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the first. We have felt and so argued at every opportunity that this
rule could have well been made applicable to all Indian schools not only off the reservation but on it as well, and we believe that there would be less organized effort to set such a rule aside than there will be to annul the present regulation. However the present regulation will accomplish the same purpose if we conscientiously hold to it. The transient pupil peril must be avoided in the present instance also unless the schools are to suffer and the education of the pupils, which after all is the real purpose of our educational system, be seriously injured. In these new policies, Commissioner Sells has shown a disposition to be progressive, a disposition to solve the Indian problem rather than toy with it and this disposition encourages us in the belief that further progress is only a question of time. :0: Beginning with the November number of the Light a considerable change will be made in its form and purposes with the idea of making it a more important factor in the education of the pupils of the Oglala Boarding School than it has been in the past. We bespeak for the new Light the same kindness and charity that characterized our patron's attitude in the past and we promise every effort to make the venture profitable. :0: Examinations will be held for Census Enumerators in each county seat and at Lead, Hill City, Edgemont, Gregory, Presho, Midland, Neill, and Spearfish for the Third Congressional District of So. Dakota, on Nov. 12 and 13. Final applications must be in the office of the Supervisor at "White River, So. Dakota, by Nov. 5th. B. W. Witherspoon, Supervisor. 21.