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¡I!S.i:! n DEATH OF MRS HUGHES, CONGO INSTITUTE. It is with deep sorrow that we have to record this week the sad death of the beloved wife of the Rev W. Hug-h es, F.R.G.S., Congo Institute, Colwyn Bay. Mrs Hughes, who never appeared to be very strong, became seriously ill some few weeks ago, after which she seemed partly to recover, but on Tuesday, August 14th, unfortun- ately a relapse took place, when she began to gradually sink, and she passed peacefully away early on Monday morning, August 20th. Her death can only be regarded, especially by those immediately connected with the Institution, as a great calamity. Her quiet disposition and gentle influence- which gave to all that she did a charm and powers that others could not have given,—will be sorely missed by her large circle of friends, but by none so much as by the family and relatives, and the young African students to whom she has indeed been a mother in a strange land. Mrs Hughes was the second daughter of the late Rev Hugh Jones, D.D., President of the Llangollen College, and was born in the year 1861, so that she has passed away in the prime of life, and in the midst of her days. Her life has however been spent in the noblest service, and her work has been well done. Her devotion to the large family which resides at the Institute (in- cluding her own, and the African students), drew the highest commendations from all. No one was ever more willing to sacrifice her own comforts for those around her, none more ready to sympathise and console those who were in need. The large number of letters and telegrams of condolence which have come to the Institute from all parts of the country, speak louder than any words of the universal respect and high esteem in which the departed was held by her very many friends, some of whom pay her memory a tribute such as few indeed obtain in this world. A large number of wreaths, which also were sent to the Institute, bear the same testimony. Amongst others we noticed the following (Harp) English Baptist Chapel; (Cross) Mr and Mrs Edwards, Lansdowne House; (Bunch of flowers)—The Misses Davies, Haverfordwest Mr and Mrs Robinson, Oak Cottage; (Wreaths), Rev and Mrs E. Jones Davies; Mr Alfred L. Jones, Liverpool; Mr and Mrs Griffiths, Elianus; Mrs Alfred O. Walker, Nant y Glyn TbeStudents Miss Jones, Ty Newydd; The Misses Owen and Thomas, Coed Oros; Mrs Brackstone and Lily, Plas-y-coed; Mrs and Miss Jones, Vron Haulog; Mrs and Miss Paterson, Cheviot-dale; Mr and Mrs Jones, Chester House; Mr and Mrs Williams, Tan llan; Mrs Davies, Llanelian; and many others. 'Amongst the scores of let ters we also noticed some from the followiiig:Ladv A. A. J. Coler- idge; Mrs C. H. Spurgeon Mrs E. Brewer, London; Alfred L. Jones Esq., J.P., Liverpool; Mrs Walker, Nantyglyn, Colwyn Bay Miss L. M.S. Hilton, London; Miss A. L. Wilson, London; Alderman T. J. Williams, J.P., ex-Mayor of Denbigh; etc., etc. It would be altogether impossible to name them all, but one could not but be greatly struck with the fact of the universal expressions of sympathy from all parts of the United Kingdom, from Eng- land, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, and from all conditions of people, and from ministers of every denomination. Many indeed, from the Wilds of Pembrokeshire, and the collieries of South Wales, being full of tenderest sympathy. The interment which took place on Thursday afternoon, at Old Colwyn cemetery, was attended by a large number of sympathising friends, amongst whom were a large number of ministers. Mr Hughes and the family feel deeply the many touching tributes to the memory of the departed, and tender expressions of sympathy, and especially to the medical attendants, Dr Fraser and Nurse Williams, who were unsparing in their efforts on behalf of the deceased.

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