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By EMMA LIBBEY Helen Ramsey presented a fair pic ture as she floated on the pond In hei llttl* skiff. The morning sun shone brightly on her profusion of golden curls, and the brisk breeze blew her light dress around her In picturesque confusion. Fido. glossy black of coat, curled at her feet. Jumping up at times to bark shrilly at the low-flying ■wallows swooping along the surface of the water. She was unusually quiet and a deep slolet shade that crept Into her blue •yes showed that she was deep In Jhujighl. The summer was coming to a close, and she was thinking of how dull it would seem In her city home without Reggie Vandyke. For a year he had been constant In his attentions and she was well aware that only her own coquettish evasions hud kept him from telling of his love In words. And now he was gone nut of her life, sent away by her In anger because he had cuffed the ears of Fldo when thnt pam pered canine had endeavored to plant an affectionate kiss on his face. Letting the oars hang loosely In her hands her thoughts wandered hack to the occurrence. He was brutal, to be sure, but then everyone did not love dogs. She sighed us the thought came to her that now she would never feel the pressure of Reggie’s lips against hers, and a« >he realized the boldness of her thoughts a flush of crimson crept over her fair face. She was aroused from her reverie by ■ sudden blast of cold air that careened her boat until It seemed that It would capsize. A second gust tore the oars from her grasp and spun the boat dlz ■lly around. Fldo. In an ecstasy of fear, crept Into her lab and tried to kiss her face, but the thought was now repulsive to her, and as she pushed blm Into the bottom of the boat thoughts of Reggie came to her and •he found herself longing for his strong arms and steady atroke to carry her to aafety. The beautiful morning had vanished, a sudden tempest having burst upon the pond while she had been drifting along. The gale Increased In strength and the roll of thnnder grew Into ter rific crashes, while vivid sheets of Are lightened up the black do ids. The tor rents of driving rain had drenched Helen, and her pretty white frock with Its flying ribbons clung In folds about her chilled limbs. Her wealth of hair curled more closely to her head and ■hone In the flashes of lightning like a halo above her pale and terrified face. The blinding sheets of rain had shut off all view of the shore and. despairing of rescue, Helen prayed silently and awaited what seemed like certain death. Fldo, head uplifted, howled In terror, sending out spasms of sound that It seemed Impossible could come from so small a body. Suddenly from behind the veil of rain came a faint "Halloo.” and the color came back to Helen’s pale face. Safety was at hand. 9he was certain of it. for that waa Reggie’s voice. She gave no thought to how he chanced to be there In the storm, but was content, as ahe knew she was safe when he was near. Fldo barked and bowled In alter nation. and aoon, dimly seen through the blinding rnln, came a dory Impelled by Reggle’a strong arms. As be drew up to the tossing skiff be threw one arm around Helen and lifted her Into tba dory, clasping her for an Instant to hla bosom In an agony of delight. Fido. with a courage developed from bis fear, scrambled Into the boat. Hod both maid and dog huddled In a drenched heap In the bottom of the dory. It was a long and desperate struggle against the wind, and Reggie waa almost exhausted when a score of willing hands grasped the boat at tha abore and Helen fell Into her father's anna. An hour later Helen and Reggie stood at a window In the Ramsey cot tage with his arm around her waist and her fair head resting happily on his shoulder. ’’Reggie.” she whispered. “I think I will give Fldo away. I never want him to kiss tne again.” With a loving look at the fair face resting on his shoulder Reggie refused tha sac rifice. “No. we will keep Fldo. aa but for bis barking I would not hav# been able to locate the skiff with Its pre dona freight.” As he stoopod to press a kiss on her upturned lips a florisns rainbow shone out In the sky. showing the end of the storm and the beglunlng of a life of happiness to Helen end Boggls (Oepyrlght. ISIS, by the McClw* Mews paper Syndicate > Sunny Dispositions. I think It was Carlyle who asld: -The man who can laugh way down deep In hla diaphragm can never com mit murder.” And h* should have added that the man with a whistling disposition can never be mean, abuse ■ child, betray a friend or refuse to pmj his rent.—Fern Howard. In Mil vsuksc Sentinel. Yo ur Last Chance!! To Get Into the Burkburnett Game for a Small Cash Payment and Get a Square Run for the Money Low Priced Leases Are a Thing of the Past THE TERRITORY SO YVEU. PROVEN OUT THAT LEASES IN THE FIELD ARE NO LONGER REGARDED AS A GAMBLE BUT A SAFE INVESTMENT. The Burkburnett oil field long since passed the gambling stage and a man who holds a lease there now has a bankable asset on which he can borrow real money. Prices of these leases have risen steadily until they have reach ed such dizzy heights that none but the wealthy can now buy them. The Cotton County Oil aiid Gas Co., a home con cern. made up of Lamar business men, who will give you a square run for your money, bought one of these leases in the heart of the great pool while they could still be bought at a small figure, and now oiler you a chance to get in with them on the ground floor. Their lots are being sold so rapidly in Texas and adjoining states now that it is a certainty that all will lie gone by the end of July. It is a case of buy now or miss your last chance to take a whirl at the great game for a small cash payment. If they should miss they still have a 10-acrc lease in the great Walters, Oklahoma, field which is second only to Burkburnett now. GET YOUR MONEY IN RIGHT AWAY THERE ARE ONLY 1652 LOTS 0 THE FAMOUS BURKBURNETT OIL FIELD £ aJs x - \ , a »%V'Aa 'ljLixvV\!LA 1 n ~ A n 11 « ** -jJZW -a __a i • a>toj .a L nr jL yma GZ aa IV JWjiV * _ 4 —“T na —j- a 7 y,, II —rrtzz OUR PLAN IS A SIMPLE contracts. Wc sell our drill sites of ressful in bringing in EVEN ONE BUSINESS PROPOSITION 400 square feet for $75 on terms of GUSHER WELL, and we believe that 515.00 down and $15.00 per month for we will do more than this. We con- For $75.00 we will give you a war- four months without interest. We ask sider our plan especially good, be ranty deed to a tract of land of 400 those who desire to make money to cause it not only gives each drill site square feet in the Great Walters, Okla- join us in the development of our prop- owner a share in the wells the com horns, Oil Field, and an interest in ertics by purchasing drill sites. We puny may drill, but leaves the invest four drill sites on which- we propose have the land on which wo believe or in absolute possession of the drill to drill wells, also an interest in one there is oil and we wish to develop it. site purchased. This is a great im lease of 24 acres adjoining the four The plan is very plain, and one thut provement over the old stock company drill sites, also an interest in a nine- is absolutely fair to all who become plan wherein the investors were at the teen acre lease in the Burkburnett, drill site owners, as each share alike, mercy of the management, and bad Texas, Oil Field; also an interest in in proportion to the number of drill management might ruin the company’s all wells to be drilled on our two loca- sites owned by each. prospects for profits. Here every own* tions on Sunshine Hill, Wichita Coun- The small amount which purchasers er is in control, and his holdings are ty, Texas, upon which we propose to invest is nothing compared to the pro- separate, except as to the wells, in drill and develop wells as per our sales fits they should make if we are sue- which he has a joint interest. The Cotton County Oil & Gas Co.