How the Stage Pays.
, in eight weeks has realized within a few hundred of $10,000, making her income, if measured in the same proportion, more than double that of the President
of the United States
. Mr. Forrest
gets even a shade still better terms, and even many stock actors receive a steady yearly income higher than that of our Secretaries of State
. Mr. Brougham
received last season, at Wallack
's, $175 a week, besides benefits and allowances for his pieces; Mr. Lester Wallack
receives $125 a week; Mr. Blake
$115, and Mr. Walcot
$100. At the Winter Garden
's, Messrs. Couldock
receive $70 and $50, and Messrs. Conway
$70 and $80 respectively a week.
At Miss Keene
's this season there are no high salaries, ut at the opening of the last she paid Mr. Jordan
$100. Last season, too, Mrs. John Wood
and Mr. Jefferson
received each $150 a week under the management of Mr. Stuart
, nor Betterton
, nor Munden
, nor Dowton
received one-half this sum in their best days.
No wonder, with such increasing salary of artists, and diminution in the price of admission, that managers now-a-days never realize the same sums as of old.--The days of managers have gone by, and that of actors, scene painters and carpenters have succeeded.--N. Y. Times.