Although applications of electric lights and power to farm work are few and widely scattered, occasionally conditions which permit of one or both of these applications are readily seized. An instance of this kind was recent y reported from the agricultural state of Nebraska. Three farmers, having combined and installed a small gasoline engine for pumping purposes, embrraced the opportunity to make further use of this engine when it was not pumping water. They seemed a small dynamo, and placed it so that it could be driven from the engine. They then installed electric lights in their houses and baius, so that now they are enjoying one of the luxuriies of country life - a safe, convenient and economical light.

In spite of its back ward state, the application of electric power on the farm is sure to develop rapidly before long. At the present such uses are limited generally to the estates of so called gentlemen farmers, who farm for pleasure rather than for profit. A drawback to the wider use of the motor is its first expense; but if farmers would form groups, as has been done in the instance mentioned above, and divide the cost of the machinery among them, this objection would no longer hold. The machinery needed for such an arrangement is not large; in fact, it need hardly be larger than that required for a single farm.