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,sue. The siajoiiied letter refers to :
:hiaracter w'ell known int Georgia as "Bi
Fohn," who is,to use a familiar but ex
>ressive phra*, "a regular trymp."
L'he origihial lotter which, as we stated
thall appear in: the next number of th
Record, wil) ruer more at length to thii
:olebrated ind idual, and also relatq
low "Bill Ar returned to Rome. hi!
-xpeiienice of the Arp famil)
)t the way, lat' ie saw and dit
.vhIen lie arriv inl "tho Eternal City.
-N. Y. Met. . ord,
f NTA, May 22, 18G4.
Mn. Ei'To "Remote, onfrended,
nelankolly, slt" as admebody sed,.]
im now s e. a - log in some vasi
vilderness, a I y roost inl some Okee,
eenokee swani 4vhere the fowl inva.
lers cannot t4Tel, not their pontool
)ridges phloa If Mr. Shakspeere
Nere correct w 1 he Writ "sweet art
Ite juices of adersity," then it are rea
ionaLtul to sup That me Pvid my fak
kitd many oth Iust have some sweet.
tin to spare. When a man is ardused
n the ded of ' #And smells the ap
troach of .the I invader;.when he
eels konstrain change hi3 base and
)Okuut arunta from his home, Jeav
ug behind hinm those iessary thintgs
vhich told 'bo and soul together
hen ie looks,' erhaps' the last time
pon IiP lovel- rhoite where he has
wenI 'for many dlightful years raisin
thildren and chi ens, strawberrius and
>eas, lie soap inguns, and all sich
uxuries of this lunary life ; when lie
inagines every 3sualsound to be tie
rack of his ea doom; when from
ich influences h gins a dignified re
reat, but soon nstrqii ed tW leav e
ho dtgnitru 1; wgttli.
tmt regard to th6 Wrder of' Itis going-if
here is any sioeet juice in tlte like of
lnt,-I havent ben able to see it.. No,
4r. Editur, sich scenes never happened
if Bill Shakespetr's day, or ho wouldent
ia%% writ that l're.
I don't know tat the lovely-inhabi.
ants of your busful sity need any four.
varnits to inake'em avoid the breakers
ipon which our tsel wrecked ; but for
ar' they should jome day shake their
;ory locks at me, I will make publik a
)rief allusion to ame of the painful sir.
umstances whin: flately okkurrect in
lie regions of ti eternal sitty.
Not many. da ago, the evorlastin
cankees (may 'fey live always'when
Ito devils gits ao), made a violent as
ault upon the itty 'of-the lilfs---the
oturnal bitty, whOe a hundred years the
njun rivers havi been blendih divers
vaters lioacqfull together-whore tle
Jhoektaw child n built their flutter
nills, and toyed ti frogs and tadpoles,
vhile these mije ick strehms were but
ittle spring br blies, a babblin along
heir sandy beda. O'or 3 dals and nights
>ur. vallyunt, tr s had beat bak the
owl invader, and ved our pullets from
heir devourin j s. For 3 days and
lights we bade reqwell to every fear
uxuriating upo lie triumph of our
trms, and the sw t jnices of ourstraw.
>orries and crea For 3 days and
lights fresh trool from the South pour.
Ad into our str with Shouts that
nade the welkin ing, and the turkey
aumps rise all ov the flesh of our peo.
>le. We fe'.th Romie was safe--se.
cure against th assaults of the world
,hte flesh and the vil, which last indi
,idual are suppo to be that.horde of
owl invaders, wI are seokin to phlank
i9 out of bread ~a existence.
Blu, -'alas for upan hojies I Man
hat is born'of w an (and there are no
ither- sort flhat, now of) has but few
lays that &ift's of trouble. Altho
he troop. did ut, altho their brass
tound inubik well upon the gale, althQ
be turkey -bonri rose se the Welilin
abig, akhlo the ' andihg General qis.
pred us i~het wgd. to be held'-at
y iitiat~ at aton to-morrow the.
bta as. be fought, avid the
rtdfs ed. all bleedin .a*d
on the o~ 1lWO ~ it
high. Cilinly and cooly we silled our
killy kinick, and surveyed the embarka
. tioD of troops, konstruin it to be soime
grand manover oj. milit.ary strategy.
