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: japtatiou of Satan, which you ought to :\ sist. Have you not enougfi of real misfor - ae, without subjecting yourself to imagi nary terrors V* "If it be weakness, father, it is one which [ *bare in common with many great minds. Who can doubt the influence which the celes tiol bodies have on things terrestrial?" "All vanity and error, daughter. How can an enlightened mind like yours persuade *~"flf that events happen by aught save the ill of God?" "I will not argue the point, father ; tell nie rather what is the news from France ?" 4 The nobles' discontent at the prime minister has reached its height. Henri i'hffiat, Grand Equerry of France, and the iitT?s favorite, has joined them, and drawn into the plot the Duke de Bouillon and M-isieur, his majesty's brother. A treaty ? h ch is upon the point of being secretly "T>eluded with the king of Spain, has for i ?'? object peace, on condition of the cardinal jeing removed." '-Thank God!" ' However, madame, let us not be too u ident; continue to act with prudence, assume an appearance of. perfect resig *.tlon. Frequent the church in which I ...i minister; place yourself at the lowest >rner of the right hand aisle, and I will rcwarn you of my next visit." "I will do so, father." Kesuming his large cloak the priest de parted, Bridget being summoned by her ?>'ibtress to open the door. From that time, during several months, old lady repaired regularly each day to '.t- church ; she often saw Fatner Francis, out he never spoke or gave her the desired .i^ual. The unaccustomed daily exercise talking to and from the church, together .? !'i the "sicl aess of hope deferred," be ?fii to tell unfavorably on her health; she came subject to attacks of unremitting r ;r, and her large bright eyes seemed ..ca day to grow larger and brighter. One . ? *ning, in passing down the aisle, Father i-r-ncis for a moment bent his head to ? ards her, and whispered?"all is lost!" W ith a powerful effort, Marie Marianni sul dued all outward signs of terrible emo tion, which these words caused her, and re ?urned to her cheerless dwelling. In the vening Father Francis came to her. When 'i* j were alone, she asked?"Father, what lias happened." ?'Monsieur de Cinq-Mars is arrested." "And the Duke de Bouillon?" ??Fled." "The treaty with the King of Spain ?" "At the moment it was signed at Madrid, i'm cunning cardinal received a copy of it." "By whom was the plot discovered?" "By a secret agent, who has wormed him > It* into it." "Mine enemies, then, will triumph?" '?Richelieu is more powerful, and the king '?re subject to him than ever " That same night the poor old woman was jiied with a burning fever. In her deli aai the phantom-man in red still pursued aud her ravings were terrible to hear. -?i.Jget, seated at her bedside, prayed for c-r; and at the end of a month, she began owly to recover. Borne down, however, y years, poverty, and misfortune, Marie Marianni felt that her end was approaching. Despite Father Francis's dissuasion, she .^ain had recourse to the astrological tablets, ?"".i which were drawn, in black and red fig uivs, the various houses of the sun, and of ae star that presided over her nativity. On t!i.a occasion their omers were unfavorable; and ejecting the spiritual consolation?uns table in the present, and hopeless for the future?Marie Marianni expired in the be . 'oning of July, 1642. As soon as her death was known, a igistrate of Cologne came to her house, in order to make an official entry of the names of the defunct and her heirs. Bridget rmid not tell either; she merely knew her ate mistress was a stranger. Father Francis arrived. "I can tell you the names of her heirs," he said. "Write, :ae king of France; Monsieur the Duke of thrleans; Henrietta of France, queen of .ngland." "And what," asked the astonished magis trate, "was the name of the deceased?" "The High and Mighty Princess Marie de Medicis, widow of Henry IV, and mother of the reigning king!" EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON: SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1853. Inauguration of President Pierce. The morning of yesterday broke upon ua with a clouded sky, and a slight fall of snow. But the