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WATERBURYV EVENING- DEMOCRAT, WEDNESDAY. OCTOBER' ,31; 1900. f ?
6 - Jg , -... v -- . ,,..-. y. & I I Fraternal WILLI AltS and "waLkek. The two real coons, 'Williams and Walker, will present their uew musi cal comedy success,. "Sons of 11am, this evening at Poirs, and there is cer tain to be plenty of sport for those who attend. Coon comedy is always Uveij, always entertaining, and it is a ques tion if any form of entertainment has touched in recent years more closely the popular heart. It certainly goes with a rollicking dash that is con tagious, and the man or woman who doesn't find enjoyment in it isn't made for fun. , Williams and -Walker, as is well known, are easily the first coon comedians on the American stage, and their musical comedy, '"Sons of Ham," has. won the heartiest endorsement of the New York press. There should be a large audience at Poli's this evening, and if signs are trustworthy there will be. Prices are 25, 35, 50, 75 cents and $1. "CAUGHT IN THE WEB." The splendid detective play, "Caught In the Web," will be given its final per formance at the Jacques this evening. It is a lively comedy drama and has pleased immensely all who have seen it during the past two days. For those who like stirring melodrama, well put and artistically acted, "Caught in the Web" offers a surfeit of enjoyment. It should draw well this evening. ' "UNDER THE RED ROBE." The brilliant romantic play, "Under the Red Robe," will be the attraction at Poli's Thursday evening. The play has been seen in Waterkury on several previous occasions and is pretty well known for its previous successes. It is being produced now under the direc tion of Julius Calm, who is Charles Frohman's right hand man, and he ,.GOOO WWC.fwOACie 2ATON. G&OO WZTOJ ' rso. CBBtR THE RED ROBE. promises exact counterparts of the scenery, costumes and general stage effects that were so much admired dur ing the phenomenal run of the play in the metropolis. The leading roles are taken by Paul Giltuore and Miss Fran ces Gaunt, and the company is said to be an efficient one, insuring a most enjoyable performance. Seats went on sale this morning at 25, 35, 50, 75 cents and $1, "A NIGHT IX CHINATOWN." Thursday," Friday and Saturday at the Jacques will be presented "A Night in Chinatown." The play is of the sensational order, dealing with life among the Chinese of San Francisco, and is elaborate in its opportunities for scenic display. Among other pic turesque scenes introduced are Dupont street at midnight and an opium joint, and there are a number of others . that are equally attractive. It should prove a fine attraction for lovers of melodrama. G. A. R. hall, October 29-31 Wad haros Relief corps fair. Jacques, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, October 29-31 "Caught in the Web." Speedwell hall. Wednesday evening. October 31 First anrsal concert and sociable given by the Monitor Social club. Poli's, Wednesday evening, Octoboi SI Williams and Walker. v Poll's, Thursday, November 1 "Un der the" Red Robe." Athletic field. November 3 Foot ball game, Waterbury vs Hillhouse. . -Lyra-hall, Friday, November 2 Con cert and dance by the German band of Waterbury.' ..Jacques. Monday, Tuesday and Wed nesday, . November 5-7 Peck's Bad Boy. , Poli's. Tuesday, November 6 ."Naughty Anthony" and "Mme Butter fly." Leavenworth hall, November 7 Lec ture by Edward Whymper, "Mountain Climbing." ' City hall, Wednesday, November 7 Concert and sociable by the Mutual Aid association of Scovill Mfg Co. Jacques, unursuay, Friday and Sat urday, ., November 8-10 "Aunt Han nah." Jacques,- November .12 and entire week, Sawtelle Dramatic company. Concordia halh- November 14-17 Fair '.by. Concordia Singing society. ' Leavenworth hall, November 15 Elm Social club's dance. Poli's, Monday evening, November lSConcert by the Derwin Mandolin, Banjo and Guitar orchestra. ' St Paul's Methodist church, Thurs day. November 15 Old Tolks' concert. Poll's, Friday, November 15 Neill Burgess In "The County Fair." t "Poll's. Monday and .Tuesday, No vember 19 and 20 International Grand Opera company. At Jacques, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. November 19 to 21 "Thftiugb the Breakers." v Liivenworth hall. November 21 .tfUseDre by Bliss Perry. "Thackeray." ' Pplng. Wednesday, November 21 Mp.me TJresslpr. "Aft Poli's. Thursday, November 22 Lulu G laser. . y . !-...) -Jacques, Thursday. Friday and Sat urday. Novembers 22-24 "Boston After Itorli." ' i 1 ' :-. ! - .-"....