EXCESSIVE HEAT IN THE NORTH – FIVE DEATHS REPORTED.
Farina, January 20th.
Since the beginning of the New Year the heat has been unbearable. Everyone stood it well for a time, but such a continuation is now telling a sad tale.
On Monday William Rowe, an old miner, was found dead on the Mount North-West run, and on Wednesday Alfred Malenoir, a butcher, was discovered dead alongside his cart.
He was driving to the slaughteryard when he died. On Thursday the death of James Currie, a railway packer, was reported at Wirrawilla. On Eriday William Duncan, a barman at the Exchange Hotel, and Harry Johnson, ostler at the Transcontinental Hotel, died. The latter was working a few minutes before death. Several residents are now ill owing to the excessive heat. At the present time a strong south wind is blowing, but it is still hot.