Prisoners in the Morton county
jail plotted a mutiny, recently. They made clubs and gags from their cell furniture, and were all ready to revolt, when the sheriff happened to overhear their plans. In the evening he made his way to their cells, and demanded them to give up their implements of war. They refused, and he played two streams of ice cold water on them, until they looked like drowned rats, felt like icebergs, and were willing to give up.
Bismarck Tribune, 11/3/1893