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MEASURING THE BABY.
Wo measured the riotous baby
Against the cottage wall.
A lily grew on the threshold,
And the baby was just as tall;
The wee pink fists of the baby
Were never a moment still,
Snatching at shine and shadow
That danced on the lattice sill.
His eyes were wide and sparkling,
His mouth like a flower unblown.
Two little feet, like funny white mice,
Peeped out from his snowy gown;
And we thought with a thrill of rapture
That yet had a touch of pain,
When June comes round with her roses
We'd uieasuic the boy again.
Ah. me! in a darkened chamber,
With the sunshine shut away,
Through tears that felt like bitter rain,
We measured the boy to-day.
And the little bare feet that were dimpled,
And sweet as a budding ros^
Lay side by side together
In a hush of long repose.
Up from the dainty pillow,
White as the risen dawn,
The fair little face lay smiling.
With the light of heaven thereon:
And the dear little hands, like rose leaves
Dropped from a rose, lay still,
Never to snatch at the sunshine
That crept to the shrouded sill.
We measured the sleeping baby
With ribbons white as snow,
For the little snow-white coflin
That waited him below;
And out of the darkened chamber
We went with a dreary moan.
To the height of the sinless angels
Our liltle boy had grown.
j — 1 Y fire Is warm to
-9 night and crack-
J los merrily in the
. open grate. My
»v!l cut ' 9 curled up
fa-KM? on her soft cush
lon aud Is bliss-
L:Yj fully purring her-
self to sleep. Two
books lie on the
cozy little table
ySff nenr n,e ' *' ie
"Reveries of a
<f Bachelor" and the
"Love Affairs of
in Old Xlaid." My knitting, with its
balls of pale blue and deep wine rod,
rests idly iu my lap. I lean back com
fortably in my big cliair, and with half
elosed eyes I let my wayward thoughts
wander whore free fancy leads them.
Ulio knows what tender feelings
Ikteal into many a lonely heart when
, :he shades are drawn and a brooding
j (Hence settles down 011 a quiet little
(jOltseV 1 cannot help wondering wheth
er. after all. my neighbor over the way
s more or less happy than I, and my
mind goes back to the time when we
Lillian at l(i was the prettiest girl in
«"hool. ller wide-open blue eyes, her
soft, round cheeks, and her waving hair
mid; her a picture of girlish beauty,
jibe never cared for study, but a romp,
iiicnle, or a dance was 'her delight,
at IS she married one of the
* and expected to have a gay
forever after, ller Jack was a
jd dancer aud drove a stylish horse,
11 the yirls envied her, and what more
ould one ask for?
Hut the lirst year brought severe dis
ppoiutuients. Lillian grew careless of
or personal appearauce aud wildly
•alous of Jack. He hated scenes, and
referred to spend his time where be
-ould not be annoyed by them. After
DUie bitter lessons Jack's wife learned
> keep within certain well-deflned lim
s. With her fresh beauty faded, and
itli the kuowledge that she lias lost
tr husband's adoration, she drags
oug a weary life, iu which tiiere Is
•Ither pleasure in the present nor hope
r the future. Said Ito myself, "I am
r happier in certain loneliness than
1 such companionship," and I looked
ouud my cozy room with a sense of
lief to think that no scowling face
id no harsh wo-ds marred my "Old
Then I took up my half-flnished work
d knitted industriously for awhile,
vas making some socks for little Ted,
i- young nephew. Who could tell the
oud joy, the infinite tenderness and
e which were iu the heart of Ted's
tie mother? There was an auswer
; thrill when I thought of her, and
itrasted her life with mine. How
sely she clasped the little fellow In
1' arms, as if she would shield him
in all the world! With what eager
is she watched for the first respon
e look, the lirst plain word, aud the
t tottering step. And there was
'ii an absurd foudueHS in those ten
■ mother eyes as she gazed on the
ics of her young son and imagined
111 vastly superior to those exhibited
any other infant in the wide world.