- la; ; High school assembly hall, Monday evening. November' 2G Concert of the High school girl's glee club, benefit of foot boO team. ,."( C i ' Jacques. Monday, Tuesday nnfl W&l j8day, November 26-28 "Heart of Chicago." ' ,-: -p ?i- .i 4 f . MEETINGS TO-NIGHT. Friendly league, Hallowe'eu . party. 1 ; v-. ICspyriafct. ist. fcy F TnnytoB Nly. Those wer days when inspectors' visits were like those of other angels, few and far between. The railway was' only just finished across the great di vide of the Black hills of Wyoming. Only as far as Cheyenne was there a time schedule for trains, and that far more honored in the breach than the observance. Passengers bound west of that sinfully thriving town were luckier, as a rule, if they went by stage. Those were days, too, in which a depot quartermaster with a drove ' of government mules and a corral full j of public vehicles at his command was : a monarch in the eyes of the early set- j tier; and when, added to these high- ! priced luxuries, he had on deposit in various banks from Chicago to Chey enne, and even here at Gate City, thousands of dollars of government greenbacks expendible on his check for all manner ef purposes, from offi cers' mileage accounts to the day la borer's wages, from bills for the roof ing of barracks and quarters to the set ting of a single horseshoe, from the purchase of forage and fuel for . the dozen military posts within range of his supply trains down to a can of axle grease. Everyone knew Bur leigh's horses and habits were far more costly than his pay would admit. Ev erybody supposed he had big returns from mines and stocks and invest ments. Nobody knew just what his in vestments were, and only he knew how few they were and how unprofitable they had become. Those were days when, as now, disbursing- officers were forbidden to gamble, but when, not as now, the law was a dead, letter. Bur leigh had gambled for years; had, with little remorse, ruined more than one man, and yet stood now awe-stricken Where was he to raise the $io,ooo? and dismayed and wronged by Fate, since luck had turned at last against him. Large, sums had been lost to players as inexorable as he himself had been. Large sums had been di verted from the government channels in his charge, some to pay his so-called debts of honor, some to cover abstrac tions from other funds, "robbing Pe ter to pay Paul." some to silence peo ple who knew too much; some, ay, most of it, in fact, to cover margins, and once money gets started on that grade it slips through one's fingers like quicksilver. At the very moment when Anson Burleigh's envious cronies were telling each. other he stood far ahead of the world, the figures were telling him he stood twenty thousand dollars behind it, and that, too, when he was ccnfi tinted by two imperative calls for spot cash, one for ten thousand to Warrior Gap, another for a sum almost as big to "stake" a man. who never yet had turned an honest penny, yet held the quartermaster where he dare not say so where indeed he dare not say no. "If you haven't it you know wher you can get it where you have oftec got it befrt-e, and where you'd better get ii before it's too late;" these were words said to him that very morning, in tones so low that none but he could hear; yet they were ringing in b.13 head now like the boom of some tolling bell. Time was when he had taken government money and turned" it into handsome profit through the brokers of San Francisco and Chicago. But, as Mr. John Oak hurst remarked: "There's only one thing certain about luck, and that is it's bound to change," and change it had, and" left him face to face with calamity and. dishonor. Where was he to raise the ten thousand dollars that must be sent to the post quar termaster at Warror Gap? The end of the fiscal year was close at hand. He dare not further divert funds from one appropriation to cover shortages in another. He could borrow from the banks, wth a Rood indorser, but what-indorser was- there good enough but John Folsom? the last man now whom he could bear to have suspect that he was in straits. Folsom. was repqrted to ba worth two hundred thousand dollars, and that lovely girl would inherit half his fortune. There lived within' his-'circle no man. no woman in whose esteem Burleigh so blundered ai the start. Damn- that cub who dared to lecture him on the evils of poker! Was a boy lieutenant to shame him. before officers of the general's staff and expect to go un whipped? Was that' butt-headed sub altern to be the means of ruining his prospects right here and now when he stood so sorely in need of aid? Was the - devil himself in league against him, that that Taoy'si. sister should turn out to be the closest friend old Fol som's daughter ever had a girl to whom father and daughter both were devoted, and through her were doubt less interested in the very man he had been plotting to pull down? Bur leigli savagely ground his teeth to gether."" .. f' '- " ' . "Go apd hurry that buggy," ha or; tiered, as he crushed the sheet of pa per: on which he had been nervously iigufcing. Then," springing up, -,he be gaii pacing his"" office with impatient stride ; -A -clerk glanced quickly up from liiS desrji. 