James Payn, the London writer, says a young man was paying his attentions to a "beloved object," contrary to the wishes of her father, "a man of thews and sinews, " aud one day the latter kicked the lover violently into the street. In a day or two (af ter reoovery) the rejected suitor, apparently not one whit discouraged, called at the house once more. "What, again !" exclaimed paterfamilias, putting on his well soled boots for action. "No, sir, "cried the young man. "I have given up all hope of winning your daughter, but iu consequence of that astounding kick yon gave me the other day I have been requested, on the strength of my earnest recommendation to the committee, to ask you to join onr football club. "