1 was not a commonplace, everyday
>y, not he. His wordless babblings
•0 full of wisdom, only we poor 01-
ary mortals could not understand
mysterious language iu which they
laid down my knitting and In the
goals of the open tire grate I read
Joiuing years, bringing the luevita
liinges for Ted aud his mother,
boy is uot satisfied to live within
•iasp of those sheltering arms. He
.t sec life, be free, go out into the
Id aud judge for himself. The
her's eyes are dim with gathering
3 and she trembles with forebod
. Her boy, her little Ted, Is out
e, away from her love and watch
:are. He may be cold, or weary, or
The great world Is pitiless, and
e are mauy snares. She reads the
>rs aud trembles at every sensa
ii 1 item. O, if she could only have
hliu as he was, a little innocent
;, when she knew Ills thoughts and
•ted his actions. Her solitude Is
norc lonely than mine, aud for the
ent I am glad that the tiny sock In
ap Is for Helen's child and not for
t as the years spin on I see Ted,
n; no longer a heedless child; the
ort and support of his mother. He
jone through the fires and come
to her, with his boyish fancies,
ctotlsm and Ignorance replaced by
ulct decision and self-reliance of
lature man. now his mother ap
to him, defers to him, and anti
cs his wishes! In her eyes he Is
;t mid the handsomest young
** n. She is proud of his
her, and with a
Jtyui wo 1,
flush ou her cheeks and an added bril
liancy in her dark eyes, she looks but
a few years his senior. These are hap
py days, but in the height of their eu
joymeut the shadows coiue stealing.
It Is, at first, only a thought, an Imag
ined preference, but It is soon deepened
into a reality.
Ted's mother believes In marriage.
She would say so if you or I should
ask her. She believes in It as the true
est and happiest condition for man and
woman kind. She has deliberately and
firmly studied the question, and decid
ed that there is not a single girl in the
town who would make a good wife for
her boy. There are good girls, pretty
girls, accomplished girls, but not one
who combines the necessary gifts and
graces. Lately there has been a dif
ference in Ted. He has not talked so
freely at dinner, and lias been strange
ly absent-minded. He surely canuot
be rttracted by frivolous little Miss
Flossie, the only and petted darling of
Dr. Everett? Ted's mother always ad
mired her son's taste until now, but
In this most vital choice she cannot
understand him. In vain she appeals
to his reason. He says little and acts
much. Though he respects his mother's
opinions, she Is forced to see that she
is alienating him at each expression of
them. So she decides like a sensible
woman to make the best of things.
Miss Flossie is invited to spend a
quiet afternoon with her prospective
mother-in-law. She Is found to pos
sess a shrewd little head, a warm heart
and a charming manner.
After all that has been said and done
they decide to make the most of each
other, and In the intertwining of my
balls of fleecy yarn I see the parable
of their united lives. The last stitch
ou the last needle is bound off, and the
playful kitten is rolling the bright rem
nants on the hearth rug.—Mary Pea?
body Sawyer, in Boston Budget.
Tlie sacred crocodiles of Egypt were
burled with her proudest kings.
Spiders have played important parts.
It is said when Mahomet fled from
Mecca he hid iu a cave and a spider
wove a web over the entrance. When
his pursuers came thither they saw the
web and believed no one was there. It
Is said a spider performed the same
kindly act for David when Saul was
Australia has been found to be such
a favorite home for the apple that Im
mense orchards have been planted and
are now in successful bearing. They
find they can get them to England and
still successfully compete with Ameri
cans in a financial sense. Nearly 100,-
000 cases had been received in England
up to June 1, the bulk of them coming
from Tasmania. One great advantage
they have Is in their period of ripening,
as ihe English markets can be supplied
after the American apples have disap
Everything in any way connected
with Alaska and the Klondike Is of spe
cial interest at present, and among
other items the foot of the reindeer de
serves particular mention. The fore
foot of the horse to a great exteut de
termines Its value, as upon this i»ortion
of Its anatomy its speed and endurance
depend. The foot of the reindeer is
most peculiar in construction. It is
cloven through the middle and each
half curves upward in front. They are
slightly elongated and capable of a con
siderable amount of expansion. When
placed on an Irregular surface, which
Is difficult to traverse, the animal con
tracts them into a sort of claw, by
which a ttrm hold Is secured. When
moving rapidly the two portions of the
foot, as It Is lifting, strike together, the
hoofs making a continuous clattering
noise, which may be heard a* a consid
erable distance. It Is this peculiarity
of the feet that makes the reindeer so
sure-footed and so valuable in that
rocky and uneven country.
