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Matron and Artist.

A LIVELY INTERVIEW. Christchurch, May 25 At the Magistrate's Court to-day Mrs Florence Neville, claimed £50 damages from S. U. Moreton, an artist, for injuries received as a result of defendant assaulting her. Plaintiff's account of tha affair was that she went to defendant's studio to speak to him regarding her father's affairs, when defendant became angry and dragged her downstairs, bumped her head on the footpath, and put her face m the street gutter. When she returned to the building, he emptied two buckets of water upon her. Defendant stated that he had carried plaintiff downstairs, placing one of his hands over her mouth to stop her screaming. She had indulged m a perfect torrent of abuse and had threatened to remain on the landing and show him up to his pupils. He denied that he had bumped her' on the pavement or put her m the gutter, and alleged that she had thrown a brick at him. Other evidence was to the effect that plaintiff and defendant had & regular fight, plaintiff flying at Moreton like a cat and seemed to be doing all the fighting. The Magistrate fined defendant J£lo and costs. '

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905

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Matron and Artist. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905