THE STEAMER MIIKE MARU AND THE JAPANESE LABORERS.
The Japanese Steamship Miike Maru docked this Monday with the Sixteenth [group of] Japanese laborers. It travelled fourteen days from Japan, and it was smooth sailing until arriving amongst us. The ship was quarantined for four days, and there were no sick aboard the ship and no one was allowed aboard. There are 1,311 men and 331 women laborers. These people are like honey bees coming to Hawaii, sucking from the nectar of the flowers.
(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/25/1893, p. 2)