The 24th (of April 1919), within a mile of Nikolskoye, we were stopped by a Chinamen, and not fifty feet from where the engine stopped the Bolsheviks had tore up one rail length. If it had not been for this Chinamen we would have run into a river as we were just about a hundred feet away from the approach to the bridge. Here we were stalled for a whole hour as we could not find the rail as I think they must have put it in the river. So, we had to take up a rail behind us. We were only about three miles from Nikolskoye and the only thing we could make out for taking out the rail was they must have thought they were going to wreck a troop train as some of our troop trains from Khabarovsk were due any time. When we got to Nikolskoye two of our companies were here and left.