272 AUTOBIOGRjiPHY OF JOHN FRITZ
fund is estabUshed. The design has been made. The die is made, and the album contauflng the signatures of the subscribers to the fund wfll be presented now to Mr. Fritz, as wiU the master cast from the artist's model, by Mr. John Thomson, to whom, more than any other one man, we are indebted for the idea of this medal. Mr. John Thomson. (Applause.)
PRESENTATION OF THE MEDAL —JOHN THOMSON, C.E.
Mr. Thomson: — We have thought, Mr. Fritz, that it would please you to have a permanent record in respect to the founding of the medal which is to bear your name. I have here an album. It is entitled, '' The John Fritz Medal." It is dedicated to " John Fritz, Enguieer, One of the Principal Founders of America's Iron and Steel Industry." It contains a photograph of yourself, Mr. Fritz, also photographs of the obverse and reverse of the medal, under which is inscribed " To Perpetuate the Memory of John Fritz and His Achievements in Industrial Progress." In addition to the historical data and the rules for the award of the medal, it also contains the names and addresses of the founders and their autographs, some four hundred and eighty-four in aU.
In the name of and in behalf of the founders of the John Fritz Medal, I have the great pleasure to ask you to accept this album, Mr. Fritz, as a sUglit testimoiflal of our admira¬ tion and regard, and we would have you beUeve that we desire no greater honor than to be knoTvn as the friends of John Fritz, of Bethlehem. (Applause.)
We have also thought, Mr. Fritz, that it would add to your pleasure to announce, especially on tlfls occasion, the name of the recipient of the first medal. The rules adopted relative thereto seem to indicate at this time one name, in that the stipulation is expressly set forth that the award