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VOL. IX. NO. 95.
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The Times today prints the third section of the Tornow narra
■. tive. In this the beast-man murders his 19-year-old nephews, John
»nd Will I timer. Two prospectors encounter the outlaw, but escape
- with their lives by giving correct answers to his questions. The man
hunt now begins in earnest. ■ • _ ''■■- » ■
" . „ nY FRED noAi.T. .' j '
On a golden September morning two boys—brothers—went to
their death, laughing and unknowing. , "
The beast-man's rifle had already claimed two victims —"Scotty"
and "The Swede," the prospectors—some time in the summer . of
1910. '■'-'r . '*£ % , '_ ,-■ _,-'
Trappers reported to Sheriff Ed. Payette at Montesano that Tornow
was living In a cabin not many miles from the old Tornow homestead
on the Satsop. " _ •
In August, 1911, two prospectors, Mike Scully and another, came
upon the beast-man sitting on a log. A rifle lay across his knee.
They did not ccc him until they were close upon him, though he had
evidently been watching them for many minutes.
He did not move when they stood before him, nor did he speak
at once, but scrutinized them closely. Perhaps ho suspected they
were deputies come to take him.
"Your names?" he said. . .- ' " . -
They knew this man was Tornow. They knew, too, that they
must answer his questions—correctly. Otherwise they would die
quickly.. They did not know how they knew these things. Yet they
stood like culprits before him, trembling. They told him their
names. . . : ■
"Business?" , - - •
They said they were prospector*.
"What range is this?"
They named the range.
"What section?"
Their answer was correct.
"Who owns the land?"
They hesitated. They did not know who owned the land. In
stantly Tornow w»j on his feet, his rifle covering them. Their lives
hung on a hair trigger. - The mad man's eyes traveled along the glint-
Ing barrel and rend their facet). ■Ho read ■ their fear. He read, too,
perhaps, their minds and learned they were not lying— they were
In fact what they said they were, prospectors and not deputies.
The rifle slowly lowered.
They fled, stumbling, blind with fear, expecting a shot in the
.. back. „.. , , ... • , ! - - .:
*'- . i Now return to ; the Bauer ranch, a mile and a half from the
Tornow homestead. • . -. , ;.;'■" .. v ■•'•. ■• ••
'■ Will and John Bauer, twins, 19 years old, were gawky country
boys, big-boned; strong as oxen, shy as hares.
"Where you boys going?" demanded Mrs. Bauer on that Sunday
morning in September. ■ . -
The twins had their rifles. "Just across the river, ma," they
■ The summer before they had shot a bear in the brush on the
other side of the river, and now they hoped for similar luck.
"Don't go, boys. Something might happen to you."
"Shucks, ma! You ain't afraid of a bear, are you?" -
No, she wasn't afraid of a bear, but| She did not put her fears
In words. The boys crossed the river and plunged into the woods.
And they found their bear— an old she-bear. - Both fired, and the
brute fell wounded in the small of the back.
Not ten yards from where the bear lay, in a hollow hidden from
the. twins by a windfall, the beast-man was jerking beef. He had
killed a steer and cut up the carcass.
At the sound of the shots he whirled. Through a screen of
hushes he saw two men approaching. It may be he thought they
were coming to take him, that they had shot at him and missed.
He fired—twice— did not miss.
One can only conjecture, whether or not he knew the men he
was killing were of his own blood —his sister's sons. Perhaps he
made the discovery too late. As before, he took from the bodies the
things he. needed —the guns and cartridges and a watch—and
vanished. •
All that night Bauer and his wife and their neighbors searched
the woods. In the morning they found the bodies. A little farther
on they found the old she-bear, wounded but still alive.
And in the hollow behind the windfall they found the carcass
of the steer. v< ' r :. ■
Then it was that the hunt for John Tornow began in deadly
earnest. Sheriff Payette, a tall, lean man with a sleepy eye and an
Indian's patience, took charge. -He called to his aid the best woods
men in that part of the state. The county and the state offered re
wards. A grateful government will pay $5,000 to the man who cap
tures the beast-man.
Payette poured over the cruisers' maps. He reasoned that Tor
now would make for the Oxbow pass to gain the Olympic mountains.
He sent two men to watch the pass, where there is a foot log cross
ing the Wyuooche. If Tornow reached the pass he must use the
foot log.* • ■ ' • • ■■•■•'
"Dug" Shelton and another cruiser reported having seen a man,
who might be Tornow,' heading that way. Then another cruiser came
in and vowed that he had met and eaten with Tornow miles away
from the pass.
