Chronicle Suggests Compassion in 1907

(05/23/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 11/24/1907.

Poor old Dr. St. James, who is serving out a sentence in the county jail, is in very bad shape.  He is suffering with consumption, and will possibly not live to regain his freedom.  To the conscientious Church people of Grantsville we would call your attention that there is a stranger in your midst, who is friendless and penniless, and who is sorely in need of attention.  Possibly his burden could be made lighter, and his last days happier, if someone would call and try to cheer him up, and lend him some aid.  Remember that life is uncertain, and we cannot tell how soon some of us may be in the same predicament that Dr. St. James is.  Let your own conscience decide whether or not it is your duty to help him.