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Dalsen. Cct. 18.?We are havng
sme pleasant days after the rain and
snap we have had. The corn
cotton sre now all gathered and
farmers are now beginning to pre
for the small grain crops. There
several who are speaking of
iting a few acres In wheat, and
will be a large acreage planted
oats. The oat crop has been among
most profitable crops we have
this year, and the best part of
Is we can plant oats or wheat and
?n get a crop of cotton, or corn or
savins hay on the same land, so we
not hesitate to plant bountifully
est each its we ha\ <? two chances where
era only have one with most other
-sjrejpa. With flour advancing, meat
mmt of eight and almost everything
4S*s% of reach, the farmers' only salva
Hesi la to raise these things at home,
essUch we can do so easily If we will,
us raise plenty at home and high
won't concern us much. Most
of the beet farmers around here
harvested a fine crop of - corn
year, so we hope to not needjWery
of the western corn shipped In
Cotton seed are now bringing $25
sr ton on the Dalsell market No
ler compound lard Is high.
The Dalsell school haa grown so
that It has become necessary to
loy two teachers. So Miss Eetelle
of Camden haa been employ
ae assistant. She also teaches
Ic. Trust this ' s a step for a good
ohool at Dalsell. which is
ladles of the Dalsell Metho
1st church will have a hot supper
ad barbecue at the home of Mr. E
r. Parker. Jr., on Wednesday night
le 17th inat., to help raise money to
for the new organ, which has ar
whred, and to buy a stove, etc. for th
church. There will be barbecued
and pork, chickens and turkey
almost anything that can tempt
"We will Just stake the good ladies
und Dalsell against any that can
found any where for that. So Mr
r you and all of your readers are
gawlted to come up and help in a good
es??*. Mr. Parker says he will hav
atssnty help there to take care of the
so no one need stay away on
account. So we trust the good
pie of Sumter and the surround
country will honor the occasion
their presence. Let the occa
be one of the best of the season
iteburg. Oct. 17.?Mr. Robert
iwell. of Boston, Mass., Is spend
a few days with his parents, Rev
Mrs. W. H. Harnwell.
Ir. J. 8lngle'.on Moore was the
of Mrs. James 8. Plnckney, on
Mrs. s. E. Nelson has been spend
g some time with her daughter
Nelson Murray, at Cheraw.
Mrs. E. N, Frlerson has been visit
tag her sister. Mrs. R. M. Cantey
during the past week.
Mr. Walton Storm, of New York
spent several day? with relatives 1
?ur midst last week.
' ails* Amelia Holmes is on a visit
to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F
Mrs. C. L. Boyte Is the guest of he
?another. Mrs. w R. Flud.
Mr. James Pagan spent Sunday
with friends at Cherry Vale.
Mr. Marshall Wescoat. of Sumt*
wre.9 the guest of Mrs. S. E. Nelso
Mm. P. C. Kirk, who has be
apendlng the summer with her moth
er. Mrs. Ocorge Murray, expects to
lesv* f??r her h?>m?? near Eutawvllle,
the latter part ?>f the week
Mr. B. M. Anderson, of Richmond,
Va., is on a visit to his parents, Dr.
and Mrs. W. W. Anderson.
Mr Frank P. Burgess, of Manning,
spent Sunday with relatives at his old
Th* farmers ure taking advantage
?f the fine weather, and planting
is now "the order of the day."
Thb cool evenings make fires com
kble, and also remind us that the
winter Is near at hand.
Pbtgah. Oct. 18.?The severe hall
Storm that passed over this section
devaatcd the Lugoff section of Ker
8haw county, West Wateree, thence a
bee line to L W. Boykln s, J. D. Mc
Leod's, T. D. McLeod's, J. K. Me
1.rod's. T. D. Jenkins and others. I
am told in Wdst Wateree hail stones
fell as large as apples and literally
beat the crops to the ground.
Last Thursday evening we had an?
other hard blow and rain. Cotton is
about all gathered and sold. No need
for the gamblers to be figuring on the
price for It la out of the farmers'
hands to a large extent. This section
if it plants peas next year will have
to import them. None made here.
The high price of cotton has saved
many from bankruptcy this year and
with that a number can barely pull
through owing to short crop.
