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THE REPLY TO FRANCE. PROPOSALS REGARDING CHINA AP PROVED WITH SOME RESER VATIONS. Washington, Oct. 11— The reply of the State Department to the French note relative to the bases of Chinese negotiations was made public late to-day. It reads as follows: The secretary of State to the French Charge d'Affaires: - rSent to M. Thlebaut October 10, 1900.) MEMORANDUM. The Government of the United States agrees with that of France in recognizing aa the object to be obtained from the Government of China appropriate reparation for the past and sub- Ftantlal guarantees for the future. The President Is glad to perceive In the bases of negotiation put forward in the memorandum of October 4 the pplrlt that has animated the declarations heretofore made by all the Powers Interested, and would be pleased to see the ne gotiations' begun immediately upon the usual verification of credentials. It may be convenient to enumerate the classes of the memorandum, and to add Rome observa tion? dictated by the attitude of the United State? in the sent circumstances. pi rFt _Th(> punishment of. the guilty parties who may he designated by the representatives of the Powers at Peking. Tbe Chinese Government has already indicated the intention to punish a number of those re- Bponslble for the recent disorders. The repre sentatives of the Powers at Peking may suggest additions to that lift when negotiations are en tered upon. Second— The continuance of the Interdiction apainft the importation of arms. It is not understood that this Interdiction is to be permanent, and the duration of it and the details of its regulation seem a proper subject of discussion by the • ■ -Haters. Third— Equitable indemnities for the Govern ments, corporations and private individuals. This is an object desired by all the Powers. The Russian Government has suggested that In case cf protracted divergence of views • this mat ter might be commended to the consideration of the International Court of Arbitration of The Hague. The President thinks this suggestion worthy the attention of the Powers. Fourth— The organization In Peking of a per manent guard for the legations. The Government of the United States is unable to make any permanent engagement of this nature without the authorization of the legis lative branch, but in the present emergency we have stationed In Peking an adequate legation guard. Fifth— dismantling of the forts at Taku. The President reserves the expression of his Opinion as to this measure pending the receipt of further Information In regard to the situa tion In China. — The military occupation of two or three points on the road from Tien-Tsin to Peking. The same observation which has been made In reference to No. 4 applies also to this proposi tion. The President Is unable to commit the United States to a permanent participation in such occupation, but he thinks it desirable that the Powers shall obtain from the Chinese Gov ernment the assurance of their right to guard their 1 -.-gallons in Peking, and to have the means of unrestricted access to them whenever re quired. The President believes that the Governments of France and the other Powers will see In the reserves we have here made no obstacle to the initiation of negotiations on the lines suggested, and be hopes It will be found practicable to be gin teh negotiations at an early day. Department of State, Washington, Oct. 10, 1000. Thin Is the flrat day of registration for the coming: election. Don't put off until to morrow a duly -which run be performed to-day. REBELLION IN QUANG-SE. CHINESE GENERAL UNABLE TO COPE WITH TITE OUTBREAK. 11.— Sheng, the Tantai, has re : a telegram fr ral Su, reporting that a serious rebellion has broken out in the ■ m part <<f Quang-Se Province, that are inadequate, and that he ' ~ 0,000 to cope with the danger, ted against the Manchus, and worse than the Tai-Ping REBELLION IX EMPIRE SPREADS London. Oct. 12.— The Hong-Kong corns '.. P says that the rebellion f Quanp-Tung is becoming 1 anti ns have lf-en de -Kinc-Chow. JOURNEY OF CHINA'S RULERS TMPFRTAL PARTI MOVING SOUTH—RUS SIAN VICTORIES Shanghai. Oct. 11. — The Chinese report the ar rival of the Emperor and Empress Dowager at Chsu-Ching (?) on October 6, luO miles south west of Tai-Yuan-Fu. After a day's rest, the Chinese add, the Imperial party proceeded, es corted by large forces. here that Russian troop lUkden, in Manchuria, while Ru.sFians from tiie Tie-Lins, forty miles north of VICEROYS SENDING TROOPS. 11 - It is reported that the lent twenty thousand ?-Fu to suppress the rebellion. CHINESE MOVING TROOPS. LI. — Admiral Ho, with two I st San-Chun (P.in- A detachment of four about to land at Deep . torpedo boat destroyer ntter Ifirs Bay, and the Bombay :>-red to be in readiness to the frontier at two hours' n<">tic. . THE START FOR PAO-TING-FD. AMERICANS. RUSSIANS AND JAPANESE TAKE NO PART IN THE MOVEMENT. Tien-T.