The Stockton & Visalia Railroad Co., Petitioner, Vs. the Common Council of the City of Stockton, Respondent: Brief on Behalf of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company, Filed by Leave of the Court Granted Upon the Consent of Counsel of Record for Both Parties

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