DEATH OF MR. A. W. PAXTON.
On Saturday morning a telegram was re- ceived in Adelaide announciug the death in New South Wales of Mr Alfred William Paxton. The body had been found
at Bondi. The deceased was a son of the late Mr. William Paxton, who was one of our earliest colonists, and for many years engaged in mercantile pursuits in this city. He was about forty years of age. He left Adelaide some years ago and went to England. Returning to Australia a year ago he took up his residence in Mel- bourne, and later in Sydney, where he lived until the time of his death. Mr. Paxton was a member of the firm of A. Graves aud Paxton, and held an interest in the well-known pastoral properties of Mara on the Darling, and Talyelea, on the Queens- land border, and for some time had per- sonal charge of the station. A brother has been a member of the London Stock Ex- change for many years. Our Sydney corre- spondent telegraphed on Sunday evening:— 'The decomposed remains of a middle-aged man was found lying in the scrub at North Bondi on Friday. From the advanced state of decay it was adjudged that the de- ceased had been dead for more than a week. The deceased was attired in a grey tweed suit. There was a bullet wound in the head, and near the remains were a revolver and box of cartridges. Among the articles found on the clothes was a cheque for £5 drawn in favour ol himself on an Adelaide Bank, signed 'A. W. Paxton,' and dated September 18. The clothing was marked 'A. W. Paxton' and 'A. W. P.' At the inquest held on Saturday a verdict of suicide was found. Paxton's death is be- lieved to be due to financial troubles. He had been stopping at the Union Club dur- ing his stay in Sydney, and had done some wagering on the late races.'