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THE BLUE AND GRAY
Boston Q. A. R. Reunion Some
SIX THOUSAND IN PARADE
fiurrltor of Three Wnr Mnrrli In I.luo
and Orent t'limp Fire Held
' In FmiimiII IIiiII.
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A rcunloa of Grand Army veterans,
nn oxchango of happy recollections ami
a fratcrnnl mingling of confederates
stnd nntonlHls innrhed thu opening dny
in Boston of Urn nntlonal oncnnipmont
-of tlio Grand Army of tin; Republic.
At noon a parndo of the union cx
prlsonnrH of war, blue Jarkcii from
vtho United StateB warships and others
marked ttio opening of thu G A. R.
convention, together with Hb nininious
tuibsldlary organizations, Includh ; the
Woman's Ilcllof CorpH, tlio Ladle:; of
I ho O. A. H and tlio Souk and Duugh
tors of Veterans. In historical Fnneull
hall a sroro of former confederate offi
cers gathered around the banquet
board an tho guests of Kdward YV.
Kinsley po.st of Boston, as did also
Iafnyctt post of Now York, and hero
was enunciated tho declarations that
tho north and south nro strongly and
Inseparatoly weldod, with thu past
In tho striking pageant of the day
marched survivors of thtee wars, the
Mexican war, tho civil war, represent
ed by thu union ex-prl.soncrn. and the
Spanish war as commemorated by thu
league of Spanish war vetorann.
Tho parade, composed of about 0.000
men, was reviewed by .Mayor Collins
nt city hall, and Governor Hates. Sena
tor Lodgo and former Secretary of the
Navy John D. I.oiir nt tho Btatc house.
At tho Fanoull dinner Governor Hates
gavo tho welcome of the common
wealth and sevoral confedeiato oillcem
doclarcd for tho unity between the
north and south.
Anothor meeting wns the camp-fire
nt Tromont templo, held by tho union
ox-prisoners of war, with prominent
npcakors, whllo tho reception of na
tional ofllccrs of tho Women's Relief
Corps at tho Hotel Vendomoto Com
mander John C. Dlack and others of
tho O. A. It,, were notnblo functions.
Tho city was crowded with people who
had come in anticipation of tho great
parado of veterans.
Tho American flap was seen every
where and red, whlto and blue bunt
ing, tho seal and badge of thu Grand
Army, and tho words "Fraternity,
charity and loynlty," tho motto of tho
order, wore shown from tho fronts of
business houses, hotels, theaters, news
paper oillces and residences from ono
end of tho city to tho other.
Notnblo in all tho display was Hus
ton's greeting to the veteinns as
spoken by tho flowers In the public
garden, where beautiful designs hnd
been mado to reproduce the starB and
Ktrlpos and tho various Inslgnln of tho
lf ttlAV if'
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Mothor of Newly Born Heir to Rut
, ilan Throne.
A son and heir to tho Russian throne
bns been I urn. The empress and thu
child are doing well. Tho child will
he christened Alexis, Tho blith ao
greatly wished for, that of an heir to
the Russian crown, occurred not in
the great palace of 1'ut-rhof, but In
the AI"xnnOrii villi, one of a group
of four small palaces In u secluded
corner of the magnificent I'etorhof
paik. In one of these buildings tho
enipre.M had been living for weeks. Tho
other three are occuuled by member
of lie Impeilal tamlly, Including tho
empress' mother, his ninjesty's two sis
ters, the Grand Duchess Xenln and
Olga. his brother, Grand Duku Michael,
mid other lelatlves.
CONTRABAND OF WAR
Statu Department tin .Sdtiit III Iiijt of liu
liortnnrn lit Say.
"The recognition In principle of tho
tientmeut of coal and other fuel and
raw cotton ns absolutely contraband
of uar might ultimately lead to a
total Inhibition of the sale by neutrals
to tho people of belllgeient states of
all articles which could ho Anally ton
vetted to military uses. Such an ex
tension of the principle by treating
coal and other fuel and raw cotton as
absolutely contraband of war, simply
because they aro shipped by a neutral
to a non-blockaded poit of n belliger
ent, would not appear to be in accord
with the leasouablc and lawful rights
of neutral commerce."
