Tried to Cut An Officer.
Saturday night a man named Wiley or Riley, who lives on the river bottoms, came to the city and after filling up on conversation water tried to make a rough house on Fifth street. Chief of Police McDonald tackled him and found he had a good fight on hand, during which the man was pretty badly beaten up. As McDonald was taking him to the jail Wiley or Riley drew a pocket knife and tried to do a little killing on his own account, cutting the officer's coat in several places. It took several men to subdue the man who was insanely mad, but he was finally gotten behind the bars. He may have to face the court on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon.
The Bismarck Daily Tribune, 11/27/1905