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| CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE DOCKED AT LONDON. ..i Starting from Ferrol at a quarter to eight on the morninar of Tuesday, the 15th inst., the Anglia, with the obelisk ship in tow, put to sea, with a fresh .Je blowing from E.S.E., and a heavy sea running. Oø the night of Friday the companion ship rounded Ushant, and stood up Channelânot passing nes* enough to be signalled. During a great part of voyage- up Channel the moon, calculated for-by W' Dixon, did excellent service. This anxiety for inootr light. is easily accounted for. Two ships united bf a tow line 720 feet long. present a dangerous objeC for collision, and this form of accident was especial dreaded. However, the moonlight 'only served fot paftof the distance. After passing the Start Light on Friday the weather became cloudy, and higher IlP Channel th"ck. On Sunday a fresh breeze' t)le^ up, and t.he Anglia and Cleopatra p^ss?dBeacby at4a.m., Dungeness at 10a m., tbe Mouse Light at p.m., and came to anchor off Chapman Light at 10^jd| p.m. On Monday morning at 7.30 the ships got way and steamed up the river towards just below which point Mr. Dixon cams on bda1^' After a short delay at Gravesend the ships came 01) to Blackwall, where they were awaited by a b' T$e number of spectators. The Queen who h^ throughout taken great interest in the transfer Thothmes Obelisk to this country, sent the folio* ing telegram to Mr. Dixon: "The Queen is gratified at hearing of the safe arrival of tP Needle." As the vessels approached Blackwall ever? preparation was made for the reception of the Cle_°* patra.Mindful of the public spirit and enterpriso displayed in bringing the obelisk to this country, tb East and West India Dock Company offered, throug^ Sir William Baynes, the chairman, and Mr. Dup'9 Taylor, the secretary, the cylindrical ship an asylulo free of charge. By the exertions of Mr. Aslett, superll1 tendent of tbe East India Dcchs, and Captains rabies and Hales-Dutton, dock-masters, an eligf' berth had been cleared, and a large crowd of spect*' tors was restrained from crowding the landing by the Dock Company's police, commanded by OaP; tain Sheppey. Between six and seven days were 86 i down as the duration of the voyage from Ferrol totb docks. It was accomplished in six days and eig° hours. The Cleopatra now lies in the East Isd1*- Export Dock, snugiy moored bard by the Nnbi* It is not, however, the intention of Mr. Dixen-vvbo is to deliver the obelisk safe and sound on the Tha.IJ)eS Embankmentâto allow his vessel to remain long where she is. He is anxious, if the permission of the authorities can be obtained, to bring her up to the Thames Embankment at once-not necessarily to deliver her freight to Mr. Erasmus Wilson, but order to enable the public to inspect one of tb strangest craft constructed for any purpose. < â

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