THE ESSEQUIBO.

THE ESSEQUIBO.

The finest river of British Guiana is the Essequibo, into which flow the magnificent waters of the Cuyuni, and the Mazaruni, forming a confluence at Bartica Point over four miles broad, the stream then widening out through its subsequent course of sixty miles into an estuary twenty miles from bank to bank. The Essequibo rises in the Acario mountains, forty miles north of the equator, and tears a sinuous way through, and down the terraced surface for a distance of over 600 miles It is pot navigable for steamers much beyond Bartica Point, and the fart her it is explored the higher, grander, more beautiful, and more dangerous become the rapids. One of its tributaries, the I’ taro, which joins it about 150 miles from the coast, has a water all surpassing Niagara in height. 1 his is the Kaieteur fall (the Old Man’s fall, to translate the Indian name), which was discovered by Mr. Brown, who made a geological survey for tile government a quarter of a century ago. Ai this point the l’otaro falls over a -andstone table land precipitously for 741 feet, and then over a sloping cataract of 8t feet into a great rocky basin in flood time the width of ihe fall is about 370 feet, and in the dry season 240 feet,or less. “If,” says Mr. im l’hurn, “ the whole valley of the Potaro is fairyland then the Kaieteur ravine is the very penetralia of fairyland.”

J. B. HEIM, SUPT. MADISON, WIS., WATER WORKSJOHN CAULFIELD, Vice-Presi lent American Water Works Association.PROFESSOR R A. K. LEEDS. (ha rman Com. Water Purificat on, American Water Works Association.G. H BENZENBERG, Financial Committee American Water Works Association.ACTING PAST PRESIDENT WILLIAM RYLE, American Water Works Association.WILLIAM M. THOMAS, Commercial Club Committee, Indianapolis, Ind.WILLIAM H. LAING, Superintendent Water Works. Racine, Wis.1.—Interior View, Showing Top of Filters and Operating Room.3.—Front View of Filter Building.2.—Interior View, Showing Filtered Water Discharging into Flame. 4.—Find View of Filter Building.j.—Coagulating Apparatus.6.—Engine Room and Electric Light Plant.

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