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may be deferred until such proceedings be determined, and until he shall have been set at liberty in due course of law.

Article VII

Claim by another power. If a fugitive criminal claimed by one of the two parties hereto, shall be also claimed by one or more powers pursuant to treaty provisions, on account of crimes or offenses committed within their jurisdiction, such criminal shall be delivered to that State whose demand is first received unless the demand is waived.

Existing treaty relations not affected. This article shall not affect such treaties as have previously been concluded by one of the contracting parties with other States.

Article VIII

Extraditing nationals. Under the stipulations of this Treaty, neither of the High Contracting Parties shall be bound to deliver up its own citizens, except in cases where such citizenship has been obtained after the perpetration of the crime for which extradition is sought. The State appealed to shall decide whether the person claimed is its own citizen.

Article IX

Expense of transporting fugitive.

The expense of transportation of the fugitive shall be borne by the government which has preferred the demand for extradition. Assistance.The appropriate legal officers of the country where the proceedings of extradition are had, shall assist the officers of the government demanding the extradition before the respective judges and magistrates, by every legal means within their power; and no claim other than for the board and lodging of a fugitive prior to his surrender, arising out of the arrest, detention, examination and surrender of fugitives under this treaty, shall be made against the government demanding the extradition; Compensation.provided, however, that any officer or officers of the