OTIS, DECEMBER 8 1899, 0200 AM
MANILA. (Received December 8, 1899-2 a. m.)
Informed outbreak natives in district south Negros, result of reported recent great insurgent victories in Luzon and Panay, which natives believe; extent of outbreak not ascertained; First Lieut. Augustus C. Ledyard, Sixth Infantry, killed; 2 privates wounded. One of our chief difficulties arises from circulation of falsehoods among
natives. Defamatory newspaper articles of United States and Europe promptly published in Spanish in San Francisco, Madrid, and Hongkong Junta and circulated in Philippines. Insurgents have based all hopes of success upon false rumors.