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H I ji; 2 The Sait Lake Tbibtjiste: Friday Mokntog, Jabtoay.1', 1904. ' :-', y
' I CONDITION OF THEATER
Experts Pass Opinion on
j : the Iroquois.
.lilt PRECAUTIONS WERE LACKING
! r. Alleged That Asbsstos Curtain
i Was Ch 0 ap Affal r.
: Appears to Have Been Criminal Lack
H); ! j K ifj .of Fire Apparatus and..Emerg-
U 'M' ency Equipments.
H ' :
l j "Chicago, Dec. 31. The best - evl-
H lag dence which is at present obtain-
H; j M able is that the 'fire was started by
! 'M A sparks from an arc light striking the
H; I edge of the drop' curtain, but this has
Hl ) &. not been proved. There arc many
H1 ! ji ?" statements as to the cause at present
j E " and they dlffer so widely that it is
I M impossible to ascertain the exact truth
9 of the matter.
3 Although the Iroquois theater was as
K safe as any theater In Chicago, it be-
,2 came evident today that .the city bulld-
i " Ing department had not strictly en-
I te forced one or two Ejections of the build-
I h ing ordinances,
j S ,. t WITHIN THE LAW.
I - k "William Curran, a building inspector,
9 '' was in the theater only a few moments
ft before the catastrophe, and went away
B ' - ' saying that everything was in good
B M - condition. He reported this fact this
B f morning to Deputy Building Commis-'
B , $3 ' sioner Stanhope. The deputy commis-
B H " sioner this morning, In company with
B 3 Inspectors Laughlin, Lense and Dalton,
B ,jj J k -' went to the theater to make an inspec-
j '! ' 5 V ' tlon. On his return to the city hall he
B , j j m ) said:.
fl! ; j m "The theater and its management
B IS 1. were strictly within the law. I shall
Bj w not B0 nto eta8 until I have com-
Bj '"! ft ' pletcd my report."
jjf HAD NO SPRINKLERS.
! ' Section 185 of the local building ordl-
B v nance 'provides that In buildings of the
B r p class 'to which the Iroquois belongs
B m there shall be a system of automatic
B i C ' sprinklers. There were no sprinklers in
B li W c llie lrQuls theater, and, when this
B If? ' as caIled 10 nia attention, Mr. Stan-
I H hope "said: ) "There was no sprinkler
B H ' system In the theater, but the 'provision
B " g. about the iron doore made it unneces
B tjl i SrV--'"." sary for 'the theater to have them."
B ' Section ISO of the ordinance provides
E that theaters be equipped with fire
BBb ' i H a'arms connected with 'the city fire
HBJ if 'S alarm system. Mr. Stanhope said:
1 11 NO FIRB ALARM-'
B M '29 "The Iroquois had fire alarm connec-
B n w 4- tions- 1 nt see the box, but that
Bl ? S is mv information." City Electrician
i ; 3 - " HvIand said:
B i '' 8 "The Iroquois had no fire alarm con-
B i 'b nectlon with the city alarm system. No
B ' application Is on file for any Eoich con-
B 'MS nectlon." The alarm of fire was turned
B f n rom a box more than half a block
B J i - from the theater.
. 1 , - . NO VENTILATOR SHAFT.
fl J km The laiLV Provldes that there shall be
B 1 1 a venl,latin8' shaft at the rear end of
fl i - 1 hp Llic s,-aSG to conduct flames and smoke
B I i) f' W away from the auditorium in just such
v r 'fiff emergencies as arose yesterday. The
B if K Iroquois possessed no such ventilating
H! I M shaft
B' i Twelve Aldermen today inspected the
B ' ft A' theater and returned to the city hall,
B ' S' cae( on tlie building department.
B l l They asked to be shown the plans of
B i II F' tne tneater, and Mr. Stanhope pro-
B I duced them.
B S' "How about sprinklers?" demanded
H ' 4 W Alderman Jones.
Hl , ' "The way the theater is built they
, Mi can be left out," Mr. Stanhope replied.