«in. Oct. o.— General yon Waldersee, rr >mmaniiing the allied forces, has issued orders to Pao-Ting-Fu expedition to depart on October 11. The expedition consists of a mixed force of flve thousand British, Germans, French and Italians. AMERICAN TROOPS LEAVING CHINA. Washington, Oct. 11. — Colonel Humphrey, luartermaster D China, has sent a cable dis patch, under to-day's date, to the Quartermas . tf-r-G^neral announcing the first departure of t United States troops from China. The dispatch is as follows: Klntuck sailed yesterday for Manila with for age, luartermastc-r's animals. Company D, 6th Kegiment, United States Cavalry; pack mules belonging to 6th Rejriment, United States Car «!ry. Transport Indiana will leave this port on the nth with about nine hundred marines, "jde, sending- wood here, already contracted for. United States of America loses nothing by th«rKe shipments. Forage, caps, cap ornaments, tetters, numbers wanted for 9th Regiment, States Infantry; Mth Refrlment, United Infantry; Oth Regiment, United States Cavalry; Company F. sth Regiment, United States Artiilerv. Entire command thoroughly Provided for; health good. TIME SAVED IS MONEY MADE. Pennsylvania Railroad runs seven fast trains *• "i» great business centres of th« WesC— Advt. LATEST LONDON COMMENT SIR CHARLES DILKE'S VIEWS ON THE LIBERAL PARTY. [Copyright; 1900: By The New- York Trlbuns.] [FT CABLE TO THE !Rlßr>T:.] London, Oct. — Sir Charles Dilke, who has been re-elected for the Forest of Dean Division of Gloucestershire by the handsome majority of 2,452 votes, has pent me the following important response to a letter asking for his views on the Liberal policy and the question of military re form : In answer to yoifr first question, as to the future of thf Liberal party. I have to say that as a Radlr:' I always advise Radicals to give general support to a leader shosen by the Mod erates, who form the majority of Liberate and Radicals in the Hous», though they are In a minority in the constituencies, and think that they should afterward make terms with the leader* for labor legislation. [ see no prospect of the Liberals getting into power by gaining enouph seats to dispense with Irish support, nor E a. policy whitfl would secure Irish support, I look forward to a very long period of exclusion of the Liberal party from power, in spite r.f thr> terrible weakness of the Government as displayed in foreign affairs and in the preparation and conduct of the war. As to army reform, my view? are very well known and ar» to be found at length in my books on the British army and Imperial defence. The future of the Liberal party is now exciting searching of heart among Gladstone's former followers, but there are few among them who have Sir Charles Dilkf's courage in stating his convictions with perfect frankness and consist ency. Dr. Clark, who has dene more harm to the Liberal cause than any other Liberal, has been completely routed at Caithness, thirteen months after he advised Mr. Kruger to seize the passes in the Transvaal. Mr. Harmsworth, a strong Liberal Imperialist, barely suereoded in defeat ing the Unionist candidate there after an excit ing contest. A well known firm of newspaper owner? is at last personally represented In Par liament. There was nothing- particularly striking- about the polls declared last night. Lancashire, how ever, again emphasized its support of the Gov ernment by returning a Conservative for South port. This division, which has on two occasions been Radical since Baron Curzon, who formerly represented it, was appointed Viceroy of India, has now reverted to its old political state. The Unionists continue to score in Scotland, and up to date the Ministerial party has gained five seats there without losing one. The Govern ment can now claim a net gain of two seats, so that their majority of 12S at the time of disso lution is increased to 132. Only sixty-eight more members have to be elected. The Liberals have gained Radnorshire and Westbury and have lost Putherlandshire and de, leaving: the Unionist majority virtually as It was at the close of the last Parliament. The seesaw gains and losses will continue for several days. Lord Salisbury persists In brooding over af fairs in silence, and all conjectures respecting Cabinet changes are piemature. lx>rd Cromer*s return to England is generally Interpreted as a sign that he will enter the Cabi net, but there is no authoritative confirmation. He has had a military education and has dis tinguished himself as a financier and as a diplo and, being a statesman of great force, could do brilliant work at the Foreign Office, the Treasury or the War office. The shrewdest men In political clubs assign him to the Foreign Office. They expect the transfer of Lord Lans downe to Dublin as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland and the continuance of Mr. Chamberlain in the Colonial Office, hul they do not explain how the vacancies in the Admiralty and thp War Office will be filled. It is an idle guessing match while the chief oracle Is silent. Interest It beginning to bo tak"n here in the Presidential el.