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The Weather In the Colonies.

Great Mortality.

Over Eighty More Fatal Cases.

By Telegraph.  

BRISBANE. Wednesday.

THE weather in the south-western portions of the colony is exceedingly hot. Two sudden deaths occurred at Thargomindah this week

through excessive heat.

Brisbane, Thursday.  

The heat in the south-west continues. The third sudden death has occurred at Thargo- mindah, namely, Mr. Frank Nixon, local Police Magistrate.  

SYDNEY, Monday.

The heat to-day was intense, recording a shade temperature of 108degs. at the obser- vatory this afternoon. There were four cases of sunstroke, three proving fatal, namely, Merewether, miner, New Zealand, James Quinn and Michael Kane, laborers. The fourth case, W. Jones, laborer, is expected

to prove fatal.

Several horses were struck dead in the


The heat at Bourke last week averaged 113degs. in the shade. Eight deaths occurred from heat apoplexy during the week.

The heat at Broken Hill yesterday was terrible 112degs. being registered in the shade. Three deaths occurring through heat apoplexy.

Another death has occurred at Balmain

through the intense heat. Several other cases were admitted to the hospital, but are not considered likely to prove fatal.

Several women fainted in the streets. A little girl, while walking along Surrey Hills, suddenly became demented through the heat.

The thermometer at Camden yesterday registered 123 in the shade, Quirindi 120 Kiama, 117, Wilcannia 118, Condoblin 116, and at many other places the 100 was re-


William Clark, publican at Singleton, died from heat apoplexy. A young man named John M'Cusker died suddenly at Jerilderie from heat apoplexy. Two more deaths have been reported from Bourke through the aama cause, making ten during the week from ex cessive heat. Eight infants died at Goal burn during the week from the same

A little boy died at Wellington from sun stroke. Ten infants died at Albuiy durine the past fortnight. A little girl died at Mount Hope through the beat. Another child, who was sent from Sydney to escape the heat, died at Lawson. A man was found dead front

thirst at Moonie Biver.

There was great consumption of water in. the city yesterday owing to the heat. It is estimated that nearly 20,000,000 eoHTT were consumed. This is the highest yet recorded.

mi , . . Wednesday,

ine temperature is now normal, but three additional deaths are reported yesterday from excessive heat. Six more deaths were re corded in the city to-day. Thomas Mangle, aged 48, dropped dead near his house on the Elmore-road. A woman named EUen Tiet died from heart disease accelerated by heat. The death is also reported of /our infants. A man named Robert Sweeney, travelling with cattle towards Hay, died from the effects of sunstroke at Canoona station yesterday. A man named Tully, a blacksmith, dropped dead at ParkeB this morning from the effects

of the heat.

Although somewhat cooler in Sydney the temperature in other parts of the colony is Bourke'7 120 deg' being l'«Sisfcered at

Eighteen more deaths were reported throughout the colony yesterday through the heat, nine adults and nine children.

m , . . SYDNEY, Thursday.

.The heat is still excessive in the interior although it is cool in Sydney. The averace temperature at Warren for the past three days has been 110 degrees in the

Prayers are being offered for rain in all carts of the colony. There is still no abatement of the heat at Bourke, where the thermometer registered 118 degrees in the shade. Two more deaths from heat apoplexy are reported from Bourke since last report.

The terrible heat inland still continues. Ihirteen more deaths were reported yester day through the effects of the heat. Manv others were stricken down, and are now in a

critical condition.

a,. . , SYDNEY, Friday,

ihe excessive heat continues, twelve more deaths being reported yesterday.

SYDNEY, Saturday.

The extreme heat in the interior continues. A telegram from Bourke records three more deaths from heat apoplexy, making 22 sinT. Sunday morning. The residents are worn out with the heat. Horses are dropping dead from sunstroke and birds falting from the trees. The temperature yesterday was

the B"ade- A telegram from Wilcannia yesterday states that the ther mometer was at 119 deg. in the shade, and there were five deaths since last night, in cluding the Rev. Father Davern, while a number of people are dangerously ill, the hospital being crowded. A telegram from Gulgong states that Mr. R. Blaok. grazier was found dead in his paddock from sun silm ®everfll cases of sunstroke occurred at Tamworth and Raymond Terrace.

The persistence of the heat is becoming so serious as to call for some speoial movement. Nothing like it in the weather history of the colony ever known previously. All along the coast dense fogs were a dangerous feature yesterday. Several steamers were unable to enter Sydney heads. In one instance a steamer was five hours outside before the foe


Sydnky, Sunday.

The extreme heat in the interior still con tinues. Three more deaths are reported from Wilcannia, three from Bourke, two from Blayney, and one from Hillgrove.

«?e ^efmom®ter after touohin^99^L

°.n Saturday commenced to fall.

Sit ? fy^y yesterday was cool, with slight rain throughout the day. It is again cool to-day, and raining at Brewarrina. On Saturday the thermometer marked IBl degs. in the shade at Brewarrina. Then havB been two more deaths at Newcastle from hart apoplexy, a third man la in the hospital suffer ing from sunstroke. Four fatal oases nf mm

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Extensive boih fins am muHn» in <ul

On Saturday 111 degs. in the shade was registered at Condobolin. A hawker named Sampson died near Yarrawin on Friday from

. excessive heat.

No less than 25 deaths have oocnrred from

-lieat at Bonrke daring the past week.