Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 09, 1903, Page 14, Image 14

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Assistant Secretary of Treas
ury Visits West,
Robert B. Armstrong, "With, Large
Party, Guests of Hamilton. Fisli,
Gathering: Knowledge of Local
Conditions for Government.
Robert B. Armstrong', Assistant Secre
tary of the Treasury; Hamilton Fish. As
sistant Treasurer of the United States, in
charge of the Subtreasury at New York;
N. W. Stranahan, Collector of Customs
for the port of New York; Hamilton Fish,
Jr., and "W. Bartlett Parsons, Jr., a son
of the chief engineer for the New York
subway, are in Portland on a tour of the
Coast that combines business and pleas
ure. The party comes "West as the guests of
Hamilton Fish. The private car of
Stuyvesant Fish, president of the Illinois
Central and a brother of the Assistant
Treasurer of the United States, has been
at the disposal of the party since It left
Chicago. Hamilton Fish, Jr., who has
been on a shooting trip in "Wyoming,
joined the party in Billings. Mont, and
will make the remainder of the trip with
Several days' time has been spent In
Seattle and Tacoma, the party leaving
Tacoma yesterday afternoon and reach
ing Portland late In the evening. After
spending the day in Portland the party
goes to San Francisco, and -will proceed
east with stops at Salt Lake, Colorado
Springs and a tew 'other Important points.
Planned as a vacation trip, the excur
sion to the Coast has assumed all the
characteristics of a business mission. The
country is new to the members of the
party, and as most of them are brought
into touch with its business life, they
have been anxious to learn more of local
conditions. The opportunity given by the
trip to the Coast has been seized for that
Though the question did not come up
In d definite way during the stay of Mr.
Armstrong: on Puget Sound, it is likely
the questiqn of removing the Custom
House from Port Townsend to Seattle or
Tacoma, preferably the former, will be
revived after his return. Mr. Armstrong
went over the question thoroughly while
in Seattle and Tacoma, examining maps
and collecting other data that will be of
value. Time forbade a trip to Port Town
send itself, but a conference with Col
lector of Customs C. "W. Ide gave Mr.
Armstrong a clear idea of that city's ad
vantages and disadvantages.
The Custom-House question was investi
gated incidentally Just as were other
problems, but since the matter has been
repeatedly discussed, it is expected to be
presented again as a result of Mr. Arm
strong's visit Incidentally the question
of making certain "Washington cities ports
of immediate transportation - was dis
cussed, and there Is a possibility this
recognition may be conferred upon them.
Spokane In particular is anxious that its
imports may be shipped Immediately upon
arrival at Coast points and the duty paid
at destination, instead of at the port
where a landing is made. Spokane appar
ently is In the best position to obtain this
"The customs business of the ports In
the Pacific Northwest has been familiar
to me," said Mr. Armstrong last even
ing, "but I have lacked knowledge of local
conditions. I have been glad to take this
opportunity to get something of the local
atmosphere and gain a broader under
standing of conditions as they exist
"When questions that affect the Northwest
come up again I believe I will be In a
better position to appreciate them.
"During the trip I have visited all the
Custom-Houses and have investigated
conditions as best I could. In the Puget
Sound district people are convinced that
the increase in the number of Inspectors
and other minor customs officials has not
kept pace with the development of busi
ness. This may be true, for a strong
showing In that regard has been made.
"There are advantages and disadvan
tages In divorcing the customs and imml
gation work," explained Mr. Armstrong
when his attention was directed to this
matter. "The disadvantages are more
easily explained. "While the immigration
agents were working In the same depart
ment with the customs forces, they were
able to give us information and aid that
may perhaps not be received as promptly
in the future. Of course, they will co
operate with us and we with them, but
with the two bureaus working in differ
ent departments the co-operation will not
be as close as It has been In the past
Still, I would not ask that the immigra
tion work be reassigned! to us. The
change is entirely satisfactory to the
customs department and the Treasury
"The development of the trade in tho
Pacific Coast country has been wonderful.
It has possibly increased more rapidly
than any other section of the country.
and Is likely to continue to show a big
ratio of gain. This will call for Increased
aid in the matter of legislation and for
more men in the different departments.
