Useful Information, NEW ZEALAND STAMP DUTIES. ■ ‘ £ Affidavit or Declaration ... ... o z 6 Agreements,. where the value is of or upwards. ... ... O I o Ditto, deed, ios. 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 -or part thereof ... o I o Bill of Lading, dr receipt, or copy... 010 Certificate of Incorporation -.-5 O O Cheque -or dra t for any sum ... o o 1 Conveyance for every £SO, or part thereof . . ...05° Deed of Settlement, foi every ;£Tco, or part thereof ... ... o 5 o Deeds not otherwise charged ... o 10 o Lease,l|without| premium, for every .£SO. or part thereof annual rent ... ... ... o 2 o Ditto, with premium, with or without rent, or with premium an annual rent of £2O or more, same rate as Conveyances, on the (fc’emium and rent : Counter part'of Lease ... ... o 2 6 Policy of Insurance, Marine, tor every £IOO or part thereof... ... ... ... o r o Ditto, not exceeding six months for every j£ioo, is. ;IZ months ... o 2 o Power of Attorney ... ... o 10 o Promissory Notes on demand ...00 I Ditto, other than to bearer, on demand, not exceeding £25, 6d; not exceeding is ; and for every additional £SO, or part ... ... ... O I O Receipt for £2, oi upwards ... o o I Transfer of Shares, where purchase ' money does not exceed .£2O, is ; £SO, 2s 6d ; £IOO, 5s ; exceeding £\oo for every £SO or part thereof ... ... ... o 2 6 Transfer of station or Run, (except as a mortgage) for every j£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 Moon 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 tables 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, I pound 2 ounces are I quart. Butter, when soft, I pound is I quart. Loaf sugar, broken, 1 pound is I quart. White sugar, powdered, 1 pound I ounce arc 1 quart. Ten eggs are I pound. Flour, 4 pecks are 1 bushel. Sixteen large tablespoonsful are I pint. Eight large teaspoonsful are 1 gill. Four large teaspoonsful are % gill. Two gills are % pint. Two pints aie I quart. Four quarts are I gallon. A common sized tumbler holds % pint. A common sized wine glass is % a gill. A tea-cup is I gilL A large wine-glass is I gill. Forty drops are equal to I teaspoonful. Four teaspoonfuls are equal to I 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 ; failing, the occupier t)( house: m which such birth took place isTrable. " 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 only after conviction hcfdre a JMhgfetrale, and on production if Certificate 'of conviction signed by Magistrate or Clerk to Bench, and within one monih bf 'such convictioiu 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 m a Registrar’s office by a Registrar. Persons desirous of being married must give notice to thp-Registrar of the district, and take out a Marriage' Certificate; but before doing so, must have resided in the district three clear days immediately preceedmg the application for certificate. The fees are: —for Notice and Certificate, £t 2s 6di; Marriage, by Registrar, £l •, and 2s fid. 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 married for three clear days, and obtaining certificate from the Registrar of that district. Arid persons living in different districts must either both reside for three clear days in the district, or else obtain two C ertificates, viz:—one from the Registrar of each of the districts in which they reside. Any person I making false affirmation, declaration, or representation before a Registrar, is guilty of misdemeanour. . • . . DEATHS.— The occupier of house m 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 liable to a penalty of *5 ; and Clergymen cfftrhfh 'g and not signing Burial Certificates are also i»We to a penalty of £s■ Any person not attending to register, alter notice from Registrar is duly given, is liable to a penalty of, £2O There ate various other provisions defining powers arid' duties of Registrar, and imposing penalties for neglect in complying with various provisions of th* Act.J
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