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SATURDAY, AIMUST In, I!♦i 7.
Here's the Biggest Family on Earth —“/ Wouldn't Trade Places With John D. Rockefeller ,” Says Father of 23 BY J. HERBERT DUCKWORTH CANAAN. M** An* ]H The big *••*<( family on earth is today gath rrlng at the farmhouse of Charles THE DICKEY FAMILY TREE These are the unmarried Hickey children: ARTHUR NINA El WYN .EFFIK LENA 11A 111 «A It KT CHARLES HVKRKTT MILDRED - IVAN IFU>YD EILEEN JCOY JENNIE IDA HILDA Then*- arc the married Dickef children and their children: MARY HOW MAN WALTHR ADA RUCKER ».!?.! NORMAN MERLE K<) Y MAUD CHASE J7LWELL WILLIAM 3SVERETT CARL HU>SSOM BROKER GLEN NIS NINA (HELEN FA \ M<X>R E y jit j vtru n,TT /CHRISTINE MLKRITT MERRITT ON WAR’S gg Harold SIDELINES Wilcox CAMP KERRIS. GRAYLING, Mich FOR folk* -coking the spectacular in training for war. Camp Kerri* will be h disappointment Camp I‘erris is the offlrlal name for ’he reservation near Gravling, at which the most of the Michigan Na , tloital guard is mobilized. Then has been no digging of trenches nor mock battles There hav. been no long bikes and far flung battle lines In war man* uv re* To the casual visitor. Camp Kerri* appears to be an encampm.-nt of soldiers and little else. A few soldiers can always be seen In com pan v ar.d squad drills and other* are likely to be discovered at any time wigwagging hither and von. but that Is about all Asa n>a<ter of fart, t amp Kerri* t* little more than a mobilization camp lhe Michigan troops will no* get much training her- Th-r*' W 'H h “ mighty few of them her** at all three week* hence, in all prohabtlltv I ncle Sam it* going '<> train the Michigan militia at Waco Texas, just a- he said two months ago. and the bov * a*-e going to b* here *n *hor a time that it would seem o a civilian that, there was little u.*c in sending them up here a' a.. These line* are not written to indica’o that the »ime devoted to Grayling will be wasted That n not true Some verv important work is being done and having done it. the troop* will be in much better shape to engage in the more spectacular thing- than if they went south directly from their armories Tor one thing <he bov* are getting a quirk review of tent life Their phort stav at Grayling will hard*n them to camping out before they are called upon to change climates They are getting some practice in the mechanics of outdoor encampment When Waco I* reached, the supply department* will be running «nmothl> The companies, rookies and all, will be versed in the thing- that cannot be 'aughi in armories. The sky larking will be ovet Tin- moral* of the troops in camp will lie established In short, ihe boys of the Thirtv First and the Thirty-Second will be all ready for the big grind as soon ;< thev strike Texas (Grayling Training St’f'H training as has been done h**r,< has been confined to close order drill, calisthenics and signal practice. The callisthenics answer two valuable purpose* Thev improve the physical condition of the sol dier*. and thev form the groundwork for the all important bayonet practice Two or thre* year* ago the Michigan National guard became very enthusias’ic over the art of harpooning the enemy with the bayonet A large number of the boy* became quite expert Several of the rib sticking sharks are still with the guard, and they are qualified to ac' a* instructors In addition there are several men who took advanced training in this game at Fort Sheridan, and their services will prove valuable in this vespect. (’old steel never has figured so much a- in this war sine** effective guns were Invented The actual capture or defense of a tren« h almost Invariably Is featured by the use of the bavonet in the showdown The Ormans are not overly fond of thl* hand to hand battling, and skill in the of the tug knife usually mean* the difference between victory and repulse when an advance is attempted Whether Americans will he taught the bayonet technic hitherto popu lar in United <ta.'e* armies is something that the officers do not know at present