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Generally fair tonight and Sunday*/ slightly warmer. Cooler by Monday. It is not easy to tell the story of any of Shakespeare's plays after fe iarles Lamb has done it, and I admit lack of modesty in this undertak ing, but having accepted the assign* inent I must till it. There is a legend that Shakespeare Wrote this play to gratify James I, be cause Fleance, who figures in a minor part, was one of the ancestors of that monarch, and also because he wished to bring some Scottish play upon the hoards to please the new reigning house. This legend may be passed With the remark that if either motive existed, the resulting play might be ex pected to be considerably more flatter ing to the Scottish nobility than is Macbeth. Tha Story. Macbeth and Banquo, cess Macbeth Washington, May 6.—The official text of Germany's note, fully decoded and laid before President Wilson, shows no material differ ences from the unofficial text published yesterday in news dispatches. This strengthens the probability that a diplomatio break has been averted, at least for the present. Overnight study of the note by cabinet members and official® did net change their view that probably ther® would be no break in diplo matic relations unless there are further attacks in violation of inter national law. There is a possibility that the United States may make a brief reply notifying the Berlin government that as long as the new orders to submarine commanders are fully observed diplomatic relations will not be discontinued on that score. GERMANS ARE LISTLESS. Berlin, May 6.—-The utter lack of excitement on the part of a ma jority of the people of Berlin, with which the publication of the Ger man note to the United States was received, is in strong contrast with the great interest shown everywhere when the American note to Ger many was published April £2. After the first flurry at noon yesterday, when extra editions of the newspapers appeared with the text of the note, the city resumed its usual calm. In fact, it was almost dead calm on account of the blistering heat. News dealers who had ordered especially large sup plies of papers could not get rid of them, for the public simply re fused to buy them or be burdened by reading. Throughout the afternoon listless crowds of average size thronged the principal streets and cafes. Not one person in fifty, so far as could be seen, glanced at a newspaper or heeded the shouts of the dealers. Nowhere could there be heard any particular discussion of the Ger man situation nor were there signs of antipathy to persons speaking English, which has frequently been observable. French Evacuate Part of Trenches West Meuse But (For The Fargo Forum, by I^ewls Thurber Guild, who will lecture upon &is subject at the Grand theatre Sun day evening under the auspices of the Jftne Arts club and committee on Shakespearean celebration). Germans Repulsed Paris, May 6.—The French evacuated a part of their trenches on the northern slope of Hill 304, on the Verdun front, west of the Meuse, as the result of an unusually violent bombardment by heavy German guns. The war office this afternoon says, however, that all efforts of the Germans to advance were checked by French guns and that a fresh ,, division of troops which the Germans brought into action sustained great losses. The attacks north and northwest of Hill 304 were re pulsed at tha point of bayonets. MacHbei.il the Tragedy of the Great Deed generals of King Duncan of Scotland have put down a rebellion in which some of the nobles forfeit their estates. Rein ing, they encounter three witches who put evil ambitions into their heads. Macbeth Is to be promoted to new •States and to be king Banquo s pos liferity is to become kings. This idea ingests in Macbeth during ail the heaping of honors upon him by the king. He sends letters to his wife telling her of the prophecy, and after receiving hiB new honors from Duncan it informed that the latter will visit his castle. ... This puts the king into Macbeth s Bower, and the prophecy of the wiU-hes has awakened the wife s ambition likewise. She determines that this op nortunity shall not be lost and despite She claims of loyalty and hospitality She determines to "pour her spirit in his ear" and thrusta him forward to murder the king. Macbeth's fears of the result are meat but she overcomes them. They Sly the watching grooms with drugged Mauor and Macbeth murders the sleep ing king. He fears to go back and at tempt to disguise the act, but she takes the blody daggers, smears the sleeping grooms and leaves them there. Remorse and fear already work in him, hut she appearB beyond their leach. A Succession of Crimea. The deed discovered, Malcolin and