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The very large attendance of electors of East Tor rens at the Robin Hood, Norwood, la-t evening, included many of Mr. Fehn's Ruppoitors. J. :B. Neaies, Esq., M.L.C. was voted into, the
chair by acclamation. Having read toe advertise ment from the BeyMter, the Chairman call-d upon Mr. James Giles to explain the circumstances under which the meeting was convened. Mr. Gilus briefly stated that many of Dr. Wark's friends wire anxious to 'bring that gentleman for ward as a candidate for tho reprosentauon of the district. They did not wish to depreciate the claims of' Mr. Fenn, but felt strongly attached to the prin ciples professed by Dr. Wark. He bopjd the friends of Mr. Feun who were present would be prepared to give the opposite party a fair hearing. Air. Mailer had known Dr. Wark for many years, and admired his political consistency. He would propose him a- a fit and pro, er person to lepresent that district in the L«gi lative Council. hlv. Biss seooude !. Some of the ltwyp.rsof A-1e- lai le were of opinion that only i man of grey hairs could necessarily possess wisdom, from which it jni^ht b3 inferred that a man whose age scarcely exceeded 30 years could hnrdiy be considered fit to be their representat ve. The gentleman who was first in the fi-ld might be thought by some to know a thing or two, bat In ha-I hi nself. at tlio recent meeting, i!ec!a ed his politic -I principl s, from wliich if wan evident t-iat he was a tory «?'' the old school. (Applause.) Me had, at tliaf meutinp, made allu sions to certain political r*ri:ic:p!es wnicli he affected t- consider as settled, but it was vi ry evident that he was ?' a man f r kinder ifr, a-i.l a man f r priest craft.' (Appla ise, cries of 'N'-, no,' and great con fusion.) Though his fiiend Dr Wark was last in ♦he field, he hart no d-;ubt, from what he knew of the fueling existing m the dislrict, that he would be the lirst on the poll. (Applause.) . Mr. Ashwin suggested that it would be desirable to hear Dr. Wark before tho motion was put to the mcetinpr. Dr. Wark then nv-u ited ou a chair, and was saluted with a hearty round of applause, which was followed by the prompting of Mr. Wearing — ' 'i bis -s the proudest moment of my life.' Dr. Wark — Lawyers have always something to say. (Roars of laughter.) He did not want long faces. (Hear, hear.) Ho wished they understood what tint meant. (A voice — ' Well done. Doctor;' and another, ' O yes, the Doctor is present.') lie (Dr. Wark) was required to express his political sentiments, and he hoped the Chairman would p eserve good order, as he (Dr Wark) had done, when presiding at the meet ing recently held at Kensint;t-m, when his friend, Mr. Fenn, was proposed' as a candidate. He called him his fiiend, beeanse Mr. Fenn was a specimen of tba ycnu» Iiomo who could not make an enemy of any one. He respected him as a friend, and ex pected friendship from him. B:fo'r«5 statiug his poli tical opinions, he would inform them why ho ap peared before them as a c-mdiJa'e. It was in con sequence of a coalition which had taken placo, bat of which he knew no hing till the day before the meeting held at Kensington. It never 'was his in tention to endeavour to obtain a seat in tho Legis lative Counc-1. I' No?' from Mr. Paxton.) Dr Wark— Yon know, Paxton, that y -u were beaten. (Great laughter.) He hud been asked by a con siderable .iuinb;r of persons t » allow bimself to be put forward as a candidate, and had replied, that if it was the general opinion that a can didate of different p -litical seiiineats to those professed by Mr. fenn was required, ho would not refuse to enter the field it' no other person did so. Jie gave Mr. Fenn great crodit tor his honest decla ration of opinions, though he had expressed himself in opposition t» popular prineples. Uut wh tt could he (Dr. Wark) say respecting himself. He was lately lai.l up with rheumatism, au.l kimw nothing of what was goiug ou when the coalition tx-k place. Mr. N. Hailes was now one of Mr. Penu's supporters, but he remembered that gentleman being at one ti.ne a member of the League ; a-i-l tiiat ho was cailed by Mr. John Baker — (a voice ?' Tim«-thy Sli re') — yea, that was it. Then there w is Mr. Brunskili, too, acting ou behalf of Mr. Fenn. He respected that gentlemau. as a downright honest man, but what were hia political principles? There was ano ther jolly g-iod fellow, Mr. Neales (the Chairman), the liberal representative for .North Adelaide, who voted against nomineei.sm in the Legislative Council. Many present recollected, no doubt, one ofiKsop's fables — (avoicj— 'Wo don't remember.') Well — it was this — There was once a fro^ who thought he was a-s big as an ox, and he blew, and blew, till at last he burst. (Bursts of laughter). Why did they laugh ? Mr. Neales never burst ; ha was a j illy good fellow. (Applausa.) 