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ATHENSTOST. S. 1. IV INS ICditor and Proprietor. Th'li V.V ?--'a ""' payable trithin tlirre mnnilm frnm the lime nf lub'cribing: $'.5llin mon(i,r .Mai Ike eviration of the year. (V-T-.Vo naper discontinued until all arrear tirYarepaidnccpl at the option of the lub- ' Far announcing the names of candidates for tifict JII, Cash. ATIIKSVBinAV.SErT. 5, ISSt. ytPPnENTinE WANTED. Wanted ut tlio office of ilie "Post" an Apprentice 10 (he Friminj Business. An industrious hoy enn obtain a good situation by applying immediately. fey No paper Smr.h of Pulton yeter doy, consequently w ate without anything very late from Cuba. (7- Several communications received this weik will appear in our next number. ftT The communication which appears today on the subject of the corporation laws is from the pen or one or our oldest Citizens, and we trust it will receive that attention which it merits. Come up to the scratch, Messrs. Aldermen: either have your ordinances enforced, or back out and let every thing go hy the board. Baltimore, Aug. 27. Cotton in the New York market was firm and fifteen hundred bales have been sold. The Africo, lake out with her for Europe, nno hundred ih'Mimind dollars in specie Ex Governor McDowell of Virginia is dead. Nothing official has yet been received from Havana, hy tho Governmental Washing ton, New Orleans, Aug. 25, 2.47 P. M. The Spanish Consul has taken duwn his flag, and clo-ed hi office, transferring his fund ions to the British and French Cmi'ii's and placing, ho rays the persons and pro perly of Spanish subject under tho protec lion of the American Government. Sixty Liberators arrived this morning from Moti'gomcry. Ahbami. Cincinnati. Aug. 23. Tho Cuban news is creating the greatest cxiiilomenl here. Tho pnpers and many citizens who were opposed to the Cuban ex pedition, are s?vere upon the Spanish Gov eminent for their brutal treatment of the nrisonprs. and outrage upon the '.earner Falcon. Baltimore, August SO. The Cuban sympathizers will burn to night in effigy Mr. Owen, tho American Consul (it Havana. Washi.noto.y, August 30. Ttie Tr&uTor annnune.-s amount of money on deposit, thirteen miilinn five hun dred six thousand dollars. At Philadelphia five million seven hundred eleven thousand eleven hundred and fifty dollars. At New York two mil'in seven hundred eighty two thousand threo hundred and seventy six. New Orleans, Aug. 27. About CO Cuban liberators have arrived from Alabama, and 200 more on their way. Cotton 100 bales sold this morning ol unchanged rates. 03-The Circuit Court for Monroe coun ty meets nt IWailisonville next Monday. We intend to be there on Monday and Tu esday, nud we hope those indebted to us for subscriptions, advertising or job work will be prepared to "fork over." 1 Notice. We have a goodly number of subscribers in ibis county who have been taking the " Post" since the commence ment of the first volume, Bnd who have not paid any thing, Now, if they will call at the "Captain's oflice and settle" they will relievo ut from a very unpteasint duty. Persons taking a paper three years with out paying are not much patrons. To the Candidates. The elections are now pretty well over, the smoke has lifted from the field of battle, the wounded have limped ofT, and tha slain been decent ly interred, and where a lew weeks ago all was excitement and strife, peace and quietness now .predominates, and but few seem to remember that we have recently passed through a great political struggle. The contrast is striking, very striking in ded but not more so in the respect al luded to, than in another. Previous to the election one could not step into the street without bumping against a candidate; and Oh how the pleasant fellows would squeeze .one's hand! Cut now how chang'ed! If you happen to catch 0 glimpse of one of the " dear defuncts," Ijke the Levite ol old, he is very apt to be making tracks on the other side of the way. See here, gen tlemen that's not the way to do suppose those ol you who have not paid your prin ter's bills, give us a call. You need'nt be afraid we wont hurt you. The N. V. Express understands' from irood authority that an expedition for Cub 1 now forming in that city, that a steamer Ins alieadv been procured, srms and ammu nition purchased, and men enlisted. It will probably sail if not prevented by the au thorities m too course i me p resell i i ATrctii. When we heara man grunt inland groaning about his conscience, openly and publicly, in all times and places, and yet know that the mam con cern of the inao is his bread and buller, we are