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                             602	                              HAWAIIAN   ISLANDS.
for the past eighteen months, making their way generally to the United States. In 1890 the males were 
classified as to occupation thus: Laborers, 2,653; farmers, 136; fishermen, 3; mariners, 10; drivers and 
teamsters, 63; mechanics, 167; planters and ranchers, 17; merchants and traders, 56: clerks and salesmen, 
13; professional men and teachers, 11; other occupations, 123; total, 3,266. On the cane plantations there 
are of male Portuguese 277 under contract and 1,651 day laborers.
Of the population in 1892, 20,536 were laborers on sugar-cane plantations, 16,723 being Portuguese, 
Japanese, and Chinese. Of the whole number, 10,991 are contract laborers. The remainder are designated as 
day laborers. The total number of laborers in the islands by the census of 1890 was 25,466.
In 1890 there were 23,863 male laborers. Of this number, 18,728 were Chinese and Japanese. At this 
period there were 41,073 persons of all occupations. Of this number, 24,432 were Chinese and Japanese.
Of the total number of persons of European and American origin in the various avocations, it appears 
that 1,106 were Americans, 819 British, 518 Germans, 45 French, and 200 Norwegians, making a total of 
2,688 persons.
The natives furnished 8,871 persons and the half-castes 884.
The Hawaiians, therefore, may be said to have furnished 9,755.
There are 196 persons designated as planters and ranchers. Of this number, 18 are Americans, 30 are 
British, and 6 are Germans. The remainder are principally Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, and Hawaiian s.
There are 5,181 persons designated as farmers. Of these 3,392 are natives and half-castes and 1,500 are 
Chinese. These two furnish 4,779, leaving a residue of 402 taken from all other nationalities. Of these, 26 are 
Americans.
It will be interesting if not pleasing to examine the number of the sexes by nationalities.
The grand total of the population is 89,990. The male population ia 56,714, the females are 31,276.
The natives and half-castes furnish 21,449 males and 19,174 females.
The Chinese furnish 14,522 males and 779 females.
The Japanese furnish 10,079 males and 2,281 females.
The Portuguese furnish 4,770 males and 3,832 females.
The American males are 1,298, females 630.
The British males are 982, females 362.
The German males are 729, females 305.
This disparity of the sexes applies to all nationalities save the native race.
The most striking feature is that the Chinese men outnumber their women by more than 18 to 3.
The Japanese men outnumber their women by nearly live to one.
In all foreign nationalities the males largely exceed the females in numbers.
The natives and half-castes furnish nearly two-thirds of the women.
For a moment let us see how far this disparity of sexes in 1884 compares with that of 1890:
In 18\S4 there were 51,539 males, 29,039 females, and a total population of 80,578.
In 1890 the males numbered 58j714, the females 31,276, and the total number was 89,990.

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