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Cholera and its Remedy.

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The Cattle Plague.

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The Cattle Plague. It really appears to us that foreign cattle are safer and sounder than English cattle. Last week there were at our cattle-market nearly 4,000 foreign beasts to about 3,000 English, and a salesman on the spot assures us that several of the native animals were in- fected, but not one of the foreigners. Nor do we much wonder at this. We have certainly got a cattle plague among us, wherever it came from, but France and Belgium and Germany have no such misfortune. They might object to our beasts more reasonably than we to theirs. And they are exceedingly vigilant and careful in the matter. They employ skilled inspectors at the ports of embarkation, while we are now doing the same at the ports of debarkation, so that there is a double security against infection. Indeed, as far as we are aware, nobody asserts that any beast visibly or presumably plague-stricken has been admitted into this country. The theory is that the disease was dormant," and developed only some time after landing. How far this theory is probable the public may judge; but it seems to us that a great deal more evidence of its truth should be forthcoming before we shut our ports against foreign cattle, and confine our- selves to a market not half large enough for our wants, and known to be infected withal.—Times.

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