“Sec. 294. Armed Association.
It shall not be lawful for any body of men other than Armed the National Guard or troops of the United States, to associate themselves together as a military company with arms, without the consent of the Governor; but members of social and benevolent associations are not prohibited from wearing swords. Every person who shall associate with others in violation of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.”
Sam H. Nichols, ed., Session Laws of the State of Washington Eleventh Session Convened January 11; Adjourned March 11, 1909: Compiled in Chapters, with Marginal Notes (Olympia, WA: E. L. Boardman, Public Printer, 1909), 980. Chapter 249—An Act Relating to Crimes and Punishments and the Rights and Custody of Persons Accused or Convicted of Crime, and Repealing Certain Acts, Chapter 8—Crimes against the Public Peace, § 294—Armed Association. In Effect June 8, 1909.