|Value of personal property||$209,100|
|Acres under cultivation||147 1/2|
|Acres of new land broken||6 1/2|
|Total value of real and personal property||$704,850|
|Number of other implements||815|
|Number of young stock||25|
|Value of fish taken||$78,500|
|Value of furs||$50,850|
The agent remarks that salmon-canning, house-building, working at lumber mills, logging, steamboating, oil-refining, fishing, hunting, selling grame and cutting and selling cord-wood are the chief means employed by his Indians in making money.
Location. - The limits of this agency are defined by the international boundary on the south, by the Kamloops-Okanagan Agency on the east, by the Williams Lake and Kwawkewlth Agencies on the north, and by the Gulf of Georgia on the west.
Area. - The reserves contain forty-seven thousand four hundred and ninety-two acres.
Resources. - The resources are timber, fish and game. In some localities there is good farming and pasture land to a limited extent. There are considerable tracts of good land, heavily timbered and expensive to clear. Mineral deposits and quarries of excellent slate, well fitted for roofing purposes, are known to exist.
Tribe or Nation. - The Indian tribes in this agency are branches of the Salish nation.
Vital Statistics. - This agency contains a population of three thousand three hundred and eighty-one, consisting of two thousand two hundred and ninety-eight men and women and one thousand and eighty-three children. During the year there were forty-nine births and one hundred and ninety-eight deaths; no record for previous year. No particulars have been furnished by the agent as to cause of death. There has been no immigration or emigration.
Health and Sanitary Condition. - The natives are fairly robust and healthy, and during the past year have not suffered from any epidemic. They have been vaccinated. Considerable attention is bestowed upon the sanitary condition of their dwellings and villages, & c.
Occupation. - These Indians engage in the following occupations: farming, stock raising, fishing, hunting and trapping for furs, logging, working at canneries and saw-mills, discharging cargoes and loading ships, drying fish, making baskets, mats and fishing nets, & c.
Buildings, Stock and Farming Implements. - To a great extent the old style of dwelling-places has been abandoned and houses and cottages, comparing favourably with those of their white neighbours, are now being occupied. There are many good barns and stables. In such localities as are suitable as many stock as can be safely cared for during the winter months are kept. The Indians are fairly well supplied with farming implements.
Education. - There are five hundred and eighty-nine children of school age and three schools: the Coqualeetza Home at Chilliwack, with accommodation for one hundred pupils, under the supervision of the Methodist Missionary Society; the St. Mary's