Amerh an* are accustomed to a man to man duel with this mod ern -pear The Allies do not use that svs’em It is their custom to send two men after one German The fib leader in the front rank picks the German ami goes after him The man directly behind the file leader promptly goes to hi* assistance Then one man parries the German's thrusts and keep* ihe victim hu*v. while the other soldier stick* friend victim in the rih* This system does not appeal to the American as quite wo sportsmanlike as the man toman <la*h Hnd "may the better man-win" tilt Hut It drives Germans out of the trenches, and that, after all, Is the big Idea There are other international differences in technic nnd prob ahL some of them will be adopted by the Americans, for the French are master swordsmen and should have some excellent notions about expert bayonet duelling Instructions in these matter* will reach the Wolverines a* Waco Meanwhile the ground work is being laid by callsthenic exer cises here at Grayling A Win:wan or Two S IGNAT* practice realh is the most important feature of «uch training as has been undertaken here Every man must become expert in semaphore signalling Every noncommissioned officer and coni missioned officer must be nn expert in both semaphore and wigwag signalling The semaphore system u«**s a distinctive position of ihe arms for each letter of the alphabet. The wigwag system is similar to the common telegraph code, movements of the arms and hands indicating the dots and dashes Flag* can be used In both systems when the reading must be done at a great distance It ]■ easv so grasp the importance qf such a means of communication by all hands Every man In the btigade will be able to converse with any other man without a sound ID* will be able to converse over great dis tances with ea*e Every man In the brigade will be a wire!**** sender in himself, and every man will be h receiving station in himself The range of communication will be limited only bv the nmg* of the strongest field glasses This srt of signalling Is not confined altogether to things military Yesterday afternoon one of the officers of the Thirtv First wanted the services of the company barber, and didn't want to go to the company tents to get him He stood tn front of hts tent, semaphored for half a and the barber was duly summoned The ('amp Itself IT is understood that the Thirty-third regiment, which is on duty at Rattle ( reek the Son. Mt t'leniens and Ft Wayne and which has never been mustered out of the Federal service since the return from the Mexican border, will not come to Grayling at all The brigade as It Is quartered here at full strength 1* composed of the two regiment* of Infantry, two ambulance companies, one squadron of cavalry, one battalion of signal eorp*. one field hospital, one battalion of engineers, three hattertes of artillery and the supply trains This means a force of front 5.000 tn 6.000 men It ts certain that not all of the engineers will be here, and probably only n few. if any. will come Thev are in duty at construction ramps and some of them will he hastened to Waco, together with several other companies which have been ordered to leave at once Company I>. of Detroit’s Thirtv First, Is one of these |t is a companv of plumbers and will altend to the plumbing at the Waco camp ( amp Kerris Is a pretty and a healthy place, and Is plenty large enough to provide adequate shelter for the entire brigade It la not large enough, however, for drilling on a large scab* #This Is one reason why practically all of the drilling being attempted now Is of the dose order sort, and confined to companies and sqiiAd* The sanitation Is excellent The camp Is located five miles front Grayling, on a rising slope from a very consider able lake Underfill is a heavy turf and overhead is lots of shade The nv*-n *a> that thetr food is very good In fact, their only complaint U that thev can't leave for Kranre at once They ddh't like the notion of prac ticing war when a real war is awaiting their coming ADVERTISE IN THE TIMES IT PAYS CHAMPION PARENTS OF THE WORLD ARE RECEIVING THEIR BIG FAMILY TODAY FOR THEIR THIRTY-SIXTH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Dickey, and hi.