Wherever I have been I have been thor
oughly satisfied with the result of tho
work of officials In charge and the man
ner in which their offices have been con
"We visited your club here tonight, and
I was surprised to find it a place on a par
with any of the Eastern organizations,
Portland, too, has been all that I expect
ed to find a prosperous, conservative and
growing metropolis. The cities of tho
Coast are making a wonderful showing."
Hamilton Fish is delighted with the
trip and glad to get away from his desk
on the vacation tour. Speaking last night
of New York and affairs, he declared the
flurry in Wall street had virtually passed
and business conditions were nearly nor
mal again. The flurry has not affected
the Treasury Department in any way, no
necessity existing for aid through recall
ing bond issues, nor has the reserve been
affected. Mr. Fish spoke enthusiastically
of his trip and declared he had enjoyed
that short part of his time which had
been spent In Portland.
Sirs. Frances Brovrn "Will Answer
Chnrge of Assault.
Before Justice of the Peace Reld, Mrs.
Frances Brown, matron of the Florence
Crlttenton Refuge Home, will have a
bearing tills morning. She has been
charged with cruelty and neglect of a
child placed under her care by Miss Car
rie Bowman. If the charge of "assault"
preferred by Miss Bowman develops as
expected, sensational exposures of the
management of the homo will doubtless
be made. The case was postponed yes
terday. Mrs. Brown, the accused woman, and
Mrs. Riggs, the superintendent of the
home, make light of the charges, and de
clare they are entirely without founda
tion, and that they can prove their state
ments. Miss Bowman visited the institu
tion a week ago last Sunday to take her
child away. Though she was accom
panied by her mother and a nurse, the re
quest was refused. Mrs. Brown told her.
she says, that diphtheria was prevalent
In the home, and for that reason she
could not allow the baby to be taken
away- Finally the month-old baby was
given to its parent, and, -according to her
statements, it was found to be in a piti
ful condition. Starvation and uncleanll
ness had rendered it a skeleton instead
of the healthy child it was when the
young mother left the institution a few
days before. Miss Bowman will have
ample opportunity to prove her charges
at the hearing before Justice Reld.
Conncilman Plans to Brine; Parsi
monious Property Owners to Time.
A resolution asking that the city engi
neer be directed to barricade parts of
Hamilton" avenue and Corbett streets,
which the city wishes macadamized arid
the residents thereon appear to wish let
alone, Is to be presented to the council
by Councilman Zimmerman. The resolu
tion sets out that the streets ore in a
dangerous condition and that barricades
which prevent teams from passing, but
allow the free passage of pedestrians,
should be erected so as to close Hamilton
avenue from Macadam street to Corbett
street and from Bancroft avenue to Sey
mour avenue. Six-foot posts set firmly
in the ground at intervals of three and a
half feet and surmounted by substantial
planks, are suggested in the resolution.
tho barricade to remain In force until
such time as arrangements are made for
the permanent improvements of the
It Is Mr. Zimmerman's belief that ac
tion would bring the Issue to a crisis and
would result in the elimination of the
trouble the city is now having in street
improvement through counter-petitions.
He believes that the sams system could
be applied to other districts and he will
make every effort to have the resolution
passed at the next meeting of the council.
Policemen Have Rlotons Time Mak
ing: nn Arrest.
Frank S. Willis didn't want to be ar
rested last evening, so he grabbed a stove
in a saloon at Front and Burnslde streets,
with the result that the high stove and
many joints of pipe fell upon him and
on Officer Thomas Kay, who was trying
to do the arresting. The officers say that
Willis, who is a longshoreman, and E.
Iverson had been conducting themselves
in an Improper manner.
Kay called for the patrol wagon, and
when that vehicle hove in sight he at
tempted to get his man from the saloon.
In the mlx-up around the stove, Willis
fell heavily to the floor, cutting a gash In
his face, which bled profusely. Finally
both were landed at the police station,
where charges of disorderly conduct were
placed against them. The spectators say
that the officers beat Willis brutally over
tho head with their clubs. The officers
naturally deny this.
Saloonkeepers Arrested on Charge
Filed by Angry Father.
As punishment for selling liquor to hiB
15-year-old daughter, W. Q. Elliott yes
terday caused the arrest of Jed Hart and
William Wilson, of the Majestic Cafe, the
North-End saloon in which the young girl
and her perverted mother wero carousing
Monday evening when arrested.
