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title: 'The St. George union. (St. George, Utah) 1880-1882, January 01, 1881, Image 2',
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r Some of our subsribers pnid us one
dollar for n year's subscription to the
UnIon when we published it Semi
Monthly, Others who subscribed
have not yet pnid, while few paid for
six months. Now we have concluded
to issue but once a. month, consequent
ly we placed the subscription of the
remaining 12 numbers at 50 cents.
Those who paid their dollar will
I receive the remaining 12 numbers;
tho3e who paid for six months, lhe?r
subscription has expired and they are
respectfully invited to Venew. Those
who have not yet paid, still owe us
j and they are respectfully invited to
f call and settlp their indebtedness.
We issue 400 copies of the Ukiok
this edition and send to a large num
' ber who are not subscribers, hoping
they will send us fifty cents (in money
I or poBtage stamps,) for the Union oue
year. After the type are set, we can
better afford to print 1000 than 500,
the extra outlay being ppev, ink.
printing and mailing.
Soon as we can raise money enough,
we intend to purchase JNVw type a
most of the type we have are old and
should have been discarded long ago,
but want of the necessary funds hat
prevented our so doing.
Look at our first page ard the at
tliis column and see the contrast be
tween the two. The type used or
the first page. is New rnd has n clem,
smooth appearance, while the typt
used in this column is old and has ?.
ruff, uneven appearance, and it is dif
ficult to make it print.
Fifty cents is not much but "many
a little makes a minkle," so come on
with your subscriptions and sustain a
We will send twelve copies to any
Post Office in the United Slates, on
receipt of five dollars.
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Si RESOURCES OF SOUTHERN UTAH.
We purpose, in this article, touching
lightly on the various branches of Ag
riculture that can be made profitable,
by perseverence and labor. Hereaf
ter we will dwell more lengthy on
those most important.
H Jn the first place, farmers must re-
member that thorough cultivation
makes land yield belter than meagre
H cultivation. Plow deep; plant in sea-
H " son; keep the crops clean from weeds
H and grass, by hoeing and plowing)
rr?rsfteactgisg::r za?zz2rzzz!2?izr-'X isaasr.Jpgs
lu ep the ground loose and moist, and
where the stiv: gth of your land is, im
paired, jut on plenty of manure.
The f. tmeis ot Southern Utah can
hum- an abundance of this ccrinl, if
propivjy managed, and spvtiiinpo? ting
lorn ihe North. In 'our Dixie'
w he; t should be suwn in October to
insure a good crop, and nt watered
too much in cold weniher, so as to
chill and 'stunt' it; but when warm
wtather begins in the'spring and the
ground begins to iet dry, then wa'er
and keep th ground moist until the
wheat hegins to ripen. Spring wheat
does not do very well here, hence our
advice to sow in the fall and have it
lipen before tl e hot weather comes on
to blast it.
Few people in this country know
the value of Artichokes. They are
wondeAfully hardy and productive,
yielding abundantly. They resemble
potatoes in appearance and are a good
substitute. Besides being gocd for
food, they are valuable for all stock,
and especially swine. Plant one acre
or more of artichokes, fence it with a
picket fefice, and in the fall turn your
swine into the enclosure and they will
dig and eat, ns they choose.
Are a luxury; yet, they can be
grown in this climaie with litt'e
trouble. If some of our enterprising
farmers would launch out in this in
dustry and supply 'our stores, they
would find it profitable. The follow,
ing from the 'Florida Dispatch' wih1
give an idea of their cultivation:
4,L:nd that will produce half a ba
ot cotton worth, tlen cents per pound
$20, is supposed to be capable of
producing, say fifty bushels of pea
nuts, which, at two dallars per bushel
would be worth $100.
The labor is about the same as for
cotton. Let the land be well
broken. Lay it off in flat beds ft
; part, drop 2 or 3 carefully hulled
seed at intervals of 20 inches, in a
furrow 2 inches deep, and cover with
a board as for cotton Keep the soil
perfectly clean aud mellow and culti
vate shallow. Gather the crop im
mediately afier the frost has killed the
vines. Oure should be had to obtain
reliable seed. Carolina seed are said
to be the best."
It is an established fact that if we
desire to become independent, we
must produce what we consume.
Cotton is not considered a profitable
crop, but it can be grown at home
easier than we can get money to im
port either the raw material or man
ufactured goods; and besides, we have
Factories in our midst capable of
working up all the raw material that
can be produced, and we ought to
keep them supplied, thereby aid in
manufaoluripg our own clothes, sav
l .... ,
ing the importation of articles of ap
parel that can be produced at home.
Cotton planters must understand
that the seed, as well as the lint, is
The Nashville American' says
that 'Two-thirds of the oil cake pro
duced in this country is sent to Eng- .
land, and extensively used there in
ihe feeding of cattle and sheep. The
price in the Liverpool market ranges
from $25 to $35 per ton, and in New
York and tho Eew England States
from $21 to 25 per ton. It can be
obtained here, in car-load lots, at
I'n in $5 to $15 per ton. It ia, how- . ,
evei, very h'tle used here, not with- j
standing the fact that it is assorted
that in the feeding of cattle and sheep j
one pound of the meal is equal in val-
ue to three pounds of corn, to nine
gallons of fdiorts, or ten pounds of
hay, It is also regarded as a fine
The oil is for the most part shipped
to the Eastern States and England,
where it is refined to such an extent
.as to be sold for and lakes the place
of the finest olive oil for table use.
It is said to keep better than olive oil,
and rarely, if ever, becomes rancid."
Cannot seme of our enterprising
men who have money, put up mills to .
make oil from the cotton seed and
supply our home market?
Two crops of potatoes can be grown
here the same season if the first crop
be planted ihe latter part of February- . jN
or fore part of March and the second '
crop is planted soon after the first crop
The varieties that do the best here
are the Early Rose, Imperial and
Bliss1 Triumph, the latter lately in
troduced into this country by our
fiiend L. S. Hemenway, of this city.
It i3 stated that Bliss' Triumph is
earlier than the Early Rose and has a
very fine flavor. r c
James Vick of Rochester, N. Y.
advertises a New potatoe the Chica
go Market' which is very highly
recommended, and we believe would
be very successful here as "it is ten
days earlier, and more productive,
than the Rose, and more uniform in
its good cooking qualities in different . .
When planting potatoes, make a
trench or furrow about 8 or 10 inches
deep, cover the bottom with manure,
from 1 to 2 inches deep, cover this
lightly with soil, drop your seed and
cover as usual, When they begin to
grow and they need water, keep them -well
watered until matured.
nn -. Pd Rico.
t Ahouflands of pounds of this luxury, i
rioeis annually imported into our
Territory, while we have hun-
dreds of acres ofland capable of pro- 'j
duping as good an article as any imn
ported. .... . J:8HP