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REPORT ON FIASCO SMELL OF POWDER NEW OFFICER FOR SKINNER MANUFACTURING CO. REISNER HAS MY : ' IN LOWER HOUSE Gentleman From Thomas Put on Record in Seventeen Speeches. SOME OF BILLS FAVORED (From a BUS jCorrespondent.) , Lincoln, March 8. (Special.) It was "Reisner day" in' the house and FIRST PICTURE OF INAUGURAL CEREMONY Photo shows President Wilson delivering his inaugural address after taking his oth of office for his second term. '' . , ". AT DARDANELLES LURES MEN TO SEA rs- : : v Commission Divides the Blame Eagerness to Go to War Stim ulates Navy Recruiting. Over the Nation. Among Churchill, Murray, 1 - fisher and Kitchener. (Si 'ZfL WAS COUNCIL CENSURED OMAHA OFFICE A LEADER London, March 8. The majority report of the commission appointed last July to investigate the Darda nelles campaign which was held up for a fortnight by the decision to expurgate certain . sections referring to allied countries, was made public this morning in its revised form. The commission reports tnat the late Lord Kitchener, then war secretary, favored the project and that when he gave a decision is the war council it was invariably accepted as final. The dispatch of troops to the east was de layed three weeks, tne report says, as the result of a decision of Lord , Kitchener, which was not communi- rated to the first lord of the admiralty, Winston Spencer Churchill. The project was undertaken on the initiative ol Loionai cnurcniu. ine commission reports that naval ad visers would have preferred a joint military and naval attack, intead of the attack by the fleet alone and de clares that these views should have been heard by the war council which wa not justified in coming to the de cision without a much fuller investi gation. v Summary of Report. ' The report summarizes the conclu sions reached as fellows: - "The question of attacking the Dardanelles was. on the initiative of Mr. Churchill, brought under the con sideration of the war council on No vember 25, 1914, as the ideal method of defending LiivDt. It may reason ably be sssnmed that inasmuch as all the authorities concerned were prima facie in favor of a joint military, rather tbsn a purely naval attack, such an attack, if undertaken at all, would nave been of the former rather than of the latter character had not other circumstances led 'to modification trf the uroerim. A communication from the Russian government of January 2 introduced a fresh element into the case. The British govern ment considered that something must be done in response to it, and in this connection the question of attacking the Dardanelles waa again raised. ' War Council Censured. The secretary of state for war declared tliat there were no troops immediately available for operations in the east and hia statement was accepted by the war council, who took no steps to satisfy themselves by re ports of estimates at to what troops were available then or in the near future. Had this been done the com missioners think it would have been ascertained that sufficient troops would be available for a joint mili tary and naval operation at an earlier date than supposed, but this matter -was not adequately investigated by the war council. - Thus the question before the war council on January 13 was whether no action or any kind should for the time being be under taken or whether action should be taken hy the fleet alone, the navy be ing held to be the only force avail able. ' "Political arguments which were adduced to the war 'council in favor of pronipt and effective action if such were iTracticable were valid and of the highest importance, but the prac ticability of whatever action waa pro yoed was of equal importance. Mr. Churchill appears to have advocated an attack by ships alone before the war coaadl, on a certain amount of, half-hearted and hesitating expert piniant, which favored a tentative or, progressive scheme, beginning with an attack upon the outer forts. The ' attack, if auccesful, waa to be followed by further operations against the main defenses of the narrows. Fisher and Murray. "there does not appear to have been direct support or direct opposi tion item the responsible naval and military advisers, Lord Fisher and Sir James Wolfe Murray, as to the practicability of carrying on the oper ations as approved by the war coun cil, viz., to bombard and take the Gal l'poli peninsula, with Constantinople as the objective. . "The first sea lord and Sir Arthur Wilson, who was the only naval ad viser present at. the war council, ex pressed no dissent. Lord Kitchener, who occupied a commanding position at the time the decision was taken, was in favor of the project. Both Lord Fisher and Sir Arthur Wilson would have preferred a joint naval and military attack, but they did not espress to the war council and were not asked to express any opinion on the subject and offered no objection lo naval operations, as they consid ered them experimentatjand such as could be discontinued if the first re sults obtained were not satisfactory. "i ne commissioners think that there as an obligation, first on the first lord, secondly on the prime minister, i.nrdly en one other member of the var council, to see that the views of i-.e naval advisers were clearly put before the council and that the naval advisers should have expressed their views to the council, whether asked ur not. if they considered the project winch the council was about to adopt nni impracticable from a naval point if view. Investigation Not Adequate. -. "Looking at the position which ex isted on January 13, 1915, the com missioners do not think the war coun cil was justified in coming to the de esion without much fuller investiga tion of the proposition which had Scan tugcested to them. The com-uiisio-ets hold that the possibility f resting a surprise amphibious at ack on Ga'lipult offered such great nUiUry and political advantage that A Good Trunk Bag or Suit Case : should come from j Frelmg&Steinle i "Oi.