This is a summary of a 'declaration
by Secietary I lay on tho lights of
neutial nations during war. It was
embodied in a circular to American
nnibacsulors In Europe, which wns Is
sued ftom the state department Juno
ic last, but for home teason wns with
held from tho public, although certain
shippers who inquired at the depart
ment nfer their rlghth were supplied
with copies The circular is based on
a decimation h the UuMlnn govern
ment that (oal, naphtha, alcohol and
other fuel haw been declared contraband.
TURKEY CONCEDES MUCH
PEACE AT PACKING PLANT
Nehraikn Packer Cnnceiln WMhe of
Workmen In ICtory Detail.
Tho troublo between tho Morton
Grogson Tacking company nnd their
employes nt Nobraska City has been
sottlod and tho men will go bnck to
work. Thcro has been troublo over
at tho plant for some time First tho
men all walked out because thoy ob
jected to a watchman that tho com
pany omployod. Tho watchman re
signed and tho men wont back to work.
Then tho houso wns closed down and
tho nion asked to sign Individual con
tracts agreeing to glvo up tho union
nnd go back as Individuals. Tho men
woro all inombors of tho union and
refused to do this. After tlio house
hnd boon closed for several weeks, as
far as killing hogs was concerned, ono
of tho inombors of tho firm enmo and
aftor holding several couforences with
tho men, dually settled tho trouble to
tho satisfaction of nearly nil of tho
ipcn and they voted to go to work.
Tho houso will bo opened and operated
at full blast. The settlement was
highly pleasing to tho business men
and othors, for It kept somo 200 or
nioro men out of employment.
Aiiiiirliiiii School No I. oncer In lie Men
hi imI liy Nulltri,
After iiiclniigid haggling on tho
part of the Tilths, a satisfactory solu
tion of l uo American school question
has been nirlwri at. This matter,
which Is I he i.iobt Important of tho
American doiauils. was settled by ox
teudiug to Ameinnu v hools the samo
tieattnent as that accorded to schools
under the protection of other powers.
A settlement of other mnttors affect
ing Amnilcan Interests in Turkey of
secondary importance has also been ef
fected, and Minister l.clshman has telo
graphed to Rear Admiral Jowell, In
command of the United States squad
ron sent to Smyrna, Instructing hltu
to saluto tho batteries on land and do
parl. Tho sitting of tho council of minis
ters at which tho settlement was
agreed upon, was n long one, and it
was not until nenr Its close that an
agreement was reached.
RUSSIA IS HIT HARD
Her Port Arthur Fleet Litorally
Shot to Pieces.
CRUISER BURIK DESTROYED
BIG PULL ON TREASURY
state warrant for tf 0,610 has been Table Showi ng State and County
id by Auditor Weston to tho Van -, j , . . J
The VUtllvaitnk Squadron Whipped to n
rlnUli lr iJnpance In the
Strait of Knrrn,
RELIEF FOR MICHIGANDERS
It Is officially reported nt Toklo that
the Russians will not bo ablo to repair
the Ave battleships reported by Ad
miral Togo to liavo been damaged In
tho recent sea fighting at Port Arthur.
Tho Japanese land batteries now com
manding tho cntrnnco to tho harbor
could render this work impossible.
Deforo the Russian licet emerged
from Port Arthur tlio Jnpaneso bat
teries could reach tho warshlpB there
with shells nnd tho docks woro ex
posed to a tiro, tho severity of which
was Increasing constantly. It is doubt
ed If the ships will bo ablo to go to sea
without undergoing repairs and it is
reported that the Russians themselves
will destroy them before Port Arthur
A dispatch from Wcl Hal Wol sayB
tho Russian torpedo boat destroyer
Durnl was beached on tlio south of
the Shan Tung promotory and blown
up. Thrco of her ofllcors nnd sixty
men, who walked from tho scene of tho
accident, have arrived nt Wcl Hal Wcl.
Launches containing sixty Russian
sailors entored Wei Hal Wcl. The
sailors belong to two torpedo boat de
stroyers wnich nro reported to havo
gone ashore In tho vicinity of Wei Hal
A dispatch to the Associated press
from Tslngchoti confirms tho previous
reports of tho serious damngo indicted
upon tho Czarevitch and says that for
this reason the battleship is unable to
Admiral Togo reports that flvo Rus
sian battleships appear to havo been
heavily damaged in tho engagement.
