2 MAY 1891, Page 3

Prince Bismarck has, it is believed, been elected for G-eestemiincle.

The figures are not yet all made up, but it seems certain that he has beaten his Socialist rival by about eight to five. He will not, it is stated, attend the Reichstag regularly, but will speak on great occasions, and some alarm is felt at Court as to the criticisms Tie may offer. General Caprivi, in particular, by no means enjoys the prospect of having to contend with such an adversary, especially in the arena of foreign politics. Prince Bismarck's calculated frank- ness of speech makes him a terrible debater, and the Court, besides, dreads the letting-out of secrets.