OBITUARY. RICHARD FRANCHOT. Hon. Richard Franchot, formerly a member of Congress from the Otsego District, died at Schenectady yesterday afternoon. He was a native of Morris, Otsego County, and was born in 1816. He was educated in the common schools, and be- came a Civil Engineer. Later he became a farmer, and turning his attention to railroad affairs was elected President of the ALbany and Susquehanna Railroad Company. He was elected to the Thirty- seventh Congress, and served on the Committees on the District of Columbia and on the Pacific Rail- road.