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RECORDED IN YEARS
TJnprcccaoutcU3ra of Buying
NAVY "WILL CELEBBATE
No Matter Where the Ships
Mny JIo Turkey Somehow
Hns Been Provlrfctl.
WASipcTOhf, Dec, 24. With pence a
de facto Iflnot a da Jure, condition tho
American people to-night began the
celebration , of Christmas In pre-war
Evidence of tho natlonwldo return to
the spirit that domlnatod the American
Christmas prior to 1914, when th war,
although then confined to Europe, cast
a. reflection across tho Atlantic, has been
noted In unprecedented buying of gifts,
according to reports to the headquar
ters of mercantile associations. Chrlst
mai mail one of the moot exact Indi
cations of national participation In the
np!rf oftUefda'jr haVe bcn .the
hcaviest'on recorI. .It was said to.nlffht
by Post tTillco bepartriient officials:
President Wilson, owlnr to his Illness,
will pass tp-morrow quietly Because
Vof Mr. Wilson's Illness the grandchil
dren of thj 'family will not bo at the
VJOrt'o. House to-morrow, and for the
flnvt tlmo'in tho Wilson Administration
therfc will Ae no Christmas tree. Tho
Inter Vr of the White House to-night,
howeVr. viaa decorated throughout In
Christians sfylc, Mrs. Wilson during the
day haVln supervised thq ,placlng; ot
evergreiViB, "holly and other Christmas
Restrlc.Vdns on the Presidents diet
..mnvrw1 hv hln nhvHielan.
hit, k .. j -----near
Adm lal Grnyson. and he will eat
his Christ! s dinner in nis room, un
less the w Wther should prove dlsagree
nble he wll V follow hla newlr prescribed
custom of l tossing a part of the( atur
noon In a tyheel chair on the White"
Grretli W Sent Id Army.
Officer and men of the army, whether
they bo In ci ranps In this country. In
Europe. In Sib Wa or In the Island pos
sessions or "th Panama Canal Zone,
had received to "right the wishes for a
merr Christmas t meat out by Secretary
(mtniWlitT'the" navy.-.ine rsayy
ZZl-&HhV fnlfl-itf. that Its
uranjnwkiiiDu --n'r..,- j
. ,h.hr in tamo waters or In re
mote parte of the World, would have tho
merriest Chrlstma ( In the nary's his
tory. Ship supply officers, It was said,
began earlier than ' usual this year to
prepare for the ocf wlon, so that every
man !s Insures of a turkey dlntwr
Naval radio sta tlons Jo-day sent
broadcast the follov. ting "moss.age from'
Secretary Daniels: , .
Christmas grcetln s tc atl n tho
naval service. Dei noblllzatlon has
lost many Shipmates who wera with
' us last Christmas, when we cele
brated the peace tho l Wivy had helped
to win, but they are still our com
rades. The glory o achievement
abides with nil who jtorved dn tho
world war.; Slay the tfJf-sslDsa.ql the
peaco won and tho ble wings of tho
Prince of peace cheer every heart
this Christmas time. x ,.
Return to the 01 t-'ftrh.' 1
Secretary J-inslng Issued 1 -to-night this
statement addressed to; I ho American
people : '
Christendom on Dcceml ter 25 cele
brates the anniversary of 1 1 birth of
an era which gave to. mar Itlnd n dl- .
vino messago of peace mil those
principles which have been . tho foun
dation stones of modern pr. (gress and
To-day It Is heraldea ah road thai
we have entered upon a mw era of
peace and of higher standa ttls of In
ternational and national It fo. It Is
not a new era but the old ra which
was ushered In by the birth ot Jesus,
perfected by Ills teachings kind con
secrated by! ills death-r-the ol.l -eq,
to which we' return afjert rime dt
madness, o'f agony and of evil.
Clothed In .(he ancient per leo pro
claimed over nineteen centu rles ago
on the hills, of Jerusalem, th -world,
with conscience awakened by ttho fiery
'ordeal through which It has passed,
should find renewed hope that! Chris
tian principles will triumph itnd be.-.-come
the dominant force In the affairs
of mere aDd of naJtpTjy.
