Important Case Decided. In the United States Court in Martinsburg last Saturday in the case of the Harper’s Ferry pulp company against Joseph E. Thropp, etc., Judge Jackson gave a decision in favor of the pulp company. This is the suit in which the pulp company sought to prevent Mr. Thropp, who is owner of the Virginia ore bank, from polluting the Potomac river by the washings of the ore. A temporary injunction was granted against Thropp by Judge Jackson last January. On Saturday Judge Jackson made the temporary injunction permanent, and the owners of the ore bank prohibited forever from polluting the waters of the Potomac river. They will be prevented from continuing their work unless they construct settling pools in which to settle the water before running it into the river. Forrest W. Brown, Daniel B. Lucas and James D. Butt, of Jefferson county represented the plaintiff in the case, and R. T. Barton, of Winchester, and Cleon Moore, of Charles Town, represented the defendant. Just what effect the decision will have upon the industry at the ore bank is not known. It is to be hoped that it will not cause abandonment of the work.
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