MINING: Halloween Trick

For days Lawyer J. R. Stirrett cooled his heels in the offices of International Nickel Co. in Copper Cliff, Ont.—unable to get past the reception desk to transact some business. The cooler his heels got, the hotter he got under the collar.

Finally Lawyer Stirrett stalked out, made a little trip to the office of the mining recorder. Examining maps and blueprints of International's holdings, he became very interested. As well as studious Mr. Stirrett could tell, International had neglected to register mineral rights to some land near its Creighton mine (the company's biggest producer in World War I)—including...

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