Southern Pacific R. Co. v. United States
189 U.S. 447 (1903)

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Southern Pacific R. Co. v. United States, 189 U.S. 447 (1903)

Southern Pacific Railroad Company v. United States

No. 190

Argued March 9-10, 1903

Decided April 6, 1903

189 U.S. 447

Syllabus

Under the Act of March 3, 1871, c. 122, 16 Stat. 573, the rights of the Southern Pacific Railroad Company were subordinate to those of the Texas Pacific Railroad Company. When the Texas Pacific grant was

Page 189 U. S. 448

declared forfeited by the Act of February 28, 1885, the forfeiture did not vest the Southern Pacific with the lands forfeited, but the forfeiture enured to the benefit of the United States.

The case is stated in the opinion of the Court.

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