The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900

Notes and Fragments. 151
NOTES AND FRAGMENTS.
The attention of the members is again called to the circular
which has been sent asking permission to draw on them at a stated
time each year for their annual dues. The response to this circular
has been of a most gratifying sort. A large number have given
the desired permission. Every one that does so adds just so much
to the assurance of permanent success for the Association. If you
have not already done so, please send in the coupon properly signed
at once.
Professor J. Franklin Jameson kindly informs the editor that
the wife of Professor Hermann Grimm, of Berlin, is a daughter of
Bettina v. Arnim, for whom the communistic colony of Bettina
was named.
THE PRIsON JOURNAL OF STEPHEN F. AUSTIN.-The original
journal has been found among the Austin papers. It is written
in Spanish, and what was published in the January QUARTERLY
under the title of this note now appears to be a translation by Moses
Austin Bryan.
[The following details relative to the killing of Mr. Bell, Captain Cole-
man, and the little boy, by the Indians near Austin in 1843, are given by
Mrs. Sinks in addition to the account contained in Willbarger's Indian
Depredations in Texas, pp. 142-44.]
THE INDIAN RAID NEAR AUSTIN IN 1843.-Messrs. Hornsby and
Edmonson, who lived in Hornsby's Bend, had started on their way
home; but instead of following the old Montopolis road, they went
up the hill now known as Robertson Hill to a point where, until a
few years since, there stood an old oak tree. Looking out over the

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