Washington, Oct. 31.- The following is President Cleveland's proclamation desgnating Thursday Nov. 25, as a day of thanksgivlng and prayer: A rROCLAMATION. By the President of the United States : It has long been the castora of the people of the 1 ïilti'd stiltes on a day In each year especlally set apart fer tbat purpose by their chlef executlve, to acknowledge the goodness and mercy of God and to lnvoke Hls contlnued care and protectlon. In observance of such custom, I, Grover Cleveland, president of the United States, do hereby desígnate and set apart Thursday, the ¦Uli day of November, Instant, to be observed and kept as a day of thanksgivlng and On tlmt day let all our people forget thelr accustomed employment and assemble In thelr usnal places of worshlp to glve thanks to the ruler of the unlverse for ourcontlnued enjoymeutof the bles! ngs of a free government, for a renewal of business prosperlty throuehoiit our land, for the return wblch lias rewarded the labor of tbose who tlll the soll and for our progress as a people In all that rnakes a natlon great. And whlle we contémplate the Infinite power oí God In earthquake, nood and storm let the grateful hearta of those who have been sueltered from harm through hls mercy be turned In sympathy and klndness toward tbose who have BUffered through Hls vlsltatlons. Let us also In the mldst of our thanksgtvlng remember thepoorand needy wlthcheerful glfts and alms so chat our service may, by deeds of charlty, be made acceplable In the slght of the Lord. In wltness whereof I have hereunto set mj hand and caused theseal of the United States to be aflixed. Done at the city of Washington, thls lst day of November, In the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and elghtyslx, and of the independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eleventh.