METnoroLITN CEMETER.Y.—A public meeting was held on Wed- nesday, at
the Freemasons' Tavern, to consider the best means of re- lieving the metropolis from the inconvenience arising from the present system of interment. Lord Milton took the Chair. His Lordship addeessed the Meeting on the continual complaints made by persons as to the manner of interment in this great metropolis. In 1824, the burials were calculated at 27,000; since that period the population has increased so considerably that now 40;000 interments take place an- nually. He highly approved of the present undertaking, as one which would contribute materially to the salubrity of the metropolis, as well as to the security of the dead. It was proposed to have the ground laid out and planted after the manner of Pere la Chaise, in the neighbourhood of Paris, and to have it strictly guarded, so as to prevent the possibility of the sepulchres being violated. They were aware that none of the cities on the Continent was without a public cemetery, which, while it afforded a decent place of interment for the dead, added much to the beauty of the place. Now he thought that they could form a cemetery near this metropolis not inferior to any of those on the Continent. Care, however, should be taken, in forming the pro- posed Company, that none of those mal-practices that had so frequently occurred with respect to other companies should take place in this. For this purpose, it was proposed that none of the shares, which were to be rated at 25/. each, should be transferred until three-fifths of the money was advanced. The Marquis of Lansdowne proposed the first resolution, "That the interment within this metropolis is highly objectionable, lead- ing to consequences injurious to health and offensive to decency." In support of the undertaking, he referred the Meeting to Liverpool, the commercial rival of London, where, within the last three years, a most excellent and ornamental public cemetery, which could vie with any one established in any city of Europe, had been erected. Was it fitting that this, the great metropolis of the empire, where every possible accommodation could be found for the living, should be found back- ward in adopting measures for the decent interment of the dead, in a way that would be gratifying to the feelings of those who remained behind them ? He hoped that this plan would meet with the public support, particularly as it was freed from the least taint of improper speculation. The resolution was seconded by the Rev. Mr. Harris ; who observed, that as the public cemetery established in Liverpool had been expressly sanctioned by the present Bishop of London, who was then Bishop of Chester, it was but reasonable to conclude that his Lordship would give his sanction also to this undertaking. Other reso- lutions, in furtherance of the object of the meeting, were then moved by Lord Radstock, Mr. Spottiswoode, M.P. and other gentlemen ; and the whole were passed unanimously. NEW STREET OPPOSITE WATERLOO BRIDGE.—Among the nonsen- sical letters occasionally addressed to the press, we find the following in the Morning Herald.—" Mn. Enron—After the munerous very able articles that have appeared in your paper, urging the propriety of a pub- lic way being left open opposite Waterloo Place, it is with no little regret that I observe the Office of Woods still persevere in their determination of depriving the public of so great a convenience."—We do not recollect see- ing any such article as is here alluded to ; but if there were, no declaration could be more groundless. The" Woods and Forests" have not only not determined to deprive the public of the street in question, but they have offered property to the amount of 25,000/. towards its completion. With fine propriety, the writer concludes by advising the people of West- minster to turn out Sir F. Burdett and Mr. Hobhouse, because of Lord Lowther's imagined delinquencies. If the "baronet and his man," as Cobbett used to call them, have no more than this charge to answer, their acquittal is tolerably certain.
Doos.—The Lord Mayor is exerting himself most effectually to pre- vent dogs from running about unmuzzled ; and there is very little doubt that the City will in a few days be clear of this nuisance. A correspon- dent in the Times gives a new theory of the origin of spontaneous mad- ness in dogs ; which be supposes to be connected with the breeding sea- son. It is only necessary to state, in refutation of his theory, that males are as liable to spontaneous madness as females.