NATIONAL, STATE AND CITY DAYS. The state buildings on the grounds having been dedicated, it was now decided to inaugurate numerous special celebrations for states, cities and national events. All of these special days proved more or less attractive and no doubt did much to swell the general attendance of the Exposition. Special promotion agents had extended the invitation of the president of the exposition to numerous of the larger Transmississippi cities to designate special days which would be set aside by the exposition management for these cities. The first celebration in acceptance of this invitation was KANSAS CITY DAY. August 6, 1898. The officials and citizens of Kansas City came in goodly numbers to celebrate that day. President Wattles and Mayor Frank E. Moores welcomed the visitors as they gathered in the Auditorium at 11 o'clock A.M. for the ceremonies which had been arranged for the occasion. Mayor Moores, in his usual felicitous manner, extended to the visitors the freedom of the city, and presented Acting Mayor A.D. Burrows with huge golden keys which he explained would admit the visitors to all the pleasures of our city. Acting Mayor Burrows responded and spoke in the highest terms of their admiration for the Transmississippi and International Exposition which he declared was far beyond their most sanguine expectations. Ex-Governor Crittenden of Missouri, responded in behalf of the state and after music by the band, president Wattles formally addressed the visitors. This concluded the speech-making, after which the distinguished visitors were escorted to the city by Mayor Moores and the city officials and tendered a banquet at the Millard Hotel.