Franklin literary Socittj. The regular meeting of the Franklin Literary Society was held in " "' school building yesterday the High afternoon, president Ed. F. Ramsay presiding. The roll was called by the treasurer, Chas. E. Hartman, aad the queries answered in order. The miuutes of the previous meeting were read by the secretary, Edward Edward L. Sholly, and approved. The following program of exercises was rendered: A selection, "Thanksgiving "Thanksgiving Dinner," John W. Harbeson; selection, "Swallowing a Fly," Harris Qreiuer; essay, "Algiers," Oliver [Simmons; [Simmons; declamation by Harris Greiner; burger Cheese," Oliver Simmons; declamation declamation by William Reiahard; selection, '•A Double Encounter with Bearg," George Hartleib; essay, "Zanzibar," Daniel Zallers; a declamation by John Sowrrs. The first part of the paper was read by the editor, George Ramsay. A selection, "A Suicidal Cat," Ray Bell; declamation, "Ye Mariners of England," Harry Eisenhauer. The debate followed on the questions, "Resolved, that there is more fun in having Sleighing Parties than in Hay Wagon Parties." Charles Shay and Paul Spaugler spok* on the Af firmative side. Edward Gill, Harry Mor- gau aud James Gilbert spoke on the negative side. It wag decided in favor of the negative side.