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Federal superintendent many times finds his best work hampered. There is not a bit of doubt that there is plenty cause to complain. Things are not right, things are not normal, things do not go as they should and some "agents" have turned out crooks. There are many things on every reservation that are injurious and absolutely evil. The wise kicker does not stir up more misery over these things. He shows his Indian friends and brothers how to avoid and overcome them. The able leader points out the way to greater comfort, better ways of living and higher justice. Evil conditions and misery will certainly come increasingly by talking about evil continually. Good will come by talking about good and by doing good. If every Indian on a reservation would say: "Now, Uncle Sam, though your children have picked my pockets and given me a thrashing, I'm going to help you so faithfully in your work by doing my level best, that this 'problem job' will be cleaned off the map in quick order," an immense amount of good would be done. If, then, complaints come and do come from Indians who dem onstrate they are doing their level best, the Indian Office and Congress must respectfully listen. It is the duty of every enlightened Indian and his citizen friend to see that the country does listen. But on the other hand the country and its Congress will absolutely deny the complaints of Indians who are thriftless, unprogressive and who refuse to obey the law in its letter and in its intent. They will have the law's chains, and even special chains drawn the tighter. —Arthur C. Parker. PERSONS WHO ARE CONSTANTLY THINKING AND TALKING OF "WHAT THEY CANNOT DO ARE UNSUCCESSFUL. THINK OF 'WHAT YOU CAN DO AND OF HOW TO ACCOMPLISH IT.—YOUTH'S COMPANION.