Rev. T. L. Cole preached an excep?
tionally fine sermon yesterday at Pis
gah to a large congregation. (
Rev. S. B. Hatfield preached at
Flint Hill church, Kershaw county, on
the second Sunday in this month.
Last night he preached at Rocky
Bluff, near Sumter. Also twice a
month at New Hope church.
Miss Hattle Hussey, who teaches
the Pi8gan public school is getting on
finely with her school. She is very
popular and takes an active part In
the Sunday school at Plsgah, being
one of the teachers.
Misses Luclle and Eva Britton the
pretty and charming young daughters
of Dr. C. S. Britton, attended services
at Plsgah church yesterday.
In the western portion of Lee coun?
ty a considerable amount of fever
exist. Mostly malaria and chills. We
are sorry to hear that Miss Ha Mae
Evans has been sick with fever and
hope she will soon be well enough to
resume her school duties.
Mr. S. W. James is sick with chills
OUR SUMMERTON LETTER.
Summerton, Oct. 18*?Naturally In
such a characteristic farming section
as Is this surrounding our town, the
cotton crop and the prices obtained
for R are uppermost in the minds of
our businesa men. Perhaps it would i
provoke some opposition of opinion
should we suggest that this haa been
one of the best years for the farmers
that they have ever known; and In?
deed opposition would be Justifiable In
some cases, but certainly the high
prlcea so far this season added to a
good average yield has brought about
very evident prosperous condtlons.
Despite the difficulty had In procur?
ing labor arid also the recent storms,
but few are really suffering, and Judg?
ing from reports from merchants,
who are vitally concerned with the
ultimate results, It would seem that
the present season can be termed a
successful one. The price of cotton
at this place still linger around 13
cents, causing much satisfaction to
the free se.ler and some concern to
those having contracted for ID cents
In the late summer.
Among the noticeable business
transactions of the past week was the
dissolution of the Capers Drug Co. as
such, and the organization of a new
Ann to be known as Capers Co. At
an auction sale of the stock on Satur?
day, the 16th, the new firm was pur
caser, and business will be continued
at the old stand only under a differ?
The building of concrete blocks oc?
cupied by Capers & Co., was recently
sold by Dr. W. R. Mood to Mr. Kol
lock, an agent for the New York Life
Insurance Co., who has spent quite a
good deal of time in this co/nmunity
lately. It Is very gratifying to note
the confidence that new-comers have
In Summerton's future.
Cards are out announcing Die com?
ing marriage of Misa Margarette
Plowden to Dr. L. K. Howie, both of
whom are very well known here. Dr.
Howie has practiced dentistry here
for several years, having located here
soon after his graduation from the
Atlanta College. Miss Plowden has
also spent considerable time here,
having been employed as stenograph?
er with two of our leading merchants.
Their many friends here will await
with pleasure their permanent resi?
dence in their midst.
It Is rumored that another train
will be chartered to Sumter on Thurs?
day night to take the pleasure seekers
to witness the "Lion and the Mouse."
We like to see that our people have
time for some recreation, but regret
that they must leave town lor their
Dr. A. J. BriggH of Clinton, S. C.
spent a few days in town recently.
Messrs. W. D. Frierson and W. It.
Cpshur were here on business last
Mr. Wallace Plowden, of Manning,
spent Sunday in town.
Mr. Leslie Tlndal, of Pinewood,
was In town on Saturday.
Mr. S. A. llarvln and family Wtrs
visitors in this community last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Orady Walker have
returned home after spending several
months In Spartanburg.
Miss Jessie Shuford Is visiting rel?
atives n town.
The trial of Cecil Broom, the young
North Carolinian charged with crimi?
nal assault, which has occupied the
time of the Lancaster court for two
days, was concluded Friday afternoon
with a verdict of not guilty ?
WSMiilljE OF JUSTICE.
FLORENCE JURY ACQUIT HIN KS,
FULLER AND 1 JIG HAM.
Solicitor Charge* Perjury?Asserts
That Witnesses Have Falsified on
Stand?Says He IIa? Been Shadow?
Florence, Oct. 16.?The jury in the
case of Dan Hines, L. S. Bigham and
A. H. Fuller, in which the three men
were accused of lynching Arthur
Davis, a young negro, near Forest
ville, this county January 9, last, at
3:30 today returned a verdict of not
guilty. Argument in the case was
completed this morning, and at 1:15
the jury retired.
