A shorted electrical wire started a fire in the moving picture machine gallery of the Bon Ton Theatre on 12 October 1904. When the audience began a confused exit, Stage Manager J. Yost averted a panic yelling, “For God's sake keep cool. There is no danger. Turn around and see what a little fire it is.” The audience watched until the fire was out, then left the theater calmly by the side entrance.
1. "Cool Head Averts Panic", Ogden Standard Examiner, 13 October 1904, page 8