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THE ARMY TO BE IXCBEASXD. "Washington dispatches of October 12, give the most important features of the report of the commanding general of the army to the secretary of war. The great burden of this effort, which the general designates "the last annnal report which I ex pect to be called upon to write," is the necessity for the increase of the army. General Schofield expects soon to be placed npon the retired list to end his days in quiet reposa and tinder the full pay allowed by our military laws to his rank; and in this, his last report, he finds the con c'ition of this great republic such that he deems a large increase of the army necessary, not to defend us from the invasion of foreign foes, but to keep our own people in subjection to the laws. The general says: During a largo part of the year, the army has been employed in the suppression of domestic violence, which took the form in many cases of forcible re sistance to the execution of the laws of the United States, seizure or destruction of property under the oare of the United States officers and open deflanoe of national authority. It is not proposed here to enter into any discussion of the questions in controversy relative to the right or wrong of either side in the violent demonstrations to which the general refers further than to suggest that it i3 not consonent with reason or good sense to presume that any part of the American people would ever resort to violence without provocation; and it will be observed by all who read this report that the general makes no pretense of discussing the causes which led to the trouble; or of pro posing any means of preventing the future recurrence of such violent outbreaks except by the establishment near the great railroad and commer cial centers of a sufficient military force to terrorize workingmen into abject subjection to every indignity which their masters may determine to impose upon them. Of the police and the local militia he says: It would seem unnecessary to point out the faot that any force like the militia of a state, or the police of a city, acting under another anthority, though highly effloient in their appropriate service, cannot be made a reliable instrument; for the prompt and effective execution of the laws of the United States. Manifestly every govern ment should have an adequate force of its own for the execution of its own laws, no less than the judioial executive officers, necessary for the same purpose. Have the masses of the American people become such outlaws that the police and the militia are inadequate to maintain the peace, and that it has become necessary to maintain a large standing United States army to hold them in subjection to the laws which, in theory at least, they have been instrumental in enacting for their own government! It would seem so if General Schofield is to be accepted as authority. The oountry is now for the first time squarely confronted with the necessity of making adequate provision not only for de fense against any possible foreign aggres sion, but also for defense against domestic violence in the form of forcible resistance to the laws of the United S sates. It is cer tainly manifest that the present condition of the oountry, with a population of nearly 70 million, under the danger of diaordir now known to exist, cannot be met by the same force that was deemed adequate twenty-five years ago, when the population of the oountry waa loaa than half its present amount and domestio violence waa not ap prehended. Ah, general, why waa domestio vio lence "not apprehended" twenty-five years ago, and what oanses have been instrumental in effecting this change in the disposition of the people? Have you made any effort to discover these causes! The American people are rapidly making the discovery if you have not, and in due time they will have something to say relative to this standing army which you propose. Here is the general's estimate of the American people whom he pro poses to hold in subjection to the laws by military force: The army has been required reoently to deal with an army far more numerous and dangerous to the oountry than any savage enemy which it has heretofore been called upon to meet. How do the industrial forces of this country like this estimate of the gen eral of the United States army! The great object really aimed at in this report, and which is so far reaching in its consequences, if it should be fully gained in the few short months yet remaining of the absolute rule of our American plu tocracy as to demand the most seri ous consideration of every thoughtful citizen, irrespective of party, ia cov ered by a very brief paragraph. It is this: Wise forethought in apparent anticipa tion of such conditions aa those whioh have confronted the government during the last year, diotated several years ago, the es tablishment of, under authority of congress, of large military posts near the great busi ness and railway centers of the country. Several of these large posts are now in con dition to be occupied by troops, while others are in process of construction, and few others are still demanded, for whioh it is presumed congress will in due time make the neoessary appropriations. Now, reader, stop and think a little. What was the occasion of that "wise forethought" which led to the "anticipation of such conditions as those which have confronted the government daring the last year, and dictated several years ago, the establishment, under authority of con gress, of large military posts near the great business and railway cen ters," long before the conditions had arisen which necessitated them Can you imagine? Is it not perfectly clear that congress foresaw the con ditions tt which its legislation was inevitably leading, and deliberately made this provision to meet the emergency when it should arise? As we have repeatedly shown, the leg islation of the past thirty years has been dictated by a few pirates in whose hands congress has been as clay in the hands of the potter; and, while shaping the laws for