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sent requisition for conscripts, as follows: Some days ago Major Rucker was in conversation with a fair, fat, and forty buxom widow of a little more than forty years of age. When he arrested Mr. Johnson, Rucker stated that he regretted to inform him that he was under the painful necessity of conscripting him. "I have learned," said Rucker "from widow — that you are only thirty-nine. She says that you told her so, anon't you. Major?" "I don't understand anything about it," said Rucker. "you must go with me." Mr. Johnson's knees smote one another, and in tremulous accents he besought Major Rucker to permit him to send for the old family Bible. This was agreed to. In the meantime Rucker to Col. Blake's headquarters. By the time they reached Knoxville, Rucker became satisfied that his follower was not less than three score yeo complete had been the metamorphosis of the gay widower, that even Rucker blushed when he looked upon him. The family Rible came, and th