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THE TOMMY MURPHY FAMILY
BEST BOOSTERS ARE WIFE
AND CHILD BABY BETS DOL
LIES DADDY WILL WIN.
Here's Tommy Murphy, the fighting Irish lad who is the most formid
able contender for Willie Ritchie's title, and his wife and little daughter,'
Regina. Of all the fight fans, Mrs. Murphy and little Regina are his staunch
est supporters. Regina is willing to bet all her dolls that papa knocks Wil
lie Ritchie out from under the crown of lightweight champion of the world,
in their fight that is scheduled to come otf in San Francisco some time in'
April. Tommy is betting the same way.
A SMALL BOY'S REASONING
The small boy had been warned by
his nurse as to- the awful results of
"If you bite your nails," she said,
"you will swell out like an air-balloon."
The small boy believed, took heed,
and didn't bite his nails. Later, when
at a children's party, he stood .and
gazed at the corpulent hostess for
some minutes in silence. Then he
"You bite your nails," he said.
Charity covers a multitude of sins,"
quoted the Wise Guy. "Yes, and lots
of them don't deserve to be covered,"
complained the Simple Mug. Phila