(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT)
EXTRAORDINARY HEAT AT
THERMOMETER 119° IN THE SHADE.
FIVE DEATHS IN ONE DAY THE HOSPITAL CROWDED.
The heat has been unbearable to-day. The thermometer registered 119 in the shade at 2 o'clock. Five deaths from heat have occurred since last night, the Rev. Father Davern being amongst the number. He intended to leave for Sydney yesterday, but complained of being unwell owing to the excessive heat. Last night Dr. Atkins was called in, and found the reverend gentleman unconscious. He expired at 2 o'clock this morning from heat apoplexy. He has been here for the past five years, and was universally esteemed by all sections of the community. The hospital is crowded, and a number of people are dangerously ill. More deaths are hourly expected.