B ' i T "And, anyhow, the flames spread so
B "P rapidly that no sprinkler system would
B t 'W have availed anything." Alderman
B I ' Jopiia then remarked that the ordinance
j j m requires all exits to be marked.
CONFUSION OF EXITS.
! "That will be looked Into." Mr. Stan-
' . 5 hope said. "Remember, however, that
B i ' the'llghts were' out, and'that many peo-
J pie were killed in their seats."
, . ' Pointing to the diagram of the thea-
f jM.-- ter, Alderman Herman said: "Here is
I '! i' a passageway on the south side of
r v first balcony, which looks as though it
V' led to a stairway. But in the darkness
B ,l f it people scrambling through it were
B ' m caught like rats in a trap. They could
B ' J not Bet either -way. The confusion of
1 y exits was such that no one could find
! 1 I bis way in the" dark. If those things
are regarded as exits, I do not know
I !; what constitutes, an exit that would be
; 1 f of any use."
I COULD NOT GET OUT.
! W Mr. Stanhope told the'Aldermen that
B i 16?- hG had made an Inspection of the
, , g building, and that structurally it was
! r "You cannot convince me," declared
B St - A1dernian Herman, "If you talk for 100
B I years, that people could get out of that
B ' ' place. I do not care what they called
the exits they did not work; there was
B not cn0USh of them open, and the peo
B u ple could not Bet but. These plans
' . . show aisles at the end of the first floor,
B r' ' th - but we were over thcrc nnd saw the
B ' 9 Beats run bang up against the railing,
V." ' leading no aisle at all. Now. what I
1 want to know is, did these people in
. Jt building this theater live up to the
1 t Plans they submitted to the city build-
' At:." ine department? Here there seemed to
''. be ample exits on paper, but a number
) I of friends of mine eot badly scorched
f t a JU8t tno same."
J 1 tb' "On Hie first floor they eol out," said
l i jto iIr- Stanhope.
B ll V "My frIends wre on the first floor
B "3s? tV ,ut they recelvcd burns on their backs
' ist the same," Alderman . Herman re-
i Joined. Alderman Friestedt declared
that in the second balcony there was not
t :..: sufficient room when Uie seats were
r , . d?wn to allow any one to wrUk between
" them. Alderman Scully anc Alderman
' Conery took from the floor or the wtagcs
t; bits of curtain, none of which was larger
' 1 i I " tllan llie palm o A lianl. to the store of
flawar an nsoestos company. The bits were
' I I'-r, Ghown to be of asbestos, although the
",' ' exam'lner pronounced it of a lo.v grade,
B , ( WANT THEATERS CLOSED.
( I ' "They wanted a cheap curtuin and
i 'hey got It," an Incautious clerk re-
1 1 1 l marked. He was instantly hushed up
bv c::e of the members of tho company,
who added that they did not wish to
discuss the mntter, inasmuch , as they
had bid on supplying the curtain of the
theater and their bid had been rejected
for a lower one. .
From the action of a committee of
prominent architects of Chicago today
may result a recommendation to Mayor
Harrl&on; to close every theater In Chi
cago until the exits and the'conalruction
have been examined. This idea was
suggested to President Beaumont of the
Chicago Architects' association today by
W. A. Prldmorc, an architect who lost
some relatives in the lire. President
Beaumont refused personally: to make
the recommendation to Mayor Harrison,
but called' an Informal "meeting of tli
association, at which it was decided that
a larger gathering of the members
would be held tomorrow tp take action.
Mayor Harrison said tonigfht:
NO REASON FOR CLOSING.
"I see no more reason for closing all
tho theaters than for stopping all rail
way trains after a disastrous wreck.
There Is no necessity of becoming hys
terical about this matter, although this
horrible disaster has taken place in
probably the safest theatpr In Chicago."
