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Two Dollar« a Year.
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4 inches 8 00 10 oo 12 00| 15 00 j 20 00
5 inches 10 00,12 00 1.» 00 20 00 25 00
o inches 12 no if> 00 20 oo 25 oo 30 no
s inches' 20 oo 25 oo so oo 35 <w 4000
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10 inches 25 00(30 00 35 oo 40 00 45 00
20 inches 40 00 to oo eo (ï> 70 oo wi oo
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tion, 50 cents per inch.
insertion, 50c.
Entered at the I'osT()ffic^LiikcChiir]cs
La., as second class mutter.
this office, for his inspection :
A. and B. buy
for $400. A- say
vest the amount
is $200) in our purchase, at $2.25,
If you waut good Butter, you
can find it at A. H. Moss'.
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A gentleman of this parish re
promem. xneanswer to ne ten at
4bia omoo fnr Inn tiiotta/tTmn •
2«) acres of land
.ys to B.: "I will in
I ha ve paid (which
if you will let me pick the land."
How much land does A. get ? also,
how much land does B. getf and
put the two lands as sold and
bought and prove that the two
cost $400.
In all the range of agricultural
newspapers we know of none so
valuable, obtainable at so little
expense as the Louisville Farm
and Fireside. It is published
on the first and fifteenth of each
month, each number containing
fifty-six columns, at only fifty cents
a year ; single copies, five cents.
Specimen copies can be seen at
our office. Addres* Publishers
"Farm and Fireside," Louisville,
A Sash and Blind Factory
at Last.—W e had the pleasure of
a eall this week from Mr. Phillip
Payn, from Orange, Texas, who is
about starting a sash and blind
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factory in onr town. He has made
arrangement* with Mr. B. Kowatz !
to use his shop temporarily, or un
til a suitable building can bè erect
ed for the purpose. He pronounces j
our timber far superior to that Ofj
Orangeor Beaumont, for the usesj
° 16 ac ^ t m _ i
Now that there are two papers
iu this parish, we respectfully sug
gest to the Police Jury and Town
Council, that it would be well lor
them to comply with the law,
in regard to the public printing.
This question is not a matter of
choice or discretion with either of
these bodies, but a plain provision
of the low, aud the printer who
will execute the work ot the low
est rates, is the one to whom the
printing contract must be awarded.
Winter is Over.— We have
had au extraordinarily mild winter.
Tobacco stalks of last year'«
growth have uot died out, but are
now iu bloom. Peaches as large
as a Guinea hen's egg are growing
on leafless trees, and we saw an
orange, perfectly greeu that grew
this winter. The geese, brant aud
cranes have all gone hock to their
homes, the orange trees are in
bloom and the china, locust aud
pecan trees are buddiug, which
old resideuterB say, is an infallible
sign that we will have no more
Our Railroads. —Owing to the
long-continned rainy spell of
weather, our railroad men have
been seriously impeded in their
work. They expected to he put
ting in logs by this time. The Cal
casieu and Vernon Railway is now
extended about two miles from its
terminus, and the Marsh Bayou
and Narrow Gauge Tap Railway is
about the same distance from its
terminus. H. C. Gill, Esq., informs
us that, if the weather permit«, he
will commence putting in logs this
week. He had a smash-up on the
M. B. N. G. T. R. R. last week, the
axle of one of the cars broke, but
there were no lives lost and no se
rious damage to anything hut the
Third Fongressional
(on vent ion.
We publish elsewhere the pro
vc 1 'um.su eisernere u. pro
feedings of «*e meeting of the de
mocrats of this ward, who elected
Hon. James P. Geary to represent
i choice made is a good one, and we
have the fullest confidence in the
! zeal, intelligence and patriotism of
oor delegate. So far as we have
j. . ....
been informed, the several dele
ga te8 from this parish are sent
*. ...
without positive instructions, and
are l*ft to the sole control of their
..... »..A ........ ..A i.. A.........
j own good sense and judgment.