The Pobleda lost two masts and ono
of her heavy guns was disabled. Tho
flagship Retvlzan, which was hit sev
eral times at a distance of 3, GOO ynrds,
seems to havo sustained the greatest
injury. Tho dnmago Indicted on the
Russian cruisers was comparatively
slight. Tho Dayan has not appeared
sinco tho engagement. Tho dnmago
Bustained by tho Japanese vessels has
been temporarily repaired.
Vice Admiral Kamlmura encountered
tho Russlnn Vladivostok squadron
north of Thu island, in tho strait of
Korea, and nttacked the enemy nt
once. Tho battle lasted for five hours
and resulted in a completo Japanese
victory. Tho Russian eraser Rurlk was
sunk nnd tho cruisers Rossia nnd
Gromobol fled to tho northward after
having sustained serious damage.
Vice Admiral Kamlmura cables the
navy department that tho Injuries in
flicted upon bis vessels were slight.
Tlio fato of tho crow of tho Rurlk la
Tho strength of the fleet under Vlco
Admiral Kamlmura Is not known, hut
It Is presumed that ho had tho Adsumn,
Idmuo, Iwnto, Takashlho and other
Ono of tho most important features
of Captain Matousevltch'B dispatch,
asido from Its grim account of tho bat
tle, is tho detailed statement of the
makeup of Rear Admiral Togo's fleet,
which consisted of six battleships,
eleven cruisers of various classes and
approximately thirty torpedo boats.
According to this statement there were
In line of battle some ships previously
reported destroyed. ThlB gives an in
dication of Japanese naval forco which
Admiral Togo has hitherto concoaled.
Twelve Japaneso regiments havo gono
forward In tho direction of Port Ar
thur. It Is stated on trustworthy au
thority that tho mikado has ordered
that Port Arthur must bo taken at any
cost, oven if it necessitates the sus
pension of operations in Manchuria,
and it is quite possible that tho main
Japanose forco will proceed to Port
Arthur within a few days,
NOVEL DAIRY EXHIBIT
Oror SIOO.000 Paid Oat hy State Treai
nrertMorlenon to Contractor.
Dorn Iron Works on the penitentiary
cell deal. This was the deal in which
the state board awarded a contract
for cells at a greater rato than tho
legislature allowed. Auditor Weston
declined to pny tho money, so the
matter was adjusted between the board
and tho contractor by giving his com
pany a now contract which calls for
more cells and the entire appropria
tion! of $80,000. The boaid has in
spected tlio cells, which aro partially
completed, and accepted tho work.
Nothing wns deducted under the orig
inal contract for delay in completing
the work. A penalty of ten dollars a
day was provided in the original cone
tract which the auditor declared an in
The auditor also issued a warrant to
tho Capital City Plpo and 13 rick com
pany of Dcs Moines for $20,000 in pay
ment of labor on building con tt acta at
tho university campus and tho state
Tho state being unablo to cash the
warrants from tho general fund, Stato
Treasurer Mortensen bought them with
money from the permanent school and
temporary university fund3 and will
hold tho warrants as an investment
for theso funds. This purchaso re
duced tho permanent school fund from
$96,000 to $01,000 and the temporary
university fund from $29,000 to $9,000.
Tho latter fund will soon be exhausted,
and the treasurer will have to register
warrants drawn upon it. This fund is
used for tho payment of salaries of
university people, and for other purposes.
KANSAS ALL RIGHT
NEMAHA COUNTY KICKS
lion. Chareh Howe and Other Secure
Injunction Acnluit Couuty Hoard. ,
Tho incrcaso of 5 per cent on thij
total valuation of Nemaha county
mado by the state board of equaliza
tion nnd assessment la to bo resisted
by taxpayers headed by Church Howe,
consul general at Antwerp, Belgium.
