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The Daily Dispatch: May 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Remarkable Exhibition in New York. (search)
ved with hearty applause. Some time was then occupied in selecting the committee. Fire Marshal Baker was first proposed, and unanimously elected. Several names — a stock broker's among them — h decided disapprobation, Destillory conversation ensued, and finally General Walbridge named Judge Baker as his substitute, and the Judge was unanimously elected. This completed the committee, and, the committee. The two side doors of the cabinet were closed and locked — also by the Messrs. Baker. Then the centre door was pushed to, and in less than a second it was bolted upon the inside andhe doors were partly open the instruments were flung out, and a hand was seen to strike Fire Marshal Baker. Still the Davenports were tied. Then, the doors being closed for three minutes, the brothter than the committee could have bound them, as these gentlemen candidly acknowledged. Then Judge Baker entered the closet and sat between the Davenports. The doors were shut; the manifestations c<