fourteen offlcera, twenty sergeants, twenty corporate, three hundred and thirty-four private*, Mad five drum weie. From Woolwich. Lieutenant Colonel 8 N. lowder (Cl;ntham divl sion), Oomtuauder. (hptain Seymour. (lately co maiulniK the marines on board the war ship St. Jean d'Acre In Mediterranean.) First Lieutenant Woatby. Uecond Lieutenant Bourchier. OFFICIAL ENCOORAOEMKNT TO TBI MKH. Or eat anxiety waa manifested by the authorities in re gard to tha selection of this force, as well as with respect M the eomfort of the men on board the war ships, and their efficiency in action. The interest which attached to the expedition may be judged from the fact that, even ?I the last moment, the London Army ami Mary Oatettr addressed to the government tine following words ? Although it ia not yet officially known what arrange ments are in contemplation for the transport of the bat talion of marines, 800 strong, now told off for service in Mexico, yet it is to be hojA the Admiralty will decide ?lion adding them as an Increased complement to the va nous ships of the squadron, instead of hiring transports far their especial accommodation. All the guns should fee kept aa clear as possible, In order that the daily oxer else* and dnlla may go on as usual, and the efficiency of the squadron unimpaired. As many cabins aa possible should be trailt below for the accommodation of the of ftcera, and by this means as few guns as possible masked ?pen the gun decks. It Is, kideed, very probable that, wrtsr the peculiar circumstances of the occasion, cap tains of men-of-war would give up th?ir fore cabins as a temporary aoeommodatiop, oertawly to preference to having their batteries masked by.oabina, for it most not fee forgotten that offlcei a thus cmharkeo nave a right to Slaioi a certain amount of comfort, which moat he re- i apected. no matter is , howqver, capable of very atat pie adjustment, and in this manner our battalion rf mo rbus would to kept m rtadinen for inMant action. Juai before leaving Eugland the marines of the expedi tion were encouraged to a faithful diaohargc of their duty aad a perseverance Ml their Mne of goodoenduct, fey haiag informed that a circular memorandum was received ca the 10th of .November, by Colonel Campbell, commanding the corps at Woolwich, from the Deputy Adjutant Geue ral, announcing that the Lords of the Admiralty have been pleased to approve of the gratuitous issue o( a blue aorge tunic biennially, to be wore only on board ship or M foreign service, and an additional pair of half boots an ?ually to non-commissioned offlcera and men of the Royal Marines. The tonics are not to be delivered except when a detachment Is under orders for embarkation. Seven hundred of these tunics have been issued to the battalion for Mexico. YH1C BRITISH FLEET IN NOBTH AMERICA AND TBI WEST INDUS May be (airly estimated as an English force in con nection with the expedition to Mexico. Admiral Sir Alexander Milne ? who will have command of the vessels to the Gulf? hss his flagship off Halifax, and we are Just Informed by the Bermuda Royal Qatettt ? an official colo nial organ? that he has made preparations to despatch six or seven vessels from the above namod squadron as a reinforcement to the detachmcnt just named. The strength of the NORTB AMERICAN FLEET OP ENGLAND May be enumerated thus : ? jYrtme oj Vtnrl, I Offlter Commanding. NlirdlagMhlpof 1 the IWu't) J Siilnt George Irmnortallte Money Ariadne Jucon Cadmus Challenger. Ptidem Bulldog Driver Hlnaldu Terrible Terror Racer Iraitum Drupe rate Barr.tcouU. ...... By lr? Spiteful Landrail Nimble Ship jack Mettle Oyux Kite .. Steady Total. |E. K. Barnard P. Egerton O. Ilaucnek 1H. Caldwell, C. M W. Vansllitiirt K. P. B Von Ot uup. . . II. R. Hlllvir, C. B.... J. Kennedy, C, B Capt. J II. Oo<kburn. McKIUop H. Nelson W. N. Howett, V. C... K. H. II. Olaue, C. B F. ilutton A. MeL. Lyons U. Dunlop J. F. Boss W. Wood R. V. Hamilton W. C. F. Wilson J. H.M- Marllo J. D'Arcy J. Murray (Tender) (Tender) l?. VeurU. 27 Gun*. 692 MO 2,822 2,622 8,081) .1,733 I, (WO 1,446 1,711 1,462 1,100 600 280 280 920 1,904 679 1,776 1,338 1.063 818 1.064 426 233 233 211 >11 300 430 Mm 0,776 1,780 800 9,806 Quru. 40 40 30 10 86 16 10 60 26 Crew. 420 880 630 100 840 230 166 700 080 Add three vessels called on 13Ui instant, from England 3 Marine force on board ? Gro?? total of ahipe,gun? and men, of England 80 THE FRENCH FLEET AND ARMY. REAR ADMIRAL JUI.IEN DK LA QRAVIKRK, IMPERIAL WAVY, 1M COMMAND? CHEFS DR BATAILLON D'AR BAND AND CAMPION COMMANDING TROOPS. Estimated, Estimated Vessels. Fitting at. Ardente Brest L' As tree L'Orlent . . An le (transport) ? L'Berthellot (corvette) ? Guerriere Brest Steam corvette (not named) Rochefort . Marceaux (cutter) ? Cherbourg Massena (line -of- bat tle ship ? Montezuma (trans Sbtal? Vessels, 0; guns, 266; men, 3,676, The latest French papers state that this war contingent will be accompanied by five gunboats and five armed transports, and that the fleot will take out A LANS FORCE Mustering six thousand Ave hondred men. The troops will be selected from the army serving in Franco and the Frcnch West Indies, and will comprise ? Sixteen companies of marines. Five hundred French Zouaves. Eight troops of cavalry. A demi-brigade of infantry. A battery of artillery armed with rifled cannon. Permission was given to the Zouaves to volunteer for the sorvice, and in two days three thousand names were tent into the War Office, five hundred men only being wanted. The cavalry will not take their horses from France, but will be mounted either at Havana or tn Mexico. Admiral do la Graviere left Paris for Toulon on the 11th of November, and a portion of the French fleet put to sea on the 13th instant, the same day that the British ships left Plymouth Sound. Admiral La Graviere will hoist his flag on the Massena. THE FRENCH FLEET IN NORTH AMERICA. REAR ADMIRAL REYNACD, OF THE IMPERIAL NAVY, COMMANDER. We give, as in the case of the English force, a report of the strength of this fleet, as there is no doubt bat Admi ral Reynaud will support Admiral La Graviere In the Gulf, If necessary. Vtttels. Guru. Bellone 26 Screw frigate Foudro (flagship). . . 