Laws and Ordinances [of the City of Indianapolis], § 12. The Chief Fire Engineer is hereby required to search any building standing in a compact portion of the city, and in which there shall be cause to suspect the keeping of gun-powder in a quantity greater than twenty-five pounds; and in case of discovery of the same, in such quantity, it shall be seized by such Engineer and removed to some safe place; and it shall be his duty to prosecute the owner or occupant of the building before the Mayor [Police Judge]; and the defendant, upon being convicted of having committed the offense, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding fifty dollars nor less than five dollars, and he shall also be adjudged to pay the costs of the removal of the powder. § 13. Any person who shall keep, or knowingly suffer to be kept, in any building, any quantity of gun-powder greater than twenty-five pounds, or shall aid in or have knowledge of, such keeping, without giving immediate notice thereof to said Engineer or Marshal [Superintendent of Police], or to some member of said Council on conviction of such offense before the Mayor [Police Judge], shall be fined in any sum not less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars, for every day during which gunpowder shall be stored or kept. § 14. All gunpowder, kept for retail, in quantities less than twenty-five pounds, shall, at all times, be kept in a canister of tin or other metal, securely covered from danger of fire; or, if the same be kept in a cask or other combustible vessel, such cask or vessel shall be enveloped in a close leather bag. Whoever shall keep any gunpowder for retail in said city in any other manner than as prescribed in this section, on conviction of such offense before said Mayor [Police Judge], shall be fined in any sum not less than one dollar nor more than ten dollars, for every day during which the same shall have been so kept. § 15. If any person shall transport gunpowder through the compact portion of said city in a greater quantity than one hundred pounds, or without having the casks containing the same either enveloped in close leather bags or conveyed in a close-covered carriage, on conviction of such offense before the Mayor [Police Judge], he shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty dollars nor more than fifty dollars.