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DEATH OF THE REV. KILSBY JONES. BIOGltAPHICAL PARTICULARS. [Br Momkh.1 It Is with deep regret the public will learn that the Rev. 11 Kilaby" Jones, Llanwriyd Wells, has gone over to the majority. Be passed away gently between seven and eljht o'clock on Wednes- day morning, at his residence, In the 761h year of his age. During the greater part of his long life liA had occupied an unique position In the eyelol the Welsh people. It is very difficult to describe his publio character, for, although an undoubted evangelist, there was In 1,la soul such a broad vein of humour that it would occasionally exercise a dominant influence over his mind, and induce him to utter quaint remarks in the midtt of a sermon, with the result that the multi- tude, which a moment before was serious, would become ccnvuUed with laughter. Be was the son of the Rev. Rhys Jones, Welsh Congregationalist minister, who resided at it farm- house called Ffald-y-Brenhin (The King's Fold), In the parish of Llancrwys, between Lampeter and Llandovery .Carmarthenshire.Bis mother died when Kilsby was a lad. His father married again. Judging from rumour, Kiløb,'1 "Itepmothr was as averse to literary studies as the virago all have heard of who used her husband's Berm on. as curling papers for her hair, and thereby sent her husband frantic. The Blepmother would frequently disturb and annoy young "Kileby" while engaged in bi8 studies. His father farmed II well as preached. When Kilsby's" stock of patience was exhausted in the face of his stepmother's annoyances he would carry a table, chair, and books to a neigh- bouringopen field, and, in sight of the wholo parish, would there continue his studies; 10 the intense mortification, no doubt, of the llysfam whom his father had brought home ond sworn to 14 love andelieriali "I In 1 hose day s the motherless boT aspired to be a jn-egethter (preach r). In ibis he resembled the immortal Jones of Talysnrn, But, while the last-named prenched to children, who, in imitation of the influence of the liny I. as shown in the chapels, would shout, Diolcli!" IK., and jump" under bis boyish "ministry," "Kilsby" preached to the assembled cattle and pigs which lie himself had gathered together to form a congregation. On those occasions the old Welsh sheep dog would stand gravely by "Kilsby's" aide, and if one of the cattle or one of the pigs became restive and disturbed U cj{farfod (t lie meeting) the dog would beat the animal in an instant. The dog in tbeliltle drama fulfilled the rile of deacon. "Kilshy" was wont to tell his friends that there w, re constant quarrels between the dog and one of the pigs, which the boy preacher firmly believed was a veritable descendant of the swine of tlie Gadarenes. In the Sunday (Schools of the Welsh Cnlvioistic MethodiBts there is a smllll Welsh catechism called "Rodd Mam." In this, to folluw the Welsh idiom, is asked: How many pans (rhan) are there in man V The answer is: Two-øoul and body." Jones of Talygarn was in the habit, when a mere child, of cali chi dog the children from this book. Ono day little Jones attended to see. pig being killed, and he was observed watching every move" ment intently, and particularly when the dead porker was being opened. The next (line lie held lorth the boy declared to the other children" that a pig had but one 'part': that It had no soul inBide," for he bad seen one pig opened, and he was certain no soul was discovered in it," "Kilsby" came to the same conclusion, owing to Ibe soulless behaviour of one of their race at Llancrwys, "Kii-sby" was very fond of describing the faithful old dog referred to. He said he was a constant attendant at every service at the chapel. If the family through nny cause stayed at home the old dog wou'd proceed alone, gravely, to the service, and would there stay to the close, moping among the elders. "Yr oedd," ebe Kilsby," M yn aelod yn inhob petli ond