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ment as cattle-buying competitors.
They became a powerful corporation."
Buy, buy and never let go. 'That
was their shibboleth.
"I don't care where you get the
money to py for the land I select,"
said Miller to 'Lux, who handled the
financial erpi of the combination.
"But you've got to get it." '
And get it theylways did some
how. Their holdings grew. Increas
ing herds demanded more pasturage.
The cojptes found their runs im
peded with barbed-wire fences. Water
rights were shrewdly annexed, add
ing enormously to the value of ad
jacent lands. They" appropriated
thousands of miners' nches., Later
when other settlers awoke to the ne
cessity of water, none or little was
left. Mile after, mile of great gov
ernment claims and swampy lands
Neighbors jeered at the two "fools,
gone 'loco' over worthless land."
Miller and Lux kept their mouths
closed and smiled.
It's a $50,000,000 smile for the sur
vivor today, Lux having died some
If Miller got the greater part of his
principality for a songfdue largely to '
the government's free land and water
policy of that day, he sweated heroic- '
ally over its development. He saw
50 years ahead. And he worked for
This' picture is typical of the day that is fast passing. Henry Miller
morethan any other cattleman is responsible for the demise of the pictur
esque in the stock-raising industry. This is an "Outlaw," a horse that has
been spoiled by incorrect handling as a colt, and it is against such methods,
that Henry Miller has set the ban on his ranches. .