That story has never been explained. Perhaps the cruiser met
a man who he thought wan Tornow. At any rate, it was not true. ■
. .Payette railed his deputies away from the paw*, and within an
hour after their departure Tornow crosses by the foot-log and gained
the pass. •■•*"■, : .-•".• -.
.- > - A Mrs. Berry, the wife of a rancher, saw him. She was fright
ened, and pretended she had not noticed him. He gave her a sharp
, look, and went past at a swinging lope. A • \
From then on for weeks Payette and his deputies played a game
of hide and seek with the beast-man. Once, on November 8, Collin
McKenzie and Con Elliot came upon the fresh tracks of a man who
had been fishing from a gravel bank on the upper west branch of the
Satsop.; It was snowing hard, and in. ten minutes the tracks were
obliterated. , They knew Tornow was not far off. " . .
• ' Again and again the deputies came upon the tracks of his moc
casins, not on the trails, but paralleling them. It was borne in on
them finally that Tornow was watching them constantly, dogging
their steps, perhaps laughing sardonically. He could kill them when
he pleaded. The knowledge got on their nerves. They came to re
gard Tornow at his true value. - They credited him with a sight,
hearing and general woodcraft superior to their own. ' - ■ ..
'-', , But Collin McKenzie laughed. < .'. ; :,•; ' '.;. -. .• . ..; -r- ■ .'.',;
.; In December,' the hunt having become demoralized, Payette
went up into the mountains and reorganized the posses.. Returning,
he came upon tracks mado by McKenzie .and Louis Larson—and ' a
third. The third man'wore moccasins. Was it Tornow shadowing
the deputies on the ■ ba#k-tratl? " ,"■■'*.-.."•"'.■". ".:',.'■■ '■['.
• -.-.;. j McKen/Je,* the liou-heurted, watt furious when told of the mocca
sin tracks. •■■- - ,-,"'" -'""''/"•' ! '"-■'■-•■; '■■■"'- ... \ ~ ii"
. "Sheriff," he pleaded, "let me go back. I'll go alone. He fooled
me this last time, but he won't again. I'm as good a woodsman as he
Is any day, and I can shoot as straight. l<et me go back." - - . ,
"Go," said Payette, "but not alone." ,-v, u|
•McKenzie chose A. V. Elmer, one of the best shots In the west,
for his companion in the adventure. >». .^ '.■,;,.' ; ■:_.<., . ; ; ,- . .
S" '■"■-. Somewhere' In; the ' mountain fastnesses, to the northward, the
beast^rnan bided their coming. ■ -j-jr ;.■•-"-'* -i''i~'. ■':■"-.-''■ . , ' a V"".**
~.: The fourth • and : last* Installment of /the • story of ,' the beast-man
| will appear In ; tomorrow's Times. 4 It 1* . the story of the death of Col
lin McKenzie, the lion-hearted, and Elmer,;the "dead-shot." *<^~^l
The Tacoma Times
Woman's Duty to Look As Well
As She Can, Says Clothes Expert
(Ily United Press Leased Wire.}
CHICAGO, April 10. —"Fashions rule the women's world and 1
have since the day Eve began planning her fig leaf costume," is
the statement today of Lilian Woodward Street, who is called the'
final authority in America on women's clothes.
"Women should not regard as wasted the time they spend on
their clothes," she says. "It is a woman's duty to look well, to
study as an artist would what colors, styles and combinations of
dress, hat and shoes best become her.
"Modesty Is a woman's greatest asset. It should be emphasized
by the clothes Bhe wears."
(United Press Leased Wire.)
CHICAGO , April 1O
The vote in tlie entire state,
based on incomplete returns
as compiled at noon, showed:
"For Rosevelt, 283,000;
for Tuft, 118,000; for La-
Follette, 41,000; for (link,
221,000; for Wilson, 70,500.
CHICAGO, April 10. —Incom-
plete returns today from all sec
tions of Illinois indicate that
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's
plurality over President Taft in
yesterday's preference presiden
tial primary election will run
close to 130,000. It is certain
that 54 of the Illinois delegates
will be pledged to Roosevelt, and
two to Taft.
Speaker Champ Clark, aspirant
for- the uemocratls presidential
nomination, defeated Governor
Woodrow Wilson of Xew Jersey
by 150,000. This means that
the solid Illinois delegation is
pledged to Clark. The only dis
trict carried by President Taft
was the Fifth, Senator William
E. Loriraer's stronghold.
Edward F. Dunne, former may
or of Chicago, leads the other
democratls gubernatorial candi
dates by 35,000.