Argument began with the opening
of court this morning. Mr. J. W.
Ragsdale opened with a speech of
more than an hour, his argument be?
ing that the witnesses for the defense
had established a complete alibi for
Solicitor Walter H. Wells followed
with an address lasting over an hour.
In the course of his address he re?
marked that he had been shadowed
throughout the case, but declared
that he was not afraid to do his duty,
even though he did not leave the
court house alive. He traced the case
throughout and made a strong argu?
When he retraced that portion of
the evidence given by the mothers of
the accused, he remarked that, know?
ing what "mother love" meant, he
would place a veil of charity" upon
them and pass on to other witnesses
who, he declared, had perjured them?
Dealing then with the testimony of
other witnesses, he made an eloquent
plea for law and order in South Car?
olina. He told the jury that to per?
mits uch crimes to go 'unpunished
meant the insecurity of their very
homes, that to the jurors, and not
the court officers, belonged the re?
sponsibility for so much crime in this
He concluded by saying that this
was one of the most unpleasant duties
he had to perform during his legal
career; that it was one of the most
important cases that have come he
fore the courts of the State in many
years, and urged the jury to return
such a verdict as would permit them,
when they went out of the court
house,4aV> look the world in the face
and say that they had one their duty.
Judge Watts' carge was along the
usual lines, giving the law in the case,
telling the Jury the different verdicts
It might render in view of certain evi?
dence, and occupied about 10 or 15
REVOLUTION IN NICARAGUA,
Natives of That Country Engage in
Bluefleld, Nicaragua, Oct. 17.?It is
reported here that Corinto, the prin?
cipal seaport of Nicaragua on the
Pacific coast, is in the hands of the
revolutionists, which would seem to
Indicate that the plan of Gen. Esrada
and the other leaders embraced a
simultaneous uprising at a number of
points, especially at the seaports, to
prevent the departure of President
Zelaya from the country. The revo?
lutionists are now in possession, if
:his report be true, of Corinto, Blue
'lelds, Rivas, Cape Gracias, Rama and
9 an Juan del Norte. In addition they
have occupied the telegraph station at
Chile, near Rama.
Gen. Estrada, who has proclaimed
himself president of the republic, has
appointed Dr. Salvador Castrlllo min?
ister to Washington. Assurance? have
been sent by Guatemala that thai
country will stand by Gen. Estrada.
K steamer with Maxims and ammu?
nition is expected to arrive here from
Puerto Barrios on Tuesday. A Pacific
?teamer, loaded ^Ith arms, left San
Jose Guatemala, on the 14th for Cor?
Gen. Estrada's forces are advancing
into Chontales, where they will be
Joined by Col. Osejo and a large num?
ber of troops.
London. Oct 16.?Senator Hurton.
chairman of the Waterways Commis?
sion which has i on investigating the
canals and rivers of Europe, sailed for
New York today. Before leaving Lon?
don, he stated that the members of
the commission everywhere re?
ceived the warmest welcome and ev?
ery possible help. Germany placed at
the disposition of the commission on
the trip from Mainz to D?sseldorf a
large boat which Hew the American
The members of the commission
while in England devoted their time
to the special study of the Manchester
ship canal and the Liverpool harbor.
Meetings were held daily. The great?
est assistance has been given by the
Royal Society of Waterways, which
recently became Interested in similar
Senator Burton says that on the ar?
rival of the commission In America a
trip will be made over the tributar?
ies of tho Mississippi. A full report of
the work of the commission Is not
likely to be issued until January.
A ? tfJWKLL SHOT.
Hie Battle Of Dingle's Mill, South Cur
olinu?The Last Days Of the Con?
How painful are some of the blood
stirring scenes in the sixties. The
pens that could give the subject jus
lice are hushed in death. Silent lips
are closed, stricken in death in heat
of battle. In these closing chapters,
it were vain task for a less skillful pen
add one word to the brilliant rec
rd of these veterans on this occasion.
Lest the story should never be told, 1
make the effort. The names of dif?
ferent commanders, of troops hurried
y collected for this emergency, make
Impossible to be accurate, as to
ames, but with an account of this
ght, sent me by a comrade, are so
ncomplete, I shall endeavor with my
otes and two letters so courteously
extended to me by the second in com?
mand of one of the six regiments who
were fighting us, and very correct as
to detes and detail, I believe another
unwritten chapter of the Confederacy
can be added.
