OBITUARY. DE WITT C. LITTLEJOHN. De Witt C. Littlejohn, member of the Assem- bly for twelve years and the Speaker at five sessions, died at his home in Oswego, N.Y., yes- terday in the seventy-fifth year of his age. Mr. Littlejohn was born in Bridgewater, Oneida County, Feb. 7, 1818. He prepared himself for entering the sophomore class at college, get- ting his education at Ovid, Belleville, and Palmyra, but gave up the idea of going to col- lege, and went to Oswego when twenty-one years old and entered into partnership with the late Henry Fitzhugh as Fitzhugh & Littlejohn, in transportation and milling. He was elected President of Osego Village in 1847, and was Mayor of OSwego under its city charter in 1849 and 1855. Originally a Whig, Mr. Littlejohn joined the Republican Party on its organization, and re- mained in its ranks till his death, except that he voted for Greeley in 1872. His zealous work for Lincoln brought him an appointment as Consul at Liverpool, which he declined. Though in no way a military man, he raised in 1862 the One Hundred and Tenth Regiment of New-York Volunteers, and became its Colonel, taking part in the Red River expedition. While in camp at New-Orleans he was elected to the Thirty-eighth Congress from the Twenty-second District, and resigned his commission to take his seat. Army life had left him with impaired health, and he was absent from Congress for five months. He took a leading part in debates, and served on important committees. Mr. Littlejohn's notable career in the Assem- bly began in 1853, when he represented the First District of Oswego County and pushed to a successful conclusion the enlargement of the Erie Canal and the Oswego Canal. He served in the Assembly of 1854 and in 1855 was elect- ed Speaker, receiving the same honor in 1857, 1859, 1860, and 1861, thus filling the chair five terms. After his career in the army and Con- gress he was again sent to the Assembly in 1866, when he devoted his attention to putting through a bill chartereing the Niagara Ship Canal, his efforts being rewarded by his con- stituents with a public reception and a sil- ver service. He returned to the Assem- bly the following year, and again in 1870 and 1871. In 1872 he abandoned the Re- publican Party and stumped the State for Hor- ace Greeley. He acted with the Democrats for several years, was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor when Tilden was nominated in 1872, and was in 1876 a delegate to the St. Louis Con- vention, and was opposed to Tilden. Suse- quently he returned to the Republican fold, and in 1882 ran for the Assembly, but was defeated by William A. Poucher. He was, however, elected for the twelfth time in 1883 to the As- sembly of 1884, by a majority of 9. Mr. Littlejohn was an excellent parliamenta- rian and the strongest speaker in the House. In the sixties he was greatly interested in the unfortunate New-York and Oswego Midland Railroad Company with A.A. Low, and was President of the company for some years. It was through his efforts largely that towns along the line took up the scheme and increased their bonded indebtedness. This railroad, which was organized in 1866, was opened in 1871 and went into the hands of receivers in September, 1873. It was later organized as the New-York, Onta- rio and Western Railroad.