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1909 W.Va. Acts 59, An Act . . . Granting a Charter to the City of Charleston, ch. 2, art. 4, § 7.

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[T]o regulate or prohibit the keeping of gun powder and other combustible or dangerous articles[.]

1909 Mo. Laws 165, Cities, Towns and Villages: Cities of the First Class, § 55, pt. 50 (L).

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To direct and prohibit the management of houses for the storing of gunpowder and other combustibles and dangerous materials within the city; to regulate the keeping and conveying the same; and the use of candles and other lights in stables and other li...

To direct and prohibit the management of houses for the storing of gunpowder and other combustibles and dangerous materials within the city; to regulate the keeping and conveying the same; and the use of candles and other lights in stables and other like houses.

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1909 N.M. Laws 333-34, An Act Providing for the Incorporation of Villages in the Territory of New Mexico, ch. 117, § 8.

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That villages incorporated under this act shall have the power by ordinance, to prevent the presence within their limits of anything dangerous, offensive, unhealthy or indecent and to cause any nuisance to be abated; to regulate the transportation, sto...

That villages incorporated under this act shall have the power by ordinance, to prevent the presence within their limits of anything dangerous, offensive, unhealthy or indecent and to cause any nuisance to be abated; to regulate the transportation, storage and keeping of gun-powder and other combustibles and explosives, oils, gasoline and other articles which may endanger the property of such village[.]

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1908 Ill. Laws 40-41, Regulate Storage of Combustibles–Fireworks, ¶1334, pt. 65.

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To regulate and prevent storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzine, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in stables, sho...

To regulate and prevent storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzine, turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in stables, shops and other places, and the building of bon-fires; also to regulate and restrain the use of fireworks, fire crackers, torpedoes, Roman Candles, sky rockets and other pyrotechnic displays.

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1907 Wyo. Sess. Laws 96, An Act Prescribing Additional Duties and Powers for the Regulation and Government of Cities of the First Class . . . , ch. 71, § 14, pt. 41.

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To regulate and prevent the transportation and storage of gunpowder or other explosive or combustible articles. . .

1907 S.D. Sess. Laws 113-14, An Act Entitled an Act to Provide for the Incorporation of Cities under Commission, ch. 86, § 54, pt. 53.

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To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzine [sic], turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in st...

To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzine [sic], turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitro-glycerine, petroleum, or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material, and the use of lights in stables, shops and other places, and the building of bonfires, also to regulate and restrain the use of fireworks, fire crackers, torpedoes, roman candles, skyrockets, and other pyrotechnic displays.

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1907 Iowa Acts 81, ch. 76, § V(e).

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If there be kept, used or allowed on the within described premises benzine, benzole, dynamite, ether, fireworks, gasoline, Greek fire, gunpowder, exceeding twenty-five pounds in quantity, naptha, nitroglycerine, or other explosives, phosphorous, calciu...

If there be kept, used or allowed on the within described premises benzine, benzole, dynamite, ether, fireworks, gasoline, Greek fire, gunpowder, exceeding twenty-five pounds in quantity, naptha, nitroglycerine, or other explosives, phosphorous, calcium carbide, petroleum or any of its products of greater inflammability than kerosene of lawful standard, which last named article may be used for lights and kept for sale according to law, in quantities not exceeding five barrels.

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1907 Wash. Sess. Laws 634-636, An Act Relating to Cities of the Second Class and Providing for the Government of Such Cities . . . , ch. 241, § 29, pt. 21.

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Powers of Council Enumerated. The city council of such city shall have power and authority: . . . 21. Combustibles; To regulate or prohibit the loading or storage of gunpowder and combustible or explosive materials in the city, or transporting the same...

Powers of Council Enumerated. The city council of such city shall have power and authority: . . . 21. Combustibles; To regulate or prohibit the loading or storage of gunpowder and combustible or explosive materials in the city, or transporting the same through its streets or over its waters.

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1905 N.D. Laws 103, An Act for the Organization and Government of Cities, and to Provide for the Limitation of Actions to Vacate Special Assessments Heretofore Made, ch. 62, art. 4, § 47, pt. 50.

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To regulate and prevent the storage of gunpowder, tar, pitch, resin, coal oil, benzine [sic], turpentine, hemp, cotton, nitroglycerine, petroleum or any of the products thereof, and other combustible or explosive material[.]

1904 Mass. Acts 310-11, An Act to Authorize the Fire Marshal’s Department of the District Police to Make Regulations Relative to Explosives and Inflammable Fluids, ch. 370, §§ 1-2

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§ 1. The powers conferred on city councils of cities and selectmen of towns by chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws, to regulate the keeping, storage, use, manufacture or sale of gunpowder, dynamite or other explosives and inflammable f...

§ 1. The powers conferred on city councils of cities and selectmen of towns by chapter one hundred and two of the Revised Laws, to regulate the keeping, storage, use, manufacture or sale of gunpowder, dynamite or other explosives and inflammable fluids, shall hereafter be exercised by the fire marshal’s department of the district police. § 2. The fire marshal’s department of the district police may make regulations for the keeping, storage, use, manufacture or sale of gunpowder, dynamite or other explosives, crude petroleum or any of its products, or other inflammable fluids; and may prescribe the materials and construction of buildings to be used for any of the said purposes.

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