Sterling Standard from Sterling, Illinois on May 20, 1897 · Page 16
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Sterling, Illinois
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Thursday, May 20, 1897
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1 " f !l""' r ''" r "'' 1 "" 11 ' *'""-( * ^•'"'i ~ = ' t '*' i j)5?"^""j " ->- ill^H-^W ffljl_ 1, «* 1 r-r* j. F««»tatee'Dairy Mfcay down are coming fresh, now sfxotild bav® considerable want of ears «t this ttoe Mtsn th» osiaaa of sickness tod ITWS?, tfemrthy Tneker in Farm Jour- Kxposure will cause all aorta Ihjsnnmtory diseases, : fo 1J cruel and senseless not to do Ail that la In, onr power to make them 06mftrrtable. Put each cow In a box stall by herself as calving time ap- $josietj/eB, Avfold all noise and exclte- taent, and Insist that the eame person $tres for her every day. A few days before calving each cow shtould be given a moderate dose of ebsom salts, molasses and ginger. After the calf Is dropped she should have iSBiothcr dose. ti la wonderfully beneficial In every «iaae and should never be omitted. ^ Never neglect the warm bran mash "Immediately alter the calf la dropped, and never fall to take the chill oil the •water for at least ten days. , CJ£ tie weather Is at all cbld put a Blanket on the calf, a little flannel blanket ia just the thing. Sow string? -So tie around the neck and under the Bfclly. As the calf grows the blanket «san be let out to fit Our calves hava worn these little .blankets, and so that they little more than <K>verod their backs—and oh, how iJfretty and sleek they looked. , We do not think It best for calf or to leave the.calf by the mother than ten days it the longest. If the udder Is Inclined to bo Inflamed, bathe with hot water and rub thoroughly dry, reduce the food and nature will help. • . The man who cannot be "especially flgeatle and tender with his cows at tfcifl 1 time, should not be a dairyman or jft»ck'_Jireeder, and will never succeed, should Immediately go Into other business. 1 If the fodder begins to get low, don't Bcrhnp the cattle, better buy spmo clover hay and some grain. Better sell something and invest the proceeds Ja feed than let stock run down'and getfthln, for that will be a dead 4oss. ' HOT^- much money has the .farmer made thia '-winter, who has kept his. In the barn yard with 'backs and water running out ot tbJsir eyes? ' ,., How iftueh: Tich manure has he saved and appHed to'his fields? Hoar much i poorer is he this year than fae' was last year? Talk isn't luck. It is lack of "brains. I 4 t Co»t of Oleomargarine. • Commissioner Welting of Mew York gives ithe following as the cost of making oleomargarine. The information if official, and was obtained from the manufacturers when under oath before the congressional committee. Here is tie table: .' \ , y 34 Ibs. neutral lard. 3%c per Ib. j .... $1.32 "—27 Ibs. oleo' odl 3%c per Ib. 84% 12 Iba. cotton-seed oil 4c per Ib. j,..;.. ....... .48 18 ib«. milk Ic per Ib 18 9 IbB. saflt about Ic per Ib. .. .08% Trace of color-..I.' .00 100 ; , . 12.91 Tubs'.per 100 Ibs .50 Tax per 100 Ibs ......'. ... 2.00' Cost of mixing per 100 Ibs 1.00 Net coat at Chicago per 100 --.Ibs. (at manufactory) $.41 Buttermilk Cheese.—A much valued friend up In Minnesota, who did not wish her Identity . disclosed, at that jtime, wife of one of the men promt- jkfint in dairy affairs 'there, wrote, us some three years ago that she learned to make buttermilk cheese from a dear old Swisa lady, who knew how to do moat things well. ,> And this is the process as she described it: "We pour pur buttermilk r in an ordinary milk can and set It In the v reservoir tfutll the curd begins to separate and rise to the top, stirring' often; do not let it get too &ot or the caird will 'be tough. ,Put cheese cloth over a colander set in a pan and put the curd in. After a few minutes drjlw the cheese cloth together and tie loosely and hang up to.drain nay, six (hours, when it will be found a compact mass. Break it with a potato siasher, until smooth*; add a little 'salt and. cream sufficient to hold It together; press in small cups or molds. It Is very' like cottage cheese, only finer' Ja flayor/'—Correspondent Hoard's ' Dairyman. Varying Quality of Milk.