Mr. Howe docs not resist on behalf ot
any foreign interest, but as a taxpayer
of Nemaha county. Ho is at his old
home at Auburn and whllo there on a
visit will tako part in the injunction
suit to restrain the county board from
extending on tho tax rolls tho addi
tional 5 per cent assessed valuation
ordered by tho state board. This board
Increased tho valuation of somo coun
ties 10 per cent. The Nemaha county
people contended that their assessed i Jefferson
valuation was high enough, but the
stato board mado an increase. This
increase, under the law, is to bo added
to tho total valuation which Is tho
basis of state lovy was 8 mills for
Noraaba county. This raised a total
revenue of $23,721. This year tho stato
lovy is C mills, which will compel tho
county to pay $27,753. Last year the
total assessed valuation of tho county,
oxcluslvo of railroad proporty, was
$2,790,758. This year It is $4,542,854.
Mr. Howo and his associates secured
n restraining order from tho district
court against tho county board.
STATE DEBT ONLY $632,000
New nrlitgr and Larger School Home
Principal Catie of Inrretmeil
The municipal bonded indebtedness
of Kansas on July 1 nmountcd to $34,
027.G49, an Incrcaso of about three
quarters of a million over tho amount
on July 1, 1902. A good many coun
ties havo considerably decreased their
indebtedness, but others have in
creased their bonds for vnrious pur
poses. This amount includes tho stato,
and nil county, city, township and
flchool district bonds. A good many
bridges and school houses have been
built In those two years.
The indebtedness of the stato of
Kansas is only $032,000. The total in
debtedness for each county, as com
pared with that for 1902, Is a3 follows:
County 190 1
Tho stato 5032,000
Cowley . . .
Douglas . .
Finney . . .
, Gl 1,300
30 J, 729
Thieve Dig Up DlmtioniU.
Tho valuable diamond rings stolon
from Dr. Shoemaker of Clay Center,
) Noh woro recovered. Tho Biispocts
were inducod to reveal tho hiding placo
of tho stolen property. Thoy led tho
sheriff to tho stockyards where tho
rings had been burled.
The Intnr-Slatn Commerce Commlailoa
Make Important KiiIIiik.
The Interstate commerce commission
has nnnoimccd Its decision regarding
tho fruit transportation nnd refrigera
tion chnrgca from points on the Poro
Mnrquotto & Michigan Contral rail
road, Involving the refrigeration
charges exacted generally by tho Ar
mour car lines, and declared the rates
to bo exorbitant and In violation of
tho interstate commerco laws. Fur
thor notion by tho commission Is with
held to nllnw tho readjustment of tho
rates by tho railroad and car lino com
panies. Tho decision says tho rail
roads formerly turnlshcd refrlgoratlon
frco, subsequently charged substantial
ly tho cost of tho Icing, and now under
itB oxcluslvo contract tho car lines
company exacts refrlgorntlon charges
greatly in oxcess or tno former Icing
costs and ranging from 50 to 150 per
ce.nt nbovo the charges mado by tho
car lines company Itself prior to Its
exclualvo contracts. The commission
declnrP3 that the local costs to tho
shipper lias been thoroby very largely
Fair Pay Another Half Million.
A check for $500,000 was forwarded
to tho United States treasury by tho
Louisiana Purchaso Exposition com
pany of St. Louis as tho third of tho
stipulated half-million bi-monthly pay
luouts of tho loan of $1,COO,000 ad
vanced to tho world's fair by tho fed
eral government. Tho total amount
refunded to date Is $1,908,149.19. Pre
vious to tho stipulated payments tho
exposition company mado several pay
ments of certain per cents of tho gross
Bomethloc Artlntlo and Initrnctlre In
Stato Fair Kihlblt.
Much interest is being manifested In
tho various exhibits representing tho
dairy industry nt tho stato fair. All of
the principal hand separator manufac
turers havo secured spaco in the dairy
building and will havo their various
makes ot machines on exhibition.
At tho St. Louis exposition it Is a
"fad" for states making an exhibit of
dairy products to attract attention by
llfo blze models in butter placed In tho
fibo'v window occupied by such state.
In order to keep up with tho times in
this direction, tho Bcatrlco Creamery
company has arranged to havo ono of
tho most oxpert nrtlsts employed at tho
St. Louis exposition como to Lincoln
and model In butter a llfe-slzo exhibit
to be placed in the refrigerator in tho
dairy building on tho stato fair
Grounds. Tho stato fair management
have plannod to onlargo tho window
In front ot the refrigerator to 6x8 feet
with plato-glass front.
