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Bill A VOTE TO BE TAKEN THIS WEEK The Action of the Caucus Not Binding-, However, and Member May Vote as They Sec Fit. WASHINGTON. Jan. 7. By a vote of SI to 59, the democratic house caucus today indorsed the Carlisle substi tute currency bill now before the house. Speaker Crisp took the lead in presenting the resolution, and vigorously urged the necessity of its adoption. The commit tee on rules was instructed to bring in a rule tomororw tS close the debate. Ef forts to amend Mr. Crisp's resolution were voted down, one of the adverse votes showing only 13 members of the caucus favorable to an issue of bonds to retire the greenbacks. The result of the caucus Is accepted with considerable apprehen sion by friends of the bill, notwithstand ing the passage of the resolution of in dorsement. The SI votes which the meas ure commanded in caucus is far short of the number necessary to pass it in the house. It is the belief, however, that many of the 59 votes recorded against the resolution will be changed, now that the Carlisle bill has the prestige of the caucus indorsement. But there were several prominent leaders who asserted at the close of the caucus that the vote showed conclusively that the bill could not pass. The caucus was called together at 2 o'clock, with Mr. Holman in the chair. All of the party leaders of the house, in cluding Speaker Crisp, Catchings, Outh waite. Springer, "Wilson, Tracy and Bland, and the democratic members of the bank ing and currency committee, were on hand. Cockran stated early in the day that if the caucus was to be binding he would not enter it, and it was understood that others would pursue the same course. Assurances were given that the caucus would be advisorj' rather than binding, and Cockran and his associates concluded to attend. The issue of the caucus was presented by the following resolution, pre pared by Springer and introduced by Speaker Crisp: "Resolved, That it is the sense of this caucus that the Carlisle currency bill should be passed by the house of repre sentatives substantially as presented in the substitute, which has been printed in the Record, and which will be offered at the proper time by the chairman of banking and currency, and that the com mittee on rules be requested to report an order tomorrow, after the reading of the journal, which shall provide for its con sideration one more- day in general debate and thereafter under the flve-mlnute rule, and for a final vote thereon at the near est time practicable during the week." Livingston, of Georgia, started the caucus at a lively rate by moving that all who were in attendance should be bound by the action of the caucus. From varipus parts-of the halLcame cries-of "point of order," and for a time there was considerable confusion. Chairman Holman finally sustained the point of order. He said: "For CO years it has been the unbroken rule In the house of representatives to consider the action of a caucus as ad visory and not as binding. It leaves mem bers entirely free to act according to their own judgment." It was agreed that all speeches should be limited to five minutes, and Crisp then spoke in support of the resolution he had offered. He spoke of the profound im portance of the situation in which the majority of the house found itself. It called for conservative and careful ac tion and a united party. The resolution was designed to test the sentiment of the caucus on the vital .point involved, whether the currency bill now before the house should pass or not. Bland followed in opposition to the resolution, saying: "We have now reached the point when the democratic party, for the first time In its history, is asked to become the ad vocate of national banks." He then urged his specific objections to the bill, being frequently interrupted by calls of "Vote, vote." Springer then spoke in support of the resolution. He spoke mainly of the importance of a caucus in securing the adhesion of members. While caucus action was not binding. It was nevertheless regarded as very persuasive on the judgment of members when party action was involved. He continued: "The present emergency must be met by the democratic party as a whole. The responsibility is on the party, and the people will hold the party accountable for Its action. In such an emergency caucus action has been very effective In bringing members o the party together and over coming minor objections." Springer's time was extended to 10 min utes, in view of his being in charge of the bill. There was a lively interchange of questions and answers between Cockran and Springer before the latter closed. Cockran asked if Springer did not regard the currency situation as an economic rather than a party question, a question which never should be submitted to party caucus action. Springer replied that the question was both a party and an econom ic question, but in the present case the party would be held responsible for the execution of economic principles. There was much confusion as the cross-fire be tween the two gentlemen proceeded, and Chairman Holman tried vainly to preserve order