“Sec 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, within the limits of the city of St. Paul, to carry or wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol or pistols, dirk, dagger, sword, slungshot, cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, bowie-knife, dirk-knife or razor, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon.
Sec. 2. Any such weapon or weapons, duly adjudged by the municipal court of said city to have been worn or carried by any person, in violation of the first section of this ordinance, shall be forfeited or confiscated to the said city of St. Paul, and shall be so adjudged.
Sec. 3. Any policeman of the city of St. Paul, may, within the limits of said city, without a warrant, arrest any person or persons, whom such policeman may find in the act of carrying or wearing under their clothes, or concealed about their person, any pistol or pistols, dirk, dagger, sword, slungshot, cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass or other metal, bowie-knife, dirk-knife or razor, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, and detain him, her or them in the city jail, until a warrant can be procured, or complaint made for the trial of such person or persons, as provided by the charter of the city of St. Paul, for other offenses under said charter, and for the trial of such person or persons, and for the seizure and confiscation of such of the weapons above referred to, as such person or persons may be found in the act of carrying or wearing under their clothes, or concealed about their persons.
Sec. 4. Upon complaint made under oath or affirmation, to the municipal court of the city of St. Paul, that any person has been guilty of violating any of the provisions of section one of this ordinance, a warrant shall issue for the arrest of the offender or offenders, returnable as other warrants are returnable; upon the return of such warrant, the municipal court shall proceed to the hearing and determination of the matter, and if it shall be adjudged that such person or persons has or have incurred any of the penalties fixed by this ordnance, such court shall so adjudge, and order that the weapon or weapons concerning the carrying or wearing of which such penalty shall have been incurred, shall be confiscated to the city of St. Paul.
And further, every such person or persons so offending, on conviction, shall be required to find sureties for keeping the peace for a term not exceeding six months.
Sec. 5. Any person or person violating any of the provisions of section one of this ordinance shall pay a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $100, or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding ninety days or both, in the discretion of the municipal judge, before whom such conviction shall be had.
Sec. 6. The prohibition of this ordinance shall not apply to the officers and members of the police force of said city, when on duty, nor to any officer of any court whose duty may be to secure warrants or to make arrests, nor to persons whose business or occupation may seem to require the carrying of weapons for protection, and who shall have obtained from the Mayor of said city a license so to do as hereinafter provided.
Sec. 7. The Mayor of the city of St. Paul may grant to so many, and to such persons as he may think proper, licenses to carry concealed weapons; and may revoke any and all of such licenses at his pleasure.
Sec. 8. Application for such licenses shall be made to the mayor of said city, in writing, and when granted, the person applying therefor, shall pay into the city treasury the sum of two dollars, and thereupon a license shall be issued by the city clerk, and signed by the mayor.
Sec. 9: Every such license shall state the name, age, occupation and residence of the person to whom it is granted, and shall expire on the thirty-first day of December of each and every year.”
1884, MN, Concealed Weapons-License, Article 18, §§ 1-9, The Municipal Code of Saint Paul
W. P. Murray, The Municipal Code of Saint Paul: Comprising the Laws of the State of Minnesota Relating to the City of Saint Paul, and the Ordinances of the Common Council: Revised to December 1, 1884 (St. Paul, MN: Daily Globe, 1884), 289-290. Article 18, Concealed Weapons-License, §§ 1-9. Passed January 17, 1882.