40 Paddle steam frigate Descartos. . . 40 Screw sloop Nor val 16 Pcrew corvetto Lavoisier 10 Steamer Oatinat 6 Total ? Vessels, 6; guns, 137; men, 1,916 Vessels. Guns. Men. Total Frcnch fleet for Onlf 9 256 3,676 Total French fleet in North Ame rica 6 Gunboats and transports 10 Total land force and marines Eslima'"d Grew. 360 6(10 660 226 120 80 137 40 1,916 400 0,600 Gross total of Frcnch contin gent 25 433 12,490 THE RPANT8H FLEET AND ARMY. VICE ADMIRAL RUBALCABA, OF OER MOST CATIIOLIC MAJESTY'S NAVY, IN COMMAND ? OENKRAL PRIM TO COMMAND THE TROOP8 ON BOARD AND ON 8HORE? DIPLOMATIC COMMISSIONER, SENOK UUELLY Y RENTE, OR M. LOPE/. DB CEBALL08. The Spanish naval force which is about to assemble at Havana for tho expedition to Mexico is composed of twelve steamers, viz:? Guns. ... 16 ... 0 .... 6 ... 6 ... 6 ,...300 Guns. Princess de Asturiae. . . . 61 Francisco de Asis. (Amcopcioti 41 Hernan Cortes .... I Ail tad 41 Hiasco de C.aray . . Bianca 37 Piznrro Bereognela 37 Velasco... I'etronilla 37 Isabella la Catolica 16 Total Thore will bo besides two corvottes and the necessary number of transports. Total vessels 14 Men 2,660 THE SPANISH MILITARY FORCE Tlos been estimated variously. A lato London paper, speaking of tbo land contingent of Queen Isabella, says ? The Spanish government is actively preparing for ica the naval force that is to net on the coast of Mexico in con junction with the English and French squadrons. The Spanish forcc will coaxial of lour screw frigates, the two newly built ships-of war, the l^allad and the Ooncepcion, of two largo steamers and six other vessels of lighter draught. The squadron will bo commanded by Vice Ad miral Kubalcaba, oh senior officer in the Antilles. Tho number of troops to be disembarked in Mexico is about 8,000, of whom 3,000 will be sent from Cuba. The no verura :nt has left to (Jen. Serrano the nomination ol' Hie commander o!' tho Cuban continent. Tho expedition is expected to sail from the Spanish ports Inward* the end of tho preset t month. Tho Madrid papers, however, glow.ng with war atdor, assort thgl six or eight thousand men will be lorwaniod tea Spain ou the expeditionary fleet, aad that aU the troops at prcnent a tat toned in Ouba and Porto Rico, with a portion of th? army iu San Iwmiugo, will bo ?<-'nt to Mexico il nrcettsary. Calculating thus, tho Madrid UtutUr publishes (tie following particulars concerning llic <*)?i positiou of the expeditionary army for Ucxtco. 'J ho army of Cuba is composed of ? Men. Flrengtta of the permanent army 21 000 White militia, more than one-half oavalry 4,000 Colored militia 4,000 Volunteer owpe, or a hind of inHilia, consisting of armed ?MM>, perfectly or gain ml for military service and the interior defence of tho island, and which may be mobilized if necoasary 10,040 Total, fully organized 89,000 The force which occupied Puerto Rico m composed of the following corps: ? Men. Permanent infantry 8,600 Brigade of artillery M0 Cavalry 100 White militia, infantry..,,, 7,000 White militia, cavalry W0 Total 11 ,#00 In the island of Ban Domingo a considerable army m at present being organised. In Ism than one month, if circumstances should render II necessary, there could be sent from the Peninsula (Old Spain) to Cuba a corf ?former of 30,000 saen, perfectly equipped and organised, in war vessels and steamers chartered by Una government. The force in Cuba and Puerto JUeo alone weald make up Ofty thousand men ; but we must bear to mind that It is much more easy for Spain toss# that she can remove 14 tor operations elsewhere frees thane places than to do it Besides this, France sod England have intimated that ihoy wtil net permit Spain to epsrata sel)d| tor herself, . or to gratify bar pension tor annotation in Jtonino. . Striking n helanoe between bar exaggerations and tha number of troops to be sant wtf by bar alttca, we nay permit Spato to ?*. eount la" tor i IMa vsonld five to* 1 Total Spanish foraea at sen M Spanish troops far land operations.? Gross total fcrce 14 M0 M,N0 These statistics give the following aa tho THE TOTAL EUROPEAN FORCE. RRCAPITCLATION Of Til nifiimi PLRIT AND Country. No. Ventii. N*. Guns. lfo. Men England M MO 9,906 France 25 433 12,490 Spain 14 800 12,660 United European force to collect the Mexioan debts, as alleged M 1,(90 84,444 The operation* of the Allies against the em ting regime In Mexico will most likely fee Materially assisted by the three agencice we are about to name, to wit:? INCIDENTAL AID AND ENCOURAGEMENT. THK RETURN OP GENERAL MI RAMON. The Madrid Journals of the last of October announce that General Miramon, ex-President of the republic, had left that capital for Codix, to embark for his own country In a vessel of the Spanish fleet. GENERAL DON MIGUEL MIRAMON, HX-PIIB8IDKNT OP MEXICO. ITiis Mexican officer, so distinguished in the late civil war in Mexico, and who escaped to Havana on the success of Juarez, was born in the year 1833. He first appeared as a prominent actor in the political events of his country in the winter of 1858, when Zuloaga assumed the reins ef power by a revolutionary reaction which overturned the government of Comonfort and placed him In the Presi dential chair. On the death of the young General Osollo, who died at San Luis Potosi in the summer of 1869, Miramon was appointed to the command of the reactionary army, and soon afterward* com pletely defeated General VMswrrl, Governor cf Noeve Leon and Coahnlla, near the city 4 San Lola Petoei (Sept. 29). Subsequently be marched against the city or Gu&datyara, rested Geo. Dsgellado, who had marched out to meet him, and took poeseaeion Of that city, the next event of importance waa his appointment Ml foe. sident ad interim by Zaloaga, when he ir|nilii< an ex pedition against Vera dm*, and la March, 1M0, laid ?lege to that important place, where (he liberal govern ment was then exercising its authority as heat R ce?M' The result of that liege, so disastrous to Mlramc4, is lyaW known, if tar the actku ef the United States iquMn, hy whWh be loet the veeaele he -had hee^ht ae? enWed to aaaiat him In the stege, and cm er two i, attaehs on the tad aide, he retired frmnbefkre Ha i with a small remnant of the 4,000 men he led against it, and, after a toilsome and perilous march, arrived at the capital towards the middle of April, entering that city with only ?0 mem. Apart from his political views, Mir? pn?m? any elements which, under other aad mere favorable drcam stances, would make him a greater man than he Is. At all events, bis indomitable courage, both moral and phy sical; his Iroa force of character aad decision, hi* fertili ty in rcaoweca, energy aad unqueetioaable ability aa a military leader , place him among the remarkable men cf the day. That a man unknown but yceterday should suddenly elevate bitnself to the summit cf power, and put under hie feet ad the power and wisdom of bis country, is wonderful ; bat when it is considered that he accomgMsbed this and won a world-wide fame be fore be waa twenty-eight yean of age, hie bitterest enemy cannot deny him ability ef a high order. 