and quiet. Brief speeches were made by Cox of Ten nessee. Coombs of New York, Bailey of Texas, Swansea of New York, Bailey of Wyoming, McRae of Arkansas, Washing ton of Tennessee, Bryan of Nebraska, and Sperry of Connecticut. They showed a very wide divergence of individual views. Sper ry closed his remarks by offering an amendment to the pending resolution, by which the Sperry bill for an issue of bonds to refund the greenbacks was to be sub stituted as the one on which the caucus was to express its approval. Johnson of Ohio, a member of the banking and cur rency committee, followed in opposition to the resolution. Berry of Arkansas also submitted an amendmesit proposing as the sense of the caucus a bill authorizing Highest of all in Leavening Power. RHVkl B&Ri S m iro ABSOLUTECif PURE each state to buy silver bullion to the amount of $1 for 'each inhabitant, and send the same to Uie-TJnlted States treas ury, to be coined and returned to the sev eral states. This closed the speech-making and th admission of amendments, and voting began. The Berry amendment was voted on first, and was defeated 54 to W. The Sperry amendment 'was also defeated 13 to 70. The last vote was regarded as sig nificant as showing the limited strength of the plan to issue bonds to retire green backs. The 13 voting lor the amendment were: Sperry and Be Forrest of Connecticut, Harter and Pearson of Ohio, Strauss, Coombs, Lockwood, Tracey and Hen dricks of New York, Brickner and Wells of Wisconsin. Fielder of New Jersey, and McAleer of Pennsylvania. The question then recurred on the orig inal resolution to indorse the Carlisle sub stitute bill. It was decided to divide the resolution, so as to have separate votes on the Indorsement of the bill and on the instructions to the committee on rules. The first part. Indorsing the bill, was car ried by a vote of SI to 59. The second part, directing the rules committee to bring In a rule tomorrow, was adopted without di vision, and the caucus adjourned. Those interested in the bill expressed satisfaction in the result, as it gave the prestige of caucus indorsement to the Car lisle bill. ALL AGAINST DEBS. Indictments Will Stand nnd Applica tion for Habeas Corpus Denied. CHICAGO, Jan. 7.-Judge Grosscup this morning announced that he would render his decision In the proceedings to quash the indictments for conspiracy against ueDS ana oiners tomorrow axiernoon. ne indicated that he would deny the motion to quash, and told th counsel to be ready to go to trial. The several motions for sep arate trials were all denied. After the adjournment today of the court of appeals. Judge Woods, sitting as a circuit judge, informed the attorneys for Debs and others and for the govern ment, that he wouia overrule tne applica tion for a writ of habeas corpus, as he could not review his own decision, and would allow the appeal direct to the su preme court. Judge Woods added that he was not disposed to enforce the imprison ment of the defendants, but would re mand them to the cusEody of the marshal, when the stay of execution expired tomor row, and that the ofllcer would undoubt edly use his own discretion. No Change in llottle-Blowers' Wnsres. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. ".No change will be made in the wage scale of the green-glass bottle-blowers until next sum mer, at least. So decided the executive board of the Glass Bottle-Blowers As sociation of the United States and Can ada at the first meeting of a four days session held here t6day. The decision af fects 3000 men, who are members of the association, which Is an Independent or ganization from the two other glass blow ers' unions. At today's session the board organized and filed appeals and grievances from local unions, which will be up for discussion later. Aiipleman'u Case Drasrsingr. WOODLAND, Cal., Jan. 7. There was nothing new in the Appleman case today. The evidence will all be in tomorrow. The case will probablyigo'othejuriratur diation committee, appeared in court to day to have the time for their trial set. The defendants consenting, it was set for February 4, at 1:30 P. M. Ajrain Worlsinjr at Homestead. PITTSBURG, Jan. 7. The 119-inch mill at the Homestead works is working today and the strike at that place is broken. All the furnaces at the Edgar Thompson works, at Braddock, are also working, and the steel mill will resume tomorrow. COMING BACKTO PORTLAND An Allescd Counterfeiter Caught in Ml&Monrl. CARTHAGE, Mo., Jan. 7. Woolford Reed, who was under a $5000 bond in Porland, Or., charged with counterfeiting gold coin, and who disappeared from that city some time ago, was arrested here today. He will be taken back to Port land. (United States Marshal Grady, when shown the above dispatch last night, stated that he had already received word of Reed's arrest, but despaired of being able to bring him back to Portland, as he had been apprehended by the Missouri authorities on a similar charge to the one against him here, and they intended to keep him there, if possible. Reed was ar rested at Oregon City about two months ago, with nearly GO0 worth of very cleverly-made "gold" coin in his possession. He had