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. , J. W. CARPENTER, - - - - EDITOR.
H ST. GEORGE, UTAH, JUNE 14, 1878.
? Friends, and those who are not
friends, we cordially greet you with
this our first number of the STt. George
Union, and hope you will find it wor
thy your patronage, and that you
will lend a helping band and aid u
in establishing a first class Nswspn
I per, which, we hope, the Ukjon will
be at no distant day,
. To make a first class Newspaper
requires time, talent, and a vast a-
mount of money ; yet, wish the assis
t tance of those who are capable of
writing interesting articles for our
columns, we will endeavor to make
H the Ukion second to none al least, in
f the way of a Newspaper.
Heretofore the people of St. George
9H i,'; and vicinity have btcii very negligent
in encouraging a home pnppr,and yet,
there is scarcely a community who
are better able to sustain an enter
prise of this kind.
Onr termsare exceedingly low, con
Bt sidering the high prices of the pro-
ducts of the country, and we hope,
that every man, who is a man, will
come forward and hand in his dollar
for one year's Bubscrip'ion to the
i Union, showing his good will for our
We shall study the interests of (he
people and ever strive to aid in the
developement of wealth, honor, and
righteousness, and shall ever 'fight
for the right and oppose the wrong.'.
The products of the country will be
y taken in payment where cash cannot
' be paid. . Onr terms are cash or its
HH We send this, our first issue, to a
t .,'- large number who are non-subser, hers
HA trusting that they will not only sub-
scribe themsehes but induce their
friends and neighbors to do likewise
HH and . forward the .means to this office
, 'The paper used for the Ujkioh i?
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home-made and was manufactured at
Salt Lake Oity.
Come one, come all rind encourage
The prospects are, that we, as a
people, need a change of tactics. We
have quite a number of stores among
us, whose proprielors yearly import
thousands of dollars w,orth of goods
that might b manufactured at home
if we would go to work and do so.
We have Fat tories in the Te rritory
thatare capable of manufacturing asfine
fabric5' as brought from the outside
vor'd, aiui what we neod is, people
hat will go to work and grow the rot
ion and enough of it to supply these
mills that they may be kep'. at work
and then they will be enabled to man
ufacture cloth in abundarce; but, as it
is, they are nippled and can only
manufacture it in a limited quantity
for want of the raw material.
'Well,' some of you wiU say, 'we
can buy our goods so much cheaper
from the. stores than we can from the
True4, )ou can ;. but. how long will
it last. We ask you ? Times are changing-.
E vf'ry thirg in the east is down
nearly as low as it was before the war,
atid the day is not far distant when
there will be a sudden change, and
one that some of 30U are not looking
for, and it Lehnoves us to prepare f r
the event. It may be years and it
may only be a few .months, but it is
sure to come and if we are piepaied
for it, we will not be left in confusion
when it does come.
The signs of the times are apparent
and events looked for are taking
place, and if we will go to work
and raise our own ei ain. cotton, tobac
co, fruits, make wire, brooms,
fahiics buttons, combs, in fac',
everything that we need that cut.
posMbly be manufactured at home and
a small quantity to expoit if we wis!
to, we will soon b(C me independent
Ws can g'ow luc rue 1 ay and veg
t-lab es 10 dispose of in our immediate
viciiity with which toprjeure money to
purchase those things that are 1 eally
necessary that we cannot yet manu
Any people or nation who imports
neatly everything they use instead ol
manufacturing what they need and to
spare thai they may export, will soon
become bankrupt. But if they mm
facture nearly everything they need
and have some staple to expoit that
they may bring money into their com
munity, they soon become rich aud in
depenent. We can make as good wine in South-
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em Utah as ean be made anywhere,
and it can be exported and the money
brought back in its place. We can
also raise an excellei t quality of fruit
here if we cultivate our trees and
vines as we should. When trees
and vines are first planted and they
are yet small, we work the ground a
round them and keep it loose, but
when the trees and vines become lar
ger, we neglect them and the ground
becomes hard and baked and the wa
ter cannot penetrate it. and the roots
are pinched and cannot qbtain the sue-
cor they could if the soil was kept-
loose and mellow, and the conse- ,
quence is, thr-y do not produce
well. Keep the ground moist",
and midlow around your trees and
vines and your fruit will be enougn j.
beiter to pay you and command a !'
higher ptiue vben it is exported. !
Fulh w gotd advice and you will
never rue it.
What say you, are we. right or I
THE EASTERN QUESTION,
AND WHAT IS IT ALL ABOUTP
A nation of people called Russia, a lorg
time ago thought their farm far too small
ai d therefore they took to themselves the '
weapons of war nnd went fortli conqt.pr
ing anil to'corquer, until their f irm is now "kf:
nearly one half of the Eastern Hemisphere j
and yet MrJluse think? it tar too small j
and wishes to make it still larger, and a
nation of people calledGreai Britian thinks
his (Russia's) domain quite large en.ougn, .
aud 3ay he shall not have any more. Ie
Now Mr. Britian iraa got quite as large
a farm as Mr Ruse, and he got it in the 'V
same way that Mr. Ruse obtained his farm,,
and Mr. Bntan is jealous of Mr. Ruse,
thinkii g nil the time that he wants a part
of his farm. Sotl eL on roarH, the Bull,
bellows, I1 p Bfar growls and shows his V
claws ;wid tfelh, while the lesser tribes $
look on and wonder what will become !
of it., ami if the will have to give up their
'itU garden patches to satisfy the appe- V
j tites of these land cormorants. . 'vj .
Ye peoplu of the whole earthj " yj;
would jt not be wisdom in you to wait a
little while, until the lawful owner cornea
and divides it out to his uhildren as He
deems bebt9 What say von? y.
One who sees and knows. '
Theieareafew enterpris;ng Bus- - L v
iness men in St. Georgo as will
be seen by refering to our advertising D '
columns, and we inviie you all to ex-
amine our advertisements and see
who they are. Our advertisements
will always hear a perusal, -