Thunderstorms and High Tem-
Alarming Sickness in Many
Most depressing reports come from the country districts.
A Cudal correspondent reports that thunderstorms travel over that district daily. A little rain falls, but the weather continues hot and sultry.
A cyclone has passed over Greta. Several buildings were de- molished, trees were uprooted, and then rain fell in torrents, descending like at the bursting of a waterspout. Serious damage has been done to the crops in that district.
Yesterday at Albury the shade
record was 104.
The condition of Brewarrina is
hardly better than that of Bourke. Yesterday's record was 117. On Wed- nesday night many of the residents walked the streets for hours, the ther- mometer at midnight registered 109, and the minimum reading was 103. Sickness is alarmingly prevalent.
Bingara was yesterday visited by a terrific thunderstorm. Typhoid is prevalent in this district.
Burraga yesterday registered 100; Cobar, 119, with two deaths registered. Goulburn, 104, with five deaths ; Graf- ton, 100 ; Gundagai, 108 ; Harden, 103; Moree, 109; Tamworth, 101. Wagga, 110; West Wyalong, 114; Young, 108.