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MR. W. K. SIMMONDS

Veteran Journalist Passes

HOB AKT. September 18.

William Henry Simmonds, formerly editor of tlvc "Mercury."' who retired after IS years in the editorial chair, died

to day.

He «as born at Stonobridge, England, 74 years «go, and became editor of a daily e\ening newspaper at thc agc of 2ñ. After occupying other positions on English newspapers be became assistant editor to the "t ape Argus." Cape Town. He «as no\t appointed news editor of the "Tall Mall Uazotto." and later «as London manager of the "tape Times."

About Ifclfl Mr. Simmonds became edi

tor of thc Brisbane "Daily Mail." going thence, to New Zoaland as editor of the Ashburton "Daily Guardian." He bc came editor of Hie "Mercury" in 1HI2 and held that position for IS years,

retiring in l!>.10.

A wido«. three tons and l«" dangh

tcrs Bur\ iv c bim.

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