A few veterans had boarded a north
bound train to rejoin our respective
commands in Virginia to the redez
vous at Sumter. When we re" hed
the city it was in a frenzy of excite?
ment. People were hurrying to and
fro discussing the situation, for Gen?
eral Potter's raid had left George?
town, S. C, on the morning of the
5th of April, and was heading direct?
ly for Sumter and Camden. Every
man was an enrolling officer, and a
uniformed man was at a premium.
The hospitals were stripped of conva?
lescents, sick and wounded soldiers at
home on honorable furloughs.
The stores, were cleared of old men
and boys, and every man was handed
a sorry musket, with inferior ammu?
nition. The veterans were also busy
equipping two pieces of artillery,
which was a great factor in checking
the enemy. We also had ammunition
not suited to the caliber of the guns.
These pieces were commanded and
manned by Lieutenant W. A. Mc?
Queen and Lieutenant Pamperay, of
New Orleans, and about twenty-six
Veterans of the armies in the Meld.
After completing our equipment we
marched down to Dingle's Mill dam,
three miles from Sumter, a fine place
to dispute the passage of the enemy.
No martial strains of music to cheer
us on to such an unequal contest. The
enemy broke camp on the night of
the 8th at 2 o'clock to reach the dam
before our arrival. When they came
up about 2 o'clock on the 9th we made
known our presence by a few well
directed shots from our guns, and dis?
puted their passage with all the ener?
gy in our composition.
Colonel Lee, of the Twentieth mili?
tia, placed Lieutenant McGregor, of
the Twentieth militia, 30 men; de?
tachment of the Forty-fourth South
Carolina. 20 men.
Sergeant Durban 15 men.
Captain Thomson's militia 65 men.
Lieutenant Pamperay, veterans, 13
Lieutenant McQueen, Palmetto bat?
tery 13 men, making a total of 156
But fate was against us, for early
In the fight Lieutenant Pamperay's
gun became choked with a shot, so
as to make it dangerous to discharge,
which left one gun and militia to do
the fighting. The ofllcers in charge
showed what sort of stuff they were
made of. These veterans had learned
to handle cannon almost as horse-pis?
tols in historic Virginia. This scene
witnessed on that hallowed day is one
of the saddest in my army life, which
I cannot dfspel. Larger and victori?
ous armies may have gone into bat?
tle with victorious shouts upon their
lips, but this little band had stood the
shock of battle the best they knew
how. Both lieutenants were stricken
down nobly beside their guns. Lieut?
enant of Palmetto battery. McQueen,
was suffering from a wound received
in Virginia when killed here in almost
sight of his home.
These fiery young soldiers with life
expectation lay cold in death. The de?
structive weapons of war had changed
this scene into mourning, and when
the smoke drift of battle had cleared
away, and the last shot broke the
stillness of the evening air, the silent
stars kept watch ove- their lifeless
bodies. I was serving ammunition for
the gun in action and casting around
I observed a line of battle marching
compactly to the capture of our gun.
The action to take in this sudden em?
ergency became so perplexing and un?
balanced, we could see no clear way
of settlement by remaining. We de
cided we would have to go one way or
the other and that pretty quick. We
abandoned our guns, being Hanked
out of position. The One Hundred
and Fifty-seventh New York regiment
and part of the Fifty-sixth New York
regiment had been sent some distance
down the swamp, below the mill race
to effect a crossing. They succeeded,
while the 107th Ohio and 25th Ohio
regiment were still threatening a
passage of the dam in front. Now we
were disputing passage of six regi?
ments of infantry, two guns of bat?
tery B, New York artillery, detach?
ment of the Fourth Massachusetts
and a detachment of the First New
York engineer corps. Total, 2,500
men; Confederates, 130 infantry, mi?
litia; 28 veterans, artillery; total, 158
men, or 16 to 1. They report arriv?
ing in town about dark, three mil>s
From the best information obtain?
able the Federais lost 13 killed and
26 wounded. I will give names of
Conferedates killed and wounded.
