The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, July 20, 1901, Page 11, Image 11

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1400 O STREET.
Successor to H. O. Hanna.
First Pub. July 0-1.
Notice of Sale of Real Estate
Notice is hereby given that we. the under
signed, will at 10 o'clock A.M. on the 3d day of
August, 1901, at the east front door of the Lan
caster county courthouse, Lincoln. rteorasKa.
sell as an entirety at public auction, to the
highest bidder, for cash, the following described
real property of the estate of Albert E. Touza
lin, deceased, situate in the county of Lancas
ter, state of Nebraska, to-wit. the n. H of lot
H, and lots 15. 16. 17 and 18 in blocks. Lots 16,
1? and 18 in block & Lot 7 in block 8, all in
Hillsdale, an addition to the city of Lincoln, as
surveyed, platted and recorded. Al-o lots 1,2,
3.4,5,6.9, 10, 13.14, 15 and 16 in block 1. Lots
10, 11 and 12 in block 3; all of block 5, being lots
from 1 to 18, Inclusive. All of block 7, being
lots from 1 to 16, inclusive. All of block 9. being
lots from 1 to 12, inclusive. In Second Hillsdale,
an addition to the city of Lincoln, as surveyed,
platted and recorded. This property-was offered
for sale on the 25th day of June, 1901, but it was
found best to postpone the sale.
Edward C. Perkins and
Charles S. Maurice.
Executors of the will of
Albert E. Touzalin, deceased.
Members Chicago Board of Trade.
Private Wires.
Telephone 088.
Correspondent: Weare Commission Co.
1029 N St Lincoln, Nebr.
Twenty-eight years experience as an
inside decorator. Reasonable prices.
Phone 5232.
"A thousand dollars a day and ex
penses'' that was Pierre Lorillard's
) standard of what a man needed to enjoy
.' life thoroughly. He so expressed him
self, on many ocrasions, and I recall
particularly a discussion at the Union
club one day, when a, banker with vastly
greater wealth than he possessed, said
that 8100,000 a year would suffice for
any man's wants, no matter how lux
urious or extravagant he might be. "In
fact," said the banker, who has given
away millions in the causes of philan
thropy and art, "a man can't spend more
than one hundred thonsand dollars a
year on himself." Lorillard ridiculed
the statement. "Why," he laughed,
"that just about enough to keep a man
uneasy. With a hundred thousand a
year be just begins to see what a good
time he might have if he had the
money." In response to the storm of
inquiries from those about him as to
what did constitute an appropriate and
adequate income, Lorillard replied
promptly: "A thousand dollars a day
and expenses," he added, observing
that his friends regarded the figures as
Mi. Lorillard held to the rather social
istic idea that the rich were in duty
bound to spend their money. He be
lieved that they fulfilled a large part of
their obligations to the community if
they dispensed their incomes in an ex
travagant and even prodigal style.
While appreciating, of course, the vir
tue of gifts for charitable and educa
tional purposes, he thought that society
and state would get along very well and
be able to supply all their own advan
tages in these regards, if the rich, like
himself and his associates, scattered
their superfluity in the lavish expendi
tures for which he became notable.
There have been some sound economists
who held much the same views on this
subject as did Mr. Lorillard, who,
throughout bis joyous career, did his
utmost to give his sentiments practical
application. There were few years when
he did not spend all his income and
some when he spent more.
For the men and families of enormous
wealth that seemed to take pride in
their economics and that bent all their
wits to increasing their useless hoards
he had a lively and freely spoken con
tempt. In their comparatively simple
houses, meagre cuisines, commonplace
equippage and general "closeness" of
menage he saw nothing for them to be
proud of. For the lack of "sportiness,"
on which some of the scions of our pre
posterously rich families plume them
selves, and their abstention from the
costly and prodigal diversions in which
the European aristocracy indulges, Mr.
Lorillard had no patience. He thought
that the very rich man who did not
spend money extravagantly for the en
couragement of the industries and call
ings that depend on such patronage was
very near to being a public nuisance.
He had his own notions of the way in
which a man might be a useful citizen,
and he certainly attained his ideal in
his own way. The newspaper guesses
that be has left an estate of $25,000,000
are absurd, almost pathetically so. In
deed, if Pierre Lorillard's genius for
spending money had been transmitted,
even in attenuated degree, to his pos
terity, the worn-out dictum that in re
publics it is only three generations be
tween shirt sleeveb would find pictur
esque illustration in the family for
whose aggrandizement millionsof Amer
icans have pinched snuff and spit tobac
co juice.
Had Pierre Lorillard died ten or fif
teen years ago it would have been al
most impossible to fill his place in smart
society. He literally earned the title by
which he was known "Prince Pierre."
His were the best horses, the beet car
riages, cooks, wines and cigars. His
place at Newport, the famous old
"Breakers,' was the finest there. His
yacht Radha was the best in the fleet.
With the possible exception of Mrs.
August Belmont, with whom there was
always a keen rivalry, his wife wore the
most superb gowns and jewels in town.
There was no limit to his extravagance;
yet with all his plunging he had a mar
velous head for business. He used to
say that the only fellows really worth
racing or gambling or chucking pennies
with were his own brothers, George
"Jake" and Louis, who had the true
sporting inBtinct of playing every game
on a large scale. Whether it was an
ocean race his Vesta against George's
Meteor or Louis' Eva or a game of ten
pins, or a mere quibble over a game of
billiards or pool, there was always a
large stake immediately placed on the
result, and nothing pleased the "Prince"
more than to win his brothers' money.
Because the Belmonts had a ballroom
Pierre Lorillard bought a lot adjacent to
his house on Fifth avenue and Thirty
Bixth street and built a ballroom. There
were three reception rooms, the dining
room and the ball room off to the east
of the house, now given up to trade.
His house was the first in which cham
pagne was served from great glass pitch
ers holding many quarts. His canvas
back ducks and terrapin were especi
ally hunted for him. Invitations to his
dances, which were never overcrowded,
were as eagerly sought as for a drawing
room. He went in for every form of
sport yachting, racing, pigeon-shoot-
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