* wife. Mary, the champion parents of the world Twenty two children ami 15 grand children w ill *lt di*w n at one big table today to celebrate the thir ty sixth weddtng anniversary of the Dickeys There will I**- only on** vacant chair, Mary, the tdUcst daughter, died recently. I have just spent u day with this remarkable family. Their story Is an * pic of a tuan and woman s hero ic struggle with poverty, in order to live their Ilf*- according to the Bible Starting with nothing but good health, for 3C year- they have literally 1 1 v« and off the land in one of the most unpromising parts of Maine, and have increased and multiplied and been happy Each one of the 23 children was born singly. Then* have been lielthet twins n»r triplet* Farmer Dickey is now 38 His wife la su. Roth look many years younger Dickey has had a tremendous fight for existence. He knows u, but ha* no regrets He loves not only his own children but .ill cbil dren, more than any other person I have ever nut He is as tender to the present youngsters of his flock as a young mother to her firstborn "My parents died young." he told me, "and I had to face ihe ‘four winds' alone | went to farming down at Clinton At 22 I married Mv wife w;»* 14 We started house keeping with sl6u in the bank, S4O DEPENDENT LIST HERE 6ROWSFAST Many Drafted Men .As sume Obligations Dodged Before BOARDS WEED OUT FAKE CLAIMS Jaundice of Spinal Col umn Is Epidemic, Officials Say Thera are a lot of mothers and fathers in !>etndt who are going to receive better treatment from their 'sons in the next few day* than they have ever received before The number of young men with depen d**nt parent* is a surprise to the local draft boards The oM folk themselves no doubt, have experi enced a pleasant shock at the r* < cipt of an unexpected contribution from the boy who heretofore has been accustomed to squander all his w ages. A large percentage of the claims for exemption filed ujth the draft boards has been based on these grounds Many of them are wholly valid, hut a good many others are not. and the draft official;, are using every means at hand to distinguish between them An exemption claim based on the fact that the drafted man is sup porting relatives in the old country will hav* no weight w ith the boards. Several such claims have been filed in division No. 2. comprising the upper end of the Eir*t ward, with headquarters in the Northern high school All will he denied. In this same division are several men who have presented doctor’* certificates that thev are physically unfit for service, alfho th»*v passed a satisfactory examination before the board The only thing wrong with the*e men. in the opinion of the board, i* jaundice of the spinal column If there are no other r«*a sons for exemption these claim will all be dented. The hoard* will stand .bach of their physicians This notice greeted the men who reported for examination in the Northern high school Friday morn tng There Is a possibility that those who are examined today will not be needed to fill the first quota Therefor** make no arrangern«nts to leave present employment until notified The quota of this division is 324. and the hoard Is confident that enough men have been examined to fill. It out of the 1.477 called. An other 100 names will be certified to the district board today The members of the board tn di vision No 2. Central high school, have completed their examinations and are starting work on exemption claims They have a report on each claim, based on a personal in vesttgatlnn. and In most cases the judgment of the investigator will be sustained lie examinations in this division will begtn Aug. 22 No tiers were sent to about Ifo drafted men Thursday that they had been accepted James V Cunningham, of fhedi* trtet board, who will look after n dustrial exemptions, I* plearod at the attitude « f the employer-, v ith whom he has talked One