1 SEPTEMBER 1917, Page 2

The majority of the Greek Chaunber made it elearin the

debate on-Saturday last that they regard the constitutional monarchy of King -Alexander as a provisional -state of affairs. M. Venizeloa in reply said that, though the ex-King had dealt a terrible blow to-monarchy, the Government felt it their duty to try the system once more. It was the last experiment that they would attempt, though he believed that the -future National Assembly, whose task it will be to revise the Constitution, would desire the crowned -Republic to succeed. Our -own happy experience -naturally pre. disposes us in -favour of the-compromise, and if the young .King follows -the prudent -example- of his Danish .grandfather, King George, he may yet re-establish the dynasty on a sound basis.