I'm going to let the documents I have tell the story. I'm posting the original envelope that it came in because it is interesting and readable. The rest of the story will be from transcribed documents. Old letters and old newspaper articles are difficult to read. And you'll want to read this:
VERDICT – The Coroners Jury empanelled on the inquest of Wm. B. McLothlin, returned a verdict on Saturday that: "The deceased came to his death from the effects of a pistol shot, fired by some person or persons unknown to the jury." After the rendering of the verdict, the jury were discharged by the Coroner. We believe we are correct in saying, that after hearing all the evidence on the matter, the jury were fully justified in the decision they gave. The numerous reports current about the implication of certain parties and no indubitable evidence of their guilt, could not be sustained when the witnesses were examined under oath. The murderer of McLothlin is still alive but we hope not at liberty, as the villain, whoever he is, is an adept at murder. His success in decoying the deceased to the out of the way place where he was killed, and in killing him before he had time to draw the loaded revolver in his suit?, shows that he is treacherous, crafty and had thoroughly planned the "deep damnation of his ____ off." While a heartless villain remains in our midst, no man's life is safe, and it is nothing more than justice requires that some inducement should be offered to competent persons to ferret him out and bring him to justice. This thing should not be forgotten until another and another is added to this list of victims, as it seems likely to be from the apathy that is shown in the matter. Justice to the living and the dead alike requires action – and __ offering a premium to crime to abandon the attempt to discover the perpetrator.