--The new rules now in force for the preservation of order at the theatre will, we predict, be instrumental in the establishment of a quiet and pleasant place of amusement, to which ladies and gentlemen may safely resort without becoming witnesses of spectacles not set down in the bills.
The closing of the bars and the means of communication between the lower and upper portions of the building, and the presence of a new and efficient police, are the measures taken to secure this desirable result, which must surely meet the approval of every one who would wish to see the drama in the South
placed upon a respectable footing.
A very large audience was present on Monday night to witness the first representation of Mr. Hewitt
's new piece, ‘"The Log Fort,"’ which brings into view a variety of scenes and incidents of the Revolution of 1861.
While there is no very remarkable ingenuity of combination on depth of plot, it patriotic sentiment, and illustrates the capacity of Southern soldiers to outwit, as well as outfight the Yankees
The leading characters were well sustained by Mrs. Dalton
, and Messrs
, though the latter was laboring under the fashionable disadvantage of a severe cold.
The piece, however, like all plays of this character, is more indebted to its sentiment than to any special effort of the actors' for its success.
We presume it will be repeated.