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Cleopatra's Needle

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Thcre soems at Isst a reaíouable probnbility tliat Clcopatra's Needie, which was piveu by Mehemet Ali to the British Oovornment, and which bas reniained so long on the shore at Alesandria, wil), before many months are over, be set np in London. An engineer, who has devoted much attention to the subject, sar 8 that by ciirefully swathing the moaolith in a kind of sacking, and covering it with wood in a ronnded shape, it could be rolled into a barge and thon towed to the Tbames. Once tliero, however, the still further aud greater difficulty of erecting it has to be encountered. The erection of tho obelisk in the Place de la Coacorde, at Paris, coat L80,000 ; and it is the enormons expense involved in dealing with this larger and moro intorestiug mouolith wuich hos hitherto deterred the Britis'j QovernmeLt froni attempting the enterpriso. Tlie engineer, whose plun is uow to be tried, maintains, however, thht the work can bd done, and the obelisk put np safely in the pïace to be provided for it at the end of Northuoiberland avei.ue, at a cost oí about L7,000.


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Michigan Argus