A diagram that appeared in the Chicago Tribune offered readers a look inside of the "Murder Castle" and lurid illustrations of the crematory, the secret rooms, the quicklime pits and even a map that illustrated the lay-out of the menacing building.
"The Monstrous H. Holmes and His Murder Castle Inc." Herman Webster Mudgett a. Holmes, confessed to 27 murders and six attempted murders in his Chicago hotel; nine were confirmed. Executed May by hanging.
William Thomas Stead, Stead was an English newspaper editor and pioneer of investigative journalism. In he lived in Chicago for six months, campaigning against brothels and drinking dens. He died on the RMS Titanic.