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The Daily Dispatch: May 20, 1864., [Electronic resource], A Remarkable Exhibition in New York. (search)
t to interfere with their own enjoyment by unnecessary vociferation. Those who made the most noise were those whose opinions are of the least consequence. Mr. Lacy, who has charge of the business details of the performances, and who conducted himself with singular impartiality, opened the proceedings with a brief speech. Hittee, and, after several bad jokes upon the coincidence of the two Bakers, quiet was restored and the committee proceeded to business. At the suggestion of Mr. Lacy, who said that there had been some talk about Wires and Electricity, glass plunders were placed under the feet of the stools upon which stands the magic cabinet to shoot into its socket in less than a second after the door was closed. This destroyed the theory that the Davenports untie themselves. By way of finale Mr. Lacy suggested that wheat flour should be placed in the hands of the Messrs. Davenport while they were still tightly tied. This was accordingly done by the committe