Farming by electricity.
George Ethelbert Walsh, who has given special attention to the practical application of recent scientific discoveries, writes as follows:
In the light of the recent discoveries almost anything seems possible, if not probable, in the application of this fluid.
Electric ploughs have been patented in Vienna, and electric hay-rakes, reapers, carts, and threshing machines have been placed upon exhibition in the United States, and their utility tested favorably.
Experimental farms have been established where nearly all the work has been performed by means of this powerful agent— fields ploughed, harrowed, fertilized, and rolled, seeds planted and covered with soil, plants fertilized and weeds killed, and crops harvested and threshed.
The power has been generated by erecting a large turbine-wheel on some stream where the current could be depended upon to turn it. The cost of manufacturing the electricity has been reduced to a comparatively small sum in