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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 29, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania It Mirer the Everett Republican established 1812 163rd year 7 Bedford Republican August 1975 single copy ten cents on the Village Square events of die week gone theres no better place meet friends on a warm summer Day than at an some people come to buy a watch a remembered item go to a new owner or assess their own Antiques in Light of the prices others these auction goers were outside the Fred Greenleaf Home in Bedford above a Young bidder is scrutinized by possible and directly a Spectator concocted a sunshade from a Handy piece of a chair with a needlepoint seat is held aloft while auctioneer Stanley Claycomb urges the bidders watching the action with at a gentleman sits beside his a Steeple school begins on wed Bedford High school band members gathered for their first practice of the fall season monday Drivers with or Cinderella will be assessed Points for traffic violations under the Pennsylvania Point the change in effective May also result in a Junior operator losing his License until his 18th new students were registered in Chestnut Ridge and Northern Bedford school districts last if you eat Goose on michaelmas you will never want Money All the year according to the English proverb celebrating the feast of or Goose Mifflin county will celebrate Goose with a special fall and other observances in Mahlon director of Bedford High schools marching Blue was one of 70 educators initiated into membership of Phi Delta Kappa at Penn state Dimond has been taking graduate work in music education at the on Page 3 mondays grand jury session lasted from until after 4 with several cases still to be considered by the jurors about 20 cases were scheduled the indictments will be returned to court after the session is some police officers and witnesses waited the entire Day without getting to present their court personnel commented that monday was one of the Mug Giest Treyve sat through in the second floor one guilty plea was entered during the time court was in Richard Bedford re waived indictment and pleaded to driving while under Riding a motorcycle without an Eye shield and having no inspection sticker on the judge Van Horn suspended sentence on the driving charge he placed Rose on one years fined him and ordered the defendant to pay the costs of Rose also was fined and costs for not having an Eye shield and and costs for the inspection Larry Matherly of Delaware who was involved in a Jailbreak and robbery last year in the told judge Richard Snyder that he would accept Charles Swigart of Huntingdon As his court appointed Matherly is attempting to withdraw his guilty pleas in connection with the and earlier this Spring petitioned the court to have his sentence thrown Matherly also continued to waive grand jury action on his the Case was set for further action when a Large number of other persons Are also scheduled for hearings and bloody run or Everett a Bicentennial question debate Over me origin of the name bloody run has Bee going on for at least a Century i have saved several newspaper articles and a pamphlet in which local writers spoke on the subject after some bloody run was changed to Everett about 100 years because the people wanted it now there Are at who would like to change it heres what judge William Hall had to say on the in his reminiscences and about fifteen years since the ancient name of bloody which for More than a Century had designated the place of that Village upon the and was known to thousands of travellers throughout this state and the was stricken out of and that of Everett was substituted for the Advent of a Railroad had changed the population so that a Large majority were who had no respect for the historical and who disliked to be called by the dubious title of and so they thought that Edward Everetts memory ought to be commemorated rather than the unknown travellers who were killed by the indians Many years and whose blood had in sanguine the water of and Given the Village the and at a Borough they voted for a and the no one for it seemed to be at least that the majority of voters had a right to adopt a new decreed the soon after i met that very remarkable old general Simon who said to me Why did you permit that name to be changed1 i the people living by a Large voted in favor of the change and petitioned the court to decree and i sup posed the majority ought to said not at All what have they to do with it what right have they to make me and tens of thousands of other people All Over the country revise our knowledge of geography and learn a new name the old name commemorated an incident in the Early history of the if i had been judge i never would have permitted nor would i if you had been in court and suggested what you have just unquestionably it was a i have regretted it Ever there would be As much propriety in changing the name of Bunker you can take your Choice of several articles the origin of the name bloody the files of local newspapers offer a variety