'watehed him one. mo mcntj with, attentive eye, and, looked Biirc-ificaatly ' at tis4 .neighbor. '- "Old . tfTh -W, 1 jsrfi man's getting worse rattleffl - every day,", was the. comment, a the crash of wheels through loose gravel an nounced the coming ' of the buggy, and Burleigh' hastened out,, labored into his seat, and took the whip and reins. The blooded: mare in the shafts darted forward at the in stant, but he gathered and1 drew her in, the nervous creature almost set tling on her haunches.-- - - "Say to Capt. Newhall when he gets back that I'll see him this evening," called Burleigh over his shoulder. "Now, damn you, go if you want to!" and1 the lash fell on the glisten ing, quivering flank, and with her head pointed for the hard, open prai rie, the pretty creature sped like mad over the smooth roadway and whirled the. light buggy out past the scattered wooden tenements of the exterior limits of the frontier town the tall white staff, tipped! by its patch of color flapping in the mountain breeze, and the dingy wooden buildings on the distant bluff whirling into view as he spun around) the corner where the village lost itself in the prairie; and there, long reaches ahead, of him, just winding up the ascent to the post was a stylish team and trap. John Folsom and the girls had taken an early start and got ahead of him. Old Stevens was Up and about as Folsom's carriage drove swiftly through the garrison and " passed straight out by the northeast gate. "I'll be back to see you in a moment," shouted the old driver smilelessly, as he shot by the lonely colonel, going, pepers in hand, to his office, and Stev ens well knew he was in for trouble. Already the story was blazing about the post that nothing but the timely arrival of Dean and his men had saved Folsom's ranch, and Folsom's people. Already the men, wondering and indignant at their young leader's arrest, were shouting over the sutler's bar their peans in his praise, and their denunciation of his treatment. Over the meeting of sister and! brother at the latter's little tent let us draw a veil. He stepped forth in a moment and bade his other visitors welcome, shook hands eagerly with Loomis and urged their coming in, but he never passed from under the awning or "fly," and Folsom well knew the reason. "Jump out, daughter," he said to Pappoose, and Loomis assisted her to alight and led her straight up to Dean, and for the first time in those two years the ex-cadet captain and the whilom little schoolgirl with the heavy braids of hair looked into each otaer's eyes, and in Dean's there was amaze, and at least momentary de light. Ha still wore his field rig, and the rent in the dark-blue flannel shirt was still apparent. He was clasping Miss Folsom's hand and' looking straight into the big dark eyes that were so unusually soft and humid, when Jessie's voice was heard as she came springing forth from the tent: "Look, Nell, look! Your picture!" she cried, as with the bullet-marked carte de visite in her hand she flitted straight to her friend. "Why, where did this come from?" asked Miss Folsom in surprise, "and what's happened to it? all creased and black there!" Then both the girls nd Loomis looked to him for explana tion, while Folsom drove away, and cvn through the bronze and tan the boy was blushing. "I borrowed it for a minute at the ranch just as Jake came in wound ed; and there was no time to return it, you know. We had to gallop right out." "Then you had it with you in the Indian fiaht?" cried Jess, in thrilling excitement. "lieallyY Oh, Nell! How I wish it were mine. But how'd it get so blackened there and crushed? You haven't told us." "Tell you some other time, Jess. Don't crowd a fellow," he laughed. But when his eyes stole their one quick glance at Elinor, standing there in silence, he saw the color creeping up like sunset glow all over her beau tiful face as sha turned quickly away. Lannion had told them of the close shave the lieutenant