The Mayor tonight sent the following
letter to all theatrical proprietors in
"November 2nd. this year. I trans
mitted to the City Council a report on
the theaters of Chicago, calling the at
tention of the Council to the failure of
all the theaters to comply fully with the
terms of the building ordinances rela
tive to places of amusement. The Coun
cil sent tho communication to the com
mittee on Judiciary for consideration,
and, pending a report from that com
mittee, directed the Commissioner of
Buildings to suspend enforcement of the
HAD NO FIREMEN.
"Tnc city ordinance, among other
things, requires each theater to employ
a fireman, to be approved by the chief
of tho lire department, to look after the
fire protection of the house. J am ad
vised by the chief that several theaters
have refused to comply, with Its pro
visions. In view of the terrible disaster
at the Iroquois theater, and. pending
action of tho City Council, I have di
rected the chief of the fire department
to assign one regular member of the de
partment to each theater not complving
with the ordinance relating to the "em
ployment of a fireman.
( MAYOR HARRISON'S ORDER.
"The firemen now employed by the
theaters should be assigned to the front
of the house,1 while the fireman assigned
by the chief should be assigned to" the
stage. I have further directed the chief
In cases where tho ordinance has not
been obeyed to assign two regular fire
men to the duty of protecting the public
against fire. The wages of these firemen
will be billed direct to. the theaters to
which they are assigned, and the service
will bo continued until the Council has
finally acted on the ordinance." After
dispatching this letter the Mayor said:
NO AID NEEDED.
"If , any one of the theatrical managers
refuses to pay the wages of these men,
as several of them have refused in the
the past, I will close the doors of the
theaters and keep them closed until
they agree to act as'they should."
All during the day telegrams of sym
pathy to the people of Chicago and of
fers of did poured in by telegraph on
4the Mayor. He announced .tonight:
"I have received-many ofTers of aid.
It may be that' before we gej. through
this trouble a few persons will be found
to be in need, but Chicago will be able
to give that afd herself. Most' of those
killed and Injured, now Identified, can
be abundantly cared for."
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CHICAGO FIRE VICTIMS
(Continued from Page 1.)
Houseman, having escorted his party
out, took a position at "his door and kept
lt'from choking up by assisting people
CAUGHT WOMEN WHO JUMPED.
Finally, forced away by the flames.
Houseman got into the alley just in
time to hear the aconized voice of a
woman from the window in an upper
gallery shriek "Catch me." 'As the wo
man screamed she Jumped and House
man, catching her to the best of his
ability, broke her fall to the ground
and she walked away uninjured.
Clinton C Meeker, a clerk in the reg- 1
istry division of the postofllce, living in
the suburb of Irving park, has probably
lost in the fire his entire family, con
sisting of his wife, two daughters and
two sons. .....
' A friend called Mr. Meeker oh the
'phone at 4 o'clock in the-af ternoon and
asked him If any of his family had gone
to the theater. He "answered that so
far as he knew none of them had left
home. When he reached the house,
however, he -found, only his mother-in-law
"Where are Mabel and the children?"
"They have gone to, the Iroquois thea
ter," was the reply.
"I dropped right dow.n pn my knees,"
said Mr. Meeker, "and prayed that God
might scare lhem."
Today Mr. Meeker had partially iden
tified' the bodies of his wife and two
daughters. He failed to find any trace
of his two sons.
PHYSICIANS ON GROUND.
Prompt Action by the City Author;-,
ties to Aid "Wounded.
Chicago, Dec. 31. It was a cauee
of wonder to many people around, the
Iroquois theater building how so many
physicians and co many trained nurses
could arrive on the spot within so short
a time. Dr. Herman Spalding, senior
ofllciaUn the city Health department at
the time the fire broke but, made ail the
jirrrangements for medical attendance,
i "I telephoned to all the physicians in
tho down-town districts," he saldVand
then to hospitals, nurse associations and
schools for persons to assist In the care
of the injured. Employees telephoned
to all the principal office buildings and
lold the operators at the" swltchlioards
to. notify every physician in the build
ing, while others telephoned to the
nurses; There were, over 100 physicians
whom-T personally knew at the fire and
probably 150 nurses."
