The sufferings in Kansas.
Chicago, Feb. 16.>
--W. F. Arny
publishes to-day a petition from the Territorial Legislature of Kansas
The Legislature, now in session, setting forth the suffering people of Kansas
as gratefully acknowledging the liberality of the people in furnishing food and clothing for the destitute, asks from the Legislature appropriations for the purpose of buying one hundred thousand bushels of spring wheat, and a sufficiency of corn in time for spring planting.
He says, I have just returned from Kansas
, and have with me statistics taken from reports of township committees, who have applied for relief at Atchison
, who show 222 townships with 47,000 destitute persons.
In my trip of ten days in the interior of Kansas
, I found over seventy teamsters with frozen feet or hands, several of whom, it is feared, will lose their feet.
Teams are reduced to skin and bones, too weak for long journeys South and West, and unless legislative aid is furnished hundreds will perish for want of food.