How it struck sweltering New South Wales in January last

Talking about hot weather, one day last January the mercury at Adelaide, Australia, marked 127° in the shade! Mr. George W. Beel, who was at Sydney on February 1, wrote to The Record under that date as follows:

I have seen hot days in our own country — in Illinois, Iowa, Ohio, Kansas, and twenty other states — and much suffering from excessive heat, but when compared with the recent atmospheric conditions of Australia those memories fade into harmless imaginings. […]


Source: Philadelphia Record (The New-York Times)