29 DECEMBER 1866, Page 3

Mr. Reuter says the French have sustained a reverse in

the Cores; the Moniteur says they have not, but have occupied the Corean -chief place. We shall know in a fortnight which is right, but meanwhile Mr. Reuter's agent says the French have returned to

• Shanghai, which certainly suggests that the Admiral has received a check. The affair is of small importance any way.