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Fall of a Church Steeple in New Haven. --On Saturday evening a very severe gale of wind, accompanied by rain, came upon us from the northeast, and raged with great fury for several hours. At about 8 o'clock the tall and slender spire of the Wooster place Baptist Church was blown over, with a crash which was heard half a mile or more to the leeward, and yet the gale was so strong that it was not heard in the rear lecture room of the church to which the steeple belonged. The spire is about 235 or 240 feet high, and has long been the terror of the neighbors, who feared some such catastrophe. Fortunately the wind was just in the right direction to send it clear of the neighboring houses, and it fell in precisely the spot in which it could do the least injury. It fell across the street, and on to Wooster square, coming down with a force which mashed the timbers like pipe stems, and broke the lighter wood-work up into innumerable splinters and fragments. A young tree which stood i