Governor Charles S. Deneen
has been renominated by the re
publicans by a majority of 75,
United States Senator Shelby
M. Cullom has been defeated by
Lawrence Sherman in the sena
torial advisory republican pri
Senator Robert. M. LaFollette
of Wisconsin, polled 40,000 votes
in the presidential primary. As
To loan on best business
and residence proper
ties. No delay.
Calvin Philips & Co.
California Bldg. Main 22
he reaorted to merely, the distri
bution of clrcu'ai's, LaFollette's
showing is considered remarka
The vote In Cook county it
about 3 to 1 against woman suf
With two-thirds of the vote on
the suffrage proposition in Cook
county compiled, the count,
shortly before noon, stood:
For woman suffrage, 54,007;
against,. 102.632.
Later returns showed that
Colonel Rosevelt had carried the
.nonie districts of both Congress
man McKinley, President Taft's
manager, and former Speaker Joe
Cannon 2 to 1. Both McKinley
and Cannon were renominated.
Roosevelt in Maine
BANGOR, Maine, April 10.—
In the stote and district republi
can ' conventions which met here
today it was predicted that
Roosevelt would get two dele
gates each from'the second, third
and fourth districts and four del
egates at large.
GREENSBURG, Pa., April 10.
—"We slugged them over the
ropes," said Colonel Roosevelt to
a big crowd here today, in refer
ring to the result of the Illinois
At Jcanette, he said:
"I want to see Pennsylvania
do what Illinois did —declare for,
the people against the politic
ians." _
Taft In Control.
LOUISVILLE, Ky., April 10.—
Controlled four to one by the
Taft adherents, the' Kentucky re
publican state convention opened
here at noon today. Taft has 19
district delegates to the national
convention, Roosevelt three and
six arc contested.
Roosevelt Men
"We're tickled to death," aaid
Atty. Lorenzo Dow, president of
the Roosevelt club here, discuss
ing the victory in Illinois yester
day. "The people will turn
down Taft the same way In
Washington it they get any kind
of a chance."
Dow has issued an Invitation
to all Roosevelt men in the city
to communicate with the head
quarters at the National Bank of
Commerce building, telephone
" BRIOIKHTOX, Wash., April
10. — "I.lout. Jones haa authorize
ed me to say that his offer of
marriage to Mrs. Margaret Mr-
Reynolds , will be (followed by
marriage regardleaH of the out
come of thin court martial." '
. This was the opening state
ment In the argument begun for
the defense by Lieutenant Orls
wold, military counsel for Lieu
tenant Jones. Grlswold was fol
lowed by Attorney F. H. Kelley
Of Taconia wso contended that
no evidence had been shown to
Hustuln the charges of "scandal
ous conduct."
BREMERTON^ Wash., April
10. —Arguments in the court
martial case of Lieut. * C. K.
Jones charged with "scandalous
conduct" and breaking up the
family relations between Lieut.
C. S. Mcß«ynolds and Margaret
Mtcßeynolds, his former wife,
began this morning. The defense
rested its case late yesterday aft
ernoon when the cross examina
tion of Mrs. Mcßeynolds was
, Mrs. Moßeynolds answered a
blunt question by the prosecution
111 reference to any Improper re
lations sustained . with .Lieut.'
Jones either.in Seattle or on the
train Ito Chicago, just as directly
and 'unhesitatingly denied any
wrong act.
Only a handful of I. W. W. men
put in appearance at the 11th at.
bridge this morning, and when
they were stopped at the entrance
they returned to their hall.
General commendation is being
given Commissioner Pettit for his
tactful way of handling the situ
ation preventing a great labor war
here that might have tied up In
dustry and caused bloodshed.
1 The 1. W. W. men admit they
were treated fairly and the orders
keeping men from congregating
oa the bridge is being applied to
ithers as well as the I. W. W.
Reconsidering his first feeling
against debating with H. F.
Oronen, Nick Lawson last even
ing decided that it would be wis
est to accept the challenge of
the commissioner of light and
water. Swan Samson for Lawson
and Harry Phelps for Gronen
are this afternoon meeting to ar
range the details of the meeting.
This promises to be one of the
star attractions of the campaign
and will Inject some enthusiasm
into the otherwise tame gum
shoe canvass for votei.
