vw ¦ j i i _,,4 a rr ( tt ' ' t; i 11 uno i wuiili f min been made for one of Miss Marie Wellesley's Leonberg dogs. We are pennitted to copy the following letter from William F. Cody to tliut lady : Mr Deak Madam.- As I ara anxlous to purebase your Leonberg pups, I inuke the ibllowing otter- $3,000 lor Sultan or $5.000 for both. Wm. F. Cody, (Buftalo Bill). The answer to Mr. Cody was: "The dog is not for sale at any price, as he cannot be duplicated In this or any other country." - Afieül and AJluat,PUiUidelphia, Feb. 24, 1SS0. This dog is now in tlie possessiou of Frank Frayne aud perfurms witli the oompany at the Opera House next Saturday evening. Some of the finest specialty performers in the country are with the company, and the whole performance is pleasing and entertaining, and well wortli seeing. The tire and explosión scène and mechanical effects are new and startling. THOS. W. KEENE. The fashionable as well as the dramatic event of the season will occur in tliis city oi) Friday evening, April títh, on which occasion Mr. Thos. W. Keene, the popular tragedian, will appear at the Grand Opera House, in his grand loipersonation of Richard II I. The Chicago Herald says : " Mr. Keene has an advantage over Mr.McCullough and over Mr.Barrett. He possesses a voice of ampie volume, free from the gurgling, throaty tones into which Mr. McCullough's merges in raoments of excitement and passion. It is also free from that hard, metallic quality which preveuts the auditor from believing that Barrett is ever in full sympatliy with the feeling of the line or sentence he has uttered. The next great reqnisite of the actor is inobility of feature. We recollect no scène or part of a scène in wl'ich any silent actingof McCullough and Barren ever won them any quick commendation from their audieuce, whereas in several scènes in Richard III. it isoftener the expresión and the gesture of Keene thau his mere deliverj that captures the spectators. To see Kceue at his best in any one Shakespearean performance he should be seen in Shyloek, liiohard III. or Macbeth.