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  • Text: Towns and Cities: Article III. General Powers of Trustees, §1. The board of trustees of every such town shall have control of the finances, and all the property, real and personal, belonging to the corporation; and shall likewise have power within the limits of the town: . . . Seventh, To provide regulations for the prevention and extinguishment of fires; to prevent the erection of wooden buildings within prescribed limits; to regulate the construction of chimneys, furnaces and fire-places; to regulate the storage of gunpowder, gun-cotton, nitro-glycerine, tar, pitch, resin, and other combustible or inflammable materials, and to prescribe the places the places and manner of storing the same.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Colorado
    Year: 1868
  • Text: [The Town council shall have power and authority] to regulate the storage of gunpowder and other combustible materials.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Illinois
    Year: 1869
  • Text: Revised Ordinances [of Galesburg, Ill.], Gunpowder-Fires, Fire-Arms, § 1. The keeping for sale or selling gunpowder, without a license therefor, is prohibited, and no license shall be issued allowing the keeping in store more than twenty-five pounds of gun powder at any one time, unless kept in some secure magazine or fire-proof powder house, located at least one hundred feet from any other occupied building, and when kept in a store or place for retail it shall be kept in tin or other metallic canisters or cases, and in a part of the building remote from any fire, lamp, candle or burning matter liable to produce explosion, and whoever shall violate this section, or any provision of it, shall be subject to a penalty of twenty dollars. § 2. Each person licensed to sell gunpowder shall keep a sign, with the words “Gunpowder for Sale,” in plain letters, in some conspicuous place in the front of the building where such powder is kept. And no sales of gunpowder, except in unopened cans shall be sold after night, and any person convicted of violation of any of the provisions of this section shall be subject to a penalty of ten dollars. § 3. Whoever shall bring or cause to be brought into the city any gunpowder concealed in any box or other package, or in any package marked as containing other articles, in which such powder is contained, shall be subject to a penalty of twenty-five dollars. §4. The carrying gunpowder through the streets or other public places, in a careless or negligent manner, or the remaining with such powder in any place longer than necessary for the transportation of the same from one place to another, shall subject the party offending to a penalty of not less than five dollars. . .
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Illinois
    Year: 1869
  • Text: [T]he common council shall have full power and authority to make by laws and ordinances . . . relative to keeping and sale of gunpowder, nitroglycerine, and all other dangerous and explosive articles, or burning fluids.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Michigan
    Year: 1869
  • Text: To regulate the keeping and conveying of gun-powder and other combustible and dangerous materials.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Kentucky
    Year: 1869
  • Text: [Ordinances of Lawrence,] Concerning Fires, § 4. The city council may order that no gunpowder shall be kept within the city, except in tight casks or canisters; that not more than fifty pounds thereof shall be kept in any building within twenty-five rods of any other building, or if within ten rods, then not more than twenty-five pounds; nor more than one pound in any place, unless in copper, tin or brass canisters holding not more than five pounds each, and closely covered.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
    Year: 1870
  • Text: General Ordinances [of the City of Evansville], § 23. It shall not be lawful for any person to keep within the limits of the city any gun or blasting powder, in any quantity greater than twenty-five pounds at one time; and it shall not be lawful to keep twenty-five pounds of such powder, or any less quantity, in any other vessel than a tin canister, with a proper cover or stopper, and labelled with the words “gunpowder;” nor shall it be lawful for any person to sell any such powder after twilight, or by candle or gas light.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Indiana
    Year: 1871
  • Text: Ordinances of the City of Portland, To Regulate the Storage and Sale of Gunpowder, and Other Explosive Materials, § 1. No person shall keep for sale any gunpowder in any building, store or place in the City of Portland, without having first obtained a license therefor. § 2. The license for selling gunpowder shall be five dollars per quarter, to be issued as other licenses are issued under the provisions of Ordinance 984, entitled "An Ordinance to impose and regulate licenses in teh City of Portland." § 3. No person shall receive, keep or store, or aid or assist any person in receiving, keeping or storing gunpowder in a larger quantity than five pounds, in or into any building, or upon any premises, unless the person receiving, keeping or storing the same is duly licensed to sell gunpowder. § 4. No person or persons duly authorized to sell gunpowder, as hereinbefore provided, shall keep, store, or have in any one place more than twenty five pounds of powder, which shall be kept in any air-tight metallic vessel marked with the word “Gunpowder,” in plain Roman letters, not less than three inches in height, and of proportionate width, which vessel shall be placed or kept at all times, conspicuously in view near the entrance of the premises where kept, and convenient for removal therefrom. § 5. Upon the front of every building or premises where powder is kept in a conspicuous place a sign with the word “gunpowder” painted thereon in Roman letters, not less than three inches in height. § 6. No person shall convey, cause to be conveyed, or assist in conveying in any vehicle and gunpowder, unless the same shall be securely packed in close packages, nor unless such packages shall be securely covered while on the vehicle. § 7. No vessel shall be allowed to remain at any wharf more than twenty-four hours with gunpowder on board, except such as may be kept for ship’s use, and if such vessel shall be at the wharf overnight, a watchman shall be kept on duty on board all night. All gunpowder landed or placed on a wharf, sidewalk, street or public way for forwarding or shipment shall be forwarded or shipped immediately after it shall be so landed or placed. § 8. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be deemed to apply to “giant powder” “gun cotton” or any other explosive substance having an explosive power equal to that of ordinary gunpowder. § 9. Any person or persons violating any of the provisions of this ordinance, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction before the Police Judge, shall be fined not less than ten nor more than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the city jail not less than two nor more than twenty days, or both, at the discretion of the Police Judge. § 10. The officers of the Fire Department and Police are directed to see that the provisions of this Ordinance are enforced, and to make complaint before the Police Judge for the violation of its provisions.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Oregon
    Year: 1872
  • Text: The Board of Trustees shall have power and authority to . . . regulate the storage of gunpowder, tar pitch, rosin and other combustible materials[.]
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Missouri
    Year: 1873
  • Text: Cities and Incorporated Towns, Powers, § 456. They shall have power to prevent injury or annoyance from anything dangerous offensive or unhealthy, and to cause any nuisance to be abated; to regulate the transportation and keeping of gunpowder or other combustible, and to provide or license magazines for the same; to prevent and punish fast or immoderate riding through the streets; to regulated the speed of trains and locomotives on railways running over the streets or through the limits of the city or incorporated town by ordinance, and enforce the same by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars: to establish and regulate markets; to provide for the measuring or weighing of hay, coal, or any other article of sale; to prevent any riots, noise, disturbance, or disorderly assemblages; to suppress and restrain disorderly houses, houses of ill fame, billiard tables, nine or ten pin alleys, or tables and ball alleys, and to authorize the destruction of all instruments or devices used for purposes of gaming, and to protect the property of the corporation and its inhabitants and to preserve peace and order therein.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Iowa
    Year: 1873
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