MAX LINDER'S ROMANCE.
OLD SUICIDE PACT WITH HIS
"Daily Express" Correspondent.
GENEVA, Monday, Nov. 2.
M. Paul Rochat, a Genevese private detective, who was frequently employed by Max Linder, the famous French film star, who was found dead with his wife on Saturday in Paris, to-day relates in a local newspaper the film actor's romance.
Max Linder, in 1913, met Mme. Peters, with a daughter then aged eight, at Glion, above Montreux. Ten years later, after a visit to America. Linder went to Chamonix for a rest, saw Mlle. Peters, and fell in love with her, though he was twenty-one years older.
"The couple eloped and married in Paris. Linder, after a child was born, became very jealous, and proposed a suicide pack, which the young wife accepted. One night ten veronal pills were divided, each swallowing five. The husband became extremely ill, but his life was saved by doctors. His wife recovered quickly.
The girl loved her husband, states M. Rochat, who adds that he does not believe that there was a suicide pact. (Daily Express, Nov. 3rd 1925)