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Gold-Plated Teeth for Sheep Are Common in Scotland

THE sheep of the western island of Scotland are almost as stylish as the dogs that ride in automobiles on our own Fifth Avenue, in New York city. The canine aristocrats have occasional cavities in their teeth filled with gold, but the Scottish sheep have their entire set gold-plated before they have any chance to decay. The gold-plating is due to gold dust in the soil. As early as 1536 Hector Boece, Bishop of Aberdeen, speaks of the remarkable appearance of the sheep that roam "the golden mountain" in central Aberdeenshire. Their wool is yellow, their flesh is red, flecked, as it were, with saffron, and their teeth are the hue of gold, he says.



To Keep Out Burglars, Leave Your Key in the Door

ED.E. CURTISS, of Spokane, Washington, has invented a key-hole guard. Leave your key in the door at night, and it will be impossible for anyone to insert another key in your door.

The guard can be fitted to any door. It consists of a plate which slides horizontally just in front of the body of the lock, and in the inner side of the door. On locking the door from this side, this plate is moved by turning a knob. The shank of the key, being horizontal, is caught and held in the horizontal slot in the plate that has just been moved.

At left: A plate slides just in front of the body of the lock and on the inner side of the door

The shank of the key is caught in the horizontal slot and held so that nothing from the outside can move it


The combination suit which is an excellent substitute for waists and skirts or shirts and pantaloons

The Overall Has Entered the Fashion Sheets

FOR the first time, perhaps, since the days when Indian women tilled the land while their lords and masters hunted or fished or fought, American soil has felt the pressure of the feminine foot on spade and fork. It has been no light, inefficient pressure, either, nor is it hampered by skirts.

The approved costume for the really-in-earnest farmer, whether man or woman, is a combination overall suit, which not only affords perfect protection but is comfortable and easily put on. The illustration above shows the different styles applicable for women's wear. Those for men are very similar in design. They are made of khaki, denim or other suitable material. Even the children are not left out. Their suits are made exactly like those of the adults, since their bit in the farm work is equally as important. Khaki hats meet the approval of the youngsters for topping off these utility suits. Women prefer the old-fashioned sunbonnet.