1%e future career of such a man will be curious and interest ing, for he has too much restless energy to lead an inac tive life. The second intereet is to be found in tbe NUMBHR OP FOREIGN RESIDENTS IN MBXICO. On this subject the Journal des Debate observes:' ? If the European Powers did not number by thousands their subjects in Mexico, nothing would be easier than to leave that unfortunate country to grow gradually more d isorganized , until Uie United Stales , delivered from their in testine quarrel*, should come and rt-ettchlish order for them. But Spain, England and France are largely represented In Mexico; and many people are ignorant that, after Spain, France nnmbors most of her subjects In the midst of this anarchy. In 1846 the number of foreigners reported to the Mexican Secretary for Foreign Affairs was: ? Spaniards 6,141 French.'. 2,048 English 015 Germans 581 Americans 444 Various nations 404 The n umber of foreigners now cannot be lest than twenty-five thousand, and of these there are live thousand Frenchmen, at least, who are entitled to tho protection of France. Next to this, in our estimation, as an extraneous aid which may be called on if necessary, ranks the BRITISH FLEET IN TI1E PACIFIC? REAR ADMIRALS Bllt THOMAS MAITLAND, C. B., AND B. L. WARREN, R. N., IN COMMAND. This forco comprises twenty vessels (mostly scrow stermers) of war, mounting four hundred and twenty sevon guns, which would bo found a very formidable power should the Allios seek to operate against Acapulco or Mazatlan, on the west ccast of Mexico. THE FRENCH ADMIRAL TO VISIT THE UNITED STATES. SECRET INSTRUCTIONS PROM NAPOLEON. A Paris letter of tbe 15th of November, Jnst to hand by the Canada, says:? Tbe French expedition to Mexico excites far greater in terest in courtly aud govermental circles than could have been cxpccted from so small an affiiir. Every day it is talked of , and every day a new piece of intelligence re s|iocting it is made known. The version to-day is that Kcar Admiral Jurien de la Graviere, the commander of tbe expedition, is very shortly to be inadeaVice Admiral; that on the 25tli of this month an orderly oflicer of the Emperor is to bo dospatched with a nother batch of secret in struct wfinr him; and that when he shall have done the work chalked out for him in Mexico, he is to irisil the United States. The frigate Astroe, the corvette Berthollet , and the ad vice boat Morceau, which form part of hi? squadron, have just Bailed from Franco for Martinque, where they are to join the Admiral, and it is believed that all the transports, with troops, will leave to morrow. The English, French and Spanish squadrons are to be assembled at Cuba he twoen the 15tb and 20th of next month, and a conference of their Admirals, to bo attended by the English and French Ministers in Mcxico, will be held to decide on tho plan of operations to be adopted. THE FRENCH SQUADRON AT SEA? AN ALLIED COUN CIL AT HAVANA. Tho Paris Patrie of the 16th of November states that despatches and private correspondence fsom the naval ports announce the departure of the steam frigate L'Aa tree from Lorlcnt on the 12th, at six P.M., and the de parture of the steam corvette Le Bertholel from Roche fort on the 11th, as well as the departure of the Morceau from Cherbourg. Tbcso ships are bound to Martinique, where they will join Admiral Ju rien de la Graviere, who commands the naval division to operate against Mexico. It is thought that the three squadrons will unite about the 2bth of December at Ha vana, when a council of war will bo held to arrange a plan of common action. M. Dubois de Kaligny , the French Minister at Mexico, will assist at the council, which wiil be likewise attended by the English Minister. The steam frigate Lc Foudre has been ordered to convrj the French Minister from Vora Crus to Havana. TRADE Ob' TUB POUT OK VERA CRC Z. TllK CO.HilbHOlAL AND FINANCIAL PK08I'?CTH OK I'll IC ALLIBd ? WHAT MKMOO YIKLDH TO AND Ot)NSUMKd KHOJI KUKOI K ANB AUI-'KlOft . II is not to bo pr. Nvmoil that these groat fiurojwvtn allien concluded Mich an important foreign treaty on thix now oue ajjaiiiHt Mexico, or organized mich a powerful ex|toill tKiu, without lirgt cak ul.it. ng I ho probable gam anil coui.t iag Mm cont of arrangement anil movement, Tho follow ing oomtnurcial statement will provo to our readers that If Ui?y can carry out their design* Mexico will "pay well," m has been often Mid of the Indian, Irish Anil Uuiadian province* tod Chios, by the statesmen of Ureal Britain. It I* In the shape of a commercial review cf the port of Vera Cruz, as compiled by Don f. do P. Serrano, by order of the British government, by which it appears that the value of the Importation* for the year >M0 were:? Provisions $1,854,767 Manunwlures 7, 407, AM Mo tale 383,034 Asaorted merchandise 8,043,091 Total $19,108,378 This asMMt of forenn merchandise la entered at the Custom Homo from the porta of: ? Liverpool $4 ,640,831 Malaga and Genoa 9341,263 Havre. 3,814,140 Boston 110.780 Hamburg 1,923,498 Barcelona It CM I* 890,010 New Orleans 1,840,679 Mnracaibo 88,488 Havana 897,078 Peumoola. 11,600 Bordeaux. 806,111 Newcastle 8,748 New York 488,701 MobUe. 