574 PUBLIC TREATIES. Anricm III. Political offenses, The provisions of this treaty shall not apply to any crime or offence &¤·» ¤<>¤ i¤¤I¤d¤¢I· of a political character, and the person or persons delivered up for the crimes enumerated in the preceding article, shall in no case be tried for any ordinary crime, committed previously to that for which his or their surrender is asked. Anrrcnn IV. Extraditicu may If the person, whose surrender may be claimed pursuant to the stipub° d°*”°d» "h°¤· latious of the present treaty, shall have been arrested for the commission of offences in the country where he has sought an asylum, or shall have been convicted thereof, his extradition may be deferred until he shall have been acquitted, or have served the term of imprisonment to which he may have been sentenced. Anricnn V. Reqnisitions and Requisitions for the surrender of fugitives from justice shall be made P¤'¤<=¤<>di¤8¤· by the respective Diplomatic Agents of the contracting parties, or, in the event of the absence of these from the country or its seat of government, they may be made by superior consular officers. If the person whose extradition may be asked for shall have been convicted of a crime, a copy of the sentence of the court in which he may have been convicted, authenticated under its seal, and an attestation of the official character of the judge by the proper executive authority, and of the latter by the Minister or Consul of the United States or of Nicaragua, respectively, shall accompany the requisition. When, however, the fugitive shall have been merely charged with crime, a duly authenticated copy of the warrant for his arrest in the country where the crime may have been committed, and of the depositions upon which such warrant may have been issued, must accompany the requisition as aforesaid. The President of the United States, or the proper executive authority in Nicaragua, may then issue a warrant for the apprehension of the fugitive, in order that he may be brought befbre the proper judicial authority for examining the question of extradition. If it should then be decided that, according to law and evidence, the extradition is due pursuant to this treaty, the fugitive may be given up according to the ibrms prescribed in such cases. Anricnn VI. Expenses. The expenses of the arrest, detention, and transportation of the persons claimed shall be paid by the Government in whose name the requisition shall have been made. Anrxonn VII. Dqr¤ti¤¤ ¤f ¤¤¤· This convention shall continue in force during live (p) years from the '°“*'°"· day of exchange of ratilications; but if neither party s all have given to the other six (6) months previous notice of its intention to terminate the same, the convention shall remain in force five (5) years longer, and so on. Ratification:. The present convention shall be ratified and the ratiiicatious exchanged at the capital of Nicaragua, or any other place temporarily occupied by . the Nicaraguan Government, within twelve (12) months, or sooner if possi e. Signatures. In witness whereof the respective Plenipotentiuries have signed the present convention in duplicate, and have thereunto affixed their seals. Date. Done at the city of Mauagua, capital of the Republic of Nicaragua, the twenty-fifth day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy, ot the Independence of the United States the ninety-fourth, and of the Independence of N icaragna the fifty-ninth. [san,.] CHARLES N. RIOTTE. [san,.] TOMAS AYON.