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REPEAL OF THE UNION. j

DISSENTERS' BAPTISM AND CHURCH…

- PORT TALBOT SHIPPING LIST.

NEATH SHIPPING LIST.

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A NEW DESCRIPTION OF NEPTUNE.

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HEALTH OF TOWNS. The following is a short abstract of Mr. Mackinnon's new bill to prevent interment in large towns, just printed. The preamble states that whereas the practice of interment under places of religious worship and within the precincts of large towns is injurious to health, and frequently offensive to public decency, the same should be prevented. It enacts that after the 31st of December, 1844, no such burials shall take place, nor within the distance of two miles from the cities of London and Westminster, nor within one mile from the metes and bounds, as settled by the Municipal Reform Act, of any city or town in England which contains more than 500 houses rated at E 16, and upwards excepting any cemetry authorized by Act of Parliament within years, or any churchyard, cemetry, or burial-ground men- tioned in schedule A, to the Act annexed. Except also all family vaults; and for a period of 20 years, other cemetries, churchyards, burial-grounds mentioned in schedule B and except any eminent public persons shall be buried in West- minster Abbey or St. Paul's Cathedral, with the consent of the Secretary of State. The incumbent and churchwardens, together with three inhabitants of each parish rated at not less than E309 to be elected annually by the inhabitants in vestry, to form a Committee of Health, with power to foim unions of parishes if they think proper, and to constitute a Committee for the purposes of the Act. The Committee are empowered to purchase land, and to form cemetries, or to purchase existing cemetries, and to allot a portion accord- ing to the number of the inhabitants who are members of the Established Church, to be consecrated, and to build chapels, one for the performance of the burial service accord- ing to the rites of the Established Church, and the other for the performance of the rites by the ministers of other congregations. The committee are to fix and publish a tabltf of fees for interments, and also for the sums to be paid for the exclusive right of burial in perpetuity, or for a limited period, and for erecting any monument or grave- stone. The incumbent elect to perform, if he think proper, the burial service over the remains of any person dying in his parish who shall desire to be buried in the consecrated portion, and to be paid the same fees he would have been entitled to if this act had not been passed. A similar pro- vision in respect to the clerk and sexton if he decline, then a chaplain to be appointed by the Bishop, and the incum- bent to receive such portion of the fees as the Bishop shall fix. No grave to be opened but once in six years. For defraying the expenses of forming cemetries, the committee are empowered to make a rate not exceeding Id. in the pound, to be assessed and collected in the same manner as the poor-rates. There are clauses occupying considerable space, but of no interest, referring to the mode of purchasing land in certain cases, the mode of recoveting penalties and of appeal. The most important alterations from the bill of last session are the reservation of family vaults, and the exceptions to be inserted in schedules A and B (though it may be noticed that no provision is yet made as to who shall be empowered to decide the exceptional cases), and the addition of the three rated inhabitants to be added by election to the minister and churchwardens to form a Com- jaitteg VI REALTOR

THE WELSH BISHOPRICS.

HOUSE OF COMMONS.

BUTE DOCKS, CARDIFF.