Raising the Wind In Franco.
The French Government llnding it
self unable to Increase the taxation,
which Is heavier per capita In France
than iu any other country of the world,
has decided to resort to the conversion
of its treasury bonds or rentes from 3
per cent, to 2% as the easiest, and, in
deed, the only available means of In
creasing the revenues of the state. The
ground Is taken that as the national
credit Is such that the Government has
recently been able to secure temporary
loans at Vi per cent., the Interest charge
on treasury bonds is far too high, and
that a conversion scheme would re
spond to the present state of France's
national credit. That the latter should
stand so high Is surprising, when It Is
remembered that, although 111 the last
twenty-six years France's iKipulatlou
lias only increased by 208,000 Inhabit
ants, or at the rate of about 11,500 a
year (Kngland having doubled hers In
the last forty years), the consolidated
national debt of France has grown
from $3,000,000,000 to *7,000,000,000,
while the taxatiou, both direct aud in
direct, has more thau doubled.—New-
Danger from Using Btores.
Cast Irou stoves (or burtl eoal, though
lu mauy ways desirable because they
make an even temperature possible,
may be the source of much danger In
ignorant hands. If the drafts nre not
properly turned carboulc acid gas and
sulphurous fumes may pour into the
room, aud lu a sleeping-room may
smother the slumborers before they are
aware of their danger. Three per cent,
of carbonic acid gas in the air of a
room Is fatal to animal life, and a large
sized boseburner will not take long to
supply this percentage In a close room.
Such stoves should always be carefully
watched and never handled save by ex
Paying the Policeman.
Lake City, Fla., has set to rnuke the
dancer pay the fiddler In a novel way.
The town has appointed a single night
watchman, and decreed that he shall
be paid at the rate of $2.50 for each ar
rest made, the prisoner to furnish the
The world will never get any better
until children are an Improvement on
A LOOK All AROUND.
NEWS AT HOME AND ABROAD.
Item* of Information Gathered From
u Wide Area—Political Happen.
luk" and Induntrlal Note*—Crimea
In the presence of the sheriff and the
district attorney of Napa county, Cal.,
and of six other witnesses, George Willard
Clark has confessed that he was the mur
derer of his brother, W. A. Clark, at St.
McComas has been elected United
States senator. The tenth and last ballot
of the Maryland legislature was: Mc-
Comas 02, Gorman %«, Shaw 5.
The president has sent to the senate 1
the nomination of David A. Dunne to be i
collector of internal revenue for the dis
trict of Oregon.
Thomas K. Watson will be the populist
candidate for governor of Georgia. The
i state convention meets on March 6, and a
majority of the delegates already elected
i are said to favor Watson for governor.
J Surgeon General Wvman has received
I a dispatch dated the 20th inst., from Dr.
j Stewart, at Memphis, stating that the sec
retary of the Mississippi state board of
| health has reported one and possibly thre«
i cases of yellow fever near Edwards, Miss.
The second week of the big cotton mill
i strike in New England opened at the
: principal cities with both sides apparently
j as determined to hold out as at the in
- auguration of the contest. No attempt
was made to open the gates of the big
corporation mills at New Bedford, Mass.,
Biddeford or Lewiston, Me.
The will of the late Henry Barnhart,
one of the wealthiest pioneers of Califor
nia, consists of only 18 words, and says
simply: "I direct that my property shall
be. disposed of according to the laws of
the State of California."
Should public business permit President
McKinley will probably visit the Pacific
coast states during the coming summer.
It is understood the president will, after
; visiting Yellowstone, go to Butte and
; then visit Spokane, Seattle and Tacoma.
Portland will be given a day and then
California will be traversed from Shasta
| to San Diego.
! The Oregon Central &, Eastern railroad,
: 441 miles in length, extending from Ya
quina bay to the Cascade mountains, has
been transferred to the new corporation,
the Corvallis & Eastern. J. K. Weather
ford of Albany, is president of the new
company. It is stated that a mortgage
has been executed bonding the road for
the sum of $15,000 per mile, and that the
money will be used in extending the road
The following semi official announce
, ment has been made at Berlin: The state*
i ments regarding German's intention to
! open the port of Kiao Cliau to the com
| merce of the world are practically cor
i rect. Germany desires its policy in China
should be of a liberal character, not inter-
I fering with the commerce of other na-
An effort has been made in Scotland to
check the sale of American beef.
