10 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 1

The Commons devoted themselves still more exclusively to the same

subject. In the Lords, Jamaica had been mentioned, and Reform, but in the Commons member after member rose to de- nounce the apathy of Government as to cattle. The drift of all the speeches made by Mr. Banks Stanhope, Mr. Dent, Sir J. Trollope, Mr. Lowe, Mr. Henley, and others, was that Government after October ought to have stopped the importation of live beasts and their transit by railway, to have levied a county rate on property and another on cattle to form a Rinderpest fund, to have prohi- bited the return of live animals from any market whatever, and to have compelled the magistracy to exercise their powers, instead of merely permitting. them. The ardour of the attack took the Government a little by surprise, but the line of defence, which we believe to be sound, taken by the Under Secretary, is indicated in another column. Sir George Grey in closing the debate for the night, added, besides repeating filr. Flaring'e argements, that he believed it impossible to sane/ out anyeabsohelebe'nfdforatt whets*. In the North Riding of Yorkshire, fer example, alt markets had been closed, but in the Met Rlilingethavy could nee beistoppedi for the people would not permit it. The debate will be renewed on Monday, when the Government Bill, which we imagine will enable the Home Secretary to compel any county to carry out something like the Aberdeen scheme, will be brought forward.