had had and the havoc played by that bullet in the breast pocket of his hunting shirt. CHAPTER XII. Meantime "Old Pecksniff," as com mentators of the day among the graceless subs were wont to call Col. Stevens," was having- -his bad quar ter of an hour Leaving his team with the orderly, John Folsom had stamped into his presence unan nounced, and after, his own vigorous fashion-opened the ball as follows: "Stevens, what in the devil has that young fellow done to deserve ar rest?" "Oh, ah, shut the door, Mr. Adju tant," said -the commanding officer, apprehensively, to his staff officer, "and d I desire to confer with Mr. Folsom a moment," whereat the ad jutant took the : hint and then hied himself out- of the room. "Now, ah, in the first place, Mr. Folsom, this is rather a long and d painful story. I'm ra ah, ah in a peculiar position." .',. "For God's sake talk like a man and not, like Burleigh," broke in the old trader, impulsively. . "I've known you off and on over SO years, and you never used to talk in this. asinine way until you got to running with him. Come right to the. . point What crime is young Dean charged with ? Those girls of mine will have to know it. They will know he's in arrest. What can I tell them?" ' . . ' ..' "Crime ah -Is hardly the " word, Folsom. There has 'been a misunder standing of orders, in short, and he was placed under arrest before ah before I had been furnished with, a mass of information that should have been gent to me before." VVell,- what fault is that of his? See here, man, you don't mean to say it is because he didn't get here' three days ago? That's no crime, and I haven't knocked - around with the army the last 40 years not to know the regulations in such matters. Do you mean without ever hearing what kept him and what splendid,, spirited service he rendered there along the Laramie, that you've, humiliated that fine young fellow and put him in arrest?"-,,. - .,..,,.. .- .... - :,,,-.'"-. : : Pecksniff whirled around in his chair.;,, "Really now, Mr. Folsom, I can't permit you jto instruct me in my military duties.. You have no eoncep-; ticn of the way in which' I've been ig nored and misled - in thl$v matter.. There are collateral ' circumstances brought about, er-r-Jorced on me in fact, by injudicious friends of this young man, and he he must blame them he must blamo them, not me. Now if you'll permit me to glance over this mass of matter, 1 can the booncr do justice : in the premises." And over his goggles the ' colonel looked pleadingly up into his visitor's irate features. "Read all yo like, but be quick about it," was the angry rejoinder! "I want to take that boy back with mo to town and confront him with one of his accusers this very day the man I believe, by the ghost of Jim Bridger, is at the bottom of the whole business!" and Folsom flopped heav ily and disgustedly . into a chair, at sound of a rap at the door, which opened an inch and the adjutant's nose became visible at the crack. "Maj. Burleigh, sir, would like to , sec you. j "And I'd like to see Maj. Burleigh!" stormed Folsom, springing to his feet. Commanding officers of the Stevens stamp had no terrors for him. He ' hud known his man too long. '. ! "Gentlemen, gentlemen!" cried Peck sniff, "I can have no disturbance now ! over this unfortunate matter. Real ly, Mr. Folsom, I cannot permit my ' office to be the scene of any of any ", I But his words wandered aimlessly 1 away into space as he discovered ho had no listener. Folsom, finding that the major had apparently changed his mind and was not coming in, had changed his plan and was going out. He overtook Burleigh on the board walk in front and went straight' to the point. j "Maj. Burleigh, you told me a short time ago that you had nothing to do with the allegations against this young gentleman who was placed in arrest here this afternoon, yet I learn from my own daughter that you spoke of him to a brother officer of his in terms f disparagement the day you got aboard the car at Sidney. Mr. Loomis corroborates it and so does Miss Dean. I've heard of two. other instances of your speaking sneeringly of him. Now I ask you as man to man what it is you have to tell? Ho has saved the lives of my son, his ! wife and child and the people of tho ranch, and by the Eternal I'm his ' friend and mean to see justice done him!" Burleigh listened with solemn face and with no attempt to interrupt. He waited patiently until Folsom came to a full stop before he spoke at all. Then his voice ,was eloquent of un deserved rebuke of infinite sympathy. "Mr. Folsom," he