The citizen. (Honesdale, Pa.) 1908-1914, January 19, 1910, Image 8

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Ico harvesting nnd blizzards aro
In order here the last two weeks,
with the odds In favor of the bliz
zards. Tuesday, December 28, I'hilandor
Black, of Maplewood, came here,
accompanied by the following as
sistants: Messrs. Alton Black, Alton
Van Sickle, Fred Van Sickle, Fred
Bell, Clyde Bell, Elmer Brown,
Mnhon Qruinlck and John Bell, all
of Maplewood. Thoy arrived here
on the noon train and after dinner
repaired to Lake Five Mile, whero
the Consumers' Ice Company, of
Scranton, has an up-lo-date lco
plant of twenty thousand tons ca
pacity. They proceeded to preparo
for business while the telephono
was kept hot throughout the vicin
ity announcing that Mr. Black had
come, as it Is always a sign some
thing is going to bo done when he
awvears. By Thursday night every
thing was in working order. Next
in order was to organize a working
force, which Mr. Black proceeded
to do with his usual dispatch, as
follows: Alton Black, In charge of
the field; H. C. Wolff, of Orson,
feeding the plane. Ho proved tho
right man in the right place, by
pushing up twelve thousand cakes
in eight hours. I. W. Hlne was on
the planer; Lafe Bennett of Win
wood, on the gooseneck; Nick Bart-
leson of Orson, tending friction;
Alton Van Sickle, carpenter; John
Bell, filler; H. W. Sanford, of Orson,
ex-Superintendent of the Poyntelle
anu Orson Ice company, as general
utility man; Floyd Phillips, of Win
wood, timekeeper, and, last, but
not least, Tom Smith, of Orson
Thus organized, with seventy-five .
men and eight teams, all were work
Ing like clock-work when Mr. Davis,
general manager of the company,
came up from Scranton last Monday
and sent Philander Black to Maple
wood to look after their ice cutting
there, leaving Alton Black in charge
here. He is getting good results,
considering tho adverse weather he
has to contend with. Last Saturday
one of the men who was towing a
float of Ice through tho channel got
onto the float to clear away slush
Ice that bad collected In front of
it, and, being unable to distinguish
whero the float ended or the slush
ice began, made one step too far
and went down amongst the floe.
One of the other men came to his
assistance. Ho went to the shanty
and dried a little and was soon back
to his post, none tho worse for his
One of the horses broke through
while plowing, but wns soon hauled
The Poyntelle and Orson Ice Co.
Is operating on Summit Lake, with
Henry Sheldon superintending tho
work, but are handicapped by tho
weather, which has been close to
zero some days.
Friday's snow storm blockaded
the roads in many places in this
vicinity and but few teams were
seen on them to-day.
All of the men from this place
who were working on the Ice for tho
Borden's, returned home on Friday
morning. They expect to return
on Tuesday next.
John Miller and wife, of Hawley,
were entertained by Mr. and Mrs.
Jos. G. Swartz on Sunday last.
Grandpa Miller, who has been
making his home with Mr. and Mrs.
Swartz, is visiting his daughter,
Mrs. Levi Ostrander of Atco.
Mr. and Mrs. Boy Bayly spent
Sunday last with That) Wood and
family of Boyd's Mills.
W. C. Spry of tho Old Bed Bock
Farm, attended tho annual meeting
of the Big Eddy Telephono Co. at
Cochecton on Tuesday last. This is
becoming ono of the greatest com
panies in this part of the Union.
Fred .Marshall and William Mo
loney of Laurella, wore business ca,
lers at Earl Ham's on Monday laBt.
Mrs. It. E. Bayly, of Laurella, was
a visitor at the home of her daughter-in-law,
Mrs. Bay Bayly, last week.
John Clemo, of Waymart, was in
this vicinity this week buying fat
Fred Swartz visited his uncle and
aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Ostrander,
of Atco, the early part of tho week.
William Oliver of Genoungtown,
was a caller at A. M. Hcnshaw's on
Wednesday last.
O. W. Troverton, who has been
working in a sugar plant in Michi
gan, haH returned to his home.
C. C. Gray of Honesdalo, nnd F.
Taylor of Cherry BIdge, visited In
dian Orchard Grange on Wednesday
evening last.
