ZERA SNOW WALLACE McCAMANT
SNOW & McMamant. ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
SUITE 611-614 ELECTRIC BLDG. PORTLAND, OREGON.
Portland, Oregon, Nov. 3, 1911.
Mr, David Eccles,
C/o Oregon Lumber Company, Baker City, Oregon.
Dear Mr. Eccles,-
I had an interview with Mr, McCourt today upon the question of settlement of United States v. Oregon Lumber Company - equity suit. Mr. McCourt advises me that he has heard nothing further in regard to the matter from the Attorney General's office other than the telegraphic inquiry which had been made to know whether the offer of settlement involved any adjustment of the barred lands, so-called, or whether that matter remained undisturbed like the criminal case for future consideration, and Mr. McCourt's reply thereto to the effect that claim for damages on the barred lands remained for further consideration, and that we denied liability on this claim and would be glad to submit it to the court at any time.
Mr. McCourt however advises me that the Field Division here, Mr. Sharp's office, had received a telegraphic inquiry from the Secretary of the Interior whether or not the settle¬ment as tentatively arranged for was approved by his office, and that in response to this telegram a telegraphic reply had been given that the local office here of the Field Division, did approve of the proposed settlement, Mr. McCourt advises me also that he expects now within a week or ten days authority to settle on the terms outlined, and I see no reason why he should not get it, since he is getting practically all he asked for in his bill in equity.
Have as yet had no advices as to the results of the Service suit, and would be glad to know on receipt of this what the verdict was.
Very truly yours, Zera Snow
P. S. I inclose you copy of stipulation for settlement not yet presented to Mr. McCourt, but this stipulation in the main will be followed if the case is settled.
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