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TELEGRAPHIG NEWS: (r,16u oRn oWN LOfRESPONDONT.) VICUrORIA. MELBOURNE, bloNDAY Evearxo.. The committee appointed to enquire into thie charges against the Ministor of Railways held a preliminary sitting to-day. Mr. Wheeler signified an in tention of retiring from the committoo. Mr. Nimmo was appointed chairman. The meeting was adjourned until next day, :when the evidence will be gone on with respecting the supply of ballast for the Brighton and Elstorn wick line. Wallace, a stato school teacher, has bacen dismissed on the recommendation of the police commission. The Government propose to offer a reward for the discovery of, the perpe trator of the Prahran outrage. During the voyage of the Rachel Co hen, from Queensland, [henry Strotu band, a sailor, stabbed John Wallace, mate, in the back, inflicting a danger ous wound, without provocation. He was arrested on the ship's arrival. The prisoner is supposed to be insane. George Pascoe, braceman at the Llanberis Company's claim, Ballarat, was smashed to pieces to-day through falling down a shaft. The French Consul informs the Com missioner of Custonis that. the Goi'ern mens of Cochin China has decided to ex iei" from harbour dues steamers, traling between Saigon and Australia . 'A supplement' to tio' Gobieninent Gazette contains a .list of .electoral registrars under the Legislative Council. Act, and amongst them the folloiving:- Portland-Edwin Atkinson, Frederick William Ullithorne, . Jabez.Best, ?vil liam Douglass, Thomas Gibson .Heonry Thomas Maxwell, Daniel McLean. Mary Kenny has boon committed for trial for the abandoriment of her child found in tho'e Royal Park. Archibald Forbes has arrived from Sydnoy. Breadstuffs are dull. Flour, £14 to £14 10s.; wheat, 7s.