necessarily more costly than that to Rotterdam by way of the Meuse.
Holland has always kept to the provisions of the treaties which prohibit the existence on the Scheldt of pilotage charges higher per kilometer than those on the Meuse.
d) The application of the pilotage regulations.
As rowing-boats and sailing-vessels could no longer be considered sufficiënt in all cases, Belgium put into service a motor pilot-boat.
Holland followed this example, and constructed a motor-boat, which was finished during the war, but which was not put into the service at that period. It was arranged between the two countries that Belgium would not use its boat, until the Dutch boat had been put into the service, except to carry pilots to ships, of which it was known that they did not employ Dutch pilots.
It seems that Belgium now complains of this proceeding. Yet it is the application pure and simple of the pilotage regulations of 1843: if the Belgi ans wish to employ a motor-boat or steamer in their pilot service, the Dutch are to place no impediment in their way, on condition that Holland is allowed time to arrange its service in a similar manner. The initiative in these marters naturally belongs to Belgium, whose interests are here greater than those of Holland. This initiative has never been hindered by the Dutch.
e) The Canal from Ghent to Terneusen.
With respect to the canal Ghent—Terneuzen, it is especially Senator Coppieters who has formulated the Belgian grievances, in the course of an interview with the Belgian newspaper "Le Peuple". These grievances had never been precisely formulated. The appearance of this interview has rendered possible