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"'Mi I' The New School Regulations. In July of this year the present Commissioner of Indian Affairs, Mr. Sells, took another important step in his plan to rid the govern ment of its Ihdian question by the issuance of new regulations and instructions regarding the enrollment of pupils in Indian Schools. These are printed below.—Editor. The Rules for the Indian School Service approv ed July 14, 1913, are hereby amended by adding thereto, following paragraph 9 page 4, the follow ing provisions: 9a. There shall not be enrolled in Government nonreservation schools any Indian children who are not under Federal supervision, without prior authority from the Commissioner of Indian Affairs. 9b. There shall not be enrolled in any Indian reservation boarding or day schools any Indian children not under Federal supervision, except such as are entitled to share in the benefits of trea ty or trust funds from which the school is main tained, without prior authority from the Commis sioner of Indian Affairs. 9c. Except as to reservation schools supported from tribal funds or under specific treaty stipula tions, Indian pupils who have ample financial re sources whose parents have such resources suffi cient for payment of all or part of the expenses of the pupil's education, whether or not the parents are wards of the Government, shall be required to pay their transportation, and all or part of the ac tual cost of their support and education, not to ex ceed $200 a year, or at the rate of $20 a month for a fraction of a year. Superintendents will enforce this regulation. 9d. All pupils above the sixth grade entering a vocational school shall be enrolled for four years or for a sufficient term to complete the vocational course provided by the school. 5.