Senor Medena was a proud man, but unless she missed her guess, he loved his children.
Senor turned his attention to Alex.
She smiled at Senor Medena.
Surprisingly, Senor Medena reprimanded both Morino and Alfonso.
Senor turned a startled gaze on Alex.
Senor shook his head, his expression sad.
Senor Medena not only favored Alex, but allowed him to order Alondra and Felipa around.
If anyone had a chance of getting Senor Medena to listen, it was Alex.
Senor Medena watched Alondra with troubled eyes.
Felipa shot a nervous look at Senor Medena and then Carmen.
Alex was living proof that an heir was more important to Senor Medena than honor.
Senor Medena pulled out the chair and sat down, giving Alex a wary look.
Senor asked, his forehead furrowed with apprehension.
For a moment Senor Medena stared at his daughter while her words soaked in.
He put his elbows on the table and folded his hands, leaning slightly toward Senor Medena.
Carmen glanced from Senor Medena to Alex.
Senor Medena jerked his head up and stared at her as if he couldn't believe what she was saying.
Alex looked up at him and Senor gave him a stern look.
Had he said something to his father about their issue, or had Senor Medena merely picked up on the tension between them?
If Senor Medina had determined on his own that there was something amiss between his son and his wife, it would have to have been because Alex was treating her so well.
Senor Medena wants us all down in the den in five minutes.
Together they went downstairs to face Senor Medena and whatever he had cooked up for them all next.
The den was crowded with relatives – Morino's and Senor Medena's.
Senor Medena sat beside his desk and a heavy Spanish looking man with a mustache sat in Senor Medena's big chair.
Senor Medena glanced at them once and frowned.
When she looked up at him, his attention was fixed on Senor Medena.
Senor Medena was staring at the man.
Most of them were watching Senor Medena, but some were watching Alfonso.
So that was why Senor Medena looked so upset.
Finally the only ones left in the room were Alex, Alondra, Senor Medena and Carmen.
Senor contemplated the idea.
He even went so far as to side with his colleagues, when serious difficulties arose between the new government and the president of the Cortes, Senor Martos, who was backed by a very imposing commission composed of the most influential conservative members of the last parliament of the Savoyard king, which had suspended its sittings shortly after proclaiming the federal republic. A sharp struggle was carried on for weeks between the executive and this commission, at first presided over by Martos, and, when he resigned, by Salmeron.
Hence the contrast between his attitude from 1876 to 1886, during the reign of Alphonso XII., when he stood in the front rank of the Opposition to defend the reforms of that revolution against Senor Canovas, and his attitude from 1886 to 1891.
In 1906 Senor Pedro Montt was elected president and entered upon his office on the 17th of September.
Senor Domingo Santa Maria, who now acceded to the presidency of Chile, was a Liberal in politics, and had previously held various important posts under the government.
No outbreak, however, took place, and in 1886 the five years of office for which President Santa Maria had been elected came to an end, and another Liberal, Senor Jose Manuel Balmaceda, then succeeded to power.
Balmaceda then nominated a ministry not in accord with the views of congress under Senor Claudio Vicuña, whom it was no secret that Balmaceda intended to be his successor in the presidential chair, and, to prevent any expression of opinion upon his conduct in the matter, he refrained from summoning an extraordinary session of the legislature for the discussion of the estimates of revenue and expenditure for 1891.
As protest against the action of President P P g Balmaceda, the vice-president of the senate, Senor Waldo Silva, and the president of the chamber of deputies, Senor Ramon Barros Luco, issued a proclamation appointing Captain Jorje Montt in command of the squadron, and stating that the navy could not recognize the authority of Balmaceda so long as he did not administer public affairs in accordance with the constitutional law of Chile.
In June 1891 he ordered the presidential election to be held, and Senor Claudio Vicuna was duly declared chosen as president of the republic for the term commencing in September 1891.
President Montt had now fulfilled his term of office, and on the 18th of September 1896 he handed over the presidential power to his successor, Senor Federico Errazuriz, who had been duly elected in the month of June previously.
The election for the position of president of the republic was closely contested in 1896 between Senor Errazuriz and Senor Reyes, and ended in the triumph of the former candi of the new president had been chief magistrate of Chile from 1871 to 1876, and his administration had been one of the best the country had ever enjoyed; his son had therefore traditions to uphold in the post he was now called upon to fill.
Senor Errazuriz weakly gave way, and a decree was promulgated placing the 1899, and the verdict was accepted unreservedly by both governments.