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. M. W. of A Board Member Teilt
in Colorado, the Shattering
How Hundred* Were Tu
(Dy .'i- ; .'"! Piew.)
NEW YOF/K. Jan. 29.-John it.
wson, executive hoard member for
loYado of the United Mino Work
e of America, testifying today be
e tho industrial relations commls
attacked the testimony of John
Rockefeller, Jr., and the methods
d purposes of the Rockefeller
"r. I.awaon told of the shooting of
lng miners in Colorado and the
ttering of miners' homes and of
w hundreds were turned out into
e desert in 1903 without food or
i >f the Shooting ot* Striking Miners
I of Miners' Homes and of
med Out Into thc Desert
>d or Water.
water, while others were driven over I
the snow-covered mountains. lie
vigorously arraigned Mr. Rockefeller
for hin confessed knowledge of condi
tions among thc workers of the Colo
rado Fuel md iron Company.
The philanthropy nf the Rockefel
lers, Mr. Lawson referred to :is iol
"Health for China, n refuge for
hirds, food for the Belgians, pensions
for New York widows, university ?
(mining for the elect-and never al
thought or a dollar for thousands of
men, women and children who starv
ed In t'olorado. for ?lie widows robbed
of husbands; children Of their fath
ers. There are thousands of .Mr.
Rockefeller's employes In Colorado
who wish to Cod they were in Bel
Klum to he fed, or ?1 bird to be tender
ly cared for."
Reviewing that part of Mr. Rocke
feller's testimony in which he said
ho had received only $371,000 in divi
dends i? all on his stock in the Colo
rado company. Mr. Lawson said:
"lt was only under questioning
that he confessed that his father had
received SH.HN?I.UHO from lils bonds,
and thal the assets of the company
were $23,000,000 In excess of liabili
ties and that this item did not take in
the property values of some $19,000,
"Whatever appearance of poverty
clinics to (lie company is no) due to
anything hut Its own stupid and tor
rup) policy. Had it taken the money
lt has spent in ?ontrolling officials
and the electorate, purchasing ma
chine guns, employing gunmen and
crushing the aspirations of human
Oeings, and spent lt in wages and the
Dividends of 1915
THF. regular dividends to be credited by ?he Mutual Bene
fit Life Insurance Company to its members on partici
pating premium paying Life and Endowment policies
upon their anniversaries in 1915 show a substantial increase
over the regular dividends credited in 1914. Such increase
results from the fact that it has become unnecessary for
the Company to retain for expenses and contingencies as
large a portion of that part of the stipulated premiums provi
ded therefor as has heretofore been retained for such pur
This is the third increase in the regular dividend scale of
the Mutual Benefit since the present premium rates and re
serve basis were adopted in 1900. The regular dividend
scale adopted in 1900 was continued through 1909. The in
creased scale adopted in 1912 has been continued up to this
time. The new increased scale for 1915 became effective
January 1st. .. .... .'?ti-- **~LA^t'jJu ^u.a..
Liberal Policy Contract !
Lowest Possible !
*J N connection with the above announcement that dividends for 1015 on prem
? tum paying life and endowment policies have been increased very substantial
* ly over those payable on similar policies in 1914 it is worth while to call at
tention to the following record of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company
covering the past seven years. To our knowledge the record is one which has not
been equaled by any other life insurance company.
In 1907 t"e Mutual Benefit still further liberalized, for both old and new
policies, its non-forfeiture system adopted in 1879 and modified in 1895 and 1900.
In i9o8 the Company established a Suspended mortality fund, which relieves
the Company of the necessity of changing its dividend scale to meet fluctuations
in death losses from year to year.
In 1909 the Company increased its dividend scale for 19lo and declared a'
special dividend of $675,000.00 payable in 19 fr in addition to the increased divi
dend. \ ? i
In 1910 the Company established a Real Estate Depreciation fund.
In 191 i it established a Security Fluctuation fund and made a further increase
in its dividend scale for 1912.
In 1912 the Company established higher reserves for policies issued prior to
1900, and provided that thereafter the loan and surrender values of such policies
Should be based upon such higher reserves.
In 1913 the Company declared a special dividend of $861,000.00 in addition
to the regular dividend, and adopted an increased dividend scale for the year 1915.
In 1914 the Company declared a special dividend of S86i,0oo.O0 in addi
tion to the regular dividend, and adopted an increased dividend scale for the year
!t vt':1.1, be neted that thc several increases in the Mutual Benefit's dividend
scale and the declaration of special dividends have followed the establishment of
contingency reserves computed upon it mathematical basis, and which, in the light
ot past experience, ;>.re amply sufficient to protect the Mutual Benefit against those
contingencies lo which all life insurance companies are liable.
The first concern of the Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Company has .zn the
?ih-om?e security ox ns outstanding policy contracts. Secondly, it has endeavored
to liberalize its policy contracts to the fullest possible extent and to furnish insur
ance thereunder at the lowest possible cost. Inasmuch as it has been established
that the earnings of the Company are sufficient to maintain the contingency re
serves upon the bases 'adopted' and to provide for increased dividends, such increase
has been made.
