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THE CATTLE PLAGUE.

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THE CATTLE PLAGUE. We (Medical Times) have been favoured with a. proof of a Return from the Metropolitan Association of Medical Officers of Health, of the number of cow- sheds, of cows, and, so far as could be ascertained by inspection and inquiry, the number of cases of the cattle plague that have existed in each parish or dis- trict from May 1 to August 13, 1865." There appears to be forty-five parishes or districts, and returns are made from all except Islington, Charleston, City of London, St. Luke's, and Kensington. St. Martin's-in- the-fields, and St. James's, Westminster, have no cowsheds and no cows. The Strand has two, kept legally—i.e., with a licence; and four illegally—i.e., without licence." In the former, 74; in the latter, 46 cows are kept. Considering that there is a heavy penalty attached to the keeping cows without a licence, there seems great slackness in the local authorities that they do not enforce it. Including these in the Strand, itappearsthat 15,176 cows are usually kept within the metropolitan district, to which we suspect 3,000 ought to be added for the parishes from which no return has been received. In several parishes where the epidemic has prevailed the numbers are greatly reduced; thus, in St. Mary lebone there are only 746, whereas tho usnal number is 3,114. The districts in which the,murrain is known to have appeared are—St. Marylebone, in 279 cows; Holborn, 39; Hampstead, 125; St. Pancras. 140; Clerkenwell, 277; Mile-end and St. George's Eaat, 60; Poplar, 34; Clapham, 25; Lambeth, 24; St. John, Southwark, 35; Lee and Kidbrook, 15; ia.n<ii ,(N ew. ington, 5. But the return states that these numbers are not to be relied upon, as they are of necessity de- rived from information supplied by the eowkeepers, whose motives for secrecy are obvious. A Committee of the Lords of her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council met in the Council Chamber at Whitehall, on Friday, to take into consideration certain measures having for their object the preven- tion of the spreading of the cattle plague in the United Kingdom. The Lord Chancellor, Earl dei Grey and Ripon, and Mr/Secretary Card well were present. A committee of their lordships, at which Sir George Grey and Mr. Cardwell were present, met again in the evening in the Council Chamber at half-past six o'clock, when their lordships determined upon the issue of an order, to, prohibit the importation into Ire- land from any port in Great Britain of any cows, heifers, bulls, bullocks, oxen, or calves. Mr. Wad- dington, the Solicitor-General, and the Clerk and Deputy-Clerk of the Council were in attendance upon their lordships.

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