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THE BRITISH EXTRADITION TREATY.

The debate m the United States Senate OH January 30 occupied three hours, and showed tbat tbe Treaty never oould be ratified. A majority of two- hirds Is required to ratify the treaty, and this Instrument cannot obtain the support of A majority of. the Senators. The strongest argument made on its side was that if adopted It would put an end to the eßoape Of embezzlers and defaulters from punishBent, wbioh they now make by crossing Into Canada. While all the Senators were agreed as to tbe wisdom of placing crimes of this category within the list of extradition offences, the opponents of the Treaty legard offences of this oharaoter as of j minor importance compared with the proposition to surrender men to Great Britain •con sed of political crimes, no matter under what name disguised, for trial under forms devised by tbe British authorities for the subjugation of Ireland, fferiator Stewart Informed the Senate tbat he would not surrender a dog, much less • man, for trial In Great Britain under Acts that bave been created for tbe extermination of the Irish people. On tbe failure of the BUI to pass tbe Oounoil. tho "Gazette" remarked, "Boodlers and dynamiters can now be at ease.

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THE BRITISH EXTRADITION TREATY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2079, 5 March 1889

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THE BRITISH EXTRADITION TREATY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2079, 5 March 1889

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