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A PRIZE-WINNING PICTURE AT THE WINTER EXHIBITION AT THE
ACADEMY OF DESIGN, NEW YORK CITY
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JOHN MUIR The bust above shown is of bronze, and is the work of C. S. Pietro, of New York. It was unveiled recently at Madison, Wisconsin, at the State University, to which the bust was presented by Mr. Thomas E. Brittingham, a resident of Madison. Addresses in eulogy of the eminent naturalist were made lvy Dr.
Van lise, President of the University, and others
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ABRAHAM LINCOLN This statue, of heroic size, which has recently been completed by the sculptor, George Grey Barnard, is to be
presented by Mrs. Charles P. Taft and others to the city of Cincinnati
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THE OPENING OF THE NEW BOULEVARD SYSTEM OF SAN FRANCISCO
sented is passing the “ Twin Peaks
The parade as repre
FOR LOVE OF FRANCE
BY A. PIATT ANDREW
INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF THE AMERICAN AMBULANCE FIELD SERVICE IN FRANCE
HE American Ambulance Field Sery- When the war broke out, Robert Bacon,
ice in France has, if I may use lan- former Ambassador to France, and a number
guage similar to that of railway of other Americans organized a military hosmen, made over a million ambulance miles pital, in connection with an American civil since the war began. In other words, it has hospital, a quasi-philanthropic institution transported more than two hundred and fifty which had existed for many years in Paris, thousand wounded men an average of four to care for the French wounded. This hosmiles each. This takes no account of the pital had only a limited number of beds. So innumerable trips made in various directions in a few weeks was decided to undertake and for various purposes where no unfor- something on a larger scale. Through the tunate passengers were carried.
French Government the Lycée Pasteur, an By reason of such transportation from extensive school building then in process of battlefield to hospital, no doubt an immense construction at Neuilly, in the outskirts of number of lives have been saved, for in the Paris, was secured. This building had nubusiness of saving wounded soldiers time is merous large, well-ventilated, well-lighted above all things essential, and the automobile rooms, and was capable of being equipped saves time and substitutes a comparatively with at least six hundred beds. Through comfortable means of transport for the slow- the generosity of many Americans interested going, lumbering, springless carts of other in France all essentials were supplied, and by
the time the German army got to within I think the above will justify the faith of twenty-five miles of Paris the hospital was our American friends whose generosity has ready for service and was known as the so greatly helped to make our Service American Ambulance. During the Francoeffective.
Prussian War of 1870 the American GovAt the very start, let me say that, while ernment had presented a fully equipped field the American Ambulance Field Service has hospital, which bore the same name, to our always enjoyed pleasant relations with the sister Republic ; but the present institution American Red Cross, and many of our men was due entirely to the initiative and generosare members of that great organization, and ity of individual Americans. all have the greatest interest in its work in When the flood of German invasion surged America, we have preferred that our Service close to Paris, American volunteers quickly in France should not be officially affiliated constructed ten ambulances, making their with it. Our Service was organized for the bodies from the packing-cases in which the purpose of helping France--a concrete ex- cars had been brought from America. These pression of our sympathy with the French roughly constructed ambulances were used to people, our belief in the justice of their cause, bring in the wounded from the vicinity of our hope in its ultimate triumph. For that Meaux, the nearest region to Paris which the reason we have preferred not to be affiliated enemy attained. But after the Battle of the with an organization which inevitably also has Marne the German tide ebbed back some agencies in Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, and fifty miles from the capital, and it was no Turkey—the enemies of France! It is im- longer possible to bring the wounded all the portant to make clear the distinction between way back to the hospitals in automobiles. the two organizations, because not infre- The French Government began rapidly to quently generous - Americans who have organize sections of ambulances, each diviswanted to help our Service have mistakenly ion of the army-approximately twenty thousent money or recruits intended for us to sand soldiers-being equipped with its own the Red Cross.
section of automobile ambulances. HospiAlthough much has been written on the tals near the front were also expeditiously subject, let me say just a word as to the organized. Obviously these could not be origin of the American Ambulance Field located within the zone of shell fire, but Service in France.
school-houses and other public buildings