1.1TKRABY SOCIETIES. Franklin. The regular meeting of the Franklin literary society was held in the High chool building yesterday afternoon, President Daniel Zellers presiding. The roll was called by Treasurer Walter 3wope and the queries answered in order. The minutes were read by Secretary Ray A. 3Iohr and approved as read. The llowing program of exercises were rendered: rendered: Selection, "Terra Del Fuegos," Joseph Katzenberg; declamation, "Kindness," "Kindness," James Gilbert; essay, "Spain," Oliver Simmons; the first half of the paper was read by Editor Edward Sholly; declamation, "Rain in Summer,"A. Wolf. A debate followed on the question, 'W hich State has the most mining and griculture, Xew York or Pennsylvania." The speakers on the affirmative side were Rsy Moeckle, Eugene Kratzer and Ray Light. It was decided in favor of the egative side. Declamation, "Hiawatha," "Hiawatha," Walter Strickler; the remainder of the paper was read by Editor Sholly; ssay, "The Ostrich," Wm. Warmkcssel; selection, "Playing the Prodigal," Edward Edward Sholly; rnnsio, "Rock of Ages;" selection, "Paul Revere's Ride," Joh- W. Harbeson; critic's report was read by Edwin Helms. A debate was decided upou for the next meeting. The appointments appointments for the next meeting were road by the president. On motion, adjourned.