reminded ol Poor Richard's tayinz, that the 'worst wheel to the cart makes the mcM noie.' DOWN THE COUNTRY. In the early purl of the week we paid a flying visit to our friends in Bradley county, and found things working along very smoothly. Bradley it decidedly a great county good lands, thrifty farmers, clpver men and handsome women. In these respects it can't be heal anywhere. The railroad is giving a very different as pect to business in that section infusing new life, and spirit and industry into the whole population. All are moving about as though they had something In do, as if there was something to labor for. Large quantities of good wheat were raised in Riadly the past season, and tho farmers ate now haul'ng it to the depots and receiv ing seventy five and eighty rents per bush el for it, cash in hand. Every bushel of wheat, rye, corn and oats now commands fair cash piices. A few vears ago the far mer had to exhaust the soil and wear out his lands in raising corn a'one to fatten slock (or n distant market. Now he can change his crops, improve his lands, and has a good market at home for every ihinjr he can raise. And what has effected this great chaiisi in short a space of time? The railroad, and nn'hing else. Bradley is now reamni the fr nils of the enternrise. In a few shnn months other counties will begin to feel its advantages and benefit, and when the line shall have been com pleted through, the whole of Eal Tennes see will thrive and become prosperous in an eminent degree. TIip barriers which have impeded her progress will Iben be removed, nnd she will have free and full scope In commence anew ihe race ol pros perity ihe vbIIpvs and the hills a'tke te payine 'he laborer lor his toil, nnd the mountains yielding up thpii rich mineral treasures, what can prevent her rapid im provement? We may he dpemed an en thtisiast on the subject, but we know what railroads have done for other sections, less lavored than ours, and jve know that the same effects must Inllow here, Railroaih create business build up manufactories, increase irade of every description, and give an impetus to all industrial pursuits. This is their history wherever thoy have been built. We have met with men in the last three years who were ihe violent opposers of Railroad en'erprises. Bui in every in stance where they have been upon the lines and witnessed the workings and ad vantages of the system, they have aban doned their former opinions, and are now its watmpst advocates. They now see that all East Tennessee needed to make it one of the wealihiest and most desirable coun tries in the world was railroads. Ilnito teturn to Bradley county before Closing. We have sid that her people were beginning to feel the benefits which it was confidently predicted the East Ten. nessee and Georsia Railroad would confer upon them, nnd we congratulate ihem up on its completion nnd successful operation through their rnunty. May its benefits be increased a thousand fold. The people of that county, whig and democrats, have been liberal in their support of this paper, lor which we are profoundly grateful. The only thing we regret is, that we have not been able to mtike it more worthy of their patronage. The Louisiana Courier, published at New Orleans, hoists at Ihe head of its Editorial column, a banner, upon which is a cap of Liberty, the stars and Mripcs, and ihe in scription of Cuba and the United Stales ' Georgia. The accounts from Georgia represent the canvass in that Slate between the Union men, and the Slate's Rights 01 Secession party, as being of a most excit ing character. The election takes place in October. The following is an extract from a letter from an intelligent young gen tlemen nf Athens, now in Augusta, dated Aug. 23: I have had the pleasure of hearing the Union candidates for Governor and Con gress speak since I wrote you last, tn-wii: Honorables Howell Cobb and Robert Tombs, They are both very forcible rea soners, and set loilh the principles of the Union party in this State, in the most la Titrable and triumphant light imaginable. The hitter. Mr, lumbs, is one of the best ort,g ever listened to, nnd U decijeillv eloquent. His style reminds me more of J C.Jones than any oilier public speaker I now think it1, The meeting was at night, And was very large and enthusiastic. The Union Party, in my humble estimation. will carry tins Stale hy an overwhelming majoniv. There is considerable sympathy exhibited in this city in behalf of the Cuban Patriots. There will he a public demon stration this evening at 8 o'clock, for Ihe purpose ol sympathizing with the brave