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CARNARVON. TIIE MILITIA.—The town is being enlivened by -the drilling daily of this body of men. The soldierlike ap- pearance, and the general good conduct of the greater portion of them, does much credit to the corps. There is a small portion, however, of their comrades, which has given the police some trouble. CARNARVON HARBOUR.—We are glad to fiud sinee the decision of the suit at the last Assizes of Jackson v. O. Jones, the Trustees have shewn some signs of earnest- ness towards making the improvement for shipping so much needed. Surveys are being made, and we hope to seo in the result no niggardly economy to spoil what they have so well begun. THE REWARD OF MERIT.—It is with great pleasure that we are able to record four instances of the good feeling and sympathy which exist between men who re- quire the application of skill and talent in attending to the various accidents and visicitudes to which in their dangerous occupations they are subjected to. I he men employed in four quarries in the neighbourhood of Car- narvon have testified their appreciation of the care and skilful treatment which they receive at the hands of Mr. Thomas Evans (son of Mr. R. Evans, Merddyu brych) bonesetter, Llanliyfui, by presenting him with a sub- stantial testimonial. 11 is experience, and his almost hereditary" skill in his profession, coupled with the readiness.ho displays at every moment to relieve the poor and the afflicted, deserve this special mark of honour, which the quarrymen have exhibited towards him.—Column nic.tted. SUSPENSION OF A CAPTAIN'S CERTIFICATE.—On Fri- day the 5th inst., Richard Parry, late master of the schooner Silence, of Carnarvon, appeared before the Local Marine Board at the Sailors' Home, Liverpool, in answer to a summons, issued at the instance of the Board of Trade, wherein he was charged with having for the last three years indulged in excessive drinking. resulting in organic disease of the brain, which had rendered him insane, and totally incapable of undertaking the duties of a m ister mariner, or of transacting any business what- ever. The members of the board prosent were Mr. L. H. M'Intyre (in the chair), Capt. Boyd, and Mr. T. S. Rallies, the stipendary magistrate. Mr. Tyiidul conduct- ed the investigation on behalf of the Board of TVade, and called the captain's brother and sister aud a surgeon, each of whom testified to Parry's weakness of .memory and incapacity for the transaction of business. The first- named witness stated that he had heard that his brother had become very miich addicted to drink, but he had never seen him drunk, and he attributed his weakness to ftmily troubles. The eiptaiu himself said he felt he was nut to be trusted, but he denied the charge of drunken- neas.Nl r. M'Intyre, in giving the decision of the board, said they could not but agree that Captain Parry was not at present capable of taking charge of a vessel. They were glad to have the opportunity of saying that there was no evidence that his incapacity arose from drunken- ness, but it was their duty to suspend his certificate. If at any time he got better, and could prove to the board that he was fit to take charge of a vessel, they would be glad to recommend the return of his certifice. Boitouaa POLICE COURT, May 8.—Before the Mayor, Llewelyn Turner, Esq., and Tliomas Turner, Esq. _Tile Rape Case.-J ohn Jones was again brought up this day on remand. The Mayor said that lie would remand him again, and that he would not be released from custody under any circumstances until the little girl WM found. Resistinj r a Police officer in thc discharge of his duty.- Edward Roberts was charged with the above offence by P.C. John Roberts, who deposed that on the 10th ult., while he and P.C. Hugh Jones, was in the act of tak- ing a prisoner to the lockup from Pool-street, they were met in Turf-square by the defendant, who took hold of their prisoner in a crowd, in consequence of which he made his escape.. Their worships fined him 95, or in default fourteen days imprisonment. Caution.-A complaint was made to their worships that on Sunday night last while the Militia picket was out assisting the police in securing some of the militia- men who were prowling about after the regular hour, they were shouted at and annoyed by some persons from a house in Castle street Rig worshipful the Mayor hoped that the reporters would make it public that from that day if such conduct and annoyance was repeated, persons so offending would be prosecuted to the utmost rigour of the law. Taking a pair of Militia Boots and selling them to anot!ter petson.