1,?7? Antwerp 300,041 The trade of Km leal year will he seen by the returns efU* post Ave yease, from which it appease that the value oT Me imports for the years were:? 1860 $17, 7V ,883 I860 .814,9*7 ,938 1067 11,394(418 MM 13,198,S? 1888 19188,609 . ?: Total ?Or an annua] average or 913^49,989. Ike exports for the sue lime were:? feet hampten ... 96^46^36 Bamberg 960,838 New Orleans..... 943,898 Ondls 16,100 New York. 387,341 Liverpool. 9,913 Havre 07,303 Antwerp 7,400 Dor4eaax 80,994 Oenen 9,300 Havana 77,989 Total 90,888,088 Ae exports were for 1880 98,043,988 I860 6,886,310 188 7 11,984,786 1800 90,888,883 1888 3,916,670 Total 7. 986,983,373 ?Making the average 97,194,884 per annum, or Utile more than arty per cent of the value of the Imports dur ing the same time. * The exports of gold and silver were In 1868 9013,733 1869 9189,478 1867 381,347 1880 390,090 186 8 117 401 Total 91,371,841 Silver during tho same years, 938 ,861 ,888. The duties collected during tho past year (1880) on im ports amounted to 93,440,831 ; of this amount the nation al treasury did not receive the whole. The pilotage, lighthouse, municipal, public improve ments and tounago dues are assigned. The "amortiza tion of debt" is a payment heretofore made in luterior bonds. This impost has lately been changed for a new one in favor of the railroad enterprise, Tho treasury receives little more than 60 per cent of the duties collected at Vera Cruz, and nearly tue whole of litis is supDotied to be absorbed by foreign and native holders Of claims upon ths national revenues. OUR RELATIONS WITH MEXICO. A TRHATY AMD RIUIIT OF TRANSIT FOR AMERICAN TROOPS. Advices have beon received in Washington (torn the city of Mexioo, with dates to tho 30th of October. Thcro was so material chango in the aspect of affairs. The United Btatee Minister (Thomas Oorwln), it appears, has ?bout concluded a very Important treaty with that oountry , and will return to the United Stales in a few weeks, Bringing it with him. It Is said that It providee for certain payments te foreign creditors. It also pro vides for eevering ?Iaims of citizens of the United Btatee. 11 contains ItbeNfleaaamerciel privileges to this country, together With IM right 4f transit of troepe across Mexican territary. Tin mPLQMUTt AMD COMMANDERS. ?Mil or TsM Moon inmn m command ? mm jmoeunthm with amwoa. Pm brttUaat oBcor Iwr Admiral .fortes de LaGra
ttoo, who it Aupd WMh tho mumU of the Itach >(preea, keasa ? mm whtab win twto* have seoooaded in AHMftaa, ?4* two s~ MB*. kMM,MMK?MM)ia|(rpwlUtl?dNM the whole of Amortoa weald soon be MM to Spam, it ?u the father of Mar Admiral Jurlea * La GravMre to whom Dhko faajalor, IheB Minister ?f Foreign Afltlrs, confided thodgUcato alMaMa of afcowMftho Frencfc flag to those aewly kora republics, and of prepariag beforehand thooe rtlatteaa whieh might bo tome* with them whoa Bpe Bfeh doatinatkm thou 1 1 km definitively cone to on tad. M. Mrtm do La flravWjo loft Franee with the JkMUN and the Centnnre. M would not b? without btarOM, iM* existing ?hc?9MMkOM, to follow, In tho mmmtn 4hm JMV, tho (fecial of that sampaign, which lafltad nearly a yeoj. Tho offleor of tho Rseto rittoB wm then ? witaeaa In W>>iHoh America of tho diaerdsr* and political faults which, forty years later, wore to Mad to that place, with a Mm paoiflc mission, an officer of tho efeplre, heir of his merit ad wall aa of his name. A mm already everywhere dictator I, without force, uAo diipuiedftr the government of repu&Uct without liberty . Already, also, among those alternations of anarchy and military government might be remarked, either at Buenos Ayree or at reru, the last remnants of the first elements tf that monarchical parly on tofttcA the three inter - ferity Powert appear now to recto* at Mexico and Vera Ow. At Buenos Ayrea, some time before the arrival of the Renommee and tbe Centaure, the republican authori ties bad deliberated on raiting a throne, and tooling the Duke of Orieant on it. Buenos Ayres, nevertheless, re mained a republic, and it was England that rather re quired that result, as she did not like that a French prlnco should reign over La Plata. In selecting Admiral de La Gravlere for the command or this very Important expedition, the Emperor Napo leon baa displayed hie usual prudence and diplomatic discrimination. Tho Admiral is an officer of great expe rience, besides being naturally given to much study and reflection on all matters and novel circumstances or con ditions connected with his profession. Ho M the author of two or three naval books of repute, the Waal of which Is noticed in a Paris letter, dated on the M of August, thus: ? "Admiral La Oravlere, in one of his works, asks what will be the influence of steam upon blockades? With sailing vessols a blockade was often broken. Sometimes the weather drove the blockading squad ron out to sea, or a thick fog came on and forced it to keep well clear of the enemy's ports. Currents had to be guarded against, as woll as sudden changes of wind, which might at any moment bring a vessel under tho fire of a hostile battery. With stoam these dangers are greatly modified, if they have not altogother disap peared. Blockades will for the future be much more strictly observed , and the fleet will be able to lie Just out of the range of tbe exterior forts. But the new vessels, If they de not require the game delicate handling and constant anxiety In regard to the weather, are not so in dependent as tbe old sailing ships. They are slaves to a substance which they are continually devouring, and which must therefore be continually renewed. No mat ter how cleverly managed, tbe hour must arrive when a steam vessel will find herself out of coal. For steam vessels to keep up a blockade it will be necessary cither to have constant relays of war ships, or to depend upon transports whose arrival could never be depended upon with anything like certainty." OBNKKAL PKIM, OOMMANDKR-IN-CI11E* OF THE SPAN ISH FORCES. General Trim, Count de Reims, is one of tbe most dis tinguished officers of the Spanish army now living. His fame as a gallant soldier and able commander was fully established during the late Spanish campaign against the Moors in Africa. He left Spain for Morocco in command of