27 JANUARY 1866, Page 2

The cattle-plague return is still bad, 10,041 seizures in the

week against 9,243 in the previous one, but the recoveries have risen from 10 to above 11 per cent. A mass of evidence is being published,. proving that vaccination when once effected is a per- fect protection, and the practice is spreading rapidly. The farmers, however, are hard to convince, and there is an unex- pected difficulty in procuring vaccine matter. If this could be remedied, and every beast in England vaccinated under penalty, the disease would, we believe, disappear at once and totally. Most unfortunately for the country, the Times wants to prove that Mr. Lowe's report, advising a suspension of the movement of cattle; was a sensible one, and consequently it does not fairly exert itself to further the practice of vaccination.