-ctlon "The Post" expresses the prevailing opinion by the remark that if the American people think Rryan's convictions may endanger their property they will ward off peril by keeping him out The policy of the Government In fliina re mains, as befon-, a search In the dark after a common basis of action on which the Powers can be united. Lord Salisbury is apparently bent upon bringing Germany and Prance to gether, and will ultimately sanction the amended proposals of both these Powers. Herlln and Paris dispatches assume that he has already tad the German and French plains in prin ciple, but reserves his Judgment on the methods; and the !:;•;,■ r.a! edict for the punishment of Prince Tuan and other leaders is a sign that Urn Towers are close together. I. N. F. SPEAKING OF BLOCK SIGNALS. "The New York Central has, firstly, the Interlock ing system, superadded to this, secondly, the union of the lock and block aysU-rn <Syke's)."— Extract from an address of Mr. John P. O'Donnell. the Eng lish expert on block signals, before tha Axuerloui Society of Civil Engineer*.— Advt. NEW- YORK. FRIDAY. OCTOBER 12. 1900. -FOURTEEN PAGEB.-^ ,»<«&?£&.-. SENATOR DEPEW, EX-GOVERNOR BLACK AND B. B. ODELL, JR., IN FRONT OP THE GROUP. BVFFIANS ATTACK SPEAKERS COLORED REPUBLICANS ROTTEN EGO ED -TWO MEN HURT IN THE BRONX. A young colored Republican, while making: an address at Forty-fourth-st. and Second-aye. last night, came near being roughly handled by a number of men. There were some policemen watching those listening to the speaker at the time, and they quickly suppressed the disturb ance by severely shaking two or three who were in a riotous mood. A person at the meeting said stacks, stones, garbage and eggs were thrown at the person en the cart and at people in the gathering, but the police of the Fifty first-st. station denied that any sticks or stones were hurled at anybody at the meeting. Sev eral officers acknowledged that eggs had been thrown. The colored man is an active worker of the XXIId Assembly District Republican Club, of which Charles K. Lexow is president. He and several other members of the club started on a cart last night at an early hour to mt*« art r dresses In the' district. A band was seated in the wagon, which was decorated with flags and bunting. At every place a stop was made the speakers were enthusiastically received. The first and only serious trouble they had was at Forty-fourth-st. and Second-aye. While the colored man was speaking somebody fired an egg, then sticks and stones were thrown. The driver of the wagon drove quickly out of harm's reach. No one on the cart was hurt, but it is said that the policemen detailed to guard the wagon were slightly injured in try ing to put down the disturbance before the irstlgators could cause a riot. The cart was slightly damaged, all the decorations being ruined. M. J. Nerney, Republican candidate for the Assembly in the Hid District, and Richard Me- Cann. a well known Republican speaker, were assaulted lasr nignt while addressing an open air meeting at One-hundred-and-forty-sixth-st. and Brook-aye., in the XXlst Senate Dis trict. M. J. Harrington is the Republican candi date for Senator in the district. ■ • . - : • der and Mr. Nerney introduced as the first speaker. He had his spee< i onlj a tew minutes when a Btone, thrown. It is thought, from the roof of a nearby ftathouse, struck him on the back of the head, 'inflicting a slight scalp wound, from which the blood Bowed freely. Mr. Nerney picked the missile up. and, holding it in his hand before the < rowd of six hundred voters, became very enthusiastic. He was loudly cheered by his audience, and one man who attempted to inter rupt him was roughly handled and thrown out Of the lines. Mr. McCann was about to begin his speech when a quantity of fifth was thrown on his back by sorn" unknown person. The speaker's coal was ruined. The meeting was continued f'>r some time after the assaults had been made. A larjre registration to-dnv will enconrnjje the frlpniU of wound money ami Xntlnnal honor. Register to-day. THE WIBOONBFS BREAKS RECORD*. SPEED OF 17.J8 KNOTS MADE BY THE NEW BATTLESHIP ON HER TRIAL TRIT. Santa Barbara. CaL, Oct. 11 (Special).