A Banquet for Alexander Gordon December !897

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A Banquet for Alexander Gordon December !897 - Must'li mt matter, ana 1 teste as She ear of lu...
Must'li mt matter, ana 1 teste as She ear of lu receipt, make, ta 1 Item one day aid : Oo "Tuesday last Alaxaader G dee. Manager of the Nlles Tool Works, celebrated the tairty-ai nth anniversary 01 nis btrth-sy. id honor 01 me event a number of e entl emen eormected with th.TViles Tool Works gave a banooet at tbe fsvrautt House to mniea c m tea a rog lass m mm 1 a nnfaet revs of L a tiito . The g-eis r tne d ia at eagat ' eos, aad at 9 p. 1 - the a inm g-roora doors war. 1 rows open and th. company ranged itself on ei titer side of a long table. Mrs. Stranhand ber estimable daughters had excelled all former efforts in an art ta -cally arranged table. Tosyertag ever the viand were pyramids of fruits s-rsaeaated with beaa df I ferns and evergreens. At Lbs bead of tha table was Job K. Owens, the pioneer nu uiufacturer ut Hamilton, and who acted as to st-m ster. To hts right sat tne guest, Alex. Gordon, while to Mr. Owens' left waa jsci ny tana. 1 o representee e raiiroaa is r-est. JVext to Mr. Gordon set Dr. Waitea: Captain Wm. Morgadent. of the firm of Rental Morga-dent; George Smith: James E. Cs lie a , f oreme a ef tbe macliie-abop at the Alias ; Thomas Beckett; George T. Rice, of the If ties Work; Robert C. MckU-y. of the Nile Works; Robert Char be x. of the asms; W. il. Vance, tortm an of the black n srth department: Joseph Modeler. & op iatendeut of the t -m of Owe a. Lane, Dyer A Co. ; Samuel Til ton, Cashier of the First Natkmal Bank: William Cory, who repress-ted the teie-raeh-ing interest: Professor J. W . See. Civil Engineer; Israel William, attorney at lw; William Ritchie, of Richie A Dyer Company. The men. waa ex tea si ve. aud a ca as owl y Mrs. Straub could lay before her guesta . It was gotten np in good stvle, and printed noon neat tablets, one aide ut which bore the monogram of the Works, wniie under it was tne louowiog : T em Seoul A L. Aiuaxdu GoanoH, Mitmt -files Tool Works, Deo. td. 1st. At tbe close of ths last course the Toa sf master read the first, which was: First. "Our Guest may xaany years be added to bis lot. srlngiBe with them ho 1 lit. wealth and happise s. " 1 lepo s. to this was made by Dr. Walton, who struck a funny vein, keeping th e ta bl. In a roar of laughter and at the same time paving Mr. Gordon a nigh compliment. At tbe does Mr. Gordon was called apon. and while thanking his f rte ids for the compliment sf ths evening- briefly referred to his connection with Nil s Tool Work, and especially since tbe removal of the shops to Hamilton, and assured all that upon the firm part there was no desire to move back to Cincinnati, and tney expected to remain some time yet with ths good people who had so inaiy weicomoa inert The second toast waa. "The Miles Tool Works." which wa responded to by R. C. McKinney, who retersjed to the history of tne shop, its years of depression, Its present prosperous condition under the reviv al of trade and its bright prospects of the fu ture. "The Citv ef 'Hamilton : its business Interests. was tbe next to st. which was responded toby Israel Williams, and which contained much good. wduiq ton 1 till 11 e, i ill nia cuu ipanst ot natiiiwu with other mouufct ring noints of ths same dod ulntlon, showed his native oily not lo be so far be- nina as some people suppose. "The Business Boom'' was the toast to which Mr Ritchie, Chief of the Fire Dor irtnu ;nt, responded. He spoke of the financial crisis of l7a. and tbe con tinued denreeHion, which caused some ef the shops to close up. Hs lay much of the blame at the leet ot the llai ltlou banks, which reft d aid in the hour of trouble, when, as he said, their vaults were filled with money only to be loaned at 12 and 15 per cent., and that on gilt-eded paper. "Oar Railroad tores " waa the Best toast, and responded to by Jack Hyland, General Agent at ttu point, ia a nappy ana snort speecn, w ic broiu rht down the house, so to sneak. "Our Banking Interest" was the toast to which Samuel Kltlon responded. He said be believed the banksshould be Identical to the Interest of all. and especially of that of the manuf cturer, bnt said- he did not think they wore entitled t. ao severe. criticism aa thst mad. by Mr. Ritchie. Professor J. W. See then responded in lu own happy style to the toast ot "Met isaic-1 K-gtiieer." Fuliowing Mr. See was the resuu e of Mr. Beit to tbe toast of "The Ladies." This closed the regular toasts, when volunteers were called on, Mr. tJory responding to the telegraphy Interest, and Mr. Job ;. twons relating his earty experience 01 11 111 g. waea tn ier. were none In Hamilton, and when the railroad was not thought about. Mr. James K. Culies, assisted bp a it. A 1CM.1UU ey, sang "Annie Ut -e" and "My a Cigar." while Mr. Relss rendered a beautiful Ger man song. Th. company then all arose and drank a toast to Mrs. Htxaub and da u hler. the hoateeeea. after which the song of "The Flowing Bowl" was sung. The followed an hour or so wf songs, per sonal experience and stories, snd at twelve o'clock thebanunet closed with "Auld Lang Svne." and good nights and oongratalalions and good wishes to ir. ur 1

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 18 Dec 1879, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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