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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 17, 1920, Lethbridge, Alberta S fc Superstitious? Oh, No; but Officially Engaged to Finds a Horseshoe in Miss Katherin'e Jnckman, the Village Blacksmith's Daughter 'Who Declines fUST IJtAOIHE waking np on Christmas morning and finding a i your itockmi1 .-.vVi Miss Kathenne Beatrice MacKenzie Jackman, youngest daughter of the village blacksmith at Stowi, Buckinghamshire, England, is going to .wakeUpVpfl Christmas morning and find e horseshoe in 1-er stocking. The .finding if shoe, as the Book of. Dreams informs us, is a surs sign of good luck. Jackman, being a sure believer, in signs, wants all the, good luck she can. raise) She is engaged to marry a real English lord, the 0 Templs-Nujerit-Prydges-Chandos-Morgan Grenville, Master of KJnloss and 'heir'iireV sumptive to tSie title.' of Baron" of Kinloss. All the newspapers'v have :'prb led Xaii.''' uouncemcnts rf their engagement within the list few j: i' But it io' happens; 'that- within: a Tory short time before the engagement :was nounced, the Master of XInloss, or, rather, the horse he wajr riding; casV a shoe' cas a And the losing of a hofteihoe, as the Book of Dreams informs us is'a sure' of d luck. The Jtaster of Kinloss does not in'-hat the Book of breams V> Principle! also his profession. He has beeivstudyinit the ministry and is at present acting as curato St. Sepulchre's Church- at Northampton.-. And he-is prepared to prove that the mere losing of a horseshoe does-Wt mean bad luck. In his case, he says, it.brought him good luck because just as. soon as he discovered .that his hone had lost n shoe turned about' ind headed for Uw village smlthyjo have his mount rcshod.' And thjre ho met_ Miss Katherine Beatrice .MacKenzle -Jackman.'- blowing the beUows of her. lather's forge and the heat and the exertion ened the color.in her checks, Thj Honjurable Ixila having shed his clericals for The Village -'Blacksmith. Shop Where Miss Jackman Lives and Helps Her Falher to Make Horseshoes. in a very zhatterfof-fact way." In fact, it pointed this is.not the first time-.tmit a'mern- ber of the .distinguished 'loss has gone to the bride. The Kinloss pecrage'was ere-: ated in 1601'by King James I. for Sir Edward during the years, there have been various elope- attachments and regular church weddings between members of. the big house and others of blood." One of the fore- bears of the Master of Kinlosa married n peasant girl who the little village of Lunaii in Scotland. In due son grew up and after amassing n fortune ho returricii to his native-heath and married Lady Betty this famous English home iht will jtak famed not only its ancient lineage bat also.for. its Amotig: ancestors of the Master of Klnlosi'mn many .Another iriaval officer. 'A Spanish pnzt was eiptartjd by on one of the memorials !n; the'strut 'park his. deeds are carefully recorded, Others encouraged liUrmtore or became great Just wiiat tKe younger brothers and of the nobleman think aboat this i> not known outside the immediate; family .circle. They all did their part in .the great wiif, Bo.'jper- haps are so thoroughly imbued with of .democracy that they may delight in 1 of their family to practise democratic ideals.; At first ths mother of this yoiinj; man- a very f astir, nimg Scotch woman. -X. .-yet after all he's 31, three years older than of Kinloss, from which-the family- the'girl'he contemplates string derives its title, the north of Scotland. It objections. was founded by King David I. of Scotland'and We Hon. Lois C. F. T.-.M. Gtenvilie, Master of Kinloss. at-fim for next day hc .wtts tack at tho srallliy ilorsCi They are to be married next June, provided notning happens in the meantime to substantiate 'in deilnralion of .tlia Uaok of Dreams that ths losing of n horseshoe followed by bad luck. Miss Jackmsn isn't lookihg for' bad luck, par- ticularly now thnl eho is engaged to marry a lord. Bo with the connivance 6f the Master of Kinloss she is not going to consider.herself actu- ally.engaged to liim until Christaks morning., t On that day her romance will have a real off I' c'AI beginning. It commence when she "no'ps out of bed to see whet Santa Claws has brought her. In her stocking sho will find-a-horseshoe; not a Ug steel shoe liko her father makes, of courae, but n daint li hoe of solid old possesses: a rather romantic history. One day the King was hunting in the norih of Scotland, In- the dense woods got 'sep- arated from his companions. Thep a white dive appeared and led him to two shepherds, who gave him somp, food and escorted him back to his lowers. In thankfulness for his reacuo he mediately paced out land for the abbey and sent his workers to build it. Of course it has passed through many vicissitudes sinco thOEe dap, tat it is one of the famous landmarks in Scotland. His Distinguished Ancestors to before the days of the Con- queror is the fame of the Mansion of Stowe, the English country eeat of the Kinloss family, This magnificent'Tesidcnce is situated in the. north ,of Buckingham'Bounty, :which Is not so .ivory. far from is set in a richly wooded park of over BOO; enriched with foiling' hills, lovely; valleys .and lakes. The houte.ilatlf-is an extensive-structuro, and'has been of wonaflrf.u! paint- ings and rare, marblea haye housed .within >.iU Scailered towers :ind grottos. Vcry-loytly-is the jr'teiple of Vitnus, rolling'patk'vast hcrds'pf dejer and 'flocks add to the-bcauty of the'landt'cnSe. Overcoming Family Objietlens But the ptrilstence of her son gndoally over- came them. Ona thins; on which they both kgrnd. was that Miss jBckmsm Is wry chinning 'girl. But of course charm is not ererytiing when it comes to being the chateltine hlstoirlc house. Indeed, there are total; lobe ralhtr difficult problems to adjust the'biinop'-jire. nounces them man wife. lover doubtless never paused to cxintijcr-'ttlittoa- hips. B at; when his trocritic" mother'; dU she made several very, interesting discoveries. Her head gardener willjie her son's brother-lsi? late. So when the Master of Kinloss and t'li brido entertain royalty, and.doubtlui they wiD, for Stowe House! has often beeru hcriortd fcy kings and queens, It may be'rattier to have the gardener doff his cap and staad attention while tHe royal guetts pass by, And wheri the chauffeur aeeta the tnfa -similar situation will bo presented, for by'this prospective hlliance between comraoiMt. a .lord bf high degree, the latter becomes: a brother- in-law of his chanlfcur. And that is not the end .of this relationship. There's the milkman. He, too, will be linked wlti his- toric house of Buckingham 'yacksmith's lovely daughter joins 'siad heart witli the Master of Kialosa. Home of trie Master of'Kinloss Which Miss Jutkman Will Occvipj When She Becomes His Bride. ..inobvl JVIJUU3S IO inO Village UIUCR with whom he is deeply in love. tnglish society seems to have taken the first announcement of the engagement of the young ;