5 NOVEMBER 1870, Page 2

We regret to see that Lord Granville denies the report

that he has sent troops from Madras to China. He believes that only the regular reliefs have been ordered from Hong Kong. A battalion of Marines has, however, been sent, and the French fleet in China will shortly be relieved from the necessity of watching the German vessels there. A convention has been agreed upon between the two nations, according to very frequent precedents, under which there is to be peace eastward of the Cape. That is sensible. Europe does not want to appear divided in Asia.