MEXICO CITY, April 10.—De
claring that Ambassador Wilson
ig charging them $4 0 a piece for
rifles easily purahaseable in the
United States at $7, 300
Americans in Mexico City today
sent a protest to President Taft
against the manner in which the
rifles shipped recently to Vera
Cruz for their protection are be
ing distributed. But few have
been purchased.
The Americans assert the rifles
are antiquated Krag-Jorgensens.
When the shipment was made it
was announced at Washington
that any American who could not
afford to purchase one would be
loaned a rifle.
Saturday Early
Tag Day, Boost
The Early Relief committee an
nounces next Saturday Early Tag
day and is seeking ladies to help
sell tags. All girls and women
desirous of helping a good cause
please report to the committee
and they will be furnished with
tags to h«IL
Kicked Out By Daddy-In-Law,
French Count Will Lose Wife
(Ily United Pi.—, .■l.n-.-d Wire.)
CHICAGO, April 10.—Count Jacques de Beaufort, who was
kicked out of the house by his father-in-law, M. H. Kilgallon, three
years ago, because of the count's abuse of his daughter, Irma K*
gallon, who hud married him and became the countess, has now
been sued for divorce. Irma took him back for a while, after he
had felt the boot of her wealthy steel magnate of a papa, but she's
grVen up trying to make a husband out of him.
Two Men Divorce Unruly
Wives; Now They're Happy
Two divorces were asked for
yesterday. Judge Card let both
return to a state of stogie bles
Win. D. McClellan represented
that his wife was not as loving
and affectionate as a good wife
should be. They were married in
Wm. W. Smith, who married
City Has To Pay Combine
Price to Get Doctors
Tacoma doctors have a mini
mum wage scale, according to
Judge Stiles at tho council meet
ing today when Controller Meads
brought In a bill presented by Dr.
Janes, city health officer, for $25
for being a witness in a city dam
age case.
Other city employes never get
witness fees in court. Meads
Central. Improvement league
wants a port commission.
So does Gen. James M. Ashton.
After the committee appointed
by the league to gee Ashton and
look over his scheme lor Bush
terminals reported last flight,
the league decided to ask the
county commissioners to call an
election to decide whether or not
to create - a port commission of
three to handle the port of Ta
William Nellsen was named as
chairman of the committee. The
committee reported that • Bush
would not talk Ixistness until it
is settled locally so some one
has authority to negotiate with
Pioneers Meet
Pierce county pioneers are to
day holding the quarterly meet
ing at the First Christian church.
The old folks had a feast at noon
and this afternoon a program is
being given full of interesting
(lly I nil.il IV.-ss 1..-.is.<l Wire.)
ROCHEaTER, N. V., April 10.
—With but a few scattering
"noes," the republican state con
vention was steam-rolled to make
a reactionary delegation for Taft
this afternoon. No changes were
made. Senator Root was Tuft's
strongest supporter. Comptroller
Prendergast of New York battled
valiantly for Roosevelt.
K. Rommen claims the cham
pionship for his Black Minorca hen
for the largest egg this spring.
He brought a sample to the Times
today measuring 6"4 inches one
way and 7 % the other.
Maria In !••*. in Nova Bcotla,
claimed that hit wife was a
very unreasonable person. When
he tried to found a new home
she refused to go along and took
to running around with other
men till all hours of the night.
William was also forced to do
all his own cooking. He hasn't
been near her for five years.
didn't see why Janes should,
much less get $25.
"That Is the medical combine
price. We cannot get doctors to
give expert testimony for less,"
said Stiles.
The bill put in by Janes and Dr.
H. It. Dewey had been for $3 5
each, but the court had cut them
down to $25, Meads said.
The city had to pay.
(By Fnlted Press 1,.-us.-,! Wire.)
NE WYORK, April 10. —Mayor
Gaynor is expected to actively
enter the llßts as a democratic
candidate fur president in his
speech at the Jefferson day din
ner Saturday. Delegates from
New York" will go unlnstructed to
be ready to swing to Gaynor If
found desirable.
Half Million
Acres Flooded
(By United I'ress 1..-.1-.,.! Wire.)
MEMPHIS, Term., April 10. —
Half a million .acres are inun
dated today as a result of the
break in the levee at Wilson,
Ark. The break is 1,000 feet
wide. Couriers rode all night
ahead of the flood warning farm
OLYMPIA, April 10.—Where
a person erroneously convicted
of a lesser crime than is charged
against him the supreme court
holds that it is no ground for re
leasing him, but that, he must
again face trial. In the' past, a
great many criminals escaped
further prosecution in such cases.
