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AMERICAN NEWS.

OUR FOREIGN POLICY IN SPAIN.

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OUR FOREIGN POLICY IN SPAIN. The Pall Mall Gazette asks on what principles, or what absence of principles, the Government have adopted their disastrously vacillating course of conduct in Spain; and we will ask too—for that is an even more important (juestion—What is the line of con- duct, if any, which has been marked out for the fu. ture ? At present matters stand thus, that we have given to a friendly Power fair and reasonable ground for saving to us, "You don't know your own mind, and yóur want of acquain- tance with it is operating to our infinite damage. We have a right to demand from you an announcement of consistent policy for the future. If you think it your business to interfere on oiir behalf in our internal disputes, do so. If you think fit to ab- stain, do so. But do one thing or the other. Do not prevent us from acting and then remain passive yourselves. Do not withhold out weapons from UI, and then refuse to use* your own." If it concerns the interests of Spain to ask this question of our Go- vernment, it concerns the dignity of tliis country that it should be answered. What is it to be for the future-intervention or non-intervention! If the latter, what ate our ironclads doing at all Joff the coast of Valencia, dogging Intransigente ironclads and "keeping the ring" at bombardment* of Spanish port*? There is neither prudence nor dig- nity in such a position. If we are Inot going to in- terfere, for Heaven's sake let ns give up this sort of nibblimj at the small end of intervention, turn our backs on t'he whole business, and give the comba- tants a wide berth. If, on the other hand, it is to be intervention, let it be intervention with a will. If W8 are really going in for the" police of the seas," for keeping the maritime peace of the world," and all the rest of it, letlus accept the full responsibilities of the position, andiernember that a policeman who re- mains" neutral in a street row is not only a contemp- tible but a pernicious person.

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