MAYOR HARRISON ABSENT.
Mayor Harrison was on his way to 'the
South for a hunting trip, and Comp
troller McGann was acting Mayor. The
Finance committee of the City Council
was in session when the extent of the
disaster became known at the city hall.
Mr McGann was authorized by Chair
man Mayor of the committee to direct
the fire marshal, the Chief of Police, and
the Commissioner of Public Works to
proceed In the emergency without any
restriction of any kind as to expenses.
ABSOLUTION TO CATHOLICS.
When the Rev. F. O'Brien .of the Hob
Name cathedral learned of the fire he
hurried to the old Tremont house, now
converted Into the Northwestern uni
versity law school, Into which many vic
tims had been taken, to administer the
last sacrament to members of the Cath
olic church. He was followed by Bishop
Muldoon, the highest Catholic prelate,
next to Archbishop Qulgley, in the dio
cese of Chicago.
Finding that they were unable to at
tend the great number being brought in,
Bishop Muldoon announced that he
would give a general absolution to all
the Catholics among the victims.
APPEALS FROM THE DYING.
During the brief moment that the two
priests, with uplifted hands besought
God to pardon all the frailties of his dy
ing servants, the poor mangled men and
women who lay In dozens on the floor
seemed to realize that they were face to
face with the last scene In their lives.
Many, though crazed with pain, ceased
to moan, and fastened their fast dim
ming eyes on the two priests. After the
absolution was given, some of them,
barely able to move, feebly stretched
out their hands Imploringly to the
priests for one hand clasp and one word
of sympathy before they passed away.
Both clergymen administered absolu
tion, remaining until the dead were re
moved to the morgue and the Injured to
WORKED TO SAVE GIRL.
Over one girl in Thompson's res
taurant the ddctors" labored for one
hour. They loorened her dress and two
of them waved her arms over her head
and slowly down again, In an attempt
to induce artificial respiration. Every
moment or two one of them listened
with his stethoscope for her heart
beats, There was not a sign of a burn
on her. She could not have been more
than 1C years old, and when they forced
her eyelids apart her brown eyes were
"She Is too perfect a creature to give
up." said one doctor. Stimulant after
stimulant was tried, and last of all ni
troglycerin, but proved useless, and in
the end the doctor gave up.
CHILD'S MARVELOUS ESCAPE.
"I'm the. most grateful man In all
Chicago," said John A. Thompson, who
owns the restaurant. "My sister was in
the theater with two children, aged 9
and 7. She almost got to the door with
both of them when Ruth, one of them,
disappeared. My sister told me she
knew that the child must be safe, but I
ran around like a maniac for an hour
before I found her. How it happened I
do not know, but she ran back Into the
theater and out under the stage through
the stage entrance."
IGNORANT OF DISASTER.
One of the largest audiences ever seen
in the Garrlck theater, which Is on the
same street as the Iroquois, less than
one block distant, sat in complete Ig
"norance of the awful tragedy being en
acted 200 feet away. When the inter
mission between nets came Manager
Schubert ordered the doors closed, and
refused to allow any one to pass iu or
out, as he was determined that no
knowledge of the fire should reach the
audience. Wilton Lackeye, the star of
the play now being presented at the
Garrlck, stepped before tho curtain and
entertained the audience for over five
minutes with a witty speech, which
kept his hearers in continual laughter.
The curtain rose for the next act with
out anybody other than the theater em
ployees knowing that hundreds of lives
were being sacrificed almost next door.
LOOKING FOR LOVED FACES.
When the people filed out of the Gar
rick they were greeted at tho door by
hundreds of frantic men and women
who anxiously scanned their faces,
looking for members of their families
and acquaintances who had gone down
town simply to attend a matinee, with
out stating to what theater they had In
tended to go. There were many scenes
of joyful recognition and astonished
members of the Garrlck audience were
hugg-.d and kissed in frantic delight by
PROMPT WITH RELIEF.
New York. Theatrical People Will
Give Benefit for Sufferers.
