In 1913, J.A. Bradley of Buffalo, superintendent of car repairing on the Buffalo division of the Nickel Plate Railroad and Patrick O'Connell of Ripley, a section foreman, were run down by a light engine Saturday night. Bradley was killed. O'Connell had his left foot so badly crushed that amputation might be necessary. Bradley had been called to Ripley on account of a freight wreck on the Nickel Plate. He came from Buffalo on a wrecking train and aided the crew in clearing the line. He and O'Connell then started down the track and a few minutes later a light engine backed down the track in the same direction. The two men failed to hear the engine until it was too late. Mr. Bradley was 55 years old and was survived by a widow and family. He had been with the railroad company for 30 years.