said, "it would be use less for me to deny that before I knew your charming daughter or her ah ! very interesting friend I did speak in ! their presence ah incautiously, per- haps, of Mr. Dean, but it was in con tinuance of a conversation begun be fore we boarded the car, a ad what I said was more in sorrow than in criti cism. .The young gentleman at tracted my attcnt ion ce y favorab'"- aft opinion on the trip to the Big Horn, and. I was ah simply disap pointed in his conduct on the way back. It was perhaps due to ah inexperi ence only, and my whole object in com ing here in haste this afternoon was to bear testimony to his ability and zeal as a troop commander, and to urge ah Col. Stevens to reconsider his ac tion and restore him at once to duty. I had hoped, sir, to be here ah ahead of you and to have driven him in my buggy ah to meet you, but I am dis appointed I am disappointed in more ways than one." Folsom stood and wiped his stream ing face and looked the speaker square in the ey and Burleigh stood the scrutiny with unlooked-for nerve. Long years at the poker-table had given him command of his features, and the faculty of appearing the per sonification of serene confidence in his "hand," when, the twitching of a nerve might cost a thousand dollars. Folsom was no match for him in such a game. Little by little the anger and suspicion, faded from his eyes, andi a shame-faced look crept into thexn." Had he really so misjudged, so wronged this gentle man? Certainly there was every ap pearance of genuine sympathy and feeling in Burleigh's benevolent fea tures. Certainly he was here almost as soon as he himself had come, and very possibly for the same purpose. It was all that old fool Pecksniff's doing after all. Folsom had known him for years and always as more or less of an ass a man of so little judgment that, though ;a major in. the line at the out break 6f .the war, he had never been trusted with, a command) in-the field, and here he was now a full colonel with only three companies left him. Bur leigh saw his- bluff was telling, and he took courage.. "Come with me," he said, ""and let me reassure you," and tho doors of the commanding officer's sanctum opened at once to the omnipotent dis burser of government good things, Folsom following at -his heels. "Coll Stevens," he began, the moment he was inside, and before the colonel could speak at all, "in a moment of ex asperation and extreme nervous ah depression the night I er started' east so hurriedly after a most.exhaust ing journey from the Big Horn, I spoke disparagingly of the action of Lieut. Dean in face of the Indians the day wo met Red Cloud's band, but on mature reflection I am Convinced I misjudged him. I have been thinking it all over. I recall how vigilant andi dutiful he was at all- times, and my object ini hurrying out here to-day at ah almost the in stant I heard of his arrest, was to put in the best words I could thipk of in his behalf to ah urge you to re sider your action, especially in view of all the e ah encomiums passed upon his conduct in this recent raid on the Laramie." The colonel whirled around upon him as he had on Folsom. "Maj. Burleigh," he began, "I call you to witness that I am the most abused man in the army. Here I am, sir, 35 years, in service, a full colonel,1 with-a war record with the regular tEfct should command re spect, absolutely' ignored by; these mushroom generals' at Omaha and else where s,trippecT br my eommand'and kept in ignorance of the.movements of : my subordinates. 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A light dawned on Burleigh in an instant. Well he knew that Dean's rea sons for sending couriers to those guard posts of the Platte were to warn them that a war part" had crossed into their territory, and was now in flight. There was nothing to be gained by sending a man galloping back to the line of the railway 75 miles to the rear no earthly reason for his doing so. But the fact that he had sent run ners to officers junior in rank to Stevens, and had not sent one to him, fairly "stuck in the crop" of the cap tious old commander, and he had de termined to give the youngster a les son. But now the mail was in, and dispatches from various quarters, and a telegram from Omaha directing him to convey to Lieut. Dean the thanks and congratulations of the general commanding the department, who -had just received full particulars by wire from Cheyenne, and Stevens was glad enough to drop the game,, and Burleigh equally, glad of this chance to impress Folsom with th2 sense of his influence, as well as of his justice. "I admit all you say, colonel. I have long ah considered you most unfair ly treated, but really ah in this case sf Lieut. Dean's, it is, as I said before, inexperience and ah the result of ah er not unnatural loss of er balance at a most exciting time. A word of ah admonition, if you will pardon my suggestion, is all he prob ably needs, for he has really behaved very well ah surprisingly well in conducting this. ah pursuit." (To Be Continued.) TIi Ic llablt in England. The English have long laughed at the American "ice habit," but they are now falling victims to it them selves. 