— The battleship Wisconsin gained new laurels for her builders, the Union Iron "Works, of San Fran cisco, on her trial trip in Santa Barbara Chan nel to-day, by far exceeding her contract speed of sixteen knots. The official figures for the run are given by the Trial Hoard at 17.25 knots. This breaks all records, as it exceeds the Ala bama's speed by .15 of a knot The actual time in which she covered the sixty-four miles of the trial course was three hours and fifty-six minutes, including the turn f«>- the run hack. The weather was cloudy and gloomy, with a hint of rain and » fresh breeze from the east ward. The conditions were generally favorable and th r - sea was comparatively smooth. The battleship lowa was the stakeboat at the start ing point, and the measured curse of thirty two miles was marked by the Ranger, the Adams and the Philadelphia at Intervals of eight miles the Philadelphia marking the turning point' After the trial the Wisconsin made fn r the anchorage at Santa Barbara, and will prob ably return to San Francisco to-night. SIB THOMAS'S VIEWS ON PORK ADMITS THAT HE CONTROLS MAItKKT. BtT SATS l lfi DOES NOT INTEND TO RAISE TRICK*. London, Oct. 11.-Repardtng the pork corner, Sir Thomas Lipton said: It is a fact that I control to-day prac tically all the pork in the United States. I have no intention of raising the price to an exorbitant degree I am perfectly satisfied to make a fair profit out of the deal, and 1 shall do all possible to avoid causing serious trouble to those who sold short. In fact, I let some go the other day in order to save a few threatened failures. HEAVY LOSS OX THE OTTOMAJf. Montreal, Oct 11 (Special).— The Dominion Line steamer Ottoman, which grounded soon after leav ing Montreal yesterday, Is badly damaged. The lons on the cargo ulono is estimated.: at £4)0.000. REPUBLICAN STATE EDITORS. TO PATRICK ABSOLUTELY. SECOND RICE WILL GAVE LAWYER RESIDUARY ESTATE OUTRIGHT. THE 1596 TESTAMENT LIKELY TO BE OF FERED FOR PROBATE SOON, AXD PAT RICK'S COUNSEL WILL FIGHT IT. Both interests who are contending for the Rice millions still refuse to make public the contents of the "second will." On Wednesday it was par tially decided by the legal advisers of Captain Raker to Inform Captain McClusky that if he saw fit they had no objection to his giving out yesterday the provisions of the copy of the will which was handed to Captain Baker by Mr. Patrick. Rut w hen Captain McCluskj was seen in the afternoon he said that that arrangement had fallen through, and that he had not received the document. . BUld seem that the reason why the legal representatives of Captain Baker withholl from publication the copy which they have of whit purports to be the last will of Mr. Rice is that they are by no means sure that th« copy in question is a true one. "We have no means," Mr. Byrne, of the law firm of Hornblower, Byrne, Miller & Potter, said, "of knowing that this copy which Patrick gave to Captain Baker is an actual copy of the alleged last will of Mr. Rice. T'mil we are satisfied that it is a correct copy we shall certainly not give It out for publi cation." Mr. GJerard, a member of the firm of Bowers &- Sam's, made a statement to the same TO OFFER 1800 WILL FOR PROBATE. From Mr. Gerard it was learned by a Tribune reporter that the ISO 6 will of Mr. Rice, which leaves the greater part of the estate to th» William M. Rice Institute, of Houston, Tex., will be offered for probate in this city, either to-day or to-morrow. Mr. Gerard also contradicted the reports that the second will left the residuary estate to Patrick in trust, providing that the prcceeds should be devoted to some worthy char ity to perpetuate the name of Mr. Rice. Captain McClusky was responsible for this statement, which Mr. Gerard now says is untrue. "Practically all the terms of the purported last will have been published in the newspapers." Mr. Gerard said yesterday afternoon to a Tribune reporter. "It is true that Wetherbee, under that document, would receive $"(,000, and that the legacies to the relatives have been in creased. It Is true also that Patrick is named as the residuary legatee, but it is not true that he is to devote the money to a charity. In that will the residuary estate is left to Patrick abso lutely and unconditionally. The money would go to him without any restriction whatever." The fact that the IW>6 will is to be offered for probate immediately may to some extent force the hand of Patrick -with regard to the bringing forward of th-- second will. Just what steps will be taken by his lawyers to oppose the pro bate, they would not say yesterday. "William Grossman, who is associated with Frederick B. House in defending Patrick and Jones, said: "Should any attempt be made to probate that will, without notice being given to Mr. Patrick, those proceedings would not in any way affect him. We can at any time within three