The Wheeling Intelligencer gives an ac-count of a certain contractor on two railroads who lately absconded after receiving the payment of $6,000 on estimates of his work. He had two gangs of workmen whom he left unpaid for more than a month's work. This was a very wicked act; the money would have done these poor workmen much good, in providing something for winter, for which they had no doubt intended it. A railroad convention was held at Houston on the 11th ult., at which spirited resolutions were passed, recommending the State to engage vigrously in constructing them
This article was originally published with the title "An Unrighteous Act"