But there is Sue question, at least,
; which we believe ought to be ma
t,,rel y considered by them, and
upon which they should not act
■ nlltil ***** ful] deliberation. It is
about the advisability of making
Bn . v nomination of a candidate for
| Congress at this time. The new j
' apportionment bill is now before (
State and equalize our represent*-;
___________ _____ ________
them in the convention to he held
Congress ; it has not yet been
; passed, and if passed at all, it will j
not probably become law before
joue or two mouths aud perhaps
tlmje I|10Iltltfe But whether Con
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]aw nllder tbe U01 , 8U8 0 f 1880 or
not, we presume that the State
Legislature, which meets next I
B . ..
A P nl - wl11 ^ve to re-district the j
tion in Congress
m 1U vuugitoo,
mi . iri
The population of ihe Third Con
pressiouul District, a* at present
constituted, is largely in excess of
?.! '" U "" g " i
her of Congress. In fact, dividing
* ,0 ^ a ' population ol the State
by six. the present number of our
Representatives in Congress, it
will be seen that the Third District
is the only one which contains any
excess over the ratio thus found.
It is impossible to ascertain what
parishes will compose the new dis
trict to be formed, and it would
he very hasty and unwise to put
forward, at this time, a candidate
in a district whose territorial limits
Iuade liext Mouday aild that the
convention will adjourn, or pro.
vide for a new convention to be I
lield after the uest 8e8Bioil
are undetermined and uncertain.
W„ .-------I";"
YVe take it for granted, there
fore, that no nomination will be
The unfortunate differences,
which cost the democrats the loss
of "y d8 aTthëïast 'election"
mugt uot be repeated, and we ap
peal to the nieinber8 of thc oou .
vention not to commit any mistake
which will again create dissatisfac
TiO De I
nf tht*
tion in our own ranks. The inter
est of the party and of the State
must stand paramount to the po
litical aspirations of individuals,
however popular or meritorious
they may be.
The New Scientific Ameri
can Offices are located at No.
261 Broadway, corner of Warren
Street, New York City. The re
cent fire In New York, which ne
cessitated the removal, left the
types, plates, presses, paper, etc.,
uninjured, and occasioned no in
terruption of business. We are
pleased to call the attention of our
readers to this really valuable pa
per, and commend it heartily to
their patronage. It is not only in
dispensable to artisans and invent
ors, but is a most interesting and
instructive newspaper for the fam
ily. Published weekly, at $3.20 per
auuurn, postage prepaid.
The new Scientific American offi
ces are admirably chosen for ac
tive business. Here, iu addition
to the issuing of their interesting
publications, Messrs. Muuù&Co.,
aided by trained examiners and
draughtsmen, prepare specifica
tions and drawings for „American
aud Foreign patents. If any of
our readers should happen to
make a new discovery (we hope
every one of them may do so, aud
gain a fortune), they have only to
drop a line to Muuu & Co., 261
Broadway, New York, who will
reply at once, without charge,
stating whether the iuventiou is
probably novel aud patentable. A
handbook of instructions, with
full particnlars, will also be sent
free. Messrs. Muuu & Co. have
had over thirty-five years' experi
ence in the business.
Regular meeting of the Police (
Jury, next Monday, 20tli instant, i
Distress in \orthern Louisiana.
There appeared » few <laye ago,
in the New Orleans papers,
.. -ow wr.eaus »»i««,
long sensational appeal, pretend-,
iug to come from the people
several of the northern parishes of
their assistance; and appealing to
the charitable feeling of the coun
j try at large for relief. Our fellow
citizens of northern Louisiana
' „
were represented in the extremity
of want, and almost reduced to
starvation on account of the fail-!
ure of last year's crop
W. ... I......... +.. . + .
We are happy to state more re
j cent positive information
1 shown that these statements were
j greatly exaggerated and that no
such condition of distress existed.
It is true that n good many of the
small fermera made no crops and
that tliey will have some difficulty
in obtaining advances and supplies
before tbis vear's crop is gathered,
'but their wants are not 8Uch a8
Louisiana, calling upon the State
,, . „ . , . . ,,
them friends and neighbors cannot
provide for. A few individual
subject* for charity may be found
among them, we have no doubt,
» « *« —m« »• «*
condition of things exists as to
!.. _
(throw a whole community, com
posed of six orseven parishes up
on th e charity of the world.
