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THE BURIALS QUESTION. Mr. Osborne Morgan's resolution on the burials question was brought forward in the House of Commons, on Friday night last. The motion was lost by a majority of only 15, and amongst the Welsh members who voted for it, and formed part of the minority, were :-David Davies (Cardigan Boroughs), Richard Davies, L. L. Dillwyn, Lord Kensington, Morgan Lloyd, W. F. Maitland, E. J. Reed, H. Richard, Colonel Stuart, H. H. Vivian, and Watkin Williams. The following voted against the motion:—T. E. Lloyd, Sir J. R. Bailey, T. Cordes, Viscount Emlyn, J. P. G. Holford, and Hon. F. Morgan. We have been forwarded a copy of the following speech on the burials question, delivered at the Lincoln Diocesan Conference, by the Rev. T. W. Mossman, a clergyman,, jpaid, lieving it may interest our readers, ,we give it publication:— My Lord and Brethren,-The Burial Question is well-nigh coeval with the human race. The burial difficulty, although not quite so old, is yet of hoar antiquity. I find in the Scriptures that a burial difficulty arose in the days of Abraham :— And Sarah died in Kirjath-arba; the same is Hebron, in the land of Canaan: and Abraham came to mourn for Sarah, and to weep for her. "And Abraham stood up from before his dead, and spake unto the sons of Heth, saying, "I am a stranger and a sojourner with you: give me a possession of a burying-place with you, that I may bury my dead out of my sight. "And the children of Heth answered Abraham, saying unto him, Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sep- ulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead." In this beautiful narrative, we have recorded for our instruction the manner in which the ancient people of Canaan treated the patriarch Abraham. Hear us, my lord, in the choice of our sepulchres bury thy dead: none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead." Allow me to request your attention to one or two points. The man who spoke thus nobly was a Gentile, and, in all probability, a heathen. He was one of the sons or children of Heth. And the per- son on whose behalf he spoke was not merely a Dissenter, differing only in a few unimportant points from the then established religion of Canaan. On the contrary, he was an alien both by race and religion. Yet this alien was permitted to bury his dead in the choicest of the sepulchres of the children of Heth. It may of course be replied to this, what is obvious, viz., that Abraham subsequently bought a burying place of Ephron, the Hittite, wherein to bury his dead. But my answer, and it seems to me perfectly sufficient, is, that this subsequent commercial transaction in nowise detracted from the nobleness and the grand generosity of the ori- ginal offer. What I am standing here for to-day is, to ask Churchmen to imitate the nobleness and generosity of this poor heathen, who lived nearly two thousand years before our Saviour came into the world. It may perhaps be said to me that the cases are not parallel—that no one forbids Noncon- formists burying their dead in our churchyards, providing they are willing to have them buried with such rites, and such rites only, as are provided by the Established Church, and enforced by an Act of Parliament, called the Act of Uniformity. Again, my answer is, that such a so-called conces- sion is worse than nothing. I call it giving with one hand what you take away with the other. I know that Nonconformists look upon it, and upon the cognate proposal of allowing them to bury their dead in silence, like the beasts that perish, as in- sult added to injury. And in my opinion, their view is a perfectly natural one. What should we have thought, what would Abraham have thought, if, when Ephron gave him permission to bury his dead, he had added the condition that if he used any rites at all at the burial of his wife, if he did not deposit her in the cave of Machpelah in solemn silence, he mast use no other service than that which was customary among the children of Heth themselves? I cannot help feeling, and feeling strongly, that in this matter of the burial of their dead, it would be well for us if we could at length begin to treat Nonconformists not as schismatics, but as brethren in Christ. They worship one God with us. They have one hope of salvation with ourselves. They deposit their loved one in the bosom of the earth, with the same faith in a blessed Resurrection that we possess. Why then should we be separated either in life or in death by an Act of Parliament? For, as far as I can see, it is no- thing but an Act of Parliament which has built up this wall of separation between us. Let it be granted, as every one does most cheerfully, that the Burial Office in the Book of Common Prayer is very beautiful and appropriate, speaking gener- ally; yet there are some cases for which it is un. suitable, and there are some in which the Church itself forbids it to be used. What, then, I depre- cate is tying