jqst made the counterfeits, and was preparing to "shove" them. He was brought to this city, and, waiving exam ination, was released on $5000 bonds, pro duced by a brother living near Roseburg and a friend in the same locality. When wanted he did not appear, and a bench warrant was issued for his arrest. Reed is a rough, uncouth-looking fellow, and might pass anywhere for a farmer or a woodman: but he is said to be a skill ful counterfeiter.) BY THEIR OWN HANDS. Suicide of n Prominent West Vir ginia Democrat. CHARLESTON, W. Va., Jan. 7. James A. Williamson, ex-sheriff of Barbour county, committed suicide yesterday at his home near Philippi. After his first term as sheriff, in the 'SOs, he served as deputy sheriff until 1S92. Then he was re elected and sworn In. His bondsmen gave him up at the end of three months and he was unable to procure new sureties. Investigation showed that he was short in his accounts, and the state had Insti tuted suit against him for 20,000. His property was to have been sold today, but, owing to the suicide, the sale has been postponed a week. Williamson was one of the most prominent democrats in the state. A Hospital's Strong Box Stolen. OMAHA, Neb.. Jan. S. The strong box of St. Joseph's hospital, containing over J6C0 in checks and cash, was stolen yes terday. It is alleged that the employes of a " gas company, who examined the meters, are suspected and that the police expect to capture thern Latest U. S. Gov't Food Report waer HIS LIST OFFICIAL ACT Attorney-General Hart Says There Can Be No Contest. THE LAW IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL There Are Rnmors That the Repub lican leaders Are Determined to Prevent Mudd's Inauguration. SACRAMENTO, Jan. 7. Attorney-General Hart has given an opinion that there can be no gubernatorial contest before the present legislature, because the law which provides for the contest is uncon stitutional In conferring on the legislature judicial powers. He says Budd must be sworn in as governor. It is stated, how ever, that the republicans are going to press the gubernatorial contest in the legislature. This morning the members of the contest committee of the state central committee arrived and com menced to work among the legislators. The democrats are arranging to have Mr. Budd sworn in tomorrow at a joint session of both houses. Before the two houses join, however, they will hold sep arate sessions, and then the first gun of the contest will be fired In the shape of a concurrent resolution to be introduced in the assembly by Timothy Guy Phelps, and in the senate by Ell Dennlson. It will recite the charges of fraud in con nection with the late election and ask for the immediate appointment of a joint nonpartisan committee of five from each house, whose duty it will be to Investi gate the charges of fraud and re port as soon as possible with recom mendations as to the best method to be pursued in having a recount of the votes for governor, so that the will of the people will not be defeated. The resolu tion will also provide for the postponing of the inauguration of the governor until after the report of the committee. Two Clnslien in San Francisco. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7. The newly elected officials of the city took possession of their offices today. In only two in tances was there any clash. County Clerk Haley and Surveyor Fitzhugh refused to recognize Clerk-elect Curry and Surveyor Tllton. Haley contends that Curry was elected by fraud, and Fitzhugh says that Tilton spent $4000 to secure his election and thus violated the purity of elections law. Haley entrenched himself in his of fice and Curry has established his head quarters in a cigar store across the street. The superior judges held a meeting to see which clerk they should recognize, but came to no general understanding. All, except Judges Bahrs and Murphy, decided to recognize Haley until the ques tion was settled. Bahrs recognized Curry and Judge Murphy could not make up his mind. Judge Bahrs has ordered Curry to impanel a jury, but he cannot do it until he secures the box used for that purpose, which is in Haley's possession. There is a probability that Haley will be cited for contempt of court if he refuses to give .unthebox. In thecpntesL for JLhe .surv veybrship things were a Iittlemore""war- I like. Surveyor-elect Tllton forced his- way into Fitzhugh's office and after the two had squabbled for several hours, Tllton put Fitzhugh out and is now in trium phant possession of the office. Fitzhugh says that he can prove that Tilton vio lated the law and therefore is disqualified. In the recount for county clerk, Curry gained 19 votes today. All in but the Sheriff. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 7. The newly elected county officers, with one exception, were formally Inducted into office today at noon. The exception was the office of sheriff, which is still held by' J. C. Cline. Cline refused to vacate until it had been demonstrated to his satisfaction that Sheriff-elect John Burr is entitled to the office according to law. The hitch is not caused by the question of the legality of his telephonic oath of office, but from the fact that Burr failed to qualify within the time prescribed by law. The supervisors will decide the question tomorrow. Richards Now Governor of Wyoming. CHEYENNE, WYO., Jan. 7. Governor elect Richards was inaugurated at noon today, with imposing ceremonies. The Eighth and Seventeenth United States infantry and state militia and civil so cieties participated. Retiring Governor Osborne, in welcoming his successor, made an eloquent speech, predicting a prosperous and successful administration. The ceremonies closed with an inaugru- -al ball. Xo Ceremony at Boise. BOISE, Jan. 7. The new state officers were sworn in just before noon today, without ceremony. THESE HAVE ASSEMBLED. State Legislaturex Which. Began Their Sessions Yesterday. SACRAMENTO, Jan. 7. The legislature met In regular session today. The senate was called to order by Lieutenant-Governor Reddick, and the oath of office ad ministered to the new members, after which an adjournment till tomorrow was taken. The house organized by electing John C. Lynch, of San Francisco, speak er. No mention was made in the senate of Mr. Millard's absence. After the ad journment Lieutenant-Governor Reddick said: "I shall hold over until Mr. Millard come3 from Los Angeles and is quali fied by taking the oath before the houses of the legislature in joint session. That is the law." "But suppose Mr. Millard should take the oath in Los Angeles?" "Can he do it? The statutes provide that he must appear and take the oath before both houses of the legislature." Senator Bert, of San Francisco, ex pressed himself most clearly. He said Millard would take the oath of office in Los Angeles. The constitution provides that the lieutenant-governor should hold office until his successor was elected, and qualified. He held that the provision in the statute that he should qualify by taking the oath before the two houses of the legislature was nugatory and un constitutional. The claim of Lieutenant Governor Reddick, therefore, is just as absurd, he added, as the proposition would be that in the case of the death of Millard, Reddick would hold office until his successor is elected and qualified that is, for two years more. An Organization in Montana. HELENA, Mont, Jan. 7. The fourth legislative assembly met at noon today. The republicans have a majority In both houses, and named all the officers. Sena tor Folsom was elected president pro tern., and W. H. Sweet speaker of the house. The governor's message will be read to morrow. Balloting for United States sena tor will begin a week from tomorrow. The Republican Seated. SANTA FE, :N. M., Jan. 7. The upper branch of the legislative assembly seated J. A. Ancheta, rep., In place of G. W. Miles, dem.. making the council seven democrats to five republicans. Governor Thornton sent in nominations for solicitor general and seven district attorneys, all of whom have been confirmed. The Xortli Dakota Organization. BISMARCK, N. D.. Jan. 7. Both houses of the legislature were organized by the republicans today, the democrats and pop ulists cutting no figure In the contest. Idaho Republicans in Control. BOISE, Jan. 7. Exactly at noon the leg islature met and organized by the election of the republican caucus nominees. SEXATORS TO BE ELECTED. In Minnesota It May Be Neither Wash burn Xur Nelson. ST. PAUL. Jan. 7. All but three or four members of the two houses are now here, and 120 members have stated for whom they intend to vote for senator. Fifty two have declared for Washburn and 47 for Nelson. The others are for McCleary and Comstock as a rule, although about a dozen are noncommittal. The Impression is growing that neither Washburn or Nel son can secure the 72 votes necessary to carry the caucus, and it will be necessary to name a new man. A good many mem bers are tonight commenting favorably upon the record of Gideon S. Ives, of St. Peter, who was four years lieutenant-governor, and who is not identified with either of the factions. Representatives Tawney of Winona and Otis D. Kinney of Duluth are also favorably spoken of. Late to night it is said Governor Nelson's friends are trying to prevent the holding of any caucus, which would throw the contest directly into the joint legislative body. Wurren and Clark. CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 7. J. C. Davis and J. L. Torrey, prominent candidates for the Wyoming senatorship, withdrew from the contest today, making the elec tion of ex-Senator F. E. Warren and ex Congressman C. D. Clark almost assured. Solid Caucus for Pettigreiv. PIERRE, S. D., Jan. 7. In the republi can caucus today. Senator Pettigrew was unanimously selected to succeed himself as United States senator. The vote was 91 solid. ' Harris Is Renominated. NASHVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 7. The demo cratic caucus today renominated United States Senator Harris, State Treasurer Craig and Comptroller Harris. Power and Carter. HELENA, Mont., Jan. 7. The leading candidates for the senatorship are T. H. Carter and Senator Power. Balloting will begin a week from tomorrow. Election Returns Tampered With. SALT LAKE, Jan. 7. Today