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I THE _APPLICATION FOR EXTRADITION.I

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ARREST OF MULLERJTHE ALLEGEDI…

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ARREST OF MULLERJTHE ALLEGED I MURDERER OF MR. BRIGGS. The steamship St. Patrick, from Quebec, arrived in the Clyde on Tuesday; On August 28 she called at St. John's, and received the latest telegrams, the most im- portant of-which announces the arrival at New York, on August 24, of the ship Victoria, and the arrest of Franz Muller,fthe German who is accused of having murdered a gentleman named Briggs in a railway carriage in Lon- don. trhe telegram is very meagre, merely announcing the apprehension of Muller and the discovery of the hat and watch of Mr. Briggs in his possession, and stating that the legal proceedings in reference to the extradition of the prisoner were progressing. It will be remembered, probably, that the murderer of Mr. Briggs left his hat in the carriage where the dreadful crime was committed, and took away that of the murdered gentleman. The watch and chain were also stolen by the assassin. In the preliminary stages of the investigation which followed it was satisfactorily shown, first, the hat found in the railway carriage was Muller's; and, Becond, that the chain stolen from Mr, Briggs had been sold by a foreigner whose personal de- scription precisely corresponded with that of Muller. Conclusive as this evidence WM. it has been rendered still more telling by the discovery of the hat and watch of the murdered gentleman in the possession of Muller in New York; and though, when arrested, the accused protested that he was innocent, the case now established against him is so strong that it is difficult to see how it can be successfully controverted. It has been insinuated that the New York authorities are not likely to exert themselves to ensure the trans- mission of Muller to England for trial. There is not the least pretence for any such insinuation, as in all cases of a similar character the American authorities, and particularly those of New York, have invariably extend- ed most willing aid for the capture aud detention of culprits escaping from England to the United States. Besides, the terms of the extradition treaty of 1842 are so explicit that the American authorities would find it difficult to evade their part of the engagement, even if they were inclined to do so. The treaty provides that upan mutual requisition any person should be delivered up to justice "who being charged with the crime of mnrder, or piracy, or arson, or robbery, or forgery, or the utterance of forged paper, committed within the juris- diction of either of the high contracting parties, should seek an asylum or should be found within the territories of the other provided that this should only be done upon such evidence of criminality as according to the laws of the place where the fugative or person so charged should be found would justify his apprehension and commitment for trial if the crime or offence had been there committed."

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