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* FAMOUS WAR WRITER.

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FAMOUS WAR WRITER. DEATH OF MR. BENNETT BURLEIGH Mr. Bennett Burleigh, the famous war correspondent, died yesterday at Bexhill. No war correspondent had seen so much of warfare under varying conditions as Mr. Burleigh. A Glasgow man by birth, Mr. Bennett I Burleigh took part in the American Civil War fifty years ago, and had the experience of being twice sentenced to death. The military training he received during the civil war was invaluable to him as a newspaper correspondent. This role is supposed to be non-combative, but Mr Bur- leigh saved a British square from crumpling up in the Soudan by exposing himself, and crying :—Now, boys, give it to them Give it to tl,,em Hurrah" On more than one occasion he sought to enter the more peaceful atmosphere of the House of Commons, but his candidature was not attended with success. He was more at home on the battlefield, where he had many narrow escapes from death, but where, at any rate, he experi- enced many a crowded hour of desperate strife. His opinions on military matters commanded the respect and attention of the professional. One of his best scoops probably was hie interview with Joubert on the eve of the iast South African war. The slow troop train by which he was travelling was over- taken by a special, on which Joubert and his staff were going to the front. Burleigh waited till it was just moving out of the station, and then bluffed the stationmarster into stopping it by signal, telling him that he had been left behind. The special stopped, and Burleigh got on board, to be congratulated heartily by Jou- bert on his enterprise, and to get from the Boer generalissimo a capital interview. A laconic message from R. Bennett Bur- leigh to his paper, "Returning," was the first definite intimation that peace was as- sured.

- jONE DAV3 ABSENCE.

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