A reading will be given at 8.15 o'clock tonight in the Paine Hall for the benefit of the Palmer Memorial Institute. The Palmer Memorial Institute was named in memory of Alice Freeman Palmer, who was the wife of Professor George H. Palmer, and was President of Wellesley for seven years. It is situated at Sedalia, North Dakota, and its purpose is the training of negro men and women.
Professor Palmer will preside and will give a report on the present condition and needs of the institution. Some poems of the negro poet, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, will be read by Miss Maria Baldwin, who has for a number of years been principal of the Agassiz School in Cambridge. Music will be contributed by negro men and women who are assisting at the Institute. The principal is Mrs. Charlotte Hawkins Brown of Cambridge. Tickets for the meting may be got at Amee's or Kent's bookstore, or at the Coop.