U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Field was traveling by train from Los Angeles to San Francisco on August 13, 1889, with a bodyguard, David Neagle. Unaware of Field’s presence, former California Supreme Court Justice David S. Terry and his wife, Sarah Althea Hill Terry, boarded the train that evening near Fresno. Terry had represented Sarah in a federal case, and Field’s decisiio against her had provoked a wild scene. This time, their accidental meetiin would end with Terry’s death...


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