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HISTOI:y'OF THE "TIMES."

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HISTOI:y'OF THE "TIMES." The origin of tha Times takes us b3<"k to- the year 1735, when J elm W aiter I. issued eke Daily Universal J'egisier from Printing Ilouc-e-square. In 1738 the name was altered to the Tvines, and in the following year John Walter found himself in prison, ar^d might nave found hiuisoif in the rv'h-rv. because cf the independence and vigour of the views expressed i: his paper, already a pou er with its lour pages. Walter had censured the Duke of York, son of George III., and as a consequence ho was fined. £ 50, ordered to stand for an hour ;n the pillory, and to go to prison for tL vc,.vr. With the of the hour in the pillory, Walter paiJ the penalty of his inde- pendence. While John Walter was in prison the Times, which did not mince its words in those days, attacked the Prince of Wales (after- wards George IV.1 and other members of the Royal Family, with the i-E,,stnllt that he was fined £ 200 and sentenced to a further term of two years' imprisonment. When he 'had been six- teen months in prison, however, Walter was re- leased at the irr.stnr.ee of the Prince of Wales. John Walter I. vdiod in 1812, and under the Second John the proud day cam a two years later when the Times'v*as printed by a steam press, tha invention 01 one Ivoenig, a German.

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