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Useftil Information. 'NEW STAMP DUTIES. Affidavit or Declaration ... ... o 2 6 Agreements; where the value is of £3O or upwards. ... ... O I o Ditto, ‘ deed, 10s. counterpart Annual License,. Joint Stock Company,' »n eyeiy ,£ioo of nominal capital ... ... ... o 1 o Appointments, of power over property ... ... ..,. 0 10 o Bill of Exchange, on demand ... o o 6 Ditto, ditto, -inland,»not,on demand, : for every or-part thereof ... o I Oi Bill of 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 or part Deed of Settlement, foi every jfioo, or part thereof ... ... o 5 O Deeds not otherwise charged. ...010 o Lease, without premium,- for,every j£so, ’ or part thereof annual rent, ; ... ... ... O 2 0 Ditto,; with premium, with or with- . out rent, or with premium an annual rent of £2O or more, same rate as Conveyances, on the premium and rent : Counleipart of Lease ... ...026 Policy of Insurance, Marine, tor evety : .£IOO or part thereof... ... ....... ... o 10 Ditto, not exceeding six months for every is. ;12 mouths ... o 2 o Power of Attorney ... ... o 10 o Promissory Notes on demand ..,0 o I Ditto, other than to bearer, on demand, not exceeding £2s, 6d ; not exceeding £<iO, is and for every additional £SO, or part ... ... ... o 1 o i Receipt for 01. upwards ...00 I Transfer- of- Shares, where purchase money does not,exceed £zo t is ; £SO, 2s 6d ; £ioo, ss; exceeding £IOO for every or part thereof ... ... ... o 2 6 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 S 1 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 1 o’clock in the morning. The Moon at f2: days.old shines from sun- [ down till about 4 in the morning. The Mcon 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 haying scales and weights at hand may' readily measure the article wanted to form any recipe without the trouble of weighing, allowance to he made for an extraordinary dryness or moisture of the article weighed or measured : Wheat flour, ; I 'pound ii» 1 quart. Indian meal, I pound 2 ounces are r quart. Butter, when soft, I pound is 1 quart. Loaf sugar, broken, 1 pound isi 1 quart. White Sugar, . powdered, 1 pound 1 ounce i are 1 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 aie I quart. Four quarts are I gallon. A cbnimon sized tumbler holds J£-pint. • A common sized wine glass is % a gill. A tea-cup is I gill. A large wine-glass is r gill. Forty drops -are equal to I teaspoonful. Four teaspoonfuls are equal to 1 tablespoonful.

REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. Births.—Parents arid all.other. persons pre-, sent at a., birth, arc Jiable under the Act for Registration under; pinafty of ifrej ; failing, the itsscupier of house iri which such birth took (tfawe is liable. Births are registered free up to as*£y-two days, day of birth and of registration, both inclusive; afterwards up to six months, on payment of ss. penalty, and after declaration , as,, totruth, of particulars being <jtaly made j/aad beyond ;six months only after ooiwictio'n before' a' Magistrate, and bn production of certificate of conviction signed by MagwUsate or'Clerktbßenph, and within one month «f such conviction. - - There art other provisions as to registration of children found .exposed, and registration of names within one year of birth.' ■ ; Marriages.—Marriages must be solemnised "with open- doors* between eight in the motnuig' and four- in the afternoon, in the presence of 'two: or* more witnesses.. Persons Objecting to be married by a clergyman, can be ,a Registrar’s office by a Registrar. Persons desirous of being married must give notice 1,0 theßegistrar 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 fcesare for Notice and Certificate, £i 2S 6d ; Marriage by Registrar, £ll and as fitl for CopyofMarriage 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 distriefs'in which, tjiey, reside. Any person making false affirmation,- declaration, nr 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 I , Death. In all cases of burial, the Undertaker or person so acting, roust return to the Registrar within seven days, the Burial Certificate* - duty signed' by v Uudertaker and officiating Minister, or two bouaeholders present at inch hujnal. ' Undertakers not returning such Burial Certificates within seven days are liable to a penalty of and Clergymen officiating and not signing Burial Certificates are also lablp toapcnaltyof £s, Any person riot attending to register, after notice from Registrar is duly given, is liable to a. penalty Of There are various other provisions defining powers and duties of Registrar, and imposing penalties for neglect in complying with various provisions of th» Act.

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 34, 13 December 1879

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 34, 13 December 1879