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A fire at Cobar destroyed the premises of Ward, Russell and Co., the damage being estimated at £15,000.

The thermometer registered 89deg. Fahrenheit in Sydney yesterday, the hottest April day for half a century.

The stake" in the Hackenechmidt-Gotch wrestling match in Melbourne in January is £6000, not £2000 as was previously cabled.

Ninety-two cases of cerebral meningitis have been reported in Paris. The sufferers are being treated with Wasserman's serum.

Heavy floods are reported from the Huon district (Tas.). Many cattle and sheep have been drowned and thousands of cases of apples have been destroyed.

Mr. E. G. Hemmerde has been reelected as Liberal member for East Denbigh bjr a majority of 2722 on the occasion o§ his appointment to a rectorship,

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CABLE BREVITIES. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 81, 5 April 1909

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