Murder Accessory Returns to Calhoun in 1899


Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 1/31/1899.

Jim Sickles, who has been supposed to be dead for some time, was here one night last week.  He is the same Jim Sickles who was an accessory to the death of Jim Sturm several years ago, for which he was sentenced to the penitentiary for fifteen years, but was pardoned after four or five years.  Possibly he took a look and winked at the grave of his victim in passing through the country.