Franklin. The regular meeting of the Franklin Literary society was held in the High school building yesterday afternoon, President Zellers presiding. The roll was called by Treasurer llartnend and tbe queries answered in order. The minutes minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Mohr and approved as read. The following program of exercises was'rcndercd: selection, "Pennsylvania," J. Gilbert; declamation, "The Road of Success," Hauer Reinoehl; selection, "Pat and the Pis." Carry Weitzcl; declamation, declamation, "Tho Jsew Tenants," Charles Cox; essay, "The Coffee Tree," Arthur Wolf; declamation, "Black Jim," Theodore Theodore Jones. A debate followed on the question, "Which is the greater pleasure, Hunting or Fishing."' The speakers on the aflir- mativc side were Oliver Simmons and William Warmkessel; those on the negative negative side were Gerald Fitzgerald and Walter Strickler. The judges decided in favor of the affirmative side. A declamation declamation by Ray Light; and essay "The High School Building," by Joe. Katzen- bcrg. The paper was read by Editor Sholly; a debate was decided upon for the next meeting; the critic's report was read by Wm. Warmkessel; officers were nominated. nominated. On motion adjourned.