Franklin Literary Society. The regular meeting of the Franklin Lttenirv society was hi'ltl in the H'gh School bttildini; yesterday afternoon. Vice President E. F. Runsay presidio?. The roll was caller! by Treasurer Black nml the queries answered in order. The minutes minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary Sholly and approved. The following following program of i-xerciseswasrendered: Selection, "A Dutchman's Telephone," D. Zellers; essay, "The Taper," J. Gilbert; Gilbert; declamation by S. Pott; the first half of the pau«r was read by Editor Kratzeer; selection, " What's That to You," R. Bel!; essay, "TheEclipse," H. Greiner; declamation, "Boys Make Men," H. Greiner. The debate followed, on. the question, "Resolved, that explorations to search for the North Pole be encouraeed." The speakers on tiin atlirmative side were 1*. Spangler, J. Ylnirst and W. Kcinhard; those on the negative, D. K'rr. A.- R. Morgan and O. "Simmons. The judges decided on the negative side. The censor's censor's repost was read by J. Sowers. On motion, adjourned.