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Visited this school a second time Sept. 26th, and found 27 names on the register and 15 in attendance. Found also that a change of teachers had taken place at midsummer, The lately employed teacher is an old man recently out from England, holding certificate from English training schools, but not likely to do as good work among the Indian children as their late teacher. Found classes much as formerly, but not so well arranged, nor work so satisfactory.

Wawanosh Girls' Home.

Feb. 7th Visited Wawanosh Home for Indian Girls, situated about three miles from Sault Ste. Marie. Found in attendance 15 pupils, and 23 names on the school register. The small attendance is due to the fact that the school is conducted on the Industrial system. About half the pupils, only, are therefore in attendance during any half day. This school has been taught for about two years by a Miss Champion, who has had considerable experience in private school work, and who manages well among her Indian girls. Found order good, and pupils clean and well dressed. Writing and spelling very good, reading fair. Olasses in first four books of authorized series. Arithmetic up to bills of parcels and easy problems in fractions. School doing satisfactory work.

Visited this school again on Sept. 26th. Found in attendance 22 pupils and 24 names on the school register. State of progress much as above stated, with some late additions to classes lowering the standing somewhat.

Shingwauk Boys Home.

Visited this school on Feb. 6th, and found in attendance 26 pupils with 37 names on the register. Found also that there had been another change of teachers, « Mr. W. H. Bean, holding a Second Class non-professional certificate, being in charge of the school. He had, however made up his mind to leave shortly. This school is now in a kind of transition state. The difficulty of maintaining it as an industrial school with present means of support seems to be the problem to be solved by the Board of Management.

With the changes above noted, and the uncertainty hanging over it, this school is not in as satisfactory a condition as two years ago. Classes were examined from First to Fourth Book inclusive. Found reading and spelling fair, arithmetic and geography low, which must be attributed in part to the frequent change of teachers which had lately taken place.

Visited this school again on Sept. 27th, and found that another change of teachers had taken place, and that the general manager, Rev. E. F. Wilson, had tendered his resignation, former financial difficulties therefore more pronounced. At the time of my visit the new teacher, Mr. A. H. Tyner, had been in charge only a few weeks, with 22 pupils in attendance and 24 enrolled on the school register. Found a new summer school room had been built, larga, well seited and lighter, but heating too expensive to be used in winter ; pupils will therefore return to the old school room in the main building for that season. Found also that a number of the old pupils had left, and classes were made up largely of new recruits. Believe present teacher will do fair work if he is left long enough in charge of the school. Classes are still kept up in the first four books of the authorized series, but the standing is generally lower than when the school was at its best two years ago.

Sheguiandah Inilian School.

Visited this school Feb. 17th. Found the teacher, Mr. James Keatley, presiding over an attendance of six pupils, attempting to read in First and Part Second of First Book. This, with a little writing, spelling and arithmetic up to simple addition, covered the school programme, with work poorly done at that. No progress appears possible in this school, because of irregular attendance and the utter carelessnngs of Indian parents. I have visited the English Church clergyman who resides close by the school, and has charge of the mission, but no change for the better has taken place as yet.

Visited this school again on Sept. 171h. Found 14 names on register and 5 pupils in attendance, all in First Book. Interior furnishing of school all bzi, have reported the need of desks again and again, but none on hand as yet. This school is the most unsatisfactory in the whole district east of Rainy River.

Sucker Creek Indian School.

Visited this school on Feb. 17th. Teacher, Miss Alice Keatley, holding only an entrance certificate. Found school building much improved since last visit in 1891. Inside all well lined with dressed and matched lumber, and school room very clean. Out of 12 pupils enrolled found 6 in attendance, 2 in Third Book, 2 in Second and 2 in First. Reading, writing and spelling fair, but other subjects low. School on the whole somewhat improved.

Visited this school again on Sept. 7th. Found 9 pupils present out of 14 enrolled. Classes as formerly ranging over first three books. Arithmetic up to long division in highest class, but work slow and uncertain.

School room was, however, much improved by a supply of new desks of modern pattern. This, with improved cleanliness, merits a favorable report for the year.

Spanish River Indian School.

Visited this school for the first time on March 3rd. Found Miss Carrie Morley in charge, an active and lady-like teacher, with considerable experience in private schools. School warm, neat and clean. Pupils well dressed and orderly. 17 enrolled and 10 in attendance. Classes in First and Second Books, ' Reading, writing and spelling good. Think this school will do well under present teacher. Can at least report favorably for my first visit.

