Useful Information. NEW ZEALAND STAMP DUTIES. £ Affidavit or Declaration ... ... o 2 6 Agreements, where the value is of £2O or upwards. ... ... O 1 o Ditto, deed, I os. counterpart Annual License, Joint Stock Company, on every ,£IOO of nominal capital ... ... ...O I O Appointments, of power over property ... ... ... o 10 o Bill of Exchange, on demand ... o o 6 Ditto, ditto, inland, not on demand, for every £SO or part thereof ... o I o Bill o) Lading, or receipt, or copy... 010 Certificate of Incorporation ... 5 0 0 Cheque or dra t for any sum ... o o 1 Conveyance for every ,£SO, or part thereof .. ... ...05° Deed of Settlement, fot every ,£IOO, or part thereof ... ... o 5 o Deeds not otherwise charged ... o 10 o Lease, without premium, for every ,£SO. or part thereof annual rent .... ... ...020 Ditto, with premium, with or without rent, or with premium an annual rent of ,£2O or more, same rate as Conveyances, on the premium and rent ; Counteipart of Lease ... ... o 2 6 Policy of Insurance, Marine, for every £IOO or part thereof... ... ' ... ... o 1 o Ditto, not exceeding six months for every is. ; 12 months ... o 2 o Power of Attorney ... ... o 10 o Promissory Notes on demand ... o o I Ditto, other than to bearer, on demand, not exceeding £25, 6d ; not exceeding £ko, is ; and for every additional £S°> or part ... ... ...o 1 o Receipt for £2, 01 upwards ...00 I Transfer of Shares, where purchase money does not exceed £2O, is ; .£SO, 2s 6d ; £IOO, ss; exceeding £ 100 for every £SO or part thereof ... ... ...026 Transfer of station or Run, (except as a mortgage) for every £IOO of value ... ... ... o 10 o MOONLIGHT EVENINGS. The Moon at 3 days old shines till about 8 o’clock. The Moon at 6 days old shines till about half-past 10 o’clock. The Moon at 8 days old shines till nearly I o’clock in the morning. The Moon at 12 days old shines from sundown till about 4 in the morning. The Muon at 15 days old is full, and shines all night. The Moon at 18 days old rises about 9 p.m. and shines till morning. The Moon at 21 days old rises about 11 p.m. and shines till morning. The Moon at 24 days old rises about 2 a.m. and shines till morning. The Moon at 27 days old rises about 4 a.m. and shines till sunrise. THE HOUSEWIFE’S TABLE. The following is a very valuable housewife’s table, by which persons not having scales and weights at hand may readily measure the article wanted to form any recipe without the trouble of weighing, allowance to be made for an extraordinary dryness or moisture of the article weighed or measured : Wheat flour, 1 pound is 1 quart. Indian meal, 1 pound 2 ounces are 1 quart. Butter, when soft, 1 pound is 1 quart. Loaf sugar, broken, I pound is I quart. White sugar, powdered, I pound I ounce ate I quart. Ten eggs are I pound. Flour, 4 pecks are I bushel. Sixteen large tablespoonsful are I’pint. Eight large teaspoonsful are I gill. Four large teaspoonsful are % gill. Two gills are % pint. Two pints ate 1 quart. Four quarts are 1 gallon. A common sized tumbler holds Yz pint. A common sized wine glass is % a gill. A tea-cup is 1 gill. A large wine-glass is I gill. Forty drops are equal to I teaspoonful. Four teaspoonfuls are equal to 1 tablespoonful. REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. Births, —Parents and all other persons present at a birth, are liable under the Act for Registration under penalty of .£10; failing, the occupier of house in which such birth took place is liable. Births are registered free up to sixty-two days, day of birth and of registration, both inclusive; afterwards up to six months, on payment of ss. penalty, and after declaration as to truth of particulars being duly made ; and beyond six months onfy after conviction before a Magistrate, and bn production of certificate of. conviction signed by Magistrate or Clerk to Bench, and within one month of such conviction. There are other provisions as to registration of children found exposed, and registration of names within one year of birth. Marriages.—Marriages must be solemnized with open doors, between eight in the morning and four in the afternoon, in the presence of two or more witnesses. Persons objecting to be married by a clergyman, can be married in a Registrar’s office by a Registrar. Persons desirous of being married must give notice to the Registrar of the district, and take out a Marriage Certificate; but before doing so, must have resided in the district three clear days immediately proceeding the application for certificate. The fees are : —for Notice and Certificate, £1 2s 6d ; Marriage by Registrar, £l ; and 2S 6d for Copyof Marriage Registrar. Persons wishing to be married out of the district in which they live, can only do so by residing in the district in which they wish to be i married for three clear days, and obtaining certificate from the Registrar of that district. And persons living in different districts must either both reside for three clear days in the same district, or else obtain two Certificates, viz:—one from the Registrar of each of the districts in which they reside. Any person making false affirmation, declaration, or representation before a Registrar, is guilty of misdemeanour. Deaths.—The occupier of house in which death occurs, and all persons present at a death, are liable for the registration within thirty one days; and failing these, the Undertaker or person so acting, under penalty of £10; but any of the persons liable may depute, in writing, some person acquainted with particulars required to attend and register ; and the person registering MUST in all cases take to the Registrar the Doctor’s Certificate of Death. In all cases of burial, the Undertaker or person so acting, must return to the Registrar within seven days, the Burial Certificate, duly signed by Undertaker and officiating Minister, or two householders present at such burial. Undertakers not returning such Burial Certificates within seven days are liable to a penalty of £5 : and Clergymen officiating and not signing Burial Certificates are also liable to a penalty of £5. Any person not attending to register, alter notice from Registrar is duly given, is liable to a penalty of £2O There are various other provisions defining powers and duties of Registrar, and imposing penalties for neglect in complying with various provisions of the Act.
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