OTIS, DECEMBER 18 1899, 0405 AM

MANILA. (Received December 18, 1899-4.05 a. m.)


Hughes reports from Romblon Island his arrival Capiz, northern Panay, 10th instant, driving out all Tagalos; Carpenter with six companies occupying northern Panay, two companies on Romblon Island; Hughes with battalion Nineteenth Infantry has gone to Cebu to police that island; Young, northern Luzon, reports several minor engagements with few casualties; Colonel Hare with small column still in pursuit of insurgentki; column which has the American prisoners has passed through mountains and is marching on Pamplona, short distance west of Aparri; navy cooperating; these prisoners will be released in few days; 731 Spanish prisoners arrived last evening; 500 more expected to-day; 1,400 leave for Spain this afternoon.