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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 25, 1975, Bedford, Pennsylvania Tum pm combined with the Everett Republican established 163rd year Bedford Republican july 1975 single copy ten cents Cave on Bedford Springs property an outlaw and a legend Davy Lewis around 1816 a lonely old widow living in an old Cabin about a mile past the Springs received a Knock at her door one night by a Man requesting she obliged the stranger and the two sat conversing for a while by the the old woman made known that she was in debt and owed a Large sum of Money to almost everyone the sheriff was soon going to come and take her off to debtors before the Man left that he gave enough to the woman to pay off All of her Tjit very the sheriff came out to the old woman happily she paid him All the Money and the sheriff heading Back to Bedford on his the sheriff was surprised when a Man jumped out of the Brush with a gun in his he introduced himself As Davy Lewis and took his Money Back from the ran and stashed it Back in an old Cave on the other Side of the Hill by Nagels this is just one of Many of the stories handed Down through the years concerning the antics of the local legendary Davy thirty exciting years judge an old Bedford count Ian talked to old people who knew Davy Lewis and his Hall wrote a Book reminiscences and sketches in in it we find info concerning this Lewis character who lived thirty exciting years from 1790 to his Lewis was a Blacksmith and sur whether or not his Mother was separated or dead is not the lewites lived out near the old Forks Hall recalls Davy As an and wild at 17 he joined the army then went later he reenlisted As Armstrong after a few he asked for a discharge but the army found out through the papers who he Lewis was sentenced to be shot As a an Uncle of High esteem somehow took the Case to the president of the United Davys punish ment was changed to life in he was sent to prison at there he broke out with a Hack saw and went j Over the tricks of the Trade in the Backwoods outside Carlisle Davy met a peddle who had been in the counterfeiting around this there was much counterfeiting going the peddle told Lewis of the goings on in so off went Lewis to there he Learned the tricks of the got got caught spending false and got Lewis was getting used to being in but he always escaped this time he persuaded the jailers daughter and her Friend to unlock the cell door and let him off he taking the other girl with the two were married in Albany and had one child Davy continued with his counterfeiting and took part in two years of marriage was enough for so he left his and free he joined the army for the third Only Long enough to steal a Good horse to head South towards in Somerset at Davy received word that his wife had died after the birth of her second Lewis was Busy in a local counterfeiting but 4w took time off to wed another his false were circulating Well but finally he was caught and arrested in Bedford Findlay the Case went to the supreme court and the verdict of guilty should have placed Lewis in but be went Mem Rte on a Pardon by governor this ruined fun Days future life up Wil known u toe county i but nil Luck at Puii i false so he turned to Highway after a while at this new Lewis enjoyed hearing the stories told about his on one a Man was Riding one horse and leading at a lonely spot on a a big fellow jumped off a Bank right onto the Back of the second the rider somehow kept his in spite of the gun that Davy who was bran pretending not to notice he began talking to in turn Davy put on an he offered to buy the Quick thinking saved the horses As Well As the he said he didst especially want to sell but maybe they could in the would the Man care for a he went pulling a quart flask of whiskey from his Davy each had a couple snorts As they Rode the liquor loosened Davys he asked if the other had Ever heard of Davy the Highway the Man i wonder if Hes As bad As people have you Ever seen Davy Lewis was the next know him if i saw came the in Davy Lewis with that Davy in Davy i was going to take your but youre the first that treated me decent in a Long he handing Over the reins As he jumped off the horse and disappeared into the Davy did not lose his sense of even dangerous during the last years of his he had been arrested and confined in the Chambersburg from which he had just free for a Short he had not yet latched on to a walking he fell in with a party of armed he suspected who they were but cooly Brazener it where were they going and what were they he wondered helping the posse he was informed that they were a Hunting an escaped prisoner named Davy How would they recognize him Davy seeing from their answers that they identify the Davy volunteered to Aid the Hoeven plunged into the Brush several reporting on his return that he find a Trace of that after awhile Davy turned off to another wishing the posse once again he had gotten late in the Davy a pal and another buddy held up a Pittsburgh merchant named Mcclelland of the two wanted to kill him but Lewis forbade the two Rode Mcclelland reported the officers of the Law in the area were the three were brought to and locked up into the old jail on the Lewis somehow slipped off his knocked the Jailer out and let out All other prisoners except one who elected to Lewis and Connelly made a fast