-l"' flirt Bicsss. BuUajsra" lSIw 4 .;ara St 25 LP X it was' mistaken and ill-advised (o sacrifice this possibility by deciding to undertake a purely naval attack, which, from its nature could not ob tain completely the object set out in the terms ot the decision. "The decision taken on the 16th to mass troops in the neighborhood of the Dardanelles marked a very critical stage of the -whole operation. It ought to nave been clear that when this was once done, even if troops were not actually landed, it would be apparent to the world that serious attack was intended and a withdrawal could no longer be ef fected without running serious risk of loss of prestige. At that moment, as time was all important, no com promise was possible between mak ing an immediate and vigorous effort to ensure success at the Dardanelles by joint naval and military occupa tion and falling back on the original intention of desisting from a naval at tack if the experiences' gained dur ing the. bombardment were unsatis factory. ' ' Kitchener Mistake Cauaes Delay, i "On February 20 Lord Kitchener decided that the. Twenty-ninth divi sion, part of the tropps which on Feb ruary 26 were to be sent to the east, should not be sent at that time and Colonel Fitzgerald instructed the di rector of naval transport that trans ports for that division and the rest of the expeditionary force would not be required. i Ihia waa done without informing the first lord and the dis patch of troops waa thus delayed three weeks. This delay greatly com promised the probability of success of the. original attack by land forces and materially increased the difficul ties encountered in the final attack some months later. "We consider that in view' of the opinions expressed by the naval and military authorities on the spot the decision to abandon the naval attack after the bombardment of March 18 was inevitable. There was no meeting of the war council between March 19 and May 14. Meanwhile Important land operations were undertaken. We think that before such operations were commenced the war cduncil should have carefully reconsidered the whole position. In our opinion the prime miniitcr Ought to have sum moned a meeting of the war council for that purpose and if not sum moned ether members of the war council should have pressed for such a meeting. We think this was s se rious omission. We consider that the responsibility of those members of the cabinet who did not attend the meetings of the war council was lim ited to the fact that they delegated their authority to their colleagues who attended those meetings. Kitchener Tries to Do Too Much. "We are of the opinion that Lord Kitchener did not sufficiently avail himself of the services of his gen eral staff, with the result that more work was undertaken by him than it was possible for one man to do, and confusion and want of efficiency re sulted. ' '". . , "We are unable to concur in the view aet forth by Lord Fisher that it was his duty, if he differed from the chief of his department, to main tain silence, at the council -or re sign. We think that the adoption of any such principle! generally would impair the efficiency of public serv ice. . . ..... . - i - "We think that, although the main object was not attained, certain im portant political advantages, upon the nature of which we have already DESKS CHAIRS ' and aompUto 11a e of Of flo EqulpoMat. Globe-Wernicke Co. StMl aad Wad Filw. Sanitary Office Ok, Solid Oak, as low u 825.00, W iavito Ms , . ' to aoa aur . urn - Orchard sl Wilhelm Co. 414-4M-4U1 South 16th St. iinmtemu nil 0 A'' ..ft. dwelt, were secured by the Darda nelles expedition. Whether those ad' vantages were worth the loss of life and treasure involved is, and must always remain, a matter of opinion." The report is an interim one, deal ing exclusively with the origin and inception ot the attack on the Darda nelles. It is signed by the late Lord Cromer, who was chairman of the commission: Andrew Fisher, reore- senting Australia; Thomas McKenzie, representing New Zealand; Sir Fred- ericx lawicy, cnanceiior ot tne duchy of Lancaster; James A. Clyde, lord advocate; Stephen u Uwynn, nation alist member of the House of Com' mons; Rear Admiral Sir William H. May, field Marshal Baron Nicholson and Justice Fickford. Dissenting notes were filed by Mr. Fisher and Mr. McKenzie and a sep arate report was presented by Walter r, itocn, uoeral member of the House of Commons. SENATE PASSES RESOLUTION TO BARFILIBUSTER (Continues trtm Pat Om.) mak war at his own pleasure in the future." Senator Cummins pointed out that of the forty-three and one-half hours the bill was the unfinished business, it was considered but thirty-five hours and the senators referred tn aa a "little group of wilful men" consumed less than eleven hours. Purpose of Amendment. He said he looked uonn the hilt "as th most important proposal in half a century," but was opposed to it as it came from the committee, be cause he believed it would Drive the president authority to protect muni tion ships and convoy them. His amendmnt was intnded to .prevent that. v The proposed rule, he said, would not have saved the neutrality bill, be cause the time for its operation would not have expired before congress ad journed, . 