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Suggested by the words of the hymn, "Where is My Wandering Boy Tonight," makes vise of this subject to .the utmost. It unfolds a story which brings .' to the mind of everyone their own childhood. . It recalls to all the mother who suffered, fought and worked for them. It is a picture with a universal appeal — a drama which will be appreciated by men and' women, young and old. Cullen Landis is m the leading male role. "Where is My Wandering Boy To-night" heads the "King's" bijl.

Signor Luigi Fasinati, the famous tenor, whom the New Zealand public are new to hear m the new concert organisation, the Sistine Choir Soloists, is the son of a distinguished Roman iamily, and at an early age graduated m law, and at once enLareu on a lucrative practice. From childhood he had, however, been passionately fond o" music, and during his law course he kept up his vocal stiuMes and was fortunate m being accepted as a pupil by the celebrated baritone, Antonio Coiogni. From the Academy of St. Cecilia he obtained a teacher's diploma and m ls)14 was induced to enter for a vocal competition at 'Parma, organised by Mrs McCormick, the well-known American patroness of art, and judged' by the famous conductor, Cleofonte Campanini, whose Avork at the Covent Garden opera is a treasured memory with New Zealand musicians. In this competition young Pasinati won first 'place with easy honours and this decided him to adopt singing as a profession. The measure of .his success has been well shown m his fine work with the Sistine Choir Soloists, his rich spontaneous voice lending itself to every shade of musical expression. Women who admire Anita Stewart's smart clothes, chic hats, and beautiful gowns and cloaks will be given a wardrobe when her new picture, "The Invisible Fear," is shown . On her recent trip to New York Miss- Stewart spent a small fortune m the Fifth Avenue shops, securing the latest things m Parisian and American fashions. Fourteen trunks carried the results of her shopping tour when she returned to California, and all of this expensive raiment was for use m 'pictures. Mary Piekford's next starring attraction is "The Love Light," and will be screened here soon. In this story the popular little star departs from her usual role to some extent. She is still the pretty little girl of the beautiful curls and the same charming ways, but there are many scenes m which she is called upon to portray strong dramatic emotion. D. W. Griffiths latest picture, "Orphans of the Storm," is fourteen thousand feet — nearly fourteen parts ! Due m New Zealand soon. :: ' :: The programmes to be offered to the New Zealand public during the forth•coming tour of the Sistine Choir Soloists, commencing at Auckland on September 27, are designed to meet the requirements of all classes of the community, and all the numbers are peculiarly suited to the various artists appearing with this talented musical organisation. Every Sistine Soloist saw -active service at the Great War, several being decorated for deeds of valour, by the King of Italy. One of England's most notable actors has arrived m Australia for a starring season under the J. C. Williamson management. This is Lawrence Grossmith, a member of. a famous theatrical family — the son of George Grossmith, and nephew of Weedon Grossmith. His opening play will be "Ambrose Applejohn's Adventure," one of the biggest successes of the London season. ■Daisy Kennedy, the brilliant young violinist, is to return to Australia for a concert season under the J. and N, Tait management. Her recent success throughout Australia will be fresh m the memory! Since she appeared here, Daisy Kennedy has been adding to her triumphs m England and on the Continents - ■ ! ;\ » s : : . . * Billy Potter, whose eccentric fooling -with Effie Hartwell is a particularly bright spot m the new revue at Fullers' Sydney Theatre, is an Australian, who has been touring the world for the last twenty years. He got his first taste of stage life with . Fitzgerald's circus twenty-eight years ago as an acrobat, and there was not very much m that line young Bill could not do. Confidence m his ability took him to America, where' he was welcomed- with open arms. His partner, Effie Hartwell, was born at Pittsburg, America, . and has appeared "with Bill m a whole heist of successful English revues, including "Hullo Tango. 1 ' Miss Harwell enjoys the distinction of being the only lady m the ■world who can jazz on her head, a feat that she by no means restricts to the stage at Fullers) New Theatre, biit occasionally does It on the edge of twelve-story buildings, when she feels that the public Is looking for a thrill.

