It is with regret we report the sudden death of Barney Schwanekamp on Saturday, February 6,
who was found lying dead on the floor of his Lake View cabin by a neighbour, Mrs. Jack Tintinger, who had gone
to deceased's cabin with a parcel of magazines. Dr. Meyer and others were soon on the spot and although the
body was still warm life had become extinct. For several months past Barney (as he was known to his many
friends) had complained that his heart was causing him quite a bit of trouble.
Around thirty years ago deceased came north from Butte, Montana, and for several years was
employed in driving the over-land mail service between Whitehorse and Dawson. About twenty years ago he moved
to Atlin and there engaged in mining and other occupations. Had the Norgold mine measured up to expectations
he would have made a huge stake. Possessed of a jovial nature and being a man of integrity he had a host of
friends who extended to him a helping hand in later years when the going was tough for him. He leaves to mourn
his loss a sister and several relatives in Butte, Montana, to whom sincerest sympathy is extended.