1 apologize to the senate," he said, 'not for what I did or said on a The Payment of Is the only financial consideration that is required before you are at liberty to 1 Select Any Columbia Grafonola Priced at $100 or Less V 1 And Have It Sent Home - Balance of purchase price in small weekly or monthly installments to meet your convenience. ( ' This Single $1 Also entltlea you to all the benefits of Membership in the Schmoller A Mueller Grafonola Club, with its unusual and extraordinary service for owners of Columbia Grafonolas purchased from Schmoller & Mueller Piano Co., aa follows: Monthly inspection! by a phonograph' expert, who will answer al questions and give such instruction as will enable the owner to get the best possible service from his phonograph. , , . 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Senator LaFollette declared that when the power to free dbate in the senate is taken away, "You let loose forces that will be heard elsewhere if not here." He said congress in the last three years had become a rub ber stamp for the executive. "With this sort of rule and an iron hand laid on this body from outside," he said, "with congress reduced in the last three years to little less than a rubber stamp, do you not think this sort of cloture would be pretty effective? Believing that I stand for democracy, for the liberty of the peo ple of ' this country, I shall stand while I am a member of this body against any cloture that imposes a limitation on debate in this body. . Norris la For Rule. Senator Norris, republican of Ne braska, said he expected to vote for the rule because he had long be' lieved in it, and only hesitated be- cause he thought' his vote might be misunderstood in view of his opposi tion to the armed neutrality bill. "I want nobody, to understand," he said, "that I am apologizing. It was not necessary to filibuster against that bill; the demands of legitimate debate on it had never been ended." "Without cause or reason," Sena tor Norris said, "the men who op posed the armed neutrality bill have been held up to the country as de feating it without what they said or did reaching the people of the United States." "What they said who favored the legislation," said Senator Norris, "was carried to the country, but what they said who did not, was never set be fore the country. I never said I was opposed to legislation on that mat ter. I wanted legislation if that bill could be amended, but I was opposed to giving the president the enormous power given in the senate bill." Mr. Morris said all senators knew the president was wrong when he said a special session to take up the bill would be useless without changed senate rules. . It could not be talked to death in such a session," he said, "although I would talk it to death if I could." far aur Daalara' Froaml- at a Saaall lavaatnaat. Navy recruiting in Omaha and the whole country made new records dur ing February under the strained in ternational situation that threatened to drag the United States into the world conflict. Never since the Spanish-American was was such s large net gain shown in navy recruiting throughout the nation, according to information just received from Washington by Lieu tenant W. W. Waddell, in charge here. The net gain in recruits during February was 2,086, of which forty seven were from the Omaha recruit ing district. The latter number was the largest ever sent from here in a single month, since Lieutenant Wad dell took charge. Twelve more have been sent to the training station from Omaha since March 1. Navy Needs More. On February 28 enlisted men in the navy totaled 59,039, which was still 22,622 short of the navy comple ment authorized by law. In efforts to secure Omaha's share of recruits to fill these vacancies, Lieutenant Waddell and his assist ants have been active. Dr. Francis B. Cochran, lieutenant in the naval hospital service, attached to the local recruiting station, urged recruiting before senior students of the medical college of the University of Nebraska Thursday morning. Dean Newton of the Creighton col lege pharmacy invited the station to send a representative to talk to pharmacy students there, and E. A. Chapman, pharmacist's mate, first class, spoke to them Wednesday. Some students at each college are contemplating enlistment in either the navy or naval reserve, for hospital corps service. I Nebraskans in Capital Are on Their Way Home (From a Staff Correapondent.) Washington. March 8. (Special Telegram.)!. H. 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