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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - February 21, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Esteb Jet Umfreer combined with the Everett Republican established ten cents when Washington came to Bedford to quell the whisky rebellion of 1794 in be Fords history of Frontier one of the last and most dramatic incidents was the whiskey insurrection of after adoption of the Federal it was necessary for the struggling Young government to find some Way to support to pay pressing revolutionary and to sustain the army still out protecting the Western Frontier against the and so it at the suggestion of Alexander first Secretary of the that Congress passed a Bill providing for an excise duty of four Pence per gallon on All distilled this Law of 1791 bore More heavily on the Region West of the alleghenies than on any other part of the United Rye was a chief product of the Frontier far there was Only a limited Home and the sur plus could not be transported across the mountains at a profit except in the form of a horse could carry but four it was pointed but he could take the product of 24 bushels in the shape of was the most important item of remittance to pay for their sugar and there were no Large manufactories where Grain was bought and Cash because there was no in some neighbourhoods every fifth or sixth Farmer was a distiller during the Winter manufactured his own Grain neighbors into a portable and scalable a list of still owners in Bedford county in 1792 included John John John John George Peter Wertz and Henry Wertz in Bedford township Valentine Bowser and Sebastian Shoup in Hopewell township Robert John James and Abraham Miley in cum Berland Valley John Tate and Nicholas Labarger in Londonderry As Well As Many others in the More Westerly Many of these Early scotch Lions choose citizen of month Catherine Shaffer Shaffer has completed correspondence courses in Flower arranging and land and has done some landscaping in her Back Shaffer and her husband will be guests of the Lions club for a dinner at seven it was an but Surprise says Catherine Shaffer of who was recently elected Lions citizen of the Shaffer has worked As coordinator of the meal son wheels program since her other activities include helping with the weekly Bible study at Donahoe Manor nursing she is an associate member of the Garden and has had Flower arrangements entered four times at the Bedford fair and twice in the Garden club Flower her arrangements won Best of show for three consecutive years at the Bedford Shaffer and her husband were guests of the Lions club for a dinner at seven Irish and German settlers came from lands where ale or Beer had been freely and where excise Laws and excise officers were odious examples of they openly threatened violence to any officers Hardy enough to try to collect the there were repeated and a number of the Frontier officers were both threatened and in Simon and John Kenton the sons of Thomas Early trader and housemaster during Forbes expedition were arrested with 100 other citizens of Bedford township on charges of they were accused of aiding in the unrest by raising a seditious pole with a Banner inscribed Liberty and no excise near the Forks then the Bonnet at january they pleaded guilty and were sentenced to pay fines varying from five shillings to 15 with matters completely out of hand by late president Washington determined to Send Federal troops to restore he had two to bring the people of the fractious Frontier to submit to Law and to show not Only the inhabitants of this Western but the entire Union that a Republican government could and would exert its physical Power to enforce the execution of the Laws of the it was a significant show of the Young nations history and it was designed to impress not Only the but the of foreign nations As the troops called out for the emergency totalled men in four from the states of new new Jersey and once again Bedford was a rendezvous Point for Many with Henry Secretary of and Alexander Secretary of the president Washington proceeded to review the first at Carlisle and then at fort he then moved to which had been selected As Headquarters for Henry lighthorse Harry who was commander chief of the and also the governor of Washington arrived in Bedford on and remained several Days before returning to included in his party were governors Mifflin of Howell of new Jersey and Thomas Lee of while he was the guest of David the county soldiers were encamped cavalrymen patrolled the and guards surrounded the Stone dwelling on Pitt Street where the president an amusing Story is told in the history written by former inquirer miss Annie of How Washington and his party missed a Turkey who was celebrated for her had made elaborate preparations for her first meal for the president and his and the principal dish was to be wild even then a delicacy not often available in Eastern the guests had assembled in the dining and the Large Bird was placed on a Platter and borne proudly by one of the ladies of the household toward the festive As she passed through the butlers a mounted Soldier leaned through a Small window High in the impaling the fowl on his he Rode off with his prize before the astonished lady could cry with the empty Platter in her she appeared before the assembled guests with news of her speaking in kindly Washington calmed her and assured her that the Bountiful repast would be greatly in even though the loss of on Page 3 ideas for new Village Park the toy in and the Pewter ers next Down the Brick Beckon Smithville guests to the ship Chandlers in offers seaworthy items for the books sign shows the Way to another and the at Points the Way to still More a Busload of count ians went to historic this week in search of ideas for the proposed Bedford Village from left architect Joe and county commissioners Stanley Stanley Bollman and Robert Sweet look Over a one of More than 30 reconstructed colonial buildings in the Story and Page on the Village Square the Espy House has changed but Little since the Days when Washington was a guest in this Early sketch by be Fords Kevin the Turkey that never made it to dinner is shown on the rear window county residents Are reminded that clocks go Forward at 2 Daylight saving time will be in effect eight months this with Standard time resuming this Roxanne daughter of and James Keifer of has graduated from the Thompson where she was a Deans list student each she is now employed with Mclinn and cold in in former county Ward celebrated his 87th birthday with the Bert Wynn family in Carlisle a brother of Cora formerly of has lived with the Wynn family for the past two the Wynn served As pastor of the United Church of Christ in friends Cove beginning in and had offices in the Anderson House Here when he was elected president of the Central Kirt ton of and Clyde Morris of Everett re was recently accepted into the brotherhood of Beta Alpha honorary business fraternity of Duquesne Kirt is a Sophomore majoring in business the veterans administration has announced the promotion and Transfer of former