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The Walking Delegate by Leroy Scott

THE WALKING DELEGATE

[Illustration: THE WALKING DELEGATE]

The Walking Delegate

By

Leroy Scott

_With Frontispiece_

New York Doubleday, Page & Company 1905

Copyright, 1905, by Doubleday, Page & Company Published May, 1905

_All rights reserved, including that of translation into foreign languages, including the Scandinavian_

To My Wife

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE

I. ON THE ST. ETIENNE HOTEL 3

II. THE WALKING DELEGATE 14

III. THE RISE OF BUCK FOLEY 30

IV. A COUNCIL OF WAR 9

V. TOM SEEKS HELP FROM THE ENEMY 50

VI. IN WHICH FOLEY PLAYS WITH TWO MICE 59

VII. GETTING THE MEN IN LINE 72

VIII. THE COWARD 85

IX. RUTH ARNOLD 98

X. LAST DAYS OF THE CAMPAIGN 111

XI. IN FOLEY'S "OFFICE" 120

XII. THE ELECTION 129

XIII. THE DAY AFTER 145

XIV. NEW COURAGE AND NEW PLANS 153

XV. MR. BAXTER HAS A FEW CONFERENCES 166

XVI. BLOWS 177

XVII. THE ENTERTAINMENT COMMITTEE 187

XVIII. THE STOLEN STRIKE 203

XIX. FOLEY TASTES REVENGE 210

XX. TOM HAS A CALLER 224

XXI. WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN 236

XXII. THE PROGRESS OF THE STRIKE 250

XXIII. THE TRIUMPH OF BUSINESS SENSE 257

XXIV. BUSINESS IS BUSINESS 267

XXV. IN WHICH FOLEY BOWS TO DEFEAT 279

XXVI. PETERSEN'S SIN 290

XXVII. THE THOUSANDTH CHANCE 304

XXVIII. THE EXPOSURE 313

XXIX. IN WHICH MR. BAXTER SHOWS HIMSELF A MAN OF RESOURCES 331

XXX. THE LAST OF BUCK FOLEY 338

XXXI. TOM'S LEVEE 348

XXXII. THE THORN OF THE ROSE 364

LIST OF CHARACTERS

BUCK FOLEY, a walking delegate. TOM KEATING, a foreman. MAGGIE KEATING, his wife. MR. BAXTER, President of Iron Employers' Ass'n. MRS. BAXTER. MR. DRISCOLL, a contractor. RUTH ARNOLD, his secretary. MR. BERMAN, junior partner of Mr. Driscoll. MR. MURPHY, a contractor. MR. BOBBS, a contractor. MR. ISAACS, a contractor. CONNELLY, Secretary of Iron Workers' Union. NELS PETERSEN, a "scab." ANNA PETERSEN, his wife. PIG IRON PETE, a workman JOHNSON, a workman. BARRY, a workman. MRS. BARRY. JAKE HENDERSON } ARKANSAS NUMBER TWO } Members of KAFFIR BILL } "The Entertainment SMOKEY } Committee." HICKEY }


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