10 NOVEMBER 1866, Page 2

A telegram from Tientsin, dated 25th October, las reached the

London and China Telegraph, stating that -the French, have de- clared war on the Ckireans. The people of the Corea, the-great peninsula on the East of China, are semiebaibarons, -pay no reverence to Pekin, and have a habit of murdering' French mis- sionaries, in which they have been recently indulging. The "war" is probably- only an expedition to punish them, and it has .not been joined in by the British Admiral. Nothieg 'short of an. army will make much impression on -Corea, which .has no 'great cities liable to bombardment.