DAILY PROGRAMMES. Besides the formal exercises on special days, the programs of which have been given in the preceding pages, each day had its special attractions. Bulletins were posted at conspicuous places on the grounds each morning announcing these special features and the daily papers also published them. These attractions were usually given in the afternoon and evening and consisted of Band Concerts in the Plaza, Life-Saving Service Practice, on the Lagoon, Indian Sham Battles and Dances, Ascensions of the War Balloons and Grand Fireworks in the evening. All of these special features of the Exposition were much enjoyed and appreciated. The excellent bands of national reputation employed by the musical department were a source of continual delight and did much to hold the interest of the people of Omaha in the Exposition after they had thoroughly seen the exhibits and become tired of the Midway. There were many celebrations which have not been mentioned but which were given the dignity of Special days. In all one hundred and forty-three Special Days were designated and that there is no doubt that these and other special features added many thousands to the attendance and were a source of much pleasure and interest to the visitors. BUREAU OF EDUCATION. The Educational Features of the Exposition were entrusted to a bureau of education organized by the Exhibits Department among the women of the state of Nebraska. In all sixty-four meetings of congresses and other educational gatherings were held in the churches of Omaha and on the Exposition Grounds. Some of these meetings were of almost national interest and many noted men and women of the country were brought to Omaha and the Exposition on account of the work of this bureau of education. GENERAL MANAGER. Major Thaddeau S. Clarkson was first appointed assistant to the president and afterwards was elected General Manager. His principal duties consisted of arranging the details of the daily programs and in assisting in the entertainment of distinguished guests. These duties were performed with single ability and tact. BUREAU OF ENTERTAINMENT. By Mrs. Clement Chase. The plans for the entertainment of guests of honor at the Transmississippi Exposition, were most carefully considered. To assist in this work it was decided to organize a Bureau of Entertainment, consisting entirely of ladies. In this the president of the exposition was influenced somewhat by the success achieved by the management of the Columbian Exposition along these lines, and was guided also, by what had been observed more recently at the Nashville Exposition, where the idea had been carried still further by the appointment of a lady president with a large committee to assist, made up of ladies chosen from the most influential families of Tennessee. it had been found that by means of sub-committees, chosen as occasion might require, arrangements could be speedily made at any moment for the entertainment of small parties of visitors to whom hospitality should be shown; and when larger groups or very distinguished guests were expected the entire committee could be summoned to do the honors. At Omaha the Bureau of Entertainment was composed of fifty ladies, headed by an Executive Committee of ten, as follows: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE. Mrs. Clement Chase, Mrs. Henry T. Clark, President Vice-President Mrs. F.P. Kirkendall Mrs. William A. Redick, Treasurer Secretary. Mrs. Gurdon W. Wattles Mrs. J.E. Summers, Jr. Mrs. Gilbert M. Hitchcock Mrs. John L. Webster Mrs. George A. Joslyn Mrs. C.W. Lyman The other members of this bureau were as follows: Mrs. W.F. Allen Mrs. W.N. Babcock Mrs. John N. Baldwin Mrs. J.E. Baum Mrs. G.F. Bidwell Mrs. E.L. Bierbower Mrs. John S. Brady Mrs. Arthur D. Brandeis Mrs. Addison S. Carter Mrs. Paul Charlton Mrs. Frank Colpetzer Mrs. W.J. Connell Mrs. John C. Cowin Mrs. Edward Cudahy Mrs. George B. Dandy Mrs. C.N. Dietz Mrs. Edward Dickinson Mrs. THomas Kilpatrick Mrs. Thomas R. Kimball Mrs. Charles T. Kountze Mrs. George W. Lininger Mrs. W.H. McCord Mrs. T.J. Mackay Mrs. Charles F. Manderson Mrs. W.B. Meikle Mrs. George W. Mercer Mrs. J.M. Metcalf Mrs. E.W. Nash Mrs. Charles Offutt Mrs. Thomas M. Orr Mrs. J.N.H. Patrick Mrs. Edward P. Peck Mrs. W.S. Poppleton Mrs. Abraham L. Reed Mrs. Arthur Remington Mrs. Andrew Rosewater Mrs. Alvin Saunders Mrs. Charles Shiverick Mrs. Arthur C. Smith Mrs. Charles E. Squires Mrs. Danile H. Wheeler, Jr. Mrs. Charles M. Wilhelm Mrs. Henry Yates. Rooms were arranged for the use of the Bureau of Entertainment in the gallery of the Mines & Mining Building. Draperies of cool green, mattings and wicker furniture gave a delightful air of comfort to these apartments, which were much sought by those who wished to pass a restful quarter of an hour. The rooms were found to be convenient for all but the largest receptions. As a rule the luncheons were given at the official