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Introduction The occurrence of dry rot and of fuagi in mines The nature of fungus How fungi attack wood Wood as a structure Wood considered chemically The decay of wood The decay of timber begins In the foreet Peeling fresh timbers Stacking timber in yards Conditions within the mine Humidity .
the loss of timbers in the mine from various causes suoh as decay and breakage, is largely unavoidable, and must be charged to the overhead account. At least practical operations are conducted on some suoh assumption, the faot is however that the loss from decay, and to some degree, from breakage, is when 9 desirable, in large part susceptible of control, and it is to this aspect of the problem, no less than to the amount of stand* ing timber available, that the attention of mine owners and managers might well, indeed should be, directed* this will be* come at once apparent if the cause of much of the loss of timber in the mine is made olear, namely, that chargeable to rotting, or dry rot* It is the purpose of this paper to show that the so-called dry-rot, or decay of mine timbers is the direct result of the activity of living organisms, chiefly fungi, which are able to grow in damp wood, and in doing so to destroy its sub* stance, so that at the end there remains of the original wood but a figment of no strength or consistence. One may safely venture indeed to assert that no small part of breakage of mine timbers because the result of unsuspected decay is avoidable.