Tho charge which is laid at the door of
the saloon men is giving liquor to a
minor. The mother, who deserted her
husband at their home In Dallas, Or., to
bring her daughter Into the Bad Lands of
Portland, met her saddened husband yes
terday when he arrived in town. Mother
and daushter faced Municipal Judge
Hogue In the morning, while the husband
and father looked on. Their case was
Br. Jnnie's Dickson Bnricd.
With a quiet service at his former home,
738 Hoyt street, and a Masonic ceremony
at Lone Fir cemetery. Dr. James Dickson,
who died on Saturday, was burled yester
day afternooit Rev. J. R. T. Lathrop,
pastor of the Grace Methodist Church,
performed the service at the residence.
The pall bearers were: Dr. David Walker,
E. A Smith. C. P. Vatch, George Wat
kins, L. G. Clarke and N. H. Broomfleld.
A number of the friends of the dead
physician attended the service and escort
ed the casket to the cemetery-
Tough Boyn Arrested.
Five boys, said to coirprlse the toughest
of the Alblna gangs of hoodlums, stole a
purse containing a $5 gold piece from tho
hand of Mrs. Belle Whltmarsh, of 2S3
Halsey street, Monday afternoon as she
was walking along Williams avenue. The
leader of the gang escaped .with the booty,
but four boys, John and Sam Llnd,
Charles Kelly and Charles Sundt were ar
rested by Detective Hartman. They are
being held until the head hoodlum Is
The only really palatable malt extract
Schuster's Malt and Hop Tonic Ask
your doctor. At druggists only.
Cry of Police Grafts Is Heard
Executive Board Asked to Deign to
Investigate Serious Charges Made
Against Chief Hunt's Protege,
Special Officer Roberts.
Graft and the collection of money from
dive-keepers and fallen women of the Bad
Lands is openly charged against Special
Officer Jack Roberts in a formal docu
ment filed with City Auditor Devlin yes
terday. No longer can the police com
mittee say that they can do nothing with
the North End situation as no formal
charges have been preferred. It's down
in black . and white and It's up to the
police committee.
As the charges have been filed with the
City Auditor and are specifically addressed
to the Mayor and the Executive Board.
the case Is to a degree taken out of tho
hands of the police committee and Chief
Hunt, and is placed directly at the door
of Mayor Williams and the Executive
Board. The police committee, however.
acting as tho police branch of the Execu
tive Board, will conduct the Investiga
tion. But the trial will be held In the
City Hall, instead of In the City Jail.
The document accusing Roberts of re
ceiving money from the North End -women
to secure immunity from police in
terference with their business is signed
by W. H. Warren, a reporter of the
Evening Telegram. Councilman A. F.
Flegel appears as his attorney.
For the past three weeks the newspa
pers have been accusing Roberts of ac
ceptlng money from the fallen women of
me aaa lianas, no formal charges were
filed, however, and at the perfunctory in
vestlgatlon held under the -auspices of the
police committee a week ago yesterday
no one appeared to say anything against
the officer upon the carpet.
' At that time, however, Mr. Flegel
strongly intimated that he had several
high cards up his sleeve. He made no
attempt to bring any evidence against
tho -officer and sat quietly in his chair
as Chief Hunt told SIg Slchel and C. F.
Beebe, the members of the committee,
of tho statements of Roberts to the effect
that he had only received compensation
from property-owners for watching their
buildings during the stilly watches of the
night. Then even' one, including Mr.
Flegel, looked pleased, and the meeting
But now that formal charges of the
most positive character have been pre
ferred, the whole matter must come up
once more, and as uie accusers have a
case now, there will undoubtedly be one
of the most sensational trials In the his
tory or me cuy. now rar others are
concerned in the Roberts case Is what
those engaged in" the prosecution wish, to
know. Mr. Flegel points to his safe and
says: "Just wait and see."
The members of the police committee
had not been informed of the preferment
of the charges yesterday afternoon. "I
cannot say a word about it until I see
tho document myself," said SIg Slchel
"Nor can I tell when the investigation
comes off. Yes, probably there "will be
a special meeting."
"I will take the-case up with the Mayor
and will try to have the matter brought
up as soon as possible," says Mr. Flegel
"It3 going through this time."