Jack Fitzgerald, expert in maintaining an open town mhH
booked for chief of police if Mills can defeat Pettit, was but
tonholing a citizen he thought was* for Mills and Woods, butt
not for Lawson.
"I tell you we must have Lawson. Weve got to have
three. You can't depend on Seymour and Freeland, and we
must have Mills, Woods and Lawson to control the council,'*'
said Fltz.
And Flu knows.
For Tacoma and vicinity, show
era tonight; Thursday fair.
. "Good Mamma Brehkovsky."
The ejaculation'burst from the»
lips of Feital Kagen and Vitihal <
Llchatchoff spontaneously :;: this,
morning as they came upon a lit
tle pamphlet with the picture of
Katherine Brehkoviky, : the
great Russian woman socialist.
Kagen and ttchatchoff are the
two socialist refugees from 'the-
Siberian mines. They were j un- j
der life sentence for the heinous,
crime of being socialists and be
longing to a socialist group • In ,
Russia. - Kagan was a doctor,
Llchatchofr an editor. They
escaped from the mine* In Siber
ia, worked down to the coast. and
shipped to this country. They
were held here by the Immigrant:
authorities, ordered deported and
then the socialists gob busy and
yesterday afternoon they were
liberated. V;,.
They hunted up «oclalißt head
quarters on Commerce street.
There they were looking over
the literature when they came
upon the pamphlet by the Rus
slan "Mother Jones" of the socl
.ilist movement.
Kagan and Lirhatchoff were
the happiest men In Tacoma.
"She made socialists of us,"
they Mid, "Ah, Good Mamma
Breshkovsky," and all the love
and hero worship possible to en
thusiastic reformers shone In
their faces.
"She in In Siberia now. Three.
times she was sent (or adYoeat-
Ihk socialism," said the refugees.
They related to Isaac Gold
berg, who could understand their
language and wu at one time a
Russian soldier and helped to
drive the convicts to .Siberia,
their trial*.
At 11 o'clock they took the
boat for Seattle. One will enter
a drug store there. Llchatschoff"
the editor will go back to Wis
consin where he has relative*'
and will probably go to work on.
a socially paper in Milwaukee.
(Dy United Pus* Leiued Wire.)'
Is officially announced that the
anthracite coal strike commlnsloi»i
of 1902 will be reconvened to
nettle the present trouble. Four
operators and four miners will bo
appointed on the commission,,
which will be named this after
The commlsiosn of 1902 was.
appointed by President Roosevelt
with Governor Gray of Delaware
as chairman.
Attempt To Bum
Boy Alive
■ GADSDEN, Ala., April -\ 10.—Res-.*
, cued, terribly burned,, from beneath
. a blazing brush heap saturated with
coal oil, Erisa Busby, 16 years old, <
la lying near death here today, and
Wheeler Beasliy and ' Ills ;? wife,
keeper»-of a 'blind ti»er." are un
der arrest .charged with having; at-.'
temped to Incinerate lilm. It . fi«k
alleged that the 'lad became' drunk,
on liquor- obtained .from them and,
fearing .that 111? actions would at-:
tract attention they decided on Ills.
death. Ilia t t'ulrts drew pnssersby
to his rectise. > ..,.*-.•; r,\ »•- ■■'J.i -i*^ , A <
l:, Injured the Eggs %
(By United ' I*r«-Mi i Leaned Wire.)*
VANCOUVER, Wash., — Jas- v
per Betts.'hts mother and 10 dot-
en eggs were thrown ot|t*'of'.t!ta^'
Belts',, buggy' when . their | horse*,
ran away. . ...The eggs were badtji/
injured. «:* - «■';" v * ','- ' "/>'. f-'i-J;
..:-. . „;,••:,
OAKLAND, Cul.. April lOj-rOicap.-
Ing. from an automobile when the.
machine skidded ■ rounding >a» cur\;«K
early today, Mlhb Tesste Viihey. de
partment tore employe, (truck'hen
head against telegraph pole, receiv
ing Injuries from which she died lh».
the 'hospital shortly I fteiward. liv
' the automobile wlth':Mina Vnh«y-.b»-<
' allies the ; chauffeur. .Clayton liunli.
were Margaret 14 mid. ; Delia. Mrtgltti;
', Louise Mall and :H.' A. iJunbmit

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