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their armies, by enlisting or procuring or persuading others to enlist for that purpose, by furnishing such arms, ammunition, provisions, or any other article for their aid or comfort; forming any combination, plot, or conspiracy for betraying the State or United States into hands or power of any foreign enemy; giving or sending any intelligence to enemies of the State for that purpose.
Tennessee, Code 1918, secs. 6627–9. 604. Attaint of treason.—No person shall be attainted of treason by the legislature.
Alabama, Const. art. 1, sec. 18. Similar provisions: Connecticut, Const. art. 1, sec. 15; Maryland, Const. Decl. of Rights, art. 18; Massachusetts, Const., pt. 1, art. 25; Montana, Const. art. 3, sec. 9; Pennsylvania, Const. art. 1, sec. 18.
605. Jurisdiction is in any county of State.—Jurisdiction of a criminal action for treason when the overt act is committed out of the State is in any county of the State.
California, Penal Code 1915, sec. 788. Similar provision: Utah, Comp. Laws 1907, sec. 4595. 606. Jurisdiction is in county where offender is apprehended. The trial of all treason against the Commonwealth committed out of the jurisdiction of the State shall be in the county where the offender is apprehended, or into which he shall first be brought.
Pennsylvania, 1 Purdon's Dig. 1905, p. 1041, sec. 51. 607. Misprision.—Misprision of treason is the knowledge and concealment of treason, without otherwise assenting to or participating in the crime.
Arkansas, Kirby's Dig. Stat. 1904, sec. 2065. Similar provisions: California, Penal Code 1915, sec. 38; Connecticut, 2 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 6184; Illinois, 2 Ann. Stat. 1913, par. 3957; Indiana, 1 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 2234; Iowa, 2 Code 1897, sec. 4726; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, sec. 3363; Maine, Rev. Stat. 1916, ch. 119, sec. 2; Massachusetts, 2 Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 206, sec. 2; Michigan, 5 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, sec. 14518; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 8518; Missouri, 2 Rev. Stat. 1909, sec. 4340; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 8577; New Hampshire, Rev. Stat. ch. 279, sec. 1; New Jersey, 2 Comp. Stat. 1910, sec. 2, p. 1743; North Dakota, 2 Comp. Laws 1913, sec. 9448; Pennsylvania, 1 Purdon's Dig. 1905, p. 1017, sec. 494; Rhode Island, Gen. Laws 1909, ch. 341, sec. 2; South Dakota, Laws 1918, ch. 65; Tennessee, Code 1918, sec. 6629; Texas, 1 Vernon's Crim. Stat. 1916, p. 56, art. 94; Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, sec. 6788; Virginia, 2 Code 1904, sec. 3659; Washington, Pierce's Code 1912, sec. 133, tit. 135, p. 695. Various officers are named to whom such information should be given.
608. Governor may suspend sentence. The governor shall have power, upon conviction for treason, to suspend execution of sentence until the case shall be reported to the legislature at its next meeting, which shall either pardon, direct the execution of the sentence, or grant a reprieve.
California, Const. art. 7, sec. 1. Similar provisions: Michigan, Const. art. 6, sec. 9; Nebraska, Const. art. 5, sec. 13; New York, Const. art. 4, sec. 5; North Dakota, 2 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 11097-98; Ohio, Const. art. 3, sec. 11; Utah, Const. art. 7, sec. 12; Wisconsin, Const, art. 5, sec. 6.
609. Unlawful use is a misdemeanor.--Any person who unlawfully wears the uniform of the United States Army, Navy, or Marines, or Militia of the State, or any device, strap, knot, or insignia of any design or character used as a designation of rank, grade, or office, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Alabama, 3 Crim. Code, 1907, sec. 7416, p. 789. Similar provisions, including uniforms of veterans and inmates of soldiers' homes, and the impersonation of any officer or enlisted man: Arizona, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 4012; California, Penal Code 1915, sec. 4427; Connecticut, Pub. Acts 1909, ch. 113, p. 1036; 2 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 6540; Florida, 1 Comp. Laws 1914, sec. 697; Georgia, 6 Park's Ann. Code 1914, sec. 1450, p. 898; Illinois, 6 Ann. Stat. 1913, par. 11068; Iowa, Supp. Code 1913, sec. 2215f-35; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, sec. 6195; Kentucky, Acts 1916, ch. 43, p. 457; Stat. 1915, ch. 86, 2660(6); Maine, Rev. Stat. 1916, ch. 15, sec. 115; Maryland, 2 Code Pub. Civil Laws 1911, art. 65, sec. 86; Michigan, 1 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, sec. 1718; Mississippi, 2 Hem. Ann. Code 1917, sec. 5615; Montana, 3 Rev. Codes 1915, Supp., sec. 11091; New Jersey, 3 Comp. Stat. 1910, sec. 142, p. 3373; New Mexico, Stat. 1915, sec. 3894; New York, Laws 1909, ch. 41, sec. 239; North Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, sec. 2431; 2 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 9966-67; Ohio, 2 Ann. Gen. Code 1915, Supp., sec. 5234; 106 Laws 1913, p. 470; Oregon, 1 Lord's Laws 1910, sec. 2206; Porto Rico, Penal Code, Cuba and Porto Rico 1900, art. 344; Rhode Island, Gen. Laws 1909, ch. 349, sec. 45; South Carolina, 1 Code 1912, sec. 559; 2 Code 1912, Crim., sec. 206; South Dakota, 2 Comp. Laws 1913, sec. 642, p. 637; Tennessee, Code 1918, sec. 643a-67; Texas, 1 Vernon's Crim. Stat. 1916, p. 98, art. 173a; Gen. Laws 1917, ch. 15; Washington, Pierce s Code 1912, tit. 337, sec. 93, p. 1431; West Virginia, 1 Hogg's Code, 1913, sec. 814; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, sec. 21.16, p. 199.