Reindeer Too Slow, So
Santa Claus Will Fly
KptcUil DttpattH ( Thw Sex.
fjUlCAGO, Dec. 24. Santo
-Claus haa surrendered to tho
usfc. of tho airplane For.the. first
time in tho long lifer of tho
rollicking, old gonlleman fie haa
decided on the- um of tho air:
rilcans' at transfibriation for the '
distribution ot uorne of Wa
Christmas gifts this year.
Direct from his winter quar
ters thcro camo word to-day to
tho Post Ofllco Department hero
that tho reindeer were not sturdy
enough' for tho transportation of
an tno guts irrougni oy mo pros-,
polity of 1919, and tho postaU
officials immediately oircroa tno
uso of the mail planes bo that no
one in the country would bo
missed in his annual visit
Thus whilo tho nation sloepS
to-night Santa Clails wlT bo
witjging his way; through tho' air
from, Chicago to Newark, stop
ping at all tho intormddiato
points and stuffing stockings with
CTrristmaa. cards, jewolry and
other small gifts. : "
PENURY OF THE U.S.
McAdop Supports Plea for
Higher Government Pay.
Big Bill Edwards, Collector of In
ternal; Bevcnuo for this district, and
William .0. McAdoo, formerly Secretary
of. the' Treasury, woro the prlnclpsl
speakers at a Christmas party given at
the Custom House- yesterday, and both
of them devoted tnelr orators' glfla to
a tartent that the practice of the Christ
mas bonus has not found an upholder In
For a number of years it has been. In
order In the Custom House to get to
gether on tho flay before Christmas tand
stir up the Christmas spirit. But at
yesterday' party all the speakers eon
ceded that they were trying to evoko
sunshine out of a gray sky.
"Some dajV said Mr. Edwards, "some
big fist is going to line up and knock
on the door of official Washington and
demand that Federal employees have an
Increase In wages. . Their worlt ha got
to bn done well. I challenge any man
to show mo any set of men who dot
their work better than the force here In
the Custom House.
"But at this season of the year when
all the .Wall Street firms and other Mg
business houses are handing out 30 and
40 per cent bonusos It Is very humili
ating for me as Collector to bo obliged
to get up here and talk as I am talking.
But what I am trvlnc to do to-dav Is
;,to'alart.a spirit andmovemcnt to bring
It" abou(;that Federal employees will get
iomc!rcal recognition for tho services
To which Sir. McAdoo added 'this
"I don't hesitate to say that tho Gov
ernment of tho United States pursues a
policy with respect to Its officers and
employees which is absolutely indefensi
ble, osoeelalty Willi those who occupy
the less Important positions.
"I hope sincerely that some day our
great Government will see to It that the
wages paid to those; serving th United
States are at least put upon a parity
with the- wages for similar services In
most private Industrie and occupations."
CAROL SINGERS ARE
HEARD THROUGH CITY
In Tree Decorated Trucks
Visit Four Boroughs.
Four of. the boroughs of the greater
city wore visited last evening- by groups
of Julia Richmond High School students
singing Christmas carols under the aus
pices of Community Councils, the Idea
being to depict nnd spread the spirit of
old New England early In the nineteenth
century. Motor trucks carrying large
Christmas trees elaborately: lighted ana
decorated rolled through the streets,
while groups of fifteen In picturesque
costume spread cheer and the holiday
spirit m spite of adverse weather condi
tions. "A. Town Crier, representative City
Fathers and the Mayor were among the
characters In costume- on each truck.
Wiyi Boy Scout buglers to herald the
approach of the "official" party the
truck were halted at their scheduled
destinations, the Mayor's reclamation
was read by the Town Chier and the
carols were sung..
'.Mrs. Helen Hartley Jenkins. supplied
tho Christmas trees from her country
estate. Major-Gen. David C. Sbanltk,
Commander of tho port of embarkation,
Hoboken, furnished the trucks.
CITY CHARITIES PEA
SANTA TOTHE POOR
thousands of Christmas Gifts
r and Dinners Distributed
SALVATION ARMY BUSY
Socinl Service Durcnit of Dcllc-
. J vuo Jtomonibers littlo
C v Fntionfe.
Never heforo have the charltablo or
ganizations of New York had moro ambi
tious programmes for bringing Christmas
cheer to-the clty poor than this year.
