delivered the opinion of the court:
Amelia Johnson made a written application July 28, 1906, for membership in the Royal Neighbors of America, a fraternal insurance society, a cámp of which was about to be installed at Bluff Springs, near where the applicant lived. After passing through the regular channels the application was approved, Mrs. Johnson initiated as a member of the order, and on October 20, 1906, a benefit certificate for $1500, in which the husband, Charles F. Johnson, way-named as beneficiary, was issued to her. All dues and • *572sessments were paid on the certificate until the death of Mrs. Johnson, which occurred June 21, 1907. Proofs of death were made in accordance with the requirements of the order but payment of the certificate was refused, and the beneficiary brought this suit in the circuit court of Cass county to recover thereon. Plaintiff below had judgment for the amount of the certificate in the circuit court, from which the defendant appealed to the Appellate Court for the Third District. That court affirmed the judgment, and the case is brought to this court by writ of certiorari.
The defense to the suit is based upon the claim that Mrs. Johnson made false answers to certain questions she was required to answer in her application, and that the answers to these questions were warranties and not mere statements or representations. The following are the questions contained in the application, with the answers appended thereto, upon which the plaintiff in error based its refusal to pay the certificate:
“15. Are you now of sound body, mind and health, free froin disease or injury, of good moral character, of exemplary habits and a believer in a supreme being?—Yes.
“16a. Have you within the last seven years been treated by or consulted any person, physician or physicians in regard to personal ailment?—No.
“19a. Have you within the last three years used any patent or proprietary medicine?—No.
“igh. Have you ever had any local disease, personal injury, illness of any kind or nature, serious or otherwise?—No.”
In a list of questions required to> be asked of the applicant by the camp physician, and answers thereto written down by him, was the following:
“31. Have you ever had any disease of the following named organs or any of the following named diseases or symptoms: Heart?'—-No. Diver?'—-No. La grippe ?—No. r any other disease?—No.”
*573To the fifteenth question the answer is written “Yes” and to each of the other questions “No.” It is contended the answers to all these questions were warranties; that they were false, and there can therefore be no recovery. It is insisted the proof shows Mrs. Johnson was at the time of her application, and had been for a considerable period of time prior thereto, suffering from disease; that she had been treated by Dr. Bley and other physicians ; that her disease was pronounced by Dr. Bley pernicious anaemia, which affected the heart, and that her death resulted therefrom. While the evidence as to the condition of the applicant’s health at the time she made application for membership in the order, and for some time previous and subsequent thereto, is quite contradictory, the proof is she had consulted physicians about illness she was suffering from at various times since 1902 and had taken medicines prescribed for her at different times. Some, at least, of the answers to questions propounded to the applicant were untrue, but defendant in error contends that the circumstances under which they were made take the case out of the rule contended for by plaintiff in error.
It appears from the evidence that the local camp of the order of Royal Neighbors of America at Bluff Springs was installed by Mrs. Gilliland, a district deputy. A short time previous to its establishment an effort had been made to install a camp by Mrs. Cartwell, an assistant deputy, but the effort failed. Mrs. Cartwell took the application of Mrs. Johnson, and George Franer testified he was present when the same questions above quoted were asked Mrs. Johnson by Mrs. Cartwell and heard her answers thereto; that she said she had been treated by physicians and had taken patent medicine for the “grippe;” that Mrs. Cart-well told Mrs. Johnson that did not count, and wrote the answers contrary to the true answers made by Mrs. Johnson. After Mrs. Cartwell had failed to secure enough applications for membership to authorize installing a camp, *574Mrs. Gilliland, the district deputy, wrote Franer requesting him to procure applications, sent him blanks for that purpose, and stated that when he had secured them she would come and organize the camp. Pursuant to Mrs. Gilliland’s request Franer proceeded to procure applications for membership, among them Mrs. Johnson’s, and Mrs. Gilliland came and organized the camp. He was admitted to membership in the camp without the payment of any initiation fee, and plaintiff in error received, adopted and acted upon the applications taken by him. Franer testified that when he took Mrs. Johnson’s application she told him of illnesses she had had, and that he knew she had taken treatment' from physicians but wrote her answers contrary to the true answers made by her, just as Mrs. Cartwell had done. Franer testified that at that time Mrs. Johnson appeared to be in good health, and many other witnesses testified to the same thing.
The Appellate Court held the evidence warranted the conclusion that Franer, in taking the application of Mrs. Johnson, was the agent of plaintiff in error, and we agree with that view. His knowledge was therefore the knowledge of his principal. If, as the evidence of defendant in error tends to show, Mrs. Johnson made true answers to the questions propounded, but Franer, the agent, wrote false answers, plaintiff in error has waived its right to object to the validity of the benefit certificate on the ground that Mrs. Johnson’s answers were warranties. (Royal Neighbors of America v. Boman, 177 Ill. 27; Farrenkoph v. Holm, 237 id. 94.) The principle applied in these cases is not new in this State but has been uniformly announced and adhered to in a long line of cases. Decisions of courts of other jurisdictions holding a contrary view have never been followed in this State. This rule is not affected by the fact that a copy of the application was attached to1 the benefit certificate, and there was printed in the certificate a request to the holder to read the application and if any of *575the answers were incorrect to notify plaintiff in error’s recorder. The agent of plaintiff in error having been informed by Mrs. Johnson of facts contrary to the answers written by him, she was led to believe that the answers written to the questions propounded were, under the facts stated, the proper answers, and nothing is shown to have subsequently occurred to cause her to doubt that her certificate was perfectly valid. Question 31 above quoted was not one of the questions Franer asked of Mrs. Johnson. It was one of a list of questions to be asked by and answered to the camp physician. The camp physician did not testify, but other witnesses present when he wrote the answers to the questions on Mrs. Johnson’s application testified they thought he did not read the questions to Mrs. Johnson but simply filled the blanks by writing answers to the questions without reading them to the applicant.
Complaint is made of the court’s rulings in giving instructions for defendant in error and refusing instructions asked by plaintiff in error. Under our view of the law there was no error in this respect, nor in the admission or rejection of testimony offered, that calls for a reversal of the judgment.
The judgment of the Appellate Court is therefore affirmed.