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THE WEATHER IN THE
THE COUNTRY BETWEEN YOWERA-
GABBIE AND MUMBENIA.
SIXTEEN MILES UNDER WATER.
A FAMINE FEARED AT MT. MAGNET.
YALGOO, Marah 31.
The country between Yoweragabbie Station, twenty milos south of Mt. Magnet, and Mambeaia, is under water for a distance of sixteen miles. Toama cannot reach Mt. Magnet for two or three weeks, and a famine
EXCITING COACHING EXPERIENCES
GOONGARRIE, Marob 31.
With regard to the mail coach which came to grief yesterday, the teamsters and others
on land went to work in e*rno3t and made a life line wlioh Mr. Walford, after two plncky attempts, tied to two trocs, and the passengers passed safely along it to the land, aitar having bad a very narrow escape with their lives. Big fires wera lighted and the good naturcd toamsters suppliel dry olothes to the otaoh-wreckod pa-sengers. Tha oycliata gave tho alarm at Goongarrie, and Host Williams sent neoes-ary home comforts and a buggy and saddlu horse to fotoh them, but one passenger only availed himself of tho baggy and returned, whilst the other throe vrero content to wait till tho tido went down. Talking over the camp fire, of course Borne blamed the driver for attempting to cross, but that is always the way. Had be suo oceàed in crosdicg he would have boen a brava man, bat CB lack was against him ha failed. He is greatly repeated as a careful and courteous driver.
The following is an aeconnt of the trip of the Coolgwdie-Menzies coach waioh loft Coolgardie at G.30 a.m. on Saturday morning 28th March. At the 16-Mile the coach got bogged and the passengers bad ta walk on to the 25-Mi'e. Fresh horses weroccnt for 13 Coolgardie and the coaoheventually reached the 25-Milo on Satcrday night and left cn Sunday morning at 7 a.m. Ii was still raining and it took till 4 o'clock ia the after- noon to reach the 42-Milo, a distance of IS miles. Tha passengers had to vs ali moat of tne way and in some caces tbrcuih water half a mile wide vid a fool. doop. The coach stopped at the 42-Mile, the pasñenjrers being thoroughly tired out. Tho coach loft again at 7 a.m. cn Monday morning, all the pasBCicg.'ra walking and occasionally riding. Ths roads wore very boggy. Iho coaoh got bogged 15 miks further on and the passen- gers were obliged to desort the coach at. d walk 10 milos to the Cana Grass Swamp. A considerable part of the distance was so flooded that thay had to slrip and carry their clothoB on their h°ada, a circumstance whioh oausad rsucb merriment to pasacngora coming from Menzies who mat thesa coming from Coodardie. These lattor, cs will bo seen, bave had a trip almost as bad as that of the Menzies passengers already recounted.
Ihe rainfall registered at Cane Grues Swamp was six inohes in abont 36 hours. The wator is rapidly abating.
THE QUEEN'S WAREHOUSE AT
ALB AKT, March 31.
Heavy Bhowara fell early this morning. Forty-six points wore registered. Light showers fell again latar in the day. Owing to the flooded "tate of the Queen's ware- house the Castoras authorities have boen ,obliged to rent stores from the Land Com- pany and to remove thither abont fifty tons of »orghandias,
' OFFICIAL TELEGRAM.
We are indebted io the courtesy ef the Postmaster General, Mr. R. A. Sholl, for a copy of the following telegram :
ONSLOW, March 31.
The Hardy Junction mail arrived last evening. It was delayed by floods.