Thousands of' Christmas dinners wero
distributed In basltdts yesterday to needy
families, gifts of toys, warm clothing
and candy-were handed out almost with
one mimher to children who otherwise
might havo gone'unremembered. And
In many sections of tho city there wero
brilliantly Illuminated Christmas treeb
hr tho streets and Christmas celebrations
In which" muslo and gifts and food all
ti,. u.ii.iiin, imtf fallnwmir Its an
nual custom-,. gavo S.OOO basUets contain
ing-the. Ingredient or cnnsimns oiniwca
to famlllfB.found worthy nnd In need.
Instead of making the distribution from
national headquarters In 122 est
Fourteenth street, as has been the .plan
in former years, It Was decided to dls
trlhuta the dinners from various central
points, thai mothers with small children
might not be, compelled to mako tho long
Journey to Fourteenth street
Distribution centres were established
at At Clierry street, where 600 baskets
'were given away during the- forenoon;
n tt T?nitt. tro.t vhrA there
were" 675 baskets ; 60 Cooper square, 500
baskets; 157 liasi jzoin mrwi, u
banket ; at Staten Island, whero 75 bas
Mnta Klv hundred
rvcvo "Cio wl... v .
mora basket were provided la Brooklyn.
Each basket coniameu a cnicurn, i
pounds of rfce, a- can of condensed milk.
nf hAfi a hftr- nf salt, can of
soup, pound of coffee, can of pork and
bean ai potatoes, macaroni, jenj. u.,....
Knlna wna fnlinrl ImOOSStblO.
however; to provider sugar, despite efforts
by the army autnoriues ner iu uuiam
two or three tons.
Santa Clans at llrllrrne.
Tho Social Service Bureau of Bellevue
Hospital gavo Christmas presents to all
the children .patients as well as to man
who have been discharged recently. The
bureau raised an unusually large Bum.
for the purchase of gifts by sending' out
pasteboard stockings, each of which con
tained, ten hobs In which charitably dis
posed persons might place dimes. Prac
tically all of the stocttlngs wer returned
with their full quota of money It was
Miss Ituth Harris, one of the workers
In the bureau, loaded an automobile
with gifts yesterday and visited neiil
children who aro patients In tho malnu
trition clinic and who are spending the
holiday with their parents.
A airfatmas party at which several
hundred sailors were entertained was
given by the New York Community
Scrvlco at tho Riverside Community
House, Ninety-seventh street and River
side. Park, last night. There was a Santa
Claus In cosrume and a distribution of
fflfttt 'followed rdanclng.
A-There's was another' Chrlstmaa 'party'
last night for sailors at the Sailors
Homo and Institute of tho American
Seamen's Friend Society, which was at
tended by moro than BOO, including the
crews of Cunard Lino ships. Gifts were
distributed and thero was an entertain
ment. In Madison Square Tark the Tree of
Light, which lias blazed forth there
every Christmas Eve In recent years,
was lighted at S o'clock. Thero was an
accompanying fanfare of trumpets and
Christmas carols wero sung by tho Now
York Community Chorus of J00 voices,
led by Harry Barnhart Books of
Christmas carols wero distributed by
Innumerable children received Christ
mas greetings from their favorite mov
ing picture actresses at the Community
Service booths at "Playland" In the
Grand Central Palace. Miss June
Caprice, Miss Louise Huff and other
mbvlo stars spent several hours with the
Follee Christmas trees for the poor
children of the various precelncts con
ttnued to be held In station houses all
over town, permission for tho festivities
having been given by Commissioner En
right. Holders of tickets who received
no gifts at the Seventy-first Regiment
Armory party Tuesday night, whero the
presents were raided by a'jnob of young
sters, were taken cars oft by precinct
commanders when they presented their
tickets yesterday, s
1.1IOO Poor Children Uaonyv
Over 1,300 toor children wero guests
of Capt John Noblo and his men at a
Christmas troo .at the East jS6th street
ktatlon. Patrolman Thomas Byrnes lm
rlsrsona'ttd Santa Claus and distributed
tho gifts, which had been stacked at tlio
has pf 'a brilliantly lighted tree. The
girls received dolls, hats and stocklnrs",
and caps, toys and stockings were, pro
vided for the hbys; In addition each
child received a. bag- of candy and fruit
and a charlotte ntsse.