Pomona Grange will meet with
the Indian Orchard Grange on
Thursday, February 10th. A good
as well as profitable tlmo la antici
pated. II, II. Crosby spent Thursday last
with John and William Perkln of
Nettie Ham, of Honesdale, spent
Saturday and Sunday with her fath
er, Thomas Ham.
Lowis Gray has been hauling wood
for Wm. Ives, of Beach Lake.
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Marshall of
Beach Lako, spent Friday last at A.
M. Ilenshaw'B.
Misses Florence, Maymo and Mar
garet Malonoy, of Laurolla, were
pleasantly entertained nt tho home
of Mr. and Mrs. David Olvcr on Sun
day, the Oth.
Ollff Trevorton, a student cf tho
Honesdale High school, spout Satur
day with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Trevcrton, of Beach Lake.
The Bethel school contemplates
holding an entertainment In tho near
H. H. Bunnell and Fred Swartz
were business callers In tho vicinity
of Beach Lake on Friday last.
A, M. Henshaw and grandson,
Leon Toms, drove some fat cattle
to Hawley on Friday last.
Tho Honesdale and Texas Poor
Directors met at tho Almshouse on
Friday. Wo are all glad to learn
that they have reappointed Mr. Bun
nell for stewart.
A. M. Henshaw and W. H. Mar
shal .were calling in the vicinity of
Forest Lake on Friday last.
For the past week or two sleigh
ing has been excellent, but now more
snow is coming and we certainly have
a regular old-fashioned, Democratic
Many have Improved the sleigh
ing by laying in a good supply of
On account of the measles many
are not attending the high school
this week. All our sick are on the
mend so far as we are aware.
Miss Annie Simons Is dressmak
ing for Miss A. M. Noble, who soon
expects to go to New York City to
attend a wedding.
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Yates are
nicely settled in their already fur
nished house. Congratulations. The
boys have "had a cigar" and so are
happy. In fact it has been too cold
and disagreeable to enjoy a goon
The Republican party will hold
their caucus on Saturday evening
at the Odd Fellows' Hall.
Chester Stevens left for Scranton
to-day with a load of eggs for J. E.
Cross. Thirty-live cents per dozen
Is a pretty good price for that article.
Thomas Musgrove has been on
the sick list for several days past,
but expects to lie able to servo as
juror all this week.
The Grand Army men very con
siderately choose the 13th for their
installation exercises and also din
ner. Most of the members of the
Post were present and after a pub
lic installation Rev. W. E. Webster
delivered an address that was care
fully prepared and also well receiv
ed. Still a number of us fa.l to see
where General Uobt. E. Leo was
either a christian or a patriot. In
fact we think he was, In every sense
or the word, a rebel. Remarks
were briefly made by Hev. F. L.
Hartfor and M. A. Gilpin. John
Bird, of Madisonville, spoke at some
length on intemperance, and we
agree with him that that Is the ques
tion of the day. Hev. J. H. Boyce
kept all in good humor and the pu
pils of the High school furnished
the music. Tho meeting was well
attended and was certainly a decided
Mrs. W. E. Webster Is visiting her
parents near Waverly, N. Y.
Hut Williams delivers two full
two-horso loads of merchandise
every week for J. E. Cross.
Vinlng Cody returned from
Honesdale Wednesday.
Mrs. Volgt, of Honesdale, spent
several days last week with her sis
ter, Mrs. Ernest Bodie.
Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Clemo, of Car
bondale, spent part of tho week with
tho former's mother, Mrs. Kate
Rev. Cody spent Sunday in Fac
toryvllle exchanging pulpits with
Rev. Pimm.
Miss Addle Jennings is very seri
ously ill.
Mr. James Johns Is able to be
out after his recent accident.
Quito a number nre expecting to
attend the Sunday School convention
nt the Baptist church in Honesdalo
on Thursday.
Keith Sutton is seen out most
overy day in his comfortable sleigh
and fur robe enjoying tho sleighing.
Mrs. Jasper Faatz, of Scranton,
was a visitor at tho homo of Judson
B. Faatz on Saturday.
Tho Aldenvlllo M. E. Ladles' Aid
served a fine dinner nt tho parsonago
on Thursday.
