ACCIDENTS AND FATALITIES.
(Peb United Pbess Association.) Auckland, July 24. The body of a woman, 60 years of age, was found on Takapuna beach. It is supposed from her dress and appearance she was from the gumfields. At the inquest on Fred. Edward Rosser, who while walking up College road turned aside on to a vacant allotment and died instantly, a verdict was returned of "Death from aneurism of the heart." He was a remittance man, being a younger son of the late Colonel Rosser, of the 16th Lancers. He Had been 30 years in Auckland. He leaves a widow and five children. Wellington, July_ 24. _ A young woman—Miss Bowater—living in Arthur street was accidentally shot with a revolver this evening. The bullet went through her jaw. She is not so seriously injured as might have been expected. It appears her sister had a child in her lap, who was playing with a revolver. She snapped it at the window without result, and another woman then said she would have " a try," and fired at the door, hitting MiS3 Bowater, who was entering. The bullet was afterwards picked up on the floor. GisBOHNE, July 24. A young man named J. Japp, a sheep farmer at Waimate, is missing. He had to ford rivers on his way home on Tuesday last, and has not been seen since, altliough his horse, saddle, and bridle were found. The river is being dragged.
The body of the Rev. John Watt, a retired Presbyterian minister, was found floating in the harbour near Vauxhall yesterday morning. The deceased was 74- years of age, and had resided in the city for some years —without, however, being iin charge of any church. For some time he had been staying in a boarding house at the corner of George and Albany streets, ■which he left on Sunday evening, leaving a letter in which he bade farewell to his friends. The deceased had two sons, one ot whom lives in Danedin and the other at Balclutha. The body was removed to the Bay View Hotel to await the coroner's inquest. Mrs Ibbotson, a resident of St. Clair, was thrown from her horse yesterday morning in front of the City Hotel. She was picked up and carried into the hotel, where she jwas attended to by Dr Batchelor, who found that the lady had escaped with some bruises and a severe shaking.