About 10 o'clock we retired to rest to
dream ot tomorrow's viktory. 'Sleep
soon overpowered iks like the fog that
kivered the earth, but nary bright dream
had kum. nary vision .of-freedoni iftid
glory. Onl the kontrary, our rest were
uneaeystrawberries and cfearn soemd
to be holdin secession sneerins within our
corporate limits, when suddenly i6 the
twinkli of 'in.eve a friend arousdd us
from our slumber and put a inew faze
1upon thi "situation." ' Gen.: Johnston
wits rutreatin, an the blue-nossed tan
kees were to pollute our sakr"l soil the
next mornin. Then came the jug of
war Widh hot feverish bi64c we star.
ed out in search of transport could be
had. Time honored friiindship,* past fa
vors shown, everlastin gattitood, mnimer
ons shall and luvely children. kunfedor
at: kurroncy, new iishoes, bank bills,
black bttles, all all influences ..wjro
urged and used to sekire'a korner in a.
kar, but- nary korner---tootite-..-too'
late-the pressure for time was fearful
and tremengious-the steady clock mov
ed on-no Joshurt about to )engg.hen
olzt the night. no r1ollfn stock, go0 steur,
no mule. With reluktant aITh hasty
steps we prepared to rmako good our.
exit by that overland line which Rail
Roads do not control, nior A. Q. Ms ifi
uress. . . - --'
. With our familios and a little cloth
ing we crosd thq Etowah bridge about
the broke. of day on Wednesday, th-e
17th of Mfay, 1864,- prezakly a year and
two wdek fron'the -time.whon'GeneraL
Forrest- marched in triumph through
our stU-cts. BI and by the bright rays
of the mornin sun dispersed the,-heavy
fog whioh like a pQli of deth had over
spread all nattir:.. Then were exhibited
to our afficted gazb a highway crowded
with wagins And teams, kattle and hogs,
niggers and 'dogs, woman and children,
all movin in dishevelled haste to places
And-parts u1iknowb. Muls--werwbray.
in, cattle were lowin, hogs wore squcel
iml,. sheolp wero blatin, children were. cry
in, waggeinrs cussin, whips were gppin,
and horses stallin,' but still the grand
kavan imbved on. - Everybody wis kon
tinually a loqkin behind; and driven
before-every body -wanted to know
everythin,. And. riobody knev nothin.
Ten thousatid wild ruligre filled the sir
kumambient air. 'The ev'erlastin kaval
ry wis there and- as thev. dashed to and
fro'gave false qlai'ms of the enemy boin
in hot persuit.
About this most -kritikul. j Ancture of
afflairs, some pihibiiAthropik -frend passed
by with the- wolkin news. tliat the
bridge wer burnt, and . Oli. dangpr all
over. Then ceased the. panik; -then
cale tie peaceful casig bf heroes after
the strIfe of war is over ; then exkluin
ed Frank Rails, my denhoralired frende
lot's return thanks, and op and. rsft.
Boys, let me git, out ahd lie llown, I'm
as hunkle as a ded nigger. " I tell you
the trd'h. I sung tihe-long' metr dox.
ology as I cropsed the Etowali bridge,.
and I oxpekted to be a ded mali ii - fif.
teen n)inutes. . Be thankful falles-~let's
all be thankful ; the bridg6 .id., burit,
and the river is three miles deep.
Good sakes I' do you rekun them Ygn;
kees kan swim ? Git up, boys-let's
drive ahead and. keep movin.' . I' tell
you, thpre's no akkounting foi anythidg
with blue clothes on these 'dAiys. 1ing
ed, ef I ain't afoered of a blue'tailed
With.tjie nriost distressin flow of Ian-.
guaigo, hie kontinned his rapsody of ran
Thon there 'ivas that trump oqfeood
follows, J~iq John--as clever as. h le is 1
fat, andras gar, as old FlstaffA~-with ify
de-fae-igable diligence, ho .had sekured,
as allast resort a one-horse ateer spring- i
wagin, with a low flat body i settin on1
two riketty springs. Bern- mounted
thereon, lie was .urgiin a more speedy
lpkomoshun, by layin on to the karkass,:
of ?je p'oor old steer with -a thrash-pole
sqme ten feet long..g Having s'topped at,
a houise, he proured a two-inch augur,
and boi oethrough the dashboard,
pulled the spteer's tail through and.tied i
tkp the erad In ahknot e runnin geari
is weak," said ho, "nn't intend to
be ttuof itt the ,4Iu obody holds *i
good,d the steer don' poll off4 his ta' i
whll, I am safe," 'wy fi-ond," sod
F~'ityou plousse to inform mewhat .J
port'you aro bour for, atid when. yoiu .
atto~reach it,?'t "No nort M~n 4
Bill;" said ho ; " goin, ded strate to
tiho big Stonq ntain. I anr gointo
giL on the top and roll roks down on all
maPkind. I pow' forewaru every livin
thing zot to kum thar. until this ever.
lastin foohshness' i 'e ovr." H1e were
then 'bit thrco& mil from town, and
been tra'vellint is ij e long night. Ahd
my big fren thouight I, when wilt
thoir arrivq at thy. journey's end ? In
the language of Patrick Henry, will it
be the next- week or the next year ?
