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THE Spanish-American war moves slowly. All the fighting which has actually taken place is a slight action between two interior craft of the respective navies, and the American has decidedly had the worst of it. But it would be useless to shut our eyes to 1 t t the palpable facts that America must win in the lone run. and that the sympathies Qf this country aro decidedly anti-Spanish. Her Majesty has issued a proclamation of neutrality but the sentiments of her subjects favour the Americans. Those who have shrieked hysterically against the alleged friends of Spain in this country have found themselves beating the air. Persons as widely separated as the Rev Hugh Price Hughes and Mr John Dillon-the Chairman of the Irish I)arty-fiiid themselves in agree- ment on this subject. Mr Davitt, iltilee(I asserts that the sympathies of the English aristocracy favour Spain. Mr l)avitt is wrong. Spain has no crop ot female millionares to export to helgravia every season. So the English democracy favour America on principle and the aristocracy on interest,