Franklin Literary Society. The regular meeting of the Franklin Literary society was held in the school building yesterday afternoon, President Edward V. Helms in the chair. The roll was called by Treasurer S. P. Black and the queries answered in order. The minutes ot the previous meeting were read by Secretary Edward L. Sholly and approved. The following programme was rendered: Selection, "Locked Out," by Paul Spangler; selection, "Ebb and Flow of the Tide," by Ray Bell; essay, "Ohio," by Daniel Zellers. The debate followed on the qnestion: Resolved, Thaf are the works of Nature more beautiful than the works of art? Was decided in the affirmative. Selection, "The Lost Pantaloons," by William Reinhard ; selection, "Little People at School," by John Sowers; selection, selection, "The Dead Lighthouse Keeper," by Oliver Simmons.; selection, "The Black Horse and Hia Rider," by Harris Greiner. The paper was read by the editor, editor, Eugene Kratzer. Speech by J. W. Harbeson. The critic's report was read by A. R. Moyer. The appointments for the next meeting were read by the president. president. On motion adjourned.