BASE BALL RECORDS
Now York, Chicago anil Denver Now In
Played. Won. LoBt. Pet.
Now York 96 CD 27 .719
Chlcngo 97 CO 37 .619
Pittsburg 95 ot) au .wj
Cincinnati 101 59 42 ,rS4
St. Louis 99 5() VJ .sua
Boston 100 38 C2 .380
Brooklyn 100 34 60 .340
Philadelphia .... 93 27 71 .276
Played. Won. Lost, ret
Leavenworth .... I,957.3t7
Montgomery .... 751.300
Ness ...'. 245,150
Pottawatomie ... 154,950
rMennn 99 CO 39
Boston 97 58 39
Now York 94 56 38
Philadelphia.... 94 54 40
Cleveland 93 51 42
Detroit 0B 41 55
St. Louis 90 37 53
Washington ....95 22 73
Played. Won. I.ost.
Mi'Muitem Will Accept.
Hugh La Master, tho fusion nominee
for congress from tho First district,
will accept tho nomination given him
by tho democrats and popullst3. Aftor
ho was nominated soveral of tho demo
cratic frlonds of Mr. Ln Master as
sorted thnt ho would not accept tho
nomination, coming to him from tho
populists and endorsed by the demo
crats, but at a reception tondered him
by the citizens of Torumseh Mr. La
Master assured his constituent that
he would labor to secure an election.
Secretary Hay and Mr. Leger, the
Hnytlen minister at Washington,
signed a trenty of extradition between
the United 8tntos and Havtf. The
convention Is In accord with tho latest
itieas so rar as it specifies tho cxtradi
Colo. Springs ... 93
Des Moines ....102
St. Joseph 94
Sioux City 03
Tho executive commltteo of tho Old
Settlers' association of Otoe county
held a mooting and decided to hold
tho thlrty-bevonth nnnual picnic of
tho association in Morton park on
Soptombor 8. All tho necessary com
mittees have been appointed.
State Fair Gate Keeper.
Tho following gato-keopers have
been announced by E. M Soarlo. su
perintendent of gates at the state fair:
A. Q. Corey, Fairfield: Henry J.
Cook, Scotia;' W. J. Roberts, Sutton:
Albort W. Calhoun, Kearnoy; B. C.
Martin, St. Paul: J. J. Bauer, Sutton:
W. F. Johnson. Harvard: W. Thomp
son, Gordon; Chas. Ward, Clay Center
John Roberts of Fairfield was made
assistant superintendent of gate3.
President Will Make No Hpeeehe .
Chairman Cortelyou says that Presi
dent Roosevolt would not make any
political speeches this year, setting at
rest many rumors to that effect which
havo been in circulation. Beyond the
Breech to the notification committee
and tho lettor of acceptance which is
et to be published, the president will
rot tako any public part in tho cam
paign. ThlB is in lino with tho course
pursued by Prcsldont McKlnley In 1900.
President Roosovelt has placed his
political campaign in tho bauds of Mr.
Rooks . .
Rush . . .
THEY ARE GETTING RICH
KAtlmatetl Thnt tho Conductor lint
"Knoclceil Dunn" 9100,00(7
Chlcago-St. Louis lnes havo just dls
covered that conductors on various
roads, and certain scalpers of Chicago
and St. Louis, hae been engaged in a
conspiracy to defraud the railroads
through tho manipulation of exposi
tion tickets. It is declared that In
stead of taking up return coupons and
turning them In to the company, con
ductors havo boon selling them to
scalpers. In many Instances when
tickets to St. Louis and return were
presented, conductors nro said to havo
taken up the wholo ticket, giving tho
passenger a return coupon that already
had been used. It Is estimated that In
this manner Chlcago-St. Ixutls roads
havo been defrauded out of $22,000.
Tom Fever In Northern Kutiftu.
Texas fever has broken out in a herd
of cattle belonging to Newton II. An
gle, a farmer living on tho lino be
tween Jewell and Republic counties,
anil not far from tho Nobraska state
line. Mr. Angle purchased the cattle,
thirty-one head. In the market in Kan
sas City a short time ago, nnd ten of
tho number have died. Mr. Anglo sum
moned tho state eterlnurlan, N. S.