firm, en* ploying thousands of men, will a V that only two men be exempted "The manufacturer* ar*' taVlr- a patriotic view of th«* ntuat’u i *-,d T am sure they w:H g*> th* limit n giving up their men." said Mt Cun nlngham It will be neeessarv to 1 Ofifi .more men in the fir** HD *\ «-r»* bracing the low.r end -.' Fir** ward On the fir*-’ roll *** rntic* -• were sent out. Os th* about four per cent have failed to a: pear nnd in addition H?3 notV* * have hern returned undeliver*-*l Mum* <*>o p**r rent of the remainder w:’’ be *i r hie for service, 1* 1* • t mved T* •* quota is 56<1 and or P .".Td of iho*- examined hav* < ’aimed no exemp tions. Gov Sleeper hiv announced th* appointment f division agents of the provost marshal general in nil the rtty divisions except the second. eleventh and twelfth These men DETROIT T I IVi E S in niv pocket, one horse and one tow I now have 22 children, 1(> grandchildren. t row.-, a horses. 3 good shunts, 2 heiferst, a calf, 42 ehickeis, pj bins and a go* id little lartu of D>u acres. Canaan's been tuy Promised I .and' ”Afteight years in Clinton I swapped with iu) brother my farm 'her*- for this one He threw in a load of hay and l paid him sl2" I moved up to these hill* with eight young children m January in <« snowstorm When we arrived, neigh RECORD-BREAKING EGG FROM CHINA NEW YORK, Aug l& Forty eggs ot the modern h*-n are required to fill the egg-shell of the gigantic |»r* historic ostrich which is on * xhilu tion in the American Museum ol Natural History Th*- fossil shell was filled with water and was found to have a capacity of more than two quarts. This e;g was discov ered in tn** lTovin* e of Honan. ('hina The native* <loc|ar**d the egg was that ot the Ho Ho bird, or Phoenix, the legendary c entire whose imag .■ppears on so many of th* Orienta decorations. will chock over th** lists of accept ed and exempted men and will take an appeal to the district board iti any case where, in their judgment, the local board has erred. Th** list follows: Dive • n N . I Dr Tt P Dupont. Nr. K:< I'utnain-uvc No. *UI David Whitn<\ building Division N- 3 >t**wirt Han D-v No :'. wk.n- n av* . . ffi< c. No. If"! I »|jn<* it,-I n K Mi i Ming. lev is. .n 4 )* car C Hall. N, Edmund- pi . < fib 417 Dim* Hank building lev 4,. n \ M tt M Mlilan. W ' ; I.avvr.Mi. o uv* <>ffive. No. 22D’. 1 Urn*, lionk building Ie v •.»!•• n No »'• «'baric* »'. w'mon*. No » ('onri ,11 cut av •» . office, N M Ma l**«t n t. i Id ng lvvi« "(i Ni. 7 Pvt*'r .1 Monsghan, No 1 I .*! v * **n.-< av* . Cl*** N- lift Ma )v »f iv lot lldi ng IMv -i n No s Walter It .ten n'lig'. No .4 7 7 \gnes-ave . * X.. p,.rt* r- -t Div i-o n No * *!uv A. M Jl**r No r. < > I >*d aw a re-a vc , office. No 200.‘i 1•,--i.ri. p., o u ton id Mg Div -n V Walter P F<*r<l. i''is*d«ni apartments office. Dim*- Mank building lev - >n N* 13 Alanson S Rrooks. \ Iv. M Do'igall-av* office. Mich igan Drug «’o Divt«■ •>n No it Da' and t'rcwley No '.’VS D*\t*'r-Mvd office No Sit Maj* -itic tun ling D ; v -n N 1.. M•ii r P v- n>> ty. N■ 21 fi Seybiirn-av* o ffi-r, Ni: .7 1 Fort -at west Division V W .1 Nairn. No £t ’ II u h**a rd -a v e lev, - ion V '7 P. H. Sptc»r. No. 72' Hubbard av-e Division S'. iv Alexander K ling. N« I Sern In "le->i ve . rfft.-e No < *c. [,arn*d-st west Dlvis'. n N I ' .lames Warren. No D< r t -t west In vision No 2" W I, Graul. .No 4V9 Drag >on-av <• Div’lsetn N-., £1 Wa’ter Bronks, No 2 o •'* Bmns-avc ffi.-r., No. 173d Penot>sc*>t building Division N .1 .tin McKav N 2"'i 1r- '(U*o>-ave office, No '. I*i rue flank bu .'dug Ie vision N 2 K ijoodwlltie, N'., 17 t'aagralu «t I>l vision N . t 4V l lHam M Don nelly No I-*..’ I.id . Ila. -a v e offl.e No 1 7<v? Ford buib) -ng Div Isi n N *ieorge f. Durr N. 1 7 Den rtiorn •a v* Dlvlaion No 2« D.vo. n Duffield, No 2 * I’arkv'e w-a vc . f flv* \ 7 M l*ni**n Tru-r building Highland Park Div isb n .1 hn I. Vustin No so Waverlj ave. XORTHdJFFE SEES ENGLISH-SPEAKING FEDERATION NEW YORK. Aug IS. Fed* rn 'toil of th** English qtruklng pe.ipl.