Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18??, July 20, 1883, Page 8, Image 8

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    Burying and Planting.
. The Reason Why.
wife is a grandaughter of Henry
Cl>v. and ifc
ppy ip the family,
=.... The
of" the -fnttowrng
again. The proprietor is of the
quaint article was recently found city families removed to New Jer­
Gov. McDowell family of Virginia,
in an old tower in the very ancient sey. The first work was to put tht
and therefore, on his side and that
town pf Chester, England. It was garden in order. Charley, a pre­
of Mrs. McDowell, the race is his­
among a lot of old books, papers cocious little boy, watched his fath­
toric. The mansion, rebuilt some
and diversified rubbish that had er intently for two or three morn­
thirty years ago, precisely as it was
•hrthe day s of Mr. Clay, is now i— just been unearthed by some re­ ings, asking innumerable questions
seat of generous Kentucky hospi­ pairs that were being made upon about the why and tho wherefor of
planting potatoes, corn, peas and
tality, and visitors on pilgrimage or the building.
squashes. He caught the idea, as
by invitation are daily-entertained.
many older people catch ideas, by
It was at this elegant mansion
tail "■ H-was- ihe-third -'Wghtr
that we had the honor*, on Saturday “ Mr. A dnnks because Lis doctor
his father came home that
evening, of assisting at what is recommends him to “ take a little.”
Mr. B, because his doctor orders there was general mourning in the
here called a “ High Tea.” The
“ first families ” of Lexington and him not to drink, and he hates family. Several choice china dish­
es, a score of costly ornaments from
vicinity, in full evening dress, were quackery.
Mr. C takes^a drop because lie’s the parlor, and three or four valua­
assembled for a social party : the
ble small pictures had disappeared.
halls and library and saloons of the wet.
In the confusion Charley had been
Mr. D. Tiecause. he*s dry.
manor-house thrown open, and the
Mr. E because he feels something forgotten. The maid said he had
guests circulated freely and pleas­
been amusing himself in the garden
antly ; tea was served, with abun- rising.
• dant refreshments besides ; music
Mr. F because he feels a sinking. all the afternoon. His father went
enlivened the' scene ; the youn S
Mr. _G bee a use he went to see a out and found him planting, the
last picture ThcT little fellow
people enjoyed themselves greatly ; friend’off to America.
Mr. H because he’s got a friend wanted to raise a whole crop of
and it is very rare indeed, in any
beautiful things, and failed to see
city or in any country, that so much just come from Australia.
beauty, gracefulness, ease of man­ .. Mr. J because he’s so warm in why if twenty potatoes would grow"
from one,-twenty picturesand china
ner, with real refinement and cour­ the evening.
and articles of vertu could
tesy are to be seen. As Ashland is
Mr. K because lie’s so cold in the
not be produced in the same way.
some four or five miles from town, morning. ,
Mr. L because he has a pain in
The difference between planting
the company was assembled before
nd burying is as poorly understood
sunset, and Mr. McDowell was kind bis head. '
enough to take me to his «tables
Mr. M because he has a pain in y many grown people as by the
little city boy. And there is a
and show me some of his horses. his side.
Several of them are magnificent
Mr. N because he has a pain in vast deal of burying done under the
pretense of planting. People are
creatures, easily bringing, when he bis back. .
sells, $10,000 each. Not long ago
Mr. O because he has a pain in too apt to forget that burying is
not planting, and that every invest­
he sold one at that price, which his chest.
soon after brought $25,000.
