21 JANUARY 1865, Page 2

The shipping of the Atlantic telegraph cable on board the

Great Eastern commenced on Thursday. It is hoped that this part of the work will be finished by the end of May, the stowage of 3,300 miles of rope calculated to bear a breaking strain of 71 tons being a most tedious work. The cable is to be laid in the course of the summer, the route being from Valeutia, Ireland, to Newfoundland.