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General Notes.


General Notes. Sir E. J. Reed has definitely decided not to seek re-election for Cardiff at the dissolution. It trans- pires that he conveyed this intimation to Mr. Robert Bird, chairman of the Liberal Association, about a month ago, but in view of the visits of the National Liberal Federation, it was agreed to temporarily preserve silence in the matter. The Rev. J. Spinther James, M.A., Llandudno, is now engaged on a History of the Baptists in Wales. The work will be in two parts. The first deals with ancient ecclesiastical Wales, and a brief resume of the history of ancient Britain. In the second part he will deal with the history of the Baptist denomination in Wales, and will attempt to do for that denomin- ation what Hughes has done for the Methodists and Dr. John Thomas for the Independents. The book has been favourably received by the Welsh Press. At the Clydach Vale Collieries, last week, a fall of coal occurred, and two men, named Radford and Thomas were buried in the debris. Two hours elapsed before they could be got at, and it was then found that Radford, who leaves a widow and a large family, was dead. The other man was badly hurt. A scheme for Disestablishment without Disendow- ment, very much on a par with that suggested by Archdeacon Howell some years ago, has been pro- moted by Mr. J. Arthur Price, Barrister of Lincoln's Inn, the Rev. Grimaldi Davis, Vicar of Welshpool, the Rev. Edward Jones of Llanidloes, Rev. Edward Jones of Bangor, and Rev. R. Edmond Jones of the Diocesan School of Divinity at Bangor. The Bishop of Bangor has described the scheme as a clerical joke. Clare Market, does not look the sort of place that would turn out a member of Parliament, and yet (says the Sun) that distinction has been conferred on it by the election of Mr. E. D. Williams as the senior mem- ber for Castlemaine in the Victorian Parliament. Mr. Williams, a poor and friendless Welsh lad, came up to London in 1860, and obtained an employment in a grocers shop in Clare Market, where he remained five years, and then emigrated to Castlemaine, where he established a grocery business, and flour- ished. When he came to London, he was accom- panied by another penniless lad, named Richard Edwards. Some years ago he advertised for his early friend, and ascertained that he was a retired draper in Queensland, worth £ 80,000. The library and personal effects of the popular preacher Rev. Kilsby Jones will shortly be offered for sale. There are several interesting books in the collection, and lovers of old Kilsby will no doubt be glad to obtain a memento of Llandrindod days. His son Mr. Chilcott-who had dropped the Jones from his name-was a solicitor in London, and took very little interest in his fathers books. The parti- culars will be duly announced by Mr. Lewis, 54, Chancery Lane, who is acting as solicitor to the executors.

Englyn yr Wythnos—Rhif 4.