Cool Head Averts Panic
Ogden Standard Examiner, 13 October 1904, page 8
What might have been a disastrous panic was averted at the Bon Ton theatre last night. A lightning bolt is thought to have shorted one of the heavily charged light wires with the result that a fire was started in the moving picture machine gallery. The people began a confused exit when J. Yost , the stage manager, yelled, “For God's sake keep cool. There is no danger. Turn around and see what a little fire it is.” The crowd did so and calm ensued. The audience watched the fire with interest and after it was out left the theatre by the side entrance.