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This article was published in 1902.
342 articles were published that year.

This article has a primary subject code of "Immigration and Emigration" (III G).
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  • Lietuva -- February 23, 1902
    The Gracious Communists

    The enemies of freedom in America are preparing fetters for the poor, especially for the foreigners, to whom we Lithuanians belong. The arrival in America of Prince Henry of Prussia means only one thing: to make an agreement with the United States government in order to stop agitation among Lithuanians, Poles and other nationalities in this country against the oppression of these nationalities by Russia and Germany. Remember that these despots do not want to have enlightened people. In Washington, D. C., already a bill has been introduced to persecute those who are agitating against foreign nations. Do the Lithuanians take notice of such a bill that will do us much damage? I wish that the Lithuanians would not slumber on this matter, that they would spread the news among Americans about the sufferings of Lithuanians under the yoke of Russia. At present we have nothing better than a small book in the English language, The Bestiality of the Russian Tsardom Toward Lithuania, in which I and the Rev. Zurba 2 presented the facts of the persecution of Lithuanianism. It seems to me that this book would do some good for the Lithuanians if the book would be distributed among the more prudent Americans. I wish that every good Lithuanian would distribute that book by selling it or by giving it free. The societies for this cause could do very much. I have several thousand copies of this book, even though Mr. Oszewski did not print in his catalog the book's name. One copy of the book is 5 cents, while 100 copies are $2.50. Now is the proper time to spread the book among the Americans.

    J. Szliupas, M. D.

    421 Penn Avenue, Scranton, Pa.

    P.S. The money from the sale of the books I will give to the Lithuanian Freethinkers Alliance.

    III G, II B 2 d 3, III B 1, III H, IV