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AMALGAMATION AT CROYDON,
NEW SHIRE AT CHILLAGOE.
Au Order*in*Coiincil has been issueó, uniting the present areas of the town of Croydon and tlie Shire of Croydon into one area under «the name of the Shire oí Croydon. The new ¿hire will be divided into four divisions, and the council will lie coinppsetl ,of «nine members, three of avhqm avili be assigned to Division 1 (tho present town of Croydon), and two each to Divisions 2. 3, aud 4, w-fliicli were fornicrly' Divisions 1, 2, and 3 of Ilia Shiro di Croydon. .Nomination day lina been ifixtïd for January 21, at Croydon* and John Gardiner is to bo returnuig
. An Order-in-Coimcil has also ¡been: issued altering the boundaries of «the ¡Shires. o£ A\'a!-"h and AVbothakafa, by including in the Shire of Walrih a small portion of the Shire of AVoothakata. The (Shire of iWoI&h as altered avili then be divided into two areas, by constituting a new sliiie under the name of the Shire of Chillagoe. Tihe council of the now shire avili «sonsisfc of five; mcim'bers, and tile first election will be held at Chillagoe, on January 16, J. Ik Brovvnley being the returning officer. In «consequence of this toltcratiion all Wie members of - the Shire . of AValsh wUt go out of office, anil an election for new members will be held on January l8, W. K. Donnelly being appointed to conduct ft.
The Shire of Rawbelle is also to be divided into three divisions instead of two division;*,* as heretofore, by dividing tho present Division 2 into two portions. Tlie number of «members will be increased from 0 to 8; three members each will «be assigned to Divisions 1 and 2, and1 the remaining tw-o members to Division 3. The election oí members for Divisions 2 and 3 will hu held on January 29, William D. -Malt-h-r, being aipointed retuniing-ofHcer.
"Messrs. Clark and Faustet have forwarded a handy wall caltmdar for 18Q9, each sheet including the clays of tile month, and dates boldly (printed.
On lloxing Day, tlie steamer Konoo «warra, 'which has been dlwrtered by (lie Queensland Railway Institute, will moke a, trip to «Cape «Moreton. The excursion ia open to tlie general public, tand the prices are advertised. (Luncheon und re frei-ihmt'nts will be procurable on board, und «the Railway Brass iBand ay-ill add id the enjoyment oí the. outing*