It was necessary to call out troops to
suppress an anti-llbrew riot at. Malo,
j Miss Mary W. Boord of Mctuchen, N.
I J., in preparing to lead a mining colony
into the wilds of Alaska.
Russia will soon demand of Turkey pay
ment of the whole balance of her indem
nity of the war.
The Italian government has found it
necessary to call out a portion of its army
reserves to suppress the bread riots.
Trustees of Euphrates college, at Kar
poot, Turkey, have asked President Mc-
Kinley for an assurance of protwiion.
John D. Rockefeller, the Standard Oil
magnate, proposes to spend $200,000 in
improving the roads of Westchester coun
ty, New York.
Colonel E. 11. Beaumon, a retired Unit
ed States army officer, believes that the
day of cavalry fighting is over, and that
what the army needs is riflemen and
modern heavy guns.
Secretary Long says that instead of be
ing unprepared for wl.r, our navy is as
efficient, ship for ship, asthat of any other
nation, and that our new ships compare
favorably with any in the world.
F. N. Franker, formerly a merchant at
Kansas City and Chicago, was recently
fleeced out of $31,000 by Mexican sharp
ers in the City of Mexico and is trying
to recover his money by legal proceed
Receipts of this season's wheat crop at
Tacoma to date aggregate G,1i)f1,42G bush
els. The total yield for Washington, ac
cording to the state grain inspector, will
be about 18,000,000 bushels.
The British steamer Tourmalin, it is
officially announced, while attempting to
land arms and stores on the Sus coast
of Morocco, was interrupted by the Sher
ifan Hassina, whereupon she <>|>ened fire.
The Hassina reciprocated and captured 1
one of the ship's boats with three En
glishmen. The Moorish troops then de
molished the villages favorable to for
eigners, killing numbers of inhabitants.
Alfred Raymond Ockerman, alias Ray
mond, who is wanted in Portland. Ore.,
for the embezzlement of $30?)0 from the ,
Benevolent Order of Elks, has been ar- :
rested at Hastings, a suburb of Vancouver,
B. C. Raymond has l>een in the neigh
borhood for about a fortnight, but until
today succeeded in eluding the police.
Ockerman, who was formerly a druggist j
in Portland, agrees to go back, and he j
states that he can make good the shortage
which he claims only amounts to $000.
Assistant Secretary Day has directed
the. pension office to reopen and readjudi
cate upon its merits the pension claim of
W. B. Watson, late fireman of the United
States revenue cutter Tiger. It was reject
ed by the pension office in "January, 1805,
on the ground that the men of the revenue
service not. being enlisted in tlie navy,
had no title to pension under the. act of j
June 27, 1890. The reason, the assistant
secretary holds, was not tenable or sound. '
Sentenced In Bp llnngfil.
C'liiago, Jan. 31.—Chris Merry, the
peddler, recently convicted of beating and
choking his wife, lias been sentenced by
■Tudgo Horton to lie hanged February 18.
The date is just three months after the
murder was conimiUed.
Seattle l.atmrer Hhi*£c<l Illume*/.
Seattle. Jan. 29.— E. Ivcok, a laborer,
committed suicide yesterday by hanging
himself to a bed post. Despondency is
assigned as the cause. Beck came here
a few days ago from California.
There is nothing tlia) the body suffer# ;
thai the soul limy not yoHt by. I
The Triumph of Science.
CONSUMPTION CAN BE CURED IN ANY CLIMATE.
A scene in The Slocnm Laboratory, New York: The Discoverer demonstrating to Medical Men and Students the ValtH
and Wonderful Curative Powers of his New Discoveries.
NOTE.—AII readers of this paper can have Three Free Bottles of the Doctor's New Discoveries, with complet# directions,
by sending their full address to Dr. Slocum's Laboratory, 98 Pine street, New York City.
WAR CAN LAST FOR YEARS
NO HOLIDAY SPORT IN CUBA.
