Senor Medena was a proud man, but unless she missed her guess, he loved his children.
Senor turned his attention to Alex.
Surprisingly, Senor Medena reprimanded both Morino and Alfonso.
Senor Medena not only favored Alex, but allowed him to order Alondra and Felipa around.
Senor turned a startled gaze on Alex.
Senor shook his head, his expression sad.
She smiled at Senor Medena.
Senor Medena wants us all down in the den in five minutes.
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.
They left Senor Medena in his den and headed back to their room.
I didn't go to Gerald or Senor Medena to talk about what was going on between us.
The country was at this period conducted practically as if it were the private estate of the president, and no accounts of revenue or expenditure were vouchsafed to the public. In 1894 the Colorados nominated Senor Idiarte Borda for the presidency.
This was known as the Moret Law, having been carried through the house of representatives by Senor Moret y Prendergast, then minister for the colonies.
In 1898 General Crespo was succeeded as president by Senor Andrade, who had represented Venezuela in Washington during the most acute stage of the frontier question.
Suffice it here to note that, after the crushing defeat of the Peruvian forces at Arica (June 7, 1880) Senor Nicolas de Pierola assumed dictatorial powers, with General Andres Caceres as commander-in-chief, but the defeats at Chorrillos (Jan.
An attempt was made to constitute a government with Senor Calderon as president of the republic and General Caceres as first vice-president.
The country had been thrown into absolute confusion from a political and administrative point of view, but gradually order was restored, and peaceful conditions were reconstituted throughout the republic. The four years of office for which General Caceres was elected passed in uneventful fashion, and in 1890 Senor Morales Bermudez was nominated to the presidency, with Senor Solar and Senor Borgono as first and second vice-presidents.
President Caceres, finding his cause was lost, left the country, a provisional government under Senor Candamo assuming the direction of public affairs.
On the 8th of September 1895 Senor Pierola was declared president of the republic for the following four years.
Revolutionary troubles again disturbed the country in 1899, when the presidency of Senor Pierola was drawing to a close.
In September 1899 President Pierola vacated the presidency in favour of Senor Romana, who had been elected to the office as a popular condidate and without the exercise of any undue official influence.
Senor Manuel Candamo succeeded Senor Romana as president in 5903.
In the following year he died, and on the 24th of September 1904 Senor Jose Pardo was installed in the presidential chair.
Senor Augusto Leguiva became president on the 24th of September 1908.
About the same time he made the acquaintance of Metastasio, who was lodging in the same house, and who introduced him to one or two patrons; among others Senor Martinez, to whose daughter he gave lessons, and Porpora, who, in 1753, took him for the summer to Mannersdorf, and there gave him instruction in singing and in the Italian language.
There in the 19th century Senor Zuloaga successfully revived the artistic inlaying of gold and silver in steel and iron.
It was, therefore, regarded as certain that, should President Diaz die in office, Senor Corral would succeed him without serious difficulty.
That which provided that the senor, before assuming the government, should personally appear before the assembly and swear to maintain the ancient constitutions.
The ascent of the Cameroon mountain was first attempted by Joseph Merrick of the Baptist Missionary Society in 1847; but it was not till 186r that the summit was gained, when the ascent was made by Sir Richard Burton, Gustav Mann, a noted botanist, and Senor Calvo.
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.
This tribunal, after due investigation, gave their decision in April and Senor German Riesco (Liberal).
In 1906 Senor Pedro Montt was elected president and entered upon his office on the 17th of September.
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.
If anyone had a chance of getting Senor Medena to listen, it was Alex.
Senor Medena watched Alondra with troubled eyes.
Alex was living proof that an heir was more important to Senor Medena than honor.
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.
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.
The den was crowded with relatives – Morino's and Senor Medena's.
Senor Medena glanced at them once and frowned.
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.
Felipa shot a nervous look at Senor Medena and then Carmen.
Senor Medena jerked his head up and stared at her as if he couldn't believe what she was saying.
Together they went downstairs to face Senor Medena and whatever he had cooked up for them all next.
Senor Medena sat beside his desk and a heavy Spanish looking man with a mustache sat in Senor Medena's big chair.
When she looked up at him, his attention was fixed on Senor Medena.
Senor Medena pulled out the chair and sat down, giving Alex a wary look.