years apply for a revocation of that probate by pro ducing a later will " It is not likely, however, that Patrick's law yers will allow the will to be probated without contest. When Mr. Grossman's attention was called to the objection filed in the Surrogate's office by Charles T. Adams, a lawyer of No. 195 Broadway, to the granting of letters testa mentary to Patrick, he said: "Mr. Adams, as I understand it, drew up a ■•'•li^ll In IS'.»7, and yet not kn >w whether it was executed. Before the codicil could he executed it would have to be by two witnesses, and yet. according to his own statements, Mr. Adams doesn't know who the witnesses were. It Is a very peculiar t Ircumstanee." MAY HOLD HANK RESPONSIBLE. Mr. Rice, it w»s ascertained yesterday, opened his account with the Fifth Avenue Trust Com pany on April 18. 189©, or just about the time the trouble occurred at the office of Bwenson A- Sons with regard to the Atchison and Topeka bond It was stated yesterday '>> ■ person in terested in the case that the Fifth Avenue Trust Company had received assurances from captain Baker's representatives that in case the checks upon which the company paid $25,000 to Pat rick should be deddsd by the courts t forgery they would not proceed against the bank for the recovery of the money. This could rot be verified, however. Earlier in the day Cecil D. Londale. second Vlcs-presldent of the company, 'said that the two • necks w.-re satisfactory to his company or they would not have been certified. The $25,000 which Patrick obtained from the trust company has been deposited in the Chatham National Bank, where it in held In trust by John R. Potts. Messrs. House, and Grossman were In consul tation with Patrick and Jones from early in the morning until 5 o'clock In the evening. In the afternoon Louis J. Vorhaus. acting for Mr. House presented William 8. Long, a real estate broker of No. 1.123 Broadway, to Magistrate Brann as a bondsman for Patrick. Mr. Long offered as security four building?". No. 2'JT to 241 West One-hundred-and-sixte. -nth-st .. valued at 5340.000, with two mortgages lor $271,000. It was discovered that there was an unsatisfied Judgment of $1,800 against the property, and upon the advice of the District Attorney Mr. Long was rejected. Mr. Grossman said he hoped to obtain bail for his clients eithpr to-day or to-morrow. Delays are danfeerou*. anil to-day 1-. the fir«t day of registration. Iteelster to-day. REGISTRATION OPENS TO-DAY REPUBLICANS SHOULD REGISTEB KAR LY AND ENROLL WITH TBETR PARTY. Resiater to-day! This is the first of the four days of registra tion in preparation for the election on November ti. The other days are to-morrow, and Friday and Saturday of next week. • There Is no registration by proxy. Every man must go to the polling place in his election dis trict and have his name placed on the registry book 3by the Inspectors of election. The books will be open from 7 a. iru until 10 p. m., te give to all electors the opportunity to register. When you register, enroll .oi.rself as a Repub lican. It takes only a few seconds more time to enroll as a member of your political organization when you are getting your name on the registry books. The enrolment is kept secret until next year, when you will have the right to vote at the primaries of your party. A person is a qualified elector in any election district for the purpose of having his name placed on the register If he is a male citizen, who will be twenty-one years old on or before the day of election. A person who will be twenty-one on November 7 fthe day after elec tion) has the right to register and vote If he has seen an Inhabitant of the state of New- York for at least one year preceding November fi and a resident of the county r.f New-York Rt least four months preceding November K. at least since on or prior to July »>, and a resident of the election district in which he may offer his vote for at least thirty days preceding November fi, at least since October 7. To entitle a naturalized citizen to vote, he must have been naturalized at least ninety days prior to November •!, 1900; ;hat is to say, at on or prior to August 8. The children of persons who n"w are or have been citizens of the United States shall be con sidered as citizens thereof, though born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States. Persons born In the United States, although of alien parentage, are citizens of rhe United States. No person gains or loses residence by reason ("1> of his presence or absence wh:l» employed in the service of the United States, Of <-i while engaged in the navigation of the waters of the State of New-York, or of the United States, or of the high seas; or (3) while a student of any semlnary of learning; or <4) while kept at any almshnuse. • r