Mttde-l'p Story of a Spani«h Victory
—Inn urgent s Invade a Rich Zone
of Suirar Cane, Darning: IntmenNe
Fields—Great Lomn of Property.
New York, Jan. 28.—A dispatch to the
Herald from Havana says:
The Spanish account of the victory of
General Castellanos and the capture of
the headquarters of the rebel government
in the town of Esperanza, is now proved
to be a fabrication. There is no such
town as Esperanza. near Cubitus. The
name of the town founded and occupied
as the capital by the rebel government is
Agramonte. Spanish troops are unable to
get near this place, being repulsed in the
mountains and forced to retire with a
Latest advices from the Orient state
that the rebels are still besieging Holguin
and that the garrison can not possibly
hold out without supplies and reinforce
ments. General Pando finds it impossible
to send them through, though he is mak
ing desperate efforts to do so. General
Pando's army is still along the banks of
the Cauto river and strongly intrenched,
but is unable to assume the aggressive.
General Gomez shows no signs of taking
the field and conducting an active cam
paign. He states as his reason that he is
short of cavalry and can not operate suc
cessfully against t!«p Spaniards, who have
plenty of horses. At this rate the war in
the east can last for years.
Flfflitiufc in the West.
In the western provinces, however, the
troops keep pretty well on the move but
neither side has achieved decisive results.
General Molina had what is called here
an important battle with the rebel genera
al, Betancourt, at Camarioco, in Matan
zas province, January 23. General Mo
lina had 1500 infantry and 400 cavalry.
He attacked the rebel camp and there
was fighting for five hours, but finally he
was obliged to retire without success. The
loss on both sides was insignificant.
The rebels are still devoting their at
tention to preparing for the coming wet
season. Every day large quantities of sup
plies of all sorts are sent to them.
A Sharp llattle.
Havana, Jan. 28, via Key West.—Gen-
AN OPEN LETTER
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taking Lydia E. Pinkliam's Vegetable
Compound. I can hardly find words to
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women in that exce lient
Irregular. I tried three physicians and
gradually grew worse. About a year
ago I was advised by a friend to try
Mrs. Pinkliam's Sanative Wash aud
Vegetable Compound, which I did.
After using three bottles of the Vege
table Compound and one package of
Sanative Wash, I ain now enjoying bet
ter health than I ever did, and attri
bute the same to Mrs. Pinkhani's won
derful remedies. I cannot find worda
to express what a Godsend they have
been to me.
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E * Jbyt racists. *- '
eral Molina, on the morning of the 20th
of January, began a second attack upon
the insurgent position between Boca Ca
marioco and Punta Maya. The insurgents
were under leader Tabarts and they stood
continuous volleys until tTie Spanish,
about 11 o'clock, began an artillery fire.
The insurgents, being without cannon,
burned their cannon and made a flank
movement toward the coast and the Span
ish rear, obliging General Molina to aban
don his position in order to avoid a rear
attack, and compelling hiin to retreat to
ward the coast.
The insurgents immediately divided
their forces and invaded the rich zone of
sugar cane, burning immense cane fields
with incalculable loss. The Spanish had
11 killed, including a captain. They bur
ied their dead and then retired. They had
The insurgents have burned the greater
part of the cane fields op the plantation
Union, near San Luis, although the plan
tation is protected by forts and detach
The military authorities here criticise
General Molina for attacking the insur
gent camp at Camarioco, as they con
sider it unimportant and the sacrifice too
serious for the experiment.
ALL AROUND MARKET REPORT
Wheat Quotations, Wool Flvur.es
and the Price of Produce.
Spokane, Jan. 31. —Folowing are whole
sale prices, unless otherwise quoted:
Wheat at the warehouse—Country
points: Club bulk 58$ c, Backed flic;
blucstem, bulk 61 Jc, sacked 64c. At Spo
kane: Club, bulk OOic, sacked C3c; blue
stem, bulk 63$ c, sacked 66c.
Oats—At Spokane f. o. b., $14.75(5)15.
Barley—Country points, 58 @60c per
Rye—Country points, 60@63c per cwt.
Flour—Per barrel, $4.
Wool—Fine medium, 10(5) 11c per lb;
medium, 9(5) 10c.