of by unnamed beginning in the late with just Over 100 years after the Little Stream which trickles through Everett was Given its distinctive writers differ conceded one writer in he had searched the archives and colonial and could find just one event which fit the it appears that in after the indians had been Defeated by colonel cer stain traders began to move their in order to Tranfo with the e of the inhabitants in Cumberland now Franklin and Bedford counties to Trade to the and that the indians would in turn use them the White Jittie rec therefore Migea to Oei Iroy the traders Convoy of in order their they painted their faces hence they have been called the Black in at sideling the Black boys burned the causing an uproar to the a sensationalized account was published in that the article claimed that a Convoy of 80 loaded with goods for the were surprised in a narrow and dangerous defile in the mountains by a body of armed a number of horses were some lives lost and the whole of the goods carried away by the the Rivulet was dyed with and run into the settlement carrying with it the stain of the crime upon its these were the same Black boys who had captured fort they were led by colonel James who was taken by indians As a and who lived a Long with Many and died a fat old Man in Smith himself wrote that seventy pack horses headed for fort Pitt were met at Mercersburg by William Duffield with fifty armed the traders laughed him both there and in the great when he and his men Smith collected ten of my old warriors that i had formerly disciplined in the Indian went off privately in the and encamped in the the next As we blacked and and waylaid them near sideling i scattered my men about forty rods along the Side of the and ordered every two to a and about eight or ten rods Between each with orders to keep a reverse one not to fire until his Comrade had loaded his by this Means we kept a constant slow fire upon from front to we then heard nothing of these traders merriment or the traders asked for they gathered their stores in a and the Black boys burned Uriah who wrote his very readable history of the Juniata Valley in indicated doubt about the connection with bloody the Man who wrote the newspaper article quoted above my opinion that the occurred at bloody on March and that no lives were i also think that the tradition of a Battle and the flowing of blood originated from the fabulous account published in the London no event like it Ever occurred in the he the Black boys he took place either at sideling Hill or at bloody As Many horses were killed it is Likely that the Stream was dyed with their blood but unless the affair occurred at bloody the stains could not have carried to the settlement below for there were no settlements at sideling Hill at the time and it was a howling in another writer spoke to the in he began with a poetic turn in the Middle of the last the nation was Sovereign in her primeval a Crystal Stream gushed out of the foot Hills of Tussey and flowed with a murmuring sound beneath the Over arching vines and Trees Toto the the Stream was the opinion that the sideling Hill affair of occurred at bloody run is so firmly fixed by tradition in the Public mind that it May be difficult to remove the erroneous Imraan was sure the bloody run treaty in he but chief of the had con Federated a dozen tribes and planned attacks on Many at the same 23 traders had bought pounds of goods to bring West to Trade with the now that the War was the Convoy reached the Little Stream which Everett now they marched into an Indian an account written five years a request for that some time in divers companies of indians belonging to the Delaware and Huron did most unjustly and contrary to All Faith and confiscate and appropriate to their own use divers Large quantities of merchandise and other the property of and belonging to the above named and 23 traders were Joseph Tate passed along the tradition from his father Samuel and from Daniel and Peter descendants of the first resident of bloody Michael who settled in Tate Boug it bar dollars tavern in As Tate related it the Indian traders were going West with their Convoy of and with horses and and were Ambuscade at the now called bloody on the Flat East of where howards Mill now at the foot of warriors a Large band of during the affray six persons were and a number of horses and cattle were also and that the Stream ran red with blood Down to the the remains of a human being were found on the spot Many years ago As of it is unknown whether any indians were the bloody Charles in declared that no one had been he said the report in an Everett resident writing for the summed up several differing versions had been he they All agree on one that at a time Early in Pioneer a body of traders with packhorse and cattle encamped at the big Spring North of the opposite the present school and were attacked by the the Slaughter of the traders with their horses and cattle caused the Waters of the Branch to run another version says that a body of the militia were encamped at the same place and a fierce fight with the indians was