"Forest and Stream & Rod
AND Gun," is the suggestive name
,, , . , '. , .
ol the most interesting aud in-1
B t ruc tj ve weekly journal in Amer
devoted exclusively to hunt
it flailing and .porta, ta.
j llfd entered
upon its Eighteenth
Volurne with an entire new dress
It* able editorial
corps is strongly supported by in
telligent correspondent* from all
parts of the country, and its adver
tising columns keep the sportsman
advised of the latest and best styles
of guns, fishing rods, boats, hunt-1
' . . ' . . .
mg aud fishing garment«, and the
manifold and multiform articles
of the
belonging to the outfit
hunter and fisherman. Here we
, „ , * thp , t
1 " au '*" 0Ut best breeds
ot hunting dogs, and where to buy
them, and the best hunting and
fishiug grounds, seasons, etc., while
experts interest and amuse ns ev
_ i 'ii , i .
ei ? weo ^ tlieir experiences
with the rod and gun. Twenty
large, tliree column jiages, exclu
sive of the cover, ever.y
Terms, $4 per year; $2 six months;
10 cent* per copy. Address Forest
and Stream Publishing Co., Nos.
30 aud 40 Bark Row, New York
City. _ _
Order for tfae Removal to Baton
Rouge of AH State Offices.
[Ti mes-Ilcinocrat.]
Gov. McEnery issued the follow
ing notice yesterday morning:
New Orleans, Feb. 15, 1882.—
Notice is hereby given that the
several offices of the Executive
Department of the State of Louis
iana will be moved to the Capitol
building, in the city of Baton
Rouge, the first day of March, 1882.
S. D. McEnery, Governor.
It is not expected that the Aud
itor's office can be removed by
that time, but will be removed as
soon as possible. Messrs. Busch
& Hagsteete have the contract for
taking down the Auditor's vault
aud putting it up iu Baton Rouge,
also the removal of all safes. The
furniture of the House and Senate
will be moved on Monday.
The Governor has appointed
Mr. P. H. Reuscba notary public
for the ]iarish of Orleans.
A Deplorable Affair. —Last
Thursday our sister town, Jeauer
ette, was the scene of a very un
fortunate affair : Two young boys
named Florian Provost aud Raoul
Degruise, aged respectively 17 and
16 years, iu imitation of the unna
tural brutes, Ryan and Sullivan,
engaged themselves in a pugilistic
exercise which resulted iu Raoul
receiving a fatal blow on the head,
causing his death shortly after.
Exert yourselves to a higher degree
of emulation, big contemporaries,
as to who will give the speediest
and lenghtieat accounts of prize
fights. It has such a moralizing
influence upon the rising genera
tion.—[Sug ar Bow l.
Our lowlands on the east side of
the Teche are being submerged
rapidly by the high waters, aud al
ready some parts of our prairies
have the appearance of lakes. The
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high stage of the water at tbis sea
son is unusual, and much fear is
entertained that this year's over
flow will be greater than that of
1874. It would be a disaster for
onr planters whose farms are situ
ated on the skirts of the woods,
as it would blast all their prospects
for this year's crop.—[St. Martins
ville Observer.
A Good V ornan Gone.
[N. O. City Item, Feb. 10.]
At a late hour last night one of
« tl ,e bestand noblest women of this
cj{v o|ftRed hpr career on
ol, eartb A life such as hers, of de
votion to duty and practical Chris
With Margaret Haugliery,
familiarly known by every one as
j "Margaret," it is morning now, and
that joy which cometh in the morn
ing sneoeeds the sorrow of parting
thp of d j 880 lutiou !
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Margaret, was entrusted to the
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Left an orphan in her infancy,
! care of Mrs. Richards, at Balti
more, a lady who had accompanied
j hood Margaret was married to Mr.
j Charles Haugliery, at Baltimore,
! a, *d as ber husband's health was
; <lel,cate, it was concluded between
tiauityis seldom lived, and no mor
her parents, William and Margaret
Gaffney, to this country. Though
a strict Baptist, Mrs. Richards re
spected the religious opinions en
tertained by the parents of her in
faut charge, und had the child
brought up in the Catholic faith.
