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Useful Information. VACCINATION. By an Act of the General Assembly of New Zealand, it is made compulsory upon every parent to take his child, within six months of its birth, to the Medical Officer appointed by Government forthe district, or to some qualified Medical Prac: itioner, to have the child vaccinated, and on the eighth day following to Lake the child back again for inspection. For breach of this law a fine not exceeding 40s. may be recovered before any Bench of Magistrates. If the child be properly vaccinated, the Medical Officer or Practitioner is to give a certificate of the fact. If the child be not susceptible, or unfit to endure the process, another certificate is to be given, which will clear the patents of the consequences. Children, although vaccinated, whose vaccination certificates are not forwarded to the Registrar of the district are still liable to a fine of 40s. Innoculation with the virus of small pox is a crime punishable by a penalty of The word “ parent ” means father, mother, or other person having the care, nurture, or custody of the child. SLAUGHTER-HOUSE LICENSES. “The Slaughter-House Act, 18771” P ro * vides that “no license shall be issued in respect of any slaughter-house situated within half a mile from the outer boundary of any borough, unless such slaughter-house has been erected, or was in course of erection for that purpose immediately before the Ist December, 1577. If suchshiughter-houseis within the above described limit, application for the license must be made to the Council of the nearest Borough. If a slaughter-house is within any County, except as aforesaid, the application must be made to the Council of such county. No license, fnot being the renewal of a previously existing license, shall be issued to any person, unless public notice shall have been given by the applicant for the same, once in each week for one month, immediately preceding the time when such application is to be heard.” MAGISTRATE’S COURT FEES. Table ok Fees to be taken in respect of Proceedings under “The Resident Magistrates’ Act, 1867,” by Bailiffs. Service of summons or subpoena, or order or copy of notice of set-off, if within 2 miles of the Court House, 3s ; for every extra mile, one way, is ; bailiffs fee upon execution of any warrant, or going to,’ view tenement, upon each view, 4s; executing any warrant, or going to view tenement beyond 2 miles from the Court House, for every extra mile, one way, is ; poundage on sum levied or received under distress, is ; for keeping possession, per diem, any sum not exceeding 8s; auctioneer’s commission on sale of goods .taken in execution, 5 per cent.; advertising sale, the actual cost; poundage on sum for which the body is taken in execution, is. Table of Fees to be tvken in respect of Proceedings under “ The Resident Magistrates’ Act, 1867,” by the Resident Magistrates, Justices of the Peace, or their Clerks. o o 2 s* u-> IT, M '-•» S? S? For issuing every warrant of apprehension or committal, except in cases hereinafter expressly provided for, 6d in the £. For every summons for copppitment under section of “The Resident Magistrate’s Act, 186*,” 3d in the £ on the amount of the original demand remaining due. por every hearing of the I matters mentioned in such summons for commitment, <)d ip the £ op the amount last aforesaid. For issuing every warrant of apprehension under the Bth section of “The Resident Magistrate’s Act, 1868,” 3d in the £ on the amount last aforesaid. For issuing every warrant of committal under the gth section of “ The Resident Magistrate’s Act, iSbtJ,” (54 in the £ on the amount last saidFor every bail-bond under section seventeen of “The Resident Magistrates’ Act, jB(SS for any sura not exceeding £20 —ss. Ditto not exceeding^so—7s 6d. Dit’o not exceeding ;£ioo — ids. For every hearing and order under sections tS and 19 of “ The Resident Magistrates’ Act, 1868,”; for any sum not exceeding £s~ 4s ; n.it exceeding £lO ■ ss; not exceed'bg £?p —8s } not exceeding 12s; not exceeding —2os, For any process pr proceeding isspe.d Of taken under the twentieth section of “ The Resident Magistrates’ Act, 1868,” the same fees as payable in respect of the like proceedngs under “ ”'he District Courts Act.”

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 4 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 41, 30 December 1879

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