cafe, though on several occasions light refreshments were served here. The ladies of the Bureau of Entertainment organized and carried out the flower parade, which was noted as one of the most beautiful features of the Exposition summer; and they also arranged the masked carnival that was held on the pavement of the Grand Court surrounding the Lagoon. The series of entertainments so energetically forwarded by this committee, culminated upon the arrival of President McKinley accompanied by several of his cabinet and distinguished members of the Diplomatic Corps. Mrs. McKinley was expected and a luncheon had been arranged in her honor at the Omaha Club. She was prevented at the last moment, from coming, much to the regret of all. The luncheon was therefore given to the ladies of the Diplomatic Corps and the wives of the Cabinet Officers. Mme. Wu Ting Fang, wife of the Chinese Minister and Mme. Wing Pom Ye, wife of the Corean Minister, occupied the seats of honor. it was the most elaborate and one of the most brilliant entertainments of the summer. This department made a most favorable impression upon the guests of the Exposition, particularly upon those from the East, who were very appreciative of the steps taken to make their visits pleasant. The governors of nearly all the western states and their staffs, together with their ladies, were shown attention upon their visits; and in many ways the Bureau of Entertainment was found to fit in admirably with the executive machinery of the Exposition. LEGAL AFFAIRS OF THE EXPOSITION. Carroll S. Montgomery, General Counsel. The work of the General Counsel in this connection began with the preparation of the Articles of Incorporation before the Exposition was organized in December 1895, and continued through the whole period from that time until and including the last meeting of the Board of Directors held June 30, 1902, at which, by appropriate resolutions prepared and presented by the General Counsel, copies hereinbefore, the affairs and business of the corporation were declared fully consummated and performed and further business by or in the name of the corporation was discontinued. After the completion of the organization and during the EXPLOITATION period of the Exposition, aside from regular attendance upon the meetings of the Board of Directors of which the General Counsel was a member, the services performed consisted chiefly in oral counsel to the Board and to the officers. In addition to this were the preparation or approval of various documents such as resolutions, official communications, records of meetings, subscription contracts and the like. Similar services were performed in the matters of the REORGANIZATION and of locating the Exposition. Beginning with December 16, 1896, when the general operations under the Board of Directors commenced, the legal affairs became more extensive and complicated, occupying a very large portion of the attention and time of the General Counsel and also of others whose assistance from time to time was procured. No step was taken, involving legal questions, either by the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee or the officers, without advice either oral or written. The form and general substance of all contracts which were used in every department were determined upon under the advice of the General Counsel. Such contracts in writing during the period of the Exposition aggregated in number 406, of which 159 were general contracts and 247 were concession contracts. The majority of these contracts were actually read and approved in writing by the General Counsel. Aside form daily oral counsel, a large number of written opinions were given by letter or otherwise. During the actual progress of the Exposition, such written counsel was of almost daily occurrence. All of this time and service from the beginning to the end was rendered by the general Counsel without compensation and in complete accord with his associate officers and Directors who in like manner so freely contributed their time and services to the enterprise, for the success of which they pledged themselves. Among the transactions involving legal attention was the matter of the bonds voted by Douglas County in aid of the Exhibit of the County at the Exposition. After these bonds had been voted, their validity was questioned. Proceedings were instituted and conducted to a successful conclusion in the Supreme Court of Nebraska whereby these bonds were adjudged legal and the proceeds thereof devoted to the purpose intended. In February and April 1898, when it appeared doubtful about the Exposition realizing sufficient funds for the payment of its obligations, the Board of Directors ordered the prosecution of actions against delinquent subscribers for the collection of their unpaid subscriptions. A large number of these actions were commenced, but, before that period was reached in their prosecution