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THE ILLUSTKATED WREXHAM ARGUS AND NORTH WALES ATHLETE. Edited by Arthur Wm. Berkeley. No. 310] MAY, 1910. ,r2d. With the deepest sorrow we record the sad news that the King is dead. Death took place just before mid¬ night of the 6lh inst. The information was conveyed to the sorrowing nation by the following telegram from the King's successor :— 1 am deeply grieved to inform you that my beloved father, the King, passed away peacefully at 11-45 to-night. (Signed) George. NOTES AND NOTIONS. It has been decided to withdraw the petition against the return of Mr Ormsby-Gore, the member for the Denbigh Boroughs. This action on the part of the petitioners was foretold in the Argus for March, in which we stated—" The allegations " appear paltry, |and the lodging of the petition looks more il like an attempt to annoy the successful candidate, than "indicates any hope of unseating him." On Primrose Day, the balcony of the Conservative Club was artistically decorated with primroses, and a large number of townspeople wore buttonholes of the same flower. On Sunday, the 10th ult., Alderman and Mrs Simon Jones, Gro8venor-road, celebrated the fiftieth anniversary oi their wedding day, and received the congratulations and hearty good wishes of many friends. The circumstance was referred to in the afternoon by ™-r D. T. Morrison, superintendent of (he Chester-street baptist Sunday School, in the course of an address to the scholars. It is interesting to note that Aid. Simon Jones's con¬ nection with the Chester-street Church extends back con¬ siderably over 50 years. Mr J. A. < 'ha.iwiuk lias been elected to succeed Mr P. P Pennant as Chairman of the Visitors of the North Wales Counties Asylum at Denbigh. Mr Pennant had been Chairman for twenty-one years. The Trustees of the fund laised soma three years ago to commemorate the Municipal Jubilee met on the 14th ult., when Councillor Pryce Lewis presided. The Chairman said their resolution was that the fund should be devoted to the erection of entrance gates and a lodge at the Parcian. The amount promised (£377 18s. 6d.) was not sufficient to er«ct both gates and lodge, and the question arose whether the Council should find the rest of the money or whether the money they had in haud bhould be devoted either to the erection of the gates or the lodge. The Surveyor said the estimates were '.—Lodge £450, entrance gates £70. After some discussion, Mr T Buiy proposed that the money be handed over to the borough treasurer, with a request to the Town Council that an inscription should be put on the lodge indicating that the money was raised by public subscription to commemorate the Jubilee. Mr LI. Hugh-Jones seconded the motion, which was earned unanimously. At the ripe age of 92, there has just passed away, in the person of George Skinner, a one time well-known and familiar figure in Wrexham and district. He regularly attended the March fair held in the Beast Market, taking up his stand at the entrance near the Hat Inn. His chief business was that of an auctioneer, and at one time he was in a large way of business. In later years misfortune overtook him, and he was helped by numerous friends, many of them fellow show¬ men. For some time he lived in a van on some waste ground in Kenyon-street. A complaint was made that the van provided less than four hundred cubic feet of air for each