Donalbain, in fear of their lives flee the kingdom Macbeth, apparently in ex of loyal honor, kills the bloody Sooms. The monarchy is elective and Macbeth is chosen, as men believe two sons of Duncan have suborn- 2 the grooms to the murder. But cannot be easy in his evilly gotten honors while Banquo lives, who knew the witches' prophecy, and whom he feels suspects him. So Banquo is murdered by thugs, assisted by Mac who joins them in disguise. Later mt kind's banquet Banquo s ghost appetu'S and unnerves Macbeth so that JhA festivity breaks up in suspicions. Nobles now lee the realm and plotting with the English king procure an army ®f invasion. Lady Macbeth, who keeps up more bravely than he and who appears to self possessed, is unable to bear the "a* secret lacerations of conscience. She S»alka 'Tk, in her sleep and talka or the Washington Officials Last Large Band of Believe Diplomatic Viflistas Surprised Break Will Not Come as Result of Note Dr. L. T. Guild. blood upon her hands her brain gives way she dies mad. Macbeth's end comes at the hands of Macduff whose wife and son he had murdered upon learning of his flight to England. In the end Macbeth curses the falseness of the evil prophets whom he has trusted, and dies with no relieving ex pression of sorrow and nothing which gives us any sympathy with his crimes All Entangled in Tragedy. Everyone involved in the story who fails in his duty is made to suffer, while as in actual life, many who are Innocent of any wrongdoing must also pay heavy penalty. Malcolm and Donalbain flee when they should have sought out their father's murderers. Macduff flees from patriotic motive, but leaves his wife and son behind to meet the doom. Banquo, in measure a coadjutor because he knew the thoughts luring in Macbeth's mind, falls a victim. In our day life is not so bloody as all this would indicate, yet it is en tangled with tragic effects from fail ures from wrongdoing. What Motlvef It is interesting to consider.the mo tive of the tragedy. MoSt students and writers have regarded Macbeth and his lady to be alike moved by remorse and much has been said concerning con science in them. It has never appeared to me as a tragedy of remorse. Many have called it a tragedy of ambition, and while this is unquestionably the motive which inspires Macbeth to climb in his lawless way to the throne, it seems to me there is still a more strik ing fact involved. Tragedy of the Short Cat. It might very well be called the tra gedy of the short cut, because always whoever takes the short cut to obtain his desires brings in the element of tragedy. The old, blazed trail to honor or the attainment of happiness is the only safe way. Whoever tries to ob tain wealth by the short cut is consid ered a thief the man who reaches aft ""mi"! ifTii"'""" .ii (Continued on Page 7.) 1 4 KELLY GOES BACK A Brilliant Rlizabethian Pageant Through Local Streets Today THE FARGO FORUM Field Headquarters, Namiquipa, Mex., May 6.—A full squadron of 230 men of the eleventh cavalry surprised and routed a much larger force of Villa bandits at Ojo-Azules, seventeen miles soi^th of Cusihuir iachic early yesterday. Forty-two Mexicans were killed and a number wounded. There were no American casualties. The American command, under Major Robert L. Howzc. had been pursuing Villistas under Generals Cruz Dominguez and Julio Acosta for several days when they encountered them yesterday, encamped in tho huddled adobe jackals of Ojo-Az"ules. The Mexicans utterly surprised sprang from their pallets half clothed. After firing a few wild shots they began flight, each man shift ing for his own safety. Some of them were able to seize their horses, already jaded from a hard days ride, but others made their way into the hills afoot. In Major Howzes' report he said the route had been absolute and that he was still pursuing scattered remnanti of the band. The band engaged, was the largest remaining urder the Villa standard and yesterday'a decisive victory gave muoh satisfaction to military men here. NO NEWS OF CARRANZA'S OPPOSITION. Washington, May 6.—Officials of the war and state departments have no information on the reported opposition of Carranza to features of the tentative agreement made by Generals Scott and Obregon. If Carranza insists upon fixing a definite time for the withdrawal of the American forces, army officials said the border conferent.es probably would go over into next week. The friendly attitude of Carranza govern ment was reflected in official dispatches, and it was announced that more supplies to General Pershing were moving over Mexican railways. Consul Letcher at Chihuahua, reported that General Herrera, the Carranza commander at Parral, had published a proclamation exhort ing the citizens to void any anti-American demonstrations. While the dispatches do not so state, military men on tha border believe that the band is the same as that defeated at Temoohio, April 22, by Colonel George A. Dodd's command. SAVED CARRANZA GARRISON. San Antonio, May 6.