20 JANUARY 1866, Page 3

The cattle plague return is more favourable, the weekly seizures

having only risen from 9,120 to 9,243, while the per-centage of cures is at last rising over 10 per cent. The latter fact is due, let us hope, to the practice of vaccination, which is gradually spreading in many different directions. Vaccine lymph from a child seems to be the beat to begin with, the virus being subsequently com- municated from animal to animal. Mr. Tollemache, the High Sheriff of Cheshire, has tried an experiment which, if it had but been a little more extensive, would have set the whole country vaccinating. He kept a vaccinated calf five days in a small yard with animals unmistakably sick with the disease, and the calf never even drooped.