The local newspaper in Pine River had some interesting tidbits of news about J.G., Amarilla and other activities:
Mrs. Barclay left for Minneapolis on Monday.
Mr. Dawes seems to think that nothing is too good for a livery barn in Pine River. Mr. Swenson has been putting the finishing touches on it and you can hardly tell it now from a bank and it isn’t completed yet.
J.G. Dawes as purchased some street lamps for Pine River and soon our streets will loom up on a dark night like a city built among the stars. Who says Mr. Dawes isn’t doing anything for the town.
Apparently J.G. opened another room for rent establishment. The Leef Bros. were managing the Barclay Hotel so this had to be a separate entity?
DANCE: There will be a dance at the Barclay Hall on Saturday evening October 26th. under the auspices of C.J. [Leef] and family. Lunch will be served at the hotel. Good music…”Come everybody.”
Apparently as some point Amarilla turned the management of the Barclay hotel over to her friends the Leef’s. Below this ad was another:
This appears in the Nov. 15, 1901 pg 1 of the local paper
The Barclay Co. of Pine River has purchased 60,000 feet of logs and 10,000 feet of lumber in Bungo. Going to be some building carried on in this vicinity just watch.
Christmas Time ad for Barclay:
That following March 14, 1902 pg. 3 of the Pine Tree Blaze reads
G.A. Wagner of Lake Preston, S.D. has purchased the blacksmith shop and residence of Mrs. Barclay and will take possession April 1st. Mr. Wagner is known by a number around here as a first class blacksmith and we are pleased to have him make this his home. He left Tuesday and will return in a few weeks with his family.