weather was more appro priate to the season than much that has marked the past winter, and the people seemed to be rather invigorated than di spirited by the change. Through the thin veil of the fleecy clouds the sun appeared as the day advanced, and the busy notes of preparation gave sigDal of the approaching inauguration ceremonies. At an early hour the different military and fire companies, the clubs, and other voluntary associations, began to move to the sounds of martial music. By the time the appointed hour arrived the mounted marshals were at their posts, and the pro cession that was to escort the President i elect from his quarters at Willard's hotel to ! the Capitol was soon in motion. The first feature of the occasion that at tracted attention, was the variety of deco rations on Pennsylvania avenue, through which the cavalcade passed. These began at the extreme west end of the avenue, and extended, at intervals, to the Capitol gate, i Near the corner of 14th street, on the ! north side, was suspended a targe American ; | ensign, bearing the words, "MANHATTAN ENGINE CO., VIII." This flag designated the headquarters of a company from New York, whose appearance was highly gratifying. At Willard's, a full sized American flag was suspended over the balcony, where a large company of ladies appeared, notwith standing the weather, to grace the occasion with their presence. The Franklin Engine-house bore several appropriate decorations, and the machine of the company, in fine order, was paraded on the avenue. The Irving House had the American flag flying from its top, and its windows and bal conies filled with ladies. The hickory pole in front of the Union Office bore the American flag at its mast head. On the round top were suspended several smaller flags, beside which sat grace fully perched among wreaths of evergreens, two large American eagles, prepared for I the occasion. From the top-mast to the door of the office was extended a series of banners, bearing the names of the States of the Union. Near the corner of 11th street a large banner bore the inscription of "Headquar ters of the Empire Club of Baltimore," who employed a large omnibus, which was deco rated with flags, and drawn by ten fine horses. Iron Hall suspended a large flag, and its windows were all crowded with ladies and gentlemen. The Perseverance Engine house bore sev eral handsome banners, and appropriate de corations. Brown's and the National Hotel were adorned with their flags, and large groups of ladies thronged their doors, 'balconies, and windows. At the United States, Gadsby's, and the St. Charles Hotels, the American flag was flung to the breeze. The Democratic Headquarters, on the south side of the avenue, near Four and-a half street, were thronged with citizens. Jackson Hall hoisted its flag, and beyond was another flying from the top of the fine building of Adams & Co. The programme of the cavalcade was arranged according to the advertisement of the chief marshal, Mr. Hoover, who carried out all his plans for the occasion with admi rable effect. The military display was the finest ever witnessed in this city ? the whole being under the command of Col. Hickey, assisted by Lieutenant-Colonel Riley, Major Key worth, Major Ben Perley Poore, of Boston, and Captain France, of Baltimore. Adj. Tait also assisted. The following companies were in line : United States Light Artillery from Fort McUenry, consistieg of seventy-five, non commissioned officers, musicians, and pri vates, with four brass guns and lour caissons. They were commanded by Colonel Frank Taylw.; I Mechanical Artillery, Capt. Duffy, from Alexandria, Va., in full strength, with two beautiful brass cannons. The Emerson Artillery, Capt. G. C. Bur- j dett, of Portsmouth, Va. The "Young Guards," Captain John H. Richardson, of Richmond, Va., thirty-five in number. United States Marines, with the band attached to the corps, one hundred men, rank and file, Lieut. Grayson. The Washington Light Infantry, Captain Tate, accompanied by their fill band of music under Professor Marsoletti. The Law Greys, Captain France, of Bal timore, with sixty muskets, and Vollandt's celebrated band of music. The Greys were j escorted to this city, from Richmond, by the "Young Guards" and "German Yeagers," of that city. The National Guards, Captain E. C. Wil liams, of Harrisburg, Pa. National Greys, Capt. Peter F. Bacon, of this city. The Washington Continental Guards, Captain Darrow, of New York City. Ad kin's delightful band of music enlivened i this part of the line with great effect. The Mount Vernon Guards, Captain Ash by, from Alexandria, Va. The Washington German Guards, Captain Hoffman, of Baltimore, accompanied by Linhardt's band of Baltimore. The Jackson Guards, Captain Schiliinger, of Baltimore. The "Continental Guards," Captain Wil son, of Washington, with uniforms resem bling those of New York. The Montgomery Guards, Capt. Key. On this, their second dress parade, they numbered seventy-eight men. The First Baltimore Sharpshooters, Cap tain Lilly. The Walker Sharpshooters, Captain Brad ford, of Washington. The Boone Riflemen, Captain Bright. The German Yeagers, Captain Schwarz man, numbered 90 men. The German Yeagers, of Baltimore, under command of Capt. Pracht. The Virginia Rifles, Capt. Bodekin, from Richmond, Va. The Civic part of the procession consisted of the Jackson Democratic Association of Washington city, with their handsome ban ner. Democratic Pioneer Association of Baltimore, bearing a splendid banner pre sented to them by the ladies of Baltimore. Democratic Association of Georgetown, D. C., with full band of music. A large car, containing the delegation ol the "Empire Club of Baltimore." The Baltimore Democratic Association, accompanied by Volandt's celebrated brass band. The banner here indicated the or ganization to have been in 1852. The Democratic Association of the county of Alexandria. Delegations from the Empire Club of New York city, and representatives of several other democratic associations in various places were present. Columbia Fire Company, No. 1, of Wash ington city, in uniform. They formed an escort to the Manhattan Fire Company, of New York, No. 8, an efficient and elegant as sociation, drawing a large and splendid fire engine?and accompanied by the unsurpas sed "Dodworth's Band." The procession was then marched to Wil lard's Hotel, where it received into line Gen. Franklin Pierce, accompanied by Millard Fillmore, President of the United States In the new and most beautiful family carriage recently presented to him, sat the President elect, accompanied by the United Staffs Marshal for the District of Columbia, and the citizen marshals provided for the occasion. General Pierce attracted universal atten tion, and was received everywhere with ev ident marks ofaffeetion and sympathy. But for the remembrance of his quite recent do mestic affliction, the demonstrations of pop ular enthusiasm would have been of the ? most ardent character. As the hour of inauguration approached, the House and Senate prepared for a joint convention to witnesa^he ceremonies. The chamber of the Senate boon became the -v . crowded centre of attraction. But so well was everything arranged, that there was no confusion, no jostling, no ill humor among the large mass present. In the gal leries the ladies had entire possession. At the appointed moment the Justices of the Supreme Court and the Diplomatic Corps entered the chamber, with other persons of distinction. We noticed among them Gen. Winfield Scott, United States Army. Preliminary to the entrance of the Presi dent elect, the newly-chosen Senators, rep resenting fifteen different States, were sworn in. The oath of office was administered by Hon. Lewis Cass, the senior Senator present. An appropriate prayer had been offered , Mr. Atchison had been re-chosen President of the Senate, and replied with a brief ad dress to the Senators conferring the high distinction upon him ; and now the moment oi' the expected approach of the tew Chief Magistrate had arrived. It was a moment of thrilling interest. The Representatives and Senators of the people of this great Re public, the officers of the Supreme Court; and the diplomatic corps from foreign na tions were all present. Music from without proclaimed the ap proach of the President clect; and in a few moments he entered the Senate chamber, preceded by the simple announcement of the Sergeant-at-Arms. Leaning on the arm of ex-President