U.S. Supreme Court
Warner Valley Stock Co. v. Smith, 165 U.S. 28 (1897)
Warner Valley Stock Company v. Smith
Argued December 17-18, 1896
Decided January 11, 1897
165 U.S. 28
A bill in equity against the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of the General Land Office to restrain them from exercising further jurisdiction with respect to the disposition of certain public lands, and from further trespassing upon the plaintiff's right of quiet possession thereof, and to compel the Secretary to prepare patents therefor to be issued to the plaintiff in accordance with law, and to the end that the plaintiff's title may be quieted and freed from cloud, and for further relief, abates, as to the Secretary, upon his resignation of his office, and cannot afterwards be maintained against the Commissioner alone.
The case is stated in the opinion.