A Marylauder who died leavhxr .5 . 000,000 to hia wife and ehildren has set apart $100,000 to be spent in defending the will if it be contested. M. Renán contemplates writing a liistory of the Jews up to thesecondexile, and as part of his preparation ïor the work is about to viait Palestine and Sinai. Prof. Rosendale is said to have translated another of the ioscriptions on the ancient sword of the valliant Gapt.. Myles Staudish, making it to read: "In öod is all niight." Iinmediately af ter the opening of the day's session a member of the Qeorgla Legislature arose and began: "Mr. Speaker-" Speaker Bacon's thoughts were elsewheie, and lie bowed mechanically and said, "Good-morning." The Kev. Mr. Jasper, who holds that the sun "do move," lias a disciple in the liev. Mr. Johnson, oC Canada, who has been lecturl'ng on "Does the Sun Move? or, tlie Science of the Heavenly Bodiei, and the llevolutionary Powers of tlie Earth and Sun." Ile holds that tlie revolutioniry powers of the earth are nothing, and that the suu is, as it appears to be, tlie real revolver. Captain Charles P. Smith.whose funeral took place at Roslyn, Long Lsland, recently, will long be remembered for his heroic conduct when in command of the steamer Seavxmhaka which was burned near Ward's Island olf Xew York June, 1880. There were on board of the steamer at the time rnany gentlemen and ladies of that city, among them several ladies of Mayor (Jrace's family, Mr. Charles A. Dana, Mr. Samuel L. M. Barlow, Mr. John W. II, iq er, and Miss Mable Harper. In the funeral sermón, delivered by the Bey. Mr. Payson, the incidente of the disaster were brieily alluded to, and the three qualities that were conspicuous in Captain Smith's character were deservedly cornmended; these ware his courage, unselfislmess, and huinility. He had disjilayed in a very marked manner that faithful discharge wf the common duties of life which is thebest preparation for heroic actions. As an evidence of the captain's unselüshuess, Mr. Payjjon rel.ited that one day, while the captain was yet convalescent of his iujuries.he asked what his thoughts were while the flames surrounded him - wliether the thought that his life was in danger had occurred to him. The captain replfed: ■!. did not think of myself at all. JUy object, and my only object, was to save those people.