among the tenements, and In every department where the question .if the cost of living is at all considered, ways and means of reducing the ex penses .if the table are being consid ered. A lot of valuable information has come out as a result. Miss Winifred Qibbs, visiting cook of the Association for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor, in New York, who for the last two years has v.sited the homes of tenement mothers, teach ing them how to get the most food value for the least money, and who also is on the staff of Columbia university as instructor in the new domestic sci ence department at Teachers' college, has had no end of calls upon her by housekeepers to help them in their ef fort to keep down household expenses. "The popular Idea exists," says Miss Qibbs, "that strength can be obtained In no other way than by the use of meat, because people think it contains the largest muscle making element. They think they cannot get along with out 'it, but this is not true, for while there are reasons which may make it desirable, there are many other reasons why meat might be harmful. Mixed Diet Necessary "As a matter of fact, the secret of keeping people well is to use a mixed diet. The housekeeper ought not to depend on any one article of food to bring this result. If she knows it. this result con be obtained with a very small amount of meat, and if necessary with none at all. "This proteld element can be procured from vegetables and cheese and other dairy products. Another thing In this vegetable group of inestimable value is nuts. . , - ''. "The danger in using them is in the failure to masticate them properly, but for a person in good health, leading an active life, they are a valuable food. If ground into flour or meal they can be used in a great many ways, for exam ple, as croquettes, cream soups, and, as the fruitarian knows, they can be worked Into 'mock' steaks, 'roasts' and the like. Peanut butter also is valu able. . Cheese of Great Value "The value of cheese is not really un derstood. It is very concentrated food, and the addition of a few cents' worth to a dish of starchy foods gives a well balanced meal, "A person making up a dietary where meat is to be excluded must use the ordinary cereals, the old standbys, like cornmeal and oatmeal. Cornmeal is very rich In oil and is useful in keeping up the heat of the body. In this con nection I would like to say that an ad dition of pure olive oil is of great value." Needless to say, however, there was meat on hand to supply any demand. Even the suffragettes have gone Into the recipe business, and the walls of the national progressive woman's suf frage union are hung with meatless menus, which are given away to any one who may want them. MEATLESS MENUS BREAKFAST Wheatena Scrambled eggs Milk toast Coffee LUNCHEON Nut butter sandwiches Vegetable salad with oil Stewed raisins ' Bread and butter Tea DINNER . Cream of pea soup with croutons Rice and cheese with brow gravy Scalloped cabbage Squash pie Coffee BREAKFAST Baked apples Creamed smoked halibut Graham rolls Coffee LUNCHEON Bean croquettes, tomato sauce Bread and butter < 'at wafers Cream cheese (home -:. Ide l DINNER 'ream of potato soup Lentil roast Scalloped onions Boiled rice Lemon jelly Coffee LUNCHEON Salmon croquettes with white sauce Scalloped potatoes Lettuce and celery salad. Mayonnaise dressing Brown bread sandwiches Baked apples Tea DINNER Clam chowder Baked fresh cod. drawn butter sauce Baked potatoes Pickled beets Pumpkin pie Coffee BREAKFAST Oatmeal, top milk and sugar Creamed codfish Corn bread Coffee LUNCHEON Cheese Fondu Bread and butter Apple sauce Tea DINNER Lentil soup Salmon loaf Creamed potatoes. Spinach Caramel Junket Coffee LUNCHEON Baker macaroni with cheese French fried potatoes Cress salad with French dressing Ginger bread. Stewed prunes Cocoa 'INNER Oyster soup Crackers Hive* Souffle of dried green peas Brown potatoes Tomato jelly on lettuce. Mayonnaise dressing Saltlnes Chocolate ice cream Coffee LUNCHEON Welsh rarebit Layonnalse potatoes Cabbage salad, boiled dressing I tines Sliced bananas Tea DINNER Cream of pea soup Foamy omelette Stewed tomatoes thickened with rice Steamed apple pudding with hard sauce Coffee Cream of spinach soup Broiled whlteflsh. Mattre d'Hotel sauce FEBRUARY 27, 1910. Fried Jack salmon, tomato sauce California asparagus on toast, Holdalse sauce Oyster patties a la Keine Stuffed green peppers mix Call Baked macaroni au Romaln Baked macaroni .hi Romaln Spaghetti Itallen Boston baked beans Mashed, boiled and brown potatoes Carrots nd peas Fried hominy Pineapple pudding Vanlla Ice cream Pie HOUSEHOLD No .iS To remove Iron rust wet the spots with salt and lemon juice, hold the ma te] in over the steam of a teakettle and then put out in! the sun. For lemon cake filling beat one egg, add a cupful of sugar and the juice and rind of one lemon. Cook in an enameled pan until rather thick. When cool spread. Marble washstands that have become discolered may be scoured first with wet salt, ami it this does not remove the stains then with salt and lemon juice. The nicest duster for dusting out a house is a duck or goose wing, which, on account of its feathery softness, will not scratch the furniture as some lusters do. For fried squash take the small green and yellow variety, peel and cut Into half-inch slices. Dip In eggs and flour or crumbs and fry In plenty of fat until brown. Grease on the kitchen floor can be softened by pouring kerosene over it and letting it remain for fifteen or twenty minutes. Later scrub with hot soda water, or borax and water. The coarse parts of lettuce and celery which are unfit for salad should be placed in the stick kittle or chopped up and put into the dinner soup. Use the celery leaves as well. To serve with hot chocolate delicious sandwii may be mad.- of brown bread with a filling of chopped dates and pecan nuts blended with a few drops of honey and lemon juice. If potatoes are greased thoroughly before being put Into the oven to bake they will have a rich, satiny look, and the skins will peel off as thin as tissue when they come to the table. When a collar of a linen or batiste blouse becomes slightly soiled it may be cleaned with a little naphtha or benzine in the same way as silk or satin. With this process the collar will not need pressing. A generous supply of eggs should be allowed for a custard that is to be turned from the mold. Six eggs to a quart of milk is about the usual num ber. A cup custard, on the other hand, needs but four eggs to a quart of milk. To bake fish without a watery flavor do not place it on the bottom of the pan but in an old plate, well greased. Set this in the pan and pour enough hot water in the pan to reach nearly to the edge of the plate. To cook canned corn without burn- Ing, remove the paper from the can. place the can in the teakettle and boll for fifteen minutes. Open and pour the corn Into a hot, buttered dish. Season with salt, pepper and a little cream. When making chocolate frosting try stirring the grated chocolate in the milk and sugar syrup after taking It from the fire or just before putting It on the cake. The rich flavor of choco late is lost when it is allowed to boll. To salt almonds, first blanch and dry in the oven to a golden brown. Take the white of all egg and twice as much flour and beat well. Stir in the almonds and coat well, drain and throw into salt, coating all over. Soft, dry and bottle. Place clothes in two piles when ironing to avoid sorting them later. Those which need mending may be put into one pile and those which are whole on the other. When ironing it is easy to notice a torn place or where a button is missing.