“Sec. 54. It shall not be lawful for any body of men whatever, other than the regular organized volunteer militia of this state, and the troops of the United States to associate themselves together as a military company or organization, or to drill or to parade with arms in any city or town in this state without the license of the governor thereof which license may at any time be revoked; and
Provided, further, That students in educational institutions where military science is part of the course of instruction may with the consent of the governor drill and parade with arms in public under the superintendence of their instructors may take part in any regiment or brigade encampment under the command of their military instructor and while so encamped shall be governed by the provisions of this act. They shall be entitled only to transportation and subsistence and shall report and be subject to the commandant of such encampment provided that nothing herein contained shall be construed so as to prevent benevolent or social organizations from wearing swords.
Sec. 55. Whoever offends against the provisions of the preceding section, or belongs to, or parades with any such unauthorized body of men with arms, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding the sum of ten ($10.00) or by imprisonment in the common jail for a term not exceeding six months, or both.”
Laws, Joint Resolutions, and Memorials, Passed by the Legislative Assembly of the State of Nebraska, at Its Twentieth Session, Begun and Held at the City of Lincoln, January 4, A.D. 1887 (Lincoln, NE: Journal Company, 1887), 502. Chapter 50—Militia, An Act to Amend an Act, Entitled “An Act to Establish a Military Code for the State of Nebraska,” Approved February 28, A.D. 1881, and to Repeal Chapter 64, Laws 1881, as Now Existing, §§ 54-55, Military Companies Other than State Militia & Punishment of Offences. Approved March 31, 1887.