yr enw!" I believe "Kilsby" spent some tillle at Dr Davies'e sch .ol at FfrwdvaK He afterwards spent some years at the Presbyterian College, Cariniuthen. When ilier hi. ec"entolclllel, inde- pendence of spirit, wittici-ms, and remarkable quickness attracted much alteinioii. am! mad Imn a g-nerilfavout it! On one occasion astu lent of a Puritanical frame of mind became annojed because "K,I,ty" ang ..ng., and Ihe student coinolained to the principal."Kilsoy" wa« "carpeted" in consequence. The t)rincipiti ;is?ell h»m gravely, "Is it true 1 hut You B,ng songsV" T?., i" the 8ut, 'epl.' an 1 fJ8.hnt (nu." Th1N W.- coo much for the gravity. Both laujied together, and Kilsoy waa seui back to his lessors Front Carmarthen G,11, e "ent nroamed minister to t"lt charge ??f congreg ,'ion in England. Afterwar,le we find him nor Hugh Norittaiiit)(nit. To his Welsh leilo«v-countymen I,e b?cme 1I.h'8 ,alcOo',t;¡b," ":ndlr wards as" Kil-hy J n-s." His right name was the Rev. Jnlui RhYII J o es, and the Kilsby came to be used as a nom di plume. From Hugb. lie went to London, an-l need as minister toere at Bedford- sbeet Chapel for some yens. About 25 veais or more ago he left Lond "i and seitle l as mima "r at R'tainder. t liis lite there Some amusing inci- d- nig are rela.e,I, It 888108 th", some 01 the con- giegaiion were addicted to the sin of sleeping under K l -ti/'s" sermons. He wa-, naturally, much annoyed, and one i1ay, observing roany preseni doing homage to lIIorVh"U8, tlie God of Sleep, lie suddenly paused in his di-aiui se. He lien proceeded as follows1 leiiieinher very well, when I was living with my father in Curinu i hen- shire, one year we had a fine lhter f p g-, each of which hall" pair IIf horns,. x icily like those of the Castleumriin cattle." All eyes and ears were instantly Wi le open. "Kilsby" now hent forward and observed IllfcasllcaU, "Ho* well you listen now—to a liel Wbell 1 pieactilog the tru'h M God to you half of you were fast asleep I" He'heu proceeded -1,1, hi. discourse. On another oceas on the congregation were a mured to see him ascending the pulpit xtaire carrying a gool-sn.d stone in each hand. He deposited one on eich -ide of he Bible. I'h.. ser- vice proceeded us usual, but afler he 00k his text, lie addtessed the ey,nllr, ga ion as f,lowlI :1 daresay you are dying 10 know what these stones are for. I'll tell you, on con- dition you listen to my serm»n, and not fall asleep. Tile firat Ih&t I see at.p Shall have tills stone (holding one up), and the aeconrl this (holding up tlie other)." It is said ihat- noi an eyo even wtnkeo during the .moll. Durlnlllhe political coi, e-t between Sir Tho lias Llnvd, Broowjd and Mr. Divid Davies, Lland n-m, fora seat In Pirliameni, "Kilsby" accomi-itii.d Mr David Davirs t., tile districi of Stra a Florida. sir Thomas Lloyd's agent, who was a great swetl.liadgoneto the di-trict bllfore I helll, On I Mr, D. D ivies ami "Kilsbi approaching a vil age Sir Til aueni fixed his ey..gl" and siat-ed at"KilS"y." Quick as liglonieg "Kilsoy dis- en¡¡ell Ilia foo Irolll olle of the surrups. and, homing it &I &t the g, n, .hr,gh it cHlllcallft 10 1htA intell"8 delight of all the rustics pr.8enl. Sir Thomas's mother had 911110we.1 1\ clmpel on the ►tito, and tha fee each minister who ministered in it received was one guineu. During the election contests fire favoured ineachers all went with Sir Thomas Lloyd, an-l n K'lsby nicknamed theui guinea pigs." to the delight of the supporters i f Mr. D. Davies. He was gifted with great meotd powers, and he was, loo, a rip- scholar. But, not withst-n ling th" m"III"¡ discipline he hau undergone, tire peculiarity nf his native g, moa would often h ap over 1 h« b&friN. He was extremely hostile to cant 1 of ver description, and he never neglected an j opportunity of dealing with even the semblance lof hypocrisy, both in the sanctuary anll in the L-t, eeL It is a p. c.li -rit> ol Welsh Nonconfor- mity that .a.'b "f Ih. hree