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The boys band and banner bearers will iorm at (Irving Place) junction of Bank and Grand streets, being the spot on which "our distinguished fellow towns man, E. Leavenworth, may some day have a statue of Washington Irving erected in honor of that distinguished author, whose ,"wrItiBgs"1 since -1851 brought, sunshine and happiness to the- homes of millions -'of- people. For particulars of sale, inquire at....... :,; - -; -i D. H.. TIERNEY'S . ;- '" Real Estate and iFire Insurance Office, 107 .'Bank Street, ' uaugl Sweaters for Men and Boys at LESS PRICES and BETTER VALUH than you have ever seen them C9c, 1, $1.50. $2.50. If you wear Sweaters, it will pay you to see ours. Ladies' Outing Flannel NIGHT ROBES, cut and made large and full, CO cents. 9S cents, $1.25, 1.50. A case Ladies' Vcits and Drawers, 25 cent goods, 19 cents. " Children's Underwear, best values and good articles; prices within reach of most economical. FOR MEN AND BOYS. 50 dozen' Extra Colored Percale Shirts, with two separate collars, new patterns, also stiff bosoms 50c each. 50 dozen Best Made Negligee Shirts, made of madras, with separate cuffs; a bargain 50 cents. 25 oases Heavy Fleecy Lined Cam el's Hair, Scotch Wool, also fancy fleecy, both single and double breast ed, single and double seated Drawers; itlie greatest assortment we have ever 'shown. W believe not equalled, at j 50 cents a garment. Home Work Is considered the best sort of laundry work, but add to the care your laundry work would get at home our Improved facilities that you can never hope to possess, and you will know how we can turn out perfect work at a merely nominal ixjst. Davis' Steam Laundry 17 CANAL STREET. Branch Offlce, C7 Grand St BRIDGEPORT STEAMBOAT CO. POPULAR LONG ISLAND SOUND ROUTE BEWTEEN NEW YORK, BRIDGEPORT, WATERBURY; AND ALL STATIONS ON NAUGATUCK DIVISION OF N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. Steamer Roscdale Leaves Bridgeport daily (Sunday excepted) at 7:45 a. in. on arrival of train leaving Water bury at C:45 a. m., from all stations on Naugatuck Division, arriving at New York at 11 a. m. Steamer Allan Joy (new) Leaves Bridgeport daily (Saturday except ed.) at 12 o'clock midnight, arriving at New York at 4:00 a. m.. giving ample time to connect with all trains for the West and South. Passen gers can remain aboard boat until 9:00 a. m. RETURNING FROM NEW YORK. Steamer Allan Joy Leaves from Pier 89, East River, at 11 a. m. daily (Sun days excepted), arriving at .Bridge port at 3:00 p. m.. connecting with afternoon trains for the East and all stations on Naugatuck Division. Steamer Rosedale Leaves New York from Pier 39, East River, at 3:00 p. m.. and from foot East Slst street S:15 p. m. daily (Sunday excepted) arriving at Bridgeport at 7:00 p. m connecting with 7:40 p. m. train for all stations on Naugatuck Division. (Saturdays one hour earlier from both landings). Tickets sold and bagjrage checked to all points on tho N. Y.. N. II. and H. R. R. Bajrsage transferred to and from R. R. Depot free of charsre. "T" SUNDAI TRIPS. Commencing Sunday. .Tune 17. Strain er Rosednle leaves Brklccport at 9 a. ni., for New Yorfc and Coney la land. Retnrninft. leaves New York at 5:00 p. in., arriving at Bridgeport at 9:00 p. m. J. H. CONNELLY. G. P. A. ! Short Sea Trips of two to five days duration, . are offered by the NorfolK, Vita. - , . Old PointCouaf or t, Va, Rifcjunond, Va, Washington, D.C. " . Steamers sail daily except Sunday from Pier 2G, 'North ' liiver, foot of Beach street, New York. - Tickets, including meals and state room accommodations, 513.00 and up-" wards. "" . ' . .--.'' . For full Information apply to ' OLD DOMINION S. S. COHPANY SI Beach Street, New York. N. Y. H. B. Walker. Traf. Mgr. J. J. Brown. G. P. A anything yon invent or improve ; also gret CAVEA1.THADE-MARK. COPYRIGHTor DESIGN PROTECTION. 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