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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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solution, deposits alluvium, and produces a deH which must necessarily increase upon every futf inundation. The result must end either in forming^ bar at the mouth of the river, or (as in the Pedias)f the total silting of the embouchure, which extinguishes ; traces of a broad channel, but leaves a series of di marshes scored by innumerable ditches, to be in the turn filled with mud when the next flood shall extefl over the wide surface and increase the deposit. This is the position of the Pedias, and until \i proved I cannot foresee a good sanitary prospect Famagousta, which is situated on the borders of swamp. There can be only one engineering methol of preventing the silt, by confining the river betwej artificial banks, within a channel sufficiently narrow ensure a current whose velocity would carry the heai fluid directly into the sea. Even should this be accomplished, and the river be securely banked, the deposit of mud will then take place within the sea and will assuredly form a bar ; which will probablj affect by silt the neighbouring harbour of Famagousta in the same manner that the ancient port of Salamis has been completely obliterated. In any case the engineering difficulty will be costly and uncertain but if Famagousta is to be restored to its formel importance as a first-rate harbour, arsenal, and military station, the management of the Pedias river must be seriously considered. W e arrived at Trichomo at about 3 P.M. The town is built upon the sides and summit of high ground within a mile of the sea. The sight of a narrow iron chimney emitting puffs of steam showed that some progress was exhibited by the presence of M engine—this was employed in working cotton-gie

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