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A PRECOOLING PLANT Stone Brothers to Prepare for Proper Shipment of Grape* on Large Scale From This Valley M. P. Stone, a member of the firm 'of- 1 Stone Hrothcrs. has been in San Bernardino thp past week, investigat ing cost of machinery and equipment of a precooling plant. The Stono Brothers have plans ma turing for the erection of a precool ing plant at Imperial for the purpose of handling grapes on a large Bcale next Reason, so that the fruit may bo thoroughly chilled before it is started on the long trip across the continent to the Eastern markets. Mr. Stone visited the markets of the larger cit ies all the way from Denver to Bos ton, and believes that the shipments from this valley of grapes properly handled may be made highly profita ble. -Mr. Stone says that much of the grape crop sent out this season from Imperial Valley arrived in the East ern'markets in bad condition because of improper cooling in transit. Mr. Stone Bays: " Much of the fruit was in bad shape by the time It got to the Eastern mar kets,' some of it going down in eight or nine days in transit. Other grapes that were in the car sixteen days, got through in fair shape. The only ex planation is that some were kept thoroughly cooled while other ship ments, put into "the car hot, in that hot climate of the valley, did not get chilled until they began to rot. "There is no reason why those grapes should not keep well. In Spain they put Malaga grape.i in cold stor age and keep them until January and February. We can do as well, if we get the right methods. We certainly can ship the grapes across the conti nent and get the them into market." GRAPES AS STOCK DIET Experiments at Turlock Prove Dried Fruit of the Vine Excellent for Fattening Purposes. N. O. Hultberg of Turlock, for the last year has been experimenting with dried grapes as a food for horses and hogs. Notwithstanding that he has fed no grain and Tias worked hi^ horses hard, his stock has kept fat, and some old horses which formerly found it hard to eat grain have pick ed up wonderfully on the grape diet. The only other ration has been al falfa hay. Hogs fed on dried grapes produced the finest of pork. They fattened more quickly than had they been fed on crushed barley. The grapes also feed longer than would an equal amount of barley. In an interview Hultberg advised all grape growers to dry ' their grapes, rather than to sell them for $5 or even -$10 a ton. The price offered by the California Wine Growers Association for wine grapes this year is $5 a ton. As against barley at the higher prices of last year, Hultberg estimates that he saved more than $14 a ton by feeding dried grapes to his stock. AUTOMOBILE DESERT TRIPS F. C. Paulin, of the Imperial Valley Transportation Company, visited Brawley last week, travelling in one of the company's serviceable new au tomobiles. Twelve of these machines have been ordered for valley traffic and three are now In commission, mak ing trips between Imperial and Holt vine and Imperial and Silsbee. One and probably two of the automobile stages will be located in Brawley. Daily trips are scheduled between Brawley and Weston and Brawley and Wiest. Twice a week trips will be niad« between Brawley and the newly opened Carlsso Creek valley. Plans had been made by the owners of a lownsite In that vicinity to run a lauiicb from the Salt Creek trestle mi the Siilion Sea across to a landing on the southwest shore, there to trans fer patiKengers and baggagn for a 12 nille haul across the desert. It Is nut believed that thin scheme will be car ried out its an automobile run from Urawley will obviate tho dluconilort of losing two nights' sleep, as no pas senger train stops at the Salt Creek trestle except in the middle of the night. Connection with Imperial will be made from Brawley by a machine making a round trip to Keystone and Mesqulttf Lake, there meeting a stage that will ran to the same pointa from ImperiaL— Brawtoy Newg. RIVERS CASE NEXT MONTH The second trial of Victor Rivers on the charge of murdering Domingo Quiroz, at Potholes iast February will take place in the Imperial County bu perior Court next month. It is set for October 20. At the first trial for ty people from Potholes and Yuma were required to be in attendance, and it. Is probable thatt the number will be greater at the forthcoming trial. Rivers has been in the County Jail all summer. McNAMARA WANTS HIS PAY One of the interesting cases to come before the Imperial County Superior Court during the fall will be the suit of Attorney T. A. McNamara against Helms ft Pellet for attorney s foes of $600 for defending E. S. Hell, drug gist for this firm, during his prosecu tion'' for -'illegal 'sale of Intoxicating liquors. McNamara will be assisted in the case by Dan V. Noland and Helms A Pellet will be represented by Eshleman ■'& Swing. DAIRYMEN'S UNION Officers for the Dairymen's -Union, which • is a * section of the Farmers" Union of Imperial County, have been elected as 'follows: President, J. H. Holland; vice-president, I. L. Forres ter; secretary : and treasurer, S. E. Robinson; doorkeeper, Peter Neckel; conductor, W. R. Lienau; chaplain, H. D. Kyle; board of control, J. D. Conrad, George A. Swarm and W. J. Stover. HEAT KILLS BOLL WEEVIL Dr. W. D. Hunter, the government entomologist in charge of the southern field crop, in. a bulletin declares that the terrifflc heat of the last few days