Asa Kimble, wife and son, were
callers at E. W. .fiammoll's on Sun
day. James Henshaw bought a carload
of Hme last week and the farmers of
his neighborhood wero busy hauling
it to their farms.
George Henderson has made a
good recovery from his recent acci
dent. Jasper Faatz, of Scranton, Is
thinking of purchasing tho Ward
Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Many attended
the funeral of Mrs. Franklin Bodie
at Prompton on Wednesday.
The annual donation for Rev. W.
B. Slgnor will take place Thursday
evening, January 20th, at tho par
sonage. All are welcome.
Mary R. Gilchrist and Howard
Johns, pf Forost City, spent Sunday
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jas.
Mrs. Edward Hardier, who lives
on tho hill, la quite sick nt this writ
ing. Stanley Crnnc called nt Wilson-1
vlllo on Sunday night.
Friday's deep snow fall made a
log-weary return trip from work for
the many pedestrians who are em
ployed In Hawley's various factories
and live nt Wllsonvlllo and Tnfton.
Some of the mill girls did not go to
work on Saturday.
Last evening's excitement was a
runnwny horse owned by Gottlclb
Walter of Hawley, driven by his
young daughter nnd her girl friend
who wero seen to drivo toward Bono
Itidge. Shdrtly afterward the horse
and the unoccupied sleigh returned.
Your correspondent hns not learned
what became of tho young ladies.
Another recent excitement nt
Hnwley occurred in Atkinson's lum
ber yard when tho owner, Harry J.
Atkinson, wns bitten by a dog. Tho
wound wns given proper attention
and he soon thereafter went to New
York. The dog wns also sent there
to ascertain if there is any Sign of
Mrs. Peter Daniels, of Lakcvlllc,
was the guest of her daughter, Mrs.
George Helchelbeck, at Wilsonvllie
last week, returning homo on Sun
day. Verna Bennett, who has been liv
ing with Mr. and Mrs. Keesler at
Tafton Corners, went to the Kohl
man House at Hawley, on Saturday
to assist Mrs. Kohlman.
Mrs. Brlgham, of Port Jervis,
came to Hawley first of tho week to
see her physician. Dr. Cattcrall, who
attended her during her illness
when hero on n visit to her parents
Christmas week.
Wm. Watts and two gentlemen
friends, enjoyed a sleighridc to
Robinson's Pond on Sunday.
E. Degroat, fireman of Wall &
Murphy's saw mill, at Seelyville,
has moved on the Purdy farm at
Fowlertown since work in the mill
Is suspended for the present.
Julia Compton, teacher of the
Tafton school, went to her home at
White Mills on, Saturday.
Marina Jrinisn entertained a
guest from Hawley on Sunday after
George Teeter made a business
trip to the county seat on Tuesday.
Most of the caucuses of both par
ties for the nomination of borouga
and township ofilce3 will be held. on
Saturday night. It is every Amori
can citizen's duty, who is a voter, to
go to the po'f-3 aud vote. No actioli
is in reality as bad as wrong action
By staying away we give the op-
portunity to the bad men In politics
to control tho nomination and eleo
tion of the officers, thus driving
good men out of politics. The vot
ers themselves aro to blamo for this
londitlon of affairs. Do your duty
and you probably will have no cause
for complaint afterwarus.
After a sickness of only three
days with diphtheria Miss Ella
Kelley died on Friday at her home
on the West Side. She was aged 15
years and the funeral was held on
Saturday. Several cases of the
dreaded disease are reported to be
at Hawley.
Lena Miller, who livos on the east
side, Is very sick.
Several accidents have occurred
while coasting on the hills near
town. Mamie Maloney was thrown
from her sled, breaking her knee
cap. Nicholas Butler cut a gash
In his leg which required several
stitches to close it up.
Pittsburg, Jan. 15. "Thrust a
dagger through my heart three
times, to make suro I am dead. Let
my body lie ten days, cremate It
then and bury the ashes in Alle
gheny Cemetery," were the written
Instructions found beside tho deaa
body of Laura White, a spinster,
sixty-five years old.
Miss White was always regarded
as a pauper. The body was discov
ered early to-day at a place whore
she lived alone in a room with' five
locks upon the door. Tho body was
In n condition indicating that who
had died days ago.