sensational evidence was given in the mandamus elec tion case against the Utah commission. The petitioners for the writ prohibiting the commission from counting the ballots to settle discrepancies in the returns seek to show that the returns have been tam pered -with since they were received by the commission. Several judges of election testified that names had been added to the poll lists since they were left In their hands. Today Judge Tatlock, one of the republicans members of the commission, testified that he believed names had been added and alterations made in the poll lists by the democratic clerk of the com mission, alleging the handwriting in the listwas, ln-tdspjtfbr&at of the clerk. Goff "Now a. Judge- NEW YORK, Jan. 7. John William Goff, the new recorder, took his seat today on the bench as the presiding judge of the court of general sessions for the city and county of New York. A vast multitude thronged the corridors and gal leries of the building. Before Mr. Goff en tered the judge's desk was protusely deco rated with flowers. The new recorder was introduced by Judge Coviing and his re marks were greeted with prolonged ap plause. He charged the grand jury with the duty of investigating charges or op pression and persecution against public officials. To Meet nt Topckn Today. TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. 7. Tomorrow at noon the legislature of Kansas will con vene and continue in sesion 50 days. At the caucus held today the speakership contest was settled by the unanimous election of C. E. Lobdell. Great interest centers in the senatorial contest, height ened by the work of the Ingalls element, which desires that he be returned to Washington. A CHURCH 'ROW. An Old Man Challenged the Pastor to a Duel. ST. LOUIS. Mo., Jan. 7. A row in the Carondalet Baptist church has been made sensational by the statement of Dr. Caleb S. Purket, one of the trustees, that he challenged the Rev. Dr. W. W. Boyd, of the Second Baptist church, to fight a duel with pistols for browbeating him and cross-examining him before the executive committee of the Baptist board of missions. Dr. Boyd was formerly a leading pastor of Newark. N. J., and was noted for his sensationalism. Dr. Purket, who is 72 years of age, a charter member of the church and a trustee of the property, ap peared before the executive committee with a protest signed by 42 members of the church, remonstrating against the action of the other members, who had decided to transfer the property to the mission board and organize a new church, which would not admit to membership some. Dr. Boyd admits Purket did actual ly threaten him with a challenge. FOR A FINISHED PRODUCT General Cassins Clay's Young Wife to lie Educated. LOUISVILLE, Ky.. Jan. 7. Casslus Mar cellus Clay, the "Old Lion of Whitehall," is carrying out his plan of educating his young wife to fit her for her new station in life. A few days ago he engaged a governess, Miss Josie Martin, of Munford ville, who has gone to Whitehall to give Mrs. Clay lessons in deportment, muscle and the ordinary branches of learning. Mrs. Clay is only 15 years old, and has little more than the rudiments of an edu cation. She has had absolutely no expe rience In society, and is as ignorant of the graces of dress and deportment as of mathematics or the sciences. Miss Mar tin is expected to make a finished lady of her. "Wanted In Boston for Embezzlement. NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 7. On a telegram from Boston the police arrested a man registered at a hotel here as Henry J. Leonard. He is said to be Henry B. Spaulding, who embezzled $15,000 last spring from a Boston mercantile house. a He Inhaled Gas. BROOKLYN. Jan. 7. Thomas R. Dev erell, one of the best-known bandmasters in the country, committed suicide tonight in a cheap lodging-house, by inhaling gas. He was 67 years of age. Booth Drew Better Than Sullivan. VANCOUVER, B. C. Jan. 7. General Booth addressed three packed meetings in the opera-house yesterday. He drew a bigger audience than even John L. Sullivan. THEY FEAR A FLOOD People in Pennsylvania, Virginia and Ohio Alarmed. MUCH DAMAGE ALREADY DONE At Pittsburg. Wheeling and. Cincin nati and. Nenr-By River Points the Water Is Rising Rapidly. PITTSBURG. Jan. 7. River men are thoroughly alarmed over the probablllty of a big Hood at this point. The Monon gahela came out with a rush this morn ing, and, with the breaking of the ice in the upper pools, the damage to the boats began. Immense coal fleets were threat ened with destruction. The Allegheny i3 full of ice, and is running like a torrent. A great ampunt of wreckage is coming down. Indicating damage at points above. River men said today that they expected a stage of SO feet with a prospect of going still higher. In the great flood of 1SSI the Allegheny rose to 33 feet, and great damage was done. There was great excitement along the Monongahela wharf today. The channel was full of Ice and snow and the current was very swift. The docks at McKees port and the boat bottoms tied up along the river gave way early this morning and went rushing down the river. The ferry boat Sinclair broke away