—Why the milk of the same cow oa the same, feed varies In quality from one day to another I do not know, I have Investigated the matter to the extent of about 20,009 tests with 'our cowe, I find that }ji the same stable, with the same feed, with, the same conditions in every way aa nearly as I can judge, the milk of cow will vary as much as 1% per of fat. I doubt that we shall ever , learn the reason or reasons. It seema to bo soaietblng relating to the prin- «iple of life, and too subtle for us to or comprehend.. It is with a with «. cow—some days he t-an more -work-than othars, but he can- explain the reason.—Rr&f. J. w, StaiB as» exceptionally clean dairy in Tork milk >vaa sent la bottles the Atiauilf. goaw «f them war* contain still sweet when the eieaixter kept T* fit} : tho Tniffl £»afrr»j Ss B«t far from 2« years. Therefore Use men constituting this bo'dy ar® undeveloped saea BO far as age Ss concerned, &M, as already stated, they are undeveloped In their moral and intellectual faculties — In fast, they are undeveloped In all directions except to a certain extent in the criminal tendency, which comes from their eavironmenti says the North American Review. They are also, to a very large extent, short-term men. A careful classification of .the convicts of the country shows that six-eighths are short-term prisoners, one-eighth incbr- riglblea and one-eighth amenable to reformatory efforts. These proportions are fairly, correct. They may be a little too large or a little too small ,but practically they, may be admitted. It cannot make much difference what system is employed so that prices"" and wages are not affected, when the short- term men are considered. There Is not much to be gained, whether in the interest of the state or of the community or of. the convicts, In putting them at work under one system of labor as against another. They must be employed, their minds miist be oscupied and their hands utilised: it cannot; from the very nature' of things, be worth while for the state to erect costly plants for the sake of employing them under one or another system of labor. No one can argue with reason that the short-term prisoner himself is to be particularly benefited by any such employment. The chief point to be insisted upon Is that -his labor shall not be debasing. If he ctta be employed in making blankets, ifurnlture, coarse boots and shoes and the Infinite variety of things that may }be needed In the state institutions without the introduction of power machinery, not only the state will be the gainer but also the prisoner himself. He does not stay In the prison long enough, as a rule, to be taught in the higher methods of, manual training, and what little he can leara by running some machine Is of little consequence in his after life. If he stays long enough in prison the state should see to It that he comes out better equipped to earn a living than when he entered It - THE PURR LIGHT, the Apparatus 'Consist* of — Ita Bemarkable fovrtar-. '< The •remarkable light which has, beea brought forward ia Germany •: and known as the Durr light is declared to be equally capable of use for interior illumination. It is originated by automatic evaporation and overheating of the vapors from ordinary lamp' petroleum, says the Railway Review. The vapors, being converted .Into gas, when burned yield a light of from S.BOO to 14,000 candle power. The apparatus consists of a tank containing the supply of petroleum, which IB removed sufllclently from the burner to avoid all danger of fire ' from the flame. The oil fs conducted by drops into a burner of special construction after the latter has been heated for about five minutes by means of oil which Is burned in small heating pans furnished with the apparatus. Behind the burner from which the flame issues there is a second burner, which, after the heating of the pans haa been removed, continually produces the vapors and heats them to a high temperature, at the same time completely surrounding the first burner with a strong flame. This arrangement is said to make the extinction of the light an impossibility, even in the strongest wind. Fresh air is drawn in between the burner and the external cylinder by the force of the flame rushing out and by using this air In the burner. a smokeless flame results on account ot the 'air supply being heated. The oil used is ordinary 100 proof coal? oil, the, consumption of which is about 1% pints per. l f OOO candle power. . I An Old Cpntroyergy. .;• ' The strangest possibility of armed conflict that the United States 'has known Is impending 4n northwestern, Colorado on the Wyoming border. The land is fit for, little but grazing. The cattlemen desire it as a range for their herds, wAlle some sheepmen insist that their flecks shall graze there. Th'e cattle aqe satisfied with' grass, whether green] or