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  THE OELTIC MONTHLY.
  149
  LETTERS TO THE EDITOR.
  HIGHLAND CLAN PLACE-NAMES IN
  THE UNITED STATES.
  To the Editor, Celtic Monthhj.
  In my former note I spoke concerning the influence
  of tlie Highlanders as exerted in the United States
  of America. It is more interesting to know how
  he has entrenched himself in local names. In this
  he is taken somewhat at a disadvantage. When
  America was first being settled the Highlander was
  still clinging to the rocks of his native bens. Not-
  withstanding this we will see that his name has
  gained a permanent residence.
  The countries and towns erected since the
  American Revolution largely bear the names of the
  patriots of that conflict. No State can have more
  than county or post ofhce by the same name.
  Fre(juently we have a town or village by one name,
  but the post office another. Names have been
  multiplied by adding a suttix or prefix.
  As might be expected the name of Washington
  stands pre-eminent. That name is venerated more
  by the American than any other of the names of
  the sons and daughters of men. Hence the capital
  of the nation takes his name ; likewise one of the
  States of the Union having 60,860 square miles of
  territory, or over 8,000 more square miles than
  England. Besides there are 27 counties and 56 post
  offices named Washington.
  Ctf the counties we find the following number of
  Highland names in the various States: — Buchanan,
  2 ; Cameron, 1 ; Campbell, 5 ; Graham, 1 ; Grant, 9 ;
  Macintosh, 2 ; MacLean, 3 ; MacPherson, 3 ;
  Munroe, 16 ; Morgan, 10 ; Murray, 7 ; IStewart, 1 .
  Among the post offices we find 398 beginning
  with "Mac." We enumerate as follows ; — Buchanan,
  14. Cameron, 10 ; Campbell, 39 ; Chisholm, 2 ;
  Cummin, 13 ; Drummond, 4 ; Fanpihar, 1 ;
  Ferguson, 12 ; Forbes, 3 ; Fraser, 14 ; Gordon, 23 ;
  Graham, 25 ; Grant, 52 ; Gunn, 3 ; Lamont, 13 ;
  MacAUister, 3 ; MacAulay. 2 ; Macintosh, 4 ;
  MacBean, 2; MacDonald. 13; MacDougall, 1;
  MacDufl', 1 ; MacFarland, 1 ; MacGregor and
  Gregory, 14 ; Mackay, 3 ; MaoKenzie, 4 ; Mac-
  Lean, 10; MacLeod, 2; MacNaughton, 1; Mac-
  Neil, 7 ; MacPherson, 10 ; MacQueen, 1 ; MacRae,
  9 ; Matheson, 3 ; Monroe, 50 ; Morgan, 58 ;
  Murray, 19; Robertson, 4; Ross, 37; Shaw, 11;
  Stewart, 38; Sutherland, 9; Urquhart, 1.
  In the above list it will be noticed that the
  names of Morgan, Grant, and Monroe predominate.
  Morgan was a Revolutionary hero, and commanded
  the light troops that did such fearful execution on
  the army of Burgoyne. He was very popular, not
  only on account of his bravery but also for his
  integrity. James Monroe was fifth President of
  the Republic. General Grant came later on the
  stage, and in all probability but few of the ottices
  are named for him. I have no means of being
  informed of the names of the townships. Doubtless
  these would also show a fair percentage of Highland
  names.
  I have not given all the names which are strictly
  Highland. It might be of some interest to know
  that there are 11 post offices bearing the name of
  M'Kinley.
  Yours respectfvilly,
  J. P. Ma(XEAN.
  Greenville, Ohio,
  •2ml Mardi, 1S97. . ■ - -
  SIR ALLAN MACLEAN OF DUART.
  Sir — In your issue of March, designated " A visit
  to Inchkenneth," is the following: — " To the right
  of these two stones there is a stone lying flat, carved
  in the form of a Highlander in full war dress. The
  left hand grasps a shield, while the right hand
  holds a round ball. The head is surmounted with
  a helmet, and by his side are claymore and dirk.
  The figure is complete, with the exception of part
  of one of the feet, which has been broken off."
  It may be of interest to your readers to know
  that this stone was placed there in memory of Sir
  Allan MacLean, Bart., 22nd Chief of Clan MacLean
  and 6th Bart, of Morvern, who died at Inchkenneth,
  10th December, 1783.
  I am, etc. , John MacLean,
  Vice-President, Clan MacLean Association.
  HIGHLAND NOTES.
  A " HiuHLANii Rambling Club" has been
  started by members of the High School Gaelic
  Class. The Nmvs hints that they have designs on
  the Lowlands.
  The Annual Con(;ert of the St. Columba
  Choir was a brilliant success. The hall was packed,
  and the entertainment a truly delightful one.
  The 79th Cameron Highlanders are to have a
  second battalion at last. It is reported that the
  "Cameron men" are to be found in Manchester
  and London, and are expected to pass as the
  genuine article so long as 'Arry cocks his bonnet
  and keeps his mouth shut. What he will do when
  he faces the Boers is a problem too dreadful to
  contemplate.
  The Glasgow Highland Club have a fund of
  £200, but we are not aware that it is available for any
  useful purpose. A weekly social, with refreshments,
  tobacco and "Tobermory," are evidently considered
  a useful means of advancing the interests of the
  Highland race 1
  Why do Highlanders persist in drinking what
  are known as "Highland Honours?" This theatri-
  cal performance is still popular in Glasgow. We
  would ask the members of the Celtic, Highland,
  and Gaelic Societies of Glasgow to refer us to any
  work or authority which describes the placing of
  dirty brogues on a clean table-cover as an ancient
  Highland custom. The fact of the matter is, the
  practice is a purely modern innovation, invented in
  Edinburgh this century. The habit is altogether a
  nasty one, and we wonder at Highlanders adopting
  a purely Sassenach " sensation."
  The newspajiers still conspire to make us all
  "Englishmen ! " The Seaforth Highlanders became
  " English troops " as soon as they landed in Crete.
  It is all very annoying, but the various Highland
  Societies can do something for " dear auld Scotia's
  sake," by sigaing the National Petition. So far, the
  Clan Mackay alone have supported the movement.

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