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THE CATTLE PLAGUE. After an absence of seven months, and air a time when preparations for the resumption of the cattle traffic throughout the country ware just completed, the rinderpest has made its reappearance in Shropshire in a very malignant type. The farm. on which it has bioken out is one in the occupation of Mr. John Ravenshaw, situate at Ash, near Whitchurch, a portion of the county where the rinderpest originally made its earliest appear- ance, and where it proved the- most destructive. On Fridav one of Mr. Ravenshaw's cows, a strong two- year-old heifer, suddenly manifested the well-known symptoms of the plague, and; on the arrival of Mr. Cartwright, the Government inspector for the district, he pronounced it to be a very bad case, and. ordered the immediate slaughter of the beast. Mr. Cartwright communicated the facts to the local authority, and on Saturday last a special meeting of that body was held in Shrewsbury, when it was- decided to direct the im- mediate slaughter of the rest; of Mr. Ravenshaw's stock, consisting of twenty-five head of cattle, and to declare the district in which his farm is situated to be infected, thereby strictly prohibiting any movement of cattle across'the border. The occurrence of this outbreak at the present moment will inflict considerable loss and in- convenience upon all connected with the cattle trade of the district, as only so lately as Tuesday last permission to hold sales of cattle by auction was. received from the Privy Council, and announcements of tje resumption of this long-suspended traffic in all parts of the county are advertised i.4 the current issues of the local papers. These will now, however, have to be withdrawn, the magistrates having requested the authorities in London to cancel their licence. The last case of cattle plague in Shropshire was reported on the 18th of October, and it occurred on a farm only about four miles from the one on which it has now reappeared.

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