Killed?Lieutenant McQueen, of
Palmetto battery South Carolina vol?
unteers; Lieutenant Pampcray, of
Louisiana battalion; Privates John
Thomson, Twentieth South Caro?
lina, reputed a weathy Australian; J.
H. Long, Twentieth South Carolina;
C. X. Harbin, Company H. reserves;
W. Reeder, Company A, seige train.
Wounded?WTilliam Baker, First
j South Carolina infantry; G. C. Fahin,
Company E, Twenty-second Georgia
battalion; A. Davis, Twentieth South
Carolina militia; Charles McCoy,
Twentieth South Carolina militia;
captured: H. D. Lincoln, Twentieth
South Carolina militia, captured;
Wootten, Twentieth South Carolina
Colonel Lee reports his command
was so nearly surrounded they escap?
ed singly, and it was impossible to
collect to participate in any subse?
quent engagement fought in county.
The fight on the 18th, at Boykin mill,
was fought with other troops gather?
ed up for the emergency. Now in or
dar to complete my report I will have
to acccount for myself. James Dar
gan, a gallant good fellow of my bat?
tery, and myself came off the field to?
gether and reported that night to his
home. We were cut off from our
command and homes being in ene?
my's lines, but not captured. The
next day I lonely wended my way
homeward nine miles, contemplating
what to do. I had determined not
to be captured and had selected my
mount, but only in thought. We had
raised a fine young mare. Victoria,
fleet and pretty. My good mother in?
formed me on arrival the citizens
around had collected some 60 head of
horses and mules and were in hiding
five miles away in a dense cane
swamp four miles wide, and any at?
tempt to find them would be In vain.
I almost shed tears. All this stock
was detrayed by a negro and the Fed?
erals carried them off. However,
they left one of the carriage horses,
which I accepted as only chance. Re?
membering my brother-in-law, M. C.
Sanders, of the Hamptlon legion, was
at home also on furlough, some 18
miles above. I made for him, as I
wanted company, and when I arrived
he was also gone and doing what we
had done at Sumter, hunting up all
the men and boys to make a stand at
Boykin mill. When I found him he
was acting courier to General Elliott.
I was without arms, my gun in the
enemy's hands. I now no longer an
artilleryman, but a cavalryman. I re?
ported for duty. They had a job for
me without much ceremony. He
we.nted some one well acquainted
with the country around Middleton
depot, near my home, where so many
trains were pushed from General
Sherman, who had marched up the
western side of Wateree river, and
General Potter was marching down the
the eastern bank of the same river to
catch this rich harvest of trains. The
instructions given the officer in
charge, Major Bell, I am pretty cer?
tain, I was to pilot this command to
Wateree Junction and Middleton de?
pot to destroy these trains. They
were loaded with army and naval
.stores of every conceivable thing im?
aginable and worth thousands of dol?
lars. We destroyed much that was
needed, and there found much super?
ior ammunition and guns than were
used in Dingle mill fight. These trains
were run over a four mile trestle and
past Wateree Junction up to Middle
ton depot and beyond. Tht .ask was
an Impossibility with many times the
men to perform this task. It was par?
tially done. The boys were dead
j stuck on those hogheads of sugar,
many being thrown down into the
swamp. They filled some sacks with
sugar before leaving, for soldiers
sometimes eat waen they can get it.
but they had not calculated wisely. A
drenching rain came up suddenly.
The boys were as sticky as a tar plas?
ter. The command was now return?
ing up the old stage road to rejoin
the command from whence ordered
and report results. In the meantime
the battle of Boykin mill had been
fought ?>n the 18th. where another
grand stand was made at another mill
The Federal colonel who has fur?
nished me some useful information,
which is correct and complete in de?
tail. I quote his words. Ho says these
brave Southern fellows were awfully
harrassing by the noble defense they
put up, and the Confederates shouted
aloud. "We intend to put up a New
Orleans light here!'' And they did.
They had piled up M bales of cotton
and were giving this same Sixth regi?
ment hall Columbia In a hot fight. He
tried to Hank them out of position,
only going above with the 107th Ohio
and 102d Massachusetts regiments to
force passage. He then sent a horse
flying for his artillery to come up.
They then force passage of dam with
the rest Of the Fourth regiment. He
reports Liuetenant Stevens and two
soldiers killed and 12 wounded. Total
on Federal side 15.
