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POLICE COURT. Saturday, November 8-b. Before J. Blair, E-q., R. M. DESERrNTINO FROM SII'IIPBOAID.-Wil liam Thomas and ,John Carroll. one the steward and the other the cook of the General Hewitt were charged at the Police Office, with deserting from the Britsh ship General Hewitt. Constable Paul, sworn: I arrested the prisoners between 1 and 2 o'clock this mornilig opposite the Post Office, in Julia street. They told me they were bound for the diggings; that they had left the ship General Hewitt. One of the prisoners on being asked if lie had any questions to put to this witness, replied that what the constable said was quite correct. Christopher Henry Loutit, master of the General Hewitt sworn : The prfsoners are articled seamnon,'rhomas as cook at the rate of £3 per month, and Carrol as stew ard at £3 10s. per month. I produce the articles which they signed. Those were dated 10th June and proved that the pri soners were bound for a voyage for 3 years. The ship arrived in Portlanu d ay on the the 9th October. The prisoners deserted from the ship last night. They took away the ship's boat, cutting away a new pain ter. I found the boat at the jetty this morning. The steward said that he was engaged as steward; but had been put to disch ari - ing cargo: and was mado responsible for much of the cargo that was iijured by the workmen on board. Found guilty and sentenced to be worked on the roads or other publio works for 4 calendar months.