“Foghorn” Murphy’s famous voice is stilled.
The man who has made himself famous riding horseback has gone to work.
He is a fireman—a job that will not require the use of his lusty lungs or his deep bass voice.
Recently “Foghorn” applied for a place in the San Francisco department and after a short wait they made him a full-fledged fireman.
He is wearing the blue uniform now instead of the ball uniform that he wore in his famous horseback rides through the city. So for the present, at least, the voice of the celebrated “Foghorn” will cease to resound through busy downtown streets.
October 12, 1918