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From California.

--Pony Express dates from San Francisco are to the 16th ult., and furnish the following items:

Measures are in progress for holding a Union meeting in San Francisco the present week.

Terence B. McManus, one of the Irish exiles who escaped from Australia to California in 1857, died at St. Mary's Hospital, San Francisco, yesterday, aged 50 years. He occupied a prominent position among the Irish population here.

Some of our business men are experiencing serious troubles from the disturbed state of the Union, having purchased government drafts for remittances East, which came.

A lady passenger who, some months ago, broke her arm while getting on a California bound steamer at Panama, has just obtained $7,000 verdict against Mr. Vanderbilt from a San Francisco jury.

The Legislature has as yet done nothing, still waiting for the Assembly to elect a Speaker. Wm. Collam, the Douglas candidate, withdrew to-day, which, it is believed, will lead to the election of a Speaker in a day or two, when the Governor's message will be sent in.

Pony Express dates from Fort Kearney to the 31st December were received two days ago.

E. R. Burnell, Douglas Democrat, was elected Speaker of the Assembly to-day.

Thirty prisoners attempted to escape from the State prison to-day. Three were killed, thirteen wounded, and the balance arrested, except one. The guard was slightly wounded.

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