Death of Willard Saulsbury
joy u l ones l servant, it as greater joy c t a n t l y - be- l child his estate, ordinarily any out fears t u r e arc cn- confidence of the the buoyed u p and of h e a v e n is not His he of God himself made t h e m a a a six arrive a. m. except Cabin with week. at hours. J. H. ii:ATiior CIIANUKU.OU SAUI.SI:UICY. Public Cnn-iT llriftly O i i l l l i WrlMCiunt n In Caroline. a audience. Secretary, Brown; i t h , of r n e d to his New Jersey e on Sunday - f o u r for unexpected h a t the no The residence Chancellor Willard Saulsbury died at his Dover home on Wednesday morning last in the 721! year of his Death was caused by an attack of appoplexy. The f a t a l attack sudden and unexpected, as the was in his usual h e a l t h went out riding in the afternoon. Hon. Willard Saulsbury, Chancellor of the State of Delaware since 1873, and U n i t e d States Senator to 1871, was born in Mi.spillion hundred, hundred, Kent county, Delaware, J u 1820. W i l l i a m Saulsbury, his was a man of strong character, sterling sterling worth and c o m m a n d i n in the community w h e r e he mother, Margaret Salisbury, wan a d a u g h t e r of Captain Thomas She was a most exemplary woman posesscd great mental power, a characteristic of her distinguished two of whose brothers, the late Dr. Gove Saulsbury, Governor of Delaware, Delaware, and Hon. Eli Saulsbury, a Senator in Congress of the United States from 1871 to 1889, also a t t a i n al reputation. The early ycais of Chancellor Saulsbury were spent on his father's and the rudiments of his education acquired at the schools in the v i c i his home, near Burrsville. At 13 he \\as sent to an Academy at remaining two years. He t h e n one- year as a student in Delaware College, at Newark, and one year at Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. At the of about 20 years he became a at-law under t h e direction of Bartol, late chief justice of the courts of M a r y l a n d , and completed studies in the office of Hon. M a Bales, being a d m i t t e d to Dover, Delaware, in April, 1845. In 1850, five years after his admission admission to the bar, Governor Tharp appointed appointed Mr. Saulsbury attorney-general of Delaware. In January, 1859, he was elected the Democratic party to the U n i States Senate. Nature gave to Senator Saulsbnry a p o w e r f u l pleasing presence, strong physical constitution and a magnificent, robust form. These qualities, together with well-trained and well-stored mind anil great powers of oratory, made him conspicuous figure in Congress. He \ \ a s a b l e t o c o p e in his encounters with the great intellectual lights of the Senate during that eventful period. He was re-elected to the United Stales Senate in 1865, and served in t h a t body until 1871, a period of years, and then returned to his in Georgetown. In 1874, he moved to Dover, where he resided up to the time of his Governor Ponder, on November 3d, 1873, appointed him Chancellor of Slate of Delaware, which office he witii e m i n e n t ability. Chancellor Saulsbury was married May n t h , 1850, to Miss Anna Ponder, daughter of Hon. John Ponder, prominent m e r c h a n t at Milton, county, and a sister to ex-Governor James Ponder, who still resides in town. The children of this marriage were: lion. J o h n P. Saulsbury, allot ney-at-law and secretary of the State of Delaware, now deceased ; Willard Saulsbury, Jr., an attorney in Wilmington, and Margaret, w h o died age of 19 years. The death of Chancellor Saulsbury recalls a very interesting senatorial contest which look place in 1871, the contestants being Willard, Gove and Eli Saulsbury, three brothers. Will Will a i d was the favorite, Gove being second, and a compromise giving Eli Scnatorship was agced to. Governor Reynolds will appoint a successor to the dead Chancellor. The deceased statesman and jurist was personally well-known lo h u n d i c d s of and was the posessor cf considerable property in this county.