the reserve division of the army, consisting of eight battalions. The term "reserve" seems in this instance to have been rather inappropriate, for on numerous occa sions, before tbe army left the lines round Cueta, and subsequently at Castillejos, on the 1st of January , and at the passage of the Cape Negro Cordillera, on the 14th of December, Prim and his battalions were in advance and bore the brunt of the fighting. It would hardly suit an officer of Prim's character and impetuous courage to be stationed in the rear as a support, instead of being sent forward to cloar the way. No general holding a com mand in the Spanish expedition to Morocco pcF?e*sod to a higher degree than tho Count do lleuss the coufldetxe and esteem of his comrades. In the unhappy civil con tests of bis country he won himself a reputation which tbe African war augmented, Calm, cool and cheerful in the midst of great peril, h:s tin ro aspect inspires with fresh courage llie battalions, iu front tf which he often throws himself, sword m hard, to !> vl them ? himself in th? post of tin greatest peril ? m u charge against tbe enemy. in the action of Castill?->s his bravery w^s most con. I s;<k.uous With two glittering stars upon his breast, and htH gold liuaderl (lenornl's cane In bis hand , li'i was for. w?r>i ainoiy ihe balls, Ki-nurilly 1 1? fool, ami, to <;\ery hody'n wonder, remained, its hitherto In the war, without a "cratch On one uoeaaion, when ? part o(" hut scanty lorrc, ihiitiK'd |>y the Moorish bullctit, and presaod upon by ttuiMirmr numbers, showed signs of wavoi lug, ho kcixihI th.' colors of a battalion and surang forward, with tho words, "| take this Itag to the Moors I" Ihu mildiorg rnsln ?: after him, and repulsed the enemy. At tho ill (iticlc on the Moorish breastworks in front or IVtuun, on tho 4th of February, considerable loss was occasioned to Prim's oorpa by a boavy lire of eepingardas, which met its right wing as it approached the brushwood and copse that covered the left of the position. Prim was, as usual, foremost in the tight. He had with him four or five hundred Catalan volunteers, who joined the amy the day before the battle. Prim, himeelf a Cata lan, harangued them ea the day ef their arrival In the dialect of their province, and those persons present who comprehended hint say ha mad* a moat telllag speech. Aa they marched toward en the 4th of February the brilliant rsd of their caps distinguished them from thereat of the army, and many on seeing them predicted that, although mare recruits, they would vie in daring with the oideet soldiers. On the eve ef the battle Prim, talk ing with some friends, la said to have exclaimed, ?? Happy tho man who to-morrow Oral enters the breachl" That m an was none other than Dm Joan Prim. Sabre In hand, ho dashed np the parapet, culling down a Moor who would have barred his passage. The Catalans wsre not far be hind; their coaemaadaat was killed and their ioaa heavy. Rwaa towards the centre of the lea? line of parapet that Prim entered, at tho mopt stoutly defended peoitioa. Gen. Mm wm afterwards to osuusdtf tasmtf Malrt sesood corps, wh*a th? iattar, ssmpeMsd by stck*eos,had to retura to Spaia. Aa aaaal, tho Spanish Pietoa took the his ?ghtiag division, making moan etas sue so to the dlreMlon of Tangier, Ihr In advanee of the hoik ef the 8panMh army, which remained to tbsoeeupaiioaef to tnan ia4 Ue aoighborhoed. UMIUL UMlOili, Who la to command tho Rpauish fleet to the Gulf of Mexi oe, is an officer of coaaiderablo experience, and who has how frequently deoorated with tho hlgheot orders of Spato. For some time past be has been a resident of Ha vana, where he has Boon to command of the Spanish squadron to tho Ctban waters. He toweii acquainted with the American ooeat , having made several voyages ef investigation along the borders ef the eonttoent , and It said to bo a man admirably fitted for oommand. Under his Immodlats supervision the contingent of the fleet, bow to Havana, has boon fitted with everything neces aarydbr the expoditioa, and the Admiral himself anxiously awaits the expected reinforcements from Spain to pro ceed on his voyage. TBI BRITISH ADMIRAL IN COMMAND Is Sir Alexander Mitoe,C. B.,who tor some time past has been lbs British naval Commander-in-Chief on the North American and West India station. Admiral Milne Is a fine specimen of the British sailor, and Is one of those men who answer all the requirements ef "regular fighting sea dogs." His experience of the North American coast Is of long standtof , as during the pre vious term of his servioe he thoroughly investigated all the sources of inquiry, and by practical observation be came thoroughly conversant with all the variationa of the coast. Admiral Milne is a strict disciplinarian. It wilt be remembered that on the occasion of the visit of the Prince of Wales to this country he was Invitod to New York by the Corporation of this city, but politely declined the invitation. His flagship is her Majesty's steamship Nile, of 00 guns. THE BRITISH MILITARY COMMANDER, Bo far as known , is Lieutenant Colonel S. N. Lowder,o the Chatham division of marines. He will command the whole force of marines, and will possibly act as British Commissioner also. TBI PARTIES WnO SIGNED TBI CONVENTION On tho part of England, Franee and Spain are Lord John Roseell, M. Flahault and Don Xavier de Isturiz. Of Lord John Russell It is needless to write any de scription. He has been so long before the political world that hie career is quite familiar to the American people. As Secretary of State to the British government, he affixed hie signature to the document. Count Augusta Charles Joseph Flahault de la Blllarderie Is a French general and Senator, and was born in the year 1786. He fought with distinction under Napoleon the First to Portugal, Germany and Russia. Ho was greatly attached to the house of Orleans, but after the' rM*or?tlnp ef the eqptoe he was emu* t+thm ? ? )i. As General of Division , ho bcioags to the reserve. He has been deoorated with the Cross of the Legion of Honor. Mm. Xavier de Isturix is a well known Spanish politi cian. He ia famous for hie efforts In the popular cause, and to