Lithuania: land of sorrow and misery
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Urgent help is needed to save the remainder of the Lithuanians. The Russian and German governments for the purpose of assimilation have so jealously kept Lithuania in the background that the country has neither appeared in print nor on maps. That is why Lithuania is known so little and why Lithuanians are being taken for Ger- mans, Russians or Poles, although they do not belong either to the Slavic nor German race, but constitute a distinct Baltic race, different in language and customs. Up to the present time none have extended a helping hand toward desolated Lithuania, while unfortunate Belgium, Poland, and other nations have been succored. President Wilson has set aside November 1, 1916, as "Lithuanian Day", and the council of the city of Chicago for that date has issued a permit for "Tag Day" to be devoted to the solicitation of contributions for the Lithuanian war sufferers. In her agony, hungry and destitute Lith- uania appeals to peaceful and generous America. Will you not extend to your less fortunate brother across the sea American sympathy, American courage and American appreci- ation of his distress? Checks should be made payable to The Cen- tral Committee for the Relief of the Lithuan- ian War Sufferers, and forwarded to the State Bank of Chicago, Depositary for the funds collected in and around Chicago. All contributions will be forwarded at once to Lithuania through the American Red Cross Society, Washington, D. C.
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