Mr. P because he has pains all ment of time, talents, interest and
money which is not likely to yield
The principal market for these over him.
return of something valuable is
horses, for the raising of which this
Mr. Q because he feels so light
not planting, but burying. A great
part of Kentucky is very famous, is and happy.
the city of New York. The quality
Mr. R because he feels so heavy deal of the monejr spent by thought­
less, fashionable people yields no
of speed is most in demand. Not and miserable.
return of comfort, of happiness, of
for racing chiefly, and I wash it
Mr. S because he’s married.
anything desirable; it is simply
were not at all for racing. I do not
Mr. T because he isn’t.
believe it can be shown that horse­
Mr. V because he likes to see his .buried. A large proportion of the
racing has ever helped to improve jriends.
investments made by shrewd busi­
the breed of horses, while it is true,
Mr. W because he’s got no friends. ness men under the infatuations of
beyond all doubt, that it misim­
Mr. X because his uncle left him speculative crazes are not planted,
proves the breed of men. But the a legacy.
but buried. Only last week a rail­
increase of wealth and the desire
Mr. Y because his aunt cut him road bed which cost nearly a quar­
for fine horses for the road and the off with a shilling.
ter of a million dollars was sold for
park creates a boundless market
Mr. Z because he went to Llan­ $35,000; the original investment
for the very best animals. And dudno* yesterday.
was money buried. More than
this is true also of other cities, and
half of the things bought in these
*This refers to a neighboring town that long,
all parts of this wonderfully advan­ long ago waa a famous resort for merry-mak­ days because other people have
ing, etc.
such things—articles of dress, orna­
cing country.
ment, finishing gewgaws—give no
Every day at Lexington brought
to us invitations to entertainments
Our Father comes down to the pleas are to the buyer, and add no­
far beyond our capacity to accept places that we walk in, stand in all thing to the satisfaction of living;
and enjoy. But we left it with
grateful hearts and abiding memor­ the paths we go in, reaching out they represent money buried. Of
ies of delightful friends.-—I renæüs not his hand alone, but also his the fashionable excursions taken
in N. Y. Observer.
heart; and if we appreciated his feel- every Summer, costing enough to
make a family comfortable.for the
The most important part of any ings we should be saying every day
business is to know what ought to and hour “ My Father,” and winter, or eJucate a boy or givl,
very few will add one particle of
into his arms.— Warren.
be done.
real health and enjoyment to the
travellers, and many will bring
n VUk
All the dissipations
bury money, and what money can
not buy, in a grave from which
there is no resurrection. To read
worthless or poor books; to go to
places of amusement which merely
entertain, without lilting the senti­
ments and imagination; to spend
time in gossip with idle compan­
ions ; to form habits which lead to
costly and- hurtful practices; io
drop into vices which drain out the
heart’s life—is a burying of what
ought to have been saved to plant.
And from burying nothing, but de­
cay and ashes come. The trouble
with most people is that they have
spent their days iu burying instead J
of planting, or in planting what
had better been buried.
To plant wisely and generously
is the great thing. The secret of—
hap py, profi table living, oF h eal th
and friendship, and public respect,
is in knowing how and what to
plant, and doing the work well in .
the season of it. Every good les­
son learned is a seed planted to
bring forth fruit in its season.
Every good habit, every good book
read, every noble purpose carried ~
out, every true friendship formed,
are things planted that will yield
a rich harvest in due time. It is
as foolish to expect happiness from
recklessness and folly as a crop of
paintings from planting chroinos in
the back yard. It does not come
in that way. It is by planting the
best things at the right time, and
in a wise and generous way that
the rich harvest is insured.— Chris­
tian at Work.
• • •
Some time ago a sacred concert
was given on a Sabbath evening
and 3100 of the proceeds was given
to the society for the improvement
of the poor. At their first meeting
the lady managers decided that it
would be incompatible with their
principles as Christian women to
accept the donation, and therefore
returned the money. That same
evening one of the ladies told her
husband what, they had done, and
asked his opinion. Turning to his
desk he wrote a check for $1,000,
and turning to his wife handed her
the check, and said, “ There is what
I think of your action. Hand that
to the treasurer of the society.
The beneficiaries of your society
must not suffer for your de­
termination to act as become
Christian women.” Comment is
unnecessary Pittsburg Commer­
cial ptazette.