Cincinnati, Feb. 23.- The rain has ceased and the temperature has fallen until light ice has formed. These 'conditions if continued wil) do much loward lessening the height of the inevitable Ohio river flood. At 9 o'clock Tuesday morning the river had reached ft. 4 in. and was rising at the rate of four inches an hour. If this rate continúes the water will be running into the Grand Central depot by 3 p. m. This will cause slight inconvexiience in the transfer of passengers and baggage. and will also disturb freight movements, but the roads all have high ground a short distance out where trains can be handled. At Charleston, W. Va., the river is 40 feet and rising, and all of the lower part of the city has been under water since 9 o'clock Monday night. Both the Kanawha and Elk rivera are rising and there is now evidence that great suffering among the lower classes will follow the receding of the waters. At Madison, Ind., the river has risen .4 feet since Saturday. It is now 38 feet and rising, and is expected to come over Front street. The Wabash river at Grayville, Hls., s rising at the rate of an inch an hour. The low lands are all under water and as the rain is continuing it is thought :hat the entire river bottoms will be flooded. The river is now higher than t has been for three years.