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If! GAS EXPLOSION 1 ROCKS THE CITY Brig B&ll&ntyne Has Narrow Escape From Death When Old Sewer Blows Up Pavement Fissured For a Distance of 200 Feet on Washington Avenue in Heart of Business District Clerks Rush Out of Stores and Great Crowd Gathers. I. Ballainvne. manager of the Ogden Plumbing nud Healing com pny may hank his lucky stars and h Koodx layer of mud that be was not blown Into eternity this morning at about in o'clock when In front of How ell ii Sons' store on Washington av enue, he lighted a match in an old newer main, built about 26 years ago As it ll, Mr Ballantyne is only seared a little around the head nnd has stif fered a few blisters about the face and bands. Other who were in the vkiivty were badly frightened and literally covered with mud from the explosion Judge Howell and Contra- lor Wllliarn Doyle were near Mr Ballantyne when the explosion occurred, while An in tect Leslie Hodgson. Patrolman Rack; ham and others were on the sidewalk In front of the Howell bjlHdtng- -only B few feet from the sewer main All were covered with mud thrown from the pit by the force of the gas OXplp-. aion Each bystander on luded that his time had eome So terrifi was the eoneti6elon thai in the business district people thought the city was being rocked ! an earthquake In the remodeling of the Howell business plocV OB Washington aven ue. between 34th and 25th sweets it became necessary to mnke additional sewer connections with the sewei main which extend? along the avenue near the ear track, and. in renehiir.: that point with the lateral sewer pipe. 1 it becume necessary to excavate over or through the old secr This morn lug Mr BaJlantyne, to investigate to whether the sewer pipe should pass over the old main or through It. en tered the excavation and struck 8 match The old sewer aa filled with gas and an explosion followed Mr. Ballantyne was thrown ten or fifteen feet from the pit and it was thought he had been killed When he was picked up his face was a fearful sight covered completely with mud which had taken the form of great blisters He was carried into Cullcy's drug store, where Dr Gordon was sum ruoned The mud removed from his face It was discovered by the physl Clan that the Injuries were not serl ous. The face was somewhat blls tered and there were blisters on tht j right wrtBt. but they were shallow and the doctor stated that there would be no ill effects Mr Ballantyne s hair a:is singed over the eutlre head f fridge Howell and other wore un s. :athed except that their clothes were besmeared with mud and tt required the efforts of friends with clothes brushes to remove the soil. It was stated by the physician that the Oiud thrown into Mr, Ballantyne's face protected him from burns Had ill" ground where the exca atlon was made been of a gravelly character Mr Ballantyne might have been seriously injured. There was great commotion on the THE OGDEN STANDARD, OGDEN, UTAH, SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1913 avenue when the explosion occurred People rushed to the scene from all di rections and clerks hurried out of the storep The explosion was heard and felt for blocks Within ten minutes after the explo sion the avenue was filled with pCO pie and patrolmen had to use tb ll best efforts to keep the sidewalk open for regular traffic Buildings close b; were jarred anti dir: and mud were thrown against, nearb windows and ntore fronts The asphalt pavement for it distance ot two hundred feel along the old sewer line was broken fifteen feet into the street from the curb line and an automobile standing at the curb near the Last Thomas store was lifted from the ground about two feet. Ugh' tng right side up, however In the administration of ex-Mayor Qlasmann in 1902-8 Washington aven ne was paved hihI a new sewer put in. The old sewer was near the curb un der the ground only about six feet It was incased In a 6tone culvert about two feet square and after Its aban donniont naturally accumulated I on slderable gus The mayor said that it was dangerous and ordered that it be filled Serious exception was tak en to this, many of the people and members of the city council contend ling that it might be used as a flood waterway or for some other under ground purpose The opposition be came so strong that the mayor stop ped the work of filling in when hnlf the work had been completed at a point almost directly opposite the south wall of the Last A Thomas stor' building It was at this poiut thai that the force of the explosion this morning was severest. Gas has been accumulating In the old sewer since K was built