Keeting of Franklin Society. The regular meeting of the Franklin Literary society was held iu the High school building yesterday afternoon, President Joseph Katzenborg presiding. The roll was called by the treasurer Charles Hartman, aud the queries an swercd in order. The minutes of the previous meeting wore road by the secrc. tary, Edward L. nholly, aud approved. The following program of exorcises was rendered: A selection, "ArabSchool- boys," by Oliver Simmons; essay, "Montana," C'lius. Hartman; selection, "A .Kmnicy," by Harris Greiner; essay, "The Barefoot Boy," by Wm. Reinhard. The first part of the paper was read by the editor Oliver Simmons. A selection, "Lame and Lazy," by James Gilbert; esl say, "Pekin," Geo. Hartleib; declamation, "Snow," John Sowers. The debate followed on the question, "Resolved, that it is right for a man without children to pay school taxes." H. Eisenhauer, P. Spangler aud S. 7 J ott spoke on the affirmative side. S. Black, P. Hartman aud R. Schropp spoke on the negative side. It was decided in favor of the affirmative side. A selection, "No Ssot in Heaven," by John W. Harbeson; essay, "Hamburg, Germany," Harry Morgan: declamation, "Arithmetic," DeWitt Kerr. The second part of the paper was read by the editor. The critic's report was read by Geo. Ramsay. On motion adjourned.