10 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 2

The cattle-plague returns • for the first time show- a

slight improvement. The decrease in seizures on the face-of the figures- is.--2,692,.bute209 inspectors have not sent in their returns in time.. They returned last week 2,304- cases, but adding these to -the total, the seizures are only11,457, against 11,745 in the previous week, while the recoveries.have risen to.above •12 per cent. One return proves very little, but it is of course possible- atany moment that. the disease, like cholera or -small-pox -among unvaccinated human beings, may show-that it has- spent its first terrible force.- If so, the seizures -will grow fewer; the recoveries mare numerous,. for - weeks successively.-