Mayo, from Manhattan, and ho diag
nosed the disease as Toxas fever. Tho
stato livestock sanitary commission
baa taken steps to cstnbllsh a vigorous
quarantine and stamp out tho disease
where it ha3 broken out.
Witter .Supply Owiinil hy Stnlo.
The new $10,000 water plant nt tha
Kansas State Agricultuial college, at
Manhattan, Is nearly completed. It is
a groat structure, resembling the see
saw towers of tho world's exposition.
It stands high aboc the college build
ings and at its very top the great tank
produces only a tiny kettle effect. Tho
tank holds 120,000 gallons and is sup
plied by a pump with a capacity of 6,
000 gallons per hour, the water being
obtained from a well which lias been
sunk near the entrance of tho main
driveway. Heretofore the college has
been supplied with water from the
Appoint HI AniiUtiiiitN.
Chairman T. S. Allen of the demo
cratic stato central committee of Ne
braska, has announced tho appoint
ment of tho members of the cxecutivo
commltteo which ho was empowered
by tho committee to appoint and who
will assist him ln conducting the cam
paign this fall. The members are ne
lectcd from the six congressional dis
tricts, nnd aro as follows:
H. R Ward, of Tecumseh; L. J.
Plattl, of Omaha; James R. Swain, of
Greeley Center; R. D. Wahlqulst, of
Hastings; John C. Van Housen, ot
Schuyler; U. J. Ludi, of Walico.
Itle Force of Men nt Work.
A largo forco of men are at work
at tho state fair grounds at Lincoln
putting on tho finishing touches and
placing everything In readiness for
tho fair, which will open August 29.
Tho last mowing of tho grass on tho
Implement exhibitors' tract has been
made and repairs aro being made on
tho soveral buildings. Tho implement
section, which has all been taken, Is
bolng staked out and prepared for tho
exhibits of farm machinery, many oC
which will begin to arrho hoon. Tho'
implement exhibit will bo the largest
and most completo ln tho history of
tho fair, nearly oery known line ot
farm machinery being represented.
Total $34,027,649 $33,246,902
An Atwood girl had her arm broken
by being thrown from a mule. But
she gets out of helping her mothsr
seed a hundred quarts of cherries.
Oooil Epwortu I.engne Record,
Not a single caso of pockot picking
or other disorderly or questionable
conduct was reported at tho Lincoln
Epworth League meeting. Tho session
was a long drawn out peacefest. The
sheriff of Lancaster county brought
back from tho park enough lost arti
cles to mako a rummago sale A tablo
ln his ofilce Is stacked with shawls,
jackets, handkerchiefs, fans nnd other
dry goods, A sheaf of good umbrellrvs
Is among the unclaimed,
Chllil rrlehtenvil Dumb.
Six weeks ago tho 3-year-old son ot
William McLennon, a farmer near Ef
fingham, Kan., witnessed an amateur
play ln which a man was supposed to
bo killed. Tho child was frightened so
badly that helost his speech and all
efforts of physicians to remove tho ef
fect of tho shock havo failed. McLen
non owns ono of tho largest farms ln
Women Forester In Hetlon.
The blonnlal convention of the
women's Catholic order of Foresters
opened at Minneapolis. Tho first ses
sion was taken up with tho reports of
ofllcors and tho seating of delegates.
Milwaukee, Detroit and Troy are fight
ing for tho next convention.
Attendance Orer 00,000 a Day.
Tho attendance at tho World's fair
Manufacturers' day was exceeded by
that of only two other days, oponlng
day and the Fourth of July. Another
day, Children's dny, showed tho fourth
largest attendance ln tho history ot
tho exposition. Tho last week was
tho best in point of attendance up to
tho present. For tho first tlmo the
000,000 mark was passed.
nit Conictence Hurt Him.
Either through tho pricking of his
consclonco or from fear of the law,
Walter Jonos, a young man who went
to work for C. G, Nleman of Fremont,
ho3 wrltton from Omaha that ho la
sorry ho absconded with $20 belonging
to his employer nnd that ho will como
homo to settlo tho bill, Jones was
engaged to travel on tlio road for
nursery stock, making trips out ot
Wayne, Neb. He was given $20 as his
first week's exponso monoy. Instead
of going to Wnyno he wont to Omaha
where ho Bpent every cent ho had.
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