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AN OLD TIME GARDEN. Charles E. Mather Has One at Avonzcood Court. Avonwood Court, the suburban home of Charli s K. Mather, of New-York and Philadelphia, at Haverford, Perm., is notable for its old time garden. Designed simply to satisfy the desire of its owner to give the place the home feeling which so many English estates have, it has at tracted much attention. One writer on old time gardens has used it as an illustration of th' 1 modern formal garden. No greenhouse plants flaunt their perfected blooms here. Instead, the hardy plant holds sway. Y< How 'lay lilies, great rows of them; gaudy peonies, flower-de-luce, lilies-of-the-vaJley, banks of them; white frax- Inella, lupine and fringed poppies invite one lo go down the steps from the terrace into the garden. From April to November there is a floral welcome, for at no time between th se months is there a total abs> n< c of blossoms. The Loo varieties of hardy flowers growing within the honeysuckle crowned wails we:e selected with the idea that there should always be a bit of color to catch the eye and beckon one into the garden. The final touch is given by the border of tiny leafed box — the plan said by some to be possessed of hypnotic power. The estate consists of about twenty-nine acres of woodland, a half mile from the Haverford station. In the neighborhood are the homes of Clement A. Grlscom, formerly president of the International Mercantile Marine Company, and A. J. Cassatt, president of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The house was built in INSI\ jj U st 2"<: years after the settlement of Mr. Mather's fam ily In Montgomery County, Perm. The court side of the house faces a piece of woodland, which has been left absolutely as it grew. Even the underbrush has been left to run riot and furnish homes for the birds. On the terrace, or garden side, an effort was made to create a do mestic atmosphere by planting hardy flowers. A brick wall was built on three sides of the garden and vines trained over it. In the centre, it the junction of the four walks, which quarter the space, stands a sun dial on a circular plat form. This dominates the plot. In the rear of the garden is the stable. Horses are Mr. Mather's hobby. He has so many that he does not know their number. Once, when asked how many horses he had, he said: "I make it a point never to tell how many I have, or even to know." At Avonwood Court he keeps many polo ponies, for he enjoys the game of polo. Hunters are his favorite horses. He has a stud of Irish hunters at his shooting box, five or six miles from West Chester station, on the Brandywine. On this estate, which is f>oo -ir 000 acres in extent and made up of a couple of old Quaker homesteads, he maintains also a kennel of hounds. With these he now and then rides to the hounds on a cross country hunt. On the estate at Haverford are several houses. They are seldom occupied, but always kept in perfect order ready for occupancy should Mr. Mather need shelter for friends. THE DARK SIDE. "I hardly think I should like your business," jaid the slightly hypercritical acquaintance of the astute and highly successful divorce lawyer. "It has its disagreeable side," confessed the A. H. S. D. L. "Every once in a while a newly tgaa.de widow thinks she owes it to her attor ney to marry him out of gratitude." — (Puck. FOUNTAIN on thf T. JEFFERSON r.nounr.F FSTATE. AT COOLIDCE POINT. MAGNOLIA. MASS. NEW- YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17. 1905. FINE ITALIAN GARDENS. On Estate of T. Jefferson Coolidge , Jr., on Massachusetts North Shore. One of the most notable summer estates on the Massachusetts north shore is that of the T. Jefferson Coolidges, the father and son. on Coolidge Point, Magnolia. The property of the Coolidges covers many acrrs, and is owned by T. Jefferson Coolidge, sr., and T. Jefferson Coolidge, jr. Each has a house on the estate, while they have built a number of bungalows and cottages, which they let to others. The two main features of the estate are the so-called Marble Palace, recently completed, and the Italian gardens connected with it. This house is the home of T. Jefferson Coolidge, jr., and is built entirely of white marble and brick. It is set on a knoll overlooking the sea from the rear, the front facing the road. A broad green lawn slopes down to the sea c Ige, in gentle terraces, while the ground in front of the house is also terraced in the same way. It is a roomy structure, consisting of a main house and two wings, together with a broad, covered veranda, the roof of which is supported by marble columns. A rustic granite wall sustains the ground of the terrace in the rear, and a light iron railing extends all around the house. At the entrance on the front are massive marble pillars, and a marble coping extends all the way round the house at the roof. Entrance to the Italian gardens is secured through a quaint rustic arch and down marble st( ;s. A terraced walk leads directly through the centre of the gardens, terminating in a rustic arbor containing benches and a marble table. At either side of the door to the arbor are mar ble urns. Wistaria and other trailing vines climb over the nook, affording a shady seat to visit< is. Potted plants in urns, shrubs and Bowers fringe the main walk, which crosses a bridge, beneath which runs a small stream. From this walk one descends steps to the other sunken portions of the garden, on a still lower level. Low walls inclose the plots, and on these rest more urns for plants. In the plots are flowers blooming continually In their sea son. Dwarf trees throw their dark shadows against the omnipresent brick and marble, while all around the outside of the garden tower great elms, oaks and other shade trees. In the centre of the lowest sunken portion Is AVONWOOD COURT AT HAVERFORD, PI One of the notable characteristics Is the garden, eo'nta RUSTIC ARCH IN THE GARDENS OF a marble sun dial, 1 - far to the left Is a : with trident poised, by strangely carved up to this, : little pool beneath an i jrO.Y A MORAL VICTORY. Miss Clara Logan, the Queen T Asbury Park baby parade, sat by a l< 1 Ins Stories of child) * "A woman." she said, "re« II her library one night with the Ught k>». tr Ing in vain to go to sl< p t "Beside her, on a table, was a dish of toe -^;L; L "As she lay there, she saw her Uttl« tor tiptoe Into the room in her long, v--'< > r gown. Tt;,- child, thinking her mother advanced cautiously to t!;-" table, took a baß ' of grapes, and sto!e out again. "The mother waa grieved at such ml* llll on the part of her good little d.iusMer. but ■aid notbl "Five minutes passed. Then back toW ™ room crept the child, the grapes in her baa .