There was also an entertainment at
which two Jazz bands furnished music;
sa well as tho police band. Vaudeville
porformcrs from near by theatres volun
teered tholr services. But mOBtrfntcrest
Ing of all to tho youngsters was the truly
amazing feat of Buck McKee, a West
erner, who actually rode a tame elk from
tho street up a stairway to the second
floor ot the. station house, whero the
gifts wero being distributed. Baskets
wero distributed to poor families who
called' at tho station during the day.
Thero was a similar Christmas party
yesterday at tho East 104th street sta
tion, in command of Charles Ruth.
About 500 children were there, and the
samo number of baskets wore sent out.
Tho same number of kids gathered at
tha MorrlsanlA station, where Capt. John
X Lantry was host. At the "West M2d
street station tho Christmas tree was
lighted at 3 o'clock. Baskets and gifts
were also distributed from the Alexan
der avenue station In The Bronx.
Ca-ptaln Jerry Butler and Patrolman
Joseph McGownn doubled as Santa
Claus ogid .distributed Christmas gifts
valtred at' 16,000 at tho Liberty Avenue
Station. Brooklyn, yesterday. A chorus
of twclVo policemen sang with Patrol
man William F. Maley as tho splolst.
Captain Butler told tho kids always to
regard the pollcemon na their friends
and never to be afraid to tell them
their troubles. Other Brooklyn station
.houses holding celebrations yesterday
wero those at Avenue G and East
Ninety-fifth street. Captain W. II. Nod
well; Snyder avenue. Captain M. IL
Kelly, and Wilson avenue, Captain J. U.
Christmas Eve services ushered In the
holidays at many of the city churches
'last night There was a "Festival of
Lights" at St Anne's Episcopal Church,
Brooklyn, after tho manner of the
famous midnight moss at tho Church of
Uho Madeleine In Paris.
Jit St. Agnos's Chapel, Trinity parish.
In West Ninety-second street, children
sang Christmas carols at a service nt 6
o'ploclC yesterday afternoon. There was
also a children's service and "Feast of
Lights" at the Chapel of tho Interces
sion, Trinity parish, Broadway and
ISSth streef. Afterward a procession of
light bearers marched to the grave of
Clement C. Moore, author of "Tho Night
Before Christmas." Carols were sung
and wreathes placed upon the grave.
From there the proccrslon proceeded, to
tho grave of Alfred Tennyson Dickens,
eldest son of Charles Dickens, where thp
There-, was n, midnight communion
service, at tliei Church of the Heavenly
Disciples. Christmas Eve 'carols were
sung and them was also a service lcit
night In the Church of the Heavenly
Mayor Hylnn yesterday Issued a
Christmas greeting to hla fellow citi
zens In which ho assailed the forces
"still operating to create discord and
dissension on both continents."
INSTEAD of giving large sums
of money outright, many
prudent men arc putting such
funds in trust with this Com
pany, making the income pay
able to the beneficiary. The
principal -amount can be paid
over, oh a specified date.
Might it not be wise to .establish, as a Christmas gift, a trust
for each of the persons dependent on you, or for some other
person or object you wisTi to support? Thus they would have the
satisfaction of knowing that their maintenance will be assured, k
no matter what your own circumstances might be, because
under -the 'law their incomes would be entirely separate from
yourmynt ., . ,; ,
: Our leaflet "The Voluntary Tiust," which will
be .sent to you on request, will show you how.
Bankers Trust Company
Memher Federal Reserve System
16 Wall Street'
fthArauic at 42nd Street
OP HOLIDAY CHEER
Elaborate Plans Mado for
Wounded Heroes by Many
PARTIES FOR CHILDREN
Toungstbrs to Hayo Rcce
tions of Their Own Spc
ofnl Church Services.
Christmas celebrations will engross
New York city to-day to the exclusion
of virtually everything else. Practically
all of the- churches will hold eorvices
and charltablo and benevolent organi
zations will do their utmost to spread
cheer among tha city's poor. Thero will
be Innumerable Christmas trees at which
gifts and basket will bo distributed.
Business will practically be suspended.
