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,:A FORTUNE FROM A FLOWER.

SALARIES FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT.

How THK "TIMES" IS PRINTED.

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How THK "TIMES" IS PRINTED. The new Walter Press does not in the least reo semble any existing printing machine, unless it bo the calendering machine which furnished its type. At the printing end it looks like a collection of small cylinders or rollers. The first thing to be observed is the continuous roll of paper, four miles long,tightly mounted on a reel, which, when the machine is going, flies round with immense rapidity. The web of paper taken up by the first roller is led into a series of sm*U hollow cylinders, filled with water and steam, per- forated with thousands of minute holes. By this means the paper is properly damped before the pro- cess of printing is begun. The roll of paper, drawn by nipping rollers, next flies through to the cylinder on which the stereotype plates are fixed, so a to form the four pages of the ordinary sheet of the Times there it is lightly pressed against the type and printed; then it passes downwards round another cylinder covered with cloth, and reversed next to the second type-covered roller, where it takes th9 impression exactly on the other side of the remaining four pages. It next reaches one of the moat ingeniou conbi. vances of the invention—the cutting machinery, by means of which the paper is divided by a quick knife into the 5,500 sheets of which the entire web consists. The tapes hnrry the now completely printed news. paper up an inclined plane, from which the divided eheeta are showered down in a continuous stream 1 by an oscillating frame, where they are met by two boys, who adjust the sheets as they fall. The reel of four miles long is printed and divided into news- papers complete in about 25 minutes. »

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FACTS AND FANCIES.

WORKING CLASS HOLIDAYS.

,ORIGIN OF THE NAMES OF NATIONS.

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