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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 14, 1912, Image 5

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Paris, Deci. 14. Walter de
Murara, aeronaut, clubman, own
er of a string of race horses and
maker of champagne, is lying in
a hospital today with a bullet in
his insides because hejnade a. mis
take." . - ' " ,
The mistake was in letting, hi?
noted and aristocraticfaniily butt
in between hjm'and hjs affinity,
who was Mrs. Marie Van Rensi
mer Barnes Cjeel, beautiful
blonde divorcee of New, Yprk.
$rs. Van Rensimer Barpes.
Creel put the bulletin de,Mumm's
body in a moment: of peevishness
and with the help of a tiny, Jew
eled revolver given , her by de
Mumm himself. ! 1
After theJihootingMrs Cfeel
beat it To London, an1 the French
authorities, afe pot trying tp, get
her back because the de Mumm
family does. tnot want an-u,open
scandal. - ,, '
Th,is is he versjqnjpf the affair
yhich is going to rounds of te
cafe,s and boulevards:
"The right name of,$ie lady, is
Mrs. George IL Creel; Jr. , She is
the. daughter of Mrs. Edward
Van Rensimer, of New Vqrk, and
about ;six .months ago she got a
divorce 'to say nothing of podies
of alimony from Creel," a weal
thy ydung South American.
This was her second' divorce,
although she is only 25 now. She
was married to David Barnes, qf
Baltimore, when only 15, and got
a divorce from him when 18
and some, more alimony.
Walter . de Mumm, - who is
stuck on hjn5s.elf in the. aeronaut
r lme,i breezed over to America for
the 1910 International balloon
rages', jnet Mts. Creel and fell for
her. , ' r . .
i Shcalso fell for h,im, and when
she got her divqr.c,e and ali
mony drifted oyer to gay Parfie
rto -Spend' thealimonyt and be near
Waljt. ,- - ,
...She gctfan apartment or the
Rue des Belles Feuilles, furnished:
it magnificently; dressed! in a
manner tfra ma"de her the despair
of the Fr$cQ-American crowd,
w,hieh is the fastest in Paris, and
spentis,p niutfi money in Maxims
and the MouJjnrRquge, that wait
ers nearly gpt freart, disease when
they saw her qomlqg.
It wasn't Jong before she got
in tpueh wjih Walter de Mumm,
and' he befgn spending a consid
erable portion of his nfghts and
days at her apartment, to say
nothing qf' little wqek-ends that
slje,s,pent wjh him-at his Rheims
villa,, m
People- talked, aq, people will
when things lijke. that 'happen.
Thft jtajk reached the ears of H.
de Mumm artd all ihe other little
4e Mumms, audisaid ears blushed
with horror.
Walter was called up on the
family carpet, vand "asked if he
knew ..whither he4 was drifting,
and if he was aware thathe was
splashing big blots on the de
Mumm's scutcheon.
Walt at first said he didn't give
a hoot, but at last was brought to

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