at five. The general time is five o'clock all the year 
around in good times, winter and summer ; and if the 
boss will give them gaslight some will go even earlier 
than three o'clock." 
In regard to extreme cases of long hours Mr. Glass 
says the following : " I know a man who works in 
this place we are passing, and the way they do there 
is this : they work all the week except part of a holi- 
day Saturday ; but they come back Saturday afternoon 
and work until four o'clock in the morning, to make up 
for the holiday." He says this is the usual thing in 
this particular Bowery sweat-shop. In speaking of this 
friend of his he said further : Once he told me that he 
had been working thirty-eight hours steady. He went 
to work Thursday morning at seven, and did not come 
home until Friday night at nine." In talking to Mr. 
Jensen, for many years secretary of the Custom Tailors' 
Union in Chicago, I learned in regard to hours that "It 
takes from forty-five to fifty hours for a custom-tailor to 
make a dress coat; but when it has to be done at a cer- 
tain time they will often work forty-eight hours at a 
time." — " You don't mean at one sitting, do you ? " — 
" Yes." — " Have you ever done that yourself ? " — 
" Yes." — " How often ? " — " I did it the first time 
when I was fourteen, and I can't tell you how often 
since, — many times since ; but I have not kept account 
of the times, because it is a common thing." 
Mr. Bisno says that in Chicago during the busy sea- 
son there is no limit ; that men frequently work all 
night, and that even in the slack season there are those 
who work fifteen and sixteen hours daily, — from 5 A.M. 
to 9 P.M.