A GOOD TIME COMING.—The folks on the border of Missouri look on the Mormon war as a " good time coming," since it "will create a demand for labor, produce and animals which will be eminently beneficial to that region. The Independence Messenger says:
"The outfit of this army will be itself an immense business, requiring, no doubt, 50,000 bead of work ani-mals in the shape of horses, mules and cattle; and Government will give a fair price for these articles, which will scatter an immense sum of money among the farmers and others of Missouri. The outfit last Spring to put in motion 2,500 men required 1,300 wagons and teams. These same men have to be sup-plied this season with an addition probably of 5,000 more, which, according to the same rule, will require near 4,000 wagons and teams to haul them. Alto-gether, it is reasonable to suppose that it will cost at least $2,000,000 for the wagons and animals alone, and the whole expense incurred cannot be less than $8,000,000 to $10,000,000. With this heavy expendi-ture on our frontier, we confidently predict a plentiful supply of money among us, and, with the large sur-plus of grain and provisions in the country, which will sell at reasonable prices, we may expect a more pros-perous season for all classes than has ever been wit-nessed in Missouri."
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