Fillmore, and accompanied by no parade, having with him his selected constitutional advisers and his private sec retary, General Pierce walked to the chair assigned him at the fuot of the desk of the President of the Senate. This brief intro duction being over, he proceeded with his associates to the front portico of the Capitol. And here was presented a scene which those who witnessed it will never forget. Before, in that procession, in that Senate chamber, we had seen the living illustration of the principles of the people in the person of their elected chief ruler. But here, in the area of the Capitol of the Republic, we be held the people themselves. Without show, without parade, save to effect the mere organization necessary to order, without guards, or heralds, or penKons, twenty thousand American freemen had assembled in Iront of their own houses of Congress to witness the inauguration of the fourteenth President of the United States. The area, from one gate to the other, was nearly all densely packed with this mass of citizens. The Platform required by the authorities, the steps above, the roof of the portico over head, the windows around, were all occupied with the members of this ' confederacy of States, now spreading from the lakes to the gulf, and from sea to sea. The winds of March blew upon us. The snow fell in rapid flakes around us. There was no outward pomp or display to attract or charm; but there, in that open space, before that cloudy sky, stook forth the man j whom the people had called to the presiden cy, and solemnly, and rcverntly, and meek ly, he took the oath of his high office, and bowed with all the rest, before the supreme majesty of the law. Franklin Pierce was proclaimed the constitutional President of the United States. From the aspect of General Pierce, as seen at his private quarters, it was feared by some of his associates that his strength might not be equal to the task. But the first clean, strong, manly notes of his voice at once dispelled every such fear to the winds. It was seen in a moment that he was a man of great nervous energy; and as he progressed in his address, unfolding, step by step, the outlines of his future policy, and presenting those lofty and patriotic sentiments which so distinguish this remarkable Inaugural, it was everywhere apparent that he possessed the most ample resources for every emer gency, and wotrid inevitably prove himself equal to his high duties. Immediately after the delivery of his ad dress, President Pierce entered the Execu tive Mansion, where he received the hearty r congratulations of a large number of the citizens during the evening. flgy- On Wednesday afternoon an adver tisement appeared in this paper of the find ing of a "Marseilles vest rea ly to be made up," and by nine o'clock the next morning the looser called for it. Thus showing the benefit of advertising. Jgjf- 44 How far do you want to drive this horse this evening?" said a livery stable keeper to three young bucks for whom he was harnes8iDg a horse to a rockaway. " Only seventy-five miles," was the reply. 44 You can't drive this horse that far," said the keeper. 44 Vy not," said the exquisites, 44ain't we all got vips." m JRaf The Boston Journal says that nine ty-five thousand dollars have been subscrib ed for a new Opera House to be built in that city. late celebrated Judge who stoop ed very much when walking, had a stone thrown at him one day which fortunately passed over without hitting him. Turning to his friend he remarked? "Had I been an upright Judge that might have caused my death." DIED. In this city, on the 3d inst., WM. A. MeKINSTRY in the 42d year of his age. On the od in ft.. Henry Thomas, youngest son of ?Tauies K. and Elizabeth C. Ferguson, in the 2d year of his ape. On the morning of the '27th of February, GEORGE C., Ki>n< f Mary A. and George 0. Jac)?><>n. On the od inst.. Mrs. JULIET D., wife of MtUhcw G. Kmery. On the night of the 2d inst., Miss JANE BIRTH. In this city, on the 1st inst., Mre. SARAH HAMIL TON, in th* 40th year of her age, consort ol" the lute Evau Hamilton, of Baltimore. 