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in Portland- John escaped and
tramped the 150 iniles back to the
Satsop, scorning trains .and even
After that he spent hjs1 time in
the 'Woods, calling on his kin
ah out once a year.
The Tornowsare all hunters,
and keep many hounds. On his
last visit home John learned that
Ed had shot an old, surly hound
of his because it was too rheuma
a. . 't
C. S. McKenzie, Chief Deputy
Sheriff, who was killed by John
Tornow, the "Beast-man-"
tic to hunt John Retaliated "by
shooting Ed's thoroughbred.
I'Ym going back intd- the
woods," said John to Ed "and
I'm nev.er coming out Don't
send for me, and dpn't come after
me; I'll kill you if you do."
That was in the spring of 1910.
Two prospectprs "Scotty"
and "The Swede'W-who went into-the
Olympic mountains to
hunt gold, never came back. N
Tornow called fin his sister,
vMrs. Bauer, living fa mile atfd a
half from the Tornow homestead,
in. the fall of that year. He was
wearing a blue flannel shirt like
those worn by the prospectors,
and had a small bottle of gold and ;
$30 in gold coins. The prospectors
liad that amount of money when v
Asked Jjy his sister ' where he" ,
got the 'shift arid money,;Tprnow ,
answered tliat-he hafd got them
"in, the rriods," " '
" A few weeks later Mrs. Bauer's
two sons, John and Will, 19 year
old 1 winscrossed the Satsop to :
loqk for bear. The beast-man ,
was jerkjng beef in a hollow. The
twins -found an old 'she bear arid '
wounde'd herj-ancfovhen Tornow
heard their riflesV he; evidently
thought they" were officers- com-
ing to arrest him. The twins were
found dead a few yards from the '
dying hear. "" s
The hunt for the beast-man be
gan in earnest then. Sheriff Pay
ette gathered together the best'
woodsmen in the country, who
knew tfie trails and werejdead i
The game was to keep Tornow
from gaining Oxbow pass, i the
southern entrance to the Olym
pic mountains.1 To gain the pass,
one must Cross theWynachee'
jriver by -a footvlog. And the foot
Jog was guarded by two depu
ties, Colin McKenzie and Louis
JLarsoq, j- ' ""
Tornow watched the deputies
from ambush, waited" until they
were recalled by Payette to. run
down a false clue, and. then went
Into the mountains By chance.