THE WEATHER IN NEW SOUTH
THE TERRIBLE HEAT.
HEAVY MORTALITY IN TOWN
THE DEVASTATION AMONG STOCK.
SYDNEY, January 14.
The cool change which set in last night continued to-day, but warning is again given by the Government Astronomer that a further high temperature must be expected, at an early date. The southerly wind does not appear to have reached very far inland, as the westerly and north-western districts still report intense heat. In the southern district of the colony, however, it is showery
The mortality caused by the heat has been extremely great, both in the city and the country, especially at Goulburn, where the deaths of 12 children, directly traceable to that cause, have taken place. At Parkes, Wm. Sulley, wheelwright, and R. Copp, one of the late tributors at the Bushman's United mine, died yesterday from sunstroke, after a two hours' illness. John Andrews, the owner of Berember, at Narrandera, has succumbed to illness accentuated by the heat. At Bourke, to-day, the thermometer registered 120 degrees in the shade, which is the highest record since 1886. Two more deaths are reported there as the result of the hot weather. In the suburbs, apart from the children who have succumbed, Michael Keane, of Pyrmont ; Dugald McLachlan, of Balmain; and Thomas Nangle, of Enmore; are reported as having died from heat apoplexy.
Further accounts from the country give pitiful stories of the devastation among stock, caused by the want of feed from the prolonged drought. Bush fires are also burning in various parts.