Franklin Literary Society. Tbe regular meeting of the Frankliu Literary society was held in the High School building yesterday afternoon, afternoon, president Joseph Katzenberg presiding. presiding. The roll was called by the treasurer, Charles Hartman, and the queries answered in order. Tbe minutes minutes of .the previous meeting were read by tbe secretary, Ed. L. Sholly, and approved. approved. The following programme of exercises was rendered: "His Pa is a Coward," George Ramsay; essay, "Serpents and Birds," Ed. F. Ramaay; selection, "An Indian Flood," John Houck; essay, "Naval Exhibit at tbe World's Fair," John Sowers; declamation, Harris Groi- ner; selection, "Double Meaning," John W. Harbeson; essay, "TbeOw!," Charles Shay; declamation, William Reinhard; the first part of tbe paper was read by the editor, Ray Bell; the following following question was discussed: Resolved, Resolved, "That the White Man has more right in this country than the Indian." James Gilbert, Ray Bell and Harris Greiner spoke on the affirmative side; Samuel Black, Oliver Simmons and Harry Eisenbauer spoke on the negative aide. It. was decided in favor of the affirmative side. Selection, "Tbe Soldier's Soldier's Reprieve," Daniel Zellers; essay, "Palestine," Paul Spangler; declamation, Ed. F. Gill. The critic's report was read by Paul Spangler. Tbe second part oi the paper was read by the editor. The minutes for the next meeting was read by the president. On motion, adjourned.