jpHWESTERN is 'GIVEN THE HOOKS" l f u ,al nttorny " ,VMf(nlng the decision 5B"rfufofiiU Insurance dopart- l ... Xorthwostern Mutual of SiWo. Wish., .JaWS to a nao '" ttn- .S?Brport, tho loading In- MfwmA tlM PR,c,n sWJaltcd t " P"nrtclco, Si-rf June 3d Tbo comanhv tH!ialri'dlr bccn upheld ' K ru Fleet of tho federal .L ll attitude townrd tho mu-, WJitW attorney goncral'a nil-1 uMJxitdMcndcnt linen reached LnjUe second court action Lj commissioner I'hotpA Tjvafif becauso ho had rofua-LK1 rofua-LK1 (o companies violating S,t lira and that ho wait jj It both ciuci, Is tin etc-( l(rfjBjolnl to his discommon! LfjUMIon to aafeguard In -Hjtrt of Catirornln. Thin utvtn too lnB tho camp-col camp-col cl off color Inauranco ii ttlh both tho Insuring lU kgltlmnto undorwrltora Jufroa their offorU, It ro-jCjaaUjIoner ro-jCjaaUjIoner I'hclps, hltiifvol -jaj luuranco man, to Inatl-iciMK Inatl-iciMK anJ Cnllfornlana will jw 111 teal and courage, i tr public official who Strait) to do their whole lomtr. Commissioner I'helpa a crUWacd nnd lampooned, ioc4 aot He In tbo mouths of ncton to attack his motives , aaestioa bli sincerity. So tf printed organs nro purchnn-kowxt purchnn-kowxt officials will bo niaall-riisi niaall-riisi of ommlMlon an well an Am, bat Intelligent Insures Insur-es at least will bo ablo to ttks brawn noto of tho hired .hi Uc publicity to tho troa the Undorwrltora' Ho-tKisM Ho-tKisM of tho fact that tho trtra Mutual nan recently iitf an agency nt I'rloo nnd H to sccuro buslnos In thla larl'Uh In Ball Lnko City dm olwsvrhoro where tho company nrid lt methods nrc known, the NorUiwoslorn Is a Joke, except to fi, m?in wh0 ,,n a P0,,y ""! A flro follows. Nortlmrtci-n Mint 1'ny Up. Tho supremo oourt of Washington "as refused to relievo tbo Northwestern North-western Mutual Fire association from payment of a flro loss on Brain belonging to a Whitman county coun-ty farmer and tho company must now pay tho latler's Insurance amounting am-ounting to $4723.89 Tho farmor had obtained a ordlet for J5G23.89 against thojnutnal in the superior court at Colfax, Wash , last year, but tho company appealed to tho supremo su-premo court, which found that n tho assured had n sound vahio of eight hundred dollars under hla policy, this amount should bo deducted de-ducted from the original vcrdlot .ngnlnBt tho company, which Is now affirmed. Tho caso attracted considerable attention becauso tho company refused re-fused to pay tho Brain grower after tho fire, alleging that he had set tho flro htmselr for the Insurance money. Tho comprny subsequently had tho policyholder arrested on a chnrgo of arson, but tho Jury brought In a verdict of not guilty. Next tho policyholder filed a civil suit against tho Northwestern Mutual Mu-tual to recover $G000, tho amount of tho policy. Th trial Jury found for the grain grower, awarding him $5523.89, tho amount of the policy and Interest. This verdict was appealed ap-pealed by the company which e up the counter claim that tho assured as-sured hnd not paid his premiums wh'n due, although It developed that tho company had accepted It afterward. It will bo noted that first tho mutual refused to pay Its policyholder policyhol-der becauso It suspected him of burning his proporty, but afterward adopted tho dorel.to that tho premium pre-mium had not been paid on tho dato it was duo. It Is now a year and n half slnco the grnln growers' properly was burned.