The Prospector and His Burro - Claim Jumping

"The hermit and I had been playing cards all the evening and while we smoked and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves we little dreamed that a party of five men–desperate-looking characters–were plowing their way up the trail, through the snow, with the intention of driving the old man from his claim and so intimidating him that he would be afraid to complain to the proper authorities or even to come back to his property; a method of obtaining possession of valuable property often practiced in those days."
(1916 The Salt Lake Mining Review)

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