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RIVERTON.

A slttmp of the Magistrates wb held on the Oth inst. at the Court Houte Riverton, to enquire into an affray that to<>k pace a faw days siuci?, of rather a serious mature. There r ere present Messrs J. IVJ Gilhvr^y, John Pi-tcbell. and Henry Lyoi:, J P.s. Janet Nichols was brought up by Sergeant Mo> ton. on the cnarge ot cutting and wounding Robert Bowie Lmdsav, with intenr to do h.iu grievous bodiiy harm. Ib appeared that Lindsay was at the house of JS'ichola, her husband, and that a man named Quin was a'so present. They had b^en pano-kicg of br-ad, oh es n , and beer. The husband was fining i**. stooping position in front of the li -c. and Lindsay ana Mrs Nichols on a colonial so r aor bench bj' theside. Some little altercation eu lUed, Lindsay making use of seme offensive words towards her, whea she rose, took up a sheath-kniie, saving, "you will not tell me so again," and before either of the parties present were aw; re of b( r intent, she struck him in the fice, ; cv ring tbe u^'Pir lip, and cuttina through tho cai'til .%e o^ zho nose. He was unable previously io att-. nil to give h'.M eviderce. S li e was o .ramuu-il for trial at the next criminal sittings cf c - supreme Couit. The town of Riverton md :ulpc it vilHge o£ South Kiverton were this week ]• oC vnned a Municipal Corporstiou under the Pnmnoial Ordinance. It coctists of two w.riln. with ihree councillors to each. Thed \- .t'p >.nted for the election of Mayor is the ■- '.u.;ust. "We have had some heavy th'M- r .st»rtna with hail :i,rjd a lar^ • quantity <■' unu[/ thf p;i3t week, which must ki • rivers and ei-peks fui), anrt rem er inhi . '.iv&lang very din^erouj.

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RIVERTON., Otago Witness, Issue 1024, 15 July 1871

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RIVERTON. Otago Witness, Issue 1024, 15 July 1871

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