Police found in a trunk In the
poorly furnished house bank books
and a will disposing of 7 100,000 to
local charitable institutions. Can
celled checks in the woman's cloth
ing ranged in amounts from 17
cents to $1,000. Real estate held
by the woman is located In Indiana,
Montana and California.
Tho will found by tho pollco
makes special request that "compe
tent medicinal authority examine
her body for ten days" to ascertain
to a certnlnty that death had oc
curred. The sum of $50 was left
for this service. The doctor stab
bing her heart three times is to
recclvo J 20.
Tho "scientists" hnvo generally
computed tho ago of tho earth at
100,000,000 years. Now comes
Professor Davis, In a lecture deliver
ed a day or two ago at Lowell,
Mass., asking us to lop off 40,000,
000 years, leaving our planet "only"
00,000,000 years old. By tho way,
It is interesting to know that Venus
which Is now as "Hesperus, load
lng tho starry host," blazing In our
Southern sky with Incomparable
effulgence, and Is rapidly approach
Ing a brilliancy that will enable it
to present the rare phenomenon of
visibility by day was an "old
thing" when the earth waB born
from tho whirling elements of
"chaos nnd old night." No ono need
dispute Professor Davis's calcula
tions by which be corrects the In-
significant error nbovo alluded to.
Ho Still leaves tho earth old enough
for nil practical purposes nnd n
good ninny millions of years older
than most people Imagined it to be.
But, as we read of tho almost ln
calcuable aeons nnd distances which
are Involved In the myBterlcs of tho
unlvcrso ns rovcaled to us by those
Who nro wise abovo what Is Written,
wo cannot but be impressed with
tho force of Young's npothegm, "An
undovout astronomer is mnd."
Henry D. Cole's will offered for
probate Is disputed. Register of
Wills E, M. Gamtnell hns to decide
whether the paper which is before
him for probate is the will of Henry
D. Colo of Waymart Is a forgery or
the slmon pure document disposing
of his estate. Mr. Colo was a pros
perous farmer and left an estate,
amounting to over $5,000, his real
estate being valued at $2,500 and
personal about $3,000.
When Mr. Colo died letters of ad
ministration were taken out by nnd
the bond signed by John Senscnstlne
who is a brother of Cole's second
wife. About three weeks ago Mrs.
Cole claims to have found a will
which she claims is thnt of her late
husband, In which all the personal
property Is left to her. The will
was written with lead pencil nnd the
writing Is so dim nnd Indistinct that
it is not decipherable without the
aid of a magnifying glass. This
will is contested by Cole's children
by his first wife, who claim tho will
is a forgery. Register Gammell
gave a hearing on Saturday in order
that both sides might give what evi
dence they had to support their
sides of tho case. Mrs. Cole was
represented by Attorneys F. P.
Kimble and O. L. Rowland, while
the contestants were represented
by Attorney E. C. Mumford.
Senscnstine, who, as above stated,
is a brother of Mrs. Cole, and Is the
ono who took out the letters of ad
ministration and signed the bond,
swore that he recognized the will
as one made by Colo and that he
was present when It was written,
saw It executed and signed same as
a witness, and that ono Will Bur
dlck was the other signer. The will
'was dated August 12, 1907. On
cross examination he reitorated this
testimony and was requested by At
torney Mumford to write on a piece
of paper the name oi Henry D.
Cole, his own name, tho name of
Will Burdick and tho words "Way
mart, August 12, 1907." Sensen
tino further testified thnt the signa
ture attached to the -administrator's
bonds wns his own writing.
Miss Nelllo Humnicll, of Way
mart, testified that she had lived in
the Cole family and had seen Cole
write his name upon a slate several
times for the amusement of the chil
dren, sometimes he wrote "H. D.
Cole" and other times "Henry D.
Mrs. Burdick, widow of W. B.
Burdick, lato of Waymart, was
shown the Cole will. She stated
after a close examination of the al
leged signature of her late Husband,
that It was not his writing and that
he never wrote it, and called atten
tion to the spelling which was
"Boedlck" and stated her husband
knew how to spell IiIb name which
was "Burdick," and that she never
knew him to sign his name "Will
Burdick," but wrote it W. B. Bur
dick or Willard Burdick.