Rev. Geo. Grant, Inspector, Districts of Vipissing and Parry Sound.

Indian Schools.

With one exception the staff of teachers remains the same as at the time of my last report. All the schools of both districts were open during the whole of the school year, and fairly good work has been done in all of them.

Nipissing District.

Nipissing Reserve, Beaucage Bay.

First visit, 29th March. Teacher, Mrs. Isabella Johnston ; holds a 3rd Class District Certificate. The daily register showed a total on roll of 12 pupils—classified as follows: Book IV., 3; Book III., 3; Book I., Part 2nd, 3 ; Book I., Part 1st, 3. Average attendance, 9. Present at time of visit, 11. Classes, No. IV., lately promoted ; Arithmetic-well up in the simple rules, just entering upon the compound. Readingvery good, enunciation distinct and emphasis with proper regard to sense. Dictation and spelling fairly good. Writing and drawing fair. No. III.- Arithmetic, fairly well up in multiplication. Reading, distinct and intelligent. Dictation and spelling, fair. No. II.- No second class in school at present. No. I., Parts 2nd and 1st-have made a fair beginning. Nos. IV. and III.-Grammar, can name parts of speech and divide sentences into subject and predicate. Practically very little has yet been done in grammar or geography. The writing and drawing are not up to the standard of work done in the other Indian schools.

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Second visit, 20th October. On roll, 14, classified : Book IV., 3 ; Book III., 2

i Book II., 2; Book I., Part 2nd, 1 ; Part 1st, 6. Average attendance, 11. Present, 12. Class IV.- Reading, lesson “The Conquest of Bengal,” very good, clear and expressive. Arithmetic, class now at reduction, understand the work fairly well. Writing, drawing, dictation and spelling, much the same as on previous visit. Class III.—Reading, fairly good. Arithmetic, now at division and have a good understanding of the subject. Dictation, spelling, writing and drawing, very similar to what was reported on last visit. No. 11. – Two have been promoted into this class since my last visit but they are quite backward in reading, spelling, dictation and the other branches. The junior classes do very well considering that they are struggling to read in a foreign tongue. Altogether, the impression made upon me as to the work of this school is favorable.

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No. 1, Shawanaga.—First visit, 2nd March. Teacher, Miss C. Harrison, 3rd Class District Certificate. On roll, 25; classified : Book III., 2 ; Book II., 6; Book I., Part 2nd, 6; Part 1st, 11. Average attendance, 16. Present on day of visit, 14. Clases.—Third Book Class, one present, reads fairly well, but room for much improvement in the matter of purity of enunciation and emphasis of expression. Dictation, six lines taken from reading lesson, only one trifling mistake. Arithmetic, at long division, can work the simple rules correctly. Second Book—three present. Reading, pronounce words clearly and appear to read with considerable ease. Arithmetic, working in simple multiplication and can do any reasonable question in this rule. Dictation, fairly good. Part 2nd, 2 present. Part 1st, 7 present, work up to the average usually found in these classes. This school was closed for four weeks, two in January and two in February, on account of the illness of the teacher.

Second visit, 8th December. On roll, 31. Present 20. There have been no promotions since my last visit. Additions to the roll have all been in the primary classes. In consequence of the school being closed for 11 weeks during the half year, very little progress has been made in any of the classes since my last visit. The teacher was at her post at the proper time and remained there, but the Indians were absent fishing and berry-picking. These inroads upon the school time are a serious hindrance to the progress of this school. It is a matter of surprise that under the circumstances the pupils are as well advanced as they are.

No. 1, Parry Island.— First visit, 11th March, in company with Dr. Walton, Indian Superintendent. Found on roll, 20. Classified : Book IV., 3; Book III., 3 ; Book II., 2 ; Book I., Part 2nd, 4; Book I., Part 1st, 7. Average attendance, 13. Present 12. The day was cold and stormy, and the arrangements for the heating of the school house so carelessly attended to that the pupils were nearly perished with the cold. The examination of the classes was conducted partly by the Indian Superintendent and partly by myself. Reading in the senior classes was fairly good but in too low a tone of voice, in the junior and primary classes, indistinct and monotonous. Arithmetic, fairly good. Dictation and spelling, somewhat inferior. Writing, very good in all the classes. General impression, there was a sad lack of neatness and push in the whole management of the school.

