--The Pony Express, from San Francisco
on the 24th ult., brings further California
The Pony Express, carrying the result of the Pennsylvania
election, arrived at San Francisco
The news was received by telegraph on the 21st.
It produced a marked sensation in political circles, rendering the Republicans exceedingly jubilant, whilst the friends of the other candidates despair.
The Republicans are now putting forth great efforts to carry the State
A bet was made yesterday of $2,000 to $3,000 that Lincoln
would carry California
, and another of $3,000 against $3,000 that Lincoln
will get more votes than Breckinridge
, from Oregon
, has been greeted with immense crowds since entering upon campaign duty in this State.
A new canvass of the probable condition of the next Legislature elicits the fact that seventeen Senators
hold over from last year, and will be members of the next Senate.
Of these, eleven support Douglas
, four Breckinridge
and two Lincoln
It is thought impossible for Senator Gwin
to secure enough new members to the Legislature, under these circumstances, to gain even a reasonable chance of re-election.
Lieut. Col. B. L. Hall
, of the First Dragoons, U. S. A.
, has arrived in San Francisco
, and has assumed command of the California
division in place of Gen. Clark
There was quite an extensive fire in the village of Oakland
, on the opposite side of the bay from San Francisco
last evening, destroying an entire square of wooden buildings.
The loss is heavy, but its amount has not been ascertained.
An effort was making at Los Angeles
to push forward the telegraph on the Butter field route, from that place to the Colorado
, one party having subscribed $10,000 for the purpose.-- This was before news was received of the intention of the Eastern
companies to build their lines to California
by the Central
or Salt Lake
Accounts from Washoe state that a new tunnel eleven hundred feet long had been completed, striking the Comstock lead two hundred feet below the surface, at which depth the are taken yields $1,200 per ton. This is an important test of the extent of the lead, and holders of shares in the upper Mexican
, Central and other claims on that lead are much elated.