Recent events in Chile were not a little exciting.
Parliamentarians were beaming and slapping one another's backs, because they had succeeded in having passed a bill to grant themselves salaries, when there appeared upon the threshold of the Senate a few irate Army officers who loudly protested that they and the working class had been neglected.
President Allesandri sent for the officers and, instead of having them shot or arrested, he invited them to write a petition of their wants. The officers asked for:
1) Formation of a non-political Cabinet.
2) Veto of the bill...