Bedford Therese Hospital in to Lake Therese is the daughter of and Joseph Taylor of mounted and a graduate of Bedford she will be chief of medical administration service in the Lake City several february birthdays were celebrated recently at the Home of and Russell Rose of Bedford re those celebrating birthdays included Rose her Phyllis Colvin and Phyllis among those attending were Charles Heming and and Ronald Rose and All of Bedford Gamey and Sammie of and and Tom Colvin and and Brian and Brad All of Bedford re homemade ice Cream and country style were served to George program director of we dam and has been appointed chairman of the March of dimes Wal Kathon in Bedford and Rodney Fisher of Pitt announce the birth of a Alisha in Nason paternal grandparents Are and Glenn Fisher of Bedford re and maternal and Ronald Miller of Thomas each guest of the county Home received a special Valentine from members of the Chestnut Ridge Cha the accompanied by their made the rounds themselves delivering the Valentine the of the state Guild of and the Council on the arts has begun work on a directory of Penn Sylvania crafts guilds and organizations within the state Are invited to submit lists of who will then be individually none will be published without his interested persons May Contact Barbara Bureau of of b14a finance events of the week Robert Jubelirer used the occasion of the annual Lin Day address tuesday to defend the Republican the speech is Given annually on the Senate floor by a new Republican senator the Day before lincolns Jubelirer said that Only 18 per cent of the american Public identify themselves As without sounding like an this is dangerous and must Jubelirer he added that the Republican party does not believe in reactionary corruption or business domination at the expense of the i say the Republican party stands for Good it stands for fiscal it stands for a free working economic it stands for economic and social opportunities for All Jubelirer Bedford firemen have collected about half their goal in the annual fund drive now being one expenditure earmarked for the funds this year is a new motor needed for the 15yearold pumper fire department president Roy Harshberger said donations can be sent to the fire com Box the company gets its Only Revenue from the fund three students and the Driver of a Van Type bus were injured tuesday morning when their vehicle and a tractor trailer collided on township route 323 about 4m Miles South of treated at Cumberland memorial Hospital and released were Mary of re the Driver Bradley Perrari and May both and Scott the students were All from Artemas re state police said the bus was negotiating a left due to the icy it was believed the bus was in the Middle of the Road when it approached a tractor trailer driven by Richard of Flintstone re Trail according to but the left front of the Van hit the left rear wheels of the damage to the 1971 station Wagon was set at to the 1872 the county commissioners decided tuesday to Contact state Robert Jubelirer about what can be done to take Down or cover Over the Railroad crossing signs on the Penn Central line South of the Westinghouse the line has not been in use for almost three the commissioners noted that fuel trucks and buses Stop at the which consumes fuel and presents a Hazard to traffic that May be behind the vehicles and not aware that they Are As required by the county commissioners have written to the Tressler lutheran service associates of Camp requesting that they set a Date for talking Over the possible Sale of the county the letter notes that negotiations have concluded with the Homes of which has stated it is no longer interested in participating in becoming involved in the operation of the the Tressler group had said earlier it May be interested in the but would not enter any negotiations if the local group was the idea of Selling the Home to an organization which would operate it was talked about last but there was no Bedford Borough water authority customers will find that when their quarterly Bills arrive after april the rates will have gone up 10 per the rate hike became effective 1 the exception is for customers who Are billed Only for a minimum the increase is the first one in 15 Borough superintendent Francis Lynaugh said the authority was reluctant to increase the but in reviewing the Cost they had no other Lynaugh also in a Legal that during the past two the costs of operating and maintaining the water system have steadily the unique and unfortunate Factor in this particular Type of according to is that the bulk and chemicals and Metal products that must be such As Copper and transmission Are All items that Are in Short Supply throughout the causing difficulty in obtaining materials and at exorbitant february 1975 Bedford count ians share of the Federal spending budget of billion proposed by president Ford for the fiscal year 1975 will be approximately according to a study done by the Pennsylvania chamber of the chamber figured that pennsylvanians will pay about per cent of All Federal for a total of the chamber broke Down the statewide total into county Basing it on each county retail Market value of taxable property and effective buying the chamber also compared the local tax in direct and hidden Federal to the wages and salaries of manufacturing employees for Bedford the wages in 1973 were or More than million less than the tax also compared was the assessed valuation of taxable real which in Bedford in 1973 was or about half the taxes to be the taxes that must be paid will amount to Over 6 billion More than received by employees of manufacturing and accounts for 85 per cent of the real estate which amounted to in Gregory who was sentenced to 11 is to 23 months in Huntingdon correctional institution on two armed robbery charges was brought before judge Richard Snyder and told that he could serve the sentence in the county jail Gindelsperge had questioned being sent to saying he was told he could serve less than two years at the local where he has been the inside trustee he was jailed last the change of imprisonment was made after the probation defense attorney and District attorney agreed to make such a recommendation to the judge Snyder warned Gindelsperge that if he caused any trouble at the he would be transferred to in another court related District magistrate Kenneth Jewell suspended the remaining 50 Days on an 80day jail sentence he had handed Down 10 against Susan of Alum Bank re on a disorderly conduct judge Snyder had sentenced Wentz to 30 Days to one year in jail on another to be paroled for counselling As soon As the magistrates sentence was officers and directors of the t first National Bank in Bedford were reelected at the annual stockholders meeting officers Are John chairman of the Board president Earl executive vice president Thomas vice president and cashier Gerald vice president Ray assistant vice1 president Virginia Donald Phyllis Imgrund and Doris assistant Cashiers Burton assistant vice president and Branch and Robert assistant cashier and Branch on Page 3 4

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