William H. Bronson, assistant'
cashier of tho First National Bank
of Carbondale, said he knew Cole
and saw him write Ills name upon
the signature card at the bank.
Nelson H. Cole, of Scranton, son
of tho late II. D. Cole, said ho was
acquainted with his father's writ
ing, having received several letters
from him and had seen his signature
on checks. Father's alleged will
was shown him nnd after examining
it through tho glass said It was not
father's handwriting. That nono of
It was his father's writing, not even
the alleged signature. On cross-examination
witness said that his
father didn't always write his signa
ture "Henry Colo," but sometimes
"H. D. Cole."
Tho next witness wns George O.
Sharp, assistant cashier In tho Mer
chants and Mechanics bank, of
Scranton, who stated thnt ho had
testified on sovoral important cases
in tho Lncknwnnnn valley as an ex
pert in handwriting, among them
being the colebrnted Crnwford will
enso In Scranton. Tho nlleged Colo
will wns given Sharp, who stated
after a cnreful oxamlnntion hnd been
made, that it was his opinion that
tho body and Blgnaturo of tho will
was of ono handwriting, becauso
tho letters were practically all of the
same slant nnd appeared to bo writ
ten by a cramped hand. In pick
ing out different letters n compari
son was made with tho signature
nnd they wero all of tho same slant.
"It is my opinion," said Mr. Sharp,
"that ono party wroto the body of
tho will and signaturo nil nt the
samo time. The capital "S" in John
Sensenstlne's nnme, nnd whore it
appears In tho body of tho writing,
In my opinion, appears to bo the
Barae." The handwriting of John
Sonsenstlno made in court Saturday
was given tho expert nnd a compari
son made botween tho two. When
asked whether tho writing of John
Sensenstlne was tho same as that
contained In the body of tho alleged
Colo will, Mr. Sharp replied that "It
Is my opinion that it is," and also
tho signaturo of Will Burdick as
compared with that of tho body of
the will, ho replied, "Is tho samo."
Other witnesses called wore Mr.
and Mrs. William Klces, of Scrnn
ton, tho former n son-in-law of Mr.
Colo, and tho latter a daughter.
Mrs. Klecs stated that her father
had made no will April 15, 1908,
nnd hnd seen him many times sltico.
Cole told her ho would never make
a will. Mr. Klecs corroborated Mrs.
Klees' sworn statement and stated
that Mr. Cole told him he would
never make a will; that It was not
very pleasant for him whero he was.
faaw him twice since August i,
1907, tho ' date of the alleged will,
once In his house nnd once in
Scrnnton. Her last conversation
with him about tho will was on No
vember 23, 1907.
The hearing will be continued af
tcrHhls week's court.
The piquant, beautiful face of
Elsie Janls greets tho reader on the
cover of Human Life for January,
and the Issue carries a splendidly Il
lustrated story of this very clever
little star.
A wealth of other good things Is
bound between the covers of this
number. Alfred Henry Lowls' sec
ond Instalment of "Traveling with
Taft" is undoubtedly the big maga
zine feature of the opening year, and
his account of a secret meeting at a
certain Boverly cottage last summer
is full of surprising disclosures.
Rufus H. Glllmore has nn absorb
ing story on Mrs. Augusta E. Stet
son, the dethroned but still feared
and powerful leader of the great
Christian Science church which she
built in New York City. It Is a re
markable story of a remarkable
Vance Thompson tells the strange
story of the duel waged by Mme.
Stelnhell the "Witch of tho Elysee"
for her life, In which she matched
her beauty, wit and fascination
ngalnst a relentless Judge, and won.
More wonderful than the "Arabian
Nights" Is the story of Joseph Par
rott and the building of the great
Flagler railroad in Florida, by which
It will be possible next February to
go by rail to Havana.
Julia .Marlowe is the bright partic
ular star in this month's series of
"Actresses of To-day."
The other departments, including
The Camera on Folk of the Hour,"
Celebrities of the Day," "Caustic
'omment of the Cartoon." "Mnilnrn
Mortals," etc., are right in step with
the march of progress in their chatty,
entortaining sketches of people worth
Knowing about.
