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The day book. [volume] (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, March 13, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 23

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Dr. George Hadden, His Wifev and
Son Patrick.
San Francisco, . March 13.- Wan
dering for three, years through, the
wildest parts of Central' China in
search of his wife and ' child, . Dr.
George Hadden, a missionary from
Ireland, encountered adventures, that
rival fictioji.
In his hunt he .covered 10,000
miles, traversed Hu-nan province to
the border of Tibet, was pelted with
clods by 2,000 semibarbarous Chi
nese at Kueiyangchow and had-many
thrilling escapes from -death. ' -
TheHaddens were stationed.at the
mission at Yungchowfu, where he
has been the missionary for seven
years, and they were- separated in
March, 1910, by the Shangsha riots
on the Yang river, a tributary of the
Yangtse Kiang. Mrs. Haddon was
carried, to Hankow, where on St.
Patrick's day she gave birth to a boy.
Dr, Hadden was carried up. the river
and so lost all knowledge of his wife's
whereabouts, and did not know about
the cjhild until he found them both,
after three, years of wandering, in
He wrofe' many letters, none of
which brought him news of his wife,
and having no other method of travel
he walkedfrqm place to place
through the great interior of the em
pjre. Dr. Hadden is a picturesque, char
acter in appearance, 7 feet 4 inches
tall, and a gr.eat pedestrian. While
walking across the plowed fields at
Kuei Yang. Chow, the natives, who
are almost wilifrand uncivilized, look
ed upon- him -as-a-devil-in flesh and
blood, and followed hinv2,0.00 strong.
He felt that to run would be to invite
destruction, so he walked calmly be
fore the excited hprde, but admitted
he walked rather fast.
After three year sof travel he final
ly got back to "his old station in Yung

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