(FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
The New Mausoleum Plan for the Disposal of the Dead—Dr. John M. Peacocke and Dr. A. N. Bell discuss the subject—Executions by Electricity— Dr. Wm. A. Hammond and the Brown-Séquard Elixir.
Of late the new mausoleum plan of disposal of the dead has attracted considerable attention in this city. The project seems likely to meet with much favor both from sanitarians and the public at large, and a company, in which many clergymen and physicians are interested, has now been organized for the purpose of erecting suitable buildings in the leading cities of the country. While the objections to the prevalent mode of disposal of the dead are generally recognized, cremation meets with much opposition, and it is believed that this new sanitary system will be widely adopted as a substitute for burial.
The buildings, each of which will contain from ten to forty thousand sepulchral