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ABOLITION OF SHIRES.
An Order in Council was Issued yester- day abolishing tho shires of Chillagoe and Walsh, and Incorporating them in the Shire of Woothakata. Notice of the intention to Jo this was given some months ago. The Shire of Woothakata now has been divided into six divisions, of which the former Shires of Chillagoe and Walsh will form tho greater part of the sixth division. Each division, with the exception of Division 3, will have one representative each. Division 3 will have two representatives, and an election for this division and also Division 6 will be held at an early date.