As the Roberts case Is the first during
tho present administration and under the
new charter in which a member of the
police force has been charged with any
offense by an outsider, the committee
and the Mayor will tread new ground in
the Investigation.
When the Chief of Police is the com
plalnant against a member of the force,
the proceedings are cut and dried. He
makes a report of suspension to the do
lice committee. 'The accused person is
informed of the charges and may retain
an attorney. The City Attorney conducts
the prosecution, which opens and closes
the trial. The committee reports to' the
Executive Board after the investigation.
The Civil Service Commission may also
be involved in the case, as Roberts, spe
cial officer though he is, yet is an ap
pointee under civil service regulations.
The formal charges against Special Offi
cer Roberts filed yesterday read as fol
. Portland, Or., Sept. 7, 1903. To the Hon
orablo Mayor and Executive Board at th
City of PortUd: Your petitioner, W. H.
Warrts, respectfully reRreacsts and shows
to your honorable body and makes complaint
as follows, to-wit:
That he Is a citizen of ths city of Port
land, County of Multnomah, State of Ore
gon, over tho age. of 21 years.
That one Jack Roberts, a special patrol
man or police officer of the City or. Port
land, appointed as such by your honorable
body, has, contrary to the orders of your
honorable body and of his superior officers.
been in tho habit of collecting from fallen
women who are frequenters of the Paris
House In his beat, money for the alleged
purpose of affording such women police pro
tection, or protection from police interfer
ence on account of them engaging in unlaw
ful and prohibited acts within the City of
Portland aforesaid.
Your petitioner further makes complaint
and charges that said Jack Roberts has been
in the habit of colectlng money from the
proprietors of what Is commonly called com
bination houses, which are located within
his beat In the City of Portland, which
money is collected and has been collected
by the said Jack Roberta from the proprie
tors of so-called combination houses for the
purpose of affording said proprietors Im
munity from police Interference on account
of the said proprietors conducting houses
contrary to tho laws of the State of Ore
gon, and for the further purpose of afford
ing to such of the said proprietors as so de
sired the privilege of allowing dancing to
be engaged in such combination houses.
That the so-called combination houses are
saloons, duly licensed to conduct a retail
liquor business within the City of Port
land and having on the same floor and con
nected with such saloon a parlor and pri
vate boxes wherein women are permitted to
frequent for the purpose of increasing the
business of the bar and dancing when danc
ing Is permitted.
Your petitioner alleges that the said Jack
Roberts has collected the sum of $1 per
week from the Japanese women In the Paris
House, at tho southwest corner of Second
and Flanders streets, and, also from the
women in the house conducted by Frank
Mays at the corner of Second and Couch
streets. In the City of Portland, for the
so-called police protection, and that he has
also collected money from the proprietors
of the following named combination houses,
The St. Paul saloon.
The Majestic saloon.
The Cosmopolitan saloon.
The Owl saloon.
The Brunswick saloon.
That your petitioner is ready to furnish
satisfactory proof of the charges herein at
any time or place which' your honorable
body may designate for hearing such
Wherefore, your petitioner prays an order
of this honorable body designating and fix
ing the time and place for hearing the
said testimony, and further, that on order
may be issued by your honorable body di
recting that subpenas shall Issue to such
persons as your petitioner may designate
as witnesses to be summoned to appear at
scuh hearing.
W. H. WARREN, Petitioner.
Attorney for Petitioner.
State of Oregon, County of Multnomah,
ss :
I, W. H. Warren, being first duly sworn.
say I am the petitioner named in the fore
going petition, that I have read . the same
and the same is true as I verily believe.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this
8th day of September, 1003.
Notary Public for Oregon.
Turkish Massacres of Christians
Are a Part of Their Creed.
"It is only by remembering that, ac
cording to Mohammedan teaching, the
killing of a Christian is a righteous act.
mat we in this country can understand
how well the Turk deserves his evil repu
tation," said D. Jannopoulo, at the Port
land yesterday. Mr. Jannopaulo Is Consul
of Greece at St Louis, MoT He is touring
the coast with his family for pleasure.
He declined to discuss the Turko-Bulga-
rlan situation, saying that, since he had
not visited Europe for many years, he did
not feel qualified to speak on the subject
But he expressed himself freely on the
character of the Turk.