Convict Declines to Accept Parole
ami Return to Ills Wife.
New Castle, Ind., Jan. 15. Rath
er than be paroled from the Michi
gan City penitentiary and be com
pelled to return here and live with
his wlfo and support her, Albert
Mnrley will remain in prison and
serve his sentence, and then be at
liberty to do as he pleases.
A parole was offered Marley,
which his wife had been instrumen
tal in obtaining, but the convict pre
fers to remain behind prison bars
until his sentenco is served.
Marley was arrested for wife de
sertion, and of his promise to pro
vide for his wlfo and children ho
was allowed to go on parole some
time ago. Later he said ho had evi
dence that his wife was unfaithful
and Marley returned to prison lifter
he violated his parole. Now he pre
fers to remain in custody rather than
live with his wife.
Children and Infant's coats to closo
out at less than cost. Mennor & Co.
-Advertise in tho Citizen.
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Ladies' Jacket Suits.
Misses' and Junior Tailor Suits.
"Winter Coats and Cloaks.
Evening Capes and Cloaks.
TJp-to-Date and. Nobby Fur in Muffs,
Collars and Scarfs. Real Goods.
We have an odd lot of Made-up Waists
in Silk and Wash- Goods that we will sell
out at very low prices.
The Honesdale Team find a "Olncli"
Last Friday Night,
Ha, ha! It was a snapthat
game of bnBket ball between the
Comets of Carbondalo and the teara
of this place. They couldn't eve
see the ball when It conies to play
with such a powerful team as
Honesdale puts forth this season.
Tho gamo was plnycd at the High
School Gymnasium on Friday night
nnd It wns n howling success espec
ially to the Honesdalo boys. The
score was 52 to 3 in the honor of the
High School.
Tho home team had their oppon
ents simply dazzled during the forty
minutes of play and never during
"tho game was there tho slightest
chance for the boys from over the
mountain. The particular stars for
tho locals wero Jacobs and Brown,
although every member of tho team
deserves much credit. The follow
ing tolls the tale of woe and the
terrible onslaught: r
Comets Lewis, Right forward;
Williams, left forward; Morgan,
center; Davis, right guard; Herbert
and Millard, left guard.
Honesdale High School Freund
right guard; Hlller, left guard;
Jacobs, center; Mclntyre, right for
ward; Brown, left forward.
Baskets, from field Freund 5,
Hlller 3, Jacobs, 5, Mclntyro 4,
Brown 9. From foul, Williams.
Referee, Flnnerty.
Washington, Jan. 15. The Unit
ed States has lost Its place as the
greatest wheat-producing country In
the world, and Russia now holds
that distinction. Even though last
year the total yield of wheat in the
United States was next to the largest
in the history of America agricul
ture only the crop of 1901 having
exceeded It Russia last year pro
duced the remarkably large harvest
of 783,000,000 bushels, or 46,980,
000,000 pounds, which constitutes
tile largest crop ever harvested by
any country, and 20,000,000 bush
els greater than that of the United
The great yield of Russia for
1909, as shown by the revised official
returns, which have just been re
ceived by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture, Is the feature
of tho grain world for tho year
Coming nfter three successive short
crops, the great one exceeds by more
than 100,000,000 bushels the pre
vious record of Russia.
Only once before has the wheat
I production of Russia surpassed that
' of tho United States, nnmely in
i 1904, when the crop here was a par
i tlal failure. Now in a year when
the American yield Is next to tho
largest ever grown In the United
States, Russia a second time takes
first place.
The wheat acreage In Russia has
been rapidly Increasing for many
years. Last year it was more than
05,000,000 acres. Rye was grown
on 72,000,000 acres last year. Rye
Is the chief bread grain of Russln,
while wheat is the "money crop,"
about one-fourth of the whole being
New Jersey l'nrnier Semis Monster
to Market.
Bridge'on, N. J., Jan. 15. The
largest hog over raised in this sec
tion was brought to this city yester
day. When dressed It weighed 900
It wns raised by Henry J. Freas,
a farmer living near Aldlne, N. J.
It was twenty months old when kill
ed, nnd measured seven feet In
length, three feet two Inches across
the back, and three feet six inches
in height when it stood in tho pen.
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