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jT//r;y ./rr Factor* in Amateur Sports
lulu, Peb, L 5. -A striking example of the
n of Ai.v ti. an v aj a by the ChJj
T was given in the field meet sports ©f
Che Chii .->■ Athletic Club of thia city on the
N w V ar. The Chin se Athletl
I th( sami thing, in fact,
t I iletli s, Chi cs and Chi
1 ■- 1 are factors ol
1 ; ir sports in Ha
1 form ime of th gest b >nda of
. ■ . ■
! ! ■' inent, a 1 c a univt rsaL ol
tion of t-isitors to the Hawaiian Island* that
the 1 c of Ha • from those
of < I other parts of the mainland
« the I'nited Stab -. T • ■;• seem less separated
the n-bite race, and their Oriental charac
« : 1 less repugnant.
It is a favorite belief of those In Hawaii In
• ted in 1 I. things that th< difference Is
Ho! in the Chinaman, but in his environment.
Coming here, he met with no unfriendliness, no
because he was a Chinaman,
no discriminating laws. Though there has
: been a Bingle case of a Chinese marrying 1
i: whit woman of pure blood, Intermarriage
with Hawaiian women baa been frequent, and
the results are said to be almost invariably ben
tiicial. The children of such unions usually
have the best qualities of (heir parents, and
these Intermarriages Rave permanence to Chi
nese resilience here. They gave the feeling of
a common interest In the country, and no doubt
did. much to break down the barriers that to
America have prevented the Chinese from feel
ins the effect of environment as other aliens
have, or from adopting our customs and our
It first manifested its. If in the scliools, where
Chinese youths felt the emulation which prompt
ed competition with companions of other ra.ces.
Tlun, as ther«; were schools established espe
cially for the education of the Chinese youth,
these schools emulated distinction in athletics,
and Bought the laurel in competition. For many
years Mills Institute, a school primarily for
Chinese, has annually sent representatives and
teams to compete with pupils of similar age
from Kamehameha School, an institution for
ilawaiian youths, and with St. I^ouis Cbßege,
the High Sihool and the Punahou Preparatory
School, in which there were pupils of many
races. In these contests the Chinese, while by
no means the leaders, maintained a creditable
But these were only the beginnings. A Chinese
tennis < lub, a Chinese athletic club, an athlPtic
department In the Chinese loung Men's Chris
ti.m .\ ■ oclatktn, Chinese enrolled in practically
every one of the athletic organizations of the
city, and a few Chinese athletes who ex.-el in
(*>mo partii ular branch, give an idea of the dif
fusi in of the athletic spirit anion»r the Chinese.
The Chinese Athletic Club is distinctly ani
mate,l Ly race pride and an a.mbition to taaflß
strate race capabilities and to foster the athletic
Fpirit among the Chinese and develop athletic
ability among them. It was organised some
thing over a jrear ago, Philip Wong; an
Hawaiian born Chinese, bring one of the mo-ring
Bpiriti in its organisation and its first presi
dent. It has from the Hist maintained an ama
teur baseball team, wbich has several timtm d«
feal' J ih<- lust team that <<>uld be mustered in
the two companies of the 10th Infantry. United
Htu.Us Army. sUilhuuul at lU.IIIO McKinley. It
NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, IMG.
THE CHINESE BASEBALL TEAM OF HONOLULU.
The Chinaman is not abused in Hawaii limply because he is a Chinaman.
Is expected to have a team in the football league
next year, and a cricket team is in training.
The field day rm^et at the Chinese New Year
was the most ambitious effort in athletics the
Chinese have ever attempted here. There were
Ofteea events, including both field and truck
contests, and nearly one hundred different con
testants. Th»» attendance, which was about
twelve hundred, was composed almost entirely
of Chinese, and Included many of the n:o.-t sub
stantial Chinese merchants <<t the city. The
priz. ■« were confined entirely to , ■
era, and these were presented to the victors by
lime. Chang Ts.. Pan, th>- wife of the Chinese
Consul A box h.id been arranged ft h'.'r ir.
front of the grandstand, and there, sur ounded
by a bevy of young KirLs, all but one of th m of
Chinese parentage, though all wort- Bui
dress, Mine. Cha g bestowed the garlai
victory on each winner In turn.
It is believed that this titld meet is the first
of the kind ever held anywhere, certainly in
America. It was under the ausuices oX a
TTT T h YPES OF CALLEGOS °-»--«t^i l fr — « wokk
Chinese athletic club, the contestants w*re all
Chinese, the spectators were largely Chinese,
but the games and sport* were all American.
It is one of the features of athletics among the
Chinese of Hawaii that It is purely amatcux.
