GAVE HIM TIT FOR TAT Dlt of Conversation Worthy of Re cording Heard at an English Railway Station. Young Steven? was on his way north to ejicnd the week end with his parents and felt in n particularly particular-ly jovial mood, says Tit-Bits. The train in which ho was traveling travel-ing stopped at a small village and as n farmer, who was sauntering up nnd down the platform, came opposite op-posite Stevens' compartment, ho was asked by that youth if he knew that the duke of Devonshire was in tho train. Immediately the man showed great interest and said: "No! Is he?" "I think he is not," answered Stevens. "I only asked if you knew that he was." The farmer said nothing but con tinued his walk on tho platform. As ho camo opposite tho window again he remarked that their town had been experiencing soino excitement. excite-ment. "What's the matter?" Stevens asked. "Tho authorities wouldn't let some folks bury a woman," replicl the fnrmer. "What was the reason for refusing?" refus-ing?" "She wasn't dead," was the laconic lacon-ic reply. And then ho strolled away, leaving leav-ing young Stevens biting his lip.