Mary Pickford has finished her romance of the washtubs entitled "Suds."' In the Stoll film version of Ethel M. Dell's story, ">The Knight Errant," Madgre Stuart, as the heroine Ernestine Card-well, is supposed to go fishing and to land a trout. As Geoffrey Wilmer, the assistant producer of the picture, happens to be a practised angler, and Madge doesn't happen to be anything of the kind, it was suggested that he should catch the trout, and then let Madge appear to catch it. On the day selected for the fishing scene, however, all the flsh m a well-stocked pool at Hertingfordbury exhibited the greatest reluctance to be caught, and it was not till after George Ridgwell, the producer, had left his assistant 'behind to take some other scenes m the neighbourhood that Mr Wilmer landed) the necessary fish. He shouted Himself hoarse to bring the others back, but without avail, and by the time the party did return the fish had expired, the fisherman was tired and .the light was failing. So they threw the dead trout back into the stream an 6 decided to try again next day. Next day the whole party sat around for hours while Geoffrey Wilmer fished; 'but this time he caught nothing at all, and m the end he had to go off to a neighbouring village and buy a fish for Miss Stuart to "catch." And the only finny specimen to be had m the village was a fresh haddock! Daisy Jerome, the radiating come-cl-ienne on the Fuller Circuit, was born m Harlem, New York, and is not an Englishwoman, as commonly believed. "But I went over to England to be educated when I was only seven. Most of my education was obtained m convents m England and France and Germany. I was always stage struck, and the first achievement that indicated my future path was at St. Aloysius Convent, Clarendon Square, King's Cross, London. . Although I was only nine years of age I was selected to train all the little boys m a school play. The Bishop of London, who saw the performance, said a few little professionals must have got m on the sly. When I was only fifteen I played m the Pierrots, with H. G. Pelissier m London; and afterwards I joiner* the 'Cinderella' pantomime, m which Eugene was starring. I was an absolute amateur. I played fourteen weeks m the provinces, breaking all records, and •.then went to London to star with Ada Reeve m 'The Medal and the Maid?.' f was the youngest star comedienne m England, with the exception of Gertie Gitana, who was about the same age. The piece had not been running long when Ada Reeve fell ill. She had no understudy, and I took her part at two hours' notice." ' : : :: : :

As an impulsive daughter of British nobilitj^ who tires of a convent's staidness and thirsts for freedom and brilliant society life May Allison m "The Marriage ,of William Ashe" has a role surpassing all her preceding performances. . V/hen society inflicts a few slights on her she is piqued and retaliates by appearing at a lawn party'as Lady Godiva riding on a white horse and wearing nothing but her hair, thereby creating a scandal. The picturisation from the novel -of Mrs Humphrey Ward is this week being screened at the Princess Theatre. '-'• :: :: . Rex Ingram, the producer of "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse/ has since gained fresh laurels by com* pleting a succession of far above the average pictures for the Metro Film Company. "The prisoner of Zenda" will probably be the first of the new series to reach New Zealand. / i! i: :: ' "The Three Musketeers," after an already phenomenal week at Everybody's Theatre, Wellington; will b-j /screened for one week more, > -

