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  All C'otnniitiiicationSt on literary and businefta
  ntattera, should be addressed to the Editor, Mr. JOHN
  3IACKA r, y BIythsu'ood Drive, Glasgoir.
  MONTHLY toill be sent, post free, to any part of the
  United Kingdom, Canada, the United States, and all
  countries in the Postal Unions/or one year, //s.
  The Celtic Monthly.
  JUNE, 1897 •
  John Macoheqor, St. Andrews (with plate), - . .101
  To TiiK Highland Croftbrs (poem), 161
  The RofAL Scots Orets, Part XIII. (illustrated). • ■ 162
  KiNTYRR .S.MrOGLING STOMIES, - - - . . 164
  Alkxander Mackay, Aberdeen (with plate), - - l(i5
  General Simon Fraser (illustrated), - ... - ico
  OiR SlfsicAL Page— A' Chituao, - - . - - - luu
  To our Readers, - - 170
  Minor Septs of Clan Cuattak (illustrated), - - - - 171
  The Ql'een of the Hebrides, 174
  George R. Mi'Nroe (with plate), ...... 171;
  The Highlanders of Scotland (illustrated), .... 17G
  The Captive Chief (poem), -178
  Ken.more, Loch Tay ,(poem), 179
  The late John Campbell, Ledaig (with portrait), . . ISO
  Te dhealbiiach a' bheoil BHOiDHiCH (poeui), . . . isi)
  Next month we will give plate portraits, with
  biographical sketches, of Mr. W. Grant Macgregor,
  London ; Dr .and Mrs. D. J. Macaulaj, Halifax ;
  and Mr. John Stewart, London, late of Assam.
  " The Minor Septs of Clan Chattan," by
  Mr. C. Fraser-Mackintosh, is now in the press, and
  will be published at 21/-. It is being got up in very-
  line style. See our advertising pages for full
  particulars. Subscribers' names should be sent at
  once to Mr. John Mackay, 9 Blythswood Drive,
  Mk. John Mackay, Hereford, has of late
  devoted himself to a study of English place-names,
  the result of his researches being a valuable paper
  " History in names and words," which he read to
  the Gaelic Society of London on 12th May.
  On the anniversary of CuUoden, Kith April, Mr.
  Theodore Napier deposited three wreaths on the
  memorial cairn on the battlefield, in honour of the
  brave Highlanders who died for Prince Charlie.
  One was sent by Sir Robert Menzies, Bart., chief
  of the clan.
  Captain John Ma(Rae-Gil.strap has purcha.sed
  the beautiful estate of Ballimore, Argyllshire.
  Mr. D. S. Mackintosh, Shettlesion, has been
  elected President of the Clan Chattan .Association,
  and Vice-President, Gaelic Society of Glasgow. , ;
  Dr. K. Mackenzie Chisholm has been elected
  chairman of the Radcliffe Council. The doctor is a
  Gairloch man.
  Mr. David Macdonald, J.P., Glasgow, has
  given the handsome donation of £500 to the Kin-
  tyre Club, the interest of which is to be devoted to
  charitable purposes.
  The Highland Club at Inverness has added
  Major Davidson of Cantray to its directorate.
  Mr. Malcolm MacFarlane has resigned the
  Secretaryship of the Gaelic Society of Glasgow,
  and Mr. Donald Nicolson, Bearsden, has been
  appointed to the vacancy.
  The Macdonald Society in Edinkdrgh intend
  presenting bronze medals to boys and girls of the
  clan who distinguish themselves in Edinburgh
  Her Grace the Duchess of Sutherland is
  to deliver a lecture in Glasgow in October, under
  the auspices of the County of Sutherland Associa-
  tion, on "Highland Home Industries, and the
  Sutherland Nursing Scheme."
  Mr. Hugh Macleod, one of the most prominent
  of the Glasgow Celts, was presented by the Skye
  Association with a valuable gold watch, in acknow-
  ledgment of his long and valuable services aa
  Honorary Secretary.
  The Glasgow Skye As.sociation have just
  ended a very successful session, with an increased
  balance to their credit. It is intended to place a
  memorial stone over the grave of the late Treasurer,
  Mr. Duncan Finlayson, in Skye.
  The Clan MacKinnon held a successful Concert
  in the Waterloo Rooms on 1st May. The session
  has been a most encouraging one, the membership
  being now over 200, and the funds £130. Few of
  the other Clan Societies can show a balance of
  equal amount this year.
  " Iain Bad-a-Mheoir — a Sutherlandshire charac-
  ter " was the title of a paper read by Mr. (ieorge
  Morrison before a meeting of the Edinburgh
  Sutherland Association. This excellent Association
  shows its usual good record of work done for the
  Mr. D. p. Menzies, F.S.A., Scot , the energetic
  Secretary of the Clan Society, has recently added
  several £10 10s. life members to the roll, the latest
  being Mr. D. M. Menzies, New Zealand, a grandson
  of the famous Major Archibald Menzies, of the
  42nd, whose gallant conduct at Quatre Bras was
  described so ably in our pages by Mr. John Mackay
  in his articles '" The Highlanders at Waterloo."
  The Inverness Gaelic Society made a recent
  departure, which has been attended by the happiest
  results. An "At Home" was held in the
  Caledonian Hotel, Councillor William Mackay,
  Solicitor, in the chair, and a must pleasant evening
  was spent, with music, song and dance. Verily,
  our learned friends in the Highland Capital are
  progressing I
  London Invernessians held their Annual Dinner
  on 5th May — Field Marshal Sir Donald Stewart in
  the chair. There were about sixty gentlemen
  present. The chairman advocated the army as a
  profession for Highlanders, and reflected upon the
  idle life which many of the crofting population lead.
  While we would decidedly like to see our Highland
  regiments composed of Highlanders, we altogether
  dissent from his views on the crofter question. If
  the Gael is not eager to join the army he has unfor-
  tunately very good reasons for his aversion. The
  Invernessians deserve credit for the able way in
  which they conduct the aft'airs of their Association,
  thanks mainly to the eflbrts of Mr. William Grant
  and Mr. Donald C. Fraser.

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