CONWAY, HUGH, the nom-de-plume of FREDERICK JOHN FARGUS (1847-1885), English novelist, who was born at Bristol on Dec. 26 1847, the son of an auctioneer. At the age of 13 he joined the training-ship "Conway" in the Mersey. In deference to his father's wishes, however, he abandoned the sea, and eventually, in 1868, took over the family business. In 1883 Fargus published through Arrowsmith his first long story, Called Back, of which over 350,000 copies were sold within four years. A dramatic version of this book was produced in London in 1884, and in this year Fargus published another story, Dark Days. He died at Monte Carlo on May 5 1885.