Hans Breitmann gife a barty. So did we. To see Santo Domingo was little, without seeing the Dominicans also. Some diplomatic overtures were made. Would the first families come and pass an evening with us at the Palacio? Yes, they would. Which were the first families? That would have been for us a point very difficult to determine. The family of the President and those of the heads of departments would certainly stand in that prominence. For the necessary beaux we were referred to a society recently established here, calling itself La Juventad, “the young people.” This body of philanthropists, being appealed to, consented to undertake the management of our party. The occasion was announced as a bailecita, “little ball.” We asked them to provide such refreshments as are customary in this place. Thirty
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