patriots, who were executed hy the Cuban authorities a few davs since, hy way of encouagenient to those who slill survive and commendatory to the cause for which tiiCV sacrificed their lives- There is great feeling h-re upon the subject, and very many speak of joining the Patriots." Cumberland Tunnel. Col. Dates, the enterprising and energetic contractor of this great oik, has informed us that it is his expectation to have it completed sboul the first of January next. The Col. seldom makes a wrong calculation about anything he undertakes, however great the task to be performed, and we have no doubt but the Tunnel will be completed about the time specified. He deaervea mith credit for ihe manner in which he has poshed forward this tremendous wot. JWur. .Veai. ' - " FROM WASHINGTON. August 2 h. The late events in Cuba are well calcula ted to enlist the sympathies of the American puplr, and meetings have been, or ores hnut to be held in some of our principal ci ties or the purpose of expressing p"pu!sr indignation at Sponish cruelly. There is a general coincidence nf opinion on the sub jeot, and, while it is admitted that (he Cu ban Government had the right to execute these invaders and others, the manner in which it was done excites indignation. It is now said, however, that the bodies nf the men were not maUtreate4 after execution. Indeed, it is to be hoped that that parsjhthc trngedy will prove to be a fiction. Then again, the unnecessary insult offered to the American flog by the Spanish vessel of war has become a serious sii'iject of co In fine, the Spaniards in Cuba '! Government are behind the age, audi likely to ennform with American They seem to consider A me ones, and ceriainly take conciliate them. Th Balumoreyis mg meeting, inn. mil this region there is much fepl jed, even among those who condemned the Filibuster move seem. 10 he though, that the two not longoi live in peace in tho sums neigh borhood. It was rumored here, yesterday. that a thousand men hove actually sailed already from New Orleans for Cuba, fur the purpose nf rescuing Lonez and his remaining com panions. No one seemed to doubt ibe fact, improbable as it is. I have no doubt tint ten thousand men could be enlisted in the enterprise ot a day's nwice; but. then, means nf organization, subsistence, ami transportation are wonting. Here deScicn rirs may, in time, be supplied, perhaps be fore the next session of Congress. It. is remarkable that nn one takes into ct nsidoratiou the ncijnn of the Federal Gov- ernmnt on this subject. It is generally believed that the Government is too timid to enforce thn laws, or even to rebuke at: offi cer for neglecting hi duties. The Govern ment is held responsible for all the conse' quences that might be expected in follow from tho expedition of Lopea. The Gov ernment was advised of the expedi'ion and did not interpose to arrest it. The Pampero was allowed to depart without a clearance and without obstruction. Tho Pampero woa permitted to use the port of Key West, and will be atjain; and thn Government, or at least the government officers, tojc core that the Revenue Cutter, Crawford, should not bo in tho way of tho Filibusters. After all iIiIh remissness or nils' "i'h jjrl" it may be colled, the Gvvr Jlers, if any bo issued, will bo tr3biih con tempt. The Union and other papers call Intidly for tho return of the President ud Cabinet; though what they should ni do in the matter may be quite unimportant. Wo cannot forsee what fearful emergen cies may soon arise in relation to Cuban nf. fairs. The Spaniards are becoming more and more exasperated, and American pro perty is no longer very safo whilst in their reach. They may. perhaps, retaliate some of Ibe losses of lifn and property to which the Filibusters subject them Cor. Char. Cour. Washington, Aug. 27ih. It was known here yesterday, that the Cabinet was in some agitation in regard to the slain of Cuban affairs. Accounts bad heen received through the newspapers of riots in New Orleans, and or the assoults on the Spanish Consul, but were not fo lycro. ited because no official advices had readied the Government. But owing to the inter ruption of Telegraphic communication with the South, the Government had no advices later than tho 21st. But theGovern nent had received tdis; patch staling that the steamers Fanny and the Alabama were fitted oul for Cuba and that the U. S. officers could not prevent their going out. Thus it would appear. that ihe Government is poworless up these il'egal expeditions. I t tn you on Monday the steps ta Government, since which some. have been given, with a