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MEETINGS, REV. J. POLLOCK'S CANDIDA- TURE. REV. J. POLLOCK'S ELECTION The Rev. J. Pollock held the last meetin in favour of his candidature iast evening at Rodney-stieet Schoolroom. The Rev. Watevnl Eli Clarke, ana opened the meeting Mr. Dangerfieid, in the course of a spirited IIJone.; presided until the arrival of Itr;efiy, address, deprecated the manner ir wbicbi their opponents had indulged in personal •ties,! but it, was true that sooner or later the evill always recoiled on the heads of those who gave utterance to them. (Hear, hear) if people could not pee anything good about theit. opponents thev ought to let them alone. (Cheers.) What fcbev needed was more Christian charity, an he thought that if they had a nttie more of this there would be more fairra:r»dedness, aad the result would be that the hoard would do its work more economically and more effi- ciently. In conclusion, be. urged that tbe tChurch party went in with the single ai»i of doing the Pest for everybody. I irrespective of creed or belief. (Cheers.) The Rev. J. Pollock said he was heartily glad that the end of the election was near, because it was sad to see so many public men in the town speaking so broadly and so boldly, and, for want cf something better to say, spending their time in abusing the Church. He (tbe speaker) wanted to go to the L'oara for no gpersonal glory-íar sooner would be spend hIS Stime in his own work—but it was feit the time had now come for the Chareb gto get a majority on the Board. The battiera Igparty to make a determined stand;'and tq was one of fairness. He was going in for tkeS best education, the best educ?.t,on by thel •best teachers, and tbe besl cdueat on withl religious basis. After referring to thel fact that it a recent municipal election! he bad supported a Dissenter heeaLSe he be-B iieved him to be the best man — (hear, haar\- (■be speaker said that the characteristic the last Board was, No Churchman need apply." Coo Siisme. shame.") It was this un- fairuess that the) wanted to put a stopt to. Something had been said about a changeS of chairmanship on the School Board, r. idf "hat if a ccrtain man from Morriston wasg Now be (the speaker) didn't see why Dr.f I returned he would be, perhaps, appointed.! Morgan should have the position taken fromfi him. He had in the past proved a goodfl ehairmar, :>ud he was an educationalist, anal he ("the sneaker) would be in favour of re-B appointing >Jr. Morgan. Even i seven Churchmen were returned he (the speaker) weald Still be in favour of Dr. Morgan taking the chairmaii-J ship. (Cheers.) Aftar expressing bio regref.S ..bat it v as not yet possible te run strictly! independent, candidates, tbe speaker pre-g reeded to speak of the tremendously i;;ipor-l tant work that the new School Board woulafi have to do. ana read the longB list of urgently needed reforms enume-B 'u Swansea from the Educational Depart-1 meut, in conclusion, the speaker claimed! that the Ciurchaten were going te thel Board to set fairly towards nli parties, and! that it; the selection ef teachers thev wouidS disregard ail tbougbt of creed.8 and appoint those most qualified to till the p(ls.tior..Cheers, 8 Iiiratod in the tbought of craed, THE REV A. A. MATHEWS IN THFi OPEN AI Li. I A large and enthusiastic meeting of the supporters of ihe Lev. A. A. Mathews's Cin-1 didature was held, in the open air in Watkin-B street. Mr. Joseph Evans, wbo presi.ded, .puke of Mi. Mathers as a tried and trasivB friend of the working, and one whoB had proved his right to be so cailed by dee-lsl as well as words. (Hear, bear.) During hisS whole life Mr. Matbews had and true to ne best wteUt tr-B jf the WW i'-ing man. (Hear, bear. tg He reminded tnemof tiie proniinent pati ¡r. -Viat bews had played in th*- 'noveir.ent for toes better housing of the v oriiing classes, and atS their Mav-day mass meetings—(hear, heari -B ai.-o of what, iu conjunction with the Rov.B Sneliing and other friends, Mathews hod done to keep tie wulfij from many doors during the recept depressions 111 trade. (U ear, hear. 1 For these and manvg other reasons he bad every eouiidencc 10E recommending them to place VL-„! Mathews in a prominent paamona on the day of tbe poll. fApplause.)—B The Candidate, who was received cheers, in the course of a practical andg straightforward spee h, spoke ef thea *vorkinguien as beiug friends and neighbours!? "u:oa^*t whom tie had lived ail his life at§ ISwause*, (Hear, hear.! In referring to jquestion of religion, lie remarked,g S'te feit that it a Fee ted in uve;y ir,terial wasB |the building tip of that character of wincbB lilntishers were so •character which madetbeui respected ii tbe world. (Applause.) ■boasted of belonging tu Christian Englandfi |and Bible-oving W ales, nnd they bad re:r-on| Jiot bo doing. becA'.iso it was their eomnio.isl In .atianitv wii cli had gone to mako their3 ^country a great and important one amongstsi |uic powers of tiie world. ("Hear, hear), as hejj |'uider#tood education, it was not the acquisl-| Ctton ot facts but the building up of characters ithnt was wanted (hear, bear), and what wasB liheyo that tended #o much to build upw] ft'.e character of their cbildreu nic-rel |tban those Bible truths which he/ idesived to propa ate amongst the young rg jj:Applause,) He also touched upon the ques-W| Kiqit of hi ring proper iv cpialitied terfebera tthescliools irrespective of creed. Lntilihe^ |Uc;rd rdo; ted that p. inoip'c they wonld^l ^ncver rcich that standard o» tcachiog whicl»|S a-bey «.itfht to po#-ess. It was proverbial t».at £ SuiiSertlie late Board, no C lurc^aasu !;• eb^j lapply, r.ud he protested strongly against I^Apo'ause,) 1l conclusion be mentioned ^fcw minor but useful inij rovemen s whic! bej» ^had been instrumental in intro'!i:eir.g to Ibfrj Kscho^ls aud asked them ia conlidt oee to^ Pplaeebim in that poMtiou .vuich be desired tog Ibe placed in. After ukpearty vote ot conbdei.ce^ n tbe reverend gentleman's candidature thea l-uecttug with three cbeei-8 lor thea ,?:¡d 1 TLL RL V. VVATL INS EDWARDS I i(> i ACLLLS TtiE CADJ.f D, v'lN: | The lie v. Watkiu# Edwards udora»se:ifi bis last meeting of suppo.-ters :.t St. MarkVK Par:th Hall on TueeJav evening. 'j'hereH were about 100 electors present ami the cnairjyj was occupied by tne Uev..1. G, Mntitias, opened tbe meeting with a strong appeal iiis hearei j to sttind by the candidal ou" |rhursday. He said tiiat he eottid not undcr-fi ^.itan4 men wku callvj.1 tnemselves iainis-* aosiiei refusiuK truths^ -1:J f to the rising generation that they preach froaij their pulpits.—The Kev. Watkms EdwarasJ who was ve-r lavoarabl; received, said thats be thought they were beginning te realise that this wa.s a fight not for men but iorl principles. He had been abused awfully, but he was Hot shattered. He was, iu fae ureadyS for more, becaube th&t treatment got him a lot of votes. (Hear, bear. )| Last night the opposing side attacked tic personally, and even his wife, a very harmiessflady as far as the School Hoard was concerneei. (Laughter.) They had also attacked his grey-headed and vene, able father-in-law. who had been fer a. quarter of a century 10 the service of the town of Swansea. When they descended to do that they were getting on tc false ground. It was only a question of whether their chiidren should or should not receive half an hour's simple re'igious teaching each day. The London Scheci Board eleetien had neen greatly misunder- stood They (the Chureb party) said to-dav that London wag the greatest victory of all. Why r Because every man who had been returned had given a pledge to his con- stituents to go in for religieuK instruction. One million five hundred thousand votes had been recorded in favour of religious education and lets that £lOO.OOC against it. All that the Church party asked for t n Swansea was being given in the Cardiff Board Schools. He had written to the clerk of the Cardiff school Board in regard to this matter aed he had re- ceived a reply stating that the Lord's prayer is s&id in schools tbere morning aud evening, and the first half hour of the day is spent in Bible reading with explanations. That was what they wer fighting for in Swansea, and that was what they meant to have in Swansea. (Applause.) At the beginning of that electioneering cam- paign. he (Mr. Edwards) had thrown out & kind of a challenge to a certain gentleman to prove a ccrtain statement, and L he could do 4 i I ] I' -r!# |fo he wu..i i-r itj j to funds of the Swaiiji-.t ii Never a word came from that m i t etnat; a reply to the challenge It was reporte i that the Kev. John Davie* bad tried to answer that challenge through the medium of a newspaper, but that that news- paper did not publish his answer. He (Mr. Edwards) went down .,0 that newspaper office [this does not refer to the Da-tiy Postl and saw the acting editor. "ken asked about it he replied, How can the man sat such a thing. Nothing of the sort has erer come to this office." (Cheers.) The r, John Davies had said that he had not to throw away. He (the speaker^ eouldP understand now whv the jSonceriioi mis contributions to the hospital were small if its ministers believed it was throwing the money away. Mr. Edwards declined to say anything personal about the Rev..Jonn Davies or bis father-in-law Cheers). The usual vote ef confidence brought the meeting tc a close, Mr. Dangerfieid, who is running with Mr. Glasccdine;is a man of sound business r apa- btlities. aadiu every respect would maite an ideal member of the tichool board. For tbe last years he nas been the elective county berough auditor for Swansea, which in itself may be regarded as an evidence ef his eminent business-like taet and energv. Be was! elected to the position iast tirm at the ileA of t'ree other competitors for the oince. H. is practically a native of S-vsneea, and is a successful man cf business. Very keer if Mr. Dangerfieid upon friendly society v ovk.g He has filled all the important o £ Qee#S in the district in connection with the! Ancient Order of Foresters, he is highlyl respected by tbe locai brethren, and at| present holds the office of district auditor of! the order. Sometime since Mr. DangerfieldB was C rand Master of th* oidestlodf.e of Free- S masons in Swansea, and recently was! appointed Provincial Grand Treasurer at the§ Installation of Lord Llauga'to. k- Mr. Danger-H field is a clear, lucid, am. sensible sneaker^ is popular with all wbo know him and will in! every way make an ideal member of the! Soard, S