John Fawkner OddFellows 1877

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FAWKSEK'S FOLLIES. Seqaal to an Istdlaaa Abortion Seasa. tlon an Odd-Fellow Odd-Fellow Odd-Fellow Expelled by Ilia . Own I.odir and ltd nutated by tbe tlrand Ledge. Svecial Ditpaich to the Enquirer : Baltimore, September 18. In the Grand Lodge of the order of Odd-fellows Odd-fellows Odd-fellows to-day, to-day, to-day, a report was made In the case of John E. Fawkner, charged with abortion. The facts in the case were as follows: Fawkner Is an uncle and guardian of a girl eighteen yean old. who is deaf and mute. She vt an inmate of a deaf and dumb Institution, and in February, 1875. was pregnant, ami produced upon herself nn abortion. Two physicians were called, who pronounced her condition critical, and were of the opinion that she would not live, whereupon whereupon the gupeMittendent of the institution went to her. and in presence of the physicians stated to her that she was in a very critical condition. and that the physicians said she would probably die. She was then a-ked a-ked a-ked by the Superintendent wbo seduced her, and she answered that it was her uncle, the accused, slating the time. She made the same answer when asked who gave bur the medicine medicine to destroy the child within net. The questions questions were a-ked a-ked a-ked aud answered by signs. . It was proved that the accused came to the institution institution in the month oi October previous to take her away to get a pair of shoes. She did not want to go, but the Superintendent advised her to do so. ana on the same day she went in company with a lady, and returned the following day. She slept that night at I the house of the accused, who ia a married man. On the 6th tiny of February following he came to see her In answer to a letter sent him by her. The witnesses dirlered aa to the length of this visit, on saying It lasted from one to two hours; the others say from twenty to twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five minutes. The meeting meeting took place in the reception-room reception-room reception-room of the institu tion. Ou this occasion accused brought his niece something done in a bundle or bundles. This is all tbe evidence connecting the accused with the offense. On the original trial, which was held before Center Center Lodge, No. 18, of Indiana, tbe statement of the girl was admitted in evidence against the objection of the accused. Several witueases also tektined, against similar objections, that the reputation of the accused for morality was not good. Upon thin testimon v the Lodge voted to expel the accused. He appealed to the Grand Lodge of Indiana, which body sustained the Lodge. He again appealed to the Grand Lodge of the United States, wbo to day decided decided that there was an error of law in the ca e. on which alone judgment should be reversed. Tho testimony of the girl, when examined un the trial, was to the entire Innocence of the accused. 'Hie Grand Lodge of Indiana was accordingly directed to cause said John K. Fawkner to be reinstated in his Lodge .r

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 19 Sep 1877, Wed,
  3. Page 4

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