the revolution of 1890 he presided at a great meeting ef the malcontents of Riogo. He was President of the Cortes In 1883, and voted for the overthrow of the King. Daring the regency of Bspertero he labored se cretly tor the reetoration of Maria Crlstlna. He replaced Narvaei in the ministry of 1840, and it was during his administration that the marriages of the t)uoen and her sister were completed. TBB OTHER OPPIOERfl. Who accompany tho Mexican expedition are yet un known to fadie. Wo wlli keep our eyes upon them, and as they gaift renown will do them tie high honor, not of putting thoir names In Taper Mil, but of chronicling tholr glory to the columns of the New Tom Hould. THE BOMBARDMENT OF PENSACOLA. Puilamlpiha, Nov. 28, 1861. There ia a despatch in town which pretends to give further rebel reports in regard to the Fort Pickens aflhir. Pensacola is said to be entirely evacuated and the Navy Yard destroyed. General Bragg had sent for reinforcements. Five Uotyn vessels were assisting Colonel Brown, all of which aft said to be riddled witty shot. Damtmom, Nov. 39, 1801. The Old Point boat baa arrived. 8be brought up I. lout. Rob?rt Beldcn and William A. Abbott, of the navy, who bad been released by the rebels en their parole of bonor. They are en route for Washington. They have been pri soners for the last seven months. These officers knew nothing of the aflhir at Pensaoola, except a brief state ment they saw in a late Riohmond paper, saying that there had been an engagement at Fensacola. Vo particu lars were given. MOVEMENTS OF MAJOR GENERAL FREMONT. Major General Fremont, whose arrival in the city we chronicled yesterday, is still at the Astor Iloujse, whero he will remain for a period of about ten days. He was ready to receive visitors yesterday morn ing as early aa ten o'clock, at which hour a large number of citizens paid tbcir rospects to tho General and Mrs. Fremont, among whom woro Vice President Hamlin and family, Hon. William Pitt Fessenden, Hoc. Ira Harris, Hon. Preston King and Hon. Lot M. Morrill, of the United States Senate ; ex -Judge Oowles, Captain George D. Kellogg, of the United Stales army, and many others. Several delegations of citizens, including the Germans, waited upon General Fremont, with a view of tendering a variety of public receptions, all of which tho General declined, doubtless thinking that to accept such evidences of regard, however profoundly ho appreciates them as attestations of respect and sympathy for Mm, might display a want of delicacy, under present circumstances, towards the administration. He likewise deems them without tho range of propriety, inasmuch as the service does not con template and recognino them. Notwithstanding this determination, faithfully ad herod to by the General all along the route of the recent journey immense gatheringM of the peo ple turned out to see him, and at Cincinnati the crowd was estimated at fully twcnty-livo thousand persons. A largo escort of the people accompanied him across the river from St. Ixuis to Alton, where be took the cars, and once or twice during the trip he barely bowod to the throngs upon the most urgent solicitation. The enthusiasm also ran high at Camp Dennis ton, in Ohio. Captain Tracy is the only member of (Jeneral Fremont's stall' now retraining with bint, thoogh he was accompanied to the city by Captain Howard and Lieuten ants Hallowell and Raymond, of his late stair. The health of the General i* exceedingly good, though upon his arrival he was greatly fatigued from the length aud uninterruptedness of his Jonrney. To the numerous visiters his conversation ts subdued, and inaikcd by an air of pcnxivcni ss that bespeaks the comicg vindicatk n when tbc full time rhall have arrived. Ho positively de clinen popular demonstration* of every character, aud re spectfully, though oarncfclly , hopes he may bo |>ermitted to remain quiet during Inn stny iu the city. In this view tho serenade interned for tart ev< nlng, an a mark of re to the General, was rehn tantiy postponed. 0 n. Fremont y- ?terday r. eeiveil i <l? k i.-.tcti from Col. 7ngwiyl, Statin* thai tho ho'ly g aril of the late com maiidii g General * n mustcriii out of the soi vu e of the Ik;, ted t lutes on the 2m<Ii mat. IMPORTANT NEWS FROM EUROPE. Arrival of the City of Balti more Off Cape Raoe. FOUR DATS LATER INTELLIGENCE. Sailing of a Large Steamer with War Munitions for the Rebels. Several Steamers Fitting Oat in England for tlie Rebel .States. ?' ' * * v? ! ?. Arrival fUlnier N??h* .] Majflifaptan, - * > Biraiiff if the WHUrvey Birch at theitahville. The Strength of the Great Expe iitlM to Mexico. CfllMM fBJilUT URCHA'ltED IN HjUCE. MUpni Jb rMVUMMS PBV, **, . ? ' ?..r;v " - ? ' * - 1 Cim lUca, ?*>v. 39, 1881. The steamship City of Baltimore, from Liverpool on the afternoon of Wednesday, the 20th, and Queenstown Hit, passed this point at half-paat five this evening. She waa boarded by the newa yacht of tho press, and the usual despatch ea obtained. The rebel steamer Nashville arrived at Southampton on the Slat Inst. On tho 10th Inst. she fell In with and boarded tho American ship llarvey Birch, bound from Havre to New York, In ballast. The rebels took off Cap tain Nelson and his crew, then set Ore to tho ship and burned her to the water's edge. The NushViDo landed Captain Nelpon and the crow at Southampton, and remained tliero herself, with tlio rebel flag flying. Captain Nelson says that Commander Pegrain, of the Nashville, denies being a privateer, and yet ho gays that ho lias a commission ax a war steamer. It Is reported that a large steamer had left Ixiudon with a full oargo of munitions of war for th>- rebel States. It is reported that several steamers have been insured In London for a run from England to New Orleans and back at twenty guineas. Thirty guinoas had been demanded for insurance on tho North Briton. The supposed privateer which had been seen In the Mediterranean proves to have been a lawful Now York merchantman, and had arrived at Constantinople. Mr. Russell, in his last letter to the London Timet, asserts that tho President and Cabinet were not indisposed to a poaceful arbitration, and wore proba bly considering