Wounded ooldlera fortunate enough to
obtain leayo of absenco from military
hospitals In tha vicinity of the city will
be entertained this morning at a Christ
mai tree In the Pershing House, whore
candy1, gifts and two Jl bills will b
presented to, all comers. Mrs. James
Madison Ban will make the distribu
tions bafort the soldiers sit down to an
old fashioned Christmas breakfast.
It will' be the fifth continuous Christ
mas party arranged by tha-Community
Service for wounded men hereabout
Tho church festivities at Pershing
House will be continued until Saturday.
Tha opening of the new Carry On Club,
271 Madison avenue, whloh will house
forty disabled men, all of whom have
been on the waiting llt of tha Carry
On Association for several months, will
be celebrated to-day. The boys from
th new club and tho old one, opened
last April at Madison avenue anfl Thirty-eighth
street, have invited thirty chil
dren whose fathers were killed In the
war to have Chrl&troas dinner at tho
old club. The party will then move up
to the new club, where the Christmas
tree la to be held and gifts donated by
the wounded men will be given each
Dinner for Newsboys.
A long programme will be observed
tho Brace Memorial Newsboys' House,
2H William street Tho annual Christ
mas dinner Is being given by Thomas W.
Lamont In memory of Evert Jansen
Wendell, known as the "friend of boys
world wide." This will take place
noon, and In the evening the boys of the
house will present an entertainment of
vaudeville skits. There wllll be gifts for
Russian children will be the chlet
beneficiaries to-day at "Playland," the
Christmas carnival for youngsters belns
held this week In the Grand Central
Palace. The American Central Commit
tee for Itusslan Relief is planning to
closo its booths all the afternoon and
evening to-day and devote Itself to the
... A ,n- -MM pen. Miss
Jean IManrison iv1IV lty ,JlusJUi Q rlst
mas muslo on the harp, and thero win M
spec a numbers oy a Daiaiamu. ,Y
composed ot Russian children. Tho He-
Drew urpnanngo jvsyium m
prominent part In th carnival m tWs
a series of atmeiio games.
rnoro is 10 do u cnuurwi- -tho
Community Service booths at tn
i r, . I T-l nt X n'dOClC tU
afternoon ai wnicu - !,.
will recelvo and entertain the youngrter
Mlsa Dolores Cassinelll will
hostess to-morrow and Miss Virginia
Pearfon on Saturday. .jion
TAt the Tree of Light In Mteon
Squsra there will bo singing 'JK
a group of Italians, un 'V-U"li7', ",T,
there will bo muslo bytho B.f
Army Santa uuvua
assisted by n chorus of soldiers and sail
ors. New Tears cvo mm
negro ong rally.
Plenty for floldlrrs.
end vut'h avenue
me wavy v-iud v:y i,iiaM
will entertain sick and "0unl6fMBO1,,dt?
and sailors rw the hospitals m the
vicinity... Several hundred
Do aiHxiouieu. oo n "- ntw
. . An QAUAntv-sevcntn
otreet will entertain with Christmas
tree, presents ana ew. .
The T. M. C. A. is provWlne Koo
cheer for eervio men at ,rtl-.P
tnrougnoui mo ,-r- t
Battery Tark la provldln an a'ortS
dinner, followed by ChrlsUnsMree and
gifts, a social afternoon with Bmtth Co
lege 'girls, ana in me
be dancing, vaudoyllle anS refreshments.
At the Fifty-sixth street barracks of the
Motor Transport Corps there Will be a
distribution of gifts at now to- lay.
and lively Y. M. C. A. parties will take
place In tho "V buildings at Forts
Slocum. Jay and Hancock. Such war
ships as there are In port will bo vis
ited and glfta supplied to Wry member
fThe McAuley Water Street Mission
will repeat Its ysrly Christmas dinner.
LUut-Col. Theodors Roosevelt will ) be
Santa Claus for the chlldron of the little
red brick schoolhouse near Oyster Bay..
New York Lodge. No. 1. Order of Elks,
... . ..AAA rul.Yam hftflketS tO
WUl give AV,VMV ..
Santa Claus for distribution among tho
nee.dy- m h wrved
several hundred rnen at the Bowery Mis-
. . T.ui. n mnnd will de-
liver an addresa on "Tho Spirit of
m, .nt ..n.uq at the Cathe-
dral of St. John the Divine at 8 and 11
ft - .1 Aa r. i jit 'inn tviuiii. itoii
Charles Sumner Burch. Bishop of New
York, will preach.