dry, but the sheep are said to nip the grass roots below the surface — probably because the cattle have left nothing but roots.. There have been Borne compromises and/agreements, all of which were soon broken, so now the two Interests are arrayed against each other, to the extent of several hundred men organized and armed like pillitary companies and each 'little army Js' determined that the other, with .its ani-. ma!0, shall go. To complete the oddity of the situation, the land in- dispute doea not belong to either of the parties, but to the United States, the cattlemen and sheepmen being but squatters — Collier's Weekly. .. . . , Innooont Man Hanged. Jesse Hibden, one of the two men for whose supposed murder George -Jones was hanged about three years ago at Fort Smith, Ark., has been discovered to prison at Wichita, Kan., where ha is serving a term for peddling whisky among the Indians. Jones,together with Charles and Jesse Hibden, went to Arkaaaas to buy cattle and the Hib- den boys aever returned. Circumstantial evidence pointed to Joaes as their murderer, and he paid the penalty for the supposed crime, it is now believed that Charles Hibden is also living. A BtftittcUIn^ Ko»«. ' "You've got a very peculiar noe®/ "WeU, that's non» of your bttalaeas, 4 it?" "No, feitt you HWJH fpM of put. it in enefited by Paine's ! WASHINGTON, May 14.—la all the de partments at Washington Paine's celf ry compound has become the office ex presalon for an Ideal Invigorator .when one is "run down" by overwork, confln ing duties, or any of the many causes that result in ill health. ' Here ia what a, prominent official in the Department of the Interior says of Paine's celery compound: Department of the Interior, ) General Land Office. ) It affords me much pleasure to state that Paine's celery compound has been to me aa excellent spring remedy, and particularly beneficial to the nervous system and digestive organs. I cordially commend ita use. < M. F. DONOGHUE, , Chief of Coateat pivlaion. Among the thousands of voluntary letters of acknowledgements for bene- flt Derived from Paine's celery compound, there have already beea published ia the Washington papers testimonials from men-representing every department of the national government —aot only from many of the best known congressmen, but from hosts of hard-working clerks unknown outside of their immediate circle of friends. Some of those who l^ave voluntarily indorsed Paine'a celery"compound are; ; Congressman Powers,.of Vermont. . Congressman Meredith, of \rjiglnla, j Congressman Bell, of Colorado. ._'„ L.J._ , Congressman Nelll, of Arkanpas. Congressman"Wllber, ot New York, . ' Congressman 1 Grout, 01 Vermont. : •'; '•Congressman Otey, of Virginia. "' ' ' , 1 Mr. Carlisle's Private Secretary. >.••• . . Hon^WilUam K. Smlih^aupt. U. a. Botanical Garden. • • ... /» MaJ-Qen. Blrney. ' Commodore Howell. Lieut. C. A.. McAllister. •Hon.|F. JH. Btickncy, U. 8. Navy. Palae'a celery compound builds up the "run down" health ia a sure, uninterrupted, steadfast fasbloa from wJilch there can be ab relapse. It.wipes out unhealthy humors, from the blood, opens up the skin aad makes it *do its full share in purifying the blood. This cleansing the blood through and through IB oae of the unfailing,accomplishments of .Paiae'B celery compound From a life-long coatact with the many fbrrna of aervous v debiUty. and impure blood, Prof. Edward E. Phelpa, M. D., LL. D., of the Dartmouth medical Bchool t| waB led to the discovery of Paine's celery compound as the crowning achievement of aa extraordinarily active and successful professional life. No acceptable substitute for Paine's celery compound .exists* Each year further accumulates evidence of the unequaled capacity of tbis greatest of' nil known remedies for restoring health aad vigor. ; ; Now that Spring has" come, aerves, blood and vital organs, cannot remain clogged by poisonous humors nor starved by overwork and lack of Bleep,without great risk. Paiae's celery compound is the moat intelligent, wisest means any one can employ tori driving out disease and restoring a healthy tone toi-the entire system. .. ;•'•••-.•; SAVED BY A PET GbOSE. Tbld ' BIucli-MaUened, Bird Beeouea A , , - '.',;,. Man from JFIre, , ' ;. • . .' 'H.epry ' J. Johnson, who lives near iphoconut Center, .was..saved 'by a, pet goose, from cremation in his barn.-recently, says 'the Niaw "JTork .Press, " ; .