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This is a transcription of an article in the 9 Nov 1906 Simcoe Reformer
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Miss Rose L. Fritz 
Successfully Defends her Title of 
World's Champion Typist.

At the National Business Show held at Madison Square Garden, Miss Rose L. Fritz clearly demonstrated that she is in a class by herself so far as rapid and accurate typewriting is concerned.

At the contest on Tuesday evening, Oct. 30th, she wrote from dictation 1467 words in thirty minutes, defeating the one time champion, [Mubler], who was second, by 430 words and beating all previous competition records.

On Thursday evening, the contest for the championship of the world and the beautiful silver trophy, offered by the editor of Office Appliances, took place. This contest was for one hour copying from the pages of a magazine.

The results of the contest, which was watched by thousands with breathless interest from start to finish, was the most marvellous record ever made upon a typewriter.

Miss Fritz wrote 5110 words in the hour, and was just 1047 words ahead of her nearest rival. When the result was announced, the little Queen of Typists received an ovation from the spectators such as would have done justice to the most enthusiastic political audience that ever assembled.

Miss Fritz is a pupil of Mr. Charles E. Smith, formerly of Simcoe, now with the Kennedy Shorthand School, in Toronto.

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