Notes and Fragments.
AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
From the Treasurer's report it will be seen that there was a con-
siderable deficit for the year just ended. This was caused by the
tardiness of members in paying their dues. There has lately been
a revival of interest in the Association and an increase of its mem-
bership which promises to extinguish all indebtedness in a very
short time; but in order to assure this result a plan is on foot to
secure the consent of the members to an arrangement whereby they
shall be drawn upon, so long as they retain their membership, for
the amount of their dues at the proper time each year. The
expense will be borne by the Association, and the method will be
more convenient and satisfactory both to the members and to the
Council. If you receive a circular asking your agreement, please
answer favorably at once. This will help to make the work of the
Association more useful and more permanent.
The members of the Association, and all who have an interest
in Texas history, are to be congratulated upon the appointment of
Judge C. W. Raines to the place of librarian in the department of
Agriculture, Insurance, Statistics, and History. He is thoroughly
fitted for the place and loves the work and will do it well.
The Council expects shortly to issue a circular to the people of
Texas asking for an endowment for the Association. If as much
as twenty-five hundred dollars can be obtained, it will absolutely
secure the continuance of the work on its present basis. Upwards
of three hundred dollars has been already subscribed, in sums
ranging from twenty-five to one hundred dollars, payable when
the entire amount is secured. The Council pledges itself to invest
the money as securely as possible, and to use only the interest to
pay current expenses. Send your subscriptions to the Treasurer,
Lester G. Bugbee, Austin, Texas.
Texas State Historical Association. The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 3, July 1899 - April, 1900. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101015/. Accessed December 4, 2013.