[Very old sheet of legal paper folded 4x to look like
an official Bill. The paper has hand made sqiggles, flourishes and other
decorations to look very official. Will worked for the Okobojo Times
and I'd guess he wrote something bad about the legislature and they made
this for him.]
3rd house Bill
[this part was inside]
Third House Bill No_______
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the third House of the State of South Dakota:
Sec.1. That it shall be unlawful for any Reporter, Edition Printer or for any-one connected as interested in the newspaper business to print or cause to be printed anything relating to clerks or employees of the South Dakota Legislature other than compliments and taffy.
Sec 2. No State Historical Bill Shall be presented to the Legislature before said bill shall have been published in a country news-paper not less than six successive times prior to its introduction to the Legislature.
Sec. 3 Any person Violating any of the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished regardless of conviction by a fine of not less than ($500) nor more than ($1000) or shall be confined in the State Asylum at Yankton for a period of three (3) years at hard labor or with fine and imprisonment as the court may direct.
Sec. 4. An Emergency is hereby declared and this act shall go into effect and be in force immediately upon it's passage regardless of approval.