our nejtrsl obligations. The the Cabinet, present at Ilia cm1 yesterday, were Messrs. Corwin lid Hill. General Felix Houston has addressed a letter to ibe citizens of New Orleans, through the columns of Ihe Ticayune. call ing n ihem to contribute giiertiily and promptly the means lo send to Cubs proper l prepared and in S'ltTicieni numbers, those who burn lo mirror the surviving comrades of ihe slaughtered Crittenden, Kerr, and their brave companions. A PlilZE for Casies. The Editor of the Dahhinega Signal, proposes that the Execu tive Convniliee of thn rrxt Atlanta Fair. olfer a premium for the best baby. Our nrighbo of the Signal is a liltle seitiih in this proposal, for if we remember righily. his own family was increased by the a do 1 lion f on", about six months ago. We don'i know whe'her or not ihe Committee will carry ul this suggestion, but if the? fail, why, just for the good will we bear our cotemporary, we'll give our hat as a prize rm the best specimen. Domestic industry nueht to be oncnuracd in all its branches. Sj march up your light tnjanlry. Our greatest glory consists not to. never railing, but in rising every time w tail. rnHaiiit. I V" y v II - w turning rneV i raclcan. o break ef Vaphed V "he V ytot i iition. pjnrad, GEN. LOPEZ AND HIS FOLLOWERS The New Orleans Delta of Friday eve ning publishes the following letter from Adjutant Stanlord, which particularly ex plains the manner in which our unforiu nate countrymen met their untimely fate and is the first publication which throws any light upon the circumstances winch led to Critienden's command having been made prisoners: "Havana. A 112. 16. n.n Hot mo- We arrived on the Island of Cuba, afer the most horrible passase vouVan conceive of, cooped on board with 400 or TitlU men. "We arrived on Sunday lat. I believe laics I have almost foraotlen The next mornins. Lopez, with General I'arasay, nn, I oil iha Pomni!inilinr officers, left us (I mean Crittenden and his battalion.) We heard nnlhtns ol htm lor iwo uavs when Crittenden dispatched a note. H (Wan .annnolail WO stlOllhl mill llim St a lit' tie town some six or einhi miles off. leavins us in the meantime to take earn of all bag "We started for htm on Wednesday at o n'c nek. A. M.. anil hail pro three miles, when we were Knanisli soldiers. In Ihe ceived a severe wound in 'pnulsed them, however. ilhr eharse. and eomnleleiy ftiei ns. We snent wo nays nun ois;iiin ... 1 mnsi oiisprable von can imagine, in iie chapparal. without anything lo eat or drink. 1. Wo -.o,l.. tha lies! nf nor WAV tO the sea shore, and found some boils, wilh which we put to sea. Spent a niflin upon ihe ocean, and the next day, nhoul twelve nVlnnk tvara mben prisoners by the? Ha hanero, were hroueht lo Havana last niffhl. and condemned to die ih is morning. We sha'lall he shot in an hour. G"o.l by and God bless you. I send the masonic medal enclosed in this, heloncing in mv father. Convey it to mv sister. Mrs. P n. and fell her ol mv fate. Uoce more, God bless vou. STANFORD. From Ibis and from a comparison with the ollictal reports 01 tne ctpninsn imic--i. ihe Picayune constructs the following nar rative, which it considers to be a more cor rect and probable one than has yet been Si ven. nn. T.nne nn Iandm? near Bohia Hnnda. wilh iIip main body of his forces, consisting ol about 300 men, advanced to wards LasPozas, a small lowi a few miles in the interior, leavins Col. Crittenden and his command, 114 strong, in charge ol ihp I....... Thai nirrlil or ihe next (lav. the ste'amer Pizarro landed 700 Spanish troops at Bahia Honda, anil these auvancng in wards the nlace of Lopez 8 landing, cm oil Crittenden's men from their companions. On the s-ennd night afterwards this party determined to attempt to lorm a junction wilh Lop-z, but on the road were attacked by an overwhelming body of troops, and aller a short sirussle were on the second .hn,.. rmiiail .ml disnprspd. After wan- derinir annul in ibe thickets, fifty of them got together and made their way lo ihe sea shorn, where they seizea tour sman lion's and endeavored lo mK" iheir rscape, wIirq iuty weri captured ns has been re lated in ihe official report of Admiral Bus- it los. t here are slill sixty lour 01 mis command 10 be accounted lor. Of ihese. limy were surprised anil snot nt a small farm house. A Spanish lieutenant reports llml nn lha Idlll ha came Iition tWentV "pirates" guarding an equal number of wounded comrades, all ol wnom were im mailinialu mil m death. The remainin" twenty lour, or such or them as had not heen killed in battle, probably continued to uan. tar in Ilia vieinilv linlll. We