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- .TmsiMsaiasmiGA2xm sEcnoBg-ocaEHi. inaq, , Mounded To Doath By Ghosts I J y BWb -M k I MPfJBB4.. Jemmmm l the ,., 5 Memory or I rap bita . . - Doors, Secret Elevators , and Stove, Wherein I 1 Bodies of Women I Were Burned, Haunted I I Man for Nineteen I f Years. 1 A few weeks ago word was sent over the telegraphic wires that Pat rick Qulnlan had killed himself In his home at Portland. Mich. The I telegram did not cause much of a llr. Quintan's name had been for gotten. A new generation Is read ing the newspapers, which nineteen years ago carried stories da.y after day for month about the remark ,i able murder system of H. H, Holmes, with whose name the name of Qulnlan was linked. I Quinlan proved his Innocence. He howed that he was only an em ploye of H. H. Holmes, arch-murderer. He proved that he was Holmes' Janitor and caretaker of the Holmes Castle. 701 Sixty-third street, Chicago, and nothing more Tt, He admitted he had helped con- lt;iD,e . struct some of the secret trap doors st it . mnj helped lino some of the exist rooms with asbestos, which it Is be- Ths lleved aided in deadening the sound and Cf dying men, but Qulnlan knew nothing of the purpose of the traps ufn- he helped to build, and had no part flea In the machinations of his chief. W Yet when the body of Quinlan was fleas. found lying in his room whero he thou- I had taken poison, a note was found .lump beside his body. Tho note said: from "I could not sleep." thing For nineteen years Qulnlan could can- not sleep. At night he would wake ac- i with x start, and find himself cov d tho red with sweat, his friends say. He :ther. i would call for help and when a light care would be brought to his room or is aS when the electric switch would be turned on he would recount how he .ml- '-I was attacked while half asleep by The fctrange hallucinations, r dis- I For nineteen years this man had pirlcr. ''been unable to sleep peacefully be- e -pi- cause of the awful experiences ho gs to 3 ndured during his employment by earestj Holmes and during the period im--linant mediately after. times. Holmes Castle was a three-story is and I flat, looking more like an ordinary d the f residence than like a castle. In that place it Is believed four women, at lpn- I least, were slain. It was the retreat If to " f the man who also had killed men jp iv I 'women and children In Philadelphia, r pro- ! Toronto and Indianapolis. , d un-" Tne castle was built admirably for iea it's a murdef shop. A dumb waiter ran for from the third floor to the basement are nfl there were no connections with t long ne dumD waiter on the intervening eill floors. The conveyance was big enough to admit of a man riding k Upon it, On the top floor In one of the rooms was ligantiC BtOVfe It m c sr alKht feet high and three feet r wer house. in diameter. It was an ideal stove for tho burning of a human body. A person could be thrown into the stove bodily and could be burned to nothing. In tho basement were quicklime vats. Bodies could be thrown in quicklime and consumed. The flag ging in the basement could be torn up and bodies could bo buried be neath the flags. The trouble with the average sla er Is that he does not know what to do with the body of hLs victim. FINDING OF BODY STARTS SEARCH. The finding of the body of a vic tim always starts the search for the slayer. If a man could dispose of tho body he could slay on a whole sale plan and avoid detection. Holmes is believed to have built the castle with a view of hiding bodies of those he slew. He directed the work on the building. Qulnlan was only an ordinary workman who did what he was told unhesitatingly. Qulnlan never questioned the au thority of the slayer. He never asked who the women were Holmes had visiting him. He never asked where they went when they disap peared. He was an ideal servant. Born in a small Michigan commun ity he went to Chicago to make his fortune. Chicago was about to have a world's fair in commemoration of the. discovery of America. It was a good town to go to, thought Quinlan. An honest Irish young man, hla only thought of mak ing a living was by honest hard work. That Is why he went to work for Holmes and worked so wllllng ly and so faithfully. The other day w hen he drank the fatal potion he was middle-aged and broken in health. He looked as though he had been carried to the point of death by tho ghosts of the slain women of the castlo ho helped to build. It is said by some of his best friends that he often reproarhed himself for his part In the affair. Ho blamed himself for not suspect ing Holmes and turning him up to the police. Yet he could not bo blamed. Every thing in Holmes Cas tle seemed to be right. There was no sign of murder there. Every thing was quiet and still. The rooms were lined with asbestos and the dying victims never made a sound that reached the outsldo world. There at night In tho dark house they met their death. Some of them wero asphyxiated. It la believed. Others wore stabbed. -'anlBwtSsH Mm - BnPf mil LT WmW ttMBMBSGv Others were shot, according to the opinions of investigator. No one knows. Holmes knew and the vic tims perhaps could tell harrowing tales if they could talk, but theyr are gone and Holmes has been hung for his crimes, so In this world no one ever will know. How many crimes Holmes devised no one can tell. Tho first thing to attract the attention of tho world was the sudden, horrible death of B. F. PSetzel. a ihemlst. in Phila delphia He died In such a man ner that It seerued ho had been making chemical experiments and had met with an accident Mien his chemicals exploded. Holme-, whoso right name was Herman "W. Mucl cett, telegraphed to St Louis to the homo of Mrs Pletzcl and told her to rome to Philadelphia and Identify the body. It is alleged that Holmes met Mrs. Pletzel and informed her the body was not that of her husband but that her husband had his life in sured for 10. 