WARRACKNABEAL. A young man named J. Shechy, em- ployed at Rawling's Foundry, met with a painful accident on Tlursday. The top of one of the fingers of his left hand was caught in a screwing ma- chine and taken right off. Mr. C. W. Hopkins, stationmaster at Warracknabeal, has received word that he has been transferred to Warr- nambool, and that he has to take up his duties at his new station on April 1. This means well-deserv- ed promotion for Mr. Hopkins, but nevertheless his many friends will be sorry to lose him. Mr. T. G. Bennett, a well-known townsman, who is on a visit to Ade- laide, is seriously ill. A start has been made by the con- tractor with the foundation work for the erection of the new administra tivo quarters at the hospital. There is a large luantity of material on tlhe ground, anl the work is to be push oed on as expeditiously as possible.