The Presbyterian, Methodist, and Baptist churches animated by au admisable spint of uhity, observed the week of prayer, holding a meeting in each church two evenings consecutively, and with such encouraging results that the people by a rising vote requested the three pastors to continue holding the meetings for some time longer, and they have, accordingly, been held up to the present time (Jany. 17), and will be continued at least during the present week. Profound seriousness and earnestness characterize the church members, and some signs of awakeniug ou the part of nonprofessors are apparent. At 2 p. m., Sunday, January 15, the funeral of Mr. Orrm W. Culver was attended in the M. E. Church, Rev. W. J. Campbell, the pastor, preaching an impressive sermón from the words "Vaiu is the help of man" (Ps. 60: 11), and "Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help " (Ps. 146:5). Four of the bearers, now members of the üniversity, H. B. Parsons, D. W. Berdan, T. Josenhans, and A. S. Hall, had been classmates of Mr. Culver previous to his graduation at our Union School. He was a young man of fine promise and his loss is deeply feit.