Messenger Want Ad Did It

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The Fort Dodge Messenger: July 7, 1903

Messenger Want Ad Did It

Caused Return of a Ladies’ Watch Lost on Fourth.

Miss Bertha Habicht of Dubuque Recovers Missing Property of Considerable Value.

A ladies gold watch containing a set of five diamonds in the back of the case and having inscribed in it the name of Miss Bertha Habicht of Dubuque, was picked up on the road between the ball park and the bridge, by Alvein Mumper on Sunday morning.

The watch, which is a valuable one, was evidently dropped by its owner while returning from the ball park on Saturday. It was found by Mr. Mumper, who is janitor of the Central freight house, near the side of the road, where it might escape detection for some time. It was a small sized ladies’ timepiece of solid gold case, and having an Elgin movement.

Mr. Mumper was able to return the watch to hits owner thru the agency of a Messenger want ad, Miss Habicht having immediately inserted an ad in the Messenger upon discovering that her property was lost, and Mr. Mumper upon returning the watch to this office received the reward offered.

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