MILITARY DAY. July 16, 1898. The Third Regiment of Nebraska had been recruited by Colonel Wm. J. Bryan and were about to leave the state for service in the Cuban War. They were in camp at old Fort Omaha and had accepted the invitation of the exposition officials to attend the exposition in a body before leaving the state. Great preparations for their comfort had been made by the Woman's Bureau of Entertainment and many assistants who had volunteered to serve in distributing the refreshments to the 1500 soldiers who were expected to participate in the demonstration. At 10 o'clock A.M. the Regiment entered the exposition grounds at the north gate and were received by General Manager Clarkson with the Pawnee City Band, and marched down the West Midway over the north viaduct into the Grand Plaza and from there to the Nebraska Building, and then countermarched back to the Plaza and over the viaduct to the Grand Court. Governor Holcomb and staff on horse back, with Colonel Bryan and his aides preceded the marching troopers, and their bright uniforms contrasting with the beautiful white of the buildings made a scene long to be remembered by those who witnessed it. Many fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters,wives and sweethearts of these volunteers were gathered on the grounds to see and perhaps embrace their loved ones for the last time. Many bands of music and waving flags lent enchantment to the scene. At 11 o'clock the troopers gathered in the Auditorium and with their friends and visitors completely filled the great building. The public was excluded until the soldiers were seated, and there was not sufficient room for all who sought admittance. On the stage were seated Governor Holcomb of Nebraska, Governor Leedy of Kansas, Colonel William J. Bryan, General Barry, Adjutant General of Nebraska, General Manager T.S. Clarkson, President Wattles and numerous other exposition officials. After several selections by the Pawnee City Band, President Wattles introduced general Manger Clarkson, who delivered an address of welcome to the soldiers. He bade them Godspeed in the performance of their patriotic duties. He paid an eloquent tribute to the men who risked their lives for their country's honor. His address was often interrupted by cheers and at its' close the Third Regiment Band increased the enthusiasm by playing "The Battle Cry of Freedom." Governor J.W. Leedy of Kansas then spoke briefly, after which then was more music and then Hon. G.M. Hitchcock was introduced and presented the regiment with a set of silk guidons, two for each of the three battalions. These were received by Colonel Bryan, who expressed feelingly the thanks of his regiment for this and other manifestations of good will which had been showered upon them on every hand. At the close of his address there was more music by the band, after which Governor Holcomb was introduced and delivered the formal farewell of the state to its volunteers. His address brought tears to many eyes as he assured the boys that after they had gone to the front they would be remembered and honored and their achievements would be the pride of the great commonwealth. At the close of Governor Holcomb's address, it was announced that the Woman's Bureau of Entertainment would serve dinner to the soldiers in their seats in the Auditorium. The women who had volunteered to perform this task and had secured the food for the feast were assigned as follows: Third Regiment Band - Mrs. Charles Shiverick, assisted by Mrs. J.E. Baum, Mrs. John Wilbur, The Misses Adeline Nash, Edna Cowin, Anna Crary, Ethel Morse, Anna Shiverick, and Miss Outcalt of Lincoln. Pawnee City Band - Committee of the Women's Relief corps, Mrs. Sarah A. Potter, chairman; Mesdames George B. Eddy, John Jeffcoat, Allen Koch, W.R. Martin, Remington, Omar Whitney, George Rhodes, McCoy, Hough, Deacon, Hull, Askwith, Sheelar, Bugh, all of Omaha corps, and Mesdames Ogg, Eastman, Ingersol, Williams, Fenner and Towl of South Omaha. Company A - Mrs. J.M. Metcalf, assisted by Mesdames C.D. Sinclair, J.N. Cornish and J.H. Hertsche and the Misses Anna V. Metcalf and Lucy Sinclair. Company B - Mrs. George E. Barker, Mrs. C.E. Squires, Mrs. A. H. Noyes, the Misses Amy Barker, Mary Barker, Louise Squires. Company C - Mesdames H.T. Clarke, W.F. Allen, Frank Colpetzer, Harry Wilkins, the Misses Gertrude Clarke, Grace Allen, Mabel Taylor, Freda Ranger, Louise Tukey. Company D - Mrs. J.E. Summers, Jr., Mrs. George Hoagland, the Misses Cora Carney, Belle Beatty, Laura Beatty, Helen Hoagland, May Meighen, Bessie Yates, Caroline Johnson. Company E - Sanitary Aid Society, Mrs. George B. Eddy, vice president Mesdames Fred Nichols, R.C. Moore, E.V. Lewis, the Misses Flora Holt, Nessie Levitt, Moore, Helen Wyman, Flora Lewis, Jessie Brown. Company F - Mesdames Paul Charlton, Richard Carrier, George W. Mercer, Charles W. Rainey, the Misses Nellie and Sarah Baum. Company G - Mesdames Andrew Rosewater, T.J. Mahoney, Henry S. Jaynes, the Misses Herberta Jaynes, Edith Smith, Martha Stone, Tot Moores, and Lillie Bergh of New York City. Company H - Committe of Women's Relief corps. Company I - Mesdames George A. Joslyn, Charles Offutt, E.A. Nash, A.J. Love, M.A. Hall, Charles Ogden, Miss Laura Barber. Company K - Mesdames W.A. Redick, Thomas Kilpatrick, T.M. Orr, W.N. Babcock, E.S. Dundy, D.H. Wheeler, Jr., E.H. Sprague, Alvin Saunders and Miss Dundy. Company L - Mesdames T.J. Mackay, E.L. Lomax, John Grossman, Robert Purvis, Miss Purvis, Miss Olla Cook. Company M - Mesdames G.W. Wattles, J.R. Buchanan, Z.T. Lindsay, G.F. Bidwell, the Misses Lindsey, Evans, Emma Creighton, Andreesen, Miss Moore of Council Bluffs, Miss Nellie Law of Henry, Ill.