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Brisbane, Jan. 22.

The highest reading of the glass at Thargomindah to-day was 103. Five more deaths occurred there owing to the heat. Adelaide, Jan. 23. The weather has been intensely hot in Adelaide to-day, the glass registering 172deg. in the sun and 111 in the shade. Herbert Crown,

an ostler at the Langham Hotel, fell down in King William-street this afternoon with sunstroke. A man working at Block 14 smelt- ing works, at Port Adelaide, was attacked suddenly by syncope, caused by the heat, and had to be removed to his home.

Broken Hill, Jan. 22. At Broken Hill the thermometer at 2 o'clock to-day stood at 113½deg. in the shade. Two deaths are re- ported from heat apoplexy — Cecil Bumell, aged 17 months, and Jane Thomson, aged 56. Two horses dropped dead in the street from the effects of the heat. Broken Hill. Jan. 23.

The weather to-day was intensely hot. The residents of Broken Hill are suffering extremely from the heat. The maximum reading of the thermometer was the highest for the season, namely, 115deg. The barometer has fallen 7 points, and there are indications of a change. A man named Hender- son died at Tarrawingee on the 12th inst. from heat apoplexy. Dr.

Enill took the temperature of the body an hour and a half after death, and found that it was 109¾ . The coroner (Mr. Bar- nett) received information from Constable Coles, of Tarrawingee, that two men had been found dead on Nundora Station, 130 miles from Broken Hill. They were lying under a tree, and, no doubt, had perished from exhaustion and want of water.