The Mutual Benefit confidently presents its claims to the patronage of the in
suring public upon the above record, which is unique in the history of life insur
v'-3.ncc ' . *
M. M. MATTISON, General Agent
W. WEBB, District Agcr.t. J. J. TROWBRIDGE, Spacial Agent.
Anderdon, S. C., ^^WRtMSPKEP^HVP^1
Improvement of working conditions,
il would have had rich returns.
"These ure vital causo? of indus
trial discontent, an employer who
never 1B seen and whose power is
handed down from man to man until
there IH :< chain that no individual can
climb; our live? and our liberties
pa- ni over as a birthday gift or by
will; our energies and futures capi
talized by financiers In distant cities;
our masters too often men who never
have neen us. who care nothing for us
aeul who will not or can not hear thc
cry of our despair.
"There is not one of these founda
tions, now spreading their millions
over thc world In showy generosity,
that does not draw those millions
from some form of industrial injus
tice. lt ls not their money that these
lords of commercial virtue are spend
ing but the withheld wagen of the
American working class."
Mr. Lawson referred to the Rocke
feller Foundation's appropriation of
$1,000,000 for Investigation into( the
cause of Industrial unrest as "what
tliiii commission was appointed to do."
"Who are the directors of this foun
dation out of which comes this in
vestigation?" Mr. Lawson asked.
"Thu two Rockefellers; their pio
fessional advisers. Murphy. Oates,
Oreen und Heydt; their secretaries.
Flexner and Rose, on the Rockefel
ler pay-roll; and three others. Eliot,
ilephu:!! and Judson, who furnished
an outward appearance of independ
ence- the same control that lias di
rected affairs of the Colorado Fuel
and Iron Company; the same voice
that declared through young Rocke
feller that the defeat of the union in
Colorarlo was a great American prin
ciple for which ho was willing to sac
rifice. iii? money and the lives of his
workers. And they ask the laboring
class to believe that what they will
fecj as coal company directors they
will not feel us directors of the foun
"Who is the man ?.hosen to conduct
this million-dollar investigation into
industrial unrest? One Mackenzie
King, an alien, whoso contribution to
the industrial problem is a law that
prescribes a Jail sentence. for tho
worker who dares to lay down lils
tools. If labor had any doubt as to
his real intent, that doubt was re
moved by the letter read at this hear
Here Mr. Lawson quoted what pur
ported to be a copy of a letter writ
ten by Mr. King August 16, 1911, to
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., In which Mr.
"It will not be long before the in
evitable effects of the European war
are certain to make themselves felt,
and once this becomes apparent, the
unions will have to revise considera
bly some of their present policies.
There is. generally speaking, going to
be a large amount of unemployment
as a consequence of the war and un
ions will be confronted with a ucw
problem. Hore, lt seems to me. Iles a
possible avenue of approach toward
restoring normal conditions In Colo
Mr. Lawson continued:
"Mr. Rockefeller, Sr., ls quoted as
saying that God must bo brought io
New York. In Colorado there is a
suffering multitude that asks only for
a little of the spirit of the Christ who
died for human brotherhood.
"Nothing has ?cen more clearly
shown by your investigation than that
workers are unable to protect them
selves as individuals, but can only
gain protection through organization.
"In theory at least. Mr. Rockefeller
agrees to the principle of unionism.
All that remains is to givo this theory
purpose and effect. Tho ?ulted Mine
Workers ls the one organiation that
represents labor in this great indus
try, I instst that Mr. Rockefeller can
not give effect to this new point of
view except with the cooperation of
the I'nited Mine Workers. Our own
great desire ls for/lasting industrial
peace. We rejoice that after all those
who heard Mr. Rockefeller is dispos
ed to consider and confer with the
workers lils company officials have
despised, ignored anil endeavored to
Rockefeller donations to education
al Institutions have influenced poll
oica of presidents of universities and
colleges in many Instances, but the
influence bas al way j been good, said
Charles W KP.iot, president-emeritus
of Harva (1, who also testified today
at the industrial commission's in
Donations, Dr. Eliot said, to which
he referred, were made by the general
There was only one condition at
tached to the board's endowments;
that condition was that a part of the
looney should be spent in teaching
theology. The board made that con
dition, Dr. Eliot said, because lt did
not care to be placed In the light of
assisting or supporting any sect or
(By AuocUted Pros?.)
"WASHINGTON, Jan. 29.-President
Wilson today reduced the list of
names be ta considering In connec
tion with the make-up of the new fed
eral trade commission to a few men.
The Ave men considered most like
ly to be appointed are Joseph E.'
uaviea, of wisconsin; E. N. Huricy, of
Illinois; Will H. Parry, of Washing
ton sui?; r* ?-rge L. Record, of /ew
Jersey, and William J. Harrie, of
Georgia. Samuel Rogers, of North
Carolina; Thomas S. Felder, Georgia,
and several other Southern men were
said to be still under consideration.
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