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Oh my what a trying thing it is for a feller
With the pleasant screak of the victim
I shall leave here you may depend on it
“ THE JUDGE” looks melancholy !-He knows that this is Phenix's Last, and that's exactly “ where the shoe pinches.” This squib is adapted to the comprehension of the meanest shoemaker.
FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION IN
(Reported expressly for the San Diego Herald) Tuesday last, the 4th of July, being the anniversary of the discovery of San Diego by the Hon. J. J. Warner, in 1846, as well as that of our National Independence (“ long may it wave,” etc.), was celebrated in this city with all that spirit and patriotism for which it has ever been distinguished.
Every citizen, with the exception of those who had retired in a state of intoxication, was aroused at 2 A.M. by the soul-stirring and tremendous report of the Plaza Artillery, which had been carefully loaded the previous evening with two pounds of powder and half a bushel of public documents franked to this place by our late honorable representatives. Each citizen on being awakened in this manner (if he imitated the example of your respected reporter), reflected a moment with admiration on our glorious institutions; with pride on our great and increasing country, and with gratitude on the efforts of those patriotic spirits who had thus aroused him, and after
murmuring some aspiration for their future happiness, was about to sink again to sleep, when—Bang! No. 2, more powder, more public documents, effectually aroused him again, to go through the same train of thought, murmur the same aspirations, a little warmer, perhaps, this time, and again become sleepy in time for Bang! No. 3. In this agreeable manner the attention was occupied and the mind filled with patriotic ideas until just before daylight, when the powder unfortunately gave out, though four bushels of public documents still remained (but they wouldn't go off), and the firing ceased. At sunrise the National Banner would have unfolded its “ broad stripes and bright stars ” to the breeze, but for the unlucky circumstances of there being no halyards to our flag-staff. We are gratified to learn that a new set will probably be furnished by the Board of Trustees before the next anniversary.
At 8 A.M. a procession was formed, and moved to the sound of an excellent military band, consisting of a gong and a hand-bell, across the Plaza, where it separated into two divisions, one proceeding to the Union House, the other to the Colorado Hotel. At each of these excellent establishments an elegant dejeuner was served up, of the sumptuousness of which the following bill of fare will give some faint idea: