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VOL. CXIA'. No. 2.
Albuquerque Morning Journal, Monday, July 2, 1917.
Mile or Mail, 70c a month.
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Managers Assert That It Is
Part of Statewide Conspir
j acy to Reduce Copper Sup
; ply in Crisis.
"Governor and Federal Authori
ties Are in Close Touch With
Situation; Federation Head
j Issues Statement.
Clifton, Ariz-, July 1. Flies were
drawn from the smelters here today
after the strike order hud been
signed ly the representatives of the
miners and 5,000 men will be out of
work, according to estimates . given
out here tonight. The strike order
was signed at 10 o'clock today, and
by noon the concentrators, mines and
smelters were Idle. The closing down
of the Clifton copper camp will mean
the reduction of the total output of
copper in the southwest by 8,000,000
pounds per month.
The mine managers here claimed
tonight the strike in the Clifton-Mo-rencl
district Is part of a statewide
conspiracy to tie up the copper mines
at this critical period.
The strike order followed demands
presented' to the Shannon, the Detroit
and the Arizona Copper companies
looking to the abolition of .the con
tract system In mining and granting
the Miami wage scale. The mine
managers made reply last night, after
the committee representing the em
ployes had declined to await the ar
rival from El Paso of Joseph P. My
ers, of the federal department of la
bor, who had wired a request that
action be deferred until he could
reach Clifton. '
Say They Offered Halse.
The Shannon and Arizona com
pany, officials claim, offered t In
crease the wages of the lower paid
class of labor 60 cents per day, and
the better paid class 25 cents a day,
but say they rejected the demand for
the Miami scale. The Detroit Copper
company was said to have refused all
all demands.
The strike order was then Issued,
signed by John Donnelly, president of
the State Federation of Labor. At
daylight the order was posted at all
riopertles of the three companies
nnd everything will be at a standstill
by tomorrow morning.
Sheriff Slaughter Issued a statement
tonight declaring he would maintain
tain law and order even though It was
necessary to deputize every citizen In
the county.
The Mine, Mill and Smeltermen's
union Is by far the largest organiza
tion 1" the district. It includes Mex
icans, Spaniards and Italians.
Oovernor Campbell and the fed
eral authorities are In close touch
with the situation-
Donnelly Issues Statement.
President Donnelly this afternoon
Issued this statement:
"The Clifton, Morencl and Metcalf
miners and smeltermen demanded
the Miami wage scale, the abolition
of the contract system In mining, the
seniority rule and time and one-half
for overtime and Sunday work by the
mechanical crafts. Upon presenta
tion of the demands to the companies,
the Detroit Copper company refused
nil demands. The Shannon and Ari
zona Copper companies .answered
with an offer of 60 cents a day for
men receiving up to 46 1-2 cents per
hour; for all over ' this amount, 25
cents per-day. The grievance com
mittee did not agree to accept this
concession, as It had no power to do
so. They reported their negotiations
to the central body of the district,
which unanimously rejected it. It
was then requested to endorse the ac
tion of the body, and, In accordance
with the constitutional procedure Is
sued the strike call.
"We are out win and not a cent
short of the Miami scale will do. Our
organization will never 'return to
work as long as one strikebreaker is
employed or a gunman ia on duty.
Earnings Tremendons.
"The earnings of the companies are
tremendous and they are fully ade
quate to permit of a living wage scale.
''We are very desirous of resuming
work and of doing our bit toward
maintaining Industrial peace, to the
end that our country will not be em
barrassed for necessary materials
during the war, but we know the
copper companies are using the war
as a subterfuge.
"We will do all In our 'power to
maintain peace and observe law and
order, reserving the right to avail
ourselves of constitutional rights in
- Leadvllle, Colo., July 1 Members of
the local miners' union will vote next
Tuesday on the strike question, ac
cording to a statement Issued by the
officiate of the organisation. If the
vote Is In favor of a strike It (gives
power to the local board In conjunc-
Denver, Colo., July 1. For New
Mexico: Monday and Tuesday fair:
not much change in temperature.
A summary of the local weathe
conditions for the twenty-four hours
ended "at 6 p. m. yesterday follows:
Maximum temperature, 88 degrees;
minimum, 67; range, 31; temperature
at 6 p.. m., 82; east wind; partly
Manchu Emperor Is
Restored, Says a
Peking Dispatch
Iximlon, July 2. General Chang
Hsnn, says a Reuters limited dispatch
from Peking, China, has informed
President. Li Yuan Hung that he must
retire, because the Manchu emperor,
Hsuan Tung, has been restored to the
Another Reuters limited dispatch
from Peking says that Hsuan Tung
issued a mandate Saturday morning
announcing his succession to the
throne of China.
tlon with the executive board of the
general organization to call a strike
at any time.
The statement says in part:
"The members of the Cloudy City
Miners' union save asked the mine
operators for a conference, but with
no results, and we wish the public of
Leadvllle to know that we are ready
at any time to meet our employers in
conference 1 to discuss the issues In
volved. "Knowing the suffering it will bring
about, It Is far from being our wish
to throw this community Into Indus
trial strife. We are not asking any
thing that Is unjust or unfair, but our
children and families must be fed as
Americans should be,, and we cannot
do so on $3.50 a day.
"The prevailing rumors connecting
the miners' union with the 'slackers'
are without foundation, and the offi
cers of this union emphatically de
clare that there is not an organized
miner In Lake county of military age
that is not registered, and any mem
ber of this union of military age car.
produce, his registration card any
time called upon to do so."
Phoenix, AH, July 1. Oovernor
Campbell is lceplng in close touch
with the situation growing out of
Arizona's various mine strikes. Tele
grams poured into his office all day.
Sheriff Armer of GJla county reported
that the situation at Globe and Miami
waa serious. At Bisbee conditions
were said to be Improving, there be
ing no disorder and little picketing.
Messages stated that 50 per cent of
the Calumet and Arizona company's
regular force was at work and about
the same proportion of the Copper
Queen's employes.
John L. Donnelly, president of the
state federation of labor, denied in n
message to the governor that he had
called the strike at Clifton. He said,
however, that after the strike was
determined upon he endorsed It, hav
ing previously endeavored to secure
consideration of concessions offered
by the companies. The concessions
proposed would bring wages up to the
so-called Miami scale. It was said.
William A. Brady Undertakes
Organization of Field, at Re
quest of President Wit
WashingtW July 1. J Organization
of the moving picture industry for
war" service in co-operation with the
committee on public information has
been undertaken by William A.
Brady of New York at the request of
President Wilson. Mr. Brady . be
comes chairman of a special federal
committee appointed by the president
and haa pledged the patriotic support
of the entire Industry in America.
In a letter asking the service, the
president wrote:
"It Is In my mind not only to bring
the motion picture industry into full
est and most effective contact with
the 'nation's needs, but to give some
measure of official recognition to an
Increasingly important factor in the
development of our national life. The
film haa come to rank as' a very high
medium for the dissemination of pub
lic Intelligence, and since It speaks a'
universal language, it lends Itself im
portantly to the , presentation of
America's plans and purposes.
"May I ask you, as chairman by my
appointment, to organize the motion
picture Industry' In such manner as
may establish direct and authorita
tive co-operation with the committee
on publio information, of which Mr.'
George Creel Is chairman? ,
"It la much to ask, but my knowl
edge of the patriotic service already
rendered by you and your assistants
makes me count upon your generous
acceptance." r
Prohibition Issue Appears to
Be Settjed in ' Senate; Be
. lieve Chamberlain Substitute
Be Adopted.
Administrative Changes in Food
Control Bill Suggested,
Chamberlain Will Present
' Them in Senate.
Washington, July 1. A formidable
midsummer legislative program, with
food, prohibition and revenue the
major measures, atill confronts con
gress In its war session which began
three months ago tomorrow.
With business congested in the sen
ate and the house marking time in
recess, senate leaders hoped tonight
to make rapid progress on the food
control bill with its provision prohib
iting the manufacture of distilled
spirits and send it to conference by
the end of the week.
Launching of the war revenue bill,
practically rewritten from the house
draft and reduced from $1,800,000,000
to $1,652,170,000 by senate finance
committee, also is planned this week.
Several weeks of revenue 'debate
probably will follow disposal of the
food-liquor measure.
Members of the senate agriculture
committee and Herbert C. Hoover,
food administrator, were in confer
ence today discussing amendments
and measures to expedite the food
control legislation. Many administra
tive changes were suggested and will
be presented to the senate by Senator
Chamberlain, but none were said ma
terially to restrict or enlarge the
scope of the measure.
Sharp Fighting Expected.
Except for a sharp but brief fight
expected late this week, the prohtbl
tlon issue seems virtually settled. Ad
ministration leaders are positive the
senate will adopt Senator Chamber
lain's substitute for the house's "bone
dry" section.
Among the changes in the food con
trol features of the bill proposed by
Mr. Hoover were application of the
legislation to farmers' and gardeners'
co-operative associations and modifi
cation of the committee amendment
prohibiting government employes or
agents from selling their own products
to the government.
The latter, Mr. Hoover said, should
be so amended that while preventing
a member of a voluntary advisory
commission from selling his own prod
ucts to the government, it still should
permit use of his services in advisory
capacities in respect to products in
which he has no interest.
The committee agreed to remove
exemption from grain elevatqra of
farmers' organizations used for public
purposes, but retained the exemption
clause as to associations not organ
Ized or operating for profit.
Hearings on Aircraft Bill.
General debate will be resumed In
the senate tomorrow with discussion
of amendments. With the house in
recess until July 9, even should the
senate dispose of the bill this week, a
conference agreement and final en
actment probably will not come until
near the middle of the month.
The senate finance committee
plans a final vote on its revision of
the .house war tax bill tomorrow.
Further hearings will be held this
week on the bill appropriating $600,
000,000 for the aircraft program.
The administration bill regulating
"trading with the enemy" will be
taken up when the .house reconvenes
next week.
Kennett, Mo., July 1. Enteroco
litis, the disease which has been re
sponsible for the deaths of. 118 per
sons In southeastern Missouri within
the last six weeks, now has crossed
Into Arkansas, six deaths having been
reported at Luxora, Mississippi coun
ty. In two days. Towns In Missouri
now affected by the disease are Ken
nett, Senath, Townly, Campbell, Mai
den, Hayti, Oran and Sykeston.
The disease has developed here an
nually for a number of years but pre'
vlously few deaths were caused.
Texas Minister to La Vegas,
East Las Vegas, N. M., July l.
The Rev. W. A. Flte of Forth WoTth,
Tex., occupied the pulpit of the First
Baptist church here Sunday. It Is
likely that the sen-ices -of Rev. Mr.
Flte will be retained as a substitute
for the next several months. The
church is without a pastor.
Emigration From Sweden Diminished.
Stockholm, Sweden, June 18. Only
88 persons emigrated from Sweden
in the first four months of the pres
ent year, against 1,360 for the cor
responding period of 1916. The figure
for April this year, 1 28, contrasts
with $13 for April last year.
Believe Secretary, of War's
Public Criticism Will Be
Discussed at Meeting of Of
ficial Family,
Belief Is Held by Some That
General Price Fixing by Gov
ernment Is Not Impossible
as a Result.
Washington, July 1. O f f I c i a I
Washington awakened today to the
possibilities of trouble in Secretary
Baker's repudiation of the coal price
fixing arrangement secured by Sec
retary Lane and the coal production
committee of the council of national
defense by which operators east of tle
Mississippi river agreed to cut their
mine prices today from $1 to $5 per
ton. .
So far there is no Indication that
trie issue, has heoom acute or that
there will be a split lr the cabinet the
president has kept around him with
few changes for four years and a half,
but Mr. Baker's public criticism of
his colleagues' course and his admo
nition to the coul committee that it
had exceeded its powers, Is regarded
as certain to be discussed at length
when the president meets with his of
ficial family Tuesday.
In the opinion of many officials it
may involve the entire make-up of
the council of national defense and Itn
subordinate committees of business
men and echoes may be heard in leg
islation from congress. Some believe
that general price fixing by the gov
ernment under law Is not Impossibility
as a result.
Differ as to Purchasing Policy.
The situation has brought to the
front reports of wide, differences
among cabinet members and other
government officials as to a war pur
chasing policy. One element, said to
Include most of the . membership of
the defense council's committees. Is
for a purchasing policy that will al
low liberal profits to producers to
stimulate production. These officials
declare the government will obtain
far better service if it does not try to
drive its bargain too hard.
They point to the coal price agree
ment as the proper way to arrive at
buying arrangements, particularly be
cause through this plan the general
public as well as the government en
Joys the low prices obtained.
Other officials believe the govern
ment should bring every pressure to
bear to obtain the lowest possibto
prices and some, it Is satd, are fot
commandeering supplies.
11ns No Price Fixing Power.
No government agency now .has the
power to fix prices either for the
government or for the general pub
lic. If the government goes into the
market for large purchases at low
prices it is pointed out the private
consumer will be forced to pay even
higher prices than he now pays be
cause producers, under no sort of re
straint, will raise their prices to make
up for their loss in selling to the
In making the arrangement with
the coat men the Interior department
pointed out that It would mean, if it
stood for a year, a saving of nearly
$200,000,000 to the consuming indus
tries and the public.
The situation now existing probably
will serve to hasten the movement to
rearrange the committee system of
the defense council, which contem
plates establishment of a purchasing
office for government supplies.
Tncse In authority who have not
approved the action of Secretary Lane
are understood, to feel that thfc only
waya price-fixing plan can work
equitably for the government Is first
to have the cost of production ascer
tained by some capable government
agency .probably the federal trade
commission, and base prices on these
costs. They realize that such investi
gations into the cost of coal, fuel oil,
iron ore, cement and many other raw
materials which the government needs
for war purposes, will take some time,
but are inclined to the view that it
would be better for the president to ex
ercise such power as the war and
navy departments .have to comman
deer commodities and let Investiga
tion disclose what war profits the
producing Industries are getting, In
the belief that prices to the public
will then adjust themselves, whether
there has been legislation or not
' Record In Coal Production.
An Interior department statement
tonight announced that a new record
for coal production was set for the
first six months of this year, fully
270,000,000 tons of bituminous coal
being produced since January 1, thus
exceeding the output of the first six
fmcnths of last year by about 20,000,-
000 tons.
American Dollar Drops in China.
Amov China. Julv 1- fho Ameri
can dollar here now, Is worth $1.63
silver In i ninese coin. , The rate In
normal .times la about $2.25 silver.
Attack Is Most Extensive Made
in That Theater Since Revo
lution Which Deposed Czar
Nicholas. .
Germans Ascribe Offensive to
Pressure of Leading Entente
Powers; Haig Tightens Grip
on Lens.
The soldiers of new Russia have
assumed the aggressive. For the first
time since the revolution last March,
Russian troops have begun an at
tack on an extensive scale. Along a
front of eighteen snd one-half miles
In the region of Brzezany, Galietu,
Russian troops have stormed the
German positions,
Berlin says the Russians suffered
heavy losses and were compelled to
retire before the German file. The
attack was made In the sector south
east of Lemberg, where the artillery
firing has been heavy recently.
The Russiuns also made night at
tacks on both sides of Brzezany and
neur Zwyzyn, and Berlin reports as
saults between Zlota Lipa and (he
Narayuvka. The artillery arm of, the
Russian forces has been active and
from the Berlin reports. It is learned
that an intense duel has been in prog
ress from the region of Brzezany to as
far northward as the middle Stokhod
in Volhynia, a distance of 175 miles.
Brzezany is one of the keys to Lem
berg, the Gallcian capital.
8, HH Prisoners Taken In June.
Berlin declares that the Russian
attacks, Which It. says were powerful,
were brought about through the pres
sure of the leading entente powers.
Field Marshal Halg continues to
tighten his grip on Lens. On the
north bank of the river (touches Brit
ish troops have captured German po
sitions on a front of hulf a mile south
west and west of Lens. The British
army during June captured ,8,686 Ger
man prisoners, including 175 officers
and 67 guns, including two heavy
guns.'as well as much other war ma
terial. ; 1
The French and Germans continue
to battle at various points on the
front from Cerny to the Verdun re
gion. East of Cerny the French have
repulsed German attacks and In region
of Prunay, east of Rhelms, a German
surprise attack was thrown back with
heavy losses. On the left bank of the
Meuse the fighting has brought no
change in position.
Submarines Fired On.
Two German submarines were fired
on by the gun crew of an American
liner during a voyage from the United
States to Englund and the sailors be
lieve one periscope was shattered. A
third submarine was sighted, but the
American gunners had no opportunity
to fire, as It Immediately submerged.
Paris, June 18. There Is a short
ago of tobacco In France. It orig.
Inated In decreased production and Is
being aggravated by increased con
sumption. The 'French crop of 1916
was 15,000 tons, as compared with
25,000 tons in 1915.
Certain popular brands of clga
rettes have been unobtainable In Paris
for ten days. To smokers' complaints.
the state tobacco monopoly officials
reply that restriction In the use of
tobacco is necessary.
France smokes about 6,000 tons of
tobacco a month on the average, of
which nearly 6,000 tons must now be
Imported under conditions that do
not permit any assured regularity in
The Increase In sales of cigarettes
during the first four months of this
year was 2011,000,000 over 1916. ThlB
seems large until It is recalled that
this quantity represents only forty
cigarettes for each soldier, British
and French, mobilized in France, to
say nothing of the civilians.
Washington, July 1. Latest tabu
lations by the American Hed Cross,
announced tonight, show that Dela
ware led all other states In per capita
contributions to the Red Cross war
fund with a rate of $5. Figures for
other states follow:
New York (outside New York cityi,
$1.28; Colorado, $1.27; California,
$1.12: Illinois, .88; Oregon, .82; Utah,
.73; Idaho, ,71; Wyoming, .70; Ne
braska, .63; Iowa, .40; Arizona, 38;
Texas. .25; Nevada, .21; North Dakota,
.11; New Mexico, .10; South Dakota.
.09, and Hawaii, .03,'
French Liner With
204 Passengers on
Board Is Sent Down
Paris, July 1. The French steamer
Himalaya, of the Messagi'iies mari
times, with 204 passengers anil crew,
has been sunk as the result of an ex
plosion in tho Mediterranean. One
hundred ami seventy-six persons were
The steamer Himalaya was of 5,620
tons gross. She was lust reported at
200 Negro Rioters
in Charge of Black
Belt; Kill Officer
Fast St. Louis, III., July 2. More
than 200 rioting negroes in East St.
Louis this morning, every man armed
either with a rifle or a revolver, vir
tually took possession of the "Black
Belt," killed one policeman and se
riously wounded others. Without a
word of warning the negroes opened
fire on a police department automo
bile, in which tho officers Were rid
ing and raked the cur with bullets.
At the ringing of a church bell
about 12:50 o'clock this morning ap
proximately 2 f 0 negroes assembled,
the bell being a prearranged signal.
Information of the great gathering of
blacks was telephoned to police head,
quarters and In response the police
men were dispatched In one of the de
partment automobiles. As the car
turned into Bond avenue at Tenth
street the headlights of tho machine
showed 200 negroes In close forma
tion. When Detective Sergeant Cop
pedge Inquired as to the cause of the
trouble he was met with a curt reply
and an order to "drive on."
As the machine started to move the
negroes opened fire, killing Coppedgc
IC8 Moines, la., July 1. Four
thousand recruit members of the
Iowa national guard went on active
duty today at their armories all over
the state.
All members of the organization
who did not see servo on the Mexican
border huve been assembled for a
rerlod of Intensive training prior to
the fuderu) call. ,
They will not be mobilized at any
central camp, but. smaller camps will
be established wherever a guard unit
is located.
British Say Enough Fat Is Go
ing Into Empire From Hol
land and Scandinacia to
Supply 7,000,000 Soldiers.
Washington, July 1. Evidence that
Germany is obtaining vast quantities )
of food from the European neutral
countries has been' presented to the
United States by Great Britain for
the American government's guidance
in determining an export control pol
icy. Much of this, the British statis
tics purport to show Is replaced by
the neutruls with imports from
From Scandinavia and Holland, the
British information sets forth, enough
fat In going Into Germany to supply
7,700,000 soldiers, virtually the entire
army of effectives In the empire.
German Imports from these countries,
it Is declared, reduced to c'ulories will
equal the total ration of 2.SO0.00O
troops, the size of the German army
in tho west. ,
German purchases of foodstuffs
abroad are made through the govern
ment department of the Interior
which has organized a special com
mission to buy from the neutrals. In
the early days of the war the German
government stimulated importation of
food by excluding Imports from oper
ation of maximum price laws, but this
drew such a vigorous protest from
German producers the practice was
Sny CTornclon Is Used.