when the collection of judgments might be enforced, the financial success of the Exposition had become assured and it became certain that not only all expenses would be paid but also that a portion of the subscriptions of the stockholders would be returned. Thereupon by order of the Board of Directors, these proceedings were ordered discontinued and accordingly the cases were dismissed, the costs and expenses paid and the business terminated. Aside from these actions against the delinquent subscribers, there were commenced and prosecuted either to settlement or to final judgment 34 cases in which the Exposition was involved. These cases were distributed among, and arose out of the business of, the various departments in the following proportion: Publicity and Promotion, 1; Buildings and Grounds, 12; Exhibits, 3; Concessions and Privileges 16; Transportation, 2. In six of the 34 cases the Exposition was plaintiff. In the others the Exposition was a defendant. In 22 of the cases against the Exposition, money demands were asserted aggregating $234,150.79. Of these cases, five were for alleged personal injuries in which the aggregate sum claimed was $106,304.60. All of these cases were finally disposed of, the last one terminating in May, 1902. The total expense to the Exposition on account of the litigation represented in these cases, was $32,157.16 of which $24,815.02 was paid in settlement of the various claims, $3,960.44 was paid for costs and expenses and $3,381.70 for legal fees. Considering the character, scope and magnitude of the Exposition enterprise, the length of time occupied from the organization of the corporation to its end, it is apparent without controversy that its litigation was remarkably limited and that the results thereof were especially favorable. It is submitted that in this, as in all other respects, no parallel can be found in the history of other Expositions. All the work and proceedings touching the legal affairs of the Exposition were conducted and had with full knowledge, and approval in all respects, of the officers particularly interested, and of the Executive Committee. The General Counsel was at all times at hand responding cheerfully and promptly to all demands upon his time and attention and for his services. From the beginning he was sanguine and insisted that the ultimate result would be a great success and to that end in harmony with the other officers and Directors, he worked enthusiastically, courageously, energetically, and to his efforts and labor should be credited no small share of the successful results attained. THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT. The exhibits from the various Departments of National Government, housed in the beautiful building at the west end of the Grand Court, were objects of more than usual interest and concern, and from the educational and instructive points of view, were of greatest value in securing permanent results in the broadening and uplifting of the minds of exposition patrons. This building was constantly thronged with the studious, old and young, and the scholars from the schools, showing the greatest interest in the exhibits, curious to learn all about the functions of government in War and Peace, were generously and intelligently assisted by the officials in charge of the various exhibits. Nothing more clearly shows the value, to all of our people, of such exhibits of Governmental operations and methods, than the general interest shown by the young people of our schools in all the various exhibits, placed and shown in this great building. The effects of such careful study and instruction are broad and far reaching, and many such exhibitions could not fail to be of greatest benefit to us as a nation. The building was the largest possible under amounts appropriated by Congress for such purpose; the interior space was finely arranged, the exhibits were splendidly grouped and classified with the result that all articles were conspicuously placed. The officials and parties in charge were at all times courteous and kind to visitors and nothing but words of praise and commendation came from those who visited and attentively examined and studied the exhibits. There was no one feature of the Government exhibits more generally interesting to exposition patrons than the Indian Congress. The spectacular sham battles aroused attention and enthusiasm, and led to the more careful study as to habits, modes of life and customs of our red brothers. The Indian Congress was certainly one of the great features of the Exposition. Following is an abridged copy of the report submitted to the Government by the Board of Management concerning their trust and the manner in which said trust was administered by them. This abridged report and the chapter on the Indian Congress has been kindly supplied by Hon. W. V. Cox, Secretary to the Board of Management of the U.S. Government exhibits.