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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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tenants under stipulated conditions. Before Cypru could belong to Greece it must be severed from th Ottoman Empire, and should England be sufficienti wayward to again present herself to the world as the, spoiled child of fortune, and deliver over her ne * acquisition according to the well-remembered pref cedent of Corfu, the monetary value of all propertjfl in Cyprus would descend to zero, and the " Cypriote Fraternity, " if householders or landowners, would! raise the Greek standard over shattered fortunes. The total of population within the entire district of! Limasol in 1879 represented 23,530, comprising 12,159 " males and 11,371 females, of all ages. The following list is the official enumeration ofi animals and trees within the same province :— ANIMALS. Cattle.6,006 Mules. 1,812 Horses. 1,129 Donkeys. 4>02f> Pigs. 2,*3% Goats. 19,896 Sheep. II..790 TREES. Caroubs.267,779 Olives. "4,413 Walnuts. 957 Natural pine and Cyprus forests, with oak, &c., not counted. VINEYARDS. Cultivated land. Uncultivated land. 40,642 donums. 114,650 donums. 21,180 donums. According to this official statistical representation the cultivated land would be in proportion to thai population about five donums, or two and a half acres, per individual. The question of ownership of lands will eventually perplex the government to a greater extent than many persons would imagine, and the difficulty attending the verification of titles will increase with every year's delay.

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