Useful Information. NEW ZEALAND STAMP DUTIES. Affidavit or Declaration ••• o 3 6 ; Agreements, where the value is of ' £3O or upwards. , ... ... o 1 o j Ditto, .deed, 10s.. counterpart Annual License, Joint Stock Company, on- every £IOO of nominal capital.... .... o 1 o Appointments, /of-•'pouter Over.pro- . petty T rU ‘ 616 o Bill of Exchange, on demand ... o o 6 Ditto, ditto, inland, not on demand, for every ,£SO or part thereof ... o 1 o Bill of Lading, or-receipt,, or copy... 01 o Certificate of Incorporation " ... S 0 0 Cheque or dra t for any sum " ... 0 o 1 Conveyance for every 0): part thereof i ... ...0,50 Deed of Settlement, foi every £IOO, or thereof ... ... o 5 o Deeds not otherwise charged ... o 10' o Lease, without premium, for every I dr thereof annual rent ... ...6 2 O Ditto, with preihiiim, with or without rent, of ; with ; pfemhim tin annual rent .of £2O or more, sanjfirdtc as Conveyances, on the and rent: Counterpart of Lease ... ••• o2 6 Policy of Insurance, Marine, lor every /tool or part thereof... ... ... o 1 o Ditto, not exceeding six months'for every j£ioo, is. ; 12 months ... Power of Attorney Promissory Notes on demand Ditto, other than to hearer, on demand, not exceeding £2 5, 6d ; not exceeding ;£ JO, is; and for every additional .£SO, ■or part ... ... ••• Receipt for £2, or upwards Transfer of Shares, where purchase money does not exceed is; £so, 2s6d; £IOO, ss; exceeding j£ioo for every £so or part thereof ... ' ' 1 ... Transfer of station or Run, (except as a mortgage) for every of value 020 0 10 o 001 01 o 001 026 o io 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. Moon at 8 days old shines till nearly 1 o’clock in the morning. The h?Oon at 12 days old shines from sundown till’abxmt 4 in the morning. The Moon a t *S days old rs full, and shines all night. , The Moon at 15 days old rises about 9 p.m, and shines till ■niori'dng- • The Moon at 21 ik v 5 old rises about 11 p.m and shines till morning.. .. . The Moon at 24 days o'ld rises about 2 a.m and shines till morning. ; The Moon at 27 days old n.ses about 4 a.m. and shines till sunrise. the ho:us swipe's- tae&e. The following is a very valuable housewife s table, by which persons not having scales and weights at hand may readily mpisure 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 I. quart Indian meal, 1 pound-2 J ounces are 1 quart. Butter, when soft, I pound is.i quart. Loaf sugar, 'broken, f pound is 1 quart. White sugar, powdered, 1 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 1 gilL Four large teaspoonsful are % gill. Two gills are % pint. Two pints ate l quart Four quarts are r I'gallon. A common sized tumbler holds % pint. A common sized wine glass is % a gill. A tea-cup 16” 1 gill. A large wine-glass is 1 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 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 only after conviction before a Magistrate, and on production of certificate ,qf “conviction signed by Magistrate «or‘ Clerk- td Bench,, and.withiiioriel month of such conviction. There are other provisions a 3 to registration' of children found j exposed, and registration of names within one year of birth. Marriages.—Marriages must be solemnized with /open doors, between eight in the morning , nod Tour, in tfie: afternoon, in the presence .of ; twO or more witnesses. Persons objecting to be pmrried.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 Martial, Certificate; but ’ before doing so, must hiVe-resided in the district three clear days immediately proceeding the application for certificate. The fees arefor Notice and Certificate, £1 2ssd ; Marriage by Registrar, £1 ; and 2s 6d,for Copyof Marriage, Registrar. Persons wishing tq^be- married out. of the district in which they live, , can only do so by residing in the district.in which they wish to lie married for, Jhree clear days, .and obtaining certificate from the Registrar of that district. And persons, living in different districts must either both reride for three clear days in the same district, or else obtain two Certificates, mz one from the Registrar of each of the districts in which they reside. Any person false affirmation, declaration, or representation before - a Registrar; is guilty of misdemeanour., * ; , Deaths. —The occupier of house in which death occurs, arid all- persons present at a death, are liable for the registration within thirty-one days; and these, the Undertaker or person so acting, Under penalty of £io; but any of the persons liable may depute, in writing, some pcitSOri 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, mall 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 hot returning such Burial Certificates within seven daysare liable to a. penalty of *5 *, .»ad Clergymen officiating and - not signing- Burial Certificates are also liable' to a penalty of £s. Any person not attending to register, after notice from Registrar is duly given, is liable to a penalty of .£2O • - There are various other provisions defining powers add duties'of Registrar, and imposing penalties for neglect in complying with various j piovipiot# ft* Aot, , ■ ,
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