Mr. Swift to Mr. Blaine.
Tokio, November 8, 1889. (Received December 6.)
Sir: I deem it my duty to inform you that another batch of coolie emigrants, numbering 1,030, sailed yesterday for Hawaii under the usual contract to labor on the sugar plantations of that island.
The Japan Mail of this morning discusses the matter and remarks of them—
That they were healthy looking, sturdy folk, evidently pleased at the prospect before them, as indeed they might reasonably be, experience having shown that Hawaii means a few years of steady labor and a good bag full of gold dollars for the Japanese who are fortunate enough to emigrate thither.
This makes the second shipment of 1,000 during the present autumn, I having informed you of the first in a former dispatch.
I have, etc.,