&fr. |Tohnson, own^i a large gray goose that has been "brought up by hand." ' The bird has developed a,strong attachment for its owner and will leave the flock to .follo.w 'him, about ( the, farm. Last Saturday atsevere thunderstorm passed over the place and Mr. Johnsdn hurried to the barn to put up the horse. .Suddenly there was a aharp flash and a severe crash of thunder directly overhead, A ? member of the family a few fnomenta afterward glancing .from , o rear window saw"'.the' goose come screaming from the barn, fly,through the rain to the house and then, back again to the barn. The action was repeated several times before the family decided to" investigate. On entering the barn they fijjpid .it filled .with smoke. Lightning had struck a rafter and, passing downward, had set fire to some clapboard^ The flames, which had gained considerable headway, were extinguished by prompt action. • Mr, Johnson was found lying on the floor, unconscious, and in a few minutes more the structure about him would hjave been ablaze. The lightning stripped the feathers from half a dozen chickens on an adjacent roost without Injuring the birds. Mr. Johuson will recover, . ifroude'* Politics. This story ia told of the late James Aathony Froude as happening during a general election, when a canvasser called at the professor's residence in London; "Mr. Froude was out, so the canvasser isaterrogated the butler as to how Mr. Froude would vote. The butler—-an old servant who uno>rstood bis magter well—replied: 'When'the Liberals is in, Mr. Fj-oude IB soai^tim^a" a Coust«vativ-e. Whei the tiv«s Is o, Mr.' '• NVhat K Trained'Nupae Must Be. ' :> ; '"It takes an 'intelligent, refined \itomaa with a strong will and good Bound' sense to make a good nurse;" the superintendent of.'a large training B'chool writes in th'e Ladies' Home Journal. "She must be ,able to command the respect of her p'atient. She must be sympathetic,' orderly, djgni-, fled aad incapable of betraying alarm before her patient. She must be reidy and quick to act in any em'ergency, but alow to assume authority that belongs to he,r superiors. She must be oi a cheerful, hopeful nature. With these attributes, Joined to-the'practi- cal knowledge of arranging a sickroom,; preparing t^e. Snvalidls bed, removing ol bandages, the giving of medicines (aa well as understanding their properties), a knowledge of cook-' ing and a desire to do her duty regardless of her surroundings or of any adverse criticism, she would be a model nurse. t> There is, of course, some theoretical training through text books, and lectures to be gone through, but without .the other qualifications no woman can become a successful nurse." Wh»t !• » Gentleman? ; The old story about the French marquis who opined that the Almighty 'would think twice before damning a gentleman of his quality, doubtless finds aa echo in all genuinely Varini- gerous" bosoms; but there is another tale in Evelyn's Diary which puts what ;I believe to be the English position us pointedly as the other does that of the ancient regime: "March 10, 1682.T-V. told a friend of mine who accompanied him to the gallows and gave him some a,dviee that he did not value dying of a rush and hoped and believed God would deal with htm like a gentleman;" J. e., with courtesy and consideration. ^Everybody would admit .that breading baa not a little to do w'ua<,geu$ie lu- Stlacts, ',but, tlires; ^0ftftr^tt6jif' jnay be t rusted ,to doe ' Ma'f aziue. "tttitnx Elaborate experiments on TexfaB fever have been condticted fit Columbia /during th'e pa^ year by the Missouri authorities, co-opeifating with ths Texas Experiment Station. Bulletin-No. 37 by Dr. J t W. Connaway, Jwt iesued, reports the results of these tents. •• T was clearly demonstrated that the Texas tick is the natural means of communicating the disease from one animal to another* Ticks hatched in the laboratory when put on Missouri Shorthorn cows In lots free from any possible infection, produced fatal cases of Texas fever in-every instance within from thirteen to eighteen days aftei the young ticks were placed on the animal. The Texas Station dipped s car load of Texan cattle, all of which were covered with the Tex£s fever tick, and shipped the dipped cattle to the Missouri Experiment Station, These cattle were dipped in a West Virginia mineral oil at a cost of less than 6 'cents per head. The Missouri Station confined these dipped Texan cattl«rin a small lot with a number of shorthorn cows from the 13th' of August until the 1st of November, and made careful daily observations and temperature records, with ' the result that no Texas fever was communicated. If subsequent experiments confirm these