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Happy salutation to the well-deserved chief of Ironmasters.
Verein Deutscher Eisenhuettcnlcute,
Cael Lueg Schroedter.
Winsor Richards, Edward Martin, and Arthur Keen, London, much regret they are not with you to-da^', but join your many friends on the other side of the Atlantic in wishing you very many happy returns of your birthday.
Edward ]\Iaiitin, (Mgr. Director, Dowlais Works, England.)
On this day of honor congratulations and heartfelt well-wishes.
Axel Sahlin, G. M., Millom & Askam Furnaces, West Cumberiand, England.
The Rectory, St. Andrews, Scotland. Absence deeply regretted. Long life, happiness, health, wealth, and honor to John Fritz, rolling-mill pioneer, friend and counsellor of us all.
Sheffield. Sheffield's heartiest greetings to John Fritz.
Robert Hadfield, (Inventor of Manganese Steel.)
Regret my absence. Add my best wishes to all those showered upon
John Fritz this evening.
James Dredge, Editor, London Engineering.
Best wishes for the John Fritz Medal banquet.
P. T. Berg, (Formerly Chf. Eng. of the Homestead Works.)
As I am obliged to sail for Europe on the morning of October 31st, it is with profound regret that I have to announce my inability to be present at the banquet to be given on that date to Mr. John Fritz, the man wlio has done so much for this country as a pioneer in its great iron and steel indus¬ tries.
When we compare the feeble beginnings of this department of metal¬ lurgy with its strength to-day, we are astounded and can well understand the consternation of European nations, as they contemplate the giant strides we have made and are still making in this branch of industry. This state of things has been made possible only by the great work of such masters