Now the German authorities are
said to be using coercion, exchanging
for foodstuffs bought In the neutral
countries, coal and other commodities
necessary for maintenance of the neu
tral Industries. To some extent these
coercions have been recognized by
the British in operation of their
blockade hut with the entry of Amer
ica into the war, the British believe
an arrangement can be made for sup
plying tho neutrals with moBt of their
necessary requirements from the al
lied countries. All of the northern
European neutrals have made regu
lations limiting food exports to Ger
many but producers and merchants,
the British claim, are violating the
laws because of high prices they are
obtaining- gome merchants, they de
clare, have made, millions out of this
illegal trade.
Leaves Track Below Cantilever
Bridge on American Side of
Niagara and Turns Bottom
Up in Stream.
Number of Passengers on Car
Not Definitely Known; Had
Carrying Capacity of 60 and
Was Well Filled.
Nlugara, Falls, N. Y., July 1. A.
belt line car on the Great Gorge route
left the rails, plunged down a twenty
foot embankment and turned over in
ten feet of water on the edge of the
Whirlpool radlps at 3:30 o'clock this
Nine persons are known to be dead.
two persons known to have been on
the 'car have not been seen since the
accident and probably are dead; an
indefinite number estimated at from,
two to ten are reported missing, and
more than a score in hospitals suffer
ing from injuries received In the ac
cident. A washout due to recent heavy
rains was the cause of the disaster.
which occurred just below the canti
lever bridge and sixty feet below the
point where the smooth water of the
upper reaction of the Niagara river
breaks Into the turbulent whirlpool
Pawwngers Fight to Escape,
. The car had all but completed the
circuit of the gorge, having crossed
from the Canadian side of the river
on the trolley ' bridge at Lewlston.
Therj?.were more .than fifty passengers
on board, according to general esti
mates. Tho car was running at a speed of
twenty miles an hour. As it slipped
down the twenty-foot'lncline from the
tracks to the edge of the river
screaming men and women fought to
escape and some of them were able
to get free, but were unable to ob
tain a footing on the steep bank.
Thpra wua a. mail BPromhl. Iti tfca
shallow water between the wrecked
car and the river bank. From the
riverside the bodies of at least two Of j
the passengers were seen to be caught -
in the swifter waters a(d were car- i
ried down to the Whirlpool.
Guardsmen First to Rescue.
Members of a natlonaV guard regi
ment who were on guard at the bridge
saw the accident and were the first
to the rescue. The soldiers slid down
the bank into the river and worked;
in water up to their waists getting,
injured passengers free from th
wreckage and passing them up the,
bank, where an emergency car had
been placed to carry them to the
Niagara Falls hospital. ;
The supports of the roof from the
forward part of the car had been
crushed by the impact on the rooks In
the river bottom, throwing the seats
together. This pinioned many of .the
passengers below the surface of the
water and it was In this section of
the car that most of the fatalities oc
curred. "I believe at least half a dozen
bodies were carried down the river
to the Whirlpool," said one Of the
soldiers, who was taken to a hospital
to recover from exhaustion. "When I
was running down the railroad tracks
I saw out In the stream what seemed
to me to be two arms raised above"
tho surface. Ten feet away from them
I am sure I suw the bright color of A
woman's dress near the surface, and
still further down a man was swim
ming in an effort to get out ot the
rapids. He disappeared."
Some of Missing Found.
The statement by the guardsman
was the most definite obtainable as
to the number of persons carried
down the river.
Nearly a score of persons were rei
ported to the police as missing, bub
most of them were located In hos
pitals and hotels later In the evening
It was certain, however, that In the
holiday crowd there were mariy malt
ing the trip unaccompanied.
K. E. Nicklis, superintendent of th
gorge railroad, issued a statement Ute
tonight placing the number of dead
and missing at fourteen. All the other
nniu)niriira rn Ih. kj W a ..
counted for, he said.
Haverhill, Mass., July l.J William
H. Moody, former associate ustioe of
the United States supreme court, died
at his home here at 1 o'clock today.
Judge Moody retired several years
ago because of Ill-health. Ha was
secretary of the navy and attorney
general in the cabinet of President
Roosevelt and was appointed to the
supreme bench In December, 190$.

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