- Trankltn Literary Society. The regular meeting of Franklin Literary Literary society was held in the High school building yesterday afternoon, President William D. Boltz presiding. Tho roll was called by the treasurer, 11. Kay Miller, Miller, and the queries answered iu order. The minutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary, Ray A. Mohr, and approved. The following program of exercises was rendered: Selection, "The Boy to the Schoolmaster," by Ray H. M. Light; es- ay, "Cats," by Edward Gill; selection, "A Street Gamin's Story of the Play," by Fred. Embich; essay, "The City of Lebanon," by Edward Sholly. The first part of the paper was read by the editor, William H. Lonser. The debate followed on the questiou, "Resolved, That idleness should be forbidden forbidden by law and work be provided for all who cannot secure employment." Allen K. Krause, James W. Gilbert and John C. Houck spoke in the affirmative; William Colemau and George Ramsey on the negative; it was decided in favor of the negative. Selection, "Little Robert,theTrapper," by Joseph Katzenberg; essay, "The Beaver," Beaver," by Oliver Simmons; selection, "The Boy's Story, !> by Walter SI. Swope; the remainder of the paper was read by the editor. The critics report was read by Theodore Jones. The following otlicers were elected: President, H. Ray Miller; vice president, Edward V. Helms; treasurer, treasurer, William D. Boltz; secretary, Ray A. Mohr; editor, William Colemau; librarian, Edward Gill. Adjourned.