-. for mu'u (I protection is regard 1 1 probability by Lord Nortic fi, "The English speaking p*nph - i*i 'he new wot Id and the old ;>r*‘ unit • and for the first time in histnrv.” NorthcllfTe d**H;u«-d today T >• nre joined hy the c**nient of n* • - sity Di* not stuprislng that mm. people should h** asking wh*thet tie union of the English sneaking r.o < ought not to be continued after Un war has come to an end. "For it hundred years England was regarded hv he Unit* 1 Sop* - a* thetr lier*-ditary fo* Tha' period ha* pas.-ed away. "Whether there would he ftir'h. r advantages in v federation of the English speaking peoples I hail no' a’fempt to decide here." to- con eludes "All 1 see clearlv a* pr>-s« nt i* that, if Prussian ahsolu'ist.i i< main* intact after the w ir, th tw ■ peoples will l*e forced to mv . **, get her for mutual protection ague * it.” These statements were mad" tn nn article written for M< L< nn' Ma nzine, Toronto Makes Your Breakfast Worth While A few* slices of crisp hot. brown buttery toast mad* of BUTTER FLAKE BREAD adds a zest and a snap to your breakfast unbelievable until you try it yourself It's the bread that makes the difference. Get a loaf of BUTTER FLAKE at your grocer’s today Van Dyke Baking Cos. 2l*-» Ann l>>k«* Ave. Tel. K. 17.”» 1 or* took in tin children to ke«*p h* sti w.iin,. ot they might have . "1 nml to work hard all my life I'v i’ *•.. i i’ud what you city people call any amusement My niuu*em* nt and it' ingibg up * lnldr*-n right. Mv . tu> lion t siu.iki or drink, and in gifts are all sweet and k<mhl A. k anyljody in Som* rs**t county •u I lui-ani nian to work i>y the -•'eat n| bis brow, and women to •ear children to In r hoi row. "I have m ver owvd a cent in my life. Som* get all the money; oth • ■is all In happiness 1 wouldn't i I'll.ilU.. ; ila<' e Well KiH'kefelh r for ! ..fiv:mn*. Nor would my wife. * r.*-vi i grum 1* and wc figure 'hat God will never ask id to do mor* than w*. can bear." , Mrs Dickey has been the "btisi in* manage!" ot th taimiy. When ih*-y hud 14 children living at home 'I **v consumed l'i barrel* of flour a yeai Ev*rv morning for many vats sp,. ha* ris* n at 7* o'clock to ink** nine big loaves ot bread and 'v* m t.jg vak*s for fh* day’s use It.- ciiildn-n have always worked •■si.iiii-i in,i s th* > cillect $250 wflrtTl .•t wild b**rrics ot a season. Most ot th*- farm pr* I :*■*• is conautned at | home Ju*t enough is SI lld to buv l sugar, lea, Cliftee, shoe- Hlld <lott SOCiALiST RULE FAILS IN RUSSIA Red Leaders Admit They Must Become ( onservative PEASANTRY NOT RADICAL IN VIEWS Factional Quarrels Al so Divide the Extremists nr wm •: shepherd f..*uT ( ti ivsti'itulfi,! ' *../*'/ }‘ms MOsi'ifiY, Vi.g I v Socialism has fail f»l i in Russia Prernii i K* r • n*ky lias recognized ihe fact ind 'fie g!*at conference ) » r*- on Vug w II mark the •nd es pan Sociali-ii< ruV\ of Hu- -ia nnd the en rn i of new elements of <-onset \ at ; *ti> in commerce and finance Socialists, themselves, and Keren *-ky is on* . realize that tl •>-. failed in th* r affirnpt to govern *ingl»*- hnnded This was partly because the ritje. of Russia nr. ■'oriali-t|r and the country cnns'i-oiMvr, and also because the pea- an* -r« fused to sell food to fh* cities, and • luring money \v a id u-< lo them h (ell'll of Hm high prices in th* C if I.e.s. In addition. »h* Socialists in ’he cities were lnvolv*d in 'ontinual quarrels among • * in*e-1 • • Thl resulted ii th* JuD tr >ulu*‘s md killing- in P* f r ograd In addition, there WU-- too tii'i Ii of «n attein!* to govern behind »h* < *'ne without assuming t< . on-it ilifv by having a majorliy ot Sociali.- - in ih* govern ment. l'*-ar* of a return 'o monarchy -n Rtisaia mi•* ru i*i n-e. ,!l agree 1■ i • today V r* 1 1 *li • • u; v iiahl* fho rumors of monarchical plots per •Ist and r*-lilted in Do- removal ot the Romanoff to Siberia With thi.- >*t;if- of afTairs, Keren k> ' re, I e*nn 1 11 of 'hi- f I IT <>: Russian soemlism i- r* ard'-d a having firmly *-*t iblish*d hi- gnat 11 **s .* Th* mind of no oh iq-vei of Russian .»ff.