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One of the saloon passengers lost LBO in gold, which was in his cabin, and which he was unable to secure owing to the rapid sinking of the vessel. Another passenger lost L 250. In addition to the names of passengers already telegraphed, the Centennial had thirty-one steerage on board. Further inquiries show that Sargant (the chief cook) and Riddle (a fireman) are reported to be missing. The two men were in their bunks at the time of the mishap, and as they were situated near the spot where the vessol was cut down it is believed the men were crushed to death. One of the steerage passengers is reported to have been lost, but the information lacks confirmation. Many of the passengers are quite destitute. August 26. The Centennial was insured for L 6.500 in the Pacific Company. Her cargo is mostly uninsured.

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LOSS OF THE CENTENNIAL., Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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LOSS OF THE CENTENNIAL. Issue 7995, 26 August 1889

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