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says she sent the boy away because
he was very lonely. The child was looked on with contempt by other children because of his birth. One month later, or, to be exact, Aug. 14, 1912, Robert .Dunbar was playing on the banks of" alligator- ndaen Lake Swayze. He failed to return in several hours and his mother and. father be TTrs. Dunbar. Mrs. C. P. Dunbar, who now has possession of the boy she and another woman both claim. gan a hunt. His cap was found that was all! All night the search kept up. The hunt was called off. It was believed the child had been drowned and the alligators devoured his body. A year after Bobbie disappeared, several women in Columbia, Miss., notice an old cabin suddenly inhabit ed. They see a boy playing in the yard. "The Dunbar boy!" the women exclaim. The next day the Dunbars get a letter urging them to come to Columbia and see the lad. The father and mother hurry jto Columbia, and they arrive at mid night. In an auto they drive sev eral miles to the hut. By the flick ering glare of an oil light, Mrs. Dun bar stoops over a dirty-faced, sleep ing boy in a pile of straw. "It's my boy thank God!" she cries. The boy failed to show any. signs of recognition of his mother. Walters, declaring vehemently that the child was not Robert Dunbar, but Bruce Anderson of South Carolina, was placed in jail. Julia Anderson, the "other mother," was brought to Ope lousas. The boy failed to recognize her also. But she is positive that the boy is her child. It was just the other day that the. Supreme Court of Mississippi de cided Walters should be sent to Louisiana for trial. And now the battle of mothers is ready! It promises to be the most wonderful trial ever known in Amer ica. The Dunbars said that one of their main identifications is a scar on the child's left foot. "The burn was covered by new smooth skin," said Mrs. Dunbar. "See this child's left foot has that same mark." The other mother has witnesses from her home to prove her conten tion that the child is her son, Bruce Anderson. If the boy is Bruce, where is Rob ert Dunbar? If the boy is Robert Dunbar, where is Bruce Anderson? Can a mother whose 4-year-old child has been away from her one year so far forget the child's image as to lay claim to another woman's child as her own It's for a modern Solomon to de cide! AS KING SOLOMON DECIDED A SIMILAR CASE Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and the.