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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, August 24, 1912, Image 24

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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
Dr. Fisher flatly denies he ever
said that the girl died of natural
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.
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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.
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