the proposition of accepting or asking for the intervention of the great Enropean potentates. lite Mexican expedition comprises fifteen vessel? , three hundred and thirty guns, five thousand sailors and three thousand treur*. The French Senate would be convened on the 3d of December. It was reported that a considerable reduction would be made in the military estimates and the number of troops In Prance. It was also asserted by the Paris CrmMitu tionnel that Count Persigny had submitted to Napoleon a project for the disarmament of the French portion. The belief in tho necessity for a French loan continued, the financial wonts of tho government beiag urgent. The bourse was firm. Rentes advanced to seventy francs. Tho Emperor Napoloon will visit Queen Victoria during tho great exhibition next year. Tho Madrid Etpana says that a project was discussed of formiDg in America a colony of all republics of Span ish origin, with Spain at the head of it. The address of the Cortes In response to tho Queen's speech bad been read. It approves of all the points of the speech. It is asserted that the project of the Italian confederacy is by no means abandoned. A modification of the Italian ministry Is rumored , but nothing had been accomplished. Austria had quietly got together quite a powerful squadron in the Adriatic ? fifty vessels in all. The administration of the Archbishopric of Warsaw was arrested by an order from St. Petersburg. Tho Calcutta and China mail had reached Alexandria, and would be due in London on the 27th. The steamship Arabia from Boston via Halifax, arrived at Liverpool on the 18th. The steamship Teutonia from New York arrived at Cowes on the 18th, and sailed again for Hamburg. THE LATEST NEWS. Additional Particulars of the Capture and Burning of the Ship Harvey Birch, toy the Rebel Steamer Nashville. London, Nov. 21, 1801. The Nashville, flying the robel flag, has arrived at Southampton. Hbo landed Captam Nelson and crew, twenty-nine In number, of tbo American ship Ilarvey Birch. Captain Nelson, reports that he left Havre on the 17th instant, hound for New York in ballast, on the 19th was brought to by the Natihville, Com mander 1'egram, late of the United States Navy Tho Ilarvoy Hirch was boarded immediately by tho ofl) cers And crew of the Nashville, who at once ordered the captain and crew on board the steamer, allowing (hem to take a few of their effects and fresh provisions. Captain Pegram then orderod the JIarvey Birch to be tired, and laid alongside till she burned to tho water's edge. Captain Nelson immediately pluced himself in com municatlon with Captain Brislow, United States Cousuj at .Soi.thampton. The Nashville is still lying in the river flying the rebel Ung Captain Nelson pays that Commander Pegi am states that h? has no commission from the Southern govern ment as a war steamer, yet declares it is not a pri vateer. No Southern Commissioners arrived by the Nashville. The whole crew of the Harvey Brick, excopt the Cap" tain, were placed in Irons till the arrival at Southampton. Exhortations were made to induce the Captain and crcw to take the oath to the rebel government Captain lYgram communicated with Mr. Yancey. The Nashville will rcflt at Southampton. in the Italian Parliament Rioasoli announced that ho had c.laboi ated upon a plan of reconciliation of the Hu o | aid Church, which requested Napoleon to bccome me | ?tutor: b it owing to lil'.lo c ? < iliato y disposition tho meditation was without result. Th# project contained ! oven Article* guaranteeing Independence, inviolability, certain wvcnaa and eccic- uist ic *1 right* to the Pope's I cardinals. The huirpeiulant* Btlyt says Miraiuon had lull Madrid for Mexico. Financial uml Commercial New*. LONDON MONEY MARKET. Consuls closcd on Tuesday e\ cuing at 94,'. a 'J4)4 for money. AMKKlfA.V STOCKS. Tho Intent sales wore: ? Illinois Central shsrea, 40 a 80 discount; Krie , 27 a 2H),\ LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET. The Biilin of cotton for two days (Monday and Tuesday) were U), 000 bales, Including 0,000 bales to simulators and exiwrlers. Tho market was dull, but quotations remained unchanged. MANC11E8TER TltADH REPORT. Hie advices from Manchester were more favorable, the market for yarns aud goods being Arm, with small sales. ? LIVERPOOL BRKADHTUrrS MARKET. The market was generally qulot aud steady. Wake* field, Nosh It Co., report:? Flour flrm and quiet at 29s. A jls. 6d. Wheat quiet, but llrm; rod Western and Southern, 10s. a 12h. 8d.; white, 12s. a 13s. Od. Corn steady; mixed, 32s. a 32s. (M., white, 34s. a 30s. Od K " LIVERPOOL PROVISION MARKET . The provision market is generally qul.it. Various cir culars report:? Heof steady. Pork dull. lJaofaArm. Lard downward, with light transactions. Tallow steady; quot ed at 60s. a 61s. LIVERPOOL PRODUCE MARKET. Ashoa quiet: pots, 36s.; pearls, 33s. 8d. Sugar ateady. Coffee Inactive. Rice steady. Rutin nominal; common is quoted at 148. 3d. Spirits turpentine dull at 73a. Lln seed oil nriu at 80s. LONDON MARKETS. Breadstufls firm and steady. Rice firm, but closed easier. Tallow qniet and steady at 2a. Linseed oil firm at '38a. Splrlta turpentine quiet at 72*. 6d. TOE LATEST MARKETS. > ' Litkriixil, Nov. 21, 1861. Cfctton ? The sales for two days have been 14,000 bales, isoluding 1,000 jjales to speculators and exporters. The market doae^Qrm at unchnnged quotationa. L ,.The breadatiitt market remains steady. The provlatoa market Is quiet, but steady. Lo.hdoh, Nov. 21 , 1881. Console 94!,' for money. American Stocks. ? Sales of Illinois Central shares at 38?f discount; Erie, 27^ a 28 >?. Shipping Intelligence. Arrived from New York, Calm, Dover; l'anter, Havre; Queen of the Seas, Liverpool. Arrived from New York 16th, Argean, Dunkirk; Lueia Ring, Rochabite; St. Louis and St. Nazriz, Marseilles; F. H. Russell, Bordeaux : Marsh lluld, Havre, 16th, K. F. Ga ban and Oermaian, Bremen ; Jason, Portsmouth; 8. A. Nichols, Warren Point; Percy, Cork; lKth, Rhine, Deal. Arrived from Philadelphia 16th, J. Craudall, Yougball. Arrived from Baltimore 13th, Ktlua, Bremen; 18th, E. Everett, Texel. The Alexander Marshall, from Liverpool for New Y'ork, put