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THE HEAT WAVE.
Effects in Victoria. ; . ' ?? , - [B* TELEGRAPH.]
'. , ' MELBOURNE) FI iday.
Yesterday's heat increased * to 108 degrees ia the shade by 3 p.m.- At 5 o'clock a storm bo rst; and there wa? a heavy raiufal), bat it did not cool . the atmosphère; : To-day it is again exceedingly oppressive, andr another storm is brewing. ..
The heat in the country yesterday was excessive. ' At Bridgewater and. Donald 112 degrees in the tihade was registered ; at Hopetoun, 113 ; at Ru- panyup, 114; at Swan Hill, 116 ; at Bendigo, 110.
- At. the latter, place a young roan named Edward Swift, hairdresser, was so overcome by the heat that he was unable to work, and in despair Bbot himself in the breast. It is a hopeless