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How to be Happy here Below.

What is it that makes man happy here below? Carnot, the grandfather of the French President, defined the elements of happiness under ten heads, which may be compared with the list compiled by Count Tolstoi CARNOT. 1. Health. 2. An independent condition. 3. A taste for work. 4. The esteem of people of worth. 5. Lovo of society. 6. Talent. 7. A knowledge of business. 8. Moderation. 9. A tendency to aid the unfortunate. 10. Companionship of an amiable woman, TOLSTOI. 1. Natural life in the open air, with intimate connection with earth, its plants, and animals. 2. Physical labor, bringing good appetite and sleep. 3. Simple, affectionate family life, 4. Free and familiar intercourse with your fellow-men. 5. Health, and a natural, painless death. The lists are curious and suggestive. Most men can have all Tolstoi’s ingredients. Some of Carnot’s are unattainable for all but the gifted and wealthy.

A meeting of the Law Society was called this afternoon on hearing that plans were being prepared for converting part of the Supreme Court into a Police Court, and it was resolved “That this Couneil would respectfully request that the Hon, the Minister of Justice would, before ordering any alterations of the Supreme Court at Dunedin, allow the Council to see the plans of the proposed alterations.”

“Judas Iscariot” has been taken up in New York for selling gingerbread in the Street under illegal circumstances. _ The owner of this ill-omened name is a middleaged Greek. The police have decided that the injuries of Miss Eisenhart Cooper, a hospital nurse of Philadelphia, who alleged she had been qssaulted in the Whitechapel fashion, were self-inflicted.

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How to be Happy here Below., Issue 7920, 30 May 1889

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How to be Happy here Below. Issue 7920, 30 May 1889

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