60 ne years ago he (Dr. Wark) remembered attending a public meeting in Adelaide, at which John Beutham Neales, Esq., w.is ppuaking; he stated upon that occasion tint he was about to retire from his business as an auctioneer. lie said, in explanation, that an auctioneer required to have lungs of leather, an ind'arubber conscience, and a face of brass. (Laughter.) He did not then burst; and he (Dr. Wark) came to this conclu-km — Here the Chairman interposed by iutimnttng t'lat Dr. Wark was out of order. He should confine himself to a statement of his own political suut; nwuts. Dr. Wark resumed by st itin/r that his principles wore pretty wall known. Ho would have no noinineeism. (Applause.) He considered that the people should ma'ie the laws themselves. This was a different colony to New South Walts. Laud was quickly bought up, and working men sion became proprietors, consequently they becamd conservative. There was no fear of radicalism. He would also state that at the 1 1st election ho sup ported Mr. Wat'.'rhous'J because th.it gdiit.emau was opposed to State aid to religion, wuieh was then con sidered as the turning point. He believed there were some capital points in the new liill — (A voic-j— ' What Bill.') — but he. thought it premature iu a colony which only numbered 70,000 souls. If, how ever, there must be .i'i Upner ilou*e, why not elecr the members? (Apulause.) Flu wou d be oiiu of the firmest advocates f-r the new constitution if the Upper House were elected by the people. (Applause ) Then, again, as it regarded the method of voting at elections. The working mon were not now under the thumb of any man, but the time might come when things might bj different, an 1 therefore they required the protection of the ballot He would give that protection to all. (Cheers ) His time was precious to him, but he came before them as a liberal candidate, that those who held sentiments similar to his own might h.ivo an opportunity of choosing a represcnta'ive. He would, however, be glad t» retire in favour of a bettemnan. \t t;ie last election th« Ubarak fought and conquered, and would they now lay down their arm.- V (Xo, m-.) It looked like it. Were they a set of Hindoo.; ? Would they lie down and allow that hydr.i-hea led monster, co ili tion, to triumph ? (No, we won't.) He was not surt of that. He was one i-f the first 1 1 propose the get ting up of the memorial against noinineeism, to whicl 6,000 signatures were attached, and if he were n \v to decline opposing nomineeism, ho ciuhi nut esteeit l.imself a man. (AppUuse.) He would be plait* answer any questions that might be put to him. The Chairman having given a general invit tios to the meetiug to interrogate the candidate, and m oue seerainc; disposed to do so, piit Mr. Muller'i motion, which was carried by a l*rge majority. Mr. J. Gile3 proposed a vote «-f thanks to th Chairman, nud hoped be would not feel irritated a the personal remarks of Dr. Wark. The Chairman said ho felt nothing of tho kinr As to the 'lungs of leather' attributed to him, h could only say he ought to feol thankful for puc qualification ; arid if his face was of bra*s, he hope it would turn to gold, at least in their opimoi (Cheers.) He had no party interest to serv.», b1. hoped the electors would chooso the be--t man. Three cheers were given for the Chairman, and tl: like for Dr. Wark. Six cheers were proposed f- Mr. Fenn and loudly responded t%, but the chee: were mingled with some expressions of opposition. The proceedings had scarcely occupied three-qun tera of an hour, when the meeting was brought to close. -.:..._ .T_?£_Hounds. — A. meeting was lielrl yeste day at the Napoleon Bnoifaparto.on th'j subject ,. keeping up the Adelaide Pack, which, as we ha already stated, had been nominally bought by M Malcolm, in order to prevent their removal or dispt ' ii*rri. 'The amount at present subscribed is near £200, aud the meeting stands adjourned to give otb f 'gmtlemen an opportunity of adding their natnf ' Tlie I tiounda will meet at 8 o'clujk on. Friday next, the Emu, Morphett Vale.