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Useful Information. NEW ZEALAND STAMP DUTIES. Affidavit or Declaration ... ... o 2 6 Agreements, where the value is of £ao or upwards. ... ... o x o Ditto .deed, I os. counterpart Anrual License, Joint ''dock Com- , .. pany, on every £IOO of nominal capital ... ... ... o J O AjpOo'npnepts, of power over proe i>ert y , ... o 10 o Bill of Exchange) on demand ... o o 6 Ditto, ditto, inland, not on demand, for avery £so or {>art thereof ... o r c Billot Lading, or receipt, or copy... o I o 'Certificate/of Incorporation ... 5 ° ° Cheque or dri» t for. any sum ... o o J Conveyance for every £SO, or part thereof .. ... ...05° Deed of Settlement, for every £IOO, or part thereof ... ... o 5 o Deeds not otherwise charged ...010 o Lease, without premium, for every £so, or part thereof annual rent ... ~, ~,020 Ditto, with premium, with or withI pul -rent, or with premium an I annual rent of £2O or more, ■ same rate as Conveyances, on the premium and rent ? Coun- | teipart of Lease ... ... o 2 6 Policy of Insurance, Marine, tor every £loo or part thereI 0f... ... ... ... o r o Ditto, not exceeding six months for every is, ;12 months ... o 2 o Power of Attorney ... ••• o 10 o Promissory Notes on demand ... o o I Ditto, other than to bearer, on demand, not exceeding £2s, fid; not exceeding £ko, is ; and for every additional £S°> or part ... ... ... o 1 o Receipt for 01 upwards ... o o I Transfer of Shares, where purchase money does not exceed is; . £so, as fid; £IOO, js j exceeding £loo for every £so or part thereof ... ... ... o 2 6 Transfer of station or Run, (except as a mortgage) for every £IOO of value ... ... ~, Q 10 o MOONLIGHT EVENINGS. j The Moon at 3 days old shines till about 8 I 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 1 o’clock in the morning. The Moon at 12 days old shines from sun- | down till about 4 in the morning. The Moon at 15 days old is full, and shines | all night. J The Moon at 18 day* old rises about 9 p.m. j and shines till morning. 1 The Moon at 21 days old rises about 11 p.m. and shines till morning. 1 The Moon at 24 days old ri-es about 2 a.m. and shines till morning. 1 The Moon at 27 days old rises about 4 a.m. j and shines till sunrise. j 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 I quart Indian meal, I pound 2 ounces are I quart. Butter, when soft, 1 pound is 1 quart. Loaf sugar, broken, 1 pound is I quart. White sugar, powdered, I pound I ounce ate I quart. Ten eggs are 1 pound. Flour, 4 pecks are I bushel. Sixteen large tablespoonsful are i T pint. Eight large teaspoonsful are i gill. Four large teaspoonsful are gill. Two gills are % pint. Two pints aie I quart. Four quarts are 1 gallon. A common sized tumbler holds % pint. A commsn sized wine glass is % a gill. A tea-cup is I gill. [ A large wine-glass is 1 gill. Forty drops are equal to I teaspoonful. I Four teaspoonfuls are equal to 1 tablespoonful. REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MAR- [ RIAGES, 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 sis months only after conviction before a Magistrate, and oh production of certificate of conviction signed by Magistrate or Clerk to Bench, and within one month of such conviction. There are Other provisions at tp 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, Cah be married in a Registrar’s office by a Registrar. Person* desirous of being married must give notice to the Registrar of the district, and take out a Marriage Certificate; but befpre doing so, must have resided in the district three clear days immediately proceeding the application for certificate. The fees are i— for Notice and Certificate, £1 2s fid ; Marriage by Registrar, £1; and 2s fid for Copyof Marriage Registrar. Persons wishing to be married out of the district in which they live, can only 1 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 dear.days i» the same district, or else obtain two Certificates, viz:—one from the Registrar of each of the districts in whicli they reside. Any person .making false affirmation, declaration, or 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 £i° : 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 suth'Burial Certificate* within seven days are liable to a penalty of £5 : »nd Clergymen officiating and not signing Burial Certificates are also liable 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 are various other provisions defining powers and duties of Registrar, and imposing penalties (or neglect in complying with various provisions of the Act,

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 40, 27 December 1879