"I do not believe," he continued, "that
the present Sultan is able to control his
subjects. When you reflect that the Turk
believes that the death of every Christian
by his hands will help him to so much
greater bliss in paradise, you can see that
he is glad to pick up any excuse that of
fers, or no excuse at all, to go to slaying,
Reports of their massacres are seldom
exaggerated rather often minimized. To
the non-Mohammedan who has ever lived
anywhere near the borders of Turkey the
name of Turk arouses within him at
once a feeling of the utmost horror and
"To them one Christian's death is as
good as another's, and when the Bashl
Bazouks enter a Christian village the
babe in arras and the tottering old man
meet the same fate, while the rape of the
women, with indescribable brutalities, Is
part of their' same programme in the
winning of a place In paradise.
"The Turk will always be the same,
for the sentiments of a creed, whether
abominable or good, cannot be eradicated
from a race."
Concatenation of Hoo Hoo Is to Be
Held Tonignt.
The joint concatenation of Hoo Hoo held
tonight in Portland will be the largest the
order has ever known. Hoo Hoo are In the
city from Washington and California
towns, and most of the members are ob
serving the injunction to find a stray kit
ten who needs concatenating. The mys
teries of Hoo Hoo will be explained to
several score before the day is over.
One of tho most Important actions to be
taken by the Hoo Hoo of the three Coast
States tonight will be that of exchanging
greetings with the annual meeting at Buf
falo, N. Y. It is expected that before the
greeting has been received Victor H. Beck
tnan, of Seattle, a member of the supreme
nine, will have extended an invitation to
the convention to come to Portland in
1905, and this will be followed by the read
ing of a telegram from the Joint concate
nation in Portland to the snark of the uni
verse emphasizing the invitation.
The black cats will meet at Elks' Hall,
a place admirably adapted for the Initia
tion of delinquent kittens. After the serv
ices at the hall a banquet Is to be served
where the new kittens will participate In
the first roof concert of their existence.
Unless all indications are wrong, over
300 members of the order will be gathered
in Portland tonight The number of kit
tens that will be on hand depends entirely
upon the efforts of the Hoo Hoo, but as
surances have been given by members
from Washington, Oregon and California
that delegations have been rounded up
and shipped to Portland. Sentinels will
keep out the minions of the Society for
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and
the stray felines will learn all about it
After Encampment, Militia Musi
cians Will Be Ready to Piny.
PORTLAND, Or., Sept. 7. (To The Edi
tor.) Under the heading "Crack Band
Quits," The Oregonian last week printed
an article generally misleading and in
several statements entirely false. It was
therein stated that from all present ap
pearances the Third Regiment Band of
this city had ceased to exist; that its
failure to attend the encampment with
the regiment was due to the dissatisfac
tion or apathy of its members; that the
men refused to enlist, though reasoned
with by the officers; that the leadership
was tendered by Colonel Gantenbeln to
Mr. C. L. Brown, who refused It; that It
was then given to J. H. Everest, who.
failed to secure the re-enlistment of the
men; that an effort was made to enlist
Brown's' band, or, falling in this, to unite
the two bands under the leadershlo of
Meier Sb Frank Company Meier &
Fall and Winter Catalogue now ready Largest and best ever published in this city.
New Laces and Dress Trimmings Everything that's new and pretty Everything rightly priced
Neckwear for women Beautiful Novelties, Lace Collars, etc.
The Openm
of Cloaks an
Free Lessons in Commencing today Mrs. Porcher, an expert in art embroidery work, will
A . , -, give free daily lessons in all the newest methods and styles of art embroidery
Art Embroidery now in vogue.-Second Floor.
Another great offering of ladies' Hosiery goes on sale
this morning. One of the best purchases we ever made
Styles the very best, variety immense, all sizes, every pair
Hermsdorf dye. In the lot will be found silk clocks, lace
ankle, all-over lace styles, colored silk embroidered styles.
Not a pair in the lot wortft less than 50c a pair, many are
worth a great deal more. They go on sale at 8 o'clock this
morning and will remain on sale until all are sold at
35e Per Fair
At regular Hosiery Counters.
