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The city's work is done under an eight-hour law.
A furnace is served by three men, working in eight-hour shifts, and requires about 2 tons of coal, which corresponds to about 110 gallons reduced oil, air being used as atomizer.
The first strike, which was for an eight-hour day and $3.00 wage, was won by the miners.
The eight-hour ordeal to get there was worth the ten-minute conversation.