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MARY BOYLE O'REILEY INTERVIEWS A KING
King Constantirte of Greece and His Fine Family.
(Editor's Note To Mary; Boyle.
O'Reilly, our famous woman, corf e's-;
pondent in Europe, has comel'th'e, dis
tinction of getting the FlR.ST'Jnjter-.
view ever recorded any journalist iy,
the King-of Greece. "For 55umfii-;
utes," writes Miss O'Reilly r "CqhV;
stantine received me, talkingfreely,
with me, discussing the affa'rrs"of:Jfjis
own nation and asking, me ?of my.ec-'
periences in connection 'with t;he.
Beilis case in Russia and also mterf
rogating me about 'your greaf Unjted
States.' Constantine is a' wonderful;
admirer of America and is'eVeryinch
a man," she concludes.) "
BY MARY BOYLE Q'BEJLL'Yf.'
(Copyright,. 1913, by the Newspaper;
Enterprise Association) '
Athens, Greece,?JahJ '5;
"Lam glad to meet you!"- saldRtafg;
Constantine. of Greece as he shook
hands, and desp'ite-the absurdity, the
phrase carried- conviction!;
Qonstantine, :king of the Hellenes,
.unconsciously; personified, the eter
iiarspirit pfGrVece r-gazed at him.
&"brbn leader; of'-me,nj alsft impul
sive idealisffcJis personality appeals.
It interpretstfie Greek character to
you at once'." Guardian of the des
tinies of his .nation, he glories in the
Greece of yesterday, lead's in the
present struggle against barbarous
Turkey, sternly accepts the respon
sffiiiffies of tomorrow.
"The king-cons'ents "to. receive you
d.mbrrow at'leven," announced ifte
charge de'affessmihng. "It fe-.best
we go to the palacat halfrpast te'nf"
We mount a -marble staircase to
.rsa"ch. the anti-room. The- first secre-taoJrlie-ncan