and floated down stream, but was caught in the harbor and towed safely to shore. The report of 25 feet of water at lock No. 4. and 25 feet at Morgantown caused a gen eral panic .among the coal operators, and most of the clerks and employes were ordered out and stationed along the river to look after the craft and make reports. There were several millions of bushels of coal on the flatboats in the harbor here, and an effort was made to keep the fleets from being wrecked. Several coal barges, a house-boat and a swinging f erry boat broke from their moorings and went down with the current. The most serious damage along the Al legheny will be done to the government work at Harris island, where the new dam is now in course of construction. The water is now over the cofferdam, and it is likely all the work will be destroyed. The residents of Etna and Sharpsburg are alarmed. The low ground in both towns is submerged, and the water is rising. The railroads, both east and west, are being troubled by the high water, although no serious damage has been done yet. At McDonald, on the Panhandle, the Union News Company's stand was washed away this morning. The building was built on piles along the river bank, and when. the ice broke the piles were knocked out from under it and the building floated down the stream. A landslide occurred at Connellsville which completely inter rupted traffic for several hours. Forecaster Stewart, of the local signal service, does not think the stage in the Allegheny will exceed 23 feet. He says the only danger now of a flood is to be apprehend edfrom the Monongahela river. PITTSBURG, Jan. S. The latest newa is encouraglngr and indicates-ithathe flood has done its worst, so"'far as Pilfsr burg and points abeve on both rivers are concerned. M'KEESPORT, Pa., Jan. S. At mid night the water is up en Market street, and all families living along Water street have moved out. BEAVER, Pa., Jan. 7. Reports tonight say that the cofferdam at the new gov ernment dam below Van Port, has been swept away with a considerable monoy damage and the loss of one life. At the Mercy of the "Waters. UNIONTOWN, Pa., Jan. 7. The flood Is sweeping things along the river at a lively rate tonight, and the situation is really alarming. Yowlersville, a suburb of New Haven, Is submerged; two-thirds of the citizens have already moved out, and. If the water rises much higher, their homes will be swept away. Reports from Dawson, DIckerson's run, Bannings and other towns down the river show that they are all at the mercy of the waters, and great damage is being done. Still Rising at Wheeling. WHEELING, W. Va., Jan. 7. The rivers are still rising, and considerable damage has already been done. On the Cleveland, Loraine & Wheeling road, one of the bridges was washed away at Bruce, and one at Wheeling creek mines. There have bean no trains north today, and the train due at Bridgeport at 10:50 P. M., has been abandoned at Ulrichsville. The Pan handle, Baltimore & Ohio and Ohio River train3 are all right so far. Forty-Six Hours of Rain. PARKERSBURG, W. Va., Jan. 7. Rain has fallen here steadily for 46 hours and the river is rapidly rising. At Grantsvllle, up the Kanawha river, the water is 23 feet, and rising. Timbermen predict im mense damage. The steamer Oneida, a. river packet, was sunk here at midnight. The ice knocked a hole in her, and she will be a total loss. TiiE RIVER AT CINCINNATI. It Rose About Fourteen Keet in Twenty-four Hours. CINCINNATI, Ohio. Jan. 7. The river continues to rise, and at midnight stood at 21 feet 5 inches. This is a rise cf about 14 feet in the last 24 hours. The rain ceased early today, having been a record-breaker. For the 24 hours ending at 11 o'clock, the total fall was 3.57 inches. The reports are against the supposition that a flood will result, although, in the low lands, considerable damage has been done. No great damage has been done in the Immediate vicinity of Cincinnati. Several bridges and levees have given way, but the total loss is less than $25,000. At Portsmouth a boom of 150 logs broke and will be a total loss. The worst re ports come from the Little Kanawha. The steamer Oneida, which capsized here Sunday, was righted, but went to the bottom later, as did the Matamoras, lying at Newport, W. Va. For a time, logs were coming out of the Kanawha river at the rate of 100 a minute. The railroad com panies are being inconvenienced in that section, but have lost no track or bridges. In Southern Indiana. . INDIANAPOLIS. Ind., Jau. 7. Advices from southern Indiana to the- News re port disastrous floods, resulting from tho heavy rains. A Serious Accident. Mr. Joseph Holladay last night met with an accident which possibly may be at tended with serious consequences. For a number of years Mr. Holladay has suf fered from a kidney ailment. Last night, while operating upon himself, the instru ment broke, leaving a portion in his body, causing most excruciating pain. Dr. Befl, his attending physician, was speedily sum attending physician, was speedily sum moned, and rendered such assistance as he could, but the result of the accident can 'hardly be determined before today.