000. "He's saf- in Canada." Holmes told Mrs Pletzel. "He had itim frame up this body. It Is t-o badly mangled by the explosion that no one can ever recognize it Tou identify it and we 11 get the insur ance. Your husband said for me to gl e you half and bring the otner half to him." Mrs Pletzel later confessed that she Identifcd the body without be lieving it was that of her husband. She thought it was a big swindle game on the part of her husband and she entered into it readily She brought her three children. Alice, Nellie and Howard with her. Alice was 15 years old. Holmes sepa rated her from her children and took them to Toronto, Canada, Later the bodies, of Alice and Nellie were found In the cellar of a building Holmes had occupied at Toronto. I IP FROM CROOK RJB E ALED HOLMES. Marian Hedgepeth is the man who drat directed attention to Holmes. Holmes was conducting a drug atoro In St Louis when he was arrested on a minor charge and placed In jail. There ho met Marion Hedgepeth, noted as an out and out criminal. Holmes asked Hcdgepeth to tell him the name of some St, Louis lawyer who could give him assistance In putting over an Insurance swindle. r SBSibBBB ""SBBwPlP f" jySilK hH TV " mm ITPPER LEFT H. H. Holmes. Upper right Holmes Castle. Below j Patrick Quinlan. Hedgepeth said he gave him the name. In return Hedgepeth was to get $500. The swindle was con summated. That is Pletzel was killed in Philadelphia in order to col let the Insurance, but Hedgepeth got no money. Then Hedgepeth notified Chief of Police Harrlgan of St. Louis that he had "the biggest insurance swindle case the police ever had to deal with anywhere, anytime in the world' He sent that message to Harrlgan October 9. 1894. Pietzel had died September 3. 1894. That failure to deal squarely with Hedgepeth is doubtless what cost Holmes his liberty and life and checked his long career of crime. Police at once set out to hunt for him. The Philadelphia death of Pietzel had caused them some wonder, but tho word from Hedgepeth made them doubly cure of crime. They trailed Holmes to Toronto, where the bodies of Alice and Nellie Pletzel were found. Later they found the body of Howard In Indianapolis and Identified it as that of Howard, be cause of some peculiar playthings he had. His body had been burned In a stove and the bones alone were left Intact. Holmes was found In Boston and arrested. He was going under tho name of Howard there. He was ar rested July 14. 1895. Mrs. Pletzel told her part in the afflr and tried to atone by fisht lng for the conviction of the man who had made her a widow and had slain three of her beautiful children. In Chicago the record of Holmes was looked up. When he was un der arrest in Philadelphia awaiting trial for the death of Pletzel word .ame from all parts of tho United Slates that Holmes, or a man an swering his description, had taken women from their town and the unfortunates had never been heard from From Fort Worth came the In formation that Miss Minnie Wil liams and her sister, Anna, had been led away by Holmes several years before and no one had ever heard of them. It was found that Miss Minnie Williams had entered Holmes castlo under the supposi tion that she was to be the wife of the arch-slayer. She sent to Fort Worth for her sister. Anna, to be a bridesmaid at the w:diing. The sisters had JG0.000 worth of property In Forth Worth. They were induced to borrow heavily on the property and that Is the last anyone heard of them. Minnie, the bride-elect, died before the wedding In Holmes Castle Anna, the brides-mald-to-be. also died without ever having a chance to wear her bridal clothes What happened to tho bodies no one knows for certain. In the fine of the chimney, whlh led from the big stove on the top floor, hair was found. It Is believed that the hair was that of the sisters as It corresponded to their hair The theory was advanced at the time that the sisters were thrown Into the stove and burned. The suction of the flue carried the hair up In the flue, where it remained as mute evi dence against Holmes. From Davenport, Io., came an other story of disappearance and Holmes name was linked with that too. Mrs.v Julia Connor and her daughter were the missing ones. BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AND DAUGHTER LOST. For more than three years prior to 1 895, Mrs. Julia 1 Connor and her daughter, Pearl, had been mlss- ing from their friends in Iowa. Mrs. Connor had gone to Chicago v.ith her husband and daughter to work in a drug store conducted by Holmes. The drug store failed and Holmes gave the property to Con nor. Mrs. Connor was so taken with his generosity that she ceased to love her husband. She returned to Davenport and Connor obtained a divorce. Then she returned to Chicago, os tensibly to open a boarding house in Chicago or the suburbs. She and hor daughter never were heard of again. When Holmes was arrested in Philadelphia, relatives of Julia Connor claimed he killed her. Many bones wero found around Holmes Castle. He explained they were beef bones. He explained that the flat had been used as a restau rant during the World's Fair at Chi cago and that much meat was used there. He explained that the huge dumb waiter was used to convey food. He explained that the as bestos was to make the house fire proof and to keep out cold. He had an excuse for everything. He admitted he was crooked. He explained that he went to Toronto to smuggle furs into the United 111?! States. He admitted