B U R E A U O F L I B E R A L A R T S. Mrs. Frances M. Ford, Superintendent. Liberal Arts is a broad and comprehensive term, covering a broad scope of exhibits, which are in the case of this exposition, treated separately, therefore, in considering the Liberal Arts Exhibits this should be remembered and Liberal Arts and Bureau of Education should be considered as one unit in the whole system of exhibits. In the original plan of Exhibits Department, Liberal Arts, as such had no place, it came as an after arrangement and hence, had not that general position and importance that would otherwise have attached to it. The Liberal Arts Building, as heretofore stated, was necessarily an after consideration, but vied with the others in point of exhibits and interest. To the observant visitor, much information of value was obtainable. Unconsciously the mind would revert to the past and wonder how our ancestors managed to exist without the agents of our advanced civilization, which were everywhere apparent. The typewriters, arithmetical machines that would add columns of any length, automatically, without possibility of error; the modern systems of education, as evidenced by the colleges of the present; the improved educational appliances in maps, globes, charts and text books; the photographic exhibits; the records of the human voice, reproduced for the entertainment of thousands through the agency of a bit of thin metal, a little wax and a few revolving wheels,- pianos, organs, small stringed instruments, furs, from far-off Siberia, the extreme north, darkest Africa, and in fact from every part of the known world; stoneware for the more ordinary uses of the household and ornamental porcelains of elaborate finish for the wealthy, furniture of quaint and useful design and exquisite finish, not only for the home, but for the office as well; draperies and laces of exquisite beauty, jewelry and bric-a-brac from all countries of the world, were there in profusion. The triumphs of chemistry and pharmaceutical preparations were well represented as well as, also perfumes and articles for the toilet. Refrigerators, heating and cooking stoves and all the utensils demanded by the art of household economy, formed a pleasing feature. An exhibit, occupying nearly one-fourth of the central part of the eastern portion of the building, was occupied by one of the principal commercial museums of the country, showing the agrarian products of the world, while the fibre exhibit of the United States Government attracted a large number of visitors. A number of exhibits of incubators and brooders in active operation, were also much visited, and many of the little chicks were carried away as souvenirs. Altogether the Liberal Arts Building with its varied exhibits and many tastefully decorated booths presented a cheerful aspect and was thronged with visitors throughout the season. The total available space in this building was 46,128 square feet and was nearly all occupied, but a small portion of the gallery being vacant. (Signed) Mrs. Frances M. Ford, Superintendent.