leading sects lie its own mannerism, and it is I.V no itieri?s dif&cult 1 10 tell io which of ,he three ';CI8" Wel.h pre,?h--r belongs by ,b erving hi. w.1k, b- nine ,f his Voice, and I i4 n,,al demeanour. Hut Kilsby through life rt.inc,1 his natural an if,r."8, arul might any d:,y be lDisluken for a meie "mountain squire," so devoid was 1 he of mci?? ia_ti,,is." n Its oUt war I „pp- arance. I He Im""t oc<a Iy be vn' w 1' mi-taken for a Udile"" fi-hemian; ?t another t,me tor Ni r-,d, mighty h.,?te,. HM had been, thr .ugh Ids lo"g "r, 'I clo-e ,bs?rver )( men l?,?d c,r(-um,t an. 1 and being endowed with most retentive memory, lie was III his old size loaded Willi amtis ng istiol instructive anecdotes 01 twiner days. "Kilsby" was not one of those who fear.-d to tell au un- palatable truth from the pulpit. Once convinced of the e4mcfness 0f hit vie. upon snv question he would utter It, regardleps of both the theological schools and the chimel authorities. He might very well have adopted for Ida motto the Cambrian national one—"The Truth against the World." Many years ago he built a good-siEed house for himself on the aide of the hllla In a narrow glen above Llanwrtyd Wells, and within a bow-shot of the cottage In which that other popular ene.ny of cant, the late Rev. Evan Harris (M.P, hferthyt-, was born. As is well known, Llanwrtyd Wells is durlnr the season tha happy hunting ground of Welsh Nonconformist minisiers-hy which expression I mean that they go there to enjoy forest freedom from the soci. al shackles of their sacred uroftesion. No one mure enjoyed tho sijht of the 'brethren" behaving naturally, thi owing iisido the trammels, and indulging in heslth-givinj innocent pastimes Illan Kilfby." In London he would arrive at tlie chapel on Sunday before the service com- menced in anything but an orthodox fashion, according to the old way of judging. He would have on tile head a wideawake hat, and Would be puffing from his mouth the smoke of a fragrant w>-ed. As illustrating the character of some of I'is pulIt uttet?.MB may be quoted a :rkf 0\1'1 :te::t"u.:k; 'Ieh'd his c..n):re?tion that the earthquake was aim pi)' B.)dnm Earth curtying to J?hov?h when Be was papaing on His rouDd "I Ha wauhl describe thunder peals its the sound of the legions of heaven on the march" through the air or the ruhinlf Bound of the wings of m^enger Mge)}. He WM aA author of c.onxider?e r.,pute. ¡ g:te in both )<mKM)!t9, butt bfiheve hew? more at ease in writing English than Welsh. He WM a Radical In politics, and ho frequently during election contests visited various parts of the country in support of Radical candidates. A few weeks ago he lectured in the Kliond la Valley, and during his discourse he dfol)ped the English tongue, in which ho was speaking, and in Welsh, in a seuii-covifidential style, described the Unionists by an expression, nover bifore lieaid from any public phtform, as "a species of political oxen; neither one thing nor 'tether"! It can be stated that by his death Wales has lost one ot its most remarkable moo. His chapel at LUndrindod WVIIs wa* the centre of attraction to visitors during the cea*on. It is wilh a paog "f keen regret one realise* that the eagle-like intel- lect of "Kilsby" is no longt r in thehHU'?of mortafe, but that It has pna?ed that bourne from tbieh co traveller returns! FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. Tfl'grniJiing later, our correspondent says that the rev. gentleman will be buried in the parish church, Llanwrtyd Wells, on Saturday. The funeral, which will leave Glenview at two o'clock, will be private. This annoullcemcnt disposes ot the rumour that deceased had inserted a clause in his will to the effect that ho was to be buried in the garden attached to his house, Glenview, in order to prevent the sale of the propertv; 4 bvcaiuoe." tie said my 100 will surely not sell his old father's bonea."

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