Produce—Creamery butter, 40 and 60
lb tubs, 29c per lb; 5, 10 and 20-lb tubs,
30c per lb; prints, 30c per lb; eastern but
ter, 25@26c per lb. country butter, in
rolls, 20@25c per lb; cooking butter, 10c
per lb; cheese, twin, full cream, 13(^14c;
cheese, twins, skim milk, 9@loc; eastern
eggs, $6(5)6.25 per case; ranch eggs, $8@
8.50; honey, white comb 13J(2)14c, fancy
15c per lb.
Vegetables—Turnips, $1 per cwt; beets,
$1 per cwt; onions, $1.40(5)1.50 per cwt;
beans, l|@2c per lb; potatoes, 35@40c per
cwt; Merced sweet potatoes, $2.50 per
cwt; cabbage, lc per lb; squash, $1.50 per
Fruit—California lemons, $3.50@4 per
box; navel oranges, fancy $3.25, choice $3
per box; seedlings, $2.76@3; cooking ap
ples, 80c@$l per box; eating apples, $1@
1.25 per box; pears, 90c@$l; cranberries,
$8.75(5 9 per barrel.
Poultry—Chickens, live weight 9(5) 10c
per lb, dressed 10c; spring turkeys, live
10(5) 10Jc, dressed 12@12£c; ducks, live
$3 50@4 per doz., dressed U@l2c per lb;
geese, live 10(5) 12} c, dressed 12(5) 12gc.
Meats—Beef cows, live $email@example.com per
cwt, dressed $5.50(5)5.75; steers, live $3(5)
3.25, dressed $firstname.lastname@example.org; hogs, live $3.75(5)4,
dressed $5(5\5.25; mutton, live 4@4}c per
lb, dressed dressed lamb, 9c;
dressed veal, 5(5 7c.
Tacoina. Jan 31.—Wheat—Weak; No.
1 dub, 75\c; No. 1 bluestem, 78jc.
Walla Walla, Jan. 31.—Wheat, 711 for
blucstom, 68c for club.
Pullman, Jan. 31.—Wheat is stronger
than it has been for several weeks, and
while local dealers only quoted 63c for No.
1 sacked in the warehouse.
Colfax, Jan. 31.—The wheat market is
strong at from 62c to 6oc in the ware
house, and sales were large.
Silver certificates, 56£@57£c.
Mexican dollars, 452 c*.
CLEMMENS KILLED P. BUCLO.
Outgrowth of a Fa mil.' Quarrel
Near Dayton, Oregon.
Dayton, Ore.. Jan. 31.—Word lian been
recti »«-d of a shooting affray four wile*
southeast, in which Fred Clemnens ahot
ami killed Paul Huclo. The shooting wan
the cutgrowth of un old family quarrel.
The men met in the road anu Uuclo, after
abusing Clenuneas, <!'flaring ho would
kill Cleuuriens, raited I'M «u» to his
shoulder. th inniei.- tried to reason with
him. but to no avail. Clemmena shot
whtn he thought his life was in danger.
The coroner's jury returned a verdict
saying it believed (.'leininens fired in ae.lf
Venezuli'la Short In l'a>aie<it.
Loudon, Jin. 31.—The «ouiteil ol
bondholder A announced thaw has! bef
unable ' : n the installmew 55
uarv r -»ue* 4 '. for 4
Tlie Paper Trunt.
Albany, X. Y., Feb. 2.—The Interna
tional Paper Company of Corinth, Sara
toga county, a combination of all the bit?
firms in the country, has filed articles
of incorporation, with a capital of $45,-
BLACK AND ULCK.
Black and blue colors are not subject to
fashions this season nor any other sea
son. They hold their own and will not
wash out. They are pretty solid colors,
and but for the misery of wearing them
might become fashionable. Some men
take pride in wearing them as tokens of
their profession, as soldiers do their scars.
But bruises, black or blue or both, ought
to have immediate attention, for under
them may be a nerve hurt or a muscle
badly wrenched. A black and blue bruise
is a bad thing, not only from its tender
soreness, but the contused blood is pre
vention of regular circulation. While sore
spots like these will not wash out, there
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H Dr. Samuel Pitcher, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
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