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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), McKenna, Joseph 1843- (search)
McKenna, Joseph 1843- Jurist; born in Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 10, 1843; was a student in St. Joseph's College; removed to Benicia, Cal., in 1855; and was admitted to the bar there in 1865. He was twice district attorney for Solano county, and in 1875-76 a member of the State legislature. In 1885 he was elected to Congress, where he served till 1893, when he was appointed a United States circuit judge. From March, 1897, till January, 1898, he was United States Attorney-General, and then became an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
ear of axle Above Below Upon cutter-frame in front of axle. Independent of tongue. Principles of action. Showing modes of connecting the cutting apparatus with the frame. Showing (11, 12) modes of connection of the cutting apparatus with the frame; (13-20) modes of driving cutters. Showing (21) mode of driving cutter; (22-30) styles of cutters; (31-36) track-clearers. In Fig. 3247 a steam-engine is shown as adapted to operating the implement. In some parts of Solano County, California, where the grain and grass are very short, an apron is fitted under the sickle of the mower, which catches all the grass, and when full dumps it in piles. Grass and grain not over three inches in hight are thus secured, in some cases at the rate of a ton to an acre. The smallest description of mower is that for mowing lawns, which is pushed by the gardener so as to cut the grass before it is tramped. It weighs about 30 pounds and cuts a swath of 10 inches. The cylinder has s
William Hepworth Dixon, White Conquest: Volume 1, Chapter 5: Don Mariano. (search)
Polk, describes him as a man of high family, of good education (for a Mexican), who seems to be retiring fiom his military charge, though keeping a squad of soldiers at his country-house. In cld days proud and stiff, he is now smooth and sweet, yet with the lordly air of a man stooping from a height. His gates are always open to the stranger, but he keeps an eye on every guest, and only yields his heart to men of character and rank. His power is felt in every part of California, and Solano county, where he chiefly lives, is safer both for property and life than any other part of the Pacific slope. He asks for nothing. Money will not tempt him. No one knows his mind; perhaps he would like a title or an office. Such, in substance, is the picture of Don Mariano, presented thirty years ago, to President Polk. Unable to make him a marquis, Polk made him a general; then, in spite of his priests and bishops, Don Mariano staked his fortunes on the Stars and Stripes. In punishme