are forCCll 10 believe, they were also slaughteted. The other party, under Lopez, it seems, reepivail lha ntlueK n III B iai linrus. ID a farm house at Las Pozas, and heat them nlr iirilh urnia nss. at east SO It IS 10 DP ihe SoRiiish official renorls "IT -, . state that Ihey desisted from the assault in order to receive reinforcements. Whether miv sohspniieni fiohtinir took nlace at this n.ilnl we iln nnl knnW! at all eVelllS. Lonez held his own lorlwo days till, on the I5ili he left for ihe interior, and was not molest ed on bis march by Gen. Enna; ail of which we learn from ihe Spanish official recounts. This was the state ol all.urs on the 15ih, the date of our last advices from the scene of action, It-rough Gen. F.nna's ilpsna wl, dined nt 3.30 on thai daV- II Gen. Lopez reached the mountains in sale- ly, he will discover soon whether ne lias relied with loo much confidence on the as sistance of the native inhabitants. Mont Annexation. A correspondent to the N. Y. Herald proposes the annexation of the Island of St. Martin, and says: "3t. Martin pnees a huge salt lak" inland. say about Iwo miles long, and about one in breadth. This lake or rather pond, as ii is called by the inhabitants, frequently makes salt over its entire surface of extent, and is capable of yielding a million of barrels per crop. With a steam engine costing not more than three thoussnd dollars, and labor to the amount of ten thousand morn, it would yield three crops annually. In fact, two crops are already gathered by the pre sent inelficient method. The quality would be better, too, in the hands of our country men, as they would see after its thorough washin", &lc. Possessing more of the qual ities necessary fr preserving meats than the ordinary Turks Island, or any other salt, it it consequently more sought after by per sons engaged in that business." O. S. Fowler, the phrenologist, ii build ing a house in New Yark, in queer style. The walls are composed of stale, gravel and lime, mixed together and laid in boxes, which are raised up aa the walls they form become firm enouzb lo receive another lay r. In tins wav he raised walls four stories high, at a nmcli less cost than by any oihr plan. His building is of an octagon shape, ighty feet in diameter, and the rooms are all angular. Look here Pete,' said a know ing darkey to hie companion, 'don't atan' dar on derail road.'.T Whf. Toe?1 K.ae. if eara sea dat mnuf u rnurn 1 1 1 I. ... ,1. Jann' . nil ,1111 Vila I ll THE HAVANA TRAGEDY. A young gentleman of Ibis city, says the New Orleans Picayune of the 23d, who went passenger to New York on llieChern l;ee, happened to bo in Havana on the day of the execution of the American prison era. Ha wrole by the Empire City a letter oe-scriptive of the horrible event, from which we are permitted 10 make the following ex tracts, which are the more powerlul, as im tended only for ihe eye of his brother, to whom it was oddrossed. Havana, August G, 1S51. There were fil'ivtwo of Lopez's men shot to-day about thne quarters of a mile from ihe city. The) were token yesterday, brought in to. day and shot. I became nc quuinted with a number of Americans, and we went to see Ihem, as I knew a eond ipbi ny were from MobiK but I could not get near enough to recognize ihem, the soldiers ond ciiizons were so thick- I W09 up in twenty steps of them when they were shot. Their hands were tied behind, ond tliey hoi) to kneel down, and were shot hy sections in the back. Afterwards the soldiers marcln ed in the same manner and run their boyo nets thro' iheir bodies and struck them on ihe head wilh their muskets. It was an .wful sight, one that I shall never forget. After all was done, tho soldiers and citi zens marched into the City, mailing a pro cession of several miles in length, some with 1I16 caps of ihe dr nil men on polos, al so their shoes, ports of their clothing, Sic, at trophies, and in this woy went through ilm nrincinal street of the city. I hnd left the place in what they call a "volonle," nnd drove very fast, and went through another ante in time to see tho whole nlfiiir. J do not think thero was less man luuu infill soldiers. It is very dangerous limes for Americans to go ashore, and Ihe Americans in the city advised ns to got. a- board as soon as possible, which I assure you I did in a hurry I never saw sorb nn excitement in a ny city in my 1110. 1 ti"y insult almost every American they meet in the street, and I kept very quiet ond did not give them a chance at me. Tho Falcon . . in . ...r- . ill and we win ue 011 in a iuw iiiumin. Cassius M. Clay. Speaking of the run made hy Clay in Kentucky, the Louisville Courier says: ivi.nipimr nmir be thn result of the G"v- ,...'