Norrie-Mcgrew decision, 1893.

Norrie and the Star.

On Saturday morning Judge Foster gave his ruling on the demurer interposed by the defendant in the Norrie-McGrew libel case. It was in favor of Norrie. Judge Hartwell immediately appealed to the Supreme Court. Later in the day A. P. Peterson, the attorney for the complainant, notified the court that the case would not be prosecuted so it has been dropped from the calendar.

(Hawaiian Gazette, 6/6/1893, p. 9)

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Hawaiian Gazette, Volume XXVIII, Number 23, Page 9. June 6, 1893.

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Royalists and Annexationists and libel, 1893.

CAME TO BLOWS.

Annexationists and Royalists Have a Little Set-to.

There was a small-sized row between six Annexationists and twenty Royalists in the Merchants’ Exchange saloon Saturday night. Norrie, a Royalist hanger-on of the Holomua, got the contents of a spitoon, while Ned Thomas, the “anatomist,” got a beer mug along side the head.

(Hawaiian Star, 5/29/1893, p. 5)

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The Hawaiian Star, Volume I, Number 54, Page 5. May 29, 1893.

On annexationists, 1893.

THE FRUITS OF ANNEXATION.

The other day, Dr. McGrew, Editor of the newspaper, the Star, of this town, was sued over some filthy words printed about Mr. Norrie, calling him a spittoon carrier [?? lawe ipukuha].* Mr. Norrie is a gentleman in our view; but that is nothing to the “Great Father of Annexation,” for he denounces Mr. Norrie as someone to be treated with contempt and tormented.

Because of that publication by Dr. McGrew which sullied his good name, he was hurt, and that is the reason for the suit, for his name is important to him.

This past Wednesday, the doctor was tried, and the judgement remains; we know that there can be no other judgement than that he is guilty.

This Thursday morning, when the steamliner of T. H. Davis and Company came up to the wharf of Porter Company.

A Hawaiian man named Puaala was climbing up wearing the blue ribbon of the annexationists [libine bolu hoohui aina] on his chest; when the captain saw this Hawaiian climbing aboard the ship, two of them stood at the top of the stairway, while the other people climbed aboard. Continue reading