A bachelor uncle, to whom his niece applied for advice on the question of choosing between two suitors, one of whom was rich and the other poor — the latter, of course, being the most ardent, as well as the favorite lover — sententiously replied; "My dear, the question being stripped of all illusory elements, your choice simply between love and beef. Now, love is an idea, while beef is a reality. Love you can get along without; but beef you must have; therefore make sure of your beef."

A dispatch from St. Paul, of the 14th, says that the snow in Minnesota has blockaded all the railroads, so that no trains could run for two days. On Thursday night the mercury ranged from twenty to twenty-five degrees below zero. Snow has fallen to the depth of several inches in Northern Kansas and Nebraska.

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