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rongs, saw the efforts, unjust and violent, of his party to continue their oppression, the scales fell from his eyes also, and he ceased to kick against the pricks. What then? Off with his head, said the South. Let Alabama howl, said Buchanan. Off with his head --again did the South repeat the order, but this time in a sterner tone. Buchanan did not dare to disobey--he winced beneath the Southern thunder, as Mr. Bigler phrased it — and Mr. Stanton was dismissed. The next governor was Denver, a Platte County man, recently from California, a noted duellist there, whose character and conduct in that country secured for him the terrible title of the Butcher. The Butcher, however, came too late, and had sense enough to see it. There was an odor of fight around the country, too, that somewhat alarmed him; visions of duels haunted his uneasy slumbers; he thought, upon the whole, that to attempt to enslave such a people might be, and probably would be, an unhealthy operation. So, we