Then there was another scattering
or Confederates after this liuht. They
burned the cotton and inarched on I
down the old stage road, running near
and parallel with the Camden rail?
road, without much opposition. The
enemy, after reaching Beach creek
one mile below Stateburg here had a
scrimmage, stampeding some of Han
nan's men, so I was informed. Now \
we are into it again. What became
of the organized cavalry I cannot ac?
count for. The road forked at the
edge of Stateburg, and possibly they
traveled the left hand fork, going in
the direction of Sumter, which is very
likely. We can certainly account for
three men. They kept on down the
main road we were returning or..
These fellows were travel;ng at a
r;;gh rate of speed, and ran into our
advance column. Several of the com?
mand and myself were riding some
distance in advance of the ia?Jsj body.
pntCipating a sudden attack. We ^
I halted these men and carried them V
back about one mile, they swearmg
that the nemy was chasing and fir?
ing on them at every jump. We hur?
ried forward rapidly, for the only exit
from the main road was a mile
ahead. Nearing the home of :r;.)i
lady acquaintances, I rod^ up to the
hov.f-e. Lajf saw me coming and ex?
citedly told me I would be captured
if I con.ir.ued on. I retraced my
steps and reported results. We then
filed off the main road mto an o' 1 un
?.:std road at a quick <rot. As sioa
I he command cleared tht road.
ban;i! <>atjg! The enemy had come
over the hill and volleyed us, but hit
tu one. These three felo ws were cor
rttt. They had shot at them in front
of the house, but had retraced their
steps back toward Stateburg. We then^
marched toward Sumter, at nightfall
comir.s: to a deep branch lhat curved
around the head of a swamp. We
were watering our thirsty horses,
when we heard approaching cavalry
splashing in the water ahead. It was
nearing nightfall, and trees in the
bend obstructed our view, both sides^
ignorant of who each other was, re?
mained for some time fearing to give
the countersign. We were making for
Colonel Moore's plantation, a very
wealthy farmer. He had an abun?
dance, and it was free for all. We
met some other cavalry command^P
there and camped all night. A lieut- '
enant of ordnance and myself crawl?
ed into a window and slept in a nice
bed, just getting ahead of some su?
perior officers, and the boys kept
watch while we slept.
The enemy remained two days imtt
the neighborhood of Mlddleton depot,
destroying trains, after which they
resumed march. They reported carry?
ing off 500 head of horses and mules,
destroying 27 locomotives and 319
cars loaded with army supplies.
Reaching the Manning plantation!
where they had another skirmish, and
the flag of truce reached the com?
mand the 2l8t of April, in the evening,
not knowing even of the surrender of
General Lee, which took place 12
days before, and was one among the i
last shots of the war. 0
So ended my career as a Confed?
erate soldier, after serving over three
years with Longstreet's corps, A. N.
JAMES G. RAMSEY.
Color Bearer, Palmetto Battery, S. C.
COURT IN B1SHOPVILLE.
Verdict for Plaintiffs Rendered in Two
Bishopville, Oct. 15.?The court orW
common ple&s for Lee county conven?
ed here Monday morning with Judge
Tho8. S. Sease presiding. Stenographer
Woods was also present at the open?
ing of the court.
The first case taken up was that of^
William Murray, administrator, vs.
the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Com?
pany for damages growing out of the
killing of his son. John A. Murray,
some three years ago at Darlington.
The suit was brought for $1,995. and
after consuming two days of the"^>
court's time the case was given to the
jury yesterday. The jury rendered a
verdict in favor of the plaintiff for
the sum of $1,000 as compensatory
The next case taken was that of W.A
T. McLeod vs. the J. W. Ould Com-^
pany Of Lynch burg. Va. This suit
?rew out of a contract between the
parties whereby the plaintiff traveled
on the road as a salesman for the de?
fendant for some time and this suit
was brought to recover salary due
plaintiff at the time he quit working
for the defendant. The jury rendered
a verdict for plaintiff for the sum of
The court is now occupied with the
trial of J. W. Marshall vs. the West?
ern Union Telegraph Company for
damages for failing to deliver a tele?
gram sent from here to Hartsville.
CoL H. T. Thompson has resigned
bis position as commanding officer of
the 2nd Regiment.
A negro convict was killed at Che
raw Thursday by an embankment
caving in on him.