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The Wesleyan -and General Assurance Society. GATHERING OF AGENTS. A .meeting of the local agents of the Wes- leyan and General Assurance Society was held at the Cleveland Hotel, Llanelly, on" Thurs- day, April 7th, to celebrate the twer^y-fifth year of Mr. David James, superintendent, Llaneilr. The subsequent proceedings were presided over by (kn:mdllor Ben Mathews, J.P., a&?is- tant superintendent. He referred to the ab- ? sence of their respected Inspector L. Gennan, He had always been with them, but old agr now prevented him hdng amongst them thi? time. Mr, Mathews said he was pleased to be present on this occasion to celebrate the twenty-fifth year of Mr. D. James's services for this office. He had been a diligent worker in matters associated with his profession. His length of services had given him a good grasp of his duties. They knew him as a man of discretion, tact, energy, and with a wide knowledge of affairs, and plenty of coiiiiiioli- sense, He had been of great assistance to his staff and the office which he had faith- fully represented. They hoped that he would have good health, and that he should con- tinue in office for many years yet, and to en- joy the handsome roll-top desk which would be presented to him. He referred to the pro- gress of the Wesleyan and General, which had entered on its seventieth year, and could show a record of most remarkable growth. It had never stood still, but, thanks to an efficient and enterprising directorate, and also to the credit of the outside staff, the policy-holders now numbered 1,304,504, an increase of 51,078 on the year, after allowing for lapses and deaths. The income had now reached the enormous figure of £ 905,939 7s. 4d. The claims during the year amount to £ 397,739 9s. 3d., making a total of £ 5,391,542 19s. 4d. The .accumulated funds at the end of the year amounted to £1,508;149 3s. 6d. The state of the Society was a. source of great satisfaction to them as agents. He hoped that these satisfactory results would be of great advan- tage to them when canvassing, and urged the agents to study the financial' position of the Society they represented. Mr. David James (superintendent) was pre- sented with a handsome roll-top desk by Mr David Davies (assistant superintendent), on behalf of the local staff. He hoped that Mr. .Tames would live fbr* a long time to use this valuable desk, which they presented to him as a token of respect and services of twenty- five years to the Wesleyan and General: also that he should sign many budred's of pro- posals. ilir. Tat-i,ies thanked them for the valuable presentation they had made to him that day. He was sorry that Mr. German (inspector) could not be present that day. He thanked them also for the assistance the agents had given liïm in working the business of the dis- trict to its present position. During his 25 years with the Wesleyan and General' great strides had been made, and he hoped that agents would during next year put in a lift le- ns ore energy, and that greater results will be attained. Mr. James referred to the death of one of the directors, and to the progress of the Society. Mr. Mathews had dealt with the figures, which were again this year very satis- factory. The Society was one of the best managed. There had been a continued de- crease in the rate of expenditure, and that was one matter which should commend and weigh with the public in making their selec- tion in joining their Society. The claims paid during the year amounted to 397,739, and since theconunene-elllent of the Society the sum of £ 5,391,342 had been paid to the policy-holders. been transferred to the Pension Fund, and also 5 per cent. to the sum assured by the industrial policies of five years in force. He thanked them all, and wished, them every success. Tyson Lloyd said lie had been an agent with Mr. James for a number of years before he cme to this district. He had al- ways found him ready to assist and do what lie could for an agent. Mr. David Thomas (Pont'irdulais) and Mr. David Davies (assistant), also spoke, and songs were rendered by Mr. Mad dock, recitation by Mr. Dan Matthews, and verses by Mr. Evan Thomas a.nd Mr. Dan Mathews. Mr. Morgan ably accompanied. At this juncture the party sat down to a knife-and-fork tea, provided bv Mr. David James, the sujierintendent. The following toasts were proposed:—"The Manager and James; "The Inspector" (Mr. L. German), by Mr. Daniel Francis: "The Host" (Mr by Mr. D. M. Davies. Llanelly. A vote of Thanks to the caterers for the able manner in which the catering was done, also to the press, and the Chairman for presiding, brought the meeting to a close. For further particulars apply tn- David Davies, Assistant Superintendent, 2 Salem Road, Felinfoel. Llanelly: Ben Mathews, Assistant Superintendent, Goed- wig, Pnutardulais: J. T. Lloyd, Assistant Superintendent, 3 Mar- garet Street, Anullanfurci; I David Davies, Assistunt Superintendent, 19 Pa.rema.in Street. Carmarthen: I David James. List net Superintendent, 59 Pottery Street, Llanelly. 7647



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