New York, Dec. 31. The news of
the Chicago disaster was followed In
New York by the announcement of sev
eral benefits for the fire sufferers. S. S.
Shubcrt immediately telegraphed his
manager In Chicago to devote the re
ceipts of next Wednesday's matinee of
"The Pit" to the sufferers, and an
nounced that the proceeds of Wednes
day's matinee of "Winsome Winnie,"
now here, would he devoted to the same
cause. The "Red Feather" company
will also give a benefit. A number of
other managers are considering similar
Al Hayman, Marcus Klaw and Abram
Erlanger, the leading members of the
theatrical syndicate who own large in
terests in the Iroquois theater, sat In
their offices In the New Amsterdam
theater until after midnight, eagerly
awaiting the telegrams from their Chi
cago representatives. They were hor
rified and bewildered by the numerous
reports, and had little to say as to the
cause of the fire.
Klaw and Erlanger own "Mr. Blue
beard." Their representative' said it
cost $G5.000 to produce it there. About
240 people were with the production on
the road tour.
At every other theater on Broadway
the Chicago disaster was the pne sub
ject of conversation among managers,
employees and audience. Actors crowd
ed the wings between the acts, listen
ing to news of the disaster.
The present "Mr. Bluebeard" com
pany began its tour at Pittsburg Sep
CAUSE OF FXRE.
Various Theories Advanced, but No
Chicago, Dec. 31. Among many of
the theatrical men employed In the oth
er Chicago theaters, the responsibility
for the Iroquois theater fire was as
cribed today to the careless placing of
electric, arc light, apparatus too cIobc to
one of the hanging borders of the scen
ery. The electrician of a leading Chi
cago theater expressed great surprise
on hearing that this was considered a
possible cause of the fire.
"There never would have been any
fire," he said, "If proper care had been
exercised In handing the lights. The
electric plant of the theater was in
stalled, as I happen to know from per
sonal observation, in accordance with
every modern requirement for safety.
The plant was not to blame. If the
facts I have niven are correct, the
whole blame rests on the person who
placed, or who was operating, a light
tx close to the curtain."
Tho failure of the expected fire pro
tection is attributed by Insurance men
to trouble with the asbestos curtain.
The stage Is always recognized as tho
danger point In the theater and tho de
sire is to have it cut oft from the audi
torium as thoroughly as possible. The
lnsuranco men declare that the curtain
tit the Iroquois never had worked per
fectly and that the mechanism had not
E. R. Wet more of the Insurance firm
which placed the Iroquois theater, de
clared today that the loss would not ex
ceed $20,000. He also asserted that the
spread of the flames to the auditorium
was due to the failure of the asbestos
curtain to work properly.
Early last summer a prominent trade
Journal of Chicago criticised the con
struction of the Iroquois theater be
cause It lacked a shaft or flue at the
back of the stage for carrying the
flames and smoke upward and away
from the auditorium In the event of fire.
Such shafts were built In Madison
Square Garden and the Metropolitan
opera-house in New York and a similar
provision Is made at the Chicago Au
ditorium. The method of fire-proofing tho bal
cony and gallery was also declared by
this magazine to be defective because
metal lath was used In what Is known
as exposed construction where heat
would easily affect It, In modern fire
proof buildings this lath is burled in
concrete. It was the buckling out of
this metal lath and iron rods giving the
impression that the galleries them
selves were falling that is believed by
some contractors to have been partly
responsible for the panic. There was
no criticism of tho strength of the gal
lery and balcony arches, which were
built In the usual manner.
CITY IS STUNNED.
Iroquois Theater Was Turned Into
Real Chamber of Horrors.
Chicago, Dec. 31. It Is no extrava
gance of language to say that the city
Is stunned by the overwhelming tragedy
which was enacted when the Iroquois
theater, which housed "Mr. Bluebeard,"
became a chamber . of horrors indeed.
There Is the deepest woe In hundreds of
homes today, deep sorrow, in a thou
sand others, and a pity beyond the po
tency of words to convey In all.