After she had grown to woman
I them to seek a warmer climate ; so
bl tbe au t,. m n of 1835 they came
to New Orleans. Mr. Haughery's
j health not improving he concluded
| *° a \isit to his friends in Ire
; ääst
this he was disappointed, for he
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died soon after his arrival.
while, Mrs. Haughery became a
(mother; but her child died m its
early h [f ancyi and she was thus
subjected within« few mouths to
I the sorrow of a double bereave
j ment.
But this large-hearted and good
1 woman was not of those who sor
row without hojie. With an earu
. of spirit, as rare as it is beautiful,
j 8 i u , concluded to take upon her
| self the burdens of the bereaved
wherever she found them, and thus
she became The Mother of the
Never was braver wor
formed than that of Margaret in
her new and holy missiou, aud
never were pious labors crowned
brighter triumphs. In the
enlargement of her purpose she
k pei
f oulld a strength which was more
than human, and to her is mainly
due the building and maintenance
j the Camp Street Orphan Asy
I bun. But her beneficent labors
Wore il0t c01ifined to auv 8 i 1)ff i e
j institution. In her charities she
j was cosmopolitan, aud her sym
i P»thiee were large enough to em
were not confined to any single
I brace the entire human race.
In the establishment of a dairy
j -*- 1 ' w*v cmiauuDuuioiib \fx tt< Udll >
an fl building up of her present
i large bakery, her sole purpose was
the unselfish one of being able to
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more effectually do the Master's
j work. Her Catholicity was char
» —v
universal, aud her
acterized by none of the barren
1 selfishness of sect, for her beuev
I olence was
friends were of all religious per
During the many mouths of her
illness not a word of repining was
ever uttered by this great and
good woman. Her faith, which
during her years of strength had re
moved mountain difficulties, soft
ened iuto a holy calm as that
strength began to fail. No word
of complaint ever escaped her lips,
and her smile seemed illumined by
uncreated light.
And now she has put aside her
dusty mantle and passed into the
King's golden chamber, where the
rewards of the faithful are dis
tributed. Such a death, at the
triumphant close of such a life, is
a glory to humanity which casts a
radiance beyond the stars. To
Margaret we may well say—
"Bright be the place of thv soul,
No loveliur spirit than tliiue
Ever burst from its mortal control
In the land of the blessed to shine."
The Last of Guitean.
[Cincinnatti Commercial Special.]
"No one need imagine," said Dis
trict Attorney Corkhill to-night,
"that Guiteau will not hang on J une
30. He will. The anniversary ofthat
fateful Saturday night will find him
under the dissecting knife. I hear
that Seo ville has deserted the
case and will file no bill of excep
tions. Whether he does or not is
a matter of no moment at the trial.
The court iu banc will grant him
no new trial. It has practically
passed already upon every point
that could be presented in any
possible bill of exceptions. Every
word and every aet of Judge Cox
during the trial was the result of
a conference with all his brethren
of the bench. There is nothiug to
be decided now, and the assassin
will never appear in a court-room
again. His next appearance iu
public will be ou the scaffold."
A telegram from Chattanooga,
Tenu., says tliat Elijah Chadwick,
aged 102 years and 3 months, aud
his wife, aged M2 years and 7
months, of Walker county, Ga,,
passed through that city on toe
2»th ult. en route to Arkansas,
where they will reside in the future
with their sou. They are hale and
hearty aud bid lair to live several
years longer. 1
W ill and Testament of Margaret
The succession of Margaret
Haughery was opened by Thos.
Gilmore & Son, in the Civil Die
trict Court to-day, and the follow
( jug will tiled:
To Lonise
Catherine Jarbot
$5000, and interest in the rents of
stores adjoining my bakery for
her natural life, also al moveable
; verware, etc.
property connected with my apart -
ment*, consisting of furniture, sil
To Clothilde Prentiss, $1000.
