U.S. Supreme Court
Oklahoma v. Texas, 268 U.S. 252 (1925)
Oklahoma v. Texas
No. 13, Original
Argued April 20, 1925
Decided May 11, 1925
268 U.S. 252
1. Description of a boundary in field notes and patent as "up the river" construed, in the light of connected surveys and a plat, as calling for the river as a boundary. P. 268 U. S. 255.
2. A natural boundary like a river controls courses and distances. Id.
3. A river bank boundary, whether private or public, changes with erosion and accretion. P. 268 U. S. 256.
4. Only where conduct or statements are calculated to mislead a party and are acted upon by him in good faith to his prejudice can he invoke them as a basis of an estoppel, and if they relate to a real property title, the condition of which is known to both parties, or both have the same means of ascertaining it, there can be no estoppel. Id. chanrobles.com-red
On exceptions to the special master's report on conflicting claims to royalty interests in proceeds held by the receiver in this cause derived from oil wells in a parcel of land on Red River in Texas. Exceptions overruled.