can cut off: roots encroaching on to his property. Q.: (1) Is step-father . liable for support of mentally defective stepson over 1G years- of -age? (2) Is mother of mentally defective son over 16 liable for latter's support while m { institution. Mother has no property of any kind.-—"lvory." j A.: (1) Father's liability under the Destitute Persons' Act ceases on the child's attaining the age : of 16 years; (2) mother is liable under the Destitute Persons Act, but it must be proved to the court that she is of sufficient ability to pay before an order will be made. Q.: Enquirer owning farm made same over to wifi* some years ago. Wife of bad temper and addicted to nagging, m consequence of which husband leaves home and secures employment elsewhere. Has asked wife to come and make home with him, but she refuses, advising him to return to home .he left. "Would husband jhave any prospects of success m petition for Judicial separation? A. : On above facts husband could not hope to obtain a decree for judicial separation. Q.: A lends B £10 to purchase horse, it being understood that horse to stand as security for repayment for money lent. B sells horse without consulting A. What steps can A take to obtain his money? — "0.R." A.: Unless A had a properly prepared instrument under the Chattels Transfer Act over the horse his seourity will be .'gone if there was no fraud m the purchase from B. A's rpmeVly apart from this is to sue B for. the sum lent if the money is now payable. Q.: Person wishes to apply for his discharge m bankruptcy, but has no funds and solicitor refuses ■to act without payment. How should .he proceed to obtain his discharge? — "S.A-" ■; A.: There are"; a number of requirements under the Bankruptcy Act to be satisfied by a person applying for his discharge too detailed' to set out here. It is almost essential for bankrupt to employ a solicitor to act for him. Finance, Companies, Etc.: Q.: Bought . N.Z. Government Inscribed Stock at discount. Is difference between par and cost subject to income tax or merely accretion ,of capital ? — " Anxious." A. : Unless the purchase was made m the course of a settled business carried on by the purchaser m buying and selling such stock no income fax would be payable. Q.: (1) Owner offers place to prospective soldier purchaser for £800. Subsequently agrees with Commissioner of Crown Lands, acting for soldier, to accept £750. Endeavours to got soldier to agree to pay extra £50, but no definite agreement arrived at. Can soldier now be called upon to pay extra £50? (2) Some delay m completing purchase m above case and soldier let into possession pending completion. ' Late owner now demanding rent during time completion delayed, despite his agreement not to charge same. Can owner insist on payment of rent?— "A Regular Reader." A.: (1) If you made no agreement with the owner. to pay the extra £50 he has no claim against you for same; (2) Usual provision m case of delay m completion is that purchaser pays interest on balance of purchase money while delay lasts. In any case, if, as you say, he agreed for you to go into possession and not to charge rent he cannot force you to pay same now. Q;: Can a director of a co-operative cheese and butter factory draw wages as an employee of the factory? A.: This matter is usually provided for m the Articles of Association of the company m question. Without perusing the articles it is consequently impossible to say exactly what a director's position is, Q.: How much money can a person have m P.O. Savings Bank without having to pay income tax? Recently sold house for £450. Would he ha.-c to pay income tax on this amount?--"Anxious." A.: Income tax is not assessed on what a person has m the bank, but only on income derived during the year of assessment from some business undertaking. No tax payable on proceeds of sale of house unless enquirer a- dealer m houses or bought house With intention of selling again, when he could be assessed on the profit merely. ; Q.:. Owner of farm subject to mortgage sells same, but, owing to purchaser not being able to carry on, it comes back into his hands. If he is unable to repay mortgage when it falls due can mortgagee proceed against other property owned by him m order to satisfy the mortgage? — '"Constant Reader." A-: Enquirer does not supply sufficient data' to show whether mortgage is subject to provisions of Mortgages Extension Act or not. If it is so subject mortgage cannot be called up until 1924, so long as mortgagor pays interest and abides by the other terms of the mortgage. If it is not so subject technically speaking the mortgagee could proceed by way of a judgment of the court against any property owned by the mortgagor, but the universal practice is to sell up the mortgaged farm and then proceed against the mortgagor personally for any balance due. Judgment for mortgagor could, of course, be enforced against any property held by the mortgagor. General: Q.: Has chairman of householders' meeting for election of school committee a casting vote m the event of two of the candidates getting an equal number of votes? — "D.C." '^;\u b \ Education Act provides that ths chairman shall have a casting vote m such circumstancea. Q.: (1) A owes B £7 and pays £4 on account, for which he receives receipt duly stamped. When A pays further £3 has B to give a f urther stamped receipt? (2) Can the same person hold both offices of secretary and treasurer of a social club incorporated ?— "Junius." . * .• . „ A.: (I) B must give further stamp-, ed .receipt; (2) this is a matter £Xvided for m the rules of the society m question, and there is no provision ia«o Incorporated Societies Act, 1.908, prohibiting the holding of both offices by the same person. ■ Q.: Must person have passport to go to Australia from New Zealand? Whit are the necessary formalities for obtaining same, if any?--» Aussie" (Havyera). . „ ■ v A.: A passport is not necessary. a Q V,, Is .,* he consent of the father of ■an illegitimate child necessary to obSmmT a ,? option of the child."— Childless. _A.: Not unless he has been adjudgthe chlfe ° oUrt t0 be the of Jw5 a , n sonbe called upon to contribute to support of drunken and ne'er-do-well father?— "R jg •• „•£•?♦£!"* COUr h if called upon to decide, this question, would take into account the whole of the circumstances, and although the son is under the Destitute Persons. Act liable for the support of his father, the: Court would not make an order unless the father was of good character. Q.; Have the Postal authorities pow,er to open correspondence addressed to-TattersaU's. Hobart ?— "Curious." .a;:,- Yes. ■ •--■- ■ - - ~^W: Enquirer" expelled from certain association for writing anonymous letters. . Has he any remedy against the association ? — "lnterested." A.: Impossible to say what his rights are without knowing the nature the association to. which he belonged. Generally speaking, m the easy pt associations m the nature of clubs '■■ Courts of law will not interfere m any j station taken by the club so' long as !