To the Sisters of the Good Shep
Will of Margaret Haughery, nee
herd, $3000
To the Catholic Boy's Orphan
Asylnm, Third District, $3000.
To St. Alphonsus Convent of
for its Orphan Asylum,
To the German Orphan Catholic
j Asylum, $1000.
To the German Protestant Or
phan Asylnm, $1000.
To the Seventh street Protes
tant Orphan Asylum. $1000.
To the Widows and Orphans
Jews' Asylum, $1000.
I liberate and remit all amounts
due me by the St. Elizabeth Or
phan Asylum, in favor of said asy
I consider that I have about
$30,000 invested as capital in the
bakery establishment of M. Haugh
ory & Co., and the residue and re
maiuder of all I may die possessed
off'iu movables and immovables,
rights and credit*, I give unto the
Society of the Daughters of Char
ity of St, Vincent de Paul, Em
mettsburg, Maryland, for the use
and benefit of its St. Vincent ln
faut Asylum, coiner of Race and
Magazine streets, in this city. I
hereby institute said society of the
Daughters of St. Vincent de Paul,
iiiimiettfiburg, Maryland, my sole
heir and universal legatee.
I hereby appoint my old friends,
Charles Macready and Nicholas
Burke, executors of this my last
WiH and testament, without seen-,
rity and seizin of my estate, aud
ho}»e that they will aceejit the
Margaret KHaughrry.
Witnesses: James J. YVpulfe,
J. Mogino, .1 no. B. Buehanan.
, . , , ,, ,
i hereby revoke all other wills
; codicils.
Public Works in Lonisaua.
[Ti lnes-I )uu i ocrat.]
The Engineer Department has
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. ^ 0UBe commerce
e B statement which ex
| alllK the approjiriatious lor
SOllie Ol tile I mi hi*. wnrL'f! in I.Aii
? ( ! u,e Public works in Lou
*? ,ve 110t been expended. A
r rnZv!', a(k "i la f + , ° ct °b® 1
5* * ln« » 1 * °J th f Annt !
! uutlH(,t ° 1 has.not
be approved by the chief of en
gineers. The work on Vermilion
river has been contracted for, but
no work lias been done on account
of high water. The bid for Tan
gipahoa were rejected because
they were too high, and the chief
engineer ordered the work to await
a sufficient appropriation to war
rant the commencement of work.
The Tohefuncta and Tickfew rivers
aie under contract, but the latter
is suspended on account of high
water. Additional examinations
are requred for locating the lock
on Bayou Teche, between Port
Bane and St. Martinsville. These
examinations will Lie made as soon
as practicable. No work eau be
done in the matter of counectiug
Bayou Teche with grand Lake and
Charenton until the United States
acquires title to the laud, and
steps are now taken to briug that
about. A dredge-boat is now being
built for use on the work to be
done on Bayous Black and Terre
bonne. No work has been done
on the Calcasieu river, from Phil
ips Blnff to its mouth, the chief en
gineer having directed that it be
deterred until a sufficient appro
priation is made to warrant the
commencement. The other works
iu Louisiana are in progress, with
the exception of the improvement
of the harbor of New Orleans
where work is suspended to await
the report of the Board of Engin
eers, who are considering the
subject. The board could not
make a report until additional
surveys are made to develop eer
tain changes in the river bauk
These surveys have been comple
ted but it is necessary to proceed
with care in the adoption of anv
plan for the improvement of the
harbor, because the hasty adoption
of any plan might lead to expen
sive and unsatisfactory results
It is learned at the war depart
ment that Benyaurd's report on
the mouth of Redriver may be
expected in a few days.
One of the allegations made in
a Louisville wife's bill of divorce
is that her husband, to cure her of
jealousy, compelled her to kiss the
woman of whom she was jealous
having brought the latter to the
house for the purpose.
Condition of the Rivers.
[Times-Democm !.]
