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DISTRICT NEWS, o NATITIUK. Whilst engaged in feeding a chaff cuotter, Mr. W. Magill, of Noradjuha, got his hand too close to the knife, and one of the fingers was severed. A horse belonging to Mr. B. Nitschke, attached to a spring dray, was startled by a peal of thunder, and bolted. The shafts broke, and Mr. Fiskalini and two companions were thrown backwards, but escaped injury. The horse ran into a fence, and its mad career was thus checked. Mr. D. Gilmour, who has been in the Natimuk Post Office for four years, has been transferred to Footscray, and carries with him the goodwill of the local public. Wheat is coming in freely to the Arapiles Floor Mill. Mr. W. Barker has made some alteration in the machinery, having replaced the revolv ing silks with the Criterion Piano Sifter, which is box-shaped with tiers of silk, and has a motion similar to that of a sieve in a threshing machine. It is a neat-looking contrivance, and a great improvement on the old method of sifting. The busy hum of this mill is now heard day and night.