and this morning there was a sufficient uuan i i there to have blown up the busi ness houses in the vicinity Manager 8 F. Whi taker of t he Utah Light & "Railway company BtAtet that the company's gas mains were not affected by the explosion and I teBt of the mains Indicated that no illuminating gas had escaped it oral first thought that the explosion was Caused Mom a leak In the gas mains of tho light company. The company has no mains in that vicinity It Is said hv those acquainted with the sewer work of years ago that there is even a more dangerous sewer main on 24th street mid that It should be filled in before another explnelon such as the one of this morning oc curs on Last Vaudeville Per formance of the Season, Orpheum Tonight MORONI OLSEN AND EARL PARDOE Invitations lo the commencement of the Leland Powers School of Ex ' pression In BoBton, Mass.. have been received this week by the friends of) Moroni Olsen and T Karl Pardoe Who graduate front that Institution this week The exercises last B week, each graduate having an evening program tu give In Roylesten hall, a famous and heauilful building especially adapted for BUCb exercises Mr Pardoe read Monday evening. His principal piece was 'The Gilded Fool " Mr Olsen read 1 The Devil's Di8 ;. 'ie " The graduation week ends with a banquet, at which the new eraduates are welcqmed Into the Alumni Last Vaudeville Per formance of the Season, Orpheum Tonight. QUARREL OVER SETTING OF VALVES As a result of a quarrel over the setting of valves, on rail road loCOmO iies. Sam Morgan. E. F Ladigan and lohn Cadlgan were arrested when i heir quarrel led to blows The ar I rest was made last night on Twenty- fifth street by Pntrolman Jerry Kcl liher and Special Policeman Finch Sam Morgan did not appear for irlal this morning and forfeited his ball, hut the two Cndigans were press ll and pleaded not guilty. The claimed that Morgan precipitated the fight and that they were only protecting them seh ea The case was continued until other witnesses could he secured on MAN SEEN IN TR0YLAUNDRY After an exciting chase at 7:80 o'clock last evening Special Police man Finch, employed nt the Windsor hotel captured Harry Lilly who, Ii Is alleged, attempted to burglarize the Troy laundry. George winiams of 29:11 Pingree avenue saw Lilly In the laundry and communicated the information to the speclnl patrolman Finch saw the man apparently leave the laundry and ! followed him through Hie Arcade res taurant and across the street to the I Reception bar. The man was arrested and turned over to Patrolman Jerry Kelliher as J he waa about to escape from the si' I loon by the rear door I Lilly had nothing to say whn ai BSBSBBBBBBBBBBBBSBB re8ted In Pckef8 JK"i? ,,;,. but no burglar Implement.. IS believed by the police hat .the low became frightened while in the act of burglarizing the place MUSICIANS WILL EAT, DRINK AND PLAY The newly organized American Fed eration of Musicians' band will take luni h al the Weber club tomorrow at noon and thereafter will ride about the city In an open car. serenading and at the same time advertising the ball game which will begin at 3 o'clock and is the last in the present series with Butte. The directors of the Ogden Base ball association are praying for a Clear day that the fans may feel like taking in the hall game. Last Vaudeville Per formance of the Season, Orpheum Tonight. oc OFFICERS OF THE MASONIC TEMPLE The officers and directors of the Masonic Temple association have filed their oaths of otfice with the county clerk, as follows: A E Weatherhy, president, I. N. Pierce, vice president. A V. Mcln tosh, secretary Frank Parker, treas ure r The officers of the assocla tlon ami B G. Blackman form the 1 'board of directors. ! MM fek Don'x confuse this machine with the ANTIQUATED machines that are offered u premiums. This machine takes a standard disc E while the premium machines specisJ, old style disc. I m HHBBHHB A ma:hine that relegates all other mak the rubbish heap think oi it, NO SCRATCHED RECORDS NO CHANG I I m IBHhHBb ING 0F NEEDLESa child of 4 years can i x rate it as well as a gTown person. SWEETER.. CLEARER TOMES on this ma I . 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Think of it A machine in your home playing and entertaining you for a sum less than what you will suenci mm Vv , I I foolishly each week. Remember, no interest charged and every machine guaranteed to give satisfaction. ifesi j I at once, select your records and have the machine sent up, Let us tell you how you can get a ma- tH K 1 gjvf H chine free. Be the first here, - I Richardson-Hunt I j COLONIAL TYPE COFIipUny COLONIAL TYPE I Selecied iahogany Finish the crockery people. Selected Mahogany Finish n ASSESSOR HAS INCREASED THEROLL Th total as60sod aluation of . bcr couuty property, as complied by ( ouDty Assessor T. E. Mathews, aside from valuations to be aBResneil by the state board of Piuallzatlcm, 1 snows aln of $245,516 over last year, the gains comlriK principally troni improvements and livestock. Tho flgureB Indicate a decrease In ; valuation in roal estate amounting to i $ 1 i . 