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No. 1594.

AFFIDAVIT OF F. C. BRIEN.

IN THE PRIVY COUNCIL.


IN THE MATTER OF THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE DOMINION OF CANADA AND THE COLONY OF NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE
LABRADOR PENINSULA.

I, FREDERICK COLMAN BRIEN, special Officer of the Department of Finance and Customs of Newfoundland, make oath and say as follows :

1. Acting under instructions of the Hon. Minister of Finance and Customs to compile a statement from the various Departments of the Government of the amounts paid on account of public services for Labrador for the fiscal years ending June 30th, 1924 and 1925, I have prepared the statements attached hereto :

A summary statement marked “ A,”
A detailed statement marked “ B 1 to 11.”

2. These statements are correct to the best of my knowledge and belief, and give, as far as was possible for me to ascertain from the various Departments, the amounts spent by the Colony of Newfoundland in public services for Labrador during these years.

F. C. BRIEN.
Sworn at St. John's, Newfoundland,
this 20th day of March, 1926.

D. O. KENT,
Commissioner S.C.


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A.

SUMMARY OF LABRADOR EXPENSES.

1923-24
$
1924-25
$
Labrador Steamship Service . . 44,582.43 54,049.98
Department of Marine and Fisheries . . 6,554.50 28,282.50
Department of Public Charities :—
Able bodied Pauper Relief . . 34,416.29 12,670.32
Social Services and Public Health . . 14,915.24 13,951.60
Labrador Steamship Subsidies . . 89,170.08 38,671.66
Wireless Station Subsidies . . 7,136.56 7,136.56
Postmasters as per list attached . . 3,537.23 3,744.49
Couriers as per list attached . . 2,155.00 2,075.00
Department of Customs :—
Collectors' Salaries . . 5,941.30 6,526.16
Tidewaiters' Salaries . . 1,533.85 510.50
Office Expenses . . 102.48 78.00
Travelling Expenses . . 179.75 920.90
Board Expenses . . 1,275.70 949.00
Boat Hire . . 89.91 140.00
Department of Education :—
Church of England . . 4,304.00 5,607.00
Roman Catholic . . 908.45 908.45
Methodist . . 2,215.79 2,726.40
Department of Justice :—
Legal and Travelling Expenses . . 27,247.41 9,945.07
———— ————
$246,265.97 $188.893.59


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B 1.

STATEMENT OF EXPENSES
ON
ACCOUNT OF LABRADOR STEAMSHIP SERVICE

1923-24 AND 1924-25.



Season 1924 . . . . . $44,582.43
Season 1925 . . . . . 54,049.98

NOTE.—This service performed by
S.S. Sagona.
S.S. Meigle.
S.S. Portia. (One trip.)


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B 2.

MARINE AND FISHERIES.

LABRADOR SERVICES.

1923-24
$
1924-25
$
Fishery Warden, Straits (new service) . . 330.00
Labrador Wardens              do. . . 1,104.00
Fishery Service, “ Earl of Devon ” Subsidy (new service) . . 17,550.00
Lighthouses :—
Double Island . . 850.00 800.00
Domino . . 544.00 694.00
Indian Tickle . . 760.00 710.00
Cape North . . 528.00 678.00
Pack's Hr. . . 528.00 678.00
Cut Throat . . 528.00 678.00
Winsor's Hr. . . 540.00 690.00
Manuel's Is. . . 540.00 690.00
Cape Harrison . . 540.00 690.00
Ford's Harbour . . 540.00 690.00
Red Bay . . 656.50 726.50
Assize's Harbour, Construction . . 1,574.00
——— ———
$6,554.50 $28,282.50


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B 3.

DEPARTMENT OF CHARITIES.

1923-24
$
1924-25
$
Able-bodied Pauper Relief.
Labrador, Edward Neill, Relieving Officer . . 17,247.96 5,749.18
Hudson's Bay Co. . . 6,152.34 599.60
Blanc Sablon, Jno. Butt, Relieving Officer . . 11,015.99 1,208.42
Labrador, Lewis Dawe . . 1,315.86
Josiah Gosse . . 3,797.26
——— ———
$34,416.29 $12,670.32
——— ———
Salary Relieving Officer . . 97.50 97.50
Orphanage Cartwright . . 1,559.34 1,251.25
Deep Sea Mission, Battle Harbour Hospital . . 2,000.00 2,000.00
Deep Sea Mission, Indian Hr. Hospital . . 1,000.00 1,000.00
Moravian Church Mission . . 200.00
Conveyance Sick Fishermen . . 5,126.20 4,024.65
Public Health . . 4,932.20 5,578.20
——— ———
$14,915.24 $13,951.60
——— ———
Total : $49,331.53 $26,621.92
——— ———

[1927lab]



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