Scott County Democrat
the people and landowners of North Scott County, I am sure, do appreciate your
editorial and your interest in what we think as your readers. I wish to say the ridiculous thing that ever
could happen to a clean and respectable community is the landfill. Do the authorities not consider the health
of the people, the cattle, wildlife, and vegetation and other damage to the
nearby towns will not even allow septic tanks for fear of water
contamination. Why do we have to have a
landfill of trash from another county for our roadside view? Do we want a home with such surroundings? No!
I think not. I would not sell my
land for such purchase, no matter how big the offer. To keep such problems as these from disturbing our short lives,
we need a brain. Someone should help
us. We do not want our lives disturbed
in such a way. Best wishes to all,
except Mississippi County who caused it all.
disturbed one for our county,
I am living in a cabin that Abe
Lincoln passed by.
It makes me so unhappy I almost cry.
I have very high ambitions but am
Unless some kind benefactor comes
along with the dope.
Reading by the fireplace is alright
through the day,
But at night I prefer the real
I am not interested in cattle,
clover, or pea hay,
But it seems that in this latter, I
haven’t much to say.
Way out here in the country; yes, it
But I am making plans you will see
Sitting and sighing all the long day
People may think that I should stay
But I don’t like it and I am not
going to try
For you can be quiet after you die
Stand at the window; look out in
All one ever sees is sunshine or
Living in the country upon a hill
Is a very remote idea of getting a
The crowing of the rooster and the
squeaking of the goose
Oh Lord, please let me be footloose
That I don’t like the country is
what I am trying to tell
And soon I shall say, “Goodbye, old
The Scott County Democrat
have always been very interested in history.
I was interested in a recent writer’s story about the slave
traders. I looked up this account in
the Pictorial History of Negroes in America.
On page 8 in the second column of this book which can be obtained from
any library, it states that the black market trading of Negroes was led by the
Spanish in American waters. A few ship
captains who sold African slaves at top price was one John Hawkins and his
captain Francis Drake carried such a cargo in his ship, “Jesus of Lubeck” in
the year 1619. Also there was a Dutch
ship which dropped anchor at Jamestown, Virginia, with a cargo of African
slaves. It was the first slaves brought
to this country.