FEDERAL COURT ADJOURNS
TO MEET IN THIS CITY THE SECOND TUESDAY IN MAY NEXT.
The Harper’s Ferry Paper Company Wins the Famous Potomac River Pollution Case — The Temporary Injunction Perpetuated — Other Cases.
After being in session in the United States Court House in this city since Tuesday, October 15, United States Court for the Northern district of West Virginia adjourned Saturday at noon to meet here again the second Tuesday in May 1902.
The argument in the case of Harper’s Ferry Paper Company vs. Joseph E. Thropp, etc, which has been before the court during the last several days of the term was concluded Saturday morning and the case submitted. Judge Jackson announced that he would perpetuate the injunction prohibiting the defendants from polluting the waters of the Potomac river by dumping the washings from the Virginia ore bank into said river.
This case was the most important case before the court this term. Eminent lawyers were engaged on either side and a hard fight was made by both sides to win. Messers F. W. Brown, Daniel B. Lucas and James D. Butt, of Jefferson county, represented the plaintiff in the case and Messers R. T. Barton, of Winchester and Cleon Moore, of Charles Town represented the defendant.
The temporary injunction was granted by Judge Jackson, January 24, 1901, and the owners of the ore bank are now, by the perpetual injunction granted by the court, prohibited forever from polluting the waters of the Potomac River. They will now be prevented from continuing their work unless they construct settling pools in which to settle the water before dumping it into the river.
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