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About Corvallis daily gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon) 1909-1909 | View Entire Issue (May 25, 1909)
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AN ABLE ASSISTANT.
By ADELAIDE RUTH HILL.
Copyright, 1909, by American Press Asso
ciation. A sunny morning in June a girl of
twenty stood in the grounds of a coun
try place, a diagram in one hand, a
pencil in the other. A . man 'carrying
artist's sketching materials was com
ing down the road. He stopped and
leaned against the stone wall.
"Is this the. Harrington place?" he
asked the girl. '
. "The old maids who owned it. I
hear, are dead, and it has passed into
the. hands of a new owner. ' They say
he's a globe trotter and there's no more
chance of the place being kept up than
"On the contrary. I am employed to
lay out the grounds in an entirely new
"You seem surprised to see a girl do
ing such work. I have just been grad
uated in the department of gardening
at college." ,
"H'm! Where are your assistants?
You can't do the job alone." .
"Can't get any." : ..,
"How would I do?" he asked after
"You seem to be an artist, not a tiller
of the soil."
"Artists can't live on their artistic
productions; they must' stop once in
awhile to earn some money by work."
"You couldn't earn much here only
$2 a day and found." . U -
"I could run ahead ?12 a week. " I'll
go to work right off if you like."
The man was engaged, the head
gardener warning him that if she
caught him dreaming over the sur?
rounding scenery, which was very fine,
she Would, "dock" his wages. He must
also agree to give her a week's notice
before quitting. All this being ar
ranged, she set him to work digging
up the sod for a new arrangement of
the walks. It was hard work, and he
didn't get on very well. At evening
she told him he'd better give it up.
"I tell you what I'll do," he said.
"You pay me what you are allowed
for assistants. With that I'll agree to
employ two assistants and boss them.
That'll give you all your time for plan
ning." . -,
He succeeded, ia talking her into the
scheme, though she couldn't see where
he would get help or make anything
for himself. He went to the village
that evening and the nest morning
had two lusty fellows at work. He sat
in the grounds sketching, giving his
men occasional instructions. .
"I declare." said the head gardenei
"if that isn't just like an artist. "No
body can ever tell how they Jive
Well, if he doesn't make any mone
it's no-concern of mine. He's getting
the work done." i
Finding too much time fore hor plan
iiing; she stroiied out and took a look
at the picture he was making. - The
outline of, a landscape was sketched
on the canvas.
"I . would like to know," she said,
"how you expect to gain any money
by paying your wages to others."
"I thought that was the only way
to make money getting other people
to do the hard ' work and doing the
skilled part yourself."
"But you're not even doing the skill
ed part." - !
"You're doing that." '
"While you are"
"Wasting my time. I admit it. This
picture will never be good for any
thing. Let's go in and try the piano."
He seemed to have his own way
with her. She followed him into the
house, and, sitting before the piano.
he struck several chords.5 . . .-
'This won't do," he said snappishlv.
"The thing can't have been tuned in
years. These people can't expect you
to get on with a tin pan. What's the
agent's name?" '
Before she could stop him he had
rung up the agent on the telephone,
and she was horrified to hear him say:
"Miss Kissock, the head gardener,
wants 'to know what you meata by
leaving the piano in such a condition?
She says if you don't have a man here
to tune it right off she'll throw up her
job' . . V; -
He flung down the receiver and re
joined her. , , V . T
"Upon, my word!" she exclaimed.
"Who authorized you to say that?"
' "If he doesn't have, a tuner here by
tomorrow morning you needn't pay me
any wages for myself or the two assistants.-
"You women are not fitted
to get on as men are. You haven't
got any sand."
"Where, men have as much of It as
you have there's none left for us
.She consented to let -the matter rest,
and sure enough the next morning the
piano' was tuned. Then the first assist
ant gardener insisted on the head gar
dener spending the morning with him
in the music room. ' -
; Finally the grounds were laid out
on the new plan. The men ,the assist
ant had hired kept at work and seemed
satisfied with their pay. How their
boss managed the finances to make
anything was a' mystery.
When the work was ready to turn
over to the agent the artist took his
traps and moved on. It seemed to the
girl that her world had moved on and
left her desolate. The agent sent word
that the owner had arrived and he
would bring him to -inspect the
grounds. Miss Kissock dreaded lest her,
scheme should be disapproved. Doubt
less the globe -trotter owner was used
to the beautiful landscape gardening
abroad, and ,her 'girlish effort would
eeem a fcotch to him. When the two
arrived she was in her room. She
hurried downstairs. There waa the
agent, and with him the artist
"Mr.' Trowbridge, the owner!" said
the agent. . -.
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