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THE ILLUSTKATED WREXHAM ARGUS AND NORTH WALES ATHLETE. Edited by Arthur Wm. Berkeley. No. 309] APRIL, 1910. [2d. NOTES AND NOTIONS. His Majesty has appointed Mr. Godfrey Fitz-Hugh of Plas Power, High Sheriff of Denbighshire for the ensuing The Hon. W. Ormsby Gore, M.P.. has gone to reside at No. 105. Mount-street, London, W .C , to which address all letters should in future be sent, tip The following gentlemen have been elected to represent the Diocese of St. Asaph in the House of Laymen :— Chancellor J. Eldon Bankes, K.C., The Hon. W. Ormsby Gore, M.P., and Mr. P. P. Pennant. Mr. A. Griffith-Boscawen, Municipal Reformer, has been ?lected a member of the London County Council, for Dul- ffich. The seventh annual dinner in connection with the local branch of the Postmen's Federation was held at the Imperial Hotel. Among the guests invited were the Mayor (Councillor Stanford), the postmaster (Mr. C. R. Thomas), Mr. R. E. Tudor (superintendent), and Mr. T. Alhtt (U.K.P., T.O.A.) After dinner a capital musical programme was sustained by Messrs. T. Allitt, T. Jones, C. G. Davies, Arthur Lea, E Richards, D. W. Hughes and Sydney Jones (accom¬ panist). The excellent arrangements were in the capable hands of the manageress (Miss Mollineux). A special parade of the Denbighshire Constabulary was held at the County Buildings, Wrexham, on the 8th ult., when P.C. B. Powell, of Llantysilio, was presented with the bronze medal of the Royal Humane Society for gallantry in rescuing Kendrick Hughes, son of Dr. Hughes, from drowning in the Dee at, Llangollen in August. The presentation was made by Major Leadbetter, who was supported by the Mayor of Wrexham (Councillor Stanford), Mr. Simon Jones, D.C.C. Jones, and Inspectors TlPpett and Harvey. Major Leadbetter said in addition to the medal of the «oyal Humane Society, the King, having been informed of this brave act, had awarded P.C. Powell the King's medal, which would be presented later on, possibly by the Lord •Lieutenant of the county. P.C. Pcwell, the recipient of the medal, is a native o Mold. He joined the Liverpool Force, but soon transferred to Denbighshire, where he has served at Wrexham, Llan¬ gollen, and Llantysilio. He rescued Dr. Hughes's son from a dangerous part of the Dee at Llangollen when he was sinking for the third time. The King and Queen have granted their patronage to the National Eisteddfod of Wales for the year 1911. It is announced that in addition to the two choirs from Scranton, Pennsylvania, which will compete at the Eisteddfod, the choir of the Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, will also compete. This is the choir that took the second prize at the choral competition at the International Eisteddfod in connection with the World's Fair at Chicago. The work of constructing the new colliery ai Gresford is proceeding apace, and it will not be long before the quiet vale of the Alyn will be an important centre of the coal-mining industry. The first statutory meeting of the Wrexham Skating Rink Company was held at the Imperial Hotel, on the 3rd ult., Mr Walter Roberts (chairman of the Directors) presiding. There was a full attendance of directo s, buc only two outside shareholders were present. It was stated that an interim dividend of thirty per cent. had been paid on the first two months' working, ana a substantial sum carried forward for contingencies. The chairman was accorded a very hearty vote of tiimiks for the services lie had rendered to the Company It will be remembered that in November last VIr F. H. Hawkins, of Beechley, went to China for the purpose of making inquiries, on the spot, regarding the woiking and administration of the London Missionary Society's opera¬ tions over their very large field of labour in the Kar E ist. We are pleased to learn that Mr Hawkins is well and happy, and that he considers he is making grand progress with the matter in hand. There were again no public examinations at Wrexham Bankruptcy Court during last month. Tnis is the fourth court at which there have been no examinations, and affords continued evidence of the commercial stability of the district*