.. nlrr-iinn. wn riiiint bn t feel gratifi ed that but eighteen voles in Ibis entire city, here fifty five hundred votes can be polled if neressnrv was fiven for tho abolition .....ti.tnia f..r r?ovpriiiir. It is a rebuke no on th.i attempt lo orgonizo a third parly in Kcniirky. that we hopn win prcveni nny r...ti,o .r.n. Sainir laken for so uno'ofilablc. disorganizing and revolutionary a scheme as ibnt which was developed in too miter in Co ssins M. Clav to Ihe Abolitionists nf the Siati- of .Mninn. There are probably double the number of Emancipationists in this city thn ri in any single county in Kentucky. They are embraced m bom 01 inn greni p liticol porti.es oftheday, and iheir withhold' mg iheir support with so much unanimity from Ilm Free-Soil candidate for Governor, ;..n nvwlenm of fidelity to the best inter est ..f Ibe State and nation that we cannot ftel too gratnlul for. ' The New York Herald soys, wo have ieen informed, by another of tho ofT.cert of Ibe Cherokee, that tho signal master of the Cuban government was thrown into a dun geon, and put in irons, because he neglected to signalize the Pampero, a suspicious ves sel, as she passed Havana while on her way to Bahia Honda. Havana. Aug. 17. I omitted giving you on account of the Piznrrn, and the inhuman treatment or the pilot and engineer. The pilot, in taking her into Rahia Honda, hnniiencd lo gel her a- ground, at the entrance of the harbor. A soon as she struck, tho commander, or the officer in command ol the troops, drew Ins -word and split, the pilot's lo ad open at one blow, and. reports says, killed him instantly In endeovoring to bck the vessel off some purl nf the engine gave out. The en gineer was immediately put under arrest, nnd it is h-lieved here that he has been shot. Tho ship is now a wreeK. as there came on i. Iin.uu lilmw find rnnrtrt finofl Hhe hnH llilrr ed. The Ahnendares is in, this morning, hut 1 have not heen able id r,ei any lurmer news from the seat of war. D. A TiiocGHT fob Fakmeks The National Intelligencer hos the following good thought especially oppropriale at the present time, when the corn-crop is so greatly injured by the lole drought: Rye fok Autumn. Winter, and Spring Pasturage The attention of the fa-mers is earnestly invited lo the subject of sow ing rye the first or second week of Septem ber, in the cornfields and n the wheat s ub hie, ion which it may bo sown and harrow ed in at little cost,) or other land intended for corn npxt year, as the pasturage of Ihe rye by milch cws and fattening sheep, will md Kiln pay a honilsomn nxnfit, and at the some tim fertilize the land; apart from which the green rye covering Ihe fields, at a distance appearing like magnificent lawns, will add greatly to the beauty nf the coun try, which often in the winter hat a barren aspect. What became of tub Whale One of the speakers of the Vermont Whig Conven. linn, in illustrate how the Free Soil party had run into the Democratic ditto, so as lo r e lost and unrecognized, said, thtre were two persons once discussing some religious nn.ni ..it nn. id In tlift lilhpr. ! fiiinnnsp you've read about Jonah, and how the whale swallowed him, and lliai lie aiterwaro come mil nf iliu (uhala'a hpllrf anil frill shore'?" Ob, yes,' said he, 'certainly I read all that.' WcM.'ssid his opponent, 'did you ever af lorward hear anything of what became of the whaler The American copies the paragraph of the Morfreesboro Newt, which sta'es that Hon. H. L. Torney had had a personal rencounter with the editor of ihe Independ ent at Winchester, anil sayt it is 'A total mistake, aa we are assured by two gentlemen Irom Winchester. Amis understanding occurred between Mr. While and a ton of Mr. Torney's which resulted in a personal collision. The conduct of Mr. Turney is, we are assured, totally mis represented -in the paragraph." For the Jllhcnt Pott. THE CORPORATION. Mn. Ivins: Some 18 months sinco ihe good citizens of Athens asked Ihe County Court to grant it the privileges or incorpo ration, which request was granted. Well, it was incorporated and lis ordinances pub. lished lo the four winds of Heaven, yea, they were published in G'ath and proclainv ed in Askalon, and things went on pretty well for a lew months, but latterly Ibr have been trampled under foot, an not more attention or respect is paid to Ihem than the old and superstitious statutes thai used to, in ancient times, disgrace and render odious the law-makers of Rome. What has brought about this lethargy among the vigilant and