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Charter and Ordinances of the City of La Crosse, with the Rules of the Common Council Page 239-242, Image 242-245 (1888) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of La Crosse, An Ordinance to Provide for Licensing Vendors of Gunpowder and Other Explosive Substances and to Regulate the Storing, Keeping and Conveying of all Dangerous and Explosive Materials and Substances within the City of La Crosse, and in relation to the Storage and Sale of Lime Therein, § 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to keep for sale, sell or give away any gunpowder, giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun-cotton, dynamite or any other explosive substance of like nature or use without having first obtained a license therefor from the city of La Crosse in the manner hereinafter provided. Any person convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars for each offense. . . § 3. It shall be unlawful for any person licensed pursuant to the foregoing sections of this ordinance to have or keep at his or her place of business an amount of gunpowder or other explosive material greater in the aggregate than fifty pounds at any one time, or to keep the same in any other than cases or canisters made of tin, or other metal holding not to exceed ten pounds each. Such gunpowder or other explosive materials shall be kept in places remote from fires and lighted lamps or candles, and where the same may be easily accessible so as to be removed in case of fire. No person shall sell any gunpowder or other explosive material after the lighting of lamps in the evening unless in sealed canisters or cases; and all places where business is carried on under any such license shall have a sign put up in a conspicuous place at or near the front door thereof with the word “gunpowder” painted thereon in large letters. Any person violating any provision of this section shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for each offense; and upon any such conviction the common council may at its discretion by resolution duly passed revoke the license of the person so convicted. This ordinance shall not be construed as to prevent persons who are not vendors of the articles mentioned in the title thereof from keeping gunpowder in quantities not exceeding one pound for their own use.