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There is now to be seen m the shop window of Messrs J. Scaly and Co., East street, a collection of apples showing some of the sorts grown at the nurseries, Riverbank, that will repay inspection by any one who contemlates planting fruit plants. There are upwards of fifty different kinds shown, all caluable, long keeping sorts. For size, tolor, and general excellence they are by far he finest that have been shown m Ashburton is season (Advt. A shorthand type-writer, intended for the use of shorthand reporters m taking down speeches, is reported from Boston, Mass. It is an elegant little machine, made very light for carriage, and provided with over a dozen keys, which are played upon by both hands. It is stated that an operator of ordinary skill can register 100 words a minute after six weeks' practice ; and that from 200 to 250 words can be printed with the same number of strokes required to print 40 or 50 by the ordinary type-writer. i

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2458, 4 July 1890