Isabel McHie throws money from train

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Isabel McHie throws money from train - near-Jr., ac- com- SI 0,000 BILLS SCATTERED ON...
near-Jr., ac- com- SI 0,000 BILLS SCATTERED ON DEPOT PLATFORM Mrs. Isabel McHie Creates Scene at Battle Creek, Mich. Station Yesterday ISPECIAL TO THE TIMESJ BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 21. In what is declared to have been a publicity stunt a woman who first gave her name as Mrs. Isabel McCoy of New York but later, was identified as Mrs. Isabel McHie of New York, was removed from a Grand Trunk train where she had been acting strangely and taken to a hospital. On alighting at the depot platform, her handbag was dropped and from it showered ten thousand and thous and dollar bills in all amounting as police counted it to $173,505 in va rious denominations. Her tickets indicated that she had boarded the train at Chicago and was bound for Montreal. On being taken to the hospital, she said she was the wife of Sidmon McHie, publisher of The Hammond Times, but re fused to answer questions of the police as to why she was carrying so large an amount of monex with her. She also had a jewel box with her containing a large amount of precious gems. It was learned that the HcHies have been estranged for years and Hammond dispatches say that she had filed several actions for financial accountings from her husband bhe is seeking to have a receiver appointed and demands property settlements, according to court records. She has been residing in Hammond for two years and has been made defendant in a divorce action charging cmelty and an ungovernable temper. The suit is still pending. She is estimated to have a fortune of $500,000. As much as $10,000 might have been thrown from the train yesterday by Mrs. McHie. before the train workers found her. She attempted to throw away another $173,000 while they were preparing to take her to a hospital from the train on which she was bound to Montreal from Chicago, officers said. Police were summoned to the train when the crew reported woman passenger - was throwing $100 bills, into the aisle and stuf fing money through the Pullman ventilators. Search was started along the railroad route after the woman re marked while being taken to an ambulance: "You cannot get my money I've thrown it all away, .Papers m the womans posses sion indicate that' she recently made huge sales of stock and bonds through the Fifth Avenue bank New York, police reported. Police were at a loss to explain why Mrs. McHie had been placed on the train at Chicago by an un identified man. Her ticket called for passage to Montreal. Shortly after the train pulled out, Mrs, McHie began making remarks about carrying a great deal of money, the crew said. Then she seemed to grow agitated and be gan tossing bills in all directions. It was reported at the Mee hotel where Mrs. McHie makes her resi dence when in Hammond that she had left for a few days on Monday but that her baggage was left behind. SCALDED FATALLY

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  1. The Times,
  2. 21 Mar 1935, Thu,
  3. Other Editions,
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