SEARCH FOR DEAD.
The first t streak of daylight which
ihonc on the snow-covered streets found
the morgues still the sorrow-haunted
center of many a searcher. There were
husbands hunting for their wives, wives
searching for husbands, frenzied parents
seeking their children, so many of whom
lost their lives, and In some instances
wide-eyed children, still dazed from the
horrror of their experience, groped dls
tressedly about in search of father or
TRUCE CALLED IN STRIKE.
Possibly nothing could better typify
the depth of the sympathy which is felt
for those who suffered directly by the
calamity than the action of the striking
livery drivers. By a vote which was
without a dissenting voice, it was de
cided to establlslr a truce of ten days.
President Albert Ydung of the union
after the meeting Issued the following
decree, which was distributed broad
Owing to the great disaster to the public
caused by the lire at the Iroquois theater,
I do hereby declaro a truce in the present
strike of undertakers and livery drivers
for ten days, and do further request that
every man now on strike report at once to
their respective places of employment,
and do everything In his power to assist
his employer in caring for the wants of
the public Wages are to have no consid
eration. ALBERT YOUNG.
In return the employers Issued a call
to their striking employees to return to
work "Irrespective of any previous
amilatlons with any and all organiza
tions," and promising to protect them
in all contingencies which may arise In
NO NOISE IN CHICAGO.
Mayor Harrison Requests Usual Dem
onstrations Be Abandoned.
Chicago, Dec. 31. Following Is the
text of a proclamation issued by Mayor
"On each recurring New Year's eve
annoyance has been caused to the sick
-and infirm by the indulgence of
thoughtless persons in noisy celebra
tions of the passing of tho old year.
The city authorities have at all times
discouraged this practice, but now,
when Chlcaco lies In the shadow of
the greatest disaster In her history for
a generation, noise-making, whether
by bells, whistles, cannon, horns or any
other means, Is particularly objection
able. "As Mayor of Chicago I would there
fore request all persons to refrain from
this Indulgence, and I would particu
larly ask all railway officials and all
persons In control of factories, boats
and mills to direct their employees not
to blow whistles between the hours of
12 and 1 o'clock tonight.
"CARTER H. HARRISON."
SAVED JUST IN TIME.
Actors Wedged About Little Trap
Door, Which. Would Not Open.
Flags were plaoed at half-mast all over
tho city today. Mayor Harrison setting
the example at the city hall.
Ono of the heroes of tho fire was Peter
Qulnn, chief special agent of the Santa Fo
railway system, who assisted In saving tho
lives of one hundred or more of tho per
formers from a fato as horrible as the
victims of tho theater proper. Wedged so
tightly In a crowd at tho door of the
stago entrance that they could not move,
the women, nicn and children composing
the company of pcrforrncrG were standing
helplessly and with agnizing looks on
their faces. The Btagre door was closed.
THEATER DEATH TRAP.
"The massive stago door of the Iro
quois." said Mr. Qulnn today, "Is llko
rho Method Adopted by the Monks of
The wise old monks, when any house
was Buffering from the pet of vermin,
uwsd to go and nay four "Paters" and an
"Ave" and chargo accordingly but thoy
wcro extremely careful to spread a llttlo
rat poison around on tho aly Just to keep
up their reputation.
You may une any quantity of so-called
"hair tonics," but if you want to bo rid
of Dandruff and falling hair, a little Now
bro'a Ilerplclde will bo advisable
It coes to the scat of the trouble and
kills tho Innumerable gonns Vhlch are
eating up the life dt the hair and causing
it to drop out,
"Hcrplcido destroys the cause and re
moves the effect. Accept no substitute
Sold by leading drugelsts. Send 10c Id
Etampa for sample to Tho Herplcldo Co..
many othors of Its kind. "Tho two main
swinging doors are used when scenery 13
taken to or from the thcator and built In
tho swinging ntructuro Itself is a small
trap door U3cd by the players In IcavhiR
or entering the slngo. This trap door
opened Inwardly. Ab I passed it 1 heard
a commotion and naw tho door was slight
ly open and peering into the opening I
curiously asked what was the trouble.
