The grape is the staple article of food in Maderia, just as rice, and wheat, and corn are in other countries. Owing to the failure of the grape crop in 18f2, the people of this Island are now in a very destitute condition. Subscriptions are being raised in this city to assist them. About $7,000 have been raised, and it is to be hoped that more will be contributed for the relief of these poor people.
This article was originally published with the title "Suffering in Maderia"