From the first, and up to this time not a particle of evidence has been produced to show that Harry Baldwin ever had any illicit relations with any girl, or was ever in that house, yet the police and these papers have insisted that the solution of the mystery was in that house, and have invented and given currency to a mass of wild fancies of his relations with a woman who had become desperate because of his marriage. No such girl has yet been found nor heard of.
Let it be remembered that in all this there has not been turned up a jot of evidence that Harry Baldwin ever had any illicit relations with n woman, and not a jot to connect his murder with the Bennett house or the Daltons, and therefore that all this is a most cruel slander of the dead, and a most savage torture of the feelings of the stricken families. Up to this time the police, thus set on, have refused to consider any other theory than those which revolve around Kate Bennett’s and make a had character of young Baldwin. Having determined that this should be so, they have made no intelligent investigation in any direction. Even if it shall be proved —as it has not yet been—that Lowther did not come to Cincinnati that night, still, are there not other persons who might shadow a man whose appearance and business indicated that he had money on his person, and who had incautiously said at the railway station that he had collected some money? When the police and the certain portion of the city press shall have turned their efforts from blacking this dead young man's life, and the police shall have started upon a rational Inquiry, then the public may hope for a solution of this mystery.