EXHORTS TO THRIFT
Says Private Expenditure
Must Now Be Curbed.
Mayor Hylan Issued a Christmas
greeting to tha people ot the City of
New York yesterday,
"Although the ugly passions of war
im-mlnated more than a year ago," It
began, "many forces are still operating
to create discord and dissension on oom
The Mayor referred to "alien fire
brands," to unrest in the business
world, and declared tnai me -worKer
has ceased to be regarded as a chattel
This Store Closes at 5 P. M.
James McCreery & Co.
A Holiday Offering
regularly 11.00 to 14.00
You can make no better investment of your Christmas money
than to purchase Shoes or Pumps during this Sale, for the price
at which we have marked them is
Actually Lower Than
To-day's Wholesale Cost
Every pair is fashioned of finest quality leather, finest grade
construction and highest class workmanship. They have been
taken from much more costly stock and reduced for this event.
Strictly hand-made models of Black
Satin with inlay of Silver Cloth on the
Also models of all-over Black Satin.
Charming styles of Silver Cloth with
high or low Louis heels.
All-over Tan Calfskin of heavy grain,
full wing tip and walking heels.
AlsCsome smooth Russian Calfskin in
brogue effect, with straight tip.
For Afternoon Wear
Pumps of patent or plain leather with
hand-turned soles and Louis XVI. heels.
High Buckskin Boots in Fawn and
Beaver shades, with light welt soles and
covered Louis heels.
Also smart two-tone effects of Kid and
Tan Calf Brogue Oxfords with heavy
sole and walking heel.
Same model in Black Calfskin.
, Tailored. Models
All-over Brown Kid Boots with welt soles. Cuban or Military heels.
..u.i. i .vinrahm adODtlnff A
. i......LHAn-. Biinh. a. nollcy.
pwiH.ui -Tr. :j nit auk
is indeed imperative, no nuu, wu.
future; cltlsens are to be naved from tlw
rank of the malcontents."
After throwing a bouquet at the work
of the. Mayor's Commltteo on Kent Prof
iteering the Mayor pdded th tor him
,KTh travelling public nre still ahla
to enjoy tho only benefit they rocolve
under Uiq dual subway contrtetjT"
,cent4frA ; To. UJMiery this ts?,.'
administration has been onno;. ol
will continue to oppose tho iw u
traction Interests who woum ?k '""I
n solemn contract." 18 "rti(
Having eliminated waste and ,,,.
ngance from the municipal hou,A?,V
tho Mayor declared, he Is of the "i '4
that private, expenditures IT?
curbed. It la time to practise thrift.
Alttttatt & to.
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A Rare Assortoeinit
of the .
Choicest Sports Silks
is now displayed in the Silk Depart
ment, oii the First Floor
Designed knd woveini in America, with
a special view to the exigencies1 of the
Southern season, these silks are
- miracles of beauty-Htheir texture ex
quisite, their opulent effulgence of
color suggestive of Oriental magnificence.
Tlhe Departmemit for
Woolee Dress Fabrics
has ready' 'for selection a most
uftu'sual assortment of
for Southern wear
' including many colorful effects in
stripes, plaids and checks; golf tweeds
- in attractive tans, blues, reds and
mixtures; and the perennially popular
white serges and flannel suitings,
some of which are plain, others richly
embroidered in vivid color, and others
in black. .
Europe and your
We Americans are no longer a raco apart,
sufficient unto ourselves. Our fortunes, as a
people and individually, aro interwoven with tho
affairs of the people of Europe.
No matter from what your income is derived,
you have a direct, personal interest in knowing
the truth about conditions abroad. It is to
serve you in this connection that we publish,
Friday morning, the
GREAT BRITAIN AND CONTINENTAL
Published as an integral part of the paper, not
as a supplement, this.section gives you a compre
hensive understanding of the week by week de
velopments in commerce, finance, reconstruc
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tinent. Cables, wireless and mails bring a large volume
of reports from experts in every country; and
these are carefully edited, collated and presented
so as to give you a correc,tly proportioned picture
of things as they aro.
No other newspaper attempts, to do this, so
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