The Franklin Literary Society. The regular meeting of the Franklin Literary Society was held in the High School building yesterday afternoon, President Geo. Ramsay presiding. The roll was called by the Treasurer. Chas. Hartman,and the queries answered in order. order. The minutes of the previous meeting meeting were read by the Secretary, Cbas. Cox, and approved. The following program of exercises was rendered: Selection, "The Voice of Spring," by J. W. Harbeson; essay, "Jame Monroe," by H. Eisenhauer; selection, "An Indian Fable," by Chas. Shay; essay, "Nevada," by Oliver Simmons. Simmons. The debate followed on the question, Resolved, that Electricity will soon supersede steam as a motive power. Ed. Ramsay and Pan! Spaugler spoke on the arfflmative side. Wm. Reinhard and Samuel Pott spoke on the negative side. It was decided in favor of the affirmative side. The first part of the paper was read bv the Editor, Joseph Katzenberger: selection, selection, "Will the New Year Come Tonight, Tonight, Mamma," by Daniel Zellcr; essay, "Sugar," by H. Morgan; selection, "Adventure with a bhark," by Wni. Shark; essay, l 'A Uuique City," by Ray Bull; declamation by Ed. Gill. The second second part of the paper was read by the editor. The critic's report was read by Harry Eisenbauer. Tbe appointments for the mext meeting were read by the president. On motion adjourned.