The breadstuffs market opened quiet this morning, good wheat being worth 5s. Gd. ; flour dull.
A later telegram says there have been saleB of bran at 11 fd. to Is.» and buyers of wheat offering 5s. Gd.
but no transactions ; flour nominal £12 10s. to £13 10s.
THE GOULBURN VOLUNTEERS—Consequent on having been assaulted by Captain Rossi (says the Herald) sergeant Mawson some time since sent in his resignation of the office of sergeant, which has now been accepted. We understand that in consoquence of their inability to agree with the course taken by the captain in entirely ignoring the voice of the committee, the whole of the members of that body have resigned. The secretary, Mr. George Martyr, who was lately dismissed from the force for differ- ing in opinion from Captain Rossi, has appealed to his Excellency the Governor, in terms of the Volunteer Act. It may be mentioned that Mr. Martyr has received letters from old volunteers of other companies strongly sympa- thising with him in the matter that led to his dismissal.
PiCDESTRiANibM.-On Tuesday, the lothin.staut (says, tho Forbes TimesJ, tbo champion walker of Cali- fornia, walked against timo, opposite Bray's Groat Eastern Hotol. There was a pretty large attendance, Edwards is certainly a splendid walker, and when ho puts on a Bpurt be se« ma to go as fast as most men can run. He performed lbe distance (7 miles) in a minute or two under the hour, and did not appear to be at all distressed by his perform- ance, Austin, the champion runner of Australia, appeared for a short time, and gave a spurt or two round the
THU CONTEMPLATED. BRIDUE OVER THE MVIIUAV.-Mr. D. G. Jones (says the l'aüoral I:mes) bad an interview with the Chief Secretary of Victoria, at the Assembly, on Taeeday evening laot, respecting the long talked-ot bridge near to Echuca or Moama, to Bpan the Murray Bivor. Mr. Jones was introduced to Mr. Francis by Mr. F. Walsh, M.L.A., when the Chief Secretary stated that Victoria was ready at any time to pay hor share of the cost of the structure, if the two colonies could only agree to the site for it, which Victoria required to be in a line with her railway terminus at Echuca. This would place the bridge near t«, if not across the horseshoe lagoon, between Moama proper and the present site of Hopwood's pontoon-in fact, about midway between the present Echuca ferry and the Moama ferry place. In reply to Mr. Jones, Mr. Francis said that the site waa not referred to the rental Island Commissioners (the Hon. John O'shanassy and the Hon. Deas Thomson). It now rests with the f-ydnoy Government to move in the matter, as New South Wales colonists are the chief parties interested in the Bubjoot. Wo hope that Mr. Hay, the newly-elected member for the Murray, will move hereon directly our Par- liament meetB, or we may expect the bridge to be built some time before the millennium comtaences. At the above interview the Chief Secretary permitted Mr. JOUOB to read over the unpublished correspondence between the two Governments on the bridge question, which was very voluminous, and attached to which, were mips of. the locality, showing where the Sydney Government wished the bridge to be fixed. Tho correspondance will not be published.
OKAKGE LODOH.-Last evening, the second anniversary tea meo'dng and soirée, in connection with No. 41 Loyal Orange Tuodge, was held in St. Jude's Sohool room, Randwick. There was a largs attendance, the building beinj^ crowded, ïlaga suspended across the schoolroom g'.ve it a festive appearanoe. Members of the Orange fart' tution wore their badges. After tea, the Bev. Themas "Wilson (the grand chaplain) took the chair, and gave an introductory addresB, congratulating the meeting «pon t>i0 advanco of Orange principies ia their midst. Amor'g other persona present who took part in the proceed M>g« were the Bev. Sr. Barry and the Bev. Dr. M'Gibbon. *V. Andrew Fairfax and Miss Wiseman and others con.« tr. tbttted, eo»g», Beoitatioas WKS also given.