5th Annual Meeting: 0050.0942

MOUNTAIN LUMBERMEN – Fifth Annual Meeting of the Association Most Successful.

            Nelson News: The fifth annual meeting of the Mountain Lumbermen’s Association commenced yesterday morning at the Hotel Strathcona, and will be concluded to-day.

            The meeting was an unusually successful one both in attendance and in the thoroughly harmonious conclusions arrived at by the many delegates present.  The business outlook at the mills and in the territories was reported as very favorable.  Prices were decided upon for the present.  Officers were elected for the year and a great deal of routine work was rushed through.  To-day the delegates will meet again to get reports from two committees and to close up unfinished business.  A banquet was held last evening in the Strathcona dining room.

            The delegates began arriving on Saturday evening and a large number came in on Sunday.  Some 25 incorporated companies were represented at the meeting, their capitalization mounting up to over two million dollars, in the aggregate.  The delegates themselves are as fine a lot of western representative men as one could wish to see, and have an air of bustling prosperity about them that impressed even the casual observer with the importance and value of the industry with which they are connected.  On Saturday evening, and again last night after the business of the day was over, the visitors, many of whom had their wives with them, were very much in evidence in the lobbies of the Strathcona and the Hume hotels, they fraternized with each other and with many who called upon them told innumerable stories, and had a good time generally.

            The lumbering companies represented and the names of the delegates in attendance were as follows:

            Columbia River Lumber Co., F.W. Jones, Golden.

            Yale-Columbia Lumber Co., Joseph Genelle, Nelson.

            The Fernie Lumber Co., L.M. Procter, Fernie.

            The Standard Lumber Co., C.D. McNab, Cranbrook.

            The Bowman Lumber Co., A.F. Dudgeon, Revelstoke.

            Otis Staples Lumber Co., D.R. Yates, Bayard.

            Mayook Lumber Co., R.B. Benedict, Mayook.

            The King Lumber Co., M.B. King and Dr. J.H. King, M.L.A., Cranbrook.

            The Big Bend Lumber Co., T.A. Ludgate, Arrowhead.

            The Revelstoke Lumber Co., C.F. Lindmark, Revelstoke.

            The Yale-Columbia Lumber Co., J.G. Billings, Nakusp.

            The East Kootenay Lumber Co., A. Leitch, Cranbrook.

            The Fernie Lumber Co., A. McDougall, Fernie.

            The Porto Rico Lumber Co., G.W. Orchard, Ymir.

            The Koch Lumber Co., W.C.E. Koch, Nelson.

            The Crows Nest Lumber Co., H.L. Lindsay, Wardner.

            The Kootenay Shingle Co., C.B. Archibald, Nelson.

            The Elk Lumber Co., F.C. Dubois, A.L. Boynton, Fernie.

            The North Star Lumber Co., A.F. Krappel, Elko.

            J.G Scott and H. Depencier, delegates from Vancouver.

            George P. Wells, permanent secretary-treasurer, Nelson.

            The following officers were elected for the ensuing year: F.W. Jones, of Golden, president; J.A. Dewar, of Nelson, vice-president; and G. P. Wells, Nelson, permanent secretary-treasurer.

            The meeting was not open to the public, but last evening Mr. Wells stated that the chief business of the meeting was the discussion of prices, railway rates and the market outlook.  The question of duty on imported lumber was not touched on, nor was that of calling into active operation the Mountain Lumbermen’s Manufacturing Association under the charter of which manufacturing could be gone on with on a co-operative basis.

            “The changes in the price list agreed upon,” said the secretary, “were comparatively of minor importance and few changes will result for the present but the stock now at the mills and in the territories was shown to be small and we fully expect that at our next quarterly meeting in March an advance on all prices will be made.  We confidently expect a great demand for lumber this coming season and the supply available will warrant an advance over present prices and will, I think, be decided upon in March when we next meet.  A good deal of business transacted at our meeting was of a routine character not of interest to the general public.  The meeting was an entirely harmonious and satisfactory one.  We have still some reports to consider and expect to close up our business in the morning.”

            It will be noted from the list of delegates in attendance, what a wide field is covered by the association and what important interests are concerned.  The quarterly meetings of the association which will be held here throughout the year will be looked forward to with interest by all who are closely watching the great progress made by the lumbering industry of the interior.

0050.0942: 5th Annual Meeting

Nelson News - fifth annual meeting of the Mountain Lumbermen's Association held in Nelson was a success in many ways.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  January 11, 1906
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

lumbermen mountain association annual meeting delegates officers elected banquet price list

Subjects:

People arrow Archibaldarrow
People arrow Benedictarrow
People arrow Billingsarrow
People arrow Boyntonarrow
People arrow Depencierarrow
People arrow Duboisarrow
People arrow Dudgeonarrow
People arrow Dewararrow
People arrow Genellearrow
People arrow Jonesarrow
People arrow Kingarrow
People arrow Krappelarrow
People arrow Leitcharrow
People arrow Lindmarkarrow
People arrow Lindsayarrow
People arrow Ludgatearrow
People arrow McDougallarrow
People arrow McNabarrow
People arrow Kocharrow
People arrow Orchardarrow
People arrow Scottarrow
People arrow Wellsarrow
People arrow Yatesarrow
People arrow Proctorarrow
Associations arrow Mountain Lumbermen's Associationarrow
Cities arrow Nelson arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Hume Hotelarrow
Cities arrow Nelson arrow Businesses arrow Hotels, Motels, Boarding Houses arrow Strathcona Hotelarrow
Health arrow Doctors arrow Kingarrow
Government arrow Officials arrow MLAsarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Big Bend Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Bowman Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Columbia River Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Crows Nest Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow East Kootenay Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Elk Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Fernie Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow King Lumber Mills Ltd.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Koch Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Kootenay Shingle Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Mayook Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow North Star Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Porto Rico Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Revelstoke Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Standard Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Staples Lumber Co.arrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow Companies and Mills arrow Yale Columbia Sawmillarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Arrowheadarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Bayardarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Cranbrookarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Elkoarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Ferniearrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Goldenarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Mayookarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Nakusparrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Nelsonarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Revelstokearrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Wardnerarrow
Industry arrow Lumbering arrow By Town arrow Ymirarrow

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