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THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Daily Newspaper.
N. D. Cochran, xggg5g Tel. Monroe 353.
Editor and Publisher. Automatic 51-422.
500 South Peoria St. 398 By Mail, 50 Cents a Month.
VOL. 3, NO. 120 Chicago, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1914 ONE CENT
WHICH MOTHER GAVE BIRTH TO THIS
YOUNGSTER OF MYSTERY?
He Js a Four-Y ear-Old Lad A Rich Mother and a Poor,
Mother Claim Him Battle of Parents Is On
Looks Like a Case for Modern Solomon.
Opelousas, La., Feb. 18. Two
mothers claim the i same child! Each
swears that the little boy in the case
is hers, that she brbught him into
the world, nursed him, loved him,
engraved his' very image upon her
But evidently one of the. mothers
is mistaken.. They can't both be
mothers of the sajne child. And a
modern American jqdge has to de
cide the' greatest case . of the kind
since wise, old King Solomon faced
the famous case, of two mothers
claiming the same child.
. "T.hey shan't take him from me,"
cried Mrs. Dunbar, one mother.. "I
don't care if alfthe.juries and courts
in the world say hp isn't mine. If a.
mother doesn't know her own child,
then pease tell me, who does? I tell
ou he is mine and j'lk,eep;him." "
And" yet . Julia 'Anderson,' a typical
"South Car'linan" from the hills,
has seen the child and declares the
child is hers. Of that she is abso
It's not going to be a legal battle,
this Dunbar case. , Instead it'g going
to be a battle of mothers for what
each believes is her own chifd.
And the boy is too young to real
ize what this all is about
Robert Dunbar and Bruce Ander
sqn were born four years ago, the
same month; the former in. Opelou
sas, the latter in a hut in South Car
olina. The JDunbar child had every ad
j: vantage, toy and pleasure known;
'the illegitimate Anderson child had
.nothing, except, perhaps, a stick for
The Anderson child was taken on
a trip in a wagon through the farm
lands of Louisiana and Mississippi by
.'a majaameLaliers. The mother