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Life Insurance Decision.
An interpstiner decision in a li
insurance case lias recently been
i i iv . rt
rentiereu Dy me supreme uour.
of Kentucky. A person name
Coffey, a few months before hi
death, and when upon the verg
of bankruptcy, insured his life i
favor of his wife, for $10,000 in on
office, and for $5,000 in another,
cancelling in the latter case an old
policy for $10,000, which was pajl
aoje to his personal representa
tives. He also insured in another
company in favor of his brother
for $10,000. After his death both
the wife and brother compromise 1
with the insurance companies.sh 3
taking one-half the insurance pay -able
to her, and he receivin ;
$7,000 on the $10,000 policy h el I
by him. The creditors sought to
reiover the money received by
both of these parties,on the ground
that the premiums being paid out
of the means of the deceased, th'e
proceeds should belong to his es
tate. The widow denied that tlje
premiums were paid out of hir
misoaiKi's private means, ana uie
brother alleged that the policy
made payable to mm was to s
cure a debt due him by the d
ceased, ard also to guarantee hii
against loss as surety.
TMwi fnsivf flofirlpfl ns vorrnrrlin
the policy originally issued in fal
vor of the wile, that as her state!
mer.t that the premiums were not
paid out of her husband's means
(although she offers no rational!
explanation ?s to how they were
paid) was not denied, she was eng
titled to retain the money collect
ed upon it; but as regarding the
policy issued in lieu of an oler
one which was cancelled, the
creditors were entitled to the pro
ceeds, as being in the nature of a
voluntary post nuptual settlement,
which, under the statute of 13th
Elizabeth, was never permitted to
affect existing creditors. In rela
tion to the policy held by the
brother, the Court said that al
though the agreement that it
should be held to indemnify him
against lo-s as creditor and surety,
c related a preference in his favor
oyr other creditors, still as it had
nver been held in Kentucky that
such preferences were fraudulent,
hp should only be required to pay
over to the creditors what was
111 ft after satisfying his claims.
Although it is probable that the
rulings would have been different
had the proceedings been before a
TJnited States Court in bankrupt
cy, the case is full of interest to
tiose concerned in life insurance.
J. P. Coburn was shot, with a
probable fatal result, in an alterca
tion with Joe Hutchins, at Pal -ades.
Nev.. not Ion? since. The
! Utter was arrested.
The Apache War.
The Alta refers as follows to
Senator McCoy's resolutions,
which were adopted by the Cali
fornia Legislature and telegraph
ed to President Grant as the pro
test of that State against any more
sham warfare or perfidious peace
with the Apaches:
The above resolutions, passed
we believe without a dissenting
voice in either House of our Legis
lature, truly represent the opi
nions and feelings of the great
majority of Californians in regard
to the Apache question. Our pa
tience is exhausted; our reason is
offended by the lack of any plaus
ible pretext for the vacillating,in
decisive and pusillanimous policy
of the last six years; our self -respect
is insulted by Congress and
by the Secretaries of "War and the
Interior, who, in their debates and
official documents, skip over the
murder of 1,000 citizens as though
it were a mere trifle not worthy
of any serious consideration. An
impression prevails that the mo
tive for this disregard of all the
sound rules o.f public policy must
be a desire to save money in a di
rection where the favorites of
Congress have no chance to make,
much profit out of the expendi
ture. People will think, and par
tisan managers ought to under
stand, that it is not wise to pro
voke indignant thoughts in mat
ters of this kind. Thousands of
voters in California have lost
friends and acquaintances at the
hands of the Apache assassins.and
they want to see a speedy end of
this vacillating nonsense.
A Philadelphia paner thinks
that, as two Presidential tickets
have already been nominated one
representing the Labor Reform
ers and the other the ultra Tem
perance men and as it is to be
expected that the Women-Rightists
avd the so-called Liberal Re
publicans, to say nothing of such
minor organizations as the Repub
lican and Democratic parties, will
also make Presidential nomina
tions, there will apparently bo at
least "sixRiehmonds in the field"
hv next November; so that the
I free and enlightened voters of the
land will havo opportunities for
I making selections from an unu-
sually large variety of candidates
and platfoims. he particular des
I cription of Presidential candidate
j required by the cultivated tastes
of that, ardent and advanced pa
triot, Theodore Tilion, to-wit a
colored woman married to a white
husband has not yet been for
mally placed in nomination; but
pven this want may be supplied
before the list of nominees is fully
We condense as follows frcm
the Tucson Citizen:
Dr. Jacinto Gierdo was arrested
and committed to jail in default
of $2,000 for malpractice. He was
summoned, some time last week,
to the bedside of, a sick woman,
and did his work so thoroughly
that the patient died in a day or
two afterwards. A post-mortem
examination was held upon the
body by Coroner Thayer, assisted
by Dr. Handy, and the verdict of
the jury was as above charged.
On Saturday, the 16th instant,
Chief Justice John Titus left Tuc
son for Philadelphia, by way of
Mew Mexico, accompanied by Es
tevan Ochoa. The Judge antici
pates returning early next fall.
James E. Baker, DepirtyrCollec
tor of Customs at Tucsortifor nearly
two years; left that post to go to
Illinois last Saturday week.
J. W. Hopkins, Esq., is appoint
ed to the Collectorship. He is well
known in this country, and has1
the ability to fill the position witli
credit to himself and the Govern?
G. H. Oury, Esq., is fitting &
for a prospecting expedition along.
the southern boundary of the Te;
ritory. Some twenty citizei
Tucson have already enlisted?
Those wishing to join the partv
should address the above named
gentleman, either by letter or in
The Citizen warns the traveling
public against a certain firm in
this Territory the noted Messrs.
Dr. Edward Phelps, of unsavory
notoriety in Arizona, is reported
as having been murdered while
on his way to the city of Mexico.
The Indians, have not abated in
their depredations. Seventeen
head of beef cattle and four horses
and mules, belonging to Bishop
Goodrich, the Government beef
countractor, were stolen at the Salt
River Crossing, about 15 miles
The Chicago Post says: "Horse
thieves ara hanged in Kansas,
while murderers are sent to the
penitentiary for two years. Kansas
must breed very valuable horses'
and very inferior men, if her
penal code is any criterion to g
by." Her criterion is all right.
You see, she gets her horses from
Kentucky, and her men from Chi
cago. Denver Tribune.
The larbers of Vallejo, Califor
nia, have united in a petition 1o
have their places of business closed
at midnight on Saturdays, in or
der that tluy may enjoy Sundays.
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