March 25, 1905
The New York Times reports today that the Count von Nidda, said to be a relative of the Grand Duke of Hesse, started throwing money away in Berlin.
The Count, who lives in Cassel, and is a "millionaire and as well-known sportsman," caused some excitement when he began "throwing money at people" in front of the Hotel König von Preussen. Very shortly streets were blocked, and police were called in to assist with the growing crowd. It is not known how much the Count gave away, but "it must have been a very large sum."