getaway on heading West up and Over wills Mountain to Milligans the two heard riders they crouched Down behind a big it was the sheriff and his two their last robbery by this time Lewis was on the most wanted the next robbery was their they robbed a Wagon Load of store a posse was sent out to comb the Countryside to get Davy thinking themselves Davy and Connelly were having a Little fun at shooting target the posse heard the noise and quietly whipped around and opened Only to be answered with a Volley of Connelly was mortally wounded and Davy got his Elbow he offered no resistance when the officers took him off to the jail in the doctor said he would but his Arm would need Davy growing nearer to Davy suffered intense in the first week of he probably most of the local adventurous youngsters have been lured to the Davy Lewis Cave on the Bedford Springs property wondering if theres still a hidden whether or not there is any Gold in the the treasure lies imbedded in the legend of Davy manpower Large county employer titles Iii and i Are governmental but to almost 500 Bedford count ians they mean jobs and the title programs Are part of the comprehensive employment training act and Are referred to under the umbrella term of the Federal funds come from the department of and reach Bedford county through the Southern aug denies planning and the county manpower office handles a payroll of approximately making it one of the largest employers in this be Fords share of Money is determined according to its with the dividing done by the Southern alleghenies executive committee com prised of the commissioners from each of the six member the commissioners approve All the when the first title got underway in the funding allocations were handled by the which chipped off approximately 35 per cent to operate it under Southern alleghenies 10 per cent is allowed for administrative be Fords manpower office is using Only 2 per cent of its title ii Money for and takes no administrative Money from the in title or the summer titles i and which have funding amounting to almost with the training aspects the five member county manpower staff includes James director Joe Public relations Kathy Cindy Barefoot and Becky they currently Are paid under title a steady Stream of people looking for work flows through the manpower office in the Russell for the summer programs which had about enough for 100 Job slots had applicants Between the Ages of 14 and 21 for those except for the title i summer program for which has no on Page 8 on the Village Sowre retiring commissioner Robert soon to be ordained As a minister of the United Church of was surprised several weeks ago when a group of 20 county employees greeted him at services in the Beavertown United Church of where he is currently serving As the group arrived by Bellman Tracy and James children of and James Vreeland of Meadowbrook have returned Home from a two week visit with their grand and Thomas Meghan of Harvey the Bedford county Grange picnic was held at the Hynd Man Grange thursday of events included antique and arts and crafts and a Basket supper at 7 Bedford firemen held their annual picnic at the Fairgrounds wednesday and the Bedford area ambulance association event was held saturday at the Bedford a pet and baby animal show will be part of festivities during fair week this owners with potential entries Are invited to Contact any county Grange Mark Thomas of Meadowbrook was awarded a bachelors degree in chemical engineering at the University of notre Dame May Don former announcer with radio station and his Are visiting numerous friends and relatives in the Bedford area recently before returning to their Home in Bertha Smith of Bedford spent ten Days recently visiting a Niece in James son of and John Baker of new Enterprise re has joined the Virginia electric Power in As an electrical Jim graduated june 1 from the Aloor Campus of Penn state with an associate degree in electrical airmail Dwight son of and Sudler Wilkins of Everett re has been assigned to Fairchild for duty in the metalworking Field after completing air Force Basic airman Shaal is a 1974 graduate of Everett High among county birthdays celebrated recently were april daughter of and Sidney Fickes of june 19 Shannen daughter of Reuben and Barbara Lafferty of Manns Choice re june Sheala Jean daughter of and Jerry Rogish of june 20 Catherine daughter of and William Rosser of Bedford re june 14 and Amy Elizabeth daughter of and Gary Miller of june Lawrence son of and Blaine Mckenzie of Hyndman re has been recognized As an outstanding air Force Reserve officers training corps Cadet at West Virginia he received the sons of the american revolution medal for academic achievement and military Daniel Lynn Ritchey was one of 120 graduates who received the doctor of dental Medicine degree at graduation exercises held in Carnegie music Hall May Ritchey holds a is degree from the University of Pitt he is the son of Wynn Edith Ritchey and the late Lynn Ritchey of events of the week ten persons waived indictment and entered guilty pleas in an Allday session of Bedford court one Man was sentenced to a month of weekends in jail on a simple assault charge that resulted from an incident in a Riddlesburg judge Van Horn sentenced Levi Eller of Hopewell re to a one to 12month sentence the first the Man will be released from jail at 9 monday and