the cause of affair took place in the French and Indian War ended with a in the London papers was incorrect in one essential the Melee was not in a narrow and dangerous defile but just a few Yards from the Spring in and it was blood in the he the blood came from and ran downhill 400 Yards to the Hickok he said he got his information from Henrietta who had lived at blood run As a and had died 30 years earlier in 1856 at the age of she would have been 17 or Peter a con temporary of had agreed on the other theories have been but these Are the ones with the most tangible local no one will Ever Settle the and each is permitted to choose the and the he likes the West Clai Pleasantville municipal authority Friday awarded contracts for a water system to serve the proposed Industrial Park and about 170 residences in the the bids were originally opened Early this then re advertised and opened again in june after changes were made in the the authority told its engineers to proceed with execution of contracts on the Low the bids were awarded to Inland water distribution Robert water Supply and treatment the Des Moine Pittsburgh steel steel water storage and the Badger metering manufacturing water the burglary at Pleasantville pharmacy Between 16 and 18 netted the thieves More than in prescription according to an inventory conducted after the state police did not specify the types of prescription although they noted that the store was not the scene of generalized ransacking during the August 1975 a Ohio Man pleaded guilty in court monday to two the transportation of untaxed cigarettes state through Buster Turner was arrested in Breezewood March 22 the camper of his pickup held most Worth of judge Van Horn assessed Turner a which will be turned Over to the and the costs of prosecution for violation of the Pennsylvania cigarette tax Van Horn said if Turner defaulted on the he would be jailed for 90 Turner was also fined and and placed on probation for one year when he pleaded guilty to violation of the uniform firearms the Man had a a permitted revolver in his Possession at the time of his a plea of guilty to aggravated assault and Battery was entered by Neal Hafer Everett re judge Van Horn placed Hafer on 23months probation after suspending sentence he also ordered the defendant to pay the costs and a and to stay away from his Donald state police had charged the elder Hafer with having beaten the 16yearold boy with a broken Coffee two pleas of guilty on burglary charges were also entered by Steven Osterburg re both breaking occurred at Bedford intermediate school in March and april Public defender Richard Lins said the burglaries were to obtain Howsare was Given a 3to23 month jail to begin As of april and ordered to pay a costs and make Glenn Wright of Robertsdale was Given concurrent jail sentences after pleading guilty to furnishing alcohol to minors and the theft of four Gallons of Gas from both crimes occurred in Broad top township june Van Horn jailed Wright for three to 12 months on the alcohol and three to 23 months for the he also assessed the costs and on Gerald Alum Bank re was jailed for 11 to 23 months for breaking into a House in West Providence township on june after Wentz pleaded Van Horn also handed Down a costs and on Thomas Olson of had a hearing before Van Horn on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol he had been arrested on the Turnpike March defense counsel said the evidence did not sustain the charge the judge a Man pleaded guilty to a drunk driving also on the White Jones was fined and costs and placed on probation for one the county commissioners tuesday named Virginia my Buffalo Mills re to the Bedford county redevelopment will fill the unexpired term of Dick Shaffer of who resigned she also was named to a five year beginning when shaffers term would have View of bloody run As it looks looking North from the i on water Street in y the Bedford county heritage commissions executive committee has passed a Resolution urging Bedford Council to enact a historic area zoning Law amendment to protect More than 60 historic and architectural landmarks remaining in the older Central sections of while asking for such action in the near the com Mittee did not take any position on existing or pending plans for development in downtown the commission feed its assistance in formulating the zoning pointing out that its preservation committee includes a historical restoration professional local designer Mil several historical the executive committee also approved plans for ten events to be sponsored by the commission during this years fill foliage including a Chicken Barbecue at Anderson House As a new approval was also Given to a Khe Duto of ten 197576 activities proposed by the commissions Way Impi Means including a pre lenten a Sample fair and a bridal show Early next elected to full Roemers Piip in the commission Norman Souders and Uigh Tou both of new Puta re is Jane con and Anthony and Karen for of who Are moving to missions quarterly meeting will be held 11 at continue Dion Page 8

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