There is now a reasonable prolv
abiötv that otu-forecast, of a week
L*«, will l.e realized in even!
ago win ne realize« in every re
spect. The Mississippi river is fall
, 8tall( j a t Memphis and Vicksburg
to what promises to be a clear spell
of considerable extent. Should
these conditions prevail for a week
or two, the waters will soon begin
to fall with marked rapidity. The
discharging capacity of the Missis
sippi is so prodigious, and so much
of the water leaving that river
through the Arkansas crevasses
is carried off finally by the
Atcliafalaya, that it will not take
long, in dry weather, to lower the
main channel and to put us out of
The rise this winter has oome un
sually early. As a rule, the river
does not begin to approach a se
rious stage until the latter part, of
February—more often in March
and April ; but this year the floods
made their appearance in Decem
ber and attained threatening pro.
portions early in January. The
consequences have therefore been
more than ordinarily disastrous.
Plowing has been suspended in
the alluvial districts, cattle drown
ed or starved, aud levee building
entirely stopped. Indeed, had not
the rains in the upper valley ceas
ed and clear weather ensued, the
result would have been more us
( lamitous than at any time since
As we have said, however, the
prospects are now encouraging.
The existing flood must inevitably
subside, unless general persistent
rains set in throughout the upper
va ii e y 0 f the river, and a fall at
this season practically guarantees
ns against a dangerous inundation
j iu March or April. It would re
' quire a peculiar combination of
(sinister and unhappy circumstan
I ces )0 bring about ' au overflow
j should the Mississippi river im
| <lcrgo a fell during the next ;two
or three weeks. This eoinbiuation
will, we trust, not ooenr. Wc
have everv right to believe that it.
1 — - -
I will not, and, surely, after the ill
; luck of the past two years, it would
I seem that Providence might spare
the people of the valley this once.
8ad, hut True,
[Taxpayers' < );"mi.]
The official close of ihn war was
August 16, 1866, and since that
nearly sixteen years have rolled
(away. Cities and States, which
ti » ci >. yhucb tliiu OUiton* nil mil
| were aJS devastated hk
Orleans aud Louisiana were, like
j Richmond, Y'a.. and Atlaula, Ga.,
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are a | | eaed> {, eu ' y
ip, a n the elements of progressive
industry and general prosperity.
I Georgia has sixty-four cotton and
woolen factories ; Atiauta put up
Orleans—150 ! Now, we say that
there must be some powerful rea
son why there should be so strik
ing a différence between our pros
perity and that of our neighboring
States of the South, which were
scourged by the war no less than
we were. No student of political
economy eau doubt that reason to
be the tremendous taxation, so
called, which has cursed this city
and State alike siuce the close of
the war down to the present mo
ment, and which, instead of dimin
ishing, is actually augmenting,
augmenting sixteen years after the
close of the war, augmenting un
der a Democratic reform admiuis
tartion ; augmenting in spite of the
fiat of the people speaking through
the organic law of the State, to the
contrary. Under this showing of
facts, whose truthfulness no intel
ligent man eau deny, we say R i»
time to eall a halt and inaugurate
a new policy. * • • •
Otherwise the next sixteen year«
will be but a repetition, so far as
any industrial advance is concern
ed of the past sixteen years. While
all the world around us is astir, we
shall remain stationär)' ; while
Richmond will build scores of fac
tories we may finish oue ; while
Atlanta will probably put up 2000
buildings duriug tbe present year,
we may perhaps erect 200 !
Vaccinated iu the Tongue.
[Grand Rapids Leader ]
Abouta weekagoanian stepped
into the office of a well-known
pbjsieian, seated himself at the
table aud eugagedin conversation.
On the table were lying a number
of vaccine points, which the visit
or mistook for toothpicks, and
taking up one he began using it.
The physician didn't notioe what
the man was doing for some min
utes, and his attention was only
called to the feet by the visitor
puncturing his tongue with one of
the points, causing it to bleed
slightly. The doctor gave the mat
ter prompt attention, washed the
man's month with alcohol; and
used preventative« of various
kinds, but, alas, to no purpose,
The vaccination "took," and tbe
man to-day wears his tongue on
the outside of hi« month,

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