Education. - The school has been in operation during the year; the children attending made good progress.
Crops. - The crops so far are looking well.
SIR, - I have the honour to transmit my annual report and tabular statement for the year ended 30th June last.
Name, Location and Area of Reserve. - This reserve is known simply as the "Indian Reserve," and is located about three miles northeast from the town of Yarmouth. Its area is about twenty-one acres.
Resources. - Part of the land on this reserve is suitable for agriculture; the remainder is woodland.
Tribe. - The Indians on this reserve belong to the Micmac tribe.
Vital Statistics. - The population of this agency, as near as I can ascertain, is eighty-seven, made up of forty-six males and forty-one females. During the past year there were four deaths and two births, making a decrease of two compared with the previous year. Consumption was the principal cause of the deaths.
Health. - The general health of the Indians has been fairly good. No infectious diseases or epidemics have prevailed during the year.
Occupation. - These Indians are employed in basket-making, hunting and fishing. They also do a small amount of work about the town. The farming consists of raising potatoes and other vegetables.
Buildings. - There are but three building on the reserve belonging to the Indians.
Education. - There is no school on the reserve; the children go to the public schools.
Religion. - The Indians of this band are Roman Catholics and attend the church in town.
Characteristics. - Some of the Indians are industrious, but the greater number are indolent, wandering about from one part of the country to another.
Temperance. - As a rule they are temperate and not inclined to immorality.