New York, Dec. 1. ÏLu followiiig news by the steaniship City of New York, s uot covered by the Scotia's dispatches : Tlie Hiawatha urived at Colombo, Coylon, Oct. 2d. Slie reports haring met the Alabama in the Bay of Bengal. She signaled the Hiawatha,"and immediately on reeeiviiig her answer, set sail with steam on, hoisting the rebel colors. The Iiussian Ambassador at Paris had cominunicated a reply of Prince Gortschakoff to invitation to Congress. It is in substance that Russia will take part therein, but Dot until aftcr pacification of Polaud. It is etated Lord Biougham at a soiree in M. Thiers' saloon in Paris, spoke freely of bis conviction that a congress was impossible, and statcd the intention of England and Austria to niake their participation in oongress dependent on the reply of Franco to certain preliiniuary quehtiotis, would not meet with a favorable rcceptiou at Puris.