J. E. Thropp, owner of the Virginia Ore Bank property near Bakerton, has bought from Jacob S. Moler eight acres of land, near the river, for which he paid $200 an acre cash. He will construct a settling pond on the tract, into which will be run the water from the ore washer. It will be remembered that the Harper’s Ferry Pulp Company brought suit against Mr. Thropp in the United States Court to restrain him from running the muddy water from the ore bank into the Potomac river. The case was decided against Mr. Thropp finally, and he will now build a settling pond. The water that is made so muddy from the washing of the ore will be run into this pool instead of into the river and the damage to the pulp mill avoided. We understand that work will be pushed with renewed vigor at the ore bank, and a large force of men will be employed.
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