back on tho 19th lust. BOARD OF COUNTY CANVASSERS. Completion of the C?nvan? and Declara tion of the Heault? Advertising of the Canvass Given Exclusively to the Herald. Tho' Hoard of County Canvassers, who ontered upon tlinir work of canvassing tho last election returns over two weeks ago, finished their labors yea tor day. The meeting convened at twelvo M. iu the Supervisors' cham ber, Supervisor Connor presiding. Tho Chairman announced that all tho footings had boeu made, and the official declaration prepared by the clerk, and that all that remained to bo douo was to have the same read and duly passed upon. The Cu;rk proceeded to read the declaration, giving In order the names of the various candidates for the tlif t offices, and tho number of votes thoy respect ive Mr. Blcxt moved that tho declarations just i clared the official canvass of the State and Coum. > 'u for 1861 , which motion was put and carried. Mr. Blunt moved th.it the canvass, as prepared and announced, be published in tho New Yokx IImmld and Tribune. Mr. Stewart movou to amend by making It in the Nkw York Hhlalu only. Mr. Blckt accepted the amendment. This was the I course be would have taken lost year. The Herald was the papeTW m#T?rrgw<i pabustasttt the oitjri and the publication in its columns of thecanv.issgava it tho widest possible circulation, more so than it published in all the nineteen other papers to which it was given last year. It was time this giving Corporation advertising to papers of email circulation and smaller fnllucnco won stopped. During the year they had paid out twelve thousand dollars for advertising, and th> re are still uiue thousand dollars to ho pai'l ? altogether a large sum, and tho most of it absolutely thrown away. The motion to advertise the canvass exclusively iu the JlKRii.p was put ami carried, and thereupon tho Board immediately adjourned tine <lie. IMPORTANT FROM MISSOURI. Capture of Union Officer* by the Itelxla. Pr. Josxrit, Mo., Nov. '28, IHfll. A hand of rebels under tho notorious $y. Gordon, cap. turedCaptam Itobb, Captain White and Lieutenant Moon light, three United States officers, hum the railroad train at Weston to-day. The rebel Steiu, with Ally of bis followers, is reported to be near W eaten. Personal Intelligence. Vice President Hannibal Hamlin and family arrived at the Astor House yesterday morning. Major General Fre mont received a visit from tho Vice President during tho afternoon. Mr. Hamlin lei t for Washington by the six o'clock train last evening, in compnny with llie 1'ollowiug gentlemen: ? Hon. L. M. Morrill, of Maine; Hun. A. T. Gait, of Quehcc;Hon. G. B. Upton, or Boston; lion. Prea 'on King, of New York, and Hon. John D. Howe, of Wis consin. Hon. John P. Hale, United States Senator from New Hampshire, arrived In tho city last night, and is stopping at tho Astor House. Jlo will leave to day for Washington. Mrs. William H. Seward and daughter ire also stopping at the Astor. Senator King. Hon. Burt Van Horn, and Senator Foster and family, of Connecticut, leave the city this morning for Washington. J. Howard King, of Albany: W. C. Gilihs, of Rhode Island, and W. R. Sheffield, of Newport, aro stopping at tho New York Hotel. II. F. Barrows, of Massachusetts; G. Benjaman, of Eng land, G. M. Hunter, of Ohio; E. Baron, 01 Paris, and W F. George and * it e, 01 Philadelphia, aro stopping at the Lafarge House. Captain It. B. Hitchcock, of tho United States Navy; Claienco King, of New Il<tveti; H. StUlwaycr, of Phila delphia;.!. T. Thompson, of Jamaica; James E. Brenten, of Button, and W. Boyd, of Staten Island , are stopping at the Graiuercy Park Hotel. Senator Harris and family, of Alhany; Hon W. G. Steele, of New Jersey; Hon. Erastus Corning, of Albany; Hon. R. Fraochett, of Schenectady ; Hon. T. T. Andrews and wire of Syracuse; Judge Allen and wife, or Oswego; H. Meschcrl and wife, of Philadelphia: Samuel Downer, of Boston; Hon. B. E. Fenton,of N?w York, anil Waller Juy , of Buffalo, arc stopping at the St. Nicholas Hotel. Edwin Forrest, from Philadelphia; Captain Walker, of tho United States Army; <J. Blake, of Boston; W. Glasgow and family, and G. F. Felly and wife, of St. Louis: A. J. Wool, of Philadelphia; I, D. Ingoldsby, of California, and James Martin and J. MrArdle, of Boston, aro (topping at the Metropolitan Hotel. Hon. B. Van Horn and family, and judge Bolcomb and daughter, of New York; Captain Tracey and Lieutenant Hallowed, of the United states Army; Mrs. t;age and daughter, of Washington, S. 0. and R. S. llarnum, of (in cago: Mr. AMI, of Mount Mori la; E. J. Mather, of Bridgeport; A. M. S. Waison, E. Osborne and Captain R. K. I/>per, of Philadelphia; Jacob S*?a#?od and K. K. Mudga, of Boston, aud H. J. liaaluiga, of Albany, are stopping at the Astor House Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain, of Boston: Mr. tnd Mrs. James, of Ugdensburg; Mrs. Tailman anil daugluere. of Koch'ster; H. Baldwin, of Syracuse; Mr. and Mrs Wood ruff, of Tr iy;C. B. Kla worth, or Port Royal; K. Stephen son.ol' .-accarapp; Captain .l.m. Kennedy, of the (ueam ship Etna, and Mrs. Kennedy , were ;unong the arrivals at the Everett House. George l>. Kellogg, formerly a lawyer of this city, but more recently of Chicago, has been coin missioned by the Preside tit ol tho ?mted States an Assistant Adjutant General in tho army , with the i auk of captain, and or dered to report to Brigadier tieu'-ral Stanley, at St. Louis, Mo. Captain Kellogg graduated at the Univoisity of Vor mout , uinler tho Presidency ol Rev. Dr. Pease and baa already seen service during the recent campaign in Mis souri, v. Inch ended for the winter by General Hunter man h.ng liis army back from Springfield to St. Lonis. Cui'Rch Mrstc. ? To morrow (Sunday) morning, at St Xavior * church, Sixt' Kb s reet, a new mass, by Snivi, of Milan (brother of .<?. vi.th tenor), will bo sung for the lUst tune in ih.s country. In afternoon, at vea pois. the music will be n.atly . f the composition of Mr. IV: g- the accomplished org. ni-t of the church. The V. , , d Instrumental exco.ler.cn of the rrusic at St. XM i.Ts i?.-car?dy exeilod. if in ailed, by that In any ether ci.urch on tiiU contiuent.