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trying them. Such a practice hurts the tree badly on that side, "killing it" more or less and it will not afterward peel. The Indian said that in most woods they were not allowed to try a tree but once but here they did just as they pleased. The bark on the tree he is now peeling is a smooth-surfaced bark and shows bright crimson when cut by the axe. (See sample No. ) The Indian had his soles and heels thickly spiked. A log with the bark taken off is as slick as glass! or slicker. Mr. Mott is trying his hand at the peeling while the Indians go to dinner. He says that if there is anything a
June 12, 1903.

woodsman hates it is to have someone else use his axe -- But Lo, the Poor Indian has to stand it!

- Mr. Mott says: Sanger Lumber Co's flume 56 miles long, exceeded only by the Madera Co. Flume V. shaped. Planks not to exceed 10 or 12 in sent down since the wide clear lumber is very valuable and is damaged in the flume in which the waters run with great swiftness. At first, planks sent down loose but now made up into bundles with iron toothed clamps with a wedge driven in to sink the tooth in the outer [?] board. Such bundes are made up into a train. Loose boards often caught on a projecting nail head or loose lining board and the result was a jam, the boards
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