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e morning, and will continue without intermission now until nearly the end of May, by which time it is hoped all will be coiled away snugly on board the great steamship. The total quantity of rope required to connect Valentia with Bull's bay, Newfoundland, allowing for the "slack," which must run out to prevent too great a strain on the cable, is about two thousand three hundred nautical, or nearly two thousand seven hundred statute miles. With this length a liberal margin is given of nearly s length of two thousand, two hundred and fifty-three miles. No final arrangements have yet been made as to the rules to be followed in laying the cable, but it will, of course, be commenced from this side of the Atlantic, and carried across to Newfoundland, to get the benefit of the western winds, which generally blow in summer. Steaming against a head wind, the Great Eastern is as steady as a rock. The rate of steaming across will never exceed seven knots an hour, and at this rate the gre