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- An old friend from Westeri Michigan says, thcre will be a strong anti slavery demonstraron in the península Stat at the approaching clectiun. The Slate can didates aro eminently wortliy and popula Nunierous county and district nomiiiations are taking place, for Senotors and Reprc sentatives, and conventions are callcd in a directions. It vvould not be strange to see the spirit of liberty arising in the West to take tho whole work out of the handa of us laggards of th East. "Westward the Star of Empire take its way." [Emancipator. We learn on good authority, that the number of applicanls for office, made to the collector of this port during tho short time ho has occupied the station, is very near ten thousund. This is a fact which apeales volumes. Uut few of the oilices within the gift of the collector pay more than a comforta- ble subsistence for a man with a famüy - and yet they are cagerly sought tbr; by thousands. And doubtlcss the number would be doubled, if therc was even a hope of