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Burning of St. Paul's Catholic Church in Philadelphia. St. Paul's Catholic Church, in Philadelphia, was entirely destroyed on Tuesday, the 26th ult. The fire broke out in the tower of the church. The Ledger says: The wind was blowing freshly, and the fire soon spread upward to the cupola on the top of the tower, and to the roof of the church — Firemen early reached the scene, but for a time they could render very little service, owing to the fear that the timbers composing the frame- work of the cupola, and the large cross on the top of it would fall. The cross finally fell upon the roof of the church, and went through it, and the bell in the cupola also came down falling into the basement. No one was injured by either. By this time the fire had spread along the roof of the church, and though the firemen made great efforts to check it, they were unable to do so. It continued to spread until the entire structure was enveloped in flames. During the entire period of