• ir '.a f i* I t<> " all/. • thill 111** sort *>! oei.ilisin tha’ some hope, and othei- fear, ir iv j|» tin world son*** dav him-' i»* different Socialist*. 'lii'ti: *1 v > - ar* di ill n *ion**d I tu v* h- ard -* score of American So. and • - m .hat to nn > t with Hui - oeraii m 'nt i t h* brought up to da’i and made mor * prnctic a I saonttztunrfio j*-»t>rifr;,»’ -noiatunu sit |o -auu iaui |i*nuin >.i pu»* >i v f) aq I JO 111 • Mid HI e 'll • t' MODT?ll JSip <IIW "D JO Mu iu do .*qj JO uopttd qafjur ui Wpoj vi.tne,, .qj .j.»\o |p: tiKUj joj' -tv tj ,1 v. I|t; t;tw uo|s*oq ing The rHckeys "lav down” . r >hfi l*ounds of pork every fall to supply meat for the winter Thr D'ck*ty family of Canaan, Me The arrow points to the father and mother. 2 PER GENT BEER NEXT WAR STEP Hoover To Reduce Alcoholic Contents of “Suds” As Economy Measure WASHINGTON. Aug IR Reduc tion io two p**r cent of the alcoholic contents of heet ik expected to h** Herbert Hcov* r's n**xl grain conser vation step following hi* order to atop distil lation of spirits atf*T 11 p in , S**pt. *v. Hoover * sai*l to have derided be**r strength must l»*- reduc e*i from its present thre*> and on** half to four per c»-nt alcolml to save 35,0<mi,- ttfiO bushels of grain Such action would not mean a r rv * ntie lo** to th* government, but *hould it he found necessary to re iluc*> the alcoholic contents further, a loss of $ 17<• OOfi.fifiO would result England has been forced to reduce beer strength. CINCINNATI. Atig 17 What ban on manufacture doesn't do to the price of whisky, proposed h.igher t.txe* probably will, local distillers said today when they were told Sept. S is the last day for distilling Sharp advances are not likely at that date, distillers said, hut with an added ex* i-e levy, look for whisky at 2", cents a glass Stocks on hand will last two or three v* ars, dealers *rli| 1 If the proposal tn boost the tax from SDI h to $3 70 goes thru, whisky will mount from its pre*rnt sl27* a quart to n*-nrly $2 at once, according to dealers. Mrs TVtra lx»ng. residing near Neodesha. Ku . has a rrnp of 7.'"to bu*hels of June wheat worth more than $ 1 7,Oitu Take Home a Brick Special for Sunday Order From \our Druggist or Confectioner Detroit Creamery The township had to put up a p**cial school house for the Dickey hildren Mrs Dickey "rests,” as she call* SAY FOE AGENT PAID REBELS Attempted To Foment Armtil IprisinK In Yirjfinin RIG STONE GAP, Va . Aug 18 Federal Investigator* today began investigatinn of statement* in th* trial of W W McCoy and J W Phipps that German agents visited the Virginia mountains In one step of a scheme to foment an actual armed rebellion against the United Stnte* McCoy and Phipps, on trial for treason in connection with draft opjiosltion. it was declared, were offered $30,000 by agents of Ger many to blow up three railway Discount Days at Picards A splendid opportunity to obtain special lines of PICARD QUALITY merchandise at a saving of 20 per cent and 50 per cent. We emphasize SHIRTS, NKCKWEAR. UNDERWEAR, HOUSE GOWNS. FLANNEL TROUSERS, CLOTH HATS, SILK CAPS, BELTS, ETC. Picard & Picard of Detroit Shirtmakers lmporters No. 257 Woodward Avenue | it. between 7 and 11 in tb** evening, ,tt*-r the children have gone to bed. In tiiose hour.* *t** do***- all the sew ng and Plan* the next day’s work. trestles. They are said to hav« been promised land and wealth. They were to destroy bridges, tun nels, munition plants and lout hanks. Phipps and McCoy are under heavy award, follow in* an unsuc cessful attempt by them at a Jail delivery. Betrayal of their plans by a fellow prisoner blocked the at tempt. WILSON TO CLEAR UP DEPENDENT EXEMPTIONS WASHINGTON. Aug 18.- Presi dent \\ 'Nun today w rote Senator Weeks, Massachusetts, that he will take up again with the war depart ment the question of exempting married me from the selective, draft. The president’s letter was In re ply to one front Weeks calling atten tion to great dissatisfaction and con fusion thruou* the country on this point. 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