DAMAGE FROM A PIPE LINE BREAK.
There was considerable excitement in Sussex county, N. J., last week over the bursting of the pipe lineof the Standard Union Oil Company. The oil has spread over acres of rich farm land in Vernon township, and great damage has been done to growing crops. The soil is saturated and rendered useless by reason of being poisoned by crude oil, some lands being, it is reported, completely ruined, at least temporarily. A great quantity of the oil has flowed into the streams, and fish are dying by hundreds. The fish commissioners are doing all in their power to avert the disaster that threatens the fishing interests. The Neakill river bridge narrowly escaped being destroyed by fire, owing to some malicious person setting fire to the oil one night. The Standard Oil Company, it is said, will be sued by the farmers for the damages sustained by the oil Hood.