2 5 0 Money values Increased , j 4S4 and solvent credits decreasel Js". 938 Valuations In merchandise de creased $25,720. Following is the assessor's com parative statement of total valua tions : 1312 1913 Real estate 7.649.3.15 7,633,085 Improvements . 5. 639. 575 6,865 910 Horses 276,540 260 930 Cattle 141.460 162.950 Sheep 26.570 14,70S Swine 11,125 81595 Bees 9.615 5,390 Merchandise .. 1,575,400 1,661,680 Machinery . 334,080 302,74 Solvent Credits 366,678 377,70 Money 336,616 342,99 Other personal property . . . 909, 850 1.O15.430 Total .. ..$17,296,743 517,542,259 I Society j ST. JOSEPH'S SEWING SOCIETY Mrs Hayes w'll be hostess to tb ladles of St. Joseph's Sewing society at 9t Joseph s hall on Thursday af ternoon nexL SURPRISE PARTY. Mrs. V 11 ford Hart was given a pleasant surprise Mnnda evening, the occasion being her birthday anniver sary Progressive high-five was tho diversion of the evening Mrs Gerard I Klomp winning first prize and Mrs. Archie Bowman second prize. Refre shments were served later in the evening and a delightful social ' hour enjoyed. I 'I hose present were: Messrs and Mesdames C, H Stratford. Chester on, Oerard Klomp W C Hart Ted Hnrt. I. Cook, rchle Bowman, Edgar Jones. Wllford Hart Misses ! 1 You n jrstrom and Marianna Stratford and Mr Milt Bachman and .Mrs S A. Hart MISS GREEN WELL SURPRISED Miss Lavon Greenwell was pleas antly surprised last evening at her home 1641 Washington avenue. b I number of her playmates from the Mound Fort school The eeninq spent m games and music with Miss Jessie M Marsh, the teacher aiding In the entertainment Supper was served aud a delightful social ' hour enjoyed. Those present were. Miss Jessie M. Marsh. Yencssa Webb. Eunice Shurtliff Bernard Robinson. ChaunCJ I Frost. Zola Shaw. Raymond Frey, t Clyde Stone, Marqueritp Ward. Fay I Ward, Dorothy Burt. Lillian Krelnes and Lavon Greenwell. FOR MR. AND MRS. SLATER The Misses Mable and Adelina ! Ernstrom were hostesses at a social party given in honor of Mr. and Mrs ! Arnold Slater Friday Evening. May 2 1913 Mrs. Slater was formerly j Miss Reglna Richards of this city. An elaborate supper was served af I ter which the evening was spent In I games Fri7.es were won by Mrs Florence McCloskev. Mrs Reglna Slater. Pearl Bingham, Arnold Slater, Ernest Wilson, and Joe Bingham Beautiful music was rendered for the evening by Miss Guen Thackery and nil went away after spending a very enjoyable evening. BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY The birtbda anniversary of MIW J Marianna Stratford was pleasantly remembered by a few of her friends v. bo surprised her at her home last , e enmg. Music and games were enjoved on- til a late hour when a tempting menu I was served The dining room as 1 prettily decorated with carnations I and apple blossoms and the table was I daintily laid. Following the pleasan' social hour the guests departed for i their respective homes wishing MtS 1 Stratford ruanj happy returns of the day Those present were: Messrs anu ' Mesdames Art Rackham. Ray Blake I ly. Wilford Hart, C H Stratford. Miss Dot Goddard, Milt Bachman and , Rex Bachman. FOR MR AND MRS. SAYERS I A charming party was iven Tues day evening by Mr and Mrs W B. Murphy In honor of Mr and Mrs Thos Saycrs of Sparks, Nov., at the Mur phy residence at 2256 Lincoln aven ue. The evening's entertainment con ! sisted of music and ards and luncb ! eon was served Mrs Sayers will be remembered as Miss Josephine Mur phy, a graduate of the Sacred Hear' academy, well known in musical circles REV. CARVER IS ' TO VISIT ATLANTA "The Angels and Their Message of he Life Beyond Death' will be ! j Sunduv night theme In First PTe 1 byterian church. This will close toe series upon 'Life Bevond the Grave, I nnd will be the last night service In the church for one month. Rev Carver will leave for Atlanta Ga . Mondas morning to attend a na j tlonal church meeting 00 ... j The number of persons benefu j by the workmen's Insurance la r icently enacted in Germany is th roated at 2.000,000, of which abou 420,000 are women. The cost of w I r.ystem is to be met by contr idu . Hons or dues, half of which win j paid by the employes and half by W I employer.