return at 8 with the rest of the sentence to be served on the sentence will enable Eller to retain his Job and support his judge Van Horn commented that any time a deadly weapon is the court cant Overlook it wit Nesses said Eller entered the bar waving a 12gauge ordering them then Back after Eller said the gun was according to the they took the weapon away from him and held the Man for Eller was also ordered to pay the costs of Matthew Figard of charged with aggravated was sentenced to jail for three to 23 fined and ordered to pay the charges stemmed from a saturday night incident in april during which Figard held a knife at the Throat of another four Pottstown residents arrested in Bedford last month were Given one to six months in jail each on criminal conspiracy and theft the sentences Are to be served beginning As of june when they were arrested after stealing from two vending machines in Bedford the defendants were Charles 20 Kenneth 38 Mary and Betty retainers from Berks county have been filed at the Bedford jail against the two allegedly for crimes they committed All four must pay the costs of according to Van horns Robert Deneen of Cairnbrook was ordered to pay restitution for medical expenses to another Man Deneen wounded in mistake of the shooting occurred in cum Berland Valley township May during Turkey Deneen apparently has already made some payments to the Raymond besides being ordered to pay the costs of Dengens right to Hunt or trap in Pennsylvania was suspended for five Rickey Donelson of Saxton was placed on one year fined costs and restitution after pleading to a hit run Carl Hillegass of Bedford was fined and costs for driving under the influence of Eugene Bowers of also charged with driving under the received the same with of the Fine july 1975 the county commissioners tuesday passed a number resolutions to establish a tax claims effective the Bureau was mandated under a new state the resolutions establish the which will handle delinquent taxes Transfer All tax liens under the jurisdiction of the commissioners to the new Bureau terminate the right of and Transfer to the Bureau All property acquired by the commissioners through previous treasurers no director for the Bureau was county treasurer Mike Morrison explained that unpaid taxes become delinquent May 1 for 1974 taxes Are now a treasurers Sale of properties on which 1972 and 1973 taxes Are unpaid is tentatively scheduled for property owners can pay the taxes up till the Sale and have two years in which to redeem the properties after the if they pay the taxes and a while the new tax claims Bureau wont effect the Sale or redemption of property this in subsequent years will change Morrison said that once the Bureau is a Sale will take place annually instead of every two property owners wont be Able to redeem the land once the Sale is Over the Sale will be under the new a notice will be sent to the property owner As soon As the taxes become delinquent in the owner will then have until july of the following year to pay before his property is advertised for some problems will occur during the changeover treasurers Sale to Bureau Morrison said that after he will certify the delinquent 1974 taxes to the new Bureau these properties will not be sold in because this would not allow the oneyear owners Given by Law in which to pay the the first Bureau of delinquent 1974 and 1975 tax will probably occur in 1977 after the Sale will be held Morrison said his office is currently mailing out notices of properties that will be sold in August if the taxes Arent approximately 600 such properties Are now listed in the treasurers papers of incorporation were signed tuesday for the Chaneysville area senior citizens activities with organizational help from the area Agency on the charter was signed by six incorporator Ruth Iva Farley and Guy All of and John Mabel Ryan and Mary of the charter will be sent to Harrisburg and bylaws Are being the proposed site for the Center is the former Point pleasant school arrangements for its use Are being finalized with the Everett school the senior citizens intend to evaluate what equipment and furnishings will be activities such As arts and suppers and Raffles Are being anyone who could donate services or equipment to the group is asked to Contact Iva route Box two Drivers escaped injury in an Accident at the intersection of Penn and Thomas streets in Bedford monday total damage was set at police said a northbound car driven by George of Bedford re crossed the intersection in front of a car driven by George Gillum of who was westbound on Sabrina of Hyndman re was treated at memorial Hospital in following an Accident in the Hyndman area monday Hospital personnel said the woman was being treated for possible neck and Back in Sacco reportedly was the Driver of a car that skidded on a wet Highway and the Accident was not reported to state the county commissioners tuesday applied for in 701 planning funds from the state department of Community by the commissioners approved contract Between the county planning Comra iian and the state Agency assists in paying for work undertaken by the local planning july 1975 state police arrested four wednesday in connection with a burglary june 18 at Mark lutheran Church in Colerain charges will be wed before county buy Patti on Page 3

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