F. COLLECTION OF REVENUE.
AFFIDAVIT OF MARTIN MURPHY.
IN THE PRIVY COUNCIL.
IN THE MATTER OF THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE DOMINION OF CANADA AND THE COLONY OF NEWFOUNDLAND IN THE
I, MARTIN MURPHY of Carbinear, Newfoundland, Justice of the Peace, Collector of Customs, make oath and say as follows :—
1. I am a resident of Carbinear, Newfoundland, and have been since 1913, Collector of Customs of Cartwright, Labrador, where I spend the fishing season from June to November every year.
2. I deal with all goods imported into Cartwright by any persons or firms. The Hudson's Bay Company is the chief importer and usually its steamers call at Cartwright first, and land there all the goods, not alone for Cartwright, but for Rigolet, North West River, and Davis Inlet. I collect the duty on all these goods and no question has ever been raised as to the jurisdiction of the Colony of Newfoundland.
3. The Indians (Mountaineers) come out every summer to Paradise, at the head of the Bay, 20 miles West of Cartwright, to sell their furs and to secure supplies. The fur buyers from Cartwright go to Paradise to trade with them, and sometimes parties of the Indians come to Cartwright and remain for a few days. They make their headquarters for the summer season at Paradise, where they camp and make canoes and do other work. I visit Paradise every summer while the Indians are there, to see, in my capacity of a Justice of the Peace for the Colony of Newfoundland, that order is observed and no irregularities practised.
In the same capacity I exercise jurisdiction over the residents in Sandwich Bay and deal with any cases that may occur. I enforce the Newfoundland Game Laws and punish violations of the same. We have always held that the jurisdiction of Newfoundland in regard to its Game Laws as well as to its laws generally, extends inland to the watershed, to the vicinity of which the trappers frequently go. I am assisted in this work by a Fishery Warden, whose powers include the enforcing of the laws as to the fur and feathered game on the land, salmon and trout in the rivers, and the various fishes in the sea.
Sworn before me at St. John's
Newfoundland this 1st day
of June 1926.
Court of Newfoundland.