The near approach of the day for the assembling of the Convention to devise measures for a supply of railroad materials, renders it almost unnecessary that we should again call attention to its importance, for doubtless the press throughout the South have urged it in their columns with a view to securing a full representation. A casual glance at the subject, even, will convince a reflecting mind of the necessity of the prompt adoption of some measures to guard against the possible calamity of an interruption in some indispensable chain of railway, by the wearing out of working materials which could not, without great inconvenience, be supplied. There is no class of men so well qualified to take this work in hand, as those who, by long experience, fully appreciate the minutest necessities of matters under their immediately control. We hope, therefore, that on the 5th of the present month, every railroad in the Confederate States will be represented in the meeting in this city.
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|maritime news, esp. naval and blockade||2.99%|
|entertainment and culture||1.49%|
|articles that list people, esp. marriage notices||1.49%|
From the Mon., Feb. 03, 1862 issue