other asylum or institution, wholly or partly supported at public expense or by charity. Any disabled voter who desires assistance in voting on Election Pay must specify the nature of his disability at the time of registration. This provision is important, because if the disability is not made known at the time of registration the voter will not be permitted to have assist ance on Election Day. The one exception to the rule is where a voter suffers an accident or ill ness between registration an election. Where an elector changes his place of resi dence within the same election district, after being registered, he is entitled to vote. He may appear before the Board of Inspectors on any registration day or on the day of election, and state, under oath, that he has so changed his residence, and the Board of Inspectors la bound to make the proper correction on the reg ister, and allow him to vote. A person who move* not of the election dis trict after he r«-nl*ter», lasca his rote. i:\ll.RO.\n ENGINEER KILLED. PlaintieU, N. J- Oei 11 .Special!. — A mis placed switch' on the Central Railroad of New one mile past of Bound Brook threw th- Allentown freight train into the Baltimore and ( hi,> Chicago fast freight last nighr. and John Carpenter, the engineer of the Allentown train, ua.s instantly k Carpenter, in attempting to save himself. Jumped from his cab and was caught beneath a freight car The fireman of his train and the tntrineer and fireman of the Chicago train re mained at their posts and escaped without se rious injuries. The crews of th-? two trains also escaped unhurt. >-.• ■■■--": . Fifteen cars were thrown from the rails, and the four tracks were blocked until 11:00 p. m. Meanwhile the trains of the Central were run over the Lehlch Valley Railroad from Roselle to Bound Brook. ONLY A FEW BLOCKS AWAY Commodious Twenty-third Street ferry of the Penn sylvania Railroad offers rap) service to outgoing train* for tho Weal and South.-Advt. PRICE THREE CE:STS. MR. CLEVELAND'S VIEWS. HE REITERATES THE FTNANVTAL STKNTI MENTS HE HSU) FIVE YEARS AGO. • LETTER FROM THE EX-PRESIDENT TO A KENTrCKIAN WHO ASKED IF HE HAD CHANGED HIS IDEA 3. Louisvll>. Oct. 11 (Special).— Grover Cleveland has replied to a letter written by John S. Green, of this ettjr, inquiring if the former President has changed his views on the financial ques tion as expressed In his letter to Chicago busi ness men on April 13, ISOT.. Mr. Cleveland's re ply to Mr. Or*-<*n Is as follows: Tinzaard** flay. Oriohpr 7. IftnA. John V «;r^^t». BBBS> n«-«r Sir; I time received ynnr lefiee. endowing; a «••»!•» of my letter written nor* than n-re rears naco to the hnninrwi men off « hioniso. I hn<! not *een It In a lone time, bnt It *eetn» to m« I could not Mate the riM better at thl» time If I ohnitlil try. I have not chansed m > opinion a« therein expressed; lit the lei»«t. loon trnly. GROVER n.EVEi*^n. The letter to which the writer referred was sent try Chicaeo in r^ponso to inquiries made of; the former President. It dealt exclusively with the financial question and concluded as follows: If reckless discontent and wild experiment should sweep our currency from Its safe support, the most defenceless- f all who suffer in that tlm« of distress and National discredit will be th» poor, as they reckon the iry>«« In their scanty support, and the laborer or worklngman as ha sees the money he. has received from his toll shrink and shrivel in Ms hard when he tender* it for the necessaries! ef th* humble fl->me. I will not believe that if our people are afforded an opportunity for intelligent second thought they will sanction schemes that however cloaked, mean disaster and confusion, nor that they will consent by undermining the foundation of safe currency to endanger tbe beneficent character and purpose* of their Government OPPOSED TO RRYAXISM. OPINIONS OF THE EX-PRESIDENT FOUn TEARS AGO. WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN RECANTED. Four years ago Grover Cleveland, then Presi dent of the United States, made no ■'►•••ret of his antipathy to Bryan and Bryanism. Recently extraordinary efforts have been made to obtain from him even a single word in favor of the Democratic ticket or the policies which it repre sents. But every scheme has failed, and It seems fair to infer that Mr. Cleveland has not changed his mind Here Is the letter which ha wrote in November. ISO**, an.l which was read at the Chamber of Commerce dinner In this city on November 17. Executive Mansion. Washington, November IK. lSQft. Alexand-r E. Off, President, etc. My Dear Sir: The pleasure which a participa tion in the banquets of the Chamber of Com merce has afforded me in the past, and the kindly feeling and broad spirit of enterprise which always pervaded those occasions, cause me to