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When 9 years old they were wad
ing in a puddle near their home.
Louis stepped on a tin can and the
bigs toe on his right foot was cut off.
Not long after their parents died
and Louis was taken by a family
named. Harding. A year later the
Hardings movfd away-jyith Louis, the
twin with the nine toes. He- had been
His photographs were sent broad
cast. No trace of him was found. He
isnow said to be. in Honduras, Cen-tral-'America.
Alfred, the other twin, a few weeks
later married Miss Rosebud English,
a Georgia belle.
Mrs. Louis Harding, wife of the
twin brother in Mississippi, saw a
legally adopted and, instead of be
ing Louis C. "Oliver he became Louis
That was the last the brothers
heard of each other until 10 years
ago, when Louis wrote to Alfred from
Mississippi. He was doing well, he
said, and owned -three big- lutnber
mills near Greenwood. Also he' had
a very pretty wife.-
Alfred, in Georgia, also was pros
pering. He had amassed a fortune,
owned a chain of banks and was a
social figure. - . ..
TwO'years later Louis was arrested
on charges of swindling several lum
ber dealers, was convicted and sen
tenced to prison for 10 years. He escaped.
Alfred D. Oliver and his forhiSr
wife -who divorced him because the
wife of his twin brother claimed him
as her own husband. .