United States v. Forrester,
211 U.S. 399 (1908)

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United States v. Forrester, 211 U.S. 399 (1908)

United States v. Forrester

No. 287

Argued October 22, 23, 26, 1908

Decided December 14, 1908

211 U.S. 399


United States v. Keitel, ante, p. 211 U. S. 370, followed; the rule therein stated as to fraudulent entries of coal lands under §§ 2347-2350, Rev.Stat., by qualified persons for the benefit, and as agents of, disqualified persons, applies not only to cash entries, but also to entries under preferential rights by persons opening and developing mines on the lands entered.

The preferential right under §§ 2348, 2349, Rev.Stat., is not in and of itself the equivalent of an entry uncontrolled by the prohibitions expressed in the statutes relating to entries of coal lands, but is simply

Page 211 U. S. 400

a privilege to make the statutory entry of a particular tract in preference to others.

157 F. 396, reversed.

The facts are stated in the opinion.

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