A Dundee telegram says that the later details add considerably to the loss
of life by the storm of Wednesday, two other boats being reported lost,
bringing the total loss of life up to 19. Another telegram says that no hope is now
entertained of the safety of the fishing boat Alexander Duthie of Aberdeen,
which was out in the gale on Wednesday morning. Her crew of six men, all
relatives, have undoubtedly perished.
The fishing boat Isabella, of Downies, is also missing, and her crew of six
men are believed to be lost.
The Twilight, of Downies, has been capsized, and four of her crew drowned.
The Clyde from Hamilton to Glasgow was in heavy flood yesterday. At the
latter place the embankments have been burst, and a large extent of grass crop
and winter wheat, as well ans cattle and sheep, have been swept away, and the
river’s course is in some places widened by half a mile. This is owing to the
heavy rains which fell on Wednesday night. Some damage has been caused to
the craft by the force of the current; the steamship Fitzjames, having broken
loose from its moorings, was dashed against one of the Clyde ferry boats which