knowing alt the women ho was accused of mur- dering He admitted knowing Piet- Ewg zel. He denied killing any of them. H&l Damaging evidence against him Bb were buttons of the women he was KhI charged with killing, which were found in his castle. bIH But the defense of Holmes netted LH him nothing. He swung from the hI gallows for his crimes. Though Holmes paid for his mis- jlfl deeds with death, Qulnlan suffered Bl much more than he. He was ar- LH rested with Holmes but freed. When he went back to his Mlchl- W gan home he found himself the cen- Btf ter of eyes Everywhere he went he was stared at or else he felt he B . was stared at. While the rest of K' the world forgot Holmes, the little Be- ' . town Where he lived always re- K '' hearsed the story. . No wonder the honest Irish Janl- flk I tor finally picked up a piece of paper H and wrote, "I could not sleep." No 'K I wonder that after writing that slm- I pie line which told a story of nine- Q teen years of suffering and horror, E that he took poison and ended it R all. Hfc HOW ANIMALS AND BIRDS SLEEP Sleep, indeed, Is a "gentle thing," It Is the supremest form of rest Our notions of rest during sleep, however, are likely to be a little up set when we come to survey the dif ferent postures assumed by various animals during sleep. To begin with the human race, the majority of mankind probably sleep lying upon the right or left side of the body and with the knees drawn up toward the chin. But cer tain African tribes, for example, He upon the back, with the head, or rather the back of the neck, resting on a bar of wood supported on two short pillars. N The elephant, apparently, invar iably, and the horse. commonly, sleep standing This la really as tonishing. Aside from the apparent difficulty of maintaining the boay during these long periods of uncon sciousness, one would have supposed that a recumbent position in the case of both these animals was Im perative. Cattle and their kind com monly sleep lying down, and during many hours of the day they lie down, as when chewing the cud. More curious still, there are crea tures which invariably sleep hang ing head downward, suspended by their hind feet The bats afford a Case In point Among the birds we meet with the. same strange habit In tho little hanging parrots of India and the Malayan region. In this they differ from all other bird, which Invariably sleep with the head turned tallward over the back and the beak thrust In among the feath ers between the wing and the body, not under the wing, as Is common ly believed No explanation has ever been offered to account for this strange habit. It is followed even bv the penguins, wherein the feath ers are so short as to fail complete ly to cover even the back. Owls are, perhaps, the only exception to the rule. And. by the way, the only other animals which thus turn the head backward after this fashion during sleep are certain peculiar tortoises known as "side neck" tortoises Cer tain blrd sleep while resting on one leg This curious pose is woll seen In long-legged birds, like storks and gulls DuCkS generally sleep on Open water, and to avoid drifting shoreward, and therefore Into the d-incor gone, they keep constantly paddling with one foot, so that the body always is circling round the chosen sleeping area. Tho sloths sleep suspended by their feet and the head tucked In between the. forelegs The no less remarkable African pottos, or Blow lemurs, assume a similar pose, but they attach themselves to a venicsj MS instead of a horizontal bough, so H that the body rests with the head K upward. No animal, save man, Rl ' '" sleeps upon his back. Kt''" Some animals are said never te TCp sleep, and this Is because the eyes g-. are never closed. The hares, snakes K and fishes are commonly supposed JB I to enjov this unenviable distinction- K The notion is, however, quite erro- Kg ' neous. Whales and their kin are gg often quoted a sleepless creatures. - It Is supposed that If they made this IB mistake they would promptly $ drown. Ex As a rule, darkness induces sleep. R With many animals, however, the m& reverse Is the case, as with the bats and owls, for example. The reversal V of the usual order has been brought MX about by the nature of the feeding E habits. . i Finallv one comes to the question, . where does sleep begin? This Is hf RE no means easily answered. One is faH inclined to draw the line at the in- WX sects But since all living things im plants as well as animals display ifcp periodical states of quiescence, per- mi nnp we shall be near the truth in E regarding sleep as universal among fe, living things. Tn the case of plants It is enforced by darkness, save W R, the case of many bacteria and fungi. 1 which, like evil deeds, grow under the covar of darkness. kh. How to Be 100 Years Old. & Celebrating her 102d birthday down in Philadelphia a few days ago. Aunt Mary Bender, with hair 4fc not vet wholly gray, and with strength enough to do her share of TO the work, told how to keep young E in spite of time. p "Just take care of yourself and nature will do tho rest. Karly to WM bed and early to rise. Be careful what you eat Look on the bright E side of things and keep busy." g Aunt Mary ought to know. Her IS granddad lived to be 104. and both Hfc. of her parents crowded the century g, mark. W "Keep busv!" There you have the n big end of the recipe. Of course. g . you must also try to keep healthy R. that Is, you mustn't wilfully abuse K the body God gave you. But to keep busy, to keep inter- m ested in congenial and useful serv- Sf Ice is the main thing Idleness kills Fretting .oils. Grinding on .. and In the machinery kills. But Wholesome, interesting, wcll-var.ea work that never kills. ,R..'