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ttsflflll InformationNEW ZEALAND STAMP DUTIES. r Affidavit or Declaration ... ... o 2 Agreements, where the value is of . £zo or upwards. ... ... o 1 | Ditto, deed, ios.- counterpart 'Annual-License, Joint Stock Coml pany, on every of nominal capital ... ... o I Appointments, of power over property- ... ... ... o 10 Bill of Exchange, on demand ... o o Ditto, ditto, inland, not on demand, for every ,£SO or part thereof ... o I Billot Lading, or receipt, or copy... O I Certificate of Incorporation ... 5 0 Cheque or dra't for any sum ... o o Conveyance for every or part thereof .. ... ...05 Deed of Settlement, foi every £IOO, or.part thereof ... ... o 5 Deeds not otherwise charged ... o 10 Lease, r without premium, for every £so, or part thereof annual relit ... ... ...03 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 : Counterpart of Lease ... ... o 2 Policy of Insurance, Marine, lor every £loo or part thereof... ... ... ... o 1 Ditto, not exceeding six months for every is. ; 12 months ... o 2 Power of Attorney ... ... o 10 Promissory Notes on demand ... o o Ditto, other than to bearer, on demand, not exceeding £ 25, fid ; not exceeding £so, is; and for . every additional or part ... ... ... O I Receipt for £2, 01 upwards ... o o Transfer of Shares, where purchase money docs not exceed £2O, is; j£so, 2sfid; £IOO, 5 s I exceed- . ing too for' every .450 or part thereof ... ... ... o 2 Transfer of station or Run, (except as a mortgage) for every £IOO of value ... ... ... o 10 MOONLIGHT EVENINGS. 6 o o o 6 o o 0 1 o o o o 6 o o 0 1 0 1 6 o The Moon at 3 days old shines till about S 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 iS 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 34 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 TABI.E. 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; 1 pound is 1 quart. White sugar, powdered,' 1 pound 1 ounce ate I quart. Ten eggs are 1 pound. Flour, 4 pecks are 1 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 I gallon. A common sized- tumbler holds pint. A common sized wine glass is % a gill. A tea-cup is 1 gill. A large wine-glass is, 1 gill. Forty drops are equal to I teaspoonful. Four teaspoonfuls are equal to 1 tablespoonful. REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS. MARRIAGES, AltfD DEATHS. Births.—Parents and all other persons present at a birth, are liable.uhder the. Act for Registration under penalty of ,£10; failing, the occupier of house in which such birth took place is liable. Births aye registered free up tp sixty-two days, day of birth and of registration, noth' 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 proiduction of certificate of conviction signed by jMagistfatfe'orVChirk to; Bench, and, \vit|uji one moitth-of suehrconviction. -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 mornings and-four-in the•'afternoon, in the; presence of; two or more Witnesses. Persons objecting to he 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 thyee clear days immediately -proceeding the application for (Certificate. The fees are :—for Notice and Certificate, £t 2s.fid; Marriage by Registrar, £l ; andis fid-for Copyof Ma.-riage 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. 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 rats-j demeanour. Deaths.; —The, occupier of house in which death occurs, and all persons present at a death, are liable for the registration within thirty-one I 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 lake 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 £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 and duties of Registrar, and imposing penaU|w for neglect in complying with various provisions of th* Act,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 32, 9 December 1879

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 32, 9 December 1879