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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 26: Grant's second term (search)
l matters the Sun was always quite as independent as it was in politics. This is well shown by its attitude in regard to the Beecher-Tilton scandal, which for a season was an absorbing topic of discussion in both religious and secular society. Beecher was one of the most eloquent men of his day. He had done great service in presenting the cause of the Union in England, and was a preacher of unusual prominence, influence, and popularity. The sympathy of the public was strongly in his favor, but when his correspondence, as brought out in the trial, was considered in connection with the lady's confession and the undisputed facts of the case, the Sun did not hesitate to pronounce Beecher guilty nor to declare that his great genius and his Christian pretences only make his sin the more horrible and the more revolting. It was on October 1, 1878, that the Sun published an elaborate and circumstantial article recapitulating the career of General Garfield as a member of Congress, a
John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Index (search)
221, 223, 225. Baltimore, 336, 337. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 337, 347. Bancroft, George, 453. Banks, General, 209, 212, 233, 301, 302, 349. Banks, N. P., Speaker, 142, 144, 147. Baraguay d'hilliers, 67. Barker, Fordyce, 177. Barlow, United States Marshal, 417. Barnard, General, 328. Barrett, James, 18-21, 25, 28-30. Bartlett, Robert, 53. Bates, Attorney-General, 162. Bayard, Secretary, 471, 475. Bayou, Pierre, 220. Bayou, Tensas, 209. Beach, Moses Y., 484-487. Beecher-Tilton scandal, 449. Belknap, General, 418, 419. Bell, Senator, 180. Bern, General, 96. Benjamin, Senator, 153, 359. Bennett, James Gordon, 128, 314, 430, 484-489. Benton, Mayor, 351. Benton, Senator, 98, 104, 144, 145, 152. Bentonville, battle at, 355. Berlin, 83-85. Bermuda Hundred, 328, 329. Big Black River, 209, 216, 220, 221, 223, 225, 230. Bingham, Lieutenant-Colonel, 242. Black Ant, children's stories, 155. Black Friday, 417, 425, 493. Black, Jeremiah I., 1