enterprising Alhe nians. They have not certainly come 10 ihe conclusion that the enforcement of the corporate authorities is useless and uncall ed for. Has our citizens become such or der loving people that there is no cause fof prosecuting iheso laws7 If such is the fact, I must admit that there is a happy state of affaiis in and about our town. But I hear complaints that some of the Alder men break the peace by knocking men in ihe head wilh rocks; others ol Ihem may he distinguished by the enormous size of the wood piles to the street fronting their doors, while some will occasionally winlc at a cuarrel or dispute between Ihcirneigh bors. But this is hard for me to believe, because all corporations are provided with n visitant and energetic officer, who, of course, would bring such offences as I have enumerated above before the proper IribUs nal. Misrepresentation and calumny al ways follow, and is attendant upon justice, and to check nnd keep it at bay, I would sug-gest that the enforcement of the ordi nances be attended to or if it is useless and inexpedient, their entire annulment would not be out of place. MENTO. THE COTTON CROP. The calculations regarding llio cotton crops this season exhibit a very wide differ ence. The crops, by some, it is said, will yield throe millions) of bales. A New Or leans cotton merchant eoys this calculation is utterly fallacious, Ihe drought hos affect) d both upland and lowland comm. It will bo impossible to make moro than four.fil'ths of the usual or upland en p, and as three fourths of Ihe entire crop of lha United States ore derived from upland sources, the ultimate extent of the production can easily be prognosticoted. He says; Tho best that can be expected r the upland regions of Tennessee, North .Alabama, Western L,ou iaiono, Mississippi and Georgia, is a crop twenty per cent, less thon last year, whilo over (lie lowland, an alluvial cotton region, hangs the contingency of a fine or foul au tumn, and a long or a short season. The Spirit is up. The Cincinnati Enquirer says: "We yesterday afternoon heard of an incident which serves to exhibit the vensuiion produced in Kenlusky hy the Cuba news. Lieut. Grant who served wilh the 3d regiment of that State in the Mexican war, has, after a veiy shnrl notice, obtained one hundred and eighty volunteers among the brave boys over the river, and intends to equip ihem ready for the march out ol his own abundant pnvt,yw means. 'Captain,' said a ragged country urchin, to a city dandy with an immense shirt col lar, 'Captain, are you going to haul manure to-day1?' No, you ragged rascal, what makes you ask that question?' 'Why, knse, you've go: such a thunder in' big pair of side boards up.' Judge, John Lragg, elected to Congress from the Mobile district, Alabama, it said to be the brother of Captain Bragg, who gave ihe Mexicans "a liltle more grape at dm 11 a Vista. The question as to "which side a lady should ride," has been settled by Md'lle Tohrnaire, Ihe most celebrated lady eques trian of modern times, who says: "the lady must ride on the right hand side, and Hie gentleman on the left hand tide." Dakk Developments See here, Gum bo, why am you like a blackguard?' Neber gooss dat in do wurl, coz I ain't, you black fool.' 'You is, honey, cz you watches massa Jim's store, and yu't not a berry white guard, dut's tartinl . Yah, ha, lul 'Now, Pete, dat am berry turprisin, ana combliistificating lo calculate but, nigger why is you libs a gontls'io! JJah! cat slump him.' "Bress my soul. Gumbo, I neber link ol dat gibs her up." - 'Yah, yah! todost 1, sensible at 1 it been 1 ink nt nf it tree dai. and am furder off dan Iwi-at ile start." Petitions are in circulation in ibis city, says the Nashville Banner, asking the Leg islature to pass a law prohibiting the sale ol ardent spirits, and to submit the taid law to ihe vole of ihe people for ratification A gentleman on Broadway become to much excited yesterday when one of these petitions was presented for hit signature, that he put ihe lighted end of his cigar iota hit mouth and burnt hit tongue! Tem perance ad vocatea would tay that wat bet ter than burning hit "in'ardt" with whit key! An old maid, who hatet the male tex most venomously, cut a female acquaint ance recently, who complimented her oa the iuoy ancy of her spirits. The New York Tiibune saytthat if left to Ihe voice of ihe people, a large majority in every iree State, would be thrown for provision similar to thai of Indiana, driving the free negroes from their borders. If you doubt whether you should kisa-a girl, givt her the benefit ot the dqtb tod "go in."