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BY TRANSPLANTING EUROPEAN FEUDALISM
HENRY MILLER AMASSED AN EMPIRE
BY. JACK J,UNGMEY.ER
San Francisco, Cal.,, March 14.
He made alfalfa grow where oniysage
had been; produced fat from lean;
sent scrubby calves into the 'foothills
and saw them. emerge as.; great" herds;
acquired invaluable water - rights
while his fellow pioneers idly watched
the precious water flow past. .
Joday Henry Miller, last and.great-
The pretentious home of Henry
Miller, America's greatest cattle king,
situated in San Francisco. Below is
the great cattle banon's most recent
picture, showing, him as he appears
today at the age of 85.
est of the California; stock barons, is
50 times a millionaire.
And today the sons of many of his
easy going old neighbors men who
scoffed while he gathered are sue
ing him for a few inches of water;
are calling aloud for land, and ap
pealing .to ..the legislature for public
policies which. will- disintegrate the
vast holdings-of Miller and others like
him who made .their iay in the sun
His methods of acquisition have
often been challenged.
The story is told and vigorously
denied that in securing swamp
lands from the government he drove
across many sections of fertile val
ley land in a. skiff mounted on wheels
in order to represent truthfully at