OTIS, NOVEMBER 24, 1899
MANILA. (Received November 24, 1899 - 8.30 a.m.)
In panay, 21st instant, when dickman drove enemy vicinity Jaro, Carpenter with two battalions, Eighteenth Infantry and Bridgeman's Battery, had severe engagement at Pavia, north Iloilo; his casualties, 5 killed, 20 wounded, now in Iloilo hospital; others slightly wounded with command. Enemy driven north with reported very heavy loss; particulars not received. Carpenter passed on to insurgent's stronghold, Santa Barbara, which he captured 22d instant without loss. Nothing received from column under immediate command Hughes, which is moving rapidly and operating north and west of Santa Barbara. Apparently Visayans friendly, not taking active part; enemy consists of 2,000 tagalos.