results, the dipping process will be entirely practicable and feasible, and can be easily and cheaply done on a commercial scale, and would enable the farmers. of, the Mississippi valley . to purchase and bring to their farms, with perfect safety at any season of the year cheap range cattle to eat theli surplus corn and grass. An attempt was made to inoculate cattle so that they would be proof against this disease, with very promising results. These results are also In'a measure confirmed by experiments that Dr. Conn away hau just concluded in Mississippi, on a car load of dairy cattle shipped there from Kansas. Twelve of these cattle had died-' of Texas fever before the animals were injected; none died, afterwards. The method Is neither, expensive nor difficult, and if It proves to be successful as it now promises, 'the entire TSexas fever district comprising a dozen states will be opened as a market for the thoroughbred stock of the north and west, Inasmuch as these animals may then be shipped to those states with entire safety from loss. Extensive studies and observations oa thtf habits and movements of the tick were made, which led to a number, of important practical conclusions in regard to the best methods of disinfecting pastures, etc., This bulletin profusely illustrated, is 'for free distribution among the farmers and stoCkm'en of Missouri and of the southwest, and may be had • on applicatioa to the dir rector of the'Missouri Experimeat Sta- tloa, Columbia, Mo. •";'..' . . A'Shortage of Cattle. One peculiarity of the past winter'a cattle trade has been the disposition or feeders to'cell their stock as soon as it was in any kind of shape for market, says National Stockman. Comparatively few have kept cattle in the feed lot until they were fully finished. This was/entirely unexpected in view of the abundance of feed and the difficulty of marketing it in any other way. It hae, however, prevented any accumulation of cattle to flood the market during the-latter part of the season,, aa .was the case last year;^'There is no over-supply of'cattle in'sight. Feed lots are not as full as they were a year ago, either east or west. Distilleries hold comparatively few, many of. thesa establishments having been, shut down. There is, too, a shortage of butcher stufl on farms, which Is pushing loca] slaughterers Into market for cattle, or to the .use of-dressed beef, Cowa and heifers are unusually scarce at market points, affording an outlet for < more butcher Bteera. On the whple there doea not seem to be, anything to interfere with a good market for heavy -steers during the * remainder of what may be called their season, and for .handy and medium weights thereafter. H the advancing tendency ia other live stock is continued it would not be surprising to, see cattle selling higher withia the next eixty days. There -is nothing ia sight to justify aay boom, but an advance of 50 eta. per 100 Ibs, Is considered withia the bounds of possibility by a good many cattle men. lime alone wild tell whether their forecasts are correct- ' .-'•"'.' : .:, •'.•;• ' Uee»es for Export. * Secretary Wilson has issued an order that from and after March 16, 1897, all beef offered for transportation to European ports, whether fresh, salted, canned, corned or packed, being the meat of cattle killed after the passing of the act under which thia order is made, shall be accompanied by a certlfl-, cate issued by an inspector of this department, allowing that the cattle from which It was produced were free from disease and the meat sound and whole* gome. In order that if may be determined whether all beef exported to European ports has been BO Inspected and found to he -wholesome, it Is further ordered that the meat qf all other species of animals exported to such ports, which for any reason docs not •bear the inspection stamp of this department, be packed In barrels, cases,; or other packages which are legibly 1 marked in such manner aa to clearly j indicate the species of «ntaal frcrai which t<he meat, was produced. Meats which' is not' eo marked aad • which is mot aceorajtoiJea by & certificate of inspection, win be classy! aa and'will aot t>u allowed . to Suropsepi portj,..- - • .**-*« T* r r^B.r~ ^b* 3 T f s f ~ f t - l Mtnr-. St. G^rgf, nrh<*h!»