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Sending the election returns to California.

--The extension of the Pacific Telegraph to Fort Kearney shortens the distance between San Francisco and the Atlantic States about fifty hours. The St. Louis Democrat says the usefulness of the new line will be put to the test to communicate the returns of the Presidential election to California. An extra Pony Express is ordered to leave Fort Kearney the moment sufficient is known to make the result certain. The "extra" will be hurried across the plains at the rate of about fifteen miles an hour, and is expected to reach the eastern terminus of the California telegraph in five days. There the news will be taken up and telegraphed to all parts of California and Oregon immediately. By this means the result of Tuesday's election should be communicated to our Pacific neighbors in eight days from the time of the election.

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