On entering the Armory this week, one does not sce tho Usual bare valia, but a vUion of yellow and bluo diaped booths, smilax crowned flöwer girls, American liags, obina, bicycles and nearly evertbing one would wish to see. Perhap3 of the six booths, the dinin hall in the soutuwest corner, is the most attractive. The next booth is the citizens' and on trie same slde of tho room, the St. Thomas school girls sell fancy work and other small artieles, made by themselves. In the center of the room standd the tlower booth, gay with chrysanthemum3, while on the east side are the young ladieö' and german booths. At the uorthwest corner, eurtaius separate a long narrow gallery from the main room. A largo po9ter announces that this is the "art gal)ery;' and a catalogue of the various celebrttted works to be seen within hangs near by. The Register was ushered iato thi.s gallery upon paymcnt of live cents and was preparing to give an extensive account of Ha beautiful contents, but a fair attendant stood at the door and said. "Yoj must promise not to teil what you saw in there or you can liever get out." The promise was given and if the world wants to apprciate the art collection it must visit the gallery. The fair opened Monday night with a short address by Major fliscock, who spoke of the beautiful church boing built by the St. Thoraes parish, and of the harmony existinjf 'among the different denominations of the city, closing with many wishes for the sueoes3 of the fair. The Becker Military Band and the Cheguemegon Orchestra furcish music and a diiïereat musical program is I nished every evening. Tbe object of holding this fair is to help remove the indebtedness on the new church now being erected. The cost of the foundation of this church alone, is $1,500, which with the mason work, the roof and the rough carpentor work, will 1 amount to nearly 834,500. The cost of finishing the interior will bo nearly as great. Last year the fair netted nearly $3,000 and it is hoped that an equa1 amount will ba raised by the present fair to apply on the finishing of the great church.