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Nathan Newmark, The Political Code of the State of California. As Enacted in 1872, and Amended in 1889. With Notes and References to the Decisions of the Supreme Court Page 963 (1889) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Political Code of the State of California,] Charitable Fund, §153. The Municipal Council shall provide, by ordinance, for the payment into a “Fireman’s Charitable Fund” of such city, or city and county, of all moneys received for licenses for the storage, manufacture, or sale of gunpowder, blasting powder, gun cotton, fireworks, nitro-glycerine, dualine, or any explosive oils or compounds, or as a municipal tax upon the same; also, all fines collected in the Police Court for violations of fire ordinances. Said fund shall be under the direction and control of and subject to such regulations as may be prescribed by the Board of Fire Commissioners.