THE ILLUSTKATED WREXHAM ARGUS AND NORTH WALES ATHLETE. Edited by Arthur Wm. Berkeley. No. 317] DECEMBER, 19.10. [2d. NOTES AND NOTIONS. Thanks to the un-Constitutional action of the Radical Cabinet, whose hands were allowed to be forced by a disloyal Irishman, who has begged a certain number of dollars for the purpose from a motley lot of residents in America, this country is once more, within less than twelve months, in the throes of a contested election. Local candidates :— For the Denbigh Roroughs : Mr Ormsby Gore (U), Mr Caradoe Lees (L). Result: Gore, 2385; Lees, 2376; majority for Gore, 9. For East Denbighshire: Mr Alfred Hood (U), Mr E. T. John (L). At the annual meeting of the. Education Committee, Mr LI. Hugh Jones was re-elected chairman and Mr Robert Sauvage vice-chairman. The Company of the Church Lads Brigade is increasing in efficiency and numbers, and a drum and rife band is now being started in connection with it. Mr Percy Croom-Johnson. son'of Mr II. Groom-Johnson, has passed the examination for" Associate Membership of the Institute of Civil Engineers. After about 50 years' service, Mr Joseph Morris, superintendent of the line, Great Western Railway, is, we understand, retiring from that position at the end of the present year. Sincere regret was expressed in all quarters of the town, when it became known that Mr Charles Crowe, of Benja¬ min Road, had died on the 23rd ult., in his 54th year. He leaves a widow, two sons, and an adopted daughter to mourn his loss, to whom the deepest sympathy is extended in their bereavement. The funeral took place on the 28tl). A commencement has at length been made with what will be a very decided improvement in Wrexham, and one that will greatly add to the appearance of the town. This is the demolition of the Lion .House and several shops in High-street, on the site of which palatial premises will be erected for the North and South Wales Bank Branch of the London < ity and Midland Bank. It is pleasing to note that the contract for this large building has been secured by Alderman W. E. Samuel. It is stated that the erection of the buildings will involve an expenditure of about £9,000. The facade of the new building will be of handsome design, built of stone and granite, with massive granite columns. There was a large and fashionable assembly on the 23rd u!t., at The Oiatory, Brompton-road, London, to witness the wedding of Mr William Hope Nelson, second son of Mr W. E. Nelson and Mrs Nelson, of Acton Park, Wrexham, and Miss. Violet Venables Kyrke, eldest daughter of Mi- Arthur Venabhs Kyrke and Mrs Kyrke, of Staple-grove, Taunton. The Bishop of Menevia (Right Rev. Dr. Mostyn) offici¬ ated. The bride was given away by her father, and Mr J. Hope Nelson (brother of the bridegroom) was best man. The bride was attired in a robe of ivory satin, with tunic of ninon, embroidered in silk and crystal, and full Court train of old family lace. Her veil covered a coronet of orange blossom and myrtle. Her ornaments were pearls and diamonds, and her bridal bouquet was composed of lilies and white heather, tied with white satin streamers. There were seven bridesmaids in attendance—Miss M. Venables Kyrke (sister of the bride), Miss Gladys Nelson and Miss Violet Nelson (sisters of the bridegroom), Miss D. Clifford, Miss K. Utterson, Miss Ethel Gould, and Miss M. Muxtable—who were gowned in the palest blue satin, embroidered with crystal, and veiled with violet nitron, and wore picture hats of black and velvet lined with pale blue, with lace cape. The reception, held at the Hans Crescent Hotel, Knights- bridge, was largely attended.