I believe any mother on earth would know her child even if she had been separated from it for some time. How Mrs. Dunbar couldn’t say right off is a mystery. Why, a mother notices every little thing about her baby—there isn’t a blot nor blemish on it that she hasn’t kissed or cried over. A mother who has looked into her baby’s eyes, nursed the little body and learned to know its little tricks, is about the best judge of anybody in the world. If she wouldn’t know it at first glance, she’s a strange mother. It has seemed the most peculiar thing of the whole case to me that neither one of the mothers knew that child at first. I have thought probably that it didn’t belong to either one of them.”


(New Orleans Item, April 11, 1914)