the es tablishment of a more arrogant aris tocracy in this country than ever before cursed the human race, pro vision for the subjection of the industrial forces to the inevitable conditions which mast arise under such legislation, has not been neg lected. The3e military posts in the vicinity of the "great business and railway centers" are designed to en force subjection of the laboring classes to whatever conditions the "captains of industry" may choose to establish; and now the commanding general of the army is recommend ing their increase, and an increase of the military force to occupy them in order to overawe the people. Think of it, ye sovereign voters of America; think of the conditions which you are asked to aid by your votes in estab lishing in this "land of the free," and at a time like the present. The emperor of Germany is now engaged in the effort to secure a con gress of the powers of the Old World to provide for a general dis armament of the nations, and his effort is receiving favorable consid eration. While these old monarchies are thus considering plans for usher ing in a higher civilization, this country is proposing to block the wheels of progress bya retrograde movement toward the ages when the nations were mere military despot isms. Are either the republican or the democratic parties opposed to this program of the general of the army? You, sovereign voters of the United States, are expected to ap prove this increase of the military forces, this establishment of a large standing army, and of military posts in the vioinity of the great business and railway centers. Do you approve of this program? If not, vote for the only party that is opposed to it. THE A. P. A. PATRIOTS. In consequence of the withdrawal of R. E. Bruner from the American Protective association, facta are com ing to light that reveal the true char acter of that institution. As has been suspected from the first, this organization of self-constituted American patriots turns out to be a mere republican machine, and the action of our Populist state conven tion in denouncing it was a very proper one. There is another thought which suggests itself in view of the late revelations concerning the true char acter of the organization. Consider ing its avowed principles it is quite fitting that it should identity itself with the republican party. Its great fundamental doctrine seems to be simply opposition to Catholicism and to recognition of the common rights of Catholics to the privileges of American citizenship. It is an at tempt at revival of the old days of proscription and of the regulation of religious faith and daty by the state, and is in direct antagonism to the principle of religious liberty guar anteed by the constitution of the United States. It ia un-American, unpatriotio and unreasonable, and can never succeed in this country. The principle once recognized, and thereafter it would depend simply upon the power of numbers what re ligious sect should control the affairs of the country. It would open the door to defeat the very purpose avowed by the organization. All that the Catholio world would have to do would be to populate the coun try with Catholio subjects, and that church would come into absolute control of public afWn by virtue of the very methods now dzdzzd to deprive its members c the ordinary rights of citizenship. We have faith in the fpower of truth, and have no fear that in a fair field and with fair and equal oppor tunities error will come uppermost. Every attempt to acquire en advant age of one form of religion over an other by other means than reason is a confession of weakness on the part of those who seek such advantage; and every attempt to discriminsta against any class of American citi zens because of their religion is an indication of danger to the liberty of all Freedom of speech and of the press is the great 'safeguard of ail human liberty. That lost, and all ia lost; and this perfect freedom im plies equal rights in the exercba thereof. The eternal separation of church and state must be maintained, and everything that tends to their union most be opposed by every good citizen of every sect. In vidw fit the avowed purpose of the American Protective association, to deprive one class of American citizens of eqaal rights of citizen ship with every other class, it is both natural and fitting that the organiza tion should identify itself with a party whose ultimate purpose is to con cetrate all power in the hands of a favored few and subject the many to a condition of absolute vassalage. Such a party can never achieve last ing 8UCC883 in this country. THE GEORGIA ELECTION. The Georgia election is the chief topic among democrats. Although the result is not fully determined by official count, each day briogs news of Populist gains, and it is now plain that were it not for the fraudulent counting in a few counties where demoorats are in full charge, the final count would show that the Pop ulists had carried the state. As it is, the majority is cut down to 10,0C0; the Populists have elected ninety members of the legislature and have carried forty out of the eighty-five counties in whioh the official count is made. If it is true as the Rev. J. XX Dougherty says it is, that the laws of the state are not enforced in Kansas City, and if he is cognizant, as he says he is, of places where business of an illegal character is conducted, why does he not make complaint against the law-breakers before the republican county attorney of Wyan dotte county and have the offenders prosecuted instead of traveling about over the state and advertising the de pravity of the city in which he lives? Such political bigots as Dr. Dough erty and Dr. Embree of this city are a disgrace to their profession, and a reproach to religion. Let no Populist be discouraged by the glaring statements of the daily press that the fight in Kansas liaa between tbe democrats and republi cans. There is no fight whatever be tween them, and we know from lit. Orermyer'a own statements tint ha does not expect to get ;1),Iaa) on; oi the 800,000 votes.