« 'Inarm ftf ' fijj^aepS J0 tb© gf^TPTTfcinf'tll I 3 ft ^Ct^ of embroidery r.t Vienna, rays *f : change.' This institution \r the «to of the Austrian capital. Tbo entirt 7 course of inttruction, -which Is frtft, Jatrts five years, tat many pnptls IfRT* aft<er two or three years, especially la- * dies who do not inten<?, tc* 'JuaTcs aft work a profession and are' satisfied with knowing the rudiments of either lac* work or art em-broidery, for every yaar has its special course. Every ye&S'* course has Its special room and Instructress and .the* pupils cannot go t from one to the other »untll the yesS 1 * expires. The pupils of the lafit year's course were busily mending a Wftgtil-. ficent canopy,: the work of .BropreBS Maria Theresa. An Idea may be forrtea of the magnitude of the task when it id said that ten girls under Mme. St. George's superiatendence had besa working at It for ten years already, and ahe expected it w«iuld take two years more to complete it\Every kind of embroidery, Including Parisian, In-* dlan, Japanese, Turkish, etc., is done . here, and the visitor Is astonished to see some beautlfu^ samples of the "naa« . duty," or spider's web, made by the Gunrinl women of Paraguay and rate- ' ly seen in Europe. This lace is mada' of the fiber of aloe and is so fine that It is made Inside the huts, with the door' shut, eo that not the. least bre'afcfa of •wind caa touch It. , ';'-...'- ,' - "j -F f -ay. SKIN AND DIGESTION. Several skin diseases >oceur Jn' con- neotion with digestive distunbaaces,'' and, to fact, ejptpear to be largely'caused by them. '_. This is particularly'trile ot acme, a disease in whtoh the sebaceous glands of tho rikla are inflamed/ aad which Is characterized 'by the formation of pimples, generally upon the face and' shoulders, ffhe diseaee occurs mxwtiy, In young adults, and IB always associated with a disturbance of%ie digestive organs. Dyspepsia and constipation', are invariably present, and eo long as' they continue the- condition of the doee not improve. ^ m. •• fTIho diseased condition of .the known an "hives," or "nettle rash,"'is- always associated with disturbance la-' the alimentary canal. By far the most common cause of this affection is 'they presence ia the stomach or Intestines df eome irritating article of food.. Ia 1 -. digestion not infrequently occurs • la connection' with eczeoia, or '*B»lt rheum." la Infanta, particularly, digestive disturbances due to Improper, feeding often lead to the development of eczema. . ' •' • . •' • .. • A common jform of this disease occur^ la Infants who are well nourished? aad unusually fat, and Is characterized; by >the appearance upon the skia of red! patches covered eoatirely or ia part. with a yellowish crust. This affection results ,from a 'lowered state of 1flw vitality of the skin; caused by an overtaxed digestion. •" -. The eczema t wihlca occurs la adults, though perhaps lesa ofbea caused by digestive disturbances*; is certaialy aggravated by them, and ; for tibia reason persons who are subject to eczema are advised to alMtaln from food that is stimulating aad difilcult to digest. - ' Indigestion and constipation are alfid- frequently associated with aa itching, of the skia of the entire body, an affection "which sometimes .attacks middle^ aged -persons, "Bhe, treatment ot all such skin diseases should include-meae^ ures looking to a healthy digestion 1 — a careful diet and regularity in the action of the 'bowels. These, with approi prdate external treatment, will ti.e skin to a healtlhy ooadition. Ambleuoiu. JfK- He— Would your fattter object to kissing you? • * She, (indignantly)— My lather! Why he wouldn't hear of euch a thing.— Up» tpDate./ •;.- ' • ., • . A Charatmioo . From the Churubusco (Ind.) Truth: There la » young lady in this city who/ has peculiarities. $he has a habit of walking on her feet and never takes a step without iooving. When 'quit* young ehe contracted the habit of eat^ ing, which grew upon her tintil a'ow everything she eata goea to her etoin- aoh, and every time she drinks -she. swallows. It Is noticed that the longer ishe lives the older she grows and that her form la much larger than when r $ child. 'Ever since her childhood eha has ehowa a diepositlon to speak, until now it is impoBslble lor her to epesJt without saying something. She wpars a No. 4 shoe_ and when ahe puta it oa she always puts her foot ia it, Varulshea by froviaecc*. Boston -T^wtoer— "We will now take up the study of the senses, Wthy has the Creator luraished us with 'eyea?" BostQa Pupil (aged 4)—"To enable «a to see.'* l-cach&r—^And wftiat office la filled by the nose?" PupU_-'«x t waa ^ven to man so that fee a%ht eaiell aad taua guard egaloet tjts Jahalatic» of miaiaaithy odow." Tfea^h with eawt" our

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