William C. Walters, alleged kidnapper

Bobbie Dunbar has identified himself. After an absence of eight months, after brutal treatment had given away to love and tenderness, after his mind had resumed its way, the little fellow identified himself as fully and completely as it is possible for a human being to do. People may lie; witnesses may perjure themselves, but a child of such tender years recalling incidents of his former life, temporarily blotted out by cruelty and unkindness, is to my mind proof of such a convincing character that upon it I would convict Walters.

            He is guilty—very guilty—and I hope the jury will so adjudge.


(New Orleans Daily States, reprinted in Alexandria Town Talk, April 20, 1914)