it is m conformity with the rules of the club and m accordance with the dictates of natural justice. Q.: (1) Person has two unregistered rifles which ke wishes to sell, but cannot do so because of his inability to obtain permit. What is best tiling for him to do? (2) Widower makes will m favor of his children. Subsequently remarries and has family iby second wife. Does remarriage invalidate his will, and will he have to make another? — "Anxious." A,: (1) time has long since passed for registration of firearms and you are liable tn m'opooution for not registering. If you go to regif now police will most nicely prosecute and court may order rifles to be confiscated. If you do not register and are found m possession of rifles you will probably be fined more heavily than if you register them forthwith. (2) Will is revoked by marriage, and testator should make a new one. There Is an exception to this rule m the case J of certain wills made m exercise of a power of appointment, Q.: Where could enquirer obtain a Chancery List? — "Juan-"' A.: Write to Registrar Chancery Division, High Court of Justice, London. Do not know of any place m New Zealand where same can be obtained. Q.: Can a person lay poison for dogs on his section m a town district? — "W-J-McC." A.: The Police Offences Act, 190S, a penalty of £10 for laying poison oh or m any public place or any place adjacent thereto m any borough or town district. It will thus be seen that a person is not safe m laying poison on a section m a town district. Q.: How much money can a person transmit to his relatives m Germany who are German nationals? — "Truth Reader." ' A.: By the latest regulations a person desiring to . send money to Germany must make a declaration that it is for domestic purposes and is only allowed to send £5 at one time. Q. : What is the cheapest way to transmit sums of money to England? — "L.S.D." A.: Bank draft .is, m the majority of cases, much the cheaper way. Q.: Has the Defence Department any • right under the Defence Act to call a compulsory parade on a public holiday? — "Defence." . A-: The General Officer Commanding has given him by the Act wide powers of calling parades. These powers appear to be wide enough to enable him to call a compulsory parade at any time. Replies m Brief: "Ignorance": (1) Summer, December 1 ; Autumn, March 1 ; Winter, June 1; Spring, September 1; (2) January 15, July 15. — "C.R.": ,No direct boat. Bluff to Melbourne, £10 7s, £5 lGs. Melbourne to Launceston £2 8s and £1 13s. Then train. — "3P.G." (Island Bay): A is morally, though not legally, bound to repay the lost money, having accepted the commission, which he could have declined. His argument is as weak as it is mean. — "Humbug?,': Presumably there is at: award rate. A good healthy prosecution might do good.— V'Huia Cox": Verses unsuitable, but we give you two lines: "A meaner cow could not be found, than a New Zealand squatter." The waste paper basket has devoured the balance. — "J.W." (Mataiira): Tour poem is too good for publication. Anyway we don't know "Where are the lads of the village

to-night?" Probably at the pictures. — "Walter"' (Gisborne) : "Wail of the Silly Sex", far too life-like. Still, you can have four lines: "When" the flappers come to church And wink a naughty eye, You want to let them know the .place. They'll go to when, they die."— "W.P.S.": The linotype machine refuses to set your chain ' letter figures. Anyway we don't publish serials, and the figures won't come into one issue.— "W.B." : No use flogging a dead, horse. Subject has been ventilated many times m these -columns. — "Cyril Jay": The population of New Zealand at June 30 last was estimated at 1,250,942.— "0tira": (1) B scores nothing; (2) 24. — "J.H." (Hukuka): The two remaining players cut for second prize. — "G.V.D." (Foxton) : Cannot take your unsupported statement of the case as against the Magistrate's - decision. [Owing to the wiae use that is being made of this column by our many subscribers we are. compelled to hold-over a number of answers from week to week. All questions will be answered as far as possible m rotation of receipt. Frivolities and questions not of general interest will not be answered. — Ed. "Truth."!

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THE DEADHEAD'S DIARY, NZ Truth, Issue 877, 16 September 1922

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