Franklin literary Society. A regu]ar meeting of the Franklin Literary Literary society was held In the High School building yesterday afternoon. President J. Katzenberg presiding. The roll wa« called by Treasurer Charles Hartman and the queries answered in order. The minutes minutes of the previous meeting were read by Secretary E. L. Sholly and approved. Tha following program of exercises was rendered: Selection,"A Boy Again," by Paul M. Hpangler; essay, "Railroads," K. Schropp; declamation, by E. Gill; selection, selection, C. Shav; eisay. "Jt'earls," J. Yingst; declamation, "Winter," by J. Sowers. The first half of the paper was read by the editor, Oliver Simmons. Essay, "Niagara Pallia," by John Houck; declamation, "Skaters," H. Eisenhauer; essay, "Blizzards," by R. Bell; declamation, declamation, H. Morgan. The debate followed on the question, " Ought a person to be punished for a crime committed during intoxication?" W. Reinhard, E. Ramsay Ramsay and C. Ramsay spoke on the affirmative, affirmative, and J. Gilbert, D. Zellers and 8. Black spok* on the negative. It was decided decided in the negative. The second half of the paper was read by the editor. The censor's report was read by David Samuel Pott The president read the appointments appointments for the next week. On motion, adjourned.