First Japanese contract workers arrive. These "first-year men" (gannenmono
) test the feasibility of further Japanese labor immigration. Read More.
Theo H. Davies & Co. agency formed from R.C. Janion Co.
Whaling activity results in 774,913 gallons of whale oil and 596,043 pounds of whalebone transshipped from the Islands.
The Islands export 18,312,926 pounds of sugar and 492,839 gallons of molasses.
$1,936,000 worth of imports arrive in the Islands; exports total $1,788,000.
Ward and Collins established as private street-watering firm to control the clouds of dust blown around downtown Honolulu by tradewinds.