There has never beta the suspicion of profes
sionalism attaching to any Chinese contestant.
IX H OXO It OF STEI'BEX.
The German Baron Who Aided
Revoh (iunary Patriots.
Uttea, N. V ., F- I. M Th^ fact Chat an appro
priation has La-en made by Congress lot a mon—
to Baron Fredersdi \Vi!iiam Steuben, to
tod at Washington, and th-> ,s..i-:ctlon of
the sculptors, Albert J-ie- f . ra> Adolph S. Wdn
n:.ia and Il<-nry Herring, to eoaapeta for the
:■:«.• :<>r ol making the design, become of interest
to Utrman residents of this country who a few
years ago wrr» «>ng:iged In erecting a monnment
ovf-r Parnn Steuben's grave. In the town of
Steuben, Oneida fnunfy. Th**£ DriaMy <-ede<l
In this object, and wh»n th*» monument is '■nm
pleted in Washington it will t«- the SSeoad <in<2
to this great general, who gave so willinjrly of
his talents and mrans to the Strug] •.o.'',M.st3
in their war of th-- Ilevolution.
After the close of th« Revolutionary W-ir
IJaron Steuben spent eoosldnaMi time In New-
York, living: on a farm that was tber In at
wn-s known as Jones's Woods, near th" V.;\s.t
57th-st. of the present <Jriy. After Ion? delays on
the part of Congress to pay hlrr. his salary, a
grant was finally made to him ',t \. tract of
lu\«/»lO acres of land that came to b<» fcwa na
Steuben Patent, and wu situated in the north
ern part of this county. H< re the baraa btzttl a
small, plain house, furnishing it with his r-arrtj
utensils and the r«- r..ii- el his milira.-y <• :■ \
and the closing years of his lif<- w*re rr.o: \:y
passed in thla place, H- died in I7M
He had often requested, that he be buri d
nnder one of his own trres. and that bb
should be left to become cwmiiwni witl) •; h
shrubs and trees as might spring up nuMr ■■:.'. y.
He was buried under a fine oak. without f y
military display, and her* his body rested for a
number of years. The settlement of th ■ tract,
however, made It necessary to lay out a highway
through that region, and it was decided to r:ake
a new grave, and a wood lot was chosen af r by
for his final resting place. The plot natal .3
five acres, and this was set aside with the pro
vision that it remain forever In its natural state.
To a Welsh Congregational Society in the saiga*
BARON STEUBEN'S ■ONUMCMT.
At Remsen, Oneida County, N. Y.
borhocd was given the p- I
acres of land adjoining, on the sole
that the woods be prot--. •••■] an i thai U 1
should De kept sasetd TLLs traal haa 3
In 1^72 severa! Genaan I
City erected a monument over the gran
monument stand? directly ore* I
dead warrior, and htaia only the :■■ : - :
ben" as an » 1 ilflfaaj The awasi wood
all sides give it a strange appearance. -
visitor is struck with the Ibbswbobi uf II
GALLEGOS AT HOME.
Unlike Other Spaniards—
of Their iMnd.
"For you must know that Galicia Is so poor
and mean a Countrey, that there's no pla> •* for
bragging." That was the comment of a v.-it-r
tn lt^2 to the country in Northwestern Spain
from which the Isthmian Canal Commission is
making an effort to secure laborers for the
Panama CanaL Some one has said recent '.y of
Galicia. that "it possess.3 one-third of the har
bors of Spain, and little commerce for th< -rrs. the
most hardy rao« of p*^ple ia Spain, and the
poorest, the remains of one of the Apostles and
the worst government in the peninsula," Things
have not changed greatly among the crafty but
not clever Gallegos in the last two centuri»*s.
It has b^en argued that the Gallegos would
make especially good workmen for employment
m the canal zone, because they are Spaniards.
Spaniards, or persons of Spanisli aucestr>". have
been distributed through the tropical region* of
the American continent and haye thrived.
While living in the Iberian Peninsula, the ilaii
dans seem more closely allied to the Portuguese
than the Spaniards, racially. They are not
Spanish In tongue, habits or manners. Appar
ently, however, they are well adapted to physi
cal tabor on the canal, for, besides being atawag
and able to work hard and long under a hot sun,
they are accustomed to going away from home
to perform manual work. In the har\ Ma
son one trav-Ming In the Spanish stage aawck
often passes Galiciana trudging along seeking
employment In the harvest field. Being pa."w,,n
ately fond of the damp, nilry comitry of TTaliiw.
however, they g laJ!y turn back again wh.n the
roniiaaeJ «* eighth pmgn.
RUGS ,J??.., OLD CARPETS