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1895 Scientific American  
in which monazite lands were offered as great bargains at absurdly high prices. Meanwhile the representatives of the consumers had quietly placed contracts at the lowest possible figure and the price of the mineral began to drop. As last winter was a severe one and the ice in the rivers inter fered with the washing', good, clean monazite sand sold for fifteen cents a pound. Now it can be had for fiye or six cents, and there is not a great demand at that. It is doubtful whether the entire output
more » ... r the entire output of North Carolina since the discovery of the mineral has brought $125,000 . SOME FACTS ABOUT GLASS. The most scientific glass workers of to-day are no more proficient in their art than were the craftsmen of ancient Thebes 4,000 years ago. These remarkable artisans, many of whom were priests high in authority, were well acquainted with glass staining, and dis played the highest artistic skill in their tints and de· signs. The colors were perfectly incorporated with the structure of the vitrified substance and were equal ly clear on both sides. The priests of Ptah, at Mem phis, had a factory for the manufacture of ordinary
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