Christian men, whether they belong to the Established Church or not, or whether they be Christians of other sections and denominations, to one form, and one form only. I believe, until the first Act of Uniformity was passed by an Eng- lish Parliament, rather more than 300 years ago, such an idea as forbidding Christian men and wo- men to pour out their hearts to God in prayer and praise, in buildings or places set apart for His wor- ship, save and except in words sanctioned by that Act, never so much as crossed the mind of man. To me such a theory seems simply monstrous, absurd, and unchristian; and I can only wonder that my countrymen have so long tolerated the state of things which has been founded upon it. For, what is it that is implied by this burials diffi- culty? It is nothing more than that your Christian bretnren, who differ from you chiefly upon the question of the right of the State to interfere in matters of religion, should be allowed to read such portions of God's Holy Word, and sing a hymn or two, and pour out their hearts in prayer over the graves of their loved ones, in accordance with their own religious convictions. And is it for this that you are going to nail your colours to the mast? Is it for this that the cry of The Church is in dan- ger is to be raised, and fifteen thousand priests are prepared to stand to their guns ? Will you, as in the case of unbaptised infants, adopt the dog- in-the-manger policy of declaring that you will neither address a word of consolation to the mourn- ing relatives yourselves, nor yet allow any one else to do so I And may I ask what is it that any one is afraid of, that you are unwilling to grant this boon, upon which not Dissenters merely, but the English nation, have set their hearts-the boon that Nonconforming Christians should be allowed to bury their dead in our ancient churchyards, which, let it never be forgotten, the ancestors of Nonconformists, equally with those of Churchmen, set apart, more than a thousand years ago, for the burial of the dead with very different rites and a very different form of service from that which is now in use by the Church as by law established ? Believe me, if you will grant our Dissenting breth- ren this concession, as an act of grace and love, you will never regret it. Do not imagine that by so doing you are going to open the flood-gates for a deluge of infidelity and impiety. I am proud to own that I number among my friends Dissenters of all classes and most denominations. I think I know something of their tone and spirit, and, be. lieve me, that if you will be generous and grant them what you are now only asked for as a boon and a concession, but which I am neither afraid nor ashamed to say both justice and Christian charity demand, our separated brethren will be just as careful, just as reverent, just as loving in their treatment of God's acre, where the dead in Christ, their own beloved ones, are sleeping in Jesus, as you are yourselves. There is not a religious Non- conformist in England who would not scom with unutterable loathing the man who would do other- wise, or who would attempt to turn our church- yards into arenas of controversial strife. Yes, for once let the clergy be loving and generous. We then shall have what is a better defence for a Church of Christ than Acts of Parliament. We shall win the hearts of our people, and we shall see what has not been seen for many a weary year, the Church of England enthroned in the gratitude and the affection of a devoted nation.
We are requested to state that a concert on a grand scale will be hfeld at the Guild-hall, on Good Friday evening next Further particulars will shortly appear. < WE are given to understand that the places of business in the town will be closed at 1 o clock on St. David's Day. FOOTBALL MATCH.—Another football match was played on the Netpool ground, on Wednesday last, between the Cardigan 2nd Eleven and the Collegiate School team. The match resulted in favour of the former. THE DISTRESS IN SOUTH WALES.—A collec- tion of £ 5 6s. 9d. was made at the Tabernacle Chapel, in this town, on Sunday last, towards re- lieving the distress in Monmouthshire. "HANDEL."—On Wednesday evening last, a very able and interesting lecture on "Handel" was delivered at Bethania Chapel, in this town, by the Rev. W. Harries, Aberdare. In the absence of Asa J. Evans, Esq., the chair was taken by the Rev. T. Phillips, Verwig. The lecturer treated upon his subject in a masterly manner, the lecture besides being edifying, was characterised with considerable ability of composition. There was a very fair audience, the proceeds being towards the new Baptist Chapel, at Cilfowyr. THE GAS COMPANY.—An adjourned annual meeting of this Company was held at the Guild- hall, on Monday last, Mr. Thomas Davies in the chair. The profits on the working for the last year realised jE224, out of which a dividend of 5 per cent. was declared, the remainder being carried over to the reserve fund, which now amounts to £ 161. Messrs. T. Davies, D. James, and T. Par- ker were re-elected directors; and Mr. R. M. Roberts was re-elected auditor. The customary votes of thanks to the chairman and directors were also passed, and the business then terminated. MARRIAGE PRESENTS.