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Weil-Known Conductor. DEATH OF MR. W. T. SAMUEL. 11 TRAGIC KCENE AT CARDIFF. At the Cardiff children's Welsh concert, held at the Park Hall on Friday night, Mr W. T. Samuel, the well- known Welsh conductor, dropped dead on the stage im- mediately after the conclusion of the first concerted piece, which he personally conducted. 1 Mr Samut-l, as he stepped on to the platform at the opening of the concert, was given a rousing reception, and the first chorus was rendered with considerable feeling and wa- well received. Mr Samuel then step- ped off the daL', and fell. The hall was crowded, and incident cau-nl a sensation. Assistance was im- mediately forthcoming, and the stricken conductor was I conveyed to the ante-room. Drs. Alfred Reea and R. Prichard were quickly in attendance, but Mr Samuel had expired. The body was conveyed in a motc?r-car to his home in Cathays Terrace. The audience were not informed at the time, and a part of the programme was proceeded with under the leadership of l)r. David Evans. Later, howevcr, Mr H. Price, H.M.L.S., the president of the gathering, an- nounced the sAd news, stating that Mr Samuel bad dit?i in harness, doing the work he loved so well. He pro- posed that they should show their appreciation of his genius, and their sympathy with the bereave-d family. A vote of sympathy with the bereaved family was carried in silence, the whole audience standing, and the proceedings were brought to a close with the singing of a hymn. The cause of death was heart failure. The title of the chorus, at the. close of which the tragic death occurred, was "Teithio 'j- Ydym tua Seion" ("We are travelling towards Zion.") Dr. Wm. Edwards at once made the following translation :— We shall all behold our Saviour, There our blessed Lord a.dor, In one concert with the angels, In sweet strains for evermore. Then united we. march forward, Through the Vale with courage still, And draw nigh with songs of gladness To our home on Zion' Hill. The news has been received in Radnorshire with pro- found sorrow. For a long period, Mr W. T. Samuel has almost invariably been the conductor at the Musical Festivals of the Baptist Association, and as such had become well-known throughout the county. i

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