U.S. Supreme Court
Chambers v. Harrington, 111 U.S. 350 (1884)
Chambers v. Harrington
Argued April l1-2, 1884
Decided April 14, 1884
111 U.S. 350
The decision of a court of competent jurisdiction upon adverse claims to a patent for mineral lands under §§ 2325, 2326 Rev.Stat. is subject to review in this Court when the amount in controversy is sufficient.
When several adjoining claims to mineral lands are held in common, work for the benefit of all done upon any one of them in a given year to an amount equal to that required to be done upon all in that year meets the requirements of § 2324 Rev.Stat. The language of the court in Jackson v. Roby, 100 U. S. 440, cited and approved.
The defendants in error. as plaintiffs. brought suit in the District Court for the Third Judicial District of the Territory of Utah under § 2326, Rev.Stat., to have adverse claims to patents for mineral lands determined. Judgment for plaintiffs there, which was affirmed by the supreme court of the territory on appeal. The defendants appealed to this Court from the judgment of the supreme court. The facts making the case are stated in the opinion of the Court.