Arrival in New York of the first direct cable from the United States to southern Europe. It runs from New York to the Azores and thence will be extended to Rome by way of Malaga, Spain. The system thus completed provides facilities for cheaper and speedier communication with the south of Europe.
The cable is laid on the ocean bed in a direct line from Rockaway Beach, where the Western Union cable station is situated, to Horta on the island of Fayal in the Azores, a distance of 2360 sea miles from Horta to the coast of Italy. The cable line will be completed by La Compagnia Italiana del Cavi Telegrafici Sotto-Marini, of Italy. This part will be in two sections; the first from Horta to Malaga on the southern coast of Spain, a distance of 1340 miles and the second section from Malaga to Anzio, in Italy, a distance of 997 miles. The total length of the new line will be 4704 sea miles or about equal to 5422 land miles.