Oh, thk I kould write a potim, I wou'd
ejnlealm thy hnest face in epik vorse.
I can qqly droo.to thy pleasant me0oy
a passtig random rhyme:
Farewell, Big John, Farewell
'Twas painful to iny heart,
ro see thy chancesof esenpe
Wa. that old qteer and krt. -
Met.hipks I see the rioiw
- .With axletrees all broke,
And wheels with nary hub at all, 0
- And hubs.with nary spoke.
But though the mud is deep,
Thy wits will never fail -
That faithfil steer will take tho out;
. If thou wilt hold his-tail.
Mr. Editur, u.nder such varygated
scenes we reported progress, and in
course of tin.e arrived under the shad
ow of thy sitty's wings, abo;mnding in
gratitood and joy.
With sweet and patient sadness, the
teinder hearts of otur wives and daugh
ters beat mournfully as wo moved along.
Often, alas, how.oftei was the tear seen
swimming.in the eye, npd the lip quiv.
ering with emotion, as memory lingered
around dcserted homes and thoughts
dwelt upon past enjoyments * and fnture
gesoration. We phcked tho wild flow.
ers as wo passed sang songs of merri
ment, exchanged our wit-with children
smothering by every tMeans the sorrow
of our fate. These things, together
with the comick events that okkurred
by the way, were the safety valves
.4hat saved the poor heart from bursting.
lut fr ihom, our heads would have
been fountains and our hearts a foun.
.tam of tears. Oh, if some kind friend
would .set our retreat 'to nmusick, it
would be gleatly appreciated indeed.
It would ho a plaintive ti.ne, interspers
ed with okkasional * comick notes and
frequent fuges skattered promiskuous
Our retreat were konducted in excel.
lent good or-ler, alter the bridge wts
burnt. If there were any stagglin at all,
they straggled ahend. It would have
delighted General Johnston to have
seen the allakrity of our movements.
The great s';ruggle of our contest seemed
to be which army could retreat the fast
ear. Gen. Johnston or ourn-which
oould outplank tJie outhtr, and I allow
as how it ware pnll Dick pull Devil be.
tween q'm. -It are a source of regret,
however, that some of our householdls of
the Afrikan scent, hiv'e fell. backeinto
tke arms of the fowl invaders. I sup
pobe they may' now bo called missn
gennators,-and are by this time inkreas.
in 'fhe stock of Odour d'Afrique in
Nprtharn .*ociety 'Which popular per.
rume have crowded out- of the market
that'made-X Basin. Jului Haul. and
Lubin famons. Good bye aw ot otter .
Af,Roses, farewellye .balms of a ttious.
acnd flow.ers-your days are numbered.
But I must ,klose this molankolly
rarratiVq agd hasten, to subscribe my.
ielf, .. Your Rangqe
. : I - . ' -'. -. . . rW~ A ar
P. 8, .Tip %hre st ill, faithful onto the
mmd. He saya'the'.old turkey we 'left.
>Ohin~d have' bepn ,settin,for 14 weeks,
mndjthe fowl 'insders.are welkumn- to
mer furtljer"hore tha.t lhe thirowd a dod
At in the well, and they are welkum to
hat,, -' .. B. A.
Tuns Rawtbatt HUnrA.-A Rich
nond paper'states thu46 atoong the un
raceable ruinors of :the week, is the
rpoed:.earlydeotiremer'jtfrem the s
ion.'ofs'mana gi ' or bf -the -ow
'rk; ier~taj of . Hidson, ytho hats
ecuie.thfor 4 number of
!9reas. Failn filh aaigned as thle
easont Ma .I i own red one of
he best, if, dot U. , iieWdpapr snan
n t):e p'ty,' and the Jerald'. peni -~
nacesa) nent l.owng t4 ae hapsb
oanetaeti*:aioh esoen ei in dscre
ioie of~ha proptaIton. have 58Ib heen.
.81o * paiiferdot. Mr. Putnam, fl6
lal edi4. 'of thme Iim&,~d and Stephe.
E. Fiskestdramatist, and present1 .on
motor of thme Leader, are spokeof eas 26- ~.