—Forty-two Villistas were killed, a number wounded and seventy-five horses and mules captured in the surprise at tack delivered by six troops of the eleventh cavalry at Ojo-Azules early yesterday morning. A report on the fight was forwarded to division headquarters here from El Paso by General Funston. The Villistas arrived at Ojo-Azules the night before and attempted to take the town from the Carranza garrison. Meeting with resistance they decided to wait until morning before renewing the effort. Major Howze at San Antonio, Mex., 36 miles to the north, learned of the situa tion and immediately set out with six troops of the eleventh cavalry to relieve the town. The command reached the outskirts of Ojo-Azules shortly before dawn and took the bandits completely off their guard. Five Carranza soldiers, held for execution by the bandits were released when the outlaws were put to flight. Chicago, May 6. Thomas Kelly, U. S. of Washington, May 6.—The comptroller of the currency has issued a call to all national banks requiring them to report to him their condi tion at the close of business on Monday. May 1. In their answers to this call, national bamks are required to Inform the comptroller of their investments in foreign securities, particularly those of nations now engaged in war. The result is expected to show for the first time just how much of the $500,000,000 loan to the Entente allies came, directly or indirectly from national banks as well as how much Germany or Austria may have secured from the same source. a z «. Y vlj V AND DAILY REPUBLICAN FORUM ESTABLISHED NOV. 17, 1891. FARGO, NORTH DAKOTA, SATURDAY EVENING, MAY 6, 1916. REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHED SEPT. 5, 1878. and Routed~42 of the Mexicans Killed I wealthy contractor wanted tbr trial in Canada for alleged graft In connection with the construction of the Manitoba parliament buildings, appeared in fed eral court and asked •Tuf?«L.*VindJB to send him to Winnipeg immediately His wish was granted. He leaves for Winnipeg tonight. Wants to Know Foreign Securities in National Banks Lucky Little Jonah cuess yo«*d BETTER SW thc boat A SPELL* 0 EIGHTH LEADER IS SHOT 5- Dublin, May 6.—It was officially an nounced that Maj. John C. McBride, the eighth leader of the Sinn Fein rebellion to suffer death by sentence of court-martial has b*»*»n shot. The sentences of Thomas Hunter and William Cosgrove who w^re sentenced to death with Major Mc Bride, were committed to life imprisonment, McBride fought throughout the Boer war with an Irish brigade under Gen eral Piet. When the Boers finally sur rendered, McBride made his escape and took refuge in Paris, where he later married Miss Maude Gonne, known in home rule circles aa "The Irish Jean D'Arc." In 1905, Major and Mrs. McBride delivered a series of lectures in the United States on Irish politics. Later, on his return to Paris, McBride was divorced. HAITIAN SENATE WAS DISPERSED y- Port Au Prince, Haiti, May 6. Members of the Haitian senate, who persisted in holding a meeting in spite of the warning of Rear Admiral Caper ton, in command of the American for ces here, were dispersed by a detach ment of gendarmes commanded by an American officer. The senator^ Pro tested but offered no resistance. DR. BEARD WILL TAKE SHAKESPEAREAN SUBJECT Falling In line with the great pro gram of Shakespeare week, Dr. R. A. Beard has taken for his subject, Sun day afternoon at the & o'clock vesper service of the First Congregational church, Shakespeare's Indebtedness to the Bible. Dr. Beard has been a diligent stu dent of Shakespeare for many years, and has given special attention to three of his greatest plays under the direction of a competent Shakes pearean scholar. Civic Spirit of Sister Cities of Red Clearly Shown -0 SULLIVAN RELEASED. Dublin, May fi.—James M. Sulli van, former American minister to the Dominican republic, who has been imprisoned in Dublin castle for several days on a charge of having been implicated in the Irish rebellion probably wili be released today, it was said by officials, e $ A week of celebration could not have opened under more favorable circum stances. It was a beautiful summer day, encouraging people to venture out in spring garb xnd It was a gorgeous sight along the streets in Fargo and Moorhead on which the pro cession passed. Tho few warm days greatly improved the condition of Island park and the reception to the court of Queen Elizabeth was present ed under most favorable circum stances. The pageant procession and the re 6- i s n -IP Program For Big Meeting of Catholic Order of For esters Here Tomorrow. BANQUET AT TIE POWERS Large Delegations Expected From Other Towns In the Surrounding Territory. THE PROGRAM. 