SOLID MASS OF HUMANITY.
"Thon for the first tlmerl and others
who had arrived outside about the same
time, learned that the theator was on fire.
The players who had rushed for the trap
door got caught In a solid mass and wero
so firmly wedged together that they could
not move, Thoy were; banked solidly
against the little door and It could not be
opened. Nearly all the players were In
their stage coStu.ncs and tho women had
not even time to wanh the paint from their
facen. Wo tried to force the door open,
but the crowd was banked up too tightly
RELEASED AGONIZED ACTORS.
"Then came of volume of smoke and far
In the rear of tho crowd we could see the
Illumination from the flames. T had a
number of small tools In my pocket and
Immediately proceeded to remove the
metal attachments which held tho door In
place. This was acconpllshcd with somo
difficulty and then wo managed to force
tho crowd back probably an Inch, the door
then dropped from Its place and one by
ono the Imprisoned plavers were assisted
Into the alley. I walked In upon tho stage
and found It a secthlns furnace. Tho
players had been rescued just In time."
CURTAIN WAS JAMMED.
Employees of tho theater place tho ter
rible loss of life to th6 "jamming" of tho
asbestos curtain. At every performance of
tho show tho asbestos curtain has been
ralaod and lowered. It has always run
smoothl. according to tho employees. It
was so arranged that should one of the
cables holding it break the curtain would
descend by Its own welch t.
The asbestos curtain was held by four
steel cahles. It slid up and down on and
was guided by two others, one on cacn
side. These four cables extended above
the gridiron, the framework which sup.
ported tho tackle by which the scencrv la
raised and lowered to the side wall. There
they wore attached to a large steel plato
To the steel plate was attached a Manila
WORKED BY CABLES.
This rope led down to the stage around
a. block. It then led aloft and ran throupli
five other blocks and pulleys. On the side
going up' the counter-weights were at
tached, on which there wero enough to
make less than an absolute balance for
tho curtain. The asbestos curtain was so
heavy that If released It would come down
of Its own accord.
All of the employees deny there has
been any previous llro In tho house. The
employees also deny that any of the doors
to exits were locked.
WEEPING AT THE MORGUE.
Horrified and Grief-Crazed Relatives
Search for Missing.
The greatest center of excitement today
was not at the theater but Rolston's
morgue, to which the dead wero taken
All tho morgues were surrounded, but at
Rolston's, where more bodies wore taken
than to any other, the scenes of anguish
were worst About the doors of the place
were massed hundreds of men, and sur
rounding them, like a hugo fan, spread
the hundreds of weeping women and chil
dren. Tho numerous police stationed there
could riot' begin to handle tho crowds and
extra details were hurried to the besieged
morgue. On a lesser scale tho same fear
ful siege was In progress at tho various
T I IE ATE RPART Y DEAD.
E. C. Frady, president of the Strohbcr
Piano company, today, after unceasing
search, found five dead of a theater party
of six, headed by his wife. Each one
Was found at a different morgue One Is
still missing. Those Identified were Mrs.
William M, Frady, Mrs. J H. Splndler,
Mr. Frady's sister; Burdctto Splndler, 10
years old; Leon Frady. 10. vears old.
Frady's mother-in-law died at St. Luke's
an hour after reaching tho hospital. Mrs
William Rise, a sister of Frady, Is still
HEADLESS BOY IDENTIFIED.
Ono of the most peculiar of the Identi
fications today was that of the headless
body of Boyer Alexander, S vears old
Tho lad's father. Dr W. D. . Alexander.
475 Washington boulevard, had sleeplessly
sought his son all night long, and today,
in examining, tho headless corpse pf a
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Salt Lake City,
JOSEPH F. SMITH. President.
WILLIAM B. PRESTON, VIce-Pr&iHiri
CHARLES S. BURTON. Caabior.
HENRY T M'BWAN, AssL Cashlir. '
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