-Heary Hughes and John Jones, two militiamen, were charged by Quarter-master-serjeant Owen with the above offence. Quarter-master-serjeant Owen deposed-I am the Quarter-master serjeant in the Carnarvonshire Militia. Theae boots were served to John Owen, a recruit, on Thursday, the 28th ult. They are regimental necessaries bearing the Government mark upon them. Both these men belong to the Carnarvonshire Militia, and are pri- vates. Neither of them ought to have these boots iu their possession at that time. They were then civilians. The boots were not found on them. The Adjutant, Captain Nares, withdrew the charge, but the Mayor warned the defendants not to repeat the offence or they would be severely punished. Receiving and having the said boots in her possession. —Mary Roberts was then charged by P.C. W. Abraham Jones, with having the said boots in her possession. The Officer said-I had these boots from Mary Roberts the defendant on Friday last. She told me she got them from Mary Hughes. Quarter-master-serjeant Owen deposed—These boots are regimental necessaries for the Carnarvonshire Militia. They are worth 9s. 6d. per pair. The defendant in defence said, that she met Hughes by her house and he asked her for the loan of 4s., at the same time asking her to keep the boots, which he had in his hands, for John Hughes. Defendant said she had a witness that could prove that she was telling lha truth. Elizabeth Jones deposed—Defendant sent for John Hughes to his lodgings, and told him in my presence that his shoes were at her house. She asked him if he would take them with him, as she had them from Henry Hughes to keep for him, and did not like to take them to his lodgings. The Mayor said that the law was very strict with everybody that had titAawfully in his possession clothing or soldiers' necessaries. For the first offence it was a fine not exceeding £21), and three times the value of the property found in their possession. Defendant was fined X5, with three times the value of the boots, £18s. 6d., and 3s. 6d. co"t;s, which made the whole amount into £6 12s, The money was paid. Asmult on a Police Officer by a Militiaman.—Robert Jones was charged by P.C. Edward Jones, with assault- ing him while in the execution of his duty on the 1st inst. P.C. Edward Jones deposed-On the 1st intant, I was called into the shop of Mr. Griffith Roberts, Bridge- street, and whilst I was there, the defendant came in and told me that a man had just Struck him. I told him that the best thing for him to do was to get a war- rant against him, as I could do nothing for him, and sent, him out of the shop. While I woe doing that he raised'■ bis fist to strike me. I warned him of what he was do- ing. He kicked me in my leg bekind till it was bla* j upon which I locked him up. Fined 10s. and 7s. costs, or, in default, 14 days' im- prisonment. Absent from the Militia Trairmrng.- William Evans, a private in the Carnarvonshire MHitia, was charged with being absent last year from the training. Defendant &aid that he was iH at the time at Dowlais, South Wales. Remanded for a week in order to give the officers time to see whether his stateiiieat,w,-ti true or not. Larceny by a Militiaman.—Thomas Pritchard,a man belonging to the Carnarvonshire Militia, was charged with stealing a Scotch cap belonging to one of his com- grades and fellow lodger. He pleaded guilty, and was committed for three weeks to gaol. Larceny.-Richar(I Willkms, butcher, of this town, -was charged with stealing a calf-skin, the property of Mr. J. Moreton, of the Sportsman Hotel. P.C Edward Jones deposed—Last Saturday fortnight I received information frmn Mr. Moreton that defendant had stolen a calf-skin from his yard. I met defendant shortly afterwards, and asked him whether he had stolen the calf-skin or not. He said that he did not steal it, but that he used to have them from Mr. Moreton. I then took him into custody. Robert Roberts, currier, depoged-I bought a calf skin from defendant on Tuesday fortnight for Is. 6d. being the market price. I weighed six pounds at 3d. per pound. He told me that he had killed a calf that day. John M (iretom, landlord of the Sportsman Hotel, de- posed— Defendant killed a calf for me, and took the skin away without my permission. 'I gave him no authority to sell it At all. He also told me that he only got a shilling for it. I called upon Mr. Benjamin Owen, butcher, to ask what was the market value of such skins. He said that they were worth fivepencc per pound. Defendant, on being asked by the Clerk of the magis- trates whether he would be dealt with-summarily by the present court, or be tried at the Quarter Sessions, selee- ted to be tried at the Quarter Sessions. He was then remanded to Monday next, Mr. Thomas Abel, butcher, entering into recognisance as his bail to appear on that day. Disorderlies.—Margaret Parry and Margaret Bischot were charged by P.C. Edward Jones, with being drunk and disorderly in Bangor-street, between 11 and '12 o'clock, on Sunday night last. -Com w.,itted to prison "for 7 days each. Elizabeth Roberts was charged, in company with Robert Hughes, with sleeping on a hay stack belonging to Mr. L. Lewis, on Llanberis road, by P C. John James Hughes, on Sunday night last. The 'officer said that they were both drunk. The female defendant said that she had only just come from the workhouse, from her two children, and that she intended returning there that day. The Mayor said that he would issue a warrant for her committal to gaol for 7 days, which would not be put iu force if she returned to the workhouse at once, aud dis- charged the male prisoner with a oaution.