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NEW YORK POLICE AID MURDERER OF IRISH GIRL'
New York, Aug. 24. It would seem as if there is to be 410 end to the charges of graft and scandal in the police department. The police are now charged with covering up a murder and aiding a murderer to escape. The charges are made by Dr. Otto H. Schultze, coroner's phy sician and a medical expert of high standing. The murder was committed in the Hotel Boulevard, a Raines Law hotel on upper Broadway. The victim was Miss Julia Cur ran, a highly educated Irish girl, who came to this country July 7, and at once became the salaried companion of the wealthy Mrs. James D. Smith. Last Week, Miss Curran start ed with the Smiths in an automo bile trip for Canada. She sent her sister,' Mrs. John Kinhears,"who lives in this city, several post cards en route. The postcards stopped suddea ly. The" next Mrs. Kinnears heard of her sister was when the police notified her of the dead body at the Hotel Boulevard. The body, when found, was without clothing, and the clothes in which the young woman enter ed the hotel were missing. The clerk who saw the girl's male companion leave the hotel, says he did not notice that the man carried a package. Miss Curran spoke five lan guages. . seiore coming to this as governess and companion. She met Mrs. Smithy her last em ployer, on the boat coming over. The reason that Miss Curran abandoned the automobile tour and returned to New York to her death is not known. The murder was discovered two days ago. The police were called. They reported that the girl died of natural causes. Dr. Schultze says the girl's body was covered with bruises and abrasions and that she had been choked to death. The police report quoted Dr. Fisher of Flower hospital, the ambulance surgeon who was called to the hotel, as saying that the girl -had died of natural causes. Dr. Fisher flatly denies he ever said that the girl died of natural causes. Investigation has shown that the girl went to the hotel with a male companion, and that this male companion escaped before her body was found. Dr. Schultze charges that the police deliberately falsified their ' report either to allow the mur derer to escape or to give the hotel protection. Dr. Schultze has obtained Dis trict Attorney Whitman's prom ise of a thorough investigation. 0 0 The Preacher We never real ize the full value of anything until we lose it. The Bereaved Widow That's country she had been employed so; especially if the lost thing is by aristocratic European families I insured. j 4 igdMJT ..aiBfejjifa-fri '&ifcU&;S 5