OTIS, DECEMBER 15 1899, 1142 AM

MANILA. (Received December 15, 1899-11.42 p. m.)


Eighth instant, General Smith, Negros, reports that early in December number inhabitants four coast towns entered mountains, believing statements of Panay and Luzon agents that Americans overwhelmingly defeated in those islands, Aguinaldo about to dictate terms of peace, and American Congress to confer independence when established; civil government of island would be overthrown; also told that all Negros about to rise and drive out Americans; no depredations committed; no consequences of importance apprehended.