10:00 o'clock—AH Foresters meet at Knights of Columbus hall and attend holy mass in a body. 1:15 o'clock—Initiatory work at Knights of Columbus hall, 7:00 o'clock—Banquet for mem bers and candidates at Powers hotel. The above is the program for the big meeting of the Catholic Order of For esters which will be held in the city tomorrow. Extensive arrangements have been made by the members of the local lodge for the entertainment of a large num ber of visitors, it being assured that large delegations will be here from Grand Forks, Crookston, Fergus Falls, Wahpeton and other towns in the sur rounding territory. It is expected that about 400 out of town members and some candidates will be in the city for the. event. The members will meet at the Knights of Colunrfbus hall on North Broadway at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning and attend holy mass at St. Mary's cathedral in a body. At 1:15 the members and candidates will gather at Columbus hall when the initiatory work will be performed. The event will be closed at 1 o'clock tomorrow evening when the members and candidates will enjoy a large ban quet at the Powers hotel on North Broadway. Extensive arrangements have been made for this banquet at which a number of addresses will be made by some national officers and state officers who will be here. Mississippi Gofog Down. LaCrosse, May 6.—The Mississippi river is below flood danger stage at all points between St. Paul and Du buque, for the first time in a month. Declines in the last 24 hours were large. •3.1 .1 --i-!-..! »•-.• -.,. -...fA .J ,. -.1, -vi.-1! .-J.'-. -J V River Thousands of People Lined the Streets to Witness Unusual and Many thousands of people lined the route of the greatest pageant proces sion ever held in this part of the northwest, and crowded into Island park to witness the reception to the court of Queen Elizabeth—the open ing feature of the tercentenary cele bration of the death of William Shakespeare. Thrilling Spectacles :SP. 16 PAGES ception at the park were glowing ex amples of what can be done by public spirit and showed what the people of Ffcrgo and Moorhead can do when they get to working together. Last evening and this morning every train to the cities brought large num bers of out-of-town people who came for the express purpose of taking in tho great celebratiou that has been advertised all over North Dakota and over the western half of Minnesota. Large numbers of people are expected every day next week to take in the Shakespearean dramas, which are to be presented by the educational institutions at the Orpheum theatre. Large numbers of those in town today intend to remain over in order to take in the first play which Is presented (Continued on rage 4.) CLARK TO HIS PLAN Will Formally Declare Him self on Gubernatorial Question Soon. PLANS NOT YET CERTAIN Meeting Held In West End of State—Other State Political Gossip. Sam Clark of Bismarck, who has been seriously proposed during tha last few days as a possible candidate for the republican nomination for gov ernor, likely will make a definite state- (Continued on Page 7.) Ask Reinstatement of Two Officers Kicked Off the Police Force Petitions are being circulated in Fargo asking that Police Commis sioner Dahl reinstate Officers JamesMilligan and rred Haeffner, recently dismissed. The petitions are being circulated by friends of th® two former offi oials, and will be presented to the police commissioner within a few days The two police officers were dismissed as a result of the filing of affidavits by a man reoently arrested for violating the prohibition Taw. TO RUN Judge B. P. Spaldinp: has been pre vailed upon to allow the use of his name as a candidate for the state supreme court. Tho former supreme court justice has been reluctant to enter the race, and despite hundreds of letters from all parts of the state urging him to be a candidate, had fully made up his mind not to run. However, as the result of the urgent plea of a delegation of citizens, who waited on him last evening, he ha* decided to enter the contest.. Judge Spalding will have the back ing of the Cass County Bar associa tion and undoubtedly the bar of the state will also endorse him and work for his election. The members of the supreme bench whose terms expire and who are alt candidates for re-election are C. J. Ffske, E. T. Burke and E. B. Goes. L. E. Birdzell of Grand Forks, J. E. Robinson of Fargo and R. H. Grace, of Mohall have previously announced that they would be candidates. 4 H%.