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About Oysters

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-A New York restaurateur assure8 a reporter that there isn't one mau in 500 that can teil the diflerence betweon Shrewsbury oysters, Long Islands, Mili Ponda, East Kivers, Providenc Rivers, etc. At a good many eating houses, he says, you can get any kind of an oyster, in season or out, but they all come from soine scrub bed. The largest are labeled Saddle Rocks, another size and shape Blue Points, and so on. Blue Points are perhaps the most in demand now; they cost from $4.50 to $6.50 per barrel, East Rivers are estimated the best by a good many, as they are only placed in the market late. They range in price from $4.50 to $9 a thousand, according to the demand and the supply. Some of the largest oysters come from Old Point, Fortress Monroe. From there they reach Baltimore, and so travel north. Baltimore is the big oyster depot, and they put up immense quantities in can. A smart man ought to open f romJ4,000 to 5,000 a day. I understand a team of four men have shucked 25,000 oysters in a day. That would give them about $23, Baltimore prices. This season promiscs to be a big one for oysters. Prices will per haps be a little higher.


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