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DARK & TINSDALE'S PICTURES. A KING OF THE ROAD. PATRONS of Dark. and Tindale's pic tures Thursday ýnight had something thrilling to .witness' as'a centrepiece in the first of the series of Captain Jack Gavin's picture plays, designated "King of the Road." It essays to pourtray various stirring incidents in the career of. an Australian' desperado, :Frank Gardiner, held up to the ignorant mind as an example 'of 'dashing devilment tipped, with deeds of heroism.' The best points about- ibis Gardiner's re scue of 'Annie Brown .from 'drdowning, the delivery, from a convicb's assault of the gaol governor's little daughter, and the finale where the ex-bushranger,: exiled to America, at length (after a bitter goal experience) realizes the fact' that," -Honesty is the best Policy," which lie seeks to inculcate apparently into his daughter and his daughter's sweetheart. That it is a thrilling con-: tinnation ofdesperatescenesthatshould never liave occurred in Australia," goes; without saying, but it has the extremely' bad tendency of. holding up to :the juvenile portion of the iaudience (whoý applauded most vociferously whenever; law and order was trampled upon) an utter contempt for one of. the most useful, respectable and reputable body' of men in the Government service-the; police.. i... . . To-night's programme will include- In the Shadow of Mt.' Shasta, Western' drama; The Greenhorn andk the .Girl, cowboy; Under Western Skies, cow. boy; Gold Prospectors,Western drama; Cowboy. Motther-inilaw,;. Treachery of the Pequois'; (this' film i's the ostb' sensational Indian drama ever shown)-; Betty s ;Baby Brother,; the Engineer's Sweetheart, sensational, and a host. of 0others.* : . - ' -. .. ..: