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TUHE HEAT WAYE IN NEW
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE
DEATHS IN SYDNEY.
A SLIGHT FALLIÑTHE TEMPERA.
TWENTY-SEVEN DEATHS AT BOURKE.
SYDNEY, January 20.
Telegrams from the western portions of the oolony announoe a slight fall in the temperature, but the change is BO slight as to bo of very little benefit to the baked-up «ettlera. '"""«"* -3 .
Twenty-seven deaths fiotn heat apoplexy have occurred at Bourke up to date, among the latest being that of Mr. G. C. Longlmean, formerly the chairman of the Central Com- pany- : - -
At Warren twenty persons have been stricken down by PonBtrcke, though only a few oaseB have endad fatally. Two more deaths occurred at Coonamble yesterday, -one being that of Mr. Hickey, a prominent resident who snooumbed almoat immediately after leaving church. At Cobar two children bave died, and at WeBt Wyalong Mr. Davi-V -eon, a local mining man, while standing,
Everywhere cheep and cattle are dying in hundred a, and herbage is being abri veiled up with incredible rapidity.
The mortality returns from Sydney last week totalled 260 deaths, half of which were directly attributable to heat apoplexy. This return tas not been approached ames the severe outbreak of influenza e<--me three yeera ago, when the death rate jumped np 50 p?r
Applications was made >>y a number of members of Parliament to the Bailway Com- missioners to-day 'hit special train arrange- ments fthou'd be made by tbe Department to .enable settlerB and residents iu tbe weetara portion of the oolony to reach the mountains, and so escape from the great heat prevail- ing in the interior. Mr. Eddy, in reply, premised to run a tram every Friday at holiday excursion rates for the next month.