“ORDINANCE NO. 13.
An ordinance in relation to offenses against public safety
Be it ordained by the Mayor and Councilmen of the city of Corning, Kansas:
Sec. 2. No person shall, in this city, wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or revolver, except by special permission by the Mayor, which permission may be revoked at any time, nor shall any person wear under his clothes or concealed upon his person, any slung-shot, cross knuckles, knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, or any bowie knife, razor, billie, dirk knife or dagger, or any knife resembling a bowie knife or any other deadly or dangerous weapon. Any person violating, neglecting or failing to comply with any provision or requirement of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof before the Police Judge, shall be fined not less than five dollars and not more than one hundred dollars. Provided, however, that this section shall not be so construed as to prevent any United States, State, county or city officer, or any member of the city government from carrying such weapons as may be necessary in the proper discharge of his duties.
Sec. 3. Any person while exercising the right of carrying arms, and any other person, who shall wrongfully draw or threaten to use any arms to do any other act calculated to cause apprehension or alarm among the citizens of said city, shall, upon conviction thereof before the Police Judge, be fined in any sum not less than one dollar nor more than one hundred dollars.
Sec. 6. No person shall discharge any gun, pistol or other fire arm, except upon his own premises, and there only in proper and necessary cases. Provided, that this section shall not be so construed us to prevent any United States, State, county or city officer from discharging any firmarm in the execution of his official duties.
Sec. 14. This ordi ance shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Corning Independent.
Passed and approved this 12th day of May, 1890 [See journal, page 52.]
[ss] JACOB JACOBIA, Mayor.
W. H. WIEMAN, Clerk.”
Full Text (From Newspapers.com): 1890, Corning, KS, Corning Independent, May 16, 1890
“Ordinance No. 13: An Ordinance in Relation to Offenses Against Public Safety.” The Corning Independent, May 16, 1890, p. 3. Passed May 12, 1890. Volume 1, Number 5. (Corning, Kansas).