usefui Information. NEW ZEALAND 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 • rense Joint toe'. ..’mm pan}’, on every x>too o. nal; capital .V., ... • ... o t o Appointments, of power over property ' ... ... ... 010 O Bill of Exchange, on demand ... o o 6. Ditto,; ditto, inland, not on demand, Jl ‘ • <fpr every £so or part thereof ... o I O Bill of Lading, ofredfcipl, of copy... o I '.O' Certificate of -Incorporation ... 5 o o Cheqtic or lira t for any sum ... o o ) , Conveyance for every or part "thereof ... ...05 0 Deed of Settlement, for every of part thereof • ... ... 05° Deeds not iothefwise charged ... o xo o Lease, without premium, for every i or part thereof annual rent ... ... ... 020 Ditto, with premium,, with or withI oul ’renl, or with premium an ahriual rent of £2O or more, same irate as Conveyances, on the premium and rent: Counteiparl of Lease ' ... ... o 2 6 Policy of Insurance, Marine, lor every £i(>o or i>urt thereof... , ... ... o I o Ditto, not .exceeding six months for every : is. ;12 months ... o a o Power of Attorney ... ... o 10 o Promissory Notes on demand ... o o I Ditto, other than to bearer, on demand, not exceeding £2 5, 6d ; not exceeding £s<;>, is; and for every additional £S°i or part ... ... ... o I o Receipt for /2,.01 upwards ...00 1 Transfer of Shares, where .purchase money doe» not exceed £2O, is; £S°> 25 6d ; 1 £IOO, Ss; exceeding 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 1$ days old rs 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 II 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, I pound is r quart. Indian meal, 1 pound 2 dunces are 1 quart. Buttery Vvhen soft, )t. pound » s I quart. Loaf sugar, broken, 1 pound is 1 quart. White sugar, powdered, I pound I ounce ! ate 1 quart. | , Ten eggs are': 1 pound. Flour, 4 pecks are 1 bushel. Sixteen large tablespoonsful are 1 pint. Eight large teaspoonsful are 1 gill. Four large teaspoonsful are }4 g*U. Two gills are % pint. Two pints ate 1 quart. Four quarts are 1 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, AND DEATHS. Births, —Parents and all other persons present at a birth, are liable under the Act for Registration under penalty of‘j£io;, failing,: the ddpjp«er'. of house ; in , which such birth took place is .liable. .Births are registered free up to sixty-twd 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 bade ; and beyond six months only after conviction a Magistrate, and yu pro-, dbtctipn of ttoi^cjidn ; rigned' by. Magistrate or 'Clerk' td“6ench,"and‘ wit Kin one month of such conviction. There are, other provisions 'as TO registration of children fourid exposed, and registration of names within one year pf birth. MARRlAGES,—Marriages must be, solemnized With, bp^'doors/betwefenj eight liv .the morning 1 arid' fotir in, the artetnoon, in the ■presence of two' or tobre Witnesses. Persons objeating lo be married by a clergyman, can be married in a Registrar'** office by a .Registrar. Persons desirous of being married must give notice: to the 4 Registrar of . (he 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, ‘aisfid; "Marriage by Registrar, £l ahdis 6d foi- Copy of Marriage Registrar. Persons wishing to be married but 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 1 clear days, and obtaining certificate from the Registrar of that district. And! Arsons' living in different ■ districts must either both reside for three clear days in the. s.<unb district, or else obtain two Certificates, from the Registrar of each of the districts in which they reside. Any person making false affirmatiop, declaration, or representation before Registrar, is guilty of misdemeanour; 1 '’ . ’ . ... Deaths.r-iThe dequpierpf. 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 pertou registering-MWS'Z’ .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 CeritMicate, duly signed by Undertaker and officiating Minister, of two householders present Wt such burial. Undertakers not returning sudjo. Burial Certificates within seven days are liable to a penalty of : »nd Clergymen officiating and not signing Burial Certificates are alio liable to a penalty of £s. Any person mot attending to register, after notice from Registrar is duly given, is liable to a penalty of There ard various' other -provisions defining powers. And dudes of Registrar, and imposing penalties for neglect in complying with various provisions of th» Act,
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