Franklin Literary Society. The regular meeting of tbe Franklin Literary Society was held in the High School building yesterday afternoon, President Cbas. Cox presiding. The rol was called and queries answered in order. The minutes of the previous meeting was read by the secretary and approved. The following program of exercises were rendered: Selection, "Hans iu a fix," by H. Morgan; essay, "The Cost of War," by H. Greiner; declamation, by John Ilouck; selection, "The Minister's Boy aud Dog," by P. Spangler; essay, "Missouri," "Missouri," by E. Gill; declamation, by H. Greiner; the first half of the paper was read by the editor, George Ramsay; the debate followed on the question: "Resolved, That the Signs of the times indioate the approaching end of the world;" Daniel Zellers and John Yingst spoke on the affirmative side and James D. Kerr, James Gilbert and John Sowers on the negative. It was decided in tha negative. Selection, "Charcoal," Wm. Keinhard; essay, "Home," Chas. Shay; declamation, "Matches," by O. Simmons; selection, "A men with a Me- uagery," by Edward Ramsay; essay, iiabbits," by George Hartleib. The second half of the paper was read by the editor. The censor's report was read by Harry Eisenhauer. Tha appointment* for the next meeting were read by the president. Adjourned.