God's Acre Beautiful, or the Cemeteries of the Future
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... et ou, par consequent, la cremation ne presente aucun inconvenient Pour obvier au danger signale par la Commission d'hygiene, d'enlevement ou d'alteration des cendres, on pourrait exiger que chaque urne fut scellee et conservee dans le cimetiere, pendant plusieurs annees; de maniere qu'on ne pourrait y porter atteinte sans commettre le delit de violation de sepulture.--Rapport au Conseil Municipal de Paris, 1879. THE STATE OF OUR GREAT SUBURBAN CEMETERIES. The greater portion of the public probably suppose that the forbidding of burials within the town has saved us from all present danger. The following concerns cemeteries in the immediate suburbs of London--some of those situated in the most pleasant, and which will soon be crowded, suburbs of London. During the time that the merits of cremation have been under discussion its advocates might have strengthened their case had they been cognisant of the way in which two of the cemeteries of South London were being managed. We refer to the Battersea Cemetery, controlled by a Burial Board elected by the Vestry of Battersea; and to the Tooting Cemetery, managed by a Burial Board elected by the Vestry of Lambeth. The Tooting Cemetery is not in the parish of Lambeth, but is in the parish of Tooting Graveney, which is comprised within the district of the Wandsworth Board of Works; and the Battersea Cemetery abuts upon the district of the Wandsworth Board Therefore, the members of the Wandsworth Board are concerned, on behalf of their constituents, in the sanitary condition of both cemeteries. In this matter at least the multiplicity of local authorities has not been without its advantages, for it has required the action of...
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