Commencing a short season at the Tivoli ind Arcadia Theatres on Satur- day night next is the fine Australian drama, "The Pioneers," produced in Aus- tralia by Master Pictures. A mana- gerial note on this excellent attraction says:-"One of the most realistic scenes ever photographed in this country was 'shot' in the cattle country in the North Coast of New South Wales by Union-Master Pictures during the film- ing of their latest production 'The Pioneers.' It resulted in serious in- jury to one of the leading actors, Wil-
lam Thornton. The scene represented cattle duffers at work rounding up scrubbers in the mountainous country. The effect the director wanted was the horsemen driving the cattle at full gallop down the brow of a hill, sil-
houetted against the skyline. Every- thing went well until one wild bullock led the others into a stoney gulley and the daring horsemen at once made a wild gallop to head them off and pre- vent a stampede. William Thornton, one of the most daring horsemen in the company, led the way, but both horse and rider failed to see the drop of some 10 feet right in their path. Down went the horse, throwing his rider heavily to the ground. When picked up the actor was unconscious, with
a terrible gash in his head, from which the blood was flowing profusely. As the nearest doctor was 26 miles away, Raymond Longford, the director, who has had medical training, immediately called for the first aid box and in- serted four stitches in the actor's head.
The company, although terribly con-
cerned at the injury, at the same time felt elated at obtaining such a sensa- tional fall, which will add to the rea- lism of this thrilling picture."
To-night at the Tivoli Theatre "Bever- ly of Graustark" and "The Battler" will have their final screening.