49> Second Prf?byt?riaii Church, New York avenue, near 13th st ?The Rev. J. It. Kck ard will, with Divine permission. enure on Polyne sian Missions on Sus;day at o'clock p. in. mar 5? Kg* Sermons to Yonng Men?II v. II. Sunderland will deliver a Discourse to the Young Mn of Washington on S*bbath evening, at 7'? o'clock, in the First Presbyterian Church, < n 4l2 .?t. Subject,44 The True Model of a man." mar 5? Congregatioual Church. 5th stn-et. Mr. Gallagher wiu preach at this Church to morrow, at 11 o'clock a.m., and p. m. 4t#"? P street Presbytrrlnn Church.? Honrs of worship 11 h in., and 3% p. m Strangers will be shown to seats Sub ject ?>t discourse to-mor row morning, by Dr. Jutikin. The Inauguration of the President of the United States. mar 5? Jfcir-The Board of Managers of the Wash ington Ladies'Depository will hold their usual month ly uiet liug at the house of R. S. Coxe. esq . on Mon day next, at i2iu. F. L. BUTLER, Sec. mar 5? Smithsonian L. ?ctnrri*.?Mr. Geore* Sumner, late y returned from Europe, will lecture on Monday evening, March 7th, at 7) j o'clock. tvu? ject, '?France." mar 6? St. Mathew's Church.?Rev. B. Ma guire, S. J.. President of Georgetown College, will preach in this church to morrow, at 11 o'clock. &jr Kew Prehbylerian Church, cor ner of Fifth and I streets.?Services on fabbath, at 11 a. m., anj 7 p. m. mar 5? T o Strangers and Citizens.? Thompson's Daguerreotypes are unsurpassed by any, for boldness of execution and l>eauty of artistic finish. His assiduous efforts to establish a first classGallery ill this city, and his continued endeavors to please visiters and patrons, have not been unrewarded. An examination of his pictures recently made is particu larly solicited. lie is prepared to take pictures of every size and style, at reasonable priees. Gallery, North side of Penna. avenue, between 4]..s and 6th streets, Lane A Tuckers building. feb 25? Handsome Rooms.?Two neat and convenient rooms, one parlor and ore l?edr<K>m. can b? obtained on reasonable terms, if applanation is made immediately, at the house known as " Butler's Hotel," F street, near 13th, south side. jan 25?tf ti" Joe Shilling! on receives all the new bo"ks and newspapers as fast as published. He is agent for Harper's and all the other Magazines, and our readers will always find a large and good assort ment of blank b oka and stationery at his book store, Odeon Building, corner of 4; .^ street aiid I'enn av. feb 7? Root's Wonderful Daguerreolyprt* Go to Root's! No matter whether It be clear or cloudy weather. Still, with equal truth he traces Multitudes of lovely faces! Root's Gallery. Pennsylvania avenue, near Seventt street. jan 31? 49*--White hurst's Cvaiierjr.? W here tb? best Daguerreotypes in this city, or in the world, are made, is on Pennsylvania avenue near four and a half street. He has a splendid assortment of gilt frames. Lock ets, and fancy cases, just received, call and a?-e them. jan 25? in r. Worlhlngtou, at his iemp?*raii<''' II ous?*. 011 D htreet betwi en 'Jlh and 10th str?-ft?-. can accommodate several day b>arder* witn l**?r?i auJ U <1::iuk. Mrl-U Anniversary Temperance Meet ing.?Chryst&l Fouut l>h i-ion, .So. 3, of Tein peianee, will hold a public temperance Meeting ni comn.eininoration of their ftb Anniversary, at l?-ni l-eaance Hali,ou Sunday, Oth instant, at 7 o'clock, |>. m. Members of the order of RechaHt"*, and all friends of the cause are re-pectfuoy invited to attend. Mr. Haydivk. <f 11 jd*on. Ne* York., and other dis tinguished spcake rs will lie present. S. PiKKEtv, ) A. FITZHL'GH, ^Committee. A. DC V ALL, J mar 5?It CHAIN BACK TUCKING COMBS. A VERY superior artic e and highly fiiuahed, ju>t received, ami lor sale low, at LAMMOND8 \\ holesale and retail Fancy Street, 2d door below E. mar 2?4teod HEW YORK SPEIMO STYLE OF HATS BKLUE'S spring fetyle gentlemen's Drea* Hat*. A further ai.d large supply thie day reciv? d *t STEVENS'S feb 26?71 Eales-rojm, Brown' lb tel. COUGH ! MM! IT seams so strange that our friends and other? wi,J cough when they can be aoon relieved. e h*^ lor sale all the celebrated Cough Sirupa and Ixizei.*: * that are made in the country, and we tberefi're a<i?<-* those nfliicted with any uiaease arieiug from cold t" give us a call, as we are sure we can soon reiie>? them. Call at the great Medicine Depot of espey * Morrison. Dru?fiau, it.yr 2?GUxal Cvruer ol L aou 7th at*.