has killed more than 99 per cent, of The boll weevil in Texas and Oklaho ma, and that the heat and dryness of the season everywhere has brought out small plants on which the bolls will soon open, so that the crop may be picked at an abnormally early date. DR. McCOMBS BUYS LOT Dr. Virgil McCombs has bought the fine lot on the corner of 6th and Olive streets. This lot is considered one of the finest residence lots in El Centro, being located on two <ff ther finest residence streets and among/the best homes. The lot was purchased through the agency of J. W. Colson. WOULD ORGANIZE SECTION MEN W. E. Doyle, head organizer of tho Brotherhood of Maintainance of Way Employes, has been in Imperial Val ley the past week, seeking to organize the section men on the valley branch into a union. He has organized the3e rn^n at Yama and varous point:, mi Arizona and New Mexico. FINAL CERTIFICATES U. S. Land Office to William X. Cuddeback, NE. quarter Sec. 1-16-13. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. S. Land i ' Office at Los Angeles, Cal., September j 4, 1909. Notice is -hereby Klven that Frank lj'. Smith, asKiKtiee of Joseph L" lOlsonsotm, of I^onj? Beach, California, who, on De- cember 11, 1903, made Desert Land Entry No. Serial No. 0110, for NBJ. quar- ter Section 34. Township 15 South, Range 14 Hast, now Tract 45, Townohip 15 H.. Range 14 X.. S. B. Meridian, has filed notice of Intention to make Flmil Proof, to eKUiMlnh claim to the land above de- scribed, before U. 8. Land Office, at Los Angelm, Callfomlii. on the 14th day of' October. l»0!>. Claimant namex n» wltiiesHOH; Alary Alice niackinton, .1. C; Ulacklnton. Km ma A. Mliii'khiton and Felix O. Havens, all of Xl Centro, California, und David Chap- lin, of i.hh Angeles, California. FRANK C. PRESCOTT, 23-Ct. Register. NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION Department of the Interior, U. 8. Land Office at Los Angelea, California, Aurj- u»t 26, 1909. Notice in hereby Klven that Daisy 11. Marek. of Rivera, California, who, on September la, I'JOS, made Desert Lund Kntry No. 3013. Serial No. 01122, for W. half NX. quarter Section 22, T. 15 X., H. it a.~, beinw Tract M. Township K. a, JCiuiK*-. 14 X., 8. U. Meridian, htot tiled notice of Intention to make Final Proof, to establish claim to the land above <li:bi rilicd, before C. H. i-nnil Office at I. km Angeles, Cal;; on the 3rd day of Novem- ( ber, l!i(i'.». Claimant names a* witnesses: Frank A. Marek, <.f Rlveru, Cal., R H. Hall and Myra H. Hall, both of Iloltville, Cal., ami Andras I'elger, of Imperial, Cal. FRANK C, PREBCOTT. 23-<t Register. IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS MINING BOOM FOR MECCA From present Indications It looks ns though the mines lying out from Mecca will bo more thoroughly de veloped this winter than ever be fore. Mecca lias been feeling the renewed activity all summer. E. L. Hill, reports an excellent business in all of his lines all summer. One mining company has already ar ranged for the building of a mine supply depot in Mecca and it is ex pected several others will follow suit. Those who know claim that that min ing district this year will come into Arden Plaster Colton Cement Pioneer Roofing Vitrified Pipe-2 Grades-3 Sizes L. W. Blinn Lumber Co. i ■ • One-Half Inch and Five-Eights Inch. Redwood Boards Complete Line Building: Material Ellwood Hog Fence GliddenWire American Hog Fence Automobile and Motorcycle ' ' '.■ ■ -E ' : ; ' P A WORK DONE BY EXPERTS I PRICES REASONABLE R I N G Storage Batteries Recharged BL CENTRO MACHINE SHOPS HOLTON POWER CO. Citizens of El Centro; merchants, professional men, all who write letters: You can help advertise your city by hav- ing printed on the backs of your envelopes, at no cost to yourselves, the following matter: EL CENTRO is the CAPITAL of g •Ib,g, IMPERIAL COUNTY, * % Mh-h 'CALIFORNIA. # g>r-H B> & E1 Centro pounded 1906 8 r3J?~ t* tji *£ °* Incorporated as City - 1908 § 3 ?.<J < 8 fSS Valuation, 1908 - - - - $453,785 ?ob£J> SIS SQS Q Valuation, 1909 $982,519 ? g-» £ ■g *U Population, 1909 1,500 r JJ O Septic Sewer System, Water Works, Eledric.Light and > fTj 0 Power, Gas Plant, Two National Banks, Grammar and High *V: »> Schools, Ice Plant, Tile Works, Steam Laundry, Theatre, Cotton Gin, ■ Machine Shops, Fifty Brick Buildings. Most Substantial and Pro- gressive City in the Southwest No Saloons, No Slums, No Disorder. Bring your envelopes to the Press office. . ■■.■•■.■. The Chamber of Commerce will pay for the printing. Its own and will create a second Gold field rush.— Coachella Valley Subma rine. MORE ORANGE GROVEB Dr. Tenny, of Riverside, has been spending a week in the Coachella val ley, looking over the situation with the purpose of securing eighty acres of land to set at once 10 orange trees and for a site on which to locate a sanltorium. He represents a company of physicians who propose to establish a large sanitarium. Hn has become greatly Interested In the Sunnyslopc Pntii relay, September 11, 190f ranch, near Mecca, where a 102-de gree hot well sends forth a stream of sixty-five Inches of water, and where a nursery of 10,000 young or aiiK« trees are ready for budding tblfc fall. YUMA'B HIGH SCHOOL FACULTY The Yuma Unloil High School trus tees have selected for the faculty for i the ensuing year, Prof. Harold N., Greenwood as principal, H. O. Madden as Instructor in lAtln and Miss Anna Post, who will teach Spanish and Eng lish branches.