Lady Bower's jewellery stolen - Paris1903

LADY BOWER'S JEWELLERY STOLEN BY SWELL MOBSMAN

London, October 5 1903

A clever robbery of jewellery belonging to Lady Bower, and valued at £2,400, was effected at Paris. The jewels had been momentarily entrusted to a maid in a railway carriage at Garde de Lyon, Paris, when a swell mobsman by a trick secured possession of the cases and made off. Lady Bower, who is the wife of Sir Graham Bower, Colonial Secretary for Mauritius, is an Australian, she being the daughter of Mr James Sutherland Mitchell, of Etham, Sydney. She was married in 1882.  (note: £2400 in 1903 = £200,000 in 2014)