6 FEBRUARY 1886, Page 3

Edinburgh is not apparently scandalised by Mr. Childers's prepossession for

Home-rule ; indeed, we doubt very much whether Liberals in any part of the United Kingdom have fully realised what the half-and-half union implied by Home- rule really means. Mr. Childers was returned yesterday week by a majority of 2,299 over the Conservative candidate, the Master of Polwarth. Mr. Childers polled 4,029 votes, against 1,730 given for the Conservative. He will, however, have to be re-elected again next week, as he has since accepted the office of Home Secretary ; and after winning his battle by so triumphant a majority, we should hope that he will not be put to the trouble and expense of a second contest.