—On the marriage of Mr. Thomas, Printer, Swansea, to Miss Rees, College- row, of this town, on Thursday last, the numerous friends of the bride took advantage of the occasion to present her with a large number of choice and costly presents, as a memento of their respect and good wishes towards her on entering matrimonial life. ST. DAVID'S DAY.—As briefly announced in our last issue, a committee meeting to consider the preliminary arrangements for the dinner, &c., on the above aay, was held on Monday evening last. The following resolutions were agreed to:—1. That a dinner be provided, and the members of the Car- digan Rifle Volunteers be invited free of charge, the dinner to take place at the Guild-hall, at 6'p.m. 2. Previous to the dinner, a procession of civilians and volunteers to be formed, headed by a brass band, when the principal parts of the town will be visited. The dinner, which is to be of the most recherche character, will be provided by Mr. Jacob Trollip, at the charge of 2s. 6d. per head, tickets for which may be had of Mr. Clougher. No special invitations will be issued except to the members of the Rifle Corps, but the committee hope to be fa. voured with the presence of the gentry and trades- men of the town and neighbourhood. A subscrip- tion list was opened in the room, in aid of the Vol- unteers' dinner, and the sum of fl2 was obtained. The committee will meet again on Monday eve- ning next, to complete the arrangements. I VACCINATION REWARD.—We are pleased find that Dr. Phillips, of this town, medical officer for No 2 district of the Cardigan Union, has been awarded a grant of JE12 10s. by the Government, on the recommendation of their vaccination offi- cers, for the efficient manner in which he has dis- charged his duties as vaccinator in his district. This sum is given in addition to his ordinary tees under his contract as public vaccinator. CARDIGAN TOWN COUNCIL. An adjourned Quarterley Meeting of the Town Council was held on Monday last, presided over by the Mayor. There were also present Aldermen Davies and Edwards, Councillors Asa J. Evans, J. Lewis, S. Davies, L. James, Rev. W. Jones, and Dr. Phillips. THE WATER WORKS. The Mayor said that Mr. Szlumper had accepted the offer of JE5 for examining the water scheme and giving his opinion thereon. THE LOWER MARKET. Alderman Davies: In accordance with a resolu. tion passed at a previous meeting, a committee met to oonsider the proposed alterations in the upper and lower markets. After due consideration, they had decided to abandon the proposed alterations, as the Act forbade them to divert the building from its primary object. Besides, if the proposed alter- ations were carried out, the structure would be injured; and should the lower portion be required again for market purposes, as we hope it will when we have the railway, it would be difficult to restore it. They recommend that sheds be erected in the yard, which would answer the purpose. Sugges- tions were also made that an anteroom be added to the Guild-hall, which would be found very conve- nient for concerts, public meetings, &c. Mr. J. Lewis: I am for improvement, and hope something will be done without delay. Alderman Davies: The sooner the better the lower portion is let. Mr. J. Lewis: I should like to know how it is to be let, as a difficulty exists. Alderman Davies: Let it concurrent with the upper market. Mr. Asa J. Evans suggested that it be let, and the lessee be allowed to íix anything he may deem necessary to protect his property. On the motion of Alderman Davies, seconded by Mr. S. Davies, -the Mayor was authorised to treat with Messrs. Davies Brothers with respect to the letting of the lower market as a warehouse. Alderman Davies suggested that the sheds re- commended by the committee be erected forthwith; the matter of having an anteroom might be defer- red for a time. Mr. J. Lewis suggested that the sheds be com- pled before entertaining the anteroom question. Mr. L. James Doing both together would be cheaper. Mr. Asa J. Evans suggested that a plan and specification for the whole scheme be had, so as to enable them arrive at the cost. Alderman Davies concurred with Mr. Evans. The question having been discussed at some length, on the motion of the Mayor, seconded by Mr. Asa J. Evans, it was resolved that Mr. Wood. ward be asked to prepare separate plans and speci- fications of the proposed improvements. A GOOD SUGGESTION. The Mayor referred to the crowded state of the Reading-room, and that it was necessary to move in the matter, so as to encourage the youths of the town in their literary pusuits. Dr. Phillips Cannot the proposed anteroom be constructed in such a manner so as to serve as a Council Chamber, and the present