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Late Northern and European News.

[special Dispatch to the Richmond Dispatch.]
Norfolk, Jan. 9.
--The French corvette Catina is in Hampton Roads. Four of her officers have arrived here, in flag, of truce, with dispatches for Consuls in the Confederate States. The Catina brings a ponderous box for the British Consul at Charleston. The officers leave to-morrow for Richmond.

A British war steamer has anchored off Annapolis. She carries a large number of heavy guns.

Northern papers of the 7th, state that Vallandigham had expressed his dissatisfaction in the House, on the course the Government pursued with our Commissioners. He said that in less than three months there would be a war with Great Britain.

Count Deporis and Duc De Chartris had arrived at Boston, from Washington.

The steamer Vanderbilt had arrived at New York with a cargo of cotton from Port Royal.

The British steamer Australasian was supposed to be wrecked. She had on board one thousand men, and a large quantity of ammunition. She passed Cape Race on the 23d ulto.

Utah desires admission into the Federal Union.

The steamer Bohemian had arrived, with Liverpool dates to the 27th ulto.

Hong Kong was reported to be invested by rebels, who threatened all Europeans with extirpation.

The news from Japan is unimportant.

There was great excitement in Madrid, in regard to the death of the late King Be, whose body had been disinterred and analyzed.

In Liverpool, Cotton had advanced; stock in port 555,000 bales. Fair, 12½ Middling, 11½. Sales for three days 31,000 bales, including 500 to speculators, and 1,000 to exporters.

Breadstuffs quiet, and declining.

Provisions firm and steady.

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