cargo of the Parker Cook was a most acceptable one to the Alabama, consisting, as it did, of beef, biscuit, bread in barrels, butter in kegs, cheese in boxes, codfish, crackers, drugs, flour, fish, hams, lard, linseed oil, onions, potatoes, pork in barrels, soap, &c. The Herald says:
There are two California steamers that are much over due — namely, the America and the Champion.
The America sailed from this port on the 11th of December in company with the Ocean Queen, and arrived at Aspinwall on the 2td.
When the Ocean Queen left Aspinwall on the 24th, the America was still there; but since then we have not heard of her. The Ocean Queen arrived here on the 3d of January and sailed at her usual time on the 12th.
Had the America stated at her usual time she would have been over due more than atweekedce.
The Champion it now over due about five days, and there is yet no news of her safety.
We have already called our read attention to the fact that both these vessels have been i
hdraw his fleet, being satisfied that the city cannot be taken by water.
The arrival of the steamer Roanoke at New York Tuesday announces the fact that another privateer is at large on the ocean.
It appears that Captain Scott, of the United States steamer De Sote, informed Captain Drew, of the Roanoke, that he heard, from reliable quarters, that there was a rebel privateer cruising to the westward of Havana, she being a bark rigged steamer, painted lead color.
This is important, especially as it concerns the Aspinwall line of steamers.
The last news from Europe brings intelligence of the death of Sir William Brown, of Liverpool, a son of Alexander Brown, of Baltimore.
Mr. F. Waldron is the person who tells the story of the alleged interview, at the battle of Antietam, between Generals McClellan and Lee.
His respectability is said to be indorsed by General Milroy.
He is now at Washington, whither he has been summoned to give his testimony before the War Committee.