Chamber be added to the Reading-room! This would do away with the necessity of building a new Me- chanic Institute, and the rent will compensate for the outlay on the anteroom. Alderman Davies: There is something in Dr. Phillips' suggestion, and I think it can be turned to good account. THE RATE CASE. In answer to a question Mr. Asa J. Evans said that the draft copy as amended is now in my hands and will finish with it in a few days. THE CORPORATE PROPERTY. In answer to a question by Alderman Davies, the Town Clerk said that the draft had been forward- ed to the Commissioners for approval. THE NEW CLAY PITS. Mr. J. Lewis informed the Council that the new clay pits were ready, and that the quality of the clay was very superior. A committee was selected to superintend the working, and appoint a person to take sole charge. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The usual fortnightly meeting of this Board was held at the Workhouse, on Wednesday laøt, pre- sided over by Mr. J. T. W. James. The following members were also present—Messrs. T. H. Brench- ley, W. O. Brigstocke, B. Rees, J. Lewis, Wm. Mathias, D. Thomas, S. Jenkins, W. George, L. Davies, D. Jones, T. Williams, T. Llewellyn, O. Thomas, J. Hughes, and T. Jenkins. MAINTENANCE OF PAUPERS. Mr. W. O. Brigstocke, in accordance with a notice of motion, moved that the Clerk be directed to make a return, shewing the cost per head for the maintenance of each pauper within the Union, as well as those within the neighbouring Unions, taking as basis Mr. Bircham's return. He was of opinion that his (Mr. Bircham's) figures were fal- lacious. Mr. O. Thomas seconded the motion, which, after some further remarks, was carried. COUNTY BOARDS. Mr. B. Rees called attention to the Bill now in Parliament, having for its object the formation of County Boards, and the desirability of appointing a committee to consider its provisions. This proposition caused a considerable debate. Ultimately it was resolved that five ex-officio and five elected guardians should form a committee to examine the Bill, and report thereon. A WEALTHY PAUPER. It transpired that an old man, named David Morris, had been removed into the Workhouse, and had died lately, having jE20 in the Brecon Old Bank. It was resolved that the Clerk send a bill to the bank for the pauper's maintenance, &c. RETURN OF SCHOOL FEES. Mr. Thomas Williams moved That the Clerk be requested to write to the various schoolmasters for a list of their respective school fees." Some had refused to furnish the School Attendance Committee with the same. I am of opinion that this Board can compel them to furnish them. Mr. Brenchley No. If they are meant for the guidance of the Board, I agree with you.; but if for the purpose of assimilating the school fees, I object to it. Mr. J. Lewis seconded the motion, and it was carried. LIST OF PAUPERS. Mr. Brenchley moved, seconded by Mr. J. Lewis, That a list of all the paupers in the Union, to- gether with the amount received, be printed, and posted up at all the churches and chapels," and it was carried.
To the Editor of the CARDIGAN OBSERVER. SIR,—Your readers may have seen a paragraph- in the Western Mail of the 15th, announcing the failure of Messrs. Robinson & Son, timber mer- chants, of this city, I shall be glad if you will in- form them that I am not the person referred to, neither have I any connection with them. Saw Mills, Canon's Marsh, Yours truly, Bristol, Feb. 19th, 1878. E. ROBINSON.
Births, Marriages, and Deaths. MARRIAGES. HUGHES—-PARRY.—On the 21st instant, at Blaen- anerch Chapel, by the Rev. John Davies, Mr. Thomas Hughes, Rhosygader-fawr, to Miss A. Parry, daughter of Mr. John Parry, Ffynonwen, near Blaenanerch. THOMAS—REES.—On the 21st inst., by license, at Penybryn Baptist Chapel, by the Rev. W. O. Evans, Cilgerran, in the presence of the Regis- trar, Mr. John Thomas, Printer, Russell-street, Swansea, to Miss Mary Anne Rees, the eldest daughter of Mr. Theophilus Rees, College-row, Cardigan. DEATHS. WILLIAMS.—On the 18th instant, at No. 7, Lower Market-street, Carmarthen, Mrs. Susan Jane Williams, relict of the late Mr. John David Wil- liams, formerly of the same place, aged 76 years.
Holloway's Ointment and Pills.—Rheumatic Pains, Tic-Doloreux.—These diseases are unfortu- nately very prevalent in this country, and are fre- quently most distressing, sometimes for yeant baffling all medical skill to alleviate the sufferings of the victims. In no case have Holloway's Oint- ment and Pills failed to produce a cure. The Oint- ment exerts a peculiar and soothing influence over the nerves and muscles, relaxing spasms and sub. duing pain. The attack soon becomes milder and the intervals between the paroxysms longer, until they cease altogether. The Pills restore the body from a weak and debilitated condition to a state of health and strength. Persons bedridden for months with rheumatic pains and swellings, after' using the Ointment have been cured in an incredi- bly short period.