610. No to be discriminated against.—It shall be unlawful for any common carrier, innkeeper, or proprietor or lessee of any place of public amusement or entertainment to debar from the full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities, or privileges of any public conveyance or any inn or place of public amusement or entertainment any person in the military or naval service of the United States, or of the militia of the State, wearing the uniform pre
scribed for him at that time or place by law, regulation, or the service or custom, on account of his wearing such uniform or his being in such service.
Arkansas, Acts 1913, No. 29, p. 129. Similar provisions: Arizona, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 4015; Connecticut, Laws 1909, ch. 192, pp. 1118–19; Florida, 1 Comp. Laws 1914, sec. 731; Kentucky, Stat. 1915, ch. 86, sec. 2660(6); Acts 1916, ch. 43, p. 457; Maine, Acts & Res. 1917, ch. 177; Maryland, 2 Ann. Code, 1914, sec. 83, p. 759; Massachusetts, Acts & Res. 1911, ch. 460; Michigan, 2 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, secs. 4217–18; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, secs. 3998–4000; Mississippi, 2 Hem. Ann. Code 1917, sec. 5652; New Jersey, Laws 1911, ch. 179; New York, Laws 1911, ch. 410; Ohio, 106 Laws 1915, p. 470; 2 Ann. Gen. Code 1915, Supp., sec. 5235; Pennsylvania, Pub. Laws 1911, p. 125; Rhode Island, Gen. Laws 1909, ch. 349, secs. 46–47; Texas, Gen. Laws 1917, ch. 15; Virginia, Acts 1916, ch. 433, p. 748.
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611. Headquarters of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of California.—A room is set apart in the capitol as headquarters of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of California, and for the care and storage of its books and papers.
California, Stat. 1911, ch. 297, p. 488. Similar provisions, including commanderies of the Loyal Legion, camps or posts of veterans of the Philippine or Spanish-American Wars or of any war in which the United States has been engaged: Colorado, Rev. Stat, 1908, sec. 470: Michigan, Pub. Acts 1915, No. 71, sec. 1; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, secs. 3989–90; Montana, 1 Rev. Codes 1907, sec. 270; Laws 1915, p. 218; 3 Rev. Codes Supp. 1915, sec. 270; New York, Pub. Buildings Law, sec. 5; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, sec. 45.01-04.
612. Quarters in armories.—The adjutant general may assign quarters in armories, in towns where such are located, to posts of the Grand Army of the Republic and to camps of Spanish-American War Veterans.
Connecticut, 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 796. Similar provision: Ohio, 107 Laws 1917, p. 394, secs. 5237–44.
613. Headquarters furnished by towns.-Power is given to the several municipalities in the State to grant to any organization composed of veterans of the Civil War or veterans of the Spanish-American War the use of any room or rooms as the governing body of said municipality may designate, in any city hall or other municipal building where such organization may be located, or where any of the members of said organization may be located or may reside.
New Jersey, 3 Comp. Stat. 1910, sec. 201, p. 3505.
614. Rent of Grand Army of the Republic posts.—Counties may contribute to the rent of posts of the Grand Army of the Republic or camps of the United States War Veterans, not exceeding $100 a year.
Washington, Laws 1915, ch. 69. 615. Veterans may consolidate two or more posts or camps. Organizations of the Grand Army of the Republic, the United Spanish War Veterans, and the Army of the Philippines may incorporate under the general laws, and may consolidate two or more posts or camps, and may hold property. Such post or camp may convey any cemetery or lots which it owns for the interment of the remains of its deceased members to any city, town, or village where such post or camp is located; and if such post or camp dissolves, making no provision, the title of any cemetery or lots owned by such camp or post shall vest in such town, city, or village.
Illinois, 2 Ann. Stat. 1913, pars. 2708–13. Similar provisions: Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, sec. 610; Texas, 1 Vernon's S. Civ. Stat. 1914, art. 1212, any military company.
616. Application for camp equipage.—Whenever any lawfully organized association of veterans of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, war in the Philippines, or the sons of veterans shall apply for the temporary loan of camp and garrison equipage, ordnance, or other military stores, for any purpose not unlawful, the governor may authorize the issue of such stores upon the giving of sufficient bond for their value.
New Jersey, 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 4877, secs. 80, 81. Similar provisions which include post of the Grand Army of the Republic: Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1908, Supp., p. 327; Pennsylvania, 4 Purdon's Dig. 1905, pp. 4422–23; Washington, Pierce's Code 1912, tit. 337, sec. 217,
617. Property shall be exempt from taxation to the extent of $20,000.--The real and personal estate of any Grand Army or veteran association incorporated within this Commonwealth for the purpose of owning property for use and occupation by posts of the Grand Army of the Republic to the extent of $20,000 shall be exempt from taxation, if it is actually used and occupied by such association and the net income from said property is used for charitable purposes in aid of needy soldiers of the War of the Rebellion and their dependents.
Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 12, sec. 5, par. 5. Similar provisions: New Hampshire, Laws 1915, ch. 150, limit of $150,000; Ohio, 3 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, sec. 5364, no limit.
618. Annual report of Grand Army of the Republic.—Public printing shall include one thousand copies of the annual report of the encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Pennsylvania, 6 Purdon's Dig. 1915, supp., p. 7192, sec. 168; Pub.
Laws 1915, No. 178, sec. 19.