Meier & Frank Company
Mr. Brown; and that, finally, Mr. Ever
est made another effort to organize the
band, but failed because the regimental
officers would not pay his men tho union
These statements, without exception,
aro untrue. The Third Regiment Band
has not ceased to exist; its members are
In no way dissatisfied with the treatment
received from the officers of the regiment;
Mr. Brown was not tendered the leader
ship, and has stated so: nor was any ef
fort made either to enlist his band or to
consolidate the two bands.
When the band's contract with the regi
ment expired recently tho matter of re
organization was deferred until a new
scale of prices could be arranged between
the regiment and the Musicians' union,
of which the bandsmen have been mem
bers in good standing for years. When
this arrangement was finally effected It
was perfectly satisfactory to all the men,
but the time before the encampment was
so short and so many members were out
of town on vacations that it was Impos
sible to get the band together In time to
go. "Upon the return of the men the full
quota will be enlisted at once and regular
work will go on as before.
That is the whole story. It Is to be
regretted that the article Injured a mu
sical organization that has been known
and liked In the city for years.
Properly fitting glasses .and MURINE
promote Eye comfort. Murine, makes weak
Eyes strong. Druggists and opticians, or
Murine Eye Remedy Co!. Chicago.
Continues today. In apparel for Fall and Winter
the decisive demand for high-class novelties has
been appreciated to the fullest extent in all sections
devoted to apparel. The scope of our very critic
al selections will be
magnificent assortments now awaiting inspection.
Exclusive novelties of unsurpassed merit in all
High-Class Wraps
Costumes and
The exquisite modes which these sections are
showing are wonderful types of the inventive ge
nius of the most talented American and European
artists. Each conception is a model in a class by
itself. Thousands admired the displays yesterday.
The selling of high-class Cloaks and Millinery was
remarkable for so early in the season. We invite
inspection of the largest, the grandest stocks of
high-class apparel ever gathered under a single
roof in the entire West.
airs oi iLacii
Great Bargains
The best Umbrella bargains in town are here. Qual
ity of covering, style of handles, strength of frame and
the lowness of price should interest every wdman having
umbrella needs.
$1.50 Umbrellas 98c
Ladies' 26-inch Twilled Gloria Umbrellas, metal, natural,
pearl and fancy trimmed handles in big variety, Q ja
regular $1.50 values, your choice at, each
$4.00 Silk Umbrellas $2.19
Ladies' All-silk Umbrellas in red, brown and blue, col
ored borders, pearl, gun metal and plain princess handles,
case and tassel to matcn,
only i
Meier &. Frank Company
Blight Withers the Growing Plants
and Leaves Them Lifeless.
GRESHAM, Or., Sept. S (Special.) A
peculiar blight has fallen upon the potato
vines throughout a large section of the j
county east of here. It came suddenly, i
spreading over whole fields In a few days, I
and the potato stalks are left bare, look- J
lng as If swept by a fiery blast sufficiently s
hot to destroy the leaves and blacken the :
remaining portion of the vines. The ter-
ritory affected begins about two miles .
east of this place and extends beyond the
Sandy River Into the Gage and Hurlburt !
settlements. Blights have been known be- t
fore on a small scale In isolated places,
but nothing so widespread has appeared i
in this county before. About three-fourths I
of the potato crop in the afflicted dis- '
trict will be ruined. I
Numerous county school districts have
been making preparations for the school ,
opening which will take place on Monday,
September 14, in most of them. Nearly i
all the districts have made Improvements '
In their buildings or grounds and In
some cases the results have cost quite a
sum of money. At Orient the grounds
have been plowed, leveled and seeded
down to grass, a new woodhouse has
been built costing about ?3C0, and a portico
has been built over the entrance. The
interior of the building also has been ,
At the Lusted schoolhouse the grounds
were plowed and seeded down. In dis
Frank Company
g uispiay
manifest in the complete and
$4.UU values,
Meier &. Frank Company
trict No. 10. the grounds were irrnHpfl
new fence built around them and tlr.
hlJrJlno- mining A T--,r -,,
Vlfl? hnon no ntAl n n.l .,
fn-nimrlc virt i- 1 .rio rati wwAA i c -
and outbuildings erected. In district No
7 the building was given a new foundation
TfV.A I. i f . .
has not done something in the way
Visitors to rortlaml
Washington ,
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