Second visit, 1st September. The teacher was allowed to resign at midsummer, and Miss M. Pace was transferred from No. 2 Parry Island to fill the vacant place. Found on roll for the term, 16. Average attendance 4. Present, 6-as follows : Book III., 1; Book II., 2 ; Book I., Part 1st, 3. The teacher having been in charge for only two or three weeks and the attendance of pupils so small, no satisfactory opinion could be formed as to the character of the work done. The management was apparently good and the school room itself clean and tidy.

No. 2, Parry Island. First visit, 4th March, in company with Dr. Walton, Indian Superintendent. Teacher, Miss Mary Pace, Certificate, 3rd Class District. Found on roli, 6. Average attendance, 4. Present, 4. Classified, Bouk IV., 3., 2 present ; Book

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II., 3, 2 present. Classes -examined by Indian Superintendent and self. Class IV. unusually well up in reading, arithmetic, dictation, spelling and writing. Fairly good in composition and letter writing-in fact this class would compare favorably with the fourth class in most of the public schools. Olass II.-—Reading, arithmetic, dictation and spelling, good. Composition and letter-writing, fairly good. Everything clean, school. room neat and orderly. General impression, the school is under good management and doing good work.

Second visit, 2nd September. Teacher, Miss M. E. Yates, model school trained and holds a 3rd Class District Certificate, Professional, As mentioned in report of No. 1, Parry Island, Miss M. Pace had been transferred to that school. Miss M. E. Yates was appointed to succeed her in this school. It being her first day, I devoted the time of my visit to reviewing the classes and introducing her to them, and to explaining in a general way the work of the school.

Henvey Inlet (Kahbahkanoug). Visited 25th May. Teacher, Miss Annie E. Francis. Certificate, Temporary. On roll, 30. Classified : Book III., 2; Book II., 5; Book I., Part 2nd, 10, Part 1st, 13. Third Book Class, 2 present-reading, lesson, “The Golden Touch,” seemed to know the substance of the lesson fairly well, but pronounced the words so indistinctly that I could not follow the sense of the passage read. Dictation, six lines from text book, six mistakes each. Arithmetic, beginning reduction, seem to know the simple rules fairly well, but know almost nothing of the compound. Geography, working at definitions and the motions of the earth and heavenly bodies. Grammar, advised the teacher to do something at this su bject by easy language lessons. Second Book Class, 2 present—Reading, quite able to read so as to pronounce words, but, like the other class, very low and indistinct. Arithmetic, can work multiplication tolerably well. Dictation, six lines from text book, 3 mistakes. The primary classes, which includes the great bulk of the school, are fairly well managed. Classes III., II., and Part 2nd write in copy books and the writing in all these classes is fairly good. Drawing, rather inferior. General impression, the school is doing reasonably good work.

C. Donovan, Esq., Inspector, Roman Catholic Indian Schools.

(Western Division).

Basswa Village.-- Visited August 31st. This is a snug little school, rather cosily situated, and supplied with most of the requisites for school work. The room has a neat, cheery aspect, but apparently lacks heating power, so that a better stove is needed. The desks are fairly suitable; the blackboard is small, but good ; the oniy map is a map of the world. Books, slates, copies, etc., appear to be in full supply and in good condition. The number of pupils enrolled is 17, and the highest form is the Second. The work done includes the subjects usually allotted to these forms, but the teaching of object lessons does not appear to receive sufficient attention. The yard has no defined limits, is consequently unfenced, and inconveniently overgrown with bushes. The erection of two really good closets is the chief improvement since my former visit. The school was not in operation the day I called. The teacher's name is Charles Maingowi, a native Indian. Wikwemikong Institute for Boys.—

Visited August 31st. This establishment, in charge of the Jesuit Fathers, is doing its usual good work. At present there is only one teacher, but it is intended to employ another as soon as possible, as there is work enough for two teachers. The accommodations and equipments are in general amply and suitably provided. The rooms are abundantly large, well lighted, ventilated and heated. The desks and seats are generally good, but there are several seats (for little boys) which are without backs, and therefore physically injurious—a defect that should be remedied immediately. The yard is well fenced and kept in good order, but is much in need of a play shed, the grounds not affording any protection against rough weather. The water supply is abundant and easily available, and the closet accommodation is equal to the requirements of the place. In the primary classes it is noticeable that particular attention

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