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THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE.(

THE PILOTAGE QUESTION. I

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THE PILOTAGE QUESTION. I FOR the space of two years or moro the Llan- elly pilots have been kept in suspense m rela- tion to the course which the Harbour Com- missioners intend to pursue in reference to the conditions of the pilotage in this hdrhour. It will bd remembered that some years ago new bye- laws were formulated in which a provision appeared making the pilotage of the port non- compulsory. Those bye-laws, however, still await confirmation by a judge in chambers, and in the absence of that confirmation they must necessarily be inoperative.. The question was raised on one occasion before Mr. Justice KENNEDY, who was indisposed to sanction the confirmation in the absence of any provision by the Commissioners for compensating the pilots for the loss inevitably sustained by the withdrawal of a definite and exclusive right to the pilotage of the port. The Commissioners, however, are apparently indisposed to make provision for compensation ou the lines suggest- ed by Mr. Justice KENNEDY, and for two years the question has been hanging fire, the pilots meanwhile being kept in a state of suspense, from which it is not unreasonable they should pray to be relieved. It seems to us only fair that some definite decision should be come to, in the interests of the pilots, and for the reputation of the Commissioners, At the meeting on Monday, a letter was read from the legal representative of the pilots directing attention to the propriety of the much-vexed question being settled without further delay, together with a promise that if the Commission- ers were indisposed to proceed further for the necessary confirmation, that the pilots would undertake to bear the costs incurred in their opposition to the application made by the Commissioners before tha Judge. We believe a feeling is growing on the Commission that any further prolongation of the delay would be alike indecent and unbusinesslike, and we are hoping to find, therefore, at an early date a definite decision come to. From the pro- ceedings of the Commissioners ou Monday, it was obvious that the suspense and uncertainty of the existing vogue are responsible for no inconsiderable amount of dislocation of the pilotage arrangements, and this dislocation must necessarily deepen as the period of delay is extended.

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