regret moat sincerely that I cannot Join the goodly company that will gather around the Chamber's hospitable board to-morrow even ing. Recent events may well cause those who repre sent business interests to rejoice in their escape from threatened peril. But while they have abundant reason for rejoicing, and can view with the greatest satisfaction the support they have given the cause of Sound Money in the contest lately waged against it. I earnestly hope that in this time of -congratulation, it will *•» remembered that constant vigilance and contin ued effort are required to even maintain present conditions, and that absolute safety will only be secured when our financial system ■ pro tected by affirmative and thorough reforms. When our business men are habitually alert and watchful, and when they are. moreover, fully aroused to the importance of such legis lative action concerning' our finances as business methods approve and the welfare of the entlr eountry requires, much good may be confident} anticipated, not only in the accomplishment of practical results, but in the removal of hurtful prejudices, through an assurance to the people that business and patriotism are becoming? mow and more united. Y^R^V EE yy r CLKVKLAXTV FOR SOUND MOSEY PARADE. AT LEAST FIFTY CLUBS ABE EXPECTED TO BE IN ONE. Arrangements for the great Sound Money pa* rade on Saturday. November 3. are pro«r«»9«ta« -atisfactorily. Nearly every trade Is to be repre sented, and It Is expected that there will be- at least fifty .tabs in line, with their marshals sad their badges or emblem.-'. Flags will b« the only standards allowed, and th<% Impress** fear"™* the occasion will ronrtrt In th, number of thiM who turn out in ordinary dress. There were !2tO» men In line four years ago, by the official couaS. and when In the evening the last of th» tired parsers were dismissed th« candidates w«r« con gratulated, for not until then was th« fight con sidered -won. _ President McKinte.y Is to be raTtted. Oorwisne Roosevelt is to come, and in order that h« may o» seen along the Mof inarch the Executive Coop mlttee expects to escort him from the Battery ts> th reviewing stand, which la to be erected asss> the Fifth Avenue Hotel. Ex-Mayor Strong, tl» president of the association, has appointed General A. J McCook as chief marshal, and his aid will be \ Noel Blakeman. who served In a similar ca pacity with General Porter four years ago. WlOl Mr Strong will be Colonel Charles F. Homer, ths> first vtce-presfcient, and Frank Bramard, th« no and vice-president. The parade is to start at the Battary abtmt » o'clock and it will probably b» 8 o'clock la th* evening before all the men reach F!fty-»venth-S«.. where they will be dismissed. The line Is to be «s> Broadway from the Battery to Waverley Plac«, «•> Waverley place to Fifth-ay©.. up Flfth-av*. to Flfty-s«venth-st. This is to be distinctly a X«»- York parade, and the committee has b«en obliged to refuse offers from clubs out of the city to Jolß In th" line. The banks will close at noon. so thai all their employes will have an opportunity to till In line, and The Stock Exchange will hay» no after. noon session. Some of the emblems worn on coat lapels prom ise to be unique. Previously considerable latitude was allowed the para<ler». and aa a result ther* were umbrellas nd other decorations. But such large signs will not be allowed, »n.i th» Ingenuity of the marching: companies will have to be shown in their choli-e of badges and buttons. M tan of the Stock Exchange will have elaborate buttons with a gold base, which will bear the names of th« candidates. The H.ryjtoods men expect to have car nations the National Republican emblem. But the color in the line will be seen in the <lacr*. whlcb almost all the participants tlesire to carry. The old Machinery an<i Metal Trade Association was reorganized yesterday ror the purpose or taking part In tne parade. Th*-!«e offlrers w-»r« elected President, Charles A. Moore; vire-presl <lent Max Nathan: treasurer. Arthur 1.. M*»rrtam. nn«l secretary. Charles l. Waters ODDS OS M'MM.i '/V *SQ '■ P. REPUBLICANS ON STOCK EXCHANGE UN ABLE TO BRING OIT BRYAN MONET. The odds on McKirley have for several day» been ruling at 3 to 1 on the Stock Exchange, with no takers, and yesterday they wi-re advanced to 4 to 1. but without th* result of hrlncinß out any Bryan money. Many offers to bet on the election la various States were also reported yesterday. Ed ward Wasserman offered S.t.t*»> t0.51.00 that th* Republicans would carry Il!ln>i!s. and there wera also offers of comparatively large sums by Mo- JCinley men on Maryland at 10 to 7, and on Call- The «i>icy breezes, mellow sunshine and brilliant colorings of October, mingled with the music and comforts of the Day Lln«. make a gala day.— Adv.,