Whereas, The city ordinances of the city of Council Bluffs, Ia., under a fine and penalty not to exceed $100, prohibits the firing or setting off of any squibs, crackers, gunpowder, firearms or fireworks on any street, alley or other public place or in any yard, public or private, within the city limits, unless by permit from the mayor, at any time, except on January 1, February 22, March 17, July 4 and December 25; and
Whereas, It is deemed advisable that the mayor give due notice to the residents of Council Bluffs of any extension of time.
Now, therefore, I, Victor Jennings, mayor, hereby proclaim that it shall not be unlawful for any person to fire or set off any squibs, cracker, gunpowder, firearms or fireworks on any street, alley or other public place or in any yard, public or private, within the limits of said city, providing the same may be done without endangering the lives and property of others, from 6 o'clock p.m. of July 3 until 12 o'clock midnight of July 4, and all persons are hereby notified that it is unlawful for any person to fire or set off squibs, crackers, gunpowder, firearms or fireworks as above set forth at any other time than from said 6 o'clock of July 3 until 12, o'clock, midnight, July 4, and that anyone found guilty of the violation of the law as herein set forth will be prosecuted and fined as the law provides.
Dated at Council Bluffs, Ia., this 2nd day of July, 1900.
[The Omaha Daily Bee, Omaha, Tuesday Morning, July 3, 1900. Pg. 8]