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PASSING EVENTS R MOURS, &P- The He form Bill has paFsed the shoals. and quick- Nmds of committee and now is in comparatively a safe harbour. Thi3 was effected at the morning sitting Ml Tuesday. The House was thinly attended, and the absence of that excitement which has been observable during previous discussions on the bill was very marked. It appeared as if the interest in the measure on the part of hon- members had suddenly vanished. Nor Was any enthusiasm created by the discussion of the FL Schedules. Some amendments were moved, but they were not pressed, and the schedules passed almost without question. f The Lord Chamberlain has intimated to the Crystal Palace Company that His Imperial Majesty the Sultan of Turkey, and his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, with other members of the Imperial and Royal Families will visit the Crystal Palace on the afternoon of Tuesday next, when there will be a grand operatic concert, a display of the creat water- works, and an exhibition of fireworks with illumina- tions of fountains. The august visitors will dine in Hie Queen's corridor, overlooking the grounds, in the Interval. between the first and second parts of the concert. An extensive strike is going on amongst the colliers of the Oldham district. Cut of 22 pits, only six are working, and about 900 men, besides a large number of lads, are now idle, protesting against a reduction of twopence per ton in their wages, at the same time offering to accept one penny. At three pits the re- duction has been accepted the remaining three are Working on the old scale. The demand for coal in the district is being supplied from the Yorkshire coal- fields. The Government are taking early precautions against My outbreak of cholera. A supplement to the Gazette was published on Monday night, containing various Orders in Council as to quarantine, and the arrange- ments which are to be made by parochial authorities where any outbreak of cholera may take place. The orders are comprehensive, and appear to have been well considered. On the 20th of June the President of the United States proclaimed the treaty of the 13th of March for tile cession of all the Russian American possessions, In consideration of which the United States engaged to pay'7,200,000 dols. in gold within ten months. The ratifications were exchanged at Washington on the 20th of June. It is understood that the new territory is to be added to the military district which embraces Oregon and Washington, and to the command of which General Rousseau has been assigned. Writing on the fate of Maximilian, a correspondent fftys ;—" One loud moan of grief, which is almost a Cry 'for vengeance, pervades all France. Since I have known Paris I have never seen sympathy so great, or indignation expressed so strongly. Had Maximilian died on the field, people would have regretted and for- gotten had he been shot at once when taken, the French would have shrugged their shoulders and said, 'Fortune de la guerre,' and in a few hours have for- gotten the event; but the deliberate murder, the S re tended trial, and the delayed execution of a pre- etermined sentence, are cruelties worthy of savages alone, and the French are furious. The papers of wary shade of opinion agree that it is a murder, that tiieperpetr ators of the foul deed are scarcely human being A, and that Mexico can no longer be treated as a civilised country, or recognised among nations." The Empress Eugenie," says the Etendard, had received from Qur-en Victoria an invitation to be pre- sent at the grand review in honour of the Sultan. Her Imperial Majesty, under the painful feelings caused by the dreadful news from Mexico, was obliged to decline the gracious invitation of the Queen of England j but the latter, while profoundly respecting the sentiments which led to this decision, and persisting in her earnest desire to receive the Empress of the Jfrench, charged Lord Cowley, as it is said, to invite her Majesty to pass two or three days privately at Osborne." The New York papers brought over this week con- tain a despatch professedly written by Maximilian to isiss Minister Lares in February last. The authenticity of the despatch appears, from internal evidence, to be very doubtfuL If, however, it is authentic, it shows that 'the unfortunate Prince had in February fully realised the actual condition of affairs. He knew how hollow and how false were the pretences of those who advisedhim to stay in Mexico and to fight for his throne; and he had come to recognise in Juarez and his foflowera a band of patriots who were fighting against foreign aggression. The Sheffield commissioners closed their sittings on Monday. Certificates were granted to a number of persons who had confessed their offences to the com- raiseioners, the first application being on behalf of SrOadhead. In his case costs were refused. Certifi- cates were granted also to Crookes, Hallam, and a number of others but in the case of Joseph Thompson, secretary to the Scissor Grinders' Union, it was re- fused^ Sir; 'Overend saying the commissioners believed he had not made a full disclosure. The licensed victuallers of Halifax have been getting petitions against the bill for the closing of public- houses on Sundays, and have thereby brought down cpon themselves the censure of the House of Commons; the,eignaturee toone of their petitions, presented by I Mr. Akroyd, having been found to have been the work of at most two pens, and to consist of comic applications of common words such as Cheeks, the Marine," Bottle nosed Sandy," &c. &c. The secre- taiytothe Licensed Victuallers' Association has since written to explain that two men who had been hired by him to obtain signatures had thought it easier to fabricate them thecuselves, and, being of a comic turn of mind, "had not done the job right." j His Highness the Viceroy of Egypt arrived in Lon- don on Saturday evening on a visit of at least a fort- night's duration to England. The event can scarcely be eaid tohave created much excitement, but there were great crowds outside the Charing-cross station during the evening, and on the Viceroy's carriage issuing into the Strand the assembled crowds cheered his Highness I heartily- To this welcome he bowed his acknowledg- ments nrery graciously, but beyond these simple ges- biree he seemed perfectly impassive, and showed not the Slightest interest in anything around him. In no respect, as regarded uniform or decorations, was the Eit chief of the party distillguishable_ from any of suite. He wore a plain dark blue single-breasted teat, with silk braid on the cuffs and collar with an 7, ordinary fez, tnat seemed almost too large for him. The Viceroy reached Dudley house before eight o'clock. Later in the evening, accompanied by Nubar Pasha aad General Seymour, he went to the Italian Opera at Oovent-gard en, to witness the performance of Fra j Diavola. The party occupied the Royal box.—It ap- pean,after all that the Viceroy will be entertained, and hospitably entertained too, at Buckingham Palace. It is said that her Majesty the Queen has been gra- V ciously pleased to lend her banqueting hall and her Service of gold plate to the East India board, at whose expense a banquet worthy of the locale and the guests to whom it is offered is now in course of preparation. The Prince of Wales could not receive the Viceroy on I his arrival, because his Royal Highness had to dine at Greenwich with the officers of the Grenadier Guards. i At Tuesday's sifting of the French Legislative Body the Mexican question was discussed, when M. Thiers taid :-HThe Mexican expedition has ended without any good, results to France. Our compatriots remain exposed to greater losses than ever; our commerce mth Mexico is ruined, and the prestige of our great- aess is compromised in America. Even in Europe the Mexican imbroglio has hampered our attitude towards the grest,revolution accomplished in Germany. The lemon of this unhappy expedition is that control and opposition are necessary. The Mexican expedition was approved by no one in France, but was neverthe- less undertaken and continued for several years. There are twoways of understanding monarchial government. The first is the rule of a prince with irresponsible ministers, who merely execute the orders they receive. The second is a prince governing with responsible ministers, who hav>e to submit their views to him as the head of the state, and can, if necessary, lean upon a representative assembly, which is able to oppose the ministers, both, however, dependent upon public opinion. This is the form of monarchy towards wjjiich we must advance as speedily as possible in the interest of the governmmt and or the country. Perfect stillness prevailed in the chamber during this significant speech, and there is no doubt but that the words of M. Thiers will create a profound sensation throughout France, which is looking forward to a more perfect state of liberty than it now enjoys.